Is Making Money Online a Myth?

I recently read an article that was titled is making money online a myth.  I was intrigued by the headline even though I already knew the answer.  

The article talked about the ways in which people have been making money online since the Internet was born.  It pretty much squashed the naysayers by providing data to back up its claims.

When the Internet first came about people really just used it as a way to communicate and to be entertained.  The savvy people knew that this was the next big thing in marketing. Soon businesses that were traditionally operating by selling their products in stores saw the opportunity here.

Big businesses quickly rushed to build websites and to capitalize on this new advertising medium.  Soon after, it wasn’t just the big businesses that were taking advantage of this.  Average people like you and me started to see its potential.

If you had a product or service you would be able to advertise it online.  Setting up a simple website and driving traffic to it by means of paid advertising or search engine optimization really increased the bottom line.

Shortly after that there are many stories posted about the topic "how to make money online."

The real change came about when companies that were selling online had an interest to recruit online sales people.  This was the birth of affiliate marketing.  Many companies were now offering anybody with the determination to make money online by promoting their product or service.

Huge networks were born like Clickbank and Commission Junction.

People were scrambling to promote products and to dream of making it rich.

As the years went by other models came up like e-commerce and dropshipping.  Soon there became many different ways how an average person can make a living online.  A lot of these are job replacing opportunities which is attractive for many - especially if you hate your job!

Things did become harder though especially when it came to Google.  A lot of people lost their rankings overnight due to bad practices of spamming their website with a ton of bad links in the hopes to get a boost in the rankings.  

It worked for a while until finally Google got smart and made an update to their algorithms.

A lot of people lost their rankings and as a result a lot of money literally overnight.

Fast forward to today, people are still making money and in fact much more than the old days.  Nowadays you need to be a savvy marketer and understand how things work.  

Back in the wild west days of the Internet you could have thrown something up and it probably would have stuck. It would have ranked quick or your ad would probably not have too much competition.

If you're a skeptic, that’s OK.  It’s good to be a skeptic as long as you're reasonable and are willing to educate yourself and see other points of view.

So as you can see, making money online is certainly not a myth. To the ones that believe a job is the only way you can make money - they will never understand unless they see what's going on with their own eyes. Even then they may still not get it.

The reason why you are here is because you’re different.  You believe that creating an income online is possible.  You believe that there is more to life than slaying for years at a job you hate only to wish the time would pass by quickly to retire. You may not know it but you could be an entrepreneur already. You just need to execute.

I would imagine at this point you are curious and you want to find how you can make money online.  For starters, I would like you to check out this blog post I wrote here -

This is where you’ll start your journey to find out what type of online business is best suited for you.  Not everyone should do the same thing because it’s extremely important to match the type of business with your personality.  Failing to do this step will only frustrate you, get discouraged and might cause you to quit.

Check out my blog post now and I’ll see you on the other side.


Drew Mann

6 thoughts on “Is Making Money Online a Myth?”

  1. Great article but I think there isn’t even half of the best things that you can do to get some money. I personally like something that you can use in everyday life it will not make you millionaire overnight but will make some profit and you can do this by buying a course that you can learn things on your own.

    • I agree Julius but it depends what you want to do. I’m a firm believer that you need to match your personality to the business you want to get into or you’ll probably fail. I write about this in my get started section. For example if you want to get into e-commerce, I recommend ecom-elites to all my readers. It’s low cost and competes with courses 10x the cost.

  2. I haven’t a clue how to use Wordpress and Comicpress to create sites and publish comic strips! Please help. Do you know of a good walkthrough? Thanks much!.


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