How To Make Your First Dollar Online

The internet offers an awesome opportunity to make big bucks. While it is true, and I strongly believe, that ANYONE can make a fortune online without needing to be a marketing genius or spending thousands of dollars on the latest wizz-bang software, systems and guaranteed ‘programs’, many people fail to make even ONE single dollar.

I believe the reason for this is because most newcomers to online marketing want to make the big money instantly. But I can’t blame them. They are promised (falsely) that they can start making $1000’s of dollars weekly starting immediately from all the advertising, sales letters or video sales letters marketers are using to push their products.

Reality check!

Stop chasing instant riches! I often get tickets at my support desk from people saying, “will your ebook really let me make $100 a day?” and they go on to tell me they are desperate to make money because they have no job and are in debt and a bunch of other reasons and they want to make a living online. It’s obvious they are coming to the internet hoping to find a magic bullet that will instantly let them replace their job’s income.

Sorry, but there is no magic bullet that will land you in the drivers seat of a $100 a day internet business… (unless you buy a turn-key business that is already making that much .. but I’m betting you wouldn’t be getting that business for zero outlay..)

BEFORE you dream about making $100 a day… start with the goal of making $1. Just make $1 first!

Because if you can make $1, you can make $10.. and if you can make $10, you can make $100. And it goes on from there. Learn what works, and find a way to scale it.

What’s a good business to start that will let you make $1 quickly?

Well there are paid survey’s and other paid to click types of ‘jobs’.. but you may as well go back to stocking shelves at the local super market (it would actually pay more too).

That and it’s the least stimulating work you could ever do. Mindlessly clicking a button hundreds of times a day is the fastest way to go insane!

If you’re an entrepreneur you’ll want to do something stimulating AND something that grows your business.

2 Best Ways To Earn Money Online For Beginners…

My advice for an entrepreneur looking to make their first dollar online is to either 1) offer a service e.g. writing, designing, virtual assistant, forum moderating etc. 2) creating an info-product. e.g. ebook, video, audio course etc.

These are great starting points and have massive potential to go up and get you to that $100 a day level. 

So where do you start?

If you go for the ‘offering a service’ deal, start with seeking out what people need help with and see if you can find a job that matches one of your skills. If you don’t have the skill but see a massive gap in the market place, find someone with that skill and work out a deal!

There are plenty of freelance sites where you can search for jobs and offer your own services. Freelancer.com , odesk.com , guru.com , fiverr.com just to name a few. Forums like the Warrior forum have a place to list “warriors for hire” too.

As for product creation, the same thing applies. See what people in a certain niche are having problems with. Create a solution (product) for that problem. Learn how to set up a sales page, drive traffic and you’ll have an auto-pilot business.

Try JVzoo.com to set up your digital download sales machines. With them, you don’t even need a website! But one is recommended so you can have total control.

Making $100.. $1000… $2000 a day is possible. But it starts with making $1 first.

Stu Sensei Stirling

p.s. Have you made your first dollar yet? If yes, how did you do it? If not, what are you going to do to earn it? Leave your comments below.