Saturday, February 20, 2010

Making Money at Home is Easier Than Ever

It used to be a tricky thing to do to run a successful money making business form your home, but with the advent of the Internet it is now easier than ever. There are so many potential ways to make money from your home nowadays that the only thing you may struggle with is what you want to devote your time to in order to make money from your home.

Even those who have little to no experience at working for themselves are finding it easy to work from home and make a living doing so. All you have to do is to figure out what you want to do exactly. Here are some ideas that will get you started in making money from home:

o Sell something: With just a little bit of time and practice you too can master the art of selling stuff on such websites as eBay and Amazon. The great thing about these kinds of home businesses is that you ultimately decide what you want to sell. You can start out by selling some things you have lying around the house and once you get a system down then you simply decide what you would be interested in selling, find it online, and then sell it. Many times you can even find your inventory right was you will sell it, namely on eBay or Amazon.

o Create a website: These days anyone can create a website and it almost seems that everyone has. Websites are a great way to create something with your particular interests in mind, but they also represent a big opportunity to have your interests or hobbies help you earn money. If you are into cars, then you can create a website about cars and become an affiliate partner for places that sell auto parts and anything else car related. When someone is visiting your website and makes a purchase at one of your affiliate partner's online stores, you get a commission. With a little time and a lot of promotion, your hobby can start to pay off as a good paying home based business.

o Become a consultant: With little more than a laptop and some knowledge you can stop working for someone else and start working for yourself at home. You can use your specific knowledge of whatever it is you do for a living now and turn that into a consulting career. There are many larger companies that pay top dollar to have a consultant in a variety of areas and if your knowledge fits the bill then you can begin earning money almost immediately.

While making money at home is still going to be work, it is nonetheless now easier than ever before to do so. The dream of working from home on your own clock and at your convenience is not as far off as you may think. It simply takes some initiative and a little drive and you too can be making money in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home.

By Jason Kay

Make Money From Home to Achieve Financial Freedom

The question on everyone's mind is: How to "Make money from home" and 2010 promises to be a colossal year for the home based business field. This may lead you to an answer that involves providing products online. But before you go out and procure all of the "get rich quick guides" and "Magic Blueprint" roadmaps, you must decide if you are meant for this type of venture. What I mean by that is that you need to decide if you have the devotion, aspiration, and self-control essential to succeed. If you do, congratulations because you will be able to make a lot of money in internet marketing.

There are hundreds if not thousands of new business opportunities being offered daily, so the next question is: which one do you want? Mark Yarnell (if you don't know who he is then Google him, because the man is a genius) has a great rule of thumb to answer this question. He says that you have to ask yourself whether or not you would offer the same deal to your mother. If you hesitate or answer no, then you will not succeed with that opportunity. We are controlled by our subconscious more than we know.

When we get involved with projects that we are not totally convinced of, we can never hope to find the energy and drive needed to commit ourselves wholeheartedly to the project. If we become involved for strictly financial reasons, then the project becomes a burden instead of an enjoyable experience or a way for us to help others. Any project, venture, home based business, or whatever you prefer to call it that does not have any intrinsic emotional value for us will never result in the high level of success and financial freedom we all desire. As unfortunate as that is, we are pre-programmed to respond that way.

So if you can honestly say that you would get your mother involved and you have the required ardor, drive and Discipline, the only thing left is to deposit your profits. No problem right? I mean everybody can make money from home, right? Well yes, everyone can make money from home, but the reality is that not everyone will. The reason is that most people don't stick with it long enough to see a profit. You may begin with lots of drive (or perhaps like me out of necessity), but somewhere along the line you get waylaid by the bright lights and shiny lures of the next "best thing since slice bread, make a million in minutes" gimmick.

This is because truly making money on the net is a long, hard process that requires a systematic, ritualized process that will at a constant rate. If you don't have a system that you follow every day, constantly refining and improving your methods you will not succeed. There are many systems out there but you need to find the one that is a good fit for you. What I can say though, is that any system that makes big claims about autopilot or "making a million dollars a year without doing anything" out of the box is just looking to get your money. Take the time to find a system that offers comprehensive training on the basics of internet marketing and lead generation.

Find one that offers you a way to have a funded proposal so that you can monetize your leads as they make their way through the sales funnel. If you don't know what I am talking about, take a look around for the answers because those are necessary parts of the puzzle if you want any kind of long term success. For those of you who need money today, I have put together a list of the three ways I have been able to generate a decent income all on my own.

The three methods I am about to offer are all based on the idea of affiliate marketing. For readers who don't know, affiliate marketing is simply a sales strategy that makes use of salesmen who are "affiliated" with the main company via their affiliation with a third party company or the main company's affiliate program. This sales force is not paid salaries; rather they receive commissions on the sales that they produce.

This is the dominant force on the internet today. Companies such as eBay, as well as small business owners and product creators make use of affiliates every day. Most of the people looking for a way to make money from home do not have a website or a lot of money to invest so I am going to lay out some FREE ways to make use of affiliate marketing to make some money today. The following techniques assume that you have already enrolled in an affiliate program such as ClickBank (free to enroll and they have tons of products).

The first way is article marketing. The fact that you are reading this article and have made it this far is proof that this strategy works. Article marketing can be tricky though. For one, you ARE NOT allowed to put your affiliate link in the body of the article. You can however make use of the "signature" boxes to promote your products. There are thousands of clever ways to do this, but the most effective way is to use anchor text to post your link. You are allowed two links in the signature box for most sites. The name of the game in article marketing is volume is king, but content duplication is a kingdom killer.

That simply means that you need to put your content out there for as many eyes to see as possible, post your articles to all of the article directories and I guarantee you will get some sales if you provide value with product reviews, personal testimonials, or other creative tactics. However, the thing to keep in mind is that copying your article from other people is not only illegal, but also lowers the chances of Google seeing it as new and therefore relevant which lowers its chances of being seen. Without going into long explanations of page rank (in this article), let me just say that you need to be on page one so make your content original. Remember, if you want to make money from home, you need to be creative and informative or people will not pay attention.

After article marketing, blogging can be a great way to get a lot of people to notice you and give them a reason to buy what you want them to. Good blogs have hundreds of readers. They provide valuable or entertaining information that builds their relationship with their readers. We all agree that we are much more likely to buy a product that our friend recommends to us, than what the salesmen tell us we should buy. That is the basic idea here, build trust and they will do whatever you want. WordPress blogs are free and are an great source of making money from home. The free blogs are not as ideal as self-hosted blogs, but are quick and easy to get started. Remember, it is not about how it looks so much as what it contains. Traffic is objective here, so why not link your articles to your blog in the signature box?

The easiest way for most people to begin to make money from home is by taking advantage of the various social networks like twitter and Facebook to create traffic to your affiliate products. However, this method is quite advanced because you need to be very careful about the way you do it. Not only does Facebook (and the rest) frown on blatant spamming, your prospects will not appreciate it either. This method should be approached as if it were a blog. Try making a group and filling it with insightful observations about general topics relating to the products you decide to sell. Make friends with 30 people per day that you find in groups with similar interests. Build a personal relationship with them first and then invite them into your group. Make them feel like they really know you. After your group reaches 50 or so, you can begin sending them a few emails a week with soft sales tactics that include your affiliate link. The idea with this tactic, as well as the other two, is to lead with value.

By Kenrick L. Callwood

Friday, February 19, 2010

How to Make Money Online Without Having a Website

When first starting out making money online there are many obstacles, the biggest one being how to make a website. This article will show you how to make money online without having to worry about putting a website together. The best way to do this is by becoming an affiliate marketer. As such, you don't need to have your own product, website, or marketing material. Also, you can get great commissions for each sale you make.

The best thing to affiliate online is digital products. These are information or software products that the purchaser can directly download. They also tend to have the highest payouts per sale, usually 50% or more, which can result in huge profits for you.

First, you start out by getting your affiliate link through This is an affiliate network which handles all the transactions and makes sure you are paid fully by check or directly to your account. What this affiliate link does for you is tracks all the people who click on it and who end up purchasing the offer. You then get paid up to 75% or more of each sale.

However, before you start driving traffic to your affiliate link you have to set up something called a 'redirect'. To do this, simply get a domain name from for about $9 per year. You can choose a name that is related to the market you're selling in, which in this case would be the 'how to make money online' market. Then you can make your domain name redirect to your affiliate link, which will take the person directly to the sales page offer for the product you are promoting.

The last thing you have to do is direct traffic to your domain name. This can be done a few different ways. The cheapest way to do this (by cheap I mean free) is by writing articles related to your market and submitting them to article directories like At the end of each article you need to add a 'signature' which will tell the reader briefly about the opportunity you are promoting and will have your domain link included.

The goal of this is to attract people searching for information and opportunities about making money online to your article. They will find your information useful, and be inclined to click on your link to learn more. This is known as driving targeted traffic to your sales offer.

By Jesse Grant and Bill Maloney

How to Make Money Online

You can increase your personal cash flow two ways. You can either spend less or make more. Most people would rather make more money than sacrifice their current standard of living. Fortunately, the internet has provided the average person a variety of ways to make money. Here are my top 10 ways to make money online.

1. Affiliate Marketing: If you do not have your own product to sell you can always sell someone else's products. This is called affiliate marketing. When you recommend another person's product and someone clicks on your affiliate link to buy to product you will earn a commission. The best affiliate products to market are products that you already use. This is because you are already a believer in the products or services, and they should not be hard for you to recommend. There are 3 cons that stand out in my mind when it comes to affiliate marketing: *You only earn a percentage of the profits. This is especially true when the percentage that you earn per sale is 5% or less, but you can also earn up to 75% on some affiliate products. On thing to keep in mind is the total sale price of the product. One percent of a $1,000 product is much better than 75% of an $8.00 product. *There is a learning curve to go through to make a lot of money selling affiliate products. When you do get good at selling affiliate products and you make a lot of sales, you become a super affiliate. Super affiliates make 95% of the money in affiliate marketing while all of the other affiliates fight over scraps. *The third con is that you have the FTC breathing down your neck. The FTC rules and regulations are beyond the scope of this article but all I can say is that they seem to be making it tougher to make money as an affiliate marketer. Thank goodness there are other ways to make money online.

2. Selling Information Products: You can either create your own products, buy the rights to resell Private Label Rights (PLR) products, or you can hire someone to create a product for you. You can create information products to sell online by writing an e-book, recording an audio or a video, or creating a course that teaches people how to do something. The best thing about selling your own products is that you keep all of the profits. A con is that it can be time consuming to create your own products.

3. Freelancing: If you do freelance work of any kind there are a bunch of different freelance sites where you can go bid on jobs to get more work. Some of the most popular freelance sites are,, and If you feel like you do not have any skills that you can freelance, then here is a bonus tip. Once you check out a few freelance sites to see what skills are in demand, go to to learn that new skill. Then go back and bid on jobs under your new skill at several of the freelance sites. The biggest con with freelancing is trading your time for dollars.

4. Auctions: Online auctions have been popular for as long as I can remember, and they are still just as popular. Two of the biggest online auctions are and You can make make a lot of money selling products through the online auction format but they have two big cons. Shipping costs and fees. You have to ship every package that you sell to your customer, but you can always hire someone to help you with this task. Also be sure to factor in your shipping costs in the sale price. Amazon's shipping fees are fixed but ebay's fees vary based on what you are selling and how you are selling it. These fees can cut into your profits.

5. Buying and selling. If you can find good deals on stuff you can turn around and sell it for a profit through free classified ad sites like If you have a big enough profit margin to cover shipping costs you can post ads in other cities. I like Craigslist because you can often make quick cash as opposed to waiting on a check or direct deposit. There are plenty of other ways to make money online, but hopefully these 5 ways got your wheels turning and thinking of different possibilities. I will post part two this article soon. Much Success,

By Jeremiah Carstarphen

Work From Home For Free - How to Start Earning Money Without Investing Any

Work at home for free is the order of the day. Well, it has been a long summer for many who lost their jobs owing to the recession. Now is the time for such people to redefine the work "job" by opting to be a freelance writer for blogs or websites.

There are not many options for you to choose from when you have been kicked out of the job by your company's performance evaluation committee, but that does not mean the end of the entire world. This is where you exactly find the work at home online jobs throwing out a helping hand. There are many ways for you to be a successful man in life. One should not be deterred by being a scapegoat at the office and continue the same job, instead opt out for a well paying online jobs which you can work at your home.

Free home jobs can be flexible and less demanding physically than your conventional office work where you have to face lots of unbearable pressure. One good example of the simplicity of online jobs from home can be the writing of exclusive articles for websites. The work carries a good monetary remuneration but it can come with some time limit. The time limit depends on the length of the work or the voluminous of the job.

These jobs pay you more than well. You can finish the work without even disturbing your sitting chair. These jobs require you, at most, to have an internet connection through which you can get the job order and then submit the same after finishing. To take up a writing job you need not have to be a master of English but just knowledge of basic grammar would do. You do not have to do a great deal of research to write on a given topic. This is reported to be the fastest growing sector which promises to provide jobs for millions of people all over the world.

By Willox Perez

The Best Work at Home Business Online

Building a successful work at home business online is perhaps one of the best accomplishments that anyone could ever achieve and there are numerous ways to start making money online.Whether it is making a lot of money, enjoying the freedom of working at home, or just being your own boss, starting your own work at home business online can be one of the best decisions that you ever make.

Given the opportunity to pursue the dream of a work at home business online has inspired the spirit of the entrepreneur in people worldwide. Online entrepreneurs today are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the global reach that the internet offers. Ever since the inception of new concepts like e-commerce and online retailing, the growth of the Internet and online business opportunities have increased tremendously. Everyone who has a computer and an internet connection is your potential customer or sales lead. You can do business with someone that lives in Kentucky and another person that lives in Kenya. That is what the power of the internet brings to us all.

Everywhere you turn you see another success story about someone who has figured out a way to achieve financial success online. Most of those success stories you read are about real people that are making thousands of dollars each month by joining and marketing the highest paying affiliate programs. Affiliate program money making opportunities have been around for many years and people from all around the globe are making a lot of money with affiliate programs. You can earn huge commissions by referring people to the online merchants website and the merchant will handle all of the billing, customer service, and shipping of the products. Some merchants will also pay you a commission on sales that are made by other affiliates that you recruit.

Many people assume that starting a work at home business online is very complicated, but with affiliate marketing it has never been easier to get started. This is one of the biggest reasons why affiliate marketing has become such a popular way to make some money online. All you need to do is join a handful of different affiliate programs and set up your own website to promote and advertise these programs. The merchant will provide you with links and banners to place on your website.

After you complete those two steps then you need to focus on driving traffic to your website. The more traffic you get then the more sales you make. If you are new to internet marketing then you need to learn about the best ways to get traffic for your site. The better affiliate programs will provide free training and webinars to help you. There are more than enough training resources on the web to help you build a profitable work at home business online.

By Jamison Alexander