In this article series, I am going to show you step by step one incredibly successful method of creating an ongoing online income. There are many ways to make a profit online. You can open a retail store, become involved in a network marketing company, become a broker of some kind, use the internet to boost your offline income, trade stocks, sell products, become a catalog wholesaler, become an affiliate marketer, or perform any number of services that will benefit the online market, such as web design, lead generation, traffic specialist, software engineer, or teach people how to do any of those things for themselves.
Some of those methods require considerable upfront income, some do not. Some are available in a franchise format, where you pay upfront and possibly long term, but you have the stability of a proven system. Just about all of the methods outlined above would require education; perhaps not a formal education, but each of the tasks would require a basic set of skills just to do them perfunctorily, let alone to do them with enough skill to be paid a fulltime income while working from home.
You see, working from home in your underwear and making a fulltime income is a privilege, not a right. It is a privilege to write this from home, at my desk, on my schedule, not anyone else’s. But with every privilege, there is responsibility. I have the responsibility to provide my readers with the very highest quality information. Why? Because I am paid when you are learning. I am paid when you are successful, unlike the chap that collects 20 bucks an hour, 9-5, whether he is productive or not.
If you are still working fulltime and dipping into internet marketing part time or spare time, ask yourself this before you make the plunge: Are you willing to be paid what you are really worth? You see, online you get paid what the market will really bear, what you are really worth. At your current job, you may or may not be paid what you are worth. Some days you are probably overpaid. Others, you are sure you are underpaid. Online you are always paid for exactly what you deliver, no more, no less.
In this series, I am going to give you step by step instructions on how to build what I believe is one of the easiest businesses to get into online quickly, has low overhead, and can be leveraged for maximum profit from the very beginning.
But you will only be paid what you are worth. Because everything you do will have to be sold before you are paid.
You will have to learn how to do it. And you will not learn by reading a bunch of articles and some online books. Sure, you need to read articles and books. They are like the repair manual to your Nissan Xterra. If you are going to fix it yourself, you need to read the books. But just like you can read the repair manual until your eyes are dry and memorize every word in it, until you actually get under your car and drop the transmission and begin to rebuild it, not only will the job not get done, but you will not really understand it. You have to do it to understand it. There is no other way. There is no magic wand. There is no special formula. There are steps, just like rebuilding your transmission. But just like I cannot truly explain to you how the gears fit together smoothly and with the least amount of friction unless you are under your car with that transmission, I cannot tell you what you will feel when you are studying an auto responder campaign or advertising results or the results of a email you sent out with the wrong link in it. You simply learn by trial and error. There is not easier way.
So think of this as your repair manual, or your instruction manual, if you were to build your own car. I will tell you what the pieces are and how they go together, but only you can discover the way it feels when all the parts come together correctly.
You will make mistakes. Everyone does. The difference between the winners and the losers is that the winners make mistakes and learn from them and start over again; the losers make mistakes and give up. Which will you do?
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Sean Mize is a successful offline and online entrepreneur and marketer, and has written extensively on the topic of online business creation and success.