Does Working From Home Really Work? Video 4 of 10

Pretty interesting question that you probably asked yourself.

I mean, we are all told to get a JOB when we left high school and those that went to college were told also to get a job…. but at least one that can repay the school loans.

No one told me I could work from home when going through school.
I was conditioned all through school that I would eventually be out in an office building or lab. There is NO hope of staying at home eating Doritos and playing xbox at 11am….

There lies the difference from performance driven results to time driven.

When you work for yourself.. it’s not about how many hours you clock in. It’s about producing.

At a JOB it’s more about getting work done but if you finish early you gotta STAY AT WORK….
say what?

Working from home is a TOTAL possibility…

Does working from home really work? The traditional image of working from home is stuffing envelopes or doing mail order gigs. Some people think working from home involves getting involved in a scam.


The truth is, working from home is a viable, legitimate option. Millions of people work from home in virtual call centers, as writers, videographers, sales and marketing, online tutoring and more. Any job where you can provide a digital product (like an article) or a service you can do online or over the phone can be turned into a work-at-home gig. There are lots of illegitimate companies out there, but as internet businesses become more sophisticated, there is more regulation. There are tons of sites with legitimate work from home jobs, and lots of review sites to tell you exactly what to expect.


How I Work At Home

I am living proof that working from home really does work. When I started, I sold things on eBay. I would do market research, found out what sold well, and how much I could sell it for. I would then find a place where I could buy them cheap enough to make a profit (after fees and shipping). My first taste if properly targeting an Avatar, an exact person to sell to.


That is how an astonishing number of people start out working at home. eBay, Amazon and Craigslist generates quick cash for really dedicated sellers. The best sellers can make large profits and sell quickly.


The drawback to selling online was the constant work – as soon as you sold something, you had to go out and buy more. You couldn’t always find the product again, so you had to make sure you could find enough products to sell. You didn’t always sell a product, so you could eat it in unsold product or returns. (understanding product returns and inventory…. a lesson for another day)


I wanted to create a residual income, an income that kept coming in regardless if I worked that day or not. So I started studying affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing would make me a rich.. right? Of course, I studied a lot, worked very hard, had lots of things that didn’t work, but because I stuck with it, I became wealthy after failing a LOT…. a LOT. Your results will depend on you and your work.


How To Get Started

If you want to get started working from home, then you will want to decide not only how much money you want to make, but how much time you have. If you are single and work a part-time job, then you will have a lot more time than someone who has a family and works full time. You will have to find something that will pay you enough, in your available time, to meet your goals.

Being time available is a huge bonus.


Affiliate Marketing

This is selling other people’s products and earning a commission. A good example would be selling real estate. A real estate agent doesn’t build the house, nor do they have to buy the house in order to resell it. They connect the buyer and seller and make a commission off of the deal.

Think Middle Man/Woman

I recommend internet affiliate marketing. This is selling other people’s products online. You make a commission when you connect a buyer and a seller. I will get into how that works in the next video. Thank you for watching Video 4 see you on the Next Video 5.


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58 thoughts on “Does Working From Home Really Work? Video 4 of 10

  1. Cedric says:

    Working from home could sound any but hard.

    Actually it can be easy only if you apply hard work and dedication. Only way you can truely breakthrough. Is to apply yourself and want more out of life. I feel online marketing could be a success. Only if you truly believe it.

  2. carlene says:

    Thanx for sharing Lawrence…..almost can’t believe it’s true, that’s how good it is BUT I do beLIEVE it’s true! Haha hope that makes sense.

  3. David Johns says:

    Great video Lawrence.
    Sounds like I need to start creating content.
    Blog posts, podcasts, videos, and information that will match a need to a product. Sounds simple, but I want to make sure I have a process for sharing this info, correct?

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      content serves a purpose…. adding to the universe before you take from it 😉
      Value before you ask for the sale

  4. Lawrence this video was awesome because of the simple way in which you explained how to sell stuff online (affiliate marketing) and make a commission from it. I love how you broke it down into such simple, easy to understand methodologies.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      affiliate marketing is a killer way to grow an income.

  5. Joshua Wiesler says:

    The analogy to a real estate agent was spot on. I never thought of it that way. Really appreciate the quality of the videos

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      people get that… selling something they didn’t build but has value and getting paid to do it.

  6. Milena says:

    I believe that you can make money from home. I also know now that working from home = working hard, and treating it like a business not a hobby. My question to you Lawrence is what’s the minimum amount of time you need with your program per day to build it and start seeing results soon enough?

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      i worked about 20 hours a week cause lower than that I forget what i’m working on and just make mistakes

  7. Jenny Ceballos says:

    Thanks again for posting these videos!

    Internet can help to make our lifes more easy and relax. I am learning everyday more about how to make marketing online and is very interesting all the things that can be done through the internet.

    Saludos desde Panamá!

  8. John Whitfield says:

    Just watching the past 4 videos has already given me some great ideas to work on. Not just using your well known Empower products, but other things I never would of thought of doing. These videos have been some of the greatest help to giving me the missing links I need to start work part time online.

  9. Jenny Ceballos says:

    Hi! I am from Panama and I think that these 4 videos about freedom are interesting and real, because is a new way to start business and make it continuous. I have been reading about online marketing since a couple of months ago and I want to get in but I want to get in well!!

    Thanks for posting this!

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      continue absorbing information… and apply it

  10. Qaisar Khan says:

    hey Lawrence, you told me to comment on each video to see if im ready for help. i am really struggling right now and i need your help. i need more people to join wakeupnow which i join 2 weeks ago, thank you!!
    please help me. i really need.

  11. Jason Counts says:

    I totally believe that you can make money from home I just need to figure out how and with the info I’m learning from you I’m starting to see the light! Especially with this affiliate marketing..I have some great ideas but first I got to figure how to build a website!!! Thanks for the info so far! I will keep marching on!

  12. Sheri Kreiner says:

    By definition, I am definitely the ideal candidate for a home-based business as I have the time needed, I’m definitely with an outstanding vehicle company(Empower Network) who provides excellent resources. I truly learned that there definitely is such a thing as an ideal candidate which is a good thing to know upon myself getting to the recruiting phase of building my business and team as far as what to look for!

    Thank you, Lawrence! Excellent information as always!

  13. Tina Rhodie says:

    I’ve done the home parties, etc and that’s not my idea of working from home. It was actually meeting someone through a traditional MLM that lead me to EN. I’m here to stay and now need the eyeballs ready to buy visiting my site.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      building traffic… tons of ways to do it

  14. Nick Irwin says:


    One of many reasons I am working with the empower network is so I can eventually work from home. I have a ton of availability so it really works out perfect for me. I’ll continue to watch the videos as were getting into the good stuff.

  15. Stef Lee says:

    Hi Lawrence!

    This video reminded me of what Robert Allan the author had said in a seminar that I attended. He said “Entrepreneurs are unemployable” meaning that they think ahead, want to do more, have their sights set on bigger things, have a hard time conforming to the rules, can’t deal with the petty task of office politics. Like your video I listened and it validated my leaving my job to work for myself! Thank you!

  16. Demy Watts says:

    Good info Lawrence…thank you. I never want to work for anyone ever again, hence wanting to crack this online business as an affiliate partner. I am only with 1 company at present and i intend to give it my everything before I branch out.

  17. Peter de Vera says:

    Dear Lawrence,

    I truly believe more so that working from home can make you very rich in more ways than one. Not just material alone but priceless times with your family whether it be at home or on the beaches of the World! Thank you for the motivation!

    God Bless you and family,


    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      there is gold… in more ways than just monetary 😉

  18. Kenny Wilkinson says:

    I had a little technical trouble watching this video but I understand that working from home is TOTALLY possible. I also understand that you recommend affiliate marketing.

    The best thing I liked about this video is that you are living proof it is possible.

    To apply this to my business, I realize that affiliate marketing is a viable income source and being a service provider only is limiting me.

  19. Andre Kotze says:

    Good info thanks Lawrence 🙂

    We are looking at two income sources, network marketing and affiliate and own products. Right now our focus is on building a strong network in our primary business.
    This will provide us with a residual income that once stable will let us focus on the other income source or even sources.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      here is a hint… residual income or business income in general should never be called “stable”… if you took a graph you can draw a line that would make it resemble a flat slope income.. or “stable”… but actually being stable is a bad thing.

      do you want $1k/month

      or $300 on month and $11,000 the next month… stability isn’t what you want.. you want growth 😉

  20. Elvira says:

    Well it looks like I am a prime candidate for this type of business, as I am retired and have a lot of time to invest into this business. Thank you for your insight, I know it is possible to duplicate what you have done. Especially because I can tell that you are such a good mentor and coach who truly cares about others success. You are such a blessing and so good at pouring value into peoples lives. I can’t wait to find out how this all works, I am more than ready.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      cool thing is.. i’m just a normal guy who had big dreams but had a difficult time finding enough people to “reason” with my mind that working from home was actually….. feasible… that’s why i’m here… to show IT’S possible

  21. Joel Gomez says:

    I work from home now & I love it. Like you said there is nothing better than to take your kids to school & pick them up all week & all year, Its a true blessing. But I now want to focus on internet marketing & take it to the next level. =)

    Give great value & find a way to solve people’s problems! Valuable info Lawrence.

  22. Kamal lakhr says:

    Working at home don’t mean become lazy and stay all the day having fun watching TV then you will see money come by himself
    when i did read biography of some superstars/business man/stock broker/hedge fund/marketers
    even founders
    they all work at home but they all have a special thing that 99% of people don’t have
    big desire to work
    they don’t wait someone tell them to work
    they know that them work will be a cause of them result
    if they work hard they will get more
    work less they will get less
    easy concept ^^

    P.S: they don’t just work hard “even slaves work hard but they don’t get any results” but they work mostly intelligently

    thank you for all that Lawrence

  23. karen says:

    i always wanted to stay home with my family and stopped being bossed and pushed around,you are a living proof of my dreams,great work keep it up.

  24. Walter says:

    Working from home. I knew I have always wanted to do this. Being in this industry, yet giving up years ago…. I could never let it go. I always knew at some point in my life I would have an online business.. built from home. It was just a matter of when… And that time is now.

  25. Martin says:

    I have got about 2 hours per day so I really need to maximize that time. In a lot of affiliate programs you have to buy it to sell it. I need to sell things you don’t have to buy until I get on my feet. I know working from home works and you are definitely living proof. Great video Lawrence 🙂

  26. Hey Lawrence,

    I’m actually learning a ton more by following the Learn Do Teach method with your videos…I’m ready to work from home. Let me know if I have the concept explained properly in this review:

    Thanks for being some helpful!!

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      Learn Do Teach is a powerful way to build a business….

  27. Rigoberto Ramirez says:

    That analogy you used to explain ” working from home.” was pretty cool. I certainly got some value form this video:

    1) if I may, I would like to model the way you eplain to other the value of working from home. As a personal development consultant, I worked out of my home for a long time until I adquired a training center and office. But never the less, starting from home is awesome.

    2) You gave me a great idea of selling as an affiliate. Since I like to be of service to others, I would love to help others sell what they have to offer. Especially my personal development program.

    Great Video.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      understanding affiliate marketing then helping others embrace and retail their own products or being an affiliate is a really cool way to help people transition from a JOB to working from home.

  28. spooon says:

    safefocus1  thank you! make sure to keep going… your almost done

  29. safefocus1 says:

    You are awesome Lawrence.    Just so nice to hear your fresh and new way of thinking.   Loved it… going to listen to all 9 tonight!!

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      they are designed to be short and easy to digest… and great to listen to before sleeping to allow your brain to DREAM 🙂

  30. PeterThankgod says:

    The possibilities of work from Home is real….I connected myself to it to be self-employed….without working 24hrs… Thanks alot.. 🙂

  31. spooon says:

    AustinHayes find a niche and provide help… in tools, services 😉

  32. spooon says:

    Jaynae having a goal… is more important than the how to… must have a goal and direction before the vehicle can take you

  33. spooon says:

    andilerner it’s a step process but the cool thing is you can take massive steps super fast.. .compared to 4 year schools… and better yet you can learn while in school

  34. andilerner says:

    Yeah, after a lot of years of not being able to do a regular job, I finally figured out that I CAN make (amazing) money working at home, and I don’t have to work 26 hours a day/8 days a week, and I don’t have to drive my friends & family away bugging them to get into my thing. I found an opportunity that works, that resonates with me, that feeds my spirit, that I can do regardless of my health limitations. Yes! Now I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, take massive action (as best I can) daily. 

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      bringing value to the market space 😉

  35. AustinHayes says:

    Internet Affiliate is genius!! I liek your idea about being an affiliate to Amazon and GoDaddy! My business is selling instrumentals to artists and rappers online! I have recently set it up to run on autopilot so it is ready to go!….now just need to find out how to get traffic and converts to buy!!!!!!

  36. Jaynae says:

    I see understand what I must do, but don’t know how to get there.

  37. Pat Cooksey says:

    Great content and all your videos are well constructed!  Thank you!!!

  38. Colin Fox (Steampunk/EMFProjects) says:

    spooon Colin Fox (Steampunk/EMFProjects) Yeh, they want to keep you in chains though with false promises of “security.”  Bill Hicks said it best.  “Go back to sleep America, nothing to see here… Oh look, American gladiators!”

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      hahahh. it’s sad but i think it’s refreshing that people are waking up

  39. spooon says:

    Colin Fox (Steampunk/EMFProjects) i just wished someone told me that …… you could stay at home… i remember as a kid i LOVED staying at home… 😉

  40. Colin Fox (Steampunk/EMFProjects) says:

    Haha!  Couldn’t fall asleep!  Love it.  I needed a big cubicle for high school maths class!  Definitely true about a certain type of person.  Someone who wants to be free and it’s not for everyone.  We’re a different breed.  It’s the thing about us doing the things most people won’t do and so being able to do the things that most people can’t.  Smart hard work and dedication. Good stuff Lawrence, looking forward to the rest of the vids.

    1. Lawrence Tam says:

      thanks! gotta be different cause the same people are outside fighting rush hour.. that’s crazy to me

  41. saqamaweb says:

    Lt,  Please consider Asian, African, Australia and Arab Market…I love to work with you to expand your footing beyond USA.  I can help you to put all your materials in AAAA languages: if you just sifu and mentor me in Malaysia.   Look and audit my 420 blogs… yet making $$$ to live??? Please help!

  42. JeffGodden says:

    Good stuff Lawrence. 
    Starting to get into the meat n’ potatoes.
    Sharing to FB

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