Working from home is seemingly one of the most convenient ways of earning income and you have the enjoyment of being your own boss. Today, there are so many legitimate ways to make money online, even though most of them are not get-rich-quick schemes. If you have the ambition to make some extra income from home, you can do it. So, what are some of the ways you can create some extra bucks from home?
Be a freelance writer
In the past, passionate writers would mostly write for magazines and wait for weeks before getting responses from editors. Today, however, the internet has changed the world of freelancing, and now writers can bid for jobs anytime and receive their pay almost immediately for example textbroker, freelancer, and freelance writing are just a few of the many sites out there where you can get paid to write. Another option is to write as a ghost blog writer for companies. The market for articles, academic writing and blogs is vast, and there is more than enough work to be completed each day
Sell the stuff you don´t use anymore or your own crafts online
We have all heard of Ebay, and since it arrived on the scene the concept of selling things online has really grown. Now there are even more options than just Ebay like for example Wallapop, facebook marketplace, ASOS Marketplace and Craigslist. This is perfect if you want to sell something you don’t want that’s been in storage for years or that awful present you great aunt bought you, they do say one man’s junk is another man’s treasure right? Make sure to get the best out of items by taking the time to fill out the descriptions as accurately as possible and taking the photos in good light, you would be surprised how this affects the end price. If you are into arts and crafts then Etsy is a great place for you to explore.
Teaching Skills online
Musicians, crafters, life coaches, cooks and those good at different languages are all selling their teaching skills online to make money. Today, online platforms that allow you to set up your shop to instruct are numerous, and if you are just getting started, Skillshare is a great place to start selling your skills! When deciding to take up online tutoring and training, there are few considerations you ought to make. First, decide on the subjects you are comfortable with, the age group to target, supplies needed such as scheduling software, how to attract new clients, if any special licensing is required, and the amount you need to charge to gain good profits.
Invest in Online Trading
If you are a bit of risk taker and have a good mind for maths then online trading could be an option to increase your funds. It is not something to take half-hearted, you need to do your research and follow the trends to see how it all works. The safer options normally take longer to get your original investment back whereas risky ones can be quick wins but also quick losses. However, there are dummy online trading platforms around for first time traders who just want to test the water, which is risk free as you don’t play with real money and is the perfect way to work out if you have what it takes or if it’s best to leave it to the experts and stick to your game of monopoly.
Work as a Customer Service Representative
Whether you are a stay at home mum, retired, or simply want to work from home, a customer service representative job can work for you. There are many areas you can venture into, especially if you have a way with people such as insurance sales, roadside services, insurance claims, health care, inbound sales and others, all from your home. What you need is a corded phone, a landline and reliable internet connection. Amazon just announced 1000s new jobs in this area that are all from home.
You can also do user testing of websites and mobile apps from home. By doing this you just have to follow a script set by the company to navigate to their website or app, and talk through your experience while recording it. It usually takes just 20-30minutes to do such a test (perfect for during naptime as SAHM!) and you get paid quickly.
What other tips do you have to start increasing your income from home?