How I Started Making Money Online (A Recap of my Journey)
This question has been asked of me many times. My story doesn't change, however, the answer changes because the timeline keeps stretching and there's more history to add on. It began in 2007. Here's my story.
I found myself unemployed and needed to figure out a way to work from home. My kids were gracious enough to furnish me with a computer that had Internet access. I did a search for income opportunities. Found something about being an affiliatemarketer and started with that. Found a D.I.Y. app to build my own website free and share affiliate links. It was disastrous. But I didn't give up.
Since the affiliatemarketing wasn't going very well, I searched online for freelancewritingopportunities . Most of the sites wanted to charge a fee to join. I finally found one that requested only a writing sample. If they approved I could sign up for free. My sample was approved and I started writing. That site no longer exists but it was a great jump start! From there I just started looking for more writing sites. I found some writing sites that also allowed affiliate marketing. Writing and earning sales commissions? A twofer! Even better!
Somewhere along the timeline, socialbloggingcommunities started popping up. These communities had revenue-share plans and there was no fee to join. I hopped on the bandwagon. Many of the sites disappeared without paying me. Some of the sites are still here and I am being paid. Live and learn.
I also started using my socialmedia accounts more aggressively for affiliate marketing. (When I first started I didn't know that I could.) Mainly I use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. It seems to be working, although I am certain I could do better if I had more followers.
Time has passed and I have continued with my makemoneyonline efforts. The best break was when I started forums in 2017. A friend suggested that I join one. Not only was the income consistent but I was learning a lot and getting some great advice from others.
My latest make money online endeavors involve getting my feet wet wading into the digital waters of cryptocurrencyinvesting . While learning, I'm earning bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies . I started with faucets because it was the easiest way for a newbie to get started. This effort is going slowly but it is moving along. Better slow than standing still or going backward.
So that's it! From 2007 to 2018. That's my story!
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