I have been working hard since the beginning of the year to really build my online business. After all, there is a lot to learn and it can get a bit overwhelming at times.
I have several projects going on and I really have not had much, if any, success with them so far.
Well, I checked my Clickbank account recently, and guess what??
I made enough money and met the criteria to receive my first PAY DAY from Clickbank!!
I’m super excited!! It’s not very much money, but to me, it represents overcoming an obstacle that I’ve been stuck behind for too long…
Here’s a screen shot… I want to show off my first check…
If you’re not sure what Clickbank is, check them out at clickbank.com. They are basically an affiliate promotion site where people who have products and services go to find others to promote them and are willing to pay out up to a 75% commission. I use Clickbank as an affiliate and promote products for commissions. Clickbank is 100% free to join.
Affiliate marketing is one great way to make money online with minimal investment of time or money.
I have often heard people say how lazy they are and yet they managed to make $10,000 a month online only working 5 hours a week.
That’s all great, and I AM LAZY!
AND… I have worked MORE than 5 hours a week!!
AND… I have just made my first $144 paycheck!!
SO… HOW do you make so much money online only working 5 hours a week?!?!
THE ANSWER…. Either, they have the money to outsource everything, meaning that they can pay someone to write their content, build their backlinks, etc…
OR… they have the training and knowledge required to know exactly what to do
OR… they have a personal coach…
I have had NONE of those…. HOW about YOU?!
HOWEVER… If you do stick to ONE project and learn as much about it as you can as you go, you can make money online with it… probably faster than I did since I am guilty of not finishing what I start.
SOON ENOUGH… You may be able to say that you can work only 5-10 hours a week and make a full time income.
BUT… That is a goal to set for yourself that can be attained as you grow your business and learn about online business.
What I have learned about making money online with affiliate marketing
This is the first step… the accomplishment of my first goal…. to make my first $100 online…. next goal… my first $1,000
So, Now that I have finally made my first paycheck… obviously not enough to quit my day job… BUT, enough to give me the motivation to know that I CAN DO IT… and enough to make my wife have some faith that what I have been working and telling her so much about will actually pay off….
What I have learned about making money online is that it takes dedication!
It takes focus!
You have to finish what you start!
I got wrapped up in so many different “make money online” strategies, that whenever I started a project and didn’t see instant results, I quickly got distracted by something else and started a new project thinking I would go back to the previous one later.
Whatever you do…. DON’T do that!
You can easily waste 2 years doing nothing and making nothing!
As my momma always told me…
Finish what you start!
It sounds simple enough… and it can be…. but I do understand that there are sooooo many people telling you that THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE.
Once you realize that there are literally thousands of ways to make money online, you will soon see that you can take full advantage many of them, BUT…. you must start with one.
I started 2012 with the mindset that I was going to succeed, that I was going to make money online and build my business.
Here are some of the Internet Marketing resources I have used so far this year:
Dot Com Secrets X – Free 30 Day training – One on one daily video training
Wealthy Affiliate – Free 10 Day training starting May 1st – Daily video training, Forum, and Internet marketing community
So, have you made your first $100 online? $1,000? I’d love to hear about it…
Are you stuck? Not sure where to start? Leave a comment and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Best of luck to you,
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