How To Work At Home And Earn Money – I Finally Figured It Out!

By | 12/26/2014

I wanted to learn how to work at home and earn money

Polly(me) founder of Learn To Make Money Online

Polly(me) founder of Learn To Make Money Online

For the past two and a half years, I’ve been researching how to work at home and earn money. I became interested after I quit my last job about four years ago when I left the catering warehouse  in a huff. I never, ever wanted to have to work for somebody else ever again. I also decided I no longer wanted to bust my ass every day working  at a physically intensive job, My poor abused body can’t take it any longer. Working online has become the preferable way to work at home especially in our technological age.  So I sat down on my butt and got to work scouring the internet for ways to work at home online.


Back in the day, before the proliferation of the personal computer, there were all kinds of crazy schemes that promised you they knew a way for you to make money working from home. Unlike the internet, these schemes were advertised in newspaper ads. They all said pretty much the same thing: “Send money and we will divulge the secret to our success”.

The secret to their success was getting me and knuckleheads like me, to cough up our hard earned cash to learn the secret to their success. (Did that make sense to you? It sounded really good in my head)  The bottom line here is: They made money but you didn’t.

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Crazy schemes still abound, but now  they have more flash, color. and style than a simple newspaper ad ever could. With the use of the internet, they are able to reach more knuckleheads than usual. You have to watch out for these guys, they can really pile it on. Unfortunately, I  fell prey to a scheme that was called the Work at Home Institute. The best thing I got out of that particular experience was my money back.

Don’t even get me started about taking online surveys. They say it’s easy money and it would be if I had  made any actual money. I spent approximately 3 months ( excruciating months ) of my life that I will never get back to try to make a go of it.

The only positive experience I gained from this endeavor is the fact that no actual money was spent. I didn’t exactly earn any actual money, but I didn’t spend any. My adventure into that world ended up giving me the biggest f******  headache I have ever lived through in my entire life. I kid you not

About six months into this I was getting really frustrated. I found scheme after scheme after scheme. However, I researched so many of these things that I was able to spot them a mile away and wasn’t so easily hoodwinked. I only invested in one but that was enough for me. After reading so many experiences of people getting ripped off by one nefarious plot or another, I really began to despair that I would ever discover a way to honestly earn money online.

That’s not to  say everything is a scheme. There are places where you can sell products or services. I’m pretty sure most everybody has heard of Ebay and Amazon and there are several less popular websites where you can do the same. The biggest obstacle for me with that option is that I have no products or services that I can sell. By this point I learned two universal truths about making money honest money from the internet:

  1. You have to sell your own products/services or……
  2. You have to sell somebody else’s products/services for them

So this is when I learned about affiliate marketing. I learned that through affiliate marketing I had the opportunity to make a decent enough amount of money to help support my mom and me. (Did I forget to mention I live at home with my mom?) So now the hunt was on to learn all that I could about affiliate marketing in the hopes of becoming an affiliate myself.<Sigggghhhhhh> Here I go again delving deep into the mystery and I was able to shake loose these two little nuggets of info:

  • In order to become an effective affiliate marketer, I needed a website. While there are tens of thousands of companies who employ affiliates not one of them will take you seriously unless you have a website.
  • It became clear that I needed to find somebody who could teach me how to become an affiliate marketer.

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More research, more digging. I was seriously going to throw in the towel when I finally found a website that met both of those requirements. Wealthy Affiliate. To me, the most alluring feature they had was that I didn’t have to have a credit card to sign up for a free trial. I also didn’t need a credit card for a starter membership, because the starter is free. I could have two free websites with no financial obligation.

walogo.2I personally am currently enjoying  the premium membership which is $49 a month with no contracts and I can cancel anytime I want to. I am happy to report that I have been earning income from affiliate marketing for a while now and I gotta tell ya, my income has doubled each month for the past couple of months. It only gets better and I’m lovin’ every minute of it. Why wouldn’t I? I’m working at home making money.

That’s all there is:

  1. Free starter membership
  2. Premium monthly $49

In my opinion, this is the best program out there because it has everything that I could possibly need to learn and earn at the same time. I challenge you to show me something better

Answer the challenge below in the comment section below.

10 thoughts on “How To Work At Home And Earn Money – I Finally Figured It Out!

  1. Linda D.

    Hi Polly, two questions: I was wondering if you as WA member are allowed to pick and choose your own companies, industries and websites you want to be affiliated with? Does the WA teach you to go after your OWN niches? 2nd question, are you provided companies to be affiliated with?

    1. Polly Post author

      Of course!! The while idea is to pick something that you’re good at, know a lot about, are passionate for, and could talk about forever. WA does indeed teach how to develop your own niches, your style and your brand as an authority site.

      Companies aren’t actually provided, but suggestions are given. Amazon is very popular. They also offer affiliate membership with WA itself and The Jaaxy Keyword tool, also developed by Kyle and Carson.

      I gotta tell you though, internet presence and sales is heavily trending with businesses small, medium, large, and of course GARGANTUAN conglomerations.

      It’s getting to where you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some kind of company with an affiliate program and it really is not difficult to find at least one that sells something in just about every niche there is. You just have to know where and how to look. WA teaches the skills necessary for surviving and thriving on the internet.

      In other words, they don’t make you choose anything. Guidance and knowledge is provided to enable us to make our own choices. The only companies that Kyle and Carson actually provide are Wealthy Afffiliate itself and Jaaxy.(As far as I know) I hope that answered you ????

  2. Abrahan

    To Poll,
    Thanks for your post. Could you please clarify how you are able to make money and even double your income every month? About 80% of your post is spent on exposing other methods, which is great, but then in the 25% spent on your choice, no real details are provided. In fact I see the same pattern that you described in your post. You are paying $47 every month ($564/year) to someone in order to work from home, thus making them wealthy. This by the way is an incomprehensible loss for you of $205/year, given the annual fee is $359. Could you please provide a little more details without of course revealing your business secrets? In other words, I am not yet convinced.

    1. Polly Post author

      When I wrote that post I was feeling no pain, I had the house to myself and I was writing constantly.
      Actually my full disclosure statement tells how I earn.As for how I am able to double it? I have developed excellent writing skills while a member at WA. I write well enough to attract much traffic. We all know traffic means $$.

      So in essence…I am a writer. I stay here at home in front of my computer and I write for a living. I write prolifically and the more of a presence I maintain on the web, the more traffic I receive.

      I try to provide original, useful information whenever I sit in front of my keyboard.And earn a few dollars on the way.

  3. Ron Cramer

    I am another person using this site. I investigated hundreds of sites, programs, and scams over several years. I even fell for a couple of the scams. This program has actually worked better than they said. Thanks.

    1. Polly Post author

      I hope you are talking about the Wealthy Affiliate program. Because that has been the secret to my success.

  4. Mark

    is this just another scam or are there real people out there using this program?

    1. Polly Post author

      It is real. There are over 100,000 people using this program. I am one of them.

    2. Marlene W

      Hi Mark. I am also a real person who has been a proud member of WA for the past 10 years. All Polly says is true and its an absolute joy to be able to explore my own love and passion for things I like and love on my own websites.


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