What is the secret to making money online? The answer is simple, get a fan club! Well not exactly a fan club, but get people that are willing to subscribe to your newsletter or email campaign. That is the easiest, fastest and by far the best and fastest way to make money. In fact it is so easy making money that way that I personally run 4 mailing lists that are all pulling in $40.000+ a year and it takes me less than 4 hours a day to keep all of it running!
Is there a big secret to how I do it? No there isn't in fact it is so easy that I thought it was a joke when I figured it out. The only thing I want to warn you about is that it takes three things, but only three things. Faith, dedication and education, that's it! Now let me explain a little bit further on that so that you understand what I am talking about.
The first aspect is faith, not faith in others but faith in yourself. You have to be sure that you have the mindset needed to do what has to be done and rely on yourself to have what it takes. Everyone has what it takes it really is that simple, but not everyone has faith in that fact, that is the biggest difference between those who succeed with online marketing and those who fail. If you don't have faith in you being able to do this there is no point in starting. So what if you don't have faith? Are you doomed? No you are not; you will just require a little bit more of an investment than those who already have the faith. You will need to start investing in yourself. Start by hiring a coach, reading some personal development books or attend a couple of seminars until you have the faith you need in yourself. Even the two first aspects, faith and dedication is something you can get through education!
The second aspect is dedication. Most people are dedicated to work, dedicated to the television set or their pet. The worst cases I see are people that are dedicated to not being dedicated, but even that takes dedication. So make sure that you are willing to put time and effort into what you are about to do. Make sure that you are willing to take the dedication needed to learn what you have to learn and do what you have to do. If you are not willing to give it the dedication it deserves you might as well not start. Just like with faith dedication can be learned, you can educate yourself about how to dedicate yourself to being more and having more than you have ever had. How to dedicate yourself to your own life, your own success and even more important how to dedicate yourself to having your dreams come true!
The last and most important aspect is education. This aspect actually covers several aspects all in one. This includes observation, enlightenment, investments and willingness just to name a few of them. You need to be able to observe what is going on, that is the foundation of any education. Observe what is going on, both with others and yourself because that will be the key to you making changes in your lifestyle to get what you really want. Find enlightenment in any aspect you can, this can be from a television show, books, movies or simply talking to someone. The moment you start looking for enlightenment you will start finding many things you didn't expect. Learn what it means to invest, what the difference is between spending and investing. The last one we mentioned is willingness, you have to be willing to admit that others could possibly know more than you do, even about yourself! Once you are willing to do that you have everything you need to succeed, not only in online marketing but in life as well.
So why do we mention all of this in an article called opt-in to make money online? Because in addition to giving you the information about how to make money online we need to make sure that you understand that it is not just a matter of creating an opt-in list, it takes more than that. You just need to start and you need to understand what it takes besides the online tools to create an income online. Opt-in or email subscription lists are the fastest and easiest way to make money online. In fact it is so easy that we can describe the process in one sentence. Create a squeeze page, implement a newsletter, sign up as an affiliate and send emails. That is really the foundation of what it takes and all of these things are fairly inexpensive to setup.
Now even though it is that easy as far as the process goes there is more to it than just setting it up. You have to understand how to drive people to signing up for your list, you need to know the basics of SEO and PPC and you need to know how to write an email that triggers people to actually view the link you are sending them. This is where the education process comes in that is so important. Without the education you will fall into the pit that so many others have fallen into, where they are spending money instead of investing it. They are wasting their time instead of investing it.
If you would like more information about where to start you can visit our startup resource page, you will find all the basics you need to educate yourself and get started with creating opt-in lists to make sure that you opt-in to making money online like thousands of other people have done successfully.
Gudmundur Sigurdarson (Gummi) is the founder of Redknight Marketing, Mindformula, life and executive coaching and 10make90, internet success . He is the former VP of DesignEuropA where he worked with several hundred businesses over the course of 6 years, helping them grow their business both on and off line. Mr. Sigurdarson created the sales manuals, sales training, franchise model and franchise training program for DesignEuropA. In addition Mr. Sigurdarson has written a number of books on personal and professional development, online marketing, website creation and business startup guides. Mr. Sigurdarson has a dedication to helping people succeed, be it in their personal or business life, he does this both as an author, corporate trainer, speaker and coach.
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