If you have hit the BIG 50 and is still employed in a regular nine to five job, working online or desirous of earning some extra money this article is for you. In this article I will share 21 of my success Tips to Earn Extra Money Online. The truth is if you are looking for a realistic way to make some extra money the internet is your best bet.
People our age are always looking for ways to make more money so nothing is wrong with your desire. Base on the current economic system worldwide more and more people have to be seeking multiple income streams in order to satisfy and/or maintain their lifestyle.
So whether you have an urgent need and is looking for ways to make some quick cash, or you have some long term goals you want to save towards there are ways you can earn money online. Making money online is not as difficult as some people would want us to believe. However, it does require some level of commitment and persistence.
There is just one little problem if the need is very pressing you might not be able to meet it because making money online times time. It is not a get-rich-quick plan so you might have to think of another way to earn that extra money.
21 Tips to Earn Extra Money Online
1. Believe in Yourself
The famous Jamaican National Hero Marcus Garvey, once said – “If you have no confidence in self, then you are twice defeated in the race of life”. In this online business where there is so much scepticism from friends and family, you have to believe in yourself to succeed. You also have to believe in the product or service you are building that is going to help you to earn more money.
In order to earn extra money online or succeed in anything you do you need a paradigm shift of the mind. Start believing in yourself and see yourself as the successful business person you want to be, the person earning millions online. Believe that you are just as good, or even better than those gurus who are making millions monthly. Guess what? most of them started out as newbies just like me and you but they had a goal in view. They had a plan and stuck to it.
So start making use of the unconscious power within you. This is what is going to get you through the difficult challenges and build credibility with your customers. The unconscious mind is a very powerful tool. Take advantage of this and each night before heading off to bed, take some time to pose questions to yourself and then allow your mind to hash them out while you sleep. In addition, mediate in whatever way you find relaxing before going to bed to clear your mind from clutter and allow the subconscious mind to go to work.
2. Have a Success Plan
The famous saying is “If you fail to plan then you have planned to fail”. This means that, if you did not have a plan for how you are going to execute your business you have planned to fail. It does not matter how simple it is you should design a plan to include goal, milestones, deliverables and a time frame.
This will provide you with a visual as to what you are working for, what milestones you have successfully met, and where you need to do better.
3. Conduct Research on the Business
It is very important to know what you are getting into so you should conduct research on the business industry you are getting into. This research will help you stay up to date on trends, which may or may not require you to make adjustments in your own goal. For example, if you were interested in opening a particular business focusing on a specific technology and that technology took a turn to another direction, new advancements, you may need to change the direction you were going for your own business.
Unless you kept up on research, you would not know when a change was needed and therefore, would end up building a business already headed for failure.
4. Apply What You Learn
You will be learning a lot about earning online, in fact, there will be guidelines and principles that you will have to follow if you want to succeed. So it is very important that you apply whatever you learn through each phase of the process to your business.
Learning about the online business as well as other work ethics is good but if they are not implemented it had been a waste of time. Stay current on the industry news that your goal falls in. Learn about current trends, industry failures or successes, new ideas; whatever information you can find.
5. Watch for Scams
In the midst of every good thing there is evil so whether you are just starting out or seeking to grow your business you have to be alert. Unfortunately, there are thousands of people waiting to defraud you out of your money. The truth is if something appears too good to be true – IT IS!
Always conduct thorough research about a program or a product before you spend your money. Never jump into opportunities that look perfect or promise to make you rich in a short period. Remember making money online takes time. NO, you will not make a $1000 per day when you just get started, don’t believe that lie. You will be able to do so after you have applied all the principles and put in the necessary work. If someone becomes pushy, wanting you to make a quick decision on any type of investment, do not walk away – RUN away!
6. Make the Best of Each Day
Try to live every day as though it were your last. Make the most of every day and accomplish something. Even if it is something small, every baby step adds up to a huge success in the end.
7. Stay Motivated all the Way
Motivation is key to your success and the best one is self-motivation. Your success journey it is very crucial that you remain focused and motivated. Making extra money online is not going to be a walk in the park it is going to take determination, persistence and good work ethics.
One of the ways to stay motivated is to find a mentor or watch motivational videos or read a book written by great motivational speakers. Whenever I start to feel discouraged and overwhelmed I reach for one of my Les Brown videos. By the way, Les Brown is my favourite motivational speaker he is also one of my mentors.
There are going to be days if you have not started experience them yet when you will start to feel a little down and doubt starts to creep in, turn to these motivational tools to help you keep on track. A few excellent motivators are Les Brown Tony Robbins, Norman Vincent Peale, Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar.
8. Don’t be Afraid of Failure
Being afraid of failure is a normal emotion for everyone. In fact, there are people who have a serious phobia of failure. To get past this fear is the determining factor between failing and succeeding. Try to understand that failure is a part of life’s experiences so make sure you learn the lessons that failure teaches.
Failure in itself is not the problem it is what you do after the perceived failure. The greatest among us have failed at something at sometime in their lives. As they say “Failure is the opportunity for a great comeback”. You can choose to stay down or get up and keep moving.
Some ways to overcome this fear is to set realistic goals and then examine these goals on occasions to do any necessary realignment. Above all, believe in yourself and the desire burning within that you can achieve it.
9. Don’t Settle for Less – Be Serious about What You Do
If you have a goal of making one million dollars per year and you are willing to put in he required work then don’t settle to make one hundred thousand only. Don’t lose focus of your ultimate goal. Be Serious about what you do and make the best of it. Try raising the bar a little as you go by. Always expect the best from yourself. When you write an article ask yourself if this is the best you could have done. Ask yourself if you would pay for this job and how much you would pay.
Make every effort to earn that extra money online. Making money is a serious thing and it takes serious dedication. You have to be hungry for success and have the mindset that is going to take you through. However, Do not beat yourself up if you do not always hit one hundred percent just try to do better than your last task as you strive for more. Learn to ‘Step Up Your Game’!
10. Make Opportunities or Make it Happen
Some people are fortunate to always have Opportunities knocking at their doors. While for others they have to go searching for it. Whichever way it might come your way just be alert to spot a good one. You have to trust your instinct and go with your gut feelings sometimes. Shake off fear and take risks. Had I taken this opportunity when it came by a few years earlier I would be well on my journey of success. Thankfully, this opportunity lingered around and I was able to make use of it later. You can take a look at this great program that gave me the opportunity that changed my life.
However, if no opportunity comes along you will have to go and find it. Don’t sit and wait around for it to find you. Those successful entrepreneurs you see or hear about will tell you that they look for ways to seize opportunities. They did not wait opportunities to come knocking on their door because it will not happen that way.
11. No Excuses
Many famous actors, music artists, inventors, etc., had special challenges ranging from learning disabilities to physical disabilities. Take Beethoven for example. He was born deaf yet he went on to be one of the world’s greatest composers or Joni Erickson who was paralyzed from the neck down yet she learned to paint with her mouth. Today, her paintings are famous around the world and worth millions.
If you are faced with challenges, as we all do, as you try to earn extra money online think about the challenges of those people mentioned about and how they overcame. If it means you have to adjust what you are doing or you have to start over – GO AHEAD. There is no excuse for failure. If you want something bad enough, if you are hungry for it there is a way to make it happen.
12. Have Patience and Pay Your Dues
To be a successful online business person takes time. Don’t get distracted by all the hype and success stories around you just remain focus and keep your goal in view. A goal worth setting will take time to achieve. Be patient with yourself and work at your own pace.
If those gurus online want to be honest they will tell you that it took some of them years to get to where they are now. They will also tell you that they had to pay their dues to become successful. Paying your dues is really learning and working your way up the ladder of success amidst the failures and setback.
13. Be Thankful and Appreciate Life
You need to be thankful for not only your accomplishments but also your failures. Having a grateful attitude is important. It will help you stay humble, which in turn, will help you continue striving for the ultimate in success.
Learn to appreciate life, people and everything around you. Learn as much as you can from every person you meet. Do not turn people away just because you do not agree with them. You never know, the very people you turn away may be the very people that come to your life to be more money to you.
14. Seek the Input of Others in the Business and Learn From Them
Success means different things to different people so whatever your idea of success is to conduct a “sanity check” throughout the process of reaching your goal. This should be done with someone you trust and who is themselves successful. Ask them to provide honest feedback about your success and as you move through different milestones, bounce concerns or new ideas off them to help keep you on the right track.
There will definitely be times when you will reach a point in your career that you are going to need the experts advise. So as the experts say “Seek a friend before you need one” It is very important to network with other people in the business and form solid bonds and relationships. These relationships can help you answer questions, provide guidance, and provide the ongoing support and encouragement you will need.
15. Learn How to Delegate
No man is an island, no man stands alone, you cannot achieve success on your own. As you start getting closer to your goal of earning more money, you will find that there are many more things to do than hours in the day. So it is going to become necessary for you to consider hiring someone; even part-time or on a freelance basis to help take some load off you.
You will be amazed at how much this will help ease the situation and allow you the proper amount of time to focus on the things that need your full attention.
16. Take Notes and Keep a Journal
How many times have you had an idea on how to make more money either through a dream, while doing the dishes, or sitting at your desk, and have thought that as soon as you have time, you will make a note of it. When that free time rolls around, you have forgotten some or all of that great money-making idea. Keep a journal or notepad handy at all times. When you have an idea, write it down immediately. As you work hard to become financially rich, you need to be able to see your accomplishments.
Start a journal and track everything you have conquered. When you feel discouraged or frustrated, reflect on what you have achieved, and rejuvenate yourself.
17. Focus on Something you Like and Don’t Neglect the Little Things
In order to succeed in this online business, you have to be very innovative. Keep in mind that no one person has the formula for success. What works for one person might not necessarily work for you it’s just that there are basic principles that everyone has to follow. To increase your chance of earning extra money online you should focus on things you enjoy.
One way to do this is to make a list of everything you find interesting then write down the skills you have in relation to each of those items. This comes in very handy especially if you are going to operate a content-based website where you are going to be constantly writing. These interests and area of skills will help you to write great articles. You can either share a great thought or give excellent advice on how to get things done.
No idea or thought is insignificant so don’t brush aside those small things that appear to have no major impact on the big picture. Neglecting these small things could quickly lead to big problems or challenges if not taken care of in a timely and efficient manner.
18. Identify Procrastination
Procrastination is a recipe for failure and can greatly affect your chances to succeed. If you have a problem with procrastination, make a list of the things you constantly put on hold. This will help you identify your poor patterns and make the appropriate adjustments.
It is suggested that at the start of each day you should try to tackle the most difficult task first. Do the ones that you find to be most demanding and mostly like that you will put off. Tackle the task in stages so that it does not overwhelm you.
20. Take a Break and Reflection
Occasionally you have to take a break and reflect on what you have accomplished as well as the journey ahead to ensure you are still heading in the right direction. Taking breaks along the journey of success is perfectly normal and to be expected. You may have been struggling with something specific. Rather than continue battling this issue, reflect on what has not been working, and re-position yourself so you do not have to keep battling the same things repeatedly.
Avoid stress which will make you depress and sick as you strive to be financially successful. We know that stress is a natural part of life and some stresses are good because it motivates us to go forward. However, do everything you can to avoid bad stress. Adding in unnecessary stress into the equation will take the focus away from accomplishing your goals.
To avoid feeling stressed and being stressed you can listen to relaxing music, take occasional breaks, get a professional massage, take a walk or do whatever helps you to relax. When you start feeling overwhelmed, stop, change direction, and avoid stress. The only thing stress accomplishes is draining your think power and creativity.
21. Take care of Yourself
If you want to enjoy the fruits of your labour you have to take care of yourself, both physically, mentally and emotionally. You will need to have energy, focus, and rest. In turn, this will help you concentrate and put in the hours required to be successful. Without taking proper care of yourself, you will end up struggling and your business could feel the effects.
Practice to also reward yourself when you have made significant achievements or pass milestones. As my grandmother used to say – Encouragement sweeten labour. In the work world when people do well in their job, sometimes they get raises or get an incentive. You are no different so you should reward yourself if you surpass your milestones. Treat yourself to something nice – a new dress, a new fishing pole, whatever you like, be sure to award yourself for a job well done.
Remember to also guard your emotions although it is not always easy. There will be moments of disappointments and setbacks that will require you to react with integrity. You may feel like crying and feel as though your world has just ended. Keep telling yourself that this too shall pass. You will just have to make some adjustments in your plan. Never allow anger to be a response. You never know the trickle down effect of that anger and how it could permanently damage your reputation.
Find a way to put some balance in your life as this will benefit you and those around. Balance means providing time away from work for pleasure, working extra hours when required, knowing when a new direction is required.
You don’t need to master all 21 tips in order for you to start earning extra money online. All you need to do is to pick a few of the tips above and apply them. Practice them in your daily life.
I know you have read or heard them before……we all have. I know they are not new. However, the objective was to remind you of them and to reinforce them in your mind.
By the way, are you practising them?
If not, now is the time to start putting them into practice and if you are slackening up you need to get back on track. Most times we don’t fail because we don’t know what to do it is our attitude towards what we do. It is said that “Our attitude determines our altitude” Your level of commitment and dedication will determine how much money you will make online. So if you want to Earn Extra Money Online you will have to go for it with a great attitude.
Go for it and then tell me all about it.