Why Is It So Hard To Make Money Online?

Why is it so hard to make money online?  I spent a year and half trying to figure out how to earn a steady income on the internet.  I didn’t understand how all these so called “gurus” could make over $10,000 a month seemingly without effort.  I struggled SO much in fact, that I got to a point where I was just cynical and thought all these gurus were fake, and the whole “work from home” industry was some fraudulent place where people just lied about their successes making money online.  Less than a year ago, I couldn’t even figure out how I was going to afford groceries, and today I’m actually making a healthy living online – AND I work less than 4 hours a day.  You can actually learn more about my journey right here.


The Work You Put In Now Will Pay Off Later

I know there are countless people out there that struggle to make money on the internet every single day.  They work incredibly hard too.  I remember being there not long ago and  computerI really don’t want to go back – you work all day and night hoping you’ll figure it out, with little to no results, and eventually you start to wonder if all your work is in vain.  Well, it’s NOT in vain.  I strongly believe this is a part of the process people must experience before they become successful in this business.


The REAL Reason It’s So Tough To Make Money Online

Here’s why it’s so hard to make money online.  It’s because it takes discipline and determination.  It’s really as simple as that.  It sounds so much easier than it actually is.

new-years-resolution-be-more-awesomeWhy do most New Years resolutions fail?  I personally think it has to do with lack of discipline and determination.  Big changes don’t happen when you just sort of want
something.  They happen when you’re absolutely determined to make a change for yourself.



The Real World vs. Working From Home

I HAD NO CHOICE but to find a way to make a living online, because I needed to survive and I there was absolutely no way I was going to go back to the real world  where I once freedomlived my life.  I left it all behind because I was determined to find my freedom.  If I went back to it, I’d be re-entering the same prison I escaped from.  So, I became absolutely determined to figure out this whole “work from home” industry.


Things You MUST Accept To Make A Living Online

Making money online isn’t all that hard to do when you have a plan.  But for most people, the actual JOURNEY they must embark on to GET to the place where it’s easy is where they give up.  It’s like an overweight person setting out on a mission to lose 100 pounds.  The hardest part will ALWAYS be the beginning of the journey.  But it gets easier if you stick with it.  Does that make sense?  In the world of making money online, you need to accept some things:

  • You’ve got to accept the fact that you won’t get it right away.
  • You’ve got to accept that you might be wandering aimlessly for a long time.
  • You have to accept the fact that you may not make a penny for months.


The Secret To Success Working Online

Most people give up way too soon.  These little barriers stop them in their tracks, and they quit altogether.  That’s the only thing that separates the people who make a living online and the ones who don’t.  The ones who do make a living online make a conscious decision

to fight off these barriers and keep on track with their plan.  Barriers WILL show up.  Just be prepared for them, and defeat them.

Destroyed brickwallI joined the Wealthy Affiliate community because I realized they had a rock solid blueprint in place where I could learn step by step how to make money online.  I knew they could help me build my business from the ground up so that I would eventually be bringing in a
consistent income.  I liked that they have a track record of over 10 years and that they have live 24/7 support.  Actually, the only reason this blog even exists is because they taught me how to set one up properly – a blog that actually brings in an income.  You can learn more about how WA can help you make money online right here.


Have No Plan?  Plan For Failure

I started making money online in the summer of 2014.  But I quickly realized that my income wasn’t consistent.  I got to a point where all the biz opps became tiresome.  I didn’t want the next big thing to make me rich overnight.  I just wanted to earn a realistic steps-to-goalincome so that I could have the free time to live my life how I wanted to live it.  Working online is really no different than running any other business.  You pretty much have complete control over your success.  And just like any other business, if you don’t have a plan in place, whatever money you do earn is going to be short lived.  But if you have access to a proven step by step training, like WA has, to get you from A – Z, you’re likelihood of finding long term success is MUCH greater.

Hopefully this article was helpful.  If you take anything away from it, I hope it’s that there’s no such thing as overnight riches.  You’ve got to work to make this a reality.  I’m sure everyone has a different perspective as to why it is so difficult to make money online and I’d love to know your thoughts and experiences on it as well.  Please leave any comments or questions below and I’ll get back to you shortly.  Thanks!

12 thoughts on “Why Is It So Hard To Make Money Online?

  1. Being a freshman blogger, I can seriously identify with the range of emotions, up and down roller coaster ride of internet marketing. You’ve pointed out that Resistance, patience, and endurance are the long term strategy keys in this biz. I totally agree.

    1. Dave – yep – the range of emotions are crazy – it’s a rollercoaster for sure. But we did choose a business that is as certain as it gets. Being patient and enduring the hard times are extremely important to be successful in this business. I guarantee almost everyone gets to a point where they are pretty much ready to quit. It’s that exact moment that you HAVE to push on. The only other option is failure. And the only way NOT to fail in this business is to stick through the hard times.

  2. As a WA fan, I would have to agree with everything you say. I believe it’s a lot about not letting your never ending passion die. If google and facebook can do it, then so can we, because we are all humans after all. I hope we all gain online freedom like you too.

    1. Hey Will – thanks for the comment. You’re right – we can’t see ourselves as any lesser than Google or Facebook. In fact, everything WA teaches us are probably many of the same techniques Google and Facebook use to generate traffic as well. Just stick with it and you’ll definitely make this happen for yourself Bill.

  3. Great article – and pretty much right on the nose. Terribly enough, there are way to many organizations out there to take people’s money online but I have found WA to be reputable and extremely helpful.

    Good luck to yourself and anyone that follows your advice – thanks

    1. Thanks Jordan – I’m glad you liked it. You’re right – there are a lot of organizations out there that are less than shady and probably rip people off. I try so hard to just stay focused on my few projects I’ve got going. Otherwise, I become a complete scatterbrain and my income goes splat. I’m really glad WA helps you too. It’s definitely an awesome place for anyone who’s serious about making an income online.

  4. hi there!
    I fully agree that in order to make money online you have to be dedicated and put in some efforts. You are right you cannot half ass it 🙂 I do think though that the “real world” is also the online world. Although it might not be a 9 to 5 job, you have to think about it as a job. If you want to make money with it that is. If it is something you do once in a while, then its a hobby, not a way to make money. I am still waiting on the “making money” part but I have not given up yet. And I am enjoying the process in the meantime.

    1. Hi Emily – I’m glad you’re sticking with it. You’re right – in a sense it IS the real world…BUT I will say, now that I’m doing this full time, it feels more like I’m back in college or something. Like, there’s a different kind of freedom I have now that I haven’t had in a while. You’re right – if it’s just once in a while, it’s a hobby, and this really requires daily discipline and consistency to find success. If you can stick through the tough times, the rewards absolutely will come. Thanks for your comment!

  5. I’m a newbee and need help getting started. Is there anyone willing to share their success with me and take me by the hand and guide me? Please share.


    1. Hi Troy, I’m not sure why I’m only seeing this now, after several months. I truly apologize, because you posted this long ago. I would be happy to help you with this. If you have any further questions, just let me know.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.