If you use the internet on at least a weekly basis, you’ve definitely noticed that there are people making a living online. And, if you’re like most people, you can’t help but wonder, “How’d they do that?!” Everyone knows it’s possible–but how many people know what it really takes to make it as an internet success story?
But it’s really pretty simple. And all it takes is some good old fashioned common sense.
1. Make a plan.
No business ever succeeded without a plan. Write out a list of the things you need to get done and cross them off as you do them. Give yourself deadlines. A sense of accomplishment will keep you motivated for the next task!
2. Be prepared to work hard.
In order to make money online, you have to dedicate yourself to it as you would a job. If you want to earn a living on your laptop, you need to be serious about it! This is especially true if you do not want to spend a fortune on advertising. Think that whatever money you’d like to spend on advertising can be paid in time. For example, let’s say you want this week’s budget to be $200. Let’s also say that you think your time is worth $20 an hour. Then you would need to spend 10 hours on advertising this week. Time is money!
3. Constantly look for ways to improve your business.
Keep in mind that things change very quickly on the internet. Track everything so you can figure out what kind of advertising works best for you and do some more of that.
If you follow these three simple steps every day, you WILL generate income online. You get out what you put in.