I make a lot of money online. Every month. This is where the suspicious among you will write me off as a seller of some Ponzi scheme and click away. That's fine, no hard feelings. For those of you still here, I'm not going to show you testimonials and screenshots of my Paypal account. I'm not going to promise you some secrets never before revealed. I'm not going to tell you how much I earn. I don't need to. I'm not selling an ebook or some Magic Money Generator Plan. Anyone smart enough to figure out who I am and smart enough to go do some investigation on me - it's easy enough - will find that I don't just talk the talk. How I made my money is easy and I'll tell you right here in this post. I did something very, very simple. Prior to "falling into" this business I worked extremely hard. I've owned various businesses - a school in India, a company manufacturing specialist computer systems in the UK, a finance business and others. I slogged my ass off not seeing my family for days on end. There were years when I worked all 365 days. I know how tough that is. Now I work when I feel like it. I have a log cabin at the end of my garden and my "commute" takes all of a few seconds. I have no money worries. At all. What changed? A few years ago I discovered, quite by accident, the Adsense program. No, that isn't the magic pill, it's just what trigged my light bulb moment. I put some Adsense ads on the site I was using for my business at that time. After a few months I hit one month where Adsense made me more money than my main business. It got me thinking. I devoted more time to developing that Adsense income via putting more useful information on my site and getting it more traffic. Summer was traditionally a quiet time for my main business, but that summer I didn't feel it too much - the website was compensating nicely. Then an opportunity presented itself. A competitor ran out of working capital. I bought him out, closed his business and put Adsense on his site. I was now making more from the sites every single month than my main business. I got bold. I looked around for other sites to buy. They had to be profitable sites, preferably in the same industry. It took a bit of searching. I finally found one. Adsense had banned the site and the owner had discovered other and better ways of making the website profitable - he was generating leads. It was something I didn't understand but he was very helpful and taught me the ropes. I was hooked. I closed my main business - one generating a $ seven figure turnover and decided to live off websites. I made all the staff redundant, paid up the remainder of the lease, threw all my stock and equipment in the tip and ordered the log cabin. That was a few years ago and was the best decision I ever made. My lightbulb moment was realising that saving some money and making that work for me was far more fun than doing the work myself. And realising that a lot of profitable websites sell every year ...and sell for silly money. Since then I've bought many websites, all profitable businesses that I don't have the smarts to build myself. Some earn money selling software, others from affiliate programs, one from a service offered. A few are just information sites with the simplest possible monetisation - the old Adsense. And there are others. It fascinates me just how many ways people earn money from websites. All of these businesses were started and built by individuals who have skills far superior to mine. Could you replicate what I did? Sure. There are many marketplaces where profitable websites are bought and sold. Browsing through them you'll find a lot of junk. But you'll find some good stuff too if you're patient. Do you need some special skills? Not really. A little experience with business and websites helps, but 99% of it is common sense. If you have enough common sense (and a little money) you can built a profitable portfolio of web businesses. As I said before, I'm not a very smart chap, but if I can help with any questions in this thread, please go ahead and I'll do my best.