Making Money Online

Why Making Money Online is Not as Easy as it Sounds?

There are many people who are looking for other ways to earn extra money and a great way to add to your income is to try your hand at making money online.

There are literally thousands of money making schemes available on the internet, but not all ways are legit. Many people have been taken for a ride, paid for educational packages that led to no returns, all while in search of the dream to make money online.

The Different Money Making Methods

Several money making schemes are very effective in earning money online, but they are definitely not a get rich overnight process like some have wrongly promised. You need to invest huge amounts of time to get the ball rolling for any business and making money online is no exception.

The most popular money making scheme is blogging and this is the road I chose to travel. You can earn a lot of money through blogging and I have shared how I make money online a number of times on my blog.

Here are some more examples of how to make money online:

  1. Blogging
  2. Building websites to sell
  3. Article writing
  4. Graphic design
  5. Website design
  6. Managing other people’s blogs
  7. SEO services
  8. Installing, editing CMS and themes
  9. Writing software

The thing is, there are just so many ways to make money online and there lies one of the biggest problems.

#1. Choosing a Money Making Method

Sticking to one way of making money online is a good way to earn money but there are just too many choices, therefore watering your efforts down. This is probably the best reason for online earning not being as easy as it sounds.

This is a case of being dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t. I like having all the thousands of opportunities to earn money online but it does make the decisions harder. Many people flit from one method to another and never really develop or master just one.

#2. The Stigma of Online Jobs

There is a stigma attached to the online world and we all know it. People think that if you work online either for someone else or in your own business, you are probably a spammer. Trust me, this stigma still exists today. This is a great reason why making money online is not as easy as it sounds because we all start with this biased opinion in our heads. It is the strong ones that ignore what others say and step past this stigma.

Wow. I have only mentioned two very simple reasons why online moneymaking is not that easy! What about the good points?

#3.  Sifting Through the Scams

There are so many scams out there on the Internet and most of them are to do with making money. Unfortunately this in itself causes a huge problem for people starting out online as they have to distinguish between what is real and what is a scam.

People will tell you that you can make money out of anything and that you can do it really quickly. This is obvious to the well seasoned Internet user; however the newbies are sucked in and spat out by the scams.

#4. They Say it is Easy

The problem is that many top bloggers and Internet marketers say that it is easy to make money online. But unfortunately when you go and try it for yourself and fail, you feel let down, as you did not succeed like they said you should have.

This is a big letdown for most people as they have high expectations for their own success. Unfortunately big parts of the equation have been left out; the main part where it says it could take a year or 2 to build up a business online. Of course the time varies, depending on what type of moneymaking method you choose.

#5. Competition Eats You Up

Making money online is getting harder as many people have jumped on the bandwagon therefore creating more competition. This does not mean that there are no opportunities left because the Internet is a huge place with many ways to make money. It just means that you have to think smarter when choosing your moneymaking method.

All the negatives about earning money can cause some people to give up on their moneymaking goals, but if only they could have seen the benefits before the bad stuff came along.

The Benefits of Money Making Online

There are definite benefits to earning money online and once you have a taste for this lifestyle, it is extremely hard to turn back.

The most obvious benefit is the fact that this kind of work involves working from home. This means you can work anytime of the day or night, whichever suits you. You can even earn money while you sleep (seriously).  Most jobs online do not require you to show up for any appointments, especially if you are working for yourself.

This brings me to the next benefit. You don’t have to actually work from home. Because I am a full time blogger, I can work from anywhere in the world as long as I have a laptop and an Internet connection. Now that is even cooler than working from home.

Another great advantage is that online businesses cost far less to run than a real-life business. For example Web hosting can cost anything from $10 a month for smaller websites and only $10 a year to register a domain name. This is crazy when you think about the costs of actually renting a bricks and mortar commercial shop to run your business from. I know which one I would rather.

Why Making Money Online is NOT Easy

The problem is that the benefits of some money making methods only show after months or sometimes years of work and most people’s patience threshold is worn out by then.

Of course there are ways to earn instant money online, for example by writing articles, however this is still something that has to be built upon. When you want to be an online writer you have to build up a reputation to bring in higher earnings for your work. Otherwise you will be churning out articles for a minimum wage and that does not sound like a dream job.

I know the journey I have traveled and would still recommend this job or business venture to anyone that wants to earn money online.

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My name is Milica Pantic (aka Mitz) and I am a serial full-time blogger. I started out with one website many years ago and it went so well, I sold my businesses and began living the internet dream. Since then I have been perfecting the art of building websites to earn money online and I will never stop learning. This is an ever changing business and I love the challenge. Please feel free to download my favorite FREE REPORTS if you are interested in improving your blogging business or starting one from scratch.


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  • Turner April 1, 2013, 12:38 pm

    boy isnt this the truth. Actually it was one reason I was hestitate to start working online was that there is just so much bs scam out there. But the ability to be location independent and lower your cost of living ( I am in thailand now) is too good to pass up. Although, sometimes getting jobs abroad as well as working online can be fun. I did this sales job in rome while working online and I meet some cool people.

  • Paul Akpomukai March 12, 2013, 9:08 am

    With whatever you do in life; just don’t give up and just don’t give in, be innovative and don’t give up so easily; if you want it then truly go for it- regardless of the difficulties and adversities…
    Good luck

  • Dean Saliba October 9, 2012, 6:46 pm

    When people ask me about making money online I always tell them that it is not easy, it requires more hardwork than most people put in at a normal 9to5 job.

    • mitz October 11, 2012, 6:44 pm

      Yes I agree Dean… It also needs certain business skills that some just don’t have. 🙂

    • Vjo October 13, 2012, 2:14 pm

      You right it’s not easy sometimes, but let face it – it’s better than digging a ditch 😉
      I’m still learning and enjoying every minute of it. Best of luck to you.

  • Enstine Muki October 6, 2012, 2:22 am

    Hey Mitz,
    Some people think online is easier than offline. Well, there are many opportunities online that don’t require any heavy investment but the money will not come in easily. Like you mention, it requires time, hard work and consistency.

    Blogging is a steady and sure way to make money online. It may not be easy at the start but once you get going, you’ll see the results.

    • mitz October 11, 2012, 6:45 pm

      I agree that once you get going blogging is far easier than an offline business… There is just so much less hassle.. and costs. 🙂

  • akhilendra October 5, 2012, 11:55 pm

    well the problem is human attitude, desire and approach. Most of the internet marketers don’t do it because they like it, they do it because they think that they can make thousands of dollars on auto-pilot without putting any efforts or 0 to minimal investment. As most of us are wrong at the very beginning itself, it takes time to accept the reality.

    It’s a business like any other form of business and you need to beat the odds to succeed.


  • Aditya October 4, 2012, 5:12 am

    Making money online or offline both need dedication and consistent hardwork. Without them no one can achieve whatever they want to.One has to be patient and choose the exact domain to earn money.

  • Crystal Watts October 3, 2012, 3:26 pm

    Thanks for writing this post. I definitely appreciate your honesty in the truth about making money online. As there are many avenues for profit, majority of them do require patience, commitment, and above all else —– time —– in which many fall off the wagon. Making money online is definitely a reachable goal for those that put in the time and work and refuse to quit!!! Thanks again for this honest view!

    • mitz October 11, 2012, 6:46 pm

      Hi Crystal
      Yes for those who refuse to quit, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂

  • Zach October 3, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Numbers 3 and 4 definitely ring true with me. I, like many others, have bought into a lot of scams only to be let down. Also, all the huge bloggers make it sound so dang easy. But, we only see their success…we never get to see what it actually took them to achieve that success.

    I’ve used my past experiences and the knowledge I now have to make a website that I hope one day will be successful. But, as this post describes, there are going to be many hardships and road blocks along the way.

    • Mitz Pantic October 3, 2012, 2:52 pm

      Hi Zach
      Yes there are many hardships and roadblocks and I feel like I have been through them all.. But it is all worth it in the end. 🙂

  • Dave Lucas October 3, 2012, 8:47 am

    “Why Making Money Online is Not as Easy as it Sounds?” because those who are trying are OVERdoing it – especially when trying to execute schemes they’ve PAID “blog gurus” for… and what happens, happens like a broken record: Google always gets wise to the schemes and changes the rulebook, pulling the rug right out from under everyone. The best way to make money online is to be honest, have a REAL product or service to offer (not just a bunch of advice that will be useless with the next Google update) and give great customer service. THAT’s how you start to make money online!

    • Mitz Pantic October 3, 2012, 2:48 pm

      Hi Dave
      Yes there are a lot of blog gurus saying you “need” stuff to succeed. These schemes will get found by Google! I totally agree…

  • Herman Dias October 3, 2012, 8:02 am

    Mitz your spot on and I can absolutely relate to your article, my biggest struggle when I started online was not sticking to one task and going through with it all the way, I always kept jumping from one opportunity to the other which is the last thing you need to do when you want to make money online.

    Another suggestion to what mitz has mentioned above, if you want to succeed online and make money fast get a good coach who is making money online and follow his instructions that’s the fastest way to succeed online.

    • Mitz Pantic October 3, 2012, 2:45 pm

      Good tip Herman!
      Just follow one or two people that are making money and do what they do..Buying all the stuff is not necessary! 🙂

  • Constance Khuzwayo October 3, 2012, 7:23 am

    I must say I’ve tried them all I mean I’ve been through all the money making scams that are available to the internet to a point where I hardly believe someone who claims to make money online. That said in your list you named the honest one but the problem is they are not as easy which makes them less attractive to most people.

    • Mitz Pantic October 3, 2012, 2:43 pm

      Hi Constance
      Good point. The honest methods are less attractive because they are the ones that require the most work!!! WOW I never thought of it like that! 🙂

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