Saying you want to make money online and actually do so are two very different propositions. For one thing, you really have to want it. The reason for that is that the Internet is no longer the land of get-rich-quick, if it ever really was. It has always taken perseverance and patience to build a legitimate online business. This is true now more than ever before. You have to be willing to put long hours of work in, some if it rather tedious and mind-numbing. So, you see what I mean when I say, you really have to want it.
Things are changing all the time, and the Internet is no different. This means, for you, oh savvy Internet marketer, that you have to keep up with pretty much everything. If there is a way to improve a system, someone is creating it right now. If there is a way to do something better and/or faster, someone is making that happen right now, too, and you have to keep up. Keep up or get left behind.
If you don’t like being behind the curve, then you will need to step it up and become one of the movers and shakers of the Internet marketing game. You will need to become the guy that makes X-Y-Z faster, better, more profitable. Do that, and the world will beat a path to your door. Everyone will want to jump on your bandwagon.
If you are content where you are—and that’s fine, there’s still plenty of money to be made—you are going to have to figure out what makes humans tick. A degree in human psychology might not hurt, but you probably don’t need to go that far. Just pick up some books on what motivates people. Educate yourself about your target client and you’re ahead of the game.
You must test everything you do. It may or may not work, but if you expect to repeat success, you need to know WHY it was (or was not) successful. So with every marketing campaign you launch, be prepared to test every aspect of it.
You might as well get used to the idea of reinvesting much of your proceeds, especially in the early years, so that your business can keep up and even grow. As you start out, you will be investing a lot of your time, as well, but if you reinvest your money, as well, you can grow your business to a point where it is more self-sufficient and won’t require every moment of your free time.
Do you see what I mean when I say you have to really want to make it in this business? As they say, Rome was not built in a day, and even though the Internet is lightening quick, it still takes time to build a quality online business. Time and perseverance.