Just a quick post here about earning money from home because so many people are looking for that option due to many different factors. Those factors alone could be a whole separate post. If making money from home is something that you want for yourself, one of the best options is to work at home doing affiliate marketing.
It seems that the biggest dream any online entrepreneur has is to work at home making a living right from their living room or home office.
This is because of the freedom and options this gives them to set their own schedule.
Their commute consists of stopping by the kitchen to pick up a cup of coffee.
While this seems ideal, there are many things to consider before cutting all ties and making a break from the 9-5 grind.
The first piece of advice is to take the time to research what you will promote.
You have to figure out what exactly it is that you want to recommend to other people.
While you might be interested in Canadian sweet grass baskets, there may be no market for it at all.
It just makes sense, at least at first, to find an already busy money making niche, like weight loss, health and fitness or relationships because that’s where there is always a regular “starving” market ready to spend cash.
There is money to be made in all kinds of niches such as pets, gardening, cooking, sports and other hobbies.
Basically, whatever niche has products and services and a demand for those products and services has the potential to make you money as an affiliate.
You just want to make sure that it’s a large enough niche to have products and services and a demand for those products and services.
For example, the Canadian sweet grass baskets niche is much too limited.
There may be people that love them, but how are you going to build an online business just around promoting that product?
You would want to expand into the entire baskets niche and maybe even broader than that…like home goods, decor, etc.
Any person that’s brand new to making money online at home should consider affiliate marketing.
There are so many products to promote in just about every category.
You might be wondering how much money you can make as an affiliate marketer.
The sky is the limit really, but the commission rates depend on the company you are an affiliate for and what you are promoting.
There are also fabulous high commission products for affiliate marketers to promote.
With the choice of digital downloads or tangible products, the field is wide open.
Want to promote treadmills or other exercise equipment as an Amazon affiliate?
Put up a review site that offers good, solid information of what to look for, brands, pros and cons, etc… all while promoting something from Amazon or some other affiliate program.
There are countless affiliate programs out there.
Have you always wanted to promote your favorite vitamins and herb supplements?
Here’s your chance to get into a multi-billion dollar health industry by using affiliate marketing as your money making medium.
Don’t be put off by the many others already out there that are already doing affiliate marketing.
If you have a good work ethic and determination, you can live your dream, while you work at home as an affiliate marketer.
There is no barrier to entry to affiliate marketing and you can get started as soon as today, if you want.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂
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My Online Journey
You don’t know me.
I’m not some flashy internet marketing “guru” with my name and face all over the internet.
I’m just an ordinary person that had to figure out a way to make money online when I lost my job in 2008, due to health issues.
In the offline world, I gained several years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and various other clerical type positions.
Much of it was drudgery, especially working in call centers.
I was good at my various jobs, but I did not enjoy being hostage to a cubicle and headset..lol 🙂
But, you do what soul sucking jobs you have to do, in order to make money to pay the bills.
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot rat race world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not just build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
My neck issues got worse after years of being trapped at a computer, with little to no permission to get up and move around and stretch.
This is not good when you are suffering from old car accident injuries.
This was especially the case in call center jobs with low cubicle walls. They didn’t want you standing up, due to the noise while on calls.
And although losing my job and the paycheck was a less than pleasant experience, my goal was to be an online entrepreneur anyway.
But, I was forced to make it happen at that point…which was not ideal.
Wasted Time Dabbling
It’s better to have a 2nd income already coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
I had already been “dabbling” in internet marketing, on the side, since 2004…basically wasting time.
I treated it as a hobby, instead of an online business.
I actually made a little bit of money with affiliate commissions and some advertising revenue, but it was nothing to write home about because I did not build it up.
If I had realized that my health was going to go sideways so badly in 2008, then I would’ve taken my online business “side gig” much more seriously.
I would’ve hustled, even while still working a full-time job, because 4 years would’ve been more than enough time to have built that online business into a full-time income.
Just an extra 1 hour per day consistently over that 4 year period…would have made all the difference.
So, after I lost my job in 2008, I was in a real bind for more than one reason.
I needed to get serious and stop dabbling and start hustling to make money online, but it takes time to build an online business that brings in consistent income.
I was out of time. My household went from two incomes to one and I needed to get moving.
The problem was my severe neck issues and the accompanying dizziness from nerve damage in my C1 Vertebrae, the Atlas.
So, this meant that I couldn’t exactly hustle like I needed to because being on a computer for hours each day at home is no different than doing it at a job.
I was no longer able to do this, if I wanted to not end up completely disabled or bed-ridden.
The years 2008-2011 were extremely tough in trying to heal, but with proper therapy, the worst of it got better, but it’s not 100%.
Even now in 2022, I still can only be on a computer so much each day, without causing flare-ups.
So again, if I had taken it all more seriously, then I wouldn’t have ended up with so many financial worries, when I lost my job.
I would’ve had something more substantial to fall back on during times that were difficult money-wise and health-wise.
Then, add in beating my head against the wall, jumping from one “program” to another and basically flushing more time and money down the toilet.
Losing my job made me act in desperation because I wanted to make something happen right now.
So, I ended up doing what a lot of people do, which is looking for a shortcut and something “quick” or “push button”…which is not realistic because it doesn’t really exist.
Then in 2012, I joined Wealthy Affiliate because it had the tools and resources I needed all in one place, to help me build an online business.
Fast forward to 2020, I joined The Home Business Academy to add even more great tools and resources to my online business arsenal.
I now use both of these resources to build my online business.
I talk more about this over on my Recommended Resources page listed under Resources #1 and #2.
I enjoy making money online because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while still being able to take care of my health.
You Can Do It Too
So, why do I tell you all of this?
I share all of this with you, so you’ll know it’s possible to make money online and have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.
It takes time to build an online business, but it’s worth it to build either a side-income to supplement your full-time job or replace your job.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me or you simply want to get ahead of things and plan for the future, your goal going forward should be to not waste any more time.
Whether you love your job or hate your job, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B to supplement your income or replace your income.
You never know what can happen with your job or even with your health.
Don’t waste time, like I did.
Just get started and keep going.
Do not dabble.
Take action now.
And most importantly, believe in yourself.
You can do it!
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