Like most folks, you’ve probably been looking over numerous ways on how to earn an income from home.  Just admit it. Like most of us, you’re tired of the morning commute, the waking up at 5:00am just to be at work by 8:00am.  Lets not even talk about dropping the kids off, picking them up, homeowrk, quality time, and just the basics of life just to get through the day.  With so many products out there, some being a scam(I believe in being 100% transparent), some being to technical, the question that gets stuck with so many is how and where and how do I start?

Probably one of the most basic, but important ingredient about how to earn an income from home is……..wait fot it……..BEING PATIENT.  Yes, this is a very basic concept, yet one that is extremely misunderstood and overlooked.  The key to success in running your own home based business is to realize this is a marathon, not a sprint.  When I first started out, believe me, I had the same mindset as a lot of people.  I WANT TO MAKE MONEY NOW!!!!!!  I just wanna plug in and go.  Well unfrouantely, just like construction on a three story building won’t last unless the base is sturdy, the same thing applies for an online business.

Another basic concept and need of running a succesful home based business is running your own blog.  Yes, a blog.  If you’re plugged in online(which obviously you are as you’ve found this page), chances are you’ve read a blog or two today only.  You probably even subscribe to some or at worst, there’s one particular blog that’s your favorite and you read it’s content often.  Think of your blog as a local community store.  It’s the primary place where you conduct business, and your customers come to your store to purchase a product.  Your blog is the store on 5th and main st.

Lucky blogs are very easy and FREE to get.  The most common place where most folks get thier blogs from is wordpress.  Haven’t heard of them? No problem. You can own and create a simple or advanced wordpress blog by going to  Over 28% of all internet traffic goes through wordpress.(We’ll cover traffic later)

Another component of how to earn an income from home is figuring out what niche you’re going to promote.  What’s a niche?  A niche is just a fancy word on something you’re passionate about, something you know a lot about, or something you’re willing to learn while helping others learn about it as well.  Everyday, billions of people type in certain keywords(We’ll get to this as well)  Your niche, or expertise in a particular subject is what will drive traffic to your website.

What’s traffic you say?  Traffic is another fancy word that can be broken down into “how many people visit your blog/website for information.  The more traffic you have.  The more your customers start to trust you as an authority figure on your particular niche.  The more traffic/customers you have, the more revenue you are able to genereate.

The #1 way, and probably the one thing that makes any blog/website run

efficeintly and create traffic is keywords.  What’s a keyword?  What if I told you that this page is designed for you to find me because I knew of a couple of words you’d type into a search engine?  If you notice, the title of this page on my blog is how to earn an income from home.  I’m gonna bet you that some shape form or fashion, you typed this into a search engine, more than likely google.

Pretty simple it seems?  Ironically, yes it is, but as I stated above, the key is patience when it comes to running an online business, not matter what your niche is.

My name is Benjamin, and with my help, let me show you how to make a living from your couch becaue I know you, just like everyone else, would like to spend more time doing the things you love, isntead of commuting for three hours everyday to and from work.

Feel free to leave comments.




  1. Great post! I totally agree, patience is the key ingredient when looking for work from home opportunities. Once you find an opportunity that suits you, it will require even more patience.

    Like you, I also had the mindset that I was going to make money right away. I needed this to work right away so that I could be free from my 9 to 5 job. But that’s not how these opportunities work. It takes time to build a home based business and be successful at it. It takes a lot of hard work and time.

    Very helpful post! Thank you!


    1. Yes, I was involved with project payday initially and then Empower Network.  I kept jumping around from product to product but had no clue what I was doing, but with WA, now I do.  Good luck in your journey.

  2. I was involved with so many work at home programs that turned out to be scams.
    You have to keep trying because eventually you find Wealthy Affiliate and your search is over.
    There’s nothing here but learning and success.
    All you have to do is follow what you are taught and do the work.

    1. so true.  I can’t count the number of sites i ran into.  None of them were scams per se yet they weren’t for a novice learner

  3. So keywords are what blogs use to get traffic? I find so many results for various search terms I put into google, so obviously you have to do something to get onto the first page right? If I had a blog, what would I want to do in order to see to it that I have keywords for my blog posts that arent clear in the back burner of the google search results?

    1. Keywords are one of many ways blogs use to get traffic but it is definitely the primary way.  To get on the first page of google, you need to do as much keyword research as possible.  Now sometimes that research may have to be paid research, such as a research tool from wealthy affiliate called jaaxy which I currently use.

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