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The Real Truth About Making Money on the Internet

By Charles Garnett
Posted Thursday, November 11, 2004

Are you thinking about starting an online business? Have you already started one and you’re not making the money you’d like to? If you answer yes to either of these questions then there are some truths about internet marketing that you need to know.

First of all, “Forget All The Hype” and “Get Rich Quick Schemes” that you read about every day on the internet. It’s not going to happen! If you’re like me, you get lots of email everyday promising to make you rich overnight. It’s entirely possible to make a good living on your computer from the comfort of your home and maybe even someday get rich. But it won’t happen overnight. It will take some careful planning, instruction, commitment, and persistence.

Don’t believe that you can put your business on complete autopilot and do absolutely nothing and still have money rolling in all the time. There is no free lunch. Internet Marketing is a business and you have to treat it like one. You have to work at it to make it work.

Next, find a good product/products or good affiliate programs to market. And be willing to stay with it for 6 months to a year. A lot of people are just jumping from program to program and never taking the time to really work the program they already have. Then they wonder why they can’t seem to get anything to work. It takes time to build a substantial income on the internet, just like anywhere else. So choose your product/program carefully, work it for a while, stay with it and give it time to work.

Again, choose your product/program carefully. Remember, whatever program or product you are marketing must fill a need. There must be a demand for it. If no one wants or needs what you have to offer, no matter how wonderful it is, you won’t be able to sell it.

Now, allow me to make a very important point, one that is often over- looked. No matter what kind of business you have, internet or otherwise, you “WILL” have to advertise and promote your business. There is no such thing as purchasing or joining a program, putting up a website, kicking back and watching the money roll in. If no one knows you have a business then no one will buy your product. You have to let people know you are there if you want them to notice you. Internet marketing is like everything else. If you do nothing, you will get nothing. There are many places and ways to advertise on the internet and in other places.

Lastly, remember, you are building a business. And it takes time to build a business that will last. So take some time to learn all you can about internet marketing. The more you learn, the greater your chances for success. Success in internet marketing is just like success in any other venture. It won’t just fall in your lap. You have to work at it. Take your time, do your due diligence, learn all you can, don’t give up, and success will be yours.

About the Author
Charles Garnett is Executive Publisher of Christian eBiz Link. A Free Christian newsletter offering informative and inspirational articles, tips, tools, and resources to help you start and run your online business. Come by and grab a free subscription at (


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