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Three Easy Methods To Make Money Online

Updated on January 3, 2013

Are There Any Real Ways To Make Money Online

I just want to start by saying there are actually no easy ways to make money on the Internet. There are however easier methods than the work from home crap I see plastered all over the Internet. Unless you have tons of money to put into a project you will likely be doing some hard work to be successful.

Weather you just want to make some extra money online or you would like to start an online buisness its going to be difficult if not than everyone would be doing it.


Be Careful Who You Get Your Facts From!

There are many legitimate methods to make money online. The problem is that most people who are giving out these tips that its hard to tell who and who not to take advice from. The Internet is so flooded with advice to make money from home from people who have no idea what they are talking about and have never made any real money themselves. .

What happens is people start looking for methods to make money online with a simple google search. Many are so desperate to make extra money that they are totally naive to the fact that 99 percent of this is garbage. So they buy into whatever they find give it a shot and fail immediately. By this time whoever sold them the garbage has already changed their focus from using the product to promoting it, They are told to simply promote this little link and every time someone buys this product off your personal link they will then be awarded a nice percentage of the sale.

So they start looking at ways to promote this product online and then find out that if they just put some information about how to make money online on blog or article they can put there little link at the bottom. So now they start writing the same bullshit money making tips that didn't work for them so they can promote this little link.

Thats how the web has become so saturated with garbage about ideas to make money from home that will never work. So be very careful what you buy into because its likely to be the same garbage that has not worked for ten years.

Research tips from reputable sites like or google's business tools and tips. These sites will give you facts that will actually help you to find success with a Internet business.

Real Tips To Make Money Online

I have had success with each of these three methods listed below, of course some are more profitable than others. I think it depends on the individual what will work best, because everyone is different and like doing different things. I personally have a retail management background so selling liquidation products has always been the best method for me.

Each of these methods to make money online will require time, research, trial & error, and most of all hard work. It takes a self disciplined, hard working, and highly organized person to be successful with a Internet business. Above all else you need to enjoy what you are doing, trust me its very hard to manage a online business when you don't really have any passion for what you are doing. There is no boss to answer to and its easy to procrastinate. Of Course no matter how much you enjoy your online business there will surely be parts of managing it that you don't like. So try to find a method of making money online that fits your personality, and skills best.


Make Money Online

Work from home
Work from home

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money without having to buy, package, or ship inventory. As an affiliate marketer you will simply advertise or promote other business or products online. Affiliate marketers are paid when they direct a customer to a certain product or business and a purchase is made. Some affiliates will pay for a sale lead which is when they obtain the potential customer's contact information.

This method may be difficult if you are just now starting to get into online business. If this is the case, I suggest that you spend a good amount of time researching how to promote products online and how to pick the products that sell the best if you decide to go this route.

There is endless possibilities to make money using this method, so get creative and think outside the box. Its easy to find your competition, simply do a google search for the product you are going to promote and look at what comes up. Study what your competition is doing, if it works for them it will likely work for you. Try to figure out some profitable things that they could be doing and are not, every business has potential for improvement, so you can just take what they are doing and improve it.

To get started as an affiliate marketer you will need to find and sign up to commission paying sites such as commission junction, find products that you fell you can sell, and figure out how you want to promote them. Most people use blogs, or websites to promote their products. Others use pay per click advertising which takes some knowledge to be successful at but it can be done if you learn your stuff.

Article Writing

Use article marketing to make money online
Use article marketing to make money online

Become A Freelance Writer

You may be surprised at how easy it is to become a freelance writer online. You don't have to be a good writer, writing online is more about sharing useful knowledge that you may have and sharing it with others.

To get started as a freelance writer sign up for a couple of reputable sites that you can submit articles to and make money. Some sites allow you to sell your article to them for a flat price, and others such as hubpages will share the revenue they make from the advertisements on your page. I prefer to sell seasonal articles such as articles about holidays up front as they are only profitable at certain times of the year. I will place everyday articles on sites such as hubpages to collect revenue from advertisements.

Associated content is a good site to sell your articles up front, and they have tons of information on how to make the most money out of your article.

There are also sites such as that connects people who need content for there online business, with freelancers. This is a really good way to make money writing because you have the opportunity to work one on one with people and you know exactly what they want. Be sure to have some articles posted on the Internet that you can use as examples for potential customers to view when deciding if your writing style will fit there individual needs.

Another way to make money as a freelance writer is to review websites that are related to the information you like to write about. Website owners are constantly needing to update and place new content on there websites. Simply contact them and offer to negotiate a deal to write content for there site, and be sure to include examples of your work.



Sell Liquidation Products

Selling liquidation products is one of the best ways to make money online.
Selling liquidation products is one of the best ways to make money online.

Sell Liquidation Merchandise

Many people such as myself get there start at online business by selling liquidation products. This is a good way to make quick make money online. You can start out by simply selling some products from your home that you may not need anymore. Then take the money you earn from that and buy some liquidation merchandise to sell.

Ebay is hands down the best place to start out selling, they have an unlimited amount of resources to help you make the most profit from your business. You never have to worry about attracting customers from search engines as there is an unlimited amount of customers, all you have to do is find what they want and put it in front of them for sale.If you create a professional ebay business and offer the products that are in demand, you can sale your products for the same price as many large retail stores.

You must be professional in your ebay business to make a success of it. Always describe your item exactly as it is, there is no need to try and sell anyways because they are already going to buy. Be very detailed about your shipping procedure, Let the customer know exactly when and how they will receive the product and stick to it. Every single customer will rate your product and business once they receive the product, and you cannot afford to have any negative feedback on ebay.

Larger and hard to ship items seem to sale better on craigslist as this is more of a local website. Craigslist will also provide a large amount of customers, but the downside is that this site is not governed like ebay is. So be careful of scam artists because they are all over this website.

Obtaining inventory to sell is probably much easier than you would think. is a great place to purchase great items in bulk that you can easily turn around and sell for a profit. You will need to purchase these items in bulk so make sure you are prepared to store the inventory once it arrives.

Another way to gather inventory for you business is to simply visit the stores and find good sale items and closeout items. These products are normally marked down to really cheap price and though it has trouble selling in a brick and mortar store it will likely sell online as there are many many more customers.

In Conclusion

If you are searching for  methods to make money online I hope that this article will help you to find what you are looking for and give you a little more insight.

I recommend that you try to make your first few dollars quickly as this will get you motivated. Many people give up trying to make money on the Internet before they give it a fair shot. It will take some practice and a little trial and error, but don't give up this may not be as difficult as you think.

There are many ways to earn money from home but these are the methods that I personally know work well. Be very careful of anyone who wants you to pay them for an opportunity that's supposed to make you money, most of the time these are scams.



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      5 years ago

      I Have my money online buying and selling on ebay, it is quit simple, and lucrative, here's how I do it:

    • cosmomed profile image


      5 years ago from Sarawak. Malaysia

      Affliate marketing is a good way to make money but it is difficult to find platform to promote your links. Most of the blogs and forums don't allow you to post affiliate links unless you already have a successful blog or website.

    • MakeMoneyOnline09 profile image


      9 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      Was searching for easy ways to make money online, and saw your internet marketing hubpage. Great info on internet and affiliate marketing!

    • AtendE profile image


      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Practical advice in three simple steps. Great article!

    • profile image

      Im Leadership 

      9 years ago

      Great Information

    • Lgali profile image


      9 years ago

      another informative hub

    • knslms profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Congrats on the 1k! I hope that's the first of many for you.

    • compu-smart profile image


      9 years ago from London UK

      Hi knsims,

      I can now say affiliate marketing really works!!

      I started going down the affiliate marketing road within the last year, and i have made many sales (hundreds of dollars!) It will be soon the 1k mark! I have had a reduction in my AdSense earnings, but its worth the loss!

    • knslms profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Wat? They created these new things now called search engines. These are pretty cool people search for what they are looking for, and all you have to do is have it on a website and learn basic seo. Isn't that cool!

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      Jay Hall 

      9 years ago

      This is very be effective for many but only if you know where and how to find visitors to come to your page....

    • knslms profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks (I think lol) I am no expert, just sharing what works for me.

    • Misha profile image


      9 years ago from DC Area

      Thanks - just wanted to make sure that you actually know what you are talking about  - cause you raise some interesting points :)

    • knslms profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for the commments guys.

      You too Misha altough I don't understand what you are trying accomplish with that question. If you must know, as a total I made just over $500 last week using two of the methods above. I am not trying to appear as an expert, but just wish to help where I can. If I was still selling physical items I would be making around $60,000 per year, but it became to much so I choose to do a different type of work instead of hiring help, renting storage, etc. It may not seem like much but just from not paying for gas for a commute its enough to keep me happy. I also have degenerative disc desease and it's better than disability

      So tell me what's your point in asking that?

    • jkelly313 profile image


      9 years ago

      Hello how are you doing? I hope all is well. I have seen your Hub Page and it looks really nice I just recently starting using this blog and hub information, so yeah I’m new, anyhow I like your page and hopefully I can develop my page into one as cool as yours. I’ll say your creativity has inspired me to build my page and has given me some great ideas. Well if you get a chance leave me a note or some advice on how to build my page better. Thanks in advance J.

    • Misha profile image


      9 years ago from DC Area

      And how much did you make already?

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      gwyn estember 

      9 years ago

      great lens! if you're doing well with affliate marketing then it's a good source to generate income. what's most important is to find a partner or product to promote which you are interested with because it's easier to market that product...and also find an affiliate that offers a high commission.


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