In true Christmas spirit, today’s post will be about babies. No, I’m not drunk. I don’t even drink, but I have forgotten to take some of my vitamins.
Babies are loving and happy little buggers. They are awesome at drooling and puking, but they are horrible at business. Babies just can’t seem to get anything done.
And let’s face it, their communication stinks. However, there is still a lot you can learn from the mistakes babies make that will catapult you to success.
Babies are famous for their ability to entertain themselves and chase shiny objects. The same is true for people wanting to make a living online. I’ve talked with a lot of people behind the scenes and the number one problem I see is that everyone wants success fast.
This leads to impatience and thinking that there is that one system out there that will allow you to click a button every day and magically thousands of dollars will appear in your closet, in that secret box of yours. You didn’t think I knew about “the box”, did you?
If you want to succeed online, you will have to pick one system and run with it. Focus entirely on that one thing until you’re making money. It doesn’t matter whether it’s blogging, niche websites or affiliate marketing, because it’s going to take you 6-12 months to see some real revenue come in.
When I started looking at making money online I was the best shiny object chaser on the planet. I literally spent thousands of dollars on different courses. I even bought one of those investment courses, which promised to make me a millionaire.
It turned out to be a 27-page PDF that was completely ridiculous. When I asked for a refund, the guy told me that I first have to use the system and show him that it doesn’t work. Oh well, lesson learned.
It wasn’t until early this year that I realized I had to drop this nonsense. I started to focus on one thing and one thing only—building niche websites. I worked my face off for 3-4 months and it worked. I now have several websites bringing in a passive income, which allows me to focus on this blog.
Remember, it isn’t about finding a the best system. It’s about choosing something that you resonate with and putting on the blinders. If you love blogging, then join a blogging course and follow the instructions. If you love affiliate marketing, then find a mentor or training program that feels good and start taking action, now!
It doesn’t matter if you pick the wrong road, because you will always learn something from taking action and you will often create a passive income stream that will keep going for years to come. That is the beauty of the internet.