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18 Reasons Why You May Be Failing To Make Money Online


This one’s going to “hit home” with alot of my subscribers and some may not like what I’m going to say. But sometimes we just have to look at ourselves in the mirror and ask “do I have what it takes?”.

  • Do you have “what it takes” to succeed with an online business?
  • Do your negative attributes outweigh the positive?

If so, you may need an attitude adjustment and fast. Give yourself this test to find out.

Ask yourself these 18 questions and do your best to answer them openly and honestly..

1. Do I frequently jump from program to program?

2. Do I consistently start one project but “jump ship” half way through, never finishing anything I start, then state that the product or course I purchased doesn’t work?

3. Do I have the patience and ability to learn skills I do not have yet?

4. Do I frequently ask for refunds for quality courses with the excuse “it’s not for me!, “I can’t use this”, “it’s over my head”, “it’s too complicated”?

5. Do I spend my time reading about WHAT to do, but never actually “DO” any of it?

6. Do I try to manage more than 1 project at a time?

7. Do I find that I’m a complainer & whiner instead of a positive thinker?

8. Do I blame others for my lack of success?

9. Do I frequently make excuses for not doing what I know I should be doing? ie, “I don’t have the time”!

10. Do I have a daily or weekly plan in place? Or do I just “fly by the seat of my pants” without rhyme or reason and hope for the best?

11. Do I constantly rely on others to motivate me to action because I’m a newbie and don’t have the confidence to do anything on my own?

12. Do I waste time on forums getting involved with gossip and “trash & bash sessions”?

13. Do I ignore the advice from successful people and try to invent my own “wheel” / way to do things?

14. Do I fear taking a step because I fear that it will not be perfect?

15. Am I afraid of success? (Strange question. But a valid one).

16. Do I have the proper work ethic to treat my business like a business and not a hobby?

17. Do I spend my time checking email all day instead of working my plan of action?

18. Do I actually have a plan of action?

Do any of these sound like you?

I once read a quote that said..

“Whether you think you CAN or whether you think you CAN’T, either way – you’re right!”

What are YOU thinking?

Do you have the will, desire, character, ability, motivation, determination, work ethic, time, and most importantly, the mindset to acheive success?

Only you can answer that question.

But the sooner you answer that question, the sooner you can make adjustments and start moving toward your goals.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JAY // Feb 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Hey Dave,

    Unfortunately I hit on many of your 18 reasons. I am receiving so many emails and get completely confused as to where to begin. Or not begin which is usually the case.

    Jay from Joisey

  • 2 Dave Lovelace // Feb 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Jay from “Joisey” (as in “Joisey Shore” 😉

    Thanks for taking time to post and share your feedback. Hope this article helps!


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