Money Making page: Can the ordinary person make significant amounts of money on the Internet?
I often get asked about making money on the web. I shall be writing here some of my thoughts on this.
Have I made money on the Internet? Yes, I have!
Have I made millions and been able to give up my job and live on holiday islands? No, I have not!
You might notice that there are ads supplied by Google on the sides of this page. How those make money is that visitors see an ad about something in which they are interested and if they click on it, I get paid a cent or two for their clicks. This doesn't sound much, but those clicks do add up and by August 2008 they had added up to almost fifty dollars. I am not retiring on that, but it is income I would otherwise not have made. This is a slow and steady income. If my website were more popular, the income flow would be much faster. But I do not really have time to promote my website.
Basically nobody makes money from the Web by doing nothing. I already had this website and added some advertising and it just started to flow in slowly. If I were to be more proactive and set up opt-in mailing lists and similar marketing methods, there is no doubt I would make money much more rapidly. I personally hate spam, having had to close down my e-mail account for my business after receiving more than 1000 junk e-mails per day. I am therefore not likely to set up my own e-mail list. If I change my mind and do so, you may be very sure I shall let prospective members know that they are opening themselves up for receiving marketing e-mails from me, and I shall guarantee never to sell addresses from that list.
When I was in the business of selling computers some people bought computers as a result of finding me via this web site and so I suppose I made thousands of dollars from it back then, but I emphasise that the money was made by selling computers rather than by having a "magic" website. I provided value-added services such as installing software and hardware and transferring all the documents and pictures from the owner's old computer to their next one. In other words, I worked for that money.
Today, it is true that there are hundreds of millionaires who have made money on the Internet, but they have all sold some thing or service or have done something to earn that money. It is possible to buy "ready-made" systems to earn money on the web, but do not expect such systems to work "like magic," despite the extravagant claims made by those who sell them. Many do make large sums of money from these schemes; the examples cited on the web pages and e-mails are true, but the ones who make the money put in a lot of time and effort to do so. Many buy such schemes and never get around to doing all the steps laid out therein and therefore never make any real money.
The advertising banner at the centre top of this page represents a system I have bought. If visitors click on the banner, watch the video, and buy the system, I shall make a small profit from the commission. The one who buys the system may or may not make money; it all depends upon whether they take the few simple steps necessary to do so. I could not guarantee that any specific person will make any money out of it. Some will undoubtedly apply the system much better than I have done, and they will indupitably make much more money out of it than I ever will. During the coming weeks, I shall add further steps to make more money from the system. I expect to fairly easily make more than the amount I outlayed; it will just take me some time and effort.
Articles that are published on the web help your money-making systems work for you. Here is an Article I have copied straight from the system I bought recently. I shall be publishing this in many places to draw visitors to my sales web-site:
I shall probably alter this article somewhat, as soon as I can make the time, before I re-publish it. This will make it a "new" article which can therefore be widely published. The steps for doing this were provided to me when I purchased the system. You can also do this to make money for yourself. Just follow whichever system you choose to purchase. But don't expect it to make money by magic. Because it won't! You do have to do some work.
I am preparing more copy for this page at the moment. Check back here soon.
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