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How to make money from home legitimately

Updated on April 4, 2012

With working at home you get to enjoy the benefits of making your own schedule, bring your pet to work,spend more time with family,very low start up costs.

Here we shall tackle some ways you can make money from home .

The ways:

1. Create a website and write about something you like.

You can build a website or blog depending on information you are best at i.e cooking, pets, computers, poems.. name it. This type of website is called a niche website.

You earn money from your niche website by:

  • Joining Affiliate programs from Google Ad-sense or Microsoft Ad-center.

With this you publish Ads from the pay per click program(affiliate program) on your website and whenever a visitor to your website clicks on any of the Ads, you are paid a commission. Joining these programs is totally free.

This is highly effective if you have high website traffic.

Go to Google Ad-sense

Go to Microsoft Ad-center

  • Becoming an Amazon Affiliate.

With the Amazon program, you sign up with there program, then you search for products you would want to link/advertise on your website. If a visitor to your site clicks on the "Amazon" product you listed on your site and makes a purchase of that particular product, you get 15% of the products price. If a visitor buys that product but from a different link from your website you get 5%.

Join Amazon Affiliate program now

  • Joining and becoming a designer.

With Zazzle, you are allowed to upload your own images and create your own merchandise like Shirts, Mugs, Buttons, Cases e.t.c. then sell on your store which they provide for free.

You can display these products in your niche site too.

Zazzle has also a referral program which you can make money from.

Visit zazzle now

  • Host Surveys on your website

Sites like Vizu Answers pays you to publish surveys and polls on your website.

Visit Vizu Answers now

Make Home made products like Candles, Soap, Jewelry....

You can start making home made products like candles or whatever you think can earn you something, then you start selling them in your home area or you can sell them on

Offer Consultation services

You can also offer paid Consultation services in your specific niche.

Make Money from Rss Feed Ads

Sites like Feedburner and Bitadvertiser allow you to generate some cash publishing ADS in your RSS feed. If you have a Blog with high traffic, this is a good bet for you.

Create an Ebay Bussiness.

You might be having lots of junk lying around your garage. Sign up with ebay and start by selling these items.

Build an online store

You can create an eCommerce website and start selling products like clothing, book e.t.c. With this type of arrangement you get to set your own prices and profit is 100% yours.

To create an eCommerce website, You will need to buy web-hosting. Most hosting companies have free fully featured store scripts you an use to build your own store without a hassle.


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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      Good suggestions. I am so inspired by people who have managed to make a living with these things!

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      Olde Cashmere Thanks for reading. Yeah you are right, if enough emphasis is put in one of the concepts, surely someone can make some good bucks.

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      Olde Cashmere 6 years ago

      Great suggestions and tips to help with succeeding at a home based business. I myself am fascinated with this concept. Excellent writing and if a person focuses on any of these they will have success. Voted up and useful (:

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      dexixy 6 years ago from Kampala

      teaches12345 Thanks for the comment. I hope this helps and makes many generate some income from home.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Thanks for the information. People are always looking for an opportunity to earn money from home. This will give so many some helpful suggestions.