7 Things You Need To Know (And Do) To Make Money Online This Year

If you have not yet made any money online yet but wished to do so, today’s post is for you.

I am sitting here writing this review on new years day 2016 (no I don’t take breaks) and I have just review the past year (2015) and looked at my income for the year.

Needless to say, it was very pleasing and although I did not reach all of my goals, it was a record-breaking year with regards to traffic and income.

Having just gone through every piece of my online business (to see how I can improve in 2016 and beyond), I have noticed some clear actions that I took to have had such a great year.

So I decided to share all of this with you today here:

These are my x things you need to know and do (or don’t do) to make money online this year.

These are the steps I learned from other successful, money making bloggers that I have tried myself and saw that they work so I am 100% sure, if you follow the instructions outlined below, you will make money online this year. Guaranteed.

7 Things You Need To Know, Do (Or Don’t Do) To Make Money Online This Year

Know That It Takes Time

One thing I need to ask you to keep in mind is that yes, building an online business takes time just like any other business will.

In most of the sales pages, I see on products I review, some claim that by following their “proven system”, riches are guaranteed in a few hours.

I hope you know by now that claims as such are red flags and you should really click the X button on your browser asap.

Do not be fooled and sold on the idea that you will be rich by next week because you won’t. There are no ifs or buts; you just won’t. Trust me on this; I tried and many products.

Know That Yes, Work Is Involved

One thing to keep in mind also is that yes, work will be involved.

On this blog and in the (free) training program I offer to my students, you have all the right information and tools to make it happen but you are the one that needs to make it happen.

You can have the best fishing rod but you will never catch a fish if you never attempt to do it.

The easiest way I know how to make money online is through blogging and blogging does take a lot of work.

Your daily tasks as a full-time blogger include:

  • Researching and writing new posts
  • Tweaking and testing EVERYTHING for optimal results
  • Networking with other bloggers
  • Using social media effectively
  • Answering comments and email
  • and much more.

There are online tools that will help you ease the process, but you still have to show up and get it done.

However, It is worth it. Once you get the ball rolling, and you use the right methods to make money, you will be successful.

All the work that I’ve done seem worth it to me when I wake up to days like this.

Know That It Will Eventually Happen

Yes, you will make money online. If you keep pushing and working on your business, there is just no way you can fail.

As I explain in my free ebook “How To Win At Affiliate Marketing”, my first sale online was just $0.87c (after 2 years of work might I add), however it was the happiest “money” ever made me.

Once I made that $0.87c, I knew it was possible and I just kept repeating the process that made the $0.87c and kept growing and growing, now I make a full-time income.

4 Things You Should Do To Start Making Money Online

Do Start Your Business As Soon As You Can

As I have explained in the “to know” section. Building a business and making money online is going to take some time.

So why wait?

If you want to get started, get started!

It has never been so easy to get started than it is now. With amazing tools, services and training there is little left that should keep you away from making money.

Technology has come so far that I am able to create a fully working website in just over 1 minute 10 seconds, here is the video proof.

So if you’re one that says things such as: “Ohh starting a website seems like such a big deal” or “I have no idea on where to start”, your excuses are invalid.

Do not wait and wait to get started, just get on it. Start with building a free website.

Do Ask For Help When Needed

I would not be able to sit here and write this for you if there weren’t people and mentors that showed me how to install a site and how to write content and make money through the whole thing.

Step by steps systems like this are extremely helpful but sometimes you just need some one-on-one advice from somebody.

That is ok! Do ask for help when needed. Join a Facebook group or a community like this one and ask away.

I am part of Wealthy Affiliate, a training program built around a community of people that are doing the same things you and I are trying to do: make money online.

Sometimes I still do have questions and you can rest assured that I will jump on there and get answers from my mentors that have been successful online.

Again; without them there wouldn’t be this blog, so feel free to ask for help when needed.

Do Get Training

If you want to make money online this year, you are going to need to follow a training program.

Creating an online income is a vast subject and there is a lot of bad information out there, getting the proper training is I think the most important part of this list.

You need to know what you are doing in order to do it successfully.

If you have been following me, you must know that I am a HUGE fan of Wealthy Affiliate.

It is the place where I learned everything and I am still a member there helping others achieve the same goals.

+1 Don’t (Bonus)

Do not give up, never.

I don’t mean to sound too “inspiration” like but it is true. Just now I am realizing (5 years on) how much not giving up is important.

If you feel like giving up, just don’t. Take a blogging break if needed but do not stop. Send me a message if you think you are ready to pack it in, I would like to convince you to keep trying.

Read my post “Proof Success Takes Time

How To Make Money Online (With Blogging)

Now that you know what you need to do (and know) in order to make money online, I am sure you’re wondering as to “how” you can make money online.

Well.. there are many ways, but my personal favorite is blogging + affiliate marketing. These two together are the best business model you can have online (in my humble opinion).

I have written tons of posts that show you how to make money with blogging and affiliate marketing so I won’t go into that again.

However, feel free to check out some of these posts while you’re here and also make sure you get a free copy of my eBook “How To Win At Affiliate Marketing”.

In Closing

I really wish this post has inspired you to get moving and start making money online. If you understand these lessons I’ve shared with you today, I am 100% sure that you will make it.

Do not worry how hard it will be or how long it will take, time will pass anyway.

What if (by a HUGE exaggeration) it takes you 5 years to learn how to make a full-time income online?

That means for the rest of your life, you never have to work another day in your life (at a regular JOB).

Are 5 years worth it? It is to me. Take a look at this guy and see how he’s making $10,000 per month after just 12 months online.

Thank you for reading this far, it’s been a lengthy blog post but I hope you’ve found it motivational.


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