Upon writing this article I Googled “How to Make Money Online”. I have to admit I wasn’t surprised to find that there were 367 million competing results. If you are typing that phrase into the search engines then clearly you are in a position to benefit from earning extra income from home and there are many people who would benefit from you purchasing their program or system. Thus, we have an absurd number of competing websites.

There are numerous means with which to earn income on the web. One can begin blogging, writing articles, posting banner ads or in forums. Free classified ads work for some and videos seem to have a high conversion. Now all of these things I just mentioned mean nothing to you. None of these marketing methods will make you a dime if you are not educated in how to do them and you don’t have a product or service to sell.

This is why the most common form of how to make money online is through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a very lucrative and powerful way to be successful on the internet. For many newbies on the internet, this serves as a livelihood before they go to launch their own product. One can earn a 7 figure income through affiliate marketing.

The important thing to understand is that you must go through a learning curve. In order to know how to make money online you must learn the basics. This is not rocket science and can be implemented quickly. Be cautious of get rich quick programs where people try and sell you a product promising the world in a week’s time. In any endeavor on the internet there will be work involved, not excruciating work, but work nonetheless.

In summary, education is necessary but without a business or affiliation the education cannot be applied to drive income into your bank account. Find a legitimate business to align yourself with and plan to learn a couple things well and you can soon find that your job is no longer necessary and that you can double what you earned at that job in a fraction of the time.