Love Hard Work or Be Prepared to Quit
Youíre about to read something you donít want to hear. Youíve been chasing a dream that doesnít exist ñ the lie that being an online entrepreneur means no hard work is involved ñ just sit around in your PJs and watch the cash come in.
On your journey to successful Internet marketing, youíll see many online temptations promising you overnight success ñ if youíll just purchase their product or sign up for a yearís worth of ìhelpî to get you started.
You may have fallen for a few of them in the past. Youíre not alone. After all, this self-professed ìguruî actually shows screen shots of bank statements and other ìproofî that heís actually made thousands of dollars overnight, while sleeping ñ and that much is true.
You, too, can become a millionaire within a monthís (or a few) time by following a few, simple steps contained in his super-duper program or eBook. The problem ñ where the lie comes in ñ is that itís not turnkey or effortless, or whatever other hashtag theyíre using these days.
Itís hard work! It also can be enjoyable hard work. Donít let these spammy hype-mongers fool you. It takes hard work, time and effort to become successful. And you wonít become an overnight success by purchasing anything available online.
Success takes a bit of time. It might start overnight, but itíll be a seedling, not a full grown garden of profits. So, if youíre not ready to work, go back to watching television reruns or gaming with friends.
On the other hand ñ if youíre determined to make a success of your online business, itís possible to realize more fortune than you ever thought possible. But, you have to do it the right way, by gathering knowledge and taking the time to learn all you can about your niche and whatís going to make it a success.
There are a few harsh realities about making a success of your online business venture. Thereís tough competition out there. Itís likely that no matter what your idea is ñ someone has thought of it before.
But competition is a good thing and you can compete if you know how. Competition is a sign that people are making good money out there. You have to learn some technology, too.
That doesnít mean you have to be a technological whiz, but there are certain programs and nuances you must know about ñ WordPress, hosting, FTP and dozens of other specifics which will make you a success ñ or not.
Free traffic to your site without any engagement or effort? Not an option. Youíll see lots of lures out there to bring you in to the illusion, but you should know that getting traffic to your site is a strategy that youíll need to put some thought and work in to (such as building relationships and blogging).
You have to make yourself known. People donít usually buy from a site they donít know about or which hasnít been recommended to them. To attract traffic to your site, you have to first let people get to know you. Give them a good incentive to come to your site and sign up.
The good news is that when you do make a success of your online business ñ when youíre your own boss ñ you donít need to commute or miss your childís play ever again. Most successful online entrepreneurs wouldnít have it any other way. The elbow grease they use to build their business pays off in more than just financial ways.