Friday, March 31, 2006

Make Money Online Fast - A Reality Check

If you spend any time researching how to make money online you will no doubt come across hundreds of websites selling you the promise of riches if you buy their product or service. The sales pitches used at the majority of these websites are not necessarily untruthful or inaccurate - they simply leave out the full story.

The idea that you can make money online fast, without effort, time, computer knowledge or a financial investment is very alluring. Most people dream about winning the lottery, coming into an inheritance or finding a buried treasure. Although the chances of any of these are remote at best, the odds are not likely to be much worse than your chances of getting rich online overnight.

Some of the smartest minds and largest corporations in the world have a presence on the Internet; the competition is tough. Making money on the Internet is a business and to be successful you have to approach it that way. Like any business, there are some realities you will have to accept:

- Making money online takes effort.

How much effort will depend on what money making approach you are using, where your starting and how much experience you have.

- Making money online takes money.

Domain name registration, pay per click advertising, marketing and web page creation are just a few possibilities of the costs new businesses may incur.

- Making money online takes time.

Patience and perseverance may be the most important qualities an individual can have when it comes to making money online.

If you attempt to start an online business with little effort, little money and little patience, your results will most likely disappoint you. As the saying goes, you get out what you put in.

The Internet allows people to work from home and earn a second income or perhaps even enough money to quit your job. As long as you approach the task with your feet planted firmly on the ground the reward can be financial freedom.

James Wood has worked in the information technology field for the past ten years and holds two degrees. He collaborated on the eBook "The Wealthy Skunk - Make Money Online" found at


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