Time To Think Longterm

By Mark / January 17, 2008

Imagine if you had sat down 1 year or 2 years ago and decided to learn the guitar or piano and you had practiced regularly since the day you started. By now you would probably be quite accomplished. Now switch that around and imagine if today was day one and you wanted to master the piano or guitar. I imagine that you would be quite daunted by the prospect and after 30 minutes of practice you would probably think that you would never be able to get a tune out of that lump of wood.

Making money online is a lot like the scenario above and just like learning a musical instrument many people give up because they can never see them mastering the techniques required to play at a reasonable level. If you had started to try to make money 2 years ago then by now you would probably be earning a good income if you had focused on the task. The same applies now, if you start today within a year or 2 you will be earning a regular sustainable income, the secret is to think longterm and not give up.

When I started my online career on September 5th 2005 didn’t know what I had ahead of me. The first few months I made maybe $100, 90% of my income came from adsense. But I was constantly looking ahead trying to imagine what it would be like in 2 years time. Last month I earned money from 6 or 7 sources some only paid a few hundred dollars while others paid several thousand dollars. Some of the income came from sites a few weeks before other were from sites I built a year ago.

My focus for this year is to generate an extra $1000 a week..in 2009. The time involved in this is only about 5 or 6 hours a week. I intend to do this by creating a new affiliate site every week and then write submit 10-15 articles for it. At the end of the year I’ll have 52 sites each hopefully selling 1 product a week on average at $20 commission. If I select the correct affiliate products then this target is easily achievable as many of my currents sites already sell between 2 and 4 products per week.

So come on forget the short term income and focus on the longterm

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jimmyreese

Mark, thats some great advice, i used to get so dissapointed if I put up a project online and not making money in a week or two, you have to tweak and be patient.

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durrob

I wish I made $100. a week online, but I keep pushing on, why dont you write an ebook and go into details about your affiliate sites and articles, I would buy it.

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Mark

I’ve released several e-books already and have a big launch coming next week which takes all my previous stuff and puts it all together in 1 large e-book.

Wahtch out for a post over the next day or so!

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Land Projects UK

Patience and determination are important in an online business. In an online business you don’t have to expect to make more money immediately, it may take sometime for you to see the revenues that you are earning.

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Phil the Plumbing Expert

Whether you have an offline or online business, you have to think for the longterm goal of your business. You have to focus not only how to earn more revenues but also you have look the other aspects of a business and you have to set your goals.

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David Obermuller

I definitely need assistance loosing weight. I am super fat right now. 🙁 I already lost like 60 pounds but i still need to lose like 25 more. ive remained the same bodyweight since july but i cant find motivation to start up again.

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