It is everyone's dream right? No more boss! Working for yourself! Not having to go to the 9 - 5 job anymore. No long commute. No more being told what to do and when to do it. You will be working from home in your pajamas as I am now!
I am going to show you how to be your own boss by working from home.
My #1 Way
I am not going to beat around the bush here and give you 52 ways to work from home. To be frank there is, in my mind, only one way to truly set yourself up to be your own boss and work from home and that is affiliate marketing.
I will explain exactly how it works below but I just wanted to get one thing clear at the outset. This blog is for those who, as the title says, want to WORK for home and build a business.
I am not going to tell you about any get-rich-quick schemes or how to make $1000 overnight. These are scams, they do not make you rich and you will lose a lot of money if you keep falling for them.
If you want to be your own boss it stands to reason you want your own business. You want to be the boss of something right?
I am going to show you how you can create your own legitimate, long term online business. One that will make you as much money as you want and will turn you into an online entrepreneur.
You won't be filling in surveys like a common employee, or trying to source freelance work and still having to work for a wage. You will be building your future and taking control of your financial and career destiny.
Sound good? Then stick with me and I will explain how it works.
What Is it?
Affiliate marketing is the most simple concept and the cheapest and most risk-free way to start an online business.
The concept works like this:
- You build a website around a hobby or interest you are passionate about. Something you enjoy and either know a lot about or want to know a lot about. This is important because you will be blogging about your topic. From my experience it is much easier and more enjoyable to blog about a passion or a hobby. It just makes it seem less like work because you enjoy it.
- On your website you help people out and or provide them with entertaining content that answers their questions and provides answers to their problems. Sound easy enough?
- The answer to their questions or the way to help them solve their problem might be to recommend a product or service. You do this through providing a link from your site to a merchant's site.
- When your valued reader clicks on your link and then proceeds to buy a product or service you get paid a commission by the merchant.
The 90 second animated video below explains the process simply.
Why I love this model
I say this is the best way to start and grow a business online for many reasons:
- Minimal capital outlay. You don't have to buy stock and hold it. So you have no large outlay in purchasing anything.
If you need to learn the business and build a website then you will need to sign up to some sort of program and invest in your education so that you can make a go of this.
That is why I say minimal capital outlay. If you are serious and you don't want to waste your time building the wrong business or the wrong way then you will need some guidance and you will have to pay for that knowledge.
I will help you out with that too and recommend the #1 platform on the internet where you can get the best education and build you website all in the one place.
Now don't freak out, I am not talking thousands of dollars or asking you to sign you up to a platform that only gives you half the story and then asks for more money!
You can sign up for free and check it out yourself with the Starter Membership. No catch, no upsells and no credit card required to sign up.
This gives you 7 days with all the Premium Membership benefits to see if you like the platform, the training and the community.
If you do then taking the Premium Membership is the smart thing to so and you get the first month at only $19. Ongoing you can choose a 6 month or 12 months membership which brings your costs down and keeps it at less than $1 per day.
As I said I am not going to BS you. You will need to take the Premium Membership to learn everything you need to know. But at less than $1 per day, if you don't think you future is worth less than $1 per day, then this is not the right industry for you.
- No Payment Handling or Shipping. All you do is refer the person to the merchant and they take it from there. They will process the payment for the product, ship it out and handle any refunds or returns all through their systems.
The link that you provided in the first place, which is provided by the merchant, is specific to you and that is how they know who to pay the commission. It really is as simple as that. You will receive your commission usually on a monthly basis and via bank deposit or PayPal. These details vary depending on your country and the merchant, also called your affiliate partner.
- No manufacturing. You don't need to be able to build anything or have any particular talents at creating your own products.
So if you are like me and haven't invented the next mouse trap don't worry you don't have too. You simply find products you like and are happy to recommend and go for it.
- And the best thing? No smarmy sales tactics. You will find people who want what you sell.
The internet has currently 3.8 billion users, you only need a very small number of those to want what you sell to make a very handsome income. And you don't need to come across as a used car salesman.
You will be helping your readers, and they will already have an interest, because that is how they came to find your website in the first place.
If you would like to have me as your personal coach and you want to get started right away click the image below and I will see you inside Wealthy Affiliate.
So how much money can you make? Are we talking a bit of extra pocket money or a multi-million dollar business?
That is the other beauty of this model, it is scale-able and you can grow it as big as you want. You really can make as much as you desire through affiliate marketing.
Wealthy Affiliate are producing super affiliates constantly with their training, guidance and support. There are to many success stories to dismiss this as an online fad or just a coincidence. Real people, with no back ground in digital marketing, are making huge figure in income. And everyone and anyone can do it.
I have chosen just three members to include below who make a full time income and some much more through their affiliate marketing websites. Don't believe me? Check out their stories below. If you click on any of the images you can read their blogs and find out first-hand how they got where they are now.
All of the above people, and thousands more successful members, are accessible to you as a member of Wealthy Affiliate. The community there is such a god-send. You can private message any member and they will happily help you out and answer any of your questions.
You can also private message the owners Kyle and Carson or WA's Live Training Coach Jay and they too will get back to you. These are men who are uber successful in this field with decades of experience in what works and what doesn't and you have access to them every day.
But wait there's more.
As well as the complete step by step training you get weekly webinars on current topics. You get further training created by members. You get access to the vault of past training covering every single aspect of affiliate marketing that you will need to know to be successful.
How Do I Get Started?
Do you want to be your own boss and work from home? Do you want to build a business that can not only pay your bills but give you the lifestyle you want?
Come and join me at Wealthy Affiliate. I promise you this will be the best decision you can make to ensure you become your own boss.
As I said earlier you can take the Starter Membership and you get the first 10 lessons free. In these lessons you will start your website and get the ball rolling on your own online business. And this is all as part of the Starter Membership and is free of charge.
Once you finish the free lessons you will have your site up and running. You can then look for further knowledge on your own and keep your website at Wealthy Affiliate without having paid one cent. Or you can join me and 1.4 million others and become a Premium member which will set you and your business for the long term.
I will never go anywhere else, that is how committed and how grateful I am to Wealthy Affiliate for giving me my start in affiliate marketing and for continuing to train me and provide the resources I need to keep my website up and running professionally and with no fuss.
I am in the Top 50 members at Wealthy Affiliate. I have competed all the training and would love to offer my services as your personal coach and mentor.
My job is to make sure you have everything at your fingertips to be successful and I would love to help you achieve your dreams. I am always available to help you.