About Dave

Hi, and welcome to my website. My name is Dave and I live in North East England. I’ve been building websites since about 2002, well before broadband internet access came about. I started investigating making a living online as I wanted to quit my job and work for myself back then.

My story

I started my working life as a lab technician in 1979, for a big plastics company. I worked my way up through the ranks and eventually ended up looking after plc systems that ran the factory. This was good stuff because i’d always looked to get into new things, breaking ground where no-one else was either interested or capable. I grafted for that same company for 37 years before they told me my services were no longer required.

I’d always been interested in working for myself though, and in about 2005 it became possible to make good money online by putting Google Ads on my websites. I did this as a side gig, and at it’s peak it was bringing in around £200 per month. I had several websites on the go, supplementing my main income. I also started building websites for other businesses and got myself a good local reputation for this. Over the years, I evaluated lots of ‘opportunities’ to make money online. There were a few good ones, but most were terrible. The best returns tended to be from affiliate sites. I set up several affiliate stores selling Amazon products.

In 2016 I was made redundant from the big plastics company. I was ready to retire as well (aged 55). This obviously gave me more time to dedicate to my money making plans so I could supplement my company pension (which wasn’t bad, but meant my monthly income was cut by 45%). I’d settled on affiliate marketing as I found it was easier to sell products from well known companies.

I’ve always liked to share my success

One thing i’ve found over the years is that i’ve always been rubbish at keeping secrets, especially secrets of success. If i’ve found something that works, i’ll always want to tell my friends about it. I’m just that kind of person. I like to share things. Whilst i’ve been on my online journey i’ve had to evaluate everything from scratch. Usually, the adage that things are just too good to be true is proved correct. A lot of online money making schemes are just pie in the sky. They are rubbish. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in this time, and I really don’t subscribe to the need to re-invent the wheel.
Tony Robbins said “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want, and copy what they do and you’ll acheive the same results”. This is great advice, so I decided first i’d set myself up with a successful money making site, then help others to do the same thing. Like I said, that’s the kind of person I am.

My Mission

What I’d like to do here is showcase the best sites that i’ve found to make money online (there’s one in particular that stands head and shoulders above the others) and would like to see you do the same, generating a nice passive income. It’s ideal if you’ve retired, or a thinking of retiring, and if you do it before you finish you day job it’ll have had time to mature for you for when the time comes. Really successful people will replace their income and give up their day jobs. That’s not unrealistic. I’m doing that now. You can too.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. I can regularly be found at Wealthy Affiliate. posting as ‘dkohara’.

All the best,

Dave O’Hara



dave is the owner and main writer on Earn Online, a website designed to encourage affiliate success.


  1. Hi Dave,
    Glad to see you like to help others who like you and I want to be successful online. It seems you have already mastered some of this with Google Ads.
    Here’s to your success and mine.



    • Thanks Janet, affiliate marketing will make our lives comfortable long into the future. Cheers to you and yours.

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