Making money online has been a dream of millions of people since the internet was made available to the general public in the early 90s. Even today, some 20 years later hundreds of thousands of people are still trying, and struggling, to make an income on the World Wide Web.
People have tried many different ways to make money, they have sold their unwanted items, they have started up all manner of types of businesses, they have sold products created by other people (affiliate marketing), they have clicked ads and opened emails, they have built and sold web sites, and some have even just begged for money.
And what is more surprising is that people are still thinking of ways to do it even today, it wasn’t actually that long ago that someone came up with the idea of Facebook, Bebo and MySpace.
And of course there are plenty of scams doing the rounds, boy are there a lot of scams doing the rounds! But thanks to sites like this blog people are becoming more and more aware of them and the number of people falling for these scams are dropping rapidly. 🙂
I like to think that I have tried my hand at a lot of things but there is one area that I have not yet dipped my toe into and that is online trading.
Online trading is a lot like Marmite, people are either going to love it or they hate it.
The people who hate it tend to be the people who have gone into it at 100 miles per hour with their heads down and have lost a lot of money because they had no idea what they were doing ad didn’t take any advice.
The truth is if you approach it in a sensible manner then you are much more likely to succeed. Of course it does depend what you are going to trade in, and there are a lot of things you can trade with; oil, gold, silver, diamonds, coins, and of course stocks and shares.
Of course you should always take your time before jumping into anything like this. If I was to take the plunge then I would think long and hard about what I wanted to trade in and I would certainly make sure that any company I dealt with was all pucker and legal with my country’s Trading Standards office.