Making online money today (meaning right now) is nearly impossible unless you have a few very important things set up. Without these few minimum and basic things, it will not be possible for you to see profits by the end of the day. But, here are a few tips:
1. You must have a domain. It should be a.com for maximum effect and should contain a keyword describing what you are doing. Without a domain, you can't make a web site. Without a web site, you won't have a place for people to go to and you won't be making any online money today. So, get a domain!
2. You need to host your domain. Find a domain service that is suitable for your needs and set up an account. Some hosing services also offer domain hosting and a way for you to purchase your domain at the same time. Making online money absolutely requires a hosted site even if you are affiliate marketing.
3. Develop a web site. There are dozens of services on the net that offer services to set up your web site for you or you can opt to do it yourself through simple blog services or web development companies.
4. You need stuff to sell either your own product or master resell rights or private label rights products. Recommendations for where to find these products can be searched on the internet.
5. You need to set up a way of collecting money. Sure it is fun to set up a web site, but if you don't have a way to collect some money for the stuff you are selling, it will all be in vain. Here again, there are tons of services on the web that can collect money for you.
5. Now, for the MISSING LINK... you absolutely must drive traffic to your site or nothing will ever happen. It's like opening a store in the middle of the desert and realizing that no one knows you are there. This is how the big-time marketers excel above the pack. They know how to drive traffic to their offer.
Here is one tip to get the traffic to your site NOW!
First, email a million people. No, I don't mean you need to stay up until midnight until the day you die sending email to a million people. You need to get with a reputable email marketing company that can send millions of email messages in a day. It will cost you a few bucks (for the targeted email recipients; say $500 to $1,000 depending upon the service) but it will be worth it if your message is clicked.
Second, (this could have been first), you need to develop an email message that will convert; first to an open and then to a click to your offer (site). It must contain a hyperlink to your offer that when clicked will suddenly burst into a joyful video or converting capture page! The chance of you making online money now increases many times if the capture page is good enough to convert the searcher from a looker to an opt-in.
Other nearly instant ways to get traffic to your offer include PPC (pay per click), banner and email ads. Just remember that the world's best site will make no online money if you have not found the missing link to drive traffic to your site!