Making Money Online 2015 at a Glance

This has been a great year for me, I have achieved a lot starting with building this website in June 2015!

Making money online is a passion of mine so it was great to add another two websites (here’s the other one)to the website I already had:Kaboutjie. I am so happy I am able to share what I know and hopefully I can help you to work online for yourself.

If you have had a look around my website you will know that my goals for this website are:

I’m going to quickly run through all the posts I have published on my website this year in case you missed something awesome! If you are not yet making money online have a quick run through this list and see if something appeals to you, also check the list of scams and time wasters to make sure you avoid those “opportunities”.

Before I do that here are my 5 Most Popular Posts for 2015:

Great Online Business Opportunities

All of these companies will show you step by step how to make money online, with affiliate marketing being the main focus.

If you are interesting in launching your own online shop selling your own products and/ or services or even with drop shipping then I recommend Shopify.

Just remember that making money online is hard if you don’t have a website so the starting point for any online business is building a website!


One of the first things you should educate yourself about when you start working online is the difference between white hat and black hat techniques to market your website. This will mean the difference between failure and success!

Click here to read about Black Hat Techniques

Click here to read about White Hat Techniques

If you choose Wealthy Affiliate to make money online one of the many things I love about this company is you can rest assured that every single method taught there is 100% white hat. You can also get started at no cost with 2 free websites (and you can stay free for as long as you like, forever if you want!).

Ways to Earn Extra Pocket Money!

Not everyone wants to start an online business, perhaps you just want to earn a little extra on the side? Or maybe you are starting an online business and until you start earning a full time income you are looking for some ways to earn a little extra? Here are some real and honest ways to earn some extra cash:

These really won’t earn you much, but none of them will cost you any money. Perhaps if you sign up to all these opportunities it will add up to a decent amount each month?

Online Marketing Tips and Tools

So once you have built your website what do you do? How do you go about making money online? Here are some posts I have written to help you on this journey:

I hope you have found these posts useful, please leave a comment below if there is any online marketing information you would like me to share in 2016! This website is to help you start your own online business and help you on the way once you have begun, I want to know the best way to help you!

If you like MLM here are some opportunities you might like:

Please just make sure to read my post about MLM opportunities first if you are not familiar with how MLM works! I am not a fan of MLM and I don’t recommend it, however some people say it is a great way to make money.

In my mind these should be added into the list below which are time wasters and scams but like I say so many people like MLM so I felt I should give them a special place of their own in this post.

Complete Time Wasters and Scams

So these are the websites I really recommend that you avoid at all costs. They will waste your time at best, at worst damage your website, your online reputation and/ or steal your money.

If you want to know why I rate this websites so low please read my post that explains my reasons. 

So that is it for me for 2015, that is a run down of everything I have shared so far on this website. I hope you have found this summary helpful and a quick guide to what you are looking for.

I hope 2015 was a great year for you and I wish you all love, light and happiness for 2016!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you would like me to share with you in 2016!



Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Lynne,

    I have bookmarked your page because I like informing myself about what are legitimate business opportunities and which ones are not.

    I am glad I came across a platform that you actually recommend. I did further research on all the great online business opportunities and they all seem legit. All of these companies how step by step how to make money online, with affiliate marketing being the main focus. With that said you don’t need any previous experience to become successful in the Internet World. Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Juan

      It is a pleasure, I am just sad I couldn’t find any more great opportunities to share with everyone. It is so sad the ratio of scams and BS to anything that even comes close to being legitimate and helpful when it comes to making money online.

  2. Hello

    Thanks for a post well written and things so well explained, l like the fact that you do not only combine in 1 post programmes that work but you have also put programmes that does not work.
    Some of the programmes l have heard about, some are new to me and some took my money with no results whatsoever.
    l did surveys when l got started online, they take so much time and pay so little.So im happy to see you put the word “pocket money”for surveys because with surveys what you get is pocket money.
    You have explained everything from beginner to more experienced marketer looking to improve.
    Thanks Lynne, l learned alot on your post today.

    • Hi Roamy

      Yes that is right, lots of the opportunities is just pocket money. Which is nice but I found a lot of sites made it seem like you can make a lot more and this is impossible!

      I’m glad you could learn something new and I look forward to chatting to you again.

  3. Fantastic stuff here. You have been busy. This is a great summary of all the business opportunities and scams out there at the moment. All together in one page too. Fantastic. This way I can have a real think about what I want to do.

    I see also that you have an email so I might sign up for your updates as there is a lot here and feel like I can learn a lot from you.


    • Hi Ruth

      Thanks for your feedback! Yes please sign up, I am so excited about everything I plan to bring to the site next year.

  4. Great summary and overview. There is a lot of content here and content is what brings traffic. Lots of good advice. Wealthy Affiliate truly stands out from the crowd. There just isn’t another community that can even come close to matching what WA offers.

    I agree that MLM is not the best path to take. With MLM it’s usually just the people on top that make any money of significance. I tried some MLM programs a few years back, and all that happened was I ruined some important relationships with family and friends. It’s nice to have money, however, not at the expense of losing family and friends.

    Shopify looks interesting. I’ll have to check out your article on Shopify. I’m aware of Shopify, I just haven’t ever used it.

    Thanks for all the helpful information. Happy New Year.

    • Sorry to hear about the relationships that suffered with you trying out MLM, it seems that is exactly what it does!

      I’ve done a lot of investigating when it comes to Shopify and they truly come out tops. I personally know 2 people that have online stores through Shopify and they are very happy. I will probably be using Shopify towards the end of this year too! I will obviously have to update and add in my personal experience then.

  5. Small business online is no small business.Goes into detail of every aspect of the WA Membership

    Shows the differences in membership levels and what
    you get with each. And with any business you need to be dedicated and put in a lot of hard work. The more you put in the more you get out.

    Catagories listed are:
    E Mail Marketing
    Social Media
    Tips & Tricks
    Site is for online marketing reviews and exposing scams

    I wanted to ask with the E Mail marketing could you use a G Mail for Business it has an Auto Responder ?

    • Yes you are right there, it is not so small, but opposed to a massive international retail or wholesale business it is small.

      I am sure you would be able to use a gmail email address, that is not something I have ever considered. I will check with aWeber and come back to you.

      My question to you is why not get a business email address? With Wealthy Affiliate it is so easy to set up if that is where you are going to build your website. A gmail address is just so unprofessional, it will make the world of difference to have a nice email address!

  6. You’ve built an excellent resource page here, Lynne! I’ve bookmarked it so I can easily find everything in the future. Thank you so much for using your time and talent to build this website, it’s very thorough and gives great insight into starting an online business. Sharing your knowledge is so generous!

    • Hi Dara
      Thank you and I am so glad you have found this post useful 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions.

  7. Hi Lynne, very nice website! You cover a lot of subjects. You must be proud of what you’ve accomplished in a short period of time. If ever I look for another opportunity I will keep your name in mind.
    Thanks again for sharing

  8. Lynne this really is an excellent website!
    After reading this post which i thought was great I read numerous other posts in your site.
    All the posts have interesting, useful quality content!
    A very well laid out site,engaging to readers,very professional and easy to navigate.
    I wish you every success with all of your sites!

    • Thank you for the feedback, I plan to offer much more value in 2016!

  9. Hi Lynne

    There are so many ways to make money in 2015 and 2016. The internet does give us the ability to do just what we want. Your lists about the legit companies and scams are very accurate.

    From all of the companies that you have listed, I would go for Wealthy Affiliate because of their training. They also give you all the tools that you need in order to succeed.

    • Hi Viljoen

      There is a reason Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation! Nothing else comes close yet.

  10. Thanks Lynne for your collection of great posts. You have gathered so much information into one helpful article. So much of this information is critically helpful for a new online marketer starting out. If you had to offer just one piece of advice to the “newbie”, what would it be?

    • Hi David, wow just one piece of advice? There is so much I would want to share though!

      I would think that the most important thing is that working online takes time, hard work and lots of learning all the time… so don’t chase after all those autopilot, make money overnight BS offers.

  11. Hi Lynne
    WoW, this is an amazing, useful and informative post. it provides many good ways and aspects to start an online business. I admire your list about making some extra pocket money, I admire also that you pointed out that this list is for sites that offer an only small amount of money.
    thank you for such a good work, wishing you all the success.

    • Hi Ehab

      I’m glad you enjoyed this summary for 2015 of all the ways I found to make money online. I hope to bring you loads more great information in 2016!

  12. WOW! Your article sure has a lot of awesome resources I can use to help me on my own journey to making money online.

    There are so many great additional articles here on different topics, that I don’t know where to begin! LOL.

    I will certainly take the time to read all of your published posts. Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a fantastic opportunity to make money online, and I will definitely look in to this program.

    Thanks ever so much for the free siterubix website builder too 🙂


  13. I think I just found a way to make some online money. I feel like I just graduated a course on web sites and marketing. The way you have left all of the links in order made it very easy to navigate. I will be visiting many of the sites you have listed. Your direction of working with Wealthy Affiliate and following their step by step tutorials is a great idea however I will be using your site as a reference as well.
    Thank You,

    • Hi Mike

      I’m so glad I could give you some information that will help you get started in the right direction. Let me know if there is anything you need help with 🙂

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