A new year brings with it a new beginning, and a new start. You can look at it as the same old same old, or you can look at it as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Here are four tips to make 2014 your best make money online year.
1 – Don’t Reinvent The Wheel
I get presented with the craziest idea. Each was supposed to revolutionize the way money is made on the Internet. All they needed was some seed capital to get it off the ground. Keep this tip in mind when trying to make money online in 2014: don’t reinvent the wheel.
Oh sure, you can become a billionaire if your idea hits like Google or Facebook. But most likely, you’ll join the millions that failed for every Google success story. If do you want to reinvent the wheel, then I recommend you become successful first. Then you have money to play with. In the meantime, follow tip number two.
2 – Use Proven Business Models
The secret to making money online is not to try to reinvent it. Instead, what you should be doing is following business models that have proven to work, and try to improve upon it. For example, the affiliate marketing model is a proven business model, but the model the industry promotes as the one that can make you rich is extremely flawed. I modified the model to make it work. I wrote an entire eBook on this subject.
The Ultimate Online Profit Model details the business models I use to make six-figure monthly income, and live the Dot Com Lifestyle. You can download a free copy here. Here’s a screenshot of the payout I’ve received from September 16 to January 1 from just one of the business models.
3 – Start Your List Today
I’ve said many times before that the money is in the list but it bears repeating. The money really is in the list. Look at all the really big affiliate marketers. Guys like Frank Kern, John Reese, Shoemoney, etc. They all have huge mailing lists. And because they have huge lists, they don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands per month on advertising. John Reese refers to his list as his ATM. He just goes to it whenever he needs to make a withdraw.
If you want to become a big player in this industry, you absolutely need an email list. That is your customer base. Without one, you’ll just be another hit-and-run affiliate marketer working for peanuts. Stop building other people’s customer base and start building your own.
My recommended email service is Aweber. I’ve been using them for years and they are by far the best in the business.
Aweber offers a $1 trial account for all new customers. The account is just like a normal Aweber account and includes unlimited email campaigns, newsletters, broadcasts and follow ups. It’s a great way to test drive Aweber to see what it can do for you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you find that email marketing is not for you, contact Aweber within 30 days and they’ll give you the $1 back.
4 – Stop Thinking, Start Doing
Most people think more about a project than actually doing the project. How long have you been thinking about making money online? Now, how long have you been doing it? If you’re thinking more than doing, then it’s time to reverse the two. The best way to do that is by taking the first step. Watch the video to find out what that is.