Ways to make money at home

Ways to Make Money at Home – 5 Important Things to Remember

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.

If you wish, you can jump straight into my #1 recommended training to start making money online legitimately

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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:

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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 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Ways to Make Money at Home – 5 Important Things to Remember”

  1. There is some great advice in your article Cristina. It is definitely so very easy to be tempted by the promises of easy money. Like you, I have also been close to signing up to less than desirable income opportunities. You definitely need to stop and think about the validity of any claims before you sign up for anything. 

    Wealthy Affiliate gives you the tools you need to be in control of your own business and income. 

    • Hey Fiona,

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

      Easy money is always tempting, especially at a young age or vulnerable point of someone’s life. However, it is just not possible. 

      I think the secret is to stop for a moment and think: “I could work hard on affiliate marketing for the next 2 years and then become my own boss”. At the end of the day, if we continue working for someone else, that will just be hard work and energy put into someone else’s business.

      I would rather sacrifice the next couple of years of my life working on my blogs, knowing that soon I will reach financial freedom 🙂


  2. Totally agree, there are so many scam websites which are so inviting because they state you can make X amount of money overnight, which is absolutely not possible.

    I have been with wealthy affiliate for probably 3 weeks and haven’t made a dime. I know it takes time, I didn’t before though. 

    Thanks for writing this post 🙂

    • Indeed Joe 🙂 Keep on believing in WA and yourself, work hard and you will achieve great things!

      Best of luck,


  3. WA is definitely a great resource. The weekly webinars help to breathe life back into when you feel like giving up. At least that’s what it did for me this past week. My site is still very young, I’m at the point of give up and make all my efforts wasted or push through to see the fruit of my efforts around the corner. Being part of the WA community helps me to push through. There is so much encouragement and help when I need it.

    • Hi Nicole,

      I totally agree. Having support 24/7 definitely helps you keep focus and overcome any issue.

      I have almost given up in the past but seeing all the success stories has put me back on track!

      All the best with your project 🙂


  4. I definitely agree! Its so easy to fall into the trap of the get rich quick schemes. The people who run them are often very convincing. I have fallen into the trap before. But I will never again.

    Wealthy Affiliate is a wonderful site that makes earning money not easy, but acheivable. I definatly agree with your recommendation. 

    • Hi Rose,

      It’s true. Scammers are very convincing and I personally do not understand how these people can be at peace with themselves… I would live my life feeling guilty 24/7!

      Best of luck with your goals!


  5. Love the article, for me as someone looking for internet job or extra money it could be worth trying since it does not offer unrealistic over night earnings. People who are tired of the  cheesy ads would probably find it worth trying since it offers training of most people do not offer.

    One thing that I experienced is wanting to succeed but having no idea of how to do it. Goals can be made but without the know how goals cannot be attainable, that much I know for I had been there and did that.  

    • Hi Euphrasia,

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

      I know the feeling… It is so overwhelming when you are starting something new and you want to do well. I am glad I chose Wealthy Affiliate as they give you all the tools and step by step instructions, so one does not get lost!

      All the best,


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