Don’t Worry About The Money!

Ever since I have been online, I have seen so many so-called gurus claim that you can make boatloads of money just by either clicking your mouse a few times and watching money flow out of your computer like a river, or simply using a piece of software that is supposed to either drive highly targeted traffic to your site, or sell affiliate products for you and so on.

Then you have those people who claim that they stumbled onto some secret system that was handed to them on a flash drive that has made them supposedly millions, and they go on to say that you can make the same or even better if you just pay the $49 or so that it costs just to get that supposedly secret system. Now I don’t know about you, but don’t you think that most all of that stuff sounds a bit fishy and deceptive?

One of my favorite ones is when a so-called guru says that you don’t need any skills to make money online, and all you need is their special software and you’re in business! Come on, just who do you think that these charlatans are kidding? Well they are putting the wool over a whole lot of people’s eyes, but for someone who is smart and who has been around the block a time or two can easily see right through these guys and their trickery. I’ll be brutally honest with you here. Anybody who tells you that you do not need any skills to make money online is not a real business owner and all that they’re doing is giving you the business if you know what I mean.

They make all their bold claims of being wildly successful by showing you screenshot after screenshot of their ClickBank accounts and any other accounts that they have to rub it all in your face just to get you to believe that you too can make that same amount or even more. And, if that’s not enough, most all of the videos that I have seen rarely even touch on what it is that you’re supposed to be doing because in most all of those videos, they’re too busy showing you the money. They’re too busy telling you just how wealthy you could be only if you bought into their so-called system, or purchased their secret software that is supposed to drive hoards of traffic to your offers. They make it all sound so very easy to do, and they have their testamonials to back it all up supposedly.

However, I bet on most all of those videos the people that you see are just paid actors including the so-called guru themselves. Why do I believe that? Well for one thing, any guru who is worth their salt will not even think about getting in front of the camera to talk about such junk. A matter of fact, those so-called gurus do just that. They hire out actors to do their video work and present it to the public while they themselves are laughing all the way to the bank because they just pulled the wool over yet another gullible person’s eyes and got their money.

You want to know something else? Most of those systems that are out there have very poor help and support and even if they do offer that, the help and support that you get is from not the guru themselves, but from a trained individual who is also involved in the program too. They are taught to get you to focus upon your dreams of luxury vacations, cars, mansions and anything else that you can possibly think of just to get you to remain in the program. Don’t worry about the money because that’s not the main thing that you need to focus upon with your business.

Instead, focus upon the things that make your business work, such as your customer base. Think of ways that you can give to them exactly what they want and need from you. Don’t focus upon trying to make $30,000 per month especially if you’re just getting out of the starting gate. Sure it is great to dream and such, but dream in reality. Make goals for yourself that are definitely attainable. Don’t worry about the next latest and greatest thing being offered out there because you have enough to deal with in your own business that should keep you focused and on track. Too many people focus too much on the money and not enough on their businesses. That’s why they’re not successful.

If you really want to become successful, then you need to focus on your business and what it needs in order to make it successful. You need to focus on your customers and you need to focus on your products and services that you have to offer to your customers. The money will come if you do these things and do them well. Don’t get caught up in all the hype going round the net today. Act like an entrepreneur and don’t pay those charlatans any mind because you have bigger fish to fry.

Sure making money online isn’t easy, but any good entrepreneur will tell you that. They don’t need to pull the wool over your eyes if they’re honest and sincere entrepreneurs because they have nothing to hide from you. Those that promise you all the wealth in the world do have something to hide because more than likely, they’re not being transparent and honest like they should be.

I am here to tell you that yes, you need skills to work online, and it isn’t as easy as copying and pasting as some of those so-called gurus tell you that it is. It isn’t as easy as sending out an email either, and it definitely isn’t as easy as using your mouse either. There’s lots and lots of very hard work to do to build an online business. And as far as all of this so-called autopilot stuff goes, well it is true that parts of the business does run on autopilot, but not every aspect of it.

Just like any commercial airline, even though the plane has an autopilot system, you still need real pilots to fly the thing now don’t you? Well the same can be said about your online business. Sure there are some areas that can run on autopilot, but the rest has to be done by a real human being because it takes real human beings to create web sites, content and handle customer relations and such just to name a few things here. The autopilot part of the business might be that your site does run online 24-7, and yes people can buy from you while you’re sleeping because all they need to do is to simply visit your site, press an order button and the ordering process takes place without you having to do anything because of the fact that you had set it up that way. So yes, parts of the business can be on autopilot, but not every part of it.

So as you can see here, you do need skills just to build an online business, and don’t let anybody tell you any differently either. Now as far as the money goals, set for yourself realistic monitary goals. Don’t make goals that you know that you will not be able to keep. Set realistic ones that you know that you can attain. Think realistically and rationally and think like a real entrepreneur should think. Don’t think like the charlatans think because that my friend; will only get you into trouble. It is here where you success lies because as long as you think rationally and realistically, you’ll do fine.

Approve Only Relevant Comments On Your Blog Site

As any blogger knows, you get all kinds of strange and sometimes annoying comments made on your blog all of which are clamboring for your undivided attention in one way or another. However, may I offer you a suggestion that might help you to produce a quality blog?

Weed out all of the unnecessary comments made to your blog. That is, weed out all of the advertisements and spam comments that people make and only approve those that relate to the posts in which they’re referring to. If people can’t leave comments that are engaging and that carry on the conversation, then those comments should not be approved. Your blog shouldn’t turn into a place where comments are hoarded. Instead, only approve those comments that really mean the most to you and that help to carry on the particular conversation. This in turn will help to greatly improve your blog’s overall structure, content flow and so much more.

So take this advice to heart and use it because in the end, you will have a great blog that everybody will love to visit.

The Right Mindset Can Be Very Profitable

Having the right mindset can definitely help you in many ways more than one. For starters, having the right mindset can help you to stay totally focused and devoted to the cause. You see, people who possess the right entrepreneurial mindset have a lot of drive towards making their businesses work out.

These people know what it takes to run and manage an online business and they also know their limitations as well. Possessing the right mindset isn’t something magical, nor will it automatically bring you traffic or make you a whole lot of money. Instead, possessing the right mindset means that you have become level-headded, and you fully understand the risks that are involved in running and maintaining an online business. You’re prepared for just about anything that can come your way. You know what does and doesn’t work for y our type of business, and you also are aware of the wants and needs of your customer base.

Thinking like and acting like an entrepreneur is the first step in the right direction because as you already know, there are many steps to take throughout your entire online career. You will be making all sorts of decisions, some of them good and some not so good, but as long as you’re thinking like a true entrepreneur, and only use the tools, techniques and strategies that have been proven to work for your type of business, then you should do fine.

The road of entrepreneurialship is not a smooth one. It is full of rough spots, holes and who knows what else you can find along the way. Nobody can ever promise you that you will have a smooth journey as an entrepreneur because if anybody tells you that, then they’re lieing to you plain and simple. However, possessing the thoughts of an entrepreneur will guide you in the right direction if you let them.

Don’t be overcome with greed and selfishness. Instead, lend a helping hand whenever you possibly can, and do not hide behind your business. Be out there where you can be seen so that you can help others along the way. That’s the true entrepreneurial spirit.

Having this mindset is also preparing yourself for many failures and setbacks. There isn’t a business owner alive or who has ever lived that can honestly say that everything throughout their entire career went smoothly. You might fale bigtime when you launch one of your products, and you might even think of just throwing in the towl because of that, but if you do that, then you will not have learned the important lesson that you could have learned from that failed product launch.

Not every online entrepreneur has successful product launches. Most of them don’t tell you about the huge failures that some of their launches have been. They want you to believe that all of their product launches are always successful. However, as anybody with a good head on their shoulders knows, not every single product launch is a roaring success.

Believe it or not, some of the biggest names in online marketing have had really huge failures in their own businesses. They have lost countless millions over product launches that didn’t work out, and worse. So if you’re really serious about running and managing an online business, then you must be prepared for such failures and accept them and move on. Learn from them and try not to make the same mistakes again on your next product launch, or whatever you’re doing.

Just remember, thinking like an entrepreneur simply isn’t enough. You must act like one, you must do the things that they do and you must also do all that you do honestly, ethically and with a transparent mind.

having this mindset will cost you a lot, but in the end, it can also be the most profitable thing that you do because as long as you keep thinking and acting like an entrepreneur, you will be recognized for all your efforts.

The Benefits Of Socializing Your Business

Social bookmarking, twitter, facebook, Pinterest, and others not mentioned here are all places where you can get the word out about what you’re doing online. These sites have proven to be invaluable to many entrepreneurs who run their businesses online, as well as offline. These sites have truly opened the door to gaining hoards of traffic besides just using the search engines like Google.

For example, Facebook has many groups that you can join, and you can place Facebook ads to boost traffic and sales to your business. Twitter is a simple to use platform that gives you the ability to write short blurbs about your business and have those blurbs spread all over the place by having people simply sharing them.

Social sites like these have opened the door to many possibilities for people who have for the longest time been struggling to receive highly targeted traffic to their sites. You can think of these sites as a sort of public bulletin board where ideas are posted, businesses are posted and so much more. And, if you join groups on Facebook, or even Yahoo and Google, you’re bound to receive highly targeted traffic. The more groups that you do join, the better it will be for you in the end. So as you can see here, search engine optimization isn’t the only game in town. There are much simpler methods that you can use to get the word out about your business without having to become a geek in training if you know what I mean.

So if you ahven’t gone social yet, you might want to think about getting started because social is where it is at my friend.

What Makes You The Expert?

Many people don’t feel like an expert, but did you realize that you are? Think about it for a minute. Haven’t you ever had someone ask you a question about something, and then you gave them the exact answer that they wanted? Well in that instant, you were the expert. So why is that? Well you had knowledge on something that someone else needed to know, and they went to you for the answer, and when you answered that question, you instantly became their expert.

Well the same can be said for online business. You know things that other people do not know, so in their eyes, you’re the expert. Now it can be in any topic, niche or concept. You can be an expert in web design, e-cover design, copywriting, blogging, or in anything else not mentioned here.

The point is; you are an expert in someone else’s eyes because you possess knowledge on something that they do not yet know. So don’t let anybody tell you any different because all an expert is, is someone who has the skills and the knowledge on how to do something that somebody else doesn’t have the skills, or the knowledge in, and they go to you for advice and help.

Positioning yourself as an expert really isn’t all that hard to do because all you need to do is to simply visit the forums on any given topic and you will find all sorts of people asking all kinds of questions that you may be able to answer for them. This is where you becoming the expert really shines because you can clue people in on what you know about a particular topic, and if the information that you give is accurate and right, then you have just won expert status in the other person’s eyes. Then at that point, you might just find them coming to you for even more information because they have built up a trust in you.

You see, this business is all about building up relationships and trust in one another. If we can help somebody else out that is in need, then do it. Do it for your own good as well as the good of the other person because in the end you’ll be highly recognized for all your efforts.

Any entrepreneur that hides behind the scenes and does nothing but count their money is an entrepreneur who really doesn’t care about the next person. All they care about is themselves and that’s a very sad situation to be in. So please please don’t become that way. Always be more than willing to lend a helping hand and always be willing to answer questions that people have and never ever hide behind your business. Be out there in the trenches ready to help the next person. That will be the pathway to your online success!

Why Memberships Are A Stronger Case For Commitment

There are hoards of people online searching for something for free including memberships. However, have you ever thought as to why most membership sites charge a fee? There are several schools of thought on this, and we’re going to have a look at a few of these to discover why membership sites are paid sites.

Now with many membership sites, you will have a free section that is specifically designed to help the individual to get their feet wet and to see if the membership is indeed right for them. This is a good thing because what the free membership does for a paid membership program is it helps to weed out the tire kickers and freeloaders that would cause problems within the paid portion of the program.

Now there’s nothing wrong with running a free membership program, and there are plenty of those around. But for those of you who are interested in running paid memberships, we’re going to have a look at some of the reasons why you would want to charge for your memberships. Let’s first have a look at the first reason why you would want to charge a fee for your membership program.

Content costs money. That’s right. In order to have a quality membership means that you will need from time to time to purchase content. Sure you can get much of the content that you need free from the Internet, but the really good stuff that you need to keep the membership going costs money. Things such as PLR content, audios, videos and the furthering of your education in online marketing all costs money.

The second reason and the most important reason why you would want to charge a monthly fee for your membership is the fact that your time is valuable, and it takes time to update the site, provide the quality content for the customers and other things that the customers don’t see going on behind the scenes that make the program work like it does. Monthly memberships aren’t just being charged so that the individual running the program can get rich, although that might be one of their reasons for charging a fee for membership. However, as we have just stated above, the content costs money, as well as your continuing education, and your time is valuable as well. All of this plays a vital role in running and managing a quality membership program. Just the mere fact that you’re putting time into the membership warrents you getting paid something for your efforts and hard work and dedication that you put into it. Otherwise if you just give it all away, then how do you profit from it? What is then the purpose in having a membership if you’re not getting something monitary in return for all your efforts? You would be wasting your valuable time if you just give it all away for nothing without getting something in return from, and that then defeats the whole reason for being in business in the first place.

Now mind you that we’re not trying to get you to just focus on the money, but as we all know, money is how things happen. Things such as money have to be exchanged in order for something to take place. Without this exchange, then the purpose of running a business is then wasted time and effort because you’re getting nothing out of it.

Most people don’t realize it, but even giving things such as your name and email address is a form of payment for something. Why? Well think about it, your name belongs to you and so does your email address and giving those things out gives people direct access to you, so when you give those things out, they’re a form of payment for a free ebook, report or even a free membership. So giving your name and email address is indeed a form of payment even though it doesn’t cost anything monitarily.

Another reason why you should charge a fee for your membership has to do with the caleber of people you get into your program. If you only offer a free membership program, then you can easily expect all of your members to get things for free from within the program. That is; if the program is free, then don’t expect your members to make any purchases.

However, if you charge a fee for the program, then you stand a much better chance at making even more money if the members have to purchase any additional materials and such. You see, people who have to pay for something as a rule are people who are willing to put forth the effort that it takes to build an online business, whereas those who join totally free membership sites will only get things that are free.

Like was mentioned, there is a whole lot of time and effort into building a quality membership program. That’s why you should charge for your memberships into the program because your time is valuable, your content is valuable, and it just makes perfect sense to charge for your program, especially if the program is extensive and heavily involved.

Most all quality membership programs charge some sort of membership fees for their memberships. They can be anywhere from just $10 per month all the way up into the thousands per month depending upon the type of program that it is and such. Prices for memberships are all over the place, so there’s no set rule as to what you need to charge for what you’re offering.

Just do your research on your particular market to see what other memberships in your niche are charging and go from there. This will give you a ballpark figure that you can go by to help to fine tune your final membership prices.

Now what you can do with your membership is to offer different levels of membership such as a free level, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. All of which will have different pricing depending upon what each membership level has to offer and such. Many membership sites do this and it works quite well. It is a model that has been proven to work, and many of the highest quality membership sites have different membership levels within them to keep their customers completely happy.

The Challenge Of Staying Focused

staying focused is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks anyone can perform in their business whether it is an online one, or an offline one. The point is; we all need to stay focused if we want to see results of any kind. There are many reasons why so many people aren’t focused on their businesses and aren’t seeing the results that they desire.

One of these reasons has to do with the fact that to make the business work, there’s work to be done and a whole lot of people hate that four letter word. It seams that no matter where you turn online, there’s always someone offering a business model that doesn’t require any skills, work to be done, and anything else that wasn’t mentioned here. However, I am sure that you get the picture here.

People who claim that all you need to do is to simply cut and paste your way to online success hasn’t a clue as to how to really make money online accept for their scamming people right and left. The point is; in order to run a business online, you need to stay focused, you need to obtain skill sets and so much more here. It isn’t as cut and dry as some would like for you to believe that it is.

that’s where staying focused really comes in and shines because as long as you remain focused on the techniques and strategies that have already been working for others, you should be fine. However, deviate from that and get into black hat techniques or techniques that are questionable, and watch your ratings go down the drain if you know what I mean. Staying focused on the things that have already been proven to work for your business is the smartest ting that you could ever do for it. You see, it isn’t all about the money but rather, it is about what you do and how you do it that really matters.

You see, in the information business, focus is everything because without it there are no profits to be made and no products created, and you need the both of these in order to succeed. Focus doesn’t mean working yourself to death and spending too much time on the business away from friends and family. It emans taking the time to work on the things that you need to work on and to use the techniques and strategies that actually do work for your type of online business. Focus also means being dedicated to the cause of your business, and I don’t just mean the make money part of the business, but the business as a whole. Take an active interest in your customers and what they want because in the end, if you give them exactly what they want and need from you, they’ll become repeat customers and that’s what you’re after.

However, your focus should always be on the customer and not the money. Too many entrepreneurs think too much about the money and not enough about the customer. That’s where they begin to fail. I have seen it all over the Internet, entrepreneurs waving boatloads of money in people’s faces. They get you to think that if they can show you that they made all this money, that you will do the same thing, but they’re getting you to focus upon the wrong thing. It is the customer that you need to focus upon, as well as the products and services themselves that need the attention. The money will come later.

Don’t focus on the money first because that’s only the end result. Instead, focus upon developing products and services that you know that your customers will definitely benefit from because in doing that, you will make money in the end. If you focus on your customers first and foremost, they’ll appreciate you for it. Then you will be in the 1 percent % that make it online, and that’s where you really want to be. You want to provide a good name for yourself and your business.

You want to be recognized as the individual who goes that extra mile for their customers and you want to have the recognition of being transparent, honest and ethical. All of these attributes add up to a very posative rating online and a posative online experience.

You see, people want to deal with those who are dedicated and focused. They don’t want to deal with people who only think about wealth and prosperity all of the time. Not everybody has an interest in the red sports cars, huge mansions and exhotic vacation spots. Not everybody wants those things, but for some reason, many of today’s entrepreneurs believe that this is what everybody is striving for. They’re so wrong because they don’t know everybody, nor do they fully understand the dreams and ambitions that most of us do have. However, they focus upon waving boatloads of cash in your face because a large majority of online business seekers arre searching for that kind of thing. They want some sort of windfall that will put money straight into their laps without having to lift a single finger just to earn it. They want it for nothing, and if it means dishing out crappy software that supposedly promises you that, then they’ll put it out there for you to purchase.

Don’t fall for any of that. Stay focused. Forget about the 1 click wonder software. Forget about making a gazillion dollars in 30 days and such because if you have even half the brain that God gave you, then you realize that making that kind of money in that short of time just isn’t very likely. You’re more likely to be hit by a car than you are ever likely to make 30,000 per month in your business straight out of the gate.

I am not saying that you will never ever make that much because I don’t know you, but what I can say is that if you’re just starting out then the likelyhood of you making that crazy amount per month is very highly u unlikely and I wouldn’t think about it right now.

If I were you, I’d stay focused on the tasks that you are able to perform right now, and let your skills, tallents and abilities build up as time goes by because it is in time that you will begin to make really good money, not straight out of the gate as a beginner. Stay focused only on those things that you’re able to do today, and work on those. Then after you have mastered those, move onto other skillsets and master those and so on. By staying focused in this manner will guide you in the right direction. Don’t let anything deviate you from your path towards success. Learn the things that you need to learn, work on the things that you need to improve upon and as you do that, your business will definitely begin to grow and you will begin to prosper as a direct result of your efforts.