Have you ever wondered what it really takes to succeed online? While some bloggers publish five- or six-figure monthly income reports, most are lucky to earn $10,000 in one year.
Running an online business is an appealing proposition. You set up a website, add some affiliate links, or offer a service. Then start earning money from the comfort of your home. At least that’s the dream. The cold reality is that online success isn’t so easy to achieve.
Sally Miller interviewed 17 six-figure bloggers for her new book, The Essential Habits Of Six-Figure Bloggers, and she saw a pattern emerging in their responses. The one thing that made the difference for high-earners was how they dealt with fear.
Here’s what Sally found:
According to a 2017 Blog Tyrant survey, just eight percent of bloggers make more than $10,000 from their site. And the majority (69 percent of the people interviewed) earn zero dollars.
As a digital business owner myself, I became fascinated with these stats and decided to dig into what it takes to make it online. I wanted to know what characteristics, strategies, or actions made a person successful.
I reached out to 17 six-figure bloggers and quizzed them about their business. Each person talked about their triumphs and struggles. Gina Horkey was one of the generous folks who shared her story with me.
The results of my research were fascinating. I discovered that achieving big goals doesn’t mean following a specific strategy. In fact, the recipe for success is something quite different.
In this post, I share one of the biggest success secrets with you. It’s something that came up in every interview. And it’s something you must understand if you want to build a six-figure online business.
I’m talking about fear. Or more specifically, how to handle fear.