For many of us working 40-50 hours a week for somebody else can grind you down after so many years. Security, holiday pay and pension keeps us plodding on with the same routine. Before you know it 20-30 years have gone and your still doing the same thing. Quality time and a better quality of life has to go through your mind but most people are scared of taking the plunge to find something better. Working from home didn't even cross my mind until my first daughter was born. It was the obvious thing to do, I wanted to watch both my daughters grow up and not miss a thing. A lot of people were saying to me "make the most of it, before you know it they will be leaving school and going their own way". So I focused and started looking online for work I could do at home. The Internet doesn't discriminate against anybody. It is there for anyone who wants to use it to help build a profitable online business and change his or her lives for the better. The Internet doesn't care what your background is. It doesn't care where you live, what your ethnic background is, your sex, or how much money you have in your bank account.
Affiliate marketing kept cropping up but just these two words put me off as I only had basic computer skills like surfing the net or social networking. All of the affiliate marketing adverts did say good money could be earned and only basic computer skills were needed. Looking through some of the articles that I read drew me more and more in doing affiliate marketing from home. There was a fair bit to learn but once explained was very easy to pick up and it became quite addictive. In all fairness the only criticism I gave myself was why didn't I do this earlier in life. Affiliate marketing is where you get to promote other companies products and services on a website of your own and in return you get paid for doing this. You do not have to keep stock, ship products or deal with any customers.
Here are the first steps. You will have to think about what you want to sell or promote, purchase a website address, get some website hosting and learn how to market your site. Once this is done you just watch the results happen. I have been fortunate to find the right person to teach and show me all of this. Be patient and thorough, this is not a get rich quick scheme but can in time give you an income pending on the time you put in but more importantly you are working from home.