Making money online used to be a mystery, a hidden secret that only those with the money to "buy the secrets of _____" from an infomercial could even get started on seeing. Those pioneers that went out and created a path for people to follow, however, were building a landscape that today is accessible to anyone willing to put in the work.

If you love what you do then your work is your play, so don't get the wrong idea of "work". There are literally tens of thousands of ways to make money on the internet. The problem most people have is finding the right information on what those ways are amongst the muck and mud content, scams, schemes of the old school players still trying to earn money by tricking you into thinking this information isn't easy to find.

The internet has become this 4 layer burrito where each layer is independent and self sufficient yet each layer before it laid the foundation for that one. The evolution of the web has become a multidimensional doorway into opportunity. Opportunity online is a spawn of following certain principals and banking on the building of the web- in much the same way people worked on roads before they were actually useful for people to drive on and get jobs 50 miles from home efficiently.

In that the internet is like the person in the car on the road that jack built- the internet brick and mortars are both the infrastructure builders and those that are laying the foundation for more people to make money and to spread information efficiently.

Some of the ways you do this (here is the meat and potatoes of this article) are in realizing that the internet is built on media. The very words are the nails and the boards, the images are the dressing the eye catchers (so they read the content) and like television, there is both an advertising element and an entertainment/educational/inspirational element that makes it all work (entertain people so they watch commercials which lead them to buy products that pay for the commercials and bring innovation (content, internet television etc...).

In that the most powerful principal here is the content. Learn to write and write in a specific format that Google loves (because readers love it). Write quality content about things your passionate about like making money on the internet!

To make money you can write articles on sites like Hub Pages and Squidoo where they share revenue with you from adsense ads (google adsense program). All you have to do is write about what you’re passionate about. Write about products you like and give a review- then activate the adsense and advertisement links and if someone loves your review and must have that product, they will likely go to the ad that will lead them to the place that sells it!

You can also add eBay and Amazon modules to your articles- these sites are very easy to use and are designed to help you format your articles correctly. You learn how to write this way and read others articles about how to write effective copy. After you get your feet wet with about 100 articles, and you've taken the time to learn why you write things a certain way, and how it affects your monetization (eBay, adsense, Amazon, kontera etc...) then you'll be ready for the next evolutionary step.

Once you learn to write well, you've amassed a great resume of articles to prove your skills (over time as you learn new techniques you should go back and update your other articles to meet your new standards) so they make more money and your portfolio is consistent with quality.
Next you will start building your own websites full of content. You'll monetize the site with CPA offers (you get them potential sales they pay you if the person clicks through and buys the product), adsense, banner ads, inline links (kontera), and anything else you can find that will work (and work well with one another). In time you will learn how to build these sites and earn from them like an investment portfolio.

You will also learn how to sell those sites themselves as a business. This is a path that will not only make you money (it's not quick but it's sustainable) but it will teach you all you need to know to make money in any other way online! You will be exposed to everything out there at one time or another and your curiosity will be the vehicle that takes you to the point where your not learning how to make money on the internet- your showing others how. There is a lot of money in sharing your experience, knowledge, and insights.... it just keeps going, but give yourself time to learn, time to fail and experience success. If you go too fast you will lose a lot in the process- slow and steady always wins the race! Good Luck out there- Luck is Opportunity met with action!

Christopher Benoit

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Involved in an Online Home Based Business. I have over 25 years of experience in Finance and in the Hospitality industry. My goal is to enlighten Investors and Entrepreneurs to the possibilities and power of working from Home and on the Internet.

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