”I want to start working online and make money from home to reach my financial freedom” or ”I just have to work a couple of hours and make like 500$ or even more a day”.
I am sure you have heard so many of those statements around the internet because the gurus and influencers are lately everywhere but is it really working online this easy?
In this article, I am going to tell you what you should know before starting working online.
First, let me just state that I am not one of the very successful that make thousands of dollars every month that appear on YouTube or social media whenever or wherever you’re online
But I have been testing and working online in different fields since 2017.
But this year was a big life-changer for me so I decided that finally, I need to make my own website and share everything I had learned and will learn in the future even if it’s a small detail
So I can help anyone that will read my articles and make a community that appreciates honesty and valuable leads only.
So now let’s go deep into the subject
Working online will be the best decision you will make in your life believe me
Its have so many benefits and you will discover this on your working from a home journey and even when this happens you will regret not doing so earlier.
So don’t think from the title that I will make you change your mind and tell you to give up on your goal because if you are searching for this…
It means you’re thinking about making money online so read those secrets with ease and don’t be scared
Now let’s put aside the positive thinking and the fairytales daydreaming or expectations because it will be a long road full of some failing, disappointment, doubts, and regrets sometimes.
But if you learn those things and surround yourself with an amazing community you will be successful so just believe in your hard work
What Are The Deep And Mystery Secrets A Lot Of Influencers Won’t Tell You?
1-Don’t Quit Your Job .. yet
I am a graphic designer living in Lebanon who happened to not get a job in my career industry
And the only job I found was a cashier with a super low salary and stressful environment which is pretty sure our common problem.
Back then I was looking and searching on how to make money online and I came across bitcoin and print on demand
Which made me think aha that’s it I will put designs and in a couple of months it will be passive income, not to mention working with crypto, paid to click, etc…
So when I couldn’t stand my job and co-workers I quit for real guys just like that and I didn’t look back
But reality hit me when all the information I had learned around the internet wasn’t quite right and I experienced failure with every step I took.
So please don’t quit your job unless you start seeing great results and a decent amount of money every month and you will if you work smart
2- It’s Not A Quick Road To Grab Money
They would tell you ”you only need a pc or laptop and an internet connection and you will have to do affiliate marketing here and there so you could make hundreds daily”
Super easy right? or just get into crypto and print-on-demand industry and so on…
I really wish that was true and so are you I am assuming but it’s not the truth.
Maybe some people get lucky with it in a short time but what I have learned is, that it’s a long road so what you need is:
- Understand the field you’re working with
- Do a lot of research
- Make strategies
- Test them
Later on, you will learn and with time you will be successful for sure
3- Working Online Is Not Easier Than A 9-5 Job
There is no boss breathing on the back of your neck nor do you have a commitment to stick to a certain time in the office so freedom our friend here
But It is not an easy journey you will face some problems too
My very first thought when I wanted to start an online business is the amount of working time I have to do, thinking that I just have to work fewer hours ( I was so naive )
It’s turned out that working from home sometimes will require a lot of hours and effort even more than 8 hours daily if you are on a tight schedule
But the difference between it and your traditional work is you are gonna love it
With practice, you will manage your time skillfully
4- When You Start Working Online Your Social Life Will Be Affected
A lot of friends and family will not accept your decision on working from home and maybe even quit your normal job later on.
They will not understand your passion because working online is still not something familiar to traditional people.
So prepare to hear words like you’re impulsive, reckless, lazy, or that is not a real job
This will make you distance yourself from everyone and even close ones.
In the end, you will sacrifice your offline social life and focus on your online community
5- Keep Track Of Every Thing You Do
I am an organized person whenever I register on a new website I keep track of my account details from login to referral link etc .. so in any case, if I forgot my password I will find it without the need to contact support
TIP: Make folders and write every detail for each website you register on
Now your next step is to learn how To get quality leads quickly and keep track of your referrals and by that I mean you need to know where did they hear about you
6- Your Email List Is Very Important
Start working on collecting your email list from day one.
Why do you need it? the answer is so simple you need to capture leads so you can share your content and offers, not to mention email marketing never die and get higher conversion than social media campaigns.
I wish that I start collecting my email list sooner which would have helped me with my marketing strategy.
How do you do this?
- When you get your own website make sure you have a newsletter subscription to collect emails
- Make a landing page that offers a free eBook for example so it will be required for the client to put his email to download it ( it’s called leading magnet ) then share this page online
Systeme is a perfect free start for you to collect email lists and grow your marketing plan
7- You Have To Find Your Community
Without people, we will not make much progress with working online
At first, you will find growing your audience a bit scary especially if you are an introvert like me or if you don’t love social media in general
But what you need to know is the online community is very helpful and you will get to know so kind people on the way believe me
Who are willing to help you and guide you by telling the successful and failed experience they have
So listen to them and try to build relationships around social media and forums even if you have to be active on one platform at a time
You could start with this amazing forum Beer Money Forum
8- You Have To Sell Yourself After Start Working Online
By that I mean to be proud of your work and what you offer and try to promote yourself every chance you got.
Working online will make you confident and when you start seeing results and get more experience with the field you’re working with
Please don’t be afraid to voice what you know and can do because other people will need you and your knowledge.
9- Don’t Try So Many Sites At Once
One of my biggest mistakes I was so excited to just make money online which made me test site after site at once.
And I kept on doing this for more than 2 years but finally, in those couple of months I realized enough is enough I need a new strategy and a new plan.
Because what is important in this job is making a profit more than our normal job and with less time and stress
The picture below is just a glimpse of the sites I have tested it
10- Doubts Will Hunt You
In a difficult time when you face failure or don’t see any results even after doing your best work, doubts will creep into your mind.
You will start questioning yourself Is this worth it? am I doing this right?
That is when you need to focus on your mental health
So don’t stress yourself and get that out of your head now. Entrepreneurship is hard and needs patience and consistency
11- You Will Think About Giving Up
When doubts hit you the next feeling you will experience is the overwhelming desire to give up
Then the urge to quit will keep you up at night
Me as an example even after working online for more than 4 years some days I feel so exhausted and mentally drained especially if I had been working non-stop with minimum results
So on those days I question myself and start thinking about every detail but in the end, I have learned to calm myself and focus on the big picture which is to reach my goal financially
12- Don’t Forget To Take A Breath
I would start working after waking up till late at night just taking a break if I wanted to do some exercises or eating
The urge to keep going and make more money is the thought that’s will drive you crazy and this alone will make you stop thinking about yourself
So what you need to do is try every day even if just for one hour take a break, walk around your neighborhood have some fun
You could read or watch some tv shows etc.
Just take it easy and don’t just focus on work, remember when you are far from the scene you will see clearer
13- Small Steps Better Than Nothing
Who doesn’t want fast and big results?
All of us for sure and that is what you and I have been thinking about since the idea of working from home popped into our head
That’s cool but what we forget is every little action counts and done is better than perfect
So my advice for you is to train your brain to accomplish the mindset of small steps power
When you take small but effective steps you will put 100% of your energy into that task which will make it much much better
14- Work Smarter Not Longer And Harder
Again with the idea of working a lot so we can make more money.
The problem is Working More Hours Won’t Help You Succeed. Working after planning and sticking to a strategy Will
So make sure to test at first but when you see poor results or worthless websites please stay away from them and don’t convince yourself that’s you need to keep going, some of those sites are worth giving up on
15- Don’t Compare Your Result With Anyone
If you learn this lesson now before starting working online then you are crossing 80% of the path to success
Don’t Compare Yourself with anyone and I mean anyone, especially the ones starting years before you.
My advice for you is to listen only to someone that works in your field and is successful and not to the ones that will make you waste your time just so they can gain a referral
Comparison Will Crush Your Confidence
Working online is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to open their dream job and be their own boss but at the same time there are some cons you should consider and prepare yourself for which are mentioned in the article above
So if you are ready to start your journey of working from home?
If your answer is yes then don’t hesitate to begin it’s never too late and stay tuned for more posts about safety tips for working from home
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