There are millions of people, all over the world, who make money from home, whether full-time, or part-time, and whether they work online or off. They might offer a service, or they might sell merchandise. The people who sell merchandise might have new items, or used items. Some people sell here at eBay, and others might have their own website.
Then there are the people who do outsourcing work from home, and they might go through a website such as eLance or oDesk. There are so many ways to make money from home, for those who really want to do it, and who are willing to do the work! Making money from home, does not mean "kicking back" and watching television, unless of course, you are writing commentary about a new movie, television show, or you are a new-columnist!
If someone really wants to make money with their own home based business, they can do that too. They will have to make a vow to themselves to really work hard at it, and not give up. They also have to ignore the negative comments that will come from a few friends and family members. For some reason, when a person says they want to "improve their life," someone they know will always tell them that they cannot do it! Ignore those ridiculous people!
You Can Do Anything That You Make Up Your Mind To Do!