How to Work from Home Permanently

I guess whether or not you like working from home depends on what you’re doing.  Some people are hating it, because being set up to do their current job at home just isn’t working for any number of reasons. For some, it’s because their kids are home from from school and supervising them makes working impossible.  For others, all the “stuff” they need to do their jobs is in the office and not available to them at home.  For some people, working from home in their current job just isn’t working, and the thought of working from home permanently isn’t appealing to them.

But what about the others – the people who are actually loving working from home?  With today’s technology, working remotely is more feasible than it’s ever been.  And I think people are beginning to realize that in some cases it makes more sense, and can even be far more efficient.  I’m sure there will be a insurgence in the coming months of people asking their boss if they can work from home permanently.

How to Work from Home PermanentlyHow to Work from Home Permanently

Whether or not your current job is something you can or want to do from home, you can decide to work from home permanently.  This is a decision I made over a decade ago.  I worked in offices for 22 years, then, in 2008, I quit my J.O.B. and started my own online business.  I’ve been working from home ever since, and I personally love it.  Let me tell you some of the reasons why – and then I’ll tell you how I did it.

Reasons I Love Working from Home

I could probably list more than a 100 reasons, right off the top of my head, why I love working from home.  But the biggest reasons are these:

  1.  I’m my own boss
  2.  I set my own hours
  3.  My income earning potential has no limit
  4.  I get to work on something I love
  5.  The tax benefits are huge
  6.  I love working at home in my pajamas
  7.  I don’t have to set an alarm
  8.  I don’t have a commute to work
  9.  I sit on the couch, overlooking my gorgeous patio, with my laptop
  10.  I don’t have to put up with any crap from a boss or co-workers LOL

How to Work from Home PermanentlyHow I Started Working from Home

My first venture to work from home online was an Ebay business I started in 2008.  I did Ebay for several years, and was fairly successful at it.  But after a while, as my business grew, the workload became too much.  I was doing shipping six days a week, seven days a week during the holiday season.  I could never take a day off and I was often still working well into the evenings.

So I got online to find other ways I could make money from home and I discovered affiliate marketing.  Unfortunately, I ended up getting scammed by an affiliate marketing course that didn’t pan out at all, so I actually gave up my first time out.  But then, in 2015, I started thinking about affiliate marketing again.  The Ebay thing was really getting old, yet I really wanted to continue working from home online.  So I searched again for an affiliate marketing training course.  This time, thankfully, I found a company called Wealthy Affiliate.

How to Work from Home PermanentlyHow I Learned to Do Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate is a company who teaches people, in step-by-step videos, how to do affiliate marketing.  If you don’t know what affiliate marketing is, it’s basically a business where you have websites that make money.  You choose a topic, create a website, create content (articles, blog posts or videos) all about that topic.  And you sign up to be an affiliate for products and services having to do with that topic and promote those products and services within your content and get a commission whenever anyone purchases the product.  That’s a super simplistic explanation, so let me suggest this video for a more thorough explanation.

How to Work from Home Permanently

How to Work from Home PermanentlyWealthy Affiliate’s Free Starter Membership

The Free Starter Membership includes 20 free classes, 24/7 support, one free website, 50+ training modules, and 2 training classrooms, plus the ability to earn commissions for referring people to Wealthy Affiliate.  You can read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate (includes video) HERE.  Here’s a list of the first 10 free classes in the Free Starter Membership:

Lesson 1:  Getting Rolling!

Lesson 2:  Understanding How to Make Money Online

Lesson 3:  Choosing a Niche

Lesson 4:  Building Your Own Niche Website

Lesson 5:  Setting Up Your Website

Lesson 6:  Getting Your Website Ready for Search Engines

Lesson 7:  Creating Your Initial Website Content

Lesson 8:  Creating Custom Menus on Your Website

Lesson 9:  Understanding Keywords – the Start of Your Business

Lesson 10:  Congratulations and Your Next Steps

How to Work from Home Permanently

How to Work from Home PermanentlyWealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership

If you complete the classes in the Free Starter Membership and decide you like affiliate marketing and would like to make it your full time job, you can upgrade to the Premium Membership to continue your training and get the million-and-one other benefits that come in with the Premium Membership.  The Premium Membership includes 100+ additional classes, unlimited support, weekly live training webinars, 1000+ training modules, up to 10 websites (including your own domains), 13 training classrooms, free access to Jaaxy (a keyword research tool that normally costs $49 per month), plus double commissions for referring people to Wealthy Affiliate – $19 for the first month, then $49 per month thereafter.  Or you can save money by purchasing a full year’s membership for $495 (results in about two months free).  You can read my full overview (video included) of the Premium Membership HERE.

How to Work from Home Permanently

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If this idea appeals to you, and you’d like to have a way to work from home permanently, learning affiliate marketing is definitely a way you can do that.  As a direct result of the training I received at Wealthy Affiliate, I now have two websites I work on every week.  The one you’re on right now, where I promote Wealthy Affiliate and teach people how to work at home online, and a second website called, PeopleLovingAnimals.com, which is all about the care, support, health and training of dogs and cats.  I write articles and blog posts for both websites, and I now have a YouTube channel for each website.  And the best part is, I only work about 20-25 hours per week.  Affiliate marketing doesn’t require a lot of hours to make a full time income.

If you’re interested in seeing exactly what this looks like, you can read my article, Affiliate Marketing Job Description – What I Do Every Day as an Affiliate Marketer, or watch this video to see exactly what I do for my job every day:

How to Work from Home PermanentlyI Hope This Helped!

I’ve been working from home for more than a decade now, and I love it.  I’ll never go back to a 9-5 job. My online business is continuing to thrive, and I thoroughly enjoy the work I do each day.  If you’d like to work at home permanently, I strongly recommend trying the free training at Wealthy Affiliate.  It’s a good way to check out affiliate marketing and see if having your own online business is something you’d enjoy.  If you decide to sign up for the free training, you’ll see me inside Wealthy Affiliate – I’ll be the first to welcome you, and I’ll be available to you there whenever you have questions or need help.

If you’d like more information about working from home permanently, read my article,  How to Work at Home and Love It (includes video).  Thanks so much for visiting, and good luck with your quest to work from home permanently!  Debra 🙂

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How to Work from Home and Love It

I’ve been working from home since 2008.  I started with an Ebay business, which I did fairly well with for several years.  Then, in 2015, I got into affiliate marketing and I’ve been doing that full time ever since.  If you’ve decided you’d like to work from home, I think it’s important that you find something that you actually enjoy.  So in this article, I’ll tell you how I got training to start an online business from a company who taught me how to work from home and love it!

how to work from home and love itHow to Work From Home and Love It

I got training to be an affiliate marketer from a company called Wealthy Affiliate.  Affiliate marketing is where you have websites that make money.  You create a website around a certain topic, then become an affiliate for various products, services and companies having to do with that topic.  Then you create content, in the form of articles, blog posts and/or videos all about that topic.  Inside that content, you promote the products and services you’re an affiliate for.  And you earn commission.

That’s a super simplistic explanation of what affiliate marketing actually is, but for the purposes of today’s article, I think you get the idea.  I’ll tell you more about their training later in this article.

I Love Working from Home

I have two websites I work on every week.  The one you’re on right now, where I promote Wealthy Affiliate and teach people how to do affiliate marketing, plus a second website called, PeopleLovingAnimals.com, which is all about the care, support, health and training of dogs and cats.  I love both topics.  So every day when I’m creating content for these websites, I actually enjoy it.  These are topics I’m personally interested in, so I actually find the work interesting and enjoyable.

I recently wrote an article, plus made a complete video, all about what I actually do every day in this job.  You can read my article, Affiliate Marketing Job Description – What I Do Every Day as an Affiliate Marketer, and watch my video below to find out exactly what I do every day.

The Best Things About Working from Home

Some of the obvious reasons I love working from home are being able to set my own hours, be my own boss, and stay at home and be out of the rat race of working a regular job.  But there are other benefits people sometimes don’t think about such as:

Flexible schedule.  This is my favorite thing about working from home. I like the fact, for example, that I can do my grocery shopping on a Tuesday afternoon when there’s hardly anybody in the store.  Same goes for dentist and doctor appointments, car repairs, or any other errands.  It’s so much easier to do that stuff in the middle of the day when everyone else is at work, instead of trying to do it on Saturday mornings.

Tax benefits.  When you work from home, pretty much everything you do is a write-off.  Your house payments, utility bills, property taxes, phone and internet bills.  Virtually anything it takes to have a home in which to work represents a tax benefit.

Unlimited income potential.  When you work from home online, the sky really is the limit as far as your income.  You can scale your business over and over again, and very realistically make six figures and beyond within a few years.

More time with friends and family.  Because affiliate marketing only requires part-time hours (I generally work 20-25 hours per week), I have more free time.  I spend way more time doing fun stuff with family and friends than I did when I worked a full time J.O.B.

I can work from anywhere.  Because my whole business consists of a laptop, an internet connection and a notebook, I can literally work from anywhere.  This allows me to travel as I please and live virtually anywhere I want.

No office politics (aka taking crap from bosses and co-workers.)  This is one of my favorite parts about working from home.  I love that I get to sit here quietly, by myself, in my own home to do my work.  Other than occasionally putting too much pressure on myself to achieve my own goals, I don’t have to take any crap from anybody.  LOL  I love that.

I control my days off.  Obviously, when you have a regular job, you can only take as many vacation days as they give you, and only when they say you can take them.  Even when I had my Ebay business those few years, the workload was so huge that I could barely take a day off.  Now that I’m working from home online, I can schedule my time off as I please.

I could go on to list many other things I love about working from home.  But those are just a few of my favorites.

So how can you do what I do?

how to work from home and love itMaking Money at Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate has a Free Starter Membership that includes to free, step-by-step video classes on how to choose a topic, create a website, how to create content, and how to become an affiliate for products so you can earn money.  The Free Starter Membership includes 20 free classes, 24/7 support, one free website, 50+ training modules, and 2 training classrooms, plus the ability to earn commissions for referring people to Wealthy Affiliate.

The First Ten Classes Included in the Free Starter Membership

Free Starter Program Classes

Lesson 1:  Getting Rolling!

Lesson 2:  Understanding How to Make Money Online

Lesson 3:  Choosing a Niche

Lesson 4:  Building Your Own Niche Website

Lesson 5:  Setting Up Your Website

Lesson 6:  Getting Your Website Ready for Search Engines

Lesson 7:  Creating Your Initial Website Content

Lesson 8:  Creating Custom Menus on Your Website

Lesson 9:  Understanding Keywords – the Start of Your Business

Lesson 10:  Congratulations and Your Next Steps

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how to work from home and love itWealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership

If you decide you like this job and would like to continue your training, you can upgrade to the Premium Membership.  This includes 100+ additional classes, unlimited support, weekly live training webinars, 1000+ training modules, up to 10 websites (including your own domains), 13 training classrooms, free access to Jaaxy (a keyword research tool that normally costs $49 per month), plus double commissions for referring people to Wealthy Affiliate – $19 for the first month, then $49 per month thereafter.  Or you can save money by purchasing a full year’s membership for $495 (results in about two months free).

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how to work at home and love itHow to Work from Home

I hope this has helped!  My recommendation to work from home and actually love what you’re doing is to go ahead and start the Free Starter Membership at Wealthy Affiliate.  They’ll help you choose a topic and show you how to make a website that makes money.  You’ll be able to stay at home and build your own online business around a topic you actually love.  The first ten classes are free, so there’s no risk in trying it.  If you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll see me in there.  I’ll be the first one to welcome you, and please feel free to reach out to me there whenever you need help or have questions.  I’m happy to help.  Debra 🙂

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How to Make a Website to Sell Stuff

Whether you want to sell your own products or someone else’s products, you’ll need to learn how to make a website to sell stuff.  And not only do you need to know how to create the website, you also have to learn how to get traffic to it.  There are steps you can take to learn how to make a website to sell things, but that’ll be useless if you don’t also learn how to get that website SEEN.

How to Make a Website to Sell Stuff

So, first things first.  How to create a website.

I’ve built several websites – you’re on a website I created right now.  I’m a full-time affiliate marketer.  Creating websites that make money is what I do for a living.  I don’t have my own products; rather, I’m an affiliate for other people’s products and services which I sell on my websites.

How to Make a Website to Sell StuffI learned how to make a website to sell products from a company called Wealthy Affiliate They teach people, in step-by-step videos, how to not only build a website to sell products online, but how to have a website that will be recognized by the search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo).

You can actually see the class where Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to create your website and watch their video, “Building Your Website in Under 30 Seconds” HERE.  Wealthy Affiliate offers pre-created, fully operational WordPress websites.  They’ve already done the work for you.  All you have to do is follow the step-by-step video to make the website your own.

Building the website is easy.  Because Wealthy Affiliate has already created a fully functional WordPress website with all the important stuff already in it, all you have to do is make it your own, then move on to selling!

How to Make a Website to Sell Stuff

How to Make a Website to Sell StuffHow to Sell Your Products Online

Now, here’s the important part.  Like I said, having a website is useless if nobody is visiting it.  You’ll need training to learn how to get your website indexed in the search engines.  This process is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Wealthy Affiliate specializes in providing this training, step-by-step.  Also, you need to attract visitors who are actually interested in buying your product.

Most things are far easier to sell online than in a store or shop.  When people stroll through a store or a shop or a mall, they are not usually in a buying state of mind.  More often, they’re just “looking” and that makes an actual sale much harder to get.  But online, you can attract people who are actually READY TO BUY.

What if you could connect with an audience that already has their credit card out and are ready to buy?  You can. That’s what Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to do.

How to Make a Website to Sell StuffThree Steps to Sell Your Product Online

There are three steps to being successful at selling products online.

Step 1:  Give your products a home.  The first thing you need is your website.  This isn’t just a place to show your products.  It’s also where you can engage with your potential customers.

Step 2: Creating quality content.  You need to be creating content – in the form of articles, blog posts or videos, that showcase the products you’re selling.  This can be a product review, or providing information about ways in which your products can be beneficial to your customer.  If you consistently create quality, useful content for your website, you’ll soon be building your website’s authority for the products you’re selling.

Step 3:  Getting traffic to your website.  You can have the best products in the world, and create the most useful articles, blog posts and videos, but if nobody sees it, you have no chance of selling stuff.  Without traffic, you have no business.  You need to take the necessary steps to get traffic.  Again, these steps are called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Wealthy Affiliate teaches these steps.

How to Make a Website to Sell Stuff

How to Make a Website to Sell StuffGet the Training That’ll Make You Successful

Wealthy Affiliate has a Free Starter Membership that includes free classes (plus one free website) to get you started.  If you complete that training and wish to continue for more advanced training, you can upgrade to their Premium Membership.

Free Starter Membership:  Includes 20 free classes, 24/7 support, one free website, 50+ training modules, and 2 training classrooms, plus the ability to earn commissions for referring people to Wealthy Affiliate – FREE.  You can read my complete review of Wealthy Affiliate’s Free Starter Membership HERE.

Premium Membership:  Includes 100+ additional classes, unlimited support, weekly live training webinars, 1000+ training modules, up to 10 websites (including your own domains), 13 training classrooms, free access to Jaaxy (a keyword research tool that normally costs $49 per month), plus double commissions for referring people to Wealthy Affiliate – $19 for the first month, then $49 per month thereafter.  Or you can save money by purchasing a full year’s membership for $495 (results in about two months free).  You can read my full overview of Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership HERE.

How to Make a Website to Sell StuffMy Recommendation

If you want to learn how to make a website to sell stuff, and actually get customers to that website, then I recommend you sign up for Wealthy Affiliate.  I signed up for their Free Starter Membership back in August of 2015.  By November, I had completed the free starter training, had my first website,  and I knew I wanted to make selling stuff online my full time job.  So I upgraded to their Premium Membership and continued with the training.  I’ve been selling stuff online as my full time job ever since.  If you sign up for the free training, you’ll see me inside Wealthy Affiliate.  I’ll be the first one to welcome you, and I encourage you to reach out to me there whenever you need help or have questions.  Debra 🙂

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Tools for Running an Automated Online Business

One of my favorite words in the online business world is, “automated.”  I love when I can set things up for my business that work automatically, without my having to do anything!  Not only does it save me a ton of time and work, but it also makes my business far more effective and profitable.  Here are the tools for running an automated online business that I personally use to keep things running smoothly and automatically.

High Quality WordPress Websites

I got my training to be an affiliate marketer from a company called, Wealthy Affiliate.  They use WordPress for website creation, so that’s what I used.  I find WordPress to be user friendly and super high quality. This automatically eliminates problems I could otherwise be having if it I didn’t start with a quality website.  You can learn more about getting training from Wealthy Affiliate HERE.

Tools for Running an Automated Online Business Secure, Effective Website Hosting

Wealthy Affiliate hosts all of my websites.  The difference between most WordPress hosting sites and the successful WordPress hosting sites is the intricate technical processes that happen behind the scenes – the stuff that nobody ever sees.  Wealthy Affiliate provides a hosting platform I feel safe running my business on.  They make sure my websites are secure, and they take care of the technology, so I can focus on running my business.  They also provide 24/7 tech support which I consider priceless as far as saving me time and aggravation. You can learn more about Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting by reading my article (video included), The Best Website Hosting for WordPress. You can also read Wealthy Affiliate’s own description of their website hosting services HERE.

Tools for Running an Automated Online Business Automatic Social Media Posting

I use a plugin called Blog2Social to automatically post on social media.  You can set up Blog2Social so that every time you publish an article on your website, it’s automatically posted to all of your social media platforms.   I personally post on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.  There are many more social media platforms available in Blog2Social that you can add if you like.  Here’s a quick video on how to do this.

Tools for Running an Automated Online Business Invitation to Subscribe to Your Email List

I use MailMunch to set up an automatic pop-up window on all of my websites, inviting visitors to subscribe to my email list. It’s best to offer some sort of freebie to get people to subscribe to your email list.  This can be a free report, a free video, a checklist of some sort. Building an email list, in my opinion, is one of the best ways to automate your business.  You can set up email funnels so your visitors receive valuable information regarding whatever your website’s topic is.  It can also be used as a way to automatically email your subscribers every time you publish a new post on your website.  It’s automatic traffic. MailMunch automatically sends the subscriber to the email list I want, and/or to a specific email campaign or funnel.  Here’s a video on how I create opt-in boxes.

Tools for Running an Automated Online Business I Use AWeber to Set Up Automated Email Funnels

Once people subscribe to my email list, they are automatically signed up for a specific email campaign or funnel.  First, they receive whatever freebie I offered to get them to sign up.  Then, they’ll continue to get emails from me, every day for several days if it’s a sales funnel, or else every 5-7 days in a follow up series of emails.  Once you have this set up, you do nothing.  It’s all automated.  I use a company called AWeber to handle all of my email marketing activities. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how this works.

Tools for Running an Automated Online Business I Hope This Helped!

I hope you’ll get these tools and automate as much of your online business as you can.  The more time you free up for yourself, the less hours you have to work, and the more time you’ll have to create even more content to scale and expand your business.  There’s no honor in doing things the hard way.  And setting things up to happen automatically isn’t the lazy way, it’s the effective way!  Work smart, not hard.  Thanks so much for visiting!  Debra

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Sale on Affiliate Marketing Training for Beginners

Wealthy Affiliate normally offers a full year of Affiliate Marketing Training for $359. This price will be going up to $495 on May 12.

From May 1 – May 11, 2020, you can get their full year of Affiliate Marketing Training for Beginners for $299!

This complete affiliate marketing training course includes over 120 video training classes, weekly live training webinars, and so much more.  Please submit your best email for complete details, including a video describing the program.

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Sale on Affiliate Marketing Training Course

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Wealthy Affiliate is offering the lowest price you’ll ever get for their Annual Premium Membership at $299 from May 1-11.  On May 12, that price will go up to $495.  This is a full year of membership in Wealthy Affiliate’s Affiliate Marketing Training Course for beginners.

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The sale runs from May 1, 2020 through May 11, 2020.  During those days, you can get a one-year Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate for $299.

After May 11, the Price Goes Up to $495!

The Premium Membership at Wealthy Affiliate is normally $49 per month.  That’s $588 per year.  If you get your annual membership during this sale, you’ll only pay $299, and that’s all you’ll pay every year thereafter.

checklist for a blog postWhat’s Wealthy Affiliate?

If you’re not familiar with Wealthy Affiliate, it’s an affiliate marketing training course devoted to teaching people how to make money online.  It’s how I got my training to become a full time, successful affiliate marketer.  I joined Wealthy Affiliate in August of 2015, and I’ve never looked back.  They taught me everything I needed to know to start my own business online, and I’m still doing it all these years later.  My Premium Membership with Wealthy Affiliate includes website hosting for all of my websites, 24/7 tech support, and ongoing training on the latest developments in online marketing.  Not to mention the friendships I’ve built at Wealthy Affiliate – it’s a supportive, friendly community to say the least!

My Complete Review

To read my complete review of Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership, CLICK HERE, or watch my video below outlining the entire Premium Membership and what it includes.

 

What’s Included in this Deal?

When you purchase the Annual Premium Membership for $299, you’ll have a full year’s Premium Membership in Wealthy Affiliate.  That membership includes everything that’s described in detail in my Complete Overview of the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership such as:

Online Entrepreneur Certification (50 Step-by-Step Video Lessons)

Affiliate Bootcamp Training (70 Step-by-Step Advanced Lessons)

Weekly LIVE interactive classes

Over 300 hours of expert education, available any time

Your own authority Blog at Wealthy Affiliate

The most powerful websites in the world – WordPress websites with tons of expert functions and features added by Wealthy Affiliate

Website Hosting

24/7 Tech Support

Free Keyword Research Tool Included

Caring, Supportive Community

And so much more – read my Complete Overview HERE

Another huge bonus is that you are going to be grandfathered into this price forever, as long as you stay on this membership. This means when your membership comes up for renewal next year, it will only be $299 for another entire year.  It’ll remain the same price every year from now on.  I’ve been a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2015.  I took advantage of a $299 Black Friday Sale that year and, as a result, have never, and will never, have an increase in the annual amount I pay for my membership.

This literally means that I will always get unlimited ongoing training, 24/7 tech support, and website hosting for all of my websites for less than $25 per month.  You can’t beat that.  Anywhere.  Ever.

black friday sale wealthy affiliateMy Story

If you’d like to know how I got started making money online, you can read my story HERE.  I’ve built several websites using my Wealthy Affiliate training, but the two I work on most are the one you’re on right now, and also my “passion” website, PeopleLovingAnimals.com.

It Works!

I’m proof that the training at Wealthy Affiliate works!  If you’re serious about starting your own online business, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and money by signing up for this best-price-ever on affiliate marketing training.  It’s the most complete, easy-to-follow, effective affiliate marketing training course you’ll find.  I hope to see you inside Wealthy Affiliate, and I look forward to watching your progress!  Debra  🙂

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How to Create a Website to Make Money

I’ve worked at home in my pajamas since 2008.  Needless to say, people have envied me for that, and many have wanted specifics as to what I do.  I usually reply with, “I’m an internet marketer,” or “I’m an affiliate marketer.”  I get either a totally blank look from those who are willing to admit they have no idea what that is, or else I get a “ah ha…” from those who choose to pretend they know what I’m talking about. LOL!

Regardless of the initial response, I usually go on to explain that, “I have websites that make money.”  That explanation seems to satisfy most people and prevents me from having to explain in more detail about what I do for a living. After all, explaining to people how to create a website to make money in casual conversation at a party isn’t that easy.  And as much as I love my business and am so glad I chose to start my own online business, it sure would be easier if I could just say, “I’m a waitress,” or “I’m a nurse!”

How to Make a Website to Make Money

In order to understand how to make a website to make money, you have to understand how you can make money online to begin with.  This can be most easily explained by describing the four steps it takes:

4 Steps to Making Money Online:

  1. Choose a niche/topic
  2. Create a website
  3. Drive traffic to your website
  4. Earn commissions/revenue

See?  That’s why, if you want to make money online, you have to learn how to “have websites that make money” like me.

How to Start a Website to Make Money

The best way I know to tell you how to start a website to make money is to tell you how I learned.  I learned from a company called, Wealthy Affiliate.  They teach people, in step-by-step video trainings, how to become an affiliate marketer.  They teach, in a nutshell, the 4 steps I just described:

1.  They teach you how to choose a niche/topic you enjoy (and one that will be profitable)

2.  They teach you how to create a website (I mean it, step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions.  They taught me how to make this website you’re on right now!)

3.  They teach you how to drive traffic to your website, and

4.  They teach you how to earn revenue/commissions – in other words, they show you WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM.  That’s the thing I think that confuses most people when they hear what I do for a living.  They’re like, “Ok, you have websites that make money.  But how do your websites make money?”

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How to Create a Website to Make MoneyThat’s Where Wealthy Affiliate Comes In

Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to be an affiliate marketer.  Affiliate marketing is where you sign up to be an affiliate (or “rep”) for different products and services, you promote them on your website in the form of articles and blog posts (or videos if you like the YouTube idea), and whenever someone uses your affiliate link to purchase a product or service you’re promoting, you get a commission.  That’s where the money comes from. That’s how you create a website to make money.

Can You Make Money With a Website?

You might be having a hard time picturing this.  Most people wonder what they could possibly sell, or what they could possibly write blog posts or articles about.  Here are a few examples just to get your brain started in the right direction…

Example:  Say you like skiing.  First, do you know anything about it?  Of course you do.  You could write articles and blog posts about what you like about it, how you started.  You could tell stories about your experiences, places you’ve skied, etc.  The money could come from you recommending products and services relating to skiing.  In my mind, that list is absolutely endless…everything from skis, to boots, to goggles, to hats, gloves, warm socks…see?  The list of links you could have within your articles is endless.  All things you link to where you get a commission if they buy.

Example:  Let’s say you love the NY Yankees.  Again, do you know anything about it?  Of course you do.  You could write articles and blog posts about what you like about baseball, why you like the Yankees.  You could write endless articles about the history of the Yankees, you could write articles about each and every player.  You could write about your experiences going to games, or maybe how your dad got you hooked when you were a kid.  The article ideas are endless.  And, as I’ve said, the list of products you could recommend are endless.  T-shirts, hats, mugs, blankets, lunch boxes, slippers, pajamas…everything Yankees!

You Get the Idea, Right?

Those are just a couple of examples of what your website could be like.  Right now, grab a pen and paper and write down 5 or 10 things you’re interested in.  I mean it – do it now – grab a pen and start mindlessly jotting down anything that comes to mind when you think, “Things I Like.”  I bet you, within that list you’ve just quickly made, you have a topic/niche you could make a website out of to make money.

how to create a website to make moneyIt Costs Nothing To Give It a Try

Wealthy Affiliate has an absolutely free Starter Membership where you can sign up with your email and go through 10 beginner classes to first, get a handle on this so you understand what it is, and second, to pick a topic, and actually create a website to make money.  Yes, you’ll get that in the free training.  After that, if you like what you’re doing and you think you’d like to continue, you can upgrade to their Premium Membership (which isn’t expensive…you can watch my video about the prices and discounts HERE).  But you’re under no obligation.  The Starter Membership is totally free.

Read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate HERE.

how to create a website to make moneyThis is How I Did It

This is how I learned how to build a website to make money online.  I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate’s free starter program, did the beginner training, then upgraded to the premium membership and I’ve been a premium member ever since.  I have several websites and am now a full time affiliate marketer.  Join me!  Go ahead and give it a try.  And please feel free to comment below with any questions.  I’ll be glad to help!  Debra 🙂

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