Welcome back, this is Dave Espino and today I wanted to answer the question what is the hardest skill to teach people to make a lot of money online? I've been making a lot of money online for about 19 years now, and I can tell you that there are three core things that I've had to learn the hard way in order to make money online.
Just Stick With One Business
The first thing is probably the most important and that it is stick to one business only until you make it work. This is a common mistake that most people make is they get excited about a business. They jumped into this business model, but the problem with the online marketing world is there are all kinds of ways to make money online and legitimate ways to make money online. The Internet is an incredible place and the Internet is incredible leverage tool for anyone to be able to make money online.
So what happens is they get started in one business model. They get excited about it, they jump into it with both feet, and they encounter the first of what would normally be many obstacles. When they hit that obstacle they go “oh, this is tough” or “oh, this is harder than I thought it would be.” And so they kinda scan the horizon and they see another opportunity that looks easier, and the problem is they jumped into that opportunity.
They let this one go, which they already had developed some learning curve. They already had developed some momentum, but if they let that obstacle stopped them, they jump into the other business model which might be just as good or just as legitimate or even a better model. And as they're going they hit an obstacle again and again and say I thought this would be easier. I thought this would be the easy way to make money online. They go and bounced to another opportunity. That's called bright “shiny object syndrome,” and all of us have either had it or get it once in awhile.
We get tempted by something else because it looks easier, it looks more profitable, it looks like you could make more money quicker and that kind of thing.
The Key to Being Successful Online is to Find One Awesome Opportunity
Jump in with both feet. Commit 100% and don't look anywhere else. Just stay focused on that one opportunity. The second skill or habit that's really important is persistence. Persistence means staying with it even when it's difficult, staying with it even when you don't feel like it, going after it and developing the right habits for success and then sticking to those disciplined habits that's critical for success.
See a lot of us when we start out in the online business world, we've been pre-programmed by schools and even by jobs to do what our boss tells us to do. But now that you're the boss so you've got to develop what you need to do, develop a list of things that you need to do and then you've got to do them. Those two things are difficult for people who've been programmed in the nine to five world or in the school world. The school world gives you your assignment and then you go do it. The job world gives you your task and then you go do it.
Here you've got to be a tougher boss on yourself than a real world boss would be on you.
Just Remember You're Never Done Learning
The third most important skill to learn in order to make money online, in my opinion, is self-education. You always want to be self-educating. You always want to be learning the latest strategies that relate to that one thing, that one business model don't be learning about. Learn about just that one thing and those things that can get you moving forward fast.
Self-education is so important. It not only includes learning strategies, but it also includes developing your mindset. Your mindset is so important, so you want to be always learning from people who are more successful than you. You always want to be learning strategies from people who are successful entrepreneurs. You want to follow successful entrepreneurs, people who've really done it, not just talkers, and you want to listen to those people and learn from their their trial and error. Learn from their life experiences, learn from their wins and learn from their losses. This type of learning is so important because not only does it keep you excited and moving forward, but it also gives you key mindset strategies that you need to develop as you're becoming an entrepreneur.
See becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy task. It is simply a matter of working hard towards a goal and working really on two main things. One is your attitude, that is your mindset and your self education. And two is your actions, your activities, and the things you're doing on a daily basis to get to your goals. And if you're working on those two things every day, you will be successful. I hope you enjoyed this article, and I'll see you next time.