How about make money online

Making money online

How about make money online

About six years back, I was having a drink with a very good friend, discussing about the poor economy and the dim future outlook of our career. We both knew that the job that we had will not be able to provide the income and lifestyle we wanted. That was when my friend suggested:

“How about make money online?”

And that was when our focus in our career life changed, we were working towards something with great potential and something that can belong to us.


How to start an online business with no money

The advantage of building an online business is that the entry barrier is low. The domain registration (the name of your website) and hosting service (which may include leasing of hard disk space, maintenance of hardware and software, provision of backup and security, and email boxes) do not really cost much. The cost of domain and hosting as a package starts at about $4 a month depending on which service provider and what package you choose.

But our the biggest barrier at that time was – we have no knowledge or idea how to start an online business.

After about two months of research, we still have no clue of how to create a website and how to kick-start an online business. In a forum where we subscribed in,  we were introduced to Wealthy Affiliate, an online community where they help each other in their online business, online courses, live chats, live video classes, tools that we never knew existed, etc.

We thought it was another scam, but the good thing is that they offer a free membership where you can have UNLIMITED ACCESS for seven days. Hey, what have we got to loose? So we subscribe to the free membership and found that Wealthy Affiliate was legit and it did help us tremendously from creating websites from scratch, to earning money from our websites. And the community is amazingly helpful and supportive, you can get all your most complicated questions, as well as the stupidest ones, answered almost instantly.

Go check out Wealthy Affiliate here, Wealthy Affiliate. It is worth your time and effort. Sign up to their free membership, make full use of the first seven days where you can have unlimited access, understand what they can offer. Do not pay to be a premium member until you are confident that they can actually help you.



How to make money from home

Making money online has great potential of making big bucks, and you can do it all in the comfort of your home. But make no mistake, having a successful online business is an uphill battle, it takes a lot of hard-work, patience and discipline.

Besides all the technicalities of how to create a website, how to gain traffic, how to improve Google ranking, etc; first you need to choose a niche/topic for your website. This niche has to be something you have passion about, something you have knowledge about. Do not choose a niche simply because you think you can make money from it easier. You will be surprised with the number of websites with very funny niches that are making tonnes of money.

Say you already have a niche, now what you have to do is think of how you can benefit people who have the same interest. This is the basic means of driving traffic to your website. You have to write with passion, having the mindset of providing important information, providing sought after solutions, helping people or offering support surrounding your niche. If you are able to do this, your visitors will have trust in you and will most probably revisit your website and refer/share your posts to their friends. That is when you start driving traffic.

When you start to have traffic, that is when you can choose how you want to make money online :

• affiliate marketing

• advertising

• selling products

• selling e-products

• providing services

• subscriptions


Other technicalities

Of course there are more technicalities on building a successful website, some of the important ones are as follow :

• website development

• content writing

• search engine optimization

• social engagement

• video marketing

• email marketing

• keyword research

• driving traffic

• traffic analysis

Each of the topics above are too huge to squeeze into this post. You can search for information for all of the above, just be careful of unreliable information and scams. If you subscribe to Wealthy Affiliate, all the above information will be available and much more.

You will need to be hardworking, disciplined, persistent and patient. This money making method is not easy and doesn’t happen overnight.

I will be writing more about he technicalities of creating a successful online business, so stay tuned. I hope you have a clearer picture on what is needed for making money online. Share your comment below and more importantly share your dreams with us at .


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    September 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Nice! I’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate three months and have made a penny yet. I wasn’t expecting to, and I knew was going to be an uphill struggle as you describe in this post. It will come in time and I hope after people read your post they do decide that you A are are are Aealthy affiliate is a good group to go and they’ll take advantage of all everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer, but, people must remember that this is not a quick fix money program. As you wrote in the post above it takes time, effort, dedication and hard work.

  • Tim

    May 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    That’s a great summary in a nutshell of how to make money online in a way that is not a scam or get-rich-quick scheme. I think anyone who claims you can get rich overnight is lying – it takes work. Of course, if you come up with a great idea and your niche happens to be a good, well-targeted one, then you might do better faster, but it always takes effort. It took me months to decide on my niche and to choose a learning platform. It can be hard to sort through all the scams and rip-offs to find a training platform that is actually honest and valuable. I came across Wealthy Affiliate a few months before I actually decided to give it a go as my scam-metre is a bit oversensitive. Now I am glad I jumped in as I have learnt so much and had so much support from the community. It’s really got me off the ground.

    Great website and I like the name! We should all go for our dreams even if they seem impossible at first.

  • Marc Parsons

    May 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm


    I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for just short of a year now… And I’ll say this… My results thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate training, community, tools and support have been far beyond and thing I could have imagined.

    The best part about WA is that the training not only helps absolute beginners start their businesses, but a lot of veteran online marketers have noted that the training has skyrocketed their earnings as well. So there is loads to learn for everyone within the platform.

    Keep up the awesome work!

    Marc Parsons

  • Zailinah

    May 2, 2016 at 10:53 pm


    I’m with you on this – that Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to get training on setting up an online business. I’m saying this because I’ve been part of many other programs before. The main reason I left those programs is that I felt there’s always some missing link. But in WA, you learn from the basic, at your own pace, to get your business growing.

    Whether you learn from WA or any other platform, choosing a niche is important. And I appreciate you bringing up that point. While having a niche related to your passion can help in your generating content, I believe you must strike a balance between choosing a niche that resonates with you and one which is profitable. It’s best if you can turn your passion into something you can generate income from, for instance, an interest in photography combined with promoting cameras.

    In any case, success in online business involves PURE hard work, just like any other brick and mortar business.

  • Audra

    May 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Great post! I believe we live in times where any person can create an income or start a business from home. Many probably don’t associate current skill(s) with a business venture, but it’s possible. I’m not saying it’s easy, but there are definite possibilities. 🙂

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