It is simple to read a ton of stuff on the net about making money online. It is easy to start trying but they don’t tell you actually how hard it is to do “things” right.
There is information about how much work it takes, you do have to look for it. Many of the people who actually make a great living online work their butts off.
Now, I have been around the blogosphere for a while now, almost 7 months. I have seen so many make money quick things out there that I can spot a sales pitch in about 12 words. I have taken steps to try and make sure anything I sell doesn’t sound like those. As of right now, I have nothing but one fiction ebook to sell.
This weekend I have been working on 2 of my sites that I hope to be making money with right away so that I can write more books. And more fiction. I am really trying to create products and interest in what I have to offer. I am even working on a free ebook for my mail list subscribers and new subscribers, to be released soon.
The other sites I am working on are: First, BrendasQuiltShop.com. This site I keep calling my wifes, and while it bears her name, and her stuff, it is more of a family business that I do the sales and web stuff for. We used to have everything up on eBay and we sold some stuff over the years on eBay. Details are on brendasquiltshop.com.
I decided that eBay was just too expensive to pay listing fees and final value fees for what we have sold. I try to price stuff with what I think people will pay, that doesn’t leave much profit after the fees. So I dug into the world of WordPress and integrated a shopping cart that I can list everything we have for sale and sell it myself. If you get a chance, check it out and send me some feedback about anything I can do better on that site.
The second site that I have been working on is my main business site, AnvilForge Limited. I am not going to link to it today, it is not finished to where I need it to be. There is a bunch of copy that I need to write on the about page, and the sales pages, promoting wordpress installs and web maintenance as well as my blogs.
One of these days I will figure out how to write about being a Stay at home dad in a way that will make people want to pay for the privelege of reading it. I am working on something with real value and not a bunch of worthless info that will sit on someones hard drive and slowly degrade into mediocrity. Sure, I will have the original investment but I feel strongly about repeat customers and not turning into one of those guys who just sells systems that don’t really help.
So there you are, what they don’t tell you about making money is that it is hard work. Sitting back and letting money drop on your head is not going to happen. Yet. Thanks for reading, I have to get back to work.
Still striving to never work for anyone again,