How To Make Money Online At Home? – The Five Steps To Generate A Passive Income Online.

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Welcome to my Start Here page, I’m Samuel, founder of My Full Time Job At Home.

If you’re interested to make a passive income online, but don’t know where to start, this page is for you. My belief in helping you learn is simple: Share the truth, work hard, and lead by example. That’s what I’m all about, and that’s what My Full Time Job At Home is all about.

The 1st step – Before getting into the “make money” part, you first must have your why.

What is the reason that make you want to make money online?

Is it because of your financial situation? your dislike for your job? your desire to work at your own terms? you want to work at home so that you can take care of your kids? you want to earn more money? Or you just want to try out something new? It’s very important to have your why because it’s the core of what’s inside of you. For me, the reason why I turn to the internet to make money was because I didn’t like my job, and I knew that if I had continue my job for the next 10 years or so, I would regret it. That’s my why. With your why, it will help you to stay committed.

The 2nd step –  You must understand why you should make money online.

How does making money online benefit you? And what is a passive income online?

Having a passive income online means that you’re building an online businesses that take advantage of systems of automation that allow transactions, cash flow, and growth to happen without requiring a real-time presence. It means you don’t have to trade time for money. That’s the benefit, you get to work at your own terms.

Although there are other ways to make a passive income, for example, real estate investment, mutual funds investment or stocks, I feel that starting an online business is the best way because, 1) you don’t have to invest much money into it, 2) you have the most control over it, and 3) there is much more upsides than downsides to it. That’s why if you’re getting starting with passive income, start with an online business.

The 3rd step – You must know the reality of making money online.

Before going any deeper, I want to dispel some myths and set some realistic expectations to help you to get started online. 

Why? Because I notice so many people not being specific enough when it comes to the explanation of making money online. That’s why there is a lot of confusion when it comes to making money online. Most people don’t know how to start or fail to do so, because they are being influenced by the scams and lies online. Unfortunately for me, I also had to go through some of those scams and lies to find out what really was the proper way to make money online. So if you haven’t gone through all of that, I want to save you from it.

How many make money ads like these do you see online? Can’t count?


The truth about them? They are just unethical sales pitches to make you sign up for their “program” or “system” which will be mostly free at first, until further down the road you will realise that they will start asking you to invest more and more money, be it some products, webinars, seminars, or some trainings that they will guarantee or promise to help you make a ton of money in the future. However, all those “guarantees” and “promises” that they tell you are nothing more than just some sugar coated lies.

Many conventional internet marketers and online entrepreneurs will try to convince you to think otherwise though, that making money online is that quick and simple, when the reality is not. Why? Because they are trying to make money by selling “false hopes” to people. When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And if you still have the mentality of “making money fast online”, you have to change it. Because there is no easy way in making money.

Let me tell you the truth now, making a passive income online is not easy. Nothing in life comes easy. It takes a lot of hard work, and most importantly it does not happen overnight. However, I’ll do my best to guide you and give you all the information you need, but I can’t force you to take action. It’s all up to you to decide what you want to do.

A lot of people will ask, how long will it take for me to earn my first sale online? How long will it take for me to have stable income online? Well, there is no definite answer to this because it all depends on how much time and effort you’re willing to put into your online business. I took about a few months of hard work to finally make my first sale. Some people will take even longer. Don’t freak out! This is the reality of making money online, it’s not some “get rich quick” scheme fabricated by someone else.

However, I can assure you that once you have made the first sale, you will only continue to make more and more, the sky’s the limit! We internet entrepreneurs invest our time upfront creating valuable products and experiences. We work hard now to continually reap the benefits later.

The 4th step – You must understand how to make money online

How does the process of making money online works?

There are just so many ways to make money online, thousands of different ways in fact! The problem is that people often get distracted by the “latest and greatest” product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business. This is one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online. It is a proven technique that a lot of people use to make money online. It is also the ultimate “making money” process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now and will present as much opportunity in the massive online world as you like.

The diagram below will help you understand.


There are over 3 billion people (the audience) online and these people are looking (searching) for things all the time. They are looking for information and to buy products. That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these “audiences” by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be “helping” these people and earning revenue in the process. This is called Affiliate Marketing.

So, what is Affiliate Marketing exactly? Affiliate Marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.

There are just so many affiliate programs that you can choose from. For example, if you go to AmazonAssociates and sign up for their affiliate program, you can choose any product that you like to promote in Amazon. After choosing the product, you will put an affiliate link or banner on your website of that product and when someone click through your link or banner and purchases the product, you receive a commission. Simple as that!

I’m an Affiliate Marketer myself, and what I love about Affiliate Marketing is that you don’t have to invest the time and effort to create a product to sell. You can begin selling something as an Affiliate as soon as you have a platform to sell it on. But as an Affiliate Marketer, it’s very important to promote the products that you’re extremely familiar with. If the product that you’re promoting isn’t going to help or give value to others, don’t ever promote it.

So why should you be an Affiliate Marketer? Advantages of being a Affiliate Marketer!

  • Gives you the opportunity to reach out to a bigger audience
  • It is cost effective for you as you do not need a storage space or staff to handle everything.
  • Most of the affiliate programs are free of cost
  • You can work from home! (Just need a computer and a internet connection)
  • Provides you with a steady income
  • No customer support required

Did you know?

  • About 60% of affiliates work from home?
  • 47% affiliates promote less than 10 products a year?
  • Around 3.3% affiliates make over $500,000 a year?
  • 69% affiliates promote only consumer based products?

The Fifth Step – You must take action now.

Now that you have a clear understanding on Affiliate Marketing, how can you start? How can you build a successful long-term online business with Affiliate Marketing?

When the word “successful” comes to my mind, I will think of others that have already gain success online. It makes me want to follow in their footsteps. When it comes to building an online business, I realise that they all have these 3 main things in common.

Building An Online Business Only Require These 3 Things!

1. They Have Their Own Website/Blog

When you go to Google and search for any successful company, you list it, McDonald, Apple, Coke, Etc, you will actually realise that all of them will have their own website. Why? Because the foundation of an online business is a website. It’s like your brand, like mine is “”.

Let’s say if the internet is a country, then websites are like real estates. You should know by now that real estates are valuable in the physical world, so online “real estates” work the same way. By building up your own website, you’re creating your own plot of “land”. You can fill this land with whatever you want but it must be able to deliver value to people. Did you know that Arianna Huffington, the founder of is currently the top earning blogger at $2,330,000 per month? That’s the potential of having a website.

So, how can you build a website? Isn’t it difficult? What if you have never build a website before? Don’t worry, building a website is very simple with the current technology. In fact, in a few minutes from now, you can have your own website up and running online!

2. They Have Help.

You have a website, now what? You must find the proper place to get help so that you know what to do next. So where’s the best place to get help for starting an online business? Google? It’s great to a certain extend, but the information can be too overwhelming and broad at the same time. Don’t worry, I’m gonna tell you where is the best place to get help in a few moments!

3. They Learn And Practice Everyday. 

Finally after getting help, you must learn, follow, take action and repeat. You can get the best teacher in the world to teach you, but if you don’t listen, follow, and take action, it’s not going to work. You can’t just slack off and expect results. To build a successful online business, you must take the time, effort and hard work , if not your business won’t grow.

Quick recap here, in order to make a passive income online, you need to have…

  1. A Website
  2. Help
  3. Training

But how can you find all of that?

Right now, I’m going to introduce to you to the #1 Online Training Program that has been around in the industry for more than 10 years, and on top of that you can try it out for FREE!

When you sign up with Wealthy Affiliate for free you will get,

1) Two Free Websites

  • Fully functional WordPress Sites
  • Ready to make money online

2) Personal Help & Support

  • Ability to get personal help from Kyle or Carson (Founder’s of Wealthy Affiliate) Count me in too!
  • Help within a community of 500,000’s of users
  • Live Chat support
  • Ongoing topical discussions
  • Strictly Spam Free environment

3) Training Galore

  • Video Classes
  • Tutorials
  • Courses
  • Entire classrooms

I just mention that building a successful long-term online business require 3 things: A Website, Help and Training. You will get these 3 things at Wealthy Affiliate for free!

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You might be asking yourself, do I need any experience for this? Would I be able to understand all the training lessons? Don’t worry, the training lessons are very straight forward and easy to follow. The most difficult part is always to follow every step and take action! However, if you’re still unsure about anything, you can ask for help within the community or even me! I started off without any experience too you know!

All of this for $0, you don’t even need a credit card! You won’t find training this comprehensive and support like this anywhere. (It’s #1 for a reason) There is a premium option that you should consider later, but that will give you access to way more! Sign up for free now! Join me and 500,000+ others in the path of finding our very own success online. Don’t wait any longer, the longer you wait, the longer it will take for you to achieve your goal! I hope to see you inside! 🙂


You can read my full review on Wealthy Affiliate here!

If you have any queries or doubts, you can drop me a comment below! Cheers! 😎

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58 Comments on "How To Make Money Online At Home? – The Five Steps To Generate A Passive Income Online."

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Hi Samuel,

I just bumped into your site and I have to say, as someone who has been scammed before, I find the information that you offer here very refreshing.

I just have a question for you: I am indeed willing to put the time but given that I don’t have experience with websites, will I be able to keep up with the technical stuff?

Thank you in advance


Hey, I read your post and I really admire your honestly about starting an online business! Love your scam page btw! 🙂


Hi Samuel, great post on getting started online!
I think that a lot of people fall for the many scams online because they want instant results, but learning to make money online takes time and some hard work. That is why having the RIGHT tools, training and support is so crucial to success, and Wealthy Affiliate is simply the best in the business!


Hey samuel! Great post about making money online. Although i never make a penny on the internet before, i am keen on doing because i just hate my job so much… but i’m not very sure as i have not much experience….


Hi Samuel,
Just read your article on Wealthy Affiliate. I think you’ve covered everything very well!

The only thing you may have missed is that WA is not a get-rick-quick scheme…it takes time to get rolling. But like a snowball rolling downhill, it picks up speed and size! When you start rolling with WA you will be nothing but successful.


Kim Jeoung

Hi Samuel, great website! You did a great job by clearly explaining how to make money online, and i agree with you about the ‘foundation’ you talk about, it also applies to any business … You always need to start with the basics.


Hi Sam,
I loved how your website is neatly organised. The information you provided is very true. I am a WA member since last month and I already have my own domain and website. I was a victim of scams too, though It didn’t cost me money but a lot of time. I am sure to see a lot of guys on WA coming from here. Nice job, keep it up.


Hi Samuel

Thanks for your article and would also have come across many of the scams and false promises that you mention at the beginning. As they say if it sounds to good to be true … it probably is.

I would also add a fourth thing that all successful people have and that is the confidence to give things a try and risk failure, as well as a belief in themselves (maybe that’s 5).

I have been involved in Wealthy Affiliate for nearly a year now and it is a great place to learn about online businesses and developing a real website that can potentially (with effort) earn money) and it does fit your 3 things for a successful business very well.

Melanie Coleman

I know what it’s like to feel desperate as the industry my husband’s in is in a slump with occasional surges. my part time job can’t always give me extra hours and when it does, it’s barely enough for a family combined with my husbands fluctuating income. When I came across an ad for work from home on-line work, I had to hold back from jumping in head first as I was aware that people in my position are be vulnerable to scams. Sure enough, the set up was pronounced a scam by a reviewer. However, after the lengthy article, he went on to recommend a few places. Wealthy Affiliate was one of them and so far, after a large yet satisfying learning curve, the rest is history. I want to be successful and put in the hard work for my family, and I am quite determined. I also wish you the very best with your site and your journey with WA

Win Back Your Ex

This looks like a great opportunity offered to people who want to do something for themselves online.

I see that you mention people need help when it comes to being successful online, without help and tuition I am sure it would be a great struggle.

I see you say there is a community of thousand all ready to help!! are they experts also?

I am sure there is a lot to learn so there must be a lot of technical and design experts to assist!




Hi Sam, you have provided a very clear an simple explanation of what it takes to start a business online.

Anyone who is really serious to run a business online will be happy to have found your site.
Why? Because the platform you recommend speaks for itself. How? By giving you a free opportunity to have the feel of how it works is a strong signal that it is indeed a place to be.

All the best.


Having access to help and support is a big issue. With many courses online that teach you how to make money online, you buy the course and then you are left on your own. People are far more likely to be successful if they have people they can go to with questions and concerns. This is because everyone is different, and so every website will be different, so each person will have their own unique issues that they need to address with their particular online business.

Having a community that is free from spam but full of supportive people is a great asset to any aspiring internet marketer.



I like the description of how earning money online works.

Its very honest and one thing you need when looking for online money is honesty. There’s many scams out there that just want to take you for your money. This makes it all look very straight forward.

Do I need any experience with this sort of thing to get started?


I spent most of my 20’s trying to find the best way to make money online and was scammed too many times to count. The internet is a great place for people to start a business but trying to find the right place to learn what they need to in order to do so is the hard part. In your opinion, what is the single greatest mistake that people make when starting their own business online?

Rae Anne Pond

Thanks for this great review on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it is expertly written and very attractive. I can see where this program will work.


Hey Samuel great website and great information about working from home. I’m glad you gave videos to help out because now I have a good idea of how to start working from home. Thank you for a lot of helpful information and I look forward to reading more about working form home on your site.


Really explanatory post Samuel. Like the way you explain things. Also, your blog visually is top notch, makes you wanna stay. Cheers bro!


I am from India I am unable create a free account in WA.. How can I do it..?? Can u pl. help me….
Tnx a lot


Hi samuel i almost fell for a scam until i went to the comments section.i really hope and pray you can help me learn when i sign up


Hello Samuel,
I just read this explaination that you’ve typed, and I started to believe in your [ Wealthy Affiliate] due to the experienced explaining, and was very convenced. So, I will go ahead and sing up for the free trial then I will register with the Premium Version if I liked it much.

Thanks a lot !


Hi Samuel, I just discovered that Wealthy affiliate seems to not having anything to do with my own part of Africa which is Nigeria. I tried registring Just now, having been impressed with the testimonials and conviced of its trustworthiness, mean while i got a caution message saying country is not enlisted!!!…. May i know the reason why? Also could there be a way into Wealthy Affliate am interested!

Malik Junaid

Hi Samuel !

I reached to your blog from Facebook ==> Online Earning Group ==> Post ==> Comment Section ==> Some one was advertising about *Project Breakthrough* ===> you told about this scam

So thats the source i came to you … !

I found this blog to be so Good & i have want to know about WA that … when i create website from there so that will be in their control !

johir monowar

Hi samuel i almost fell for a scam until i went to the comments section.i really hope and pray you can help me learn when i sign up


Hi Samuel, Which sites do u think are supported in bangladesh.

eric agyapong

i’m glad to see the light thank you


Its not free for me to create WA. I,am Indian, it will cost me rupees 25000+ in a year. Here i want to earn,but not to invest in this. Is there any other means,for free? Help me out wanna start right now. THANKS


It seems to me, you’ve created a great website, you have writen an helpful and varied information,(I’m still making my website related about money online as well) nice pictures, good products to promote, I know “Herbalife”. The header so good, I think you will be successful. Congratulations. I get some idea
Have a nice week


Hi Samuel,

Great post on Wealthy Affiliate! You sure covered a ton! When I found Wealthy Affiliate I was excited to be able to build a website and have all of the tools here that I need! I haven’t done anything like this prior to WA so I have ZERO experience but I’m learning!

Keep up the great work with your websites!