But now I have a wonderful girlfriend who is very into it so I decided to take the time out to write this post.
There's nothing to buy and I'm not pitching anything.
I just want to discuss a problem I see almost all the internet newbies making, and it's going to destroy your success.
See, the problem is people are asking, "How can I make money?"
What they should be asking is, "How can I help people?"
Don't get me wrong... money is important. And it's a vital part of any business plan to figure out how you get paid. We're not doing this for our health, after all.
But here's the secret...
When you figure out how to solve a massive problem, people will pay you money for that solution.
Think about ANY successful business you know. They offer VALUE. That's how they stand the test of time.
Sure, you can make crappy Adsense websites and make a few bucks. But eventually they'll be gone because you didn't contribute anything. You looked at it strictly on "how can this benefit me", not "how can I help others and get paid for it".
Ask yourself what you can offer to other people that's valuable. And if you don't have anything, then you shouldn't be in business.
Even top affiliates need something valuable to offer their subscribers. It can be as simple as trusted reviews, free advice from a credible source, or helping save time by consolidating review scores. But they all offer something of value (at least the successful ones do).
You need to ask yourself, "What am I offering my subscribers that they can't get anywhere else? How is my experience superior to my competitors?"
Once you can do that, the selling falls into place. All you need to do is let people know what you're offering.
I've seen so many WSOs lately where the creator hasn't made jack. The section's half full of BS offers from wannabes. People are selling info on how to make your first dollar selling WSOs.
(Yeah, some WSOs are great. I'm not talking about those, obviously.)
It all comes back to value.
Provide people with an amazing product, service, or experience. Put in the hard yards to create something amazing, and it is ridiculously easy to be successful.
But you have to focus on how YOU can provide VALUE. Not how you can make money.
Adsense, article marketing, CPA, PPC, etc... these are all just methods. And the methods should only be considered once you have a clear idea of a valuable product/service/experience.
No one wants to buy an ebook on making money online by some broke dude. Even the guys who specialize in publishing like D.C. Fawcett make sure they grab experts who are among the best in their field. D.C. may not know a lot about say golf, but if he puts out a golf product he gets the best damn golfer he can find to put the product together.
Obviously there's more to being successful than just this. But every single successful entrepreneur who has my success is a Nazi about product quality. They need to deliver multiple times the value.
Now, you can go to a book store and buy stuff from world-renowned authors for $20. So you better make sure your $97 ebook has at least 5x the value they offer.
Remember... it's about providing VALUE. Do that, and everything else becomes so much easier.