How to Make Money At Home

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I have probably typed “How to make money at home” into Google more than a dozen times. Perhaps you have searched for this as well.  In this article I am would like to discuss with you some of what my searches have turned up, and, the things I have tried. I’ll even share something that really works that just about anyone can do! Before the day is through, you will have a better idea of how to make money at home.

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Search Results – How to Make Money At Home

At the time of this writing, this is the result of my Google search on how to make money at home.

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Top Listing – How to Make Money at Home

The top listing in this search is from They start their article with some good advice on how to avoid being scammed.

It is true that there are a lot of unscrupulous people in the world today. Many that will happily take any opportunity to try to separate you from your hard earned money. Even when you are obviously trying to find a way to make some more.

You really need to avoid things like:

  • Money making schemes or systems.
  • Jobs you have to pay a fee to get.
  • Buying in to sell a product or idea.

These sound rather obvious to most people, but, I feel the need to mention them because when we are desperate, we might have a tendency to try anything.

It is a common tactic in the advertising world to get you excited about the potential of a product, then stick you with the “click here now” where you will be lured into using your credit card to purchase more information.

If you do, you have probably purchased something that you won’t be able to use. It will only peak your interest enough for you to by the upsell product. You will be offered something else to purchase, this time for more money, and that still won’t provide the results that lured you in the first place.

Then the article goes on to list quite a few ways that you might be able to make money at home. The following is a list that I have found on this site and others. (my comments are in parenthesis)

  • Medical Transcription – (You will need training to do this)
  • Consulting – (You need to be a professional in your field)
  • Sell Your Old Books – (Long term revenue? How big is your library?)
  • Sewing and Alterations – (You must be a seamstress for this one.)
  • Remote Call Center Employee – (Required schedule, phone sales, cranky customers, employee status.)
  • Sell Your Crafts – (How crafty are you? production line crafting?)
  • Farmers Market – (Selling your home grown veggies and food items. I like to garden, but, I’m not a farmer.)
  • Bed and Breakfast – (Overnight strangers in your home, nah.)
  • Teach Classes – (Piano Lessons, Geography Tutor – this might work if you have the skills.)
  • Freelance Writer – (If you like creating articles on demand and giving away the licensing, sure. Why not produce your own content?)

For me, these suggestions, for one reason or another, just won’t work. Guess I’ll have to keep looking.

How to Make Money At Home – Next Listing
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Not a clickable link, I would never send you to one of these scams

This one is a link to a YouTube video that will eventually take you to A binary options trading software platform.

I have NOT tried the software myself because I’m spooked by the sales tactics. Their method sends up red flags to me. Luring you with a lavish lifestyle, huge numbers in revenue, and the slick, sell you the hype, sales routine. I have found that usually “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Here’s their BBB Report.

 Better Business Bureau Report
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Click image to see BBB report. UPDATE >> no change to this rating as of 8-2-17

The screenshot above tells the story. The reason for the F rating is that they did NOT respond to consumer complaints. I reviewed the complaints and it boils down to each of the complaintants lost their initial investment of $250 or more.

Then, they were contacted by the brokerage, GlenRidge Capital, that pushes the clients to, and were asked for more money!At least $2500 to keep the account active.

This one smells like a big money scam to me. If you find you have better luck with this one, and can prove your results, I would love to see it.

It is my opinion however, that a professionally operated business will address customer complaints and resolve issues. On to the next one.

How to Make Money At Home – Next Listing
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Screenshot – not a clickable link

This one is an article from It does contain some information that could be helpful, but, there are a number of advertisements interlaced in the page.

Some of them might be questionable. For the purpose of this article however, I will comment only on the information presented not the advertisements.

The first part of the page gives you some ideas on how to prepare yourself and your computer for any work at home opportunity you may be interested in. Some of this might be helpful information.

The second half of the page gives you the following suggestions for how to make money at home: (my comments are in parenthesis)

  • Become a Virtual Assistant – (Experience usually required)
  • Develop a Content Based Website – (This one can definitely work for just about everyone!)
  • Give Your Opinion – (You can make some money doing online surveys, but, not a lot of money)
  • Work Remotely – (Telecommuting does work for some people if you find the right company)
  • Teach  – (This site is talking about being a part-time adjunct professor. Serious credentials required)
  • Freelance Writer –  (If you like creating articles on demand and giving away the licensing, sure)

Some of these are some good suggestions in my opinion. But, the website doesn’t really give you a concrete path on how to do it. Where do I click to get started?

I’m trying to find out how to make money at home! And, I need to start today!

Thats where I was. Many times. Just about every time I put “how to make money at home” in a search window.

How to Make Money at Home – Endless Searching

For me, the search went on and on. Day after day I searched in vain for a good answer to the question, how to make money at home. I tried a ton of different things, but, none of them worked out to well for me.

If you are still reading this article then you are likely pretty serious in your desire to find out how to make money at home.

I opened this article with the examples above to show you that I am also serious about making money at home, and, I have been down the very path that you’re on now. Many times in fact.

I hope to save you a few steps on that journey if I can. You see, I believe we all should help our family, friends, and neighbors, even a stranger, if we can.

Call it Karma, or Pay-It-Forward, or, whatever you like. I would like to be able to improve the human condition if I could. I don’t have that power at the moment. But, I can show you how to make money at home! And that is why you are here isn’t it?

How to Make Money at Home – No Get Rich Quick Scheme

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If you are looking for a way to become an overnight millionaire, you should probably go take your chances with the lottery.I wish you the best of luck with that.

I admit, I purchased a few tickets for that big 1.5 billion dollar PowerBall Lottery last month. It’s ok to have a dream! But I didn’t have the winning numbers for that, and I don’t have some other crazy scheme for you now.

What I do have, is a proven method to create a successful online business! This is a process that is well established, has, and is, changing people’s lives everyday.

How many online businesses are making good money? It’s a huge number for sure! And you can have one too!

How to Make Money at Home – You will need a website

There is no way to have a successful online business without having a website. In your search to find out how to make money at home I’m sure you have come across many systems, programs, schemes, etc., that have told you that you don’t need a website to make money online.

That is just propaganda to get you to buy into the easy, overnight, money scheme of the day. The easier they can make it seem, the quicker they can get your credit card number and laugh all the way to the bank.

I’m not going to paint an unrealistic picture for you. You do need to have a website if you are going to have a successful online business. And, it won’t make you rich overnight. But if you are willing to apply yourself and make a consistent effort, success is within your reach.

When I started I didn’t know anything about building a website. Much less one that could actually answer the question of how to make money at home.

I thought it was going to be too tough, take too much time, or be boring. None of that is true! I found a place where I learned, step by step, how to start and build a successful website!

I could work at my own pace. For me that was a few hours a week. You can do it as fast or slow as you like! And, I really enjoyed learning to create a website. Better yet, I felt great about using my spare time to build something that would provide my family with additional income and a path to financial security!

How to Make Money at Home – How I got started

Now I employ several different methods of making money online. But I learned how to get started here:

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You can start for FREE! Just like I did! I will NOT be asking for your Credit Card Number! And neither will they if you choose the starter membership!

How to Make Money at Home – The Starter Membership

The starter membership is a lifetime membership to Wealthy affiliate that will give you everything you need to get started on your journey to a successful online business! It is absolutely FREE! All you need to register is an email address!

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If you are trying to figure out how to make money at home, you really should give this a try! This is how I started. I chose the free starter membership so I could take a good look around Wealthy Affiliate.

In just a few days I knew what I needed to do. It was clear to me that Wealthy Affiliate was completely different than any of the other sites or systems I had looked at. So I joined Wealthy Affiliate as a Premium Member. I decision I have never regretted.

***UPDATE>> That was over a year and a half ago! I’m still a Premium Member. I have received my “Online Entrepreneur Certification.” I have several websites up, running, and generating multiple income streams thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.  I know you can do this too! *****

How to Make Money at Home – Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership

If you have made the decision to commit yourself to creating a successful online business you definitely will want to consider the Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate.

The chart above will help you see the details of the differences between the two membership levels, but, you might like to check out this article on the benefits of Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate.

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Just like you, I have seen all kinds of sites that were just trying to get my money. They never explained how it worked, or what I would have to do. Nor did they ever offer any kind of free trial.

All they wanted was to get my credit card number. Then, even when I had paid the entrance fee, I still didn’t have anything that I could work with. It made me feel terrible.

Like I had made another foolish decision with the little bit of money our family had. The money was gone and I had little or nothing to show for it.

There is no way I could promote or recommend anything like that. For me that would just eat away at me. I believe we reap what we sow. If I didn’t know this was a real, legitimate opportunity, I wouldn’t be recommending it to you!

How to Make Money at Home – My Personal Assistance 

I am offering you my personal assistance! When you sign up for your Wealthy Affiliate membership you will get a message from me!

If you find that you have any problems getting started in the training, or getting your free website setup, just send me a message and I will help you!

I won’t be your only source of help though. At any given time there are thousands of people online at Wealthy Affiliate! If you have any questions, all you have to do is type your question in the search bar.

Your question has probably been asked before, and there are all kinds of training videos and pages to help you out, but if there is no answer there, you can ask your question to the members and someone will help you!

My username on Wealthy Affiliate is Tw1. You will recognize it when you log in. Send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

This really is “How to Make Money at Home!”

If you give this a try and find that anything I have said is NOT true, I would love to hear about it! Just come back here to and tell me about it.

I wish you great success and prosperity!


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4 thoughts on “How to Make Money At Home”

  1. Wealthy affiliate is truly an amazing opportunity for anyone! The great thing is that wealthy affiliate is for any skill level in affiliate marketing. Even if you have absolutely no clue what your doing, they will teach you! Thanks for the awesome article!

  2. Hi Tom, your post is spot on; not many of these sites takes you from a n almost no knowledge base and shows you pretty much step by step what to do! I dont think there is anyone on the internet who hasnt at some point searched for how to make money from home, hopefully they have one more go in them to give your wealthy affiliate suggestion a try. they teach you from the ground up and you dont have to risk a penny to learn the basics from them. Thanks for putting this out there!

    1. Greetings Dwayne!
      That is exactly why I put this site together! I would like for everyone to know that there is a way to learn to have a successful online business that you can start in your spare time for free! Wealthy affiliate is the ONE place I have found in all my years online that provides a real education not some “system” they say will make money. But, a real education in how to create a successful online business. Like anything in life that is worth having, you have to put forth some effort. But, I know there are a ton of people out there that are ready to make a commitment to themselves and work towards a better tomorrow!
      I wish you great success and prosperity in all that you do Dwayne.

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