The internet. Is it something that is for everyone out there to make money from? Can anyone just hop on and start collecting money from? Another words, can any person make money online? The answer is of course NOT! However, most people believe they can. Why? Most people just don’t have Internet knowledge…how everything works. They don’t realize how difficult it actually is to make real money online. The average person who goes out to the online world, does he’s or her’s research – probably types into Google search something like “Make Money Online” – and Bam!! Gets a bunch of sites that they can become an affiliate with. Then that person chooses one to join and think within a very short period of time they will be making a shit load of money. Ya right!?! Then that person discovers a site called Clickbank and they are convinced they are now ready to plan their retirement. Because this site has so many different products they can go and promote and make commissions from, that it will be just a matter of time before they will cash in. Products like Real Writing Jobs, which is about writing articles and stories on the internet, etc. and who can’t do that to get paid, right?!? So this person will join and Boom you made money. Sooo easy. Ya. Next this person will step it up. They will go sell stuff on Ebay, they will buy programs that tell them if you just do as I tell you from my “System”, you will be making thousands of dollars a day. Now, remember the average person has no clue what to do online to make money and when they WANT to make a lot of money for whatever personal reason they may have, weather it be to pay off their bills, to change careers, to buy a new car, whatever it is, that is when they will fall for anything that promises them they will make an outrageous amount of money online. Most people will jump and say those programs or systems are scams or fake, etc. Yes, most of them may just be, however, many times they are NOT! The reason many times they don’t work for the average person, is because they do not have the skills needed to use to make the program or system correctly in order to make money from it. Or the biggest thing they do wrong is they GIVE UP too quickly. They also don’t do enough research into how to make it work properly. So the next question would be, what should the average person do to really put themselves in position to making money online? How can someone stay at home and work from their computer and earn a living? That is a dream for many people. Here is an honest answer that many people will not like: It is not for everybody!! Not everyone has the ability to do it. That’s it, very simple. Let me explain…First, you need to know how to do research online for whatever it is you want to get into. Average person is too lazy for that, they want everything online to be easy – turnkey – already done for them and they just sit back and collect the money. That is not going to make you the money you want and it is not realistic. Second, you have to develop over a long period of time a skill. And that skill is figuring out what is fake and what is REAL online. What I mean by that, is if you do go the affiliate route for example, you need to figure out which one(s) are legit and which ones you can make descent commissions from and do they convert well. Have others had good success with them? Third, this is the hardest one I believe, you have to know how to use the web to advertise. WOW! Did you read that? I said, you have to know how to advertise online….that is HARD! Average guy or girl will join an affiliate site, take their link, put it in a little ad they wrote…stick it in 5-10 ads on Craigslist or Backpage or something and call it a day. They will wait a 2 or 3 days and give up. Duhhh, what happened?? They will forget about it for awhile…a few weeks later when they are probably desperate to find ways to make money, they will give it another chance and same ting will happen. They do NOT have what it takes! Now, if they did it correctly, they can have a better chance to making money online like they want to. The right way and there are an unlimited ways to advertise correctly online, but here are a few examples: You write a blog (such as the one you are reading), you make videos – YouTube (Here Are Some of Mine), you post comments on other people’s blogs and forums, you post a lot of ads on as many different sites like Craigslist, You advertise through social media like Facebook (My Facebook Page), you advertise offline as well any way you can (Flyers, business cards, post cards, etc.) and like I said these are just a few examples. So, with that said, you need to make a smart decision and ask yourself, Do I have what it takes to put in the hard work to make money from the internet? Because, if anyone believes that making money online is easy or easier that working outside computer-land in the “Real” world, then they are sadly mistaken. It is pretty difficult actually, especially if you are a newbie. Do your homework before you jump in guys.