Your email inbox is chucked full of articles from websites that will teach you how to make 6 figures in 6 months using their ‘proven system’.
You’ve seen it all, or you’re just starting to see, that there is a lot of information out there regarding ‘information businesses’.
Some of these guys do absolutely awesome. They do have 6 figure launches, and seem to be all over twitter, the news, and part of everyone’s conversation when it comes to internet business.
I have an unfortunate yet fortunate truth.
You Will Not Be One of These Stories.
They are the exception, not the rule.
Yes, that’s true. Please don’t take it as negative, I’m just trying to shoot straight with you and be honest.
The truth is that you can make a lot of money on the internet, or at least replace your current job (and better). There is something you’re awesome at, even a hobby, that you can develop into a niche, and even a membership website (that’s my specialty).
However, it’s not going to happen quick. It won’t be over night. It won’t happen in a matter of weeks, or even in a matter of months.
No, it’ll take you years to get where you need to be.
Don’t fret- there’s a lot of fun, and a marginal amount of success to be had in the interim.
In between your Zero and Hero, you’re going to learn a lot about business, the way the internet works, the way people interact on the web, and you’ll even learn a whole lot about who YOU are.
As unfortunate as it is that all of this won’t happen over night, and that you simply can’t go out and build Rome in a day, it’s the best news there could be.
If you have the persistence, perseverance, and creativity in your niche, chances are, you’re leaps and bounds ahead of the competition already.
I believe, as I’m sure you would too (for the most part) that the phrase “work smarter, not harder” is quite valid, especially when it comes to online business.
However, that doesn’t mean that we won’t have to work hard. We’ll still be burning the midnight oil at some point. Good ol’ fashioned hard work still goes a long way.
If you are the type of person that can stick to it, work through it, grow little-by-little, exercise patience and a long list of other faculties you’ll need, then you just might make it.
Yes, a membership site takes a WHOLE lot of work to get running, keep it maintained, and then growth. LOTS of work. Yet, it IS achievable.
Then you can plan on working smarter, building a supporting team around you, to achieve the goals you set out for in the beginning.
You’ll have the opportunity to achieve instant success over night, after you’ve worked for years to get there.
Do you believe in working harder or smarter? How do you mix working both hard and smart? Do you find that a lot of websites preach ‘get rich quick’ by selling digital information? I’d love to hear your thoughts!