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Make Money in the Internet Age

Make Money in the Internet AgeThanks to the internet, there are endless amounts of ways to make money or start your own business. Whether you are an entrepreneur or trying to make some extra cash, the internet offers you the chance to do so with little to no upfront cost. Check out my list of different ways to make money in the internet age!

Web Design

There is no excuse to have a poorly designed website in today’s world. It can kill credibility and hurt a business more than companies may realize. That is why web design has become an in-demand profession that can be done from the comfort of your home computer. If you have HTML knowledge and a creative eye, you can create an online service that makes attractive and  accessible websites for other businesses. Use your web design skills to earn an easy paycheck by helping others bolster their online presence.

SEO Consulting

Do you have skills associated with platforms like Google Analytics? Are you a search engine guru? If so, you can help many companies that need Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consulting as well as those that have no clue what SEO is and its impact. You can educate others on the power of SEO and how it can help turn website visitors into customers. You can also help business owners interpret analytics data in a way that is useful and can get their site more traffic.

Social Media Consulting

While some larger companies can hire a team of full-time employees to run their social media accounts, you can still use your expertise to help smaller businesses. Social Media marketing has opened up a lot of doors and businesses need help taking advantage of these new opportunities. If you have social media skills, you can consult on strategies, posting schedules and content for target audiences, and much more to make some money.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money and quite possibly the easiest way to do so online. This type of outreach and sales can provide some incredible profit margins since it’s hands off and can be automated for the most part.

A big challenge is figuring out what market(s) to enter where you can build a big enough audience that will maintain a relationship with you. My suggestion is to find a market that is of interest to you. For example, if you enjoy reading, you can write book reviews and get paid for it. See where you can sell your knowledge and connect buyers to sellers and make some money in the process. My interest in Project Management led me to this model because I realized how many untapped opportunities there are on the internet. Whatever your interest may be, there’s likely a way to monetize it.


With eBay, you can make an account and start making money within hours. You can always sell your stuff on ebay for some quick cash, but what many don’t realize is that Ebay is a place where you can sell items over and over again. If you look at the largest eBay PowerSellers, you will notice how they specialize in specific products. By doing this, you can create a listing once and collect money over time instead of making a new listing for every new product. Unlike some of the other online money making options, this one requires the handling and shipping of physical goods. This shouldn’t stop you from considering eBay as a business idea, especially since shipping and handling is becoming more and more automated.

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My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. I’m trying the route of book reviews and affiliate marketing. I have a goal to read 75 books in 2017 and I’m through 7 already (8 or 9 by the end of the weekend.) It is always fun and interesting to try to make money. I believe with $7B plus people in the world, utilizing the internet is a must for entrepreneurs!

    Thanks for the post Derek.

    • Affiliate marketing is the way to go, but it’s not easy! I’m slowly getting there. Slowly being the key word… 😉

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