How do you explain the online money making process to a beginner?

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  1. Uzdawi profile image69
    Uzdawiposted 12 years ago

    Lately more and more people are asking my help on online money making, and I´m no pro:p.So I just send them to Mark Knowles hub Making Money Online  and after that I send them to ryankett´s hub My Hubpages AdSense And Amazon Earnings Disclosed, but still I have to explain them what is a backlink and all the basic stuff.So, if you someone(beginner) asks you do explain all the online money making process, what would you answer?

    1. ofmelancholy profile image60
      ofmelancholyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ı would answer simply 'it's hard''

  2. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    I tell them that to be successful in internet marketing they need to do their homework and figure stuff out for themselves. There's no substitute for experience. I'm not big on spoonfeeding people.

    All of super affiliates ($10,000 or more a month in earnings) that I know taught themselves and don't follow gurus or the latest fads.

    1. Uzdawi profile image69
      Uzdawiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, thanks!

    2. mailxpress profile image45
      mailxpressposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Nelle,

      So true.  There is no substitute for experience.

      I learned the lesson over the years.  I don't follow gurus or the latest fads.  But I will tell you that after going through the motions for myself and dozens of trial and errors I've learned so much.

      I just recently started to follow and read thisisoli's Hubs.  It a real good feeling to read his Hubs and now actually understand what I'm reading.  Again, there is no substitute for experience.  Great reply.

    3. warchild75 profile image75
      warchild75posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What a great answer,you are right,2 years ago i didnt know anything about backlinks or rss feeds or seo or anything like that,but by looking at the various forum topics and by reading other peoples hubs on these sorts of topics i have gone from earning nothing to just earning 3 figures a month and thats £ not $ so yes,learn yourself,pick up techniques from thers and constantly learn and improve your knowlege.

    4. Wendy Krick profile image67
      Wendy Krickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more.

      I taught myself what I know by reading hubs and forum posts on the topic that is in question. I simply do a search and start reading.

      So a big thank you to all of you in the community for educating me. Although I still have a lot to learn. I personally spend at least a 1/2 hour everyday in "personal development". I read, read, read and learn.

  3. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    I have a hub on backlinks which pretty much covers that subject

    1. Uzdawi profile image69
      Uzdawiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I just looked at your hub and it´s very well written.Definitely a must for every beginner.

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I don't know. It seems that with many, no amount of  explanation matters.

    I did a hub on why bigger sites  reject link requests and  I don't think some readers understood it at all.   

    I have thought about doing a basic, basic, very basic hub on this but it hasn't gelled yet.  I just do not know where to begin because so many are so confused and clueless.  I know from dealing with neighbors that many don't even understand their browser - it is very common to see people typing "" into Google because thry just do not know to type it into the address bar.

    I have a neighbor who uses Firefox to access gmail and IE to access his yahoo mail.  Apoarently his son set up the Firefox with Gmail as the home page because Dad couldn't understand bookmarks!  He thinks he has to do it that way and when I told him he could forward his Yahoo to gmail, he saud he wouldn't be able to read it in gmail because Yahoo has to be in IE!

    Where do you start?  These people need personal attention, I think.  Someone needs to sit with them and unravel the tangle of confusion in their minds.

    1. PaulaHenry1 profile image69
      PaulaHenry1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That is true...I am one of those people who need someone to virtually come into my home and walk me through it step by step. Ex: Press enter) smile It is embarrasing but I know there are plenty of us out there. I still cannot make ups or downs about backlinks, but I'm trying. When you make your basic Hub...let me know!

  5. Kidgas profile image64
    Kidgasposted 12 years ago

    It can be difficult to learn a totally new "profession" but that is just the way life is.  If someone is motivated enough to take the time to read about the various aspects of making money online, then it is OK to point them in the right direction or even help them to understand a specific point.

    But if they just want to be spoon fed every last bit of information, the odds that they will do anything useful or productive with it are minimal.

    Not everyone can make money online.  That is just the way it is.

  6. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 12 years ago

    Learn by doing.
    Reading and researching is also doing.

    People seem to want to be spoon fed all the info so they can have instant success. The best success comes with experience and time. It's valued and it's valuable.

  7. darkside profile image72
    darksideposted 12 years ago

    Many people want to learn it all in a day, and be earning money by the end of the week.

    However it takes time. There are things that you simply can't learn overnight. You need to experience it, and experiment. Find the best fit for your own skillset.

    1. lrohner profile image67
      lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You are SO right DS. I've referred writer friends to HP. They write a hub or two, obsess over the numbers for a week, and then leave, declaring HP a failure.

  8. Rik Ravado profile image88
    Rik Ravadoposted 12 years ago

    Its also down to natural ability.  Some people are natural  Entrepreneurs and some people aren't.  You can only teach people so much.

    To make money online you need to be able to write resonable English, have a 'feel' for marketing and some numerical ability.

    Making money online is one of the most competitive activities on the planet.  Every Hub is head to head against every bit of content on the Internet.  If I opened a resturant then it would fail because I can't cook!


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