There is a lot of information here on saving and earning money, and to tell you the truth, it can seem a little overwhelming at times. I have found the biggest obstacle to doing anything is actually getting started. Once you get started and start building momentum, that momentum will motivate you and keep you moving forward. But the big question is: How do I get started? Well, there are as many ways to get started as there are money making programs out there, but I wanted to lay out what worked for me.
Why Do You Want to Make More Money?
Most people skip this step because, to be perfectly honest, it sounds like a waste of time. What do you mean why do I want to make more money. Doesn’t everyone? Well, everyone values money differently, and the reason for that is everyone values different things that money can buy.
For me personally, my top ones are:
- Get out of debt.
- Travel more.
- Get a larger house (possibly with that built-in pool).
- Quit working full time and spend more time with my family.
Yours may include some of these, or maybe you have some of your own. But it is important to establish this first step because, whatever you decide to do to earn more money, it is inevitable that you will experience setbacks. Your “why” will keep you in the game when these setbacks happen. In any business venture, the number one reason people quit is because they do not really know why they got into business in the first place.
Of course, you can try to do everything on your own. There is nothing wrong with that. You will make mistakes, learn from them, and eventually achieve success. The problem with that path is that your success, though guaranteed as long as you don’t quit, may take a really long time to manifest. One thing you have to realize is that there are literally thousands of people out there who have made tens of thousands of mistakes and are willing to share those mistakes to prevent others from making them too. It is really one of the best ways shortcut your path to success.
Face it. If you want to learn to play tennis or golf, you would probably hire a pro.
Where to Start
Fortunately, unlike tennis or golf, you can get tons of free help online. Just Google “mistakes to avoid when starting a new business,” and you get literally tens of millions of results. Happy reading!
There is an easier way than Google. No matter what kind of business you are thinking about starting, if you want to have any online presence at all, I recommend starting at Wealthy Affiliate.
If you sign up at Wealthy Affiliate, here is what you get:
There are over 10,000 registered users at Wealthy Affiliate, and everyone is super friendly and willing to help. If you have a problem, all you have to do is ask. Even Kyle, one of the owners of the site, answers every question he gets. To tell you the truth, I don’t know where he gets the time.
Wealthy Affiliate will walk you step-by-step through setting up your very own website and promoting it to generate income. They make it so easy that even someone who dropped out of computer science after a couple of classes can figure it out. And if you ever get stuck, did I mention that there is “Help Galore!” all over the site.
At Wealthy Affiliate, you will get two websites for your business. In all likelihood, you will probably initially only use one, but if you do wish to start a second business, it is included in the membership. And once you get started, you can upgrade to a paid membership and get 50 websites.
Tailored for You
Wealthy Affiliate is not industry-specific. That means you can apply everything you learn there to whatever business you want to create. Maybe you are interested in quilting. Or maybe dog training is your thing. Maybe you love baby clothes. Whatever your interests, you can apply what you learn at Wealthy Affiliate to start making money.
What Does All This Cost?
Actually, this is the part I love the most. You can get a starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate for $0. Included with that are:
- Two Websites (with backup)
- Beginner Training Course
- Personal Affiliate Blog
- Phase 1 of Affiliate Bootcamp Training
- Video Walk-Throughs
- Two Training Classrooms
- Access to the Affiliate Program
- One-on-One Coaching for the First 7 Days
Of course, there is a premium membership that offers lots more training and access, but you are under no obligation to upgrade. Wealthy Affiliate does not want your credit card number, and there is nowhere on the site to enter it.
If you have any questions about getting started making money online, drop me a Comment below.
Have a great day!