Many people try to make money online and yet so few succeed, why is that? Perhaps it is because most people that try to make money online are simply doing it to make money. They don’t treat it like a business. This isn’t the correct mindset at all. If you need a quick fix, go get an actual job. Most, if not all quick money schemes are scams and you will keep falling prey to them if you’re not careful.
There is a difference between making fast and easy cash and building a business online. When you are trying to create a business, you still have to appeal to the right people. People have wants, needs, issues, and problems. If you want to have a successful business, you have to fill those needs and solve their problems. If you try to take shortcuts, you are sabotaging yourself.
People don’t want to buy your products. If anything, they want to buy solutions to their problems. If you can solve their problems with your product, that’s good. But you have to prove it to them. And sometimes you have only seconds to do so. Trying to rip off your customers with a crappy product is not going to help you in the long run. Even if you have the greatest marketing skills, if your product is useless, your business will fail.
Not only do you need to create a product that no other business can provide, you have to also attract people to your business. You need to target a market and attract those people to your business. In order to create a business that is a sustainable system, you also differentiate yourself by providing excellent customer service. If you made a business, customers are your lifeblood. Please them and they’ll keep coming back. Neglect or insult them and they’ll leave. In addition, they will also attempt to stop as many of their friends from buying from you ever again. Selling a junk product achieves the same effort. You have to not only be consistent in creating a good product; you must make a good impression too. However, all of this takes work.
This is why most businesses fail. People don’t put in enough work and they take shortcuts. They expect way too much for the amount of effort they put in and expect fast results. Whatever works offline applies to online. If you can make a business work offline, you can make it work online. Just because it is easier to access doesn’t somehow make it somehow easier to become successful as well.
You need to take a longer view of things. Create a long term plan and show the world what you are useful for. What does your business provide that no other business does? Prove that you deserve to exist. Add crap to the internet and although you may be successful for the short term, when you get slapped down by the Internet, your business and income revenue turns into dust. You have to provide value to the Internet if you want to last. Although every situation is different, building a business is not an easy endeavor. It is definitely not for everyone. If you want to make money online, be prepared to work.