If you hate waking up before the sun comes up rushing to a 9-5 job that you have gotten tired of working, I know exactly how you feel.
I am here to help you out by letting you know how to start making money online from home until you can quit your boring/exhausting/soul-sucking day job and not have to work ever again for anyone but yourself.
Doesn’t it sound appealing, walking up to your boss and telling them that you are never going to set foot in your workplace ever again?
Wouldn’t be ideal waking up every morning, sitting on your couch eating your breakfast without any hurry and anxiety to not be late for a job that you totally despise?
How would you like working on your own terms and at your own pace from the comfort of your home, doing something that you actually enjoy and care about?
I can understand that all this might sound too good to be true.
I can guarantee that if you give this article a chance and stay and carefully read it in its entirety, at some point in the future you are very likely to be thanking yourself that you did so.
Below, I am going to be outlining one of the most fruitful and legitimate ways of earning a steady full-time, passive income, eventually enabling you to quit your regular job once and for all.
The Way to Making Money Online at Home(or Basically Online Anywhere)
Affiliate marketing is the way I am talking about.
Affiliate marketing basically means that you are recommending third party products to other people through a website which you have created.
If someone purchases a product you are recommending on your website, you will earn a commission which might range from 5% to 70% of the total price paid.
Let’s say that you are promoting a 50$ product and you are getting a 50% commission(25$) when someone purchases it. If 100 people buy this product within a month, you will be earning 2500$ a month.
This is actually something attainable and with the right amount of knowledge, the right tools, patience, and effort, you can build your very own successful affiliate marketing business.
A business like this has the potential to grant you a full-time steady monthly income, or even more, rendering every single 9-5 job unnecessary.
There are thousands of people in the world who have managed to quit their jobs by creating their own affiliate marketing businesses and there exist hundreds of thousands who are currently attempting to achieve the exact same thing.
It’s Simple, Not Easy
As simple as it may sound, reaching the point where you are making enough money through affiliate marketing to quit your job is no piece of cake.
Affiliate marketing cannot deliver overnight success to you.
To end up earning an amount of money that will allow you to quit your day job, you are probably going to have to devote a lot of time put substantial effort, keep learning, experimenting, tweaking and adjusting your online affiliate marketing business for several months.
Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to succeeding in affiliate marketing.
No business became successful with merely one day’s worth of work, regular or online.
I am not telling you any of this to frighten and discourage you but to prepare you.
I want you to be prepared that it is not going to be easy… But I can promise you that it’s definitely going to be worth it.
“But I Don’t Know How to Start an Online Affiliate Marketing Business”
Well, nobody is born skillful and successful…
Most successful affiliate marketing entrepreneurs have started from a place similar to yours having no clue and no experience whatsoever.
But one way or another, they succeeded and so can you…
First of all, you are going to need the Right Tools, such as:
If you want to build a house you need the right tools… The same goes for your online business.
Then, you are going to need the Right Training…
Having the right tools will never be enough if you don’t know how to use them to actually build what you want.
“Where Am I Going to Get What I Need You Ask?”
If you decide to start going down the affiliate marketing path, the internet is going to be your best companion.
The internet has evolved into a place where you can find every single bit of information you require about any topic you can possibly imagine at the click of a button.
Accessing and gathering information and resources has never been more convenient.
Every single piece of tool and training you are going to need in order to learn how to create your own online business, as well as make it successful, is literally on the tips of your index and middle finger.
Unfortunately, the internet is vast.
To unearth what will work for you and your business by yourself without coming across a crapload of useless information is impossible; it is like trying to find a needle in the haystack.
It took me almost 1 year to start putting my first website together using information gathered from all over the web, hitting dead-end after dead-end, until it eventually failed.
Thankfully, I found my way out and because I can understand that you must be tired, in order to make your life easier, I will put an end to your search by letting you know about it.
My way out was a platform called Wealthy Affiliate…
Is it the only way? Hell no. There are many ways but Wealthy Affiliate was the right way for me and it might be for you too.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is the place that will help you out through the entire process of making money online by providing you:
- the complete toolkit of the successful entrepreneur
- meticulous, step-by-step training, designed for people just like you, who have little to no experience with such matters whatsoever.
- Infinite support from other members, staff, and even the CEO’s
Wealthy Affiliate is a state of the art online affiliate marketing training portal, which has already inspired and enabled thousands of people towards succeeding in making a full-time income, or maybe more, by building and developing their very own online affiliate marketing businesses.
It is basically an aggregation of all the things that any person who wants to become a successful online business owner needs.
So, let’s start finding out how Wealthy Affiliate works.
How to Start Making Money With Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate summarizes the entire process of making money through online affiliate marketing in 4 steps:
- Choosing an Interest
- Building Your Website
- Attracting Visitors
- Earning Revenue
Step 1 – Choose an Interest
The term “interest”, refers to the main subject of your website, the subject that you are going to be creating content around.
For example, the interest of this website is affiliate marketing.
This means that:
- I am interested in affiliate marketing
- I know some things about it
- I like talking and writing about it
- People who are interested in affiliate marketing will be visiting my website
You can choose literally any subject you want for your website; anything that interests you or that you are passionate about and start making money by writing about it, just like I am doing now with this website.
You could write about subjects ranging from growing flowers to flying drones, no limits whatsoever.
If you need help in figuring out the subject of your website go ahead and read What is a Niche Marketing Strategy? Finding Your Niche!
Step 2 – Build a Website
I know that creating a website might sound complex and scary to you due to lack of knowledge and skill, but the speed and easiness in which you are able to create a website inside Wealthy Affiliate, through its built-in website builder platform is amazing.
Go ahead and take a look at How to Create Your Own Business Website for Free, in Less Than 2 Minutes for yourself, and have your mind blown away!
This way, Wealthy Affiliate takes all the website coding and designing burden off your shoulders and frees up your time, money, and energy in order for you to invest them towards what will really drive you to succeed such as creating quality content around the subject that you have chosen, finding out ways to bring visitors to read that content, as well as trying to convert as many visitors as possible into your customers, which brings us to the next 2 steps.
Step 3 – Attracting Visitors
Creating the most perfect website and posting the most perfect content in it, will take you nowhere if you don’t employ ways to make people land on your website and actually read that content.
Neither your website nor your content will pay you any money… People are the ones who will pay you their money.
If no people are visiting your website, there will be no money for you.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches you the most up to date techniques towards attracting more and more relevant visitors to your website through every online medium available(Google Search, Social Media, Bing + Yahoo Search, Email, Forums, etc.) as well as turning as many of those visitors as possible into your customers.
Step 4 – Earn Revenue
Once you have
- chosen a subject
- created your website
- published some articles
you have the potential to start making revenue through your website by joining for free special programs called “affiliate programs”.
Affiliate programs are offered by many large companies in order to increase their sales and revenue.
Here is how those programs work:
- You sign up for a company’s affiliate program
- The company gives you access to special affiliate links which can be included wherever you want on your website(content, sidebar, banners, images, etc)
- If John, who has visited your website, clicks an affiliate link of yours, he will be redirected to the company’s website
- The company will know that you are the one who sent John to their website because the affiliate link that John clicked on your website is unique and you are the only person in the world having it.
- Affiliate links are linked to your affiliate profile which in turn is linked to your bank account, PayPal account, address info, etc.
- If John makes a purchase on the company’s website, you will earn a commission which will be a percentage of the money that John paid for the product or service he bought.
Affiliate programs allow you to promote pretty much anything you can imagine without having to own or create the product yourself. No inventory. No shipping. No product support.
As an affiliate marketer, you might end up earning commissions of up to 75% depending on the company.
Just one example is becoming an affiliate of Amazon.com. As their affiliate, you can promote over 488 MILLION products on Amazon and earn commissions of 6-10%. A single referral can lead to $1,000’s in commissions to you!
Amazon is just one such example, there are over 100,000 affiliate programs that you can join and just about every product you can imagine has an affiliate program.
The possibilities are endless.
Wealthy Affiliate has an affiliate program itself as well, and below I am going to demonstrate an example of how I am employing those 4 steps just described to earn money through Wealthy Affiliate’s affiliate program on this website.
Blog4cash Employing the 4 Steps
Step 1 – Choose an Interest
The subject(interest, market, niche) that I chose before creating this website was “affiliate marketing”.
That means that before even creating this website I was well aware that I would be creating content around affiliate marketing.
If you need help in figuring out your website’s interest go ahead and read What is a Niche Marketing Strategy? Finding Your Niche!
Step 2 – Build a Website
After I was done with choosing my niche, I went ahead and built my website which would contain articles related to this niche.
You are looking at the website and you are reading one of those articles right now!
Step 3 – Attracting Visitors
Just as I attracted you here, I am attracting other people as well.
This is a result of Wealthy Affiliate’s extensive training which taught me a number of cool techniques towards bringing people to my website to read my content and maybe make a few purchases while on it.
Step 4 – Earn Revenue
When I joined Wealthy Affiliate I automatically got access to its affiliate program as well.
Inside my articles, you can see that I am using links like this one.
When you click this link above(go ahead and click it) you will be redirected to the Wealthy Affiliate website, where you will be prompted to fill in your name, email, and password to create a free account.
Those links are unique and I am the only person in the world having them so Wealthy Affiliate knows that I am the one who sent you on their website.
This way, if at some point in the future you decide to make a purchase inside the Wealthy Affiliate website, they are going to pay me a commission for that purchase, since I am the one who introduced them to you.
Pretty cool ha?
This is pretty much what we call affiliate marketing…
10 Reasons Affiliate Marketing is the Answer to Quitting Your Job
1/ Passive Income
Being an affiliate you don’t get paid by the hour but by the quality and quantity of your content… The more effort you put in your business, the more money you are going to be earning, and the less effort it will require on your part to maintain it.
Also, since your business will be up and running 24/7, people are going to keep visiting it and money will be flowing in even when you are off work with your friends, on vacation or sleeping.
If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will keep working till you die.~Warren Buffet
2/ More Free Time
As a result of earning a passive income, your time will be freed up substantially enabling you to do all the things you could not do due to being bound and exhausted by your regular job.
You can spend more time with your family and friends, take care of your health and body, or even get started on a second online business to further increase your income.
3/ Low to No Start-Up Costs
If you have a PC and an internet connection, which I believe you have since you got here, you can get your affiliate marketing business up and running without having to invest tons of your money like you would have to do with a regular business.
Normally, you would have to pay at least 20$ for hosting and a domain name.
However, creating a free membership in Wealthy Affiliate gives you the opportunity to own up to 2 websites along with their domain names and even host both of them entirely for free on their hosting platforms for as long as you like.
Having said that, I just realized that the only logical explanation of you not joining Wealthy Affiliate right now is having a strong impulse to spend some of your money in order to start your online business.
I really can’t think of any other reason…
4/ Anyone Can Become an Affiliate
When you join Wealthy Affiliate, you will come to realize that the ages of the people who have already succeeded in making money as affiliates are ranging from 14 to 70 years old or maybe even more.
Each one of those people has joined Wealthy Affiliate for a different reason, has different interests, character, backstory and has created a unique affiliate business…
So, if for any reason, you believe that you won’t be able to do it too, you are dead wrong.
5/ Working on What Interests You
I have found out that many people’s unhappiness and unsatisfaction with life, including my own, come as a result of working a job that does not interest them at all, or even worse, a job that they hate.
People who are making money out of what they are passionate about are among the happiest people in the world.
Affiliate marketing makes it possible for you to become one of those people.
6/ No Need to Own a Product
By being an affiliate marketer you are promoting other people’s products.
- no inventory
- no shipping costs
- no product creation and maintenance
Basically, all you do is recommend a product.
The rest is handled by the merchant.
The only thing that you need to pay attention to is to be recommending useful and high-quality products to your audience in order to be able to maintain your trustworthiness and in turn your customers.
7/ Not Bound By Location
Since all you need to work is a PC and an internet connection, you can work from the comfort of your own home not having to show up to a specific workplace.
No commute, no driving, no traffic…
You could also get a laptop and start working at places that inspire you such as the beach, your front porch or balcony, up on a mountain, a library, a coffee house, etc.
If your income allows it and you are one of those people, you could even keep working on your business while traveling the world.
8/ Huge Potential
Your business will keep growing and growing as long as you keep working on it.
There exist affiliate marketers whose businesses are making over 100.000$ a month and even have many people working under them.
I know that right now you are thinking “Yeah right… Like I am going to be that successful…!”
That’s exactly what they were thinking when they first started as well.
Never say never!
9/ Global Customers
From the moment a website is created, it is visible all around the world.
That means that every single person in the world could become a customer of yours.
That’s 7 billion potential customers!
Talking about an audience right?
10/ You Get to Be Your Own Boss
Owning an affiliate marketing website is exactly like owning your very own business.
This means that this business is going to be running on no person’s terms but yours…
You are the one who decides everything from the time that you are going to start working on it, the place, for how many hours, your career path, your job description, the nature and quality of your work, the workdays, your vacation, your days off, your colleagues, your breaks, etc.
To cut the long story short, you basically get control of your own frigging life!
Why Wealthy Affiliate is the Right Place to Start With Your Affiliate Business
- IT’S FREE!!! (you can join Wealthy Affiliate entirely for free, no credit card info required… Just a standard username, email, and password form, a confirmation email, and you are ready to go).
- Step-by-step training for people with no previous experience
- Thousands of video training and tutorials
- Weekley live video courses
- Affiliate marketing Bootcamp(more focused and sophisticated training)
- Website Builder(You can build your website in less than 2 minutes, no coding)
- Content Management System(WordPress)
- Live Chat(you can chat with people who are making thousands of dollars a month directly at any given time)
- Domain name management system
- Website maintenance and backup
- 24/7/365 instant tech support
- Cutting edge hosting platforms
- Nearly a million members
- Thousands of success stories to keep you motivated
- Social platform
- Personal blog
- Highly successful people sharing their experiences, mistakes, ideas, tips, and everything with you
- and much more
Basically, everything that people who are dead serious about creating a successful online business can be found inside Wealthy Affiliate.
You came here to find out how to start making money online from home in order to eventually quit your regular job and I showed you.
It is up to you now…
However, before I close I want you to know this:
If you never take the first step, nothing will ever change… If you leave this for later, chances are that you will never come back.
Make your decision right now! Take this first step!
You have nothing to lose since you can join Wealthy Affiliate for FREE.
However, if you are still skeptical, please do yourself a favor and go ahead and read my extremely detailed Wealthy Affiliate Review right here.
Everything you need to know about Wealthy Affiliate is in there.
If you have any questions or need any help from me, I encourage you to leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
My best regards,