"I want to learn how to make money without any stress."

by ShayB
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Hello, Warriors!

I run several online and offline groups for moms who want to learn how to make money from home and for those who want to network with each other.

When someone applies to join the group, they have to give a reason why they want to join. (Prevents bots from joining.)

Here is the explanation I received from someone today:

"I want to join the group so I can learn how to make money from home without any stress." :confused:

Now, I accepted the person (because the only reason I have them give a reason really is to prevent automatic signups), but it got me thinking....

Is making money online ever free of stress?

Is it stressful in the beginning?

Is this person displaying the wrong point of view right off the bat?

Is this POV going to hamper her success?

I would love to hear opinions on this. Is this the attitude of lots of people looking to make money online?
  • Profile picture of the author LB
    It's funny...when you start out there is the frustration of multiple failures and not having money to pay your bills, etc. Certainly stressful.

    Success however, brings its own stress level that I have to admit I was not fully prepared for. Customer service, accountants, lawyers, technical concerns, contractors/employees and on and on.

    I'll still take success though.

    In short, there is always going to be a certain amount of stress present.

    If you find the magical money button that creates profit without any stress...press it a few times for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
    Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

    Hello, Warriors!

    Is making money online ever free of stress?

    Is it stressful in the beginning?

    Is this person displaying the wrong point of view right off the bat?

    Is this POV going to hamper her success?
    You've asked some very fundamental questions, here's my take...

    1. Yes it can be, very much so.

    2. It usually is if you don't have a clue what you're doing, what your real goals are, etc.

    3. No, in fact I'd say she has the right thinking cap on, unless she's just lazy she's thinking the right way which is, how do I get those proven techniques that won't have me breaking my back and wasting money, after all that's what it's all about right? So she's on point

    4. No way unless like I said she's just a lazy person looking for unjustified short cuts. If instead she's ready to implement great advice that will ensure she cuts out a lot of the stressful journey even if it means spending a little more than she'd anticipated or inputting a little extra elbow grease at first, she's not hampering herself at all thinking that way.

    If more people thought like this with the positive mindset to get to the top by doing things ethically and the best way etc, there would be far less crash and burn stories.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author jtgill
    I think for a lot of people they do have the attitude of thinking that they are going to live life on easy street with their home business.
    If this is the case with this person they will need someone to set them straight and show them the true reality of this business quickly or they will definitely become frustrated and headed down a long hard road which ultimately can lead to giving up.

    Since you mentioned this is a group for moms though, I'm wondering if she is talking about having a job where she does not have to go through the stress of working outside the home and come home at the end of the day and have to do all her jobs at home too. Just a thought.

    Either way, she probably, like most people, doesn't really know what all is involved with running a home business and will probably need a lot of guidance.

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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by jtgill View Post

      Since you mentioned this is a group for moms though, I'm wondering if she is talking about having a job where she does not have to go through the stress of working outside the home and come home at the end of the day and have to do all her jobs at home too. Just a thought.

      Jason
      You know, I never thought of it that way. (I love discussions on here!)

      Thank you for the insight. I have the feeling you hit the nail on the head.
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  • Profile picture of the author hollierae
    I agree with the above poster in that it is all in the attitude of the person. I have found that working online is less stressful in that I am working for myself and not reporting to anyone (except my husband), but the stress comes in the fact that your income is not guaranteed as it is in a 9 to 5 job.

    But I just love the fact that I wake up everyday and my income for that day is unlimited!!
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

        Gee, I haven't even figured out how to live life without any stress, let alone make money without it.

        I think when you hit the point that there is no stress, you've likely stopped breathing.

        Shay, can you share a link to the best online group? PM is fine if you don't want to post it here but it sounds interesting.

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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Hey Shay,


          I think the answer to the question is a very generic one.

          Whether you can make money without getting stressed is not about making money - it's about how you handle stress.


          It took me over 30 years to work out how to not have stress in my life - and the solution was not about changing things in my life -it was about how I see things and react to them.

          I can say I rarely get stressed now - whatever is happening, so obviously that applies to making money too.

          In fact, I love the things I do that make money so they're rarely involved in causing me stress.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
            Hi Shay

            I think there are stressful people and there are people who are not overly troubled by stress, no matter what is or isn't going on in their lives.

            I would say that most people come online wanting a stressless life and that's why everyone is looking to set everything on auto-pilot, the famous 'set it and forget it' mantra.

            How many people manage this? Not many I would've thought.

            Will it hamper her journey to success? Well I think it depends on who she is.
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            • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
              Originally Posted by Jenni Mac View Post

              Hi Shay

              I think there are stressful people and there are people who are not overly troubled by stress, no matter what is or isn't going on in their lives.

              I would say that most people come online wanting a stressless life and that's why everyone is looking to set everything on auto-pilot, the famous 'set it and forget it' mantra.

              How many people manage this? Not many I would've thought.

              Will it hamper her journey to success? Well I think it depends on who she is.

              That also depends on what you mean by success - making great money but being stressed is not my idea of success. This is the same as being happy - you can do be happy no matter what, so making money has no relation to whether you can be happy or not.

              Therefore - of course you can make money without stress - it's YOU that controls the stress, the money is unrelated.
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              • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
                Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

                That also depends on what you mean by success - making great money but being stressed is not my idea of success. This is the same as being happy - you can do be happy no matter what, so making money has no relation to whether you can be happy or not.

                Therefore - of course you can make money without stress - it's YOU that controls the stress, the money is unrelated.
                Andy,
                That's a great post and one I personally agree with. Interesting that some very wealthy people still have stressful lives though. I watched the program about Peter Jones (of Dragon's Den fame) and his wife admitting he gets stressed out a lot with him working 17-18 hour days usually 6-7 days a week and rarely sees his young kids. Kinda sad for a guy worth £300m odd I thought! I'd sell up and chill out if I had his money but that's me.

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                • Profile picture of the author ChristineC
                  Originally Posted by Richard Tunnah View Post

                  Andy,
                  Interesting that some very wealthy people still have stressful lives though.
                  That reminded me of a past client of mine (when I was a massage therapist) who had come by a decent amount of money by dint of hard work and being in the right place at the right (legislation in the oil industry) time. He said (as he was getting his massage) "having money isn't everything, but it sure is relaxing" I'd kinda like that life and outlook!

                  Shay - my take on her sign up answer is that she is looking for a way to balance work/mom life, and that she perceives that this will be a lot less stressful than being a "go-to-work" mom, with all the challenges of getting-everything-done time management, sick kid stress etc...

                  Do you try to quantify the answers at all? Do they fall into specific groups?

                  I hope she has taken account of the fact that if she is expecting 9-5 income immediately-then she may have chosen the wrong field ...and that would likely be stressful! It's very easy to be seduced by all the squeeze pages and success stories.

                  There's another was to interpret her answer as well - she said "so I can learn to make money from home without any stress" and we're all interpreting it as "so I can make money from home without any stress." She might really intend to focus on learning the process in the most stress free way possible, rather than execution ....

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    • Profile picture of the author sap147
      Originally Posted by hollierae View Post

      ...but the stress comes in the fact that your income is not guaranteed as it is in a 9 to 5 job.
      While I am a noob, I would have to dis-agree with that comment. Yes, it is certainly TRUE in the beginning, but I am sure the people who have been doing this long enough can guarantee that they WILL make money everyday, while it wont be the same everyday, it will be a substantial amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author crazyfish22
    Being a mom is stressful enough, starting a new business (offline or offline) can bring on another set of stressful conditions.

    She'll probably learn about the challenges involved in making money from home and how to deal with them through advice from you and your group members.

    Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

    Is this the attitude of lots of people looking to make money online?
    Seems like it. I've met many people who think setting up a successful/lucrative Internet-based business is a piece of cake. They believe they can make tons of money online very quickly with hardly any effort at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hi Shay,

    I think the answer is going to vary from person to person. In order to give an honest answer, you'd need to know the person really well I think.

    From my point of view, working from home and having my own business is a lot less stress than working a job.

    But on the other hand, I have buddies who are literally terrified at the sheer idea of having to make money under their own steam.

    I guess the question is too subjective to answer thoroughly, but I think Andy up there ^^ raises a good point. Ultimately it's up to us to control the stress in our life.

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    • Profile picture of the author youallnome
      Nothing worth having ever comes without stress or disappointment of some degree!

      I think part of the main reason people say stress free is based on all the junk flying around in cyberspace, especially with the get rich quick brigade. I also agree that stress free could also mean not having to work in the real world with real products.

      Most people are now willing to believe that there is a good future to be had by working from home. Whether they think it will always be stress free will depend on there business experience.

      It would make sense to enlighten your members and share the reality of an internet business. With something as valuable and and as shiny as a successful internet business, there has to be ups and downs.

      And most honest people would admit to it being stressful (or at least frustrating) at the beginning, as a newcomer. The perfect answer would be for you to offer these new members a free report:

      "How to Make Your Internet Business Successful And Completely Stress Free!
      "
      or something along those lines.

      More people would succeed much quicker, with a lot less stress if they knew the basic skills of internet success, in stead of buying loads of "get rich the easy way" eBooks.

      Once you realise you have to pick a skill and stick with it, rather than trying anything, the sooner you become stress free- er. But can it always be completely stress free? I think not, not all the time!

      Great post!
      Wishing you the very best of success.

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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by youallnome View Post

        Nothing worth having ever comes without stress or disappointment of some degree!


        Once you realise you have to pick a skill and stick with it, rather than trying anything, the sooner you become stress free- er.
        Or that you don't need any skills except to spot hungry people and present them with what they want. (everything else can be done for you)
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  • Profile picture of the author Magentaz
    Hi Shay,

    I think many people feel stress at first, but we can handle the stress after our efforts is working.. As a friend, I wish you luck in whatever you do, don't give up! Be focus!
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  • Profile picture of the author TerrieS
    I can relate well to what the mom is saying. I've been designing websites for people for ten years as a self-taught stay-at-home mom, in addition to doing event videography. Then I moved from Tennessee to Minnesota to remarry and left all of my clients behind.

    I decided last fall that it was time to start doing something that I could really make some money at. I've been learning about internet marketing and finally have a decent grasp on the terminology and different methods available. I jumped in to many lists because I am one of those people who like to study (to death!) my options.

    Did you guys know that there are at least 85,270 ways to make money online out there? Talk about stress!

    Now I am at the point that I have to take action. I like the Offline marketing option, but even in that there are so many WSO's, reports, forums, gurus, and ways to get started that it's stressful for me to get moving. I know that any number of methods will work, so doubt is not my problem. I want to find something that I will enjoy and that will make good money. I've always had a difficult time charging people. I guess that comes from my "I would never pay someone to do that--I would just do it myself" attitude.

    Next week my children have the week off from school and my husband will be home to take care of them. I am going to spend the week talking to small business owners. I have until then to figure out my game plan. I need to figure out what exactly I am going to offer and how much I am going to charge.

    I've read so many helpful comments and suggestions from people, so now I just need to get moving!
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      Terries made mention of 85,270 ways to make money online. Of these, I ask of her to please write an article, a hub or a blog on the most effective of the 85,270 ways. Just one online business for the sake of me and others as well who came late in life to the internet online business. If ever she'll heed this request I want to extend her a million thanks and to notify me. For fellow warriors & dear readers who are truly desirous, please claim your money in the internet. How? Just email me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davion Wong
    If you are into IM just to make money, yes, it can get stressful!

    But if you do it out of passion and interest, making money being secondary, it need not be that stressful but enjoyable instead.

    For me, I love what I am doing which is why I never regretted quitting corporate life 8 months ago for the one I am leading now.
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    • Profile picture of the author cncbuss
      Originally Posted by Davion Wong View Post

      If you are into IM just to make money, yes, it can get stressful!

      But if you do it out of passion and interest, making money being secondary, it need not be that stressful but enjoyable instead.

      For me, I love what I am doing which is why I never regretted quitting corporate life 8 months ago for the one I am leading now.
      Davion,

      I Could not have said it better myself. I believe that is why most people start in marketing ventures and quit while they're still learning the ropes. This is like a game and you've got to learn the rules and get a strategy before you can win.
      Any program that offers Quick Payout with little or no effort (which they all do) is sure to let any newbie down once they begin learning the tactics.
      But Persistence, I believe, pays off. Most systems will work if you really stick to the program and work at them long enough.

      Glad to hear that you are so passionate about what you are doing after getting out of the Rat Race. Keep it up and best of fortunes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Shay,

    It doesn't matter if she works online or offline. If she's not working on something that feeds her passion, she's going to get stressed. Working toward your passion can very well lessen the stress.

    On the other hand, some people are just more prone to being stressed than others. And on the contrary, some people can handle any situation as smooth as a jay bird.

    She might need to do some work on her inner being before searching for an outer presence to correct something that may be caused from an internal stimulation.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
      Originally Posted by TerrieS View Post

      Did you guys know that there are at least 85,270 ways to make money online out there?
      85,270 ways to make money online?

      Originally Posted by mhuktar View Post

      bet on the lotto thats not stressful
      You ever placed a serious bet before? The stress level can kill
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Hey Shay,

    Maybe she means something that she can do part time online and not have it add to her offline stress.

    As far as having and running a stress free business I think if you are passionate about it and love the "work" then the normal stress does not turn into a big deal.

    For instance when you start your Star Trek Center For All Things Trekkie ( Still waiting for my Spock bobblehead by the way) your stress level will not be the same as the woman who hates her niche.

    People who "do what they love" do find sometimes that the money will follow because they work longer and harder because it is not "work".

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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Perhaps she meant the stress of finding reliable childcare that was affordable enough to justify working outside the home. Or perhaps she meant the stress of leaving small children with strangers at any price - the idea of other people looking after my kids when they were tiny was enough of a driving force in itself to get me working from home.
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      • Profile picture of the author delac23
        Personally I think it's possible to make money stress free.

        But I don't agree to the point that you need to take BIG RISKS in order to succeed as some Warriors have pointed out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
    Hi Shay:

    Hope you are well today. You bring up a question that can be answered with more questions!

    While most people can get stressed fairly easily many find even with the learning curve a home based business (this covers Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Copyrighting, etc) is a stress reliever. Why? All of a sudden you don't have the traffic and the projects you are taking on are your decision and not being delegated. You have removed office politics and being penalized if one or members of the staff didn't perform the proper work load.

    Have a great day!
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  • Profile picture of the author L.G. Carter
    I never in my life was so frustrated and stressed like when i started my "make money from home" journey. Tell her that "without stress" part will come, but no as soon as she imagine.

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  • Profile picture of the author alshir827
    Stress can be due to struggling to make end meet each month. Prioritise your needs, drop those secondary ones ... and you will find yourself have less commitments, and "lighter" in some ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author snewbie
    Stress: I think it all depends on how broke you are when you begin your at-home job (just-over-broke)!

    I like to focus on the positive things in life, like getting a good night's sleep, enjoying a piece of chocolate, or sharing a smile!
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  • Profile picture of the author ragstworiches
    Hi,

    The most stressful thing I find about working is when things don't go smoothly, to take the stress out of work it is simply a case of organising your time, having realistic goals and prioritising your work.

    Certain levels of stress are acceptable and are needed to ensure you actually have a motivation to work, but when stress caused by a job starts to affect other areas of your life you have a problem.

    Who wants to be a millionaire, if your on your laptop 16 hours a day? Not me. I work a civalised 10-6 online monday - friday. If there is extra work on I will sometimes work online, but if you are smart enough about what you do, you shouldn't find any need to work above 40 hours a week.

    If some people on here are having a stress free life and making £1000s doing a couple of hours a day I applaud you, it is the position I want to reach.

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    Money always releases stress whatever the source is?
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  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Shay, who wouldn't want to make stress free money online...

    But as everything else in life it depends on the person stress levels
    or what they can cope with...

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    • Profile picture of the author snewbie
      I think people glamorize every business opportunity to make it look like a piece of cake....or chocolate. I have had lots of experiences where gurus simply oversimplify things to get you to come on board. Thank you for asking the question. You may have to "coach" her into reality. Life is not a bowl of cherries.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
        Originally Posted by snewbie View Post

        I think people glamorize every business opportunity to make it look like a piece of cake....or chocolate. I have had lots of experiences where gurus simply oversimplify things to get you to come on board. Thank you for asking the question. You may have to "coach" her into reality. Life is not a bowl of cherries.
        EXCELLENT observation! You hit the nail on the head.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
    OP, I think it comes down to what you find stressful. One person might find going to work a job each day stressful; another might find working at home without direction or a safety net stressful.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Shay, take a look at the circumstances when she joined. One of the biggest sources of stress for many people is not having someone to turn to when there are problems. Another, related source is not knowing where to turn.

      I think she may be trying to lessen both of those sources by joining a group of like-minded people with similar ambitions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Flyinghigh
    I don't think earning money online is EVER stress free.
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    • Profile picture of the author ERPLeadsWriter
      Originally Posted by Flyinghigh View Post

      I don't think earning money online is EVER stress free.
      You can't earn money stress free, period.

      Heck if life was meant to be stress free, then we'd all still be in Eden.
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    I don't think making money of any kind will ever come without stress of some kind. But, as far as it being stress free I'd guess that would depend on how well you deal with challenges and if you actually enjoy doing what you're doing. Doing IM would probably be less stressful then dealing with 3 kids running around the house but may be stressful if you don't really have any idea what you're doing and just piss your money away on paid traffic. So at the end of the day it's going to be somewhat stressful whether you're making a load of cash or not it just depends on what level you will be affected by what challenges.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    My suggestion, learn IM, and use EFT (emofree.com) to remove any stress from that and everything else in your life

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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    From that, I would gather that she's already made a few attempts to make money, but so far has been unsuccessful. Flip-flopping around from method to method when you don't see success right away, enforcing ideas of "What the hell am I doing" and "Can I really do this?"

    Of course, asking your mind both these questions is detrimental - you're telling your unconscious mind that you don't really believe in yourself. Those dwindling attempts seem to only reinforce that.

    I can see where she's coming from... setting your own hours, working by YOUR means, making money according to YOU - considering how most of us were socially conditioned into answering to someone else in order to put food on the table, yes, that IS stressful. Should you succeed, it is, potentially, an entirely new reality. Fear of failure is one thing, but fear of success is just as real as well.

    The familiar vs fear of the unknown. I think everybody contends with that to some degree at some point in their lives.

    Working through that fear, however, is an act of will...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Since this thread is almost 3 years old - would be interesting to hear Shay tell what the end results were for that person.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Since this thread is almost 3 years old - would be interesting to hear Shay tell what the end results were for that person.
        Aw, geez, they got me again...

        But you are right. Shay, you out there?
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Since this thread is almost 3 years old - would be interesting to hear Shay tell what the end results were for that person.
        I have to say that it's always interesting to me when an old thread of mine is resurrected.

        Things have changed so much in the last 3+ years! But they remind me of what things were like when I started.

        The update to this thread is that the stress the lady was talking about was a couple of different things, actually.

        1. She had tried several work at home businesses that really weren't work from home - she had to go out and conduct parties, go to meetings, etc. Because she was a mom and she had small children, these expectations were stressful for her because she had to arrange childcare and it also created friction with her spouse.

        2. She had also been involved with work at home businesses that had quotas every month for purchases and also charged for sales aids, meetings, etc. This also caused stress because she had products that were accumulating, the expense was causing some stress on her budget, and this was also creating stress with her spouse.

        While I have not spoken with her in quite some time, after I found these things out I was able to steer her in the direction of something she could do from home - completely from home, without having to go to meetings and such - and she did not have any kind of monthly expenditures for products/meetings/etc.

        Last I heard she was having some success with what she was doing and did not consider her choice for working at home to be stressful.

        Thank you for reviving this thread! Glad I could provide an update.
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      • Profile picture of the author firzmotion
        very old thread. I hope the thread starter can come back and share her experience right now hehe
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
          Originally Posted by firzmotion View Post

          very old thread. I hope the thread starter can come back and share her experience right now hehe
          Hi firzmotion,

          FYI: the OP has already done it that you miss. Please, return to the #58 post on this page. You can read her experience there.

          Best,

          Sandor
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  • Profile picture of the author jardi
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    when you begin in this money making world the stress become part of your life (in my opinion) and when she puted with out stress i think she meant an autopilot system! i guess, but the best answer you can give to her is that: internet marketing is a very difficult world and with out work you won't succeed there are some methods that dont need so much time... but it all needs at least a few minutes...

    with out stress? just be simple and tell her to use Fiverr - Hire people to do things for $5

    wish you good luck with your page! :p
    regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author cherchar
    I think the more knowledge you have about your business, the more you feel at ease and stress free - things just run more smoothly
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  • Profile picture of the author jmdw99
    Making money from home essentially means having your own business. That means you are in charge of EVERYTHING. Even when you pass a monetary threshold, and can outsource, managing a staff adds a whole new level of responsibility. I think the new member of your group is in for a world of disappointment.
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      Aw, geez, they got me again.
      Bazinga!

      John - these days you almost have to check carefully if you don't know the person who responded just before you did. It's a jungle in here.
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    • Profile picture of the author mimi k
      Originally Posted by jmdw99 View Post

      Making money from home essentially means having your own business. That means you are in charge of EVERYTHING. Even when you pass a monetary threshold, and can outsource, managing a staff adds a whole new level of responsibility. I think the new member of your group is in for a world of disappointment.
      I have to agree that I think most noobs quit because they are not looking at this as a business- they see the 'Make 100K in 1 Hour' stories and do not realize that there is definitely a learning curve to this business. I hope you are able to let her know that so she doesn't end up in the 98% that end up quitting and not reaching success.
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  • Profile picture of the author DANNYRAMPLING
    Being organised reduces stress there is not one business in the world where making money has no stress associated with .keep calm focus get up and go for a walk if it gets too much and most of all enjoy the journey .
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    You know what I have learned in my 47 years on this planet is this.
    The grass is always greener on the other side. Watch your step though because the brown spots have moved.
    No stress is everywhere, being poor causes stress and having money causes stress. I have four monthly paid virtual workers, you don't think they stress me out?
    Stress is a part of life and we wouldn't know what to do without it.
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  • Profile picture of the author deefondee
    Stress is self applied. I know many don't agree with this but i've been convinced by several knowledgeable folks of two things........1 there is no such thing as zero stress, and if fact it would not be good for us. Stress needs to be controlled. 2 ALL long term stress is self inflicted, and it can be lowered by some effort.
    So, there will be some, just keep it at a non-dangerous level
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  • Profile picture of the author Hooker
    Hopefully she isn't referring to stress as being the the amount of work required to be successful online, because I think most would agree it's a TON of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author kea55
    I think it depends on the type of person you are. Some people get stressed easily. Some people never get stressed.
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    • Profile picture of the author ERPLeadsWriter
      Originally Posted by kea55 View Post

      I think it depends on the type of person you are. Some people get stressed easily. Some people never get stressed.
      I highly doubt that. Everyone gets stressed. It's part of human nature. Even people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or even the Pope, and the Dalai Lama are capable of feeling the burdens of their positions no matter how much importance they hold. Just because you don't see them losing it doesn't mean they don't have the capacity to feel worn out after a day's work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Baker
    I think its impossible to do a business without stress.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
      Hi Matt,

      You're right. Without stress, you are not pushing yourself hard or making any progress. (Serious progress).

      Until you feel stress in your online business, then you know you're not heading anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

    Hello, Warriors!

    I run several online and offline groups for moms who want to learn how to make money from home and for those who want to network with each other.

    When someone applies to join the group, they have to give a reason why they want to join. (Prevents bots from joining.)

    Here is the explanation I received from someone today:

    "I want to join the group so I can learn how to make money from home without any stress." :confused:

    Now, I accepted the person (because the only reason I have them give a reason really is to prevent automatic signups), but it got me thinking....

    Is making money online ever free of stress?

    Is it stressful in the beginning?

    Is this person displaying the wrong point of view right off the bat?

    Is this POV going to hamper her success?

    I would love to hear opinions on this. Is this the attitude of lots of people looking to make money online?

    Making money online is a business. As with any business out there, there will always be stress.

    Stress could arise from your ranks dropping, your servers crashing, to even your computer not starting up.

    I believe this person had the wrong mentality. She had the mentality that IMing is an easy way to create thousands of dollars with a push of a button.

    Finally yes that kind of think will hamper her success. Once she starts thinking like a SEO she will start making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    Well my thought is -the making money online world is full of stress! I know maybe your new group mate is excited of the fact of no boss, make your own pay check type of idea. But you must let her face the reality now. Making money online does involve stress, effort and patience for results.

    Ryuchi
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  • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
    In my opinion and in my experience - Learn first the Stress management then Start earning Money Online.
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  • Profile picture of the author oddoc1988
    I personally believe that anything and everything can be stress free as long as you can harness the stress and use it for good. For instance I took up shaolin kungfu for a number of years and they always preach "stress is good for the body as it heightens the level of awareness" now fortunantly kung fu is nothing compared to marketing (well at times it can be) but using your stress to better yourself in any area of your life is to truly be "stress free"
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreasJacobsen
    Hmm.. making money online is a business as everything else, and it is a bumpy road. Stress free? Depends on the individual I guess

    But it is a business, not a hobby
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  • Profile picture of the author cjp231
    I don't know that you can...if by eliminating stress you meant that you want to learn how to make money without hard work.
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    For me, all the successes that I have so far involves some form of stress. And the bigger the reward/result, the more stress it involves.

    Doing and learning something new like make money involves some effort and unknown, so naturally stress is inevitable esp. as it adds to whatever current workload we have. If there's no stress, you are probably just learning/reading and not doing (taking action, hitting road bumps etc.). My 2 cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    I can honestly say that my online business is completely stress-free and has been for the last 5 years. I attribute it to a few things:

    1) I have a full-time job, so I don’t rely on it for income.
    2) Since I don’t rely on it for income, I put the systems in place to handle most things without me. That means I go on vacations and don’t worry about whether or not emails are getting answered or things are getting done.
    3) Problems are easier to solve in this business. If you make a big error at a large company, most times you can’t eat the cost. At my company, I aim to make the customer happy. So if I really screwed up, I just let them keep the product and refund the money..maybe throw something extra in if I really screw up. I have over 70K small customers, instead of a few big ones.

    I think the dependence on a job is stressful, because you can’t afford to make big mistakes. I’ve found that online income even makes a daytime job less stressfull.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    I don't think that there's no stress when it comes in working esp. if the things you planned so well didn't go as what you expected. Thus, let's face it that it's part. You will be in rough time sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author patselby
    Someone accused me of being in a get rich quick scheme because I make money online. It was the longest get rich scheme in history.

    Making money online is a business with a learning curve. It is worth it but the stress when you begin...................well we all know! If you are determined, the life style is worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      I appreciate the comments!

      As I stated before in my follow-up, the lady asking the question was looking for a way to work from home that would be free of certain kinds of stress, not necessarily free from all stress.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Everything has a stress, even not doing anything the whole day can give you a lot of stress more than starting business online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    First get into the right mindset of setting up an actual business. Once you do that and admit the fact you will have to work, you'll get success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sara Nightingale
    People think that there is some get rich quick scheme waiting around the bend, and boy wouldn't that be nice ;-) Any one that knows anything about working online knows that there is a level of stress to it, it's a different kind of challenge, though it is a great sense of accomplishment. In my personal opinion, the freedom from working at home and being in my "arena" all day is well worth it. It takes work and perseverance, but it pays off!
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    • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
      I think you have to utilize systems that eliminate stress such as outsourcing, help desks, faqs and things i'm not aware of even. If you're just starting out face it you'll be stressed. But if you have the entrepreneur spirit you can whether it. There's no way around it.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Learning to make money online takes you a lot of time to master everything. Stress is already a part of it, but you can easily relieve it with anti-stress vitamins or capsules, or even take a break for yourself at least an hour or two.
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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    At the beginning, there will be some or lots of stress depends on individual.

    Once you start getting some consistent income, less stress & more happiness.

    This is my personal experience :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenlogos
    Making money without stress or ambition from home is simply impossible in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author richrowley
    Working at home does reduce the amount of stress you may experience. But it is a challenge.

    As long as she doesn't confuse stress with a challenge then it may work out for her.
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