Below you'll find companies I partner with that net me some steady income - not enough to sustain my family just yet but I'm praying one day soon we'll be able to fully work from home.
Ways I Earn Money From Home
1. For a steady monthly income I write articles on sites that share their ad revenues. Sites I use are Wizzley.com, Hubpages.com and Seekyt.com.
2. To earn Amazon Gift Cards for future purchases I use Swagbucks. It is a shopping/searching site where you earn 'swagbucks' or points toward prizes. There are many prizes to choose from I just choose to redeem them for Amazon Gift Cards.
3. Although I've never earned enough to cash out I do participate in Google Ads for my Blogs. Currently there is about $50 in there but you must have $100 to cash out.
Update: I've reached the first payment threshold and am on my way to the second.
4. MyPoints is another shopping/savings/searching site which awards you for reading email, shopping, searching and other various tasks. I've exchanged my points for gift cards for both Sears and Chili's Restaurant.
5. Inbox dollars is a program that lets you earn money for reading email. I currently don't participate in this program but have earned the initial $30 payout. This took me a little over a year to earn. You could earn faster if you shop online a lot or participate in surveys and other tasks.
6. I'm an affiliate for Amazon so you'll see links to products, books and other items on this site and other articles I write. I've only reached the $10 payout once but am learning more about using this more. (I receive payment via a gift card instead of check or direct deposit)
Update: As I learn more about affiliate marketing and product recommendations my earnings have increased.
7. Affiliate Marketing is something I participate in only when it is a product or company I can stand behind. Most are products I use myself or services I've used in the past. A good rule of thumb is to find higher priced items to market but my readers are just as strapped for cash as I am so the products I recommend are usually within my readers budget.
8. Selling my own products has worked in the past. There was a time where I sold crochet patterns and custom work via Etsy.com. I didn't make any money once all the bills were paid, supplies were purchased and my time considered. Unless you have a large amount of capital to work with I find electronic products more beneficial as shipping and packaging costs are non-existent.
Update: I blog about crochet business and blogging. I sell eBooks and utilize affiliate partners and ads to make my income now. Etsy is a viable option for those who want to sell product.