You have probably seen the title of this article many times on affiliate marketing forums. You might have even seen many search engine results for articles and blog posts that share this title.
The reason for the popularity of this article’s title is the fact that people ask it a lot. It is probably one of the most common questions people ask about online marketing. It ranks up there right next to ‘how do I make money online?’
Sadly, the more people answer this question, the more marketers tend to flounder. The reality is that most of the answers you find online don’t cut to the chase. They don’t focus on the real problems why people can’t make enough money online or make the money they deserve.
If you are serious about getting a real serious answer to the question of ‘How to Earn More Money from the Internet,’ keep reading below. Get ready for a rough ride. For many people, it won’t be a pretty read.
Tip #1: Get real
If you want to make money online, never mind making more money online, you have to get real. This means you need to stop looking at making money online as something you do on the side.
Making a real affiliate income on a monthly sustainable basis takes work. Real work. As in, hard work. And this is precisely what’s wrong with many of the online marketers out there.
They might have been turned on to the concept of online income through slick ebooks that hype up a ‘4 hour work week’ or an ‘Internet lifestyle’ that is easy. Don’t fall for such nonsense.
Internet work is still work. Making money online requires sustained focus and effort. Sure, you might actually and physically only work four hours a week but you have to have a system to make it work. You have to put in a lot of thinking or mental work.
Don’t get taken in by the whole concept of simply checking out your affiliate income through laptop as you lounge around the house in your pajamas. This image might be appealing and tempting but it is hardly the reality for most affiliate marketers.
You need to get real and realize and understand that working online means being able, willing, and ready to put in the work needed to succeed. Otherwise, you are just wasting your time.
Tip #2: Decide to succeed
If you hang out at many of the popular internet marketing or affiliate marketing platforms, you can detect that many people are simply wasting their time doing marketing ‘on the side.’
They ‘dabble’ in affiliate marketing. Well, if you wan to actually make a real income doing internet marketing, you need to stop dabbling or treating it like a hobby. You have to decide to succeed and this involves thinking about your marketing activities as a real business.
What does this mean? This means you have to devote a certain number of hours for your business and stick to it. This means you have to constantly be on the lookout for problems and how to solve those problems. Business isn’t easy or else everyone will be doing it.
It weeds out people who are simply in it for an easy ride. You have to put out many fires. You have to think ahead. You have to be fully engaged. This is what makes business challenging and this is what makes it fun, too. Decide to succeed in your online marketing business by deciding to look at it as a business.
Once you do this, deciding to put in the amount of time needed to make it truly succeed would be easier. Otherwise, deciding to bear down and put in the work would feel more like a hassle or a chore instead of a necessary investment of time and effort for your business’ success. You need to decide and you need to decide right now.
Tip #3: Outsource, automate, delegate and focus on what’s important
One of the main reasons why many otherwise intelligent, resourceful, and creative people flounder with their online marketing business is that they actually do all the work.
They work IN their online business by doing all the busy work and grunt work instead of working ON their business. How do you work on your business? You strategize. You find traffic sources. You make connections online. You explore opportunities.
Make no mistakes about it, working on your business means doing things that will take your business to the next level. Getting stuck writing all your content, driving all your traffic, and doing all your social media research is not working on your business.
You are simply working in your business and, guess what, your time is worth more than that. Why? For every second you spend wasting your time on grunt work, you lose a second on doing the stuff that truly matters like making business connections online, exploring joint ventures, or tweaking your online
Decide to list down everything you do every single day. Figure out which you can outsource safely. You might think you can’t outsource a particular task but you are probably wrong. Why?
With the proper instructions and descriptions as well as the proper focus on outcome and results, you can safely outsource a task that you think only you can do. You can also look into automating the stuff you currently do that don’t take much thinking. Software costs much cheaper over the long run than having to hire a virtual assistant.
Keep the tips above in mind if you are serious about taking your business to the next level. It is too easy to get mired in the busy work and the small details. When you do this, you lose sight of the forest from the trees and you end up failing.
Stop settling for mediocre results. Take your business to another level and make it truly live up to its fullest potential.