Most of the people I know, me including, have asked the question How can I make extra money from home at least once in their lives. But there are a few questions related to that.
We are attracted to “miracle solutions”
Chances are that you get to some get-rich-quick scheme presented in a video on social network and get involved. Or you just follow some nice guy on YouTube, get something for free in exchange for your e-mail address and then one day you get an e-mail from him. And there is an offer that happens to be something promising you to get rich quickly or to reprogram your brain but the amount of money is huge.
But it doesn’t work so easy. After being involved in some online programs myself, I am very careful when someone tells me it’s a “guaranteed offer” or “quick success”. Or something that everyone can do. It’s no hard to create a perfect marketing message and present it the way you want to believe because it promises a solution without any effort.
There is always something we need help with. You might want to lose weight, have younger-looking skin, longer hair or be in a desperate need of money. It’s not hard to offer you a well-packed “miracle” that boosts your metabolism, makes your skin look perfect, makes your hair grow like nothing else or makes you rich quickly.
If you need money, you are an easy object of cons
If you are in a desperate need of money, you are prone to become a victim of scammers (not only online). No matter how intelligent you are. Some people can talk very well and tell you only what you want to hear. It does not necessarily have to be lies, just half of the truth. Various MLM systems tell you only the nice things in the beginning and then you find out there are other things you didn’t know.
There are so many get-rich-quick schemes when you are looking for an opportunity. And if you don’t have experience or good intuition, it’s easy to buy it. You just want to believe you can get rich quickly and easily too. If others can (as presented), why not you, right?
So you take your hard-earned savings and pay couple of hundreds or thousands for something that reveals to be a con or you just feel it’s nothing you can identify yourself with.
Before you find out, the money-back guarantee time is over (if there was any) and all left here for you is another bad experience.
How to recognise a bait
Well, you are probably asking the question now: How can I recognise something serious from something dodgy?
The answer is quite easy. To what I have seen, all the programs that promise you some quick solution AND at the same time ask you to pay a lot of money make only one person rich: the owner of the program.
Don’t go for quick solutions.
Don’t think you can avoid hard work and effort.
Nothing is easy and nothing is quick. I’ve made some seriously big changes in my life, in my attitude and my financial situation but it all took time. A lot of effort and hard work.
Solution: your own website
On my search for some extra income, I’ve found out one of the best ways is to build your own website. There are lots of ways how to monetise it when you have it. It can be connected with your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account. You can promote products of others or sell your own ones, have affiliate programs, advertising of other people and many other things.
You can have several websites and the expenses for that are negligible compared to what you would pay if you had a brick and mortar store. No need to pay a rent, no need to have products on stock. All you need is to have internet connection. And of course a domain name with hosting the price of which is also very small.
Everything takes time
But it takes time – a few months for sure. I had my first website running within two months. Once you set it up, you just have to persist and do the necessary work.
I have come across many opportunities in my life and I have spent some money on them. Some of them were good and some of them were scams. All in all, there were only two online programs with real value and honest interest in the progress of the members: Beach Business and Wealthy Affiliate. Beach Business, a company of a Czech business woman, teaches how to create your own website. And how to sell your online books or courses there. Wealthy Affiliate has some similar features but is much more comprehensive; I described it in more detail in one of my previous post Wealthy Affiliate Review – is is worth the money?.
So my answer to the question how you can earn extra money from home is: build your website and make it your own business.
It won’t be overnight. But if you follow proven steps and persist, you can have your extra income in a quite short time. With almost no expenses.
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If you have any questions or need help or advise, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll be glad if I can help.