I have been investigating ways of making money on the Internet for the past 2 years now. Many websites offer you the opportunity of becoming a millionare overnight, but then make you pay for books that tell you very little.
The options I have been looking at are Affiliate Marketing, PPC and freelance work. My comments on the 3 are as follows :
PPC : This is very time consuming and not very prifitable. The legit sites pay up to 2c perclick. There are some sites that offer $1 - $10 per click, but don't even go there. The forums indicate that many people ahve spent time on the sites and have not been paid. THEY ARE SCAMS!
FREELANCE : There are a number of sites that offer freelance, but the problem with this is that you have to prove that you can do the work, but you can't prove that you can do it if you are not given the opportunity. It's a bit of a chicken egg situation.
AFFILIATE MARKETING : This seems to create a steady flow of income over an unlimited period of time. You would need to put in a bit of effort and a bit of money to set this up, but it is well worth it in the long run. It is not a get rich quick scheme, but a sustainable income for years to come. I have included the programs that I have joined so far and will update the list as I find more legit sites.
SFI Affiliate program - You don't have to spend a cent on this program
GDI Affiliate program - It will cost you $10 per month, but if you get 10 affiliates, you will break even and you will own your own website.
Acme People Search & Affilitize - Earn income from 8 income streams. You will get the help of Tissa who takes you through 3 easy steps to get started. You will join 3 other affiliate programs in the process. As a start, he will give you $125 when you make your first $75. Check out this forum to get the opinions of people who are in this program.