My name is Suzanne and like you, I’ve been looking for the best ways to make money at home. Maybe you are a baby boomer like myself, looking for supplemental income for your retirement, or a college student needing help with tuition.
Are you employed, but it just isn’t enough to cover all your expenses? Or maybe you are a stay at home parent who wants to contribute to the family income but also wants to stay home to raise their children?
There are so many scenarios that require additional income. The big question is, do you get a second job? If you wish to stay home, is there something you can do from there?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find that way to create such an awesome passive income that you could quit your 9-5 job? Many people are doing just that. Not just a side-hustle, as our amazing Millennials would say, but a real income producing business!
The good news is that in today’s world, we have endless options right at our fingertips! Online!
When I was young, we didn’t have the internet, or smartphones and tablets. But now I can run a business and make money wherever there’s an internet connection.
And never let your age hold you back. Whether you’re a teenager thinking about your future financial freedom (I know…that’s not common, but I’ve met a few!) all the way to seniors who want to create a more comfortable retirement.
This is what I’ve done, and wish I had started earlier. And if you’re in a hurry, and you’d like to see where I learned how to create a passive income, come visit me here.
So How Do You Start?
First off, this isn’t a blog about 10, 20, or 99 ways you can make money from home. There are plenty of articles like that out there. In fact, I have a few of my own, LOL:
- Earn Extra Money Working At Home (this is my ever-growing list…)
- Do You Know How To Make Money Online?
- The Absolute Best Online Passive Income Opportunities
I suggest you start by doing a little online research. Browse around to get an idea of what’s available to make money. There are many creative ways to make money but beware… It’s not all safe.
When you do your own research you will find many offers, some of which are scams to get your money. But mostly you will see enticing offers, most that end up not fulfilling their promises.
These types of offers are getting more and more creative to grab your attention and your money, only to disappoint and rob you. I know! I’ve been there. It’s so frustrating.
If you are in a financial bind, some offers out there say you can earn an instant income, citing hundreds if not thousands per day. I have to admit, it sounds great when you read it, especially when they offer these “testimonials” showing people’s successes.
Have you ever seen anything like this?
Please don’t fall for these traps. That’s all they are….traps! They just want your credit card number so they can line their pockets. They aren’t really interested in helping you become successful. All they want is your hard earned money for shallow offers or incomplete training.
These types of offers come and go almost overnight. You can’t trust something that’s only been online for 3 months.
I have been writing many reviews on offers and products like these, in the hopes of steering people away. If you’d like to check them out, please search for the product name on my website to see if I’ve reviewed it for you.
Here are a few you should stay away from:
- What Is The Affiliate Marketing Masters?
- What Is Your New At Home Career About?
- What Is Fearless Momma 2.0?
Despite all the negative, the internet is still a vast, wonderful, and exciting place to be today. Yes, I want you to be so careful when you search for income making opportunities. But rest assured, there are many great possibilities as well.
The trick is finding somewhere that offers true value. A business that’s been around for a long time and has a proven track record of helping its customers.
A legitimate offer will give you things like free trials, personal one to one support, and will have positive reviews. Oh, you’ll always find a few negative reviews with any company, but that’s usually just some disgruntled person who didn’t get their way, lol.
Once you’ve nailed down a few offers you’re interested in, you now dig even deeper.
This is where I went wrong in the beginning. Without knowing anything about earning an online income, I jumped at two or three offers that seemed positive. Boy was I disappointed.
What they said they’d do to teach me was a joke, the support system was nonexistent, and I lost my time and money that could have been used elsewhere. I was ready to quit the whole “online income” scenario.
Fortunately, I came across a wonderful platform that taught me all about affiliate marketing, and how to do it right! So when I started my new online business, I was determined to help others the same way.
How Can You Make Money Online?
There are many ways to supplement your income, from getting a second job to selling your own wares online. Though these can be legitimate options, they can be very time-consuming.
No one wants to have to work two jobs to make ends meet. Or have to worry about storing inventory, shipping logistics, or product support.
An alternate solution is selling other people’s products and getting paid a commission to do so. It’s called online affiliate marketing.
The online affiliate community is continually growing as businesses see the positive side of allowing individuals to sell their products for them. It keeps their advertising budget small and they suffer no risks. They only pay out a commission if you sell their products.
Pretty cool, right? It’s also known as revenue sharing. When someone has a product and want to sell more of them, they offer a “money” incentive to those who wish to promote it.
And that’s where you come in. You become an affiliate marketer, promote the product, and get paid a commission when people end up buying.
This is an awesome way to supplement your income, or for that matter, eventually replace your income, with a tried and true method that I personally use.
What I especially love about this industry, is the ability to create a passive income.
You see, all that promoting you’ve done, in the form of articles on your website, remain online forever. So when someone searches for that product and lands on your page, it can create repeat sales, over and over again.
This is what’s known as passive income. You can be sleeping, fishing up at the lake, or away on vacation, and still earning an income from that one article you wrote last year!
Does It Really Work?
Yes!! It truly does! I’m living proof of that…
I’ve found the best way to learn how to build my own business, from the ground up. And I’ve learned the many different ways to create an income.
I know, you’re thinking I’m biased because I’m supporting this platform. Well..yes I am biased, lol. But for good reason.
You see I’ve already done all the research. I checked out all the legitimate businesses online and made myself a huge pros and cons list. I can’t help that! I’m a list person….haha.
That, and I was tired of getting scammed, so was being very careful!
In the end, I choose the one that offered the most value, for the cheapest price. You see, there is more involved with building an online business than just the training. There is a lot of excellent training out there. But you need tools. You need support. Especially support…
I was also looking for a platform that had:
- Proven success of 10 years or more.
- Positive reviews.
- Honest and sincere testimonials.
- The ability to check it out before committing to pay.
- The opportunity to contact the owner.
- A reasonable and affordable membership fee.
- The tools I needed to build my business.
- An effective support system that wasn’t just another Facebook group.
Yes, I know! My list was almost impossible to fulfill, but I’m glad I made it so tough. Because in the end, I found what I was looking for.
And this is how I want to help you. I don’t want you to have to go through the pains I did. I’d love to see you bypass all the frustration, and start on the right foot, from the very beginning.
The Only All In One Platform
Have you heard of Wealthy Affiliate? You won’t see it promoted with trashy sales pages or hyped up promotional videos and webinars.
You’d more than likely hear about them in articles like mine, here, or by word of mouth. Their success comes from the fact that most people become members when they see the value they receive and wish to stay.
They don’t puff up their members by promising unrealistic income claims, or overnight riches. They teach you that anything worthwhile takes time and work. And if you’re serious about creating an online income, there’s no better place to learn!
Wealthy Affiliate was started by two, already successful guys in Canada, who sincerely want to help you start your online business. And to prove their sincerity, you can join for free. Yup, that’s what I said. Free!
It’s a platform that includes all the education you need to start and then continue to become more and more successful. They are continually updating and adding new classes to stay ahead of the curve.
Some of what they provide:
#1. Two certification courses (choose one, or both…).
- Online Entrepreneur has 5 courses with 50 lessons
- Affiliate Bootcamp has 7 courses with 70 lessons
#2. Weekly live webinars with Q & A sessions.
#3. Their own domain registry.
- $13.99 per year with zero upsells
- Price includes emails, privacy, security, and SSL certificate
#4. Website builder & hosting provided.
- Choose from over 3000 WordPress themes
- 99.00% uptime with daily backups and high industry security
- You can host up to 50 websites at no additional cost
#5. Jaaxy Keyword research tool
#6. Large, active, supportive community.
I have been a member since 2011, and it’s definitely the community that keeps me there, LOL.
Last year alone Wealthy Affiliate helped 217,530 start new businesses online. And they would have all gotten help from both the co-founders as well as the many already successful members who remain.
We even have our own millionaires who have remained. And they help answer the thousands of questions asked each day. About 32,000 to be exact!
My favourite quote from the founders is this…
“You Won’t Fail. We Promise. A bold approach to business, but one we strongly stand behind. We have never seen someone fail at Wealthy Affiliate that didn’t quit”
Surely This Can’t All Be For Free?
With a starter membership, yes, it’s free! They offer you all you need to start your new online business. When you come to see its value in your new expanding business, you might like to become a premier member like myself. As a premier member, you have access to so much more.
The training seems unlimited with new live classes every week. The community offers instant help, 24/7/365 days a year.
They currently have over 1.4 million members from 195 different countries. They must be doing something right, eh?
The starter membership gives you total access to everything on the platform, for 7 days. After that you have the choice to remain a free member, but with some restrictions. You can become a premium member whenever you wish.
The free membership give you the first 10 modules of training…
You won’t find any upsells here. It’s either free or a monthly payment that will never go up. They have three payment plans for you to choose from.
- $49 per month
- $234 for 6 months (works out to $39/mo)
- $359 annually (works out to $29.92/mo)
And for the past years, they’ve offered an annual rate of $299 on Black Friday Weekend. But shhh… I’m not supposed to tell you this…
Whatever price you choose, it’s grandfathered and will never go up as long as you remain a member.
Nothing in this world comes to us as easily as some of these internet offers say. We need to roll up our sleeves and commit ourselves to our new business to become successful. And Wealthy Affiliate offers us the way.
They are, by far, the best platform to learn how to make money from home. For both beginners, and those who need help with their struggling businesses.
What they teach and provide is a sure and steady method to build your business from the ground up and help you become successful. So why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
If you click on the image below, you can read all about it. And when you join, I’ll be there to greet you. I’ll help you along for as long as you need me to. Hope to see you soon!
Does this sound like a good way to make money from home? I’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.
And if you know someone who would benefit from this article, please share.
16 thoughts on “The Best Ways To Make Money At Home – My Dream Realized!”
Love this post!
There’s so much excellent information here. I’ve bookmarked it to go back and consult later as I continue investigating alternate passive income sources.
I also totally agree with you about Wealthy Affiliate. It’s amazing and truly has the potential to be a life-changing platform if you let it.
Hi Tina, and thanks so much for commenting!
I’m glad you enjoyed my post. There are many ways to make money online, but I believe affiliate marketing to be one of the easiest. And it has the potential to make yourself a passive income. The thought of making money while you sleep is amazing to me.
Wealthy Affiliate is the best, all-inclusive platform online today. And the cheapest way to learn, lol.
Truth is there are a variety of ways to earn money online. I fully believe that there is something for everyone.
Not everyone will love affiliate marketing or blogging like I do.
I’m highly passionate about it and can, on a good day write 4×2000 word articles for various sites!.
Others will love freelancing their given skill (say graphic design for example). Others designing websites or one I have personally seen in person, giving out life and pastoral advice via skype.
There is a world of opportunity, genuine bonafide opportunity. Even a car mechanic can set up a tutorial on how to fix something, sell a car maintenance course/video series.
So even if your skills are thought to be non-applicable to the digital world you are probably wrong as you could in all probability teach it to someone via a course.
Thanks, Derek, for commenting.
And you’re so right. There is an online opportunity for everyone. Anything can be shown or taught online these days. There are billions of people on the internet searching for solutions every day. And whatever your skill, it will help countless more people than you realize.
I think people are nervous to start online because they don’t know what to do. But with the excellent training that Wealthy Affiliate gives, along with all the tools and support you need, it can be a painless start to creating an online business. And their training is for anyone, with any interests or skills.
Like you, I’m passionate as well and hope to provide help to all my readers.
Thanks for warning us about the scams that are out there and pointing out what a great platform WA is for people who really want to earn an online income.
My friends and I are retired and life has taught us that good things require effort.
I’m thrilled with how much I’ve learned in two months and how clear it is that my efforts will pay off!
Thanks again for sharing this opportunity with me!
Hi Austin, and thank you for your kind words.
I knew when I found Wealthy Affiliate, I found my business home! And I’m also determined to help as many new entrepreneurs as I can, to make the right first step. That’s also why I write so many reviews. It’s my way of informing and teaching my readers what to look for, to stay away from.
This industry is so wonderful, despite the scammers out there. With hard work, integrity, and of course, a great platform for support, it’s easy to become successful. You just can’t quit! Lol.
Good article! I had tried several stuff on the internet prior to this time and virtually all ended up to be rip-offs, until I found Wealthy Affiliate – a name you can trust.
Going with “WA” is really worth it because what you truly need to be successful as an online entrepreneur will be delivered to me, even the affiliate commission is great. I encourage you guys to be a member of this caring community of successful people – Wealthy Affiliate
Thanks so much for your comment. I agree with you. I’ve tried other things also and nothing comes close to Wealthy Affiliate. They have earned my respect and trust.
Thank you for the amazing information. I always get attracted to a lot of ads online about other online marketing. Knowing that this Affiliate marketing program let’s you join for free is a good thing. This way I can try how the program works so I don’t waste my money. All the best.
I hope you’ve tried the program and are enjoying it. This is the only platform online that lets you start with a free membership and give you access to everything they offer. It’s truly one of a kind!
There are so many scams out there these days and they are taking advantage of everyday people who are searching for a legitimate way to make money online.
Wealthy Affiliate is definitely a great option. You have to take the time to educate yourself on how to make money online just as you would with a college degree if you select a certain specialty in the workforce.
This training is paramount and the community that Wealthy Affiliate has built only makes the process of making money from home that much easier.
I would suggest Wealthy Affiliate to anyone serious about making money from home. It is a no-brainer!
Yes, it is a lot like going to College or University, but without the huge tuition! Anyone who puts in the dedication and work can really achieve success here.
Great article about Wealthy Affiliate. I am loving the community and training that I am going through and should be done with the classes soon.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jacob. The training is top-notch and I love the community. Its like family in a lot of ways. Glad you’re enjoying it. Keep up the good work!
So true! I’ve been a premium member with WA for 3 months now and it’s been great. Am getting very close to driving sales, and throughout the entire process have found creating affiliate posts, reviews and sites has turned into a hobby. Thanks for sharing!
This hobby can create quite an income for you haha. Isn’t it great that you earn while you learn?