Start Making Money Online

Start Making Money Online

Many people would like to make money online, but they don’t know where to start, what business to start, company to buy into or who to join with. I have compiled a few options for you to think about so you can start making money online. This is based off my own experience and experience of some of my friends.

Swagbucks is it worth it?

So here are a few ideas that won’t make you rich, but could put a few extra bucks in your pocket. One option is Swagbucks, this is a site that is free to sign up to and you simply do what you would normally do online like shopping, watching videos, and playing games. You earn points which can be turned into gift cards or cash through PayPal. One problem is it is time-consuming and unless you are online constantly hooked up to swagbucks, you will never really make any real money. However, if you have a website you can become an Affiliate with Swagbucks and market products through them to earn commissions.


There are other companies that do much of the same like Cashcrate and SurveyClub in my opinion they are time killers and your better off being more productive with your time either learning how to make real money online, or going after bigger fish. It’s easy to make peanuts online, but to make the real money it takes skill and knowledge of how online marketing works. You also have to create something that is in demand, for example making money online is in demand especially now with the way job markets are looking and just the simple reward you get for working for yourself. I have a solution for you if you want to do just that (work for yourself) and make decent to great money online. Keep reading to find out.

You want to be a YouTuber?

There are tons of YouTube Vloggers out now, I mean tons! I personally never went they way, but I know people that have and you can make serious money on YouTube if you are either 1. Lucky or 2. Have a great content. I have seen YouTubers that are horrible and they have over 1 million subs. It blows my mind, then I see YouTubers who are great and only have a few thousand subs. In order to make money from YouTube you have to pretty much be committed. You also need to know about editing and have the software to do so. You can’t just make a video on your phone and upload it thinking your going to hit 1 million views. It needs to be good content, just like a blog needs to have good content to keep the reader interested. cash

How much can you make from YouTube? well, a YouTuber makes anywhere between $1.40 to $4 per 1000 views, so you could make a viral video that is seen by millions. However, the next week you could bomb and not get any views, but the real money is in subscribers because they will be loyal and watch your videos consistently. There’s an even better way to make money online and also be a Vlogger with videos and I will tell you how just keep reading.

Freelance writing is sometimes writing for free

Now when I say “sometimes writing for free” I don’t really mean that you’re working for nothing, but it might feel like nothing after your done with a 1,000 word article or blog you just ghostwrote for someone and get paid next to nothing. There is a crazy gap in how much you can make as a freelance writer, this is based on so many variables and who you sign up for to freelance with. I have worked in the past as a freelance writer for and got screwed over several times. You compete with so many people that work for peanuts in countries like India and Ghana. They will literally work for half of what you would. This doesn’t mean you can’t make money.

How much should you charge to be a freelance writer? well, it depends on if you are diligent, knowledgeable, and an experienced writer. You could charge anywhere from $30 to $50 per article, but some companies would pay as much as $100 per article. I always say never sell yourself short, and usually you are being bid on for the job. One freelance writing company you can try is they are serious and reliable for payment. Another thing you can do is incorporate writing, vlogging, blogging and web design all in one. Learn how next.

Become an Affiliate Marketer and your own boss

I know what you’re thinking, “Become an Affiliate Marketer?! What!? I have no clue!” Here is the thing, if you truly want something you will learn how to get it. Right? I have just the thing that I think is one of the best ways to make money online. (Affiliate Marketing) What is Affiliate Marketing? you may ask, well it is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. So in other words if you have web space and you advertise a certain product or service you can get paid a commission on each product or service bought or sold. You can even make money on people clicking on advertisements of other companies on your website through Ads. now your making money

Down below I will include a video on how to join Wealthy Affiliate step-by-step and some of the benefits therein which is an Affiliate marketing platform with hosting. I would actually call it an Affiliate marketing University. There are loads of training videos and they teach you step-by-step on how to build a website through WordPress. There you can market products through Amazon, Etsy, Shopify, Ebay, Wealthy Affiliate, and much more. This is a free program to join with membership packages to become a premium member starting at $19 for the first month and only $49 each month after that and you can cancel anytime.

You might be saying to yourself “I don’t want to pay for anything” and that’s fine you don’t have to, you can still become an Affiliate Marketer by receiving 2 free websites just for joining. Here I want to give you an example of how this kind of training works. By joining free and never progressing to a “paid member” you will be left behind in a lot of the extra training provided, also you will not have access to all the benefits Wealth Affiliate has to offer. While it is free to join and receive your 2 websites which you will be taught to build, you will not be taught all the marketing strategies or be given access to all the free “plug-ins” available to paid members. There really is a ton of perks to joining. Jack

Here is a picture of a member named Jack who decided to join the wealthy Affiliate family. Jack is just one of many who join on a regular basis, this learning platform has over a MILLION + members and at any given time there are over 20 thousand Premium members on the community platform. This learning and hosting platform has too many advantages to mention here, so I recommend watching the video and clicking the link to checkout their home page to sign up for your free membership.

Is it worth is to work from home?

When people say they work from home, usually it also means they have a second job too. Most people that start making money online do not have enough capital or experience to solely work from home. I myself am also a part-time English teacher in Indonesia. I also work as a freelancer in my spare time with and I’m writing a book to eventually sell. Here I expect to be working on my websites and books as my main source of income in the future, but for now I’m very content with where I am. Now is it worth it, I say it most definitely is, just for the simple fact you get to spend more time around the ones you love. I also wanted to travel and live in another country, so thanks to working online I’m given that opportunity.

As for different ways to work online, there are many if you want to see a few more ways to work online you can checkout my blog on the best ways to make money online for more ideas. Another thing I would like to add is through the education you receive at Wealthy Affiliate University you can even build websites for other individuals to make some extra cash, I have done that a few times. If you need a Realtor in NYC checkout I built his website among others. So whatever you decide to do just make sure your happy with it and please be careful with people claiming your going to make astronomical amounts of money in 30 days or less. In my experience those types of “so called” internet jobs are 99.9% scams. Use good judgment and always do your research before signing up to anything even with what I’m referring you to.


I just created this You Tube Channel to show you how to join, I will add more videos of tutorials of how to create free marketing videos, how to use certain features in Wealthy Affiliate and other “HOW TO” stuff in the future.

Be sure to LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE  and don’t forget to hit that notification bell to my NEW channel for more videos in the future. 

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13 Replies to “Start Making Money Online”

  1. Reading over your article I see that you have being a YouTuber listed as a way to make money online, I was just wondering what type of cost it is to get involved with YouTube.

    Do you have to pay to put a YouTube video on the platform?  If so, how much does this cost?  And you said you cannot do a video on a telephone and then upload it, so what type of equipment do I need to purchase to make a video?  What all would this equipment cost?

    I am seriously thinking about doing a video for a business venture and I would love to know what costs I am looking at ahead of time.  Planning is everything in business so answers to these questions would be appreciated.

    Thank you,


    1. Hello Susan,

      Thank you for leaving a comment here about YouTube. It does not cost anything to post videos to YouTube. You do need to have a Gmail Account or at least that’s what works for me. You do need to go to YouTube and create a channel for free. Also you need to be able to edit videos. I use “Home Movie Studio” editing software. It didn’t cost me a lot. There are some free editing software out there, but it depends on the type of videos you want to put on YouTube. Look into How to create a YouTube channel on Google, and look into FREE EDITING software products you can download. I’m going to post more about this stuff in my YouTube channel in the future so be sure to subscribe and hit the notification bell for more videos. 

      As for if it’s worth it, I say totally. It would reach so many more people than conventional marketing. There is a true potential to make money with YouTube. As for the Cost, well it can vary depending on if your filming yourself and surroundings or filming your computer screen like I did in my video. I would say over all it could be as much as almost free, or free up to hundreds if not thousands of dollars it all depends.

      I wish you all the best in your business, Aaron G.

  2. Hi, Thanks for the article. I had thought about freelance writing once in a while but as you said, I noticed some people are only charging like five or 10 bucks per article. I guess it would be a little bit of money coming in but it wasn’t enough to make me jump but that opportunity. My daughter wants to be a YouTuber. I keep trying to motivate her to get started because the sooner you start the better. I think success in that platform takes a really long time unless you just have outrageous content. I decided to try my hand at the affiliate marketing platform as well. So far it’s going okay but not making as much money as I’d hoped. I know there hundreds of thousands of websites out there though so it will take time for people to find and trust mind! Thanks for the article and my computer wasn’t seeing the video. Probably a glitch on my side.

    1. Hello Lynne, 

      Thank you for commenting on my post. As for my video it probably was still uploading or I was probably editing something. Feel free to go back to check it out and please Like and subscribe. I will be up loading more videos on “how to” stuff for Affiliate marketers and editing or on free software to use to make YouTube videos. As for your daughter wanting to start a channel, I think its a great idea! and YES start NOW. it takes time to build up a good subscriber base and receive income. So I say the sooner the better just like you. 

      In terms of your success with Affiliate Marketing, It really just takes time. And a lot of content, but after a while it seems to snowball and come in at a steady stream. There are many things you can do to help out with your success too, like creating your own YouTube channel as well to market your own Affiliate programs or products. When it comes to Freelance writing it really is a slow drip of income with a lot of time used. I do it as a part time gig. Once you get really good at it and you have a strong base of reliability you can ask for more money. NEVER sell yourself short. 

      Hang in there with the Affiliate Marketing and I wish you all the best, 

      Aaron G.

      P.S. don’t forget to try watching my video again, liking and subscribing. the quality of the mic is not that great, but I’m just starting out with this channel, so trial and error. 

  3. I agree with you about sites like swagbucks or survey sites. They just aren’t worth my time. Now, if I was just sitting watching tv and doing it during wind down time, maybe…but I don’t get a lot of tv or wind down time as a mom or small kids. So glad you mentioned affiliate marketing. That seems to be more worth the time because it will pay off big in the long run.

    1. Hi Holly, 

      Thank you for commenting on my post! and yes you are correct Swagbucks is really not worth the time, or my time at least. I would rather be more productive with Affiliate Marketing which will payoff big. It takes time and effort, but totally worth it. BTW I hope you were able to watch my tutorial video on joining Wealthy Affiliate. I will be adding more videos in the near future on “HOW TO” stuff for Affiliates and members within the WA program as well as people looking to start their own videos and want to learn about what to use that might be free. Be sure to LIKE< SUBSCRIBE, AND HIT THE NOTIFICATION BELL to catch all the videos I will upload. 

      I wish you all the best,

      Aaron G.

  4. Thank you for sharing some ideas about different ways to make money online.    In the long run, from what you say, I don’t think that Swagbucks or free lance writing is going to allow me to earn enough money to make it worth while.     

    I also agree with your comment that if an internet job offer suggests that we can make lots of money in less than 30 days, it is probably a scam.   

    I was curious, which would allow me to earn a decent living faster – a business with YouTube videos or a business that utilizes affiliate marketing?    Could they potentially be combined?   

    Thank you in advance.   

    p.s.  As a real estate broker, I think it is nice that you are helping promote David’s website.   I am sure that NYC is an extremely competitive real estate market.  I would like to think that every mention of his website would help.       

    1. Hello Sondra, 

      Thank you for posting a comment with me, as per your question

       “I was curious, which would allow me to earn a decent living faster – a business with YouTube videos or a business that utilizes affiliate marketing?    Could they potentially be combined? “

      They totally can be combined. I am doing it myself with being an Affiliate and the video I have posted at the bottom of my blog. If you were unable to watch my video it is probably because it was still up loading or I was editing, so be sure to go back and watch my video, like and subscribe to my channel. I will be posting more videos on “HOW TO” stuff in the future for Affiliate marketers and people within the Wealthy Affiliate community. There will also be videos on how to find free software for editing and making instructional videos. PLUS MORE>>>>>

      I wish you all the best! 

      Aaron G.

  5. There seem to be so many ways to make money online. I guess it’s hard to really make a decision as there are so many scams on line. Have you had any first hand experience with swag bucks?  I think that Wealthy Affliate is by far the best way to make money online. There’s the opportunity to learn and make money.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Brenda, 

      Thank you for commenting on my post, As per having experience yes I have while I was living in New York. I received a few Swagbucks for filling out surveys, but honestly it was not my thing I liked to do and it took forever to make anything decent. I am now combining YouTube with my Affiliate Marketing and I think this is a better way to go. Wealthy Affiliate has been such a huge help with all its training and knowledge you receive in it’s program. If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch my video, please do and be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE. Also if you hit the notification bell you will know when I post a new video, I will upload videos on “HOW TO” stuff for Affiliate Marketers like free editing software or free recording software and much more in the future. 

      I wish you all the best, 

      Aaron G. 

  6. Shoot! Aaron this page explains very clearly, the common sense, the practical sense, the logical sense in aspects to started to work on part or full time, for the long run and realistic the means to have a vehicle, plus schooling, tutoring mentoring by example, how the WA network is proforming illustration step by step process to succeed in online websites, not just one website, but a choice of 20 websites in a niche, which what we’re passions or gift remain ideal to a extension of our dreams made a really. 

     Plus, to all these benefits come the edge in indexing, building on other site to benefit our own website, from knowing nothing about building website to educated entrepreneur sharing their expertise in form of training while get credit both ways. It is a win win scenario, where motivation is the chime in tune…

    Well thought out page  bro. Good job! I’d like to see video 


    1. Hello Jonathan, 

      Thank you for commenting on my post, and thank you for all the fantastic comments. You are correct, this program really does take you from a beginner not knowing anything about websites to a successful online business owner who can be proud of what he/she is doing for him/herself and their family. When I first started I knew absolutely nothing about building a website let alone all the marketing and business talk. I now have a great grasp on what I’m doing I highly recommend creating a YouTube account, it’s free. Make some videos to market your product or your Affiliate programs and let that help spread the word. It is difficult to market through Facebook or Pinterest, I’m not saying it cant happen or you shouldn’t, but having a YouTube account wouldn’t hurt. Right? 

      So If you haven’t already, please give my video a like and subscribe to my channel, be sure to hit the notification bell to get notifications of all my up coming videos on “HOW TO’ stuff for Affiliate Marketers. There will be videos on how to use free software for editing and making cool marketing videos. I will also post on how to use certain functions in WordPress through Wealthy Affiliate., 

      Again Jonathan Thank you and I wish you all the best! 

      Aaron G, 

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