What is the best way to earn extra money online?
As the cost of living increases, earning an extra few dollars a month could come in pretty handy for most people.
And these days a lot of people are turning their attention to the Internet to earn extra money online.
Unfortunately though, there are a lot of “get rich quick” schemes, and so many different sub-standard opportunities, that most people end up getting confused and giving up.
Even worse, people get taken for a ride by one of the many scams out there and label making money online all one big hoax.
Well I can absolutely assure you that it most definitely IS POSSIBLE to make money online these days, and many people are making an extra few hundred dollars, a few thousand, and much, much more a month.
In fact, thanks to the worldwide reach of the Internet, many people have left the nine to five rat race and are making money online on a full-time basis.
But you have to do it the right way.
Not by getting sucked in to one of the many push button automated scams out there that promise overnight success… they just don’t work.
So what is the best way to earn extra money online?
Discover affiliate marketing
In my opinion, affiliate marketing is hands down the best way to earn extra money online and also the quickest to get started.
I have personally been making money online with affiliate marketing since 2013, and I know of many people that are making a full-time income, and some a small fortune, by doing the very same thing.
Affiliate marketing is definitely NOT a get rich quick scheme, yes you can make some money quickly, but it will take a lot of hard work to build it up to the “small fortune” stage.
You will have to put in some hard work, especially in the early stages, but it is a sustainable, long-term business model that be leveraged to provide ongoing residual income that comes in each and every month.
What could an extra couple of hundred dollars a month do for you and your family?
What about $500 a month?
How about $1500 a month?
What about $10,000 a month?
Just think about that for a few minutes.
With affiliate marketing this IS POSSIBLE OVER TIME!
Wouldn’t you like to be able to learn this skill?
What is affiliate marketing?
Essentially affiliate marketing is marketing someone else’s product online, and then once a sale is made, you make a commission.
This can be done as simply as writing a product review.
For example, you could write a review about a book you just read that you bought from Amazon (who you have signed up with as an affiliate), someone who is searching for information online about this book comes across your review and reads it, they like what you say, they click on a link on your website and buy the book.
Then at the end of the month, Amazon sends you a commission cheque.
The great thing about affiliate marketing is that you can make money from products that you love and are passionate about!
Have a look at this video below about understanding the process of making money online.
As you can see, the foundation of earning money via affiliate marketing is a fairly simple process.
And there are literally thousands and thousands of products you can market, and hundreds of affiliate programs you can join.
Some of the biggest include Amazon and Clickbank, but there are so many options in so many different markets that you always have something you can promote.
The great thing about affiliate marketing is that it costs virtually nothing to get started as well.
Affiliate programs are generally free to join, you don’t need to spend money on creating your own product as you are selling someone else’s, and all you really need is a laptop, a website and an internet connection.
Become an affiliate marketer!
So why not become an affiliate marketer yourself?
What is stopping you?
If you think you don’t have the money or the skills, then I have something special for you.
Why not learn how to become a successful affiliate marketer with Wealthy Affiliate, the #1 affiliate marketing community online today!
Wealthy Affiliate are currently offering a free starter membership, which includes a free website and a starter training course.
To learn more: Click here and visit my Getting Started Page.
Learn from the best in the business, and you will soon discover what is the best way to earn extra money online!
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
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I agree with you, affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make some extra cash online. Like most things in life its not a get rich quick scheme but I think those are the things to avoid. Like you say affiliate marketing is a good, solid way to make income and what makes it even better is that there is no risk. i started affiliate marketing a couple of months ago and so far I am really enjoying it! Thanks for your great and informative article!
Thanks for your feedback Hollie and I totally agree!
Affiliate marketing is totally no risk!
All you are doing is essentially promoting and marketing someone else’s product for a slice of the action: Easy, peasy 😉
A while ago I was looking for something online to get more money to help my parents in my school tuition fees, especially because my scholarship was about to end. And I ran to a similar review to yours, and that what made me be a member with WA. I’m proud of myself because of my progress in the past months and I’m learning something new everyday with Wealthy Affiliate.
Great to hear you are on the right track Bruce!
You won’t go wrong with WA!
Thanks for your comment 🙂
Hi John – great article! You are so right! Affiliate marketing is the way to go – this is what all the successful marketers are doing, whether they have their own products or not.
I have noticed a trend with the (obviously) successful marketers out there who do have their own products – they always, ALWAYS, incorporate affiliate marketing into their campaigns.
Affiliate marketing is recommending products that have really helped you, and getting paid a commission to do it. It is no different than working in a store and recommending furniture or cars or jewelry or whatever. The only difference is that you can write articles that can pay you over and over for years. With “real life” commission sales, you have to keep chasing that next sale.
I guess you can tell that I LOVE affiliate marketing! Thanks for sharing! I agree with you 100%!
So true Debbie!
All successful Internet marketers incorporate affiliate marketing into their strategy for success.
It is a core concept in the online world, and really sets you up for success for the long-term!
Learn the skills!
Thanks for your feedback 🙂
Excellent advice as always John. Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online. I don’t care for Amazon as an example because their payout rates are sooooo small. I like the ones that offer some form of training, a range of products and decent commissions. They also have to have a respectable company behind them that has been profitably in business for a while. Thanks for sharing.
I agree with you Ben!
I personally don’t work with Amazon, as I believe there are much better and more lucrative ways with affiliate marketing.
That being said, I do know of people that are making a fortune using the Amazon and affiliate marketing combo… The skills are the same.
Learn them once, and you have them forever!
Thanks for you comment, I appreciate your feedback and experienced viewpoint 🙂
Great information. It’s great to hear people actually make money doing affiliate marketing. I have come to realize there are no short cuts in life. The ones who take short cuts are the scammers, the lazies and the crooks. Needless to say, I am not one of them. So, since you have been at WA since 2013, are you making a full time income strictly doing affiliate marketing now? Just curious as I hope to eventually make this a full time career once I start seeing more income come in. Thanks for the post.
Hi Sofia, glad to hear that you are putting in some hard work to achieve your goals with an online business!
So true that there are no short cuts in life, at least to anywhere worth going.
I earn income from a variety of sources online, including affiliate marketing, selling info products, such as eBooks and online courses, and coaching.
I have full faith that you can earn more than a full time income with an online business with the right attitude and some hard work!
Best of luck 🙂
As a blogger, I can tell that affiliate marketing is definitely one of the best ways to earn money online.
I also like trading Forex. Although it requires special kind of knowledge, I’m doing pretty good 🙂 You just need to work consistently every day and everything is going to be fine…
You doing a great job yourself, keep it up!
Thanks for the vote of confidence Julius!
Glad to hear that you are doing well with Fourex as well, just like affiliate marketing, if you put in the work, you will reap the rewards! 🙂
Thanks for your comment!
Interesting post on affiliate marketing as a means to making extra money online.
It sounds ideal, and I love the phrase at the bottom of your site ‘being rich is having money and being wealthy is having time.’
How long have you been with Wealthy Affiliate, and how long before you started making money with Affiliate Marketing?
Thanks for you comment Michel and thanks for your questions.
I have been with WA since 2013 and for myself personally, it was a few months before I received my first commission check, but I know of people that have made money earlier, and some much later.
Really the answer is “how long is a piece of string”.
It all depends on the person, their attitude, their particular niche and how much work they put in.
But as I explained in my post, affiliate marketing is not a get rich overnight scheme, but it is something that can snowball overtime.
The work you put in NOW pays off over time, and can pay over and over again.
That is the real magic of affiliate marketing 🙂
I’ve been a Wealthy Affiliate member for almost a year. When I first started out I had no idea how affiliate marketing works or how to start a blog.
A few months later I had my first few $ online and by this time I am earning a few hundred $ / month (and growing) and I’ve been doing all this part time as I am a Master student as well.
I am very grateful I came across WA and learned how to do this the right way. Most people get discouraged if they don’t see any results within the first few days or a month.
But only those that don’t give up and continue doing it even if they don’t see results yet, are the ones that are going make a nice online income.
Unfortunately most people want the instant fix and instant results Cristina, and that is why they don’t see great results working online.
You are a perfect example of how it can work… you are getting solid results and making steady progress as well as studying full-time,
It shows what can be achieved with the right attitude.
A quote I love from the richest man in the world, Bill Gates says: “Most people overestimate what they can achieve in one year and
underestimate what they can achieve in ten years”
It’s a pity more people didn’t have this attitude.
I wish you great success online and in life Cristina 🙂
I agree with you that affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online, especially for beginners. It is easy to learn, thanks to the websites like Wealthy Affiliate and some other websites. Another great advantage is that you don’t need your own product and you can start your business with a very small amount of money.
Thanks Sandy, I totally agree!
And I also agree that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to learn about affiliate marketing and building an online business in general.
Give it a go and you won’t be disappointed! 🙂