How To Make Money Online – There Is Only One Way

I don’t know about you, but I have read over a hundred articles about how to make money online.  Most are as generic as they are general.

The problem with that is the generic and general information is helpful and does provide insight.  However, that is the extent of them; they do nothing more.

The blogger spends an insane amount of time relating to you and getting you to like them so you will not realize the information they share is basic and didn’t make you a dime.

My goal is to get people to like me because I made them some money.  Sure, I could spend a lot of time attacking you psychologically, but I cannot say I would be able to sleep at night.  For that reason, this post is going to tell you the first 3 things you need to make money online and then from there I am going to tell you how actually do it or how it is actually done.

3 Things You Need To Make Money Online

There is one general rule I want to put out there.  In my head, I think this is common sense, but honestly it wasn’t always.  I cannot count how many times I fell for an ad that told me I could make money online for free.

You need money to make money EVERYWHERE!!!

If you ever see an ad that is making you believe otherwise, do not bother.

That said, money did not make my list of what you need to make money online.  Why?  Because unlike a traditional business you can get started without spending a dime.

The need for money does come.  It gets to a point that you will have to make a decision – do you want to spend time or do you want to spend money?  But this point doesn’t come for a while.  

In order to make money online, you need Time, Determination, and a Website.  There are other things you need that will ensure your success, but basically these 3 things are all you need with Time and Determination being the most important of the 3.

A website, you can get for free.  I have settled into using the Site Rubix platform, but you can use Weebly, Wix, WordPress, Blogger, or any of the other platforms out there that will host a site for you.

However, Time and Determination comes from within and not everyone has it.

If you do not have time to learn, write, build and connect and you lack determination, there is literally no way for you to make money online.  Well you can, but it won’t be as profitable as it can be.  Your business will be ran on sheer luck which means it will be immeasurable.

How To Make Money Online

No traffic, no moneyOnce you have a website, a significant amount of time and determination, you are ready to learn how to make money online.

But first, can I even examine how to make money online without discussing all of the ways to make money online?  Absolutely.

There are so many ways to make money online, it really is a sad state of affairs that all of my friends aren’t making an extra thousand dollars a month online.  However, no matter which method you are using to make the money, there is only one way to make money online.



Let me say it one more time – YOU DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE!!!

Here is an assignment for you:

Google “how to make money online” and see how many articles tell you this. 

I find it shameful how many people dance around this.  How anyone writes over 500 words telling someone how to make money online without mentioning you have to drive traffic to your site is beyond me.

What Do I Mean And Why Is This Important – Here’s An Example

One of the best ways to make money is affiliate marketing.  A simple Google search will tell you exactly what affiliate marketing is.

Let’s say you join an affiliate program.  This is a product or service you are selling that you will receive a commission from.  This affiliate program gives you tons of resources for your business with them.  They give you a website, advertising banners, texts, email copy, social media status’ and more that you can use to promote your business.

It’s a great program too.  It’s free to join and 10 out of 100 people who see the opportunity sign up based on the company’s statistics.

Based on the same statistics, 1 out of 10 people who join for free purchases an upgrade which is how you receive commissions.

Let’s say your commission is $10.  Also, let’s say you have 3000 friends and followers combined between your social networks.  If the numbers are correct, and you show your opportunity to your audience of 3000, 30 of them will sign up for free.  Three of them will purchase an upgrade.  Your commission is $30.

But what happens if no one shares your opportunity to their friends?  Who else sees your opportunity?

If you could get your opportunity in front of 1000 new people a day, you would be making some money.  There are 2 billion people online at all times.  Therefore, you make money online by driving traffic.

You can be an affiliate of an affiliate program, you can have a service or product you sell, you can get paid to refer, you can have a t-shirt company or a store on Etsy, if you cannot drive traffic none of the ways to make money online matter.

My Take On The Situation

When I say there is a way to make money online for EVERYONE I am not kidding.  If you want to travel, there is a way for you to make money online, if you like sneakers, there is a way for you to make money online, if you love reading, there is a way for you to make money online.

This is why before everything, you need Time and Determination because the opportunities are damned near infinite.  Companies will give you a website, they will give you advertising copy, they will give you everything to run your business.  They will not tell you that you need to know how to drive traffic in order to be successful.

You do not need to know how to build a website.

Holy cow, you don’t even have to know how to write.

When it comes to making money online, Time and Determination will correct everything you do.  If you rely on time and determination to learn how to drive traffic, you can’t lose.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.  Mainly, what has been stopping you from learning how to make money online?  Leave a comment below or you can join me on FaceBook where we can chat further!

You are insanely awesome for reading!!!






12 thoughts on “How To Make Money Online – There Is Only One Way”

  1. I like your style! Haha, tell it like it is I guess.

    You’re right though, determination is crucial – but so many people don’t have the requisite determination nor the fortitude to keep working on something that isn’t giving you any return yet.

    I guess that’s why get rich quick scheme sell so well!


    1. Thank you for your compliment, Joe. I tell my friends all of the time that my goal is to be as transparent as possible. Also, I really want people to understand I am a real human being with problems, financial set backs, relationship issues, work issues, and a huge learning curve … so when it comes to writing and producing content, my niche absolutely is to tell it like it is.

      Thank you for noticing.

      It really bothers me that the person promoting a get-rich-quick type of “opportunity” is always the only one getting rich and they don’t care who they “play” or dupe in the process. Me, I like to sleep good at night. I could never be that kind of person that gets rich off of other’s failure.

      Thank you for reading!!!!

  2. So cool and understanding in your talks and conversation. You have made whole procedure so easy. Thanks for training. Idea seems authentic and applicable.

    1. No … Thank you for reading Arooj! And for taking the time to comment. Glad you got it!!!
      Come around again, soon!

  3. You have just hit the nail on the head. I have a special pet peeve for bloggers who write a whole ten-yard long post explaining about their life’s experiences, and so little about what the reader actually cares to know. It’s total savagery. To make it worse, after one buys into the said program, they realize it’s some shady system. I believe when someone lands on a website, they are looking for particular information and they should get added value. Thank you for highlighting this issue.

    1. Yea!!! This is a huge issue for me as well. I read a lot. I am always looking for the answer to something and when I come across the formula that includes a thrilling life story and an invite to find out what I thought I was going to read, my big forehead gets really hot. My Napolean Complex can’t deal with that!

      Thank you for reading, Ami, and for your comment as well. Very happy we agree!!!

  4. I totally agree. Most people think that you can just throw up a website and make money. If you don’t put in the time you won’t make a dime. And you better be ready to spend some to get some as well. I like your honesty so that people won’t go into these things thinking it is automatic income. But it is obtainable. Thank you for sharing a realistic view on online marketing.

    1. Wouldn’t that be ideal? To just throw up a website and all of a sudden money is just rolling in? Like I said, in life you spend and you make … luckily if you learn how to make money online the right way, you can start by spending time. The need for money isn’t as immediate as it is when you start a traditional business.

      I like to be very clear about the amount of time it takes to generate a substantial income online. I think when I was learning how to make money online, not being clear about how much time it would take cost me loads and loads of money. Understanding that first is the most profitable way to go.

      Thanx for reading, Ronnie. Hope to see you again soon.

  5. Yes yes yes and YES! Traffic! I’ve been thinking the same thing lately, and I think this is why so many people give up: they build a website, write content and then expect the money to start rolling in but IT WON’T without traffic. Thanks for pointing out the basics!

    1. Shirly, I swear it bothers me so much. When I think about my beginnings, all I needed was for one person to tell me that the key is knowing how to get traffic. I would have set off in the direction of figuring that out. I kept thinking it was the wrong opportunity, or the wrong product, or because I suck at social media or because my website wasn’t pretty.

      I’ll never dance around the basics or the truth when it comes helping someone navigate through learning how to make money online. There is absolutely no glory in that. Besides, I like to sleep good at night!!!

      Thanks for reading.

  6. Great article. Most people think money makes itself on line but the importance on Time and Determination is key. Thanks for outlining for everyone.
    It’s important before you start to outline how much time you can allow to work on your site and schedule it in!! Determination is important because that will drive how you spend those hours.
    Do you recommend an affiliate website where beginners can get started?

    1. Hey Vince!!! Thank you for your compliment. I blame shabby internet marketers for making people believe it is easy to make a lot of money online with a little bit of work.

      You actually summed it up – the relationship between Time and Determination. You need to know how much time you are going to spend and Determination is the vehicle that keeps you on track.

      As far as a platform where beginners can get started, I put all of my chickens in the Wealthy Affiliate platform. It truly is an amazing community of people, the training is insane, and I wouldn’t be here today looking as good as I do if it weren’t for them.

      If you check Get Started, you’ll be able to get an overview of what is offered at WA.

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