Before you can create a plan, you need to find a work at home home opportunity you enjoy.
I started blogging to help other families with the diagnosis of their child's autism. At the time, my son was diagnosed with autism. I lost my job at the same time. Sounds horrible, but it was a blessing in disguise. It allowed me to take my son to all of his evaluations and to find the proper therapy for him. Today my son is 11 years old. He talks up a storm! He reads, writes and draws. He enjoys making animated movies on his DSi and wants to become a teacher. His diagnosis and the fact that he is the youngest of 7 is the reason why I decided to make money from home. My blog was the first major income earner. I wrote to help others and earned money from Google Adsense and advertisers that paid me for ad space! If you enjoy writing, consider starting a blog or writing for an established site like Wizzley. Established web 2.0 sites such as Wizzley are advantageous because you already have a great community with members that enjoy encouraging each other.
There are sites such as Cafepress and Zazzle that you can use to create beautiful products with your images.
Don't like to write? Are you a more artistic or creative type? How about photography? (Make sure they are your images!) Whether you draw the images or photograph them, you can upload them to the site and have them put on mouse pads, throw pillows, hoodies, cell phone covers and more! You earn a commission for every sale. The commission amount you receive depends on what you decide to price your items. (You can use your blog, Facebook, twitter, pinterest or instagram account to promote your products).
You can make money selling your services.
Are you internet saavy? Do you know how to create power point presentations or youtube videos in a snap? There are many sites that exist on the internet that enable people to make quick money (Zeerk pays the same day by paypal). Join the site for free and list your services. (I have used sites like these to sell my SEO services).
You can sell other people's products without ever touching them!
This is my favorite method and has become my sole focus in the past 6 months. Here's why. As I mentioned before, I have 7 kids. My four oldest have left the nest: two of my sons are in the Navy, one daughter is in VA in college and my other daughter is in NJ working. My 17 yr old son graduates in June and he will be entering the Navy soon after. College and everything it requires is expensive! I want to pay for all of my daughter's expenses and save for my 14 yr old daughter's college too. My 19 yr old daughter is studying environmental engineering. My 14 yr old daughter wants to be a zoologist. My 11 year old is autistic, but he wants to be a teacher. I have to prepare for that. Time is passing by and I want to enjoy every moment possible with my kids. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Affiliate marketing is the perfect way for anyone to make money online. I use sites like Squidoo to sell products from Amazon, eBay, Walmart and other stores. The beauty of affiliate marketing is passive income! I make a page on a web 2.0 site or my own blog and it can earn money for me forever (or as long as Google likes the site.) I love never having to list anything on ebay, but still making money with them. I enjoy checking my Amazon account every morning to find that I made money while I did housework, went on vacation or slept. Best of all, anyone can do it. That's right, EVEN YOU!
Are those the only ways one can make money online?
These are just a few of the many legit ways one can make money online. Be sure to add me as a friend here so that you will get my updates and learn more about how I earn an income online.
Next, you need a plan! Why? Well, you know where you want to arrive. You want to make money from home, right? Then you need a map to get to your destination.