I meet people all the time who are desperately trying to get ahead in life. Its one thing to have a good job but if you are not able to save money each month it all starts to become a bit mundane. And then time is an issue when it comes to looking for additional jobs. This is what drives people to search for part time work online. Being able to work from home and earn an additional income can be very rewarding.
The Money Cycle
It doesn’t seem to matter what your income is from your day job, many people continue to struggle with saving money. It is a bit of a cycle that occurs. The more you earn the more you spend. I have been there. In fact, I go there often.
Ok, so you can change these spending habits in the first instance. But to get ahead you might want to look at trying some part time work online. Something that can be done at any time of the day when you have free time. If you get another ‘job’ then you would be tied down to specific hours before or after your main work times. And there is travel and additional tax that you have to pay.
A Bit About Me
When I was in my early 30’s (ok so that was a long time ago now) I worked full time as a supermarket manager. Long hours, 12 – 16 hours not uncommon. I earned a set salary, so I never got overtime. I travelled 80km each day on a round trip which took the best part of 3 additional hours out of my life. When I got home I would then get ready for my pizza delivery job that I did so I could earn enough extra cash to pay for petrol to get to my main job.
Seriously. That is not a life.
Back then, the options for work online from home were not there. But today, with around 7 billion people in the world and around half of them with internet access, the opportunities are great.
The Best Part Time Work online
So what sort of work can you do part time online? Well, there are actually a lot of different things you can do. And you can read about some of these in another article that I wrote recently But I want to focus on the one that I think is the best. And that is affiliate marketing.
I personally started working part time online around 3 years ago while I had a full time job as a general manager of a shipping company. But prior to this, I tried a number of other options including a Multi-Level Marketing business. This type of thing just did not gell with me at all.
I happened to read a review online about the MLM group I was involved in and it highlighted affiliate marketing as being one of the best work from home opportunities. So I clicked on this guy’s link and it took me to ‘Wealthy Affiliate’, an affiliate marketing training platform.
Avoid the Scams Online
Ok, so I have been hit up by a bunch of different scams and dead-end programs, so I was a bit wary. Fortunately, this program has a free sign up with no credit card details required… lovely.
That was the start of my relationship with Affiliate Marketing and where I began my part time work online. Even today, because I still do some consulting work from time to time, I still work part time in my online business. I earn a small additional (profitable) income at the moment. But I have just recently made the decision to ramp up the online work and make it my full time income source.
Affiliate Marketing Rocks!
Affiliate marketing involves me creating niche websites. These are basically websites that revolve around a specific topic that is designed to capture reader interest from those niche areas. My main website and my real passion is the affiliategoto.com site. This one is aimed at people wanting to start up an online business – specifically in the affiliate marketing niche.
But I also have other websites that I have set up that are product-centric. They have a lot of product reviews and ‘how to’ type posts. So income comes from commissions on product sales from my website. Mostly through Amazon but also from other affiliate programs with recognised companies.
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to make websites – I didn’t. But the training that I got through the Wealthy Affiliate program has taught me all that I needed to get up and running, and the rest too.
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.
I would love to share with you the platform that I use for my affiliate marketing business. I am also happy to help you along your way with setting up a website and learn affiliate marketing.
Log in with the FREE ACCOUNT and we can touch base inside. If it’s not for you, then you can stop without it costing you a penny. Or go on from there part time or jump in full time.
The best part time work online starts HERE.
10 thoughts on “Part Time Work Online | Why Affiliate Marketing Rocks”
I have had several failures online and fallen victim of scams. But I tarted out an amazon affiliate site recently and I really hope this would be the last bus stop for my online success story.
Making site rank has ever been the greatest challenge I had but I’ve learnt to be persistent and diligent. I really hope to see good results soon. Thanks for being a source of motivation. cheers!!
I think most of us have come across the scams at some stage, even within the affiliate marketing business there are some programs that are not too helpful. But it sounds like you have found something that is working for you. all the best.
Affiliate marketing is definitely one of the best options for part time work. Best is that it can even turn into a full time income for you and you can then leave your day job! Why would you want to work to make somebody else rich, when you can do it for yourself? People are often scared to try, but if you start off doing it part-time, you’ve got nothing to lose!
Yes absolutely correct… nothing to lose starting out with Wealthy Affiliate as it is free to try. Certainly going full time with your online work makes sense once it starts to build up.
James, Hello! I read your topic with understanding. My pension is small and the costs are very high. I spent many years searching for online money. I spend many hours at the computer and have not earned anything yet. I used to run into fraudulent MLM schemes. Spent a lot of time and lost confidence. I am stubborn and middle-aged man. Thanks for your message. Mark
HI Mark, sorry to hear you have run into some of the less desirable MLMs. Some can be good if you like that thing. But for a low cost entry to your own online business, you cant beat affiliate marketing. Being stubborn is not a bad thing, Mark… be persistent and things will start to happen.
Great article promoting affiliate marketing. From my own experience, Wealthy Affiliates has both met and surpassed my expectations. Not only is it a great place to learn how to do affiliate marketing for free but they also give us the resources like a free website to learn the ropes.
WA method of showing us how to write about topics that interest us and find companies to work with to earn income from makes so much sense. Also the best part is WA is a community that helps each other at any level someone is at whether you are a beginner or a semi-pro. I am constantly learning new tips daily that I’m able to use in my online business.
Hi John thanks for your comments here. Affiliate marketing is certainly the best online business I have worked on. And being able to start part time and work your way up is great too.
I have been trying for years to earn a steady income stream from affiliate marketing. I believe it can be done part time and full time. I’ve fallen victim in the past.
Overall it has been a painful venture for me. But I am encouraged by such articles and hope to keep at it and actually make living from either part time or full time. I must succeed at it.
Hey Edwin. Good on you for persevering . Adding good related content consistently is the key to getting the traffic you need. When you find yourself giving up, think of the reasons why you started in the first place to motivate you.