You have probably heard all the stories about how to make a living online by simply copying and pasting a few links and sipping pin Coladas on the beach living the laptop lifestyle.
You may have also may have read somewhere how they discovered a foolproof system that created millions in income overnight.
Usually the far cry from the truth I am sorry to disappoint. The claim that anybody can do this by joining a done for you system I find an insult to one’s intelligence but it is astonishing how many people fall for this hype.
The sales page would start off by saying
” In the next 11 minutes, I will show you my step by step system where you could be banking thousands of dollars in your bank account by next week”
They then go on to say how they have taught thousands of students with no experience and they can do all this for YOU RIGHT NOW?
Are you getting excited?
Well DON’T why?
It is simply not true they are lying to YOU! So let’s get real this is what gives the internet a bad reputation and if you believe it you are barking up the wrong tree!” my advice make a quick exit as it could cost you dearly.
Don’t let me discourage you it is easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options you get presented with. It’s so simple to get intimidated by all the pitfalls that make you feel like putty in their hands. Make no mistake about it these people that create these sales pages or videos are among the best salespeople in the world.
They spend thousands of dollars hiring copywriters, mansions, and limos for a day to attract people into their network. If you have ever seen the film ” The Wolf of Wall Street” you probably be aware of what I am referring to if not, it is well worth watching.
The products they present can cost anything from just a few dollars to thousands. Don’t let the higher price tag fool you into thinking it is any better than the lower price tag why? It is simply not the case
How To Make a Living Working Online
However, once you get past all that hype it is not as hard as you might think. Please take note of the title How to make a living working online why? We only get out what we put in and be prepared to work at it. The saying goes in order to get heat from the fire we have to put wood on it and alight it.
When people start out to make a living selling online products or services whatever the case maybe it is easy to get discouraged. To be honest it’s not surprising because it will be challenging as I have experienced over the past 15 years. However, the most important factor in order to enjoy success mindset is a key factor which I am sure you have heard many times and it’s fun and important to enjoy the journey.
Don’t focus on how much money you can make that will come. The trick is to find out how many people you can help with the skills you have obtained over the years. Stay positive at all times and don’t worry.
Here is the formula for making a living online and it is important to follow it to the letter. The first step is to figure out what you do well with little effort and love doing. This is important why? This is a long term commitment if you are not happy with what you are doing it is easy to lose focus, enthusiasm and consider quitting as many people do.
The next step is to make a true valuation of what you feel are your strong points. What skills and certifications you have in your possession. Once you have identified this it will give you some idea of what industry or services you can offer in your target market.
The next step is keyword research find out if there is a market for what you plan to promote or sell online. There are countless ways to achieve this using the keyword research tool that I use.
What is Niche Marketing
As you can see above there are endless subjects if you are prepared to learn how to build a niche website around any of the above subjects selling Amazon products or any other affiliate marketing products. If you would like to find out more about what is niche marketing the Wealthy Affiliate training program can take you by the hand and is a great place to start to which I am a long-standing member.
How to Create Online Training Courses
Whatever target market you choose there is a lot to learn and a growing trend is to create online training courses in your area of expertise. If you are not sure where to start to check out the image above of some industries people need help with. That is the key to creating online training courses looking for subjects that people need help with.
If you are looking for more information in this area I have created another post called what is a membership website in this post there are a couple of products that will set you on the right path.
Creating a membership course you can take the hard route or the easy one.
The hard way is to primarily create your own product for example if your hobby is scuba diving. Then you need to buy set up a custom domain name. Then you need to set up a website and find online hosting.
Then if you are creating a video training membership website you will need a place to host it as well. If you don’t choose the option of video then you will need a content hosting platform. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there you will need to set up payment options then hopefully you can start selling.
What is Podia
However, there is a much easier option which cuts it down to 3 simple steps and you may be asking what is podia? This is a platform where you can
- (1) Create your product.
- (2) Add your content to Podia
- (3) Start Selling
The main advantage of creating online training courses to escape the rat race. In the outset, like any business, you have to put in the hours and there is no substitute for hard work. However, once your business is up and running its like real estate it will bring in what we call a recurring income for life.
If you find yourself intimidated and not sure which platform to use podia is a great place to start they have some awesome instructors there to help you every step of the way. As you may be short on time I have done the groundwork for you and what I have found Podia is truly the most cost-effective platform to get started.
What I love about this platform there are no transaction fees and they have 20,000 plus members. They run weekly free live webinars where you can get all your questions answered. These are really important things to consider when you are starting out you don’t want to be left out in the cold hanging out to dry.
Once you have decided the direction you want to go in the creation of your business then the next stage is to find out how much demand there is for the product or service you want to create. This is a very important step why?
The answer to this question is pretty obvious however it may surprise you the number of people that create a product or service there is little or no demand for. The way to achieve this and make sure this does not happen to you then insert the keywords of your chosen business here. This is FREE to use once you create a FREE account
If you are not sure what keywords are and why they are important please read more on this post this will not only show you what keywords are but more information to how to start an online business hope this helps.
So there you have it Now you can spend your life sipping pina coladas on a beach somewhere living the dream in its true sense if that is what you want. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this post and I hope it has inspired you to how to make a living online.
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From the desk of Alan Benney.