Making Money Online – Myths & The Truth

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33 Responses

  1. Amar-V says:

    Hello Nikos this is a very in depth post I found on the truths and myths of making money online.

    I procrastinated a lot, it happens for many reasons. But having no one to turn to and overwhelm are in my opinion the biggest obstacles.

    After that its all (easier said than done of cousre) down to working hard and determination.

  2. Tony says:

    Hei Niko,
    Really great post with a lot of useful information.
    Many people start these sort of things with great expectations of unbelievable wealth and time freedom, but one of the most important lessons anyone could learn is that neither of these come without great sacrifice and a lot of work.
    Put in the hard yards, treat your endeavour as a business and stick at it and only then can you expect the rewards.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Becky says:

    Hi there,

    I definitely agree with you about needing to have determination and passion and ultimately deciding not to give up in order to be successful with affiliate marketing.

    Can you give more insight on how you create traffic and your success with affiliate marketing?

    Thanks for the great post!


    • Nikos says:

      Hello Becky,

      First of all, thank you for your comment. As for your question about how to succeed in affiliate marketing you can take a look at my 10 affiliate marketing strategies for success. They worked for me and i believe they can work for you too. 

      There are many ways you can use to increase your website traffic. Take a look at this post  for more information. It’s a collection of the best posts and guides for 2018. 



  4. David says:

    Fantastic article. I was searching the web on how I could really make money online I came across your article, and glad I did. I was one of those who fell for one of those get rich quick scams and all the research I was starting to feel that you can’t really make money on line. After reading your article It sparked a new hope that maybe I can and clicked on Your build your own online business for free after reading it and seeing all you can do and get I was blown away. I’m really excited I found your article and I will be giving Wealthy Affiliate a try. Thank you so much,


  5. Michel says:

    Great article. Its nice to know that you can still make money online even if you don’t have any experience or are not a computer whizz.

    It makes a lot of sense that you obviously have to put in the work in order to make money online. There are a lot of scams out there, and many people think that making money online is an overnight thing, but it takes lots of time, testing and patience.

    If you don’t have that determination to keep going even when the going gets tough, I think it is better to find yourself a day job.

  6. julienne murekatete says:

    Wow,such a great post.

    I definitely agree with you when you said we must  have determination and passion and ultimately deciding not to give up in order to be successful with affiliate marketing.I know you are affiliate marketer that’s why i want to ask this question” can a person get money online without investing their money?’Can you give more insight on how to be a good affiliate marketer?

    Thank you

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Julienne,

      The answer to your question is yes. You can make money online without investing money but you have to invest time. You also need to learn what works and what doesn’t work because otherwise you will get lost. If you are just looking for ways to make money online (not only as an affiliate marketer) take a look at this post.

      As for affiliate marketing i believe is something you can learn on your own by practising but it is always better to spend some money on an affiliate course. You will see results faster (that also depends on your own skills). There are a lot of information online about everything that has to do with affiliate marketing but chances are you won’t know what to look for. Here are 10 affiliate marketing strategies that can help you. They worked for me and i believe they can help you too. And they won’t cost you anything. 

      Hope that helps.

  7. Ropata says:

    I never new making money online could be so simple. What are some example of what I could sell as an affiliate marketer. I mean after reading your article here, I cant stop thinking of what I could do. Also what would the estimated start up cost be after that great training place you belong to?.  Looking forward to knowing more, thanks in advance Cheers Rob

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Ropata,

      There are thousands of affiliate programs. All you have to do is google “your niche+affiliate programs” and you will find plenty of products and services to promote. There are affiliate programs for almost every niche you can think of.

      Wealthy Affiliate premium membership costs $49 per month. That’s it. There are no hidden costs or extra charges. 

  8. Darren says:

    Hi Nikos 

    The information in this post is really thorough and includes everything someone needs to research affiliate marketing. 

    I’ve just started learning about funnels and I think I’ve got my head around it but I will be reading through your links to gain more knowledge.

    Can you reccomend a good company to set a funnel system up with ? 

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Darren,

      If you mean an autoresponder you could try Aweber,Constant Contact, Drip. But you don’t really need to spend money on some software to create a good funnel. You can do that by creating great content that will guide your visitors where you want them to go and do what you want them to do. Buy something, sign-up, etc.

  9. ches says:

    Hi Nikos and thanks for putting your knowledge into words. You have a relaxed way of writing and it makes the subject matter easier to take in. I certainly can see that I have much to change to make a financial success of my website but unfortunately something is missing. I put it down to my age! 

    As you rightly say, you have to put the work in and I consider that I do just that. Trouble is, after doing all my research on such an extensive subject, I seem to be lacking in energy to do the nitty gritty, ie. getting it out there to the masses.

    I would be very interested to learn which of your points for being successful, works best for you. Is it the quantity of people you reach or is it the quality of your posts, which are obviously good. I really need a path to follow. My posts are well researched and done for the public good but I can’t seem to go any further. You first sentence is something I worry about. I don’t want my readers to think I’m doing what I do to gain wealth, because it’s not true.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Ches,

      Both quality and quantity matters. But at the end of the day i believe quality matters the most. A high-quality post has more chances to rank, attract backlinks and go viral on the social media.So, in my opinion instead of writing 5 mediocre blog posts it is better to write one good one. But even more important than that is to keep publishing content. Affiliate marketing is all about content. 

      Promoting products/services is not a bad thing as long as they can help your audience. Don’t try to sell, try to help. People are looking online for information, solutions and answers. If you can offer them a good quality product that can help them solve a problem they are facing they won’t matter. 

  10. Wealthfather says:

    Thanks for this lovely writeup about making money online, I have always known continual search for knowledge to improve your niche is very important. 

    Another important thing is originality and perseverance make your style unique, Our ability to enhance creativity also matters. Above all is patience 

    Thanks for the eye opener. This is a must for all newbies to read

  11. Tolu says:

    I love this. How to make money online is one of the most search phrases on Google, that tells you why many scammers are developing programs daily to scam people. I have a blog and decided to enrol as an affiliate marketer to a web hosting company, however; I wasn’t patient and determined enough, and I backed out. Everyone can make money online if the skill is there, also you have to be passionate, ready to give it their all and determined. However, avoid all these get rich quick program. The rule of thumb is, if it looks too good to be true, it is not true.

  12. Jon says:

    Thanks for bringing out the real truth when it comes to making money online There are no shortcuts to working hard only tips that can help you along the way. Following advice from people is what is going to propel you forward and knowing how to learn from experience. It is ok to fail just keep trying.

  13. Jon says:

    Thanks for bringing out the real truth when it comes to making money online There are no shortcuts to working hard only tips that can help you along the way. Following advice from people is what is going to propel you forward and knowing how to learn from experience. It is ok to fail just keep trying.

  14. Etah says:

    Wow, real and captivating advise on making money online.

    So much truth which a lot of other advice blogs fail to mention.

    I began blogging about 6 months ago and, I started writing about a topic I was not really passionate about, to be honest, what I saw was the money opportunity but then I lost interest and I have not posted on that blog for the past two months, why because the money which drew me to that topic didn’t come immediately.

    Then I started a new blog about a topic I could talk about all day and it’s going great not yet ripping lots of fruits from my labor but I love talking about this so I keep going.

    My experience just goes to confirm the importance of being passionate about what you decide to do.

    Cause the road is often rocky and you will need that passion to keep you on track.

  15. Kenechi says:

    Making money online is fun but it comes with a lot of challenges just like every other business. I have tried so many years to make money but to no avail and I think it because I had a wrong mindset then. I have now realized that there is no easy money anywhere and not even online. You must be passionate about what you want and be ready to put in the effort in order to achieve success. Wealthy Affiliate has tought me so many things about making money online and I am grateful for that. Your article equally added to my motivation. Thanks for that. 

  16. Olanike says:

    Good article, This post is well balanced on the pros and cons of making money online. Affiliate marketing is a sure means of making money online, only it needs focus, hardworking, perseverance and persistent researching. 

    I would love to know if there is any other site that can help to improve my technical skill for a little fee?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Olanike,

      I totally agree with you.Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online as long as you are willing to work hard and of you don’t give up in the first 4-5 months.

       I can suggest 3 online marketing training programs that don’t cost much and can help you become a better marketer. Take a look at the following post

  17. Vapz says:


    I really enjoyed reading your article because it was unbiased and contained very hard truths. Anyone who is really interested in making money online must be ready to put in a lot of work and take it seriously. Being professional can also never be overstated. People are usually more trusting when you are legitimate and professional.

    So,truely,you have said it all, the truth and myths of making money online. Anyone who wants to go on this journey must realize what he/ she needs to do to be successful.

  18. Sylvia says:

    This article is spot on and I appreciate it. You certainly have nothing left out and showed exactly what it takes, and what needs to be done in Making Money Online.

    I am an affiliate marketer too and I started over 4 years ago and had no prior knowledge about online marketing creating a website and anything else coming with it.

    I kept on my toes I joined a legit online platform called Wealthy Affiliate and learned everything I really do need to set up my online business the right way.

    I would lie if I say it was always easy, no it wasn’t but, I had what it takes to get there where I wanted to be, commitment, determination, passion, staying focused and more. All these things you have mentioned in your article and yes, they are true and for me, there is no other way to be successful.

    Online marketing can be done by anyone no matter the gender or age, well 18 years and over.

    I really have enjoyed this read and a thank you for all the great information.


  19. Fasuan says:

    I’ve tried a lot of money making site and heavily failed at most, some I lost money trying to make it work with subscriptions plans. I guess you are right that most posts out there won’t really show us how to go about this. I’m new in blogging, and what has been keeping me up is the fact that I work full-time. This article has really been helpful. Keep up the good work. 

  20. Seun Afotanju says:

    Thanks for this interesting post, you have impacted knowledge and experience on this subject which has  open up my eyes and help me understand the truth and the reality of it. The truth is, oftentimes, its what a lot of people don’t want to hear.  We live in a culture where everyone is so addicted to instant gratification. That’s what is marketed to us, instead of doing things the right way.

  21. shelley says:

    This is the truth in the bluntest manner and not everyone can take it but the few like me who got our thick skin peeled on this post would be grateful to you for sharing. Nothing beats the feeling of working independently at home doing what one loves doing the most but with this cones the struggle of doing it the right way. Thank you so much for coning out very blunt here to show us all on the need to work harder and not be dependent on anything we could have worked on before online. Persistency and consistency pays. Thanks

  22. Henderson says:

    Wow, this is a topic that not so many people talk about regularly. I am happy that you can make this post because not a lot of people tell others all the real rudiments of making money online. People are always on the search for quick ways to make money online and that is why they always fall victim of scams and platforms that are out to take their information. Really nice of you to do this. Great work here.

  23. Benson says:

    That last aspect of ones business being a legitimate is one thing that I find really important. The scam sites that are currently available is at a large number and its not good for any online business. Now the idea of starting a business goes with ones passion for it for that business to keep running over time. Setting ones mind to that business and having to make a decision of not giving up or getting deterred because of other competitors in line of business would help alot in doing business. Best regards.

  24. John says:

    Determination, passion and hardwork are very important qualities for everyone who wants to make money online. I totally agree with everything you have written here on the myths. Even I was also guilty of always looking for the fastest ways to make money online until I found a platform that was helpful to me. Since then, I have been able to earn and make money as well. Great post, very educative.

  25. bella says:

    Wow! You have unveiled the truth behind every mystery that surrounds making money online.  The one that always surprise me is people having the conception that working online is too easy and money can be made without working too much. This is a blatant lie because it requires more work, consistence and persistence to ensure we make the best out of it. This is great and I value everything I have read here. Thumbs up

  26. Tom Caldwell says:

    Nikos, I like your honesty. Great informative article. Here are a few additional thoughts for your readers. Realise that earning money online is a Business (not a hobby). Set a realistic goal for how many hours per week that you can work your business, ( you will have to make sacrifices with your time.) Learn the necessary skill to build out the website, learn to sell through the content, experiment, fail, adjust your technique, experiment again. Failure is your friend, you learn from failure (experimentation). NEVER QUIT! …The only people that lose are the quitters.

    Wishing you many sales from online business!

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