Ways to Earn Extra Income from Home

Why Make a Side Income?

It takes real work to earn extra income from home. It takes time. 

Please don't fall into the trap of thinking it's easy simply by creating a website or a blog. Don't also fall into the trap of thinking it's impossible! Just be reasonable with your expectations and do the work!

Control Your Finances

Many things in this world are out of our control, including employment, pensions, social security, etc. Create a form of income that you control!

Pay Off Debts

Use the extra income to pay off specific debts. Everyone Wants to be debt-free, but sometimes it just takes some extra work.

Multiple Streams

Having different sources of income gives you a financial backup when life takes a sudden turn. Building a business asset allows you to earn money while you sleep.

The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does. Become more valuable. Do more. Give more. Be more. Serve more.

Glowforge 3D Laser

The Glowforge is a laser cutter and engraver. It uses a beam of light about the width of a hum hair. 

It cuts many different materials. With it, you can make products to sell. You can also produce drawing files for other owners to use with their own laser. 

The maker movement or maker culture is growing fast! Use your free time to learn from the Makers Network

The maker culture is a contemporary subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture and revels in the creation of new devices and tinkering with existing ones. The maker culture, in general, supports open-source hardware. Wikipedia

With Glowforge, there are many different opportunities to make real products you can see and build your very own business with.

The Glowforge company calls the Glowforge a 3D Laser Printer. How is Glowforge a 3D printer? We typically think of 3D as rolls of plastic filament.

Glowforge uses subtractive manufacturing, while traditional 3D printers use additive manufacturing. A 3D printer builds up material, like plastic filament, layer by layer. With Glowforge, you'll put a piece of material like leather, wood, or acrylic in the machine, and it carves out your product using laser light. The technical name for the category of tools that includes Glowforge is a CNC laser cutter engraver, but that's a mouthful, so we call it a 3D laser printer.

Technology that required a small manufacturing company to operate can now sit on a table-top in our home, office, woodshop, or craft room.

Manufacturing as a service is fast becoming a reality. There are already many different services. Glowforge technology brings it into the home. Take advantage of real technology and make your own real products to sell and make an extra income from home.  

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This video is GOLDen, with real concrete advice from a guy who knows how to start a small business. It's not about the Glowforge, but unless you want to build your laser, it's probably a good idea to purchase one, like the Glowforge. 

FURTHER FABRICATION - Freelance Industrial Designer

With a Bachelor of Design Innovation and years spent working in the fast-paced film industry, Rob has the skills and experience to bring ideas into reality.  His products can be found in homes and offices across the globe, and his award-winning film work can be seen in blockbuster movies and TV series, including Blade Runner 2049 and Thunderbirds are Go.

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Onefinity CNC Machine


Onefinity is an affordable CNC machine that comes standard with Hardened Steel Linear Rails, High Load Linear Bearings, and Fast Travel Precision Ball Screws. Onefinity requires no external computer and sets up in less than an hour. 

With an Onefinity CNC, you can see and build your very own business with many more opportunities to make real products.

Technology that required a small manufacturing company to operate can now sit on a table-top in our home, office, woodshop, or craft room.

Manufacturing as a service is fast becoming a reality. There are already many different services. Onefinity CNC technology brings it into the home.

Find your one niche of products people need. Take advantage of real technology and make your own real products to sell and make an extra income from home.  

Introducing The Onefinity CNC Machine

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The Two Keys to Online Success!

I believe two principles or keys are required to make an online business successful. The tools and teaching methods may change, but not these. 

You Have To Do The Work

Sounds simple?

With most sites, this means creating content for your website. You make this content to attract visitors, which will buy the products you are promoting or click on one of your display ads if you have them on your site.

If you're selling a course, you need to create one that people will be willing to buy. If you're making a video, you need to edit it. If you're writing an article, you need to communicate correctly.

Many successful online marketers will tell you that starting an online business is easy. Many of them tell you this because they want you to buy their course or sign up for their membership site. Many people still fail, though, once they realized the amount of effort success requires.

Another interesting fact is that many success stories also include initial failures, but they persisted until they succeeded. Doing the work and being persistent go hand in hand.

You Have To Create Quality Content

It's not enough to post words on a website. If you're writing product reviews, people need to trust you, or else they'll lose interest. If you're writing how-to articles, then be specific and helpful.

If you show people how to make something, then it's a good idea for you to make it first.

After spending much time doing online research on various topics, I've concluded that there is no great deal of quality content on the internet. I find myself searching for discussion forums to get some real opinions of different products.

My goal with this site is to improve the quality of online content.

Your best chance of success is to make something or help people make something.

Best Online Tools You Need to Start a Blog

As you become successful, you need to grow your business. Many different software applications and online services can help you earn extra income from home.

While this does commit me to specific software services, including WordPress itself, there is a great deal of flexibility. I spend a good deal of time looking for quality services and software. Continued innovation with these services is a significant criterion.

One could also argue that if all you want to do is sell products, then open an Etsy account. Many people are very successful with that approach. A lot of different options!

Thrive Themes

Some of these tools are from people I've watched become successful over the years. One person is Shane Melaugh, with Thrive Themes. I purchased his first product called Backlink Battle Plan many years ago. He was just a young guy with lots of determination.

I continued to stay on his mailing lists over the years. I like his approach to online businesses. When he and his partner started Thrive Themes, I was the first to sign up.

I didn't even know what I was going to use it for at the time, but I use it today, and it works great! Glad I signed up at the lower price back then.

What is a Solopreneur? Case Studies of those who have succeeded with starting up a new business in a micro-niche.

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I’d recently converted to the new Shapeshift theme from Thrive Themes and realized I needed to know how to change a footer in WordPress.

How to Change a Footer in WordPress

WPX Hosting

With WPX Hosting, Terry Kyle is another person whose goal is to provide the fastest WordPress hosting, with first-class support. They are very affordable with top-notch customer service.

They also LOVE animals. 


This article explains how to set up a WordPress staging site so that you can test new features without risking harm to your live site.

How to Set Up a WordPress Staging Site


Tailwind is another service for Pinterest that I'm just getting started using. I like Pinterest and the whole concept of a visual search engine. So far, I like what Tailwind offers for promotion on Pinterest and have been very impressed with their training.

There is nothing wrong with tools to simplify your work and help you automate specific running online business tasks. The tools and companies that provide a quality experience, my second key to success, will be around for a long time.


I have a hard time writing grammatically correct articles. I focus on the content, making sure to include the right images. While in the process, I miss punctuation, write complicated sentences, and many other issues.

While it does take a little while to get used to how Grammarly operates, it does an excellent job finding errors and helping you learn better how to write correctly in English.

I had a long article that I had already grammar checked with a couple of different tools, including Microsoft Word. I thought it would be an excellent article to use with testing Grammarly. Much to my surprise, I checked it using Grammarly premium, and it found almost 200 more problems.

Since that test, I've become used to using the Grammarly plugin for Microsoft Office. I'm now better at correcting grammar as I write.

The tools I review are ones that I use.