Money is often a touchy subject to talk about, but it seems like whenever the topic presents itself, people express that they would like more of it. Whether it’s a few hundred extra dollars a month or a wish for that winning lottery ticket, it’s a fairly common request among all of us. Now, it may be true that we do not have enough money to pay all of the bills at the end of the month, but is it because we need more money?
In all honesty, you have to spend money to make real money online. Notice that I said “real” money. Don’t get me wrong, there are multiple ways to do it for free, but the workload will be much greater, you will have diminishing returns, you will not own your content, you will make other people more money than yourself, you will never be able to sell your online business, and/or you will lose out on some of the best online money making strategies, such as list building and branding. Don’t even think about survey sites and freelance work, the money for time spent is ridiculously low. The best way to profit online is by affiliate marketing, and that requires a website for any significant success.
Nowadays, you really need your own website and you must build a reputation and brand in order to really profit. Many of the freebie methods of the past, such as article marketing, using Squidoo lenses etc… are no longer allowing direct affiliate links. Going the extra step and spending a little money up front is going to go a long way toward building a website that you own, control, are able to monetize with greater efficiency, and finally start making real money online. You don’t even need to be an expert or technically savvy to do this stuff. All you need is effort, a willingness to learn, and less than $500 to get going in the right direction. If I had to put together a list of the 6 most important things to make money online it would be the following:
I thought I’d start my online money making blog addressing the most crucial part, building website traffic. Many people look at starting a website as a tool to make money, but you cannot capitalize on such an effort without significant website traffic. If you are one of the many browsing webmaster forums or reading SEO blogs, you have probably been fed a variety of false strategies. Most of these so called experts are just talking parrots repeating what the last talking parrot said. Not many have the legitimate personal experience to offer you any sound advice. These squawking parrots are simple “mushmouths” bubbling about website traffic building strategies that produce little to no results.