How To Make Money From Home On A Computer – In 2018

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If you were to start building a business using your home computer today, you could very well be on your way to earning money from it in 2017.

Sure you could take online surveys or try other things, but our focus within this post will be how to begin earning month-after-month from home, using the internet.

What better way than to start your own business. A business that you can be proud of.

The Thing About Starting A Business

Before getting into some of the benefits, I feel it’s important that we look at the truth when it comes to creating a new business online…

I think that we can all agree that the internet is a remarkable place – you can contact friends, locate restaurants, browse your favorite shopping stores, find information on just about anything – all in an instant.

Due to this remarkable speed of the internet, people tend to think that they can create great success online in an instant as well. Well, that mixed in with the numerous scams that tell people they can “earn $10,000+ in their first week”. Obviously untrue.

The truth is that starting a business online takes time.

You can’t just say you want to open up a pizza parlor and then expect to generate revenue from it. A lot of time and investment will need to go into it before ever seeing any positive results or earnings.

Same is true for starting an online business. Expect to spend time developing your business and providing a reliable service to people before you actually earn from it. As far as the investment when ‘setting up shop’ online, well this becomes much more cost friendly.

Why Start A Business Online?

For one, it can be considerably cheaper than starting a traditional brick and mortar business.

Another reason would be is that you don’t need any special skills to establish a successful business online nor is it difficult to build a website. (Get two free websites here and training on how to set up a website).

Here at Extra Paycheck Online we like to focus on helping you to start your own business because this is a good way to earn consistent income or create an extra paycheck online. We’re not talking about spending hours and hours to only earn one thousand dollars and then you wlak away.

We are focused on helping you grow something that produces income for you month after month. How far you want to take it and how much you earn exactly, is up to you.

When done right, it’s not unusual to write an article and have that article generate money for you for months or even years to come.

How To Make Money From Home On A Computer

While there’s only a small handful of people who wouldn’t be interested in learning how to make extra money, there’s a good chance that folks who are interested, have no clue where to begin.

There’s also a good chance that you have encountered articles like “The Best Top 50 Ways To Make Money From Home Today!” or even worse, scams.

Well, you don’t need 50 different ridiculous ways, such as “renting out your home on Airbnb”, “be a pet sitter”, or “drive for uber”. Does anyone really follow through with this repeated advice?

Instead, we will focus on something very specific. A business model that doesn’t require you to invent or create your own invention. Nor will you have to keep track of inventory, shipping, refunds or returns.

You Don’t Need To Create/Own Products

The focus here is affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. – Pat Flynn

Have you ever been to the movies and saw a film so good that you couldn’t wait to tell your friends about it?

Well imagine telling your friends about it and them going to check out the movies for themselves. And based on your recommendation and sending your friends, you earn a commission. This is sort of how affiliate marketing to make money from home on a computer

As mentioned before, you don’t need to create or own any of your own products. Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, you name it! Will pay you commission’s for recommending people to their business.

Getting Started

My own interest in this began with a simple Google search. ‘How are people making money with websites’. This was less than 18 months ago.

Since then, I have been able to create a ‘full-time’ income from home. (I will add, it was no walk in the park and after several months my first paycheck came out to $63.) Keep in mind that this is a process. Earnings have increased drastically since.

When it came to getting started, I didn’t know where to begin or have all the answers, or any at all.

Fortunately, I came across a website known as Wealthy Affiliate. This is a training center that will teach you step by step how to build a successful internet business. No matter your experience level.

At the time I didn’t know if this was another scam or something worth pursuing. However, it was free to create an account and to participate in the training, so what the hell. I gave it a shot.

The results have surpassed all of my expectations. To go from no idea at all, to profitable business is truly astounding.

Try it out for yourself. Create an account with Wealthy Affiliate and begin the training at no cost.


How Can I Benefit From This?

For beginners, you can turn this from a side project into a full-time business. Again don’t expect to join some form of training or to spend a few hours starting your new business and expect to see earnings right away.

It can take time. Personally, it took me 1 month before seeing my first $10 and boy did it feel good. It was proof this stuff really works.

As is true with any business or anything worthwhile, positive results will take time.

Ultimately, you are reading this post wanting to learn how to make money from home on a computer. I think affiliate marketing is a great way to start earning money from doing so.

The Other Benefits Of Having An Online Business

Regardless if you decide to try the affiliate marketing business model or another form of online business, I think it’s impressive how far we’ve come in the 21st century where you can literally work on the road, in your living room, and do so on your own schedule.

All of which can be done by running an online business.

It’s also important is to do your best in avoiding the many jobs that are fake that will take advantage of you while online.

As for the sites that will take advantage of you, be suspicious of help wanted ads that fail to mention the companies name or lack a legitimate website or logo. Whenever you come across a new company, vet it by searching for the company’s name plus “review” or “scam”.

Not everything online is a scam but what I have come to learn is that you are far better off by doing a little research before pursuing something that will either waste your time, money, or both.

On the other hand, there are safe and legitimate programs out there that will teach you the ropes and/or pay you. Not everything out there that has to do with making money is a scam 🙂how to make money from home on a computer

(This is why I love Wealthy Affiliate. It’s beginner-friendly and you can jump right into the training and even interact with the other members, for help or any concerns, before spending any money at all.)

Don’t stall, begin building your own business from home and make 2017 your year! Have a question regarding what it takes to build an online business? Leave it in the comments area below and I will respond asap.




About the author


    My goal for this website is to help those who are looking to make money online from the comfort of their home and to offer people an alternative to the FIXED 9-to-5 life. Whether you are looking to make full time income online or just looking to make some extra cash. I've got you covered.

    Sirremus Robinson
    Sirremus Robinson - 5 years ago

    I am a fellow WA community member and your site was so compelling and it sold me all over again! I signed up for your emails. Yes you were that moving. I wish you great blessings as you go forward!

      Jason - 5 years ago

      Thank you, Sirremus. I truly appreciate your kind words!

      Glad to hear that you are already a member of the WA community. The platform there has given me so much!

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