It’s quite fascinating really, that is, the innovation of man. I know many people struggle to make money online and many others are successfully doing so. I think we can all agree that having at least some computer skills is pretty vital to having a decent job in today’s and tomorrow’s world.
I make all of my money and do all of my work online. In a digital, intangible industry. I never (except for very rare occasions), meet any clients in-person. I never receive payment (again, except for very rare occasions) by tangible form of check or cash. It’s all digital.
So, from this portal into the world, my laptop connected to the internet, my ability to form words in a certain and specific way, with my skills in design, am able to communicate with people all over the world. Working with them, sending project files and receiving feedback through an intricate system of lines and wiring, sometimes through the air, where I also receive payment instantly via PayPal in the same fashion. It’s kind of magic.
I then have instant access via my PayPal debit card to purchase gas and food, pay bills online, and so forth. It is extremely ideal, and yet so simple. When you break it all the way down, my ability to earn money online is solely based on my ability to put words, text, characters, colors, and ideas together from my keyboard and mouse in just the right patterns and sequences to be pleasing to others.
In my field I’m no different than anyone, no advantages. The info and experience that I’ve proactively seeked out is freely available information to everyone who has access to the internet. To put it frankly, the only thing that it really takes to become successful in making money online is words and determination. The words are there to be read, remembered, applied, refined, and rewritten. Intelligence is simply the capacity to acquire knowledge and apply it. Since most people have that, the next step is the determination, to keeping going, keep moving forward.
Some might argue, what about natural talent? That might be applicable to sports and musicians, where if someone is only 5′ 6″, they can’t learn to be 6′ 4″ and some people can simply never learn rhythm. But, being a writer or web designer or many of the other possible online jobs available, it’s about learning and applying what you’ve learned. No different then learning your ABCs.
The point I want to make clear is that if you really want to make money online, you can. Throwing your hands in the air and saying I just can’t do it, I don’t have the natural talent for this, is really not a good excuse. So keep going, seriously. It’s that simple. Just keep doing it.