The trick to getting through the slow times is motivation. If you want to make money online, you must keep yourself motivated to work. Here are some tips on how to stay focused and motivated:
1) Listen to success stories about how others “make money online.” If you hear about how well other people are doing, you will want to join them. This can be a healthy competition.
2) Share your success stories and your failures. Sometimes typing out a mistake and getting feedback on it can help you see exactly where you went wrong. A mistake learned from is a mistake that will not be repeated.
3) Set daily goals. You must do something in order to make money online. Perhaps you need to place a certain number of ads or write a certain number of blog posts. If you write down your goals and hold yourself to them, you will be on the right road to it.
4) Keep bills near your workspace. If you can see the stack of bills while you are working, you will realize that you need to work instead of surf the web.
5) Get a corkboard for special purchases. Somewhere near your workspace get a corkboard and draw a line down the middle of it. Print out a picture of some special purchase and pin it to the board. When you make enough money to purchase the item move it to the other side of the board.
6) Take responsibility for your own professional development. If you are going to be a business owner, you need to learn what that means. You need to know the movers and shakers who make money online and network with them. If they offer advice, get it. If they run blogs, read them. Spend some time each day learning how to make more money.
7) And last but not least, rest and relax. Do not fall into the trap of being a workaholic. People who work from home usually end up working a lot more hours than they mean to. Set a schedule and stick to it unless some time sensitive emergency happens. You are working from home and trying to do this to maximize your time with you family. Make sure you enjoy that time. Also, it will be easier to focus and learn if you are well rested.
A lot of people dream of being their own boss and many people want to do it. They develop a product or service that by all rights should be successful but it isn’t. When people get frustrated, they quit. If you quit, you are guaranteed to not make money online.
A good place to start to make money online and learning how to stay motivated would be here.