At one point in my Internet Marketing career I had already tried a few different methods to make money online. Not only that, but I had not really had that much success. Even worse, I had spent lots of money searching for the secret “formula” for making money online. This resulted in debt, frustration, and a feeling that making money online was virtually impossible.

Is this you? In such case, these tips will ensure your next online venture has a chance to be more successful.

If you are simply beginning your quest for online riches, then hopefully you will take the time to learn to avoid the following mistakes. If you do, then your experience will be a lot more rewarding.

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The Most Common Mistake–And Perhaps the Most Costly

I firmly believe the most common mistake made when trying to make money online is failure to treat your venture as a business. Instead, most new internet marketers act like they are trying out a new hobby. They try a little of this, a dash of that, and learn just enough to get their feet wet.

Think for a moment about some of the key differences between a business and a hobby.

In a business you have a business plan for accomplishing your objective, have a definite budget, follow industry specific laws and regulations, maintain a minimum level of professionalism, and report profits and expenses (taxes). Generally speaking, hobbyists can can pursue their activity as little or as aggressively as they like, usually participate for enjoyment or leisure, do not track income and expenses for tax purposes, and are not bound by specific tax rules or business regulations.

While both casual and serious internet marketers can make money online, having a business mindset provides decision making strategies to reach a specific objective (e.g. work from home, retire early, pay off debt, or start a new career). For example, when I was first learning to make money online I simply threw money at any new software or e-book that provided more information about the tools and techniques necessary for success. It was fun; I was learning new skills and even making a few affiliate sales.

I did not, however, make money online.

After finding myself several thousand dollars in credit card debt I realized that my business was not a business at all. In comparison, my wife built a small business from the ground up. She started with a minimum amount of resources, and built her business solely on the profits she made each month. Her decision making was based on the ultimate goal of creating a business that “stood on its own two feet.” Conversely, I was building my “business” based on curiosity and the dream of making money fast.

Bottom line: Thinking like a business will focus your efforts on long term earnings.

Compatibility Tests–No Longer Just For Dating Sites

The second mistake you should avoid is using a business model that does not fit your personality. Technical skills can be learned, but a business model that does not fit your personality will quickly become a burden.

For example, if are not an individual who loves to communicate with people, share ideas, and network, then you may want to stay away from trying to make money as a blogger. Blogging requires lots of interaction with people, posting on a continual basis, and social networking skills. If this is not your personality, then you may want to look for another business model. Take the time to research various Internet business models and you will find the best match for your personality and interests.

Jump In–Just Make Sure You Know Where You Are Going To Land

Do not be concerned if you feel you do not know everything about your chosen Internet business. No one really does and business models are constantly changing. However, I do not recommend jumping into a new Internet business without knowing anything about the topic!

Many of my acquaintances know I teach other people to make money online or add a website to their business. Thus I receive many comments from individuals informing me that they just started an eBay store or obtained a hosting account for a website. In casual conversation I reply and ask them for some details about their new venture. It is often the case where I discover the individual really has no real knowledge about the decisions they are making. This usually leads to money spent for domain names, hosting, software, or e-books that are really unnecessary at the time.

Once you have learned the basic information about your chosen business model, you can then jump in, begin learning the business, and growing step by step.

Identify Your Objective–Then Patiently Strive to Reach That Goal

It is true that you can make money online with almost any legitimate business model. However, it is my opinion that most aspiring internet marketers quickly lose confidence in their abilities to use that model to produce the results they desire. This can occur for a variety of reasons, usually a combination of the previously listed mistakes. Regardless of the reason for difficulties, all new Internet marketers will need the patience to keep working at their business even when it seems they will never see results.

People have always fallen for get-rich-quick schemes and easy money ploys. The Internet is no different. However, the winners on the Internet are those individuals who find a compatible business model and have the patience to build their business gradually over time.