Okay, so you have made a decision that you would like to begin using the Internet to generate income - planning, of course, to start small (after all, you understand that you won't exactly be able to make a fortune right away), and planning to eventually get to a point where you can quit your job and live the dream of having endless flexibility while enjoying the pleasurable experience of working from home; while this is certainly a dream that is achievable, however, you should also realize that it is a dream that will require you to make the right moves!
When it comes to making money online, the most important thing will be getting traffic to your website - in fact, you can pretty much look at traffic as your online currency, as you will be able to gain more profit from your site the more traffic you have - but as crazy as it seems, this is actually one of the areas of online efforts many people end up neglecting; realize: no matter how good your site looks, or how good your content is, this will mean nothing without traffic that comes by to see it!
Of course, if getting as much traffic to your site as you want were a piece of cake, every person would be making a fortune online - but while getting traffic to your site is not as simple as just putting some obscure formula to work, it is a lot simpler than many people realize, and it all starts with search engine optimization; when you properly optimize your site for search engines, you will be able to attract a lot of natural traffic, and will be able to watch as this traffic continues to grow of its own accord.
On top of the things you will be doing to optimize your site for search engines, you will also want to get in the habit of "going where the people are"; what this means is, start going to blogs and forums where people are regularly discussing the topic your website covers - and then, jump in the conversations yourself with pertinent and valuable tidbits, as this will bring recognition to you and your website alike!
And of course, the most important thing for you to remember as you try to make money online is the fact that you will want to always keep on learning, as there is no end to the knowledge you can gain, and to the manner in which it can help you; after all, the manner in which you will be able to optimize your money-making endeavors will be constantly changing, and you must keep up your knowledge in all these areas in order to make the most of your efforts, and in order to make the most profit possible as a result.