Everyone on Internet is looking for ultimate get-rich-quick scheme. At least that is what people selling ultimate get-rich-quick scheme would like you to believe.
Which one is 'ultimate'? Well, if you hear them tell it, theirs is, of course.
"Turn $5 into $50,000,000,000 in 30 days with no effort!" Did Bill Gates figure out how to condense his lifetime into 30 days? I doubt that he would say he got where he is today with no effort.
Are you listening to these guys, or do you REALLY want to make money on Internet? Becoming instantly rich on Net is about same as sitting around waiting for your lottery numbers to hit.
I like to believe that we're smarter than that. We realize that only way to truly become successful at anything requires a lot of hard work, motivation, persistence, and luck.
Now let me explain each of these points.
Hard work - This is a no-brainer. You ARE NOT going to be able to turn on your computer, walk away from it, and expect to end up with a successful business.
You have to work at it. The more productive work you put into your website and your marketing efforts, greater rewards.
Notice that I said 'productive' work.
It is easy to spend 20 hours a day on web and not do anything constructive for your business. You have to focus your efforts to make above statement true.
To put it a different way, if you spend 20 hours a day adding content to your site, refining design, promoting it, testing and retesting to learn what works and what doesn't, you WILL see results.
Many websites fail not because owner didn't work hard enough, but because he didn't work smart enough.
Motivation - How do you stay motivated to enable you to survive months and months of extremely long days and nights glued to your monitor?
Is it lure of having a successful web business someday?
The idea of eventually being able to quit that job that you hate?
Believe me you will hit low points, you will get frustrated, and probably even utter words "at this rate I'm never going to make it".
So how do you stay motivated? The above questions can help, but I think absolute most important motivator is to pick a topic that you love. When you are working on a subject that you totally enjoy low points will be far less frequent, and have far less impact on you.
Your mind will be in places it is supposed to be instead of constantly watching bottom line. If you are trying to create a successful business with something you have absolutely no interest in...you are setting yourself up for failure before you even get started.