I posted an article recently on my 'work smarter Australia' website that covered ways to help professionalise the home work environment.

I think it is an area that people can overlook when they start up an online business.

Something for Nothing?

There is a stigma attached to working on the internet - the perception that online work should be an easy way to get money, just plug in a system and watch the cash flow in.

And we wonder why people still fall for online scams and the 'get rich quick' schemes! Its because so many want something for nothing.

But, unfortunately for us all, It just doesn't work that way. You need to do some work to get some results,

And If you set up your work environment at home and treat it like a business, then you will probably be more motivated to get results.

Learning About Delayed Gratification

'Conventional' business owners expect some delayed gratification when they start up a new business. They put in the time to set up there business foundations - a shop, advertising, merchandise, services, staff and customer good will. Then they can expect to start making a profit. It doesn't always happen day one.

The same goes for affiliate marketing.

There needs to be a willingness to put in the effort required to build a business foundation (your website) and then, the business can start to make money.

Build It and They Will Come ( i love that quote, had to include it !)

Do the training provided here, set up an area in your house or office where you can dedicate time to working professionally on your website business, and then things will start fall into place.

:-) My two cents for today !

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KatieMac Premium
Nice post and yes there are those who think you can just put something up on the internet and make money sadly it is not so we need to gain the skills to make it happen and work hard at it
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MKearns Premium
Build it and they will come applies well to Wealthy Affiliate,
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AchuthanN1 Premium
You put that in good perspective. Enjoyed reading that. Thank you,James.
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TommyK Premium
I came into WA with that very same mindset of instant riches, until realising that it was all a load of old nonsense.
I'm so glad that I did come to my senses, because now I can focus on doing the right thing by learning and implementing my new found skills.

As soon as I finish the refurbishment of my home and can move back in from the rental accommodation we're in presently, sorting out an office environment will be top of my list.

Thanks for the insight James

All the best Tommy
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JamesBB Premium
Hi Tommy,
Yep I guess I was one of them too many years ago. I trolled the internet for ages looking to become an overnight success. I put it down to character building !
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Sui_generis Premium
We live in an instant gratification society now. We need to see results quickly or we're on to the next thing. It takes time for customers to know you even exist. The good thing is, these days, information gets disbursed faster (good and bad). Build what they want/need and they will come eventually. :-) ~Debbi
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bsmith1222 Premium
Too many con artists make big promises of making a lot for nothing. Unfortunately, they make it harder on those of us who are trying to a legitimate program.
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KarenDemers Premium
Great post, James, and I totally agree with you. We have to treat affiliate marketing as a job...otherwise it's just a hobby. Nothing wrong with an online hobby but if we expect to earn money...it's a job.
Thanks for posting,
Karen
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dickw Premium
This could be added to the training. It is right on the money. Pun is intended...Thanks James....Dick
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JamesBB Premium
Now theres an idea. thanks Dick.
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amethystmoon Premium
Great post at just the right time, I decided today to setup my desk and little area where I would not be disturbed or distracted.
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VincentA Premium
Cheers
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JudeP Premium
It does take time but it's so worth it :)
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JamesBB Premium
Thanks Jude.
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fawlty Premium
Hi Jim, yes ive done the same, and I am still setting things up slowly. I busted a few ribs this week at work , so that's slowed me down a fair bit. Time is a great healer and I'm sure I will get back to full swing in time. Hows life up there in Paradise ??
Regards Fawlty
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JamesBB Premium
Hi ya Fawlty. How your ribs heal up quick. Ive done that myself playing rugby, but I was a little younger then. Paradise is nice but missing Oz big time. Looking forward to getting back there after easter and full time at the end of the year.
cheers mate,
James
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Muule Premium
Great post, James! Thank you!
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Tim1953 Premium
You nailed it James :)
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DaleOdom Premium
Great job I agree with you James.
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JulietAA Premium
Thanks for sharing this James
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Lazyblogger Premium
Great post-James, I believe that delayed gratification is key. We often failed in our business because of this. Thank you for the reassurance.

Bishop
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you for this great post. It is invaluable :)
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JamesBB Premium
Hi Valerie, you have been a long time in the business and Im sure have this all sorted. I appreciate your comment. James
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome James & worth much more than 2 cents my Friend = Priceless Advice for sure.

Thank You for sharing & Yes when we build it they will most certainly come.

Tony
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JamesBB Premium
Thanks Tony, I just read your earlier post on similar subject, All the best.
James

Hey .. also i just changed my username from Jimstar to JamesBB .... Does this filter through to followers ?
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TonyHamilton Premium
James,

All of your followers should still be with you. They may take a moment to realize that your username is different.

All the best to You as well my Friend,

Tony
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