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This article is dedicated to all those people who are ready to take the plunge into the world of making money online because today I’m going to highlight some of the most popular myths about making online money so that you don’t fall in them easily or get yourself trapped in any sort of scam.
Myth 1- You can get rich overnight
Sadly, this is the most popular myth in which most of the newbie fall through. There is no such method in this world which can make you rich overnight unless you are an exception and going to launch a service similar to Google.
Myth 2 – This E-book contains everything you need to know
Pay $9.99 for this book and see what experts are doing to earn 6 figures every day.
Pay $19.99 for Step-by-Step tutorial on how to make tons of money online.
Really, you will find this kind of Shit at many places and people would be dying to get this shit. For God’s sake, use your common sense (although it’s not that common). Why would anybody sell a book at dirt cheap prices if he knows the method of earning six or seven figures?
Myth 3- Blogging is the easiest way to earn money.
I am tired of hearing such kind of statements – “Launch blog and earn money with Google Adsense”.
There are already millions of blogs on the web and if you don’t have anything valuable to add to it then it’s better not to start a blog. Blogging is not an easy job and demands lot of patience and hard work before showing any results.
Myth 4 – I don’t need any money to market online Business.
Are you kidding? Really, people think that they just have to buy a domain name, install shopping cart, pay for web hosting and now they are set to sell products online.
If you are thinking that there is no need to spend any money in marketing the online business then think again. If you want to earn real money from online business, then be prepared to spend money in its marketing. Business means business. It don’t matter whether it is online or offline.
Myth 5 – I would be having plenty of free time.
To earn money you have to work hard, there is no easy way to earn money. People who are earning their livelihood by working online work very hard harder hardest. So if you are thinking that you can earn huge amount of money doing nothing, then I am sorry there is nothing for you in online world.
Myth 6 – Nobody makes money online.
Most of the people think that online world is full of scams and nobody can make money online. I agree that there are douchebags out there who scam people but it doesn’t mean that if you are unable to make any money then nobody’s making money online.
Myth 7 – My dog can also earn money online.
I have encountered many articles about making money online which mentions something like “making money online is not rocket science” or “Anybody can earn money online”.
This is completely wrong. To earn money you need some skills either is it web designing, marketing, writing or anything else. If you don’t have any skill then you won’t be able to earn any money.
These are the most popular seven myths according to me about making money online. Now I would love to hear myths you had. So feel free to share them in the comments.