I wanted to use this post today to give some inspiration to those people reading who are looking to progress with making money online.
It is possible. I've accomplished it.
I don't, of course, mean that in a big-time or big-headed way. I haven't cracked the secret to 'Quitting Your Day Job' or 'Make Millions Working From Your Own Home'.
I'll be honest here. For most people, I just don't think those results are realistic – at least not in the short term.
Plus, personally, I'm not sure I want to quit my day job. There are lots of advantages to working.
Internet Marketing, if treated right, is a nice hobby, which has the potential to be lucrative.
You can work at it part time. You just have to organised.
In this post, I want to share with you somes of the things that have been working for me – and helping me to feel more accomplished online.
To be a good Internet Marketer, you really need to be a multi-tasker and working on different things. But the element that's worked best for me, in terms of a good return for the time spent, is product creation.
A product is not just an immediate source of money (if done right). It's also a long term item that brings you a lot of options about how you use it. A product will continue to make you sales after the initial promotion, and you always have the option of using that same product for other things.
You can 'flip' the whole product (sell the whole business), offer people right to sell the product for you, even use it as a bonus.
I've released over 10 products in the past few months, and my aim is to continue to ramp up my product creation processes.
I've mentioned this in posts before, but developing new skills is so important to be a success.
Now, this doesn't mean just learning these skills. The most important thing is putting them into practice.
For instance, earlier in the year I took a copywriting class (with expert copywriter Jason Fladlien). That's offered me the ability to write the sales letters for my own products. I also know that this is a high value skill. I could write sales copy for other people if I was ever desperate for money.
I've also joined classes for some things that I was already quite good at. Why would I do that? Partly so I can get better. Surrounding myself with people who are looking to succeed is valuable, as is picking up all those little advanced time-saving tips which are scattered around.
Plus, these classes give a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to make contacts.
The other aspect that's really helped me is being surrounded by a great support environment.
That's with other people in a similar boat to me who are willing and able to help and are also interested in getting better with their business.
Now, if I'm honest, I have multiple support environments in place, but the one I value the most is the excellent Earn1KADay Insiders Club, which is a private community. I put a lot of my success down to experiences within that environment.
For instance, another aspect I've really been getting properly started with is affiliate marketing. Most of that is down to offers made and information shared inside Earn1KADay.
Just Go For It
I think, if there's one overarching point that you should draw out from this blog post, it's that you should just go for it.
The methods that work well for me (and I've only scraped the surface of some of my longer term plans in this post) won't necessarily be the same ones that work for everyone. And, really, that's good.
If everyone works and thinks in the same way, things just don't play out the way they should.
I've always believed in giving good value and good service, and thinking the highly of anyone who takes the time to try one of my products, or who wants to work with me. I know that isn't the same way everyone thinks, but it's a decision that's left me in good stead.
Not everything will happen at once.
I called this blog post 'Slow And Steady Wins The Race', because that's the case.
I'm not interested in 'Get Rich Quick' schemes. And, fortunately, I've never found myself in a position where I've had to make a fast bundle of cash – although I've now got my business systems in place where I could do this if it were necessary.
But, building things slowly for a long-term business is a much better strategy.
I can see my business growing every month. I try different things out. Not everything works, but enough aspects together.
If I can offer you one piece of advice, it's to take small steps in your business every single week, which will contribute to long-term growth.
By all means, take steps every single day if you're in a position to do that, but certainly work on improving something towards a long-term plan every week.
Whether that's by building web sites, creating products, growing a list, promoting affiliate products, or some other methods entirely – that's up to you.
Most importantly, make sure everything you do is contributing towards a growing long-term business. For instance, if I create products, it's to add to the number of ways I can draw in money and the number of options I have. There's no reason you can't follow that strategy by creating multiple web sites, or just using working and replicable systems.
Start now, and in six months time you'll see that it's been worth it.
Over To You
As always, I welcome comments, suggestions and thoughts.
If you've made strides in your business, let us know what worked for you.
If you're just starting out and looking for motivation and help, let us know what direction you're taking your business in.
Just leave a comment below and let everyone reading know how things stand with you.