Everybody that is trying to make money online knows the story of YouTube. Three guys start a website from scratch where users can share their videos with others online and two years later (a very short time span in the business world) the site is purchased by Google for $1.65 billion in stock options.
I think many people starting out online have delusions of grandeur that their site is going to be the next YouTube, when in reality these stories are the exception and not the norm. There is a misconception that if you build a website then you will receive traffic and then you will get rich is totally perpetuated by those that are in the business of selling every make money online business in an ebook that is released to the public.
If you would like to be knocked down another peg, please read Seth Godin’s post, Hope and the magic lottery. Don’t take either of us the wrong way, we’re both just encouraging you to avoid shortcuts, but keep building on what is working for you. If you are constantly chasing the magic lottery, then you are not working on building your business which is what really matters most.
The harsh truth is, you can make money online, but it does take time and effort. You are not going to be able to just put up a WordPress blog, slap a couple of posts on it sprinkled with Adsense and get rich overnight. If you start your affiliate marketing journey in this fashion, I would put money on the fact that you are going to fail. You will get frustrated and give up because your site is not receiving any traffic which means you are not making any money.
If I haven’t burst your bubble yet, then your mindset is right to start an online affiliate business. I can guarantee you are going to fail along the way, but that is the only you are going to learn. By all means, if you have the skills, connections and know how to start the next YouTube, please go for it. If you are just an average Joe that doesn’t even know what HTML is, please get started, just be realistic.
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Originally posted 2010-06-19 22:38:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter