If you think this way you will be successful…

Having the right mindset for making a living online is crucial. I remember many years ago I said to myself, “If I could just make $300 a month online that would be so great because it would pay my car payment…” Does that sound familiar to anyone?

Now I don’t have car payments anymore but knowing what I know now I would instead say if I were just beginning, “If I made $300 a month online that would be perfect because I will have $300 a month to help me get to $2000 a month.” Right now $300 a month probably sounds like a lot of money but once you get there you will be surprised how little it is.

Don’t start using the money for your own  personal use until you are consistently making $1000 a month. And then only take out $500 and use the rest for buying links, getting programming work done, advertising on relevant sites, paying copywriters and making your site better. Don’t be satisfied with mediocrity (although I think mediocrity doesn’t come until you are making $2000-$3000 a month).

Keep setting new goals for yourself and build the business up. If I would have stopped and only worked on the first website that ever made me money, I would make a respectable income every year, but I wouldn’t have been able to quit my job and I wouldn’t have the lifestyle and freedom that I enjoy now.

Yesterday I decided not to come into work so I could work on editing a movie I shot with my two boys (Adding over 70 laser gun effects takes a long time). As I was home working on it I realized again how lucky I am and how grateful I am to have the freedom to do those kinds of things. It never would have happened if I didn’t build my online business to where it is.

Set your sights high. Take time to learn the things you need to be more successful. And NEVER give up!

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at Prosperly.com. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

8 comments On If you think this way you will be successful…

  • Inspiring! No, realistic! You mean you get out of it what you put into it? Unheard of! I thought if I played video games all day and thought about money enough it would come. ha!

    That is why I love the prosperly way, i mean, there are hundreds of MLM and internet marketing scams out there just looking for people who want easy money. Not to say what I have learned from prosperly is not easy because IT IS EASY! But I have had to learn many skills and I am still learning and fine tuning my skills.

    When I first started following prosperly I would jump up and down when I made 75 cents (which i did reinvest Adam). Now I have $30-$50 days everyday! It works people!

  • “Never give up, Never surrender!”

  • I can’t believe it myself either… When I first started I am just earning like what..$150- $200 a month and its not easy….But patience is a virtue….A lot of people would just think that internet marketing is as easy as 1, 2, 3…but its not…it takes a lot of learning and bags of hope… now I can say that I am okay with what I earn online but I have to strive more to earn more! Very inspiring thanks for sharing!

  • @Brad – Galaxyquest. Great quote. :)

  • I wholeheartly agree with you in setting goals and sticking to them. It’s hard sometimes, but nothing worthwhile comes easily

  • Hey, It’s me again!

    My comment is the first one in this string, It’s been about 6 months since I added that last post and started following all the great “free” advice found here on Prosperly and I just wanted to personally report that now I’m having $100 days.

    It ain’t enough to live on yet but just you wait. I’ll be back to report again soon!

  • you definately know your stuff. Good to see a true marketer on the internet!

  • Can’t wait for the freedom part. I will never give up!!!

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