Make Money From Home

Who Needs to Make Money?

Many people find they need to make extra money and would like to be able to make it from home.  Who are these people?

Image of dollar sign

Image of dollar sio it from home.  Some of these people are:

  • Retirees (like myself)
  • Disabled people (like myself)
  • Students (especially college students)
  • Stay at home moms or even dads who want to add to the family income
  • Teachers with summers off and time on their hands
  • Seniors on fixed incomes (like myself)
  • People who are in bad work environments or situations or just want out of the fast track.
  • People who have lost their jobs

As you can see, there are people in many different situations who truly need to create an extra income or even an income period.

Some of my blog articles about making money:

Working from home and for yourself

Traditional jobs are great if that is what you want to do, have good skills and qualifications and occupy a job you enjoy.  But the incentives for working at home calls to many people, like myself.

Image of woman in home office

Image of woman in home office

I am retired and became disabled after retirement and I would love to generate enough income to help my husband and I live without financial fear in retirement so we can both enjoy our retirement years.  I love learning (I’m a perpetual student anyway) and so signing up for the Wealthy Affiliate Program was an easy decision for me.  I can easily work from my home office, choosing my own hours and deadlines.  Doing this is so much more enjoyable than my former career job.  I feel much more relaxed, in control and the master of my own success.

Advantages of working from home

  • You save the time you would normally use to commute.  Most working folk travel at least 18 miles to and from work, taking around 1/2 an hour per journey(some spend much more time that than on the commute). That’s more than 5 hours per week fighting traffic when you could be working, not to mention the money you would save in gas and wear and tear on your vehicle.
  • You take less time off for sickness and family.  When you work from home, for yourself, you are in control and can set your own hours, attire, and are your own push to produce.
  • Working from home can certainly reduce the stress of working with difficult co-workers and bosses and having to attend meetings, deal with company bureaucracies, and meet someone else’s targets.
  • While you will need to set guidelines to ensure you get up, prepare for work and put in the hours and effort necessary to succeed, you can work in casual attire (no need for ties, suit coats, high heels or hose).  You can also save money on clothing and even childcare when your children are old enough to not require continuous watch care
  • Your family wins time wise.  You can schedule your working hours around your children’s special events and special family time and have more time yourself without wasting it on commuting.


Thanks for looking at my site and coming to this page.  I would love for you to leave any questions or comments below. – Shirley

6 thoughts on “Make Money From Home

  1. Glenys

    You are right Shirley, I work from home because I really don’t want to be bothered with the awful commute to and from the city. That would take around 3 hours per day. That is not possible for me to due to family commitments.
    Working from home does come with reduced stress and helping people. I can also schedule my day around my family commitments. This is important to me because my family are still really young.
    Thank you for sharing these great motivating reasons as to why you should start an online business today.

    1. Shirley Dawson Post author

      Glenys, thanks for visiting my site and reading my post. I love being able to work from home in retirement doing what I love to do. I set my own time, can work in my pjs and I can stop if necessary and do the things around my home I need to do. I would have absolutely loved being able to do this when my daughter was little. Thanks again for your comment. – Shirley

  2. Sharon

    Hello Shirley,

    I am a stay-at-home mom who wanted to contribute to the household income. But, honestly, I really wanted to do something for myself. I often find it uneasy not to do something productive while my kids are at school. Not saying that there isn’t much housework to do but doing something that can “power” my mind can be helpful to take things off a mother’s stress. And I find that affiliate marketing can be a very good start as I can learn and do it at home. Also, at my own pace.

    Well, who needs to make money from home? I certainly do – for money and self-advancement.


    1. Shirley Dawson

      Sharon, I totally agree with you, I had that need also to contribute and Wealthy Affiliate online training was just what I needed to learn all about affiliate marketing and building affilite websites with WordPress. Thank you Sharon for your comment and for checking out my blog post. – Shirley

  3. Dave

    Hi Shirley, I am the seventh person you mentioned above. I would truly love to be my own boss. 35 years of being hired to make someone else’s dreams, I would love to create my own income. You mentioned in your article that you signed up for a Wealthy Affiliate Program to work from a home office and become a master of your own success. This sounds awesome, where can visitors to your website find information on this? It sounds like it is working well for you. Dave

    1. admin

      Hello Dave, thanks for visiting my website. I understand where you are and believe becoming your own boss is certainly possible. Yes I signed up with Wealthy Affiliate over 3 years ago and never looked back. I love the community, which is so giving and helpful and the expert, state-of-the-art training. There is always sometime new being taught so we never fall behind as time goes by and new rules and tools change and update. Check out my detailed review of Wealthy Affiliate on my website. You can see it here – there is a link to sign up for a free trial week so you can get a good look at this training adn community yourself. Back in 2014, I signed up and on Day 3 decided this was the place for me to learn and grow my online business, so I upgraded to Premium that day. Read my review and click on the box at the bottom to sign up. Have a great day and thanks again for visiting my website. – Shirley


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