5 Ways to Generate an Income Online

In today’s modern society with the development of the internet it has become increasingly common for people to be making money from their computers. It seems a far easier way to make a living working a few hours at home when it’s convenient rather than sitting for hours in heavy traffic, having a boss breathing down your neck, constantly being reviewed and monitored and working all the hours God sends just to pay the bills. If you’re new to making money online how exactly do you get started? Well there are many ways but here are just 5 that you might want to consider…


Online surveys are an easy way to make a quick buck or two. Basically, an online survey involves registering for a website and filling out consumer surveys where you will offer your opinion and comment on a particular service or product. Online surveys can be a lot of fun.  If you’re looking to enjoy yourself and perhaps earn some merchandise, win prizes and even get paid cash then these surveys might fit the bill. You will need to spend a fair bit of time researching legitimate companies that will actually pay you as there are a lot of scams about unfortunately.


Google, the mother of all search engines. So how can you make money from this beast? It’s called Google AdSense…. In order to benefit from this system you are going to need to have a website or blog that is already getting traffic to it. If you have a website already and need to get traffic to it then you might want to check out one of my previous articles on this subject. The idea of AdSense is that you agree to carry Google AdWords adverts on your website or blog. These are ads that advertisers are paying for and every time somebody clicks on an ad displayed on your webpage or blog then you will earn a portion of the commission. It’s a small amount per click normally but if you’re getting some hefty traffic volume then it will soon add up and you can feasibly make a very good income from it for not really much effort on your part. Google will only display adverts on your site that are relevant to your content and you must also ensure that your webpage/blog meets the standard required by Google, you can find out more about this from Google themselves.

Social Networking

Social Networking can be a great way of getting a message out onto the internet. Let’s say that you have come across a fantastic product and that you’re an affiliate who will earn a commission every time somebody buys that product through you…well social networking is a great way to advertise and tell people about what you have to offer. It also allows you to build relationships with people and they will become your friends and customers. Let’s face it people are more likely to buy from someone they see as a friend and have built up a trust with.

Multi Level Marketing/Network Marketing

Sometimes from my experience it seems that this form of marketing in some people’s eyes has a stigma attached to it, probably due to the previous illegal Pyramid schemes that used to bounce around online and offline. But in essence it is a viable business plan assuming that there is a decent tangible product to be sold. The income derived from this setup is both from retailing the product/s and making a profit from the sale and also from recruiting other people to join your ‘Distribution Team’ who will also sell products and create their own team of ‘Distributors’ The idea is that you will also get paid on their sales and that of their associates. This continues further down the line sometimes to infinity so potentially you could have thousands or tens of thousands under you all selling and recruiting. This is undoubtedly a VERY powerful income earner, assuming of course you can find a good company with good products in a market that hasn’t already been saturated.


Blogging is a great way to promote yourself, your products and your services. You are basically offering people quality information about their interests and then getting the chance to promote something that will make you a profit. It is easy to set up a blog and should be considered essential to any internet marketing plan. You can easily set up a blog free with WordPress or Blogger.com. The important thing with blogs is to have a good amount of valuable content that will interest and captivate your visitors. Also make sure you tell as many people as you can about your blog! Done right, blogging can make you a fortune.


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