How to work online at home?

Hello there, my name is Alex and I’m really happy you stopped by. If you are wondering how you could start to work at home, to stop depending on a schedule and a paycheck, I’m willing to help you to the best of my abilities. For as long as I’ve known, I wanted to learn how to work at home and do it online.

How to work at home online

My goal in this life can simply be put as living a free life, without having to worry about tomorrow, paychecks and schedules. Yes, no 9-5 job, that’s right, not having to wake up early in the morning for countless years, even if you don’t feel like it. I can always choose to do it, to watch the rising sun, to breathe in some fresh air, but not to go to work.


How Will I Achieve Financial Freedom?

The previously stated goals made me think of ways to make money from the comfort of my own home. Working for a company at home still didn’t appeal to me, as I’d probably have a schedule and I would have to be working for others. So, being intrigued with the subject, I researched ways to make money online, to make a passive income.


What is passive income?

Passive income could be resumed as Not trading time for money. In the Affiliate Marketing world, you work now and the dividends keep being paid. For example, if I write a review now, people that search that review will find it whenever they search it because it stays there.

And it is possible! Not easy, but possible. Anyone can do it if they so choose. Even me, even you, if we dedicate enough time and effort into developing our websites and creating quality content, we could have a nice passive income in a couple of years.

Learn how


There are places like Upwork or Freelancer where you can work as a freelance writer, SEO specialist or whatever you’re good at. Freelancing could turn quite profitable, as long as you work. Whenever you stop, the money stops flowing in. Some people even made a full income working as freelancers. You no longer have a set schedule, but you still work for the immediate payout, which is totally fine, it’s the same as a job.

But then, I thought, working as a freelancer still means working for others and at the end of the day, I’ve still done nothing for myself than just earning some money for the day. Working at home, as a freelancer, you still work for others, thus you’ll never be able to have a passive income.


Owning a website

I knew people that own websites earn good money, at least I thought so, so I hoped I could do the same. Having my own website appealed to me the most, as it would involve doing something for myself. It would make me self-employed.

But I didn’t exactly know how they were doing it, so I researched, I found out about selling space for Ads, Selling my stuff on Amazon, and Affiliate marketing.


What is Affiliate marketing?

The concept caught my attention, affiliate marketing means selling/marketing third party products or services for a commission. For getting them sales, the third party company pays you a percent of the sale.

All good and great, but then I knew nothing about websites, Search Engine Optimization and such things. I realized it could be difficult without the knowledge. I needed training.

So I began searching for training on building my own website and while everybody offered it to me, I had to pay for it and that didn’t inspire confidence to me. After encountering my fair share of lackluster programs, I found what I was looking for, Wealthy Affiliate


They offered me a FREE account

Which no other program I’ve found before did. More than the free membership itself, this told me that they trust their program enough to let me try it out for free. I just liked the fact that they were letting me make an informed decision after actually trying the product.

Unlike most programs, that told me what I wanted to hear, they let me decide if I fount the product worthwhile or not and that inspired me to trust them. It took me 3 days to upgrade to premium because I could see the value of the training offered by them. They actually teach their members how to build a website and how to turn it into a profitable business, step by step.

How to work at home online


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As a person that had not touched the writing part of a website, I was quite clueless about how to do it. I had no idea what keywords were, how to rank my posts in the Search Engines, how to write a proper review, along with many other things. I can’t say that now I’m a savvy, as I’m not even halfway through the training, but I’ve improved lots. 

Proof? This very website, the fact it exists, it has content and even ranks on the first page of Google for a couple of keywords.

And it’s all thanks to what Wealthy Affiliate has taught me.


Everyone can do it

I’m just a student, I’m not a genius or anything, but I’ve seen people work 9-5 jobs, getting home tired and not having much of a personal life, so I’ve decided I don’t want to experience the same for a day in my life.

Most companies have affiliate programs, as their goal is to sell, and they want exposure to as many people as possible. You can offer this exposure for them, promoting their products to your website’s visitors, earning a percent as high as 50% for the sales made.


Affiliate marketing has 4 key elements:


I. Choosing a niche

Your niche is what your website will be about, like a department, like laptops, phones, toys, music, pretty much anything could be a niche as long as people are interested in it. 


II.Keyword research

Keywords are what people write in the search engines, for example, if I am searching for ,,Adidas running shoes” that’s the keyword. Researching keywords and writing keyword specific posts lead to rankings, that lead to visitors.



Planning and organization are important as you need to have an image of what you’d like to achieve and the steps you have to take to get there. Setting a long-term goal and a plan on how to achieve it. After that make every step a shorter term goal and keep working until you achieve them


IV.Content creation

After you’ve chosen a niche and made a plan, you will create content revolving around the keywords you’ve researched. Most of the development of your website will consist of the content you publish and the keywords that content targets.

How to make money at home


You need to believe you can be successful and work hard for it. There’s no such thing as ,,I can’t” or ,,I don’t know how”. You can learn, I can learn, and I already started learning with Wealthy Affiliate. 

Watch the video below and just be successful!



As Maya Angelou said,, My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

Cheers, Alex

Founder of The Affiliate Step




9 Responses to “How to work online at home?

  • This is a great post.
    The thing with affiliate marketing is that the work you put into it will pay you for a long, long time. Whereas if you have a job you will only get paid once.
    The only two things you really need in order to succeed is persistance and patience. Yes it can take time and yes, the journey is full of frustrations but just keep going and never give up. I believe anyone can succeed if they really put their mind into it. So just get started and keep going.

  • Nice article. We are in the age where opportunity is literally everywhere. The internet has enabled people to reach goals through the internet.

  • Hi there! I just found your article about making money online and thought I would just drop you a few lines to say hello and to offer my thoughts.

    This is a really well written article, I really enjoyed reading it. I have been working online for quite a few years now and I love earning money on the internet. I like to keep up with all the latest news too, that’s how I arrived here in the first place.

    I have recently looked into working with Upwork but I have seen mixed reviews about them. As far as I understand it, you have to bid on work. But the downside apparently is that some people are willing to work for very little money and of course outbid the more expensive offers. Do you have any experience with Upwork? I just wondered what your opinion was?

    I have been affiliate marketing for years now and I still think that its the best business to be in. It can be really hard work but where else can you make money and not have anything to ship or customers to deal with?

    Thanks for the great read. I look forward to reading more from you real soon!

  • Hi Alex

    I liked the presentation on how to work online at home without a schedule and without a boss! That’s exactly what I was looking for but still to this day have not managed to find a credible site.

    You say it’s completely free? Or is it wrong? I know nothing is free which means that there is something hidden and at some point, you have to pay?


    • Hello Renan, It’s completely free to join and you get 2 free websites and free hosting, as well as access to the beginning training modules. There is the option to upgrade to premium, but it is not mandatory. Joining is completely free and you can stay a free member for as long as you want. You’ll keep your websites and hosting, but you won’t have access to the advanced training, which is only for premium members.

      Now, you can choose to join for free and at least check the program out to see if it suits your needs. You can write countless blog posts about other members and success stories and decide what you want to do.

      All the paying is the premium membership, and it’s no catch, either you want to pay or not, you don’t have to give your credit card or anything when you join. Also there are no upsells, nobody is trying to fool you.

      Hope this helps


  • Natalie
    2 years ago

    Really insightful and informative website you have there Alex 🙂 especially for those who are interested to make money online and are unsure of things. You’re a great guide and thorough with your descriptions. So Great. Im on Upwork as well and it is really convenient working through there as we are protected. Really cool to have as a way of passive income.

    Thank you 🙂
    Have great days ahead!

    • I’m glad you liked my content, Natalie. I really look forward to helping people who want to start making money online as in the past I needed help and people helped me. Just giving back

      Great days ahead for you, as well!

  • Ashlee Danyelle
    2 years ago

    I love your site Aless! I totally agree; even working from home for another company is definitely still working on THEIR time! It’s nothing like being able to work at your own leisure. That’s exactly why I finally built up the courage and determination to develop my own website too…doing the same old thing day in and day out at a 9-5 can really burn you out! So cheers to us both on wanting to build a solid foundation for ourselves!! 🙂

    • Thank you very much! I’m really looking forward to develop my website even more, I’m glad you like it.

      Good luck with yours

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