Making money online is one of the most type search box queries ever. We all dream of riches, riches beyond our wildest imaginations, riches that we don’t have to do a lot to achieve. Is this possible well the answer is rarely black and white, yes or no. For every person that does make it a thousand don’t, but the person who doesn’t make isn’t trying.So what ways are there to make money online, the three main ways are gambling, affiliate marketing and website start-up. There are obviously many more ways such as power selling on eBay but the jury is still out on that one.Internet gambling is one of the few continuous growth industries left, thousands of people everyday sign up and cash in money. If we’re honest though very few of these people actually cash out in profit, if at all. That’s not to say there aren’t a few methods to turn the odds in your favour. First and foremost you need to decide your game, poker, roulette, blackjack or craps. Poker is the most popular, mainly because you play against real opponents for real money. The casino games on the other hand offer you against the table or house. For poker tragedies there are numerous books available for consumption, but the casino games is where mathematics skills kick in. To beat the house offers more rewards than just money, a smug satisfaction from beating the house, but for every person who achieves this almost elusive beast there five others with a story of ruin.To gain an advantage you need more than luck, you need an edge. There are various systems available to a discerning gambler such as, the martingale system or a low averages system.Affiliate marketing or advertising is another one of those systems with a path laid behind it filled with the remains of burst bubbles. When done properly you can earn enough money to keep a good lifestyle for very little work. The more you put in the more you get out, but before you start you need to be able to write to a good standard. Once you have a solid following on your website or blog then you can start putting up adverts through affiliate programs such as, Google ad-sense or ad-brite. Then you sit back and watch the coins rolling into your pocket. This system is great but to set it up and bring in traffic to your site takes something a little extra.Website start up takes the most effort. First you need a business idea, then you need to know how to design a website, which isn’t difficult but takes some know how, finally you need to spread yourself all over the internet, maximum exposure.