If you’ve decided that you want to make money online, you’d be excused if, after doing research, you came away more confused than ever. After all, if you’ve never used a computer other than to check email, where do you start?

The first thing you need to do is make a mental checklist about yourself. What you are looking for here is things that you like to do, from hobbiesot volunteer work and maybe even things you like about your job. Socrates said “temet nosce” or “know thyself” and this is an important first step. You don’t want to just jump on a product or service because it is the latest hot trend. Find something that resonates with who you are what what you like to do.

Once you’ve done this, the next step is to decide HOW you would like to go about solving the make money online conundrum. You have a lot of options here, even more than there were a year ago.

For instance you could write up and sell an ebook on a specific facet of golfing (if that’s your hobby, or you could become an Herbalife or Shaklee representative if health is your thing. Similarly, you could start a consulting service if there is one specific thing people see you as an expert in. You can even start up an Ebay business selling gently used things that you own.

Let’s say you decide to become an affiliate for a marketer selling golfing ebooks online. Your first step is to sign up with that person and get yourself an affiliate link. You will also want to buy a domain name to redirect to the offer. Next, you need think about how you are going to get traffic to your link. You can do this via pay per click, blogging, article writing or many other methods. The key here is to give your prospects solid information rather than just try to pitch them on the product itself as that is what the sales page is for and you will get more sales this way.

But what if, after reading the above paragraph, you say, “but I don’t know how to do all that….” Then you will have to learn how to do it. You will need to take stock of yourself again, this time noting what you don’t know and then set the time aside every day (or night) to learn what you need.

And this is the main ingredient that you need to make money online, for without it, you won’t: the will and patience to learn what you need to and the courage to put it into action. It all comes down to your willingness to step outside your comfort zone and into a new endeavor even though you may not feel truly ready. But in doing this, you will find that success will come faster than you can imagine.

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