This article could give you an insight why making money online takes so much time before you start making some real money.
I have being in this business for over 10 years now and I know everything about making money online.
Hence, I would never mislead you when it comes to making money online.
It is my responsibility to tell you that making money online takes patience and a lot of time. Online income is not a jackpot where you could be a millionaire overnight.
So called internet gurus and marketers promising you to make rich is just hogwash.
You need to realize that making money online takes time and you have to work for months & even years before the money starts coming in.
Here are some reasons why making money online takes time.
Lack of Understanding about the Internet
The first reason why it takes time is lack of understanding about the Internet. Internet is a vast area and you have to know what is going on there.
A beginner does not know anything about it. He or she is just lost and finds it very difficult to comprehend vastness of the Internet.
Consuming content on the internet is very difficult task. Hence it will take months only to figure out what you need to read and what not to.
There are dozens of ways to make money online & no matter what way you choose, you need to spend time in understanding that way completely.
Your approach must be targeted otherwise you would end up spending entire day on the Internet without achieving anything concrete.
There are number of scams on internet & its very difficult for a beginner to identify. Although I have written a post here to spot a scam easily but you need to remember a simple rule, if something is “too good to be true” ignore that.
So learning to browse and consume right kind of content takes time.
There is No Fixed Formula
You need to understand that there is no fixed formula to make money on Internet. Yes, you could make plans but there is no blueprint or a template that you could replicate and make money.
You have to experiment new things and develop new strategies if you want to succeed. And experimenting and developing strategies take a lot of time, even years.
If you are under the influence of advertisements that promises quick money then you have mistaken.
There is nothing on Internet that you could model over, you need to build your own road and it takes some time.
Ability to Write Fair English
Ability to write good English means your grip on the language.
Yes, whether it is blogging or affiliate marketing, you have to have good knowledge about English, especially for people living in non-English speaking countries like India.
Here I have to make it clear that if you cannot write fairly good English then online jobs are not for you.
In the beginning, no one has the good knowledge of English, you start learning it by writing daily and over the period of time your hold over the language deepens.
Learning new words and putting them together for creating needs a lot of time. And then you start making money.
Learning Marketing Skills and SEO Techniques
If you want to make money through blogging or affiliate marketing then you need to have an understanding of marketing and SEO techniques.
I am not saying you have to be a marketing expert but you got to know at least basic things about marketing.
Learning marketing skills really take some time because it is all together a separate field.
Similarly, SEO is a vast area and no one can completely understand it, even an expert. But SEO is very important if you want some traffic coming on to your blog or website.
Even if you are trying to know basics of marketing and SEO then also it takes a lot of time to learn about them.
Developing a Brand and Authority of Your Blog or Website
You need to time before people start recognizing your blog or website. It never happened that a blogger or a marketer started receiving traffic on his or her blog overnight.
First, you have to build a brand name for your blog online and building a brand takes a lot of time. Some even fail to build a brand of their website.
Then you have to establish an authority that you are a genuine guy with some solution.
After that people start coming to your website and you make money out of it.
Developing a brand and authority is the most difficult thing because it takes time.
Adapting to Changing Technology
Last but not the least factor that makes making money online difficult and time consuming is the ever changing technology.
You have to adapt yourself according to changing technology. When you start your career online then it is quite possible that you are not tech savvy.
You need to become tech savvy and understand about technology as soon as possible. Learning about Internet browser, gadgets, apps and other software takes time.
Therefore, these were some of the factors that make difficult making money online. You have to learn all the above mentioned things and learning them takes time and only after you start making some money.
Hence, you need a lot of patience before income starts coming.