I am an ex coal miner. I used to go to work underground every day. Every morning at 4:30 I would wake up and get in an elevator shaft with the rest of the crew and go straight down into the mountain to make $32 an hr.
I will admit, I was making great money. I wasn't even thinking about blogging or the internet...actually, I come from a place where the internet is something foreign and unused. So I definitely wasn't thinking about making money on the internet two years ago.
However, one day I was unexpectedly ran over by a 20 ton piece of mining equipment permenately sheering my leg off at the kneecap.(Now I have a terminator leg)
Losing my job and needing money, I turned to the internet. I knew that people made money online with blogs, and they never worked hard, and it was made pretty fast, so that was the choice that I made...I wanted to be a blogger!
6 months later, I hadn't made a dime. But two years have passed, I have found my niche(building blogs and reselling them for a profit).
I wrote this post to encourage anyone who is starting a website for the first time. When I first talked to John Chow, he guided me with this little bit of info. He told me that it took 8 months before he made a single penny online. Now he makes over $40,000 per month.
Setting up a website to make money will take some time and patience. However, time is on your side. Google rewards your site for its age and the time that it has been online.
Coming from the coal mines to having John Chow's cell phone number saved in my list of contacts is a pretty far jump from where I started. If I can do this, anyone can do this. I'm not going to tell you that you need to build links, buy article spinners, or some trick to do SEO on your site.
What I will tell you is this: There is a LOT of information to process. You will find that there are many things to do in order to get recognized to where you want to be on the search engines. Slow and steady wins the race. Think about where you are putting your URL, and if I could tell you one thing: When you blog, blog for the visitor and not for Google. Your reader is the most important part of your blog or website. These are the people that will be clicking that Buy Now button on your site, not Google.
The message is this: Don't give up. When someone tells you that you can be making $1000 per day with a certain product, be wary of it. If it sounds too good to be true, guess what?? There are plenty of people that have been doing this far longer than I have and can guide you in the right direction. Pick a great mentor like I did in John Chow, and let them share their secrets with you...but don't give up. It will happen for you!!