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The real secret to making money online?

April 23rd, 2009

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I see a lot of people asking the infamous question “How do I make money online?” and I honestly thing it comes down to only one thing… motivation.  I know a lot of intelligent people in the Software industry as it’s what I do for a living and I have the pleasure of working with some incredible people, but I make more money online than them? Why is this?  Sure luck has a part to play, as does experience but the main thing that separates us is that I had more motivation to work on websites than them.

The thing is, motivating yourself to work on websites in your spare time is really hard.  You have many distractions, such as your spouse, children, Xbox, TV and even house work.  Many people also say they just haven’t got the time.  This is not true, they do have the time, they just have to sacrifice watching telly quite as much.

You may question that motivation isn’t the biggest factor and that perhaps intelligence, skill or experience is.  I beg to differ, as all three can be improved immensely with enough motivation.  To put this point into context my current biggest earner is a graphics website, monetized with adsense.  An old friend of mine copied my success and is ranking just below me for a top search term.  I went to Uni and have a degree in Software Engineering and have many years experience on the Internet, he is a window cleaner.  BUT, and this is a big but, he had enough motivation to get himself in that position, which is commendable.

You only have to look at the likes of Jeremey Shoemaker who, at the start of his web career, was broke and made sites out of necessity (his motivation), and now he is extremely successful and rich.

Now, when someone asks me the question of “How do I make money online” I usually tell them that it’s all about motivation.  Which I think is true.

Chris Make money online

  1. April 27th, 2009 at 19:39 | #1

    Motivation and passion for what you do buddy, that generally works offline, and should work well online too! I’m also hoping to find the right “online system” for making money, but I don’t want to blow any money on the useless crap that is out there. I’m hoping to meet a real person who has made it big online and learn from them. I think I’ve found the guy, we are getting some stuff going soon. I’ll keep you posted.

  2. April 27th, 2009 at 20:00 | #2

    Once you have enough effort its quite easy. My adsense challenge that I’m doing should work, there is no reason it won’t. My biggest earner is a graphics site which I essentially did my “system” on. Create content, get links, target keywords, repeat. I just hope my challenge can do it in a more documentated way that other people can follow.

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