Since you are reading this post, I can only assume that you are interested in earning passive income and probably have already decided to do so with an online business. Let me be the first to congratulate you for choosing to not just take what life gives you, but make the life you desire attainable.
That was a huge decision… It was the birth of a vision.
“When life gives you lemons, make champagne and leave
the whole world wondering how you did it”-Marjory Sheba
What an amazing quote from a woman who made her path to success by sharing her thoughts and views on the things she was most passionate about. And yes, I know that’s a tad bit different than you’ve probably heard it. But, why waste our time to make lemonade? That would be crazy!
Let’s face it. Most of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouth. A lot of us were not even middle class. We grew up dirt poor. There is not a single thing we can do that will change that either.
I really wouldn’t change it if I could. It is part of who I am. It’s the foundation for everything I am building and the reason my kids will never have to worry about Daddy half steppin. It is ingrained in every fiber that made me the man I am today.
That wasn’t the finished product though. I chose to do something about it. I made it my mission to change the game for myself and the next generation. Then, I got focused on making it happen.
Develop a game plan and stick to it
Many people decide that they can make money online and they just rush right into internet marketing. Some gurus guidance has clouded their mind and they dive in totally unprepared.
They don’t have the slightest clue of what they are getting themselves into, so they crash right out of the gate. The race was over before it even began, and that’s a dadgum shame.
It’s just like anything else in life. A player needs to know the game before they try to play it. You can’t just fake it til you make it and hope nobody calls your bluff. That’s just asking for trouble.
All it takes is just one little mistake to take a loss, and a big loss is just enough to crush an up and coming empire. I know this is not what you want, so do it right.
To be successful when starting and running your online business it is imperative to form an educated gameplan.
Knowledge is power
Everyone knows that to be a marine biologist, a lawyer, a doctor, or even a carpenter or bricklayer takes gaining knowledge and skills. There are certain things you must learn to be successful. You don’t just jump right in without proper preparation.
The very same rules apply to the internet marketing industry. Don’t get caught up in the hype of these self-proclaimed gurus who would rather have you think it’s a “piece of cake.” It requires a lot more than just believing that you can do it. It’s just not that easy.
Although, I must admit that it beats the hell out of punching the clock and the things that go along with it. Living life on a string being pulled by someone who is only out for their benefit will never bring fulfillment.
Some of us were never meant to chase another man’s dream. A choice few of us are destined to blaze our trail and build our legacy. It’s the spirit of entrepreneurship.
Don’t get what I’m saying twisted. This is something you can achieve and see massive success at. I’m just simply stating the facts in the hopes of putting you on the right path.
The key is to focus on one particular area and get good at it. Know exactly what you have to do and make it happen. Try not to jump from one shiny object to the next.
If you do this instead of running in with your head down, you have a better chance at success. Doing proper research and sticking to the plan will form an unshakable foundation.
The cold hard truth about internet marketing
Most people will not make a dime online, and yet others will make more in one month than most people make in a whole year.
Why is that?
My answer begins with the age-old chicken or the egg question. “What comes first, the chicken or the egg?”
I vote for, well nevermind, each argument you or I make comes back to the same old conclusion. I have no clue. and I don’t believe there are very many that even want to try to answer that one.
The only thing I’m sure about is this. If you want to make money online it takes tons of dedication and commitment to making it happen.
It takes passion for the products and/or services you choose to provide through your internet business.
What Is Passion?
The Webster Dictionary defines passion as a strong liking or desire for, or devotion to an activity, object, or concept. That just doesn’t seem like it does enough to explain the fullness of what the word means when it comes to the things we are passionate about. It doesn’t do the word any justice.
Ignite a fire in my thought process and idea development
Send chills up my back when a new fact about it is revealed
Make me excited whenever I start telling others about it
Give me courage and strength to carry on when all hope seems lost
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could build a business around something that you are passionate about?
I know that’s not always possible… But that is not exactly the type of passion I’m talking about when it comes to building your business either.
Passion in this sense merely means you have done your research and believe in the system and products or services. It is then you should transform that belief into the knowledge, enthusiasm, and work that usually go along with passion.
Embrace your race
I know that there are a lot of entreprenuers online that are so good at marketing that they overlook passion. They already know they can sell anything, so they don’t feel the need to have an interest in the niche.
But I am not worried about them or their choice of tactics. My only concern is all of you who are not so informed about running an internet business.
I’m not trying to convince you that the only thing it takes is passion either. It takes a wide combination of things to be successful.
Things like good marketing skills, omnichannel advertising, keyword selection, and support are just a few. These are the things that are picked up along the way, but if you start without passion you reduce your chance for success greatly.
Internet marketing is not that hard or time-consuming, but it does take motivation caused by Passion to get you off and running. This will help you to sustain effort so that you won’t fall flat on your face.
There is information all over the internet that will guide you through the IM industry. It’s up to you to search for the business opportunities that will help you take it to another level.
If you run an in-depth search, it will reveal an opportunity that you like and have faith in. You will know it when you see it.
It should be rock solid, established on great values, with saleable products and services in a niche that you are passionate about.
If you don’t find that… Keep Movin
The right opportunity is out there. You can find it if you look in the right places. Just remember, don’t settle for less!
Don’t get caught up in saying “That sounds like a good one… The commission plan is through the roof. I’m gonna start that kind of business.” That doesn’t sound like a choice that was made based on passion.
And don’t be tempted by the fact that an internet “guru” does it.
Like I told you before, they have been doing this for years and can sell just about anything. They don’t have to be passionate about the products and services they sell.
By the way… It’s your goal to get to the point where you can sell anything online. That end skill and goal is a worthy one indeed.
Don’t forget though, there are plenty of other steps you have to take before you take the plunge into internet marketing.
If you don’t first find the right company, products, and services to be passionate about, every other move you make may just lead you to more frustration instead of leading you to more Success.
The only way any of us can have financial freedom is to have a steady, never-ending supply of paychecks coming in. That is why our goal should be to earn an income around the clock, 24 hours a day. Building a passive income should be one of your top priorities if you are hoping to build true wealth.
It has gotten to the point where it is just not enough to work a 9 to 5 job and be able to support a family anymore. There are plenty of people with very good jobs who are struggling to keep their heads above water.
There are just not enough hours in the day to continue trading your time for money in hopes of ever getting to the point where the money isn’t an issue.
I want you to be able to live the best life you can and I don’t think that working 60 hours a week until you retire is that life. Sure… You can continue to make it that way, but… Will you be happy with that? Is that really what you want to do with your life?
If so, more power to ya, to each their own. I ain’t mad at ya.
But, if the thought of working your butt off until you retire, only to struggle in the end bothers you, I feel ya. It doesn’t sound like much fun to me either. I’m not gonna do it. I choose not to.
That’s what motivates me the most. It’s why I stay on the Paper Chase.
Are you with me?
Give me a like and a share if you are… There are plenty of people who need it anyway. You just might inspire somebody. Let me know in the comments how you feel about it. I promise to respond. Until then… Peace