I have no true passion, what to sell?

by tolson
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This is driving me crazy. The title might be a little dramatic, but I don't have any real passion for any products. I've made some sales in clickbank but I don't have direction.

Some people like working out and maybe love a certain product they bought and they enjoy it. That just doesn't seem to apply to me. I'm not excited to try any new product, and I cannot think of anything that I'd "enjoy" writing about.

The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online. While that has been said I get so demotivated, and if I reviewed any "money making methods" out there I'd just be lying to my audience. I can't really review any of those products, and that certainly is not fun for me because it isn't true for me.

I might be rambling a bit but I want to do something but I just don't know where to turn anymore.
#passion #sell #true
  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online.

    I don't think your situation is unique. There are a lot of successful online people that have no interest in their business subject. They simply are motivated by making money to support their family, giving them time off from work, not having to commute, getting out from under a horrible boss, etc.

    You just have to let your motivation be something other than your own passion for the subject material.

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  • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
    Simply, many people are in your situation. I'd say that you've found something to write about and make videos about. Seems to me, that if you could express the way you feel about IM, that very many people would watch your videos - especially, if you would rant and complain about what you see are real problems with the marketplace.

    Then it becomes an issue of how to monetize. Some Youtubers are making money with their youtube videos gaining many views (followers help with that). Maybe you can buy a few IM products and talk about them honestly - the way you see it. When you find something that actually worked a little for you, then you can highlight that and make a few affiliate sales with that.

    I can see you growing into something - the main point is to START!

    Oftentimes, I entertain the craziest ideas and work them through and discover many good ideas with the process. Many people find success only after progressing along without much direction - but you must START and you can only start from where you are now!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    What do you like to talk about all day?

    Make a list.

    It doesn't have to be "for the rest of your life." Just the next little while.
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  • Turn to Google.

    Type CART BEFORE HORSE, an' press ENTER.

    I figure that is your mindset right now, minus the equine assistant.

    Prolly you need to forget this question for a while, ooze out feelio on sumthin' more important.

    Then mebbe you can shop out on Amazon for stirrups.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I heavily promote PPL(pay per lead) offers. All of which I have zero personal interest it and my passion/interest is marketing...making money from.

    The reason why I chose PPL is no credit card required to complete an offer, all a user has to do is fill out a form for me to make money. So conversion rates are typically much higher than an offer that requires a purchase. Basically I just generate leads.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money angle to them, as they have overall worked the best for me and tend to have the greatest mass appeal. So the potential exists to produce high volume.

    I will also promote some offers that don't have the money angle, requires a purchase or free trials, but mass appeal needs to exists with them as well. These I will however, promote on the back-end. But whatever I promote, it has to be a legitimate, quality offer. I won't promote some crappy offers just to make a buck.

    Anyway, something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author SociallyOffline
    (From my own experience.) There's much easier to profit from something you are interested in. Are you a gym rat? Then maybe the fitness niche would be good for you, or maybe you are a cat lover? Why not focus on a e-store related to that?.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If you have no true passion, then that's okay. Think like a MARKETER and find a low competition niche that you can dominate. It just might turn out that you learn more about a particular hot niche than you ever cared to. But at the end of the day.... you're more than likely going to turn out profitable if you do your marketing right in the small niche you choose.
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    • Profile picture of the author new2cpa
      Exactly and to the point MAN!
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    There are lots of successful entrepreneurs who've built businesses around things that they don't have a passion for.

    They just recognized that there's a market which they can serve, and if they do it right they can make the money to fund whatever dreams/goals they have.

    To make this work, if that's the case, you need to develop productive habits by disciplining yourself through small steps every day.

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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      When I was dating in high school, there was one date I wanted to renege on. Of course, that was unthinkable.

      My mother told me to fake having a good time. "Fake it," she said, "and before you know it you will be having a wonderful time."

      Well, I took her advice and was disappointed when the evening was over.

      It's the same with niche marketing, and by that, I mean multiple niche sites. You do not have to have a passion for each niche topic, but after doing a bit of research on the topic, you'll find it's hard to stop at maybe 10 to 20 pages of content.

      Have a passion for research. Develop a passion for learning the ins and outs of niche marketing; have a passion for answering the needs of those searching for answers.

      There are those who say one can earn far more from a single niche than from several, but that only depends on how high the ticket is that you're selling.

      Once you get it, you'll see what I'm talking about.

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  • Profile picture of the author farichsolos
    From what you describe in your post, you have interest in making money but I thought you might become so demotivated because you are expecting the results from IM a lot too high while what you have got so far was pretty dismal.

    Then you need to gear yourself towards results. You are considered lucky you have made some fortune in IMO while 95% of others were still not seeing a dime. You need to trigger your motivation from these small results and scale them up. Marketing is about doing it again and again. That is how you can build your passion - driven by results.

    Yeah, you might say it is easier to say than being done but being persistent is what proves to be success in this business.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    This is driving me crazy. The title might be a little dramatic, but I don't have any real passion for any products. I've made some sales in clickbank but I don't have direction.

    Some people like working out and maybe love a certain product they bought and they enjoy it. That just doesn't seem to apply to me. I'm not excited to try any new product, and I cannot think of anything that I'd "enjoy" writing about.

    The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online. While that has been said I get so demotivated, and if I reviewed any "money making methods" out there I'd just be lying to my audience. I can't really review any of those products, and that certainly is not fun for me because it isn't true for me.

    I might be rambling a bit but I want to do something but I just don't know where to turn anymore.
    Then you do have some Passion. You can have Passion for the process of building a business Online. And you can have Passion for putting that together and all the Steps involved. And you can have Passion for the end result which making money and helping people and being able to pay your own bills and earn a Living with it

    For many people, that is plenty to keep the Drive going and the Inspiration on overdrive for long term


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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      what's your hobby?

      for me I like fitness thus do it ...no doubt competition is tough but if there is competition means there are business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sven300
      I am among those who think it is easier to succeed in a field that interests you rather than in a field that does not interest you.

      And I am absolutely certain that you are interested in something:

      money?
      web?
      sex?
      women?
      traveling?
      holidays?
      houses?
      sports?
      pets?
      etc.

      Try to find a small niche in a subject that interests you. And when you start making money, your interest in this subject will grow exponentially.
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    • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Then you do have some Passion. You can have Passion for the process of building a business Online. And you can have Passion for putting that together and all the Steps involved. And you can have Passion for the end result which making money and helping people and being able to pay your own bills and earn a Living with it

      For many people, that is plenty to keep the Drive going and the Inspiration on overdrive for long term


      - Robert Andrew
      Completely agree !

      When I first got started in IM, I was placing free classified ads all over the Internet to promote PPL / CPA dating offers. I sat for at least 6 hours a day placing ads, with a 5 minute break once in a while.

      Was I "passionate" about it ? No

      Did I and do I still love getting my checks in the mail ? Yes

      I am passionate about being able to make money online and the results I get, mainly the $$Cash$$ and the freedom of not having to wake up with an alarm clock, fight traffic to commute a J.O.B. and put up with cruddy boss-holes and co-workers.

      On a related note... I wonder how many lawyers, teachers, dentists, etc. started their careers being "passionate" about their jobs, but after 5 or 10 years are no longer as passionate about what they do for a living ? I bet at least half of them are just going through the motions of earning a paycheck and can`t wait for the weekend or their next vacation.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    That's your first problem. If you don't have passion you going to either keep living off of other people or your going to be stuck at a 9 to 5 your entire life trading your time for money.

    It's called THE FACTS

    Making money online is so easy but only once you understand the formula and are willing to take the action to make it work. The problem I see is 90% of people have the incorrect mindset and simply pitch their affiliate links and get upset and blame everything else why they are not succeeding.

    Take responsibly and do what is necessary and then you can start to see results.

    Just to put it blunt for you and everybody else...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rhyattiv
    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    This is driving me crazy. The title might be a little dramatic, but I don't have any real passion for any products. I've made some sales in clickbank but I don't have direction.

    Some people like working out and maybe love a certain product they bought and they enjoy it. That just doesn't seem to apply to me. I'm not excited to try any new product, and I cannot think of anything that I'd "enjoy" writing about.

    The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online. While that has been said I get so demotivated, and if I reviewed any "money making methods" out there I'd just be lying to my audience. I can't really review any of those products, and that certainly is not fun for me because it isn't true for me.

    I might be rambling a bit but I want to do something but I just don't know where to turn anymore.
    If i were you, I would start a blog and youtube channel and focus on building an email list. Create videos about your journey in the world of internet marketing so far. You say that you have made some sales on Clickbank. Share what you did to get those sales. Also include videos on what you have tried that hasn't worked. This way your audience gets to experience your successes and failures as well. If you are getting down or feeling unmotivated, share why you feel that way and share what helped get you through that moment. ( I guarantee most if not all people who are internet marketers have been there too. Jim Rohn videos are great for motivation btw).
    What ever you decide to do, just don't stay stagnant. The best advice I got when I started trying to make money online was to realize that I am going to have failures along the way to success and embrace the challenge. The more you fail, the more you learn and ultimately the bigger your successes will be. This forum is an amazing resource. Just don't get caught up jumping from one shiny new wso to another.
    I apologize for the long winded reply.
    Best of luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author PharmaPunk
    I am in the same boat as you, OP; I don't really have any passions but video games, making money (which I'm trying right now but getting no results) and Steampunk. Video games seem too saturated and Steampunk is probably not profitable at all.


    It seems I don't have any profitable passions like fitness (I don't work out), dating (never been in a relationship and don't plan on it) or heath.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Silly, everyone has a passion in something. Your not trying hard enough. Dig deep and you will find your answer..
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  • Profile picture of the author toner789
    Selling something is not really needs that you have a passion on it, as long as you have a capital to do it, go...just do whatever you want to do , eventually you wouldn't notice that you love it already.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surge Calls
    Why don't you try creating your own product or service? Try to find a solution to a problem. A selfish mentally will not make money but solving a problem for someone or a company does because you are providing some value. Try to look for problems to solve.
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  • Profile picture of the author tinhsuccess101
    why not write about "How to love what you do"?
    maybe you can find your answer in the process!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rhadoo7
    There must be SOMETHING that you was ever passionate about. What do you usually do in your free time? Maybe you like cars...or books...or fishing or clubbing...or drinking beer

    Also try to remember what you were passionate about as a child, when making money was not a necessity for you. I'm sure you had some things you liked to do and some kind of job that you wanted to become "when you will grow up"
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Search a good niche and build a business on it <<< many marketers did that without passions

    However it's better a bit of search, find what you like to work for, and build a business on it
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  • Profile picture of the author oliver55
    Your Tolson is an problem that I think has affected many people who are new to this world, including me.
    my advice although trivial, is to study and research, but much.
    Unfortunately, anyone who tells you that it's easy to make money online, in my opinion wrong.
    Need lots of study and initial research, to me is the most important step.
    Search googletrend, visiting forums, guides, you'll see that you will find the right way, good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    You say:

    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online.
    I'm not sure I believe you. I have a hunch that what drives you at this point is the idea of having already made a lot of money online. Pretty common affliction.

    If you really want to make a lot of money online, you have to help a lot of people get something they want and are willing and able to pay for. You don't have to have a deep passion for a specific problem, you just have to connect people with solutions.

    Lots of possible business models out there besides reviewing 'how to make money' products. I've been on the commercial Internet pretty much since the beginning, and online services and bulletin boards before that. There are ways to make money that we never even imagined.

    Someone mentioned that the only thing they were passionate about was video games. Well, there are people out there, in large numbers, who spend hours watching videos of other people playing video games. And players who are cashing in on that desire by making the videos.

    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    I might be rambling a bit but I want to do something but I just don't know where to turn anymore.
    Start by waking up and paying attention to the world around you. Listen for the things people say they dislike, and see if there's a market for a solution. If so, is there a way you could provide that solution for a price?

    Don't just "think outside the box", pretend the damn thing isn't even there. You'll start coming up with ideas. Once you start, it will be hard to stop. Truth time, many of those ideas will be crap. So what? Keep at it. Keep matching problems and desires you see in other people and possible solutions.

    You will find an idea that fires your imagination.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dilip Mane
    Making efforts to make money is a dire need, be it making offline or online. If you have a passion for it then you stay focused and determined and that's good for you to move along your way. If you lack somewhere in that passion, then you ought to adapt it as soon as possible because money goes only to those people who have both a passion and a love for it.

    As far as selling is concerned, you either have to sell your own product or service or you have to sell someone else's product or service. Just focus on one thing initially and start taking right actions according to that thing but with a due mindset as well till you get a success that is sustaining one.

    Just make sure that whatever you decide to sell, there is a market for it and you can sustain with that market for a long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    The lack of follow up questions or any reaction from the OP leads me to believe that maybe he/she should focus on "couch potatoes" as a niche.

    I have no idea if he/she can find products to promote in this niche, but if not... maybe there is a wide open market that could be addressed by creating the appropriate products to fill that void.
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  • Profile picture of the author Verdatti
    I agree with some other posters, there has to be something you like! You know what you don't like, as you clearly shown when you mentioned the make money online niche. So, if you go to JVZOO or Clickbank marketplace and look to all the categories, you'll probably eliminate 90% of the categories there, and your preferred niche will probably appear in one of the few niches you can't say you don't like

    If you don't like that idea you might take a complete different approach: just follow the money.... Look to the most profitable niches and go with one of them. If it works out, you'll start loving the niche.

    Whatever you do just don't get stuck over there! Make a call and do it. If it doesn't work out you can always change to a different niche. If you think too much you probably won't execute.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
    I would say:

    First, do something that you are good at -- something that you are skilled or gifted at.

    After that, I would ask yourself: "What things in life do people often ask for my help with?" Starting a business doing what others are already asking you for help with is generally a good idea... especially if you are gifted in that area.
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    This is driving me crazy. The title might be a little dramatic, but I don't have any real passion for any products. I've made some sales in clickbank but I don't have direction.

    Some people like working out and maybe love a certain product they bought and they enjoy it. That just doesn't seem to apply to me. I'm not excited to try any new product, and I cannot think of anything that I'd "enjoy" writing about.

    The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online. While that has been said I get so demotivated, and if I reviewed any "money making methods" out there I'd just be lying to my audience. I can't really review any of those products, and that certainly is not fun for me because it isn't true for me.

    I might be rambling a bit but I want to do something but I just don't know where to turn anymore.
    Thanks OP and all responders. My new report, "How to Be Happy with Your Passionless Life" is almost complete.

    It is basically an 11 Step Program for "Passionless Anonymous"

    Holding first meeting soon.

    In a very flat, passionless voice; "Hello, my name is Gordon, I've been without passion for 23 months now."

    Group, sort of groaning/shrugging their response, "Hello Gordon".

    Passion is over rated, by those who have it. Most of us don't have great passion, barely muster enough energy for the daily mundane.

    But, you can still be happy, even successful, and do so without PASSION.

    In business, sometimes your passion can become your nightmare, you embrace the advice...

    do what you love...

    And then find yourself months later being miserable with taking care of the business you built around your passion. Then, when you hate your passion, the walls come tumbling down.

    So, OP and other passionless friends...

    Forget Passion.

    Best advice came from dear ol Mom, when she told me one day...

    "Son, get off your ass and go do something. DO anything."

    And Ma was right.

    Maybe, you will find something that ignites the fire, maybe you won't.

    And, at the very least, get my new report, and start your own Chapter of Passionless Anonymous, and send the collection/donation plate around at the meetings. (I hope to get a good deal on day old donuts for mine).

    How to Be Happy with Your Passionless Life? DO!

    gjabiz

    PS Reserve your territory for your chapter of PA, zip zones are going fast, yearly fees apply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Sometimes "passion" develops as you keep progressing. It's doesn't have to be something you immediately jump out of bed to do.

    Just something that you find interesting.

    HTH.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I have no true passion, what to sell?
    A service people need with recurring commissions...like web hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author tolson
    Thank you everyone for your input. I suppose I will just have to try a new niche out and see what happens. I just get demotivated because when I did that before I didn't have any success and it just felt like a big waste of time to me. Last time that happened to me I quit IM for about 3 years.

    I think I might try out a new niche. I enjoy websites like infowars.com which promote freedom, and who are pro constitution, etc.

    Only issue with that is the fact that there isn't as many people in that niche compared to making money/losing weight niche. I also believe it is much harder to sell people in some niches compared to others, which is a huge obstacle to overcome in of it's self.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by tolson View Post

      Only issue with that is the fact that there isn't as many people in that niche compared to making money/losing weight niche. I also believe it is much harder to sell people in some niches compared to others, which is a huge obstacle to overcome in of it's self.
      "Making money" and "losing weight" are not niches, they are huge markets with perhaps hundreds of smaller niches, and even more targeted sub niches. You aren't going to connect with everyone who wants to make money, nor everyone who wants to lose weight.

      Trying to go too broad is a big reason so many people think a group is harder to sell.

      That's the bad news.

      The good news is that you don't need to reach millions of people in broad markets to make a lot of money. Pick the right group, and having a few hundred avid fans can make you a lot more money than grabbing a minute or two from a million.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Originally Posted by tolson View Post

    This is driving me crazy. The title might be a little dramatic, but I don't have any real passion for any products. I've made some sales in clickbank but I don't have direction.

    Some people like working out and maybe love a certain product they bought and they enjoy it. That just doesn't seem to apply to me. I'm not excited to try any new product, and I cannot think of anything that I'd "enjoy" writing about.

    The only thing that has ever driven me is the possibility of making a lot of money online. While that has been said I get so demotivated, and if I reviewed any "money making methods" out there I'd just be lying to my audience. I can't really review any of those products, and that certainly is not fun for me because it isn't true for me.

    I might be rambling a bit but I want to do something but I just don't know where to turn anymore.
    How do you use clickbank? Do you have a blog??
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    Hi,


    Here is what you need to do:
    1. Just choose your interest for selecting a base topic for your blog.
    2. Google it out for finding the best blogs in that niche.
    3. Implement one on your own with loads of informative content.
    4. Apply for Google, Yahoo, and Amazon programs.
    5. Once you have thousands of monthly visitors to your blog, just relax.
    6. Keep posting content on a regular basis.


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  • Profile picture of the author Sempeneh
    if u push a little bit more

    u will find it for sure

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  • Yes, passion is important because it's going to help you enjoy what you do. But sometimes doing something you're not really passionate about can help you prepare for when you DO find something your are passionate about. Just think of your initial endeavors as learning experiences. By the time you start a business around something you love, you'll be smarter and better prepared for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author alex124
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    passion is quite important in life... just built the passion meanwhile the only thing that can motivet is to make money more and more
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