My #1 tip for making money online

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IIIIIIII know.

Get your “scaaaammer” shrieking and eye rolls in since I said the evil phrase: “make money”. Ok, done? Aight… noooow. Had this guy, Chase, email me and ask me this for a blog post he’s writing.

Normally, I ignore this stuff.

But, I’m feeling froggy.

So, I decided I’m gonna answer him.

And, this is what I’m going to say:

Persistence.

The reality is this. No matter how smart you think you are. No matter how good you think your idea is. The likelihood of you succeeding at the very first entrepreneurial thing you try is about 0.00000000000000001%.

In fact, the first, second, 4th, 8th…

You’re gonna do a ton of failing before you ever come close to succeeding.

You might get lucky.

But, don’t bank on it.

Take yours truly, for example. One of my first “make money online” gimmicks was yoga poses. Yeah… 6’4″, 250-pound football player selling yoga poses. Do I even have to say that little venture didn’t work out?

Even when I did finally figure out my niche and what I was good at…

It’s been a long, hard road building that business.

So, what happens when you fail that first time?

Fall flat on your face.

All your friends and family snicker, “I told you so” behind your back.

Will the uncertainty stop you? Or will you keep driving forward?

The truth is… a lot of teachers in the “make money online” space will tell you how easy it is, how simple it can all be… and it can be. But, look at almost any one of their stories and you’ll see a rocky road.

Be prepared for it.

Because, it IS worth it.

It just won’t always be easy.

So, that’s it.

Now, I really doubt ol’ Chase is gonna publish that. It doesn’t fit the “this is all so simple and easy” narrative. But, I know this… go in with that mindset and you’ll be about 100 times more likely to be successful.

So, take it for what it’s worth.

In any case, freelancing is one of the simpler ways to get going on your own and be your own boss. Services are much easier to sell than products and “what works” is much more established and known.

It still takes work.

It still takes discipline.

But, it doesn’t take near as much guessing.

Anyway, I teach you all of these “knowns” in my new Beginner’s Guide to Freelance course. The big rocks for methodically building a real business around your freelance services over the next month, year, 5 years and beyond.

And, you can get access to that course for nothing over on SkillShare.

All the details on that are here: https://skl.sh/2pOiF5g

Later,

John

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JOHN MORRIS

I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

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