the issue still exists as a common myth and phobia among the majority of individuals
who feel overwhelmed with the whole idea of generating a steady income online.
When I started looking into
online business and
affiliate marketing, I followed up on a lot of tutorials and
webinars dishing out
information about how anyone without any skill or certification can make a six (6) figure annual income with ease, and less effort, and so on and so forth… all
that information sounded unrealistic and just a strategy for these so-called
experts and online advocates to sell people their programs and
But then, I had a rethink and looked beyond their
exaggerations, to understand that,
indeed it is a marketing strategy for people to buy their training
then making money online had to
be real right? Meaning that the implications of such exaggerations made by these
advocates appear to be the job itself (a strategy to sell themselves, and their
programs), but to the majority of people who don’t see it in that manner,
they may indulge in what these advocates
preach with high expectations, and if they don’t see results as expected (owing
to those exaggerations)
they then kick
online business ideas as a scam or fraud, and this has constituted a
stigma on the “make money online” niche for a long time.
It seems ‘make money online’ advocates and motivators share
a great deal of blame here, by focusing
on their marketing strategy and tactics rather than solving the financial problems
most people are faced with, and such blame can be justified, but that is not a clear indication that making money
online is fraudulent or do not work, and it is a stigma worth crushing
It is important that the perspective of people change
towards online business ideas and stay at home jobs,
because it is legitimately profitable and it
is a self-economical measure in opposing the stringent factors established by
the labor market on a global scale.
Adeptly, the process of making online business entrepreneurship
seem like a scam has also been greatly influenced by political motives relating
to the labor market, because if more people are inclined to stay at home jobs
as a source of livelihood, then the labor force decreases, i.e, industries
and outsourcing agencies will continually lack employees and job recruits
respectively, and that is implausible to standard civilization.
Most people were left
with no other option than to quickly refer to online business ideas as a
despite the long-bearing
stigma on the industry.
In laying more
emphasis on the latter,
happens to making money online after the
Covid-19 pandemic? Because definitely
when the dust settles, the labor market would once again become empowered with
millions of job-seeking employees laid-off during the crisis, meaning that the
stigma on online jobs may perhaps continue.
Let’s briefly discuss three(3) concrete reasons why making
money online should not be left to suffer such stigma:
The efforts and capital investment on starting up any legitimate
and empirical enterprise or industry is the same effort and investment needed
in setting up an online career and making profits from it.
I earlier mentioned the exaggerations that have been labeled
on online jobs by advocates, which has contributed to such stigma,
but again, people who want to consider making
money online should look beyond such hype to know that just like any other
ideas are synonymous, with pragmatic routines,
programs, and risks. Individuals should be aware that they
are starting a business model that could be a useful resource for their target
market and the economy at large.
The art of making money online is not free as indicated to those
exaggerations, indeed it is less capital intensive, less risky, and not
rocket-science, but it requires professionalism and effort to succeed and
because it encourages
you as an individual to connect with people who can become clients or customers,
and if your online business cannot substantiate your professionalism in
resolving recurring demands and problems then the aim becomes defeated.
there are no law enforcement regulations or constitution that kick against making money
online (legitimately), although, most states and countries have their own relative legal operations regarding business investments and ventures, notwithstanding, such stigma and phobia has always originated from prejudice
and dogma, arising from
hearsay experiences, or expectations not fully
However, it is true that since the inception of the
a lot of illegalities have
been performed, including stolen identities of social media profiles and pages.
Javelin Strategy over 17 million people in the United States in
2017 suffered greatly from stolen identities,
and from 2017 till now,
the numbers have continually increased.
But it is also true that every viable legitimate business
model within a social structure has suffered some form of criminal backlash,
Banks are the most
susceptible financial institutions to robbery and theft, but has it stopped
people from saving their money and valuables in their volts?
However, for various reasons, individuals looking to make
money online are encouraged to have some sort of
including SSL certification on their online business platforms or websites, to ensure
security and necessary verifications.
Educational / Self-help Value
Making money online is educational and skillful. It requires
no qualifications to start because the subject itself is an inherent
qualification on its own.
Most successful online entrepreneurs did not graduate
college with a degree in online business (which has no academic field), it was
something they simply trained themselves for. How does this crush the stigma? Ideally,
if the business model of making money online can be accepted into our academic
system or vocational training centers because of its value, it can definitely
become more acceptable by the populace.
Although, this has already been instituted by online advocates,
self-help enthusiasts and innovators,
but in most cases the objective appears more personal, i.e., everyone
wants to become a self-help advocate and online tutor for the sole purpose of
making a name, rather than making it academical, those who are new to the
self-help industry are looking to become the next Tony Robbins within a year.
If more attention is created towards diversifying online
business ideas into tertiary institutions to orient students that they can make
a career for themselves online,
lingering myth, stigma or prejudice against making money online would instantly
diminish, because schools are an essential part of any indigenous society
In my personal experience as a blogger and affiliate
my computing and software
skills have increased greatly over time. When I was fighting for a degree in
philosophy, I didn’t know that sooner or later,
I would become conversant with HTML coding, landing page customization or
understanding how Google
SEO indexing works alongside their algorithm.
There is a lot of credible knowledge that comes with making
money online and if more people can see that,
then it would become deeply appreciated as a profitable enterprise.