How Can I Make Money At Home? Here’s Two Proven Ways

dollar sign Since a lot of people online and in the real world know that I make a fulltime income online I always get asked “How can I make money at home?”

My reply is “There are a bunch of ways.”

And today I’m going to share with you two of the most successful ways of making money at home online.

Which brings me to a little story.

I have a neighbor that’s a cop and we usually end up chatting over the back fence.

Usually about gardening, BBQ and smoking meat, actually anything food related gets talked about.

And he asked me the same question. How can I make money at home.

And I told him because of his background and his interests he has a fantastic opportunity to turn what he’s passionate about in into a full time income online line.

So guess what? I’m now mentoring him on exactly how to do just that.

Hey who wants to be a cop all your life dealing with idiots everyday – I certainly wouldn’t.

So How Can You Earn Money?

Well there are many ways you can but the two best ways in my opinion are Freelancing and/or Affiliate Marketing.


With freelancing you can sell your skills to people online. There are plenty of people looking to get things done so they’re looking for people to get those things done.

For them this is called outsourcing.

The most popular places to sell your skills are:

Each of these sites have millions of people looking for skilled people to complete jobs.

Everything from:

  • Website IT and Software
  • Writing
  • Design
  • Graphics
  • Data entry
  • Researching
  • Mobile

And the list goes on and on.

To become a freelance worker you simply need to register with one or all of these companies and create an account.

Each one is different so make sure you read how each one works.

There are thousands of people making a full time living as a freelance worker. So if you have a set of skills you know people need. Then this may be the best avenue for you to make money at home.

affiliate marketing Affiliate Marketing

The other popular method of making money at home and one of the most successful business models is through affiliate marketing.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is that you can build your business around a hobby or passion. Just like my cop friend is doing.

Plus it cost very little to get started. In fact you can get your affiliate marketing business up and running for free. I’ll show you how you can do that later in this post.

Imagine making a full time income from home doing what you love to do? How great would that be?

So what is affiliate marketing?

I did a very detailed post answering that question and you can read it here.

But basically all affiliate marketing is being a commissioned sales person. So each time you sell an affiliate product you get a percentage of the sale.

And percentages can be as high as 80%, but on average they are around 50%.

Now don’t let the word salesperson freak you out. You’re not going to be selling in the traditional sense.

Let’s use gardening as an example.

You love gardening and you love to talk about gardening. So you’re going to build your online business about gardening.

Easy enough.

You first start out by having a website that is all about your passion on gardening and all you do is talk about gardening on your site and in those conversations you’ll have links to affiliate products.

When people click on those links and buy something you get paid.

It’s just like when someone asks you “where did you buy that, I need one those?” and you tell them where you got it.

The only difference is you don’t get a commission for that type of referral. But as an online affiliate you do.

Make Money Over And Over Again

But it gets even better being an affiliate.

You can make what is called Residual Income.

This type of income is when you get paid over and over again for doing the work once.

You’ll find these types of affiliate commissions associated to membership sites. And there are thousands of different types of membership sites.

So being an affiliate to a membership site means when someone buys the membership through your affiliate link you’ll get paid (commission) every month for as long as that person stay a member.

How cool is that?!!

So at the beginning of each month you’re not starting from zero sales – you have your recurring income getting you out of the gate each month.

And by growing your sales you keep growing your residual income.

And the skies the limit on how much you can make as an affiliate.

And I speak from experience – I’ve been a full time affiliate marketer since 2005 and I have grown my residual to over 6 figures per month doing the things I love to do.

And I’m not alone millions of people are making a great full time income from their hobbies and passions.

And there is nothing stopping you from doing the same.

wealthy affiliateWhere To Start As An Affiliate? 

If you’re new to affiliate marketing and it’s something you can see yourself doing, then you need to start at the beginning.

That means the proper up to the minute training, mentoring, support, tools and resources.

And it just so happens I have the #1 ranked training resource where you can get all this. The wealthy affiliate.

Everything you need is at your fingertips plus you can get your affiliate business up and running for FREE!!

And on top off all that I’ll be there with you every single step of the way to support and guide you one-on-one. And I can do that because I’m a premium member of the wealthy affiliate.

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So either way you have 2 very viable methods of making money from home.

Take your time and see which is best for you. Personally I’ve done both but with freelancing you never really know when your next gig is going to show up.

With affiliate marketing you’re in the drivers seat when it comes to things.

But the bottom line is – do what works for you not what someone tells you what should work for you.

That includes me.

I believe in you!

I hope you found this post helpful.

If so, feel free to share it with your audience, and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

And as always anytime you need a hand you can Email Me or even better we can Chat Live one-on-one inside the wealthy affiliate.

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