One of the most popular methods of making money online is by affiliate marketing where a person becomes an unpaid (commissions only) salesperson for a company, internet or otherwise and is paid for sales, or on occasion leads. Affiliates don’t have to endure the stresses and strains of running that company but still have the opportunity to earn a cut of it. The hardest part of this is finding a company you know will be there in years to come so you can enjoy a good relationship with them and not have to keep swapping companies. Affiliate revenues vary tremendously with some programs paying as much as seventy five percent on each sale with others (Amazon is an example) who only pay a few percent. This is of course the best of every world because making money online as an affiliate means that you do not have the worry of promoting products that you have invested in.

Google also has its own program called adsense which uses content relevant adverts on websites and blogs to attract people to click on and is the second main method of making money online. Although the adsense account is free to join, only a small amount is paid by Google for each click that is made on these textual (usually) links they supply. This is the system described very simply but you need huge numbers of visitors to your site (probably a number of sites) to generate an income. While almost anyone can join Google’s program, care is needed as they are continually updating and amending their terms and conditions which will affect your revenue.

While Google may not restrict who joins their program, they do make plenty of restrictions regarding the placing of adverts so keep abreast of their terms and conditions. Most people just want to make money online to supplement their own income or it could be to build a viable long term business but ensure you know why you are doing it from the start. All you need to do is learn how to get people to ‘visit’ your site and because this is not an easy thing to learn on your own, you will need some help that will teach you the best tactics. Much research is available online if you just look but a trusted and respected resource is the where most people who earn a living online go to discuss every sort of topic you can imagine about working on the internet. The great thing about making money online is you do not need to have stock, a computer or even any computing knowledge; where else could you achieve this.