Many people would consider it a dream come true to be able to earn money while staying at home, especially if they have a young family. If they could find a way to earn enough capital to afford their bills without having to worry about coordinating childcare or missing the school runs, soccer games, dance classes, and everything else that comes with having young children, their lives would be so much simpler.
It is not only parents who often aspire to work from home. Who wouldn’t want to jump out of bed and be able to work from the comfort of their own sofa in their most comfortable clothes, with Amazon Prime playing in the background, or to head to the local coffee shop to work amongst people?
The ability to earn money from the comfort of your own home allows many people to resign from their jobs in order to concentrate on starting their own business, spend more time with their loved ones and regain control of their lives. The prevailing COVID-19 pandemic has provided many people with the opportunity to work from home, and we anticipate a significant increase in the number of people who decide to start their own businesses once things eventually go back to normal.
If you want to work from home and make your own luck but are not sure what to do or how to get going, don’t worry. In this blog post, we will look at these and get you started on the path to innovation and independence.
Earning money from the comfort of your own home has never been easier thanks to technology, and the majority of the ideas covered in this blog post involve the internet in some way. Fortunately, most online income strategies are simple and require little more than basic computing equipment and capabilities, as well as a small financial investment, to get things up and running. It will, however, require time, devotion, enthusiasm, and persistence to be a success.
Few income streams deliver immediate profits, but if you give it time and put in the effort, you will soon reap the benefits.
Start a Blog
This takes time and commitment to get up and running and making money, but if you find the right niche and persevere, you may well find the money rolling in. You can earn through writing advertorial or sponsored posts, hosting guest posts and advertisements. You may also be able to get sent out free products to review and write about on your blog.
Help other people work from home while working from home yourself. Virtual assistants, or VA’s as they are otherwise known can do everything from check emails and arrange travel to undertaking internet research and working for a small business. Some top-tier earners can demand as much as $50 per hour or more, making it a pretty lucrative job.
Good at typing? Fast at typing? Put these skills to good use by taking on some data entry and admin work. These are all done remotely, so all you need is a computer and the appropriate software and some time. You can find these jobs on Freelance marketplaces such as People Per Hour, Fiverr, and Upwork.
There is something a little special about helping people pick and book their dream holidays. If travel is your passion, train to become an independent travel agent and book travel for your own clients?
Fill Out Surveys
If you are looking for quick money, then this is not the one for you. it can be a painfully long and laborious process to earn more than a few cents but if you have the odd ten minutes here or there, it is worth doing. It allows you to share your thoughts and feedback with companies and over time, the cents will add up.
Monetize Your Hobby
Do you know how to play the piano or the cello? Maybe you are a natural at painting and drawing. Why not consider commercializing your hobby if you have one? You could provide tuition in someone’s home, your own home, or online via Skype or Zoom.
However, it is vital that you learn to differentiate the hobby from the job – doing it all day, every day can quickly become tedious and cause you to lose interest.
Mystery Shopper Opportunities
Many stores, both online and in-store, use mystery shoppers to assess how well they are doing. There are numerous websites where you can sign up, and they usually send you to stores where you can either get a coupon or get reimbursed. You are asked to purchase specific items while taking into account factors such as the tidiness and store layout, how accessible it was, how well-stocked it was, and your overall customer experience.
This is the perfect passive income for college students!
Invest Your Cash
This one does necessitate a little more funds to begin with, as well as a little more perseverance, but it can provide the pinnacle in passive income. You can do this on top of your regular job, whatever it is that you do. This is doable even if you’re not in college.
There are many different things you can invest in, and it all depends on how much time you have, what kind of recompense you want, how quickly you want to make money, and how much money you have to invest to begin with, as well as the risk you are willing to take
Property, gold and silver bullion, fine art, and collectibles are all popular forms of investment. One that has become particularly popular in recent year is cryptocurrency, in particular Bitcoin. It has only been around for the past ten years or so, but it is rapidly gaining in notoriety. It is very volatile so it does depend on how much risk you are prepared to take, but if you do well with it, you generally do really well.
If you have a product or service, consider promoting it through a webinar. You are essentially giving away a lot of free tips and advice, usually in a live format; however, at the end, you pitch your paid product or service in the hopes of closing a few deals.
It does not matter what you are selling; it is not difficult to set up. To entice them, you can use a lead generation magnet or even a free Facebook campaign. If you keep looking, you should be able to find a free webinar to assist you in creating your webinar!
Build an Online Course
In a similar concept to the previous point, develop and sell an online course to share your proven track record of success in your respective fields. The good news is that there are courses available to teach or support just about anything these days, from food preparation to social media management, blogging, and photojournalism. You can accomplish this in two ways.
You could go the passive income pathway and spend some time creating and advertising your course and then just sit back and wait for the money to come in, or you could set up online groups to support people taking the courses and charge for extras like 1:1 tutorials or workshops.
The majority of people create their courses online using a website like Teachable.com. This allows you to upload your course content and use the infrastructure to handle customers and take money.
Become a YouTube Content Creator
Another platform that has enabled almost anyone to make money online is YouTube. There are a plethora of YouTube channels dedicated to almost any topic you can think of. You can charge for videos and earn money from advertisements if you have a decent following. Some influencers have made millions of dollars from it – it prove that if you have the niche, you can certainly be successful.
Write for Other People
Do you have a talent for writing? Why don’t you try your hand at some freelance copywriting? People Per Hour, Upwork, and Fiverr are all excellent places to find freelance writing contracts and one off jobs.
Consult in Your Expert Field
What do you currently work as? There may be a way for you to use the knowledge and expertise you gained from that to earn money from home. Many companies pay a lot of money to have advisors come in and share their knowledge. Perhaps this is something you should look into.
It requires very little setup – of course, you will need a very sleek website that has been optimised for search engine optimization (SEO) and a portfolio or case studies from previous clients or former colleagues and employers. You will have the advantage of being in the industry and potentially already having a network of contacts with whom to network.
There are numerous ways to earn money from home, and these are just a few examples. You can make some really good money if you have the time, ideas, and patience to see it through.
*Photos by Vlada Karpovich