How To Earn Money From Home Online

How To Earn Money From Home Online

Every day my email box is filled from people asking me the question of how to earn money from home online, and one of the main reasons for this is they have the desire to be able to provide better for their families. So many families are living from paycheck to paycheck without anything to spare for emergencies, and many seniors are living on a fixed income and must work part-time just to be able to afford their medications. You also have the young and motivated people with the desire to own their own business, so this tutorial is dedicated to all of you.

Don’t Waste Your Time

Even though these are legitimate ways to earn money online don’t waste your time on them, you will experience like many of us who started just like you and tried these found them not to be worth the time.

Online Surveys

Take part in surveys to make an extra $250+ a month is a common ad you will see online from survey companies, and even the best legitimate companies will not earn you enough extra money to go with this income opportunity. You will find the majority of the surveys you will receive invites you to spend all your time answering their questions and in the end, the message will read Sorry You Did Not Qualify For This Survey Try Again. So this is not how to earn money from home online no matter how hard you try, I spent from morning to night joining every company and still never made more than a few bucks per month.

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My points often used this ad to entice people without experience to join their program, and even though it is legitimate the catch is you must shop and purchase to acquire points which really is going to cost you money, so I suggest you stay away from this one as well. Most of these are more for people looking for fun ways to earn a little extra money over time, but for anyone serious about earning an income these are not going to allow you to accomplish your goal.

Get Paid To Watch Videos

I must admit I fell for this as well, and even though it was easy and fun to do I never earned much at all by watching videos most of the day, and the catch with this one is the advertisements on the videos tempt their viewers to impulse buy.

Download And Install Apps

You can find a number of companies that offer this opportunity to download their apps on your phone, and even though there really is not a catch to this one you only get paid at the most $3.00 when adding their app to your phone. Imagine how many apps you would have on your phone to earn any amount of income, but if you love apps this is a fun way to get apps and earn a few dollars.

Testing Websites

I never tried testing websites for cash, but in my opinion, the risks of infecting your own computer testing websites would not be worth the risk to me. This is probably the best way to earn some extra cash, but it is not risk-free.

Book & Product Reviews

This one is not a bad opportunity, but instead of getting the cash you get to keep the book and products, and this would be a fun way to get free books and products if that is something you would be interested in?

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Affiliate Marketing

This tutorial is for those of you seriously interested in how to earn an income online, but if you just want a fun way to spend your time and earn a few extra bucks you should stop reading now.

Affiliate Marketing

This is the lowest risk method many people are earning an income online, but you must know this is not an easy get rich scheme before you even begin this journey. It does take dedication and devotion to make this work, and it takes time like years not days nor months. Of course, you can speed up the progress by either accepting my free mentoring services and signing up for my tutorial publication.

Can You Earn An Income In Affiliate Marketing

One of the questions people ask me regularly is what is affiliate marketing and does it work, I have been in the affiliate marketing business for years and yes I am seeing a monthly income in my PayPal account every single month. I didn’t start out in the business niche, but as the years went by and I developed the skills and strategies I wanted to help others earn an income online as well. I started in the health industry which was working alright for me, but something just told me the niche for me was providing free mentoring to people like you.

Mentors & Training

I wish I had known about business mentors when I started my own business, but even if I had I could have never been able to afford one anyway. So that is another reason I provide Free business mentoring and these tutorials, I figure those of you who stumble upon my website can get honest business advice without having to pay for it. I also provide free mentoring and tutorials on Wealthy Affiliate a business training community, you can also find me on my Facebook training group on the weekends.

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Best Website Builders

Before I share your best website builders to consider you can start out without a website, but you would be making it more difficult to reach as many people.

You will find all of these are affordable for someone on a budget, so you will need to consider your website skills and what you are looking for in a website to get started. Now you are wondering I am sure what is the best website builders for you, so let’s take a peek at them more closely.

WordPress provides you with a website with all the bells and whistles, you have access to hundreds of plugins to customize your website pretty much exactly the way you want it, and WordPress is free. My website is, so you can see what you are able to accomplish with this version and you can always add an online store like mine using this version. is also free and beginner-friendly, I know many people like this version who lack website skills. You don’t get all the cool customizing like, but if designing your website makes you anxious this might be one you want to check out.


You get plenty of templates and optional add-ons with, and this is a very beginner-friendly website builder with no website design skills needed. This builder is constantly improving, so this is another good free option you can consider.

Go Central

This does cost a small investment of $5.99 per month and recommended for affiliate marketing, you need no technical skills and this is hosted by the company most of you know

Site 123

This is another free builder for those of you who don’t want to pay or can’t afford to invest any money, and this is considered one of the easiest and simple website builders available.


This builder does require the most investment with a monthly fee of $12.00, you will find this website has the reputation of being known for providing you with a unique website with plenty of options.

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How To Earn Money From Home Online

I hope you have enjoyed and learned part one of this tutorial, and yes this is only the beginning I am going to guide you along the entire way until we have your business ready to publish online. If you are in a hurry you can start the online course above, but if not you can just learn from my tutorials a little each week at your own pace.

44 thoughts on “How To Earn Money From Home Online

  1. There are so many options on making money online these days. The ones that really get under my nerves are the “make 10 grand over night” thing. Your article really sums it up with all the scams out there to watch out for. But there was a time when was naive as well.

    Another one that annoys me is the surveys… they promise they will pay you all this money for doing surveys but everyone I talked to never made a dime from them. And just today I noticed games on the phone that promise to pay you to play, there’s a new one to add to your list.

    Loved your article keep it up.

  2. Hey Jeff!
    First off, I want to say you have an awesome looking site! Secondly, I really like this post. All of us at Wealthy Affiliate know how many scam are out there when you try to make money online so it’s great that you’ve made this list for everyone to see. I love your honesty and knowledge on the subject.

  3. Aa one trying to make money online, this was very helpful. Keep up the great work because there are a lot of people who needs to read this. Thank you so much for all this great information.

  4. Great Article, Jeff.

    I can confirm that testing websites and apps is a nice way of earning money online as it is something that I have tried myself a few times. I have not comes across rogue sites with malware or viruses of any type. Most of what you are asked to do is to give a user experience report and comment on any errors you find.

    As a website owner, it is a actually a good idea to get feedback every so often as there can be some thing that your own mind can’t see or just missed out.

  5. I’ve been in the affiliate marketing game for a few years now and these days, finding a quality mentor is pretty crucial. Yeah, you can find lots of free training on YouTube but it has no structure. You need a mentor to provide that structure and a framework to build your online business around.

    I agree that affiliate marketing is the easiest way to to go to making online income, but I still see offers for push-button, get-rich-quick solutions. You don’t get rich quick with affiliate marketing. It’s a slow process that builds over time. And, at a certain point, your online income can take off like a rocket.

    I feel most newbies aren’t prepared for the inevitable setbacks, the hurdles and pitfalls, and the hoops we’ve all had jump through when building our businesses. And they continue to this day. It’s part of the process of growing a business.

    Mindset is so important for success. I always thought of this woo-woo, happy clappy nonsense until my own mentor set me straight. How you think affects everything you do from your personal life to your business.

    1. Thank you, Gary

      You can’t go wrong with a mentor with years of experience to guide you on the right path,
      but sadly many people give up before their second year in business.

      An online business does change your whole life for the good and not so good at times,
      but overall I would not be doing anything else than I am doing right now I just love
      being able to help people online.

      You must put your priorities first personal obligations and business, and you must take
      the time to relax and recharge your batteries weekly or you will become overwhelmed and
      both your personal and your business life will suffer.

      It’s all about balance,


  6. Thank you for this informative article Jeff. When I was starting I did not know what really to expect regarding the online income opportunities. I fell for a few scams and got discouraged. I was then lucky enough not to quit and continue my search. I then bumped into Wealthy Affiliate – and from there everything changed really.

    This platform gave me something I really wanted. And that is to create a source of passive income and not rely on others to give me job, whether it is online job like survey or any other job for that matter.

    Have a wonderful day.

  7. Some great ideas here on how to earn money. Some money-earning options, e.g. online surveys seem to take a lot of work for little reward.

    I look forward to reading more from you.


    1. Hello, Sharon

      I am happy you took the time to share your opinion with my other readers,
      you might enjoy taking surveys but they are not going to earn you a steady


  8. Thank you for your informative article Jeff. I have started affiliate marketing, and it is my first making money online endeavor. It turns out to me that AM has a lot to offer but requires patience and determination in making the website content rich. And a lot of efforts needs to be done in order to be succeful Affiliate Marketer. Nothing is that easy and nothing is impossible either.

    Please feel free to comment on my website


    1. Thank you, edgar

      I appreciate your honest experience with affiliate marketing,
      and I will accept your offer to visit your website and leave
      you a comment


  9. Yes, there are so many ways to earn money online. However I realized that there is no easy way that can make you rich overnight or with zero efforts and investment.
    Thanks for the article 🙂

    1. It does take determination and motivation along with patience to earn an income online,
      but if you choose the right business niche you will enjoy what you are doing and not
      mind the work and the hours you must put into your business


  10. I have tried all the options you have mentioned above and you’re absolutely right, all of them are just scams that pay you pennies for an hours worth of work. Nice article!

    1. Thank you for reading my article and commenting,
      I appreciate you taking the time to comment and
      Share your own experience with my other readers
      and myself.


  11. Good stuff Jeff! I know from experience that the so called online job opportunities just aren’t worth it if you live in the western world and have an education. They pay less than minimum wage jobs per hour so there really isn’t any point in doing them.

    But creating your own online business is definitely a different thing! But I always emphasize it takes effort and time to succeed with online business. You can’t expect to get return for your investment in a couple of weeks, not even in few months. I think these days the competition is so steeps that even if you do everything perfectly, you have to work for several months consistently without expecting anything in return instantly. Online business is a funny thing, at first you don’t earn anything, then pennies, then fortunes. It’s just the way the income structure works in this business model. I just wanted to share this in case someone struggling read this. It’s important to know that this stuff can’t pay the bills instantly, you need to find work or other ways to finance your life while you work on your online business. Really digging your blog, keep up the good work!

  12. Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for sharing some great tips and advice. I’ve tried doing online surveys in the past, but found that you spend lots of time for little return. I really like the idea of doing affiliate marketing as it seems there are so many opportunities to make money.
    Thanks Mark

    1. Thank you, Mark

      I appreciate hearing from you and your experience with online surveys,
      and it seems most of us started out trying to earn an income with
      online surveys with the same outcome.


  13. Hi Jeff,
    thanks for this really informative post. I think that when I get a bit desperate to ‘make it’ in the online world, I’m susceptible to being scammed. I’ve tried the watching video things and like you said, it’s just really a waste of time. Furthermore, the surveys that people seem to rave about are for nothing.
    It’s so important to undertstand that success comes from hard work

    1. I thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinion with me
      and my other readers, you can accomplish to earn a substantial
      income online but it does take time and patience.


  14. It is great to know that there are many ways to make money.
    I didnt know that you can actually get paid to download apps. I think I will be doing this to earn buks. Which apps pay the most , do you know?

  15. Hi Jeff, very informative I must say! I never knew website testing and surveying was a thing, clearly I haven’t delved into online business opportunities as much as I thought. I like both the warnings and reassurances you give in this article, thank you!

    1. Thank you, Gina

      I thought I would start my article explaining some of the online opportunities I
      had tried before starting this business website, I just was trying to help others
      avoid wasting their time.


  16. Such helpful information Jeff! I love how you detailed what not to do. Like a lot of people, I wasted time on these things before realizing they would get me nowhere. I wish I had this article back then, it would have saved me a lot of wasted time. It will defintely be helpful to so many!

  17. Hi Jeff. Thank you for your advice on not to waste time on what type of online earning. I do agree, if just for the fun of it is okay but if to consider about really make an income for a living, it really a waste of time. I have decide to start on Affiliate Marketing online business because it gives the opportunity to earn passive income. Those waste of time online earning doesn’t provide this opportunity.

    1. Thank you, Janet

      I am happy to hear your chose affiliate marketing over the other choices in my article
      to earn an income, you are wise to start an affiliate business it is low-risk and
      is the best choice for beginners.


  18. First and foremost I love your site , this article provides so much useful information that will definitely be helpful to others i will be sure to pass this information along . Thank you !

    1. I thank you very much, Kristina

      You are very kind to say such nice things about my website,
      I must admit it has taken me years to find the right theme
      and getting it set up just the way I wanted it and I am
      adding more goodies every week as I can


  19. Hi Jeff, you are so right about affiliate marketing. People can make money from things like surveys but it is such a small amount.
    Why not go for the gold? Do it right the first time!
    I have done affiliate marketing for a couple of years now. I love the challenge and the income.
    It is the only way in my opinion.

    1. I am very happy to hear you are doing so well with affiliate marketing, so many
      people start their business online but lose interest before they have a chance
      to experience success


  20. Jeff, this is so very professional. I thought I clicked on the wrong link and was probably on one of the news networking sites. You website is marvelous to say the least. You have so many great ideas on how to make money online. I will definitely keep coming back to your website for sure.

    1. Oh, you are too kind

      I really do appreciate your kind comments on my website and my article,
      and I hope I can save some people time by sharing my own strategies that
      has worked for me.


  21. I’m glad you brought that up, now I don’t have to waste my time making online through Online Surveys, watch video to get paid etc

    1. I am extremely happy my article saved you time from trying to earn money
      online with the programs that will be a waste of your time, if you need
      any assistance feel free to contact me at anytime


  22. Awesome post Jeff!! I got involved with affiliate marketing about two years ago and have loved it since. I have to say that it’s one of the most flexible and realistic ways to make money online in my opinion. It’s really the only way I ever made a dollar online aside from Ebay. I’ve never tried taking the surveys, but I have friends that do it so I know that it works. This is very helpful information for anyone looking to make money online without getting scammed. Going to pass this along to a few friends who are interested in earning online. Thanks again!

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