You Don’t Need To Be a Genius to Make Money Online


Here’s what you do need

Those ads get you so excited, don’t they?

“Make six figures in six months!”

“Learn how to build a 7 figure e-commerce store”

“Grow your YouTube channel to 100k and monetize it!”

On the one hand, you picture yourself being successful. The sales copy is so good and gets you hyped up. On the other hand, you think it’s BS. T

hat’s the place most people who are curious about making money online find themselves in — extremely curious and skeptical at the same time.

When it comes to products like these that teach you how to make money online, most of them are telling the truth. I’ve taken many programs like these and pretty much all of them have been good, but they all depend on your effort level.

The Secret to Successfully Making Money Online

I can’t guarantee you’ll get specific outcomes, but I guarantee, on a long enough time scale, if you take this secret to heart and use it, you’ll build a successful online business or grow on one of these platforms.

Are you ready for it?

The secret to building a successful online business is following directions. Not grit, not hustle, not passion.

If you were to take one of the various pieces of training about business seriously and do every single step without skipping one, you’d be successful.

That’s it.

Attrition rates for online courses are high, meaning that most people don’t finish them.

I make six figures online simply because I bought online courses, got coaches, and did what they said.

You have to cultivate the ability to suspend your judgment.

The promises do sound too good to be true. Some of the steps in these programs do seem unnecessary but do all of them.

This is how you succeed in online business.

You frontload the work — gather up the important research items you need to know and nothing more so you can put yourself on the trajectory to grow your platform and make money.

Then, after you have a basic idea of what to do, you do it. It’s simply a matter of going all-in on your chosen business and platform until you figure out how to make money from it.

If you stick with the progress long enough, you experience the advantages of online business that I always talk about:

  • Exponential growth —Years into the future, you’ll get 10x results for the same level of effort.
  • Confidence — Once you build one platform to the point where it runs almost on auto-pilot, you can branch out and build the other sections of your business that can help you build real wealth.
  • Flexibility — The more money you have and the bigger your platform, the more opportunities you have to make smart money moves like reinvesting into your business or doubling down on your business education.

I have seen people succeed in every online niche. Every online niche has been ‘pronounced dead.’

I remember reading articles back in 2015 about how blogging had died…just when I started blogging. SEO has been claimed dead even though Google still exists — can’t wrap my head around that logic at all.

People have pronounced Medium dead for new aspiring writers because the platform is too saturated, but I have students in my blogging course making three to four figures from single articles.

Time tends to increase your chances of becoming an anomaly. Yes, some people just pop and have a much faster growth rate. But persistence pays off even if you’re not one of those people.

See, that’s the one thing you might not realize about my story. I never had any viral hits that made my career skyrocket.

For years, I was a ‘base hitter.’ I’d write my posts and my views were consistent, never anything crazy though.

The difference between me and most others?

I was willing to hover at the same amount of views for multiple years while most aspiring writers give up after they write 3 articles and none get curated — I’m referencing a true story.

People complain about the partner program and I wrote on Medium for free, years before it came out.

Why? Because I understand one fundamental truth about online business or any creative career in general.

Platforms come and go. Skills, knowledge, and experience stay. As much as Medium folding out of nowhere would crush my soul, I’d have another move, or 7, ready to go.

When you focus long and hard on building an online business you understand that money is everywhere.

You can get it all sorts of ways, but remember, the secret is sticking to one of those ways long enough to make it happen.

Seriously, that’s the only thing in your way.

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