Whether you are retired and looking for a second part time career, or simply wish to make a few dollars; you can work from home online and become part of an online boom that is sweeping across the US and the world.

If you are a writer or enjoy commenting on a wide variety of subjects, you can offer your services to the many online forums that are searching for people to write content for websites or add comments to blogs.

Blogging has become very popular these days, and you can either set up your own blog and use advertising from Google, Yahoo, MSN and the like to bring in dollars, or what is referred to as AdSense, or you an create a website offering a service or product and have the blog as a posting mechanism to advertise your website.

Go to any website online, and you will see advertising on the tops and sides, which are referenced by the words ?Google Ads.? If you are using your website to sell a product or service, it is these ads which bring in additional funds. The more visitors you receive, the more money you make using AdSense. It?s very easy to set up an account with any of the search engines. In fact, the more ads you have on your site, the better chance you have of drawing the search engine?s attention to your site and improve your ranking.

What is ranking? Ranking is very important for your website. Using appropriate keywords on your website and content will afford you the opportunity to place very high on the ranking scale. For example, if you have a travel site, your keywords are picked up by the search engines, as is the content on your site, and is ranked accordingly. In order to determine what keywords to use, you can log on to Google, for example, and type in a keyword. You will be shown websites that are using a particular keyword.

While the results may show thousands of sites with that particular keyword, it is up to you to research further to find a niche where you have a better chance of acquiring a better ranking. A unique word or set of words can make the difference in your website ranking and where it is placed in the search engine, thus drawing more consumers to your site.

Although you will need to plan and study the various aspects on how to rank high on any search engine, the fact is you can work from home online and, with a little ingenuity, reap the rewards so many website owners and bloggers are realizing today.

Think about a unique niche, study the search engines? terms and conditions, research the internet to ascertain how large the niche is, layout your website, add content, and maximize your keyword structure to further enhance the chances for your website to be among the first or second pages when consumers begin a search. You can work from home online, and you can reap the rewards so many other website owners are realizing today.