What are the best lessons you learned from making money online?

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Being years in IM, some has already spent almost a decade in IM. What are the most valuable lessons you learned from making money online that you really hold onto?

I can sum it up to five:

DISCIPLINE - Choosing between what you want now and what you want most. I chose what I want most - Earning a living for my family.

FOCUS - Setting up time on when and how to do things right. All at the right time.

PATIENCE
- I failed so many times. But patience really pays off. Pays off really really well.

COURAGE - Do not be afraid of trying new things. Expand, grow and learn.

PERSISTENCE - Be persistent, be of good heart. Do not let your disappointments pull you back. Just keep on moving forward.

CREATIVITY - Always think of new ways to serve your customers. Be creative, be innovative.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP
- Learn to build their trust VIRTUALLY. It is hard to earn someone's trust online, but when you get one hold onto it. You are not just getting "customers", you are meeting new friends.

How about yours?

-Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
    I've learned to listen to everyone, follow few and prove it to myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malteaser
    1) Over-deliver to my customers even after sales in order to have repeat sales.
    2) Stretch out of your comfort.
    3) Focus on providing solutions to people and not on the sales; the sales will follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Must have clear GOAL and when reach it. Without the targeted goals, why do you get involved into an online business?
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  • Profile picture of the author adrenalinfeed
    Everything takes time! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    Focus focus focus. Have strong faith in your program. Of course you must have first certified that it's a credible program. Just keep at it... and you'll get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author KattyHowells
    I've learned that strategy is everything and that luckily, the web is full of resources for everyone willing to search them.
    But most importantly, I've discovered that this is a field where learning never ceases - you need to stay up to date with everything that moves around you, including your direct competitors.

    Plus, I've discovered I love being challenged and IM is a full time challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author beetwist96
    All is important but i think CREATIVITY is my best lesson
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  • Profile picture of the author projecz
    Diversify your income streams.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maisyboo1
    Originally Posted by AaronHarris View Post

    Being years in IM, some has already spent almost a decade in IM. What are the most valuable lessons you learned from making money online that you really hold onto?

    I can sum it up to five:

    DISCIPLINE - Choosing between what you want now and what you want most. I chose what I want most - Earning a living for my family.

    FOCUS - Setting up time on when and how to do things right. All at the right time.

    PATIENCE
    - I failed so many times. But patience really pays off. Pays off really really well.

    COURAGE - Do not be afraid of trying new things. Expand, grow and learn.

    PERSISTENCE - Be persistent, be of good heart. Do not let your disappointments pull you back. Just keep on moving forward.

    CREATIVITY - Always think of new ways to serve your customers. Be creative, be innovative.

    CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP
    - Learn to build their trust VIRTUALLY. It is hard to earn someone's trust online, but when you get one hold onto it. You are not just getting "customers", you are meeting new friends.

    How about yours?

    -Aaron
    Hey Aaron, Wonderfully put! Just starting out, so it's great to hear everyones insights. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eyonathan
    Most important thing I learned is about building relationship with your readers.
    Most marketers make a mistake of just promoting their products without thinking from the shoes of the readers.
    Building relationship and trust with your reader will help establish your reputation as a leader and a mentor in your niche. Most marketers make the mistake of just presenting a one time offer, and once someone declined that offer, they never talk to that person again.
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  • The best lesson I learned about making money online actually comes from this forum: it pays to pay it forward. Ever since I've started participating I've received and shared advice and knowledge from people all over the world, IM has been more fun and worthwhile. It's not just about the money. I actually feel happy and satisfied with what I do. I feel like at the end of the day, I did a good job because I was able to help somebody and someone helped me do my job better.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I would say being consistent. Giving your methods enough time is important. There's still people out there looking for 'Get Rich' or 'Push Button Software's'. Skill + Action = Success. That is a FACT!
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  • It takes hard work and persistence to make money online.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    I have learned over the past decade that it is so much more simple to start making real money online when you network with proven successful marketers. The ones that are willing to teach you exactly how to follow in their footsteps and provide ongoing support to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i hate to be negative, but you will find out that there are alot of scammers in the field.
    i guess there always is when money is involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Good to hear all your insights! It is always great to hear experiences of people doing the sames as ours.

    This forum is really of good help. Keep on sharing and learning Warriors! IM is always evolving, that's why we should always continue to study and learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I've got three:

    #1 Followup
    #2 Followup
    #3 (You guessed it!) Followup!

    Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    Always do your homework on the marketer promising to make you 10K in 10 days - and run for cover if you find out he or she hasn't yet made a dime...
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  • Profile picture of the author sdingram
    1. You have to work.
    2. You have to take risks and try things that you have no idea if they will succeed or fail.
    3. You cannot quit.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Originally Posted by projecz View Post

      Diversify your income streams.
      Definitely! There's a lot to be said for focusing, but having an alternative way to bring in money (or three) will help stabilize things a lot, unless you get very lucky.

      Originally Posted by sdingram View Post

      1. You have to work.
      2. You have to take risks and try things that you have no idea if they will succeed or fail.
      3. You cannot quit.
      I agree.

      Originally Posted by Mark Tandan View Post

      Always do your homework on the marketer promising to make you 10K in 10 days - and run for cover if you find out he or she hasn't yet made a dime...
      That's so true! But also take a very close look at the offer, read between the lines, and ask questions.

      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      I've got three:

      #1 Followup
      #2 Followup
      #3 (You guessed it!) Followup!

      Brent
      That's so important too. There's a lot of good advice in this thread.

      My 2 cents:

      I think one key for me was to build my skill set, i.e., learning how to build blogs, write sales letters, do teleseminars, and create products. And there are always new skills to learn, but from what I hear this will keep the brain young! And it also keeps things interesting!
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  • Profile picture of the author rakhwas
    1. Motivation
    2. Dicipline (Work full time as a real job, and dont skip time lol.)
    3. High Quality
    4. Ability to set goals and reach them.
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