The Work From Home Guidebook
I know that there are millions of searches a month on search engines, made by people looking for a real work at home opportunity. Many would buy a guide to working at home online, and there are many of those.
I have bought a couple myself. I’m a reader who loves to read, so I bought them.
Quite honestly though, I have to say that the best way to learn is to do.
I have already written many articles about working at home. Selling repaired furniture, working at a call center from home, dog walking, babysitting, all worth while side hustles.
Maybe I could write my own work at home guidebook. But for you, I have a better idea.
The side hustles I mentioned above all require that you are at home. In the same place all the time, ready to receive customers.
That’s perfect for people who don’t want or need to go anywhere.
Or, who advertise that they are available on certain days of the week, which gives them options to be absent.
Seniors in retirement especially, want options to travel to visit family or simply take in new sights.
What Is The Laptop Lifestyle About
You’ve read the term ‘laptop lifestyle, haven’t you? It’s kind of everywhere right now!
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the work from home guidebook!
The laptop lifestyle encapsulates the idea of not just working from home, but – from wherever you are!
Here’s an example. You’re a retired senior but you need more money.
You have started a dog sitting and a baby sitting business. You have to get up and go to your clients, or have them come into your home. Whatever works. You need money!
Both dogs and babies sleep, don’t they? When they do, you pull out your laptop and write a blog post about an indoor herb garden kit that sells on amazon. Like this one, you can click to see it here.
See how that herbal garden kit is linked right to amazon? When your readers click there and end up buying one, amazon will pay you a commission.
That is called affiliate marketing. Amazon helps you sign up to be an affiliate, gives you advertising help and tracks everything for you.
You can promote anything from amazon. And you can do the same with the many retailers and vendors who have an affiliate program.
Better Than A Work From Home Guidebook
When I use the term guidebook, I mean the small books one finds to buy as e-books. I have bought a couple and written one, which is available on Kindle from amazon.
The better way to learn, which is to do, is accessible at Wealthy Affiliate, a huge web site, with many training classes on working from home online.
The training is geared for affiliate marketing, yet you can use it to create business blogs for products you create too.
For example, if I look at these basic training classes:
- Lesson 1, Getting Rolling!
- Understanding How to Make Money Online
- What’s My Niche
- Building Your Own Niche Website
I view four out of ten FREE to study classes that are the first part of their blog building training.
And I see that the textual content is the equivalent of the basic guidebook content that one pays about $2.99 US for on amazon Kindle.
A quick download. There are thousands of these e-book guides on a zillion subjects.
Aside from saving $2.99 ( I know that’s no big deal but stay with me here), this free trial opportunity gives you videos, and hundreds of Q & A’s related to each class.
And even more, you DO as you go. What is that worth?
Work From Home Network Marketing
Another incredible bonus you can get, even during your seven day free trial, is a huge network of fellow newbies and seasoned successful web site owners.
As requirements for web sites increase on line, like the upcoming European GDPR rules (which involve data collection or deletion), and as search engine biggies like Google changes how it values our site content, the savvier entrepreneurs are out front at Wealthy Affiliate.
Their personal posts with information and their self-created video walk-throughs about the latest demands helps the network of a few hundred thousand people, keep up.
And there is even more value here.
Writing as a profession can be quite lonely.
It is usually a solo mission, yet most of us are pack animals.
It is really really good to have a live feed question and answer section for when you hit a wall and just can’t figure something out.
It is terribly frustrating to keep trying to re-size an image or change the font size for your web site, and fail.
At Wealthy Affiliate you are not alone! It is a world wide site and is open 24/7.
You don’t need to be lonesome, and don’t be a stranger! Always ask when you need help.
There is also a huge search area where you may find a dozen answers to a question.
The Live And Kicking Guide To Working At Home Online
I think of Wealthy Affiliate as a very animated guidance system.
There is a weekly live webinar on crucial topics, or new marketing tips which are all uploaded to view again and again.
You can get feedback on your beginner blogging efforts right at the start, both for encouragement and to hone your skills as you go.
Contributing to the feedback threads you also get a good view of how other people are doing. You can keep improving your own work this way.
If you are a senior who needs more money in retirement, or a disabled person who needs to work at home, you won’t waste any time learning within the Wealthy Affiliate system.
No matter what you’re doing at any given moment, you’re always gaining not just knowledge, but experience.
Did I mention you’ll get to build two websites, also at no cost during the free trial? Yours to keep!
Do you have any questions about all this? If so, feel free to leave them below.