Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Passive Income From Selling Things Online

Guest post by Scott Carlson

Making money selling things online takes careful planning, a focused approach, and a certain knowledge that can only be gained through experience. While snake oil salesmen try to represent that making money online is both easy and instant, the truth is the process of building a money making website can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months or more. By taking a short term perspective, you are setting yourself up for disappointment and failure.

When you decide that you want to start an online business, you need to have the mentality of sticking with it until you see the results you desire. Anyone who tells you that you can start making money immediately is doing you a great disservice. Realize that snake-oil salesman have an incentive to tell people it is easy to make money online because it will help them sell more of their package. Who wants to hear that selling stuff online requires time and lots of hard work? They could care less if the people that buy their product succeed or fail, all they care about is making the sale.

When you are studying the available systems, software, packages and products for making money online, you can pretty much tell who is full of it by looking at the guarantees they provide: There is never a guarantee you will make money with any business unless you have the knowledge required to get going, and the perseverance to see your ideas through to fruition. If you are looking for something that’s instant, chances are you don’t really have what it takes. If you are planning on starting your own website, realize that you are in this for the long run.

It makes sense, really. The most appealing characteristic of the automated online business model is that once you get the momentum moving in the right direction, your website will tend to pick up steam. Who cares about how much money you make in the first month, when the real measure should be how much you made in your first year, and then how much you improve month over month from the previous year. If you take the time to invest 200-300 hours and build something that is potentially going to generate income for the rest of your life, what happens in the short term just doesn’t matter.

Author Bio:
Scott Carlson’s eBook Education package comes with everything you need to know to start selling online. Learn how to produce or locate a quality product, build a website to sell it, and get traffic to that website. These steps are the key to generating automated passive income.

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