How To Make Money Online


How to make money online with your business will be easier when you do the right steps that are required. No more guessing when you understand what I’m about to share with you. Even though there are hundreds of thousands of websites on the Internet, you’d be surprised with how many people are not making money. We need to take a look at why and what you can do to be different.


How To Make Money Online


So you have a business, or you want to have a business and need to know how to make money online. To get started your business could be on just about anything but I’m going to use TD Remodeling the site you are now on as my example. The other thing we need to look at is your company could be an offline business such as mine is or merely an online presence. We are going just to deal with the marketing and development of the online portion of this post. We will take it on the understanding that all the previous posts about starting, registering and how to come up with your business name have all been covered, or you already know these steps and your ready to take this information to set up online.

how to make money onlineTo have an online presence, you will have:

A domain name which will represent your company
A website using your domain name as the address
A hosting package so people on the Internet can access you

For more information on those three issues go to What is a Domain?

Now that you have an online presence you need traffic:

Generate fresh content through pages/posts
Use social media to get the word out about your business
Look into PPC for advertising your site
You can advertise by using Adsense
Other forms of advertising



Help for how to make money onlineWhen it comes to generating traffic to your site, there are many different avenues you could approach this with to make it happen. The biggest decision here would be how much time and money are you willing to spend on any, some or all of these methods. To learn all about these and more in depth, you can check out Wealthy Affiliate University. You can have full access for a free week to learn anything that I have mentioned so far through their question and answered database or just ask in the community forum that has thousands of knowledgeable online entrepreneurs that will be able to answer your questions.

Up till know, most people understand and get the concept of what I’ve mentioned here. Where the problem comes in is how to make money online putting all of this information together. For you or anybody looking at starting a business, they need to be in the right mindset. If you’re not in the right mindset, you will make many mistakes and lose a lot of money trying to make it online. So what I’m going to do now is give you a simple comparison for you to understand what has been happening to so many people online.



In the sentences below, you can change out the bolded with the words bolded in brackets.

You’re going to enter into the Olympics (Internet) to get a gold metal. (successful business)
You decide on what you’re going to get your gold medal from doing. (business idea)
You’re going to win gold (have success) for swimming (renovations) because you like to swim. (renovate)
Just because you like to swim (Renovate) does not mean you’ll win the gold. (be successful online)
If you start to train (learn) on becoming an Olympic swimmer. (how to make money online)
You will need to put the time in and practice, (work) the more you practice, the better you will get. (work, better chance of success)
If you do not train for the Olympics (work to develop your business) you’ll never have the opportunity to go for the gold. (be successful)
Expect somebody else to do all the training (work) and you’ll earn the gold medal. (all the money)

The bottom line is nobody is going to do all the work for you, so you can get rich sitting back doing nothing. If somebody is spending a lot of time to make money, then they’ll keep it for them selfs not giving it to you. Wealthy people are rich because they make it and keep it.

All the places on the Internet that offer easy money are looking to take other peoples money so they can become rich, not you!

Think of it as the example I gave you above:

These places are telling you how they can show you how to sit back and earn your Gold Olympic Metal doing next to nothing. Just make your payments on this amount of money and their system will win you that medal.

The fact is they are working hard at convincing people to give them their money by using the concept that you do not need to do much of anything in return.

Here’s the reality, it’s not going to happen! If it were that easy, everybody would do it, and everyone around you would be online, and nobody would do what they are presently doing around you.

time and work to make money

Can you make money online?
Of course, you can!
But you need to know it will take work!
How much depends on you!


The easiest way to start is by staying away from the so-called GURU’s that say it will be a simple system or auto cruise system that requires no work or no work.

There are ways to learn how to make money online easier than fumbling around trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, but you still need to put your time and work on making your online business success. At present, I still work as a contractor and do not make a full living from the Internet. Since I started with my new hosting package about ten months ago, I began to make more money from what I’ve learned from Wealthy Affiliate University than in all the previous years with the other companies. I’m sure there are others that could work for you as well but here is one of the best ready for you to get started right now. Why keep spending a lot more time looking for something you may never find when you can try this for free and see for yourself.





  1. Hi there! You have some really helpful tips on how to make money online. Actually I am really eager to learn how to generate money online because I already want to quit my job. I hate it when I need to wake up early just to go to work. I wanted to stay at home and enjoy the perks of working at home. so where did you learn all of this? Can I start it without any previous experience?

    • Hi John and to answer your question, you can easily start your own online business with no previous experience. I’m sure there are probably other companies out there, I personally have not come across any other packages as good as the one I have here at Wealthy Affiliate.

      The package you’ll receive gives you the opportunity to learn all about the things you need to know about building websites, SEO, marketing and pretty much anything else you can come up with for an online business.

  2. Thank you for the tips on earning money via the internet. Much appreciated. Making money on the internet is going to become more and more popular in the future I think. Regular jobs are just not reliable any more and this kind of thing has got to be the future!
    How easy is it to make a full time income online?

    • Travis Smithers

      The biggest thing that will determine how easy and how much time it will take to make a full-time income online is where are you hosting your website. What information is available to you and how good is the community where you have your hosting package.

      If you’re doing your online business without paying for all the different forms of advertising, it will take longer, but it will still work. The other big consideration is how much money you classify as full-time. Are you talking $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 etc.

      I was told when I first started it takes 6-12 months to start seeing an income. Once you start you can usually expect to double your income each year. If you make $2.000 the first year which is not much but second is $4,000 then $8,000, $16,000, $32,000 etc.

      I like to think of it as a residual income like a new pention plan from online. If you had started 5 years ago how much extra money would you be recieving today? How much could you be receiving 5 years from now?

      It takes time, some money but it is well worth it.

  3. Hey Travis !
    Thanks for the article !
    Actually, I’m a french student (so sorry if my english is not perfect) who wants to multiple his income, so i’m seriously thinking about internet marketing right now.

    So I was wondering, how much time did it take for your website to grow up significantly ?

    Thanks again ! 🙂

    • Travis Smithers

      Depending on how much you put into it, you’re looking at 6-12 months to start earning an income then you can see about doubling it each year. This is what I was originally told and this is what I’ve been experiencing so far.

  4. Great web site Travis. Lots of good information well presented and helpful.
    Congratulations on what you have developed with a lot of hard work.

    • Things have been pretty good for me, so I’m finding ways to help out others from what I’ve been doing and what I have learned through the years so others can save time and money to achieve what they want.

  5. I have come in to contact with many ways to make money online, and the majority of them were scams too!

    Thank You very much for the breakdown here, and I can see why so many people build websites and blog away these days.

    It seems that making money online is really an art-form and only the hardest workers succeed 🙂

    I love the idea of Wealthy Affiliate and I will give the starter membership a go!


    • The great thing about becoming a member with Wealthy Affiliate is they give you a free package to check everything out so you can decide for yourself how well this will work for you.

      If you want a serious opportunity on how to make money online then this will give you what is needed to make it all happen.

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