Like most people looking to earn a decent living online I was very skeptical at first. There seemed to be so much information to trawl through and so many people making wild promises that they had all the answers to making thousands of dollars in just a few days … in some cases just a few hours. Most of it was rubbish!
Then one day, maybe more out of luck than judgment I sold a product through being an affiliate and I was hooked. I just could not believe that I'd sold actually something online!
Well I have to say, I am now making a reasonable amount of money online but it has taken over a year of trial and error, plus a bit of investment to start making what I'd consider a decent living online.
There are certainly a lot of scams out there that can trip you up and have you wasting a lot of time and money, but the good news is that there are a few making money methods that do work, and that actually are worth paying a little bit of money for.
It is also possible to earn a living online without owning a website too, but I think at some point, to really capitalize on your chosen product promotion then it will at least be necessary to get a domain name of your own and maybe just a simple landing page, if nothing else to start build a contact list, but even that is not completely necessary. I make money from a variety of methods:
As an affiliate (an online marketer selling other peoples products) I have a few websites now that are high up on Google and earn regular decent money, and really that is a big part of earning a living online. You must get plenty of visitors to your products.
As a vendor I now have 2 musical based products that are selling quite well after many months and I've also managed to build up a team of affiliates myself who all earn a decent living from selling my product. It was an awful lot of work to put together and my experience at being an affiliate first helped my greatly in developing my products and understanding exactly what it takes.
Do not underestimate the task ahead if you decide to try to earn a living online. It's hard work but done correctly will be very rewarding both financially and from a lifestyle point of view.