A lot of people try to treat their online endeavours like a short sprint race, and this has ruined a lot of potentially great ideas. Instead, you have to consider that any endeavour which involves making money online is a long distance marathon – and if you drop out of that race, you will fail.
What do I mean by this? I mean that A LOT of people take their online businesses and expect it to be making $5000/month within the first 3 months of operation, and this just isn’t possible 99% of the time. Any business is going to take a lot of time, energy, and most importantly inspiration to get it off the ground, and to quit something after 3 months, or so, because it’s not yet turning a profit is just silly. You absolutely have to think of the long-term.
For instance, my first website didn’t make a penny because I was treating it like a sprint. I wanted it to make me a millionaire, and I wanted it to happen overnight, but, unfortunately, I found out the hard way that this just isn’t possible. If I had instead taken things more slowly and paced myself while planning ahead and focusing on delivering “high-quality” content, it could have very well been “the one” – but since then I have moved on to greener pastures.
When you’re first starting out in internet marketing, it’s going to be one hell of a grind, and it’s going to involve a crap load of work and it’s probably going to be confusing. I’m not saying this to dissuade you, but I’m just telling you what’s what. Internet marketing, or making money online, is not an easy process until you’ve figured it out, or been taught, and even then it still involves A LOT of hard work and dedication. Without these 2 crucial catalysts, everything you try online will fail, keep that in mind.
The graph above is actually the organic search traffic from a brand new website I launched around the middle of June (about 3 months ago). As you can see, the chart starts out quite low at around 5 organic searches/day, and as we get closer to present day, our organic searches are nearly over 100/day – which isn’t a heck of a lot, but it’s pretty decent for such a new website. With that all said, there was about a month when I first launched the website when the organic searches were staying well under 30/day, and it wasn’t for quite a while until this finally jumped to above 50/day, and it wasn’t too long later that we hit 101 in a day.
Hopefully by the 6-month mark, this will be over 300 organic (directly from the SERPs) hits/day. The 2nd month that this site was operating it made $200, which again, is almost nothing, but this month it will make roughly $400, which is double – so will next month then be $800? At least, if not more – and this is how making money online works. Slowly but surely.
Always treat your online business like a long distance marathon, and you will end up with a much more successful website. Always strive to deliver the best and most informational content possible, because this is how you’re going to turn a profit. You won’t make money by selling products, you’ll make money by providing value to someone else – sounds backwards, but trust me. If you focus on your readers finding their success, then you will find your own.