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What Does It Take to Be Successful Online?

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to learn how to make money online. And it isn’t quite as hard as winning the lottery either. But it does take discipline, self motivation, and commitment. If you are looking for an easy business that will make you a lot of money in a short time, I would not recommend working online. It has taken me nearly 3 years to get to the point where I don’t have to go to work at my “other job”. During the first two years, I worked for free. I worked on weekends, and at night after I put my kids to bed. It was definitely a sacrifice, but now I am to the point that I can outsource a lot of my work, and don’t have to work nearly as many hours to get the same amount of work done.

When I started blogging, I didn’t know anything about making money. But I did know a little bit about a few different topics and I decided that I would start writing about things that I liked.  My opinion was that if I could be passionate about something and write about it, then eventually somebody would read it and eventually I would be successful.  I think that this is the best approach to picking a topic to blog about. Don’t try and write articles about insurance just because you think you’re going to get rich. If you have a passion for golf, write about golf. If you have a passion for hot rods or purses, write about the things that you want to write about.  If you have a passion for something, you are going to probably stick with it much longer and not quit.

The other essential tool that you need is faith. (This doesn’t mean religious faith, but they are closely linked.)  If you didn’t think that the seed would grow, you wouldn’t take the time to plant it. You wouldn’t water it, and you wouldn’t weed around the seed. Anyone who has done gardening knows that a seed doesn’t come out of the ground right away. In fact, it takes sometimes as long as a week or two before you even see the seed grow into a sprout. Websites generally take three or four months before they start to sprout. (Anyone who says otherwise, is probably trying to sell you something you don’t really need!)  Once the seed starts to grow, you don’t get fruit right away.  A sprout doesn’t get very much sunlight and it is not mature enough to produce fruit. Likewise, a new website that is only a few months old, is not going to be making money right away.  What you need to do is keep watering, fertilizing, and weeding so that your plant can grow larger. You only see the fruits of your labor once the plant is mature enough to bear fruit. If you only take care of the plant for two months or three months, and it doesn’t produce any fruit, and then you stop taking care of it, your plant will die and all of your work will be in vain.  Some plants, like walnuts take four or five years to bear fruit. Others like peas, will bear fruit in a matter of 3 to 4 months.  When you start your site, decide what kind of plant it is, is it going to be a great walnut tree, or a tiny pea plant.

The last thing you need to do is to pick specific words you’re going to be targeting. Make sure that the posts that you write target your keywords specifically.  And you need to decide whether you are going to get all of your links naturally, or you are going to need to build links to your site so that other people can find you online. Once your site can be found through links, then Google is more likely to send it organic traffic. Once you start getting ranked for organic traffic, you’re going to start making money.

By reading this article, you probably guessed that I have a passion for gardening. As a matter fact I do. If you want to learn more about my gardening tips and advice, please feel free to visit and browse around my website.

Having been in the landscaping business for eight years, Spencer has helped a lot of people by blogging about his experiences on lawn care, and writing reviews about gardening tools and products. You can find a lot of valuable gardening tips on Lawn Care and Lawn Repair  if you are interested!

 

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