Real Ways To Earn Money Online

It takes a lot of effort, research or even money to find real ways to earn money online. Many people are not aware that online business is in fact a business that requires lots of persistency, time, support and the right strategy to succeed.

This ignorance was caused mainly by marketing gurus who often fail to deliver the real hard core facts about earning money online. Many are given the perception that build a business online is easy and only requires a good product, a website and some traffic. No doubt these are true, but they were not told that this business actually takes lots of strategies and understanding of consumer behaviour to succeed. Very often, those failed to earn money after 3 months will consider this business not viable. But many have forgotten that “Success has more patience than us …”

Basically you can start many online businesses immediately with minimum investment if you manage to find real ways to earn money online. In short, you simply need to avoid scam online. It is definitely possible to earn thousands of dollars daily once you discover how to drive traffic your website needs to improve conversion.

Most people who succeed often come from pressing environment with urgency to solve the difficulty they are facing. Online business poses huge opportunities for the unemployed or people who want freedom to work anywhere and anytime they like. If you are one of them and willing to learn and build the business, these are some of the real ways to earn money online.

Designing and Developing Websites


10 years ago, designing and developing websites are considered difficult but nowadays even school children are capable of doing so with just a few clicks – thanks to CMS platform such as WordPress.

With thousands of free design templates, one can easily start an online website designing company for clients who are too busy to create their own website. All you need is some designing, photo editing and content writing skill.

If you have limited budget, there is also platform to build and host free website  where you can start earning money immediately. This is probably the easiest online business for you. You can also provide complementing services to your client such as content writing, search engine optimization or even social media engagement. Build free website by key in your preferred domain name below.

Advertisement on Your Site


What constitute a good website is actually its content and not so much on design of the site. Your website content should be able to add value to your targeted readers. Therefore having relevant information about your niche is crucial to attract recurring visitors.

Once you have built significant traffic, you can easily make money by placing pay per click advertisements your site. Some websites that are very successful monetizing via this method are mashable.com, buzzfeed.com, alltop.com and many more.

If you decide to make money via ads placement, you may want to work with Taboola, Adsense, Content Ad, Disqus, etc. Therefore, learning how to drive traffic your website needs to improve conversion is very important.

Ecommerce store


Ecommerce store focus on selling and buying goods through electronic medium. It needs a payment gateway, shopping cart and frequent updates of its promotion to constantly refresh consumer’s buying needs.

Branding and promotion is important to create awareness of the site and therefore more budget needs to be allocated for this. Plugins such as WooCommerce is great to create an ecommerce store. You also can get many ecommerce WordPress theme from MyThemeShop which is SEO friendly.

For those who want to save time on figuring out how to create an e-commerce site, you can try Shopify, a user-friendly and complete e-commerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. 14 days free trial is available.

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Selling on Online Marketplace


If you find it a hassle to create your own ecommerce site, the fastest way is to sell on reputable online marketplace such as eBay, Yahoo! Store, Amazon and ClickBank. Many also sell their products in high traffic social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest which are free to use where you can easily make money with hot products. If you need more traffic to your sales page, you can always run ads in Facebook with the right advertising strategy.

Affiliate Marketing


Another popular way to make money is by promoting affiliate products. Affiliate marketing is about promoting someone else products to earn a commission without the need to pay upfront for stocks. There are millions of products for you to choose from popular affiliate marketplace such as Amazon, ClickBank, Commission Junction, etc. Most of the top brands offer 10% to 70% commission to their affiliates. I personally prefer to promote physical products from ShareASale.com as it is user-friendly and easy to use. All you need to do is to find good product and promote via your own website, buy solo ads, pay-per-click or social media ads. My most profitable product is Wealthy Affiliate , a community-based internet marketing e-learning platform that teaches real ways to earn money online.

If you want to learn more real ways to earn money online, you can try out the 7 days free training available on Wealthy Affiliate. All you need is just to sign up the Starter membership at “zero cost” here. Alternatively, do drop me a comment below and I will reply as soon as possible.

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29 Comments on "Real Ways To Earn Money Online"

  1. Hi, what a really great article. Yes, I agree, unless you actually have a website, nobody really understands how much time and effort you need to put in to it to make it work. There are so many different ways to start up a website and things are made so easy whereby you don’t even need to have the products in order to sell them. You provide so much information in your articles, great work. Sammi

  2. I found your site to be very informative. It’s evident that you’ve put a great deal of time and effort into the creation of your site. I found the narrative easy to read. Your links worked. I may have to consult your site for a condensed version of information in the future.

  3. In fact there are multiple ways to earn money online and regardless of the way you choose you need to stick with your schedule and be consistent in what you do. You are absolutely right when you say that it takes time and effort, learning your visitors’ behaviour, driving traffic, creating content, promoting through social media and many more. It’s really hard and time consuming and requites tons of patience but it will pay off later.

  4. FreestyleSnowboarder | September 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Reply

    This article was really eye opening for me.

    I’m a blogger who wants to make a full time wage off of my snowboarding website.

    This article has taught me that PATIENCE and EFFORT are the key to success. I will keep grafting when I am out of work and ensure that I get there!

    I’m thinking about outsourcing some of my content to get more articles written- do you think this is a good idea? I want to invest as much as I can into my website and my real job is holding me back!

    • Outsourcing is the trend now. I think this is a good idea. However, if the writer can write for you, it means he’ll be writing for others too. I would advise you to add in some of your own idea into the outsourced content so there will be uniqueness to your content. Hope this help.

  5. Thank you for pointing out these ways to make money online. I am very interested in making money online and at the moment I am trying my hand mostly at affiliate marketing and I think Wealthy Affiliate is a very good way to start, as you have mentioned.

    The good thing about WA is how it doesn’t hype the idea that you can make quick money but focus on building a reliable business online. Thank you for sharing!

    P.S. I really like your blog with the abouts on the sidebar and logo.

    All the best!

    • Hi Anh,

      Thank for commenting on my page. I actually designed this logo myself using pixlr.com. You may want to check it out. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is indeed a great learning platform for internet marketers. I never regret joining until now. Many of my friends are impressed with the progress I’ve made since joining.

  6. I’ve been interested in building an ecommerce store and noticed this listed in your article.

    I am curious, have you opened an ecommerce store and if so will you be writing an article specific to this? I am looking particularly for advice as well as what to expect with a store and the potential pitfalls to avoid and costs associated with running a store.

    I appreciate your help and this article has been very eye opening for me.

    Thank you

    -eric

    • Hi Eric,

      My focus is on content marketing. I’ve tried e-commerce before but don’t find it suitable for me. If time permits, I will definitely share my experience in e-commerce in future. Thanks for the feedback.

  7. Great article Florence,
    Affiliate Marketing is definitely the easiest for any beginners to start earning money because all the hard part of creating a product is already done for you – all you need to do is leverage on other people’s hard work to earn through commissions which is what I’m doing now. Cool info, keep up the good work!

  8. Hi there! I really enjoyed reading your article, you have given realistic ways to earn money online, and I actually know many people making a full-time income from their websites.

    I personally prefer the affiliate marketing route, as it gives greater flexibility and no headaches in therms of building an inventory or dealing with customers.

    Also, I believe affiliate marketing has a much greater potential compared to advertising ads, because you need much less traffic to make the same amount of money. The cost-per-click of ads are incredibly low! but I know many people are doing well with this, so I cannot generalize.

    Thanks for sharing a great article. All the best

    Stefan

  9. christian wijaya | January 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm | Reply

    Hi Florence. I am extremely like your website layout. It is designed very professional, also, your site is very informative. By the way, had you joined wealthy affiliate? Could you explain a little bit about them? I heard they are the legit online course that is needed by people who want to become an affiliate marketer. Is it true?

  10. Hi Florence

    There are so many ways to earn an income online that it can sometimes overwhelm most of the people. There are some good ones and some bad ones but the one that I prefer is affiliate marketing.

    This business model is so easy to scale and does not require a lot of investment. If you are short on cash then you can write most of the articles yourself once you earn money to reinvest in the form of hiring writers to write for you.

  11. This is really good Florence,

    I think what most websites that promote online businesses miss is to actually have the customer understand how is it possible to make money online.

    And that’s why some people don’t even bother signing up, as they just don’t believe it’s possible and if it is, they don’t think they’d be able to do it.

    I like how you list a few different ways it is possible to make money online, and at the same time you say it’s not easy, but not because it’s technically difficult, but because it takes time.

    Regards,
    Gabriel

    • Yes, we must make everyone realize that making money online really needs hard work and be persistent. There is no shortcut if you want to build a sustainable business online.

  12. Great overview for earning money online. The get rich quick idea boils away with your examples of patience and effort of building these income sources day to day. How long – how much effort – does it usually take before you are making money online? Wealthy Affiliate looks like a great resource for information. You cover a number of ways to earn money – does affiliate marketing work well for you? Real ways to earn money online – thumbs up!
    Rod

    • In fact I started earning money in my 2nd month! Thanks to the great lessons in Wealthy Affiliate. However, I am just doing this out of my free time. If you really need a sustainable business online then I would say around 3 years. This is an average answers I got from many marketers I met. If u r interested to learn from WA, do consider to read my personally written review here. http://clickwebsuccess.com/wealthy-affiliate-review

  13. Hi Florence,

    I think you hit it on the head completely when you stated that there are many internet marketing gurus out there who try to lure innocent people into scams by advertising how easy it is to make money online.

    While the concept is easy, I think what people need to realize is that it takes time and effort to put together a great site , and it doesn’t happen over night.

    So keep on doing what you’re doing, because I think you’re putting great information out there!

  14. Hello Florence,
    I really liked your post, i always do. Building a business online is not that different from building one offline. Unfortunately, like you said many people have wrong expectations.

    They expect to create a profitable business working an hour per day in a month. This myth is being promoted by many “gurus” like you said and many still believe it. You have to work hard and be patient if you want to succeed online.

    • Yes, that’s why whenever someone told me that they want to start their 1 hour a day work via going online, then I will ask “Are you ready to sacrifice your time and be persistent?”…. if not, then better forget about it…lol

  15. It can take some time before you find a real way to earn money online, because there are so many scams out there, people just trying to take money from your wallet without anything useful in return. But there are definitely legit places to start your own successful business. My personal favorite platform is Wealthy Affiliate, because it provides with all the training and tools to create a successful website!

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