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Is It Possible to Slow Down, Do Less & Earn More Money Online?

Updated on July 23, 2012
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Too many people who venture online to make money, waste their time rushing from site to site trying to find the next big scheme about how to make truck loads of money online. They jump in feet first thinking that any day now millions of dollars are going to land in their online account with millions more to follow. But if it was really that easy, we’d all be doing it.

Not only that, but all this crazy hurrying and frantic searching for get-rich-quick schemes (that don’t work except for the people who are selling the schemes to the terminally gullible) is a stressful waste of time.

It never works. It’s not that easy to make money online. Most of these so called money-making “gurus” will try and tell you that all you need to do is buy their software (or ebook) install something on your computer with just “one mouse click” and hey presto, instant millions.

Really? People believe that? It seems so because those same “gurus,” and some new ones, are still online trying to convince people that it’s possible to earn internet riches overnight. So people must still be buying this stuff. But where are all those instant millionaires who bought into it all?…

Well now that I’ve finished telling you what doesn’t work online, let me tell you what does.

The Sustainable Online Business

When it comes to working online, it’s far better, and easier to make money if you slow down, and instead of searching for the non-existent pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, concentrate of building a sustainable online business.

A successful website is one that people want to visit because it has the answers to the questions they have.

People come to the internet looking for information. Some information they expect to find for free and other information they are willing to pay for. But with a great website you can make money with your free information too. In some cases you can earn more with free information that’s readily available at your website, then by selling reports and ebooks.

A good online business is one that’s sustainable and will continue to attract visitors for years. So when you set up a website, or if you already have one, build it up into an authority site where anyone searching for information in your niche will find the answers they’re looking for at your site.


Think It Through Very Carefullly

You begin by building such a website by slowing down and taking time out to think about and plan how you can improve your site to turn it into a financial powerhouse. And you achieve this by turning it into an information powerhouse.

A website like this will automatically attract links from other site owners who want to share your information with their own visitors.


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Make Yours the “go to” Website With More Thought & Planning

So if you have a website, or you’re thinking of creating one, give plenty thought to how you’re going to use it to become THE “go to” site that attracts thousands of visitors a day and gets ‘Tweeted’ and ‘liked’ all over the internet.

The more time you put into planning and thinking it through, the more successful your website will be.

So if you want to make more money online, stop rushing around and trying to get rich online. Instead, slow down, stop trying to hard and just do it right.

And everything else will follow.

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