Making Money Online – Maintain Focus!

No Need to Recruit Family and Friends Either

Henry’s Problem:

I have been messing with the Internet for 5 plus years. I have spent a ton of money, and I have made nothing. I found one program that was doing well and I was up $1800.00 and it just disappeared from the screen.

But anyway I am still plugging along. I find it almost impossible to recruit. Everyone says go to your friends. Well my friends all think that I am a nut. I am about to believe them.

Mal Answers:

This is one of the most common dilemmas faced by newcomers online and one that I myself had a big problem with.Make Money Online

When I first came online in 1998 I spent $1000s on info products and online tools, not really knowing what I was doing. I also joined close to 100 different affiliate programs.

The first thing you MUST do when deciding to enter into a home based business is research the company you are about to put your time and effort into. After all, like any business, you WILL be spending money, if you are really serious about making a go of it online. You don’t want to invest in something that may not be there two or three months down the line.

It is a fact that the vast majority of businesses fail within the first 3 years of starting. So it makes sense to join an online business that has been going for at least 3 years. You can check out the history of a site at the Wayback Archive. This will show you a sites’ history and from that you can gather how long the business has been running.

You will also find that many of the successful Internet marketers are promoting many of the same programs. Visit the online forums to find out what they are. A good place to start is the Warrior forum.

Also, if there is a scam artist at work you can be sure to read about it at the numerous discussion forums.

This does not mean that all companies starting off are NO GO areas. If the person starting the business or selling a product has a proven track record online then it may be worth the risk to get involved. This is just a general guide. I still get burnt occasionally no matter how much care I have taken. 🙁

Another big problem with getting started online is focusing your attention in too many directions. This is a sure way to make little to no money online. Whatever Internet marketing resources you DO have, should be focused in one direction.

For instance, if you decide to make money from Google AdSense then spend your days setting up websites to make money in this area. No point making a decision to try out an online money making strategy and then go in a totally different direction the next day or the next week.

To make it online you must be focused and persistent. It can take a few months of focused work to bring good profits from any strategy. Most people give up before they get anywhere near succeeding.

Once you are making a profit from one strategy then move on to another. As your resources and contacts grow, you will find it takes less time and effort to get into a profitable position with each venture.

If there is a big group of people making money in a certain area then YOU can do it too. Find out EXACTLY what they are doing and stick at it!

I have NEVER approached friends or family members in order to build my business, nor would I want to, especially when starting out. How embarrassing! You want people to put their faith and money in a project that you cannot even work yourself yet?

The whole point of working online is that I don’t have to convince my friends and family to invest in my business or recommended products/services. I don’t need to tell you how big the net is and how many people are online.

There are loads of resources on this site to help you find those people and send them back to your websites.

Unless you have a very large family 😀 , I suggest you focus on the people online, not offline.

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