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How to be Your Own Big Boss and Make Money


I Want to Start an Online Business

Big Boss Man

How to Start a Home Business – for free

You must have a way to generate revenue. This means that you have to offer a product or service that helps people or answers a need. Many people have products that they can sell. They either make them or get them from a supplier.
I do not want to handle products so I will concentrate on another way that sells other people’s products. This is called affiliate marketing.

What is the best affiliate marketing?

One of the best ways to affiliate market is to have a website and find a niche so that you can offer informed content to a specific audience of like-minded people.
A niche is a narrow, specific topic of interest to like-minded people.
When you choose a niche that you know about and enjoy, researching and sharing information will be fun and helpful to others.
You then can apply to become an affiliate to companies that offer products for those interested in that niche. When your visitors buy a product you get a small percentage of the profit.

Niche Ideas

1. Health and fitness
2. Vacation destinations
3. Body Building                                                                                            From comfort zone to success
4. Home Schooling
5. Survival in Emergencies (prepping)
6. Self defense
7. Cooking, grilling, smoking meat.
8. Home repair
9. Woodworking
10. Christian books and supplies
11. Pets and pet care.
12. Biking

The list goes on. Whatever your passion is can be turned into a business.

Affiliates for your business

Many businesses offer affiliate or partner programs. You just have to check their websites. Amazon is the most well known and offers the biggest variety of products. There are also companies such as CJ Convergent and Click Bank that handle many companies affiliate programs. I personally have about 7 affiliate agreements that include products and website services. I have found that some companies that I buy from also offer affiliate programs.

How to learn Affiliate Marketing

The best way that I know of to learn affiliate marketing is the training program that I am a part of.  There are many affiliates that come here with stories of spending a lot of money and getting poor results. Their are members that have been in affiliate marketing for years that are here to help and offer their expertise. There are also members that come with very little knowledge of online marketing.

A Learning Platform Designed for All       



Kyle and Carson



Kyle and Carson, our founders and owners have designed a learning system that encourages the sharing of ideas and the helping of others. When you are active in the community you will develop your online and marketing skills. It is also, I might add, a fun way to learn. You network with an amazing community of positive minded people that love to help and share ideas. There is encouragement, problem-solving, technical, and how to blogs everyday. You will have to file information for later use.
The experienced affiliate marketers will find information that will help them improve their businesses,

Wealthy Affiliate Structure                       

WA starter banner

Wealthy Affiliate has two main training programs that have about seven levels and approximately ten lessons on each level. The starter program will help you develop your niche website. The Boot Camp is for people  that want to promote Wealthy Affiliate. WA also offers a well-paid affiliate program.
There are question forums that are called classrooms for different topics.
You will have your own WA blog that is good for tutorials, questions, motivational pieces, and progress reports.

You can also send private messages to any affiliate including the owners Kyle and Carson.

Keyword Research

There is a free keyword tool that many use and stay with. Keywords are what the search engines notice because of the traffic that they generate. There is plenty of training to help you use them effectively

There is also Jaaxy, another Wealthy Affiliate company that offers keywords,  long tail keywords, tutorials, and Site rank so you can see how your pages are ranking with Google. Jaaxy offers 20 free key words to start.




Wealthy Affiliate Word Press Platform

Wealthy Affiliate uses Word Press so you don’t have to be a code expert. There are hundreds of themes, a managers function that allows you into the editor, and a support function for website problems. Support always (24/7) gives prompt replies. You can also request comments and feedback for your website and pages.

Free to join, no credit card required

Yes it is true WA is free to join and you get full access for a week so you can see what we are talking about. You can stay free and get two free websites.
If you upgrade you get full access and many websites. Check it out you have nothing to lose and it will change your life. You will be taking a positive step toward your own independence. This is not a get rich quick scheme and it will take work on your part. All the ingredients are here at a very affordable price to start building your own home business. Your first website can be started today.

Affiliate Disclosure

I do make a small commission when people sign up for paid Wealthy Affiliate or Jaaxy accounts. I also make commissions from other affiliate agreements that I have on my websites. Please do your own due diligence when making a purchase.  My experience can not guarantee that you will have the same experience.

Please check my WA review page.



14 thoughts on “How to be Your Own Big Boss and Make Money

  • May 12, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I definitely agree with you on this one.

    As a WA user myself that has come and left and returned, WA is the only place where you can build a business in the easiest and most effective way possible. They are the most honest and there are no surprises from them. Many people like myself are finally starting to earn money online thru this great opportunity!

    • May 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you, Ariel, it is good to hear from someone who has experienced the Wealthy Affiliate experience.
      The fact that you had to leave and came back speaks for itself. I have seen where people have to leave due to life situations but many come back because of a quality experience. Best wishes on your success.

  • May 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Being my own “boss” doesn’t really appeal to me because I hate that word since it represents a dictator in a job! LOL. However, becoming an online entrepreneur and inspiring people… Now you’re talking! 😉

    Affiliate marketing sure sounds like an awesome way to make money online, and Wealthy Affiliate is especially the program I need for setting up my first internet business.

    I’ll definitely be signing up! 🙂


    • May 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Niel,
      My reference to the” big boss” was to evoke the feelings that so many have because of a bad experience with a dictatorial boss. I have had both good and bad bosses. This is a motivation to step out and work for yourself.
      Wealthy Affiliate is easy to promote because there are few ways to start a business in a very affordable way.
      The decisions are our own and the results are from the work we put into it. Thanks for your comment and I would encourage you to try WA as it is free to try ,no credit card required. I hope to see you in the community.


  • July 29, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Your are definitely right about what you had to say about Wealthy Affiliate. I think the best part about Kyle and Carson is the community they have created. People with the same goal and mindset to achieve success through affiliate marketing.

    I really do think the basis of affiliate marketing is build a website, write content, get traffic and then earn commission. Very simple and isn’t over complicated like most businesses.

    • July 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Hi Vinnie, Thank you for commenting. It is easy to build your first website. It is work to learn about key words, Search Engine Optimization, monetization by adding affiliates, and doing the lessons. It is a labor of love when you pick a niche that you are passionate about. Wealthy Affiliate offers all the training and community help at a cost friendly price. (free if you choose no credit card required) A much better deal than a 4 year liberal arts education.

  • July 29, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Don’t we all hate someone else being our boss? Even I, as a freelance writer, am not my own boss — I have to answer to editors and things like that. I also make no passive income. I think I will try out this thing, it sounds like I am in control entirely, not an editor.

    • July 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Ben, thanks for your comment. As a writer you would do well with a website. You would enjoy having your own following and yes…creating a passive residual income. You will also be your own boss. I hope to see you in the community and I would be at your service to help any way that I can.

  • November 4, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I want to create my own website, and obviously want to make money from it. I want to be my own boss as I do not want to work for anyone anymore. I am tired of travelling to work. I rather stay at home and earn money in the comfort of my own house.

    The Wealthy Affiliate site sounds like a great way to earn money while you learn. How quickly do you get responses from the owners if you message them? I feel it is important that they should not leave you hanging, otherwise I would not want to join them.

    • November 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Owain,
      thanks for your comment and interest in Wealthy Affiliate. I have messaged Kyle many times. He is busy as you might expect with over 500,000 members. He always responds to your question. He usually asks for 72 hours but will get back to you. He has told me that if I need help PM him. Carson would do the same.
      I present most of my problem’s to the community and there are usually people that have had a similar problem that respond. Sometimes you may know the answer but need a reminder. The community is very supportive and the only dumb question is the one not asked.
      Also, if you signup through me I would take a personal interest in seeing your success. Since there is no credit card required you get full access for a week. This will give you a good idea how things work. You can remain free but will only be able to have 2 websites and will not have full platform access. My WA review page has a chart that explains the 2 programs. Please contact me if you have more questions.


  • September 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    What a nice refreshing article. Not stiff or with a lecturing format. You truly do have a writing style that is conversational. I love your opening. Making money from a home internet business is not magic. It will take work. You also understand the basic fundamental of business, which is I give you something and in return you give me something. Well done.

    • September 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you Warren, your comment is encouraging and inspirational. You do have to work and be persistent for success in business. To build something that helps people is a reward in itself.  Wealthy Affiliate is a great means to learn and develope your business.

  • October 11, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Great post! Affiliate marketing is probably the best way to earn money online. Like you, I don’t want to come up with my own products and handle shipping so I chose affiliate marketing. It’s a lot less stressful to promote someone else’s products than have to try to sell your own.

    I agree, Wealthy Affiliate is by far the top way to learn and build your own online business as an affiliate marketer. WA has all the training and tools you need to build a website and an online business. I joined a few months ago because I saw that WA offered a free membership and didn’t require my credit card information to sign up. I had never seen an opportunity like this before. I quickly found out that it was worth the fee to become a premium member. Best choice I’ve made.

    Thank you for promoting such a trustworthy opportunity!


    • October 11, 2017 at 1:34 am

      Hi Weston, I am glad you liked my post. Follow the WA lessons as best you can and you will be building on a rock foundation. When you get your niche website up and running you should find many affiliate opportunities that will help you monetize your website.


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