Is It Possible To Make Money Online?

I wrote this as I see so many posts these days from people who have tried MLM’s and making money online and simply haven’t. They then ask: “Is it possible for me to make money online”, here is my answer:

When the internet was first implemented, nobody ever thought that it would be the big thing that it is today. The internet has truly revolutionized the way that we do just about everything, from paying our bills, to shopping, and even working. Making money online is a bit taboo these days; there are so many ads out there and so-called ‘companies’ that are promising to help people get rich, if only they will shell out $14.95 for some so-called ‘training materials.’ These ads are meant to appeal to the desperate and the ambitious alike; after all, fifteen dollars is nothing when you can make that back in just a day, right?

There are a few things to consider. First of all, you should never, ever have to pay money to make money if no noticeable ‘real’ value is provided in return. Perhaps spending money on a new outfit or a better computer or something that will help you in your working endeavors, but paying for access to information that may or may not be useful in the real world—is ludicrous. If you are going to look for ways to make money online, do so in a way that is not going to cost you money up front for no benefit, money that that person offering the service should know that you probably cannot afford. Advertising is different all together, there are billions of sites and hundreds of millions of people online, advertising is required to get you eyeballs, but paying for access to a compensation plan, like many of the so called ‘mlms’ out there today is NOT the way to go.

This goes for everything—typing ads, taking surveys, writing product reviews. If you are going to do it and get paid for it, then there is no reason for you to have to pay to do it. If it sounds like it doesn’t make sense, it’s usually because it doesn’t. Use your best judgment when it comes to investigating ways to make money online, so you don’t lose out on valuable dollars of your own that you can use to put towards something else—perhaps a more worthy online money-making endeavor.

Just because there are folks that collect fifteen dollar payments in exchange for destroying a person’s dreams doesn’t mean there are no legitimate ways to make money online. If you have the time and the energy to look for opportunities, there are plenty of ways to make money online as long as you find them. Making money online is possible—but you won’t get rich overnight. Sorry, folks—nothing worth having comes quite that easily in life.

I am writing this from experience and have been there, having my dreams dashed. I have since got over this ‘get rich quick’ and now prosper promoting affiliate products and running my own sites (Like webhosting etc.)

If you have a dream of making an income online, don’t give up on it, but make sure you are not misguided and focus on the things that really matter and will really build up an income for you

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8 responses to “Is It Possible To Make Money Online?”

  1. Colin Kli says:

    Yep, Testing the form optin on post

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  2. Tony says:

    hello Collin, your advice is still required. This time is about a question of script/code in Javascript.

    I try recently a new site to advertise and to earn also money from sharing pool.
    it’s a nice place, many features and ROI is fabulous.

    I have the opportunity to earn a little more with the pay to promote section of this program.

    I start with the ptp for the main page of site: work great and easy to use anywhere (very simple html codes– it’s basic and I can use it.

    There is also 2 others options to earn on the pay to promote: with banners cpm and with text link cpm

    The problem (for me): they build it with javascript.

    MY INTENTION was to go at some pay to read and pay to click site (and reedem some credit for adertising purpose)

    WHEN I GO THERE, FOR EXEMPLE TO SET A BANNER FOR IMPRESSION, THEY ASK ME 4 THINGS:

    1-COMMENTS OR NOTE: anything is ok is for me

    2-PAID LINK OR TARGET URL:

    3-BANNER URL:

    THE JAVASCRIPT I HAVE, LOOKS LIKE:

    NOTHING WORKS: impossible to have display.

    If I use the standard banner url (ending in .gif) and add this code as target url, of course the banner is displayed but without any earning.

    How can I modify the code to get the display on the site (using html) and still earn ?

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    Colin Klinkert REPLY:

    05/10/2008 at 1:11 pm // Permalink

    Tony,

    you wont be able to use javascript for the banner or your referral url. you should contact them and ask for a html link to the banner and a text version of your affiliate link.

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    Tony REPLY:

    05/10/2008 at 1:12 pm // Permalink

    oups, I thing that the copy and paste have not work for the script

    is something like:

    SCRIPT LANGUAGE= JavaScript1.1

    SRC = http://www.the program name.com/m_bct.php?ref=my username (SCRIPT)

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    Colin Klinkert REPLY:

    05/10/2008 at 1:17 pm // Permalink

    he url after: SRC = will be your ref url, so you enter that part in the target url

    then you just need to get a link to your banner, please contact the program to ask them

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  3. retro says:

    test post

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  4. retro says:

    you got me collins, the first im Making Money online (MMO), i do some MLM/viralmarketing thing too.and that no giving ‘real’ Value does

    but no thing such get quick rich. like you said

    its must be focus, not give up, but make sure you are not misguided and focus on the things that really matter and will really build up an income for you

    its very nice tips i think

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  5. Karen Giardunio says:

    Good advice -and info here everybody… I have learned that Branding myself is more important than marketing someone else’s product or service. MLM’s are a long shot and often it is with a false promise to help you succeed with little to poor follow through. Our last mentor judged, harped and belittled our efforts and we finally said good bye- he of course made money from all the people we brought in for him- if it sounds too good to be true and someone is telling you what you are doing isn’t good that is one thing -but if they don’t advise you as how to get it right either -that should be a clear sign of it isn’t a benefit to any one -so just cut your losses and move on! When we took the control back – that is when we saw the change!

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