Don’t Feel Bad About Not Making Money Online

One of my favorite perks about working at nights at my second job is getting to talk to all of the people with websites that teach people how to make money online. Nary a day goes by when I don’t talk to someone with a domain name like “” or some variation of that wanting to get an extension to pay their bill because they don’t have $10 to spare.

They usually don’t want to say their domain name, but it’s easy enough to figure it out.

The copy on their website invariably talks about how much money they make with their push button system while sitting on the beach sipping on some sizzurp and they can teach you how to do the same for only $XX.97. If they were honest in their copy writing, they’d say “I can’t pay my bills, but if you pay me money, I can teach you how to not be able to pay your bills either.”

My favorite, so far, was the person that owned a website called something like “get-paid-live-large” who was saying that they hadn’t gotten paid and needed an extension to pay their bill.

By the way, these are not actual customer websites, but they are not far from the real names.

So, if you’re feeling bad about yourself because you’re not making any money online, don’t fret about it. Neither is anyone else.

Very few people are making money online honestly and legitimately. The chances that your favorite guru selling you on the make money online unicorn dream is making the money they allege honestly are slim to none and slim just left.

It’s all a facade. If you need extra money, get a second job. Don’t spend your hard earned money chasing magic cash unicorn dreams. I don’t care what CNN says.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.