Making Money From Home


Looking for some ideas on how to make money from home? In the last 5 years I've tried my hand at several different work from home positions and these articles are a collection of my experiences! Then once you find that perfect job I've written articles on how to really make your home business work for you.

Home Business Ideas

Mystery Shopping (Part 1)(Part 2)
Selling Homemade Goods
How to Start a Blog (And Make Money From It!)

Working From Home Tips

Support Groups
Doing It All
Creating a Home Office
A Typical Day
Choosing Your Career Path
Is Working at Home Right For You?
Roadblocks are Ok
Setting Goals

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1 Christine November 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

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2 Sharon's Williams January 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

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4 Ruthel February 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I would love to recieve the living newsletter. thank you


5 Ronda Rawlins April 23, 2013 at 1:31 am

You have some great ideas and I look forward to receiving your newsletter:)


6 Keiona November 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Looking forward to the newsletter!


7 Marianne Corbin December 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

I’ve read some of your ideas and I think they are simple things that most people don’t think about. Can’t wait to get your newsletter.


8 Liz eaddy January 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm and are also EXCELLENT places to find millions of LEGITIMATE work from home jobs.


9 Merissa January 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Thanks for sharing those!


10 Gina February 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Awesome recipes, can’t wait to make them!


11 Darlene Moyer February 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I enjoy all your articles ,I am interested in your newsletter, keep on writing it is all good to me! Thank you


12 Manon February 10, 2014 at 5:30 am

Really love your web site. I would love to recieve your newsletter.
thank you. Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚


13 Chrisma February 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Newsletter? Sign me up please! I love this sight! Just wish I had found you earlier. Keep up the good work!


14 Ann May 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm

The pillow covers you made are so neat. I make pillow covers like that, (so I can take them off, wash them, & change covers to match the seasons.) When sewing cotton fabric: I cut the fabric with pinking shears or sew the seams with a serger or run a zigzag stay stitch along the sides before seaming. When pre-washing cotton, I clip off the corners of the fabric (diagonally) to prevent the fabric from unraveling along the cut edges. It takes a little more time but it pays off in a finished product that doesn’t ravel, so it’s worth the effort. I just tried Clorox Smart Bleach (it’s advertised to whiten the white area of fabric & not fade the colored areas of the same fabric. I was really amazed at how well it worked. The colors are brightened & the white areas are so bright, the things I washed with that additive really “pop.”


15 Janeicia Mayfield June 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm



16 Cathy Shandorf October 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Last year you had a link for jewelry thru Amazon I thought. Will you do tht again? Cathy Shandorf


17 Christian October 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I disagree with the other poster. Elance and Odesk are terrible work at home jobs. I tried elance, and there are a lot of fake job postings on there. If there are real ones, they are usually given to people from 3rd world countries. I got a gig, and it was the worst gig ever. for a measley $32 a week, I had to find sweepstakes contests. They were approved or rejected for posting. If they were rejected, I would have to refind new ones. It took 4 hours a day to find this stuff. Imagine working 16 hrs a week to make $32 and hour. This is third world salary, and that is why there are so many people from third world countries applying for Elance.


18 mandolyne October 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm

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19 Matt December 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

I work 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. On my way home from work I drive through neighborhoods on trash days and pick up metal products that the homeowners throw away for trash. Then I gather all the metal and sort it (aluminum, steel, copper, etc). Last year I made $1500 selling scrap metal that would have been in the landfill. I also find many useful products people throw away, unbelievable. I also scour roadsides near me for aluminum cans. I have found winter time is the best time because of less competition. I use plastic grocery bags and crush the cans as I am picking the cans up. I look for construction dumpsters and dive right in. I find so much good useful stuff and heavy duty plastic bags that are full of construction debris. I empty the bags and use them for my crushed aluminum cans.


20 Sherry August 17, 2015 at 9:17 pm

I’d love to receive the living newsletter! Thank you!!


21 Rose August 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Looking forward to your newsleter


22 Debbie October 23, 2015 at 8:43 am

Thank you


23 Summer November 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm

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25 Debbie Helt October 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm

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26 Alice October 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

I’m so happy I’ve found your website. You are so generous to share your knowledge with us. You are, also, an inspiration. I love your honesty in your story of the rocky road that brought you to a home and creative business.
I am very thankful for all your information on starting a blog but I have one simple question…how does a blogger make income simply by hits on their website or their pinterest site or any other social media site? I ask that because I’ve read several bloggers say they make money simply from hits to those things. Is that true or have I misunderstood their comments. That is a question I can’t get an answer to, yet, and it is simply driving me crazy. Hope you can help.
Thanks so much for all you do.


27 Merissa October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Generally, they are likely referring to making money from CPM advertising on their website. It’s a type of advertising that pays simply from the pageviews (or hits) on a website and not necessarily from clicks on the ads. It’s not a big way to make money unless you have a good deal of traffic but it’s definitely a source of income.


28 Cindi December 4, 2016 at 1:42 am

I have been trying for years to get a website going to make money. But haven’t yet. One reason there is so much information, and reading all this information , and trying to make sure i’m not doing something I could get sued for.And the biggest reason I haven’t is I’m a Baby Boomer and my brain wants to get making a website, but it just want get it. I’ve worked with and it just never happened. I’m right now using wordpress, and beleive me, I’ve tried them all and wordpress is the best. I think my biggest problem is information overload. I know this works, just haven’t hit the right something that makes it click. I have all the information, just don’t know how to finish the building part. And hiring someone to build it, I would if I had that kind of extra money.I know this all works , no dought in my mind, I just need to get the site like it needs to be to make money. Pinterest, youtube, is great for getting information and leads, tips, tricks. I’m just stupid when it comes to putting all together. Seeing what others have done and what I want to do…this does work.


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