I have sat down and identified the mistakes that I have made before. However, because there are so many mistakes it is important to not that you can avoid my mistakes in order to create your own success. You can make money online, but it will require that you avoid making the mistakes that I have made and that others have also made.
- Consistency? In the last three and a half years there really hasn’t been much consistency in what I have done. Instead I have written hundreds of articles in many different locations, but never really stuck at it. I would write a lot of articles for a whole month and then really slack of for a month or two.
- Revenue Sharing Sites. I have posted most of my articles at revenue sharing sites. I wrote for eHow, Helium, and howtodothings.com. All of them have made it so that things have changed and I no longer make money from them. First was howtodothings.com. They changed things up and made it so that if you didn’t write there enough they would cut you off. I stopped posting their regularly because a lot of people were having copyright issues. They hold copyright to all of your material. Then I got blocked out of my account and wasn’t able to go back to write one article every 90 days. I was making about $200 a month there before being cut off. It was rather painful to be cut off. Next was Helium. They changed things so you had to work there each month in order to make money. At first this was a pain, but acceptable. The more changes that they have made, the less acceptable it has been. Now I don’t work there and don’t make money there. eHow closed their writer compensation program and made you go through Direct Media. However, I still made money off of them for each month with the articles that I had there. Now they won’t be doing that. I did get a nice compensation. However, the compensation is less than I made last year on their program. It will be nice to have a chunk of money. I used to speak very highly of revenue sharing sites because of the advantages (they do the site work, they do some promotion, they bring in traffic), but I have come to feel that these things are not enough.
- I started sites, but never really took them any where. Instead, they pittered out with my lack of consistency. I would get decent traffic only to drop the ball and not get anywhere.
- I didn’t really listen to others. I thought I had it all in the bag and that I didn’t really need to learn from others. I was also extremely nervous about getting taken in and paying money for something that wasn’t worth it. There are so many scams out there and I didn’t want to spend my very hard earned money to find out that someone was getting rich on the Internet from my hard earned money and nothing more.
There are probably more things that I did wrong on my path to making money online. However, I am off to write some articles and backlink them so that I can change my fate. My goal is to make $1000 a month by the end of December which will require that I work a whole lot harder. So…here I go to do just that.