Money Making Ideas From Home - How WA Has Helped

Last Update: November 03, 2021

Hey Y'All, it's me Robert. I haven't left WA. Just busy making money. That's what I want to discuss today, Money Making Ideas From Home. The majority of people who join Wealthy Affiliate, WA, are looking to make money from the comfort of their home online.

WA OFFERS MANY POSSIBILITIES

Though the core focus of the easy step-by-step training here at WA is learning the proper way to start an online affiliate marketing business, there are other hidden gems to the training. I like thinking outside the box and I have now landed a writing gig with a major company.

Now many of you probably remember that almost five years ago I blogged about getting a job doing medical transport. I am what is called an N-EMT. Unlike an EMT which respond to medical emergencies, an N-EMT handles ALL other medical transport needs.

With EMT taking up about 30% of medical transport, we N-EMTs handle about 70%. So what I do is vitally important for those with any Non-Emergency Medical Transport needs. Though it is constant busy work, the shutdown from Covid-19 cut my hours by 65%. That HURT!

However, I had a safety net already in place which I learned here at WA. This safety net was Affiliate Marketing in a few different niche markets. But that wasn't enough to occupy my extra time, so I started blogging for various small companies, more so than before.

Then a breakthrough happened. I saw an ad in a Freelance Writers site I belong to for a blog writer dealing with outdoor activities like Hiking, Camping,... I said, 'I love doing these. Let me give this a shot.' I eventually landed a deal with REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc.

THIS WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT WA

How did WA prepare me for getting this writing job? By taking the training and Kyle's encouragement for members to blog here within the community, my writing abilities improved. I have always had the knack for writing, but it was never professional enough.

Wealthy Affiliate's training and learning-by-doing style made me a better writer. I am sure many of you have read dozens of my 446 WA Blogs and have learned a lot from several of my 82 WA Training Tutorials. The point is, learn, build, blog, refine, & keep writing.


When you have the ability to write website content on your website, doing it often, eventually you will get better at writing. It took me two years after joining WA and writing consistently for my websites and here within WA, that I felt confident enough to write for others.

Affiliate Marketing should be your main focus, and there are tons of niches out there to choose from, but always keep in mind the following. The more you write the better you will get, if you write consistently like three posts a week. Remember, practice makes perfect.

Once you are ready to write for someone else, I suggest writing directly with a person you know that has a website. Perhaps even with another member here at WA. I prefer this way instead of content creating firms like HireWriter because you can earn more.

WILL I BE LEAVING WA SOON?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! I have been a member since August 2013, I went Premium in September 2013 and took advantage of the Black Friday Membership Sale Price in November 2013. I will never give up all the perks that a Premium Member has access to.

Just because I am not part of the TOP 25 members anymore, after being there and at #3 for a few years, does not mean I am not making money in affiliate marketing or any other content writing endeavor. All it means is that I am not active in the community anymore.

This leads me to the following recommendation for new members. Though it's an ego boost, DO NOT get so caught up in the WA Rankings. There are so many of us long-term members making good money online that are not in the Top 25 or even the Top 200.

Focus on the training, build your website, continue to write content and perfect your skills. You can earn a full time income or have a few different income streams like I do. This extra money allowed me to get another SUV Crossover, a 2020 Nissan Rogue SV Midnight Edition.

By 2022-2023 I intend to move away from the New York City area, too expensive to live around here, and move south to be closer to family and friends in the NC, SC, TN & GA area, where my online earnings can get me more for less. Earning online never anchors you.

You can move to another state and even another country, and your online business moves right with you. That is one of the perks of finding online money making ideas from home. Stay with WA, learn from Kyle and others, be patient, perfect your skills and earn income.

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar

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etseil20 Premium Plus
Hi Rob,

It’s great to hear from you. I’m glad to hear about your progress, while emphasizing the importance of keeping up with the training.

It’s vital to continue learning and develop on our skillset. Constantly keeping up with it can pay off big dividends down the road.

A great post overall- I enjoyed it and kudos to you. Keep up the awesome work and all the best moving forward.

Cheers!

Eric
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Eric.

One thing many people lose sight of or maybe do not fully grasp, is that consistent hard work now, will pay off big down the road.
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etseil20 Premium Plus
Yes, Rob. I wholeheartedly agree with you on that point. Thanks for the reminder :)

All the best,

Eric
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Rob,

It's good to hear from you, I did actually look at your profile the other day to see if you were still active! I'm glad all is well and it sounds like really good things are happening. It's amazing how much we can learn quite quickly through all the training. I appreciate that you have been here for some time now! Longer than me, I have been at Wealthy Affiliate for seven years this month!

You made a great point about the ranking system at Wealthy Affiliate, in some ways it's great and a bit of fun. However, we have to be careful not to take it too seriously. I believe that there have been far too many members focusing on their rank rather than growing the business. As we know this is not what the ranking system is for!

I look forward to hearing more from you soon.

Have a great day.

Roy
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boomergp08 Premium
Hey Roy! Happy 7th year WAnniversary!

Like I told Simone below, I didn't seriously and fully apply my money making skills until my 5th year here. Though I was making money, it wasn't like where I am now.

I can see myself boosting my ego of being an Ambassador for a couple of years, but 5? That's 3 more years I wasted that I wish I could get back. But you live and learn.
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Rob,

Thank you for your reply, it's appreciated. Thank you for the seventh year anniversary wishes!

Incidentally, I really like your quote from Warren Buffett, his quote is so true.

I have just read your reply to Simone, I know exactly where you are coming from! It's so easy to become carried away in the ranking system. In fact, a member asked the question the other day on how to become an ambassador! I advised her against it for the reasons that you have slated!

I remember seeing the pictures from the last Las Vegas gathering, one particular member I had never heard of! His ranking was really low, however, he was obviously highly focused on the training and producing the goods and being able to make it to Vegas. Good for him, he had obviously been working very hard.

It's really great to know that you are still well and truly here and making money Rob.

Have a great weekend.

Roy
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Roy. The whole WA experience is just like life. You learn, you apply, you make mistakes, you re-evaluate, you change your approach, you grow and you keep setting the bar higher.

All the best to you!
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Roybretton Premium Plus
It's always a pleasure Rob!

That's very true Rob, Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform, we just need to get the balance right.

Have a great day.

Roy
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Robert, I am originally from Wisconsin and we always saw East Coast/West Coast as having a cost of living 5 times higher than in Wisconsin.

Since moving to the Philippines, my cost of living has decreased substantially more.

My income remained the same and/or increased as it was all online and I could work whenever I wanted to.

You will certainly enjoy that freedom as well.

It's not how much we make that counts, but how much we KEEP.

Thanks Robert for sharing!

Mel
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boomergp08 Premium
EXACTLY Mel! How much we keep is the key. When living in an area that doesn't suck our income out of our wallets just to make ends meet, will always be a great place to live when making money online.
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks Robert! Best wishes on your success!

Mel
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Mel.
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JenSingy2 Premium
This is so enlightening and I am so happy for all your accomplishments. Even though you have had success else where, its great to see you giving thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate platform for giving you that start. Thank you for sharing your experience which has now given me courage and the drive to succeed!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. If it weren't for WA I wouldn't have had success in other areas of online marketing and content writing. This is one of the many reasons why I will never leave WA.
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jvranjes Premium
Man I was thinking about you because you were so silent and I knew you were in this medical work, and it is pandemic time.

Interesting development about REI, I am their affiliate. So you write outdoor blogs for them, I hope they pay well. For affiliates they are at 5% which is a bit higher than Amazon but well below Backcountry and a few other sellers, but REI is big and with a great reputation.
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boomergp08 Premium
I have lots of family and friends that freaked out when Covid was at its height because I go in and out of nursing homes and hospitals everyday, up close and personal with sick people.

Surprisingly it didn't scare me at all. I keep my immune system strong, wear my PPE and wash my hands . Have never once got sick, and I was definitely around patients with Covid.

As for REI, at first the pay was OK, not great. I was doing what they call "Conversations" which is like a fan-based blog. Then they offered me a better paying gig for their "Expert Advice" section.

I like their catalog website. Though I do not get my name attached to any of the content like you would on a blog, it's still fun to see what I wrote on their website. Plus the flat fee payment isn't bad.
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jvranjes Premium
You were in high risk situations and you still are, so no doubt you were doing something right, and this is good.

Good luck with REI, this is a respected company. I have many of their products in my outdoor sites. Take care.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks!
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