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When most people decide they want to earn money online they tend to think three things:

1) There’s some magic formula for doing it.
2) It’s going to be really easy.
3) They will get rich quickly.

If you are one of those people then I am telling you to please change your mindset right now or you aren’t going to get anywhere. None of those 3 things are true. In fact, they couldn’t be further from the truth!

Sit back and think about it for a second. If earning money on the internet really was that easy then everyone would do it and we would all be rich. But in reality it takes a lot of hard work, time, persistence, and patience just like building any other business. You have to learn a lot and figure out how to push through failures.

Sure, there are ways to earn money fast that you can do if you are in a bind and need some cash now. The problem is that most of them are unsustainable and usually not worth your time in the long run. Some of them can even get you in trouble if you are not careful. It’s the same as in the offline “real” world.

You can make money online. There’s no doubt about that. You might even become very wealthy from it. However, there are no secret magic formula’s, it’s not easy, and you won’t become rich over night.

Also, there’s no need to buy any products or services that supposedly teach you how to make money on the internet or even do it for you. There are more than enough blogs and forums that you can learn from for free (like this one). And I have never seen any product that lives up to promises of doing it for you, so you can definitely skip those. Yes, there are some tools and resources than can help you along the way but don’t fall for all the hype you see every day from people promoting products that are supposed to be the newest and coolest way to earn money.

Work hard. Keep learning. Find a knowledgeable mentor. Push through failures. Never give up. That’s how to build a successful online business.