Does it seem as though every time you turn around, someone else is telling you a story about how they made a ton of money online? What’s frustrating about this is that although you can make a living with online revenue, it’s hard to tell which story to believe and which ones are simply gimmicks. In fact, you can go on nearly any writing site and find people who will tell you how to get rich online but then go into the forums and find those same individuals asking for help and advice because they’re new to the online world.
Before you believe everything you read and follow in the footsteps of someone you don’t know and who really has not earned any credibility, you need to be aware of the truth regarding three popular myths.
You Can’t be Successful Without a List
How in the world does having a list have anything at all to do with your success? It doesn’t! Sure, a list is a good place to start; create a timeline with realistic goals and you have something to work toward. However, a list is not going to build you a following, get you ranked in search engines or make you sales. A list is nothing more than a place to keep your thoughts straight when you’re feeling overwhelmed, it has nothing to do with whether you make money or not.
You Don’t Need a Product
How are you supposed to make money without a product? Even if your goal is to make money with Google, Infolinks or Chitika with your blog or website, you still need content which acts like your product. It’s very naÃ¯ve to think you are going to make a ton of money without offering anything in return.
You have to Build a Niche
Writers from sites like HubPages, Squidoo, Suite 101, Wizzley, etc., will tell you that you don’t need a niche. Once upon a time, niche sites were easier for search engines to pick up but that’s no longer the case. Bots are advanced enough that they can see the difference from one page to another even if the content is different.
That being said, what is important is that you come across trustworthy in your field. This is why niche sites are often a bit easier to be successful with because then you only have one topic to master.
It is important to understand that earning money online often takes a lot more time than most are willing to invest. Many people don’t see the results they want in a month so they just give up. Well, there’s a reason why others have been making money online for years; it is possible. You cannot quit your day job right away and you will feel like you’re working two jobs at first but it is well worth the effort.
If others tell you one of the above three myths is the way they made money online, ask for proof. Remember that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Making money online takes time, if you’re not willing to put forth the effort, you won’t be successful.