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A Noob perspective at making money online

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by lonelliott, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. lonelliott

    lonelliott Newbie

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    The label noob may be misleading. I am no noob to the internet and developing websites. However, making money, sustainable income, from the internet I am very much a noob. I have a 2 year plan. In about 22 months I am going to quit my job and do this full time. That is my goal. I have been working on this for about 2 months now and here is what I have learned so far.

    From what I see and my experience building successful websites for others over the last decade it all boils down to a few things.

    1. There are a thousand different ways to make money online. Some Black Hat. Some White Hat. All profitable. The question becomes, which ones are for you? Find 4-6 different ways to make money online. Things that you can do. Things you are naturally good at. If you can write, write articles. If you can web dev, build some sites. No matter what you are good at, there is a way to make money from that online. Find your niche and stick with it. Do not get tempted by the next big way to make money online. Stay in your wheel house.

    2. Endure. Stick with it. After 2 months. I have 2 sites up and running. I put a lot of effort into the first one to make a template for my others in that niche. Stick with it. After 2 months I am seeing small but steady traffic from google, but it is increasing daily. Stick with it. Most of the ways to make money online work over time. Do not sacrifice short term profits for long term gains. Its just bad business. Stick with it. Soon, it will have a snowball effect.

    3. Dont quit your day job..... Yet. When you rely on solely internet income and are new to the game, it puts undue pressure on you to perform. It burns you out. It drains you. It is better to do this an hour a day over a year and then quit your job than to quit your job and have rent due in a month with no way to pay it unless you make some quick money. It clouds your judgement and things become rushed. Its like Novocaine. Give it time, it will work.

    4. Be authentic. Sure, 15 years ago when I started building websites you could throw together a site and put it up. No one cared. Today, everyone from toddlers to grandmothers are on the internet and they can all pick out the shady site. It comes from experience and everyone has it now. Take the extra time to put some polish on your stuff. Take that extra time to make your stuff look that much better. Believe me, it pays off in the long run.

    Granted, no, I am not wealthy from the internet. I am not making thousands a month... Yet. I do know web development. I do know customers and internet users. I will get there as long as I am patient and take my time. You will to. Just stick with it.
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    This post sounds like it belongs on the IM Journeys section. Anyway, good luck with this plan!
     
  3. skinnyboi

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    Good advice for the masses who just want a money grab
     
  4. lonelliott

    lonelliott Newbie

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    Case in point, I have made my first Amazon sale yesterday. The first site has been up for 2 months and I just put the second one up last week. Used the link juice and my adwords account to drive traffic to the new site. Sale came through my new site. This will work, will just take time and patience.
     
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    Beven Elite Member

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    Common sense wrapped into a forum post.
     
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    bihguy Power Member

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    I figured that out a while ago, but it's nice that someone wrote it down. Some people may get motivated reading this.
     
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  7. lonelliott

    lonelliott Newbie

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    It is common sense, but I see a lot of questions here that I would assume are common sense. What is common sense for you or I may not be to others.