As technology advances, so does new possibilities of making money. With the internet and the World Wide Web, there are endless possibilities to make money. The best part is you are able to make money from the comfort of your own home using your own computer.

Ever wonder what it would feel like to have enough money so that you don’t have to worry about money any more? We will look at a few ways to make money with online marketing on the internet using your own computer and some spare time.

Can computers make you money? There are great examples of people who have made millions with computers. Take Bill Gates for example,  according to ITV news, Bill Gates is the world’s richest person with $79.2 billion dollar worth of fortunes.

I often wonder what would have happened if Bill Gates had never started his software business. Gates founded Microsoft back in 1975, when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a popular field of research. He was fascinated to learn that machines could be programmed to think and do tasks for us. We are glad that he  founded Microsoft because today computers have revolutionized the world.

Recently Gates was asked what he would have done if Microsoft hadn’t worked out. His response was, “I would probably be a researcher on AI. When I started Microsoft I was worried I would miss the chance to do basic work in that field.” – Bill Gates If Microsoft Didn’t Work Out – Business Insider

Making extra money from home has become important for many of us for several reasons. These days, the job market has become increasingly competitive, and volatile. Even after putting in long hours  it has become difficult for many of us to make ends meet. Some people also choose to stay home because they like the comfort of their own home and computer, working their own hours, and doing what they like to do, while they stay close to their family.

Whatever your reason may be for working from home, keep reading and I will show you proven ways through which  you can start making some extra money with online marketing from home.

Making money with online marketing

programming-593312_1280Ok, so maybe we are not going to become  as rich as Bill Gates, but we could surely make some extra cash over the internet with a computer and some spare time.

While there are many legitimate ways to make money online, internet marketing allows you to make money without any investment. If you search the popular social media platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn, you will find that there are millions of professional online marketers across the world.

Internet marketing can include marketing through blogs, social media platforms, affiliate programs, video marketing, marketing through webinars, and so on. Starting your own blog sites or social media platforms don’t require any money unless you wish to run paid advertisements. You could also make interesting videos with your camera or with your computer using slide shows and upload them on the YouTube and display them on your site or social media platforms.

We are going to discuss some of the sure ways to make money through online marketing methods below.

i.) Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is when someone buys a product through your link, you make a commission. Your commission will vary depending on the product you choose and the program you participate in. Even a small percentage could add up and make you a steady residual income.

ii) MLM marketing

executive-511702_1280MLM marketing is when you recruit people under you, and they hire more people under them, to sell a product. When they make a sale, you both earn commission. Companies such as Kleeneze, Body Shop or Amway were the first  MLM’s in the United States. The people joining the business usually have to pay a registration fee for which they receive catalogs and sample products. You will need to spend some time and energy to make sales, but you could start selling products to your friends and family for starters.

Multi-level marketing can be a lucrative business if you find that selling products is easy for you. Just like with any other business, you will need to invest enough time and money in it in order to become successful.

iii) Social Media Marketing

Social media platforms are very effective for targeting your potential customers. There are a large number of people who hangout on social media platforms. If the site is visual, like Pinterest or Facebook, you will be able to attract people to your site or product with graphics. There are many companies looking for people to manage their social media platforms and to make interesting posts for them – so if you have social media skills, you could easily start making money. Follow this link for more Social Media Marketing Strategies from the Experts

iv) Making money through blog sites

For any business, having a website is an absolute necessity. But you could have a blog site without spending any money. If you have a product to sell, you could easily increase your sales and visibility by setting up your own website or blog site. Sites like,, and so on, will allow you to create free blog sites where you could post blogs to attract more potential customers. You will find a link to top 10 free blog sites at the end of this article.

v) Making money through video marketing

india-252098_1280-300x223Video channels like YouTube are a powerful way to drive more traffic to your website. With video marketing you are easily able to attract people with short attention spans. Customers today are more likely to watch a video than read an advertisement. There are simple tools available online for creating video content very easily. Videos can be made easily with your computer, a hand-held video camera or even a good mobile phone. There are several tools available on the internet to help you edit your videos complete with options for slide shows and voice overlays.  Set up your YouTube channel, upload your videos and market your videos as well. Follow the link to The 2013 YouTube Marketing Guide at the end of this article.

We hope you enjoyed these tips for making money online. Try some of these methods today and enjoy. Remember, focus on your goals and channel out all distractions. We hope it would lead to your financial freedom.

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Source: Balanced Life Team

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