What this is.... is what works, what has always worked, and what will continue to work for years to come.
And the vast majority of people trying to make money online don't do this, because it takes...(gasp).... real work.
What I'm talking about is setting up a niche blog on a topic that YOU can write about, and that you can make money from. (Just a hint, don't choose MMO.)
Then, you are going to work on this blog and NOTHING ELSE until it is making money.
You will spend your time in 3 ways: Content, Traffic, and Conversion. The biggest problem newbies have is they spin their wheels in the "research" phase, or in other words, buying and trying a bunch of crappy methods a "guru" sold them.
However much time you have each day to work on this, Monday thru Friday you should spend 50% of your time on new content, and 50% of your time on generating traffic.
On Saturday and Sunday, look back at your stats over the last week, and work on conversion.
When Monday comes, spend all week generating new content and traffic again.
A Tip On Traffic:
Every niche has online "hubs", meaning sites or forums that anyone interested in that niche knows about and visits. What you need to do, is figure out how to get your relevant(not spammy) content in front of those people.
A Tip On Conversion
Don't spend too much time trying to make sales until you have 15-20 quality posts/articles/pages on your site.
Why Am I Telling You This Is The Best Method To Start With?
Because it will teach you the full cycle of how to make money online. The average newbie has read enough that they "know" how to make money online. I mean that they more or less know what the steps are to make money online... BUT, they do not know-know how to make money online, because they themselves haven't done it yet.
If you will dedicate a few months to making this ONE little blog profitable, you learn the full cycle of making money online....setting up the site > creating content > getting traffic > converting that traffic into buyers.
Learning traffic and conversion are the two most important things you can master, but most newbies never even get to that step because they are stuck in the "research" stage like I mentioned before.
Wow- this got long... Anyways- I hope that makes some sense to some of you struggling...
This is work... and you have to provide real value to people to have any success.