8 Reasons why you are not making money online
Last month was my biggest month ever from a financial point of view. You see my wife is a Nurse Manager making a nice salary, well last month my tiny (microscopic ) business made in 3 weeks the equivalent of 7 months of my wife’s salary.
Am I bragging?
No. I don’t brag. But I want to share… you see, I don’t blog about making money online…. but I think people out there that try to hire an SEO company or an SEO consultant, forget the basic principles about making money online.. (and how the people that really make money online really do it.)
So here we are: my top 8 points about why YOU are not making money online
1. Your site is not just a website ,it’s a business
Be serious about your site, if you are going to do SEO, do it properly, don’t spend $100 expecting to dominate the industry.
If you are going to promote yourself online, be sure the site you have really represent who you are.
In a few words, you can’t make 100K with a $100 dollar website.
Stop asking your BROTHER to develop your site!
Stop asking your FRIEND to do your SEO!
This is not a hobbie. This is a business…. so get it together.
YOUR COMPETITOR is doing things in a professional way… why do you think they are doing it that way?
The answer: BECAUSE IT WORKS!
2. Stop finding excuses
For god sake. Stop it. Stop crying. Stop blaming Google, your competitors, your lack of knowledge, or “the world economy”.
The world is boooming. People are killing it out there and the reason why they are achieving their objectives and winning the game is because they JUST DO IT.
Stop complaining : NOBODY CARES.
Instead do. Do more. Do better. Be Smart.
3.Stop chasing the money.
One of the best sentences I read this week is this:
(By Mr by Gary Vaynerchuk – simply the most freaking amazing Internet Marketer of all times)
Pretty important to keep in mind: People out there trying make money online are looking for quick bucks.
In 2008 I made 50K with 1 site.
Success? To anyone out there… yes huge! I made 50K in 12 months with 1 site.
But deep inside = 100% failure.
No Legacy. Nothing to be proud of. Nothing to show my kids .
Stop chasing the money. Chase the Business.
Chase Overall Life Success, then money will flow.
4. You keep implementing others peoples BluePrints
In the SEO world, I see SEO companies that steal some of my SEO marketing ideas.
But the problem is: they are stealing my style and my style only work on me. BECAUSE IS MINE!!!
So stop buying info products that teach you how to become the next Anthony Robbins. You can’t be the next Anthony Robbins… in the same way I can’t be the next Michael Jackson. (stupid example I know)
The point is: DO YOUR OWN STUFF. FIND YOUR OWN SYSTEM. Be Unique. Be Real.
5. You don’t fail fast enough
I’m a JEDI MASTER in failing. If you think about one topic in online marketing : I have failed.
I have failed good. I have put my heart and soul in so many online projects that I now know that failing fast is VITAL.
While my competitors are making mistakes, i do bigger mistakes! I invest more. I loose more. But I learn 20 times more.
I become 20 times better in understanding my market. I fail faster. I fail bigger. I’m a failure in many projects and the more I fail… dam the better and braver I get.
6. You are in business, not in a beauty pageant.
Many of my competitors spend their time, blog commenting, consuming social media, twitting, loving the “profile ego”.
Although EGO is nice… ego doesn’t get you paid.
Calling yourself an online business is nice… but what defines if you have a business is one: YOU MAKE MONEY.
If you have a site, and you don’t make money online = you don’t have a business.
Stop socializing, stop chatting on skype, stop networking with the excuse of “building a brand” … instead SELL . Improve your PITCH. Improve your product. Block Youtube and stop twitting what you had for breakfast.
7. You don’t really care – WORK FREAKING HARD
When I started my business I put all my hard work, all my time… all my reason… for the simple reason: I had no option.
I had to succeed or bad things where REALLY going to happen to me and my family.
While my competitors slept: I worked.
While they spend time watching Australian X Factor.
I was working. I became my number one fan: I build sites daily, I invest every single penny in growing my business…. (I still do) and every time I got an email laughing of my “bad spelling blog posts” I kept writing… I kept trying, I kept working… I didn’t stop …. and I still don’t.
In fact this post is being written at 2:00 am…. after a whole day of taking the kids to the pool, dealing with customers, building sites, improving systems, cleaning the dishes, walking the dog…
If you care: Work hard. Harder than me. Harder than your competitors…. don’t quit and when you think you are not making progress….. work hard, change faster and keep going.
This is a long term strategy. Remember… we are building a business.
8. Provide Value
Provide a huge amount of value to your market and and money, clients and profits becomes an easy process.
But to achieve this you need to provide VALUE: Try to change people’s lives or at least help to solve their problems before selling them your magic product.
2012 is not the “Give me your credit card year”, instead it should be “build a business structure that will last more a lifetime year” .
So stop reading this silly blog. and get back to work. Be brilliant. Life rewards brilliant and brave people.
About the author
I'm an SEO professional living in the South Coast of NSW - Australia. SEO is what I do... I'm not a web guy, or a webmaster, or a designer... I just do SEO ;) Love it. Enjoy it and I still have fun doing it.