Realistic Tips To Start Making Money Online

There are plenty of ways to make money online. But as many options as there are, and of the options that are available to you, each comes equipped with its very own learning curve which you must learn before you can actually start treading the path of earning and enjoying online success.


There is no doubt (or shortage) that the stories of people earning thousands or even millions (selling their online companies) are true. There is much money to be made online. However, the stories of the blood, sweat, tears, and effort that these parties have to first undergo seldom reaches the surface.


What you always hear, more often than not, what we choose to hear when it comes to other people’s successes are just the ending of a journey for these people who have finally achieved their goal. What we don’t hear, or chose not to hear is the story, of how they get there which is usually not a pretty picture.


But how can we not come to expect hardship if we desire to succeed?


Success come hand-in-hand with hard work and effort, and if you want to be successful in anything that you choose to delve in (including making money online), you must be prepared to invest the necessary time, effort and resources needed to reach the level of success that you desire.


These tips are meant for those who are had been long considering in pursuing an on-line money-making career or who are new in the whole on-line scene.


Take Your Time

Before we move on, let’s make some things clear. Making money on-line is not a means for a way out, a shortcut, or something that is going to make you money literally overnight. It takes time to choose how you want to make money on-line, research on what works and what doesn’t, apply what you know, and then sit back and observe the results.


All of these activities or processes take time, and it is not merely an overnight’s worth of work, it’s more like many nights worth of work.


If you are planning to grow an online business, yes, it might be cheaper, and it might bring you faster results compared to the conventional brick-and-mortar business, but it will no way bring in profits as fast or as simple as many people make it sound on the World Wide Web.


Therefore, it is not a good idea to immediately quit your day job just because you decide to pursue the on-line career path. Your online business needs time to grow and it needs resources such as money to help fund its growth as well.


If you quit your day job too early on, you might find yourself without an income source for many months or even up to a year. Even if you do start earning, chances are it still won’t be that large amount that you are hoping for. So keep your day job until your online business is really strong enough to stand on its own two feet and that’s able bring you a stable income that can earn more than your current day job.


Will To Learn


This is one of the most important traits to possess if you want to achieve success. Not only do you need the will to learn, you need to have an open mind to continuously keep on learning what you think might serve to be beneficial for your business in addition to what is necessary.


This is even more important when it comes to the World Wide Web where new technologies, opportunities, strategies, method, can emerge overnight. There are tons to learn when it comes to an online business.


A few examples would be how to build a website, search engine optimization, social media marketing strategies, content copy-writing and many more. Try to identify what is important and prioritize in what you have to learn. But understand this, one is never done learning.


Of course, the more you learn the better it will be for your business, but what is equally important is to actually apply what you have learned.


Too many times, business owners are caught in an “information overload”, and they are simply stuck in the learning cycle, never applying anything or any knowledge that they gained. It’s far better to learn a little and apply it then to keep on learning and never applying that knowledge.





It is possible to be making it on your own. However, if you know someone who is making their living making money online, then you can ask them to be your mentor if they want to do so and emulate them while soaking up all the valuable knowledge that they impart to you.


There are many ways to find mentors online, if you don’t personally know anyone yourself, then you have to go out and actively look for someone. There are many individuals out there, which offer personal coaching and training for a fee of course.


However, before you do take up any offer, you should do your homework and research on these potential mentors before actually approaching them. The reason is that you have to determine if they are, in fact, credible successful online business owners themselves and not some scam or con artist trying to take advantage of people.


If indeed, they are legitimate, chances are that they will get many positive feedback and mentions throughout forums, social media platforms, and blogs.


While it is possible to learn and do everything on your own, having someone as a mentor by your side can considerably speed up the money-making process for you while avoiding many pitfalls, failures and disappointments that many new online business owners often go through if they are inexperienced and alone.


Value, Reputation And Trust


Almost anyone can build an online business. But to truly build an online business that stands the test of time, continuously grows, expands and bringing you even bigger profits each time is certainly a successful one.


This is another reason why it takes time to build an online business because you need time to build reputation and trust for your target audience towards your brand or business. There is no shortcut to earning somebody’s trust.


Trust is certainly a precious commodity on the World Wide Web.


There are countless stories of people setting up bogus online companies and websites that serve to make a quick buck by scamming and conning people of their hard-earned money.


So it can’t be blamed that people are going to be paranoid or skeptical when it comes to parting with their hard-earned money online. You have to prove to your target audience that you are indeed a reputable, genuine, credible and respectable business that is sincerely trying to help your target market and customers.


If you can portray that sincerity through your website and business and really show it, then you are well on your way to winning your potential prospects over.


In addition, always focus on how you can offer value first to your customers. Studies have shown that if you offer your potential prospects first, they will be more receptive when it comes time to marketing and promoting your offers to them. A customer who trusts your business is a customer who stays loyal and will often buy more than once from you.




When it comes to your business, especially a new one, it would be easier and definitely better for you to identify a niche which you think would be profitable and preferably something that you are passionate about and then specialize on it.


People love to receive the best of anything, and if you are the best at your niche, your potential prospects are getting the best from you as well, in terms of product, service, support, and such.


Plus, you do not have to aim high when you are just starting out. In other words, you do not have to gun straight for the highly broad and profitable niches which contain tons of competition that are already well-established.


When you are new, it’s a better option to go for the “low-hanging-fruit” or the smaller and more specialized “sub-niches”. While these are niches are smaller, but in many cases these smaller niches tend to get overlooked, and these untapped niches can sometime still bring a considerable amount of profit for anyone who taps into it.


Since it is easier to break into this kind of market, therefore you should do so as it will be easier, and it can serve as an excellent learning platform for you to learn the ropes and gain enough experience and knowledge that can equip you to tackle the bigger niches and target market in the future.




Making money on-line is not meant to be a quick-fix for those desperate to make money overnight. Like any other business, you need to learn the ins and outs of building an on-line business and then research and plan accordingly.


Lastly, you need to execute your plan and even then success won’t simply be guaranteed as there are many things that can go wrong. However, that is no reason to simply throw in the towel and call it quits. You merely just need to take a step back, learn from your mistakes, rethink your strategy and then continue moving forward.


By learning and applying what works, and performing actions which contribute to the progress of your business, no matter how big or small it seems, coupled with persistence and determination, success won’t be far away.