The Internet has to be the coolest thing ever created. Yes, it has its dangers and negatives, but it is so important to human development and growth. There’s so much that we can achieve via the Internet, and there are so many opportunities available for people to make money online, but then, there aren’t that many people doing that.
It’s funny when I hear a blogger complain of a lack of money or traffic because it shouldn’t be so. What then is wrong?
YOU’RE NOT FOCUSED ON A SINGLE ONLINE BUSINESS
The internet is home to many lucrative money-making opportunities. The truth is most of them are very appealing in terms of profitability. However, you will continue to experience problems if you try to do all of them.
Just because you have an internet connection doesn’t mean you should hop from one online model to another because you think one is better. It’s called the “shining syndrome”. This makes it difficult for you to earn online because your focus is scattered. Stick to one opportunity and work hard at it till you get it right.
YOU’RE IN AN AREA YOU HAVE NO PASSION ABOUT
The truth is, while you may be able to do a lot of things, there are only a few things you can do very well. The mere fact that you can cope with doing something online doesn’t mean it will yield income for you.
You must know what you’re passionate about, what makes you tick. The mere fact that someone earns big at programming doesn’t mean you should hop into it. So scan for your area of strength and give it your best.
YOU’RE NOT GIVING GOOD VALUE
You may trick people to buying your services or get readers to come to your blog but what will keep them coming back is the top-notch value you deliver.
People typically get disappointed when they realise that they were hoodwinked only to end up for mediocre content or delivery. There’s no loyalty to substandard value anywhere in the world. Not even freebies can cover it up.
If you’re a blogger, keep your content fresh and juicy the way your readers would like them. If you offer services, give it your best and let your clients feel they’re getting value for money.
YOU’RE NOT BUILDING AN AUDIENCE
Your audience is the reason your business exists. It is therefore important that you build a relationship with them. Get to know them if possible. Give them good value and be responsive to their inquiries.
Once in a while, interact with them through your platform and build a rapport with them.
What will determine the longevity of your online business is if you cultivate your audience or you are just comfortable with random visitors/buyers.
YOU ARE IN HASTE
There are too many people who want quick, easy money. People just want to get something the moment they conceive the idea or the instance they take the first step. It doesn’t work that way.
Many things in life are designed to get better with time. So if the success of others is making you feel the rush to succeed, you’d do yourself some good by relieving yourself of that pressure. They didn’t get to where they are now in a week or month. Your primary concern should be that your business grows at a steady pace.