How To Make Money Online From Home

how to earn money online from home

Have you ever wondered why are there so many people wanting to find out how to make money online from home? Are there really legitimate ways to earn money online or is it all just a hype?

Let’s start with the first question. People are curious creatures and they are always looking for another way, a better way, an easier way to do things. So it’s natural that they would also want to look for ways to make money online because it sounds easy, right?

“The grass is always greener.…”

Avoid Scams Online – Don’t Get Caught

Because of this driving desire to do things easier and quicker, there are thousands of websites with flashing lights and dancing girls out there waiting to pull us in. The dodgy dealers are there and we are easily seduced by their bells and whistles.

Everyone seems to have a hard luck story about being stung by a ‘scam’ site. Or had thousands of dollars lost in online fairy tales and dreams of millions overnight.

Well, as with all things financial – buyer beware!

The old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is”, has been around for a long time, for good reason.

It’s that simple. Don’t get into the thinking that because it is ‘on the internet’ it is going to be easy and you are going to make a fortune. A lot of people invest in online programs and training but never do anything about it.  Having a clear idea of the time you can afford to invest and plan to use that time will help you to succeed.

Why Work Online?Make money online from home

But probably the main reason why people are looking at online income ideas is that they are after something new. Something that they can do for themselves, earn some extra cash to help make ends meet.  Hopefully without it costing them too much.

If you are anything like me, you are probably tired of working excessive hours in a job that you probably don’t like. And generally with people who you may or may not like and for a pay packet that is probably not enough.

But it doesn’t all have to be so hard. Good news is that there really are legitimate ways to make money online that can be started and maintained on a budget and with low or no risk.

Which sort of leads to the next question about if there really are ways to make money online. And the answer is definitely, yes.

How to Make Money Online from Home

There are plenty of options available for online work from home. Obviously, what you choose to do will depend on what your talent is, or what you enjoy doing the most. If you are artistic then wouldn’t it be great to find something that will allow you to express yourself and give you an opportunity to earn money. If you love writing, there are options for writers to submit articles and stories, write travel blogs and content marketing etc.

Earn money online from home

There are options to sell online – through eBay, Amazon and even on your own website. You can make stuff and sell it online, buy wholesale and distribute it or you can get into drop shipping with a wholesaler so you don’t have to buy stock.

Then there are options to build your own website or blog site, base it on your passion or your skills and earn a passive income through affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is my #1 recommendation. It is what I do, and it gives me an outlet for all the things above that I like to do. I like being artistic, I love writing and I love selling stuff. Above all, I love being able to see other people set themselves up doing the same thing.

Affiliate Marketing

What I do is create niche websites that relate to the things I know about. On these websites, I can write articles that will hopefully assist others to know a bit about the things know. I have also set up links to merchants who allow me to advertise their business product and services. When people click on the links and buy something I get a commission for generating the sale.

It is a pretty simple idea but it requires work and dedication to maintain the websites with current information. This is what helps drive traffic to the sites and helps me earn an income from my links.

So if you are one of the people out there who is looking for ways to earn money online then give some consideration to affiliate marketing. I can help you with that through one of my websites that are set up just for this reason.

It will give you all the basics, from setting up a website to setting up merchant links to earn money Plus I can connect you with the best online marketing training available today.

Research and Make Informed Choices

Don’t get caught up in the hype.

Make rational informed decisions when you look for online work. Look for programs that will give you start up access totally free with no obligations so you can check them out without parting with your money.

My #1 Recommendation, if you want to know how to make money online from home, is the Wealthy Affiliate online marketing platform. It is full of industry best training, support, website creation tools, hosting and mentoring. And best of all, it is free to start up – no sign-up costs or upsells.

James is a full time online and smartphone marketing business owner. If you would like us to help you set up an online business click above and create a free account and we can start from there.

13 thoughts on “How To Make Money Online From Home”

  1. This was like a perfect tutorial for me. It guided me through what I have to do to start an online business. This article also made me realize not to get caught in between the scam of online businesses. 

    I really like the concept of Affiliate business that has been published in this article. I’m going to give it a try.

    Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

  2. Hi James, nowadays the make money online industry has become so big as people are looking out for other ways to make ends meet. And with this, there are so many dodgy scams going around, promising fast money. 

    I’m someone who’s always on the lookout for new opportunity in generating income and after being a while in this industry, all of the offers that promise something like “$10K in one day guaranteed” has always turned me off. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but most of the founders of all these scams or courses don’t actually teach you from scratch. They expect you to copy paste a “proven” technique… and sadly, I’ve been a victim of that. And the worst part is that all the “proven” techniques the founder actually taught were black hats – which is always bad for business..

    I started my online business with dropshipping but affiliate marketing seems a bit more promising right now as it involves very little investment.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this post! Really enjoyed it 🙂

    1. Hi there Wina…  thanks for your comments here. Yes, I have been caught out with the scams all too many times. .. you think we would learn, lol.  But affiliate marketing has been a fabulous journey for me and is becoming very rewarding as well. Low risk, potentially high reward.

  3. I’m glad you warned about the pitfall of believing you can make a lot of money quickly online. It may be possible, but it seldom happens for most of us.

    If you want to create a reliable and sustainable income online, then you have to be prepared to put some considerable effort into it. Like yourself I do affiliate marketing as I consider this to be a great business model that can provide a sustainable income over time.

    By joining a reputable online training program like Wealthy Affiliate you are giving yourself the best chance of succeeding in the industry.

    1. Thanks Ray, the difference between learning how to make money online from home through Wealthy Affiliate verses some of the dodgy programs around, is that WA teaches you to create a sustainable business – not just making money. Thanks heaps for your input here. All the best with your progress.

  4. Affiliate marketing is still the most practical way to make a living online. The greatest obstacle preventing people from how to make money online from home is the know how. 

    Most people think its as easy as snapping a finger almost like magic. And there’s the problem of the shiny, scam sites promising riches over night. One would do well to keep at it as it requires dedication and hard work to make a living through affiliate marketing. I’m presently trying to make a living through affiliate marketing and I believe I will achieve it soonest.

  5. There is no doubt in my mind that Affiliate Marketing is the best way to make money ethically online. 

    Sadly, I have been caught before by hollow promises by people who just want to part you from your money, so naturally now I avoid those like the plague. They just never will and never can work.

    But anyone who really wants to succeed in Affiliate Marketing really does need all the help they can get – it is so much harder to try to do it on your own. 

    That is where the superb training available at Wealthy Affiliate can help you, as it has already helped so many successful affiliates. You are taught exactly how to set up your business and how to monetise it, and there is always help available when you need it. I really bless the day I found Wealthy Affiliate, and I would heartily advise anyone who really wants to succeed in this field to join Wealthy Affiliate and go through the training.

    Very many thanks for your really helpful post.

    Chrissie 🙂

    1. Hi Chrissie, as you say, affiliate marketing requires effort to succeed. And having the right training and advise can make the difference.That is the great thing about Wealthy Affiliate as it provides all that you need to make it work. 

  6. You’ve said it right! My reason of wanting to work online is to live my dream life without being constrained by the amount my job pays me. However, scams are flooding the internet which make it difficult to find legitimate platforms to work with so thanks to your recommendation. 

    I would definitely give it a try to see how things go.

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