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Making Money Online Experience

Updated on September 8, 2018

Making Money Online Experience


There is a lot of information about how to make money online via affiliate marketing, websites and blogging. I am not going to say that a person cannot make money online from affiliate marketing, websites and blogging. I am going to write about my own experience trying to make money online. In January 2014 had started my own business selling ecigs. The approach that I took to sell the ecigs was to buy them wholesale and take my products to the streets and sell them to people on the street. When I sold the ecigs I made sure to position myself in busy areas such as bus stops, train stops, and busy streets in Los Angeles. I did make some ok money doing that but it was not as easy as I thought because it was a hard sale.

One day I was at a coffee shop that I used to study at in Santa Monica, CA and I met a guy who was a screen writer. He was always at that coffee shop on his computer and vaping. One day I asked him if he wanted to buy some eliquid for a low price and he did. He became a really good customer. One day I was talking to him about ways to increase sales and I told him that I want to start a website and start selling products online. He told me that he would write the content of my website for a vaporizer and I agreed.

I had thought about making a website before just so that people could check out some of the products that I sell and call me if they wanted some. After the guy made my website I was really pleased with it. The content was very professional. It was at that point I decided that I would try to focus more on selling products online rather than out in the street. Some of the things that I thought about doing was becoming an affiliate marketer and use my website to place the affiliate links.

I had become an affiliate with some different ecig companies but I did not made one single sale from the affiliate links on my website. I was concerned about the lack of success from my website. I knew that I needed to get my website traffic from people that were interested in buying my products but the only thing that I knew to do to promote my website was to talk to people on the street, pass out my business cards, and tell them to check out my website. Even after I passed out hundreds of cards I still had no luck getting traffic to my website from people that wanted to buy my products.

The Ecig business did not last for too long but I still wanted to make money online. The reason I wanted to be able to make money online is so that I could work from my home during the hours I choose. I decided to start doing a little bit of searching online for different ideas to make money online. I came across many advertisements about muliti-level marketing (MLM) and other affiliate marketing opportunities. I was not interested in MLM marketing because they seemed to be more of a scam than a legitimate way to earn an income. I did like the idea about writing a blog and promoting products that sell from sites like amazon and earning a commission by selling those products on my blog.

I decided that I would just start writing a blog and post affiliate links for items that I recommend for people to buy. I had written a lot of different blog posts and posted affiliate links on them but so far I have not had one person buy a single item from the affiliate links on my blog. I also noticed that I was having the same problem that I had with my ecig website which was that I was getting very little traffic to my website.

I have not given up yet though. I came across an article on google that told me about I read that you get paid on through their affiliate programs when you post articles there. The issue that I have had with the affiliate programs on is that you
have to have an Adsense account before you can make money. I applied for the Adsense program and they keep rejecting my application due to lack of content.

This has been my experience with making money online through websites, blogs and affiliate marketing. I have spent time, paid money and made none. I know that I am fairly new to all this making money online business and there is more information and skills that I need to learn to become successful at it. I guess if I was not as stubborn as I am I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago but I am stubborn and determined to find the key that unlocks the door to making money online through websites, blogging and affiliate marketing.


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