How I’m making money online in 2017

2017 is here.  Let's hope it's a better year than 2016 was 🙂 I always feel motivated at the start of the year, which makes it the perfect time to refocus, start on a new project or breathe new life into existing ones.

One thing I always like to focus on each year is increasing my income from one year to the next.  As the easiest way to increase your net worth is to simply increase your income.    It sounds obvious, but often people get caught up in budgeting and saving and forget about about the most important thing – income!

So here is what i'll be doing on 2017 to try and increase my income.  These are all things that most people can do:

Copy Trading

Although I did a bit of copy trading in 2016, this year, I want to kick things up a notch and start taking copy trading more seriously and treat it like a full time job.  I'm going to be copy trading more people on etoro, use CopyPortfolios, and check in on my progress everyday to make sure i'm hitting my goals.  I think copy trading is the future of day trading, and of course i'll be sharing all my results here on the blog.


In 2016 I started using the automatic savings/investment app Acorns and I liked how worked.  Although I don't expect to get rich using the app, I will be using it to increase my savings and hopefully earn a little bit of extra cash on the side.

I don't believe in saving for the sake of saving, but it's nice to have a bit of an emergency fund set aside in some place like Acorns to cover any unexpected expenses.

Amazon Affiliate Program

A few years ago, I ran a product review website that made a little bit from the amazon affiliate program each month.  In 2016, I noticed a lot more people starting to use the Amazon Affiliate program as an alternative to Google's Adsense.  And I think it's still a great way to make money online.

There is still plenty of money to be made reviewing products and lots of niches to fill.  I plan to rebuild my money making amazon site in 2017.


With Swagbucks, you earn money for completing surveys, shopping and searching the web.  If you spend just 20 minutes on it everyday I think you can earn around $100+ a month without too much hassle.    You also earn a small bonus when you refer other people the service.  While Swagbucks won't make you rich, it'll go towards increasing your income just that little bit.


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