I am here to bust a few myths about making it online as serious online business owners. Working online or earning an income from an online business is not impossible, if youre expecting me to say that, youre wrong. After all, I AM making money online and I would only be saying I am a big fat failure is I said that online businesses are load of....well, a bunch of lies. Theyre not.
Its possible to find an income online, keep a family afloat, feed children, live luxurious lives online. With the growth of the Internet, anything is possible...so, why not making money? In fact, with just the Internet (albeit, a telephone line, a modem and a computer), you can literally not move anything aside from your fingers and make money every single month! And happily too.
The only problem is that a lot of people are jumping into the online bandwagon expecting to make money the next week, the next month or the next three months. The ludicrous claims by unscrupulous netpreneurs who claims that they can help people may tons of money (along the lines of six figure incomes) instantly doesnt help much either! Oh, Ive had my fair share of mistakes. Took in and lapped everything up, swallowed hook, line and sinker a couple of times. I am sure there are many successful netpreneurs today who would admit that they fell for quite a few scams themselves before and LEARNT FROM IT.
Well, here are a couple of online business facts for you to digest:-
1. There is no instant money on the Internet
Now, think about it, on the Internet, everyone is faceless. You dont know the seller, cant see the seller, cant even hear him/her and the only way you know that POSSIBLY someone human is behind all of this is the fact that your email was answered. As an online shopper, would you part with a single precious dime for anything that they say they can deliver without proof? Without testimony that this business is legitimate and wont run away with your money the moment you click the pay now button?
Nothing. Theres absolutely nothing that guarantees you that the business is legitimate. Theres nothing to assure you that theyre send you whatever they say theyll send you. So, its a business that is loosely based on trust, recommendations from others, honesty and professionalism. And believe you me, to build the kind of reputation for your online business will not take hours. It may take even years!
2. A website takes work
With a website, yes, you have a shop online that many people from all around can visit and buy stuff from. But your domain name and the visibility of your website plays a huge role in the success of your online business. how do they find you if you dont advertise - and free advertising is possible. The problem is doing it and waiting for IT to happen, to hit your website and to bring willing-top-pay customers to you.
Thats where search engines come into play. You have work hard to helping search engines and directories index your website. Even when youve submitted your website URL to all the search engines you know, itll take months for them to even list your website. And then theres the issue of ranking. There are millions upon millions of sites, what makes you think they would want to list YOUR website as the top 10 or top 30 websites for your favorite keywords?
Getting to the top of search engines take work and some ingenious planning. While its possible, it takes time.
3. Recommend a friend online business
Some viral marketing businesses DO work - this I have to say and they work pretty quickly too. But the fizzle out really quickly too. So, the moment youve made your money, like gambling, you have to look for a new one. Not much consistency and reliability there, is there?
The wonderful thing about these viral marketing businesses is that if you want to make a huge chunk of money one time off to start a business or pay off a loan or something, you could try this one out. To feed your kids from month to month, you might want to find something more consistent.