Originally Posted by mrasshat
It's hard to know what to believe in this particular forum.
Out of all the posts I've read in this forum, I have yet to see one that wasn't a thinly-veiled attempt to get you to their website to sell you a membership, DVD or some other form of "money-making" tips.
The real answers for how to make money on the web:
A. Learn to program
B. Learn to build websites
C. Learn to be a sales rep
D. Start your own blog or other type of site with compelling, original content, update daily, and slowly build an audience and advertising revenue over the course of several years.
E. Come up with an original idea for a site/online app and build it yourself or pay some one to build it for you, then promote it heavily.
I spent about 5 years self-employed building websites and it was the most money I have ever made in my life. It was also stressful being my own boss and not really knowing how much income I would have from month to month. It's not for everyone. I went back to working for other companies and now just do the web and writing stuff on the side.