Why you can’t earn before sowing

You check your Clickbank account or your Amazon affiliate account and there is still a big 0.

How could that happen?

The problem is that you didn’t sow. You can only harvest the plants you have sowed yesterday.

But what should you sow?

Do you want to earn money online?

Do you want to build an online business?

Do you want to break free from your 9-5 job?

Then you need to put in the seed first.

You need to sow value.

Only by producing high-quality valuable content you can harvest your wishes.

Who doesn’t sow can’t harvest

I’m sure you know that.

They see the opportunity to earn money with an online business and they start a website.

Soon they have a lot of (low-quality) posts and added some poor pictures. Now they place some affiliate links and banners on the side and they wonder why they still haven’t earned one dollar.

But nothing happens.

A big 0 is laughing at them.

Every day.

Every week.

And then they start questioning online business.

“That’s not working”

“Why is it not working for me?”

“My friend was right. That’s all scam.”

However, they forgot the most important part.

Putting in the seed.

5 steps for a rich online harvest

Step 1: Find your niche

Before you can create value for people you need to know your audience and how you can give them value. The best way to do that is to find a topic you like and feel passionate about.

We all have hobbies and interests we can talk about for hours.

There is an easy question that can help you figure out what you are interested in:

What would you do with 10 million dollars in your bank account?

That sounds a little crazy but that really can help. Think about it.

If you have enough money so you don’t have to work for money anymore what would you do?

Would you take care of your garden? Would you play basketball all the time?

Write down all your answers.

Now think about topics you could write about. If you can think about 5-10 posts you could write that can be your niche!

However, here it is important that you don’t need to be an expert in your niche!

You can become an expert by working in your niche. The more you learn about your niche the more you’ll be an expert.

So your niche can also be something you really want to learn.

It is important to mention that it is more important to start less than perfect than start never.

Step 2: Prepare your field

You need a place where you can place your seek, right?

That means in online marketing you need a domain and website hosting.

Step 3: Sow, sow, sow

Now you need to start sowing and build the foundation of your business.

Start creating high-quality and valuable content despite the fact that you don’t have any traffic yet.

Step 4: Start spilling

If you have created the foundation for your business you can start working on your traffic. However, it is not important to have a lot of traffic. It is important to have quality traffic.

Join forums in your niche and start engaging in discussions and help people by answering questions.

Join Facebook groups and comment on other blogs in your niche.

Step 5: Take care of your plants

Now that you have started earning your first money you need to take care of your business.

Look out for comments and answer them. Try to find new information that is relevant to your target group.

That makes it more attractive for your visitors to come back.

Then you can harvest

I don’t want to lie to you.

Sometimes it can be really hard to work hard on your website and still get no results.

However, if you put in the seed and spill it with enough water one day your business will be big enough to carry all the fruits you wanted.

Most people don’t put in enough seed or wait long enough before they can harvest their fruits.

Put in the work first and then you can lean back and watching your plants growing 🙂


4 thoughts on “Why you can’t earn before sowing”

  1. That is an interesting way to put things. You can’t earn before sowing. I agree, it takes time and patience and many of us gives up before it starting working, not believing it ever will. But success will come if you really are persistent.
    However, there is one thing to which I don’t agree: You say “we all have hobbies and interests that we can talk about for hours” Well many people do but some don’t. I have practically lost all my former interests and hobbies but there are other ways to find a niche.
    You can for example think of a problem you and which you would like to find a solution to. Weightloss for example or how to find a partner. When I choose a niche I just choose something that made sense to me, something I could relate to. I hope this makes sense.

    1. Thank you for your comment!

      Yeah I can believe that there are persons out there who don’t have much interests at all! However, I‘m sure everybody will find something he/she can write  about 🙂

  2. hi excellent article and blue host affiliate programme seems really good have you done well through them ??are you using a word press blog or google blog ??many thanks peter mcgrath

    1. Hello Peter,
      Thank you for leaving a comment 🙂
      Yeah the Bluehost affiliate program is very good! I would always recommend a WordPress blog as it is very easy to work with and there are many different plugins and themes you can use! I hope that helps 🙂
      Best regards,

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