Some people have asked me, “What is the very first thing I should do to start making money on the Internet?” It’s not always obvious to answer that question, because there are a lot of possible answers.
First, let’s take a look at what are some of the steps necessary to successfully earn a living online:
– You need a list
– You need a TOPIC and a domain name
– You need a website
– You need some products to sell
– You need TRAFFIC to your website
– You need credibility
– You need a salesletter for your products
– You need to know WHY you’re doing this. What is your ultimate goal?
In my course “How to Make a Living in the Natural Health Movement,” I spend a lot of time covering the plan. I believe people should have a good plan before they start investing too much time and energy towards a business that might not work for them.
For example, you might have a great idea, like opening a restaurant, or writing a book. But if you don’t investigate more and be clear about WHY you’re doing this, and what is your ultimate end goal, you might end up with a book that nobody wants to buy, or worse, a business that costs you money and takes up all your time.
So that’s why I get people to spend several modules to research their market and be sure they’re going in the right direction.
However, I do think that there’s something even simpler that anyone can do, and which will give you results even if you’re not clear about your market and what you want to do.
So what is this special technique?
It’s very simple:
Start a blog and write a new article at least 2 or 3 times a week in it.
It will cost you very little to do this, and it will work to your advantage in several ways.
First of all: in spite of the huge popularity of online videos, text is still the dominant medium on the web, and the way most people prefer to learn. In fact, a recent survey with over a thousand responses I conducted on my list confirmed this.
In order to get traffic to your website, you need content. And the best content to have is text.
Secondly, if you want to be successful online, you need to establish a routine for writing articles. Chances are that if you don’t start now, you will have problems doing it later.
By starting a very simple blog, with new articles 2-3 times a week, you will learn a lot about writing, about the Internet, and you will be surprised by the amount of positive feedback you get once you start publicizing your blog.
Even if you realize down the road that you want to change the topic of your website, you will still have gathered all that invaluable experience and have a ton of content that you can use in many ways.
Content is king on the web. There is simply no way around it. If you have great content, people will come. You will get traffic.
Just writing a short article of about 500 words, every other day, and posting it on a blog is the best way to get started making a living with your passion on the Internet.
Yours for health and success,
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