Earn Extra Money At Home

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Earn Extra Money At Home

earn extra money at home.


To earn extra money at home is nothing new as far as the concept of what many people would like to do, the question is how to do it?

Most people would agree to have the flexibility and benefits of working from home would far exceed showing up for a regular day job. Many would say it would be a dream come true to no longer have to do shift work.

Take notice how I only mention most because there are people that are perfectly happy with their day job or shift work. That’s great they have found their calling, but we want to address all those individuals and the bulk of whom visit this site that are looking for something better suited for themselves.

I use to work shift work for many years, and for me, I preferred working days. Now when I compare working as an employee which I did for many years to working for myself, Self-employment wins hands down.

I also know that many other people also feel the same way. So the question comes back to, so how do we earn extra money at home.

Well, there are a few main methods. You can do jobs or businesses that can be based on taking place in the home such as childcare, yoga, etc. but what this article is about is having an online business.

Even though you could see about doing a more traditional home job or business, I would like to mention more about dealing with an income from the Internet.

The Internet makes it possible for just about anyone to make an income from the web.

All you need are a few things to make it all happen:

Internet Access
Computer, laptop or similar device
A Provider
Domain Name
Website Tools


Internet Access


Having an Internet access is pretty straightforward. Nowadays this is something that most people have in their homes or can get access to from libraries etc. The thing is if you’re going to be doing an online business you need to have your own permanent source of web access and only rely on hotels and other locations for a temporary situation.

how to make money onlineHaving full-time access is the first critical part of having your opportunity to work from home with an online business.

Computer, laptop or similar device

Having your connection is great, but now you need to have a device to operate from such as a computer or laptop.

You could use other devices such as cell phones and tablets but what you’ll find is having a good size keyboard and screen is the quickest and easiest way to work your business. The other smaller devices can be great in a pinch but will be tough and time-consuming full time.

I recommend a computer or laptop for the bulk of the work if not all of it and only rely on a tablet or cell phone as last resort.

I use a full desktop for most of my work and a laptop for portability when I’m on the move or vacation to get a little work done.


A Provider


Now that you’re all set to go, you’ll need a provider. There are some excellent providers out there to choose from and most of them all have website builders to create your site.

Wealthy Affiliate sign upDepending on what you want Wix, Weebly and Squarespace are rated some of the absolute best to use but when it comes to having the best overall package I recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate will give you the best Free or Paid package available to work with to build your business.

To get more detail about the best providers you can check out the reviews under the menu heading Website Builders.

To read up more on my #1Recommendation then look at this article.


Domain Name


what is a domain name and howNow that you have yourself a provider that will be able to host a website, it’s time for a domain name. If you’re using a free package you’ll be required to use a sub-domain name and with a paid package you still can use a sub-domain, but most people will tend to use purchased one instead.

The domain name is the address that you’ll have the website located at for everyone you invite to benefit from all the pages/posts you publish for the Internet.

For a detailed explanation of what a Domain Name is and what the differences are, check out this post on What Is A Domain Name And How To?




For you to create, design and develop your business site, you will need to know what to do and how to do it. Just building your site with a website builder is not enough to have a successful business.

how to make money online from actionThe website builder will create the layout of your site from a chosen theme that can set the overall look and feel visitors will get when they land on your pages/posts.

The content that you provide will determine the type of business and who you want to attract for your possible products/services.

The content you use and the way you use it will determine how the search engines will rank your site. You need to understand how to get traffic to your website by understanding how your site content and marketing efforts all relates to one another.

One of the reasons I say Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation over Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace are the extras. Even though the other website builders are rated three of the best around the world, they do not provide the necessary training for you to get past the first stage of building a site.

Building your website is an essential component, but it is only one piece of the puzzle. Having the knowledge required creating a functional working site that has the proper SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).

You need to know about keywords, social media and many other different marketing techniques to make your online business a successful venture.


Website Tools


The website tools will range from the actual website builder itself that you use to create the site in the first place.

Even though at the very beginning you’ll use the website builder to create your site, this is not the end of using the software package. You’ll discover that as time passes, you’ll want to add extra features and functionality to the site as it gets developed further down the line.

photo of best resourceYour website will end up being work in progress that there will always be upgrades to be done and tweaking and even adding extra services known as plugins with the WordPress platform.

You have the option with most website builders to transform the entire site by simply making a few clicks of the mouse button. With the platform I use, there are thousands of themes you can choose between to have an entirely new looking site.

You could just use plugins to give yourself better features and functions for your site without changing the entire theme.

There are Keyword Search Tools that you can use for improving your overall SEO for all the pages/posts on the site. You’ll have such a tool as a premium member with Wealthy Affiliate for free, or you could consider using one of the best Keyword Search Tools that I use. To learn more about the advantages of having such a tool look at What Is A Keyword Research?

Again this is just two things I have listed, but you’ll need to consider:
Photo Editing Software for images/photos
Required Images and Pictures
Possible Content Writing Tools
Marketing Training Resources
SEO Training Resources

To give you some better insight on where to get most of this for free, take a look at my Best Resource For Websites.




For this topic of product/services, you can be the creator of your product/services that you want to sell online.

what is affiliate marketing aboutTo keep things simple, we are looking at doing this at home. We are not going to look into creating production lines or having a facility to manufacture or produce products on a large scale basis outside the home.

We’ll keep it simple by letting others manufacture or possibly perform services not capable in one’s home by being an affiliate.

You could create and market electronic apps or software to sell from your home, but most people will sell products/services from well-established companies that will pay you a commission for your marketing efforts as an affiliate.

To get a better in-depth read about products/services for a work at home business, look at What Is Affiliate Marketing About?



From reading this article and any of the supporting links, you’ll discover very quickly how to earn extra money at home. You’ll also learn there is more to it than just having a website.

Whether you are looking at trying to do everything possible for free or by purchasing packages, your best bet is to try out my #1 recommendation.

You can do it for free and use my free resources and search out to find whatever other resources you may need on the Internet to succeed.  Or simply upgrade once you know how great Wealthy Affiliate is, and by using the premium package, you’ll save time and money in the long run to build a successful online business.

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“I’m Travis Smithers owner and author of this site.

Travis Smithers boatingAs you can see from the image to the left, boating is something I regularly like to enjoy with friends and family on my sailboat. Having an online business gives me the opportunity to pursue my passions.

What passions would you like to pursue that makes you happy? Join me and thousands of others who choose to make a difference in our and other people’s lives.

Oh! By the way, love having comments and shares and look forward to seeing all those of you that join me for having an online business to follow your DREAMS!”




August 4, 2016 at 4:16 pm

This is so detailed and so well-done. I definitely agree that having an online business is the best way to go because that way, you can reach so many more people over the web and help so many of them too. When you talk about Wealthy Affiliate, I want to let you know that I also went through it to build my website. It is so easy to use and it comes with so much training and tips on how to be successful, something that Wix and Weebly and many other website builders don’t provide.


    August 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    It’s good to hear that you have already discovered Wealthy Affiliate Reyhana. Your in excellent hands with them and the community and if you find you need any extra resources you can always check out my resource page and links.

    Wealthy Affiliate will take care of pretty much everything but I do carry an extensive list of where to get free images/pictures to go with your content.

    You have a great day!


      August 30, 2016 at 2:07 am

      Thanks Travis. I’m certainly loving Wealthy Affiliate. I will bookmark your page and look at the page you mentioned. Sometimes, I do have a hard time actually finding pictures to match the contents, so that will definitely help!


        August 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

        When you’re running a website that you need to update with many pages/posts having a few good sites that offer free images is the best way to go. Not only will it give you more time for putting your articles together but will also help with a more professional look and feel as well when you have different types of images to choose from.

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September 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

This is a great post for anyone wanting to start working from home. What you have listed are all essential things needed to be successful. Of course you also have to have the drive to work everyday, just as you would if you were punching a clock. Some people think that it is a fast process, but it does take time to get ranked high in google and to start seeing that traffic that equates to an income.


    September 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    It’s true some people believe you’ll make money overnight, or you do not need to do much work, but so far I have not heard of any individuals with this believe ever made it rich either. Everyone I have ever dealt with or talked to that make any substantial money have always told me it takes time and energy to make things happen. The most common words people have chosen to use “It takes a lot of hard work to earn the kind of money I make.”

    Everyone will have there idea of what hard work is or not just like how much money is a lot or not. From your comment, I can see you have a good understanding of what needs to be done to be successful.


January 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm

This is a great outline of the process and things you will need to start an online business.
The amount of work that you put into it will reflect on your ability to make money. Most people do not think about where to get the images that will be needed when starting. It does take quite a bit of research also.
I have a friend that built a Wix website, he still cannot figure out how to add post or any information to his site. They do not have the training that you get at Wealthy Affiliate.


    January 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Hi John and for most people they do not realize all that is entailed to having an online business. Most people believe once you publish a few pages you’re done, and everybody will see your site. It’s true that once your site is published people can see it but the reality is your site is buried underneath every other site that ranks better. It’s almost like when people talk about pyramids, a new site will go to towards the bottom of the pile, and you have to work your way to the top. The search engines work their way from the top, page after page, so how deep do people usually go and just how far down is your site will determine if anyone will ever see the site.

    I know a lot of individuals use WIX. Wealthy Affiliate has excellent training, but a lot of the other providers only concentrate on the website builder for their platform for training. The other providers have no real training on how to do SEO and marketing but merely as I have mentioned, use training for their website builders. Obviously, some training is better than others on how to use and implement.

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