How to Work From Home and Earn a Income

Introduction

Have you ever thought how nice it would be to work at home and earn an income? No more gut-wrenching commute to work and back home.  Besides travel expenses, you have a wardrobe to consider.  Then there is the being away from the family for a least 8 hours a day with a full-time job.  Is your boss an old crank, the work boring, working conditions not so good?

How could I earn a living at home”? Isn’t working at home just trying to sell something like soap or cosmetics? I don’t like direct selling! I have heard of MLM companies (Multi-Level Marketing), but that is not for me.” “My neighbor tried that once and didn’t do very well.”

It is true that MLM businesses require you to sell something.  It also is true the most MLMs require an upfront investment for products or just to join their organization.  This could cost from a few hundred $$ to even several thousand $$

So what other options are there to make money online?  You could try selling on E-Bay.  That also involves investing money in drop-shippers and selling expenses on E-Bay.

You could try direct selling in which you must find a wholesaler and build an inventory and advertise on your website (if you have one) and hope you can sell your inventory.

There is a better way which doesn’t involve direct sales or worse “cold” sales which are calls you have to make to someone you don’t know.  It is called affiliate marketing.  You don’t even need a product to sell, no inventory, no storage, none of that.

All you need is to partner with an affiliate company, an example is Amazon.com, there are many others you can affiliate with too. They take care of the orders, do the shipping and pay you a commission because you are “advertising” for them through your website.

“What could I put on my website that would attract readers and followers?” Let me ask you this, do you have a passion for life like golf, child care, antique cars, aviation, healthcare, personal development, outdoor activities like hunting and fishing, etc.?

Just think about what is the thing you like to do if you didn’t have to work? Why not take your passion or niche, that is something you love to do and use it to make money. Your niche is what your website would be all about.

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