If you, in a daring and wishful moment, share your dream of making your living online with another person, you’re likely to get some less-than-helpful negativity.
Dream on, they say. Not gonna happen. Too good to be true. Even you supportive BFF might come back with a “helpful alternative suggestion”.
Too good to be true? Don’t believe it. Making a living through your Etsy Shop, or your blog, or any combination of the gazillion ways of making money online is totally and completely possible.
We’ve done it. Our work is entirely online for about two years now.
All the people in Etsy’s “Quit Your Day Job ” series have done it.
I heard from a blog reader recently who, after only two years, is looking at huge sales online. How huge? Approaching $100,000.00 per year huge . That’s pretty darn good. Especially after only two years.
Can you do it in two years? Maybe, maybe not. Can you do it in five? I’d bet on you. Can you do it in ten years, if you keep trying and don’t quit? I know you can. It’s a sure thing .
Compare that to your current situation. If you’re working for someone else, what are the chances they’ll be paying you six figures any time soon? I’m guessing not good.
So while it is true that some things really are too good to be true, such as the slightly unbelievable sale price in the picture above, be careful not to be to quick to throw that label on your incredible future. It is possible. It’s not even that complicated.
Here are the steps:
- Try hard
- Learn from your mistakes
- Try hard some more
- Repeat steps 2-4 until you find a formula that makes money
- Be open, learn, pay attention, stretch, reach.
- Don’t Quit!
Over-simplified? Not so much. Those really are the steps. The trick is doing them!
Go get em!