The trick to getting through the slow times is motivation. If you want to make money online, you must keep yourself motivated to work. Here are some tips on how to stay focused and motivated:
1) Listen to success stories about how others “make money online.” If you hear about how well other people are doing, you will want to join them. This can be a healthy competition.
2) Share your success stories and your failures. Sometimes typing out a mistake and getting feedback on it can help you see exactly where you went wrong. A mistake learned from is a mistake that will not be repeated.
3) Set daily goals. You must do something in order to make money online. Perhaps you need to place a certain number of ads or write a certain number of blog posts. If you write down your goals and hold yourself to them, you will be on the right road to it.
4) Keep bills near your workspace. If you can see the stack of bills while you are working, you will realize that you need to work instead of surf the web.
5) Get a corkboard for special purchases. Somewhere near your workspace get a corkboard and draw a line down the middle of it. Print out a picture of some special purchase and pin it to the board. When you make enough money to purchase the item move it to the other side of the board.
6) Take responsibility for your own professional development. If you are going to be a business owner, you need to learn what that means. You need to know the movers and shakers who make money online and network with them. If they offer advice, get it. If they run blogs, read them. Spend some time each day learning how to make more money.
7) And last but not least, rest and relax. Do not fall into the trap of being a workaholic. People who work from home usually end up working a lot more hours than they mean to. Set a schedule and stick to it unless some time sensitive emergency happens. You are working from home and trying to do this to maximize your time with you family. Make sure you enjoy that time. Also, it will be easier to focus and learn if you are well rested.
A lot of people dream of being their own boss and many people want to do it. They develop a product or service that by all rights should be successful but it isn’t. When people get frustrated, they quit. If you quit, you are guaranteed to not make money online.
Staying motivated while ignoring the naysayers
Not every brick and mortar business adventure works out. Businesses close all the time, even ones that work in traditional and high demand areas. An online businessperson can fall into the same pitfalls that a traditional brick and mortar businessperson can fall into. Just because someone else failed does not mean you will especially if you know the tricks on how to make money online.
When you work your idea that will “make money online” for you, you need to make sure your idea is relevant. Do not offer something obsolete. You also need sound guidance. Without the right guidance, nearly everyone will be doomed to failure.
Other people can make money online, why can’t you? You do not need a business degree. You do not need a fancy advisory board. All you need is a little effort, a lot of desire, a computer, internet access and a bit of creativity. Let the “Negative Nellies” continue to work for someone else. Let them make their manager’s bonuses bigger. You can work for yourself and enjoy reaping all of the rewards of being your own boss.
There are a lot of people who will tell you that it is impossible to make money online or it is impossible to make enough money online to support a family.
Ignore those naysayers!
The truth of the matter is that right now, there are thousands of people who make money online.
Those “Negative Nellies” are probably people who tried to be their own bosses and failed to make money online. The question is: why did they fail? How much effort did they put toward their business? Some people think that the internet will just hand them cash. If you want to make money online, you will have to work but you will not have to work as hard as you may think. If the negative people did not market themselves and their service properly then yes, they did fail.

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