Are You Confusing How to Make Money Online with Ways of Making Money Online?

I just paged through one of my eBooks.

You can buy it on Amazon if you want 15 ways to make money blogging:

A light bulb went off in my mind after reading the title.

I thought of all the folks over the years who asked me:

“What’s the best way to make money blogging?”


“What’s the best way to make money online?”

Affiliate marketing?


Affiliate marketing is an inanimate concept. It cannot “do” anything by itself.

But a skilled entrepreneur who publishes helpful content and builds their friend network can engage in affiliate marketing and make money.

Skilled entrepreneurs who publish helpful content and build large, loyal friend networks of influential entrepreneurs:

  • spend years learning their niche, practicing, honing skills related to their niche
  • spend years following their passion and not worrying about profits or outcomes
  • spend years promoting top bloggers and entrepreneurs without asking for anything in return, to build bonds with niche power brokers
  • spend years creating helpful content to serve people generously

Do you want to know how to make money online?

Re-read the prior 4 bullet point list items until each concept becomes seared on your mind.

Re-read until you follow each tip diligently for years.

That’s how you make money online.

Lost Online Souls

Lost online souls mistakenly believe a “way” to make money online is “how” to make money online.

This desperate, greedy or delusional crowd believes:

  • affiliate marketing
  • Google Adsense
  • product creation
  • self-publishing eBooks on Amazon
  • freelancing
  • coaching

are some of the best ways to make money online.

But more than that, this crowd believes each income channel is how you make money online.

The income channels are not how you make money online.


The income channels are how you receive money online.

How you make money online is spending years following your passion, learning your niche, detaching from outcomes, focusing on serving a specific reader or customer generously, building your friend network by helping folks without looking for anything in return and persistently doing this stuff not for weeks or months but for years of your life.

Check out this Blog’s Owner

Enstine Muki diligently followed these steps. He fell in love with the process, not profits, and for years he created helpful content and connected with top bloggers.

Because he followed the basics of how to make money online he now earns a sweet online income.

But his income streams never made him a dime. His persistent service, generosity and detachment, helping folks for free, set the table for his current day stunning success.

Example; Enstine generously invited me to guest post on his rocking blog. He made it a point to tell me to promote my eBooks.

Guys…..this is the secret to making money online! Be generous. Be as excited to see other people prosper as you are prospering.

This is why I promote other people all day long through my guest posts, through social media and through many of my blog posts. I am genuinely interested in helping people, promoting people and in expanding their success. This genuine interest helped me build a big, loyal tribe of blogging buddies who have:

  • invited me to guest post on their blogs
  • endorsed me
  • hired me
  • bought my eBooks, audio books, courses and paperbacks
  • commented on my blog
  • featured me on their podcasts
  • featured me on their blogs

Why do you think I retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging? I helped folks for years from a pretty detached place, taking an interest in people and not in what they could do for me.

Then incredibly generous friends like:

invited me to long term guest posting gigs on their blogs.

This is how you appear to be all over the place in your niche which leads to business success and prospering online.

In truth, my eBooks never made me a cent on their own because an eBook cannot do anything. It’s an eBook guys.

But when my tribe sees the name “Ryan Biddulph” on an eBook or audio book, they buy it, based on me sharing helpful free content over the long haul. If a stranger to me and my brand sees an eBook that meets their needs, based on the creation within the eBook, they buy it.

It ain’t the ways to make money online; it’s the active creating and connecting over years that yields online success.

8 thoughts on “Are You Confusing How to Make Money Online with Ways of Making Money Online?”

  1. Wow Ryan!

    After reading and digesting yet another excellent
    blog post written by you!

    I’m once again reminded of some excellent advice I was given
    long ago.By one of m earliest mentors!

    I was told, always pick the instructor, not the subject
    being taught!LOL!

    Your totally excellent and extremely enlightening post,
    completely demonstrates why this is such timeless advice!

    What an eye opening perspective bud! And unfortunately, one
    which is not articulated by the greats such as yourself, nearly

  2. Hey Ryan, this is a unique way of putting it. There are only two truths that beginners need to arm themselves with when starting out.

    1. It is possible
    2. It is hard

    The first one helps them to never give up, while the second helps them to give it all they have.

  3. Nice post about Make Money Online, As we know there are various ways to Make Money Online as this article also share unique idea to Make Money Online.

  4. The title confused me a lot. I had reread it several times before I could understand it. I believe it’s all about building a community around your blog, and benefitting people. It does take a long time to build connections, and consistency definitely helps.

  5. You are right, Ryan, it is you who makes the money, the rest are opportunities and blueprints on how to profit from yourself really.

    It all starts with you. You can have the best affiliate programs, and the best products to sell, but if you don’t build up that tribe and audience, you are not going accomplish much. The sales come from the loyal subscribers and the authority you build up over the time of passionately helping others in your niche.

    There are many ways to make money online. It’s no longer a secret that anybody can actually earn a living working online. The real challenge is in the service you are going to provide to the marketplace. And, you can only achieve such success by actually caring about others and solving specific problems for your target audience like no one else can.

    Very helpful blog post!

    Thank you for sharing it!

    Best regards! 😀

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