So, you want to stop stressing about money?

I get it. It’s such a worthy goal. The richest of the rich keep getting richer and richer, the middle class is stagnant or going in the wrong direction, and more and more people rely on help from tax-funded programs or other charity. Most of us feel the pinch.

Many people who visit this site are in the same boat. But most have a nagging question in their minds.

Why do people do the “make money online” thing? Isn’t it mostly just scams?

Probably. There are a TON of scams. And even if something isn’t a scam, it’s likely to be advertised in such a way that you see all the exaggerated benefits and few or none of the cons.

But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing useful out there. There are legit ways to seriously make money online. It takes creativity; persistence; some form of investment, which usually includes some combination of perspiration, persistence, money, tears, mad screams, laughs, and smiles.

Many people bumble through a bunch of things that don’t work before arriving at a real solution for them.

That’s what I did. And the solution for me was affiliate marketing. I can share my knowledge about affiliate marketing with you to help you make money. And let’s be honest, if you take my suggestions to heart and check out and use any of the programs I suggest, I will make money. Can I even write that out loud? Why hide it? I like charity, but I do this to make money and so will you.

This site started as a do-it-yourself concept that quickly started moving into the make-money-online niche. It’s just more profitable. There are so many different specific niches you can dive into. You can specialize or be a bit more broad. If your resources are limited, I suggest specializing and optimizing like crazy, A/B testing and adjusting like mad, and persisting until you’ve fine tuned your game.

You’ll need a website

My post #1 Top Recommendation is all about one great way to get yourself up and running. It’s a program with good training to help you build a site with affiliate marketing in mind. I use it. I recommend it.

Explore the site. Learn a thing or two. And please contact me with your feedback, ideas, or questions.


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  1. Neil


    Great blog and I like the way you’ve broken your categories down and gone in to a little more depth on each one. I also agree that debt is a scam because once we are in debt it’s very difficult to get out of it and the only real way of escaping it and becoming financially free is to work very hard at building an online business. I believe Wealthy Affiliate is the place to learn how to build one from the ground upwards.


    1. mmTo Build My Own Post author

      Thanks for your reply, Neil.
      Debt is the antithesis of self-reliance and a scam – true that.
      I agree that Wealthy Affiliate is a great resource for learning to become financially self-reliant.

  2. Xavier

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all
    is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours
    would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks

  3. Kristy

    I love how you broke all of these down! I agree that Wealthy Affiliates is a GREAT program for anyone looking into doing anything online. Thank you for your sound words.

  4. Christopher A.

    You said that to be truly self-reliant we need to stay out of debt, no? Here’s one for you… A Monopoly game has $15,140 in play money. The game costs $15 at Target. Our national debt is approaching $17,000,000,000,000 or 17 trillion dollars. I would have to purchase 18,300,000,000 or 18 billion, three hundred million Monopoly games to get enough play money to pay off the national debt. Let’s play Monopoly!

  5. Christopher A.

    Having a correct perspective on things and being aware of the blessings we have also contribute to our self-reliance…
    A Word On Poverty- This makes us realize the screwed up sense of perceptions we have.

    One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
    “It was great, Dad.”
    “Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
    “Oh yeah,” said the son.
    “So, tell me, what you learned from the trip?” asked the father.
    The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.”
    The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
    Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have. Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

    “Life is too short and friends are too few.” Anonymous


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