Best Home Based Business

My first computer was an old dos computer that my Dad built for us when he was taking his A+ certification course to work for the state. That had to be around 1997. At that time it never crossed my mind that someday I would have the best home based business using just my computer.Old Computer
The only internet connection was dial up through your phone line so the computer was only good for typing letters (if you had a printer), taking typing test and playing a few games or taking HOURS to find anything on the “web”. But it was pretty cool to be able to connect to other people and places. It opened up the “social media doors” so to speak.

So Fast Forward 30 Years…

There is high speed internet everywhere. It is the day and age of computers. We have them in our cars, our cell phones, our watches and if you’re really high tech maybe even your house is computer run.

We can reach out almost anywhere and connect at anytime, day or night to almost any part of the world.Smart Watch Keyboard Mouse

A few years ago I started thinking about how I was ever going to retire. IF I was ever going to retire. I was telling my Husband that the only thing we have going for us is that our house will be paid off by then.

That’s a sad thought, that you will have to work for crappy employers and might never be able to retire.

So I started thinking of different ways that I could generate additional income and the best way I found that had the least amount of money required for start up was online affiliate marketing.

It makes perfect sense. I can build websites, write reviews about products and have someone pay me a commission. It doesn’t get any easier than that. It is the best home based business because there is no inventory to deal with.

SEO GraphsWhat Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is much more simple than it sounds. All over the internet in almost every article you will find links that take you to other sites when you click on them.

These links are to products or websites that will pay commissions for people buying the products when someone uses that link.

There are many companies that offer affiliate programs for hundreds of different products with commissions ranging anywhere from 4% up to 50% or 60%. There are a few that actually pay up to 85%.

The only catch is some retailers have a very short “cookie” window. This means that if someone doesn’t complete the purchase right away after they click the link on your site then the retailer will not honor the click thru cookie and pay you the commission.

“Link Cookies” are timed events. Meaning that they have an expiration on them. The average “link cookie” is anywhere from 24 hours to 2 days. But there are a few that are only a couple hours before they expire. So this is something that you would need to be mindful of when choosing who to become an affiliate for.

The First Step Is Your Website Laptop Writing Tablet Stylus

Don’t panic! It’s not that hard to build a website when you use the right program. I’ll tell you my #1 choice in just a minute.

You need to pick something that really interests you, something that you really enjoy or something that you truly have a passion for. If you get stuck you can refer to my article Picking Your Niche for some ideas.

I Don’t Know How To Write

You do not have to be a writer, all you have to do is talk to your reader. Tell them a story, talk to them as if they were your best friend right there in front of you. What would you say, how would you say it? All you have to do is talk to them.

The training platform that I am talking about is Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate has thousands of members from all over the world.

It offers the training to build a website in just a few minutes through the use of detailed video lessons and written lessons, LIVE help and member feedback to offer encouragement or assistance when you need it. Website security and web hosting are all included at no additional cost.

There are only two levels of membership so you will never have to worry about any up sells.

The FREE starter membership is just like it sounds. Included in this will be the Phase 1 of the certification course and Phase 1 of the bootcamp course.

By signing up for the starter membership you will be able to get the feel of the training platform and the community support to test the water so to speak to see if this is for you. This level of membership includes two free websites.

The premium membership allows you to have access to all the training courses of the Certification course and the bootcamp course, the LIVE training, access to the site feedback and site comments platforms and it includes 25 free websites and you are able to have 25 of your own purchased websites. All for just $49 per month. But if you really want to save you can pay $359 for a yearly membership that averages the monthly cost to only $29 per month.

Other programs have charged thousands of dollars for training just like this that does not include your site security or your web hosting.

It’s a pretty sweet deal when you think about saving thousands of dollars while still getting the amazing training.

So don’t wait any longer to start your new career working from home. Click the link to get started right away for free.

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  1. Thank you for your article. You are a natural it seems and very informative . You did a good job answering my questions. I am sure you are going to do good with this , you come across rather comfortable with it. Wealthy Affiliate has so many advantages , it is hard to imagine someone not wanting to take advantage of it.

    Best Of Luck In All You Do

    • You are so welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think anyone is able to earn a lucrative wage by working at home, Wealthy Affiliate is great. I will be here for many years to come. Wish you the best, Pam

  2. Hi Pam,

    Great article and very sound advise. Affiliate marketing is indeed the way to go using content or blogging as the vehicle.

    I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I can promise your readers that there is no safer and better place to get started. They really should sign up for a life-changing experience. After all, it is free.


    • Hi Hennie, Thank you for reading my article. It is always nice to hear from a fellow Wealthy Affiliate member. And you are so right, it is the safest and best place to start a home based internet business. Taking advantage of the free training to get started is a no-brainer really.
      Thank you so much for visiting my site. Best wishes, Pam

  3. Hello there! I’m a 3rd year in college and I’m looking for a part time job online. I’m trying to find a home based business that will give me money until I graduate from college. I read your article about affiliate marketing and I found it really interesting. I think it is great way to earn money especially with wealthy affiliate that will help me. I will surely try to have a premium account and do my best to start earning with it.

    • Hi John, Thank you for reading my article. If you don’t need money right away then this is the perfect option for you to get some money coming in. It takes some time to get your website built and set up to generate an income but it is definitely worth the time. It all depends on the effort you put into it. By having the Premium Membership with Wealthy Affiliate you will have all the tools needed to succeed.

      Wishing you success


  4. Hallo there,

    I have been thinking about starting my very own home based business and promote a few products online but I have been fearing the writing part, and am not even ready to hire freelance writers.

    Your tip on doing it like you are talking to a friend really came in handy for me, I should say. You saved me lots of money and immense nervousness and anxiety of doubting if I am doing right.

    • Thank you for reading my article, sometimes writing the content is the hardest part. I am so glad you were able to find something of use in my article.

      I wish you success and happiness


  5. This is an enjoyable read!
    I too am with Wealthy Affiliate and have never found anything that offers so much. There are lots of promises out there, of great things, but they don’t deliver. Wealthy Affiliate does! And you are so correct that anyone can learn to write content for a website and be successful.

    I understand they have a new release as well 😉

    • Oh you are so right…Wealthy Affiliate has so much included that others charge extra for and YES…they just rolled out a new look with easier navigation and it is fantastic. They are continuously striving to make the whole experience better.

      I’m glad you found my post, I wish you success


  6. Pam, Wealthy Affiliate sounds wonderful. I like the thousands of members bit. In fact I looked that up and you could say hundreds of thousands of members. Now that is a great indication that WA works. Otherwise why would so many people who join still be there!

    With so many people there help should only be a shout away.

    Thanks for presenting such interesting information.


    • Yes Helen, we really could say hundreds of thousands of members, it is the best community in the industry. With so many members it really is possible to have your questioned answered within minutes. And you’re also correct WA works, there are thousands of successful entrepreneurs here.

      I wish you success


  7. Great article. Very informative and realistic. It’s interesting how many ways there are to make money online and sometimes its hard to choose which way to go. I like the sound of affiliate marking because you can explore your own interests and make money from it. I will check out your recommendation.

    • So true, whatever you are interested in can make you money. That’s what’s so great about affiliate marketing. And having a home based online business means you really can work from anywhere.

      Just sign up and get started and you will see how easy it really is.

      I wish you the best in your home based business


  8. Derek Marshall

    Hi there Pam,

    Thank you kindly for creating this rather informative article and of course for sharing it with us all.

    I am very interested in affiliate marketing and have been so for a while but my big stumbling block is that I have absolutely no techie skills, Sure I can surf the web and just a little bit more.

    Is there some really easy way to set up a site without needing any web design skills or programming?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi, I’m glad you found my article. The best way I have found for building a great website is Wealthy Affiliate. The step by step instruction is exactly what I needed in the beginning. No “techie” skills required.

      Sign up for the free membership to see what it’s all about and see for yourself if it’s the right place for you.

      Super easy to build a website, I mean if I can do it I think anyone can.

      Best regards


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