Want to Make Money Online? Here’s the Good, Bad and Ugly

Before you try to make some money online, there are some things you need to know before you get started. I have put together the good, bad and ugly about online marketing for you to see so you know what you are getting into.

I don’t intend to scare you. I just want to help you understand so you can make better choices if and when you start your business.

1. The Good part of making money online.

The good part is that the internet is the fastest growing thing on the planet and billions of dollars are being spent online so everybody has a chance to cash in. No longer do you need thousands of dollars to get started either. In fact, there are many sites that offer free resources for you to use that will get you started fast. Many people have turned to the internet for extra income and have been able to quit their jobs and live a nice life or retire peacefully.

Also, it’s easier than ever to create a business online because of the resources available. You don’t have to be a computer whiz to build a website and publish it on the web. Website builders and blogs are very user friendly and a lot of them are free. You could have a website up and running in a couple of hours with potential to make you some cash and it won’t cost you a thing. It is that easy to get started.

Another thing is that there are so many different ways to make cash online. Two examples would be direct sales and cost per action. Direct sales are when you get a commission from people who buy through your link. Cost per action is when you can get paid for people performing an action like filling out a form for a free insurance quote. Both can be very profitable.

2. The Bad part of making money online. 

One bad part to starting an online business is that there is a big learning curve that must be overcome to make it profitable. There are no get rich quick programs out there. Simply joining a program will not make you any money at all.

Making websites and putting them on the web alone will not guarantee you success. You might see certain sites that claim that you could make thousands of dollars a month if you follow three steps. What they are not telling you that with each major step, there are a bunch of little ones that follow it.

Think of it like this. Building a home based business is like building a house. A house needs a foundation, 4 walls, a roof, electricity and plumbing. Simple 5 step process. But building a foundation is a process that requires its own steps to complete. If you don’t know how to build a foundation you will have to learn. You can’t build the walls until you have a foundation. The good part about the learning process is once you learn what you are doing it becomes a lot easier. Your online venture is a lot like this process. Learning what you need to do and the steps involved will be the hardest part because it’s time consuming and painful. But once you got it, it’s like riding a bike.

3. The Ugly part of making money online.

Many people quit trying to pursue their dreams online. Why? Because this is not for everyone. The people that are able to quit their jobs because of the money they make at home are the ones that have high energy and stay focused on what they are doing. Money is not made overnight. It takes a lot of work and knowledge to make it online. It’s only natural that if you treat your business like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby. Does that make sense?

Also, it involves risk. If it’s not your money it’s your time. You have to make a serious commitment of your time for a full year before should call it quits. You really have to get your hands dirty with this one. I’m sorry but it’s true and you have to realize that.

If you want to become rich, then you can’t do it alone. Here is an example. Two guys, I will call them Bert and Ernie, build a membership site that pays them no less than ten bucks a month per member. They have around 25,000 members. So that means that they are pulling in around $250,000 a month. Now that is sweet. You see, most of their members came from other members promoting Bert and Ernie’s membership site. So now after a few years of hard work, Bert and Ernie can now sit back, relax and grow a fat bank account with other people’s work. They could not have done that alone.

Another thing is failure is a part of the process. You will do some things that will be successful and many things that fail. This is part of the learning process and is impossible to avoid. Even expert webmasters who make fortunes online still have failures. It’s all about trial and error.

So the good part is that there is billions of dollars being made online which means there is enough for everybody. If you put in the work you can become wealthy. It’s also easier than ever to get started and it doesn’t have to cost you a thing. Even 13 year old kids are doing it. Also there are many different ways to make money online. The bad part is that there is a lot to learn in the beginning and it can become very frustrating. The ugly part is that it involves a lot of time and hard work to make money online and failure is part of the process.