Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
When you begin your “making cash on the web” project, you’ve got to set some realistic expectations.
You are probably not going to get rich.
That’s not to say that there aren’t people out there getting rich on the internet. There are. There is a group called the “UPS Club”, whose checks are so large that Google expresses them overnight. There are perhaps thousands earning a full time living on the internet.
It’s just that you—or I, for that matter—are not likely to be in that club. Getting into that club is a combination of hard work, and good luck. I never had that kind of luck. And you shouldn’t count on it.
You can, however, earn a good chunk of change. The terms of service (TOS) that I have agreed to with the various programs that I subscribe to forbid me from giving specific numbers. However, I will say that I have earned enough to pay off more than a few credit card debts. I am earning enough to make it better than any part time job I could get.
What about a specific number? Most webmasters say that $20 a day is achievable in a relatively short amount of time. That’s $600 a month. Not bad. And that number will only climb as your site achieves more exposure, and your skills improve.
You also need to develop realistic expectations about the level of work required.
You probably won’t start making money overnight. I have worked steadily on my websites for more than a year. I have generated thousands of pages of content to attract visitors. I have studied every piece of advice I can get my hands on. I have tried and discarded much of that advice. I have spent time learning HTML and PHP.
I didn’t generate my first penny for three months. And it was only after nine months that I started making what I consider to be good money. But then, I was working with a pretty steep learning curve. I didn’t find a site that had instructions on how to proceed. That’s why I created makingcashontheweb dot com.
To make it really work, you’ve got to treat it as a part time job. You need to put in five to ten hours a week—more if you want greater rewards sooner.
Finally, realize that there is going to be some initial outlay of cash. You need to buy a domain name (Under $10), get a web hosting service ($2 to $10 a month), and acquire some software (generally free, but depending on your needs, as much as $100.)