Sunday, June 6, 2010

How to Make Money Online

If you've ever thought that it's possible to get rich quick on the internet, you're wrong. It's wrong because every over-night success story that will happen about the internet has already happened.

Think about it, who has made a fortune from doing something with the internet? The people who created Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Ebay, Myspace, Youtube etc, etc. Getting the picture yet? The only way that you can make money on the internet, is if you discover a new use for the internet, a new way to enjoy the internet. If your idea becomes a household name, then you'll make money.

When the internet first came into creation, there were plenty of gaps in the market for making money online, as very few people had the inclination or the ability to develop ideas for using the internet. Nowadays, millions of people rely on the internet for their income. With millions or billions of users online every day, do you really think that there's an easy way to take their money with no real effort or ability? Of course there isn't. If there was, we'd all be millionaires right now.

There are some really big players on the internet these days. Google, Microsoft etc. If there's a gap in the market, believe me, they've got thousands of guys working on it right now. What you need to do is find a new way to help people buy things, sell things, watch things, find things, talk to each other, find each other. These are the things that people pay to use the internet for. If you can bring them a revolutionary way of doing one of these things, then you really might be on to something.

Mark Zuckerberg, one of the founders of Facebook, is now worth $4billion. Did he have a get-rich-quick scheme? No. He had a simple idea that he thought would help people. It was an original idea that with a combination of talent and hard work grew and grew and grew. When trying to think of an idea, don't think; ‘how can I make money?' instead, think; ‘how can I use the internet to help people and improve their lives?' If your only interest is money, your idea will show this.

So ignore spurious-looking adverts on the internet saying; 'I made thousands of dollars on Ebay/Google, send me $34.95 and I'll show you how you can too.' These are scams that prey on the desperate and ignorant. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. There is no get-rich-quick idea out there, and if there is, then it usually involves scamming someone, and that's no way to live your life.

If all else fails, become a freelance writer. Show a company that you have a strong writing background and lots of ability and they will pay you to sit at home and write stuff for them. This is the best way to make money online.