Had enough of the rat race? Do you want the freedom of being your own boss and making your own hours? If you agree, then take action and learn how to quit your job and make money from home. 

With the introduction of the internet, it’s easier then ever to earn full-time income from home by starting an online business.

So Where Do I Start?

Taking the first step towards starting your own online business can be challenging as there are many scams and “get rich quick” programs, which can make the process discouraging. No one wants to be ripped off! I will point you in the right direction with a legit method to make money from home with affiliate marketing.

Affiliate Marketing = Making Money Promoting Products

There are over 3 billion people with internet access and that number will continue to increase. This is the largest consumer audience in the world with people purchasing products online everyday. In fact, in 2016 more people purchased products online than in traditional brick and mortar stores.

This trend will certainly continue, which presents a great opportunity to capture even a small percentage of this audience through affiliate marketing.

When researching products, people typically look for information using search engines such as Google and Bing. I’m sure you do as well. This is where you as an affiliate marketer can earn revenue.

By building a website, you can write content targeting keywords that people search for, which will then lead to traffic to your site. When someone then buys a product from a 3rd party (such as Amazon) through an affiliate link on your site, you will earn a commission for the sale.

Below is an overview of the process courtesy of Wealthy Affiliate.


How to quit your job and make money from home

Start Making Money With These Four Steps

Choose An Interest 

Do you have a passion or a favorite hobby? Find what you love and you can create an online business with it! There are millions of niches available that you can monetize. If you are unfamiliar with what a niche is, it is simply a group of people looking for something. Find something that you will enjoy writing about!

Build a Website

Your website will be the framework of your business and where you will create content to drive traffic to your site. Creating a website is easier than ever and you don’t need a computer science degree. With WordPress, you can have a website live in a matter of minutes! For more information, check out my build a website page.

Attract Visitors

Once you have your website created, you need to bring people to your site since without website traffic there will not be any revenue. In order to attract visitors you will need to know what people are searching for in the search engines such as Google and Bing. This is done through keyword research. I cannot stress enough the importance of keyword research as this is the key to attracting visitors to your site, which will lead to sales. 

Earn Revenue

Once you have visitors to your site, you can start making money by promoting products through affiliate programs, which are special programs that pay you for sending traffic to their site. This can be a commission up to 75% if your visitor purchases something.

There are thousands of affiliate programs, which you can find by typing a product + affiliate program (such as aquariums + affiliate program) into a search engine. They are also FREE to sign up! If you would like to learn more, check out my Affiliate Marketing overview.

Actual Earnings – This Really Works!

You may still be questioning whether this is a legit way to make money from home. If it is, can I really quit my job and do this full-time?

The answer is a resounding YES!

Below is a blog post from Wealthy Affiliate member Parre (Colton James) who earned $5,000 in affiliate commissions through Amazon in November 2015. This would definitely qualify as full-time income in my book!


Colton then doubled his earnings in December 2015, proving that November was not a fluke. He took advantage of the holiday shopping season by writing a lot of content on his niche website.  I’m not sure about you, but I’ve never received a 100% raise in a month working for someone else! This is just an example of the earnings potential with affiliate marketing.




Here is another example of the earnings potential of affiliate marketing. Wealthy Affiliate member magistudios (Jay Neill) purchased a Volvo S40 entirely with commissions earned through the Amazon affiliate program (Amazon Associates). How cool is that?




Where to Get Started – Tools and Training

Now that you have seen the four basic steps to making money from home and the earnings potential, I’m sure you’re wondering where to go to get the tools and training to start your online business.

My #1 recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate, which I am a member of. Within Wealthy Affiliate you will receive the tools and training necessary to start your own online business and finally be able tell your boss I QUIT!

==>Click Here to Read My Wealthy Affiliate Review<==

I hope this article was helpful in showing you the power of affiliate marketing and the real earnings potential available. I love the fact that the amount of money you can make is entirely up to you and how much work you put into it. Why work for someone else making a set salary or hourly wage? Where is the incentive in that?

Please comment below if you have had enough of your job and want to work for yourself or if you have any questions. Thanks!




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16 Responses to How To Quit Your Job And Make Money From Home

  1. Bassam says:

    Very well written article and makes it more clear for me and how to earn money online. I am in the online business building world myself and I can tell the world first hand that now more than ever it is quite possible to earn money and make a living off of affiliate marketing, the only issue people seem to run across is they expect things to happen overnight, and just like anything else, this does take time. Thanks for this post.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Bassam, I think that is the #1 reason why people fail as they think success will happen overnight. This is like any other business as you need to put the work and time in first in order to achieve success. It is a long term commitment for sure. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks

  2. Norman says:

    Oh man that is my goal to one day be able to quit my job God’s willing and to work full time for myself because there are so many benefits to working for ones self. The best place to start is at wealthy affiliate. This community has the training and the tools along with all of the help that you need to start a successful online business. I would encourage anyone to become a part of this wonderful community that is making such a big difference in the lives of so many people.

    • Tony says:

      I could not agree more, Norman. My goal is to work for myself from home and I know I’m going to get there with all the support and training available at wealthy affiliate. This is by far the best service on the web today

  3. Riaz Shah says:

    Hey Tony,
    Wow I was really impressed by the Volvo part, crazy how you can achieve success through online sales just like that, its success stories like these that made me believe again – Not those Ferrari and mansions.

    Affiliate Marketing is the way to go, I lost 2 years of my life falling into MLM and its something nobody should experience. Wished I would have found your article a lot sooner man, would have saved myself a lot of time! But I hope you’ll be able to inspire a lot more beginner out there to start their journey right.

    • Tony says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Riaz. I just wanted to show some examples of what you can achieve with affiliate marketing if you work hard and are consistently creating quality content for your site visitors. There are no shortcuts as you know. I’m sorry to hear about your experience with MLM and am happy to know that you are going in the right direction. If you have any questions please let me know. thanks!

  4. Leo says:

    There is a huge potential in setting up a business online. Like you mentioned there are 3 billion users online and every one of them can be a potential customer.

    But one need to recognize that it takes effort and time. However if you choose a topic or niche you are passionate about. It is quite enjoyable as you build a website and see its fruit of labour 🙂

    • Tony says:

      Thanks for the feedback Leo. It’s unbelievable how many people have internet access now and it’s just going to increase. Couple that with more people shopping online now than in brick and mortar stores, it creates a massive opportuniy to start an online business and achieve success. If you can recognize your passion and follow the training at wa, there’s no limit to what you can do

  5. Keith says:

    The Internet certainly has created a vast number of income opportunities possible from home. I am fortunate enough to be in that position.
    However I think people need to realize that putting all your income eggs in one basket is risky.
    I personally have several sources of on-line income. Affiliate programs being one of them.

    • Tony says:

      Excellent point, Keith. There are many ways to monitize your site outside of affiliate programs. I think one of the best methods is to create a website where you can charge a fee for local companies to advertise on. Once you have the traffic and can provide this information to local companies, it can be quite lucrative as you’ve already done the legwork for them in attracting potential customers. There are so many revenue options available that you’re only limited by your imagination

  6. NemiraB says:

    Hello here. Working from home or from any place where is an Internet is a great idea which can become true.
    Wealthy Affiliate is a company which is transparent and legit. These guys are in business eleven years already. It means that they take business seriously.
    Everybody who wants to earn money online must to check out Wealthy Affiliate.
    Here people could learn how to to navigate successful business online from the zero.
    All the best spreading message about Wealthy Affiliate, a real company for people who want to accomplish their dreams and goals.
    All the best, Nemira.

    • Tony says:

      Thanks for the comment Nemira. I agree that working for yourself online can become a reality if you are willing to work hard and put in the effort to develop and grow your business. Having the freedom to work when and where you want is the best perk. No more stressful commutes, horrible bosses, cramped office cubes and people telling you when you can take time off. Wealthy affiliate makes this possible with their comprehensive tools and training. It’s time to ditch the traditional 9 to 5 job and enjoy working for yourself

  7. Cathy says:

    I had the thought of quitting my job desperately back in 2014 after a series of dissatisfaction at work. It started off with me venturing into some MLM work, didn’t really like the business model and later found affiliate marketing while browsing through social media.

    The reality is, it’s actually harder than I thought since I still have a full time job, I am inexperience with web stuff and blogging – so there’s a lot in the plate to juggle even for one day.

    But I’ve definitely make some money and I know if I continue to persevere and push forward, I will come to a breakthrough one day.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Cathy, I’m in the same position with still having a full time job while trying to find time to grown my online business. It certainly is hard to juggle both and there are only so many hours in the day. Congratulations on making some money from your blog. That is the best feeling knowing what you are doing is actually working and by pushing forward you can achieve your goals. I wish you success in the future!

  8. Gabe says:

    It’s funny because I’ve always wondered why people made websites, or how the websites were making money other than either selling things directly off of the site like Amazon or just by companies paying the sites to place their ads on the site. But I’ve never heard of affiliate marketing and it makes total sense.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Gabe, affiliate marketing is an excellent way to monetize a website but does require some work. The key is to continue to create new content for your site as the search engines love fresh content and will reward you with first page rankings. Once you begin to achieve rankings on the first page, you will begin to see an increase in traffic. This is when you can start monetizing your site such as with product reviews that include affiliate links. If you have any questions please let me know. thanks

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