How to Make 6 Figures Online - A Post You'll Need

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Hey everyone,

I just felt a bit of random inspiration, as I often do before I write posts.

I've been in business for a long time, and I've had a lot of ups and downs.

Because of that experience I've really come away with an incredibly solid understanding of exactly what you need to succeed in online business, or any business for that matter.

If you follow this mindset and these instructions, then you absolutely will succeed, no matter what you've tried, how many times you've failed or how dismayed you are.

Now.. This is why almost everyone fails. This rule is almost absolute. In all my years, with all the people I've talked to, all the interviews I've watched, all the biography's I've read, I cannot think of 1 single example of someone who's succeeded who has not done this.

Massive, relentless energy put into ONE single focus for a long period of time.

That's it.

NO ONE does this. Not even close.

People try something for 2 weeks, then give up and move onto the next shiny thing.

Others try something for 3 months, then give up. Yeah, still not enough.

Most think you can make money by running some process like it's a job. Set up this, do this, do that, and boom you're making money. It doesn't work like that.

You can make $100k/year, in pretty much ANYTHING. Making videos, podcasts, creating training products, dropshipping, creating a product, re-selling a product, affiliate marketing in any niche, consulting, selling little pink hairbands.

The way to succeed is to pick ONE thing, and focus hard on it for a full year of your life. Put all your energy into it and don't make your goal to make money, make your goal to be the best at this thing. The money will follow that. Minimum $100k/year if you've picked an absolutely dire business and you're massively lacking in skills/experience.


It's near impossible to fail if you do this.

Let's use an example of how most people approach something vs the correct way.

You decide you're going to make youtube videos about games, build an email list and sell something to those people via email and you do nothing but that for a year, you'll master it.

You wake up at 8am, yawn, and decide to sleep in.. There's no hurry, you can start after lunch.

zzzzz

You get up at midday and crawl over to the computer.

You lookup some affiliate offer for gaming. Good, job done.

Next, you sign up for some email marketing software with a free plan that allows affiliate offers.

Then, you make some half hearted video about gaming and upload it.

You're now SUPER excited, expecting to be well on your way making $1k/day automated money. The dream is almost your!

Next, you stick up your opt in page.

A few days later, you've got like 5 opt-ins for your email list. You email your offer anyway and no one bites.

Bah, screw this you say, and back you go to blackhatworld to find another juicy method.


Now repeat this, for multiple methods, for years, and you have your classic "Help! I've tried everything and nothing works" person.

Maybe you're not as bad as that, but most people aren't that far off.

Now, below is the mindset of the guys you see who have made millions of dollars online.


They make a plan. They research everyone else doing gaming videos. They take notes to see what's working and what people like.

They then create a few really good videos. Putting a lot of effort into them. Let's see what happens.

They're not even bothering with monetization yet. The first thing is to get good at the videos.

A couple of weeks just releasing videos, testing the waters..

Ok, not much traction. What do I need to improve here?

They start looking at more competitors and making tweaks to their own videos and getting better at editing..

3-4 weeks in, and they're starting to get some decent views, some people are commenting, things are moving in the right direction. Let's keep improving on that.

Let's work on getting more subscribers, more feedback, more interaction. Let's test some shit.


A whole month can just be spent getting good at creating the videos and getting some views into them.

Next they look into building a list. No selling yet. Let's just work on building a list and trying different schedules for mailing useful stuff.

Maybe I'll get really creative here and go out on the street and hand out flyers for my youtube channel and get people to check it out. Why not. Nothing to lose.


We're now 3 months in and they've got a decent little channel, a few hundred people on their email list that are regularly opening their emails and things are growing.

Now let's look into monetizing..

And on and on.


What's the result?

2-3 years later that's the guy with 100k subscribers, his own product, a big email list and is making $50k+ per month and now has vast experience in youtube, video creation, list building, email marketing, funnel building, monetization, product creation, product launches, upsells, downsells and more.

The first guy is still on bhw moaning about how nothing works and the world is full of fake-gurus.


If you cannot take that approach to your business, you're not going to succeed.
 

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Agreed.. knowing when to pull the pin on something or pivot is equally important, and knowing the difference between predictable difficulties that have to be overcome and a bad idea that won't ever pay off is also. But the most common problem is stopping when things don't work the first time.
 

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Great advice Tom. These are indeed the only reasons why some people are more successful than others. There's no luck involved, it's pure hard work and consistency.
 

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Pretty cool post but I`ll never put all my work in 1 project the entire year, instead of that I work on 3-5 assets a year, in case 1 fail I still got few lefts, and in the term of SEO, you will not find success over a couple of months if your budget of investing is not over a couple of thousands a month for each.

Also, I`ve been always trying to test new things.

I may be wrong but I do like this for a couple of years and I`m pretty happy with, never enough as I am a frugal and greedy but ... :)
 

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Agreed.. knowing when to pull the pin on something or pivot is equally important, and knowing the difference between predictable difficulties that have to be overcome and a bad idea that won't ever pay off is also. But the most common problem is stopping when things don't work the first time.

There's far more to be lost pulling the pin on a bad idea than sticking with it.

Like I said, you can make $100k/year with pretty much anything. There really isn't anything THAT bad that you're going to waste your time.

Worst case you learn a shit ton of skills and only make, $20k/year if you stick it out for a year or 2.

Compare that to someone who's 5 years online and still struggling to succeed.

People need to realize that you are NOT wasting your time by putting sustained effort into anything.

Not every business will make 7 or 8 figures, but $100k/year will change most people's lives unless they're already in a high paying job living in an expensive part of the US. But that's just madness when someone is making $350k/year and they think they are barely middle class.

Unless you're one of those guys that's been trying to sell his wacky invention for 10 years and has just re-mortgaged his home to try to make it succeed, you should stick with your business.

Bare in mind I'm talking about online business. If you expand into broader business, then yeah, there's some duff ideas that won't even make $1. But I assume most people aren't crazy inventors trying to create wacky products.
 

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There's far more to be lost pulling the pin on a bad idea than sticking with it.

Like I said, you can make $100k/year with pretty much anything. There really isn't anything THAT bad that you're going to waste your time.

Worst case you learn a shit ton of skills and only make, $20k/year if you stick it out for a year or 2.

Compare that to someone who's 5 years online and still struggling to succeed.

People need to realize that you are NOT wasting your time by putting sustained effort into anything.

Not every business will make 7 or 8 figures, but $100k/year will change most people's lives unless they're already in a high paying job living in an expensive part of the US. But that's just madness when someone is making $350k/year and they think they are barely middle class.

Unless you're one of those guys that's been trying to sell his wacky invention for 10 years and has just re-mortgaged his home to try to make it succeed, you should stick with your business.

Bare in mind I'm talking about online business. If you expand into broader business, then yeah, there's some duff ideas that won't even make $1. But I assume most people aren't crazy inventors trying to create wacky products.

Yep I agree in general with this.. there are outliers but mainly people don't have the grit to keep pushing through barriers.
 

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Hey everyone,

I just felt a bit of random inspiration, as I often do before I write posts.

I've been in business for a long time, and I've had a lot of ups and downs.

Because of that experience I've really come away with an incredibly solid understanding of exactly what you need to succeed in online business, or any business for that matter.

If you follow this mindset and these instructions, then you absolutely will succeed, no matter what you've tried, how many times you've failed or how dismayed you are.

Now.. This is why almost everyone fails. This rule is almost absolute. In all my years, with all the people I've talked to, all the interviews I've watched, all the biography's I've read, I cannot think of 1 single example of someone who's succeeded who has not done this.

Massive, relentless energy put into ONE single focus for a long period of time.

That's it.

NO ONE does this. Not even close.

People try something for 2 weeks, then give up and move onto the next shiny thing.

Others try something for 3 months, then give up. Yeah, still not enough.

Most think you can make money by running some process like it's a job. Set up this, do this, do that, and boom you're making money. It doesn't work like that.

You can make $100k/year, in pretty much ANYTHING. Making videos, podcasts, creating training products, dropshipping, creating a product, re-selling a product, affiliate marketing in any niche, consulting, selling little pink hairbands.

The way to succeed is to pick ONE thing, and focus hard on it for a full year of your life. Put all your energy into it and don't make your goal to make money, make your goal to be the best at this thing. The money will follow that. Minimum $100k/year if you've picked an absolutely dire business and you're massively lacking in skills/experience.


It's near impossible to fail if you do this.

Let's use an example of how most people approach something vs the correct way.

You decide you're going to make youtube videos about games, build an email list and sell something to those people via email and you do nothing but that for a year, you'll master it.

You wake up at 8am, yawn, and decide to sleep in.. There's no hurry, you can start after lunch.

zzzzz

You get up at midday and crawl over to the computer.

You lookup some affiliate offer for gaming. Good, job done.

Next, you sign up for some email marketing software with a free plan that allows affiliate offers.

Then, you make some half hearted video about gaming and upload it.

You're now SUPER excited, expecting to be well on your way making $1k/day automated money. The dream is almost your!

Next, you stick up your opt in page.

A few days later, you've got like 5 opt-ins for your email list. You email your offer anyway and no one bites.

Bah, screw this you say, and back you go to blackhatworld to find another juicy method.


Now repeat this, for multiple methods, for years, and you have your classic "Help! I've tried everything and nothing works" person.

Maybe you're not as bad as that, but most people aren't that far off.

Now, below is the mindset of the guys you see who have made millions of dollars online.


They make a plan. They research everyone else doing gaming videos. They take notes to see what's working and what people like.

They then create a few really good videos. Putting a lot of effort into them. Let's see what happens.

They're not even bothering with monetization yet. The first thing is to get good at the videos.

A couple of weeks just releasing videos, testing the waters..

Ok, not much traction. What do I need to improve here?

They start looking at more competitors and making tweaks to their own videos and getting better at editing..

3-4 weeks in, and they're starting to get some decent views, some people are commenting, things are moving in the right direction. Let's keep improving on that.

Let's work on getting more subscribers, more feedback, more interaction. Let's test some shit.


A whole month can just be spent getting good at creating the videos and getting some views into them.

Next they look into building a list. No selling yet. Let's just work on building a list and trying different schedules for mailing useful stuff.

Maybe I'll get really creative here and go out on the street and hand out flyers for my youtube channel and get people to check it out. Why not. Nothing to lose.


We're now 3 months in and they've got a decent little channel, a few hundred people on their email list that are regularly opening their emails and things are growing.

Now let's look into monetizing..

And on and on.


What's the result?

2-3 years later that's the guy with 100k subscribers, his own product, a big email list and is making $50k+ per month and now has vast experience in youtube, video creation, list building, email marketing, funnel building, monetization, product creation, product launches, upsells, downsells and more.

The first guy is still on bhw moaning about how nothing works and the world is full of fake-gurus.


If you cannot take that approach to your business, you're not going to succeed.

That shiny object syndrome keeps so many wheels spinning while going no where. Many will jump at the latest trend thinking its easier, faster, more profitable or what ever because the grass is always greener. But everything takes time, work and determination to get there. But so many get out before they are sucessful.
 

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Good post OP.

It took around 1,5 years for my site to make any decent profit (general porn) and over 2 years to start to make pretty nice money. People said it is impossible or too hard in general niche.

Before that, i worked hard on it. Did not even care about monetizing. Site grew. Server became expensive and i kept working on it at loss.

Things changed. All work i did finally paid off. Not only site paid for all the spent money but now doing quite a lot of cash as profit.

i wanted to give up many times. But i did not. Just kept working hard on it. Programmed, customized, Etc

long story short. Pick something. Work hard. Don’t run in every directions. And be patient. If it was as easy as waiting a couple weeks, everybody would be rich
 
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It's pretty true. The shiny object syndrome is very real. I have 1 website that took me about a year before earning decent income.

A lot of other websites failed after a month because I simply couldn't bother with them or didn't have the time to focus on them.
 

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So true mate... Very true!
Hey everyone,

I just felt a bit of random inspiration, as I often do before I write posts.

I've been in business for a long time, and I've had a lot of ups and downs.

Because of that experience I've really come away with an incredibly solid understanding of exactly what you need to succeed in online business, or any business for that matter.

If you follow this mindset and these instructions, then you absolutely will succeed, no matter what you've tried, how many times you've failed or how dismayed you are.

Now.. This is why almost everyone fails. This rule is almost absolute. In all my years, with all the people I've talked to, all the interviews I've watched, all the biography's I've read, I cannot think of 1 single example of someone who's succeeded who has not done this.

Massive, relentless energy put into ONE single focus for a long period of time.

That's it.

NO ONE does this. Not even close.

People try something for 2 weeks, then give up and move onto the next shiny thing.

Others try something for 3 months, then give up. Yeah, still not enough.

Most think you can make money by running some process like it's a job. Set up this, do this, do that, and boom you're making money. It doesn't work like that.

You can make $100k/year, in pretty much ANYTHING. Making videos, podcasts, creating training products, dropshipping, creating a product, re-selling a product, affiliate marketing in any niche, consulting, selling little pink hairbands.

The way to succeed is to pick ONE thing, and focus hard on it for a full year of your life. Put all your energy into it and don't make your goal to make money, make your goal to be the best at this thing. The money will follow that. Minimum $100k/year if you've picked an absolutely dire business and you're massively lacking in skills/experience.


It's near impossible to fail if you do this.

Let's use an example of how most people approach something vs the correct way.

You decide you're going to make youtube videos about games, build an email list and sell something to those people via email and you do nothing but that for a year, you'll master it.

You wake up at 8am, yawn, and decide to sleep in.. There's no hurry, you can start after lunch.

zzzzz

You get up at midday and crawl over to the computer.

You lookup some affiliate offer for gaming. Good, job done.

Next, you sign up for some email marketing software with a free plan that allows affiliate offers.

Then, you make some half hearted video about gaming and upload it.

You're now SUPER excited, expecting to be well on your way making $1k/day automated money. The dream is almost your!

Next, you stick up your opt in page.

A few days later, you've got like 5 opt-ins for your email list. You email your offer anyway and no one bites.

Bah, screw this you say, and back you go to blackhatworld to find another juicy method.


Now repeat this, for multiple methods, for years, and you have your classic "Help! I've tried everything and nothing works" person.

Maybe you're not as bad as that, but most people aren't that far off.

Now, below is the mindset of the guys you see who have made millions of dollars online.


They make a plan. They research everyone else doing gaming videos. They take notes to see what's working and what people like.

They then create a few really good videos. Putting a lot of effort into them. Let's see what happens.

They're not even bothering with monetization yet. The first thing is to get good at the videos.

A couple of weeks just releasing videos, testing the waters..

Ok, not much traction. What do I need to improve here?

They start looking at more competitors and making tweaks to their own videos and getting better at editing..

3-4 weeks in, and they're starting to get some decent views, some people are commenting, things are moving in the right direction. Let's keep improving on that.

Let's work on getting more subscribers, more feedback, more interaction. Let's test some shit.


A whole month can just be spent getting good at creating the videos and getting some views into them.

Next they look into building a list. No selling yet. Let's just work on building a list and trying different schedules for mailing useful stuff.

Maybe I'll get really creative here and go out on the street and hand out flyers for my youtube channel and get people to check it out. Why not. Nothing to lose.


We're now 3 months in and they've got a decent little channel, a few hundred people on their email list that are regularly opening their emails and things are growing.

Now let's look into monetizing..

And on and on.


What's the result?

2-3 years later that's the guy with 100k subscribers, his own product, a big email list and is making $50k+ per month and now has vast experience in youtube, video creation, list building, email marketing, funnel building, monetization, product creation, product launches, upsells, downsells and more.

The first guy is still on bhw moaning about how nothing works and the world is full of fake-gurus.


If you cannot take that approach to your business, you're not going to succeed.
 

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Pretty cool post but I`ll never put all my work in 1 project the entire year, instead of that I work on 3-5 assets a year, in case 1 fail I still got few lefts, and in the term of SEO, you will not find success over a couple of months if your budget of investing is not over a couple of thousands a month for each.

Also, I`ve been always trying to test new things.

I may be wrong but I do like this for a couple of years and I`m pretty happy with, never enough as I am a frugal and greedy but ... :)


Whatever works for you..

But you probably also aren't doing 3-5 completely separate things either. You will also have more success than most because you're frugal. That helps a lot.


Good post OP.

It took around 1,5 years for my site to make any decent profit (general porn) and over 2 years to start to make pretty nice money. People said it is impossible or too hard in general niche.

Before that, i worked hard on it. Did not even care about monetizing. Site grew. Server became expensive and i kept working on it at loss.

Things changed. All work i did finally paid off. Not only site paid for all the spent money but now doing quite a lot of cash as profit.

i wanted to give up many times. But i did not. Just kept working hard on it. Programmed, customized, Etc

long story short. Pick something. Work hard. Don’t run in every directions. And be patient. If it was as easy as waiting a couple weeks, everybody would be rich


Yep and you'll be an expert in your area now, so as things get harder and harder, it gets better and better for you. Once you're an expert in your area you love when it gets harder because it wipes out the amateurs.
 
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