For many, the internet is still a place to tune into for games and chat, but for an increasing number of others the internet is used to operate their work from home business. These folks don't just use online communities and resources to stifle boredom but to earn an income. And several of them earn a lot.

Heres how:

While many people still think of the web as a way to socially connect people who work from home know that it is also the worlds largest market place. They still use all the social and fun aspects of the internet, but they've taken it to another level. Instead of working on the internet, they've discovered ways to make the internet work for them.

In order to create a successful work from home business these folks explore the internet for affiliate marketing products that will sell quickly and gift them with large profits. Instead of spending hours searching for the latest gossip on Paris Hilton, they research updates and product developments within their chosen niche. If they're niche happens to be celeb gossip then I guess the hunt for tidbits on Miss. Hilton is important.

However, earning a good income online requires more than knowledge about the latest big product launch you need to be able to implement exceptional sales and marketing tactics. Hours are spent on receiving training. People who work from home acquire the skills needed to boost their home business by reading books and articles pertaining to running a home business on the internet, listening in on calls and web seminars, and talking to industry experts. All this is done online without the hassle of leaving your home.

A quick search lets them find ebooks, web videos and online forums and chat room where they can get connected with others who are willing to share their success tips. It also lets them pick and choose which online communities they want to become part of. They use the ones that they get the most out of but also that they feel most comfortable in. Networking on the internet is a much more pleasant experience since you can connect with more people like you much faster. Even though people who work from home are working, they are also making new friends and having fun as well as learning.

The knowledge they acquire lets them become an expert in their field as well as in sales. Before long their sitting in the forums answering your questions and writing top selling books on how to work from home.

Because running a work from home business means operating a system that is open 24 hours a day people who work from home make a greater income in a shorter time span. However, just because your website is open all day and night doesn't mean you're forced to tend it every hour of the day. Most people who work at home only work 6-8 hours. While they are away from their computer their work from home business is still hard at work.

The hours they put in during their working time greatly pays off. Those that earn large sums on the internet understand that as fun and exciting as working from home is, its still a job and you have to put the time and effort in.

So, for the majority who still use the internet to play, many of us research our markets gain new knowledge and set up 24 hour profits machines by putting the internet to work.

Author's Bio: 

Jeff Casmer is a leading legitimate work at home expert and is a work from home business owner. His "Top Ranked" Work From Home Business Directory gives you all the information you need to Work at Home in the 21st century.