You don’t have to quit your job and find another one to make more money. Maybe you really enjoy your job, but you’re just not getting the income you need to have the lifestyle you want.
I’ve had my own brick and mortar business since 1992 and it has afforded me a lot of freedom, but in the last few years it just hasn’t been fulfilling for me. I really wanted to do something more rewarding and make an income from it.
The sad thing about searching the internet for ways to make extra side cash online is that there are thousands and thousands of scams out there waiting for gullible people to give them their hard-earned money. I got suckered into my share and have become very suspicious and skeptical.
There really are no easy ways to make quick money. You HAVE to work doing something.
But why not work doing something you like? There are jobs you can work at home and those do allow you to squeeze in some other activities during the day, but I’m talking about not having a boss.
I haven’t had a boss since I started my business and I knew that I would have a hard time working for someone else. Even if I did have a boss, did I really want another one? The answer was a resounding, “NO!”.
Knowing that whatever I was going to do I would have to put in some time on my off hours, so I started looking for something that would teach me how to make real money on the internet.
I also knew I had to learn the skills to make money online, because I didn’t know anything about it. And I knew that paying up front costs for something is almost always a scam. I wanted a resource that would let me try it for free.
Why do people fall for scams?
In my search I came across a community that does just that. It teaches you all of the steps to build a successful online business and you can try it out first to make sure it’s something you’re going to like and be able to do.
That community is called Wealthy Affiliate. I immediately knew this was something I wanted to try because they weren’t charging anything to check it out. They give you access to their training programs off the bat, so you can see what is involved with their program.
I won’t tell you that it was the easiest thing in the world to do. I can’t lie. You have to take the time to go through the training programs. But, they are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can work at your own pace and at your own schedule. I went through a couple of the training sessions three times to make sure I understood what I needed to do.
Everything is laid out right there for you. They teach you how to get your domain name set up, how to use WordPress, how to link your website to analytics so you can see your traffic, and they teach you how to make money through affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is the key to an online business.
If you want to have a blog site like this one or in any other niche, you need to learn how to take advantage of affiliate marketing. Sites like Amazon, Macy’s, Ebay, etc., all have affiliate partner programs that allow you to link to their sites and earn commissions.
The way it works is that within the content on your blog page, you have links to different affiliate sites and anytime your readers click those links, they’ll be directed to the website. If they buy something, you’ll get a commission.
The most important thing to learn is how to get traffic to your website. Wealthy Affiliate will help you with that. They will teach you effective ways to promote your site to get visitors. And there are thousands of members there who can give you tips and help.
Traffic is the answer
Anyway, I’ve gone on long enough. You don’t have to take my word for it. I wouldn’t trust anyone online either. Just try it out for FREE and you’ll have nothing to lose.