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With every generation of humans, there is always some new invention that, while making our lives easier, provides a very good opportunity for making money. The inventor of the said invention isn't always the only one that profits from its financial rewards. In our time and generation, the invention that has greatly affected the way we live and earn money is the Internet.

More and more people are turning to the Internet as a source of livelihood. The amount of employment or business opportunities online is staggering. The money you could stand to make can only be graded as 'insane'. Overnight millionaires are not a rarity as far as online business is concerned. The phrase, 'dot com millionaires' stemmed from this very phenomenon. By and by each day, there is some website, or some software vunderkind that makes it big by simply launching their product online.

So, what is it about making money online that is attracting people to this craze nowadays? Well, the advantages are staggering!

You work at your own discretion - This is perhaps the most important benefit that working online has, you are your own boss and you can work as much or as little as you want whenever you want.
Low overheads - All you need is a computer with an Internet connection.
You can get passive income - Once you have set up the business, you can earn money even as you sleep or spend quality time with your family.
You can never get laid off - You do not have to worry about losing your job or retirement.
It is recession proof - Most online businesses do not feel the full impact of economic downturns.
You would have to agree that although the above given reasons are just some of the benefits of working online, they are pretty good reasons to want to join the fray. But it can be a bit daunting getting started, especially if you don't completely research your chosen niche and do not have a great web hosting provider. Here are some of the main ways through which you can start making an online living:


If you are passionate about a certain niche topic, you could start blogging about it and sharing your thoughts with your blog followers. This presents an opportunity for marketing and advertising revenue depending on how popular your blog becomes and which companies you approach.

Affiliate marketing

Companies are always looking for more ways to reach a greater market with their products. Affiliate marketing is one of the ways you can become a 'pseudo-sales rep' for these companies who will pay you for an agreed commission. This is also one way to make great passive income.

Content writing

If you are a good writer, you could offer your writing services to bloggers, site owners and review platforms.

Web development...

...and anything that is computer related really. Like, software coding, SEO services, and graphic design are also great ways to earn money online.
In fact, many people have become very successful working online. Most of these people have chosen to train other people on how to make money online. Just like the rest of us, they were tired of their 9-5 jobs that were not only draining them physically but were also not fulfilling their financial obligations. After all the payments they had to make to keep the lights on, they were left with almost nothing to themselves at the end of the month. So they, just like you have now, decided to venture into online marketing.
This is one money making avenue. You can master a certain aspect of making money online and become a 'GURU'. Meaning, if people opt in for your program they will learn:
- How to start making money without going through the teething issues most online marketers have to go through.
- The one marketing trick or fact that they must know if they are going to make real money from the articles they publish online.
- A foolproof approach that could drive unlimited targeted traffic to their site or product and so many more tricks that could lead to their making money online.

Of course for you to make money, you would have to charge a small fee for these lessons. Keep the fee reasonably small. Remember, you are leveraging numbers. Millions of Internet subscribers could opt in for your program, you don't want only three people joining because you are charging $300 for membership. It is better to charge as little as $5 and have thousands join.

It is no secret that the reason you are reading this article is because you too are tired of your 9-5 job and are looking for legitimate ways to make real money online. You may not make your first million online within a week... or you just might! That is the thing about online businesses - the market pool and revenue opportunities are multiplied by millions. All you have to do is find a way to reach this market and you never know, you might be the next 'Dot com Millionaire'.

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