The 3-step system I used to make 7-figures of Affiliate Commissions in my first 3 years as an affiliate marketer.
You wake up, slip on something soft and comfy, grab a cup of coffee, and head into your home office where you prepare to start your work day. In the midst of your work day, you're able to throw in a load of laundry, be there when the kids get home from school, and yup, stay in your pajamas.
Working from home is a dream for so many people, but it's also becoming a reality for more and more people. Maybe you've already started doing some side gigs to earn income from home. Maybe you haven't. Either way, these work-from-home tips will get you ready to double your income while working from home and living your dream.
My Best Work-From-Home Tips to Help You Double Your Income
These aren't your run-of-the-mill tips. They will actually earn you some serious dough…
Focus on Legit Work From Home Opps
These days, there are tons of work from home opportunities, but not all of them are considered equal. Many of them aren't even worth your time, such as surveys, getting paid to shop, product testing, and all of those enticing apps that make it sound so easy to earn money from home.
While some of these things are useful, such as using Rakuten (previously Ebates) to earn money back on purchases, none of these things will earn you a decent income.
If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Websites that claim you can earn a living while watching videos, listening to music, or giving your opinion must think $10 a month is a living.
Be Smarter With Your Work From Home Options
Many people get so excited about the opportunity to work from home that they jump into any old thing that comes along without thinking about one of the most important work-from-home tips, and that is to think smart! That means moving away from trading time for money.
Now, don't get me wrong; there are definitely some well-paying legitimate work-from-home opportunities that involve working by the hour, such as:
- Freelance Writing & Design
- Editing & Proofreading
- Being a Virtual Assistant
- Data Entry Work
A Google search for “work from home opportunities,” for example, brings up these results:
These things can be valuable when you need to make money right now to support your family and you need to do it from home because you want to stay home with your kids or you are suffering from an injury.
But once you are rocking along with these kinds of things, start thinking beyond hourly pay so that you can stop trading time for money. After all, there are only so many hours in a day and you can't expect to easily double your income by working hourly.
How do we do that?
The following passive income opportunities are things you can start building along side of your hourly pay so that you can kiss that job good-bye at some point and work a lot less hours making a lot more money. Who doesn't want that?
Here are our favorite work-from-home side hustles that can easily turn into full time income:
Affiliate Marketing – This is one of our biggest topics here at Buildapreneur. We eat, sleep, and breath affiliate marketing because it flat out works. While there are advanced techniques, anyone can learn it and succeed with it right away. Take our free Affiliate Marketing training here!
YouTube – YouTube is another amazing work-from-home opportunity that earns many people an incredible income. The trick is to be consistent and keep going even before you see the money coming in. Eventually, the earnings will roll in. Here's our Beginner's Guide to Making Money on YouTube.
Blogging – Having a blog is probably the most freeing “job” you can have. You can pretty much do whatever you want with it as long as you pick a niche to write about and put out content that people want. There are many ways to earn money with a blog.
Repurpose What You’ve Already Done
One of the easiest work-from-home tips that will help you double your income is to get more out of what you've already done. In marketing, we call this repurposing. It's one of the smartest ways to work because you are making more off of your existing efforts instead of constantly doing new stuff.
Here are some examples of what I'm talking about:
- If you’re promoting stuff on Pinterest, create a blog and promote it there too.
- If you have a YouTube channel, create a blog, add your videos, and write articles based on what you talk about in the videos.
- If you only have a blog, start a YouTube channel based on the content you write about.
- Create a digital product based on what you talk about on your YouTube channel or what you write about in your blog.
- If you’re only promoting stuff on Facebook, expand to Pinterest, Instagram or other platforms.
You get the gist. Work smart and make more out of less.
Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Home-Based Business
Maybe you already have a side hustle that makes you some extra cash. If something's already working, think about how you can take it to the next step and transform it into a full-fledged home-based business. This is one of the most essential work-from-home tips we can give you because it will change your life in the most dramatic way.
Let's look at some ways you might do that…
From Facebook Marketplace >> To Dropshipping
If you've had a lot of success selling stuff on the Facebook marketplace, consider running your own Dropshipping website. You choose a niche, add products from companies who do dropshipping, and when someone orders something, you simply order it from the company at a discounted price and have it shipped directly to the customer. No inventory and no headaches!
For only $300 and in less that a week, dropshiprocket.com can have you up and running with a dropship website.
From Dawdling in Affiliate Marketing >> To Affiliate Marketing Pro
If you've been doing some affiliate marketing without having a website, consider starting a blog or a YouTube channel where you can present your affiliate offers more professionally.
Even if you know nothing about having a website, there are still some easy solutions, my favorite of which is called ClickFunnels Share Page. This tool makes it so easy to get an affiliate website up and running in a matter of minutes. We talk about it more here.
From Amateur Promoter >> To a Personal Brand
Maybe you've been playing around making money online but you haven't built anything solid yet. Instead of just promoting random stuff, consider creating a personal brand.
Even if you are just making money online under your own name, you can still create a brand for yourself, and doing so has definite advantages. People understand brands and they are attracted to them (when they are done right). Having a brand will make you stand out and it will make it clear to your niche what you are about.
Here are some great examples of personal brands…
- Heather Land is a great example. She's known for her “I ain't doin' it” bit where she comedically rips on things through videos she records using one of the hilarious, face-distorting Snapchat filters.
- Chocolate Covered Katie is known for her decadent healthy chocolate recipes. Her name is the best part of her brand. It says it all and helps her stand out as unique.
- Jannine Murray has a great personal brand that brings out her uniqueness and shows us what she's all about.
- Moms & Crafters does a great job of creating a clear brand that the right people will be drawn to.
One of the Best Money Making Opportunities is Affiliate Marketing, So Do More of It (& Do it Right)
Hands down, the biggest work from home money-making opportunity has been affiliate marketing. It is probably the easiest way to make money online, and if you choose high-paying products, it can be extremely lucrative.
All you have to do is find products that you believe in and that offer an affiliate program and promote them to people who would be interested in them. Then, when a sale is made, you receive a commission.
Here are some work-from-home tips to help you succeed with affiliate marketing…
Let's face it, people love video. And when you talk about a product you believe in on video, it will make a bigger impact. Especially if you are a person who likes to talk, this will be so easy for you to create. Plus, you can share videos everywhere! You can post them on your own website, on YouTube, on Facebook, etc.
Don't try to be a salesperson when you are promoting affiliate offers. Just be yourself. This goes along with creating a brand, like we talked about above. You are your brand, so be you and the right people will be drawn to you and what you promote.
Instead of thinking about affiliate marketing as trying to get people to buy something, turn it around and just focus on trying to solve other people's problems.
Do some keyword research to discover what people are searching on Google. This will tell you the problems they are trying to resolve. You can present the affiliate products you promote as solutions to those problems.
Here's a great article about how to do keyword research if you are a beginner.
Get Free Info to Make You Better
We put out a ton of information on affiliate marketing, and it's all free! Here are several ways you can access it:
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel – We post weekly videos about how to make money online, and affiliate marketing is at the top of our list. Subscribe and hit the bell so you get notified when a new video comes out.
- Read the affiliate marketing articles on our blog – We are always putting out the latest info to keep you up to date and help you succeed with affiliate marketing.
- Take our free affiliate marketing course – Go inside Spencer Mecham's affiliate marketing business as he shows you how he was able to build it, how it runs, how he won a car, and how he was able to build a full time income from affiliate marketing.
Let's Sum This Up
Each of these work-from-home tips has the potential to help you double your income on their own. Just imagine what they can do for you if you were to combine some of them together! But don't overwhelm yourself; just start with the one that feels the most exciting to you right now.