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The fast-changing technology has greatly transformed the way we work, live and entertain ourselves. The internet is becoming stronger every year and that’s the only constant change.  The question is how to tap this powerful technology and make money online.  It is true that making money online is not easy but finding reliable sources and regular advice of professionals who have made money in this medium can help.  Be ready for a lot of hard work and building your authority which  you will need to make money with online activities.  While applying some basic methods, you can build both short and long term money making avenues online.

Create a Website, Blog, eBook
An important step in your endeavor to make money online is the setting up of a website and start blogging and building an audience.  Try to be consistent with your brand.  While popular website services such as Hostgator and GoDaddy offer inexpensive plans, Googles Blogger offers the opportunity to blog at this blog network.  You can also use Namecheap for domains and Hostnine for hosting.
Building a blog with real readership is an exhaustive exercise that demands a lot of hard work but once it is achieved, things start working in your favor.  Blogs have the potential to generate a lot of money if done right but it is not easy to get there.  However, a year from now, you may wish you started it today!  All Blogging Tips recommends blogs in greater detail and an ebook to build genuine readers and subscribers.  You first aim for 100 visitors daily and build from there.  Make sure they are subscribing, as this is what will help with both the short term and long term money streams.
Now, an important thing in the process is to create an eBook for your blog, which is really totally unique, has a great deal of information about your niche, and must attract your readers.  (You can outsource this as well).  After creating an eBook, a landing page needs to be created that would attract the visitors and make them subscribe to the blog, or leave his contact details or even buy the eBook.  Blogging Tips believes an eBook can help small businesses make money while Forbes offers suggestions on how to make an eBook successful.  If you are good at writing, consider writing an eBook.  Though the market is saturated, eBooks that simplify technical topics still sell better.  This can be a source of side income but before it makes any money, you need to put in a large amount of effort. 
You can also sell your eBook at Amazons Kindle program and Apples iTunes Connect that connects you to a large digital-book reading market where barriers for entry are low.  It requires more time than money to write the eBooks and market them. 

Email Marketing
Email marketing is an important tool to market your services or blog.  Email marketing can keep the audience interested and keep them informed about your blogs, products, website, future products or blog posts.  Email marketing is at the root of all successful endeavors on the internet and it’s here that the money is in the online business.  But Email-marketing to be effective and successful, you need to ensure that people do not receive your emails that did not subscribe, but that they are the ones who have signed up at your site to receive such emails. 

Create Video Tutorials
You can also make money through YouTube and similar video websites by posting video tutorials on them.  Digital Vidya explains how you can make this happen.
This is an easy and effective way of using internet marketing to make money.  Making engaging and instructional video tutorials and posting them on your YouTube channel can earn you a lot of easy money in the long run.  Try to discover your niche and stick to it, construct a YouTube channel and post your videos there.  It takes time and investment before it starts to pay off. 

Promote Affiliate Offers Through SEO
You can use affiliate marketing, where a company is willing to pay you to help them promote their product or service on a cost per action (CPA) basis, on your website to make money.  For this, you must learn to use SEO to your advantage.  The defining character of SEO is content strategy and keyword research, the two most valuable skill in the realm of SEO.
These steps provided above will get you to where you too can make money online!