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5 Reasons Why You'll Never Make Money Online

Apr 30, 2008
Despite what all the so called Guru's may say it's not easy to make money online. There are many reasons why people want to earn an online income often it's to supplement a low paid job or get out of a job they hate. It's sad to say that many of these people won't get to realize their dreams on online wealth as they will make several mistakes. Many of these mistakes can be easily avoided.

1 Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail

I suspect that 99.9% of people who star out on an online career haven't created a business plan. Ask yourself if you want a hobby or a business, if the answer is a business then it's time to get serious. Include your personal strengths in your business plan and aim to focus on these initially. If you find you lack certain basic skills then use the first few months as an apprenticeship and learn the skills you need.

2. You Believe all the hype in sales letters

It's a successful Internet marketer's job to make you believe what you read in their sales letters. Having read the sales letters or email you'll be certain that you need whatever product they are promoting this week to be successful. STOP! You don't. There is no replacement for hard work. Learning how to do things yourself without relying on some tool will be the best long term investment you can make.

3. You don't control your spending

I've met lots of people who have spent thousands of dollars on tools and e-books and have yet to make any money. It's simple economics if you spend $1 you need to make $1 to break even. Before you invest in anything visit forums and see whats working for the members. Ask questions and test their methods yourself, if they make you a profit then consider investing the profit into tools that will help increase your income.

4. Not Focusing

Earning money online takes time, if it was easy everyone would be doing it and then who would deliver your mail and work in your local stores? Most people tend to forget this and if they don't earn money in a few weeks they convince themselves that the methods don't work and try something else. The methods do work but they take time and you need to learn all the skills required before you can master them.

5. You think you know all you need to know.

It's all to easy to think that you know all you need to know about your business model. Recently I've had newsletters from 3 or 4 well know marketers telling me that I need to join Twitter and Hubpages as these are going to be the next big thing. I've been using both of these resources for the last 9 months. It's vitally important that you try to keep up with the latest sites and technologies and not just wait for an email from some guru, by that time it's generally too late.

If you are reading this and can confidently say that you aren't making any of these mistakes well done. You are on your way to a good online income. If you do find yourself making some of the mistakes above well now you know what you need to do to make money online.
About the Author
If you would like to View more articles like this then please visit The Income Academy Blog Mark Thompson is the author of Wordpress Goldmine and writes for several online ezines.
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