Making money online is fucking hard. That’s a really good word for it. I’m going to tell you how it really is. I know I was supposed to give you some simple, quick, easy motivational message about what it takes to make money online. There’s been a lot of confusion. There’s been a lot of people who are somewhat really troubled. I do apologize. I don’t have any of that stuff.
If you don’t want to read it, you can watch this video.
If you are really, really interested in making money online, I want you to listen to me. I want you to pay attention because I am going to tell you exactly what you need to do. Work. Work some more. Work tonight. Work tomorrow. Work this weekend. Work next weekend. Work this summer. Work Christmas.
You need to work. One of the things that is really frustrating for me is that I have stuff I can give you, but it’s got to go through this bullshit filter that is so thick. I’ll tell you that you have to work and perhaps you will work for a while and not make any money. When this happens, you’ll think I’m deceiving you. People think they’ll make a lot of money fast and when it doesn’t happen like that – there’s something wrong.
What’s really wrong is your perspective. You can make money online. You can make a lot of money online. But more than likely, before you start making money, you will fail. You will lose money. You will make mistakes. You will drive yourself crazy.
I’ve been making money online since 2000 through various sources like EBay and Amazon. At one point, I was doing a little Etsy.
Making money is not some magical super fraternity where you know a secret handshake and a code where you press a button on the wall. No. It’s not like that.
What you have to do is find something that you like enough to deal with the bullshit that’s going to come with making money online.
I like writing. I fucking hate editing.
I now like making YouTube videos. I used to fucking hate making YouTube videos. There’s so many things that you have to go through to be successful long-term.
Writing a book is fucking hard. You can put a lot of time and effort in it and also spend a lot of money for a great cover, and the shit will not sell.
Then you can wake up one morning and write some shit just for fun, some wild ass shit and throw it on Kindle and it sells like hotcakes. You’ll wonder, how the fuck did that happen. Because it happened to me.
A book that I worked on one day took off under a pen name. It was in the right genre. I’ll give you a secret here. Write your book in a genre where there are a lot of readers already. You can build a genre. It’s hard. That goes back to the work.
You can build a business. You can build a website. I had a guy on here in the Bad Ass Hustlers component and he built a business in a weekend that got to a point where he quit his job in six weeks after building that business.
However, the backstory is very important. He had built businesses before. How many times do I need to tell you this. You need to get started with something.
Now, let’s just cut to the chase of making money online.
#1 – You have to stick with it at least for a year or two. Before we get to that, you have to validate and test to see if your concept will make some money. I’m not saying stick with something for a year or two when nobody’s buying it after a month or two. No. That marketplace is telling you there’s something really wrong with your product or with what you’re doing.
But, you have to stick with it.
Now, let’s talk about how much money you can realistically make online as an inexperienced person. You’ve never been online before. You don’t know what you’re doing. You’ve never built a website. You aren’t interested in building a website. I’m going to say probably $10,000 or $20,000 your first year minus costs. You might be at $5K profit.
Now, let’s crank it up. Say you have web experience. If you’ve been doing EBay or Amazon, you are only marginally better than somebody who has been doing nothing online. In fact, the person who is stupid is maybe 90% ahead of where you are. Granted, you know how to work a system.
When you can sell your products and services from your website or some web asset you control enough to make a living consistently year after year, then you actually know what you are doing.
One of the reasons I believe I was able to be successful fairly quickly is I have fucked up quite bit. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. When you make a mistake, you have to ask yourself this question. Is this fuckup detrimental.
The way the world works today is you can build a company that loses money and still make money. I will tell you I did this the first year. I wasn’t really making any money with the YouTube Channel. I wasn’t making any money with the blog. That first year I made $62K and most of it came in the last three or four months.
I went to Lowe’s. I went to Walmart and to Home Depot and applied for a job. They didn’t even call me back. I was looking for a $10 per hour part-time job just to put a little extra change in my pocket.
So, I started working 24 hours a day, literally to make money online.
When you want to make money online, the first thing you need is a concept. The second thing you have to have is some tenacity. The third thing you have to have is a will to win. Tenacity is just sticking with it.
When you can look up when things are going sideways and say, “I’m still doing this,” that’s when you know you are an entrepreneur. If you keep on going, sooner or later you will make money online.
Can I tell you how much? Nope. I can’t. I can tell you, you will win.
To build a business that supports you in a year or two is not a long time.
If you try to live the dream and chase the dream at the same time, it seems like a really, rough, rough timeframe.
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