Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard a lot of rumors that you can make money online with very little effort. And, you’re probably aware that there’s some truth to it, but that plenty of people have tried and failed.
How do you separate fact from fiction?
When I first started online, I wanted some cold, hard facts before I’d invest any time, effort, or money into an online business. And when people would be transparent with me and show me proof that they were making the income they said they were, that did a lot to alleviate any fear. I really wanted to make sure I was in good hands and that I could learn the ropes from experts, and that’s what I did.
Now I’m going to share my process with you.
The first thing I did was check out a number of different offers. Now, many of those offers were quoting a membership price or some kind of fee for online courses, affiliate relationships, etc., and many were giving me a pretty strict deadline about joining up soon or the price would go up. Deadlines like this are a fairly normal online practice because it helps people make up their minds one way or the other.
But a word of warning: if you’re jumping on buying everything that’s out there right away before the price goes up, you might end up with products that are almost duplicates of each other. Worse, you also could end up buying from someone who really can’t deliver what they promised.
So do some due diligence and really try to get to know as much as you can about the company before you invest too much with them.
A lot of companies give out leader products, which are inexpensive products you can try before buying anything costly from the company. This is a great way for you to test the quality of their offerings without making a huge investment. For example, they might have an eBook for $9.99, and if that’s high quality, then chances are that they hold quality as a company value. If the eBook is substandard, be wary of ordering anything big from them.
I knew that I really didn’t know much about working online, so when I found a company with transparency, high-quality products, proof of the kinds of results I was looking for, and simple training that I could follow, I knew I had finally found something worth getting involved in.
Because of this same program, I’m able to network with people all over the globe and get in on yearly masterminds held in exotic, inspiring locations. Not only have I completed the training, but the company never fails to deliver chances to hobnob with some of the most talented sales and training professionals in the world.
While you’re out there searching for a way to make money online, keep in mind that you should do your homework until you’re really satisfied that you’ve found something that speaks to your values, offers the training you’ll need (if you’re new at this), and has continuing opportunities to make valuable connections within the organization.
As always, I’m here to help. If you’re struggling online, or if you’re afraid to get started and need a real-life perspective on what it’s like, please feel free to comment below or click this link to contact me privately.