The world has gone and changed a great deal since the advent of the internet. It used to be that there was mainly one way to get ahead in the world and that was to go to an elite college, graduate with a degree, then get a job. The irony is nobody will hire you unless you have experience. The internet, however, changed all that.
You can, if you put in the work to learn the landscape of the web’s many commerce and information layers, and persevere even when it seems impossible, make a living online. You can, in fact, make more than you may be making at your job right now with half the hassles (same work unfortunately, but working for yourself!).
Part of what shifted many to the web was a deep desire to have more control over their free time and work time. The bulk of the migration either in part or in working full time online is due to the economy. With jobs no longer feeling secure and getting a new job being even harder, many have flocked to the web to see if there was hope there- and again, if they put in the work it definitely is.
Making the transition to internet marketer (blanket term for making money online) you have to keep in mind that there are no shortcuts, the work you put in will be the same as the work you likely put in at your day job, the difference is in how and when you can do that work. Since you will work for yourself you will have to learn to discipline yourself to work every day- work when it’s convenient but make sure you’re consistent with putting in the time.
The habit to work is what most people can’t wait to lose and thus when they get online they have dreams of easy street but it simply isn’t like that. The convenience you will get from it and the same earning potential as your offline career is what makes it better. You can get ahead faster because there are no credentials, just experience and growth in awareness about how it all works. Once you grasp the landscape and truly figure out how things work, your next step is to put it into play synergistically. Eventually creativity will be your best friend.
Once you switch 100% to making money online you can really get in and create a schedule that works around your family’s time and working hours that are agreeable- not assigned by a boss. It’s important to realize that laziness or slacking off just because no boss is present is how 98% of people who try to make an online living fail. It takes tenacious effort and focus, often for the first full year, then you can relax- think of this first year like the college degree program your earning, but in reality it’s about learning how to work in a whole different way with the same ground rules of business physics.
Once you develop your skill set you will be well aware of why discipline is essential. You will also have ways to automate the “treadmill” work like writing, building sites, and so forth. You have to earn that right, however, because if you don’t put in the grunt work you won’t develop the fortification you need to make it in this business. The beauty of the web is it’s a very rewarding place to earn a living. It breaks all the hassles of an offline job (other than having to actually work!) and puts you in control of your destiny. The internet marketing career path is also a recession proof job- people will always need information and products- even In the hardest of economic times, people flock to the web to find a way out of various problems or learn about how to, themselves, make money online!