Despite popular belief, working from home isn’t an urban legend. There are thousands of people in this world who sit at home on their computers all day and make money doing it. Whatever your intrests are there is an opportunity out there for you to work from home.
Below is a list of 25 ways to make money from home.
MISCELLANEOUS TALENTS AND INTERESTS
These 5 sites cater to people of all talents. From writing, editing, proofreading, making handmade beauty products, and digital design to cleaning houses, handyman work, and folding t-shirts; if you have a passion to work and a talent one or more of these sites will work for you.
Fiverr– Freelancers of all types flock to Fiverr to sell their talents for $5 per task.
Taskrabbit– Taskrabbit caters to individuals who specialties lie in the physical industries such as rewiring houses, fixing drywall, and pouring concrete. If you like physical work than this site is for you.
Upwork– Another Freelancer site, Upwork offers a platform which brings freelancers and companies who need things done together. You get to choose what jobs you apply for and the price you are willing to work for and be guaranteed a paycheck without the hassle of using PayPal to get paid.
Amazon Mechanical Turk– This Amazon site allows freelancers who don’t want to commit to long term projects to work in short bursts to make a little extra money. You won’t make much money using this site until you’ve worked your way up to the higher paying jobs but it is a great site to test the waters of working from home.
Etsy– If you love making hand made one of a kind crafts and want to make a little money doing it, this is the site for you. It’s free to start selling the things you love to make and who knows, maybe your handmade jewelry will become a new trend.
Becoming a virtual assistant is a little harder than just apply for a job and hoping you get it. You have to learn all of the ins and outs of being an assistant before you can start doing it from home. With that being said, it’s not hard to find online job opportunities once you have the skills necessary to apply. Below are 9 site specifically designed for those looking to start working as a VA from home. (Ps. If you are interested in learning how to be a virtual assistant there are tons of online courses that specialize in teaching people just like you the ropes so you can start your own VA business)
Do you like browsing the Web? Do you find yourself critiquing the site you visit because they load to slow, have to many ads, or their fonts are hard to read. If so you could totally become a website tester. Most sites pay $10 or more for a 20 minute test. It’s easy to apply and there are few requirements to be accepted. All you need for most sites is a almost new computer that has the newest updates, hi-speed Internet, and you will have to download a screen recorder for the tests. Some sites may have other requirements and some may pay more or less than $10. Check each site for their requirements and pay s ale before waking the delicious to apply.
START A BLOG/WEBSITE
Starting a blog is super simple, really fun, and a great way to start working from home. You won’t start out making thousands of dollars a month right away but with an interesting point of view, excellent conversational skills, and a little bit of learning you could quickly start rolling in the dough thanks to affiliate links and sponsored ads.
Starting a blog is free if you use wordpress.com.
Free WordPress Site– You can start your new blog or website with the click of a button. WordPress makes the process of choosing a theme and writing your first post simple. WordPress.com sites are free unless you choose to upgrade to the paid site and get your own custom domain and get rid of that pesky .wordpress.com extention in your url.
The only downside of the free version besides the wordpress.com extension is the fact that you can’t use sponsored ads on your site due to the fact that their is no way to code them in. WordPress.com reserves that advertising space on all .com sites through them for their own ads.
To bypass this little issue, use blue host to host your own domain and wordpress.org instead of .com for your site. It will cost you a little money but it is so worth it to be able to make money with sponsored ads.
If you have a blog or website (either free or paid) you will want to have a few affiliate links to post in the body of your posts, esspecially if you are reviewing products. you can register to become an affiliate of these sites as long as you have a website. You get paid to share your recommendations of the affiliates products on your website or blog. When visitors click the link and purchase a product, you get a small commission from the purchase.
Amazon Associates – One of the most popular affiliate sites because they offer products across all niches. So there is always something for everyone.
Wealthy Affiliate– This site is a boot camp learning site for those who want to learn more about becoming an affiliate. They offer a free trial that teaches you the basics of starting a website and becoming an affiliate as well as a annual all access membership which dive more in depth on the subject. They also offer an affiliate opportunity for their members.
To find more sites that offer affiliate opportunities just Google the name of the site or brand name and Affiliate. (Example: Google search- Nike Affiliate Program)
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