If you’re an introvert who’s wanting to delve into online business, you may be wondering can introverts be successful? YES, introverts can be successful.
I see it all the time.
Introvert success is more than possible, especially in the affiliate marketing business model.
Becoming an online entrepreneur is a great choice if you’re more introverted because you can work from home or anywhere you’d like.
There are only so many ideal jobs for introverts.
In fact, from my experience in the corporate world, even you you have a quiet, clerical cubicle job…you are still going to have to interact more than you realize in the workplace.
You still have to speak to clients, customers, co-workers, supervisors, managers, go to meetings, team functions, office lunches, etc.
Even online jobs for introverts are not really ideal. Most remote online jobs are customer service related.
So, you are going to be on the phone all the time and on video chat interacting with your supervisor, team, etc.
Just like if you were in an actual call center.
So, working for yourself doing affiliate marketing is actually a great option.
This is because with affiliate marketing, you can build a website and refer your readers to whatever products or services you recommend, without having to be all up in their face.
You don’t need to spend all day on social media, trying to “build relationships”.
If your content on your website is something interesting that people want to read, they will come and go anonymously, just as you are free to write your content anonymously.
There is nothing wrong with this.
Yes, some people in online business put their name, face and entire life out there for the entire internet to see and there is nothing wrong with that either.
They are branding themselves.
That is something that extroverts are very comfortable with and they will attract the right audience for themselves.
Either way is okay and both introverts and extroverts can be successful.
You will get visitors everyday who read your content and click on the links you provide them for the things that you recommend that can help them.
This does not take any personal one-on-one to accomplish this.
I see many internet marketing “gurus” insisting that the ONLY way to be successful and make money online is to build one-on-one relationships with people.
This can be very true, but I find it to be more the case when you are trying to build a team in an MLM or network marketing company or something like that.
Affiliate marketing does not require team building or building relationships.
So, if you are like me and prefer to keep to themselves and prefer to express yourself through content creation, then just know that affiliate marketing is a business model that you CAN be very successful in.
Don’t let anyone discourage you, just because you don’t do things exactly like them.
If others want to spend all day “prospecting” on FakeBook and it works for them, then that is great, but it’s not necessary for you to follow the same path in order to make money online.
Both introverts and extroverts can be successful at affiliate marketing.
If you are an extrovert, you will probably do even better in all the various online business models because you will naturally reach out to more people on a personal level.
The more eyeballs you get on you affiliate offers, the better.
We all live very different lives from one another and often we lead very busy lives, so pick the online business model that fits best with your personality and the amount of time that you have to spend online.
I prefer affiliate marketing.
Plus, I only have limited time per day to be on the computer working, due to neck issues…so there’s that. I just don’t have time for networking.
My mentor and friend is very good at all of these different business models actually, but the business models that require relationship building (their MLM) takes a HUGE amount of their time to do.
Whereas, their affiliate marketing brings in money without talking to anyone.
They enjoy both.
I suspect they are both an introvert and an extrovert, kind of like a hybrid…lol.
I on the other hand absolutely cannot stand the MLM and network marketing business models.
They just don’t fit my personality.
Affiliate marketing is the business model that I’m most comfortable with and have been for years.
If I’m going to spend time building relationships with people, it’s going to be because I want them in my personal life.
I don’t want to build relationships just so that I can make money.
I have made a few friends online over the years in my online business travels, but I don’t make any money from being friends with them.
The key is doing what makes YOU happy and fulfilled.
That will help draw the success to you because you will be having fun and you will attract success.
You likely won’t be successful, in the long-term doing things you hate or feel is complete drudgery.
Stay true to yourself and what you need and the rest will come.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂
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My Online Journey
You don’t know me.
I’m not some flashy internet marketing “guru” with my name and face all over the internet.
I’m just an ordinary person that had to figure out a way to make money online when I lost my job in 2008, due to health issues.
In the offline world, I gained several years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and various other clerical type positions.
Much of it was drudgery, especially working in call centers.
I was good at my various jobs, but I did not enjoy being hostage to a cubicle and headset..lol 🙂
But, you do what soul sucking jobs you have to do, in order to make money to pay the bills.
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot rat race world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not just build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
My neck issues got worse after years of being trapped at a computer, with little to no permission to get up and move around and stretch.
This is not good when you are suffering from old car accident injuries.
This was especially the case in call center jobs with low cubicle walls. They didn’t want you standing up, due to the noise while on calls.
And although losing my job and the paycheck was a less than pleasant experience, my goal was to be an online entrepreneur anyway.
But, I was forced to make it happen at that point…which was not ideal.
Wasted Time Dabbling
It’s better to have a 2nd income already coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
I had already been “dabbling” in internet marketing, on the side, since 2004…basically wasting time.
I treated it as a hobby, instead of an online business.
I actually made a little bit of money with affiliate commissions and some advertising revenue, but it was nothing to write home about because I did not build it up.
If I had realized that my health was going to go sideways so badly in 2008, then I would’ve taken my online business “side gig” much more seriously.
I would’ve hustled, even while still working a full-time job, because 4 years would’ve been more than enough time to have built that online business into a full-time income.
Just an extra 1 hour per day consistently over that 4 year period…would have made all the difference.
So, after I lost my job in 2008, I was in a real bind for more than one reason.
I needed to get serious and stop dabbling and start hustling to make money online, but it takes time to build an online business that brings in consistent income.
I was out of time. My household went from two incomes to one and I needed to get moving.
The problem was my severe neck issues and the accompanying dizziness from nerve damage in my C1 Vertebrae, the Atlas.
So, this meant that I couldn’t exactly hustle like I needed to because being on a computer for hours each day at home is no different than doing it at a job.
I was no longer able to do this, if I wanted to not end up completely disabled or bed-ridden.
The years 2008-2011 were extremely tough in trying to heal, but with proper therapy, the worst of it got better, but it’s not 100%.
Even now in 2022, I still can only be on a computer so much each day, without causing flare-ups.
So again, if I had taken it all more seriously, then I wouldn’t have ended up with so many financial worries, when I lost my job.
I would’ve had something more substantial to fall back on during times that were difficult money-wise and health-wise.
Then, add in beating my head against the wall, jumping from one “program” to another and basically flushing more time and money down the toilet.
Losing my job made me act in desperation because I wanted to make something happen right now.
So, I ended up doing what a lot of people do, which is looking for a shortcut and something “quick” or “push button”…which is not realistic because it doesn’t really exist.
Then in 2012, I joined Wealthy Affiliate because it had the tools and resources I needed all in one place, to help me build an online business.
Fast forward to 2020, I joined The Home Business Academy to add even more great tools and resources to my online business arsenal.
I now use both of these resources to build my online business.
I talk more about this over on my Recommended Resources page listed under Resources #1 and #2.
I enjoy making money online because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while still being able to take care of my health.
You Can Do It Too
So, why do I tell you all of this?
I share all of this with you, so you’ll know it’s possible to make money online and have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.
It takes time to build an online business, but it’s worth it to build either a side-income to supplement your full-time job or replace your job.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me or you simply want to get ahead of things and plan for the future, your goal going forward should be to not waste any more time.
Whether you love your job or hate your job, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B to supplement your income or replace your income.
You never know what can happen with your job or even with your health.
Don’t waste time, like I did.
Just get started and keep going.
Do not dabble.
Take action now.
And most importantly, believe in yourself.
You can do it!
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