The Most Common Question Everyone Asked: “Can I really make money from the internet?”

The Common Question

The Common Question!

I’ve been asked many times if it is possible for anyone to earn a passive income from the internet. Doubtless to say, people need to see a PROOF before they’ll believe what you claim. Before I will show you MY proof, I’ll first establish some foundations:

1. I make money from the internet – earning passive income for the past 4-5 years. However, my online revenue now is a result of months(or years) of work. It takes time to build an online business but it is very rewarding once you get the system running. 

2. My wife and I are currently mentors to several online marketers and THEY too have profitable online businesses. This shows that earning passive income from the internet is just following a SYSTEM. It is learned and transferable. This is not just for tech-geeks like me. It’s simply following a system. If we have done it, you can do it too!

That’s it! So, here’s the PROOF….

Below is a screenshot of an email sent by Xoom (more about Xoom on future articles) showing the client’s payment:

Xoom Transaction in July 2008

Xoom Transaction in July 2008

Amount received in pesos is 32,537.76.

Here’s the link to the transaction details above provided by Xoom:

Here’s another screenshot from my Paypal account for the summary details for July 2008. (Click on the image to enlarge)

Paypal Report JULY 2008

Paypal Report JULY 2008

Some names are blurred for privacy purposes.

The total net amount in my Paypal account is $883.79  which is about Php 38,000+.

To give you an overview of Paypal, it is like a “remote” bank where you can save your dollars and you may withdraw it later in your local(Philippine) bank. You may also receive online payments(credit cards, echeck, etc.) with your Paypal account. (more about Paypal on future articles)

The great thing is the figures above does NOT show a one-time income only but it reflects a monthly residual income

As you can see, YOU (a Filipino here or abroad) can really make money from the internet. I hope the 2 proofs out of many will convince you that I’m not making this up.

Now, YOUR BIG QUESTION might be ‘HOW do I earn from the internet?’

There are MANY ways to earn from the internet but we should first learn the BASIC SYSTEM. I’ll publish it soon and include the ways to earn revenue from the internet but first, I need you to make at least one of two things below:

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Use the comments section below to ask for questions or share your story. This will be the BEST TIME to hear from YOU as I’m in the process of writing my next article on the ‘how-to guides’ of internet marketing. I’ll try to answer all your questions and include that on my next article.

I would like to help you succeed in your OWN online business. So, subscribe to my RSS and/or post your comments now!

Also, PLEASE share this information to your friends especially to those who are skeptical about earning revenue online. They’ll thank you for it!

Cheers and God bless you!


9 Responses to “The Most Common Question Everyone Asked: “Can I really make money from the internet?””

  1. Charlie on November 27th, 2008 12:41 am

    I just like your way of giving information to others.

  2. Brendon on December 21st, 2008 5:23 pm

    new bie from the net, I’ve been looking 4 great opportunity to earn online in marketing business but there’s lot of them, can you show me one that really earn?and does not require to pay also. thanks and more power…

  3. Stanley Dumanig on December 22nd, 2008 8:53 am

    Charlie: Thanks! Tell others about this site and subscribe to my RSS feed via email to “get educated!”

    Brendon: Thanks for sending us a question. I’m not familiar with your specific situation but I’m giving you an overview which will help you a lot.

    First off, there are many “great and legit” online businesses to mention that can really make passive income. Of course, there are other “dirty” ways too that make money but that’s one thing you should NOT do since it will just hurt you long term – so, be careful of following just anyone’s advice.

    Secondly, if you are really serious making money from the internet it really requires “investment.” I haven’t seen a serious business yet, both offline and online, that has not invested time and money.

    Nonetheless, here are some things to help you and other novices as well:
    First, making money from the internet means you should have a “product.” You need to decide what kind of product you’ll offer: physical product, services or information, and then find your niche market. This MUST be an intersection between your “passions” and “profits.” Decide on a product which you’ll love to create/do AND find a target market which is interested and willing to buy your products.

    I mentioned a bit of this process on my recent post at

    I have other articles relating to your question so you might want to check them as well.

    Anyway, here’s a “very common” way of earning from the internet without spending a dime/peso yet legit and can earn passive income:
    1. Setup a blog – sign up with or though I recommend the latter. Setup is free for both
    2. Sign up with Google Adsense – that would set you up as publisher of ads where every time people click an ad you get paid. To find more about it visit – signup is free too.
    3. Find a niche market. Again, intersection between passions and profits.
    4. Post articles on your blog relating to the topic/market you have chosen. Eventually, people who are interested with the topic will visit your site, then they will see the Google ads and click on it. You then get a commission when they click on the Google ads on your blog pages. Take note: do NOT click your OWN ads. See Google Adsense’s policies for more info.

  4. mercy on January 31st, 2009 10:23 am

    Hi! This is Mercy again, and i just wannathank you for all the infos you’ve shared.
    This time, i want to ask some more clariffications. Hope you can help me.

    Regarding wordpress, can i use paypal in upgrading my site? I dont have a credit card.

    Thanks! More power!

  5. Stanley Dumanig on April 8th, 2009 5:41 am

    Mercy: You’re very welcome. Its my pleasure to share.

    I assume you are asking on how to setup a “self-hosted” wordpress blog. First, you need a domain name and webhosting. You may register domain names at – this is where I buy ANY and ALL of my domain names.

    You can use your Paypal account to purchase products/services online and that includes domain name registration, web hosting, etc.

  6. ohara on January 22nd, 2011 10:17 am

    please help me get a data encoding job online. give me a legit site. There are these books for sale etc… i am doubtful no matter how convincing they sound. Having read the requirement to do internet marketing, i become interested. I qualify i guess.

  7. Stanley Dumanig on February 2nd, 2011 3:58 pm

    @ohara: you can start looking for jobs at or but I highly recommend you setup your site that sells your services before promoting yourself on either of the links I mentioned.

  8. Edwin on November 1st, 2011 4:05 pm

    good evening sir. i believe that there really is money to be had from the internet. i just haven’t found the most effective way to get it yet. i hope that you can help me with this. i already sign up for your rss feed and i’m really looking forward to the things that i will learn from you. thaks.

  9. Marlon on May 27th, 2012 12:28 am

    Hi sir,
    Thanks so much, I learned a lot on your articles.
    Sir I have a question, I am confused on how to earn money on the internet.
    BTW, I am web developer since 2010, until now, I can’t understand the way how to earn money on the internet.
    And I’ve been employee most of my careers, until now I can’t earn extra.
    Is there a way can I use my knowledge? at the same time earn extra income?
    Thank sir

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