There are thousands of tutorials around the web telling you how to make some easy internet money. Most of them direct you to marketing. Affiliate marketing, dropshipping, ad buying, SEO, whatever. Let me tell you, that shit is HARD. Getting a positive return on investment in affiliate marketing requires a very broad skillset, time, lots of trial and error, and money to throw at your failed projects. A lot of newbies bang their head against this wall for a while and then give up. This is what I did too. But then I discovered the real secret to actually making money online (and anywhere alse): actually doing something useful. Trying to lure people to click on your bullshit affiliate links is a lot harder than actually being useful to people. This is my experience after years of lurking on this forum, and how I earned my first 1000$ of internet money with very basic skills and free tools: Web design for small business I call through a list of local businesses, say: "Hey, my name is Vodkacola! It seems that your company does not have a website yet, do you need one?". Most of them will say no, but in a day you can call a hundred people. Once I get a yes, I sell them a static website for 300$. I just have wordpress installed locally with a bunch of pirated themes. I slap the company logo on a nice theme, insert the images and info they want, maybe mess around with the CSS a bit, then export it as a static site and upload to the cloud. Boom! The easiest 300$ you've ever made. You know why it is easy? Because you are creating something that is actually valuable to your customer. You'd be surprised how many businesses either don't have a website or have a website that looks like it was made in the year 2000. There are tons of companies that can benefit from just setting up a nice looking wordpress site for them. Compared to affiliate marketing sites, doing actual web design work has a lot lower barrier of entry, a lot more stable returns, and allows you to develop your skills while earning money. Sure, it's not passive income, but it's guaranteed income.