(NOTE: This is a very in-depth article with a lot of good advice that will lead you to success if you follow it.)
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With that said, let’s get right into the good stuff.
Here are the 15 things you must stop doing in order to make money online consistently without failure.
Are you ready?
1) Seeking more information
One of the biggest mistakes a newbie makes is trying to learn EVERYTHING before applying anything.
For some reason, they’ve developed the belief that without knowing all there is to know about making money online, they won’t have any success.
The reality is that no one knows everything about this topic.
There’s always more to learn and new techniques to apply that will get results.
In order to make money online, you need to apply everything you learn.
…And apply it the moment you learn it.
If someone tells you that doing something a certain way will earn you money – give it a shot.
But don’t wait until 100 different people give you a 100 different ways before trying anything.
The way I started making money online was reading books and asking other’s how they did it.
Everything I read or was taught, I applied.
A lot of it worked and a lot didn’t.
I’m where I’m at today because I simply applied as I learned.
And if you’re serious about earning money online, I highly recommend you emulate my steps to success.
2) Not taking action
No matter what you learn, what you have, or what you want; if you don’t take action, nothing will happen.
Humans are lazy by nature.
Even someone who has the resources and knowledge to make money online won’t become successful simply because they don’t take action.
There’s people online RIGHT NOW making money who aren’t as smart as YOU.
I don’t have to tell you this, I know you’ve seen it yourself.
Why do they succeed?
They take action.
That’s all it is, my friend.
Why does this blog have close to 250 articles and 4 eBooks for sale?
Because I took action.
My Blogging & Money section has FREE articles that will earn you money if you simply apply what I teach.
Many people will read them, say “Wow, this is amazing information”, and not do anything.
Listen to me good when I say this…
YOU MUST TAKE ACTION TO GET RESULTS.
Everything you’d like to learn or get better at is accessible with the click of a button.
You want to learn how to make money online?
Read my free articles and download my eBook Mr. $100.
You want to learn how to dance?
Go into YouTube and type in ”Dance Instructions”.
You want to learn how to make lasagna?
Go into Google and search how.
My point here is that whatever you want is there waiting for you.
But just like a kid waiting for his parents after school, it’ll stay there until you go get it.
Anyone who takes action and doesn’t quit will eventually get what they want.
I say it all the time for the simple fact that it’s 100% true.
3) Excuses and self-doubt
”Why can’t you earn money online?
…Because I don’t know how.
Then why don’t you research how?
…Because I wouldn’t know where to look or start.
Then why don’t you search “money making blogs” and “earn money online books” in Google?
…Because I wouldn’t know who to trust or who provides valid information.
Then why don’t you just take a risk, believe in yourself, and have faith?
Excuses and self-doubt are in the top 5 reasons why people don’t make money online.
In order to achieve anything, you must believe you can do it.
In the book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill explains how you must first see it in your mind before you can bring it into reality.
The moment you accept that you can do something, a shift in mindset takes place and you begin to see opportunity you were blind to before.
Self-doubt keeps you from seeing success opportunities.
Belief you can do it and you will.
Doubt yourself and you won’t.
It’s truly that simple.
If you doubt yourself, don’t expect your mind to guide you to success.
After all, you’re telling it that you can’t do it!
…So why in the world will it even try?
Whenever an excuse or moment of self-doubt pops up; hit it like on those games at the fair with a hammer to make it go back down.
The words success and self-belief are synonymous.
One cannot exist without the other.
Either belief and tell yourself you can do it; or don’t even try.
4) Not starting a website
A website is incredibly easy to start.
I created a whole guide on how you can do it yourself.
Without a website, you won’t be making any money online.
Don’t worry, you don’t need an ultra-fancy site with a bunch of cool pictures and visual effects.
Believe it or not, some of the most successful websites are those that are simple.
Take a look at these for examples:
Whether you decide to make money online by blogging, selling digital or physical products, or doing some sort of consulting; you’re going to need a website.
A website is your business.
It’s where people come to get what they need.
Without one, how in the world can you help people?
Let alone, make money online.
You can have an entire website up and running in less than an hour.
So what are you waiting for?
5) Avoiding asking for help
What, you think that successful people were born knowing everything they do?
No, they asked for help.
They contacted other successful people that had what they wanted.
Whether it was by email, phone, or in person at some sort of success seminar; they got in contact with people who could give them answers.
If you’re not willing to ask for help, then you’re not serious about making money online.
I personally emailed a TON of bloggers when I first got started.
Some emailed me back and some didn’t.
Many people are willing to offer help, but YOU have to ask them for it.
Successful people know that in life, you get what you give.
By them helping you, it will inevitably come back as good karma and add to their success.
So by you asking them a question, it’s going to come back to you!
I have the ability to get whatever I want because I seek the answer to a question until I get it.
And if you do the same, you too will get whatever you want.
Here’s an example of someone asking me for help in order to achieve what they want.
If you want something, go get it.
6) Not letting Google be your friend
Google is miraculous.
Want to play a fun game?
Try to come up with a search idea that Google won’t return any results for.
Unless you misspell words in your search, Google will ALWAYS have an answer for you.
Therefore, if there’s something you don’t know, just search for it!
If you can’t get an answer from a real person how we discussed in #5, then turn to Google.
Many things I learned about blogging and earning money online were self-taught through Google.
I did the research, applied what I learned, and got results.
The answers are out there if you search for them.
7) Not setting a schedule
You need to treat making money online as a business.
And in order to run a successful business, you MUST have a set schedule.
You must dedicate a certain amount of time daily to be successful.
Whether it’s in the morning, afternoon, or night; you need to put in the time if you want results.
Taking action once a week will NOT make you money online.
…Taking action daily will.
And it’ll happen a lot faster than you think.
8) Blocking out interruptions
Setting a schedule is important and will get you results.
If…and only if…
You block out interruptions.
These days, people get distracted by their phones non-stop.
Text messages, email alerts, social media notifications, and so on have made focusing practically impossible!
When people get a notification, it creates anxiety and they want to immediately grab their phones.
These things don’t allow you to focus.
You need to block out all interruptions as you work in order to make consistent progress.
One text message can easily turn into 20.
How much time and progress will that cost you?
Someone who can begin earning money online this week can delay their success for months due to distractions and interruptions.
Learn to put your phone on silent and work in a place where no one and nothing can distract you.
Don’t worry, your text messages and all other notifications will be there when you’re done.
As soon as I disciplined myself to avoid distractions and interruptions, I saw my success SKY-ROCKET.
100% focus = 100% progress.
9) Lacking patience
Listen, I know you want to start your website right now and earn $1,000 in your first hour.
Well, it’s not going to happen.
Someone might make you a false promise, but I won’t.
While earning $1,000 from a website is extremely possible (if you work for it), earning it in an hour will NOT happen.
You need to be patient and trust that your success will happen.
Put in the time, apply what you learn, and money will pour into your bank account.
If you can’t accept that it takes time, then earning money online isn’t for you.
But if you do accept it, you’ll reap the rewards.
10) Listening to other people
No one will believe in you that you can do something UNLESS they’ve done it.
If you tell someone that you’re going to make money online, and they’ve never made a single penny; chances are they will tell you that you’re wasting your time.
That it isn’t possible.
Your goal isn’t to listen to other people.
Instead, it’s to take consistent action, have self-belief, and then have everyone ask you:
“Wow, how did you do it? I didn’t think it was possible.”
It’s funny how quickly people go from “It isn’t possible” to “Wow, show me how!” the moment you succeed.
You’ll see what I mean when your success begins pouring in.
Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t have what the knowledge or experience to get what you want.
You wouldn’t ask a lawyer to check your teeth for cavities, would you?
11) Not willing to spend money
It takes money to make money.
I’m sure you’ve heard that before and I’m here to tell you that it’s 100% true.
However, you don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars in order to be successful.
But you do need to be willing to invest in knowledge that comes in the form of books.
You’re probably one book away from getting the results you want.
Whatever it is you want, there’s a great book out there for it.
Even though there’s plenty of FREE information on the internet, you’ll eventually have to start paying for the really good stuff.
Some of the BEST things I learned came from books I bought.
It didn’t bother me one bit paying for information because I knew it would be a great return on investment.
All the money I spent helped me to gain the knowledge to create Mr. $100 and all my other eBooks I offer for sale.
Creating these products has allowed me to earn back all the money I spent.
People are willing to get into HUGE amounts of debt going to college which doesn’t even guarantee them a job, but aren’t willing to spend a few bucks on books.
Get comfortable with spending money and know that you’re getting knowledge at a bargain.
It takes people (myself included) MANY hours of research and writing in order to create a book.
Take advantage and pay them for their content.
It’s going to DRASTICALLY improve your success.
12) Not read my money making articles
I’ve put together some amazing articles on how to make money online.
If you’re not taking advantage of the free information, you’re really missing out.
Add these articles below to your favorites on your internet browser and read them constantly.
If you have a question on any, either comment or write me an email at Inertiawillhurtya@gmail.com.
I’m more than willing to help if you show me you’re serious about your success.
13) Thinking everyone claiming to make money online is lying
This belief is what stops most people.
Since they probably attempted to earn money and it didn’t happen overnight; they’ve come to the conclusion that everyone who claims to be doing so is lying.
Well let me be the one to tell you that they’re not lying.
Sure, there are scammers online who lie the same way there’s scammers in any field of work.
However, many who claim to be making money are NOT lying.
This belief that all people are liars will keep you from taking the necessary action to earn money yourself.
I earn money online constantly.
You got my word on that.
End of story.
Saying and believing that people claiming to make money online are liars is simply a way for you to avoid taking action and making any money yourself.
Earning money online is easy.
It just requires you to dedicate time and effort.
There’s people to help and money to be made.
Get to work!
14) Not starting an Amazon affiliate account
Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to earn money online
You talk about a product and provide a link for people to buy it.
When people click your link and buy, you get commission.
Amazon has the best affiliate program in the world.
Since they’re a trusted supplier, most people you send to their website will likely buy.
And whether they buy the product you recommend or something else, Amazon pays you commission on their entire purchase.
Making affiliate sales is as easy as starting a blog, writing articles, including affiliate links, and getting traffic.
My article on making money online with an Amazon affiliate account is included in #12 above.
15) Not creating an eBook
This is the BIG money maker.
I made more money in January of this year than I made the entire year of 2015 thanks to the release of my eBook Mr. $100.
Creating an eBook is not hard, it’s only time consuming.
If you spend the time and make it great, you’ll have a book that can make you money daily without any additional work on your part.
I show you how to do it for FREE in my article How to easily create your own eBook and begin making money online.
You can write an eBook that’s relevant to the content in your blog.
“But Alex, I want to write an eBook about fitness and there’s already a million of them floating around the internet”
You’re 100% right.
Some people will land on your website and see your fitness eBook FIRST before seeing any of the other million eBooks online.
And if you provide them quality content, your chances of persuading them to buy your eBook are high.
You follow me?
You can buy many things in many places.
But wherever you see it first is typically where you’ll buy it.
There are many sales channels to sell your eBooks.
- Your own website
- Amazon (Kindle)
- Other websites (Affiliates)
If you’re serious about making money online, don’t overlook any of these steps.
Refer to them often and most importantly, apply them.
The best way to thank me for the amazing information in this article is by applying what you learned and getting results.
Your success is my motivation.