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How to Earn an Extra Income From Home — 70 Comments

  1. Thank you for bringing this to everyone’s attention. A lot of us are getting to that age where we have to make a decision, “What am I going to do for the rest of my life?” With this amount of training and support, the internet can become that little extra or a whole lot more. Great site, Thank you.


    • Thanks for visiting my site Warren and for your comments. I have been in this situation and I can tell you that it is not very reassuring, so I thought that I would share how I managed to find a way to get off that black hole, and I hope that many will take advantage of my suggestion.

      I wish you the very best,

      John ツ

  2. Thank you for the information. As many of us are reaching the retirement age and advancement in technology is going to take away more jobs in the future, this article is very helpful for those who want to start up something of their own.


    • Thanks for your comments Kishore. I have so much more information to share on this blog and it will be updated regularly, so I do hope that it will help many people along the way, young, middle aged and older, retired or not yet retired.

      I wish you the very best and I look forward to seeing you here often,

      John ツ

    • Thanks for your encouraging comment Robert. I hope to be helpful to the millions of people out that that are unnecessarily suffering from a shortage of money, and so are their family.

      I wish you the very best and if you have any questions at any time, please make sure to contact me.

      John ツ

  3. Wow! What an incredible run through of Wealthy Affiliate. You explained all of the ins and outs and provided a very good blue print for those with a passion to succeed but don’t know where to turn.

    A unique part of this post is that you actually give credible examples of what people can actually earn.
    Great Job! Thanks.

    • Thanks very much for visiting my blog Warren and for your comments. I hope to get a clear insight for people who need to top up their retirement income and those that are preparing for retirement. It is not needed to stress about it and I will share more ways to retire comfortably with Wealthy Affiliate.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  4. Hello – I like your testimonials and it’s nice to see real people results. Wealthy Affiliate gives those on retirement an outlet to make some extra income so am glad you did a really nice review here. Thanks!

    • Thanks for visiting my site Dee. Your comments are encouraging and will help me improve its content. Glad to know that you are also a member of Wealthy Affiliate since at least 2 years and hope that everything is going well on that side of things.

      I look forward to seeing you here often.

      Best wishes of success in all that your undertake.

      John ツ

  5. Hello John
    Thanks so much for sharing your easy step by step to building easy retirementIt`s true working for faceless corporations, one may be earning very well but not all of the big corporation’s fund retirement plans accordingly.
    Im impressed to know you`ve been online since 2001, that`s a long time so I’m sure you must be enjoying it otherwise you`d have moved on to something different.
    Im impressed to see you have completed all Wealthy Affiliate training, many affiliate marketers complain of not seeing results but this is because they do not follow lesson or take action to what they learn.
    Thanks for sharing Wealthy Affiliate success stories, this is really motivating for anyone lookiing to get started making money online.
    I have really enjoyed your post.

    • Thanks for your comments and encouragements Roamy. As you might have noticed, this blog is just “fresh from the oven”, so lots more to come. 

      As I said in response to your private message, I have a lot of other topics to be discussed, such as incorporating social marketing in our Wealthy Affiliate business, which I am an expert in, and I will keep you posted when something new comes up. 

      In the main time I look forward to  seeing you around on the Wealthy Affiliate site and watching how you are progressing with your Wealthy Affiliate business.

      John ツ


  6. Good morning John,

    The world has gone through a big crisis with so many people in nearly all countries worldwide losing their possessions and often landing on the streets. I think that your website is a big help to those looking for the means to get back on their feet again. Often “real” jobs are scarce and here one has the possibility to work from home with hardly an investment, you mainly need your own time and dedication.Please keep informing as so many are in need of some good news.

    Regards, Taetske

    • Thanks for your comments Taetske, I do appreciate your input and I hope that everything is going well your side. I have a lot of interesting articles in the pipeline, with loads of tips and tricks to help people like you and me, and my readers, make money online and I will certainly send out a notification to all when a new article is published.

      I wish you the very best with your Wealthy Affiliate business as well.

      John ツ

  7. This is an excellent review for Wealthy Affiliate. I just retired a year ago and I’m looking to add to my retirement income like most people.
    This program is not hard at all. It is a lot of work but I’ve been told that as long as I keep posting eventually it will click.
    It hasn’t happened for me yet, but I believe it will and I won’t quit because then it can’t possibly happen.
    Join this program for whatever reason is listed here because it is all spelled out for you. Wealthy Affiliate is the real thing!

    • Thanks for your comment Rob and you are totally right. I have been earning online since 2001 and of course I have joined a huge number of programs, but I have never seen one like Wealthy Affiliate where one can join for free and make money while learning how to do it. It is for everybody, we can just decide of our own pace, the time we can spend on building our own businesses and the support system is equal to none. So Rob, good luck and don’t ever give up, especially with Wealthy Affiliate.


  8. Hi John,
    You have given a very thorough review of what Wealthy Affiliate is about. I am not ready to retire just yet however I know for a fact I am setting myself up beautifully for a wonderful residual income that will serve me when I get to retirement. This is probably the best option online and the lessons are made easier as they are step by step. Thanks for a really good insight and your take on this wonderful program!

    • Thanks for visiting my website and for your comments on the Wealthy Affiliate program Sharon. You have done very well for not waiting your retirement to start investing your time in a retirement program that is most likely going to serve you better than a regular retirement plan when time comes.

      As you say, the system is very well laid out, easy to follow, and for everybody, not to mention that there is a completely free option.

      I wish you the very best and I look forward to seeing you here again as I post more articles.

      John ツ

  9. It’s not really often that you come across education or a learning module online that is actually free these days – this certainly caught my attention.
    But is there a catch with the tools and services needed to start in this online business? Are there any extra costs you have not mentioned here?

    • Thanks for visiting my website Chris, and for taking the time to comment. As a social marketer I have very often been asked to promote Wealthy Affiliate for clients but have always been skeptical about this claim that it is totally free to join and to use their training and tools for as long as we like. So, I decided to join to see for myself, I was really astonished that what they claim is 100% true.

      There are in fact 2 separate levels of memberships, the one that is totally free, and a paid version that you can upgrade to at any time, no time limit to do so. You can very well remain a free member for years and make money while learning the ropes, or as many members do, upgrade to experience a more sophisticated money making program. 

      It is certainly the ideal opportunity for all ages, to prepare for retirement, or to improve their retirement income and total freedom.

      Make sure to visit this site often as I have loads of useful articles in preparation to be published regularly.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  10. Good Day John,

    What a REVIEW!!!! Great post.

    I am glad that I am a part of a community where you get chance to meet brilliant people like you. I’ve got my reasons:
    Guidance – The way you explained WA is like someone holding your hand and taking you to the right direction.
    Stake? NONE – You have clearly mentioned its Free and then you described the process at WA.
    Easy to Understand – Last but not least, you have structured this review with Pros, Audience, Live Examples and Summary in great order.

    I wish you all the best ahead.
    Again, well written.

    • Hi Sarim,

      I am delighted to have the comments of someone who already knows how great it is to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate. Also thanks very much for your compliments and I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  11. Well John, what more could I say that has not been said, your work is an inspiration to me, maybe I will get as good too; you easily brought out WA in all its colors.

    Great work,

    • Thanks for being a regular visitor to my website Cosmus. Your comment is very precious to me. I am sure that with Wealthy Affiliate you will do wonders, although I have been working online since 2001, I learned a lot with Wealthy Affiliate and the results are astonishing, so hang in there and you will achieve your financial dreams will realise sooner than you think.

      Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time, either here or on Wealthy Affiliate if you need help.

      I look forward to reading your success stories on Wealthy Affiliate.

      John ツ

  12. Hi John, great post on Wealth Affiliate, I mean it seriously is one of the best platforms online to teach people how to build their own authority and wealth through just one website online.

    Like you say anyone can make a success of this, people from all around the world with different skills and limitations are doing this right now, and for anyone reading this that hasn’t joined WA yet, seriously John has summed up everything you need to know about WA, so do yourself a favour and make one the best decision of your life and join WA right now.

    My only issue is that i personally would give WA 5/5, 100/100 on every rating, i have literally had my hand held from day one in how to build my online empire – cant beat that.

    Thanks for this classic WA post!

    • Thanks very much for you comments on Wealthy Affiliate. I definitely agree with you Marley, I could have easily given this program an overall evaluation of 100/100 but as a rule I consider that no online program can be perfect, and I want to give other great programs a chance too. I will hardly give a 100/100 positive review in order to give honest users like you the opportunity to fill the gap.

      Best wishes of success with your Wealthy Affiliate business and any other online ventures that you may be affiliated to.

      John ツ

  13. Starting as a freelancer and then joining at Wealthy Affiliate is a good story for sure.

    Most people when they find a way to make money online just focus on it.

    But you keep your options open and you find a better business opportunity. This is a great story to tell to any newbie freelancer.

    • Thanks for your comment Llias. I am sure that you are doing well with your Wealthy Affiliate business, as most members do.

      If you have any problems at any time, you know that you can count on me and the community to help you find the solution.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  14. Hi John!

    I’m a Wealthy Affiliate member too! Love the Blog! I have it bookmarked as I want to read more!

    See you there!

    • Thanks for visiting my website Sylvia. You have a very interesting website too. I loved reading your story, how you began to get interested in cars and trucks, it was meant to be, you could only create a niche blog on this topic. Well done!

      I’m glad that you are also a Wealthy Affiliate member, isn’t a fantastic way to earn while you earn? I have never come across such a great concept in my 16 years of marketing online, I love it, and it is a terrific way to learn how to make money from home.

      I look forward to seeing you around and I wish you the very best with your online venture.

      John ツ

  15. In the UK many woman face waiting for their pension much longer especially those born in mid 50’s with that in mind I set out to find additional opportunities to boost my income , as you say there are many scams around on the internet promising riches almost over night, I joined Wealthy Affiliate a few years ago having had no experience with this sort of thing I slowly worked my way through the training and before I knew it I was beginning to make progress, it is one of the best investments in myself I have made, whilst I am not where I want to be yet I cannot image not being part of Wealthy Affiliate the package you get is worth every penny and despite many days were it seemed nothing is going right, some struggles, mistakes you are never alone as there is always help available

    • Thanks for sharing your experience with Wealthy Affiliate Katie. Unfortunately I decided to join far too late in my online career, although I had seen it advertised a great number of times, but being an online marketer, I usually have already too much on my plate, and skipped this golden opportunity too often. Then, I decided to look into it, joined as a free member and it didn’t take me very long to upgrade, and soon after, took the yearly membership. 

      I have enough experience to tell you Katie that you are definitely in the right opportunity, and just by following the training (being a newbie or an experienced marketer) you will succeed. Keep your goals in mind and your dreams alive.

      Whenever you get stuck with the training, just ask you question and you will find help. If you need help direct from me, here is also the place to do that.

      I wish you the very best with your online venture.

      John ツ

  16. Passive income is a great way to retire early. Making money online has the potential to change everything in your life. This definitely sound’s like a great opportunity, and being that you have made past mistakes ensures me you are giving genuine advice.

    I will definitely look more into Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for the useful information.

    • Thanks for your comments Max. In my online marketing career I have seen it all, so I can say that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the opportunities I would have loved to have joined at the very early stage. I would have saved myself lots of time and money, but perhaps it was meant to be.

      If you have any questions, you can ask them here, so that others will benefit.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  17. Hi John,
    I am very fortunate to have found Wealthy Affiliate. Prior to that, I have been looking around to find ways to earn some income. Being a stay-at-home mum for a few years now, I need to do something for myself besides earning a little bit of money. I enjoyed the learning at Wealthy Affiliate, at my own pace, while taking care of my kids. It gives me a sense of purpose not to mention the satisfaction of finishing each task and looking into my own website. This may not be my 1st step to an easy retirement but definitely my 1st step to earning money online.
    All the BEST!

    • Thanks for your comment Sharon and I am glad that you have already discovered Wealthy Affiliate, and that it turned out to be perfect for your situation.

      I wish you the very best and if you have any questions, please make sure to post them here.

      John ツ

  18. Hi Admin, Greetings.

    Even though I have been seeing Wealthy Affiliate Referral link for quite some time, I am book marking your affiliate link for joining it (after going through your website for some more time).

    Thank you for this brilliant article. and your future support

    • Thanks for your comment Tessy. I am glad that you stopped by and read my report on Wealthy Affiliate. I went through your very interesting blog, it is a pity that you are spending so much time writing your excellent articles on a blogspot platform while you could do something really more professional on a Wealthy Affiliate blog (which is also free). I also built several blogs on blogspot (that was before I joined Wealthy Affiliate), it can’t even compare. Blogspot give you zero training and support, and they own your blog, not you, so they can shut you down without notice at any time.

      So I hope that you will make up your mind Tessy and I will be very happy to meet you on the other side and guide you all through the process. Here is the link to join: https://easytoretire.com/WealthyAffiliate

      John ツ

  19. Awesome post about WA, one of the best I have seen online actually. I like the way you ran through all the benefits and informed new readers that it is free to start. I myself am a huge fan of WA, and can attest to the awesome tools it gives you to succeed. I can tell you are a very experienced online user and love the way you added testimonials to your post. This just boosts the credibility and really gets people to realize the success that can be found. Although I am not at retirement age I liked to be prepared for the future and this certainly helps you do that, great job!

    • Thanks for your comment Gustavo and I am happy to know that you are also a member of Wealthy Affiliate, actually, there is no reason why everybody shouldn’t be, it is for everyone: young, students, single moms, retirees, in debt, not in debt, etc. as it is an opportunity for all to make money while learning, and it is FREE to join and to start earning anyway.

      So, I hope that you are doing well with your online venture and I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

      If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here so that others may benefit.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  20. Hi John,I really enjoyed reading your post and found it very informative,I have tried a few other affiliate marketing training programs and I can’t say I was to impressed with them.From what you have said in your Wealthy Affiliate review it might be just what I am looking for,and I am going to check it out when I am done here.

    • Thanks for visiting my website Peter and do appreciate you taking the time to post a comment. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one of the best, if not THE best business opportunity I have come across in my over 15 years of marketing online. I do encourage your to give it a try Peter, it is FREE to join and follow the training. You can click HERE to join, and I will be on the other side to help you succeed.

      John ツ

  21. I think we could all do with an easy retirement, and especially an early one too.

    So this Wealthy Affiliate program comes across as an awesome platform for helping folks to create successful businesses that will enable them to retire on more than enough income for total freedom.

    It’s amazing to see how much value members can get out of WA, and for a low monthly fee that any newbies really can afford.

    Thanks also for sharing a little bit about your experiences as an internet marketer which I’m sure some will be able to relate to.


    • Thanks very much for your comments Neil. You are quite right, Wealthy Affiliate is the opportunity for all. From the newbie to the already experienced online marketer like myself. For those just wanting to pay off a few bills at the end of the month to the more ambitious who wants to retire early and comfortably. There are many success stories within Wealthy Affiliate, such as Brok Webb’s or Jewel Carol who made over $9,500 in ONE day alone, following the training. And many more.

      I look forward to seeing you around often Neil, and thanks for being a regular reader of my articles.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  22. I myself having been digging about online business and have been scammed once but I find wealth affiliate to be genuine.
    Thank John for you informative article

    • Thanks for being a regular reader of my blog Evanson. I hope that you have enjoyed this article as well. You are quite right to be very careful and not to be scammed again with online programs, but with Wealthy Affiliate I can guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed. If you are not yet a member of it, I can strongly encourage you to join. It is totally free.

      I wish you the very best,


  23. I share your view on internet business as a very viable side or even main income for those that want to retire from their day jobs. Few years back, i did have my reservation on whether these internet marketing can lasts or is it just a fad. Now, as I’m making a decent sum of money monthly, I’m more than confident that is the real deal. The income is still not as much as my day job but I’m more psyche to work towards my goal after reading your article. Wish me luck!

    • Thanks for your input on this article Isaac. I am glad that you share the same positive views as many of us here. I have personally lived of the Internet for many years and if you are interested in knowing a little bit more about my present lifestyle and how I progressed to that level of financial freedom, having received close to zero education, here is about me.

      I look forward to seeing you here again soon as I have several very exciting articles ready to be published.

      Best wishes,


  24. Dear John,

    Thanks for the detailed review on Wealthy Affiliate. I am a Wealthy Affiliate member since 2016 and I do agree with all the information you have provided. Indeed Wealthy Affiliate is the best program I came across online (after several years of search).

    Wealthy Affiliate training is awesome and the support is mind-blowing. One thing I am very impressed with Wealthy Affiliate is they keep updating according to the developing market. You are recommending a great program and Wealthy Affiliate changed and changing many lives.

    Wishing you great success!

    Your Friend,

  25. What happened to the no FEES! No up-sells (nothing to buy) ???? Wants $19 then£49 a month. So everything I’ve just read and got excited to find a program like what was describe , then to find its another SCAM wanting money!!!

    • Hi Ed,

      Thanks for visiting my website and for sharing your views and concerns on the business opportunity reviewed: Wealthy Affiliate.

      However, I must clarify a few points for you Ed, and my readers:

      1 – The program is definitely FREE to join and earn while you learn for as long as you wish (no time limit). There are FREE members (called “Starter Members”) who have been enjoying their status for years and are earning an income from it.
      2 – There are no upsells, which is unique in this industry.

      What you may be referring to is that every new members (Starter Members) are made aware that there is an option of becoming a “Premium Member” which they can try for only $19 for the a month to see for yourself if you like it. There is no obligation to continue if it is not for you.

      I am glad that you have joined my team as you will see better for yourself that you can enjoy your full free membership for as long as you wish and will never be asked for a fee to remain. You will learn how to build your own website and monetise it. And perhaps, after a while, you might like to upgrade to the Premium membership, but this will be totally up to you Ed.

      I hope that I have clarified these points for you and I look forward to guide you with your membership, no matter if you are a Starter Member or a Premium Member.

      Let me know if you have any questions.


      • Hi John

        I really enjoyed reading your comments and appreciate your honesty. I wanted to join you because I felt thatyou can take me from being totally lost to a point that for the first time in my life has a chance to provide some income in addition to my meager pension which is further eroded by the declining exchange rate (C$/US$) or specifically C$/PHP.

        Anyway when I tried to sign up for a WA membership that I already had signed up a few days ago on the invitation of Todd Maltz. I am sure Todd is very helpful but I did not do anything after signing up because I felt lost. I believe that with you I have a better understanding but how now how can I stay connected to you?

        With my 77th birthday coming up next month, my mind does not function very well anymore and I would need some patienceand “hand holding” to get me through the initial stages including website building help and finding ways to earn some income.

        I can’t afford the Premium Membership fee but want to upgrade once I earn some money which would cover the fee.

        Thanks for your anticipated early reply,

        • Thanks for contacting me Fred. Of course if your sponsor is not taking care of you, you have very little chance to succeed. Anyway, what you can do is to unsubscribe from your present WA account and sign up here: John at WA with a different email account. Not sure if that will work, but you can try.

          I look forward to being of help to you Fred.


  26. Great post you have got here and I am compelled to only thank you for sharing this awesome opportunity out to the world. Very many people do not know the best approach to earning online instead of doing the normal 9-5 job. So, this would present such an opportunity for them to earn meaningfully on the internet. Wow! Thumbs up for sharing about wealthy affiliate and exactly what they offer. Thumbs up

    • Thanks very much for your input on this blog post Rodger and I am glad that you enjoyed reading it. The way you are expressing yourself suggests that you have carved yourself a way out of the exhausting 9 to 5 jobs, so if you have something to share with my readers, they will be most grateful for that.

      I wish you the very best for whatever income source is Robert.


  27. There is nothing bad in retiring but retiring without putting the necessities into place would only lead to problem. This post you have talked about here would help limit any sort of issues that may spring up after retirements. This is a great one here and I really fancy it. Getting to create a subordinate means of earning an income would ensure one lives the life of luxury that one deserves after the rigors of working and retiring. Thanks

    • Thanks for your great comment Bella. I am sure that you have already looked at your retirement in the face and are preparing yourself for it, no matter what your age is.

      If you have any tips to share with us on the subject, make sure to do that here as we would be delighted to hear from you Bella.

      Best wishes,


  28. Through this article I have got to know that its better to prepare yourself early to ensure a more comfortable income and life in retirement and thanks for sharing with us tips about retirement and wealthy affiliate and also thanks for sharing with us your personal experiences thanks a lot in advance

    • Thanks very much for visiting my website Mugalu and I am glad that you found this article useful. That’s right, there is no age to get started in preparing for retirement, the sooner the better, and the way it is going, there may not be any retirement for anyone in a not too long future. In many countries already, it is up to the people to create their own retirement income.

      As you have understood, it is possible to do that with Affiliate Marketing … if we take action now!

      I wish you the best and I look forward to having you again soon on this website.


  29. To tell you the truth, my retirement isn’t too far away. Having health issues, I haven’t’ really contributed to my retirement fund as much as I had hoped. So your blog post came to me at the perfect time. Just now, I have started worrying, but I’m going to give affiliate marketing a try. 

    My question is, how long does it take to start making an income as well what age is too late to start? 

    • Thanks so much for sharing you experience with us Eric and for your questions. I am going to be 75 this year. Although I have not just started, I have some very successful Affiliate Marketers in my team who are older than me, who started just a year ago and are already earning a full time income. So it is never too late or too early to get started.

      How long it takes to start earning depends on many factors that are well explained in the training, but most especially on your commitment to succeed.

      I wish you the very best Eric!


  30. Great post!

    I think retirees have here a great opportunity to monetize their time and transform their passion into a source of income.

    Thatis what you will learn at wealthy affiliate. There is an easy to follow training allowing you to study at your own pace and get the community support to help you improve and succeed.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks very much for your comment Adyns. I do agree with you, affiliate marketing is a great way for people to earn an extra, or full time income from home, and not only retirees, but anyone who needs an income, part time or full time should look into this possibility.

      I wish you the very best in whatever your projects are.


  31. Working from home is good especially having not to rush to work or miss some special family moments because of work. With working from home, you are your own boss where you decide when to work and when to rest as well. Having to start a blog to earn money is cool, and so is it important to learn the basics of it. Wealthy Affiliate is indeed wonderful and I love the success stories so far. Its training is very impressive, dealing with learning at your own pace and having a cool environment to learn from. It’s all good.

    • Thanks very much for reading my tutorial and for sharing your views on how to earn an extra income from home Benson. 

      I take it that you are one of the clever ones who are working from home, right? And even better, it is evident that you are a member at Wealthy Affiliate too. If so, you are right to say that there is no better place to be for someone to learn how to become totally financially independent.

      I wish you the very best and if you have any questions about Affiliate Marketing, do not hesitate to ask here, okay?


  32. Like they say, the journey of the longest distance begins with a step. Hence, taking a step in the right direction automatically guarantees that there is the right headstart for a successful path to come. This is definitely a good thing and thank you for sharing here. I believe that there is more to just starting a work at home, it requires proper decision and willingness to truly be willing to stay committed to it. Thanks

    • That’s right Rodarrick, as the great Chinese philosopher said: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. However, the first step is not enough if you want to build a strong and profitable business of your own, as you know, one needs to be committed and willing to reach the end of the journey.

      Thanks for sharing your views and I wish you the very best of successes in whatever projects you are working on.


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