Are you looking to make money online? I can’t blame you because who doesn’t want to wake up at their own time and not having to answer to a boss? Do you need a degree to do this? Absolute not!
As a matter of fact, anyone can do this if they put their mind to it.
Recently I was on vacation and during my trip, I tried my best to keep up with my website and managed to generate some “FOOD money”.
Yup, food money! Nothing to brag about. I could’ve told you that I made thousands of dollars per day, but that would be a lie. The way I see it: It’s money that I wouldn’t have made otherwise.
What allowed me to make money no matter where I am is known as affiliate marketing. I understand that there are other ways to make money such as drop shipping, investing, etc.
What I like most about affiliate marketing is how inexpensive and easy it is to start.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s easy to start, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to succeed and make money in the beginning.
What keeps me motivated to run my website is very simple! I am a lazy guy who doesn’t want to wake up early in the morning to go to work and earning a bare minimum.
Yes, I should’ve tried harder when I was in school, but what’s done is done. Instead of complaining about what I should’ve done. I decided to make the best out of my life by creating something that I have a passion for.
From my experience, I can tell you that the internet is a blessing, but also a curse.
You probably think I’m crazy for saying that, but it’s the truth! You can utilize the internet to make money, but because there are so much you can do via the internet. You can often times find yourself distracted by things that are wasting your time when you could’ve been making money.
As an affiliate marketer, I can tell you that your chance of success depends on YOU.
The opportunity is right in front of you, but sometimes you can get distracted and become lazy. Which creates a barrier between you and the chance of making money online.
That’s why I decided to share with you some personal tips to help you expand your online business and not wasting time!
Tip #1. Set a short-term goal (daily, weekly, or monthly): You don’t want the goal to be too easy to achieve and you don’t want to give yourself too much time. If you set goals that are too easy, you will give yourself the excuse to slack off by doing other things such as playing video games or watching television. The same goes for the length!
Tip #2. Set specific schedules and stick with it: Working online should be done without restrictions, but it doesn’t hurt to plan your day to maximize your earning potentials.
Why do you wake up every day at a certain time to go to work? How come you can do it even though you hate it? That’s because you’re used it and you need money. Keep that mindset and manage yourself because you don’t have anyone knocking on your door telling you to go to work.
When you set a schedule for what you need such as reading emails or adding content. You want to stick to it and not allow anything else to get in the way (except for emergencies of course).
This can be quite difficult in the beginning because you’re probably working another job while trying to establish your online presence.
I’ve personally struggled to keep up with my set plans for this website, but I asked myself this question. What do I usually do when I get home? Watch television, which brings us to my next tip.
Tip #3. Free yourself from all distractions: There are many things in life that distract us such as playing video games, watching a movie, watching a YouTube video, looking at pictures on Instagram, etc. The list goes on and on!
I’m not saying you should completely give up those entertainments, but instead, you should reduce the usage. Let’s say you normally spend 5 hours per day doing any of the above. If you can reduce it to 2 hours per day, that’s an extra 21 hours per week. That’s practically half of a full-time job!
Tip #4. Create a workspace for yourself: You want to designate a space for your online business. That means get rid of anything that you don’t need within that workspace. You don’t want to give yourself the chance to get distracted by things that are not going to make you money.
You want to have an actual desk for your computer. I know most users like myself uses a laptop and it’s great because of its portability. The problem with portability is how easy it is to work on your bed. I’m not going to lie… I am guilty for this because I get pretty darn lazy.
I realized that my production is cut in half when I lay in bed while working on this website because I fall asleep half-way through writing. As a matter of fact, I’m falling asleep at this very moment. Just kidding!
It makes sense because our bed is our comfort zone and that’s how you sleep so well every night.
My Final Word of Advice
A lot of beginners wonder how long it actually takes to make money online. Well, that’s the wrong question! Instead, you should ask yourself this: How much time and effort are you willing to dedicate to your online business?
You don’t have a boss to tell you what to do or keep you on track, so you have to be your own boss and make sure that you get things done.
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