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Chances are you landed on this website because you are looking for a way to earn legitimate income online from home.  If you are anything like me, you’re tired of all the hype and false promises.

You want answers and you want the truth to questions such as: Can I make money with no investment?  Do I need to have my own website? If so, how do I make money with a website? How long does it take?

There are many different paths to profit online. It depends on your interests, goals, and willingness to do what it takes to succeed.

Not every method is suitable for everyone. For those starting out, I recommend affiliate marketing.   Affiliate programs and networks are easy to join and set up once you know what to do and how it works.

I speak from personal experience and observing others that people join income programs with high hopes only to discover they don’t know how to make money with it. This happened to me in my first few months online.

Teaching individuals how to make money online is the weakest link in most programs. They provide the same affiliate web pages to everyone. They tell them to share their referral links in various sites online, and presto, the magic internet machine will produce cash on demand.

Nice dream, but it doesn’t work that way.

In my second year online I bought a website from a guru for $500.  He told me it was ready to make money and all I had to do was send traffic to it.

For each website I sold for him, he would pay me 10{b836676211964b66ddb1a94012779accd2cb69eec60a63bc16d10fd7c8344bc8}.  With 10 sales, I would break even.  It seems the only person who thought having that ready made website was a good idea was me.  I look back now and laugh but at the time all I could think was “ouch”, he saw me coming!

Don’t make my costly mistake.  Instead get the best training available that will show you each step exactly what you need to generate revenue through your own website.  Work for yourself, not for someone else.

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I could explain different ways to make money but I don’t know about your skills, interests, passions, or goals.

I suggest that you start with affiliate marketing and hone your affiliate skills because I know that works and it is an honest way to earn online.

Once you master affiliate marketing, you might want to broaden your horizons by creating your own products, doing joint ventures, building  niche or membership sites or adding an e-commerce store to your portfolio.

Be warned, there is no shortage of false promises that you will make tons of money without your own website and without any effort on your part.

The only secret is this:  Stop looking for the overnight way to riches. It does not exist.   Get the right information and learn how to apply it to achieve the desired outcome.

A Learning Process Is Always Involved

It starts with the right question. If you were to ask “how and where do I learn to make money online”, we would be closer to the mark.

Making money, online or offline, involves skills as well as having a certain mindset. Like any skill, you can learn it. Developing the right mindset will take care of itself as your understanding deepens.

By the way – making money, creating income and creating wealth – are three different concepts.  This is important to understand when you are setting financial goals.

How To Profit Online - Image of Computer CashWhen the next enticing ad pushes your spend buttons and you find yourself with credit card in hand, I suggest you stop for a minute, take a deep breath and remind yourself of this basic reality:

There is no one out there waiting to make you rich.

No matter how enticing the offer, or how easy it may seem, the fact is that none of us can “make” money (only the Treasury makes money).

Profiting online (or offline) means that we have to do something to “earn” money.  We must offer value that helps people get what they want.

Like anything else in life, the best way to profit online is to learn from the people who have done it successfully. Then translate the knowledge into a marketing strategy and take action on it.

On this website I share the popular method I use: affiliate marketing.  Joining affiliate programs is easy once you learn the ropes.  I am a big believer in education that saves time and money. Sorry but it still takes having the right knowledge, work and effort – that I cannot change.

One of the challenges of making a living online is that income can be inconsistent and unpredictable, especially when starting out.

Do not leave your regular job until you are able to generate consistent earnings online.  Learn from those who have succeeded and are willing to show you exactly what they have done.

Success Is A Never-Ending Learning Journey

There is no such thing as a born internet marketer. The starting point is the same for everyone. It starts with you as you are. From that basis you must get proper training, apply what you learn, and persevere with your efforts.

What some people don’t get is that no amount of training will make money for you unless you take action.  If anyone promises that they will make money for you if you join their program – think twice!

The only person who will create income is you.

Decide Your Own Standard For Success

Success is different things to different people at different times in their lives. Don’t let anyone set a goal for you.  Decide your own standard for success.

If your goal is to create a website and you have never done that before and after a few lessons you have a website up and running, isn’t that success?

Watch my video here where you can look over my shoulder while I set up a basic website in a few minutes. ~Jude

If you are a shy person who has never participated in an online community and you find yourself doing so and even helping others, isn’t that success? If you learn something new every day that makes a difference in your life, isn’t that success?

Sure, keep your eye on your main purpose to generate a revenue stream. Each success step along the way will lead you to your ultimate goal.

Earning money is not the same as building a business.  Earning money is a job. Building a business is a mission. ~Jude

 

The moment we become responsible for our own decisions and actions is the moment we start to make progress towards achieving our goals.

If you are new, or have been struggling because of gaps in your knowledge or skills and want to wipe the slate clean and get going with an online business,  visit the link at the end of this post.

The Balance Between Learning And Doing

Even with all the training and learning in the world, nothing will happen if you don’t apply your knowledge to implement what you know.

The key is to find a balance between learning and productive activities that will actually generate income. You must balance learning with  ‘doing’.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.’  ~Goethe

Doing something and making a mistake is better than not doing anything at all. If you don’t get it right at first, dust yourself off and try again. Continue to learn from a variety of mentors and sources – no one person, group, or website has all of the answers.

Remember to step back a little to take in what you have learned, trust your instincts and draw your own conclusions.

Then one day, probably when you least expect it, your own unique path will unfold before you, seemingly without conscious effort on your part, and you will know exactly what you need to do to succeed.

That’s what happened to me when I found a community platform that provides a ton of help, support and motivation for learning, creating, building and earning online.  Should you decide to give it a try, I look forward to giving you a helping hand along your journey – we can do this together!

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Make Your Own Income Website

Jude Banks

Avid online marketer and blogger, here to share internet marketing tips and insights. I'm on a mission to bridge the gap between knowledge and profit. If your goal is to secure your future with online marketing, we are like-minded! I hope my blog will help with your journey. Thanks for dropping by and visit again soon! Let's connect! ~ Jude

21 thoughts on “Make Your Own Income Website

  • March 15, 2013 at 6:45 am
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    Hi Jude

    I can relate to the information overload. Yes we need to step back at times and see where we are headed. I have had to evaluate lately where I need to put my energies into. Will drop a couple of websites, due to the lack of heart I have in it. I feel tapped out with them and that means it is a waste of money to renew the domains. Might do the same with another one when the domain renew is due. But I did save all the posts and articles I wrote on them.

    You are right what is right for someone may not be right for someone else. It also depends on how much money someone has to invest to make money, which can always be a big issue. Difficult to make money flow if you don’t have any to back it up with. Probably that is the biggest problem for most people.

    Good points in your post.

    Mary

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    • March 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm
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      Mary, great to see you! Sometimes, after a period of concentrated effort, it’s nice to sit back, relax, and let go of the grind.

      If our heart is not in a project, we should listen carefully. Maybe we are forcing something that other people advise us to do, but how well do they know if it is right for us? Only we can know that.

      Some people call that giving up or not being persistent. But it’s silly to stubbornly stick to something that in our heart of hearts
      we know isn’t meant for us.

      Just like our homes, our minds and spirits need a little spring cleaning from time to time, so we can start again afresh.

      I hope you hang on to your main domain. It’s wonderful and you are doing a great job with it.

      Take care,
      ~Jude

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      • March 17, 2013 at 7:50 am
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        Hi Jude

        My main website will remain for sure, it is something that can grow with changes. Since I am also studying psychology it fits in perfectly. That site is where I know I belong. I see potential with my party site I can grow on down the line, I have a different vision for it in the future. Others I have I will just have to figure it out, but 2 are going for sure in April.

        Mary

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        • March 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm
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          Glad to hear it, Mary. Ah, so you are studying psychology. That’s a great fit for your blog. I have found that aligning our goals and interests is the best path to follow in the long run.

          I too studied psychology as a minor with my Arts degree. I loved it.

          There are clues everywhere about what is the right thing for us, we just need to pay attention.

          ~Jude

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  • March 16, 2013 at 3:22 am
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    Now that’s a post everyone should read Jude and one I wish I had in the beginning.

    So many people tell you you can make money online but never really teaching you because we all know there is so much more involved then the action itself.

    It’s like saying I want to work in an office and make money. Great but do you have all the skills it takes in order to work there? We all find ourselves in information overload because you’ll rarely see one product that will tell you everything. There are so many little details involved you know!

    Training and coaching are the only ways to really learn. Once you do you’ll not only get a better understanding of how this all works but you’ll get so many great ideas of where you want to go with it.

    Great post Jude and sorry I’m late getting by. Didn’t want to miss reading this one though.

    ~Adrienne

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    • March 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm
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      Greetings Adrienne,

      I’ve learned so much since following a well planned and well executed training and coaching plan.

      There’s so much information out there about so many different ways to earn online. But it is in bits and pieces, and often the information depends upon the motivation and expertise of the trainer. It is very hard to find something that gives you the building blocks from the ground up so you end up with a strong foundation from which you can decide the best approach for you individually. One business model isn’t necessarily any better than another, and what works for one marketer may not work for another.

      It really is about finding our own way to stand out in the crowd. That’s what you have done, Adrienne, and I admire the excellent work you are doing.

      ~Jude

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  • March 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm
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    Hello Jude, nice post and very informative. You seem to covered some very good points when it comes to making money online.

    I think most people think it’s an easy process because they read a lot of post with people claiming to be making thousands of dollars with no efforts.

    I like the section you’ve pointed out about creating your own products because I think that’s the best way to have better control over your income.

    Learning is a key part of online success and I think most people are not really willing to learn what it takes, it’s much easier to splatter ads all over your blog or website, in hopes that that cash will come rolling in.

    I want to thank you so much for a great article and I will be also sharing it on Twitter. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for a great read.

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    • March 17, 2013 at 1:48 pm
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      Hello Rob, so nice to see you!

      You do not need me to tell you anything about “learning” and how important it is to achieve goals online.

      I was so impressed to read on your blog about how you are self-taught, especially when it comes to web design and coding.

      I must say, the results are evident on your great website.

      Thanks for the tweet – I really appreciate it. :-)

      ~Jude

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  • May 31, 2017 at 3:34 am
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    Great read, always looking for better understanding. Love your tips! I agree with you. We must take responsibility. The information you have posted is very useful and valuable. Thank you.

    I have enjoyed reading many of the articles and posts contained on the website, keep up the good work and hope to read more of your posts in the future.

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    • May 31, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my posts, Gaurav. I’m glad you found some useful information. I look forward to visiting your site too. ~Jude

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  • January 5, 2018 at 6:43 am
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    Hello, you have posted some great insights here. You are right, making money needs certain skills and a different mindset. As we know money does not grow on trees, we have to earn that through hard work and dedication. Now either it is blogging or any other field we need to be clear on our goals and work for it.
    Thanks for your article.

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    • January 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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      Thank you for your feedback, IH. I agree that setting goals is the key, and then working towards achieving those goals. Once one is on the right path and working from inspired action, it doesn’t seem like hard work but something to look forward to doing every day.

      I appreciate your stopping by and sharing your thoughts. If I can help you with anything, let me know.

      All the best,
      ~Jude

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  • February 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    Hi Jude

    People expect for it to take six months to a year to learn a new job or four or more years to get a college education, but somehow those who want to start an online business expect instant success. It’s really odd.

    It takes time and practice to learn skills to do anything in life. First you must decide what you want to learn, focus on that, learn, practice, fail, learn some more, do some more… It’s not for the impatient that’s for sure.

    You’ve definitely provided some good advice here for anybody thinking about starting a business.

    ~Mark

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    • February 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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      You’re spot on, Mark about the unrealistic expectations some people have when first arriving online to start a business.  I think it mostly stems from all the misleading advertising and marketing type out there about how easy it is to make a buck online. 

      Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and read my post.  I appreciate your feedback.  ~Jude

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  • February 11, 2018 at 10:04 pm
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    “There is no one out there waiting to make you rich” This statement hits me hard. I remember a few months back when I came across so many ads and emails with hyped up claims and how they earn 6 – 7 figures annually while I was literally holding my credit card in my hand, ready to spend as much as possible. But I learned that the hard way.

    I am glad that I stumbled upon training that shows me the right way when I had lost all hope in making an income online. Like you said building a business is a mission and that is absolutely spot on!

    Thank you for this awesome and helpful article. This deserves to be read by all newbies who want to generate passive income online.

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    • February 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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      I can relate to your experience.  It’s easy to fall for the hype and get misled into believing that it is going to be a smooth road to success.

      It’s a myth that there are businesses and people out there waiting to give us money. People who have money like to spend it on themselves and their family…lol.  It is one of the 7 internet marketing myths that I have written about.

      I’m glad you found the information helpful. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience – much appreciated.  ~Jude

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  • February 12, 2018 at 11:47 am
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    Hello Jude, thanks for sharing this blog with us. I have recently finished the Training Courses and I am working on building out my website. At times, I feel discouraged and not so confident about this. But I always tell myself to keep going and never give up! Your blog has given me more motivation, and the courage to push forward. Thank you so much. I wish you the best of luck within the online business world!

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    • February 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm
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      Hello Ahmad, it’s natural to feel a bit discouraged in the early stages of building out a website. It takes time and patience. I like your website and you have selected a great niche for a popular product. I agree about never giving up – persistence rewards. Keep learning, creating and building to take your business to success.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience. I appreciate your valuable input. ~Jude

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