How To Make Money On The Internet

We've talked about various ways to make your money work for you. We've touched on the importance of keeping your personal identity safe. Now we will look at some of the different ways you can make money to invest.

The Traditional Method. Simply put - go out and get a job. As a young person with limited experience and possibly the commitment of school your job selections will be limited. You will most likely be able to find work in the fast food industry (flipping burgers) or as a clerk, boxer person or shelf stocker. If you are lucky you may find a position in the career field that you are considering. Needless to say, in whatever position you find work you will be working for close to minimum wage. Be happy - you have  a job.

The Internet. Opportunities abound on the Internet. Unfortunately, so do the scams. You need to do your research and protect your identity at all times. With that in mind I will list some of the different money making opportunities you can find on the Internet.
  • Website or Blog. Both can be set up no or very low costs depending on where you set them up. A website or blog is essentially property on the Internet. On your property you can choose any of several different ways to monetize it. 
  • Affiliate Marketing. This is essentially promoting and selling other peoples products and making a percentage of the sale price for yourself. You can promote your affiliates on your website or blog or you can do it through social networking.
  • Advertising. If you have your own website or blog you can host advertising for other companies. Many will pay you every time someone clicks on one of the advertisements. You also have the opportunity to join advertising networks where you can choose items to promote. Some will pay you per click on the advertisement. Some pay for a lead (that's could be simply submitting their email). Some pay for a sale of a product. 
  • Articles. Websites need content in the form of articles. Many website administrators (that's the owners) are to busy running the site to write articles so they hire people to write for them. Often it is one article at a time. Another option for article writing is to publish them yourself on a site that pays you a percentage of the advertising revenue that your article earns.
  • Referrals. If you join a website that sells a product or has revenue they will often have a referral program that allows you to earn from the people that signed up through your referral link.
As you can see there are many ways you can earn money from the Internet. Each has its own merits - advantages, disadvantages - that require further exploration.

In future posts I will explore in more depth each of the options listed above. Until then you should explore the Internet and try to decide on a product to promote, topic for a blog or website and which of the methods above you would like to implement.