This article introduces a series The CB Passive Income Review
which attempts to explode a few myths, give some guidance and provide a little positive encouragement for those who have ever thought it would be great to earn a living using the internet. The truth is an Internet based business can be a great source of income. You can be your own boss, choose the hours to work that suit your own lifestyle and you benefit directly from the fruits of your labour. Businesses like this tend to be extremely flexible so you can choose to earn as little or as much as you like just by varying the amount of effort you put in.
However, like many things, it's not always plain sailing. If you've ever plugged a few phrases such as "how to make money on the internet" or "make money online" into your favourite search engine, then you can be forgiven for feeling a little daunted by the sheer volume of results that came back. Where do you start? It is easy to see why people would just give up there and then. If this is you, don't be discouraged. In fact, you should congratulate yourself for taking the first step - thinking that there must be a better way to make a living and acting upon that thought. This is the first and probably most important step that you can ever make towards changing your life. Now, a little simple guidance may be all you need to get started.
A small amount of searching will reveal a multitude of techniques for turning the Internet into your very own income generation system, from selling ebooks, blogging, using online auctions such as eBay, information publishing, affiliate marketing, etc. - and so the list goes on. Additionally, some websites offer schemes that promise instant massive incomes with little or no work involved. Now whilst there are techniques that can be employed such as leveraging and building networks that when used effectively can greatly increase your revenue streams, I would say that you need to be established before taking advantage of these tools. So, for the sites that claim instant riches (i.e. - get rich quick schemes), I would treat these with some caution. In my experience any business, whether Internet based or otherwise, will take some effort to set up and it will undoubtedly take some time before your income ramps up whilst you tweak and fine-tune your systems.
Before deciding what type of Internet based business you want to set up, however, there is a very important aspect of your business that you need to address if you are to be successful - Yourself! It is you who will drive this initiative and so you need to make absolutely certain that your subconscious intent is also with you on this one. In this business, there is nothing more important than having a positive mindset along with a healthy dose of determination and enthusiasm. In addition to this, you will most likely need to address some of your beliefs. Now I'm not talking about moral or religious beliefs here but deep rooted subconscious beliefs that most of us establish subliminally as we grow up.