I was reading a few posts on Reddit yesterday and came across one from someone that claimed it was too hard to make money online. Is it though?
This person claimed that all they need to live a comfortable life was $400. He didn’t mention what country he was from but I assume it was somewhere with a low cost of living.
He went on to explain that he thought digital marketing, dropshipping, and affiliate marketing were mostly bullshit.
He also claimed that they had tried “transcribing, copywriting, programming, etc…”.
Even worse than that is that he thought that those that claimed to make money online from copywriting or programming were lying.
I don’t even know where to begin with a mindset that’s so negative.
If you head over to websites such as fiverr.com and upwork.com you can clearly see that people are earning over $400 a month by working in these areas. Just go look at one of the above categories and see how much the freelancers make. You can even read reviews of the projects.
They are obviously not lying.
His claims of work like affiliate marketing being mostly bullshit are also easily disproven. There are plenty of people that make $10,000+ a month doing it. What’s more, is that they often openly share what they did with others. It’s easy to copy their methods.
So what’s the real problem here?
As well as a negative mindset the problem for many people like this that think everything is a scam is that they seem to expect easy money.
The guy above claims to have tried transcribing, copywriting, and programming. They are all different skills and take a much time and effort to become proficient in. I wonder how much effort he put in to each one. Probably very little.
My career was as an Analyst Programmer. It took me two years before I was able to get clients as a freelancer. I doubt the person above has put the effort in to truly learn the craft.
If he put in the effort to everything he’s tried he would have spent decades learning. He’d definitely be making good money if he’d done that.
Same with copywriting. It’s a tough skill to learn. I guess that he put in the minimum effort and just hoped someone would start paying him big money.
Good copywriters are hard to find. The best ones have more work than they can handle. They can earn $10,000+ a month.
If you want to make decent money online, you need to put in the effort to learn the skills needed to do the job.
You also need to stick with whatever you choose and not jump from one thing to another every few weeks.
With the correct mindset and some hard work, it’s relatively easy to make money online.
Even better than that, you can make money in some areas with next to no skills. I was watching a video yesterday about someone that bought a mirror for $120. She spent another $30 spraying the frame black. She then sold it on Facebook Marketplace the next day for $300. That’s $150 profit in a day with a minimal amount of work.
Almost anyone can do that.
If you want to succeed you need to sort out your mindset first. That’s the most important thing to get right.
After that, think through which side hustle you want to try. Don’t try to compete in areas where you don’t have the skills needed. And don’t be afraid to try simple ideas like selling on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Etsy, or similar.
Whatever you do, don’t just go in half-assed. Put in the effort to learn the ropes.