Entrepreneurs,  Online Business

Can You Really Make Money Online?

Make Money Online

When most people see an advert that promises that they can make $10,000 a week from their bedroom, they get suspicious. And this is understandable. Most claims like that are a form of click-bait to take you through to the real sell, which is usually a lot less attractive.

Having said that, some people genuinely do get rich making a living online. And what’s more, it often looks like they’re having a lot of fun doing it. So, clearly, we want to know their secrets. What is it that they’re doing that we’re not, and how can we free ourselves from the 9 to 5?


You didn’t think you were going to read a post about making money online without hearing about blogging did you? No, I thought not.

Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. It’s something that you have to do over an extended period of time to build any real traction. After a while, though, if people are interested, you should start to see the money coming in.

You can monetize your blog in several ways. An obvious way is to use it as an advertising platform. You produce great content, thousands of people visit your site or channel, and advertisers pay you lots of money.

The same principle applies to business affiliates. If you partner with a particular company and promote their products, then a blog is the ideal place to do it. For instance, if your blog is about video games, then you know that your audience is likely young men. So how about advertising male grooming products?

You can also make money through a membership section offering life coaching, having a subscription option and so on.

Get Trained

There are all sorts of getting rich quick schemes out there on the internet. In fact, it’s become a bit of a joke if we’re honest. However, there are outfits out there that are genuine.

One of the things a good trainer will do is lead you through a step-by-step process of what is involved in making money online. Making money online is a heck of a lot more fun, usually, than doing a regular job. That’s because you often can do the very things that you find interesting.

The first thing to do is to find out what your real interests and passions are and how they can be adapted to business. The next stage is to build a website and attract visitors. Finally, the objective should be to sell stuff, whatever that may be.

Work From Home Companies

There is now a wide range of companies that allow you to work from home. Their pay might not be as great as your regular job, but they give you the flexibility to organise your time as you’d like. There’s no more having to get up at six AM to catch a train.

Companies like Crowdsource and Demand Studios offer all sorts of micro-jobs for you to take on at your leisure.

Beth Jones is a valued contributor to various CosmoBC.com blogs.

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