Making money through hard work and tenacious effort is one of the most well known hallmarks for modern day life. This is widely accepted and understood offline but when people get on the internet they seem to think the rules change for some reason. The reality about making money online is it affords you a lot more liberty where how, when and what you do to earn that money, but the base infrastructure of hard work and tenacious effort are still there.
In making a transition to the internet work space, keep in mind that although slightly different in their application, all the same components are present. You have to have a routine, discipline, drive, and competence to perform any job or run any business. If you enter the internet thinking this is going to be a free for all gold rush- you will be sadly disappointed.
Entering this business (internet marketing) with the right attitude will take you far. Realize there will be work involved and that work will consist mainly at first of learning the landscape. Figuring out how everything wires together and works synergistically and how the layers complement one another.
The basic structure is the product everyone wants from the web and Google as well as all search engines main “pull” to bring people to the sandbox- content. Content is the root of sites that earn money from displaying ads, the root of sites that earn from selling a product (sales copy is content), and it is the main barometer the search engines use to rank a page’s value thus putting those sites with the best content in front of the line when people beckon new information.
Content being the root to all money made online, means you need to learn or become more proficient at writing well. Later you can outsource this treadmill task but for now you have to learn by doing and tune your writing craft. Over time you will learn to write engaging content, content that brings in click income, and eventually content that sells a product or sells someone on visiting a venue of some sort.
Writing content is going to be the most time consuming but learning how to write will be your most powerful skill set. It’s not just writing but writing professionally and in a way that is interesting to the reader.
Next you’ll need to learn about the monetization types such as affiliate links (to product sites that share revenue from the sale with you), text/ad/banner click income (like adsense), and a variety of other ways to monetize your content.
These two steps along sound simple but they take time to fully grasp and learn how to interleave them to generate money. There are no shortcuts- you have to put in the leg work until you almost hate it, by then you’ll start to develop ways to speed up the process and tune your skill set up so it’s less tedious and daunting to use. Learning is always more work than just doing- but doing requires practice to build the bridge called habit.