VERY IMPORTANT TIPS FOR YOU
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE CREATING YOUR OWN WEBSITE
I know that there are a lot of misconceptions going on about what you can earn from a website. Some people read the (very) few success stories of people who have made it big, and think, “Gee, I want to quit my day job, work from home and
make a fortune.”
To put things in perspective, so that you don’t get fooled by others’ bragging, here are some things you should know about the people who have succeeded on the Internet:
1. Only a Very Small Percentage of Websites Make It Big
There are very few people among the millions of websites and webmasters who have actually made it big. The majority of websites on the Internet don’t really make their owners any useful money, if at all. I have new webmasters who tell me that they make less than €50 (much less) in their best months. I say this not to discourage you, but so that you can be realistic in your expectations.
2. You Must Be Willing to Work
Hard Over a Period of Years
Those who have succeeded have worked very hard and persevered over a period of time, usually years. They may pretend they can relax now, but they have probably slaved away at their sites over the years.
3. You Need Some Talent, Skill,
Knowledge or Ability in Your
Those who have succeeded had talent, skills, knowledge and abilities in their areas of specialization. As a result they could create original content, and not a stale rehash of existing information. Their experience in their field also gave them insight into their users’ needs and they could adjust and cater to it.
4. You Need a Passion for Your
The successful webmasters love their work. They enjoy the things that their website dealt with, and thus are enthusiastic when working on it. This is one of the reasons why these successful web gurus don’t seem to realize that they are working like dogs on their sites. They enjoy the work and so don’t define it as work. When you ask them how many hours a day they work, they think hard and say, “oh, maybe one or two hours”, because those were the hours they actually spent directly updating the website. But they forget to count the umpteen hours every day they spent learning, researching, experimenting and planning before it culminated in those “one or two hours” of actual updating.
A website is not a shortcut to fame and fortune. If you work on one long enough, you’ll realize that it’s exactly like the real world.
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