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If you’ve started with your make money online journey, you may be wondering how long it will take before you start seeing any type of results. If you look around the internet, you will see people telling you that you can make thousands in a matter of days or even hours. The reality is however, that it will take a lot longer then this to make a consistent income online. How long exactly? Well, it’s hard to say.
The thing is, different methods will take a different amount of time. Most truly profitable methods of making money online will take at least a few months to get going. Yes, that means you could be working on your online business for months before you see your first bit of money. Sound like a lot of hard work? Not sure if you’ll be able to stay motivated enough to stay working during these dry periods? Well, let me through in one of my favourite quotes:
“Entrepreneurs live like most won’t, so they can live like most can’t”.
That’s a quote I came across a few years ago when I was first looking into what it takes to be an online entrepreneur. While I have read a lot of information over the years, this is one quote that has stayed with me. It’s basically saying that in order to achieve what you want to achieve, you have to put the work in. There are a lot of opportunities out there, but unless you’re willing to work harder then the majority of people, you won’t get where you want to be. Work hard now, reap the rewards later.
Can You Make Money Online Quickly?
Well, yes and no. You can make small change online right away if you really wanted to. There are websites that you can write for that will pay you money for your articles (You will of course need a decent level of English for this).
You can fill in questionnaires for money, and you can do a whole host of other small jobs. The only problem with this however, is that the money isn’t that good. You can often work longer hours then it is worth for a small amount of change, and would be financially better off getting a day job.
While the above methods can be a decent source of extra income if you want to work from home, it could be a better idea to build up something bigger over the long-term. If you have your own website or online service, while it may take longer to set up and get customers in, the potential to earn money is a lot greater. On top of that, you have the potential to make it a passive income stream. In other words, once it is set up, it will keep making you money even if you don’t work on it.
Websites can gain exposure quickly through the use of social websites and forums, that is if they’re social in nature themselves that is. You can begin getting social traffic fairly quickly, although often you have to keep your promotion efforts up in order to get a consistent amount of traffic. Search engine traffic can be a lot more consistent and gain you more targeted visitors, but it takes longer (Weeks or more often months) to start getting this type of traffic.
I will be talking more about these types of traffic in the future, so stay tuned to learn more.
How Long Does It Take To Make Money Online Conclusion
There is no set time limit saying how long it takes to make money online. Having said that, I wouldn’t go into working on your website and expecting to make money within the next few days or even weeks. Many people don’t make their first bit of money from the internet for months or even years. If you have the right guidance however (That’s what we’re there for) it is possible to start making money sooner rather then later. So sign up to our RSS feed and get all the info you need to make money online.