Struggling To Make Money Online & Getting Ready To Quit?

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Are you struggling to make money online and seriously thinking of giving up?

Don't.

As you know, more than 90% of people who try to make money online with IM or some other business opportunity quit after a short while because they hardly make any money. So You are not alone. They come in with unrealistic expectations and start to look for a quick way to make money. They don't realize that building a profitable business, online or offline, takes time, effort, resources and dedication - a lot of hard work at the beginning.

But to start making money online, you don't have to have a full blown business online. Rather than giving you the standard lecture to get real and treat your online activity as a business & offering some course in IM, list building, SEO, Blogging etc., which you are very unlikely to follow through anyway, it is better to show you a way to find what you came looking for in the first place - to make some money online quickly with minimal effort.

Your best bet is to find a quick way to start making money right away so that you get encouraged and develop a positive belief system about online business, get motivated to learn required skills to move onto higher level & make even more money.

If you are short on skill especially in marketing it is better to find something you can do with your current skill today and make your first dollar without a list, website, your own product. Even without a need to sell anything, if you really suck at selling. Of course you won't be making that much because your earning power is proportionate to your skill level. But it is important that you make money online today, so it enables you to hang in there & to move on to bigger things as you develop your skill set.

Look for something online that you can start and make money today. If are not sure or in a hurry PM me I will show something. If you are new to the forum and Don't have enough post to pm yet, post your interest here, I will PM you the link.

Update - 28 Mar 2012 - Read Post #32 of this thread - Ready for the next level?

Update - 05-April-2012:
Read post# 35 - Easy list building without an opt-in page.

Update - 16 June 2012:
Read post# 76 - Make money online with your Facebook and Twitter account without spending money on facebook ads, PPC or media buys.
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  • Profile picture of the author avi619
    Hi I read your post and I'm quite interested in it.Can you show me a way?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I find it helpful to think about earning money instead of trying to make money. The wording is subtle, but I think it is also significant.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    Online marketing is feast or famine. Famine for most of us. There is so much you must do to get recognized and placed into the know, like, and trust category that you must be in for people to buy from you.

    Your lament is well-written. Are you sure you don't have a future as a blogger? If you can make it anywhere, you can make it online now. There is plenty of info right here at the WF to help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    Your lament is quite well written. Are you sure you don't have a future as a blogger? If you can make it anytime, anywhere, you can make it here...now. There is tons of information right here at the WF to help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author RLSmith05
    I'm interested could you pm me the link
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    I was about to give up my first 2 weeks in, but 2 years later, I got my first payment.
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  • I don't think I could quit IM if I tried. I enjoy it far too much. While it has its moments (Ahh like today when my wso thread got closed and I have no idea why considering it is all original content and it is freaking awesome as well. - oh well.) it also has great moments, (like when I first launched my wso and the sales started coming in and affiliates started signing up).

    Life is always full of challenges. IM challenges me every single day; i think that is why I enjoy it so much. It beats working at a job with a bunch of people with no passion for their work, who hate to be there.
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    • Profile picture of the author EG23
      Hi. I read your post and I am also quite interested in any ideas that you have. I am sort of an intermediate newbie online, which is something I joke about. But I am getting very much discouraged at this point. I have tried a squeeze page to build a list, but with very little subscribers. I have tried building a website online, but I'm really not that tech savvy which is one of my downfalls, I suppose. I really am desperate to make it. So I guess now I'm trying to gather as much info as possible so that I can make this dream a true reality. All I want is to be able to take care of myself and my family. Not trying to inspire sympathy but I wont lie when I say that I'm ready to throw my laptop out of this window. Please help! Anybody with tips, HONEST tips, any processes, products that actual assist, rather than drain, would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author drjones35
        EG23, I'm new to IM'ing in most respects. If however, you feel that making a website is important for your business.... try Word Press. They have a lot of free themes (templates) to choose from and a massive community for support.
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      • Profile picture of the author success4all
        Originally Posted by EG23 View Post

        Hi. I read your post and I am also quite interested in any ideas that you have. I am sort of an intermediate newbie online, which is something I joke about. But I am getting very much discouraged at this point. I have tried a squeeze page to build a list, but with very little subscribers. I have tried building a website online, but I'm really not that tech savvy which is one of my downfalls, I suppose. I really am desperate to make it. So I guess now I'm trying to gather as much info as possible so that I can make this dream a true reality. All I want is to be able to take care of myself and my family. Not trying to inspire sympathy but I wont lie when I say that I'm ready to throw my laptop out of this window. Please help! Anybody with tips, HONEST tips, any processes, products that actual assist, rather than drain, would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
        Hi EG23,

        Your question is answered fully in the detailed info. Visit the link and feel free to PM me if you have any further questions?
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        • Profile picture of the author chrissyc
          The problem is, people want to get rich quick.
          Not quitting a day job is something people should
          think about until well established.

          For most of us, adding to the bottom line each
          month should satisfy. At least for a while.

          Chrissy
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  • Profile picture of the author sue10
    I also read your post. I am very interested. Can you send me a link?
    I can't pm yet. Thanks.

    Sue
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  • Profile picture of the author tantris
    Good points! Reading it is far easier than putting it into practice. Still if it was easy everyone would be doing IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author bublo
      PM me too )
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  • Profile picture of the author marcostap
    Hi,

    Looks interesting. If you could, I'd appreciate a PM.

    Thanks,
    Marcos
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  • Profile picture of the author raitman
    requesting more info and the link.

    Struggling??? It's all in the MINDSET and drive. And don't try reinventing the wheel. Has worked for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    I like this line "They don't realize that building a profitable business, online or offline, takes time, effort, resources and dedication - a lot of hard work at the beginning.

    This is very true among beginners, definitely it takes both mind and body if you want to be successful in business.
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  • Profile picture of the author anauel63
    After a long time studying this 90/10 rule; I found that:

    when you make your first steps into any industry, it has to be with a WINNER!

    or it's going to take longer for you to acheive any results because of previous

    discouragement caused by your so called mentor trying to max out your credit card

    and to rebuild the beleif and confidence you had in the beginning
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  • Profile picture of the author Rue
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    Great article! I'm also just starting out with this online biz, and so far, I am going nowhere. It would be much appreciated if you could send me a PM, too. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author marcostap
    Hi Vamadeva,

    I'm waiting for the confirmation emails right now.

    Thank you for your generous offer. Looking forward to giving it the "old college try".

    I'll be in touch,
    Marcos

    P.S. I just tried to answer your PM but now I know you have to have 50 posts in order to PM.
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    • Profile picture of the author success4all
      Originally Posted by marcostap View Post

      Hi Vamadeva,

      I'm waiting for the confirmation emails right now.

      Thank you for your generous offer. Looking forward to giving it the "old college try".

      I'll be in touch,
      Marcos

      P.S. I just tried to answer your PM but now I know you have to have 50 posts in order to PM.
      Hi Marcos,

      Congratulations on taking prompt ACTION. This is what differentiates the winner from the looser.

      Don't let small amounts you make, at the beginning, with these programs discourage you. With our advanced wealth building strategies you will turn these peanuts into gold nuggets in no time. It shouldn't take you more than 10-15 minutes a day to make your daily earnings with these programs. When we do it as a team, we will always make a lot more than doing it alone, with my profit sharing plan.

      With the great feeling that you have already made some money online for the day, you can spend the rest of the day to build your skill level to make money from your original business even though you are not making any money from it now. It is just a matter of acquiring the necessary skills and matching them with the task at hand.

      The trick is to stick to the plan and work the system everyday. Once you worked with the programs for a while and saw them working first hand & developed a belief system that you can, in fact, make money online with these programs, you can even scale it with confidence and turn it into a full time business. Your imagination and sky is the limit here.
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  • Profile picture of the author inf
    I completely agree, it's funny how the new-commers have this unrealistic expectations, after they bough in thin IM filed and did all those readings that promise you thousands a month
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  • Profile picture of the author je9265
    Hi, I'd like the link as well, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    Originally Posted by success4all View Post


    As you know, more than 90% of people who try to make money online with IM or some other business opportunity quit after a short while because they hardly make any money. So You are not alone. They come in with unrealistic expectations and start to look for a quick way to make money. They don't realize that building a profitable business, online or offline, takes time, effort, resources and dedication - a lot of hard work at the beginning.

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    Most people get sold to the 4-hour work week. They think just like welfare, they are entitled to online food stamps even when they are not working. It is different here. The law of sowing and reaping takes over and unfortunately there are few shortcuts.

    By the way, the 80/20 rule seems to be at work also where we have 80% or more losers
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  • Profile picture of the author success4all
    Update:
    All those who have requested additional info and some of you joined the free programs I listed. But none of you have followed through. As I mentioned in the detail report, this is an ongoing project that will take the participant to higher skill level and higher earning - step by step.

    I am getting ready to introduce the next level. In order for you succeed with this plan, you have to complete the 1st level before you can start with 2nd level.

    If you have already signed up for the free programs in the 1st level, you have work the program for at leat 14 days and make money, before I PM you the details of 2nd level.
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  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    This is a Great Post! Many people who start with Internet marketing have unrealistic expectations.. They believe they'll make 50K+ a month right away with no work..
    One of the most important things you need to have in order to succeed is PATIENCE!
    Patience, coupled with hard work and having a mentor who will provide you with good advice and feedback, will increase your chances of success enormously!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author noelriehle
    great share
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  • Profile picture of the author leorocking25
    Great share man....the people who are very much ambitious and industrious to their work i think one day they will see the shine of success....
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    • Profile picture of the author success4all
      We are ready to move on to 2nd level of this project.

      As you have already read and heard a thousand times, money is in the list. But in order to build a list you need to be able to set up opt-in page, you need gift for your visitors- an ebook or report, a list building program to collect the emails and regularly send emails to your list members.
      And, above all, you need to promote your opt-in page so people can see it & want your gift and opt-in in order to get your gift.

      This could be challenging to the newbies and someone who is ready to give up.

      I am going to introduce you to a free program where you will be able collect at least 1 email a day without going through the trouble of setting up an opt-in form or find a gift for your visitors or promoting your opt-in page. You just collect these leads & start sending your message to them.

      If you have already completed your 1st level, just PM or email me I will send you the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Thank you for this inspirational post. It is really inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Brands
    Your article seems interesting. Can you please PM me link.
    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author quercus5
    When I was first starting I actually tried to quit a few times but I couldn't get internet marketing out of my head! Really good post, I agree that most people get frustrated and simply quit too soon. Gotta be in it for the long haul!
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoRoth
    Hi!
    I actually just made a post asking where one can get started, can you send me the link as well?
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Thanks so much for the motivational post success4all. I think a lot of people not only who works online are struggling to make money. They work hard for what they're earning. Just continue doing good, never quit and in time, everything will fall into place.
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    • Profile picture of the author Larry Carter
      There is some great advice here and I'm glad I didn't quit now that I've found a coach/mentor to steer me in the right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author hconvery33
    Wow! Thank you! I permanently needed to write on my website something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
    I'm looking for something small to do while I work on other projects (I like to work on a few things at a time, so I don't get burnt out with just one thing). Please feel free to PM me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee A Bracey
    That would be great! Please send me the link. I have been replying to posts all day but don't currently have enough to PM anyone. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author sundown16
    NEVER give up
    we all face the struggles
    but ...online marketing is the best job in the world
    puts you in the best position to help people
    so.. keep on truckinn
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  • Profile picture of the author Dv1041
    Hi I just Joined warrior forum. Is it too late to join your program? Please PM me with the details. Thank you very much!
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  • Profile picture of the author BrandonMHowe
    Success4all,

    Thanks for this!

    I really like the style and tone of your post.

    I'd love to see what you've got going on...
    could you pm me the link please?


    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    B
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  • Profile picture of the author ds434
    Please PM me also.
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  • Profile picture of the author dustindustin
    i'd like to request for PM too sir,
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  • Profile picture of the author guruDan
    Far too many people quit early from seeing no results. It takes time to get noticed. Look at some famous websites: When did you first hear about Facebook? Probably a long time after the site was created. Just keeping on putting the effort in and it will all be worth it in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Definitely the right mindset is an essential pre-requisite to success. As you said, many people come up with wrong expectations. Further they don't spend their time to do what they learnt. ACTION is the key to success and when this part comes, people go lazy or take it for granted and wait for success.
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  • Profile picture of the author eguinan
    Great post! We do tend to want immediate gratification. I like to enjoy the journey!
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    I like your post. I really do. Thanks for this wonderful sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
    I like this data given and it has given me some sort of commitment to succeed for some reason, so thanks.
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  • Perseverance is one way to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author rj_smith747
    Hi, I'm finding the WF very difficult to learn and understand. I've tried posting several times and always end up with an error message, so not even sure this will go through. As far as I know I've made 3 successful posts, yet when I try to reply, I get the message, you need 20 posts before you can reply...you have 0 posts.

    I have a very unique story I'm sure. I started online in Mar. 2004. To date, I have not been able to make my First Dollar online. I've tried MANY things and lost thousands. So, I've discovered that either, making money online is NOT as easy as 'some' claim it is, or perhaps I'm just plain stupid. Well, I don't believe I am stupid as I am successful in other things 'offline', however, I really want to learn Internet Marketing and how to make money here.

    So, if 'successful4all' sees this, I would love more information from you. I obviously need HELP! Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author success4all
      Originally Posted by rj_smith747 View Post

      Hi, I'm finding the WF very difficult to learn and understand. I've tried posting several times and always end up with an error message, so not even sure this will go through. As far as I know I've made 3 successful posts, yet when I try to reply, I get the message, you need 20 posts before you can reply...you have 0 posts.

      I have a very unique story I'm sure. I started online in Mar. 2004. To date, I have not been able to make my First Dollar online. I've tried MANY things and lost thousands. So, I've discovered that either, making money online is NOT as easy as 'some' claim it is, or perhaps I'm just plain stupid. Well, I don't believe I am stupid as I am successful in other things 'offline', however, I really want to learn Internet Marketing and how to make money here.

      So, if 'successful4all' sees this, I would love more information from you. I obviously need HELP! Thanks
      Hi RJ

      Please check your PM for the link.

      I have been there for years & know too well how you feel.

      IM or any business for that matter is not rocket science. It is just a matter of developing the skill set & applying those skill set. And it takes time.

      The plan I outline here is for anyone to start making their 1st doller with 10-15 minutes reading the instructions and joining the free programs. I have chosen the programs so anyone can start making money without any special skill. If they like it, they can develop it into a full time online business learing the required skills in the process.

      I am sure you will be able to make your 1st dollar with this and take it to the next level and make it a full time online business.

      I wish you all the best.
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      • Profile picture of the author serpentlove
        I'm not able to PM yet. Can you send me the link, please. Thank you.
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    great post, thanks for this
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  • Profile picture of the author JD Ways
    Thank you so much for your post!! VERY helpful!! I will contact you you in the next few days! Thanks again!!
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  • Profile picture of the author success4all
    I have added another source to make money online with your Facebook and Twitter account.

    Again this does not require any special skill just your Facebook and/or your twitter account. You don't have to spend any money on Facebook ads, PPC or media buys.

    PM me or post your interest here, if you are interested.
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  • Hello,

    I am an online link builder from the past 4 years i started off as a forum poster and even earned $2k+ a month but that wasn't consistent and today i don't even earn $200+ a month..my brain is switching off and its been a very long struggle for me i want to cement my foots @ some position where i can just sit and get the things done.

    I am planning to launch my very first site and i have very less knowledge about IM, but i wanna work hard don't wanna quit @ all.

    Can you help me in any possible way??

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I've been doing this for around 3 years now and I just started making money online this year so yeah don't give up! You have to really want it really bad enough to succeed with this.
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    When trying to drive traffic to your MLM website what is the best cost effective approach if you are starting on a shoe string budget?
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