Your Own Business

How to Earn Money for your Passions

Earn extra cash working from home jobs, isn’t that what we all are searching for? Looking to earn extra cash on the side. Or maybe to replace the income from that job you hate, or maybe just don’t love it anymore.

How to do this is the question on everyone’s lips. Well I think that is because economic times have cost a lot of people their jobs; hours and pay cuts and hard to find ways to earn extra cash.

Luckily, the answer is not far away. Because you are reading this, you have a laptop or other devise and fast internet connection that means you are already have the first part of the answer.

Making Extra Cash Online

There are many options with regards to earning extra money for your passion, hobbies or even your favorite interests. Hard work is extremely essential when starting a business online or when trying to earn extra cash online.

Think of a niche, something you know a lot about, maybe everything. Could you build a website/blog and realize a profit?

pile of us money

pile of money


Lots of Opportunities Available

Internet will show you many opportunities on how to earn money for your passion. At the same time, it has an equal share of good, bad as well as evil individual out there.

Your first obstacle is to look for good opportunities and get rid of the evil and bad. Articles are made to help you cross this first obstacle.

Through using the search engines, you can get extensive knowledge regarding diverse opportunities in internet business. Take time to read sites like:  and you will know about the diverse ways of earning money online.


It is one of the best ways to earn money online. If you love writing and have a skill in writing, then this is the best way to go to earn extra income. Blogging provides an additional income for seniors, so they will not get bored and at the same time sharpen their memory.

Online Store

You can create your own online store with different products that you’re familiar with. When your garage or attic is filled with stuffs, that you no longer use and want to eliminate, you can offer those stuffs in your store online.

Completing Offers

You can register for a website which is legitimate and begin completing offers. Some of these sites are free. You can gain additional income from cents to dollars.

Once you complete an offer, you’ll get paid for that specific offer you have done. Your payouts differ from website to website, so you’ll need to do your study on each site.

Advantage Freelance

Freelance opportunities are almost everywhere and one of the best sources of income for stay at home moms. This could be considered better for novices and maybe even for the experienced. The freelance world has some remarkable people from diverse parts of the world which is superbly good at what they

Looking out for additional money for starting a business with a local flavor is another way on how to earn additional income through online. Baby care, home care, caring for the senior as well as home tutoring is amongst the good examples.

The employer in most cases is in dire need of your labor or service and chances of you being denied the agreed salaries are by far remote.

Paid Surveys

The most popular and perhaps the simplest to start method for earning additional income for stay at home moms and senior as well is through completing paid surveys. Perhaps you have a doubt about why would anyone pay you to take a survey?

On the other hand, you should realize that as a client or consumer your opinions are worth a thousand of money to agencies or companies both small and big.

They want to know you think of their products, both bad and good, so they could enhance it and at the same time improve their sales.

They paid big market research agencies to devise all kinds of surveys, tests as well as focus groups to know how people really feel about their products or services and the products sold by their competitors.

This is where you come in. Being a user or consumer, your opinions are highly valued. You could earn money through filling out short questionnaires, trying out diverse products as well as watching movie trailers of movies before they are even released.

Depending on the length and kind of survey you can complete, you can look forward to be paid anywhere from 50 cents up to 120 dollars. Payment will depend on the companies that offer this kind of service.

While you are not likely to get wealthy or rich, this could provide you a nice fixed income on the side which you can use to start your own business or pay monthly bills.

To make the most of your earnings, you can join many diverse survey sites or programs and earn extra cash from each of them.

The most excellent decision that you could make is to join on a website that provides a database of survey programs that you could join.

They do charge a small one time free to gain access; on the other hand, you will quickly earn that back after you take first few surveys. And after that, it is all profit.

Home Business

Simply key in the terms “home business” into any well-liked search engines and you will be swamped with answers to your query how to earn additional or extra cash.

If you are exploring this kind of online business, plentiful caution is highly advised. Study every opportunity very carefully and ask queries if you have doubt or hesitation.

Look in the fine print and ensure that you are not walking into any type of traps.

Knowing scams and keeping far away from them will be your main strength in this kind of venture or niche.

As a security measure, until you gain sufficient experience, say no to any type of upfront payments as well as never pull out your credit card.

Earning extra income online is promising. As a matter of fact, there are already millions of people out there who became rich through this way.

But there are no guarantees, except from the people who are trying to scam you. They will just leave you like this, stuck in the middle of nowhere, no help!

In the desert

In the desert


There are many ways on how to earn additional income online. All you need to do is to make a proper research, choose the method you love most or you can earn extra money from.  For further information  read this article           Real Ways to Make Money        

16 responses to “Your Own Business”

  1. Mike says:

    Hey James,

    Thanks for the informative article.

    I’m trying to find genuine ways to make money online, I’ve used the survey site Swagbucks but find it frustrating and often I don’t qualify for the surveys. I’m interested that you recommend sites like this – are there better ones out there that I could join?

    I love the idea of running my own online business, but don’t really know where to start, can you point me in the right direction?



    • james hilton says:

      I would direct you to Wealthy Affiliate, where you can get free training for your online business. Two websites and hosting, all free.

      Thank you for visiting Mike

  2. Shwana says:

    Great article! You are right there being many opportunities on the web for making money and it is hard to tell what is valid and what is a scam. I agree with you; my number 1 rule is not to pull out my credit card. I see you have put paid surveys to make money, I have always thought those were scams. Are any legit? I am always on the lookout for ways to earn money, I think I will consider it. Thanks again for the information.

    • james hilton says:

      I’m just short of calling them scams. They do advise you of the pitfalls you may encounter, although not so bluntly. Just not enough money there from my experience and others I spoke to in my research. Too much work and time invested for the pay.

      Some are outright and others may be legit. I offer advise to go slowly and read everything.

      Thank you Schwana

  3. Antonis Christonasis says:

    Thanks for the different ideas on how to make money with your own business. I would love your images to be a bit wider though. Also, I’m not quite sure if I like the yellow background. Maybe white or grey background could be better for the eyes and the readability of the page. Thanks for the ideas though!

  4. Eric Chen says:

    Hello CowboyJames,

    Great and detailed overview of creating an online business. I was curious and thought it would require merchandise of my own.

    It’s music in my ears knowing that you can promote other peoples products and earn money.

    Wealthy Affiliate seems very promising and I look forward to learning how to make money using their free membership.


    • james hilton says:

      I believe that anyone with interest should sign up for the free membership.

      Learning while you earn is really possible at Wealthy Affiliate.

  5. JohnB says:

    Great overview of possible ways to earn an income from home. I believe that everyone would like to have the ability to be financially independent and establishing your own online business is a great way to achieve that. I’m not sure whether paid surveys and completing questionaries are worth our time since the payoff is really small.

    • james hilton says:

      Everyone does have the ability to become financially independent, many can’t seem to find the way. Some look only for a quick solution, overnight success. The most lasting changes require work. Start an online business, get all the training you can, knowledge is king.

      Thank you for the comment John

  6. Antonis Christonasis says:

    Hello James!

    Your post is so good and detailed. I have one question though when it comes to paid surveys. Does it worth your time, or the amount of money you earn is extremely small? Is it possible to do this as a full time “job” or only as a side income?

    • james hilton says:

      As to the surveys, I speak only of my experience, the pay was low and slow. A lot of the surveys required you to sign up or even purchase something. Sometimes there were no surveys I qualified for. I understand some people do well with surveys, you but I did not.  You may want to give them income a “try” I doubt that there ia any sustainable income there.   Good Luck

      Thanks for commenting, Antonis

  7. Andrew says:

    Hi there. I just finished reading your article on starting up an online business. Just had to drop you a quick comment to share my thoughts, as I have had a bit of experience with a couple of the things you mention here.

    I started out with paid surveys and small online jobs, but theres a lot of scams out there and the pay is very poor.

    Thankfully I turned to blogging a couple of years ago, and I haven’t looked back since. I love blogging and making money via affiliate marketing. Personally I would recommend that over everything else to your readers.

  8. Chris says:


    Great information about earning money from your passions.

    Although it takes a lot of time and patience, it certainly can be done. There are a number of ways to do this and a range of different niches to choose from.

    Wealthy Affiliate platform is a great way to start out.


    • james hilton says:

      Correct, things that are easy are rarely worth it. I agree Wealthy affiliate is the best place to get started.

      The training is worth more than can be believed.  Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment today. 

  9. Ilias says:

    I agree with you, most people look for ways to earn an extra income and improve their lives.

    The ways you recommend are legit and I have heard of people who made money with these ways.

    Do you recommend a specific one of them as your favorite or are they equal recommended?

    • james hilton says:

      I suggest that each person decide what they can handle and would like to work.

      Agree almost everyone need a little extra income. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Good luck in your search for your perfect fit.

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