From time to time, I get asked this same exact question.
Instead of having to repeat myself over and over again, I figured I’d create a post to not just answer the oh so common question but to also explain why.
So what is the best way to make money online?
Is it affiliate marketing?
With the many options, what could possibly be “the best”?
Within the 5 years of making money online full-time and trying many programs out there, I have come to the conclusion that this is what’s best.
Owning your very own piece of online real estate.
Whether you call it a blog, website or web journal, this is going to be your biggest asset.
Some will say affiliate marketing or blogging but I personally don’t like to be held down to just one thing.
I’m the type of person that gets bored easily and will find any excuse to skip out on some actual work.
I also don’t like putting all my eggs in one basket as we never know what will happen.
But Why a Blog?
Well, there’s just so many things that you can do with a single website.
I can agree that affiliate marketing is awesome and a great way to make money online but sometimes your niche might not be the right fit.
What if advertising or getting sponsorships is the best way to monetize your site?
Affiliate marketing won’t be a high priority.
Now blogging is probably your best bet at making money online but it does not mean you are bound to just writing every single day.
Affiliate marketing very much goes hand in hand with blogging and so does advertising.
This does not mean you can’t run an e-commerce store of your own to sell your own products either.
And it also doesn’t men that you can’t setup a nice pay per click campaign to run some ads that will bring your site traffic.
What’s My Point?
The point I’m trying to get across here is the fact that you don’t need to be bound to just one METHOD of making money online.
There’s nothing wrong with options and there is definitely nothing wrong with making money in different ways either.
This comes down to why I say that owning your very own piece of online real estate is going to be the best way to make money online.
AKA your very own blog.
Exactly like my site you’re on right now (brokeveteran.com), you can and should own your very own blog.
Yourname.com or thebakeshop.com.
Whatever passion or interest you have, go with it and create yourself an asset that can pay you over and over again.
Unless that is not what you want.
Your Passion is Your Business
Some of you might like swimming and some of you might like writing.
Whatever the case may be, there is money to be made.
Take brokeveteran.com as an example.
This site is designed to help you make money online as well as give you the best tips and tricks that will help you get ahead of the competition.
Helping people make money online is a passion of mine and that is why I created this site.
Sure I started in the parenting niche and affiliate marketing but it just wasn’t something I was truly passionate about.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids to death but talking about parenting type stuff is just not my forte.
You get what I’m saying.
This is the same reason why you NEED to go with something you are truly passionate about.
With ONE Website…
The opportunities are endless!
You can blog about your daily life and even add vlogging to the mix.
Affiliate marketing is a great addition as I’m sure you would love to add your two cents to several products in your niche.
Advertising is a complete no-brainer as it is probably the best way to make money without having anyone make an actual purchase.
Then there’s always the option of advertising some products through Google, Facebook, or any other social media networks.
Are you seeing the potential of just one website?
Sit back and really think about what I just said.
There is just so much you can do with your very own blog, so don’t limit yourself.
Now what I just talked about might be a little confusing to some of you and that’s okay.
Just remember that we were all new at one point in anything we did, so you are definitely not alone.
If website creation is scary to you, take a chill pill and remember that this is not 2010.
These days creating a website is as simple as clicking a mouse and you can have one up and running in less than 30 seconds.
And no I’m not exaggerating.
Putting all the pieces together can also be an issue and that is why I always recommend a site called the Wealthy Affiliate.
Not only will you learn everything about blogging, affiliate marketing, and making money online but you will get help.
If you need a simple questions answered, you can simply post it and have other members chime in or you can utilize their live chat feature.
This is the same exact place that taught me everything I know about making money online, so I know that it absolutely works.
If you are tired of scams, playing the recruiting game, or flat out not making any money from the internet, today is a great day to stop and really think about things.
Now if you’re done thinking and you understand your situation, let me help you get started.
Being that I know how it is to start anything online and the lack of support out there, I figured I’d throw out the life donut.
With something as simple as a website comes all the technical stuff.
“How can I get ranked in search engines?”
“Where can I go to get my affiliate link?”
“Why am I not making any money?”
There are many questions that come with such an industry and the learning will never stop.
So if you would like my personal help and guidance, I am a proud member of Wealthy Affiliate and you can get in contact with me there.
I have helped thousands of people with affiliate marketing and blogging, so you can gain access to me there.
Rather than having you spend thousands of dollars for an online coach, you can get it all for free but only through there as I am only one person.
I do have my own business to run and it is literally impossible to help each and everyone of you.
So to make things easier for both of us and for you to get the help you need, just get signed up and we can go from there.