Working From Home – It Can Be Done

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Are you interested in working from home, but don’t know how to get started? The online business world can be intimidating to say the least. There is just no quick and easy way to make money out there, but if you are willing to learn and put in the work, you can succeed with an online business. Below, I have listed a couple of stay at home work opportunities.

What Kind of Online Business Can I Start?

Sell on eBay or Amazon

 

Are you wondering how to start an internet business with a website? Do you have a creativity that you could use to make a product that can be sold online? Do you enjoy buying used items and re-selling them for a profit? If so, then you could start an online business through Ebay or Amazon.

Selling on Ebay is extremely easy and I’ve been doing it on a small-time basis for years. You basically just set up an account and go to the selling area, list your item, post pictures if you have them, click preview to check your ad, and Voila! You have a listing. Ebay even has shipping rates for you so you’ll know how much to charge for sending your items out, and you can even print labels through them.

Ebay also has a program called Ebay Valet which allows you to send in your items and eBay will sell them for you. They even send you a prepaid shipping label to send your items in to them. Whatever they sell, they take a small commission and give you the rest. Whatever doesn’t sell, they will ship back to you. Amazon has a program to sell through called Amazon Seller Central where you can add your products to the Amazon catalog and they market them for you.

Be an Affiliate Marketer

 

Maybe you would really like to write a blog, but don’t know how to get started. Maybe you’re a creative type of person and you know you could make a beautiful website with lots of eye candy, but you need help with content. Perhaps you already have a business and you want a website, but don’t want to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to hire someone.

Or, maybe you are none of these, but you want alternate or additional income and you are willing to work toward and learn how to create your own online business. There are so many stay at home job opportunities just waiting for you, and all you need to do is to take that next step.

How about someone who likes to write about traveling, or collectibles, or clothing for plus-size ladies? All of these things can be used to start an online business if you are ready to learn about affiliate marketing. Just to give you an example of what I’ve done, here is a link to my website ledlightinginfo.com. I have been in the lighting industry for over 20 years and I know a few things about lighting so I decided to start there.

I also have another more personal website in the works based on sports. If you go to my LED Lighting Info website, you will see that I have advertisements incorporated into the pages. And that’s how you make money. Referring people to your affiliate links based on articles, reviews, or recommendations that you have written.

 

So now, you may be asking: How can I learn how to build a website?

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

 

I would describe Wealthy Affiliate as an Internet Marketing Educational Community, with a wealth of information, support, and training that you won’t find anywhere else. Wealthy Affiliate is basically an online college with real-world training and lots of tutors to help you along your journey. And the best thing about it is that it’s FREE to try it with NO obligation.

Founded in 2005 by Owners Kyle & Carson, Wealthy Affiliate is an Online Marketing Leader and Business Training Platform, that has successfully linked with Hundreds of Thousands of Members and Businesses over the years.

With step-by-step training via Tutorials, Videos and Internet Certification Courses, it provides everything needed to develop a Successful Online Business. This training can show you that there are real at home work opportunities.

 

Let me show you a real way to make money online

If you have any questions on how to get started, please leave me a comment below.

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18 comments

  • Lynn

    Doing anything online can be really intimidating and scary. You’ve given me some things to think about and look at so I can be on my way toward being successful. I realize that it’s an ongoing process, but I’m willing to put in the work! Thanks for the advice.

    • In my opinion, the hardest thing in starting anything new is taking the first step. The first step in learning a new website can be extremely easy with Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you so much for visiting my page. 🙂

  • Juan

    Shannon,
    The online world can be scary to most people, but the opportunities are unlimited. Being able to be your own boss and working from home or any place with your computer will be a blessing for most people. I appreciate how you emphasize that this requires hard work and ongoing commitment, there is no such thing as creating a good income without working hard. Thank you.

    • Shannon

      Thanks Juan. My parents always told me that there is no easy way to make money and that you have to work hard. The thing I love about the path that I’ve taken with Wealthy Affiliate is that it may be hard at times, but there is training and help every step of the way. Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂

  • Peter

    Hi,
    I know from experience, that it’s possible to build your own online business and work from home. I like the fact that you tell people that it will take hard work. There seems some misconception that making money online is easy, probably due to all the scams that promise easy money.
    I think getting some step by step training with good support is the best way to start. The training will help you to build your business in the correct way and the support will help through those moments of doubt or guide you when you have a question.
    Thanks for the post.

    • Shannon

      Peter, you’re so right. It’s not easy, but how great is it to have the training and people to help you along the way who truly are rooting for your success? Thanks so much for visiting my page. 🙂

  • Ehab

    Hello there,

    Great article and simple explanation of affiliate marketing, I liked the idea of being an affiliate marketer it’s very interesting to write posts for something you love it and gain commission from the affiliate programs, which pay higher commission Ebay or Amazon? thanks for sharing & keep up the good work

    • Shannon

      Amazon and Ebay pay about the same, but I think the Ebay cookie lasts a little longer. I really like writing posts about things, too. It’s keeping me busy. Thanks for visiting my page! :

  • Cathy

    Hi there Shannon,

    If you asked me 10 years ago, I wouldn’t agree that working from home is an ideal career. For me, that was unambitious, anti-social and unreliable.

    Fast forward to now, I have seen how people actually build businesses from home and live a comfortable life as a result of that. And to be honest, I actually envy that because the rat-race workplace isn’t really that great either.

    I never imagined that I would pursue a career from home but this has been my main focus for the past two years. With the training at Wealthy Affiliate, I could feel that I am getting closer to my goals each day.

    • Shannon

      Cathy, thanks for visiting my page and thanks for sharing. Times have definitely changed and with the internet, so many more things are possible. Good luck with your home career! :

  • Win Back Your Ex Comments

    I have tried my hand at making money online before and I have to say I was not very successful.

    I have been somewhat wet behind the ears when it comes to applying what is needed, not to mention the scams I have been hit with to knock my confidence.

    I see you mention this wealthy affiliate as a source of information, can you offer me some more information on this please?

    Thanks

    Chris

    • Shannon

      Hi there. Wealthy Affiliate is an online community and “school” of sorts where you can learn step-by-step how to build a website and apply techniques to make money with it such as affiliate marketing, blogging, and selling your own products. There are many online courses you can take and there are thousands of people there who are willing to help you. There is also a large collection of live training classes and videos available to constantly keep you learning. I highly recommend it. Thanks for stopping by my page. 🙂

  • Ajqualix

    Very informative article, and I love that banner! At first I thought that puppy is using a computer! O_O

    Anyway I have just joined WA, and I totally agree with you. WA is definitely one of the best if not THE best internet marketing community. The courses they offer, the tools they provide, the most friendly community I have ever seen! It is a whole package!

    Keep up the good work! You are stopping hard working people from getting scammed by get rich quick schemes and directing them to success!

  • jschicanha

    working online might be criticized in some ways or another. but to my point of view there is no easy work as to be the boos of your life for online business the owner makes decion of what to and what not to do in most cases

    thanks for educating the nation and keep providing us with the greater information always

    cheers

    Jose

    • Shannon

      Thanks so much for your input, Jose. I agree and I think being your own boss gives you a lot of freedom. Cheers! 🙂

  • Rob S.

    Working from home is a wonderful way to make money because you can do whatever you want to do. It is hard working searching for something that you enjoy doing and something that is real and not a scam.
    While there are authentic programs out there, Wealthy Affiliate is the best. I cannot believe that a company can offer what they offer. It’s free to join and if you’re willing to learn the training and do the work, it’s worth it.
    Find your passion and write about it with Wealthy Affiliate!

    • Shannon

      Rob, I couldn’t agree more. I’ve learned so much from WA and I’m still learning new things every day.  🙂

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