I frequently receive questions about how to make money quickly. Here is an example …
Any ideas of how I can make money quickly – and I'm not talking millions, just some extra cash. For real…
And here is my response…
I'm glad to hear that you don't need millions immediately or I'd be extremely curious about the type of trouble you are in. 🙂
I can help you learn how to earn an online income, but to ‘make money quickly' is another matter entirely.
For quick money, you might consider the type of job that pays cash at the end of an hour or a day's work, selling a bunch of stuff you don't use, or picking up jobs at Freelancer, but I suppose that's not what you meant by “make some extra money relatively quickly“.
As I specialize in teaching folks how to build online businesses as affiliate marketers, I guess that you meant “make money quickly online” .
If that's the case, my first thought is that you could make some ‘relatively' quick cash by placing pay per click campaigns, but that requires MONEY that you have to be willing to risk – unless you want to invest in a PPC campaign building tool to reduce that risk — but that too requires money.
Other than that, I don't know anyone who has ever made money quickly online — and I DO know a lot of people with online businesses.
As I suspect that statement may seem strange coming from someone who has made millions online and enjoys an affluent lifestyle, let me share some history about my online business with you.
- I designed my first website (a flower seed exchange site) in 1996.
- I launched my first affiliate marketing site in 1998.
- That site earned $10.99 in its first month and I was THRILLED.
- I was so EXCITED by the results that I WORKED on my business every spare second that I had – including during breaks at my full-time job as an air traffic controller.
- I estimate that I worked 40 – 80 hours per week on my business during the first year. In other words, my FOCUS was on that project and little else.
- In addition to time, I INVESTED money in training materials produced by experts to LEARN all I could about the business.
- I found it easy to FOCUS because the work didn't seem like work – the CHALLENGE to succeed was FUN and REWARDING.
Now, here's what I consider the most significant factor in my success…
My MOTIVATION and DESIRE to succeed was literally palpable because I knew I couldn't keep working as an air traffic controller forever.
Ergo, failure was NOT an option.
So, I PERSEVERED and by the end of the first year, I was earning 5K a month net, i.e. putting that much money in my pocket every month, and, by the end of the 2nd year, I was making 10K per month.
TWO years to exceed my existing income and quit my job despite the fact that I knew NOTHING about business when I started the venture. Quite frankly, I thought that was pretty darned spectacular.
Too, my business has grown throughout the ensuing decade with continued WORK, DEDICATION, and PERSEVERANCE.
Of course, nowadays with all the training materials and industry conferences, anyone who is motivated to learn, work and persevere could make 10K a month in less time.
Speaking of educational materials – it took me 6 months to write the Super Affiliate Handbook and I still WORK to maintain it and make sure that it's the most comprehensive step-by-step guide to affiliate marketing available — all for a small $27 investment. If I'm not mistaken, you may already have a copy. Read it. It will explain all you need to know about making money as an affiliate marketer — you know, the stuff that I do.
Or, join us at Affiliate Blogger PRO and get the book, video tutorials and access to our community forum in which I answer members' questions directly.
I also provide scads of FREE information on this site to anyone who is willing to make the TIME to avail themselves of the material to LEARN.
Moreover, I regularly make time to reply to those who make the effort to ask specific questions about doing business online… just as I'm doing now.
You could opt for one-on-one coaching through the process of bringing an online business to fruition – but I'm not sure that you can invest thousands in personal coaching.
So, here are a few questions to help you decide whether or not you're ready to start making money online…
- Do you understand what would MOTIVATE you to succeed? (Hint: Money is NOT a valid answer.)
- Do you know what your PASSIONS are?
- Can you maintain FOCUS on your DESIRE?
- Can you INVEST TIME, EFFORT and some MONEY to LEARN?
- Can you PERSEVERE until your online business is a SUCCESS?
If your answers to ALL of the above are ‘YES' then please use the resource links above to make the EFFORT required to LEARN what it takes to build an online business.
If any of your answers were “NO”, then here's a tidbit of advice based on many years of working with new online entrepreneurs…
Those who succeed and make scads of money online don't start with the statement “I want to make money quickly”. They begin with the question “what can I do for others?”, because ultimately, success is a measure of the value we bring to others to help them succeed.
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