Can You Make Money Online Without A College Degree?

Life as we all know is continually becoming more and more difficult. This is especially true for students who are at the stage of their lives where they are constantly thinking about their future and what career path to follow. 

Are you one of them? Or are you simply looking for a better option than the one you currently have? 

No matter what has brought you to my article, I’m here to tell you, YES it is very possible to make money online without a college degree or any degree for that matter. 

I’m sure you know by now that over generations you would have heard the same rehearsed lines over and over again saying that good grades will get you into a good college/university and that in turn will land you a great job. 

I’m here to tell you that for many this does not happen. Life is not like a fairytale and things don’t always go the way we want them to.

So, if you are someone who is looking into further studies, new opportunities, or just a career change but have no degree, I’m here to help.

Should you go to college or should you take an internet marketing course instead?

First and foremost, for many people college seems like the only option when you graduate. While this might be true for many especially those who plan to become a lawyer or even a doctor, then college would then be a great place to obtain these degrees.

Now, what happens if you have decided to pursue making money online as your career path? Do you go to college and spend 2-3 years studying something like business management or accounting or do you take an online course or just dive right in?

If you already were someone who dreaded school then college is no different. You have a schedule, classes you need to attend, grades you need to get, and exams you have to sit. 

College essentially is an upgraded version of high school. If you are going to skip class, party weekends, find excuses not to do what needs to be done to obtain your degree, then why go?

The education system is failing young adults unless you obtain a degree that you can’t study online as I mentioned earlier. 

There is so much information available from experienced entrepreneurs who are experts in their field that you would probably be better off spending your money on several internet marketing courses from top entrepreneurs than you are at going to college.

Saying this, you don’t need to buy a course to get information. There are several free courses available. The difference is just that the paid courses often have extra information and tips you won’t get if you take a free course. 

If you are low on money, free courses are great. You can always learn, grow, and then when you start making money, you can think of investing in a paid course that might take your business that one step further. 

How long does it usually take to learn internet marketing over getting a degree?

This is a very common question.

When we see top entrepreneurs making millions, we automatically think that it is quick money by the way they advertise how easy it is to make money online.

While this is true, in reality, the process of becoming an internet marketer for a complete beginner usually takes 12 months onwards to fully understand all the basic aspects of internet marketing.

It’s not that it’s difficult, hence why you don’t need a degree to do it. It’s just a lot of information you need to process and sometimes change the way you think and look at things. 

Always remember that to grow in any field you will never stop learning and improving your skills because the more you learn, the more you earn. 

Does everyone who starts internet marketing become successful without a degree?

It’s important to note that many who start their online journey do not always become successful. This has absolutely nothing to do with not having a degree but rather that they simply give up. 

But, why would they give up, you might ask?

Well, when you start, you will have to put in the same amount of work or even more as if you were studying for a college degree. The main difference is that when you find what you enjoy and want to learn, it won’t feel like work even though in the beginning you will bring in very little to no money. 

It takes time to rank and gain traffic to your website. The make money online path will need you to be a problem solver and be committed to doing anything to make your first commissions online. 

To fast track your success, I always recommend you have a mentor and buy or learn from their free courses as mentioned earlier to teach you the skills they have learned to be successful.

What to do if you did not get the grades or can’t afford to go to college?

For many students, getting the grades to go to college and get that degree is difficult. Sometimes even more difficult for those who have the grades but just can’t afford to study further.

The great thing about internet marketing is that you don’t need a degree, good grades, or the very least a ton of money. Anyone, anywhere with any background can make a success online as long as they are passionate, hard-working, and diligent.

You hear many students complain about how difficult college is and the amount of work they have but make no mistake internet marketing also has its challenges. 

The difference is that students who get their degrees end up working an average 9-5 job with a regular salary whereas someone who took their future into their own hands, could be earning enough to have financial freedom. 

By this, they can travel, enjoy time with family and friends, have no college debt to pay off, and overall are happier people. 

What makes a person successful is not the grade they got in high school or the degree they earned in college.

People should never be defined by what they have or haven’t achieved in their life. 


To conclude it is very possible to start making money online without a college degree and something you should consider before taking the traditional route of going to college. 

I would recommend you rather spend your time learning how to make a sufficient amount of money online rather than going to college to learn information that won’t provide you with what you need to succeed in the world today. 

It’s true, money doesn’t take away your problems but it will make your life easier.

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