You may think that you need all kinds of clever things to succeed online. You might think you need to have fantastic web design skills, programming experience, loads of money for advertising, some kind of special software, maybe even a business degree. The truth is, there are only really a few things that you need to succeed online, and everyone can get them.
#1 – The Right Attitude
You can have all the best training, money and website skills in the world, but without the right attitude, it’s like you’re facing in the wrong direction. You need to be willing to work at it like you would any other job. You need to plan how much time you’re going to spend on it, then you need to be dedicated to putting consistent time and effort into it. Consistency is the key.
So, what would be the wrong attitude? The wrong attitude would be to think that you don’t need to put any kind of work in, that you can just click a few buttons on a piece of magical software and all the money will automatically come flooding in. It’s this kind of fantasy that online scams pray on, by making you think that it’s possible to get rich overnight without really putting any effort in.
If you think like that, you’ll likely fall victim to a scam like this:
The truth is, to be successful online, in the long term, requires work and dedication. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work at it all day, every day if you have other commitments that take up your time. It means that you need to dedicate some time to it regularly and stick to consistently working at it during those times. You also need to be realistic about your goals, so give some thought about what you are likely to be able to achieve during this time that you are going to set aside to work on your business.
#2 – Step-by-step Online Training
There are lots of “make money online” guides out there. Some of them are genuine, but many of them are scams. Even among the genuine ones, there can be a lack of concrete steps with actionable tasks for you to do. I’ve seen training in the past that says: you kind of do this or something like that, and you’ll end up with this kind of result. The more scammy training sites will also have “upsells” where they want you to pay extra money for additional software or training.
The type of training that will most benefit your online success is step-by-step training that takes you by the hand and walks you through everything that you need to do. That way, nothing is left out, and by the time you have finished the whole course you will have done everything that you need to do, and then you just need to continue along that same path and keep repeating the same things you’ve been shown how to do.
Take a look at the kind of training you get inside Wealthy Affiliate. You can get the first 10 lessons for FREE!
#3 – Website
You won’t get far with your online business without a website. Of course, it is possible to make some money online without having your own website. For example, you can get paid to write for a content mill like Text Broker, or you can write content for websites that allow you to include affiliate links.
But anything like that will not bring you in much money in the long term. For a long-term online business, you definitely need a website; or several websites, if you really want to make it big.
But if you are thinking that you need to have good web developer and web design skills to have your own website, don’t worry. With WordPress, you can have a professional looking website up in just a few minutes. Then managing it and adding content is as easy as typing into Microsoft Word.
#4 – Support from Experts and Peers
This one is not absolutely essential to your success, but it definitely helps a lot. You can become successful just by ticking boxes 1-2-3 above, but having support can make the extra difference. Sometimes, we can all get stuck while we are learning something new.
If you have a bunch of other people in the same situation as you that you can chat to, as well as some more experienced people that have already been there and done it, it can really help you on your way. Also, other people can offer feedback and suggestions for what you are creating along the way, as well as offering alternative ideas.
Take a look at these screenshots of some of the popular classrooms in Wealthy Affiliate:
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Wishing you great success,