I have to say that I was guilty of making this mistake, particularly when I was just starting out starting up my internet business. But I feel that many others are making it too.
The common mistake is to be solely focused on “making money”….or making a “quick buck”.
Of course, almost all of us, myself included, like money. We need money. We work for money to bring in the moolah that will let us live the life we want, or simply just pay the bills to get by every month.
However, many people’s mindsets suffer from a misconception when it comes to making money “online”.
They think for some reason, (probably all the hyped up videos and sales letters) that making money online is as easy as clicking a few buttons, writing an ad and voila – you’re a millionaire overnight!
So people go around with the mentality that they can sell anything and it will be an instant success, turning them into internet marketing rock-star millionaires like the ones they see on the websites…
Well, sadly, if you haven’t had a taste of what actually happens online, then you probably are yet to find out that all that is total garbage.
So what is the right mentality to have?
Plainly put, “making money” should not be your first objective. Of course, we want money, but seeking only money, rarely results in it coming into our hands.
What I had to re-shape in my mindset was that before thinking…“what can I do to make money?”
….I first try to think “what can I do to help people get what they want?”
When you ask the latter question, the getting money part seems to work itself out without much effort at all. It’s easy to ask a decent price for a great service or product that fulfills thewants/needs or solves a problem of your customer’s.
After all, money does NOT grow on trees. You can’t make it from thin air.
Earning income is the process of customers trusting you enough to invest in your product or service.
And if you can show them how much your doobie-whacker can really help them, that’s when the cash really starts flowing in. But by then, you’ll probably be more pleased that people are loving your product than by the dollars filling up your bank account.
This is a quote from Zig Ziglar that sums it all up:
“You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.” — Zig Ziglar
Stuart “Sensei” Stirling