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My Top 10 Methods To Make Money Online

By Yaro Starak
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The following article details my personal top 10 methods to make money from the Internet.

What makes this list unique is it’s based entirely on the methods I have personally used, so I can reveal to you what I did and what my results were. Bear in mind these methods represent ten years of working online, so I do not do all of them presently. At one point in my career however they were an income stream, and are still viable options for you.

This is not an all inclusive list, which means there are plenty of other ways you can make money, no doubt many of which are potentially much more profitable or better choices for your own situation. As a result you shouldn’t base your decisions on what methods you use solely on this list. Do your research and include this article as one resource.

This list isn’t strictly ordered based on my preferences from top to bottom. What I’ve done is listed the different things I did in a chronology of time of when I did them. It’s no coincidence however that as we get closer to the present (the end of the list), the more I personally like the method, and hence still use it. Over the years I made changes to how I made money in order to get closer to what I really wanted from my business.

What Is My Ideal Way To Make Money Online?

To help you understand what I was striving for, here are my main criteria when deciding what methods I use to make money online with. Bear in mind certain options only became available as a result of previous experience. Some things you can only do once you’ve done other things because you build on what you have done before.

In a nutshell, this is the criteria I concluded are important to me -

Can you make a solid profit margin?

As you will see in a moment when I reveal my top ten methods, some income streams have very slim margins, which means you must push through a lot of volume in order to make significant income. While not always the case, in most situations to sell more requires more work, more resources and generally more of everything, which results in violation of my next rule…

Can you maintain the income with minimal labour and/or is it easy to outsource?

I look for income streams that do not require significant amounts of work to maintain. If I need to drastically increase the amount of product I sell or customers I attract to make good money, and that requires more of my own time to achieve, or cannot be easily outsourced to others (it often increases your labor just to organize outsourcers, so don’t assume outsourcing is a magic solution), that’s not the method for me.

Is there potential to scale?

As per the previous point, often the logistics of growth makes a method unappealing to me, however I do want the income streams I go after to have the potential to scale, and scale big. This means if you do discover something that makes you money, the possibility to grow it to a life changing amount of money is a reality, and you understand how this can happen.

Is there passive income potential?

In most cases I prefer something that is more potentially passive than potentially scalable. Obviously it’s great to have everything, but given the choice I prefer income streams that just work and can be automated so you can do other things. You have to be careful to manage your desire to scale something with your desire to make it passive. Sometimes less is more because less gives you freedom.

Can you create a sellable asset?

The final point is really important to me because I know that my interest tends to fluctuate. Every five years or so I feel like moving on to something new and leaving my main project. In the case of business, I want to ensure that there is a profitable exit strategy. The better you meet the previous criteria (profit margin, automated, scaleable and passive), the more money you can make when it is time to sell.

I Look For The “Holy Trinity” Income Method

I’ve written before about my quest for the holy trinity of a business model, one that delivers what I consider the three most important outcomes from a business –

  1. You make significant PROFIT
  2. The income can be made as close to PASSIVE as possible
  3. You have PASSION about some aspect of the business

Or phrased another way, my business should enable the following -

  1. Consistent Income
  2. Free Time (thanks to income automation, business model simplicity or large capital gain)
  3. Meaning and Purpose (development of your passion and reason for being on this planet)

So now you know my main criteria that has driven me to test different income streams over the past decade. Now let me introduce you to exactly what those income streams are…

My Top 10 Ways To Make Money Online

1. Sell On Ebay

During my pre-teen and early teenage years I went from playing with Transformers, GI-Joe and LEGO, to playing Nintendo, Sega and Gameboy. Eventually I added the card game Magic: The Gathering to the mix at about 16 years of age. All of these things were passions for me at various stages of growing up, but one thing remained consistent throughout each stage; I traded and sold toys and games I no longer wanted to make extra cash.

In Brisbane where I live, before the Internet there was a newspaper called the Trading Post that was published every two weeks. It was an aftermarket for pretty much everything. Whenever I grew tired of a game or a toy I’d sell it via the Trading Post, usually in an effort to make enough money to buy the new toy or game I had in my sights.

Eventually the Internet came along and the Trading Post no longer commanded the secondhand market like it once did (though it did successfully transition online). It quickly became clear that eBay was the winner when it came to secondhand commerce online. As a result my first experience making any money from the Internet was selling old games, toys and electronics on eBay.

EBay is still I believe the best way to gain experience making money from the Internet for two reasons -

  1. You are pretty much guaranteed to make some kind of sale and thus experience a transaction
  2. EBay has the traffic, so you don’t have to worry about marketing your product beyond creating a good listing, the eye-balls are already there

These two reasons make eBay a great first stop because you will learn how to list something for sale online, how to take money (possibly your first experience with PayPal) and about the importance of things like titles and copywriting, if you spend the time to study how to make your eBay listings convert better.

The best thing about eBay – the abundant traffic – is also the worst thing. Barriers to entry are low on eBay, meaning competition is fierce. When competition is fierce, profit margin is slim. Unless you can find some form of competitive advantage through your supply chain, how you create listings, or you have a means to increase volume, you’re not going retire rich thanks to eBay.

I spent quite a bit of time studying eBay, both as a business model and as a means to capture new customers because of how much buying traffic is there. There is no doubt that eBay is a fantastic website that represents a huge potential to make money, but in my case I wasn’t keen to build my business there, it didn’t match enough of my criteria.

However eBay is a fantastic way to make quick money, even just as a way to turn your old items into cash to start a new online venture. If you’re brand new to Internet marketing and you don’t know your PayPal’s from your Clickbanks, or your PPC from your SEO, eBay is definitely a great place to learn some basics.

2. Sell products in forums, bulletin boards, classifieds and other community type sites

The card game Magic: The Gathering was a big part of my life from the end of highschool to the beginning of university. Although initially I was just a casual player and then tournament player, I quickly became a card trader and really enjoyed the wheeling and dealing. Although my interest in playing the game wained, most of my early projects online were connected with the game.

Before having my own website, I spent time reading websites, newsgroups, bulletin boards and forums about the game, and eventually started trading online. Back before search engines were any good most of my time was spent in particular Magic newsgroups, some that talked strategy, and some that were focused specifically on trading and/or buying and selling cards.

I managed to make spare change selling my cards through these sites. The main reason I could make any money was because I would win cards in tournaments, hence I had a supply source that would result in a good profit margin. Of course this wasn’t sustainable unless I kept placing well in tournaments, nor was it really scalable unless I started buying in cards from other sources.

I stopped using this method once I started my own card game site (more on this below), however I still believe niche collectables, particularly in a market that you really love, is a fantastic starting point to gain experience making money online. Like eBay you can make money selling secondhand items in community sites if you can find a way to source product at cost or below. It’s not a model that has much margin so again the challenge is to scale if you want to make significant profit.

3. Sell products from your own website

My first successful website was about the card game Magic: The Gathering. At first the site was just a hobby with articles written by me and a few friends. Eventually as traffic grew I began making some money with the site.

Since I was already a card trader it made sense that my Magic site have a Magic card store. At first I stocked the website with my own cards, and eventually added retail “sealed” (unopened packs of cards) by buying product at wholesale from a company in Sydney.

It was a very simple card shop made up of text listings of the cards I had for sale, the quantity available and the cost per card or per pack. I maintained the inventory myself from my room, sorting and listing cards online by hand using plain text. I didn’t use any software and most of the payments I received back then was via check or money order in the mail. Some kids would even send money and even coins (!) in the mail to pay for their purchase.

My business did well enough, although the manual labor was intense. Maintaining inventory lists, packing cards into envelopes and daily trips to the post office was not always the most fun way to spend my time, though I did enjoy having my own little business while in university.

Unfortunately my store was hit by credit card fraud when I foolishly sold a significant amount of product to an unknown person in Thailand. This experience was enough for me to decide that I had had enough of running a Magic shop and it was time to move on. You can read about the credit card fraud experience here – Yaro Starak Timeline – Part 2

Selling Products Online Is A Big Opportunity

My first three experiences of making money from the Internet all involve some kind of physical product. Online commerce obviously represents a huge opportunity to make money online, and having your own product or a passion for a product that you can source can lead to big profits.

You can sell product from your own website store, via community sites and classifieds (like Craigslist) and of course eBay and collectively make good money. The challenge, like with any business, is defining what is your competitive advantage and can you come up with a model that meets your needs. For me selling physical product was a great proving ground, but I eventually learned that profiting from information was a preferable model if I wanted to meet my aforementioned business goals.

I’ll leave it in your hands to decide whether physical commerce is the way to go for your situation.

4. Sponsorship advertising on a content site

Once my card game site was successful I began researching how to make money from it. I sold cards initially because I already knew there was a market for that and I had the cards, but I was also aware that if I had an audience I could charge sponsors money to advertise to them.

Thus began my love affair with banner advertising.

Although challenging at times to find sponsors, I was quickly able to bring in several hundred dollars per month in advertising revenue by directly approaching online companies who I considered good targets for my readership. I emailed them and asked if they would like to pay a monthly fee to place a banner on my site. Most said no, but some said yes and eventually I had a couple of loyal sponsors.

Banner income would prove very reliable over time as long as I continued to do whatever I did to maintain and build a readership. This has continued today, where several sponsors pay a fee to advertise their products and services to you, the reader of this website.

Banner advertising, when set up using a system like I presently use, can be very hands off – in fact for me it’s entirely passive – assuming there is an audience that the sponsors benefit from advertising to. It’s difficult to make loads and loads of money just from banners unless you have significant traffic, but it is easy enough to make some money from it and once you do, it generally proves very reliable unless you stop updating your website.

I’d recommend this method to you if you have some kind of content based site or a community site that attracts enough traffic to make it worthwhile for sponsors. The best thing about banners is that they don’t have to replace any other income method you use, you can use this income stream in tandem with others.

5. Sell services you provide personally

At one stage early in my career when my online income wasn’t consistent, I was part of a business grant program run by the Australian government designed to assist entrepreneurs with money to pay for life’s necessities so you can focus on growing your business. The idea is that when your business is successful you will eventually hire people and pay taxes, thus the government reaps a return on the investment.

The grant ran for 12 months and I was under the assumption (incorrectly) that I had to show consistent income growth in order to maintain my qualification for the program. My income at the time always suffered a downturn around Christmas/Summer in Australia. To combat this problem I decided to teach English face-to-face with people in Brisbane to hopefully boost my reportable income.

To advertise my tutoring service I marketed using posters offline and eventually set up a website and marketed on classified sites as well. I charged $15 an hour and eventually had a few Korean clients. This idea eventually ballooned into a full on English school with a real world premises that I managed for eight months before closing down. It turned out to be an experiment that taught me I much preferred online business to bricks and mortar.

My English tutoring days were short lived, but that doesn’t mean selling some kind of service that you personally deliver isn’t still a viable option. The Internet is a fantastic place to market your services for free. Similar to what I talked about in the first three points, you can use online community sites, classified, forums and your own website to market your service.

The downside with this model is that you are still trading hours for dollars, which is a violation of my holy trinity concept. It’s not necessarily the worst option – and many people enjoy the life of a high-paid consultant very much – but it does have the inherent limitation that a service is not replicable unless you personally do it yourself or hire people to do it for you, both activities that take time and/or resources.

If you are good at something and enjoy helping/teaching/working on other people’s projects, selling what you do online is worth considering.

6. Sell services provided by other people

My next big success after my card game site was an online proofreading business. For this business I wanted to focus on selling something that did not require either my own labor or sourcing some kind of physical product.

The business began in very simple fashion. I created the website personally myself and advertised two services – English proofreading and language translation services. I knew how to find contract proofreaders and also had access to an online database of language translators. When a job came through I’d organize a quote, slap on a margin for myself and then return the quote to the client.

Over the years I heavily refined this business. I brought on an assistant, simplified the services, cemented a pricing model and learned what methods of marketing brought in the best type of client. The end result was a full time income for me and barely a few hours of work to maintain it.

This was the first time I found a business that met all my major criteria – except one – I really wasn’t that passionate about the industry. Initially I enjoyed being the entrepreneur, the thrill of making money and automating the business as much as I could, but after a few years my passion wained. I eventually sold the business, earning a nice payday in the process, making this one of my most personally gratifying projects.

Selling a service is a real option for making money online. The challenge is sourcing good people to do the work, learning what specific offer to make to the market, how to differentiate yourself so you earn good margins, how to market what you offer and how to automate the entire process so it becomes a passive income stream.

7. Paid reviews

For a brief period on my blog I invited people to submit their product, service or website for a paid review. This means they pay a fee (for my site it was $250) and I would write an article about whatever they submitted. I would not accept just anything for review, I had to see an angle that made for relevant content for my audience. Nor was a paid review a promise that I would write positively about the subject – I would highlight both good and bad points.

Initially I didn’t mind writing paid reviews as the income was pretty good in terms of how long it would take and how much I earned. I could make as much as $250 an hour, which was great at first, but as my motivation focused more on freedom and less on money, even this became a poor incentive. Plus I never did like that I was told what to write about rather than choosing subjects I enjoyed.

The challenge for you, if this method is relevant to your growth stage, is to create a website where you can command a price for paid reviews that makes it worth your time. Until your traffic is significant, charging more than $50 for a review is not realistic, so you need to build your website asset first.

8. Affiliate marketing

As my blog audience grew I began to test a method of making money I was very interested in – affiliate marketing. My first test proved positive, though initially I was disappointed that of my readership of 500 or so people (at the time), I could only sell one or two products, making $20 commission each. It wasn’t retirement money, but it was a start.

Affiliate income has gone on to become my second highest source of income in recent years, thanks in part to the increase in my audience reach. By combining my blog and email newsletter I can reach thousands of people with just one piece of content. By testing different products and recommending things I personally use myself, I’ve been able to earn as much as $50,000 in commissions selling just one product.

Affiliate marketing is possibly the single best way to make a living online because it is so hands off, can be automated easily enough and can deliver some incredible profit margins. It’s especially good when you can use affiliate marketing to recommend things in areas you are personally interested in – for example you can make money simply writing a review of a book you really wanted to read anyway and you get paid for doing what you love.

The challenge for you is figuring out what market(s) to enter, building an audience and maintaining relationships with your readers so they trust what you tell them. If you know something that other people want to know and you are prepared to share that information, you could be looking at a fairly lucrative affiliate opportunity.

9. Sell your own information products

The single most profitable income stream I have ever developed is selling my own information products. If you are a long time follower of my work you know I have created courses on how to make money with blogs and membership sites. I also have several reports, an ebook and new products on the way.

The profit margins on information products is significant, especially as you can earn money for content you created years ago. Technology makes selling information online relatively easy to automate, once you get through the learning curve. If you focus on areas you are passionate about you can build expertise and leverage that trust and credibility to make sales of your products. Best of all, all of this can happen while you sleep, once you have built the machine to do it for you.

I personally enjoy teaching, so creating my products like Blog Mastermind though hard work, was an enjoyable process. Once the course was created I continued to sell it year after year to people new to the industry who want to learn how to make money with blogs.

Like with affiliate marketing, your potential to succeed selling information products rests on your ability to identify market needs, tap into audiences looking for this information and then give them what they want. There are plenty of subtleties and things to learn about, but thankfully there is plenty of guidance out there too. Digging into the archives of this blog you are reading now and downloading my free reports – The Blog Profits Blueprint and Membership Site Masterplan are fantastic starting points if you want more help.

10. High end private coaching

I’ll end this article with something I only recently did – offer high end coaching to a select group of clients who had to apply to work with me. My program cost between $5,000 and $10,000 and I turned away more people than I accepted. This was deliberate as I knew working one-on-one with people is not something I can do with many people or I will use up all my time. However I was keen to help certain people who were in the right position so I could learn more about the challenges they face.

Private coaching, like consulting, is another situation where you trade time for dollars, but in terms of your hourly pay rate it is hard to find a higher paying “job”. Of course you don’t have to start off charging thousands of dollars. Depending on your expertise and what kind of outcome you help people achieve, will determine how much you can charge. Offering coaching for $100 per session is not out of reach for most people, and that’s not a bad starting rate if you are looking to build up your experience through helping others closely.

Again the Internet is by far the easiest and most affordable tool to attract coaching clients. In many cases you can add private coaching to many of the other methods I listed above, including selling info products you create, affiliate products, sponsorship banners and physical products.

Combine What Works For You

In my case progressing through these various methods, figuring out what I actually want from a business and then combining different methods to maximize my income and personal satisfaction has worked the best.

I recommend you follow a similar path to build your own business. Figure out what you like using the options above and other resources online, begin testing to see what works and learn more about what you enjoy, and keep at it until you find what “floats your boat” and is incredibly profitable too.

Good luck!

Yaro Starak
Internet Entrepreneur

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180 Comments

  • Hey Yaro,

    Good stuff man. I think it’s quite common to see that a lot of us that are in the world of online business regularly starting with eBay (I know I did hehe). I think, overall, the important thing to learn when you’re first beginning is to get into the process of ‘doing’ and then taking very detailed notes so you can devise a systematic approach to your work.

    Once you get your foot in the door you can eventually branch out more readily.

    (Btw, I totally want to dig up my Magic decks right now haha)

    • Thanks for some great reminders Yaro,

      I agree with Murray “the important thing to learn when you’re first beginning is to get into the process of ‘doing’ and then taking very detailed notes so you can devise a systematic approach to your work”

      It takes awhile to settle into an online business, too much ‘noise’ and you are lost. So devising your own system, stick to one or two tutors and slowly build by developing your own product. Set up goals!

  • Thanks Yaro,
    A nice, overall view of your online earning methods. Certain approaches are definitely going to appeal to some people more than others.

    I like your final tip in “Combining What Works For You”. And I think that’s the key; to test various methods, see what works, and then combine them to maximize your income.
    Thanks for the article.
    ~ Rory

  • Sam

    Great article, I agree with your point on preference of potentially passive income over that of potentially scalable income.

    I run a couple of websites and also offer an internet service which I have been thinking about writing a information product about but I’m scared this will ruin my profits on my service (which is my bread and butter) if people by it and then flood the market!

    What do you think?

    Sam

    • I wouldn’t worry about teaching what you know. It’s not like everyone will actually take action and do what you say – that is a rare quality, so you just focus on being the best teacher you can be, that’s all you can worry about.

      • Hey,Yaro,most of your methods seems unreliable to me, for i’m a Chinese. I noticed that you mentioned sell personal information or product online, which reminds me maybe i could sell translation between Chinese and English by myself, or even by employing some chinese fellows. Currently, I’m trying to make money online by affiliate programs ,of course in English, and your stories do give me some inspiration. I’ll appreciate that if you could give me some advices,anything being ok.
        Anyway,this is a great articles,especially in your personal experiences, although i scanned it.

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  • … and the truth about these is that you need to sell something good before you can make a dime on the internet. Sell or be sold

  • It’s the passive thing that interests most people, I believe. There’s something awfully elusive about it, though. I’m focusing now on building information products and ecourses, with the goal of a membership site in the future.

    • I think you’re onto it Graham.
      A membership site can be one of the best ways to generate passive income, and you just need to ensure your content is fresh and informative, and worth the subscription

  • It’s a good comprehensive review. While it is great to read about the path others have taken to get to success, it’s also important to blaze our own trail.

    I have users few of these methods as well. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    Brandon

  • What a great post Yaro. Making money online is not that really easy. The methods you have shared is really useful specially for those who are just starting to make money online. I have applied some of your methods and it really help me alot.

  • Once Yaro you’ve written another spot on article. I’ve found pretty good results with affiliate marketing, but it’s not easy money. You do have to put some work in. Still, nice post and also have to say love the addition of the new writers. That just means more awesome content from you.

    Thanks

    Sean

  • Amazing article.

    It will always depend on the niche you’re, but in most cases the top way to make money is by building an email list, KNOW your audience, KNOW your list members, and send them interesting and useful affiliate products.

    Others like Yaro are experts in terms of Memberhsip sites and Coaching.

  • This is an outstanding article and it’s certainly generous of Yaro to share this type of first hand experience. I believe the key to any successful online business is to ultimately keep your overhead expenses extremely low. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to accomplish that with an online business like doing your own marketing, only paying for B2B services if absolutely necessary, etc. For example, most businesses, even if they are purely internet based, often benefit from having a fax number and using an email fax service compared with traditional fax is definitely an easy way to save money. Even though most people consider faxes to be a thing of the past, most would be surprised how often faxes are still used and using an online fax service that delivers faxes straight to your email is a great way to save time.

    Ultimately if you are selling a great product at a competitive price, people will statistically buy from your business over your competitors. Take care of your customers and they will take care of you.

    Again, thanks to Yaro for sharing his first hand experience as it can be tough to get that kind of insider info for entrepreneurs who are starting out.

  • good overall view of your online earning methods. Certain approaches are definitely going to appeal to some people online…
    great work
    monish

  • Selling my own products is a lot more profitable for me as well, but I still prefer affiliate marketing because it’s a lot more hands-off. :)

  • I have tons of Magic cards and I never sold a single one online, like your age 16 or 17 if I still remember, I sold every single card just at the location where magic players like to hung out.
    Well… if there were someone like you telling me about forums and such… I could have gone into selling and trading them online… but 10 years or more had pass, since magic card first hit the world… may be my time isn’t right…
    Anyway, I earn my first dollar online selling an ebook as an affiliate through article marketing and now its still on going as an income stream for me.
    And now, out of the ten method you listed, I think I will try creating my own product and see how it goes and thanks for sharing your awesome money making method…

  • Yaro, do you live to build online businesses or do you have other passions that could take up your time? Basically, could you ever see yourself completely stop making, tweaking and maintaining online businesses to pursue other non business activities?

    I often wonder if some highly successful online entrepreneurs are addicted to making money and building websites. Not a bad addiction though, all things considered.

    - Andrew

    • I’m not addicted by any means, but I know what you mean when you see entrepreneurs get caught on the cycle of always wanting more.

      For me I like writing, sharing and teaching – and get paid for it.

      However I’m planning to move towards personal development next and not so much about making money as that is where my interest is heading.

      • May I ask ‘into what are you aspiring to develop’?

        • Simply improving all aspects of my life where I feel the need for change, and sharing the process with my readers.

  • Hey Yarro its been a long time since I have been to your blog. Lots of great info as usual and it was interesting, I was watching Rich Schefrens 7 Steps To Unstoppable income and some of the things I heard in that are repeated above. Of course Rich brought you up as one of his clients. Thanks for the great info and I will be back. There is lots of info to catch up on.

    Thanks Scott

  • Hey Yaro,

    I really enjoyed reading your article. eBay indeed is a great place to start selling online and earning some pocket moeny. You had a nice start for your online career, congrats on that :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Togrul

  • What a wealth of information. I like the ideas of paid advertisers, coaching, and selling my own products.

  • These three points should be the key points anyone holds in mind when staring a business

    “-Consistent Income
    -Free Time (thanks to income automation, business model simplicity or large capital gain)
    -Meaning and Purpose (development of your passion and reason for being on this planet)”

    Too few entrepreneurs start off with the idea that they want to earn an income. Forget free time, (which they consider expendable) or liking the business you get into. It’s no wonder the failure rate for most small businesses is so high.

  • Good list there Yaro. The interesting thing is although many of your methods couldn’t be scaled up easily with rewards vs. freedom of time e.t.c. It’s still nice to see that you succeeded with most of the methods you tried and absolutely killed what you are focusing on now.

    Someone new to being an online entrepreneur would do well to start with one of the above methods and focus squarely on it until getting a result.

    Dwight Anthony
    Financially Elite Blog dot Com

  • Awesome post Yaro. If you want to earn more from affiliate marketing, you must be good in converting readers to buyers and provide a great product. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is useful information, because it is easy to follow and it reflects what many other marketers – developed and developing – are reporting as there experience with earning income online.

    I have, thus far, been seeing somewhat a of a pattern illustrating top online income sources to be:

    1. Selling information products
    2. Selling affiliate products
    3. Selling advertising space

    and less popular sources to be:

    1. Selling hard goods
    2. Trading hours for income

    Perhaps the greatest profit points in Yaro’s post and in this comment may continue to hold a popular position among online income sources, as they appear to currently appear to be.

    Thank you Yaro.

  • Your Message
    Hi Yaro

    As a fellow Queenslander, I’ve been reading your blog for a few months and have put a lot of your advice into action, my blog has been up for about a month and the traffic is growing by 40+ hits per day (still only small)! I’m thinking about writing a Children’s ebook as my blog is about Nut Allergies but I can’t get my head around how people will buy it when all they will have are pages of A4 paper?? Hope this makes sense, I need help changing my views…..

    Keep up the good work

    Karen

  • Good article.

    I prefer to build small adsense sites based on some solid keyword research, works perfect for me :)

    / Kenneth

  • Yaro, you are unique to me as you provide value and don’t seem to do all of this just for money. You teach with passion and you seem to make money from it, you have my respect. This isn’t the case with every entrepreneur or blogger.

  • Thanks for sharing such valuable information about making money online. I am curious about something Yaro, why is this post over 4200 words looooong?

    You provide excellent information here, but to be honest, these wordy posts are difficult for me to completely read.

    • Hey Jordy, sometimes I’d rather get all my points across in one article. If that means you have to scan it, so be it.

      Some will read it all, some will scan, some will ignore. That’s always the case with blog posts. I can say though that the long blog post has served me very well in the past. My most popular articles are usually the longest.

      • I was so interested in the article that I printed it out and sat on the couch and read it. It’s hard for me to stay focused on an article for a long length of time while I’m reviewing a long one on the computer.

        I really enjoyed what I read and took a few new ideas from your experiences.

        Thanks Yaro

        • These pillar articles are certainly educational and worth revisiting but I agree that they are difficult to read online. For this exact reason, and many others, I have no interest in e-readers. Tangent.

          My guess would be that the people who take the time to read a blog post of this length are the visitors that will leave comments and buy products. In other words, ideal visitors.

          - Andrew

  • Ann

    The key is knowing the balance between wholesale and online retail, and how to ensure the wholesalers are not disadvantaged

  • Thanks Yaro for your valuable information that I hardly find on the web. Everytime I tried to begin, at first I stumbled then gained something. The ideas about top 10 ways are awesome except the ebay-selling, because I failed on that and never tried. Anyway, thanks dear for your hidden secret frankly sharing with us.

  • Affiliate marketing is something that I really need to learn. I’ve heard a lot of people make huge money out of it and all they have to do is to make others join. I hope I can be as rich as those people. :)

  • Hi Yaro really nice article! As usual. I agree with you ebay is one of the best make money online. Because the mind set of the people visiting ebay is to buy something. They already have CC on the hand. Looking forward another article!!

  • Hi, nice article. Long but nice.
    I am looking at several options online and your article has really helped, thanks.

    Damian

  • I agree with your point on preference of potentially passive income over that of potentially scalable income.

  • What are some of the best affiliate programs you can recommend?

  • Hi Yaro,

    Great examples with the plus and minuses of each. I’ve found that consulting/coaching is a great way to boost your information products. The two work hand in hand. Additionally, coaching/consulting enable you to really learn your customers wants, needs, desires so you can make even better products.

    Thanks again
    Wayne Sharer

  • Great post Yaro, something I learnt from the One Minute Millionaire is to find the “addicts” in any market and make it easy for them to be your customer and offer excellent service and information.

    Thanks for doing so in the online and blogging environment and sharing your experience.

  • Good morning, Yaro – it was very interesting to read about your way of climbing the money ladder.

    I haven’t been online for 7+ years like you, but I have tried most of the things you mentioned and are currently experimenting with what makes the most sense money-made and time-spent wise.

    Got a lot of golden nuggets to ponder over – thank you.

    Ana

  • Hi Yaro, A very big but useful article. I think the main 2 ways of making money online through paid advertising if you can afford to shell out some money or through free advertising either through your blog or forums/classifieds that gets abundant traffic. Of all the points you mentioned, sponsored advertising and affiliate marketing are the 2 methods I like most. Thanks for the share

  • Thanks Yaro. Great list, interesting to see the progression. I started nearly the same way. I’m just earlier in the curve than you.

  • I myself was a pretty big Magic: The Gathering fanatic from 18 – 21 years of age. Though I didn’t setup any website about it, I did cojoin a site related to Dungeons and Dragons content and provided GM tools written in excel for download. At the time I never had much interest in branching out and starting my own sites for profit and 10 years later I started up my blogs. Had I only started ten years earlier I would be in a vastly different place than I am now, but as they say hindsight is 20/20

  • Your Message: Hello Yaro, I have been a big fan of yours for years. Thanks for the top ten article you just posted. The one thing I appreciate about you and your process is you are not THE GURU PIMP pushing products, one after another. You provide real content and value to your readership. Good for you and much continued success.

    Andy

  • I did not start online as you but this post shows that any start is good, since that exist the desire to win.

  • This is a great post Yaro. I like the progression you take us through on which things you tried first and eventually evolved into doing now. I know for me #8 and #9 work best for me to achieve passive income online. I started with eBay also and like you said I think it is a great way for beginners to learn SEO, sales copy, customer service, handling transactions etc. This will prep you for selling your own physical or digital products on your own site. Do you think you will hit the mobile space?

    • Are you still selling on eBay? Do you find that it is too much work in comparison to affiliate marketing and selling digital products? It seems like eBay can become more of a job if you are successful at it.

      - Andrew

    • I’ve looked into the mobile space before – I definitely see it as a great opportunity, especially for audio and video information products at low prices.

      Right now my focus is getting what I know into digital format so I can start selling it in different ways.

  • This post makes it clear, you’re indeed an entrepreneur “inside out!” It just appears you’ve tried so many things and that shows in your experience in running this blog. Presently I’m doing affiliate marketing and hope to launch my own eproduct very soon. Thanks for this insightful post.

  • Content publishing can also become a passive income earner especially if we have a blog. We can put CPC ads like Adsense in combination with promoting affiliate products or making own informational products.

  • Eye opening article as always. Would really love to sell on ebay but not sure what products to sell. So far, affiliate marketing seems to be working for me, but it is rather slow.

  • No one talks much about this but here goes. 90% of affiliate marketers fail because they don’t understand they have to reach a scale for the market to pay them back.
    Unless you have a gem of a keyword and you are willing to spend a year or two to build links and authority to your site and even then organic rankings are extremely difficult unless of course your content is so hot that traffic is refereed to your site like an avalanche.

    For the rest it is PPC and here are the stats for that:

    You have to reach a certain scale and above to make money.

    You will break even at a budget of $500-$1000 a day. Your product must be at least $27 dollars and conversion must be 4% and your CPC should be below $1.00. If you can reach above that scale meaning setting your budget to $1000 a day, you will get a ROI of 10%-20% depending on how good your email marketing is. No one will tell you this I wonder why? They just say oh you’re going to make zillions of dollars with my product or magic software…

    These are hard stats to swallow that’s why most affiliates throw in the towel after a year or two.

  • Hi Yaro,

    It’s always great reading your articles, what I like most about your post is the fact that they are very personal as you share your own life experiences making them much more knowledgeable, its good to see how you started and came to where you are today. I loved all the suggestions you’ve given and all have one fact in common, that with hard work and dedication, one can definitely go up the ladder. Thanks for sharing!

    Riya Sam
    Training for Entrepreneurs.com

  • Dear Yaro,
    thanks for the enlightening article on the top 10 ways to make money online. i have tried the ebay route to sell my old stuff and I made some money from selling a PLR but unfortunately my paypal account was closed down. I am now trying to sell affiliate products. I have realised that it takes a lot of work and building your business plus understanding how to market to your targeted prospects.
    Thank you Yaro for this insight

  • Well, I never had you down as a Magic: The Gathering player or dealer Yaro. The article itself is excellent but just reminding me that I have a box of beta moxes and a lotus in my loft will undoubtedly prove a great source of profit in itself :-)

  • it’s cool for me to know what you do to make money online so i can try it too so
    i thank you for your time and your effort

  • I have found that outsourcing really has helped free up some time for me to focus on more important tasks. I am really trying to amp up and it helps. Thanks for the other tip there are a few I know i need to implement.

  • Hi Yaro, thanks for a super great post. this is great for people starting online or growing their online streams. please keep them caming and keep on inspiring and sharing this super tips with us….

  • Your Article is quite revealing. Making money online requires not just having a good product to sell but one must employ good marketing techniques and then wait patiently and patiently to see result. I mean double patience

  • Yaro, this is a great post! Personally, I have banners and other advertising avenues. I am surprised though that you don’t mention Adsense as it fulfills all your criteria: It is easy to set up, it is totally automated and you don’t need to do anything and it is totally passive. It will perhaps be of no use to you, but to beginners, I think it should be a good option, don’t you think?

  • Excellent article. As I have been looking at various ways to make money it has become clear to me what I want to do and how to get there.

    I am keen on passive income and at first it was hard to get my husband to come to the idea as he just did not see how it could work, but as we’ve gone a long he can see now there are many opportunities out there, you just need to look, do a bit of work at the start and then if you set things up well, you can make money passively from then on.

    I love how you have clearly explained things here. I’ll be showing this to my husband when he comes home and sending it to my friends and family.

  • i have ventured in many different methods to make money online from ebay to criagslist, affiliate marketing to tweeting. The one that has proved the most successful for me so far has been creating small niche sites and getting people onto an email list then selling through auto responder. still works great for me, especially in non-IM markets

    brandon

  • Brilliantly written Yaro. So I am not crazy LOL (well maybe I am) because 3 of those are making me a lot of money right now. P:S I hit either you or your assistant up via email regarding some business.(Ad money).

  • Hey Yaro! This is a great article, very easy to read & full of very useful information. I think you know, I started out on Ebay as well. It’s great, kind of like a bike with training wheels, at least, it was for me as I was freaked out about technology in general.

    It’s an interesting progression, and i’m loving moving towards more of the things I had in my mind’s eye when I decided online business was the kind of entrepreneurial activity that rocked my world. Thanks for writing this, it’s helped me remember some important things:)

    Cheers, neroli

  • Hi Yaro, thanks for a really helpful and practical post. I’ve been attempting to earn a living online for a while now, through selling handmade products. Turns out that with the amount of time that goes into it and how little people are prepared to pay, this has not been a profitable venture for me! I’m now trying a different approach by building a content based blog and hopefully soon will start selling information based product. My blog is still just a baby (I only started it a couple of weeks ago), so I know I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me still! I’m not naturally gifted at online entrepreneurial stuff so I have found this blog and your reports to be an invaluable resource. Thank you so much! Now I just need to roll up my sleeves and give it a go!

  • I have learned a lot from your site and I like to listen to your podcasts. They are very informative, entertaining and inspiring. I’m planning to quit my full time job to start an online business, I hope that it will be soon. Thanks

  • Great points in the article. The key which you have hit on quite well is scalability and making the most bang for your time investment. Many resort to the Internet because of its scalability. There are plenty other options for one who simply wants to trade hours for dollars. I also like the point of finding your passion and monetizing it. Lastly, I agree with mixing and matching. Many are afraid to experiment, but the beauty of the internet is that it is very forgiving. One can keep trying until the right blend is found.

  • Hi Yaro,

    I always learn a lot by reading your posts. Thanks for sharing these ideas on how to make money online!

    Karen

  • Hi Yaro, Thanks for the tips! I am just wondering if the list is arrange from the most profitable to least or not. Or maybe which do you think is the best method? Thanks!

  • there are some great idea here. I do think that the most important isn’t so much the method but you have to have patience and perseverance in anything you attempt on the net.

  • Yaro,
    Your suggestions are very simple and make sense. It’s like having the answers right under your nose, but most bloggers don’t see it, and hence they give up.

  • Great post, Yaro.

    One thing you mentioned that I completely agree with is that someone needs to combine the best pieces to find what works for them. There are many ways to skin the internet cat :-)

  • Thanks for the great post. I couldn’t agree the more with you that a lot of times people end up having to spend more time to struggle with their online business rather having quality time with their family and etc. I think you hit the nail when you mentioned that one of your goals is to ensure you adopt an approach and system that allows you to not getting stuck in the trade hour for money kind of thing.

  • You’ve made money a lot of different ways. What I’ve found to be most lucrative is selling your own info products, and also having your own mentoring program. $1000 per client can add up pretty quickly. Just 10, and you are at $10,000.00 per month.

    Franck

  • Any one of the methods are good and viable. I find the problem is that people are always looking for the easiest way and when it involves a bit of hard work they walk away and are not prepared to put in the effort like Yaro has obviously done.

  • You pointed out different ways to make money online. For me, the best way is to create your own website and promote different business through your website. Affiliate Marketing is also a good way of to promote a certain product.

  • Your in depth chronicle of one Entrepreneur’s Journey is enlightening, energizing and refreshing. It’s filled with wisdom from personal triumphs and defeats and has a very sincere tone.

    Thank you for sharing your story, values and unique perspective while demonstrating the fruits of hard work, perseverance, sharing knowledge and growth.

    Making a living by channeling and leveraging one’s passion into the creation of valuable service, products, knowledge or entertainment is such a blessing.
    The internet age has provided unparalleled opportunities to fulfill purpose, add to what is good in the world while reaping financial, emotional and spiritual prosperity.

    While not without its temptations and risks of damage from the unscrupulous, it is a privilege, responsibility and gateway to the everyday man or woman who chooses to act on a dream.

  • It’s good to read a review on making money online that is not hyped up. I enjoyed reading this very much, thanks Yaro.

  • fas

    Giving private coaching requires more expertise then people think.

  • Hey Yaro

    This blog post is great! Noticed how your income streams evolved over time, based on what’s available at that moment, and liked how you made and took opportunity of supplementing your income then by teaching English and THEN making a full fledged school out of on top of that.

    I know you shared 10 of your top money making ones, but could you highlight the best that you work with for now? What would be your advice for people starting out and for those who are in the brick-and-mortar business?

    • I think I was pretty clear that methods 8 and 9 are my present best methods.

      If you are just starting out I’d focus on getting a framework of education, then pick a method and get testing something you can learn from real experience. Niche info products and/or blogging I think are great places to start.

      As for bricks and mortar, that’s not my strong point, so I really can’t commit much there beyond make sure you know your numbers before you start spending your money to set things up.

  • I have a website that is getting a decent amount of traffic. Even though the traffic is not a lot, the visitors are VERY targeted. The visitors are people looking for specific jobs. I am trying to get employers to sponsor ads. I find that the employers have no clue how powerful a targeted lead is and they don’t respond to my requests for ad placement. How do you suggest I get sponsors? Thanks.

    • One of the best ways to convince a potential sponsor to come on board is get them a result first for free, then ask if they want to continue.

      So in this case, advertise those employers who you believe you can get results for no charge and once you send them results get in touch and ask if they want more.

  • I thank you Yaro, for this excellent and brilliant ideas you shared about methods to earn online. It really helped me a lot, knowing that I am also looking forward to be successful online.

    In the first place, I was pretty astounded by your experiences in your online pilgrimage, thus inspired me! $250 per review is big enough, I am just curious on what sites are you getting paid reviews?

    In the case of banner ads, I agree with that! Anyways, all in all, two thumbs for this “informative” post!

    • $250 per review was what I used to charge for reviews on this blog. I also used the reviewme.com service to sell reviews at $500 a pop, where I would get $250 of that. I stopped doing them, but I must have done at least five or six over a few months.

  • this is good Yaro. really good. just realized what is just in front of us, that we actually don’t ‘see’ it. i.e. Private Coaching on what we are really good at.

  • I love this – thank you. I am getting the same message again – manage your time so you can work on your business and not in it all of the time!

  • The list is quite rich! I must say I’m a newbie in making money money online and your tips are very useful to me! I think I will try tip no. 3 and no. 9 . They attract me more then the others. Tell me how much time it takes to make good money online?

    • It takes as long as it takes Marcus – just stick to it for long enough and it will happen!

  • Hi Yaro,
    I have just started a blog related to energy issues. How do I market my new website? My website does not even figure in results of google and other search engines. How do I make my website a hit such that google displays my site?

  • Aloha Yaro, gosh that was an awesome business venture the way you set it up. It’s like walking along with you on you online ventures, as you were developing and progressing with time. I find your post very valuable and leaving great clues of what to expect if we were considering some of the avenues you ventured on. I most enjoyed was your candor of expertise on your success and failures, I rarely hear most experts say much about their downfalls. Glad I came by and thanks for sharing! Keep it going! Mahalo, Lani :)

  • Yaro you are the man!

    Thanks to you and Gideon I am revamping my blog. I have a niche market where we add personal development to our dating and relationship advice.I have added more pictures and YT videos to some of the post to improve audience participation and entertainment. I will start adding pictures with comical annotations but still retaining the essence of what we are conveying in our messages.I have only been at it for a month and currently spend 14 hours each day doing research and taking lot’s of notes, and still so much to do. I didn’t realize how much work it was to have a successful blog. Again, thanks to you and G I am saving a ton of time and I have less headaches. Great work, good advice, and most of all, thanks for helping!

    Tony

  • Thank you for the excellent post Yaro!

    I really appreciate you sharing your personal experiences because it definitely is inspiring to know how you got started and how far you’ve come.

    What are your thoughts on adsense? I know it’s not on the list nor is it a big money maker but do you find that image or text ads work best?

    Would appreciate any insight you may have on this.

    Thanks!

    Marco :)

    • I tried adsense many years ago and it didn’t work well for my sites. When I did eventually start buying and selling websites adsense worked well on some of those sites, almost always text ads.

      You have to test for your own audience though. The best idea is do research on what other people find works well, then test it out on your own audience.

  • very interesting for me, a newbie in internet marketing. I would like to say thanks a lot for your contribution and dedication..

  • You have been an inspiration to me Yaro, you deliver such quality content and are really out there to help folks not just take their money… good on ya! I’ve been online now for 2 years and have tasted some success and because of this post, I will venture onto a bigger playing fields :)

    Thanks for everything!

  • I was so absorbed in the commodity that I printed it out and sat on the couch and apprehend it. It’s adamantine for me to break focused on an commodity for a continued breadth of time while I’m reviewing a continued one on the computer.

    I absolutely enjoyed what I apprehend and took a few new account from your experiences.

  • Sounds absolutely ideal! Only, if it was that easy!

  • I think most people limit their site to only affiliate marketing or selling on Ebay. I really like some of you other suggestions like sponsorship advertising

  • Ed

    selling products on my website is my best choice

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  • The most important factor to me is passive income and to have the ability to spend my time as I wish without being a 8-5 slave (sorry, there’s no such thing as 9-5 most real jobs are 8-5). Anything that makes me a lot of money is enough to make me feel passionate; whether it be sand or smut. As long as it makes $ that is all that matters to me; I am not going to pretend to be a deep person and like my work needs to have purpose…

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  • Really good post, helps me make some money online. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  • Thanks for sharing Yaro, recently I went through your blueprint again and this article puts the icing on the cake. As always, superb content!

  • [...] “Affiliate income has gone on to become my second highest source of income in recent years, thanks in part to the increase in my audience reach. By combining my blog and email newsletter I can reach thousands of people with just one piece of content. By testing different products and recommending things I personally use myself, I’ve been able to earn as much as $50,000 in commissions selling just one product.” (Entrepreneurs-Journey.com) [...]

  • Thank you Yaro! I always enjoy reading your blog, you offer a lot of great tips to your readers. I have been helping some of my readers with creating a blog and I always mention your blog to them. I think it is very useful for anybody looking to blog or make money online.

  • All great methods to make money online Yaro. Currently as a coach/consultant I previously and still am loving the affiliate products. Those thinking that Affiliate Marketing is a ‘quick income’ will be disappointed. Why? As you say Yaro:

    “The challenge for you is figuring out what market(s) to enter, building an audience and maintaining relationships with your readers so they trust what you tell them.”

    If more understand that statement …. anything you get involved with to ‘earn income’ – either online or offline – will take time and lots of effort.

    So the key in any of the methods you discuss here is based on invidiual desire, devotion and determination. It can be done – now go out and take action!

  • Yaro,

    I definitely agree that a lot of online business is testing to see what works. When starting out with my first email marketing plan, I had to find my audience through a few attempts. A lot of this is trial and error when first getting out there. Great article.

  • Thanks for the tips. We just have to occasionally avoid banging our heads against the wall :)

  • Thanks for sharing this Yaro.
    this is very helpfull because i also start try to selling my product on internet. the way i have start is open my own website and share to another community like a forum and other.
    but, hey!! i was really interesting in affiliate to after reading this. hehehehe

  • Thanks for a great post and a great blog as well. Sometimes it is easy to lose focus so with lists like this it is easier to keep on track and find out how to focus on one (or a few) things at the time.

  • These are good methods, but the first point has to be “Work very hard and work a lot”, only then you’ll get results.

  • I think marketing is an abstract art. Marketing activities like painting on canvas done by an artst, and not a lot of marketers are classy maestro.
    An artist would produce the paintings that have high economic value to the ability and skill he has.
    and you Yaro Starak, is one of the artist …
    thank you, for your articles …..

  • All are proven and old and cliche methods, there’s nothing new….

    • Some of these were new to me. I think they can work great if your willing to put the work in.

      - Robert

    • Rogan

      @Gandu, true but if one is looking for this information for the first time then these are great pillars you can utilise to kickstart your path into the online income business instead of scammy unreliable information that floods the web.

    • I respectfully disagree with Gandu… yes these are some pretty well known strategies to earning money online… most of them are all still very effective. It just comes down to one thing… the amount of effort you put into your online entrepreneurship.

  • Great list here Yaro, thank you so much for sharing. I think combining some of these you can get a real steady income going. I agree with the fact that $250 is a great amount for reviewing other products, but like you said that can become something rather tedious and will not allow you to be truly free. As well you will not be writing what your passionate about.

    - Robert

  • I use method 4 Sponsorship advertising on a content site , and still try make money from it

  • WOW, I love your amazing blog Yaro.
    So much good information.

    I’m combining some of the methods, it’s going good!

    Thank you :-)

  • Tough I’ve read a lot about making money on eBay, I really dislike the idea. In most cases you will ship physical products and that really defies one of the benefits of an online business: mobility.

  • Hey Yaro
    How rich is your post about the ways to make $$ blogging.
    I am a Tour Guide in Dubai and my blog inform visitors about Tourism in Dubai and United Arab Emirates, but in Portuguese language in order to target Brazilian travelers to the region. While my site is still in not receiving huge amount of visitors ( up to now) but the little traffic I am getting is being very helpful to sell my offline service of guiding the tourists when they come to visit the city. I was able to leave my day job and work for myself as a freelancer.
    I am in a learning stage on SEO, working hard to improve my online exposure.
    I always try to keep updated with you for more information.
    Thanks a lot

  • I agree with the affiliate marketing! It is hands down my favorite. I have been able to provide a living for myself to take care of my family. I find it fun and rewarding to be able to make this type of income from online marketing. I haven’t reached the numbers you have but would love to keep learning to do so! Thanks!

  • Advertising on your blog and affiliate marketing are two best ways to make money online in my opinion. Building niche blogs and sites and then promote affiliate products.

    • Ben Ramirez

      But I guess those secrets are kept to each other, as far as how to do it right (nothing is free!). I thought I made a friend online, and though while he was sharing all this great info, he tried selling a ‘better’ method for affiliate marketing.

      I ask myself, “Why would you even resell a system that you created if it’s profitable?” I mean, wouldn’t you be divulging your secrets to others, therefore, taking away your ‘market share’?.

      I think the lesson here is: Do your homework, get into a product that you know is appealing and you fully understand, and get to it. Because NOONE will want to share good things with you…Nobody! Greed is good! lol

  • Yes, some people don’t want to go through much complication thats why they use affiliate programs or Adsense but there are really lots of ways to make money online apart from Affiliate Programs.

    • I think the biggest problem with Adsense is that it take a lot of traffic away from your site.

      I think Number 6 (Sell services provided by other people) is a clever on which is often overlooked.

      - Rory

      • Please excuse the spelling mistakes above (I just saw them) – it’s 1am my time…

  • All of these methods can be very profitable but in my experience the most profitable way is to develop your own product and sell it

  • Thanks much Yaro for all of your efforts and I would like also to thank you much about this post. I had enjoyed it very much and I hop to find out more. I like your stile very much and I’m trying to apply your tips and techniques as possible as I could. Thanks once again.

  • saurabh

    Really informative article…thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.

  • Hi Yaro!
    For me if you are just starting with online marketing the best way to start earning online is by offering services. By offering services you are hitting 2 birds with 1 stone. You will easily start to earn and more importantly you will have an idea on techniques that are effective online..

  • Really well put information, I enjoyed reading it, and I am certainly going to try out some of the ways you have shared with us. Thanks!

  • Great list here Yaro, thank you so much for sharing. I think combining some of these you can get a real steady income going. I agree with the fact that $250 is a great amount for reviewing other products, but like you said that can become something rather tedious and will not allow you to be truly free. As well you will not be writing what your passionate about.

  • Suganthan

    Hi Yaro, see i’ve been desperately trying many methods for 2 years to make money online and nothing worked better, i’m sick and tired. All i ever wanted was to earn big and make my parents proud. But i guess i’ll never succeed. Can you please create a system for me that earns money (on auto pilot) so that i can pay you an amount for your service. I don’t mind how much you want. Please Help me. Thankx.

    • Try until you succeed. And all that Yaro suggests is true. I myself have tried lots of these methods. But even I was not able to earn big. Its all because you need to put sometime in anything. Few things that showed a good sign was eBay, Affiliate Program, Personal Coaching, Selling my own informative products, etc.,

      Just give yourself sometime to learn something exactly as it should be learnt, keep doing it and wait. Time respects you and it’ll pay you well!!

      All the best!

  • It is almost 1.5 years since I have been learning and trying to do something online to make money. Your Blog Profits Blueprint has helped me a lot. You are not only giving thesis but pulling hand of readers on this journey. Now, I am confident enough to be successful with the help you are providing.

    • Always nice to read such a positive comment. Keep trying! Never forget that there are people earning easily. But be cautious of keeping a right path.

  • LJB

    This is great and good information.However, they make not work for everyone since it takes time and patient to build serious income.I have used most of them in the past until I found some other great ways to make passive, daily income online from home without any need to sponsor or sell any product.I can show proof if you have skype and my monthly income could be for many of the readers your yearly income. visit one of my favorite ways to eanr online that only takes me less than 5 minutes a day .

  • Excellent article, I thing that to earn some money online is not so hard, but requires to learn to do it and takes time.

  • I really enjoyed this article especially the bit on affiliate marketing. I am beginning to understand how important it is to narrow your offering. I got a couple of good ideas that I will put into motion.

  • @ocha.. Exactly! We have to narrow down the options what suits us. Otherwise it will become tough to manage time. Even me have started a website http://www.bestwaytoearnmoneyonline.in and not able to complete it. Time sucks :P

  • Excellent article, I thing that to earn some money online is not so hard, but requires to learn to do it and takes time

  • You mention publishing your own information products, but why not publish someone else? After all, the only person that should really be published is an expert on a niche. If you limit your authorship to yourself, your potential product pool is quite slim. But if you can publish others, then the world of experts is yours for the taking….

  • It is the most impressive article I have read about the roadmap of Internet marketing. The picture is so clear. Thank you very much, Yaro.

  • I really like the idea of selling services. Many of my friends are earning decent amount of money selling services of Fiverr.

  • I never go involved with ebay but I do sell my own information products. Great post I found it very useful

  • These are all way too work-intensive to make any serious money in reasonable time frame.

  • WIDW

    What a nice article. I’m was searching for ways to earn some money from home. I saw some more ways to earn money at freelancinghome website and they are really good.

    Your tips are excellent and I’m planning to start an online shop soon.

  • Great post, Yaro. Found much new to learn. Can I have the honor that you visit my site and give me some exclusive advice as I’m much confused which method I should really adopt. I can’t figure out what will work for me. It will be so nice of you if you analyse what I’m doing on my site and suggest me the best way.
    Thanks in advance!

  • Hi,

    For me affiliate markketing is one of the better ways to make money online, without any investment.

    It’s not so easy to have success, but It can be a good ways to have an additional income.

    Best regards

  • Very insightful article, Yaro.

    Some great options for online income generation, and for considering where to start up….

    I think the worst case scenario, is if we don’t diversify our options and try out different ideas…..

    The one point that can make a lot of difference, is knowing when to hang in for the long haul(give what we are trying out enough time to make a decision on it’s performance) and just as importantly, knowing when to quit when something just isn’t going anywhere(so as to avoid wasting time)….

  • I completely agree with what you said about finding what works for you. It’s all about finding the area that you work best in. Of course, the hardest part for most people is just getting started! So many people miss out on making money online because they don’t even know where to get started, you know?

  • Hello, i think that i saw you visited my weblog so i came to “return the favor”.
    I’m attempting to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  • If you need some quick money either sell something or offer a service. There are many different websites where you can advertise your services for free. I think the best way is to invest in your own website and then advertise your services on your website. It makes you look more professional.

    Anyways. Great tips!

  • Hey Yaro, pretty good site you have here. Thanks for share. Tell me, what kind of things would be a good choice to sell online? Things that people really need.

  • Man I always though buying magic cars was worth it because there was always a card in the pack someone wanted. I just started my online ventures and got way too much info paid and unpaid. I was wondering what do you think about buying in bulk overseas then selling on eBay??

  • Thank you for the information Yaro, I have been looking for other things to get into as well. I always like keep my options open to new opportunities.

  • Very useful post, I just wonder how much types of business can you do at once. What is the problem that the beginners also starting with multiple types of methods , but for beginners better to focus on one thing at the same time. And after when this method became succesful can start with another methods. .

  • Thank you for the comprehensive list. It has opened me up to a few more opportunities.

  • Very informative site on the topic-to make money online.
    My own ways to make money online-
    I used to use Craigslist a lot to place ads for my home business, but not now.
    I promote Maxbounty’s affiliate links
    I use Adsense
    And last I promote amazon’s products through my blogs and one of them is listed above in the Website section.

    Thanks for this information.

  • Thanks Yaro. But what do you think about adsense? Can I use it as my only source of income online

    • You can, but if you are making good adsense income, why not diversify and increase your profits.

      • The income Iam earning Yaro is just the two figures and Iam not happy at all. I have read the blog profits blueprint, the roadmap and a lot of your blog posts but I dont know were I could be failing. I know I have read were you say you didnt like adsense but I thought I could make it work. If maybe you take a look at my site you can be able to help. I actually use your stile of writing and I even borrowed your buyline

  • Tom Nicholls

    Hey Yaro,

    Just wondering how open a mind you have to creating another income stream?
    I have passion for creating an income stream that fits in your “holy trinity” criteria,
    But I want this income to have a positive impact on people around the world, I have found such a possibility, but I lack the reach to get it out to the audience that I need, it is such a great opportunity for everyone to get involved with, but I lack the social skills to convey it across to people (high functioning autistic) Could you recommend a way to get this out to the market? Or if you are interested I can show you the opportunity myself,

    Thank you in advance,

    Tom

    • Thanks for the offer Tom but I have a nice list of new training materials I want to release over the next 12 months, so there are no spaces for any additional projects right now.

      However I am sure if you get started and demonstrate to people what you have created, plus do a little bit of marketing yourself so you get some traction, the right partner will show up if you indeed still want one.

      Good luck!

      • Tom Nicholls

        Thank you for taking the time to reply to me at least :)
        I need more than a partner, it is an opportunity that can be given to anyone for free any time. In the part where you wrote reviews, are you able to or know anyone who will do an unbiased review for me? Perhaps I can use that to spread the word?

        Regards.

        Tom

  • Those are a great 10 ways to make money online. I myself am a product reviewer and affiliate marketer. Although I have tried different niches, I am focusing more now on the make money online niche. I find this the most interesting.

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