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Is it that Easy to Make Money Online?

By Edited Jun 11, 2016 0 2

It's funny these days how many people think they can quit their day jobs and simply make money from their home computers. There have been plenty of great success stories of people who have made money online, but it's not the average Joe. These people tend to be tenacious workers who don't let failure get in their way. They test and test ideas for making money online to the point they find what works. Through their own experimentation, they are able to come up with a system for earning an online income. They simply repeat their process over and over to make sure they continue to earn and increase their earnings many times over. The problem is the average person doesn't account for how much work, time, or money can be involved in making money.

The reason many people may have a false belief that it's easy to make money online is due to internet ads for "make money with Google" and the infomercials we see on television. One example is Jeff Paul's Shortcuts to Internet Millions. His advertisement which airs quite a bit on TV, shows satisfied customers who bought into his product and are now earning thousands of dollars a day, or even millions of dollars a year. They drive sports cars, take expensive trips, and basically do whatever they want as their income just piles up. Of course their results vary, as will anyone's who buys Jeff Paul's product or any other "get rich" product. But the main point here is that Jeff Paul claims his product will easily make you money on the internet. It even takes things a step further by saying you don't need to know how to use a computer to earn money online. If you believed that, there's probably some people willing to sell you a bridge somewhere!

The other advertising we are bombarded with comes right at us while we're surfing online. These days there are cleverly designed internet ads claiming that people earn thousands of dollars a day by "posting links to Google". Of course these ads are designed to get you buying into a product, a system or some sort of membership. They get your hopes up that you pay a little money up front, and you'll soon be easily rolling in the dough. Passive income is great, but if it were that easy, don't you think everyone would be doing it?

The key to success for online moneymaking may really be all about how much work and research you're willing to do. You have to be willing to fail at the various things you try such as Google Adsense, Clickbank affiliate sales, eBay sales, Amazon Associates and Google Adwords. You'll have to learn about internet marketing, blogging, how to design websites, how to do SEO (search engine optimization) and how to sell. It's almost like being a jack of all trades online, or finding other people you can outsource the work to. Whatever you may decide about how to make money online, reconsider spending your money on someone's product which claims to be a fast way to getting rich online. Most moneymaking takes dedication, experimentation and a healthy dose of good old fashioned hard work. Don't let someone's sales pitch convince you otherwise!

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Comments

Jan 11, 2010 1:41am
projectmaster
You are right online work is as much work as offline...just the passsive income worth it ..great article
Jan 11, 2010 5:44pm
ljbinkop
I have written several article on this subject (on other sites...) and I agree that it takes a lot of time and effort to make money onlie, even a small passive income. I have been at it for a year now, and I made all of my original investment back from when I first started (I bought into Web Colleagues) plus a few extra hundred. If anyone thinks they are going to jump in and quit their job a week later they are kidding themselves.

The only way to make money online is to take the time and learn a system that works for you. Maybe it's writing articles, or maybe it's blogging and using clickbank. Whatever floats your boat!

I personally write articles and do OK, but I will not be quitting my job anytime soon!
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