The concept of making money online can be a bit intimidating to some. Why not, when almost any reputable blog will tell that it’s not an easy thing to do?
Tell you what. Not easy does not mean that it’s not doable. It only means that you have to know the right tricks, techniques, and ways to monetize your blog successfully. You have to exert more than a little bit of effort to get you where you want to be.
Unfortunately, not everyone who gives passive income investments a go succeed. That’s why dome people are very hesitant to even enter any kind of passive income generating activity.
As someone who believes in monetizing my blog through passive income, I dare to say that the positive results outweigh the risks, as long as you have a good idea of what you’re doing.
Here are some tips to help you survive in trying to make passive income:
1. Don’t be afraid to fail
Failure is essential to gaining any kind of success. The backstory of almost every successful person will tell you as much. They all went through many different kinds of (usually) epic fails before they finally hit gold.
In the same manner, do not be afraid to fail. Don’t be discouraged. Instead, be like Edison. Find the one way that works among the 10,000 ways that don’t.
Even famous passive income tycoon Pat Flynn recounted his past failed business ideas and claims that he wouldn’t be where he is right now without those failures.
The fear of failure must never come between you and the possibility of success. Remember that everyone fails but not everyone succeeds.
They key is how you stand up and carry on each and every time you fall. That, plus how you use the things you learned from your last failure to work towards your next success.
2. Get out of your comfort zone
No one can underestimate the comfort that familiarity brings. When you’re so used to how something works, you may hesitate to try out new things.
However, just because something works does not necessarily mean that it’s the best choice. Take your regular 9 to 5 job, for example. You go to your office or workplace 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. Then you get paid once and twice a month. That’s well and good. Nothing wrong with it.
But what if there’s a new and better way? What if you can earn the same as your 9 to 5 salary with only a fraction of the back-breaking work to do?
Majority of the people who make it big are those who made the daring leap away from their comfort zones and into unfamiliar territory. Admittedly, not everyone who makes that move succeeds. But what if you can? What if you do?
Just imagine how much that would change your life. More time to spend with the people you cherish. More time to do the things you love.
Some things are worth the risk.
3. Do your research before you make a choice
Now just because I’m saying some things are worth the risk does not mean you can just jump blindly into anything.
The recent years have seen an exponential rise in making money online via passive income streams. Thousands upon thousands have joined in the scramble to make the best passive income online.
Regardless, anything that’s worth doing deserves to be given tons of consideration first. Just because certain passive income ideas worked for some people doesn’t automatically mean that it’s the best choice for you as well.
Jumping into a popular online business venture without first knowing how it works is the easiest and fastest way to fall into a scam that could destroy your life. That’s hard enough by itself, but more so if you have a family that relies on you.
The best way to prevent this is to educate yourself. Before grabbing a passive income opportunity, do your research. Learn everything you can about it. See if it aligns with your goals and with what you can do and are willing to do.
In addition, also try to brush up things like how to scale your content marketing efforts as well as other related topics that can help grow the passive income strategy you choose.
Meanwhile, to avoid scams, always check for authenticity. Is the company registered? How long have they been in business? Can they show solid proof of payment or income?
It will also be wise to ask around for people who have bought into their business or services and ask for feedback.
4. Be consistent
Without a doubt, one of the straightest roads to failure is switching from one popular venture after another.
It is unfortunate how many people have the inclination towards bandwagoning, or the act of biting into the next trending thing.
For instance, they see Facebook Ads that say you’ll earn double or triple in two weeks by using a particular passive income generating method. All of a sudden, they drop whatever it is they’re into at the moment. All because the grass seems greener on the other side.
This is why you first need to study and do your homework on your passive income stream of choice. Knowing how it works will help you become consistent. It will help you stay focused on improving and developing your chosen way of monetizing your blog or website.
You’ll know that even if the venture dips low every now and then, it will pay off in the long run. Consistency clays a big role in everything you do in relation to earning online, including maintaining your blog, enforcing your social media strategy ans staying on your goal path regardless of distractions.
A rolling stone gathers no moss, so the cliche goes. In the same way, a person who jumps from one passive income venture to another earns no profit.
5. Understand that NOT everything comes quick and easy
How to earn money quickly. The easiest ways to earn money online. These and other related topics most likely belong to the most searched keywords online.
Everyone wants to make money fast and get colossal profits as soon as possible. However, there are no real shortcuts to success. Well…probably aside from miracles and serendipity. But those two are rarer than hens’ teeth to come by.
If you want to succeed, you have to work hard for it. With passive income, the effort needed may not be as heavy compared to when you’re working a regular 9 to 5. But you still need to move and act. More importantly, you need to learn to wait for the right time to do so.
6. Understand that NOT everything that comes for free is good (or good enough)
It’s a pretty common situation. People want quick money but are unwilling to spend the funds required to start earning. Some people just want everything free.
Look at it this way. If you want to go to a certain place, you either need to pay the fare to get there or buy gas for your own vehicle. (Of course, there’s hitch-hiking, but that involves risks you’d rather not take. especially in the business context)
The bottom line is that you can’t expect to just get and get without first giving something. Oftentimes, that would be in terms of money. Or effort. Or time.
You have to give an ample amount of any of those in order to arrive at a positive end result.
Another reason why you won’t want to rely on free stuff all the time is that, especially online, free things usually lack a lot of important features.
Since features can be vital when you’re trying to learn how to make passive income, you’ll want to get it right the first time.
Most passive income opportunities are business opportunities. And you know that with business, you have to have a certain amount as capital to be able to begin.
Ways of earning money without releasing a single cent first do exist, but you cannot expect to gain the same amount of profit from them compared to effective passive income strategies where you invested a good amount of time, money and effort.
Every single one of us has the built-in capacity to both succeed and fail.
Most of the time, it all boils down to choice. The choices that you make dictate how a particular chapter in your life turns out.
Before I end this article, let me just reiterate that failure should not be an obstacle to your success. With the right mindset, you can even turn them into stepping stones.
Hopefully, this article can help you make the right choice regarding passive income investments and opportunities. Good luck and kudos to you!