2 Things That Are Holding You Back From Making Money Online
There are really only two things that hold people back from making money online. The weird thing about making money online is that getting to that first $1,000 a month level is by far the hardest.
Once you’ve figured that out, making your monthly income go up is a lot easier. The reason is, if you’re making a grand each month, you’ve got some sort of system in place that’s bringing it in… then, you just figure out how to get more traffic into that system.
So, back to the two things that are holding you back. The two things are not having a specific plan and consistent action. I’ll get into more detail on these in a minute…
Making Money Online vs. Spending Money Online
There are definitely some products and services that can help you do things faster and more effectively, but for the most part, making money online is simply a matter of content, traffic, and conversion.
A Specific Plan
Making a specific plan is something you have probably done before, or at least thought about before. I had done this countless times, but it never worked out because I didn’t do it right. I wasn’t specific enough.
You can probably relate… according to some of the psychology books I’ve read, this is a common loop humans do to themselves.
The Secret to Effective Planning
Awesome, huh? For example: One of my big to-do lists would look something like this:
-Redesign the whole sales page
-Find 30 keyphrases for articles
-Write 3 articles per site
-Redesign squeeze page image
-Edit ebook for website A
-Edit ebook for website B
-Improve copy on adwords campaign
This would be a day’s worth of stuff, which I obviously never got done in one day. The other thing is, all of those things are important. But, if you look at that list to identify the ONE thing that is the most important, writing the articles is by far the most important. Producing content is number one, because that drives traffic and without traffic nothing else matters.
Once you’ve identified your key priority, make a specific plan for how much of it you’ll do everyday, and then simply don’t do anything else each day until you’ve done that.
One last tip, base your plan on a measure of the activity itself, not time. This means if your top priority was writing blog posts, make your daily goal a number of blog posts instead of blogging for two hours each day.
You’ll be shocked at the results you get if you do this for even just a month straight.
What planning tricks work for you?
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