Top 5 Things to Remember When Making Money Online

By DJ Miller
DJ Miller
DJ Miller
DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He's an avid gadget geek and spends most of his time reading or writing. He is a huge fantasy sports fan and even runs his own advice site for Fantasy Help.
November 13, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

Probably most people in today’s generation have at least thought about ways and methods by which they could make some money online. Not only does money-making online seem like the way forward and the way of the future, but it also seems pretty straightforward when you first think about it, and most people think they could definitely give it a go. However, it’s not always as easy as it seems and there are certain things you should remember when making money online or when considering the different ways.


  1. Surveys aren’t the best ways to make money

Yes, of course you can earn money through taking surveys. But the money you’ll earn will be next to nothing, and that’s after spending a whole day trying to qualify for surveys and taking as many as you can possibly get. The reason why so many people tell you that surveys are scams is because if they offer you a lot of money, it’s probably too good to be true, and if they offer you small amounts of money, it’ll take you far too long to earn anything worthwhile. Basically, you might as well go and work at your local grocery store rather than try to earn a decent wage from taking surveys.


  1. Start a website or blog about something you love

There is definitely a lot of money to be made through making websites and using them to get traffic, advertise and participate in affiliate marketing. However, you’ll find it boring and tedious if you start a website or blog about something that’s popular, rather than something that you love. Remember that there is a niche and an audience for pretty much everything in the world, and the least popular things have less websites, which means there’s less competition for you. Whatever you decide to build your website about, you’ll be able to reach the correct audience if you work hard and put in the effort to get it ranking high. If you’re serious about making money from your website, you can get in touch with a make money online expert who will be able to give you more tips and advice about marketing and making more money.


  1. Don’t go crazy with the ads

It’s true that a lot of the money you make will be from ads, but plastering your website with them will actually have the opposite effect. Have you ever visited a website which is full of ads? Do you stay on the website and click on them all or do you get the impression that it’s tacky site that won’t really help you much? Most people would definitely choose the latter option, which means that most often in the website world, less is more when it comes to ads. You need ads on your website to be more subtle if people are going to click on them. Too many ads will look spammy and people will actually be afraid of clicking on them in case they download a virus or other problem.


  1. Connect with as many people as possible

Don’t just sit behind your computer and refuse to interact with other people on the internet – they can actually help you a lot with your stuff, you can help them and it also makes it much more fun for everybody. Download Skype, Gmail and other instant messenging services so you can log in and keep in touch with people whenever you’re online and they’re online at the same time. By connecting with other internet marketers, writers, webmasters and SEO experts, you’ll be able to pick up much more knowledge which will help you to make more money on the internet. You will also learn about which services people are offering in case you ever need to use them, and people might want to hire your services if you’re offering any.


  1. Charge for your services

Following on from the last point, if you are good at something and you’re offering services to other people on the internet, make sure you get as much money as you can for your services and don’t let people give you less than you’re worth. If you’re great at SEO, writing or building websites, make sure you charge at least the standard rate, and don’t accept any lower offers. You might be desperate for money sometimes and willing to accept lower than your usual rate, and there’s no problem with that. However, it’s important to know your worth and have a base rate that is the minimum you’ll accept. This also applies if you’re selling your websites or offering people a spot to advertise on your website. Research first rather than taking whatever figure is thrown at you. might find that everything is worth much more than you thought! 

DJ Miller
DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He's an avid gadget geek and spends most of his time reading or writing. He is a huge fantasy sports fan and even runs his own advice site for Fantasy Help.