I will answer that question right up front, I have met many people that have started making money on the Internet in a very short time. So the answer is yes you can make money on the Internet even if you are just starting. I am not saying most people starting an Internet business will make money in their first few months, but there are a few that do.
The biggest reason most beginners fail to make money on the Internet in their first year is they jump from one program to another. The second biggest problem is they are not willing to spend the small amount of money it takes to get their Internet business going, or they spend that money in the wrong place. I don't want to offend anyone, but the next reason most beginners fail to make money the first year is they are lazy, like I said I don't want to offend you, but most people are lazy, including myself.
What Will It Take To Help Beginners...
If you are just starting don't fall into the trap a lot of beginners fall into. Before you begin go to a search engine and do a search for a business or Internet marketing forum. Spend some time in the forum just reading and get some idea of what your interest are. Once you have made up your mind you should focus in that area and not be led into some get rich quick program. It may look good, but remember the biggest mistake you can make is jumping from one thing to another.
Are You Ready To Spend Some Money?
Ok, this is where we start spending a little money. You may think the best place to spend your money would be on some program that already has a website built for you, because you don't know how to build a website. Don't do that! You want to look for something that will teach you how to build a website, there are many to choose from, some are better that others, when you find something you like, instead of buying it, go you your forum and ask if anyone has bought that product and if they are satisfied with it.
Now that you are focused and have all the information you need to get started it's time to stop being lazy, because you will need to drive floods of targeted traffic to your website. I didn't say just any traffic, I said targeted traffic. I also said massive, that doesn't mean 50 visitors a day, that means 200 to 300 targeted visitors a day to start. Finding that amount of traffic will require working every day when you are beginning, it may get a little easier later, but starting it will take a lot of work every single day.
If you can follow the instructions in this article you should be able to make money on the Internet within a year, If you are a fast learner you may be one of the lucky ones and be making money in as little as 3 months. Stay away from the get rich quick programs and be willing to learn. Work hard, never give up and ask for help when you need it. You Can Do It!