Most people think there are a million and one ways to make money online when there’s really only a handful.
The misunderstanding comes from the million and one products that are created that claim to show you how to make money when almost all of them have a hidden agenda of some sort.
They make you think you can make $1,000 commissions when they are really running a Ponzi scheme.
Almost all home based businesses are going to be recruiting based and that is not where the problem lies.
The programs that are coming out these days consist of no product whatsoever but they claim you can make thousands of dollars.
That’s a clear sign that you are about to enter into Ponzi territory.
Unless you have some make you look younger cream, you need to avoid those programs at all costs.
Then of course we have the scams that offer a huge reward but nothing to show for after they’ve taken your money.
Today I want to put all questions aside and give you the real and legit ways that people are making real money online with.
There aren’t many ways but there are quite a number of programs that claim to show you how it’s done.
I want to show you those ways and I want to show you the programs that actually work.
With 5+ years of experience and working from home full-time and reviewing all kinds of products and programs I think I have enough to give you the best.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this list, then I might just need to find a better profession.
I doubt that will happen so let’s get on with the show as I’m sure you’re excited to start your very own online venture.
1. Start a Blog
This is always going to be my top recommended way to make money online.
It is the most reliable and sustainable business model online and the income potential is through the roof.
As long as you have the right training and support, you can learn the real potential that a simple blog has.
I started my first blog in 2014 and never looked back.
Once I made that first $1 I knew I could make $100 and eventually get to $10k +.
That’s exactly how things went and I have created several other blogs since then.
It has been the main source of income for me and my family and I can’t help but share such an amazing opportunity that truly does work.
Not to mention the fact that you will be blogging about things you are already interested in to begin with.
This is what I think is the absolute best way to make money on the internet, even if you don’t think you can write.
I personally did not know how to write and when I look back at the first posts I’ve ever done, I wonder how in the world I was able to make money.
Well I did and I know you can too.
I did a whole post on how you can start a blog, so check that out and you’ll see exactly how you can get started.
Oh and this is by far the cheapest business you will ever start, so that is another reason why it is my top recommendation.
2. Drop Shipping
This method is absolutely amazing but is not going to be as cheap as starting a blog.
But just like blogging, you won’t need to own any products but you will have to place orders once you receive a purchase.
The beauty with drop shipping though is that you will never have any products in your possession as everything is done from the company you will be drop shipping with.
Allow me to explain as the idea of drop shipping is simple and absolutely amazing.
Drop shipping is nothing more than getting products at a wholesale price all while trying to earn a profit.
You control the price of what you are selling, so you decide how much profit you will get.
By becoming a partner with a drop ship company, you can get the lowest prices on specific goods.
From there, you will create your very own store with sites like Shopify that use the products from the drop ship company.
You will list these products on your site like you own them and people will make purchases through your site.
From there, you will take that money and place the order from the actual company.
The company will send out the orders on your behalf and you will keep whatever you didn’t have to spend on the product.
Just like that, you just made $20 or whatever profit you decided to give yourself and that customer gets their product.
Do this 100 more times and you my friend will be running a serious business.
Of course there’s a lot more that needs to be learned but thanks to sites like Oberlo, they will help you setup shop and even show you all the tricks of the trade.
Now if you want the best of the best, you might want to checkout the guys over at the Amazing Selling Machine.
They give you all the help and support you need but they do have the most up to date tactics that I’m sure you’ll love.
3. Affiliate Marketing
If the idea of selling other people’s products online without dealing with shipping or customers sounds like something you could do, affiliate marketing is where it’s at.
Unlike drop shipping, you don’t have to own a store and you don’t have to deal with any types of monetary transactions.
You get your personal affiliate link with sites like Amazon, Walmart, or any online retailer you can think of.
You can then place them on a site or even make money without a website.
When someone clicks on your link and makes some kind of purchase from that partner’s site, you will get credit for it.
Instead of trying to turn a profit like you would with drop shipping, you are paid a commission based on what that partner offers.
This can range anywhere from 5 – 75% so you can see how things can get really lucrative.
Comgine this with your personal blog and you can get traffic that will last for a really long time.
If done right.
I personally recommend a site called Wealthy Affiliate as they are the affiliate marketing pros.
Give them a try and you can very much create an affiliate marketing business that can pay you over and over again.
If I wasn’t blogging, this is exactly where I would start.
There are so many different types of freelancing jobs but the problem is most people know absolutely nothing about it.
Fiverr.com is a great place to start to gain experience but the pay is exactly how it sounds in the name.
Five dollars per task.
Now there are ways you can earn more but you have to remember that the people looking for help on there aren’t willing to pay a premium price.
For a full-time income, Upwork is where you want to go.
You can write, do some website design, and even help companies with their marketing.
I mention Upwork because you can get linked with your clients directly.
Upwork will take a percentage of each transaction but you will get paid the highest rates.
It is completely free to join and you can submit your resume to get accepted from different publishers.
If you don’t feel like building and waiting on your business to grow, freelancing is where to go.
5. Virtual Assistant
Although this can be done on Upwork as well, I figured that this job alone is one that could use its place on this post.
Virtual assistants are becoming more and more common these days as there is not enough time in a day for online entrepreneurs to deal with the small stuff.
If you have the drive and passion to help online business people stay organized and on track, this is the job for you.
I have personally hired many VA’s in my online career and I have paid some good money for it.
What’s good about this is that you can get paid however works best for you and your soon to be employer.
And the best part about being a VA is that you can work for many people at once.
Land some great paying jobs and you can very much have a full-time income in no time.
Now there are hundreds upon hundreds of virtual assistant sites and you can Google all day but it won’t be that easy to find a really good one.
A great place to start your search is over at good old Virtualassistants.com.
From there you can branch out and find others that fit your needs.
6. Become a Tutor
I am no teacher and I don’t do any kind of tutoring.
I do teach people how to make money online and I do know some great places that can show you how to make money with your given skills.
Teaching is one I don’t have but I’m sure there are thousands of you who do and could be making a nice income all from the internet.
Thanks to sites like VIPKID, you can tutor kids from China.
Everything is done online and you don’t ever have to leave your home.
I did see a tutor at a coffee shop one time and it sure did look fun.
Mind you I’m a full-time blogger and I just so happen to run into someone who worked with VIPKID.
She did say she loves it and that it was in fact her full-time job.
There are some requirements before you can start working but you can always check that out on their official website.
7. Graphic Designer
If you are quite the designer, this is the career for you.
Before I found designing websites to be fun, I hired anyone and everyone to get the look and feel of my sites.
I paid someone to get a header done and then I paid someone else to get my site to function the way I wanted it to.
Whatever aesthetics I needed done for my site, I outsourced it to someone else.
Imagine getting paid to design all kinds of things related to what you specialize in?
That’s almost as good as starting your very own blog.
Website designers are very much sought after and if you have quite the talent for such a thing, you can make a full-time income doing so.
Create awesome ads or whatever it is that you can think of that you are the expert in.
Graphic designers are not easy to find and you might just be the next one who will make a full-time income for your talent.
Just like the others mentioned on this list, you can get started on Fiverr.com and evolve from there.
Conclusion – Take Action
The internet is truly an amazing place to make a living.
You’re on it, I’m on it, and so are BILLIONS of other people.
I don’t care if you do it from work or as a part-time gig, you owe it to yourself to make a full-time income all from the internet.
Not many people can say the same and it does take a very special individual to make the type of income that most can only dream of.
I know you might not think it is possible but if a super senior like myself can do it, then trust me, you can too.
There is too much opportunity right in front of you (literally), so take advantage of what others aren’t doing.
I hope this short but sweet list of the best ways to make money online has helped you in one way or another.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for reading and good luck!
The Broke Veteran