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OSP 002: How to Make Money Online

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Online Success PodcastIn todays episode we talk about how you can get started with building a real income online with a website.

This is our second, ever, episode of the Online Success Podcast and Michael and I were both spent quite a while putting everything together to give out some great information on how you can get started immediately.

Here’s what we’ll cover in todays episode..

  • How Michael and I both make an income, without a “job”
  • How you can get started making money online
  • Why working online gives you freedom
  • What you need to know to quit your job
  • What doesn’t work
  • The best resources you can use to build a website
  • How you can make that website profitable with little investment
  • What you need to do to get started today
  • And Michael and I will both share our own experiences with how we first got started, how making an income online has changed our lives, and what we have been able to achieve

Watch the recording on YouTube


Words that may have confused you..

In the podcast we used a lot of words that you may not have understood, I’ll try to give you a quick definition of each so that you aren’t totally lost.

  • Affiliate Marketing – Make money promoting someone elses product without owning it, shipping, providing support, or any hassle. You make a commission per sale.
  • MLM (Multi Level Marketing) – In our opinion this isn’t worthwhile, there are a lot of scams out there trying to trick you into believing it’s the best thing out there.
  • Domain – An example of a domain would be or, you need a domain to have a website
  • Hosting – To have your website visible to the world, you’ll need it hosted, once you have a hosting plan, you can start building your website
  • WordPress – The best platform out there to build websites, WordPress is by far the fastest and most user friendly software on the market.. and get this, it’s free!

Affiliate networks that we personally suggest..

You can make commissions by promoting products from companies and people around the world. This way you can live more stress free and help others find the products that they need/want. Here’s a list of the affiliate networks that we personally make money from and suggest you to join (once you have a basic website up and running)

If and when you do signup to any of these networks, you are a publisher.

Resources mentioned in todays money making episode..

These are the BEST resources to help you get started to building a real passive income online.

  • NameCheap - Choose your domain.
  • HostGator - Get your domain hosted.
  • WordPress - Install WordPress to build your website.
  • Niche Optimizer University - We can teach you everything you need to know in a step by step format to help you get started making money online, the right way.

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  1. Avatar of Thomas Ludwig
    Thomas Ludwig January 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Hello Michael & Justin:

    Great Video # 2.. To all out there in the Internet world.. Affiliate marketing is the way to go…. Not to talk E-Bay down.. They are right; you do not need a lot of skill to do this.. Michael taught me with his Step By Step program’s and Video’s and fantastic support.. So yes just go and get started… if you get stuck just ask for help they will help!!!!

  2. Avatar of Michael Brown
    Michael Brown January 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Thanks Thomas!

  3. mel January 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Michael which Word Press .org or .com. Loved the podcast. Looking forward to more.

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    Dawn Reklai January 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    mel said
    Michael which Word Press .org or .com. Loved the podcast. Looking forward to more.

    I think you are asking to build websites that would be Please refer to the wordpress tutorials to learn the difference between the two at…..tutorials/ 


    I hope I answered your question for you! If not then wait for Michael to answer!

  5. Avatar of Michael Brown
    Michael Brown January 18, 2013 at 8:16 am #


    Thank you foe the feedback! We appreciate that.

    You’ll want o use but you’ll want to do it right from your hosting account.
    So get a domain, get hosting an then simply install wordpress right from your hosting account.

    We’ll have a better tutorial up for it soon but you can use this for now:

    Lesson 6 shows you exactly how to install.

  6. Greg Jeffries January 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Another great podcast. On the eBay topic, I’ve actually stumbled upon a course called Auction Ruler by Roger Langille that’s pretty awesome. Obviously I’m not him and I have no affiliate link, so I don’t get anything for promoting it, but it’s super simple. All it involves is copying and pasting items from, listing them on eBay and marking them up a bit. Then when someone buys your product, copy the name and address of the person, and go back over to Amazon and have them ship the item out (mark it as a gift though). You pocket the difference in price. Literally takes minutes a day. I threw up a couple of items last week just to test it out, probably took me 10-15 minutes, and today I actually sold my first item. With all the hypey and BS products out it was quite refreshing to come across something so simple, that anyone can do…and more importantly that WORKS. So I just wanted to share. Keep up the good work guys.

    • Avatar of Justin Lewis
      Justin Lewis January 31, 2013 at 2:37 am #

      Ah yes this is simply known as “arbitrage” and is something I have done in the past before :) Another way to take this into the offline market, would be to buy a motorcycle for $1,000 (maybe that has a flat tire or something minor) do the small fix that costs around $100 – $200 and sell for $2,000. I’ve done that exact thing before with bikes, cameras, game consoles, etc.

  7. Greg Jeffries January 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Also, forgot to add spoke with Roger on the phone last Sunday. So he is real and is a cool guy. He actually lives up in North Carolina, so I forget where you’re located Justin, but I think that’s up there around you.

  8. Christopher February 6, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    Great video for such an interesting topic! I am actually one of those people out there who are finding ways on how to make money online, on how to start one. This podcast is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    • Avatar of Justin Lewis
      Justin Lewis February 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks Christopher, I hope that you subscribe to the podcast and continue to follow us. We have a new podcast coming out later today.

  9. Alan February 12, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    Ive spent the last 5 hours listening to the podcasts, reading and relearning everything… I went through this last year around this time. I didnt like my first run at this affiliate marketing. I feel Im more knowledgeable and driven now. I need to learn to ask more questions and ask for help and make use of the forums. I like what you guys are doing and I hope with my hard work, time and effort I will succeed and make this profitable for myself. Im really trying. Thanks for the help fellas.

    • Avatar of Justin Lewis
      Justin Lewis February 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      Hey Alan,

      Asking questions is HUGE. Something that Michael and I have noticed is that the top commentors in the forums seem to have more success. That’s likely because if they have a problem they ask and resolve it faster than figuring it out for themselves for 6 hours.

      I’m glad you listened to the podcasts and if you could leave a review for us on the iTunes store that would be AWESOME :D

      Justin Lewis

      • Alan February 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

        Absolutely Justin. Thank you for getting back to me so fast. I will make it a habit to check out the forums every day. Looking forward to more of your podcasts too. Thanks.

        • Avatar of Justin Lewis
          Justin Lewis February 13, 2013 at 12:03 am #

          Make sure to join in the discussion when you can as well :) What I found via my own experience is once I could start sharing basic things my knowledge began to grow immensely.

      • Alan February 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

        Absolutely Justin. Thank you for getting back to me so fast. I will make it a habit to check out the forums every day. Looking forward to more of your podcasts too. Thanks.

  10. Avatar of Dawn Reklai
    Dawn Reklai February 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    So true Justin! Thanks for building this site and being available to answer our questions!

  11. Christopher M. February 13, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    I just loved this post since I am also looking now for some ways on how can I easily make money online. Thanks for sharing it to us ^_^

  12. Rena February 19, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    Great article. This is what all the beginners, like me, need to know to make money online. Thank you for recording the podcast!

  13. Bob Sylvia March 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    To Michael & Justin,

    I just finished listening to OSP 1 & 2 and you and I really enjoyed you both. I am going to listen to the other four pods and will be joining up with you both. I really enjoyed your down to earth way of presenting and no hype. I am 61 years old and have been in sale and management all my life and
    you make me feel I still can have a business future. Thanks to however I found your site. It has been a great day.

    Bob Sylvia

    • Avatar of Justin Lewis
      Justin Lewis March 6, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks Bob for your comments! We’ll have a new podcast up likely tomorrow. In that podcast we’ll be discussing how you can increase your conversions, even if you aren’t already making money.

  14. Paul Friar March 9, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    This is as good a guide as any that I have seen to the issue of starting up a business to make money online.
    The important word being “business” and not just “website”, as anyone can build a website (given great advice like this) but whether or not that website makes you enough money is another issue.
    Provided you have the energy and passion to do whatever you want to do online, and believe in what you are doing with a little hard work you can achieve it.
    No one is afraid of that, right?

  15. Avatar of Michael Brown
    Michael Brown March 19, 2013 at 6:37 am #


    Excellent points. It does take work and dedication and without inputting those 2 things success isn’t possible.

    The unfortunate thing on the Internet is so many systems out there promise (unrealistically) that the person will definitely make a fortune and drive a Rolls by the 3rd month… Click button riches and so on :)

    We teach how to create a real business from nothing and grow it up and for some people that’s harder to swallow than a miracle pill.

    Anyway great points on creating a business and putting in the passion and energy to make it work.

  16. Doug Stewart March 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Great info, really sound info to follow.


  17. Kenya April 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Great information! There are also sites out there where you can take paid surveys. I took surveys on the side when I had my baby for some extra cash and it wasn’t too hard and it was super nice to have some extra spending money for sure!

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