The Internet is full of scams when it comes to researching ways to make money at home, so it is often hard to recognise which sources and tools are legit.
With anything in life, the first thing to remember when you are not sure about something is: “Is it too good to be true?”. Trust your instincts and steer clear if something smells fishy to you!
In this article, I am going to give you a short overview with regards to ways to make money at home. However, if you wish to get more concrete ideas on how to do this, please read What is passive income about and how can you generate it in 2019? once you have reached the end of this post.
Keep it Real
I know that it feels good to believe that there is a way to make money quickly, especially when you are going through desperate times.
Whether you are financially desperate or whether you are tired of working for a boss who does not appreciate you.
Whether you are tired of being stuck in the office and having to deal with peak hour traffic every day. I have felt this pain, believe me!
I have done some silly things in the past and once I have almost ended up downloading this stock trading app which claimed to make you rich overnight. I literally just about contained myself when I thought: “Wait a minute, I know nothing about stock trading. This is just going to ruing me!”.
I guess getting older sometimes has its benefits, as you learn to be patient and think about things twice before throwing yourself into it 😉
Making money online is like any other job: You have got to work for it.
So what’s the point in reading this article you might ask? Well, because I will give you some tips on how to finally set you free 🙂
Spend Some Time Drafting a Plan and Choosing the Right Tools
Planning is a very important step. It will allow you to keep yourself focus as you will know exactly when to do things and how to do them.
I have thrown so much money away paying for advertising, without knowing what I was doing and what my goals where. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes!
I kept on doing everything wrong, until I came across Wealthy Affiliate.
This FREE website gives you everything you need (knowledge and tools) to be successful online and make a living off the Internet. You can even upgrade to a paid subscription to get more benefits.
Here is what these guys give you:
- Education: They teach you what you have to do to succeed and what tools to use. The training is broken down into modules and into tasks, so you can build yourself up step by step.
- Website, Hosting and Domain: They teach you how to build your website (even newbies can do it!!!) and they also host it for you. No external tools or providers needed!
- Community: An active and supporting community and lots of success stories!
No need to be a marketing savvy person or a computer techie to start. Just believe in yourself!
Below are some images that will give you an understanding of what Wealthy Affiliate is about:
Do your Research and Stick to a Niche
One of the most important things to do in order for you to start this journey is choosing a niche. Not any niche though. Use one that you are interested in, whether it is pets, music, cooking, etc. Nobody wants to work on something they don’t like and you will only end up giving up!
Research is key. You have got to know what you are talking about, whether you are trying to write an article or sell something.
Concentrating on a specific niche is important, because magic won’t happen overnight. You have got to work for it and improve daily in order for you to reach your goal, hence one niche will keep you focus and allow you to become an expert in what you have chosen. The more you know, there more people will want to come to you 🙂
The Importance of Content, Keywords and Social Media
Wealthy Affiliate talks a lot about reaching success by building your own website and enriching it with valuable content.
They teach you the importance of what you write and how you write it, as well as how to use social media to your advantage.
Here is what they say at the very beginning of the course and I could not agree more:
“Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website (which will take place in the next two lessons) and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn’t happen.
So don’t look at this like a race. You will reach success and a great deal of it, but before you build your own personal SKYSCRAPER of a business, you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build it on. That is going to be our first goal within the Getting Started training. Cool?”
My Final Advice
Don’t rush trying to succeed overnight. Rome was not built in a day!
Believe in yourself because as long as you want something and work for it, you WILL get it!
Don’t fall for false promises, do your research and trust your instinct.
I wish you all the best! Love, Cristina 🙂