The internet is a regular part of our daily lives, whether we work at a day job or we work from home. You can see ads for ‘work at home’ and ‘make money online’ pretty much every hour of the day. If you’re working at a day job, you might have felt at times the pull of such an ad which promises you riches and wealth while working on a laptop at the beach sipping a Pina Colada.

While all this is rather cheesy and obviously made as an ad, the possibility is actually there. The truth is, we all can work from home and make money in the process, without having to commute to a day job we have. This doesn’t mean that we will all get rich in the process. Some will, some won’t. But what is more than possible is that we all can have a good, comfortable life working from home. However how can one get started with working online from the comfort of the home office?

There are plenty of ways to get started and as people have different preferences, areas of knowledge and interests, everyone can find something that perfectly fit their character. For example, you might just want to get a bit of extra money so that you can afford that gorgeous home, or maybe go to an exotic location during the summer. If you like to write and you have a good command of English, you can start writing articles for webmasters or at various freelancing sites such as Elance, or Odesk. There are many people who have websites but either hate writing or simply can’t write a good article no matter how hard they try. They will pay you good money for a set of well written articles and suddenly your dream of that exotic vacation will turn into a guaranteed future.

On the other hand, you might want to actually work from home all day long without having to work for a boss. Being your own boss appeals to many. You can start with a website, or a few websites, bring them to the first page of the search engines with a bit of good SEO (search engine optimization), and either start selling them at the various website flipping markets or keep them for additional income every month. By having a couple of these sites that you grow on a regular basis by adding articles regularly to it, you can actually increase your income so that one day you won’t have to go to a day job, as you’ll earn enough from home.

These are just some of the ideas to get you started. There are much more of them and all you need is find the one model that speaks mostly to you and that appeals to you right away.