How to Learn and Earn Online for Regular Folks

by Jayne Kopp on December 10, 2010

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Discovering how to learn and earn online with internet marketing as “a regular person” knowing little more than how to surf the web and send and receive a few emails can be a little mind boggling.

Not only do you wonder where to start, you’re just not sure if it is possible for a person with no experience or tech savy to succeed.

These were the thoughts that crossed my mind (more than once! :-) ) one winter evening almost three years ago.

I’d heard there were people earning a healthy living online although I really had no clue as to how they were doing it. Initially, I truly wondered if earning online was a little ‘shady’… after all, isn’t the internet for providing info only?

Fast forward almost three years… and oh the places I’ve been!

While it’s true there is definitely a good share of scams on the internet and it’s advisable to use common sense, the truth is,

the possibilities of earning a terrific living is available to anybody who sincerely would like to learn the ropes and genuinely wishes to succeed.

There are many income earning solutions to choose from in all shapes and sizes and price ranges. There’s the option of choosing to market an online business opportunity, direct sales, MLM, affiliate marketing, the option of marketing information products, selling on eBay…just for starters and the list goes on.

The bottom line is, almost everything is marketed similarly. It basically boils down to driving traffic to your product or service, by capturing attention and helping your potential partner/customer to solve a problem, answer a question or find a solution. The premise really is that basic.

The actual process is really not all that convoluted either, but if you’ve had no experience, you obviously don’t have a clue how to get set up, nor are you aware of the many effective marketing methods.

Its this ‘lack of knowledge’ that stumps you and when you get right down to it, it’s usually the fear of the unknown that is holding you back.

There are definitely a few things to learn and there is work involved. It is going to take dedication and the right mindset to get through, but I can guarantee you have done harder tasks in your life. (ie: giving birth) ((sorry)) :-)

Additionally, the efforts of learning to earn online are skills that could take you away from working a stressful job and on to lead a more abundant life if you just decide to stick with it.

If you over think it, or kick tires for ever, you’ll never know – and what’s worse is there’s a huge probability you’ll never create the changes you want

In late 2007 I started promoting a business opportunity in the personal development industry knowing absolutely NOTHING about online marketing.

It was a bit of a leap, but I chose this route because it was readily available since I didn’t have my own product or any other ideas; also because it is of value, beneficial to not only myself but everyone else. It is legitimate, safe, solid, offered support and aligned with my passions and needs. Not to ignore the fact that it is risk free.

I knew I could either ‘think’ about it, or realize that if I didn’t try, I’d never know. I’ve also learned that life is much too short to not do the things you want – and so long as you’re not hurting anyone or making silly decisions, there is absolutely no reason not to.

Finding something you enjoy that is solid, safe and legitimate is an excellent place to start. Once you have something to market, you then have to develop and polish a few internet marketing skills to get YOU and your product/service in front of those who want what you have.

By joining a community of helpful people, either those who are involved in your industry, or something similar is also an excellent way to learn and eventually exchange ideas.

In my humble opinion, it you really want to make some positive changes and you’ve decided to explore the internet as a vehicle to improve your situation, there nothing holding your back from grasping how to learn and earn online.

Don’t let the analysis paralysis and the fear of the unknown hold you back from the possibilities that could lie a head.

Ask yourself this: “Can I learn a few things?”

I would be willing to bet the answer is ‘yes’. After all, everyday is a learning experience in one way or another. You’ve likely learned other skills in the past and managed quite well.

There are no secrets to this industry. It’s just being willing to learn and work towards your goal.

Besides, nobody is ‘born’ into this industry with pre-existing experience. We’ve all had to buckle down and figure out how to learn and earn online.

If you’re suffering from analysis paralysis and need to get a few questions answered with regards to internet marketing or getting started, there’s no better time than the present to get over it and start to work towards making some changes.

Shoot me an email or pick up the phone. I’m just a ‘regular person’ too and was trained not to bite as a pup!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Randy Pickard December 22, 2010 at 9:55 am

In 2000-2003, it was much less challenging to make money via the Internet. Pay per click advertising was cheap, and reciprocal links and link farms were effective. Things have obviously changed. Success today usually requires a passion for creating great content. Your blog is a great resourse for renewing the passion required to create greate content.

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Jayne Kopp December 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Hi Randy, thanks for stopping by. Things have changed, even these last three years. Traffic is a little more difficult to attract, and it is highly competitive – so like you are saying you have to resonate with your guests once you have them…otherwise (booiiinngg!) – that was the bounce rate btw. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your encouragement. I try to keep things simple these days… I think its good for all of us! I’ll drop by and see you soon! Jayne

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Lisa@ basic marketing tips December 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

Jayne:

Im totally loving your site! As long as we are open and willing to learn…even from our mistakes, that is succes. As soon as we can celebrate the small successes, then we can move on to the big ones!

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Jayne Kopp December 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Hey Lisa, thanks for your comment and taking the time to visit. You are 100% correct when saying we have to be willing to learn from mistakes… and actually it’s true for all areas of life. As far as accomplishing small successes before moving on to the bigger ones… it is as the saying goes, “we can move the whole mountain, one stone at a time” – baby steps take us to our goal eventually! See you soon! ~Jayne~

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Larry Rivera December 15, 2010 at 4:40 am

Hi Jayne, I suffered from analysis paralysis. It was so bad in fact I remember when I first started blogging I was afraid to actually publish my post because I wasn’t sure if I wrote a good one.

Eventually I took a deep breath and said to myself. “Self if you don’t do this you are going to have to get a job and fight traffic and be angry at the world”

So I sucked it and just started doing it.

Great post thanks for sharing

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Jayne Kopp December 15, 2010 at 7:27 am

Hey Larry, thanks for taking the time to visit. Analysis paralysis can sure get you down! Its funny though, once you actually ‘do’ something, you find it doesn’t hurt as much as you think, in fact taking action is the ONLY way to start seeing results. I am pleased you ‘took that deep breath and sucked it up’ – I’ll bet you are too! Thanks for leaving a great comment! I look forward to visiting your site later on today!

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Brandon Cox December 11, 2010 at 9:44 am

I like what you’ve said here. I’ve been experimenting in all kinds of ways lately with new approaches. You never know something doesn’t work until you give it a try. Usually, even failing at something was worth the risk for what we learned from it. Good stuff!

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Jayne Kopp December 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

Hey Brandon, Thanks so much for commenting. I totally agree, ‘nothing ventured – nothing gained’. I agree that failure is not a bad thing either and as long as you’re not hurting anyone, trying different things adds to the flavour of life! Thanks Brandon :-)

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