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Debunking Myths About Generating Side Income Online

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When you say that you make money online, you will be met with a raised eyebrow. Many people are very cautious to use online platforms to generate income. This is because many believe that making money online is a scam. 

Although this may not be the truth, it is not 100 percent wrong as well. There are many unscrupulous con men who operate scams and trick people to lose hundreds and thousands of hard-earned money. 

However, all you need to do is to be extra vigilant to not fall for these scams. For instance, making money overnight and too-good-to-be-true opportunities should be approached with a great deal of caution. 

If you are still worried about making money online, we are here to debunk some myths and help you to make full use of the Internet to earn money in the right way!

Myth 1: Everything online is a scam and will rob you of your money

Many people are afraid to explore brilliant opportunities online just because it is online. There are many legitimate money-making means on the Internet and it would be such a waste if you hold on to a very generalised assumption.

Just like in brick and mortar businesses where there are people who lie, cheat, and manipulate others, there are such people online as well. All you need to do is to keep your wits together and make sound decisions at all times. 

Tips: Scam often guarantees quick money and expects you to deposit a certain amount while legitimate businesses never do these things.

Myth 2: You can start earning straight away if you have an online business

Just because there is no rent to pay for a shop lot for online businesses, it doesn’t mean everything is free online. Online businesses hire and pay their employees, pay domain fees, and have other costs as well. 

Businesses take time to flourish and if you join an online company or start your own online business, be ready to work hard before you see the numbers rolling in. As with everything else in life, hard work will give you the success you deserve!

Myth 3: You need to open your own online business to earn money online

Operating your own online business is one of the ways you can earn money online but it is not the only way. There are many other interesting ways you can generate income. For instance, affiliate marketing is currently taking the advertising industry by storm. All you need is social media profiles and you are good to go. 

Through affiliate marketing, you will be connecting top brands such as Zalora, Watsons, and Shopee to your followers on social media. Every time someone makes a purchase using your affiliate link, you will earn commissions. With leading affiliate marketing platforms in the region such as ACCESSTRADE MY, it is even easier to connect with several top brands and start generating income. 

The success story of an affiliate marketer

Neyra is an ACCESSTRADE Malaysia publisher who turned her favourite activity into a side income incurring activity. She loves shopping and during MCO in April, she started to promote all the products that she buys online on her social media platforms.

The 32-year old full-time blogger is now an affiliate marketer and she is constantly sharing her reviews about food, home, fashion, and beauty products. Amazingly, she has a whopping 12.8k followers on Instagram, 13.7k followers on Twitter and 5k followers on Facebook.

More importantly, Neyra has earned more than RM4,000 since she started her journey as an affiliate marketer in April 2020. Find out more about Neyra here

Register with ACCESSTRADE MY and join 5,000 to 10,000 other affiliate marketers who are actively connecting top brands to their target audiences!

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    Alexis Walker

    13th January 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Myth 2 and 3 is a killer!

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