This is a question asked by many folks these days. Let’s face it, times are really tough out there. I know many people who are unemployed or struggling to make ends meet. People in the US and other parts of the world are going through real hardships. Things as simple as filling your gas tank is difficult these days.
With the economy as it is, paychecks just don’t go as far as they used to. These days, it’s not just about getting out of the rat race. It’s about surviving.
How Skeptical Are you about making money online?
There are legitimate ways to make money online, like with Affiliate Marketing. But there are also a lot of scams out there which make people very skeptical.
Hopefully I will help you realize that you can make money online without having to invest a penny. But I’m just curious as to where you are right now.
So many people are wondering if they really can make money online. And I’m here to give you an enthusiastic YES!
(Okay, you knew there was going to be a but.)
But, you need to understand these 2 important points….
- You gotta do the work to get results. If you are going to do a legitimate business from home, then you need to understand that money doesn’t flow in over night. It takes time. And just like a job, you have certain activities you need to accomplish daily if you are going to be successful.
- It takes time for results to happen. Unlike a job which pays you hourly or a salary, with a home business, you do the work first then down the road you get paid. For example, an affiliate marketer might spend a few weeks researching niche markets and doing keyword research before building a website. Once their website is up, they need to start adding quality content. And this take time. After a few weeks they may or may not begin to get traffic. And then it may take a few more weeks before they begin to get sales from those visitors. All of this, simply takes time.There are no shortcuts and if someone tries to tell you otherwise, they are lying to you.
So you could start a business and not get paid for six months (okay sometimes it is much sooner than that) or longer.
But the payoff is when you are getting paid again and again for work that you did 2 years ago. Now that is fun! I call that mailbox money!
Okay so that was the “but”.
Let’s Talk About Mailbox Money
Mailbox money is a term I made up one day when I was talking with one of my teenagers. My son brought in the mail and said Mom here is a few letters for you and I told him, No they aren’t letters, their checks (mailbox money). Mailbox money is those fun little checks I get in the mail, and direct depot and to my Paypal account. It is the multiple streams of little incomes that end up being a nice amount of money.
I love mailbox money because it comes pretty unexpectedly yet very often. So it is just fun!
And this is why you are on this page right? I’ve answered the question, “Can I make money online?”.
So lets move on to the answer…
How to Make Money Online
There are lots of ways to earn money online. I’m going to share with you the one that worked for me. And that is Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate Marketing works like this…
- Choose a niche market. A niche market basically means the kind of products you are going to promote. For example pet stuff, baby stuff etc. The more targeted your niche is the better results you will get.
- Build a website or blog within that niche. This may sound scary if you never did it before, but it is really easy. I can even show you how to do it in under 30 seconds.
- Monetize your blog or site by adding affiliate products. For example, if my blog is about dog toys, I could share my favorite dog toy that could be purchased at Amazon.com with my readers. If they click the link and buy a product, I get paid.
- Rinse and repeat. Everyday, keep building pages, adding posts and over time you income will grow.
Okay, So there you have it! 🙂
Now you know the answer to your question “Can I make money online”. If you want to learn about affiliate marketing and how to earn some “mailbox money” then you should sign up for a free membership at Wealthy Affiliate. When you sign up, you will get all the training you need to be successful plus you will get 2 Free WordPress websites to help get you started in earning some Mailbox Money.