Browsing the internet you might have already come across advertisements like “the secrets to become a millionaire in only few days” or “earn $1000 in few minutes”. The advertisements I am thinking of all have the following aspects in common: they offer people to earn lots of money without much effort and considerable skills. They often mention secrets nobody knows about that guarantee instant success. But is this really possible or is it just a huge scam to profit from people´s naivety?
The system behind “earn money fast” advertisements
You can definitely be sure that you will never be able to earn lots of money in very few time by signing up for courses on the internet that promise you to make you rich. There is just no secret to become wealthy and if there was, why would people share it? If you could earn lots of money with little effort and without considerable skills, everyone would do it! So if you come across offers similar to those mentioned in the introduction above, you can be sure that they are a scam.
Is it possible to earn money on the internet anyway?
In fact, this is exactly what I am trying to find out at the moment myself. At the age of 18, I am still strongly influenced by my parents who try to dissuade me from my attempt to earn money on the internet. On the other hand, I have been reading several articles and I have been watching lots of YouTube videos made by people who pledge to earn thousands of dollars every month on the internet. Many of them earn that money by applying a system called “Affiliate-Marketing” which works like this: people who are called “Affiliates” promote products of companies to their audience and earn a commission whenever someone buys these products from their Affiliate link. I have done some research about that and came to the conclusion that YouTuber and Blogger also promote products or websites by making videos or writing articles about their success. So their success might be exaggerated or distorted in order to convince more people to try the same approach or even pay money for online courses or such.
So what am I going to do?
At the moment, it is pretty difficult for me to make a judgement about the profitability of online income keeping both attitudes in mind. I have made the decision to give it a try even if I might spend time and invest money for nothing. Regardless of whether I will financially benefit in the end or not, I came to the conclusion that it is a win-win-situation for me. It either works and I will earn lots of money or it does not and I will have made some valuable experiences for the rest of my life. I intend to record all steps of my journey on my blog and on my social media channels that are listed at the top of this article. I would be really happy, if you followed my journey. You can look forward to regular content on all channels!