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Can I Make Money Online

 

Can I make money online?  If you are seeking answers to this common question, then you have come to the right place.  The answer is YES and I am going to share with you why.  Read more to find out how to make money online.

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Over 3 Billion People On the Internet

According to Money.com, there are 3.2 billion people on the Internet.  Can you even imagine this many people??

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It is estimated that over 5 billion people will use the internet by the year 2020.

Can you imagine having this broad of a customer reach?  The internet has opened up to us a global reach.  What an incredible opportunity we have in this day and age.  If you have ever thought of starting your own business online, now is the time!

What Happened To Change My Life Perspective?

Can I Make Money Online

If you are reading this article, chances are that you are seeking ways to make money online and new opportunity for your life.  For me, I always knew that something better was out that for me and that I was not achieving my true potential.

I have been in the Information Technology field for over 25 years.  It is not a field that I chose but a field that chose me.  I did not have a silver spoon upbringing and pretty much had to make my own way and figure stuff out.  The process has made me stronger so for that I am thankful.  I definitely have an interest in Technology and it has allowed me to provide a good life for myself and also for my son.  Yes, I am a single Mom and have been for all of my son’s life.  Shout out to all of the single Mom’s out there and much respect and hugs going out to you!

Through my life, I have always known that career wise, there was more out there for me.  I love doing graphic design, I love writing and have always had a passion for developing websites.  I always felt tired or burned out from work and my true passions were just a hobby moreso than a career.  I developed my websites on my lunch breaks.  That hour that I spent each day doing something that I love made my days.  It made some days great and some days more tolerable than they actually were.

I could never make a business out of this because I was giving the crumbs of my time to my true passions.  One of my favorite quotes is from Suze Orman…  she says do what you love and the money will come.

Getting Blind-Sided Changed Everything

So one day, I am sitting in my office at my 8 to 5 Information Technology job working away.  The Human Resources lady asks me to come to her office and then she closes my door back.  In my mind, I am not sure what she needs to see me for but it is probably no big deal right?  I head to her office.  When I open her door, much to my dismay, my boss, manager and the Human Resources lady are all three sitting at a round table.

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Were they there to give me a promotion perhaps or to thank me for my EIGHT years of devotion to the company?  I think not.

In the next moments, everything went into slow motion.  My world as I knew it changed in the blink of an eye.  The Human Resources lady stated that they are laying me off due to a workforce reduction.  What!  How could this be?  In my head, I kept echoing, Workforce Reduction, Workforce Reduction….  what the heck!..  I thought the company was thriving!

I was not fully happy there and it was certainly not my dream but I planned on retiring there.  I had a plan.  But what was my actual plan?  Come into work everyday on autopilot, do my job, put my health on the back-burner, spend an hour each day on my lunch breaks doing what I love, go home exhausted, take my bath, go to bed and do it all again the next day….  How could this all be ending?  This was the life I had planned for myself?  No, not really but I was doing what I thought I had to do to make a living.

I felt hurt and blind-sided because I cared about my job and actually took pride in it.  But what was I so sad about?  It took me about a day to snap out of it because I am just that resilient.  ha.  But, what was I really losing?  Nothing.  I had everything to gain.

Do I really want to devote my life to a company that can walk in in any split second and say they don’t need me anymore?  Do you?  Is that ANY WAY TO LIVE?

Devote your life to investing in yourself, building up yourself, doing what you love and chasing your dreams.  Without all of this, what is really the point anyway?

My New Life The Next Day

The Back Story

Back in 2015 is when I first discovered Wealthy Affiliate.

I was Googling to find out the definition of Affiliate Marketing.  I discovered Wealthy Affiliate and began my training.  I signed up for a free account and they did not even require a credit card.  I don’t trust places who ask me for my credit card to sign up.  This is where I learned all about developing WordPress Websites and Affiliate Marketing.  This is how it all began.  For my lunch breaks, Wealthy Affiliate is where I would develop my websites and learn about pursuing my passions.

Now In The Next Day

Now, I thought about how my life had changed all within a matter of seconds.  At first I was blind-sided and in a state of shock and hurt.  The next day, I felt free.  Free as a bird and flying like an eagle and with the other eagles who had reached that moment of enlightenment before me.  Free to pursue my real dreams of owning my own business online.

Can I Make Money Online

I am living that life right now and I am sharing my story with you because I want that for you also.  Just like anything, it takes work and dedication.  But you are investing your time and your energy into yourself and into building your business.  You believe in you.  If you don’t, now is the time to start.  Don’t put your trust in someone who can walk in and dismiss you at the drop of a hat.

My Typical Day

Wake up and make some egg whites or whole grain toast and honey

Do my Yoga and exercise (I am recovering from an injury) Finally time and energy to take care of my health!

Work at home writing my blogs to wonderful people like you, develop my sites, do my Search Engine Optimization and take my daily Training at Wealthy Affiliate University.

I love my life!  I also got selected from Wealthy Affiliate for private coaching on developing my online business.  Every year, Kyle, the owner selects a group of people to mentor.  My story is getting even better and the timing is perfect!

Kyle is one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate and he does the training videos.  He is a self-made highly successful Internet Entrepreneur and knows exactly how to make money online.  I am thankful for the opportunity to work closely with him and learn from the best.  Check out Wealthy Affiliate and you can get training from Kyle too!

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Build A Life That You Love

Learn from my mistakes and my discoveries.  What are you waiting for anyway?  I would like to help you on your journey of making money online by starting your own business online.  I love helping others because people have actually also been there for me along the way.  I like to think of it as paying it forward.

What are your thoughts, fears or questions?  What led you here to this article?  I do not believe it was by random chance.

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Please leave your comments and let me know what you think of Wealthy Affiliate once you try it!

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE AND DON’T STOP!

LOVE TO YOU ALL!

XOXO  ALISHA

 

48 thoughts on “Can I Make Money Online | The Process Explained

  1. Hi, Alisha. Thank you for sharing your experience about how internet marketing and making money working from home sorta ‘found you’ versus you looking to find it. I’m in a similar situation though it is RETIREMENT and a lack of enough income to see us through the ‘golden’ years.

    I understand the concept of having something to sell and getting that offer in front of people to buy it. But my challenge is the HOW do we get the what we are selling in front of people – because it seems there are bazillion ways to make that happen.

    You picked blogging – which seems to work for a lot of people but what if you are not a writer? Or your writing sucks. Email marketing? To who? How do we build a list if we aren’t bloggers? Advertising?

    That’s where it all breaks down for me. What to do and how to do it based on my time, talent or lack or talent and budget. Especially going in blind without any idea about the type or results to expect, etc.

    THRILLED you seem to have found your way…

    1. Rob, Thank you for your comment. I think you first need to start but finding out where your passions and interests are. This is very important because if it is a subject matter that you love, then you will love waking up every day to work on it. I have been a writer all of my life and it is something that I love. But, I truly believe that with practice, anyone can do this. Just share your thoughts like you are talking to someone. Share your honest views and be real. Let me know if I can help you along the way! A good place to start is to get your TwoFreeWebsites and just give it a try. I believe you can do this!

  2. I can’t tell how many times I lost money in those quick scheme where nothing is explained and all you are asked is money. Bring money to join and bring other people to join. That’s how I knew people made money online. Until the day I tried wealthy affiliate! It was the light……the process is explained simply and clearly and success is made possible! Thanks

    1. I know!  There are so many scams out there!  Joining Wealthy Affiliate was the best choice I ever made.  They did not ask for a credit card and there is no hidden agenda.  They genuinely want to help you make money online!

  3. Yes you can make money online , but before you join online business you have to be careful.

    because now many of the online business are scammers , you invest your money but after some time you will lose it because they are not paying. But surely there are legit site which you can make money without doubt.

    1. You definitely can make money online.  You just have to go for it.  Following the Wealthy Training is for sure the way to make that happen sooner than you might think!!

  4. This is a concise and informative blog post. You have thoroughly explained in details from different perspective for everyone digesting this post to understand the major points and tips shared in this article.This is another insightful arricle on how to make money online which is an eye opener for me. The fact that you shared your personal experience is motivating to me. Thanks for sharing

    1. Tracy,  I am so glad you found motivation in my article!  Making money online is possible for anyone that is dedicated to following the Wealthy Affiliate Training!

  5. Hi Alisha, our stories are a little bit similar, but in my case, I haven’t even worked up-to 6 months and I quit my job. 

    I like learning from other people’s mistakes and I have learned from most people that working 9 to 5 jobs take their lives away and they retire, nursing regrets. 

    I don’t want that to happen to me, so I quit and started surfing the net on how to make money online. I was ripped and scammed the first three months, but thank goodness I came across the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Now I am making money, doing what I love with just my phone and from the comfort of my bed. 

    1. Peace, I am glad that you like my story!  It feels so good to have this freedom and also the passion everyday to do what I love!  You are on the right track girl and we are so blessed!

  6. The process explained is very clear for anyone who is still confused about how to make money online. This question is obviously in everyone’s mind when it comes to making money online.

    Getting blindsided in everything like you said is dangerous and could cost one time and resources. There is so much information online but the issue is finding a proper guide. I believe Wealthy Affiliate help and support could make a lot of difference. Getting proper training on how to make money online is the key no doubt.

    1. Learning from the experts at Wealthy Affiliate is the only way for me.  I trust them.  The best way to get where you want to be is to shadow someone who is already there!  Kyle, Jay and the others at Wealthy Affiliate are so awesome for guiding us!

  7. Wow! What an inspiring and motivating article it is. For a start, i found it very difficult to learn website designs and affiliate marketing because everyone who knew something about it around me wanted a fee before training me. Luckily a friend referred me to wealthy affiliate and the rest became history. I am so glad to be part of this team and its endless learning opportunities.
    Thank you for this wonderful post.

    1. David, I am so happy that we are both on this team too!!  The sky is the limit!  Let’s stay in touch!

  8. Your story is really a thought provoking one and an eye opener to the greener pasture in online business world. I have always wanted to start my own online business in area of blogging and affiliate marketing. Don’t really know how to start or where to begin until I found wealthy affiliate where I am currently being trained on how to build my web, discover a niche and the likes. I am happy I found the site. Thanks for sharing your inspiring article. It is really helpful.

    1. I am glad you find my story inspiring.  Sometimes a person gets pushed out of a comfort zone for a reason.  A better doorway opens to walk through!  I am happy for you too!  Stay in touch!

  9. Thank you for your insight Alisha,

    It seems that Wealthy Affiliate has greatly impacted (or rather improved) your life! It must feel amazing being able to wake up and not suffer in a 9 to 5 job. I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform that allows people like you and I to start up our own websites with all the help in the world. 

    1. You are certainly welcome!  My life is much different now and the 8 to 5 grind was literally killing me.  I am thankful to have found Wealthy Affiliate and I am just following the experts walking me through this journey step by step!

  10. Ever since I joined Wealthy Affiliate and I went through the training, I realise  Online courses are a great way to earn money online because they allow you to monetize your skills, you create a course once and can sell it for years and they establish you as an authority and it’s a lot easier than you think! After the knowledge acquired from wealthy affiliate, getting a nice blog with good traffic daily will  be nice and you can easily sign up for Google AdSense. Thanks for the beautiful  write up.

    1. Thank you for your comment!  I am glad that you like the training at Wealthy Affiliate University too.  I love how it walks you through building your business online task by task.  I have not found any other training that even comes close!

  11. Hi, Alisha. Thank you for sharing your experience about how internet marketing and making money working from home sorta ‘found you’ versus you looking to find it. I’m in a similar situation though it is RETIREMENT and a lack of enough income to see us through the ‘golden’ years.

    I understand the concept of having something to sell and getting that offer in front of people to buy it. But my challenge is the HOW do we get the what we are selling in front of people – because it seems there are bazillion ways to make that happen.

    You picked blogging – which seems to work for a lot of people but what if you are not a writer? Or your writing sucks. Email marketing? To who? How do we build a list if we aren’t bloggers? Advertising?

    That’s where it all breaks down for me. What to do and how to do it based on my time, talent or lack or talent and budget. Especially going in blind without any idea about the type or results to expect, etc.

    THRILLED you seem to have found your way…

    1. Rob, So true!  When you work for a company all of your life and retire, the money stops coming in.  With building your own online business, you are building a recurring income stream that will keep flowing in even after you retire.  It certainly worth the investment of time!!

  12. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I hope others who have been laid off, downsized, for whatever reason, read this post of yours so they can pick themselves up and rise again with confidence. For the real meaning of losing a job is, life is giving you an opportunity to become your own boss!

    By the way, may I ask if you don’t mind… How much money per month are you making now as an affiliate marketing entrepreneur? I don’t this may sound offensive to you but I just want to satisfy my curiosity. Perhaps if you could share a bit how much are you exactly making now, it will be an added selling point for this blog post of yours.

    1. I am so glad that you found my story inspiring!  You make $22 for ever person that decides to go Premium.  Once you start driving traffic to your site, you will see results.  I try to focus on sharing a part of myself and my story with people.  Do what you love and the money will follow…  

  13. Thanks for asking this question can I make money online? Making money online is possible in the sense that if you know the right place to get the necessary information and educative online.i must commend you for sharing your experience on your 8 to 5 former work,what happen to you happen to many at their various places of work and as bad as it sounds it will continue happening.i have a work like that in the past but I later quit the job after building my career online as affiliate marketer with the help of wealthy affiliate program,ever since then I dont have to work myself for a long period of time before I earn money and above all I have time for my family 

    1. I am so happy for you!  Wealthy Affiliate offers so much opportunity for us and they are just incredible.

  14. XOXO  ALISHA,
    thanks a lot for sharing your story that has given me a morale that one
    day one time that I will make money online something that has taken me
    some time to search for a good place to join and succeed working online.
    I can’t wait to see to join your wealthy affiliate university. If I may
    ask, does this wealthy affiliate provide a trial period? I also hate
    sites that ask a credit card before testing on how they work.

    1. You don’t need a credit card to sign up.  You will get TwoFreeWebsites plus Hosting and incredible training.  I am so glad that you found my story inspiring!  Thank you!!

  15. Hi Alisha,

    It was quite inspiring reading your story. What was meant to bring you down and cast you down was instead made to make you begin to live your fullest life. I hope everyone who had your experience also come to the knowledge of this program Wealthy Affiliate, so that their own life can also change for the better. Can I make money online? Definitely. And with your explanation, I believe everyone knows its quite easy to start the process. No prior experience as The Wealthy Affiliate University will take care of that. No need for credit cards as there is a free starter pack and this community have got people who are very good at what they do and are ready to help.

    1. I am so glad that you found my story inspiring!  I tend to see the positive and good in situations too!  I tery my best!  I am thankful that you found Wealthy Affiliate too!  Much love and success!

  16. You can make money online in many ways.I was Googling to find out the definition of Affiliate Marketing.  I discovered Wealthy Affiliate and began my training.  I signed up for a free account and they did not even require a credit card.  If you have ever thought of starting your own business online ,now is the time.  This is where I learned all about developing WordPress Websites and Affiliate Marketing .It is a good source of earning money.Thanks for the post.

    1. Thank you for your comment!  I loved that Wealthy Affiliate does not require a credit card too!!  That showed me that they are truly out to help people become successful by making money online.  I felt so excited when I got my first website!!

  17. Good post and great info.

    I think anyone can make money online, but you need to find the right platform for it. Some do it as a freelancer at Fiverr, other ones somewhere else. I combine Fiverr with wealthy affiliate and it works perfectly to me! 

    I suggest trying out one of these 2, since you will make nice money from it! 

    1. Emmanuel, I am glad you liked my post!  I believe that anyone can make money online too by following the Wealthy Affiliate University Training!  I enjoy writing and developing my site so much!  Let’s stay in touch!

  18. I will like to commend you for taking out time to write this article.  I find this article; Can I Make Money Online, an interesting one. And your story is quite inspiring.  Many people, especially where I am from, ends up doing what they don’t have passion for, because they have to survive. Very few ends up doing what is close to their passion. But with time, they end up liking that which they never had passion for.

    well, I just got into the wealthy affiliate platform. And seriously since I became a premium member, I have been thought so many things,given some task, and when I get confused, members of the group are always there to help me out. And I know soon I will be a very good affiliate marker

    1. Barry, I am glad that you found my story inspiring!  We are so blessed to have found Wealthy Affiliate.  I hope we can continue to inspire and help each other on this journey!

  19. Your story is really touching yet inspiring. It goes on to prove that for every dark night, there is always a brighter day after!
    It makes me think more about my plan B. What would I do if I found myself in a situation similar to yours? I need to be prepared and I am glad I have had a chance to read your post, to help me focus on learning how to make money online.

    I have checked out where you do your daily training – Wealthy Affiliate University – and I wish to make it my training platform too. If it is working for you then I am confident it will work for me too.

    Thank you for putting out this valuable post. I am inspired to keep focused on affiliate marketing.

    1. Edgar, I am so happy that you felt inspired by my post.  It goes to show you that in the grand scheme of things, you can only depend on yourself!  Building an online business is so rewarding and NO ONE can ever take that away from you!

  20. O yes, you can make fantastic money online. The online business has helped so many people to get back on their fleets. You can make good money on line by creating website. You can also make fantastic money online by providing wonderful information to the world. You can make money on line by providing customers to people’s product. Money can be made online by commenting on peoples post or ideas. 

  21. This is a great and inspirational article you have going on hear. I love to hear those stories because mostly everyone can related to your stories. I am so glad that you found about Wealthy Affiliate because it is truly a great program where it changes everyone’s lives only if they put in the work. I started out the same but ending working as a digital marketer for an agency and I loved it. I too, started from working in the IT industries as an admin but found my way to online marketing. Thank you for your wonderful article. Good luck! 

    1. Andy, I am so happy that you have found success in online marketing.  It definitely requires effort like anything else but it is so worth it.  I am glad you found my story to be inspiring. It feels good when people can relate.  I wish you many blessings and much success!!

  22. Can I make money online? That’s the first question anybody asks! The second one is how to make money online. Unfortunately, nowadays there are so many scams that people are doubtful about making money online opportunities. Your story explains everything its very inspirational and I am glad that you found Wealthy Affiliate. That’s the right place to start and build your own business. I also have a dream to create my own business and to be independent: no alarm clock, no boss and no stress. 

    Thank you for sharing your story. Everything that happened, happened for GOOD 🙂

    Wish you a lot of success!

    Halyna 

    1. Snap, Thank you for your comment!  I am glad that you felt inspired from my story.  I am a very private person but wanted to share in hopes that it will help someone feel encouraged.  I am happy that you found Wealthy Affiliate too.  We can definitely trust them!  Working from home is the way to go!  I love it!

  23. Hi Alisha, thank you for sharing you experience here. I’m searching for making money online opportunity and really glad that it is really possible to do it. Is Wealthy Affiliate still free without requiring credit card? What’s significant difference between free and paying member (if any)? Thank you for your answers.

    1. Thank you for the comment!  You can sign up for a free membership with no credit card required and set up your TwoFreeWebsites.  You will also have access to free training on how to do all of this.  Once you are ready to go Premium, you will get 50 websites, hosting and unlimited training on all aspects of making money online and building your own online business.  Let me know if you need any help along the way!

  24. Hello Alisha,

    I benefited by reading your educative post about Making Money Online and the Process. Though your experiences are bitter at one stage, at the end it becomes sweet. Anyway, I do not like the prevalent job as much as myself. It’s really great to open my own web site and earn money through it. Fortunately, by the suggestion of a friend, I joined Wealthy Affiliate as a premium member without any free trial. Hence my goal is to become a successful Internet entrepreneur and establish a web site looking for affiliate business. Hope you will help more in this matter as a senior.
    Thank you sincerely for such a valuable article.

    Warm regards,
    Ranao.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed my article about making money online.  You made a wise move by joining Wealthy Affiliate!  Let me know if you need any help along the way!

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