Ok, I'll be honest. That was just my way of piquing your curiosity and getting you to click on the article. On the contrary, making money online does NOT suck. It can actually be quite liberating and enjoyable.
That being said, Making Money can suck IF it is at too high a cost. Many people spend fortunes in a pursuit of financial freedom – not just in terms of cash invested, but also in time invested.
They purchase every information product out there, spend countless hours in front of the computer. Their Spouses and kids seem to be a distraction from their computers. The most important thing in life to them is making a lot of money.
If you are finding yourself reaching a point where all of your energy is spent trying to make a dollar out of fifty cents, and would like a change, then I'm going to share a few things with you that I believe a very important and will (in my opinion) help you be even more successful.
Remember what REALLY matters
Many people start trying to make money online to try to correct their current financial situation. They are worried that with the failing economy as we see it today, they will not be able to provide for their families.
At the heart of it all, it's all about the people they LOVE. However, in an attempt to provide for the people we love, it is easy to loose focus on what is really important.
Why are you here? Why are you reading about making money? Is it because of your personal financial situation? Maybe you don't really NEED the money, but you would just like to enhance your situation.
If your end goal is Money and Money alone, then your goals are too low. When it's all said and done, and your at the end of your life, what will really matter is NOT how much money you've made, but the relationships that you've nurtured.
This is not something we enjoy hearing. The word discipline often has a negative connotation attached to it. However, it is something that is definitely necessary. There are some tasks that you have to do on a consistent basis in order to be successful, many of which might seem mundane. Do those tasks consistently.
However, that is not the discipline I'm talking about right now. This is a different type of discipline. It is the discipline to say that enough is enough. It is the discipline that warrants you setting aside time to spend with the people you care about. Your family matters, so make sure they know, understand and feel that.
Many people believe that in order to make money online, you need to be lucky. I tend to agree with that. However, there's a difference between my definition of luck and the average person's definition of luck.
Luck is when Preparedness meets Opportunity
I'm not sure who said that, but it's something that has stuck with me from my early college days. Many people look at others who are financially successful and say that they are “lucky”. They look at the idea of financial success as some distant goal that they will never be able to achieve. For the person that says that, it is a very true statement.
On the other hand, there are people like me, and hopefully you. We see financial success as a goal that can be accomplished. We do the research, learn the strategies, and take action. By educating ourselves, we change our reality. We take risks and implement what we've learnt. By preparing ourselves mentally and emotionally, we are ready for when the golden opportunities present themselves. We recognize those opportunities because of the preparation that has already taken place.
If you are that person, I commend you. You are on the right track. Keep doing what you are doing right now. By reading this blog, you are preparing yourself for the opportunities that will come your way. Continue doing your research. Your “Luck” will come!
People are your key to success
There is a lot to be said for helping others. The key to being a true success (online or offline) is to help others to succeed. This “giving mentality” is one that will pay off many times over. Remember, the people you help are people whose lives you have had an impact on. And when it's all said and done, these are the things that really matter.
Treat people with respect. Every person has significant intrinsic value. Show them that you believe that they are worth your time. This is something that will pay off many times over – sometimes monetarily, and sometimes in other ways.
So lets get back to the title of this article. Making Money Online is Great! It really doesn't suck. However, it is very important to have balance and keep things in perspective. Remember, at the end of your life, you can't take your money with you. But your character can live on in the hearts and minds of others.