I remember when I first started my online venture. Although I knew that you can make money online, I thought that I could become some type of millionaire overnight, by investing into scam after scam after scam. I literally just shook my head as I typed that.
Anyways, today I want to talk to you about how I made my first dollar online, which of course led to my first one hundred dollars, and then my first thousand dollars. You get the picture. Here is exactly how I was able to make my first dollar online, and how you can do the same too.
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the saying “You need to learn how to walk before you run”. That is exactly how you need to take your online business.
If you don’t consider what you’re doing a business, I think you might be doing something wrong. You might be apart of some MLM or something, but even with that, you need to work at it.
I used to do MLM, but that is a thing of the past and I will never go back. If it wasn’t for affiliate marketing, I’d probably still be trying to introduce you to some type of lotions and potions, but that’s not what I’m going to show you.
That $1 Feeling
Let me just tell you that making my first dollar was not easy. Not only was it not easy, but it didn’t impress anyone. To me, it meant everything.
Unlike them, I could not hold back the feeling, and I had to tell someone. Of course, I turned to my other half, but she didn’t budge.
It took me about 3 months before I saw that dollar, and that’s all I needed to know that this online marketing thing works.
The thing about that first dollar, was what it opened up my eyes to. I knew that if I could make a dollar online, it was more than possible to make one hundred dollars online.
If You Can Make $1, You can Make $100
This was something that I was thought and I have used this as my guide to making my first thousand dollar month.
I remember telling my other half about the first $1 I made and how excited I was. She wasn’t as excited as I was and she definitely wasn’t a believe either.
I then went on to make my first $100, and all she had to say, was that’s good. She obviously wasn’t a believer, even though I thought that was an amazing accomplishment.
It wasn’t until I made my first $1,000. That’s when I got the support and guess what? We finally have a believer!
You Will Not Get Rich Overnight
I know it’s hard not to fall for some of these get rich schemes, but you need to be strong. I say be strong, because I know how hard it is not to give into these scams, even if you know deep down inside that it doesn’t work.
“But it’s only $20, what do I have to lose?”
“It costs a lot, so it must work”
“This might be an easier way to make money online”
These are some of the things that used to go through my mind, and I can promise you that there are dozens and dozens of scams out there that promote their products the same way.
Let me just remind you (before you forget). You will not get rich overnight! If you think otherwise, please show me this product or program that you used, because I am not a believer.
Now this doesn’t open up the doors for you MLMers to start throwing your links on my site talking about how you can make money with your program, so please don’t do it. Been there, done that.
Falling Victim to Other Online Marketers
This is one of the biggest reasons as to why most people fail as an online marketer. Casual trolling around the internet can end up in you pulling out your credit card, falling victim to yet another scam.
Little do you know, you are actually giving in to other marketers that are promoting their own products, which are 99% scams by the way.
Trust me guys, I have tried many programs on how to make money online, and 99% of them couldn’t deliver. I can literally count the amount of legit programs there are, so you can imagine how many of them exist.
Patience is a Virtue
I know this might sound so cliche, but it definitely applies to the online world. Rather than falling for scam after scam and dumping thousands of dollars (literally) directly into these scammer’s bank accounts, I decided to take the route that got me started in the first place.
I actually ran into a program called the Wealthy Affiliate before anything else and I knew that was a legit way to make money online. Just like I stated above, I got distracted and put my real business off, trying to become the next online millionaire.
Once I figured out that that wasn’t working, I went back to the same program that got me started online, and applied everything that was being taught. That is when I started to see some actual money go into my bank account and not out.
Do it for Yourself
Don’t get me wrong, I did not do this to prove anyone wrong, and I didn’t do this to show my other half anything either. I did this because I know it absolutely worked!
Just like most people, I had the negative comments and the nonbelievers, but that did not stop me. I’m also not looking at them and laughing in their faces, because I only did this for myself.
Okay, I really did this for my family. I wanted more time with them and I wanted to make more money than my job and the military combined, and that’s what I did.
So now you have a full-time work at home dad, who has not only made a dollar online, but I have replaced my day job, dropped out of college, and got out of the military. Talk about a sweet deal!
Make that Dollar!
If you try to make millions of dollars overnight, you will do nothing but drain your bank accounts like I did. Stick to the basics of making money online and I could promise you that you will make some life changing things happen.
Focus on making that first dollar and let that thousand dollars follow. Then you build it to make 10k and so on, and so on.
There is really nothing else I’d rather do and I will be more than happy to get you started as well. Without the awesome support and community at Wealthy Affiliate, I would still be at my old job.
That’s not so much the case now and I will not look back regretting anything. Okay, maybe falling for those scams! Okay, not even that. It was all a learning experience.
Well I hope you enjoyed this article and hopefully you too can make your first dollar online and make the internet work for you. To whatever it is you do, I wish you the best. Good luck!
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