Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

Summary: Ready to *really* make money via the Internet? In this new "make money online" series, I will show you methods for making money online.

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Make money online!

Make money online!

Make money online. You've undoubtedly been bombarded with this term on numerous occasions via ads, searches, infomercials, etc. Each time you see it, you surely think to yourself "yeah, right." Well, believe it or not, there are perfectly legitimate ways to make money online and I'm going to show you how. Typically, the problem with these kinds of posts is that for every one well-intentioned guy like me, there are at least 1000 others who are only looking out for themselves and will do their best to sell you a dream, take your hard-earned money and leave you none-the-wiser. Well, not here. I have nothing to sell you. What I do have are methods to teach you for making money online.

Now, before I get started with this multi-part series, I wanted to write this introductory post to set the record straight for myself. I know the pessimistic, negative attitudes some of you rightfully have towards people who claim to be able to help you make money online. I completely understand that, so I want you to have a very clear understanding of what this series is and what it is not.

First of all, this is NOT a "get rich quick" scheme. While it's certainly possible to get rich quick using some of the methods I plan to cover, it's not likely. Getting rich is more likely than getting rich quick, but even more likely to happen is generating a nice, steady supplemental income. Maybe it's only an extra $250 a month, maybe it's $1000 or maybe more depending on how far you take things. For the purpose of this series, you can wholeheartedly expect to make money online but don't expect to do it without putting forth a little effort.

Don't give up on me yet, though. Just about everything I have to show you will make use of your passions and interests, so you can expect a lot of what I cover to be quite fun and enjoyable for you! All you will have to do is pick and choose what works for you, what you care to invest your time in, and what your goals are. Also of note is that I will be covering ways to make money without you having to invest so much as a single penny. Now, I know that sounds gimmicky but I assure you it's not. All the same, I will show you methods to make money that have a cost associated, but I'll be very clear with those particular methods when I cover them so that you know what to expect.

Next, it's important to note that most of you reading this will fall within the demographic of people who read something like this series, get excited, but then fail to follow through. But I want you to follow through! If you've never trusted a post like this before, let this be the first. I'm about as translucent as they come with my intentions and guess what? You're reading this on ZDNet, a CBSi property (yes, the same CBS who runs the nightly news on television, etc.), so you can rest assured that I'm not just some random scam blogger. I'm asking you to just give this series a chance. I will make things as simple for you as possible and will be glad to answer your questions whenever I can.

Think of this series as an educational experience and something that has a strong potential to benefit your future. As I said, I have nothing to sell you. Nothing. And I'm not saying that you're going to get rich off of any of this. I certainly haven't, but only because I get out of my endeavors what I put into them. I make enough to keep me satisfied and I'm completely fine with that since I work a full-time job in addition to writing for ZDNet and doing other various client work. So, just bear in mind that I plan on handing you the keys to a working car, but it's up to you to decide how far you want to drive it and how much you want to pimp it out along the way. :)

And with that, I will bring this introductory post to a conclusion. Be sure to add me to Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to my RSS feed or email list so that you can keep up with this series as I post. I will be using this post as a reference for future posts. This will allow me to not have to explain myself or my motives with every post I do from here on out.

In the mean time, let me know in the comments below if you have any thoughts or comments on this topic. Is there anything you would like to see me discuss in particular?

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  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    A slow start, I will keep an open mind until I read the next installment.
    YaBaby
    • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

      @YaBaby Indeed. I just wanted to get this part out of the way so that I don't have to keep begging for the reader's trust... or at least their attention long enough to see I'm really not out for anything other than helping people learn! I hope to not disappoint you. :)

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
      • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

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  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    Seems authentic, so I'll throw out skepticism and follow this closely. Oh, and thanks in advance. P.S. Why doesn't ZDNet use disqus?
    Jon Hubert Bristol
    • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

      @Jon Hubert Bristol

      I think you will enjoy the content I have in store. With 8-9 parts currently planned, there will be plenty to select from in the long run! Thanks for sticking around and giving this a shot.

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    Bring it, Stephen!
    1019902735
    • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

      @1019902735 Oh, I'll bring it alright! :D hahaha. In all seriousness, I really do hope people get as much out of this series as I know they can. I'm all about creating awareness when possible!
      StephenChapman
  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    This will certainly help with my Social Security Income. I will keep an eye in this since I have the RSS feed in Outlook 2007.
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    Apparently you write a blog on ZDNET and make money off the posts from angry writers - I think Adrian and SJVN already have this covered.
    tonymcs@...
    • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

      @tonymcs@... Not quite. I write for ZDNet and make money because of the content I contribute and how it performs. My ratio of blog content to angry writers skews heavily in favor of the former. In other words, no, I don't make my money off of angry writers. If I make $100, they account for maybe half a cent, tops. lol. If it were as easy as getting people riled up, I would write MUCH more provocative content. That's not my goal, though.

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    I am very interested in working for the extra, but have had my fears. Can't wait to hear from a 'reliable' source.
    djpearce@...
    • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

      @djpearce@... I certainly hope I don't disappoint! You fears are well-grounded, I'm certain. There's a whole "make money online" industry out there and I'd make a sizable wager that the majority of the people leading it are those who run one of the ultimate ways to make money online: Get people to *pay* you to teach them how to make money online. More times than not, the only person who benefits there is the guy with something to sell. Hopefully, I can be a positive voice in that industry now. :)

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    Yep, u can count me in Stephen...I'm willing to give anything a fair go... :)
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  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

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      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
      • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

        @StephenChapman .... doing a little 'back reading' and saw this article. As I read the comments I run across this one. Here you tell the readers, "Don't click any of the links above, anyone. The message has been flagged as spam and should be deleted soon by our moderators."

        Well it's been almost a month and it's still here. I guess the mmoderators are busy making money online and just don't have time to be bothered with this 'job'. lol

        Oh yes, you still have my attention..........
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  • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

    I think that you are trying to prove a point (which I don't know what it is) and will not say how to make money online without spending a cent.
    marco00168
    • RE: Make money online: No gimmicks, no scams, and nothing to buy.

      @marco00168 Yes, I do have a point to prove: The title of the post, that's what. :) I'll be showing ways to make money without spending a cent *AND* ways to make money by putting in a little money. When I began my journey with figuring out how to actually monetize the places I have influence over on the Internet, I wanted to do it without spending a SINGLE CENT. The only thing you will have to invest is your time, which can equate to money depending on how you look at it, but for the time it takes to educate yourself and make implementations, it's completely worth it if you look at your time spent as replacing other activities you consider monetarily worthless (playing video games, watching TV, etc.).

      So, yes, I have a point to prove and it will become more apparent throughout the series. Your skepticism is understandable, trust me. I'm about as skeptical as it gets with just about everything, so you're in good company.

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
  • Hmm, Sounds too Good to be true :D

    Will keep following these series, if it's actually true, it would be awesome to have a <b>tax-free</b> income ;) while I'm automatically paying taxes on my other job :|
    MrElectrifyer