How to Work from Home and Make Money Online

Last Update: June 01, 2018

Are you done with the 9 to 5? Itching to fire your boss? Tired of the long commute to work?

Or are you a stay-at-home Mom looking for ways to become a work-from-home Mom? Because that's why I started googling topics like...

How to Work from Home and Make Money Online

My hubby thinks it a bit weird that I pump up the volume whenever Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 comes on the radio. Because I don't work 9 to 5 (anymore).

But I love hearing the song for exactly that reason (it reminds me how lucky I am) and because it has one of my favourite lines ever in a song: "Pour myself a cup of ambition".

So pour yourself a cup of ambition and read on...


I discovered there are many ways to make money online but only one that really made sense to me - Create a Website of my own and Turn it into a Money Making Machine.

That's why I chose Wealthy Affiliate University.

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is NOT a get-rich-scheme, a scam or some kind of shiny object on the net (avoid those if you can).

It's a genuine path to real wealth because it teaches fundamental principles like these:

  • build a website with helpful, rich content to serve your audience
  • use keyword research and SEO to attract organic traffic
  • master affiliate marketing to maximise your income

I've been with Wealthy Affiliate for just over 2 years and I've created 3 websites so far. They are all making money.

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories

I've also had time to get to know some of the big Success Stories at Wealthy Affiliate.

Here are just 6 of the BIG NAMES online who made their start right here at Wealthy Affiliate and now are making fortunes. (Not all of them like to reveal actual numbers, each has their own definition of success).

If you were even in doubt as to whether WA is the right place to learn how to make money online, you won't be after this post.

Steve of IveTriedThat

I'll start with Steve's post because it's thanks to Steve that I joined Wealthy Affiliate.

Steve's definition of Success is closer to "Work from Anywhere" than "Work from Home". He loves taking his family to beautiful places and setting up his laptop where he has a great view. He writes a post a day 5 days a week. #laptoplifestyle

Steve's Review Site, IveTriedThat, currently has a Domain Authority of 46.

10.5 Million Visitors Have Visited My Site

Lynne Huysamen of Kaboutjie

Lynne has 6 or 7 sites (I'm losing count). I'm adding her next because she is the person who has mentored me here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Almost every cent I've made online so far has been due to a tip-off from Lynne.

Kaboutjie currently has a Domain Authority of 36.

Does Fiverr Work? YES I've made over $5000!

Dominic Wells of HumanProofDesigns

Dom Wells used the knowledge he learned at Wealthy Affiliate to create an incredible, hugely successful business selling done-for-you aged affiliate marketing websites.

He recently launched a whole new program as well.

Dom's site currently has a Domain Authority of 39.

I Never Really Expected To Build A Million Dollar Company

Loes Knetsch of WorkatHomeFuture

Loes has 6 websites (last time I checked) and is one of the most well known and well loved members of Wealthy Affiliate. She has written a whopping 708 posts and created 120 Training Tutorials on Wealthy Affilaite.

Work at Home Future has a Domain Authority of 29.

Here is just one of Loes's 120 awesome trainings.

7 Tips to Become a Successful Internet Marketer

Nathaniell Brenes of OneMoreCupof-Coffee

Nathaniell started really young. He's created many sites over the years and many of them have been successful. As far as I know, One More Cup of-Coffee is his most successful site.

One More Cup Of -Coffee has a Domain Authority of 43.

The 10 Years Question: How Long Does It Take To Be Successful?

Nathaniell also lists sooo many success posts in these two posts:

2018 - Another Year Of Success Growth At Wealthy Affiliate

Is Making Money Getting Easier in 2017 and Beyond?

Veronica of ItsVicky

Vicky also has multiple sites including an Amazon Test Site, all generating income for her and her family.

At ItsVicky Veronica's mission is to help you follow your passion and turn it into something bigger. Veronica shares loads of different ways to make money online including Affiliate Marketing.

It's Vicky has a Domain Authority of 29.

10 Years with WA - 10 Tips to Succeed with Proof

Here are a bunch of Posts by Wealthy Affiliate members who are making money after putting into practice all they learned here.

$1000+

Crystal: My First $1000 Month!

Craig: 1st $1000 month - Wealthy Affiliate success!

Grace: Apr'18 Results: 358 Referrals Plus Many Milestones!

$2000+

Grant Sudduth: My 2nd Goal Reached - $2000 for the Month

CraigUKTV: The Dream is Now Within Reach

$4000+

Sarah (BelieveitYes): 3800 EUR in July, 1348 EUR this week!

EricCantu: Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018: $4k Per Month Results!

$5000+

Branton Thiel: 5 K Per Month is Possible - Follow the Training and You'll Get Results

Russell: $6800 June Income Report

Peter: WA Makes me $200 per Day

Doug Beney: $6340.95 in the Month of November

Way More...

Eddy Salomon

How I Earned $9465.05 Thanks to WA Members

Janelle (CashedupNomad)

I Sold a Very Big Ticket Item With My Website.hundreds of thousands of buckeroonies!

Dylan Rieger

Website Sold: $40,000

Stephanie (SporkyPie):

Sold my first blog for $28,000 after 13 months

Brandon (Boston):

$12,500 - Website Sold on Flippa

And then of course there are the

Owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson

They're working from home and coffee shops and they're making... ? Who knows?

But one thing's for sure, whatever they're making, they deserve EVERY PENNY. These two guys are AMAZING.

  • They have created an awesome platform for us all to succeed
  • They openly share their knowledge gained through years of experience
  • They pay handsome Affiliate commissions
  • They are consistently upgrading and enhancing our experience (with no upsells!)
  • They offer well thought-out tools to help us build our online empires
  • And all this for only 98 cents a day ($359 a year)

So I'm going to let Kyle have the last word:

Me, blowing through 98 cents

May YOU be Wealthy Affiliate's next Success Story.

To YOUR Success




PS. This is by no means an exhaustive list of Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories.

If you have a Success Post you'd love me to add to this post, please leave the link in the comments below.

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AffFranE82 Premium
Hi Lauren!

Thanks for this post, it has really inspired me. I'm so happy i find WA with Eddy Salomons help https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/eddysalomon. With a lot of trials and errors I realize that a 9-5 is no longer what is for me. Yes I need a constant income I'll get that somewhere else. Multiple streams of income is where all the fun is and WA gives us the tool to do just that. I wish you continued sucess in all you do.

Francesca
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laurenjean Premium
Awesome Francesca! I'm with you on the multiple streams of income. Bring it on!
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RodneyJr Premium
Hey there Laurenjean, two things. First, congrats on your success. Second, how are all of your websites making money; what methods are you using and are any of them affiliate sites?
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Rodney, I make some money from Affiliate Marketing but most of my income is still derived from Paid Guest Posting on all 3 sites. This year I am focusing more on Affiliate Marketing and I also want to create some of my own products.
I explain more here:
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RodneyJr Premium
Your post is awesome. When you say guest posting, do you mean writing on other posts or people paying you to guest post on their blogs?

I used to be a freelance writer full time so I know a thing or two about writing if that is indeed the angle I'm guessing about guest posting.

Am I right?
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Rodney, actually neither of the above.

Believe it or not, people pay me to publish their content on my blogs. I know, I should be paying them for content, right? That's what I thought initially and why I called this my Cheeky Fiverr Gig.

Yes, you'll make more money if you write the blogs yourself.
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RodneyJr Premium
So is this something that I can get in on or is this niche-related, and if so, how can I make this work for me?
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laurenjean Premium
You know Rodney, I've been thinking of adding a tutorial on this. Will try get it up as soon as possible.
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RodneyJr Premium
Good, I hope you do because it is something that would benefit all WA members new and old especially the ones who have the right connections on said site(s)
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laurenjean Premium
Yes, it's another way to monetize but it's not for everybody, Rodney. Some people steer away from paid guest posting as they fear it could damage their site or they may be underselling themselves. I will need to be careful to present all sides.
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RodneyJr Premium
That makes sense.
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Rodney, I just realised I clean forgot to send you the link for this Tutorial when I published it. My sincere apologies for the delay. Here you go: Enjoy!
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CandP Premium
Very inspiring! Thanks for posting this. We can all do it if we follow the WA training and put the work in. Let's do this! Colette and Philip
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laurenjean Premium
Absolutely. You are spot on, Colette and Philip.
Great to meet you both.
Love your profile pic by the way. You two look like so much fun!
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sealLover519 Premium
Thanks for sharing. Great success stories to learn from.
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laurenjean Premium
Pleasure Linda. Fab.
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Dhind1 Premium
Nice to read the success stories. Thanks
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laurenjean Premium
Pleasure Alexander. Glad you enjoyed.
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GinaU1 Premium
Wow! Great post....thanks so much for sharing.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Gina. You're most welcome.
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HeidiY Premium
Great post Lauren, I’ve been reading from your links for the past hour and still want to check out the rest.

Thanks for sharing.
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laurenjean Premium
Oh my goodness, Heidi, really? Thanks so much. That's very flattering. When I saw the title of your latest post pop in my inbox I was looking forward to reading it and finally got around to it this morning (it's 2:30am here, catching up).
You chose a grrrreat keyword, well done! Very clever and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. How interesting that we both created posts around our Google searches at the same time. Can't wait to see you reaching your awesome goals. I know you will do it. You've got a great writing style and you're doing all the right stuff.
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Jean1986 Premium
Wonderful post. I fired my boss in January 2017 and was the best decision I ever made. Now I do affiliate marketing full-time from home and also a manager at Human Proof Designs. This lifestyle is addictive and could never do the whole 9-5 routine again.
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laurenjean Premium
Oh wow, Jean... How cool is that? Must be awesome working with Dom.
I know he advertised for an amazing position a while back. I considered applying but I doubted whether I'd have the time to fulfill my obligations for the role.
So you also manage to keep up with your own websites as well as being a Manager at HPD?
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Jean1986 Premium
It is pretty awesome working with Dom and the HPD team. Let's just say my time management skills have become a lot better trying to juggle the two:)
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AlanJE Premium
Thank you for sharing an inspiring post Lauren, it shows what can be done by applying the knowledge from mentors here Best Alan
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laurenjean Premium
Absolutely Alan. We all have the same training and the same opportunity. Now we just have to roll up our sleeves and do the work.
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JackieSmith Premium
Great summary of some of the success stories Lauren!

Very inspiring to read.

Thanks for putting it together.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks a mill, Jackie. Happy to hear you're feeling inspired!
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kimgwinter Premium
Great blog Lauren, I'm going to check out some of those links, sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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laurenjean Premium
Fab Kim. Enjoy!
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LynneHuy Premium
Lauren it is so awesome to be included in your blog post (again LOL) and I am so happy that things I have shared have helped you to make money online.

Not everyone will find success with the same methods and it seems that you and I have a similar way of making things work. It is lovely knowing you and being able to have such awesome chats about our businesses.

I wish you many more $1000+ months ahead. Onwards and upwards.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Lynne. Yeah, for the 100th time. Hehe.

Lovely knowing you too my friend. You rock.

And $1000's to you too! Let's do this!
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LynneHuy Premium
Yeah I am so on it! Working on Amazon sales at the moment, I am really loving affiliate marketing :) I can see there is big bucks that will come of it in the future.
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Genelda Premium
Love it. Enjoyed this post and saved some of those links! :)
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laurenjean Premium
Wonderful Genelda. Happy to hear it wa a goodie for you.
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Wow. What an amazing blog. If I hadn't already joined I would join after reading this.
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laurenjean Premium
Hehe. Fab! Glad to hear my post hit home.
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nedbert Premium
Another fantastic Blog, I love reading your blogs Lauren.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Edwin. Glad you enjoyed.
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Defiant6 Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this! You've given actual proof of members here that are highly successful. This should give everyone encouragement that they can be highly successful here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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laurenjean Premium
You are most welcome Brian. Yup, that was my intention with this post. The only way to fail is to stop working towards your end goal.
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Zarina Premium
Love the post, Lauren, thank you !!! Some posts are familiar, some are not, so I will have a read for further inspiration :)
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laurenjean Premium
Wonderful Zarina. Glad I could show you a few new success stories.
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ChristinaAsh Premium
Super inspiring , thanks for grabbing all these wonderful sucesss stories in one place :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Great stuff! My pleasure Christina.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Great post Lauren,
Very inspiring for many people!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks a mill, Elaine!
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Sammy-B Premium
I love this post, Lauren! This is the perfect answer to many newbies' question when they start. I will bookmark this post so I can share it next time that question comes up.
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laurenjean Premium
Fab Sammy. Thanks a million for bookmarking and sharing.
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Loes Premium
Wow! This is an awesome post, Lauren! Great to share with anyone who has doubts about Wealthy Affiliate. Very inspiring:)!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Loes. Glad you enjoyed.
I'd be thrilled if it were shared to inspire those in doubt.
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Loes Premium
Tagged it:))
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Pernilla Premium
Thank you so much for sharing all these stunning success stories.

Incredibly Inspiring, Indeed!!!

Lauren, You may add yourself to this list.
You are of course also a stunning example of success!!
:-)
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, that's very sweet of you, Pernilla.
So happy to hear you found this post so inspiring. Mission accomplished.
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Hey Lauren!
How can I be sure of what would I like for my website to be?
I've had some ideas, but I'm not sure exactly if those will work.
I'm going to read 4 websites from your post, and hope it helps!

Thanks!
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cramervod Premium
What does your intuition tell you about the ideas you have? None of us know if something is a good idea until we try it out and gain some additional information. Don't look at the first website you create as life or death, sink or swim, but instead look at it like you are on a mission to find your purpose.
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Victoria, I would just start with your favourite idea and see where it takes you.
Here's a post that really helps answer this question.
I considered adding a link to Nathaniell's post dealing with exactly this question because it's one of my favourites... so here you go:
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WendaSue Premium
Hey Lauren. What an inspirational blog. Thank you so much. I'm so thankful for finding WA. I know success takes time. But I already feel like a success, even though I haven't started raking in the money, YET. LOL
Seriously, every day, at the end of the day, I've accomplished something I never thought I could do. I feel good about not only my website, but ME. I'm learning. I'm achieving goals that I set for myself every day. My website is growing and gaining some traction. I love my job. All of this sounds like success to me. I see different ones in our community, ready at the drop of a hat, to offer help and assistance, or even just a word of encouragement. More success stories.
Anyway, this is an absolutely wonderful post. You, my friend, are a raging success!!
All the best,
Wendi
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Wendi, I'm so happy to hear that this post hit the sweet spot for you. Awesome the way you describe your feelings as you build your online empire and yes! I agree... that's SUCCESS.
The joy really is in the journey. And I have no doubt you will be raking in the cash soon.
Your comment in itself is tremendous encouragement for anyone starting out here.
Thanks for the compliment. You are so kind.
xx
Lauren
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MartiniKe Premium
Hi Lauren!
Thank you for this inspiring post :)
I really enjoyed it.
How can you know the value of your site authority? I saw you wrote, ” domain authority of 29” ( for example ). I didn't understand how you can calculate that and how to know if it's a good value?
Thank you
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Marta, pleasure! The short answer is go to Moz.com.
It's an excellent indicator of the success of a site.
WA's Domain Authority is 71 by the way.
Here's a brilliant training on Moz and DA by PJ Germain:
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MartiniKe Premium
Thank you:)
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SeasideFunk Premium
Encouraging to read the success stories. It really comes down to how bad you want it. I also think it wise to copy from the best but put your own spin on it. Like there are no original songs, there are very few original websites. Thanks!
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laurenjean Premium
True that, Rick. I agree. We learn, apply and make it our own.
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DebbieRose Premium
This is a terrific acknowledge of quality of members here at WA. The training provides us with all the tools needed to follow in their footsteps. Thanks for a great validation.
Debbie
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laurenjean Premium
Pleasure Debbie. I've been meaning to publish a WA Review post on WA for months. Finally got around to it. This is it.
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ManikaHenn Premium
Not forgetting the incredible community that'll help you anytime, anywhere!
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laurenjean Premium
So true, Manika. This community is PHENOMENALLY helpful and certainly has played a huge part in the success of everyone who's stayed the course.
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iJared Premium
Just being here is a step in the right direction to make money online from any where...any time.
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laurenjean Premium
Absolutely Jared! Agree wholeheartedly!
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