What Is The Best Way To Make Money Online From Home?

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Are you sick and tired of all the scams on the internet? Scams that promise you all sorts of glory but only end up taking all your money and giving you nothing of value in return? If you’re looking for a legitimate way to earn money online…

You’ve come to the right place!

So let’s skip all the BS and just get down to it.

What is the best way to make money online from home? The answer is…Affiliate Marketing.

Okay… some of you may have heard of it or even tried it before but had limited success doing it, but affiliate marketing is a business model with unlimited potential. The thing you gotta know is this, you can get to the point where you’re making enough money to replace your full time job! You can…. if you have the right training and do it properly. 

What Is Affiliate Marketing? How Does It Work?

For those who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a business model where you promote other people’s products and get paid a commission every time you refer a customer that results in a sale.

For example Amazon is an online marketplace that sells just about anything and everything, and they also have an affiliate program. You join the program and have access to affiliate links for all those products which you can then put on your blog/website.

Lets say there’s a blender you want to promote on your blog, so you write a product review post. You find that blender on Amazon, take the affiliate link and put it in your review post. When one of your readers click on it and buys that blender, you get paid! Simple, right?

Well, the idea is simple. But this is an online business with lots of ups and downs, and it takes the right strategy to be able to do it successfully. If you don’t put the time to learn the proper way to do it, you are going to waste a lot of time for nothing. 

Why It’s The Best Way To Make Money Online?

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If you do it correctly, this business model works wonderfully to generate a steady source of passive income.

Think about it… billions of people world wide search for all sorts of different things on Google, Yahoo, or Bing all the time. They type something in the search engine, and the most relevant links will show up in the search results. 

If someone is searching for reviews of a blender that they want to buy, they’ll click on one of the search results, usually one on the first page which takes them to a website about blenders.

The review post then tells the potential buyer all the descriptions, specifications, pros, and cons of the blender.

The review post will also include affiliate links for that specific blender. So when the reader finishes reading the review and is convinced that he/she wants to buy it, he could click on the affiliate link that brings him to Amazon. Once they buy the blender, the person who wrote the blender review post gets paid a commission from Amazon!

Why Affiliate Marketing Is So Powerful

What I just described above is a great example of affiliate marketing, and essential that’s what it’s all about. We help people find what they want through the content we write, and the readers in turn help us by buying things through our affiliate links. It’s a win-win situation!

Just think about how many products out there you can promote, and how many people are out there looking for these product reviews?

The Sky Is The Limit

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Back to the example of the blender review post. Imagine if that blender is very popular, and thousands of people are thinking of buying it and are looking for product review posts. If they land on your review posts, chances are many people will buy that blender through your affiliate link, and so your earning potential is essentially unlimited.

And best of all, you only have to write that review post once, but the earnings will keep coming in months and years down the road! That’s what passive income is truly all about. Now imagine if you write more posts, build more websites, more affiliate programs, you get the idea… the more you do, the more you earn, and your sky is the limit.

The Best Way To Get Started

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online. But by “easy” I mean not complicated, anyone can learn it. If you have access to the right training and directions, you too can follow the footsteps of so many and b e on your way to earning a steady stream of passive income, and maybe even quit your full time job and do it for a living.

But even though it’s easy, it doesn’t mean it’s quick or that it doesn’t require hard work, it does. You will have to work your ass off, blood, sweat, and tears. You will not succeed if you’re expecting to get rich quick, or try any short cut methods to try and “cheat” such as mass spamming affiliate links on forums and other chat boards.

Doing It Correctly

The correct way to do it is by creating useful content that offers value to your readers. This is a business of helping people. You are not a salesman, you are someone who writes content to help people understand or fix a problem, the money you earn is a side effect of that. If your reader gained your trust, he/she will be more likely to take you up on the products you’re offering them.

The second most important thing you must know is that you must know what keywords you must use to write your content. Keywords are words that people are using to google, this is how readers find your website and posts.

Learning how to drive traffic to your website is probably the most important skill you must have. More readers = more money. Once you learn how to attract readers to your website, making money is the easy part.

But…It All Sounds So Hard & Complicated!

This may all sound a bit overwhelming, especially if you have no experience building a website, search engine optimization, marketing, and all that stuff, neither did I when I first started. You may be skeptical that this could work for you. Maybe you don’t feel you’re a good enough writer to create content that’s unique and valuable, or you don’t know what to write about. So you may not feel like this is your “thing,” but I got a question for you…

Do you want to earn lots of money online? If yes, then you can make this your thing. 

All Successful People Were Newbies Once

If you can learn the blueprint of those who are already successful at affiliate marketing and apply what you learn into action, you too can become successful at affiliate marketing.

The million dollar question now becomes… where is that blueprint? and how do you get it?

Wealthy Affiliate

You can get the legitimate blueprint to success at Wealthy Affiliate, an online training platform for affiliate marketing, I’ve been a member there myself since Dec 2016!

What they teach there is the right way to build an affiliate marketing business from scratch. The site owners Kyle & Carson are successful affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs themselves. They offer a free membership for you to check out their training courses, it only took me a day or two to realize that this was a legit opportunity for me to change my life financially.


The Best Training Course

The blueprint that I talked about earlier is Wealthy Affiliate’s online entrepreneur certification courses. This is a course with 5 levels, each level have 10 lessons. You start at level 1 and it will explain everything from how to build a website to choosing what you’re going to write about, how to research the right keywords, and anything else you need to know.

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As you go through each lesson, you will be given tasks to complete, and you won’t be able to move on to the next lesson until you’ve checked the boxes to indicate you completed all those tasks. This encourages you to take action on what you’ve learned and to build your business the right way.

If you don’t understand something you can always type in your questions in the comment box below the lessons. In addition, Wealthy Affiliate has “classrooms,” a 24/7 live chat, and a private messaging system, so there’s tons of ways to ask questions about what you don’t understand in the lessons or anything else.

The exciting part? The first 10 lessons are absolutely FREE. Available to anyone, you just have to sign up for an account. Later on I’ll talk about the membership options.

The Best Tools to Build Your Business

1. Website Builder

Once you signed up you’re given a free account where you’ll be able to build up to 2 websites with their website builder, this will give you a chance to play around with it and see how it works. This website builder is very newbie friendly, you just click a few buttons and BOOM your new website has been created for you.

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2. Website Hosting

Once you’ve built your website with the website builder, no need to look for a hosting service elsewhere, Wealthy Affiliate has their own website hosting service…available to members free of charge of course. This is not some cheap ass hosting service, the hosting they offer is highly secure, fast, and comes with daily back ups.

They offer SSL Certificates free of charge to all premium members. This makes your website even more secure, and it also helps with ranking in the search engines.

3. Live Video Webinars Every Week

Every week you can tune in to the live video webinars hosted by Jay from Wealthy Affiliate who is a successful entrepreneur. Each week has a different topic and you get to learn about a bunch of different tips, ideas, and strategies related to affiliate marketing.

4. Keyword Research Tool

This is a tool that helps you find good keywords to write your content. This is a must-have for any blogger. The only way you’re going to attract lots of organic visitors is by using good keywords, meaning words that lots of people are typing into search engines.


Best Support & Community

A big part of why Wealthy Affiliate is amazing is their community which focuses on helping every member to succeed. Members are encouraged to help and answer each other’s questions. Lots of members at Wealthy Affiliate have been there for years, making them extremely knowledgeable. You can ask them questions either through the live chat or the private messaging system. 

You should know that this is a very big community, it’s not a small little group of people. We’re talking 10’s of thousands of active members! If you’re worried about having to do this all alone, don’t be, you will have help and support from the community every step of the way.

As I’ve mentioned, there is a 24/7 live chat available on the sidebar, ask any questions you may have and usually it will be answered by someone within a minute or two.

Got technical problems with your website? No problem. Just send a ticket to the technical support team who is online 24/7 and will take care of any technically issues your website may be experiencing.

There are also “classrooms” where you can ask questions and learn more. Like literally, there are no shortages of community and support, it’s everywhere you look!

Learn More About Wealthy Affiliate

If you want to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate, check out my free guide on How To Make Real Money Online In 2018.

In my guide I talk more in depth about the Wealthy Affiliate platform, the training, the tools, and how it can help you make money online. Read my free guide here:


If you’re ready to create an account, there are 2 options:

1. FREE Membership 

(Sign Up HERE)

  • 2 free websites
  • 10 free lessons from the Certification Courses
  • 30 free searches in the keyword research tool
  • Unlimited access to premium features such as the live chat and private messaging system for the first 7 days
  • Free memberships do not ever expire. You can keep your free account for as long as you like along with your 2 free websites, you don’t ever need to upgrade if you don’t want to.

2. Premium Membership – $49/Month or $359/Year

(Sign Up HERE)

  • 25 free siterubix websites
  • 25 websites for custom domains (domains paid for separately)
  • Access to the full certification training course
  • Access to the classrooms
  • 24/7 live chat
  • Full unlimited use of the keyword research tool
  • Unlimited private messaging
  • Private 1-on-1 coaching from any of the members or even the site’s owners Kyle & Carson
  • Site feedback exchange system
  • Comment exchange system


Here are some other posts I’ve written about Wealthy Affiliate that might answer some other questions you may have:

Read More: Should You Join Wealthy Affiliate?

Read More: How Fast Can You Make Money After Joining Wealthy Affiliate?

Read More: Is Wealthy Affiliate Worth The Money?

Final Closing Words

I truly believe affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online, anyone can succeed if they are willing to put in the effort and work hard. If you work hard, this can truly change your life financially.

Imagine having $1000 of passive income coming in every month from your affiliate links. How about $3000? $10,000? It’s all possible, there are people doing it and you can too.

If you decide to join through my affiliate link, feel free to send me a message on the inside, my name at Wealthy Affiliate is MrKent. If you have any questions or trouble setting up, don’t hesitate to private message me. Thanks for reading this post, see you on the inside at Wealthy Affiliate!

20 thoughts on “What Is The Best Way To Make Money Online From Home?

  1. Md Tarikul Molla says:

    I really enjoyed reading your post on what the best way to make money online is. It is good to see that you are an honest guy and not like most other bloggers who just try to sell you some stuff with the promise you will be rich in a week. I can say that because I’m a Wealthy Affiliate member myself and I can say they will really teach you how you can accomplish what you want.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey Tarikul Molla, glad to see another Wealthy Affiliate member has found one of my posts! Yeah this affiliate marketing business is legit but it’s not for people who are looking for overnight success.

  2. Aaron says:

    Hey Kent, I really enjoyed reading your post on what the best way to make money online is. It is good to see that you are an honest guy and not like most other bloggers who just try to sell you some stuff with the promise you will be rich in a week. I can say that because I’m a Wealthy Affiliate member myself and I can say they will really teach you how you can accomplish what you want. The only thing is, you will have to put some work in.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Yeah, a very common questions people ask is “how long till I make money with Wealthy Affiliate?” definitely not in a week, and most likely you won’t even start to make any profits until 3-6 months. If you’re turned off by that, then probably Wealthy Affiliate is not for you. It’s for people who are ready to commit to building a long term online business.

      I only made my first affiliate sale after 4 months, and so it definitely takes some time for things to get rolling. But this is a business where it has a cumulative effect, for example it’s possible that a year later you may be making more in a month than what it took you a whole year to make. Then it just gets better and better from there.

      I know a Wealthy Affiliate member who made like $20 her first 10 months, now another 10 months later she’s making $1300 a month! This is a true story and just goes to show you can’t expect quick results with this business. But if you’re looking for something legit and has unlimited earning potential, this is it.

  3. Claudia H. Blanton says:

    I agree with you – affiliate marketing is the best way to start an online business. There is so much you can do, so many niches to explore, and you can work from anywhere!

    I just wish that I would have found Wealthy Affiliate sooner – that would have saved me a lot of heartache and trial and error.



    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Yeah, if only I’d found Wealthy Affiliate 10 years ago, I’d probably be a millionaire right now…or at least making $10,000 a month sitting on the beach sipping a cocktail out of a coconut.

      Even after finding Wealthy Affiliate I still had a lot of trial and error. Although the training there is great, I didn’t exactly follow it 100% and had to learn some mistakes the hard way.

  4. Spot On Website! says:

    Hi Kent,

    Based on this article it is clearly working for you. Your in depth knowledge of Wealthy Affiliate makes it enticing for the person wanting to generate income and is willing to do the work.

    Can you share your journey since you have been at it since September 2017?

    I think it would be inspiring.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hi there, I actually joined Wealthy Affiliate in December 2016, this is my 2nd blog and I didn’t start it until September 2017. I currently have 2 blogs and the 1st one is in a completely unrelated niche of veganism. I was completely new to affiliate marketing and everything else when I first started, and I learned a lot but also made a lot of mistakes. I made my 1st Amazon affiliate sale after 4 months with Wealthy Affiliate, and then from there the amount of sales slowly increased in frequency.

      But keep in mind I’m not a very hard worker and so I really didn’t get a lot done on my website in those 4 months. I think I only had around 30 posts or so at 4 months, and so if you blog more often, like everyday perhaps, you could easily start making money in your 1st month. Once I was making money and so I knew this business model actually works, I wanted to start a 2nd blog which is this one promoting the training platform that got me here, Wealthy Affiliate. I’m not even close to being inspiring or anything, but I can honestly attest that the training at Wealthy Affiliate does work.

  5. Alejandra says:

    Excellent review on Wealthy Affiliate, great information about how anyone can start an online business based on affiliate marketing.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. zebra36 says:

    I have been through quite a few scams online and have almost given up. That was until I found Wealthy Affiliate. I almost gave up anyways because I had trouble affording it. I am glad I haven’t because there is no other product like Wealthy Affiliate out there. At least none that I have encountered. In your experience, has the community at Wealthy Affiliate been helpful when you have had questions?

    • Kent says:

      There’s always help available. In my experience all my questions have been answered adequately by the community. Usually the question has already been asked multiple times before and all I had to do is look for it in the search bar.

      But the times that I had a question that hasn’t been asked before, I’ll just post a question in one of the classrooms and usually within minutes it will receive an answer. If you’re not satisfied with the answer you got, then you can always ask it again and again. Or go to the 24/7 live chat. If it’s still not resolved you can ultimately send a private message to the site owners Kyle & Carson themselves, and they will surely have the right answer for you since they are probably the most experienced affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs on the site.

  7. Wilson says:

    Hey Kent,
    This was a well written article, man.
    I especially like the screen shots and the detailed how-to’s.
    I’m definitely inspired to go and give my articles a bit of an overhaul now.
    I noticed a SEMrush banner in your sidebar. Are you currently using their software and how is it? I’m thinking of invest in their pro subscription.


    • Kent says:

      Hey Wilson, no I’m not using SEMrush right now. I think you’re seeing one of my sponsored link banners, I don’t control what shows up on those ads. But I’m glad you liked my article, thank you for reading and commenting.

  8. joshkay00 says:

    Great post and some great information on how to get started creating passive income streams.

    Wealthy Affiliate is a great tool for both rookie and experienced online marketers and I’m glad that you are a member and are trying to spread the message!

    Thanks again for the information on how to create some simple second income streams.

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