How To Make Money At Home
You are here because you want to learn how to make money at home. Like many other people, you seek a better life where you have more time for yourself and family, to be able to escape the mundane existence of working a ‘day job’ for an employer. Or maybe you just want to make some extra money to help with finances and trip planning.
Figuring out how to make money at home can be a daunting task. There are lots of sites on the internet that claim they can get you setup working at home, and provide a lot of ideas, but most are scams and should be avoided. For every legitimate work at home job on the internet there are more than sixty that are fraudulent.
I know… I’ve looked at many of them in my own search for finding a job I can do on the side at home. But I found something that works, or at least it works for me. I make $4k plus per month as a blogger and affiliate marketer from the comfort of my home.
How To Make Money At Home
I have found only one method that I recommend to people 100%, and that is to start blogging. I started well over a year ago and am making a nice extra income from it. Enough income where I plan to tell my wife she can quite her annoying day job sometime soon.
If all goes well, I will be quitting my day job sometime after her and focusing solely on blogging.
But I Don’t Know How To Make A Website
That should not be a concern. You are going to have a harder time thinking of a name for a website than you will for actually creating and starting one.
In this day and age you don’t need to know how to make a website. You don’t need to be a web-designer or a programmer. You can easily, and at no cost to yourself, have a website just like this one up and running in a few minutes. ‘Themes’ make starting up a website one of the easiest and best kept secrets of professional bloggers.
If you can navigate around the internet and use a search engine you can easily start your own web page and start blogging to earn some extra money. I can show you where you need to go further below. All you need is an email address to register your free website.
How Much Does Blogging Cost?
If you have an internet connection and a computer you are all set. There does not have to be any additional costs beyond those two requirements. Most people who blog and have a website pay for their domain name and web hosting ever month or year. But you can actually get started with those two things at no cost today.
But How Does Blogging Make Money?
I have three websites that I blog on that make me a very nice extra monthly income. I work at them part time, a few hours a day in my spare time.
I blog about hobbies I have. Each website is focused on a ‘niche’. As an example one of my websites is about hiking and camping. I only blog about things that are related to those two subjects on that website.
It is easy to blog about something you know a lot about. It’s a lot of fun, and almost effortless to write about the things you love doing.
Once you create a niche website like I have, you need to blog. What that means is you need to add content to your website. Write articles about your hobby and share information that pertains to it.
Once you start getting content on your website people will start to find it and read what you write. That’s the whole point of the internet – to share information.
When people start finding your site because you have lots of content added to it, and you keep adding new content to it once or twice a week, you can start making money.
You make money by doing what is called affiliate marketing.
Here is an example of affiliate marketing on a blog: I blog about camping and hiking. I write a review about a tent I love using when I camp. I give a very thorough review of that tent, and even add some pictures to the article I am writing. Then I also provide a page link to a place where people can go and buy that same exact tent.
The link I created for that tent that takes people to Amazon. If they buy that tent, and anything else while they are there, I make a commission on the sale.
That’s it. That’s affiliate marketing. That’s how you make money blogging. That’s how I do it on my websites, and that’s all I do.
You blog about something you know a lot about, add some product reviews and link them to online retailers, and when people buy things from them you get a commission on the sale.
It is a great way to make a passive income. I love waking up in the morning and checking online to see how much money I made online while I was sleeping.
You can become an affiliate for most any online retailer; Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, REI, Best Buy…etc… And it doesn’t cost anything to sign up with those companies as an affiliate. It’s free.
Yeah, as long as you have a laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection you can get a website for free, hosting for free, and even some online step by step training for free. You can even sign up with those companies listed above as their online affiliates for free.
Some people online charge your for this information I am sharing. I will not. I started this website, Earn Your Success, so that people like me who wanted some extra money on the side and to be able to quite their day jobs and work for themselves, could do just that.
Do You Want To Know How To Start Doing This Today?
By reading this post you have taken a big step towards learning how to make money at home.
I give more details about myself, how I am blogging and using affiliate marketing, and some other insights into starting a home business as a blogger on my post ‘how to make money online and from what‘.
Of course you can jump straight towards the online company that provides the use of a free website, free limited hosting, and some free step by step training to get up and running at Wealthy Affiliate. You’ll need an email address to get started.
Want to learn more, check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review here.