Tips To Help You Make Money Online

When it comes to making money online there are so many ways to go about it that it can seem overwhelming. The problem is that with so many techniques, methods and ideas we are in danger of overloading ourselves.

Information overload is a very real problem for those coming into Internet Marketing. We learn too many techniques, too many ideas – and end up getting frozen, always worried we are making the wrong move.

Which means it is better to focus on one technique, focus on it so that you understand it, excel in it. Focus on the one aspect and you will skip over all the many things that will distract you and make some real money.

But what aspect of making money online should you focus on? There are many after all? Try focussing on 3 techniques that can make you a lot of money, but that don’t rely on significant investment up front.

  1. Dropshipping. Dropshipping involves the selling of physical products via an ecommerce store. But rather than having the products yourself you deal with a dropshipping company. When an order is placed at your store you in turn order via that company at a lesser rate (the difference is your cut). They then ship the product out to your customer, but using your branding and information so the customer never knows it wasn’t all done by you.
  2. Affiliate Marketing. This is a little different – whilst you are still selling products it is not usually via your own site. Instead you sign up to a company to be an affiliate with them and then presell the products. You link these through to the company website or landing page for that particular product or service and when someone makes a purchase you make a commission on the sale.
  3. Advertising. Rather than focus on ecommerce you can create a site based on anything. When your site is bringing in traffic, there are almost always someone who is willing to buy ad spots on a site with good quality traffic. The aim of this game is to create an interesting site that people will want to read, then sell advertising space or use a PPC advert method such as Google Adsense.

When it comes to making money online with your website or blog, there is one thing that is vital. You can have the best designed website, the most impressive product or an amazing offering. But you will never make any money without that one special ingredient…traffic!

By traffic we obviously don’t mean people driving past you in their cars and motorbikes. What we mean is human visitors to your site, people who are browsing it, reading it, checking out what you have to offer.

To make a sale you need someone to buy it. For someone to click an advert they need to be there to actually click it. Almost any method that you can think of for making money online needs a human visitor there to interact with it.

Traffic = Money

If you have human visitors to your site on a regular basis then you can almost always find a way to make money from them. There are many ways to do so

  1. Sell them a product. If they have come looking for information about a product – then sell them the product! Find a dropshipper, a supplier or a company with an affiliate program.
  2. Are they just looking for information? Use the likes of Google Adsense. This will give them related links that could well interest them as they will have links related to their interests.
  3. Sell advertising space. If you have people coming to the site then other people will want them on theirs. Sell banner space, text links, blog posts etc. All can be leveraged to drive traffic elsewhere, so all can be sold for good money.
  4. Sell the site. If you have a good amount of visitors coming to the site and you have no idea how to make money, then simply sell the site – there are always buyers interested in buying sites with traffic.
  5. Get them to sign up. A more obtuse method, but get them to sign up to an email list. With an email list you can email them with offers again and again, making money each time.

Mr. Alling likes to write about internet marketing and how you can utilize various IM techniques to improve your website traffic and sales, thus enabling you to make money from home. You can visit Mr. Alling’s blog at

35 thoughts on “Tips To Help You Make Money Online”

  1. The Number #1 and The Most Important things is Traffic for Internet Business. Whatever business you do you need Traffic and if you have Regular Traffic you then have a Chance to Convert them in to Client.

    I like Affiliate Marketing Best and I love Internet Marketing.

    Thank you John For such an important Article.

  2. kitkupon says:

    Very interesting approach of making money online, and all of them you HAVE to sell either traffic or product. Formula time is money comes to traffic is money.
    Selling good site πŸ™ and starting over…. I would say

  3. I agree about being overwhelmed with info. I find myself getting analysis paralysis. Thanks for posting. Great article!
    Tarpon Fishing Gale

  4. Mate Hegedus says:

    All great tips… but my greates tip is: DO SOMETHING.

    Don’t just sit around, but grab your laptop and do something.

    I also have a good piece of article on my blog about how to make more money online. You guys can check it out if you want πŸ˜‰

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      You always commenting with useful links within. Thanks for sharing it dude.

      1. Mate Hegedus says:

        Just helping others out πŸ™‚

  5. fazal mayar says:

    This is a good basic post showing the ways to make money online, thanks a lot mate

  6. Dealbulous says:

    nice info. though old topic but these info comes very handy to remind ourselves again and again how to really make good money online πŸ™‚

  7. There are still a lot more making money-making opportunities online aside from those enumerated online. But, these wouldn’t do us any good if we don’t act on these opportunities. The important thing is to take advantage of these and do something. Dreams do not become reality without action, right?

  8. sadli says:

    Traffic is very important. That’s cannot be denied. To maintain that great number of traffic is another thing I figured. Write a universal subject that people want to read again and again. Thanks for your inspiration JC.

  9. Party Ideas says:

    Most important point for me which consists of Affiliate marketing & Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn online, but it has one disadvantage.

  10. Party Ideas says:

    Well knowledgeable post. Knowledge is one of the most valuable things in the world.

  11. I am new to internet marketing and blogging. However, I am determined to be successful in this field. Thanks for inspirations like you sir John!

    Mr. Alling, thanks for the share as well,
    Louie Sison

    1. I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  12. Dan Thorley says:

    Great post. The concept of making money online is actualy rather straight forward. However, it can get more complecated the deeper you look into it. Kind of in the same way as running a car. It has an engine, you put petrol in it and it goes, you fill it up when it needs more petrol and take it to a mechanic when something is wrong. You can do the same sort of thing with your business, take care of all the basic stuff yourself and outsource everything you don’t understand.

  13. Gianluca says:

    Thank you for all these tips, i will try to use them. However do you have any tips to get people to sign up ?

  14. fas says:

    All these are proven techniques but how to do is the question.

  15. Thanks for this. This is to re-affirm my belief that making money is real. However, getting the traffic is a big challenge.

    Thanks for the tips you’ve pointed out. The title of this post is the same as the SEO Title for my blog. πŸ™‚

  16. PPC Ian says:

    Very basic guide, but also very well written. Personally, I like the advertising model because you build a brand/website that you can later turn into an affiliate operation or even a dropship store. It all starts with traffic and good content.

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Agree. It all starts with good content and traffic.

  17. I liked the idea about dropshipping but I’ve never tried yet. Is there any company you could suggest?


    1. I haven’t done droppshipping for quite some time now, so don’t have any suggestions for specific companies. It is important to do extensive research on both the product(will it sell?) and company. I am thinking about getting back in the game though.

  18. But I really enjoy the system of making money online, it’s really interesting.

    1. Yes, personally I think it is very fun to work online and at the same time be able to make some money. The more you do it, the better you get at it, thus making it easier to make money.

      However, the making money niche and SEO/IM is an ever changing game, so you need to stay updated so you don’t fall behind. That’s part of the fun I think πŸ™‚

  19. Unfortunately, it’s just too many “Internet Gold Digger” on the Intenet who copy each other’s e-books, sales success stores and thousands of others like they are trying to sell us.

  20. Victor says:

    Hey great post. I feel its quite possible to make money online but highly recommend people first target a specific niche and learn everything they can before shelling out cold hard cash in marketing and advertising. I have been very successful in the travel industry.

    1. Its great post and given useful tips for earning a money

  21. Sorry John, but very generic idea discussed… expect a much deeper insight on how to make money online from a person who is known as JOHN CHOW.

  22. Richard says:

    Hi John ,

    You are the blogging specialist , can you advise what to revamp for my website ?

    To success


  23. shinta says:

    good information for me john chow

  24. Well…there are a number of online money making opportunities to explore. Below is a list of categories that take a particular avenue to generating income online. Some require creating a website, others allow you to take advantage of sites and services already in existence, and a few opportunities can make money by simply participating online.

  25. great tips to make money online would like to try adsense in my website

  26. I never tried Affiliate marketing as I am not a good seller, but I always dependent on advertisement. I really works well for new and small blogger.

  27. Nice tips to make money online which will be more useful for the bloggers

    1. Yes, it sure is. Making money online can be hard. It takes time and effort.

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