Want To Make Real Money Online? Then DON’T Ignore These 6 Key Truths!


robert-kiyosaki-rich-dadAccording to Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the famous Rich Dad Poor Dad, there is flow diagram that consists of :

– Employee,

– Self-employed,

– Business Owner,

– Investor.

Were you previously aware of these? If not, you are certainly not alone. There are many others who haven’t previously heard of this flow diagram.

Let’s quickly analyze them together, shall we?


Being an employee, even if it (sometimes) gives good salary, gives us a time limitation.

Those who work as employees have to work from 9 to 5 almost everyday. The working time is limited by others and we can not do things we want in the determined time.

In this case, we also work hard to help others reaching their goals, not us. I do not say that it is wrong but it is surely frustrating because we can not do what we really want and we can also be fired anytime.

So, who said that being an employee is the safest option?

It is actually the most dangerous option because our financial life will be determined by others, no matter how hard we work.

The next option will be self-employed, which means that we determine our own working time and we are fully responsible to reach our goal.

But, the downside of this option is, we will not get money if we do not work, because we are the main employees in our workplace.

Being in this area is good but, we do want the money to keep coming in even when we sleep, right?

Then, we need to go to our main discussion for today, which is business owners who make real money online. It is all about system so, you can finally make money even if you are sleeping.

There are so many opinions regarding make real money online. Some people say it is easy while the others say that it is impossible.

To me, both of them are…


… wrong!

Making real money online is not impossible but it is also not easy. People who say it easy are actually not lying but it is because they say it after years of learning, failing and being focused.

But, for people who just start it, make real money online is not easy. Before you decide to start making real money online as one of your income sources, please consider these very important truths :

1. You need to invest money


There is no business without capital and if you take the online business seriously, you will know that it’s better not to use free domain and hosting.

It’s safer and legitimate to use the paid one and therefore, you need money. You will also have to spend money for autoresponder and sales funnel if you plan to build a long-term online business.

At the beginning of the business, there will be some ups and downs and you will need good amount of money as the back-up for your downs.

There are so many people fail just because they want to start without capital but to me, it is very important to start with money so, you can invest in necessary things and also, you have back-up plan If you fail at one particular time.

2.  You need to invest time


Yes. I know that you decide to make real money online in order to have more time with your family or more time to enjoy your life but, at the beginning of the business, you need to realize that you need to invest time to learn.

You need to understand at least the basic of SEO, list building and traffic. The knowledge gained after investing time to learn is priceless.

There’s nothing more powerful than knowledge in doing internet business.

3. You need to trust yourself

Even if people call this time is internet era, making real money online is still new for particular groups, especially when you live in the place when being an employee is the biggest achievement in life.

There can be this condition when you are now a manager in one restaurant and decide that make money online will be your way to financial freedom.

People will keep calling you stupid because you leave your comfort zone and try something that is uncertain. Do not hate them because they just do not understand.

Just trust yourself. You can do this and just do not stop because people keep calling you stupid for your decision to make money online.

4. You need to Focus


Since internet business is simply used by simply connecting your PC to internet network, there will be so many deals, guides and even ways to make money online.

Some of them are offered for free while the others require the payment to be accessed.

Some people say that the paid one is the better one but to me, it’s all the same as long as we focus. When you start “diving” in internet business, you will find overloaded information that will make you confused regarding where to start.

Just choose one field that make you interested and stick with it until becoming successful.

Do not waste money to buy guide that will not work just because you never implement it. You only read it and then leave it in your dusty computer folder.

Invest your money in something more important that is related to things you are focused on at that time.

5. You need to consider outsourcing as option

Life is always about choice and in internet business, the choice is mostly between money and time. Which one do you have right now?

If you have time and only small amount of money, then you will need to start by your own and try to set everything up from zero.

Do not worry, it is doable but surely will need your time and energy since you will do everything by yourself.

Now, what if you have good amount of money to start? Then you will save your time and energy because you may ask others to do your works.

You will save time to learn and the setup things can be done even when you sleep.

6. You need to find a good mentor


This thing is actually highly related to my previous point. If you have good amount of money to start, find a good mentor to teach you everything.

Having a mentor will give you good direction so you will use your time and money efficiently.

I am currently using this super powerful program as one of the ways to earn money online. It’s working very well for me and helping me make good money. Give it a try and see if can help you too.

And if you are into social media like Instagram, you can check out how to make a killing with Instagram.


  1. Hi Ivana,

    Thanks for the tips you shared here. The truths you wrote about here make sense.

    One important truth I will add is that most people are not cut out to make money online because it’s really hard work. It might look easy but it’s hard work. Most people are better off as employees.

    Do you agree?

  2. Well, you can say it again.
    It takes money to make money but the truth is that a lot of bloggers start out not having money to invest in order to make money so it becomes an arduous task.
    Being focused is a key element here because even when one has money to invest, without focus the possibilities of success is reduced.
    Great tips. Thank you.
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  3. Hey Ivana,

    You are so right. Especially the first point that says you need to invest money. There are blogs I read that say you don’t need to spend money but that’s far from the truth.

    Infact, I just published a post that addressed this issue about blogging from Africa.

    Maybe you don’t need $1000 to get started but you do need an initial investment and one of the most frustrating place to be as an online business owner is to be operating from a position of stress where you are constantly thinking, ‘how to pay the next subscription.’ My advice is if you don’t have money saved, take up a job that you love or that at least you don’t hate 🙂 and work on your business on the side.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Hi Ivana,

    I really like the tips you shared here. They can help with making money online for sure.

    My best is the need to focus. Even if we don’t do other things right, we can achieve a lot of success online if we focus on one or few aspects, rather than trying to do it all.

    Great post, thanks.

  5. Yes, No. 4 is the hardest one for most newbies to come to terms with. They make a choice of what they want to do, then they see a shiny object and start wondering again whether they need to change direction.

    You can’t really put yourself in a place where changing direction is impossible, because it may just be that you’ve made the wrong choice and really do need to change the way you do business. I think the only filter you can apply is to count any product you buy which does not relate to your business as a leisure buy – something you are interested in reading about, but something you don’t expect to make money from.

    Then, if you read something and it really does make you think that you’ve made the wrong choice, you can change direction and think again with the knowledge you need to make the choice.

    No. 6 is potentially dangerous, as mentoring is not cheap. There are a lot of “coaches” who will charge you hundreds a month to give you video-based training, instead of having you pay $17 to download the same video training. Some will add you on Skype and then remove you as soon as you’ve paid them.

    You don’t actually need a mentor, and thinking that you do need one is a kind of desperation. Yes, they can be useful and some are very good, but be very careful before you spend insane amounts of money.

  6. Hi Ivana,

    Great article and you have a great writing style.

    There are quite a few points I liked. I especially like that you mentioned that starting a business is not impossible but not easy.

    It will take time and hard work but it’s “possible” to make money. Like you said you have to have the right mindset.

    I also like how you discuss staying focused. It is so easy to get distracted with so many products coming out and so many promotional emails. Why waste money? Just find something your are interested in and put in the time to learn how to implement it.

    All in all, a great article!

    Good work my friend, look forward to reading more.

    Take care,


  7. Hi Ivana,

    Great article and all great points for making income online.

    However, if anyone wants to make serious money online there is another key factor which should not be ignored – Residual Income. Make one sale – get paid for months or years into the future. Recruit a business client and get paid for the life of that client.

    The amount of time and work to get a sale/client will be same but instead of getting paid once – you get paid multiple times.

    Products/services which I have found that work best for Residual/Recurring income are Web Hosting Accounts, Autoresponder Services, Membership Sites, Marketing Tools and Internet Fax services. Also, I have found if you hold valuable keyword traffic for a particular product or service you can make “profit-sharing” deals with small companies just starting out – just make sure you get those kinds of deals in writing.

    Just think Residual Income.

    Kind Regards,

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  8. Nice post,

    Its been touched on already by a forum member but residential passive income in the key- ie get an affiliate offer that brings in payment month after month.

    I have had some success with Hostgator- someone signs up you get $70, then each month you get $10 per account, that soon adds up and you literally get paid for doing nothing!

  9. It is not easy to make money online, as this post has highlighted, but it is very much possible. If you are truly persistent and patient, you can find ways to make money. You might start out with little, I did so, with forum writing and then transcribing, before I ventured into more stable online jobs.

    You start small and you work your way up. It might be slow, you might not even earn much in the beginning, but it is very much possible. There were times that I doubted myself but I persisted and never gave up. The opportunities online are endless, so research, research and research. Do not give up!
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  10. It’s not even the point if making money is easy or difficult.
    There are so many details that go into it, that even to list them out takes a while.
    You put in a lot of work, working hard doesn’t guarantee that you will get paid.
    It’s the same for online and offline.