Making Real and Legitimate Money Online

The question is, can you make real & legit money online? My answer is a big Yes, absolutely. More and more people are finding that the internet is a profitable medium to make real & legit money online. I make money online legitimately and that was the reason why I started this project. I’m writing this as a reminder. More about what you will be reading can be found across this blog.

Also, this post serves as an answer to a question I got from one of my subscribers. He asked

“How can one start earning money from the use of internet. Which aspect would you suggest a person starts with and would appreciate if you can give a step by step analysis of how one can go about it.”

ways-to-make-money-onlineSome people have got to the point where they make a full-time legit income from the internet (online). For others, it’s a great way to help pay the bills each month. Having said this, earning a decent income from the internet takes a lot of hard work, consistency and determination. If you are not ready to sow (money, time, energy etc), don’t expect to reap from the internet.

Here are some popular choices you can start and then make real & legit money online

1. Advertisements.

There are a number of ways to make money from selling adverts. Pay per click (PPC) is a common choice which involves an advertising network (e.g. Google Adsense) showing ads on your blog and you being paid whenever a visitor clicks on an ad. In addition to this, you can incorporate direct adverts, where companies or business people pay you to help advertise their products and services on your blog. You can also do Facebook marketing.

For more on Adverts, please read the following posts;

How to Sell Online Advertising Space on Your Blog
How to Make Money from Your Well Structured Blog
Cheap Facebook Pay Per Click Marketing

2.Affiliate marketing.

This involves you (the affiliate) referring people to a product or service in exchange for a commission from the merchant. You can send people to the merchant using several tools, including banners, text links, and products reviews.

For more on Affiliate Marketing, please read the following posts;

The 5 Secrets to Success in Affiliate Marketing
How to Succeed with Affiliate Marketing as a Nigerian
Free Download: Affiliate Income – How To Earn BIG Profits

3. Selling your own products.

Creating a product (e.g. an e-book or a course, a software etc) is a great way to establish credibility and expertise in your niche while also earning an income. You will make more money creating and selling your own products. It takes a lot to start creating your own products, but when you start, it becomes easier.

For more on selling your own products, please read the following posts;

Why Sell Information Products?
How to Successfully Create Your Own Product
How To Easily Sell Information Products in Nigeria

4. Consulting.

If you’re already a consultant, a blog is a great way to help potential clients find you. Otherwise, blogging has the ability to establish you as an expert on a niche topic.

Start consulting for people and businesses in the niche you are good at. You’ll make real money doing this. It is as simple as you offering your services and getting paid for it. What do you know that others don’t know? Even if other people know what you know, you should be able to stand out.

For more on Consulting, please read the following posts;

Maven e-Business Consulting
8 Effective Tips on How any Nigerian Can Turn a Blog into a Business

5. Network Marketing.

Network marketing is simply finding a good product (or products), use the product(s) and then recommend (market) the product to people you have in your network. If you do this successfully, you earn commission. Not just active commission alone but also passive commissions.

It’s just like recommending your tailor to your friend, and your tailor pays you a commission for recommending him/her to your friend. And the beauty is that, if your friend recommend your tailor to other people, and the people use your tailor, your friend get’s paid a commission and you also get paid a commission.

For more on Network Marketing, please read the following posts;

Who is Network Marketing for?
How to Create Real Passive Income Online from Network Marketing
Recommended Books on Network Marketing

Please note, newbies often get excited about the idea of making money online and then plaster adverts all over their blogs. This is a big mistake. These ads will earn you little more than a few dollars, but will likely end up costing you far more by turning off readers. Wait until you have been blogging for a few months and have some readers before you consider putting ads on your blog. And if you do put ads on your blog, make sure it is in way that is tasteful and relevant.

Also, if you get the picture of what I have written above, you will realize that it is VERY important you have your own blog. If you don’t have any, I can help you setup yours in the next 5 days. Yes, you will have your own starter blog in the next 5 days. But note, I’ll help you set it up, give you guidelines and you take up the work yourself while I provide supports when you need them. To get your own blog, please go and read have you started a blog yet? and make sure you act on it.


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  1. amoo leke says

    Please, I am very new here and I will need your help on how to make money online.

  2. emmyk says

    Hello Adesoji,

    I am a newbie and very much interested in making an extra income on the internet. I want to know where do i start from? Secondly, I read through the affiliate site affilorama, they advertise for upgrade for $1. Do you advice I pay for the advanced package and get the package for future use and reference.

    Kindly advise and i’ll like you to mentor me as well.


    • says

      Hi Emmyk,

      You are on the right place to start from. Make sure you take time to read and learn all the already written post here. You’ll find the things you need to do to start making real money online.

      About Affiliorama, you should upgrade when you are ready to get really involved in affiliate marketing.

      You can always ask me questions when you need to

  3. Adesanmi Adedotun says

    Making legitimate money online is real when one knows what to do. Online success does not come over night, it takes time to really work out but when it started working out, it may looks like magic.

    Affiliate is one of the most lucrative ways I really love to making money online but one really need to be able to convinced the buyer from the review and learn how to convert researchers to buyer. Selling ones products is not easy, though it possible but one need to build a reputable online brand first and that might work like magic.

    On the list, it looks like AdSense does not per-take in the tournament, is AdSense not okay?

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  4. samtoby says

    This is very cool advice and information, newbies are always curious about making money online and to my own view, I think 80% of newbies in online this days are after money making or should I say 100% cause am also one of them back in 2012 but curiosity about how blogging works turn me into a blog owner.

    Everything you said here is absolutely every thing someone can stand up in the morning to do in order to earn more money online.

    So far in my online history, I have at least practiced all of what you list here, I just start with “Consulting” recently, thanks to my blog, just like you said. This are all the legitimate ways of earning online in Nigeria. If you are a newbie and you are reading this, I strongly recommend all but one after the other, if you get involve with too much at a time, it may affect you in some ways, so don’t be too stingy or rush to make money online. I will also advice you to follow this post and open a blog right away, cause with one blog, all this methods are yours..

    Thanks for this post, I have learn a lot from your site ever since I join internet but learning never stop, hoping to learn more from you.

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  5. al-Faruq says

    I’ve been interested in this internet biz of a thing for a while bt my grtst problem has been this stuff about opening a blog, requiring a domain nd hosting etc. Can you plz help out?

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