I want to make millions blogging, wait BILLIONS!
Have you ever heard that statement?
Apparently, there are lots of people looking for ways to “make money online” – just look at the keyword research on the Google Keyword Tool results:
1,220,000 searches per month on average for the specific phrase “make money online” (and look at all the other long-tail phrases too).
Now THAT’S a niche worth pursuing, don’t you think? Ha!
I’ve worked with thousands of clients over the last five years helping them start an online business.
Of course, they all want to make money online; however, the ones that really do it follow this simple advice about success:
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau
But what does that really mean?
It means GET OFF YOUR BUTT and START WORKING!
Making Money Online Interview
From time to time I like to interview people that I respect, people that are in the process right now of making money online – some of them TONS of it.
I did a quick chat/email/twitter interview with some of my contacts the other day and ask this simple question:
If there was one thing you could tell a person who wants to “make money online” – what would it be?
Thanks to all the people in advance for their simple, direct, and straight forward answers.
- Darren Rowse
- Aaron Wall
- Ann Smarty
- Muhammad Saleem
- Mat Siltala
- Joanna Lord
- Alysson Fergison –
- Alan Bleiweiss
- Janet Meiners
- Ash Buckles
- Russ Page
- Collin Kartchner
Darren Rowse: take a long term view of it
most of the misconceptions and disappointment that I see have to do with unrealistic expectations
Aaron Wall: I think focusing on those 3 words (and the mentality of them) will lead one to shark infested waters, where people who are willing to lie to them to make a buck will sell any dream they are dumb enough to buy, but without any intent to deliver on the promises in the sales letters.
Rather than looking for a universal or easy way to make money, a far better strategy is to look into ones own experiences and passions and see if there are any ways to leverage them to make the associated markets smoother. Focus on adding value and then some of the business stuff should fall into place. IMHO
Ann Smarty: Work hard? Seriously I think you can achieve anything by simply taking effort. All you need is to know what you need and the desire to get it…
Muhammad Saleem: What you’re passionate about isn’t necessarily profitable. Yes, it’s something nice we all say and we like to believe but it is simply not true, I learned that the hard way. Certain platforms for expression and certain verticals within those are profitable and others simply aren’t. Be passionate but be realistic…I thought some honesty would be good for a change, haha
Mat Siltala: Find a un-exploited niche and be the authority on it through a blog. Focus on gaining readers and trust first.
Joanna Lord: make sure you love the topic…you cant work your ass off at something that you grow bored of. money follows passion. 😉
Alysson Fergison: Don’t believe any claims of a “turnkey solution”. Making money online is no easier than making money offline & it often takes more work…time & dedication than any traditional job outside the home. Being able to work in your PJs at 3:00 am if you so choose is a nice perk. 🙂
Alan Bleiweiss: follow your passion and your intuition. be willing to accept the emotional roller coaster. believe in the possible. yet just as important as all the rest, understand it takes dedication and near obsessive focus.
Shana Albert: Get ready to work harder than you ever had before. Surround urself with ppl that have been there and succeeded…. learn what worked 4 them
Janet Meiners: that, like anything else it’s a lot of consistent work & that most don’t make enough to quit their day jobs – they are just the ones you hear about… it’s totally realistic to make money online though (you should ask my friend Sheri who’d gone from 2500 a month to over $5k a month as of Dec & now I bet it’s $8k a month)
Ash Buckles: Never believe what you read. Test everything. And don’t rely on any one product/vendor/offering.
Russ Page: Make sales. The most important thing you do before you invest hours and hours of time into marketing, design or copy, etc… is to make sure someone is willing to buy what you’re selling.
Collin Kartchner: “Get in line, pal.”
- You can make money online.
- It can be A LOT of money.
- It will take time to develop in most cases.
- It can be helpful to know the right people.
- Doing something you’re passionate about is helpful, but may not be the most profitable thing.
- “Turn-keys” and “Get-rich-quicks” are CRAP at best!
- Be ready to work hard!
Thanks to all those who participated in this interview. Your responses are greatly appreciated.
To me, the bottom line answer to making money online is simple:
Be ready to work, find something you’re interested in, and start making connections.
How are you making money online?
Nate Moller has been teaching clients how to start an online business for over five years. He’s worked with thousands of clients who are at “square one” of their online marketing journey and helped them see six figure results with their businesses online. Follow Nate on Twitter and stay tune for his free ebook about Building on Professional Website in One Hour or Less!