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Is There Any Legit Way to Make Money Online in 2017?

July 17, 2017 10 Comments



Every year the number of people looking for a legit way to make money online is dramatically increasing and it is no secret why it’s increasing.

It’s happening for two reasons. Some people want to quit their 9 to 5 job while others want to have a second source of income to support their family or just to become in some way financially independent.

Because even if you can’t earn a full time income online it still gives you some confidence. And I’m living proof of it.

I haven’t quit my job yet but I’m making a solid monthly income that allows me to go to my 9 to 5 job 2,3 times per week and spend the rest of the time with my family and for growing my own online business.

And thanks to my online business I’m planning to make two trips in 2017. One trip to my brother, to Canada ( Toronto) and second trip to Makkah in Saudi Arabia with my wife.

All this is going to happen thanks to my online business. But it was not easy to come to this point. I spent almost 3 years to build my business though 3 year time frame is not a rule.

I was a little lazy to be honest. I know people who achieve the same or even WAY more in 2 years. But that’s just due to my approach which is my fault.

Anyway, the idea of this post is that there is a legit way to make money online and I’m going to show you that way. I’m also going to show you some other ways so you can decide for yourself which way is the most appropriate for you.




Evergreen legit ways to make money online

First, I want to show you some evergreen legit ways to earn an income online. Some of these ways are exactly related to make money niche. Some other ways can help you save some money which is still not bad.

So, my job is to show you all those ways and your job is to choose one that fits your skills or attracts your attention.

I don’t want to talk much about evergreen ways that I already described in my other articles. I just want to give you the links so you can read them and understand what making money online means.

In this article you will learn all the truth about making money online which is very important in my opinion. You will know what works and what doesn’t so you can avoid wasting your time and energy.

In this article I talk about making money online for beginners. I explain everything in simple terms so you can understand how to start online and get results quickly.

In this article I show you different ways so you can start without investing. It doesn’t require much effort but the income is very limited as well.




My favourite and legit way to make money online in 2017

My favorite and legit way to make money online is an affiliate marketing. This industry has thousands and thousands of success stories, such as Pat Flynn, Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Brian Clark, Rand Fishkin and many others.

BTW, a friend of mine from, Roope Kiuttu has a great blog about affiliate marketing where you can learn a lot of things from him.

Affiliate marketing is one of the best and legit ways to make money online even without having your own product.

Basically, when you get involved in affiliate marketing you first choose a niche, i.e. a segment of a market. It can be anything. It can be books, toys, computer games, devices, accessories, software, clothing etc.

You choose your niche and it must be something you love to talk about.

This must be something you love and are passionate about because you will be writing about this topic, creating videos, tutorials, writing articles, promoting your product via social media, youtube and possibly including paid advertising.

Once you’ve chosen a segment of a market you need to find and join a program/website that sells the product or provides a service you are passionate about and get their approval for promoting their product or service.

By this time you must have a website so you can promote that product or service through your own website.

When you join such a program/website and get their approval you officially become their affiliate, i.e. a person who will be promoting their product or service and they will pay you each time you make a sale through your own website. This is called affiliate marketing.

You can promote products or services for years and make enough money to quit your daily 9 to 5 job. All people start with promoting stuff they don’t own and then decide to create their own product.

Selling your own product is the best way to make money because you keep all the profit. But not everyone can create their own product and that’s why it’s not so crucial when it comes to affiliate marketing.

Though affiliate marketing is absolutely legit and an amazing way to make money online I can’t guarantee you any level of income. First, affiliate marketing doesn’t require any specific super skills or knowledge or experience. Anyone can do it. But level of success is different for everyone.

Depending on how badly you want to achieve success and how much time you are willing to invest your success can be unpredictable. In the best scenario you can make enough money in order to quit your job.

In the worst scenario you can make a few hundred bucks per month which is still worth your time and effort. Don’t you agree?


What will I exactly be doing as an affiliate marketer and how to start?

First, I highly recommend you to join this program that I got my start 3 years ago. This is a scam free zone where you will find thousands of people like you and me who are trying to help each other in affiliate marketing.

Some members are new to affiliate marketing and going through the learning curve while other members are already making a solid income and try to help new members.

This is a great community where you can learn from others, share your experience, build your own business and help others build their business.

I know many people who got their start in this program and now they are full time affiliate marketers. I’m not a full time affiliate marketer yet but I’m making a solid monthly income.





Upon joining this program you will watch 10 free video lessons so you can understand the whole thing about internet marketing. BTW, it will cost you zero $ to start. After your 7 day trial you will decide whether to continue or leave the program. No pressure whatsoever.




So, like I said, upon joining your main task will be following the certification course and completing tasks. By the time you complete the certification course you will have a fully functional website filled with images, descriptions, tutorials, possibly videos etc.

You will be the owner of your website. You will be the owner of affiliate website where you will be promoting products, services and possibly making money from your website.




When you follow the certification course you will have the opportunity to ask questions via live chat, private message or by posting your question in the members area. Most of the time you will get answers or help within minutes or seconds. Sometimes it can take an hour or two.

Live chat is the best way because you can get help within seconds. You can even contact the owners of the program ( Kyle or Carson).

I will be there to help you too. I’m there every day to help folks and if you join the program through my site I will be the first who will welcome you and assist with your online business goals.

You will be using WA Site Builder to build your first website and then you will be customizing it according to your needs and preferences.




You will be using WA keyword tool in order to research your niche and choose topics to write about. This tool is awesome and will be your most often used tool.

You will be using Site Content in order to write a new content for your site and also for grammar check. With this tool you can also check your created content to make sure that your content is original and free from duplicate issues. It’s important for SEO.

You will be using Site Comments in order to get comments on your posts from other WA members. It will make your content full of engagement and discussions which is very important in terms of SEO (search engine optimization).

You will be using Site Feedback feature in order to get a feedback from other members regarding your website. If something is wrong with your website in terms of content, user experience or anything else you will be warned about it. It’s important because it will allow you to make your site as beautiful and user friendly as possible.

You will be using Site Manager in order to access your website/s and make changes if required. It also gives you access to ftp or your email accounts or for activating your site SSL certificate.

You will be using Site Domains feature in order to buy a domain name for your website and connect it to your website. Web-hosting is included in your membership price.

You will be using Site Support for tech issues with your website. Support is very responsive and quick at reply.

You will also have your personal blog where you can post your questions, write about anything you want related to your business, share your experience with others.

You will be watching weekly live webinars (each Friday) on various topics related to website, website optimization, SEO, creating content, email marketing, video marketing, researching a niche, content optimization, conversions and sales tips, keyword research, social marketing, Facebook retargeting, case studies, website conversions tracking, success tips and more.




All this mentioned above is important for your online success in affiliate marketing. To be exact, the combination of all of this ensures your success and achieving your goal online. This is called affiliate marketing.

Creating quality content, i.e. tips, guides, descriptions, recommendations will be your main task as an affiliate marketer. This is the best legit way to make money online because you provide value, help people and they buy from you.

In fact, by helping people you build trust between you and your audience. That’s the foundation of any success, online or offline and that’s the foundation of success in affiliate marketing.


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  1. Kamil says:

    Hi Rufat

    Thank you for writing this very informative review.
    It looks like the ultimate program to join! 🙂

    Like the idea of being able to try things for free before I decide to buy into it.
    It certainly doesn’t appear to be a scam in anyway and the fact that you have support from the founders and community is very encouraging.

    How long could you expect to see result with this kind of program? Would this depend on your niche?


    • Rufat says:

      Hi Kamil,

      It’s not perfect but it’s legit and one of the best programs that I’ve come across so far. If it was bad I wouldn’t have been a paying member since 2013. The education is good, support is excellent, tools are great, but results are not guaranteed and I think’s an honest and fair approach compared to many other programs that provide limited or zero value while making big claims. Regarding getting results, you are right. It depends on many factors, such as niche, time you spend for your business, consistent effort. Some people experience success in the first year while others may need 2,3 years. There is no guarantee whatsoever when it comes to building a business and making money.

  2. Lorrinc says:

    This information is on point, There is no a better place like your recommended program and you will gain a lot of things that will give you a better insight of starting an online business in affiliate marketing.

    The best thing about it is it’s for everyone and no experience is needed.

    All you need is to do is to work more harder and you will see success within a year just the same way I did.

    • Rufat says:

      That’s true. Anyone who joins it will learn a lot of new things, even seasoned affiliate marketers. And it’s true that it requires a lot of hard work. I’m living proof of it. If you work really hard you will be making a solid income. If you are lazy it’s not for you. I would say internet marketing and making money online is for hard workers only!

  3. Nico says:

    We strongly agree with the author regarding affiliate marketing. We have tried to understand more about Wealthy Affiliate too. It is an excellent company for people who would like to earn money online. We have tried a few ones but failed. This is the best we have seen. Good job.

    • Rufat says:

      Affiliate marketing is the way to go. It’s really cool to earn an income without having any product. I’m glad you know firsthand about my recommended program and have tried it. Like you I tried many other programs and it was always a complete frustration. This one is different. It takes effort and dedication but there is a good reward for your efforts.

  4. james says:

    Hi Rufat,
    Thanks for your post on this. Can personally vouch for the WA platform as I’m a proud card carrying member. With that said I’m still starting out so still have a long way to go before becoming successful. It was great that you included your own personal timeline on there as there are times I do wonder how long it will be until I see some results.

    Thanks again


    • Rufat says:

      I’m glad James you’re a member of this online business community. It’s really a great place to start a business in a scam free zone. You’re right. There is still a lot for you to learn and apply. But don’t think of money. Money will come. Just focus on your business and work hard. For some people success means $1000 per month while for others it may be several thousand dollars per month. So, it really depends. Even if you want to make at least $1000 per month you should consider at least one full year of hard work. But it’s not a rule. Some people start making way more even after 6 months. So, there is no guarantee as to how much you can earn or how soon it will happen.

  5. Michael says:

    Hey. Earlier, I did not hear about making money online, but the situation in life directed me to get interested in it. It’s good that I came across your site and learned a lot of interesting things. I registered in Wealthy Affiliate. At the moment I am overwhelmed by the amount of valuable information. Slowly I will strive for success 🙂

    • Rufat says:

      Many people like you started their online journey and ended up making a lot of money online. That’s great really. Because you have your own income source other than regular job you can feel yourself more financially independent. I’m glad you’ve registered at WA. Now you should focus on your business and work really hard and smart. From my experience I can tell you that very few people can reach $3.000 a month mark but many can reach $1000 or $2000 mark. If you stay focused it will happen.

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