If you are a freelance writer, an online entrepreneur, an affiliate marketer or anyone who makes money on the internet, the only way you won’t make money is if you quit.
Once you earn 1 cent on the internet, you know you have what it takes to earn $1. After you earn $1 you know you have what it takes to earn $10, $100, $1,000 and so on. The only thing that will stop you is if you quit.
I cannot tell you how quickly you’ll earn the next level of income. That has a lot to do with how quickly you learn the ropes, how much time and effort you put in and how quickly you learn to recognize which opportunities have money making potential and which are time wasters.
Earning Online Money Takes Common Sense and Tenacity
Today, on this first day of July, 2009, I look at my income tracking spreadsheet to see that in ½ of a year I have earned 101% of my last year’s residual income. Let me rephrase that. It took me ½ of a year to earn what it previously took me a whole year to earn. I’m on track to double my last year’s residual income.
Was it difficult to do? No, not really. It just took tenacity. Because I have a family I’m unable to sit at the computer and write untold numbers of articles a day. My current online writing goal is to place an average of two articles or blog posts on the internet each day. That means that at the end of any given month I should have 60 more pieces of work on the internet than I had the month before.
Reality Tends to Rewrite the Manual
Many times I fall short of that goal. The month of June was particularly brutal on my schedule. I only managed to place 28 new articles/posts (well below my usual). However, life happens and modifications must be made.
The one thing that is consistent is that I did manage to continue to place new content on the internet as life permitted. I kept moving in the right direction. I didn’t quit. If I had quit, then all I could do is sit around and complain. Complain about the economy, about the job market, the rising price of gas, food, child care, etc. Instead, I choose to keep moving in the right direction. Sometimes it’s an inch at a time and other time it’s by leaps and bounds. No matter what the increment…I vowed to continue to move forward.
Stick With It
There will be times when you check your stats and your page views and you will question whether or not the pages are stuck. You’ll think about the amount of time and effort and research you put into creating your online content only to see that no one is reading it.
Don’t give up. Believe me, there were many times when I looked at my stats and daily income and wondered why I even bothered. Then I remembered that I had earned my first, second and one hundredth dollar. The only way to keep making more was to stick with it and not give up. After all, the 9-5 job alternative didn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. So…when the going gets tough, the tough move forward…