This is directed to the wonderful folks who post here and some of customers and friends who email me often with these questions:
"I'm totally confused, what do I do? Where do I start?" and so on... I hope this little post answers it for you, if you have any questions, please let me know
In my opinion there are only 3 real ways to make a full-time living online:
1) Affiliate Marketing - where you become an affiliate of a product and receive a commission for referring sales
2) Product Creation - where you are creating the product and are the vendor
3) Services (consulting, freelance work, graphics, offline consulting so on...)
Paid surveys will not make you a full-time living, "stuffing envelopes" will not even make you enough to survive, and most importantly, we all know that not doing anything will get us no where - you need to sell something and get yourself out there.
Online entrepreneurship is no different from a brick-and-mortar store only much easier, faster and low-cost to setup!
So why are you stuck?
The answer is simple, we all worry about what DIDN'T work rather than what WORKS and work it like there's no tomorrow!
It comes from the society and corporate culture where no body is willing to step up and take responsibility as the focus is always on "mistakes", "blame" and the "past" while it isn't about what works!
I recently had the opportunity to meet the CEO of a large corporation and I couldn't believe it, 90% of the stuff never gets done not because people don't have the "skills" or "knowledge" or desire....
It's simply the fact that most of us love to live in the past and not step up to the plate and take responsibility as they are afraid of the consequences!
Most people label perfectionism as a "great" thing but perfectionism is useless if you never really accomplish or complete anything.
For example, if Steve Jobs sat there being a perfectionist he would have never launched the iPhone as the first model had quite a few bugs. Even today, there is a huge room for improvement with the iPhone.
Here's a quote that I have on my wall and I think it might help you as well:
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely..." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are here to help you! I always ask questions and seek answers if I get stuck at something, there's nothing wrong with it. But I get the answer I seek when I'm looking for a specific answer.
It's similar to having a grocery list before you go shopping, if you go there without knowing what to buy, often times you will end up getting stuff that you don't need and forget the important stuff that you do need! (I can't remember the number of times I've done this!)
So there, you were given 3 methods that are proven to make money online. Now what are you waiting for? Pick one that suits you and learn as much as possible on those three and do something! Better yet, try to incorporate all 3 models into your business
Ask people questions if you are having trouble, but don't sit there being overwhelmed, there are a probably a million and one ways to make money online but it all boils down to the 3 I stated as above.
Tomorrow is a new day - live it!