Ways to Earn Extra Money

Welcome to the new look Marketing Matters.  I have been online for nearly a year and it’s taken me that long to kind of get to grips with what everything is really all about. I have probably still only scratched the surface in everything that I would like to know, but I have discovered within me a passion for learning about new technology and what to do with it.

I have to say trying to find a niche was the hardest part for me.  Everything I was passionate about had so much other online competition and at first I had no concept of ways to generate traffic to my site.  I no longer worry about how to get traffic, I now focus on attracting visitors and regular readers.  Subtle difference but one that I know will make a big impact in the way I do things.

On September 26th this year I will reach the milestone age of 40…feel free to send me a birthday card

Anyway, I bring this up because the saying goes that ‘life begins at 40′, which almost coincides with me discovering what I want to write about…my niche has been discovered.  It’s also apt that this is the 100th post I have written on my blog.

As the title of this post  says, I am going to write about ways to earn extra money!  Which as a salesman I am always keen to do.  But why that particular topic?

Good question, I have spent the last year in pursuit of an idea that would let me make money on the net.  Learning all about what it takes to build a blog, create a product, promote it and then wait for the sales to roll in.  Not to mention the rather large amount of money I spent on this goal, the biggest resource I spent was my time.  I watched others make money and in some ways I added to their successes, both by buying the products and then being an affiliate for the product and in turn promoting it for the creator.

Now to me there is a difference between making money and earning money.  One requires an element of fortune and the other requires work…sometimes hard work and sometimes a lot of it.  There are many ways to earn extra money but none of these ways can be done on autopilot..because that’s where it becomes making money and all of the work has already been done…I hope you’re following my idea.

Now there are lots of products and services available online that claim to help you make money on the net, some are great and some are less so, but the one thing they all have in common is they all require you to take action and do some work.  I was taught at school that the ‘only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary’ and that has proven to be the case throughout my life.

In this blog you will find ideas, hints and tips on ways to earn extra money for yourself and your family.

I have tried to separate the opportunities in the offline world with the ones that help you make money on the net.

There are also posts on the blog that predate 14th September 2009, which is when I got my eureka moment and found my niche and which I will leave on line as it is a reminder, to myself really, about how steep my learning curve was.  Hopefully there will still be some content of value for you.

Moving forward I aim to create a site full of useful ways to earn extra money so that when you put the hard work in you will get something back out of it.  I am a fan of the saying ‘you only get out what you put in’…it just rings so true.

If you have any ideas of ways to earn extra money and you would like to share them with others, please leave a comment as I’d be happy to hear from you.

All the best and we’ll speak soon