How To Make Extra Money Online For Free


Financial freedom is something that everyone would love to have, oh how life would be so grand! There are so many people making real money online so why can’t you do it too?

Before I begin, I want you to know that this is not some online scam and you will not hear me tell you that you can make a six figure income overnight. There are no upsells, no strings, no false promises…just THE TRUTH. It is possible for you to have a successful online business that makes you real money.

Truth Puzzle

I took this journey not too long ago and just had to share what I found out. If you want to hear the truth about the online world, I invite you to keep on reading!

Lets Get Started

Oh good, you’re still with me. 🙂

Let me quickly share a little bit about myself.  I am a family man with a wife and 2 young children, both under the age of 3, and I’ve got a full time job that I love going to. We could use a little extra money, but spending time with my family is absolutely everything to me so a second job is out of the question.  I invite you to check out my About Me page to learn more.

Why am I sharing that information with you?  Well, I want to show you that I’m just a regular guy.  I’m not some online marketing guru, nor am I a skilled writer, but that does not mean I can’t make money online.  If you do some quick searching, you will find money making ideas like taking surveys, Swagbucks, becoming a virtual assistant, and transcribing to name a few.  Those are legit but they only pay pennies. I was looking for something much more substantial, and I found it!

Avoid the online scams and avoid the pennies, I’ve been there and done that. Follow me on this journey and I’ll show you how to make extra money online for free!

What’s Holding You Back From Starting Your Online Business?

Take a moment to think of the answer to that question. Some of the most common answers are:

  • Where do I even start?!? – There’s so much to think about and so much to know. Searching the internet and endlessly reading about it will hopefully lead you to figure it out. Surely there’s gotta be a better way.
  • I have no clue how to build a website! – Having the right skill set and the right tools goes a long way in building a website. .  If I get stuck, I don’t know how to find the answer to my problem using Google.  There are some good posts and tutorials available, but will they help my specific situation in my time of need?
  • What should I sell? How do I promote it so that someone will buy it? – Knowing the most popular and trending products is key to making sales. How do I become an expert in a particular area so that people will trust and buy from me?
  • I need help but have no one to ask – Feeling alone and stuck is not a good place to be, I just wish there was someone who will take some time to help me.

These were the major stumbling blocks that I had when I thought of starting my own online business. Do you have any others that you want to share? I’d love to hear them so that I can get a better understanding and hopefully help others. Please leave them in the comments below, or contact me privately and let me know.

Thankfully I have learned how to overcome my stumbling blocks and I’m so excited to show you how I did!

Your Online Business Journey Starts Here!

You Can Do It

While I was scouring the internet for ways to make money online so that I didn’t have to get a second job, I came across a website that claimed they could teach me how to successfully build an online business and make real money…and best of all it would cost me NOTHING!  That’s right.  Zero, zippo, zilch…and best of all, unlike most “free trials”, I didn’t even have to put in my credit card number for the free trial!


Wealthy Affiliate Starter

Wealthy Affiliate is the number one place to go in order to learn how to build a business online.  The basic concept is that you create a website based on something you are passionate about.  You write content on your site and embed links, called affiliate links, so that when your visitors click them and buy a product, you earn commission.  You don’t have to deal with inventory, shipping, customer support, or anything else…all you have to worry about is creating content and marketing your website.  I joined as a total newbie, and almost a year later I have this website as well as Best Wedding Party Gifts which are both generating some modest income.  YOU can do it too!

Once you sign up for your free Wealthy Affiliate account, you will have access to a countless number of videos and training materials so that you can learn just what it takes to get your business up and running and making money.  They’ve got a state of the art hosting system that will get your website up and running in less than 1 minute…it’s so easy, even my mother was able to do it!  Not convinced?  Check out this video and see for yourself.

How To Build A Website

More Than Just A Website, It’s A Community

The BEST part about Wealthy Affiliate is that not only will you be guided down a successful path with their proven training methods, but you will be joining a truly amazing and friendlyWealthy Affiliate Community community of like minded individuals.  The WA community is filled with thousands of people ranging from total newbie to industry experts and everyone is so warm and welcoming.  You will never have to worry about feeling stranded on an island with nowhere to turn because everyone is more than willing to help, I’ve even been able to have conversations with one of the website owners and he helped me get past some hurdles with my website.  You have the ability to post a  question to the community or you can go to the Live Chat and ask there.  With members from all over the world, your question is sure to be answered within minutes of asking….there’s always someone around that will help!

I would like to invite you to check out my profile at Wealthy Affiliate….you will need to register but remember that no credit card is required!  You can check out some of the communications that I have had which includes questions asked and answered, training, blog posts, and more.  Think of it as a great place to hang out!  Go there via my profile (or one of the Wealthy Affiliate links on this website) and we’ll instantly become followers of each other.  That’s important because I would love to help you get going in your online journey.

At Wealthy Affiliate you will never feel like you are alone, I would love to do this together and share everything that I learned with YOU!


I have had such a tremendous experience at Wealthy Affiliate.  From learning all about building a business online to making some money, and also making some new friends…Wealthy Affiliate truly is the best place to go if you want to accomplish your financial goals.  I invite you to check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate, where I cover many of the features in greater detail.

If you have already been convinced that you want to check it out, then don’t wait another minute…

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Comments 18

  • Hey there! I’m a student and I found your article very interesting. I heard that wealthy affiliate is a good way to earn extra money. I wanted to start with it but I don’t have a lot of knowledge with it. But after I read your article I can now start affiliate marketing. Thank you for sharing this information.

    • Hey John,

      I’m glad you found my site helpful, and I hope that you do pursue the world of affiliate marketing. It’s perfect for college students to do since they tend to have a lot of free time!

      Let me know if you need any assistance, I’m always happy to help!

  • Life sure would be splendid, having both that financial and time freedom. It would be a dream come true! 🙂

    I’m glad to hear that you won’t be rattling on about some scam because I’ve come across too many that promise 5-figure incomes in only 30 days, etc. If it were true, I’d be throwing the towel in on my job right now lol.

    I’ve always wanted to start up an online business but just haven’t found the right training and tools for the job.

    So I really do appreciate your guidance on getting started and especially your recommendation of Wealthy Affiliate. I think it would be truly awesome to not only be equipped with the right tools and training, but also have access to a bunch of people who are there to help.

    Thank You!

    • Hi Neil,

      Yes, life would surely be great with time and financial freedom. While it’s possible, I like to be realistic in the sense that you can definitely earn some nice money on the side but don’t run out and quit your job! If you follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and put in the work, then you will achieve success!

  • Hey Matt i enjoyed your article and the friendly style that you write.
    My journey on Wealthy Affiliate is very similar to yours so I enjoyed reading your advice and opinions.
    The most valuable resource i find on Wealthy Affiliate is the fact that there is an entire community of like minded people ready to help me when I get stuck.

    • Hi Keith,

      Thanks for the comment, I absolutely agree that the community at Wealthy Affiliate is the greatest benefit. It’s so comforting to know that I have such a great resource to help me in any way that I need.

      Best of luck with your website, I look forward to staying in touch!

  • For anyone who wants to start a business no money down then the place to be is at wealthy affiliate. This community has done so much with its program in helping so much thousand of people from all walks of life to make their dreams a reality by owning their own websites and teaching them how to make money with their website. I would encourage anyone who wants to become their own boss and to give up the nine to five to become a part of wealthy affiliate

    • You said it very well, Norman! If you have dreams of having your own online business, then you must definitely check out Wealthy Affiliate.

      It costs NOTHING to initially join, so you owe it to yourself to at least check it out

  • You are making some good points here. You are soo right when you say that you can make money without being a skilled writer or marketing guru. You simply need to find out what people need and want and present it for them.
    I have seen examples of ugly websites with badly written text which has still been very successful, just because the writer/creator of the website knew his visitors, their needs and desires.
    Finally, to succeed you simply need to keep going and DON*T give up.


    • You got it right JoJo…. don’t give up!

      One of the best parts of Wealthy Affiliate is the community of awesome people there. If you hit a wall, they’ll help get you motivated and moving in the right direction in no time

  • Hi Matt,

    I like your down to earth post, you explain in no uncertain terms it is not a get rich quick scheme. This puts visitors minds at rest that it is NOT just another scam.
    You write in detail on the great community and help that is offered, even yourself admits you needed help at the beginning, another point to make potential new members give it a go.
    Your post is well laid out and gives a very fair assessment of what you are getting at WA.


    • Hi John,

      Thanks for the kind words….I do always try to be as down to earth and honest as possible. With all of the nonsense out there, I really like helping people find the truth.

      Learning how to be successful online is not an easy thing to do, there is no shame in asking for help when you need it!

      I’m a huge proponent of Wealthy Affiliate and I hope others find the same great experience that I did!

  • Great article on how to make some extra money online for free!
    I too am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I agree that this is probably the best option for people to get started online.
    You get a free website, membership to a community, and training all for free!
    The best part is as you mention that it is a real community and you won’t find this anywhere else online!
    Cheers 🙂

    • Hey John,

      Yes the community at Wealthy Affiliate is nothing short of tremendous…..I can’t stress it enough! It’s definitely the best place to go in order to learn how to build your business online.

      Hope you having great success!

  • So helpful. I am trying to build my blog so this was great.

  • I can always use all the help I can get when I’m trying to build my blog and my brand…super helpful! Thanks!

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