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Habits of One Serious About Making Money Online

Updated on March 31, 2011

Whether you are looking to make money using HubPages or you are looking to make money all over the Internet there are a few habits that are required in order to make it all work. It isn't always easy, but it is important that you work toward getting into the good money making habits. With the right habits and the right mindset you can make your way from a small amount of earnings to a huge money making empire (there are those that write online through articles and blogging and make six figures each year).

Creating Good Habits

A habit is something that becomes part of your nature, who you are, and the way you do things because of repetition. It isn't something that is part of you when you start out, but it becomes part of you because you work to ingrain it into yourself. With that in mind it must be noted that it will take work. Some things will be easier for you then others because they will be a part of your personality or closely related, other things won't be as easy. However, all of these things are achievable and all of them can make a difference in your online business and in your writing.

Habits for Writers

All writers who wish to be successful will have certain habits. These are required to keep the writing flowing. Most of these suggestions work with writers of all sorts, but especially those who are working on sites where they are sharing their knowledge and writing articles.

  • Keep a list of ideas. It is important that you have a fresh supply of things to write at all times. It is bad to run out of ideas and waste time trying to figure out what to write and when to write it. If you have a huge list of ideas then you only need to sit down and write them out.

  • Keep writing. Whether you don't feel like writing, you feel too busy, or you are feeling writer's block creep up on you, you must keep writing. Squeeze time out for it, write your best and remember, if it isn't any good you can toss it out later. For now, Keep writing!
  • Schedule time to write and time to organize your thoughts or to edit past pieces. Time is a precious and often tight commodity. If we schedule it and keep it scheduled then we are more likely to get things done.

Habits for Online Workers

Working online in any fashion is hard. Whether you are looking to work from home part time, full time, or as extra spending money it can be quite that challenge. Habits that will help make the time you have go better is definitely a great way to go.

  • Set a Schedule. If you are writing on Hubpages alone, set a schedule of when you are doing that. If you are writing for a thousand different websites, set a schedule. Keep that schedule as well. This will help you maintain a balance between work, life, friends, and family.

  • Set Goals. It is easy to get online and end up surfing or fooling your time away. Before you know it you have appointments to keep, chores to do, and kids to take care of. If you set work goals then you are more likely to stay focused on the things that really matter instead of surfing the net or checking your e-mail.

  • Stay Focused. While staying focused might seem obvious, it is also important because you can easily get distracted. If you take your writers habits and stay focused on writing then it will be easier to get everything done.

Inspirational Quotes

  • "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." ~Conrad Hilton

  • "Successful people are simply those with success habits." ~Brian Tracy
  • "If you want to be successfu, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing." ~Will Rogers
  • "The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it." ~Adrew Carnegie
  • "The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hardwork; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ~Thomas Edison.

Tips of Successful People

Lets face it, you can create great habits, but you also want to be successful. Many successful people have a lot of things in common and if we stay focused on these and our good habits we will find ourselves in the winner circle.

  • Organize your life. Have a place for everything and keep like things together. Aim for de-cluttering your life and getting rid of the stuff you don't need.

  • Control your time wisely. Make plans, schedules, and to do lists.

  • Set goals and priorities. Get the things that are most important done first.

  • Think positive. After all your mind is a powerful tool and can get you to do things or leave you feeling down.

  • Get what needs to be done, done. Even when you don't feel like it.

  • Don't procrastinate. You may be the world's greatest procrastinator (or I might be!), but this doesn't get you ahead in life.

  • Don't let yourself get held back due to fear or failure. Whatever you do, be willing to pick yourself up and push on to the next level.

  • Work on getting rid of bad habits and starting a whole new set of good habits.

The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Many people think that in order to find support for their online writing goals they need to find people who make a living online to get help. However, many self-help books can help you succeed by giving you the tools for positive thinking, the hope to push through no matter what, and the inspiration from the fact that you too can have the life you long for and deserve.


It must be noted that success often comes with the right mindset. I have to bring up one of my favorite examples of this. The well known Walt Disney is known for his success, his creations that are still popular today, and the legacy he has left in his work, his dreams, and his company. But it wasn't always this way. In the beginning of his career there were many hurdles to cross. His first business failed. He created his studio and had his cartoons dropped by a number of major movie production houses. He spent a lot of time picking himself up and working on the next chapter. His famous motto? "Keep moving forward." If you are serious about working with HubPages or writing on the Internet for money then this needs to be your motto as well. Take each day as it comes, work your hardest and your best, seek the stars, and when life gets you down "keep moving forward". You have a whole world of potential within you. You just need to work at creating good habits, getting rid of bad, staying focused on positive thinking, and getting work done.

No matter what it is you are trying to succeed at, "Keep moving forward" and use positive thinking to propel you into the future. You can succeed!


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    Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

    This is great advice for writing online, and I agree with every word. Treating it as a job will help it become a successful venture.

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    SJ 7 years ago

    fabulous hub!

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    Anonymous 8 years ago from Grandview

    Getting motivated is quite a problem. It is easier to just play.

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    lindagoffigan 8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Great Hub. Good advice to keep moving forward and to keep writing. I have found some good ideas to write about here on HubPages under the Request Icon. Thank you for such good useful and positive advice.

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    munzer 9 years ago from Fremont

    I have to just say thank you. Reading your hub today has just inspired, no, motivated, no, prompted me to keep on writing. I would like to add you as a friend and look forward to reading more of your work. I really needed to come across your hub today. Thank you.

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    Emma 9 years ago from Boston

    This is great. Nice to see such an extensive answer to a request. My biggest problem is setting a schedule for myself and sticking to it.

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    Adrienne F Manson 9 years ago from Atlanta

    Great hub! Very useful tips, thanks for the link.

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    aidenofthetower 9 years ago

    JazLive-Me too and with that in mind I write for fourteen different sites, keep a few blogs, and manage to do a few other odds and ends online as well. Some sites pay directly, others with revenue sharing with Google Adsense, and I make money using my blogs in a few different ways. This doesn't change the habits needed for success (just the to do list!).

    Good Luck and another article you might be interested in is

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    JazLive 9 years ago from Decatur

    I have a problem committing all of my eggs in one basket.

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    baban78 9 years ago from California

    useful hub! i certainly need to be more consistent and organized

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    solarshingles 9 years ago from london

    Wonderful and very precise hub full of tips and tricks. It is not so easy to be persistent and punctual enough and to develop a good manner in time management, yet totally crucial for any long term financial success online.

    I truly enjoy in watching my online income constantly growing and that my monthly growth rate could be much higher than in almost any other 'business department'.