Today I am not going to write about the actual strategy of making money online. We are going to talk about a very important mindset we need to succeed in making money online. If you are asking who can make money, online the answer is those who can provide value.
One of the most important things about making money online is to just always remember that, ultimately, money is just a tool for exchanging value. So, if you want to make money, all you have to do is figure out a way to provide value in a way that other people will pay for.
That’s a totally different sort of mindset from when I was younger. I used to have the mindset that I need to make money by doing paid surveys. I need to make money by trying to do this weird sort of niche site SEO. There were all sorts of roundabout tactics for making money online, but none of them actually involved offering value and charging for it.
Provide value and you will make money online
And I think, as soon as I shifted into the mindset of like okay, I need to add value to the world. And then people will pay me for it. Suddenly that opened up so many different possibilities. I know so many of us are convinced that there must be some kind of secret. We think there must be some kind of trick to it. There must be some kind of potion or lotion that I can sell and make thousands of dollars. I think this kind of thinking and products are all just distractions. They’re all a waste of time.
If you focus on learning skills, that can add value like creative stuff, graphic design, web design, video editing, illustrator all of these things add measurable value to the world, and then you can charge for them. That would be the right way to make money. If you don’t want to learn new skills you can always offer some free stuff to people and by doing this, you can also add some value. We talked about this in this post. Do this rather than trying to sell potions or lotions.