How to Make Money Online For Beginners

Here is a question 1000s of people ask every day. Most people believe you have to be a computer “whizz” to achieve this and that you must have a degree in computer science to be able to master this. You could not be further from the truth.

Sure, if you type into Google or search on YouTube “How to make money online for beginners 2020.” you are going to come up with tons of options. Let’s look into some of these and see if they are for real.

Google Search

How to make money online for beginners 2020

So we have entered the search and the first page has come up. As you can see at the top there are an awful lot of results for this search. Over 4 Billion !!!! The first thing we see is an advert for Now, we are looking at making money and not investing any, so therefore we would ignore that advert. The next thing we see is videos for YouTube. I shall cover them in a bit.

The link below the videos advertises 26 ways to make money online. These include “becoming an Influencer”, “Dropshipping” and “Printing on demand”. As you scroll through further links you will find all kinds of ideas. If you were to go to every website you would spend hour upon hour reading tons of ways to make money online. Then you will have the problem and the question “what do I do to earn money?”. In the end most people get confused and then give up.

How to make money online for beginners 2020

Why not give it a go? Go to these websites and start looking and then come back to this Post.

YouTube Video’s

As soon as you type in anything to do with making money online you will be inundated with thousands of videos claiming to be able to make you money without spending a penny or cent and without giving your credit card details. Unfortunately, if it was this easy then everyone you know would be doing this. Yes, there are ways, but most will cost you more in hours than it’s worth. Also, the majority are designed to sell you the get-rich-quick scheme for free and then draw you into spending to accumulate more. These principles’s never work.

Why not look at some of these videos ? Go ahead, look at some lavish lifestyles these people claim to have and then ask yourself if this can be done !!!! Remember, in this world you do not get anything for free.

The Truth

At the end of the day, the only way you will make money online, is by putting effort into your project and spending time creating your project. Now, before you walk away, and tell yourself you don’t have time or the inclination / knowledge to be able to do this, I’m going to explain how anyone, whether in full time employment, or retired, can easily do this can.

Affiliate Marketing

So what is Affiliate Marketing? To put it simply, you are selling somebody else’s product for them.

So how do you do this? Basically you, the Affiliate Marketer, are advertising other people’s products, and once a sale is made you make a commission.

There are various easy to do this and various rates of commission you can earn. For example, some deals (especially e books) have commission rates of 50%. Now that is a huge commission. However, these are quite rare and something you must really search for.

The best way to get started is with a large company that has many thousands of items for sale. The most popular and frequently used for beginners is Amazon Associates. The way it works is you generate a link through your Amazon page and add it to a website, Facebook page or Pinterest page, and when someone clicks on that link and buys the product you receive the commission. Another great advantage is that if someone just clicks on your Amazon link and then goes on to buy something completely unrelated to their search, then you will still get that commission.

Another excellent way if driving people to your affiliate links is by conducting product reviews. If you review a product, and interested persons are reading such reviews, then you are pushing them towards a sale. With your affiliate link embedded in your review, if they then go to the amazon page and buy the product, you will automatically get the commission. It really is a win-win situation.

So how would you go about doing all of this? The best way and by far the easiest is by starting your own niche website. OH MY GOD I hear you say !!!!! Well luckily, in this day and age, you can have a website up and running within minutes for FREE. With Wealthy Affiliate the training is included and with over 1,000,000 registered and active members you are joining a community that works together to build and enhance the Affiliate Marketing experience. That is why I’m fully recommending Wealthy Affiliate. Please click the link below for more information.



As a beginner and wanting to make money online, there is no better way than Affiliate Marketing. If you are interested in get-rich-quick schemes then this is not the place for you. Affiliate Marketing does take time and effort but is worthwhile in the end. To build a steady income is easily possible by spending time on your website and following the training. The result will be a website that you can be proud of that will bring in commission regularly and in the long run.

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All the best


4 thoughts on “How to Make Money Online For Beginners”

  1. Your post is great and very informative. Being all day online and trying to find my own way how to make money online, drove me from scam to scam and l started being so sceptic about that there exists such thing like making money online. Learning about affiliate marketing change totally my perspective on this thing and l can see everybody who has time and goodwill can make money joining affiliate marketing.

    • Thank you for your response. You are absolutely right when you say that spending time and goodwill can help make you money through affiliate marketing. It is far too easy for people to get dragged into “Get Rich Quick” schemes that simply do not work, and are there to rip people off. It takes time and dedication to make affiliate marketing work but it is also fun and rewarding.

  2. There is no better or easier way to make money online today for any beginner than with Affiliate marketing. As with everything the beginning can be a bit hard until you get the gripes of it but give it a couple of months and things improve alot. But as you said there is no success without work and in order to have success in affiliate marketing you will have to work for a long time without seeing any results. These will come much later. But is it worth it? I would say definitely yes!

    • I will definitely agree with you there Stratos. I found it difficult to begin with, and it does take a lot of time and effort. However, as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Being part of Wealthy Affiliate really helped me. The experience and community drive within, is probably the largest online. Just being able to reach out for advice, 24 hrs a day, can really make the difference between success and failure.


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