Making Money Online is Not Easy

If anyone told you how wonderful it is to make money online and earn passive money in your pajamas and they made it sound very easy then they are not telling you the other side of the story.Making Money Online is Not Easy. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes hard work and It requires Know How. There is no shortcut to making money online. 

There are many ways you can make money online.

  1. You can sell stuff on eBay.
  2. You can write a blog and put up ads.
  3. You can become and affiliate marketer and sell other people’s products through some of those Online Affiliate Programs.
  4. You can do paid surveys.
  5. You can write sponsored posts.
  6. You can write freelance articles.

I am not going to elaborate further on the ways to make money online. You can get plenty of ideas. Just google “How to Make Money Online” and you will be greeted with plenty of links to inspire you.

Making Money Online Requires Know How

However, don’t think you can do it overnight. Like everything else, if you want to make money online, you have to work hard for it. You also have to keep on learning. The cyber world and the internet is changing all the time. You have to learn about keywords and SEO and how to market yourself or your product or service online. You must have the drive and interest to learn for without it, you will be lost. Some of the work you have to do to market your online sites are really boring and administrative too.

So, if you think you want to just start a blog, place ads and start earning money in your sleep then think again. Start a blog only for the love of it and not for the money and slowly over time and with a little knowledge you may perhaps start to earn some passive income. However, it isn’t really passive because you have to put in effort.

Making Money Online Takes Time and Patience

It took me over a year before I had my first adsense cheque. Then there is my Squidoo venture. On my second Squidoo payday, I earned USD8.86 for 23 lenses then. This was after putting in 2-3 months of effort.

Making Money Online Takes Hardwork

If you look at my Squidoo lenses , you will realize how hard I worked to earn it. The kind of effort and time is not for everyone. Do it only if it really interests you and not for the money. If you do it for the money and you want to earn money online FAST, then you will be frustrated.

I do it because I love it and because I feel a  sense of achievement when my effort pays off, even if it is for just a very small amount. For example, two nights ago someone bought this off one of my Squidoo lenses and I earned a commission from my Amazon Affiliates account. I felt a sense of achievement and pride because I learned to make money online all on my own by learning all the time, testing and doing. That process is ongoing – learn all the time, trial and error then just do it but be very careful to avoid scams.

I guess you could say I earned money in my pajamas while I slept because the sales came in when I was sleeping but don’t forget, I actually put in a lot of effort and hard work into it. So if someone tells you making money online is easy, think again.

Making Money Online is possible but it is not easy and don’t expect it to be fast.

 


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2 thoughts on “Making Money Online is Not Easy

  1. Yes, I can see that you put in a lot of effort and you’re so hardworking. You deserve the money earned from it. I also wonder how some people makes it seem so easy but you are right. It is not easy at all.

  2. One more thing to add… those who are just starting shouldn’t expect to make a lot of money. Otherwise they’re gonna get frustrated, demotivated and/or desperate.

    Have the realistic expectation that the rewards might not come for months, and that they may never make enough to quit the day job.

    Your success with squidoo inspires me to try it out too. There are some topics I’d love to write about, but somehow they don’t go so well with my personal blog theme and audience. A site like squidoo would be the perfect platform.

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