How to Make Extra Money at Home

How to Make Extra Money at Home


Stop Missing the Kids Soccer Games Working for the Man


Every day I get reminded of how lucky I am to have an income I can count on. But like you are now I once looked for information on how to make extra money at home. I have tried several options and they had varying degrees of success. As I gained experience I learned new skills and knowledge that has carried me through to today. as stated in my about Todd page, I have been in the online world of commerce since 2004 and have failed and learned as well as succeeded and prospered and today I run a successful online business and I want to share that experience with you and help guide you to a decision that suites your needs best. There are a few factors that must happen for you to learn how to earn extra money from home.

How to Make Extra Money at Home

Set Realistic Goals

we hear it all the time, folks say set goals and work towards them and we feel great when we accomplish them. Well this is a bit different. I am saying set some goals for what you want to achieve by making money at home, like how much per month you want to make and what would you do to get there. Be realistic and also shoot for the moon as well, you just might hit it. Getting a good idea what you want to accomplish helps determine how to proceed in the choice you make for income.

How to Make Extra Money from Home

Know Your Skill or Passion

I have several posts with this information in it because it plays a role in everything you want to do with an income source. If you have something you’re passionate about but do not know how to make money with it, I can help but stay with me. If you have a skill that others desire you can then use that to make money from home. It may require an initial investment up front if you are needing supplies or inventory. But that is all part of the goals setting I listed above. Determine what you need to get started and go from there. But most importantly “start”, take the step and get your dream going. Do not keep watching others while you keep missing your sons soccer games or daughters school plays because you have to go to work. I have been there, I have had to miss many family functions because my job required me to be there. Not any more. I took the step, now you can as well.

Options a Plenty

So My particular skill set is online marketing so the options i will provide you will be more along those lines than say a brick and mortar business model for your home income option. So in previous posts and pages on my site I have listed several ways to make money from home I will repeat some of those options here for you.

  • Online Auctions – eBay or other sites . eBay has a proven format that works well and many people make a very good living from eBay or other auction style site. Also and eBay store is an option which basically using there format to run a retail online business. They also have a very good affiliate program if you want to profit from that part of it as well. Go to eBay Here
  • Swagbucks– As listed in my reviews page, swagbucks is a place to get some side income and since this post is about making extra money from home, I have to mention it. They have several options to earn income which are normally paid out in the form of gift cards. as with eBay many folks make a good side income from swagbucks. You can earn income from doing things as simple as online searches or surveys  Go here if you would like to try them out
  • Drop Shipping– This is one that can be fun as well as very time consuming, You do not need inventory, but you will deal with all aspects of a retail website, shipping, returns. I did drop shipping before and It will work, you just have to be prepared to handle everything in regards to online purchases. I suggest you start with the one I did,  which has many selections to choose from for suppliers
  • Affiliate Marketing– This is what I do today and if you are one that would like to market products or your skill or passion and still profit from it, this is how I can help you. You do not need inventory, no retail issues, no returns. You profit by getting commissions for referrals or sales made on your site. Just as an example. This post has affiliate links in it and I will get a small commission if one of the links you go to results in a sale or sign up. “that is honestly in action”- But that is how it works, it is easy to do and rewarding. also it is possible to run your business on auto pilot if you go on vacation or travel. You like that right? of course you do. So Do I. I am not just trying to get you to sign up for something, I am trying to give you the information and let you make your own choice. For affiliate marketing I recommend the gold standard in all things affiliate marketing- Wealthy Affiliate- see my review here if you would like to find out more and get started for free.

So there are many more options to make extra money from home but the ones I listed all have the ability to get you going for Free. Yes there may be additional membership options that require a fee , but you can at least give it a try for no cost I suggest you get a Paypal account if you don’t have one already so you can receive funds from any of the options I mentioned

Confidence is High

To make all this work you need to believe in yourself and what you have to offer. Do not let others steer you away from your dreams. Research your options and follow your heart. the most successful people in this world are that way because they believe in what they are doing and they enjoy it.

is there an interests you have that you would like to share?  Please comment and we can talk about it, maybe I can help you get started or answer a question

Thank you for your time


I have been in the online world since 2004 I have the experience to know how to help you succeed. The best decision I ever made is becoming an affiliate marketer as my business is flowing well. I can help you do the same, and get that online business going. Please see my About Todd Page for more information

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4 Responses

  1. Norman says:

    Hello and thanks for sharing I love what you said, family time is so important and many people are missing out on this because they are spending their time working. But to work for yourself is so awesome because you get to set your own time and work like how you want to work. Working from home is really awesome. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

    • Todd says:


      You are correct that family time is so important. That is time that cannot be replaced. Having the skills to run an online business and work for yourself is so rewarding since like you said, you get to set your own schedule. It is important to keep the website current in order to keep having that quality time , so spending time on it is also a factor, but the fact that you can do that when you want to is the best of all. 

      Thank you for the comment I am glad you enjoyed the post

  2. Deep says:

    There are so many ways to make money online it is truly the future. With all these opportunities it would be foolish to not try to make money online. Thanks for doing a great job at laying out a few options from which people can pick from, I personally am giving the affiliate marketing a try right now.

    • Todd says:

      I am glad you are doing the affiliate marketing. I am sure you are probably seeing the benefits like I am from it. It is nice to hear from another marketer online, to help others see how it all works.

      Thank you for the comment come back anytime

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