How I Made Extra Money during the Current Economic Uncertainty

Last modified on 22nd April, 2009

If you’ve been trying to learn how to make money online, I am sure you’ve came across claims like making money on the Internet is easy, you can become a millionaire overnight using a “fully-automated” or “turn-key” system. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the money to roll in.

But if it’s that easy why hasn’t everyone become an Internet millionaire by now?

Good for me that I started with no money at all so I couldn’t afford to buy every marketing product that claimed to have the answer to the secrets of Internet riches. I had to and still exercise good judgment and common sense when it comes to spending money on how to make money products.

At the same time, I knew there were many real people and those that running websites that became popular enough that their owners have quit their day job. I always wondered how they did it, how they got started and what they were doing differently that made them successful while others failed.

Once in a while, a product came along that really captured my attention. While money was still an issue, I strongly felt that using it as an excuse not to buy the product would mean that my curiosity on how some people become successful would remain unanswered.

Don’t get me wrong though as I doubt an ebook that has all the answers to the secrets of Internet riches exist. For me, an ebook is good if it doesn’t just dish out theories but proven ideas about specific ways of making money online.

I needed to treat what I do like a real business.  That means I needed to invest money in order to make more money. That seems obvious now but many newbies fail to see that including me when I first got started. And there’s nothing better than investing money in a good marketing education.

Spending money on improving your knowledge is one of the best investments you can do as you try to make money online. Your readiness  to invest in yourself shows whether you are really serious about becoming successful.

OK, let’s get straight to the point. If you want to learn how to make money from pay per click, the product that I am going to recommend is a must have. But…

  • If you are unwilling to risk losing some money in return for the opportunity to make even more than you can stop reading now.
  • If you want an easy way to make money, this product is not for you.
  • If you want to become a millionaire over night, this product is not for you.
  • If you want a fully automated or turnkey system, this product is not for you.

Anyway, this is what I’ve made from just ONE website in the first week of January (in USD) a few weeks after I implemented the methods. I made fantasy becomes reality because I took action, I didn’t just learn but I put what I’ve learned into practice.

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I used the extra money to indulge myself in my other newly found passion and got myself a Canon EOS 50D DLSR camera. Then I flew to Singapore for a couple of days for some shopping.

I am not telling you this to boast. I am just trying to show you the possibilities. Personally, I still need to work harder before I can say I’ve achieved my target, which is to make USD10,000 profit consistently monthly.

Can I guarantee that you’ll make money after reading this guide? I don’t know because I don’t know you. But what I can say for sure is that the methods really work for me.

The creator, Jeremy Palmer is using this exact technique (his personal way of making money online) that has made him millions of dollars in affiliate revenues annually.

Want to learn more? Check out The Black Ink Project

PS: Check out the bonuses. Jeremy is giving away PPC Classroom for free. I own this course too and paid USD500 for it when it was first released, serious…


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • RRR says:

    Wow, nice stats! I’d never thought that clickbank would be so useful. Gotta try it 🙂

  • Mantra says:

    COngratulation. I believe to reach till this level is not easy…

  • edie says:

    the amamzing of affiliates…he..hehhh

  • edie says:

    thanks bro…there’re too much info that I know …..and are being practiced … it began to get used to the income I thought is impossible before… thank you once again … he .. hehh ..

  • RaiBatcha says:

    is it true?.i have tried so many methods but none workout.i think should follow your advice.thanx for the idea

  • Eliz says:

    why can’t I see my comment? It has disappeared after I typed it

  • Eliz says:

    I’ve just started my own site, and I hope to make a little extra cash from it, since these financial times are really hard on me and my family. I am considering pay per click but not sure if that’s the right way to go.

  • Interesting article. Agree with you that making money and you need to invest and treat this as business.

  • Nurhadi says:

    I see some unique tools from your blog. its very look interesting and attractive. Iam newbie in design or creating blog. If you interested, please save my link in yaour blog.

  • nanv says:

    It has been always tough to think and apply such way but the post gives the best insight here to get some ideas to put in action for making some extra money.

  • marcus says:

    Very encourageable and inspiring. You are right somethings are worth sacrificing in order to obtain your goals in the end.

  • HI, Gaman,

    I know you must be working hard toward your USD10,000 because I am trying hard too. Best luck!

  • Really nice post as well, here always are great topics and helpful info Thanks for sharing

  • BTW, I am applying these tips.

  • Hi Gaman, Thanks for the tips.

  • This is such an inspiring post.I feel quite confident that i too can make some money online. I always keep seeing people earning 1k’s of $$$ but i never imagined my self doing that but now i can.

  • mantra says:

    Yes seriously we can make money from internet. But, the consistency of our effort will tell whether we can success or not. Anyway, this is a great tips. I still learn PPC

  • Well I have been marketing on the internet for quite a while now and not so successfully, however, maybe I am not working hard enough. I will look into the additional information you are providing

  • SF says:

    There are lots of ways to make money online for little or no cost other than your time and effort. For example our site only costs us $10 a year to run and generates 1000’s in sales every month.

  • guillotine says:

    thanks for the info. a good read and answered a couple of questions i had

  • guillotine says:

    This is something I am currently looking into. Thanks for the heads up!

  • menj says:

    LOL still disappeared?

  • camellia89 says:

    Thank you for your question.
    i also have some problems like you. But now they have been already answered. Thank you.

  • Have you ever looked at Mike Johnson ABB ? I like the course and it sounds like a very good passive income stream for a longer time. I find the PPC – Affiliate models are very money intensive

  • wptidbits says:

    Yeah its been long time he’s not updating. I really loved most of the posts. Anyway, welcome back. He’s coming again to guide us making money online. Thanks Gaman.

  • social-catalog says:

    Nice earnings !! lots of payment in single day

  • Not everyone is patient enough to sit at home and do that for hours. But those who did are the successful one!

  • Becoming a Billionaire over night it’s just an Utopia! An Internet business is just like any other business and requires knowledge, passion, dedication and a lot of HARD WORK!

  • lovely post. really amazing i read to the end thanks for this

  • Congratulations Bro

  • donnyien says:

    Gaman,no more ‘Aramai Ti’?hehe

  • This is such an inspiring post.I feel quite confident that i too can make some money online.
    I always keep seeing people earning 1k’s of $$$ but i never imagined my self doing that but now i can.

  • long time no update. Might be he too busy..

  • Gaman says:

    I am still around. Just taking it easy from the normal routine. Will be back.

  • Passion comes first before anything else and I believe with the aids of some products, e.g. the one shown in this article may be very helpful for beginners.

  • Im not realy good at making money online.
    But, if can be done, why not to learn to do it?
    So your article motivate me to find the way ….

  • menj says:

    LOL, you are still around Gaman? I thought you have lost interest :mrgreen:

    – MENJ

  • Joshua says:

    Gaman, thank you for sharing some tips. In this uncertain economic ups and downs, I badly need to find something to give me enough money to help my family.

  • eein says:

    Haloo Gaman.. How u get money from that site? from the ads you advertised people click? or how? impressive…

  • Adam says:

    “Good for me that I started with no money at all so I couldn’t afford to buy every marketing product that claimed to have the answer to the secrets of Internet riches.” – Ha ha. When I first started, I definitely spent some money on some wild ideas. Making $ on the Internet is not an overnight thing for the regular person.

  • Gaman says:

    I’ll update soon as time permits

  • Gaman says:

    I’ll be back as time permits.. sorry to keep you waiting for any articles

  • NeverSayLose says:

    Good job Gaman,i’m happy to know that u already success in your self ads…Hmm i’ll sure to check this out!
    Can you give me any link about this project?
    Did you ever failed as long as you in this ads?
    i’ll already try so many about this kind of investment ,but still going nowhere.

    Feedback required.

  • colbert says:

    hi friend, how come you have not updated this blog since 2009 april ? what happened ?

  • hi gaman.. thank for sharing great tips here…

  • gagaukon says:

    Hello gaman, where have you been? this blog is in hiatus for a very loooong time now.. No more Make Money Blogging??

  • Ubieranki says:

    that’s great I love reading your post, so inspiring

  • Excellent Article, Very inspirational!

  • Joe says:

    Love the honesty and transparency. Any posts coming soon?

  • Ubieranki says:

    that’s so inspiring, i’m so happy for you, great post

  • Ask Lah says:

    nice post but no more?

  • Jay says:

    Havn’t jumped into the PPC arena yet. I’m interest to see how long the turn around is for a program like this. Any insights?

  • This sounds good. And I have to say that Tino is correct. Most of what’s posted on this site is still very useful up til now.

  • wow… i wonder i can follow or not… this is everyone dreams

  • Hi

    Good information have shared.

  • kane says:

    what kind of screen shot was that? LOL

  • tips says:

    What a great post. This is sure to cheer everyone up.

  • Ade says:

    A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t – Author unknown

    Thanks for sharing, Mr. Gaman. it’s very inspiring post.

  • gansau says:

    Bravo and thanks for the inspiring sharing. 🙂

  • you still not online? seems you really busy huh..

  • izzat aziz says:

    internet marketing or business not my strength, so i guess it is not for me. prefer daily work in real world.. 😀

  • Nice post.. Can I please get some info from you regarding your freebie site? I’m new to this and would like some input if possible..

  • MatKool says:

    Yeah.. not all of us can get riches with the generate money system. We all know to get extra money is not very easy way. We can have the turn key or automate system, but we need to explore it better and look what you can do to get more extra money.

  • Good strategy for make money.

  • Tino says:

    Great post. I know its a bit late but the stuff you write about is still relevant now. I even subscribe to the back ink project as recommended.

  • Excellent Article ..refreshingly honest and to the point.With so much dis information and incomplete packages to profit one need to keep to the basics eg..affiliate marketing and article submission with back links..although it can be laborious it will produce long tern results…Good luck and thanks once again for your article.

  • I think it would certainly be essential to put money in first to earn well & continuously later. I think it’s brilliant for you to state facts & some apparently “turn off” kinda comments so forthrightly. Great! It creates a better kinda first impressions for your readers.

  • Tino says:

    Hey bro,

    I read your post and the link you gave. Guess what, I purchased the product..Hope its a good investment. Anyway, cheers and keep on posting..

  • Gaman,

    Your post is so inspiring. I really appreciate on how start making money. You did the best.

  • I have tried selling products from Clickbank without success. It’s good that you’re making money.

  • Rosario says:

    it look very interesting, thanks for the post 🙂

  • Not all the internet marketer can make money online. Maybe just a few of people can found the good technique like yours. Too many internet marketer claims that had making money online but all are fake.

  • StuckS says:

    this one is very inspiring. 😀

  • Diety says:

    There are always some ways to make money when other people hesitate. Times of crisis are characteristic and many people are not willing to take any financial risk right now. I can’t blame them, but someone with potential, resources and luck can make really good money. I am also not very risky person and would like to wait even few months to see what will happen next.

  • Excellent information, making a goal of how much you want to make and creating a blueprint on how you are going to make it either if its seo, or ppc it should be planned well.

  • maverick says:

    can try investing in forex and futures.. also can earn come pocket money 😛

  • Jayce says:

    Besides blogging, I invest in stock market to earn some pocket money. 😉

  • Thanks Gaman for sharing this post. This will motivate for a long time.

  • Cool Post !
    Really amazed to read your post .

  • That book could be helpful in anyone’s work to start successful online business. Maybe I’ll purchase the product and start my own business… Everything You say about seems very realistic, and that’s the way I like it.

  • If you could make money “automaticaly” I’d buy 5 computers and run all those amazing apps simultanously. Oh wait, those are just scams for naive people. I wonder who gets fooled by those ads.

  • Black in project, hmm, i will check it more, thanks.

  • PS3 says:

    Bit late but nice one Garman!

    Will there be anymore blog posts soon? They are a joy to read!

  • pablopabla says:

    Hi Gaman,

    It’s been a while since you’ve updated. Just to let you know that I am still looking forward to more of your recent happenings aka money making adventures 😀

  • Hubtonomy says:

    Nice Choice with the Canon, I only wish I could afford one.

    There is a big difference between the dreamers and fantasists and the doers and that is an income.

  • Hi Gaman,

    I agree with you that most of the time the internet gurus make it sound too easy to make money online. The internet beginners get the idea that they can just simply put up a website, not put in much effort and just sit back to wait for the cash.

    I think that while affiliate marketing is a simple process but still it takes a lot of hard work, patience and education in order to enjoy a successful online business.

    I’ve set up an affiliate marketing resource blog where I share tips and techniques that I’ve learned (and still learning) to achieve success in affiliate marketing. For anyone interested, please drop by, check it out, and contact me with any questions or comments.

  • When starting you should decide not to spend any money. And no matter how much you’d want to buy something – you won’t unless it’s 100% necessary. This way even if you don’t make any money at least your losses will be lower.

  • I would like to know how much money will I have to put into it and how much should I expect to make on average…plus any tips would be helpfull, I am only looking to make an extra source of income..I already have full time job.

  • Hi, that’s really impressive that you can make so much money during these economic times. The truth it really is much easier online to make money now than ever. Great article on this subject.

  • abrablog says:

    huhu…i hope i can make money like yours. 🙂

  • WERA says:

    CONTROVERSY!?!? get money we must invest first. yep!
    Theres no such an easy money…

  • Linut says:

    Vic, that’s truly impressive. You should run a course about this. I’m sure there are loads of ppl wanting to learn more about this. I would!

  • Z says:

    yes, quite.

  • Zergses says:

    Atuk om, obulih koh noh ki gaman. Nunu mah di secret nuh mogihum tusin online id sebelum po haro nunu-nunu capital untuk momoli domain name om menginvest hilo affiliate marketing etc.? Like, in the beginning of your early years in internet adventuring and pretty much til at present. Well, if by any chance you happen to read my comment, could you please give a bit of advice? You’ve got my email address.

  • Hi there! I just popped in to check for some fresh updates, and am sadly disappointed yet again! I trust that you’re “hard at work” and that we will soon be regaled with awesome tales of your online endeavours, which you’ve been hard at work on!

    • JonehRC says:

      Hi there Jacques … on behalf of Gaman, unofficially, let me suggest to you that you subscribe to his feeds. You can choose which reader you want. you can find the link at the top right, up there.

      I’m sure u know what its usage.. so everytime Gaman of Sabahan.com post an article or something from this blog, all his feed readers will be updated either thru email or direct to the their respective readers. e.g. google reader.

      you do not have to come to this site and check if there’s an update. the blog will update you if you’ve subscribed to it. This is of course to minimize your frustration of waiting a post from our friendly busy Gaman 😉

      just want to help 🙂

  • zool says:

    Hm.. I’m not good in money making online. But I totally agree.. TO get money we must invest first.
    Theres no such an easy money

  • IT Buzz says:

    Yup that’s true hardwork is always required even it comes to internet marketing. And the other thing is you need to be somehow specialized in the area you want to pursue moreover if you schedule away the tasks it ‘ll obviously help you in achieving bigger goals.

  • I agree with you, a lot of times, these claims of making so much money online are too good to be true to me. Even if they are true, I salute to them for their hard work, and dedication to realize their dream. I am still a down to earth guy, make money from investment in Public Mutual, sweat and work hard. But I am still open to find out more how Internetizens make more profits online. Cheers!

    (Welcome to visit Best Buy And Idea Blog.)

  • ermm…i do not have much luck in buying ppc or going in ppc …

  • Very good work Gaman, It is very informative and helpful post. It is very helpful for those who are looking for these kind of information. Who just start affiliate programs must follow ur footsteps. Keep it update and sharing in future.

  • I am a mom, have two kids, work full time for a company and part time on my own club promotion business. Still I am not making enough money. Does anyone know what I can do to make extra money in my area that can involve my kids? I am not looking for online surveys, secret shopper, or scams. Just fun things we can do to make extra money together as a family.

  • John says:

    Great job Gaman, How many traffics of your site to drive earning like that?

  • Hallo Gaman! I checked in to see if there was anything potting, but am sad to see things are quiet this side. Please give us a post or two to enjoy, it will be highly appreciated!

    Anyways, keep well!

    Jacques Snyman

    • Used Tires says:

      I agree with you Jacques, its’ been over a month since the last blog post, it’s about time for a new one 🙂 I think all of us would love it for sure!

      Till then,


    • Gaman says:

      Hi Jacques,

      Been rather busy lately with everything.. but I’ll try to write a post or two soon. Thanks for stopping by.

  • msians says:

    wow… congrats on a job well done!

  • eyeman says:

    you still at sabah?

  • maverick says:

    wow! Congrat Gaman tat u found the cash cow during this economy crisis 🙂 very inspiring and hope to follow ur footsteps.. of coz with hard-work and smart decision i hope i can be the same like you too 😛

    [email protected] @PjLightHouse.com

  • DA says:

    Bravo bro! a proud of Tambunanis 🙂

    Piece from you is always inspiring, and… looking forward for our next outing ^.^


  • encikwan says:

    Since I do not know your background, but I am glad you are doing something 🙂 Peace !

  • Melody says:

    lol It’s funny how the google ads in the post has the same gimicky “learn how to make a gazillion dollars in two seconds” theme..

  • ShueQry says:

    Wow.. Its quite a long time for me to arrive here since last Sabahan Bloggers Gathering. Ok, i have to admit. I’ve come just for one purpose, finding inspirations!


  • KampungBoy says:

    Your blog make me inspiring to make better in blogging
    u look easily to create income in ebiz especially in affiliate
    i already put your link at my blog
    hopefully we can make link exchange

  • Neo says:

    Hoho… lots of cash to make on the Internet. Affiliate… hmm, haven’t really tried this that much yet.

  • Alb says:

    Wahhh seems like you are so busy on Affiliate business, and I believe more to Adwords campaign Affi. related? 😉

  • Cool post, thanks for your suggestion.

  • Savings says:

    I’m really inspired by the post. Keep them coming Gaman..

  • Gaman says:

    Good question. Currently I am focusing on other websites/projects but to be honest with you the website is not doing well now because of the increasing competition. How about an update for the next month (or last week of this month) performance when I’ve the time to concentrate on it. Interested?

  • Can you give SS the latest month? It look like typical strategy to make people fascinated.:)

  • blinkky says:

    I think the most important rule to success is discipline. You got that and that’s why you succeed. =)

    • Gaman says:

      While discipline is essential, knowing what to do in the most efficient manner is also crucial. And the guide is quite helpful in that matter.

      • Efficiency is key here! Being disciplined is great, but being inefficient will just lead to self destruction, as you just will not have enough time to accomplish all the goals you set out to achieve. Conservation of energy is of paramount importance in any living system, and efficiency equates to that in this scenario.

      • Most efficient is definitely key here. The more energy gets conserved, the higher the output can be. Time is money and efficiency frees up your time, also giving you the opportunity to enjoy your spoils and not just work.

  • Kay Kastum says:

    Someones bought himself an early Christmas gift… 🙂
    These are affiliate sales via Clickbank?

    • Gaman says:

      I wouldn’t consider it a Christmas gift though.. too early for that haha. Those stats are from one of my RegNow.com affiliate accounts

      • rohaizad says:

        Gaman, this is really inspiring. Thanks for the screenshot because it really makes me feel “SYOK” with affiliate program.

        Anyway, it’s difficult to see your blog updated lately. Busy with affiliate?

        • Gaman says:

          Thanks. Doing some other projects but will try to update as often as possible 😉

        • Velecia says:

          Hello Gaman, was crusing the web researching pay per leads and came across your article. Can I please get some info from you regarding your freebie site? I’m new to this and would like some input if possible. Thanks, have a great day! 🙂

    • It seems the idea here is to get to the stage where Christmas occurs every month. The intricacies of PPC really give me a headache, and I’m definitely going to head over to check the Black Ink Project out. I like posts where people back their clainms with proof. Good one, Gaman!

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