Alex Sol Internet Marketer

Hello internet!

My name is Alex, I am 29 years old and I am an Online Entrepreneur from Montreal.

I am not a millionaire, I am not some “internet marketing guru”. I am a simple guy who discovered the possibility of making money online and went along with it.


How Did I Get Here?

In 2007 I had a full time office job, the typical 9 to 5 with useless office meetings, 2 hours spent on daily commute and no sign of a bright future.

Without going into all of the details I had quit that job in the summer of 2007 and started looking for other opportunities online. This is how I came across the notion of making money online. I understood that many people were making a good living while working on the Internet and I thought: “Why not me?” I started learning and researching and the rest is history.

The Extra Paycheck Blog

In 2008 more and more people were asking me to explain what online marketing is and how exactly I do it. This is when I started this very blog. Just like my online business, Extra Paycheck Blog had its ups and downs over the years. I almost lost the domain name once, the site had been hacked and I gave up on it more then once. However, in 2013 I’ve resurrected the blog for good.

Over the years I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible. I’ve created (and lost) successful online businesses, I’ve done online marketing for local businesses and I think I should share stories, experiences and strategies with my audience. If this blog will help a single person to become successful – I’d be very happy.

I need to write a few final words here. I have found out the secret to online riches! The secret is that you need to put in a lot of work into ANY business. Success doesn’t happen overnight and there is no magic button to success. If you are willing to learn and invest your time then stick around and I’m sure you’ll learn quite a bit from my posts. If you’re looking for a “get-rich-quick-scheme” then this is the wrong place.


Success to you,

Alex Sol


  1. Shym, I just sent you an e-mail 😉

  2. Привет. Прочла твой коммент на Ты писал про биржи на английском. Скажи какова там цена за написание контента? И как прога SEnuke X про которую ты написал? Спасибо за ответ.

  3. Hey, Raj!
    Sorry for a late reply, I have been traveling for almost the whole year and didn’t get to the blog.

    Anyhow, I do not use adsense, I prefer the concept of affiliate marketing.

    I was wondering if you took my free course @

  4. I tried to get your free course, but the link is broken.

  5. Hi Alex,
    I have read your blog and about to start this activity. However, I had emailed you earlier and did not hear from you as yet. So, please take a look at my email here:

    Dear Alex,

    First let me wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New 2010.

    I have been following your articles closely and would like to share my experience regarding your comment “…you need traffic”.

    You know Alex, I had been in search of a kind of home based income for some time, that will give me some financial support. However, I have not yet come across anything valuable. I have also spent around $ 200 and decided not to spend any more just like you.

    Once, after various searches on the internet, I came across an article and a tutorial where it suggested about writing some interesting blogs and generate traffic through Google Adsense. I also came across something called “Hubpages” where I did post a couple of articles (one of which was based on a real life experience) and tried to link it with Google through Adsense. I tried various ways to link my blogs/articles with Google Adsense as per the instructions that came from the Google Adsense Team, however, none was successful. So, I have to leave that plan aside.

    Your articles seem to be interesting, however, it does make me ponder when the question of internet traffic generation comes in our way and I do agree 200% that traffic is VERY important here which will decide my earning. Right ?

    Now, in your future e-mails if you ask me to create an account with Adsense and link my blog/website with that then I do not think it would take me to the right direction unless you help me with that “linkup” business with Adsense.

    Perhaps, I have wasted your valuable time with this stuff but I just wanted to share my previous experience with you on home based internet business. Please, help me so that I may succeed this time.

    Before I end, here is the link to my blog which will tell you about a real life story I talked about in the above paragraph and I hope you will like it:—This-Should-Not-Happen-With-AnyoneA-true-story

    Thanks and regards,

  6. Hi, Gina!
    Unfortunately not every course/product out there is worth your money… or your time. I hope you enjoy the blog and find some techniques here that will help you promote your site!

    Success and Happiness,


  7. Hello Alex,
    My name is Gina, and I took a course on being a web promotion specialist. I have done everything they tought me and still no traffic. I am hoping your advice will help me make some money. I spent $250.00 on the course and now I’m wondering if it was a scam.

  8. Hi, Mike here! I have been successful in affiliate marketing for 7-8 years now.i I have made 7 figures a years for the last 3 of that. But as sad as it may sound it has not been online. I married the web with print advertising and the right product with an 800# going into call centers…..Anyhow, I would like to employ your services for rankings in organic search through blogs,tubes…etc.


  9. Jay, Thanks!
    Working with Feeds was always out of my comfort zone… but I read your comment a few times and decided to try it out, as you can see on top of the blog, I now have it installed :)

  10. Alex, you can burn your feed to feedburner and then download the Feedsmith plugin to redirect your feed through Feedburner. This way you keep track of your subscibers and you can also add the subscibe by email option.

    I think Aweber has an option to do this as well but I haven’t tried it or taken a look at it too well so you might want to check that out as well.

  11. Hello, Patrick!
    You can subscribe to the blog’s feed simpy by clicking the feed image in the top right corner of the blog. However, I think adding the option to subscribe by e-mail would be helpful fir a few readers. As soon as I find out how to do it, I’ll add it 😉


  12. Hey… can’t seem to find the link to subscribe to the blog.



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