Hi There, I am going to provide some basic information as to where to start and what do be doing as a newbie trying to make money online. First of all be patient, be very patient. It will feel many times like you are not making any progress but if you apply some very simple and basic steps you will ultimately succeed online, but it all starts with patience. So Why Patience? Well the real reason right to the point is it simply takes time to build an online business to the point to where you are getting enough traffic to make any real money BOTTOM LINE! I mean I could set expectations of you making millions of dollars overnight but really who am I kidding here. The few that do make tons of money overnight have been working to build a contact list so huge that it is possible for many years. I am not trying to push anyone away from building a online business I am just telling you what others will not tell you and thus cause you to spend too much money and time feeling like you are a failure when you are not they are the failures for not setting the proper expectation. So what should you be doing? Building a website or blog it the first thing you should do. I mean you don't have to have any web design experience there are many places out there where you can simply input text or an article and pick through a few templates and the site is built for you. But whatever you do you want to have a place that you can advertise what you want when you want. Next TRAFFIC , not only traffic but targeted traffic that is more easily converted to paying customers or signups for your services. Before you can even start to make money you have to be known I mean people have to be going to your site looking for what you have to offer. There are many ways to drive traffic and I will cover some of those in a later post, but if you can be patient enough to drive the traffic you need to your site you will succeed Online.