If you want to work from home, this is the best time to start. Whether you want to be employed and work from home or work for yourself, there is a lot of work from home options available right now.
Regardless of what option you choose, bear in mind that you need to work hard to achieve financial success. There are no legitimate get-rich-quick schemes out there. You need to invest your time and effort to work for your own success.
Here are some ideas to make money from home.
Blogging & Affiliate Marketing
Do you enjoy writing? Are you passionate about a topic, event, or cause? There are a lot of platforms out there that you can use to create your own beautiful blog. You might say “I have no idea how to start a blog or create my website.”. There are a lot of tutorials out there to help you start.
I joined Wealthy Affiliate as a free member and with their lessons, I was able to create a free website and start my blog. Just by joining as a free member, you can start creating and maintaining two free websites.
Wealthy Affiliate also has premium membership if you want to pursue blogging as your main source of income. By becoming a premium member, you get access to comprehensive training, support from the entire community, as well as start and maintain up to 25 websites at a minimal cost. Here is a graph that shows how you can make money by blogging.
Sell on Amazon, EBay or Etsy
Another way of creating an income stream is by selling on Amazon and EBay. Even Amazon sells a lot of books on how to successfully start your own Amazon Seller Account and build your business. We are seeing brick and mortar stores closing and moving to an online medium. Amazon is a giant when it comes to online shopping and they just keep on getting better. You can take advantage of Amazon’s reach to millions of buyers in North America. Signing up for a seller account enables you to sell in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. My post about “How to Sell Online with Amazon” gives you steps on how to open a seller account in Amazon.
You can easily scale your business by accessing Fulfillment by Amazon. You can send your products to Amazon and they will pack and ship products to your customers, as well as take care of the customer service and returns.
If you are an artist and very creative, you can sell your artisan products in Etsy. Creating an account is very easy and it only costs $0.20 to list your item in the marketplace. Once your item is sold, there is a 5% transaction fee on your selling price. There are multiple books available on Amazon as well on how to start your Etsy store. I have created a post on “How to Sell on Etsy” which guides you on how to register with Etsy.com and start your seller account.
Dropshipping is another business model that you can get into with a minimal start-up. You can use your marketing skills in running your E-commerce website operating a dropshipping model. Your website will sell products from a third-party supplier, and they will fulfill the orders for you. You do not maintain inventory, hence no need to invest in buying and maintaining your products.
In a simple description, this is how dropshipping works: You sell products on your website. When a customer buys from you, you forward the order to your supplier. Then the supplier will ship the product to your customer and you keep a profit for yourself.
Offer Your Services or Knowledge
There are a lot of jobs that you can turn into self-employment. You can offer bookkeeping services, or be a virtual assistant, or an online travel agent. Look into yourself and ask: “What am I good at?” Are you a health buff or into a plant-based diet? Can you prepare dishes for people who want to eat healthily but do not know or have the time to go for it? Are you a handyman? All these services you can offer and list in Craigslist or your local ad.
You can also learn to become a transcriptionist. There are tons of websites that teach you to become one. You can choose to either become a general or legal transcriptionist.
If you enjoy writing, you can also offer your skills to companies looking for virtual writers and get paid anywhere from $20 to $65 per hour. You can create general content, blogging, copywriting, or social media articles and get paid for them.
No matter what your talent is, there is always something you can pursue in order to make a living out of it. And whatever it is, you need to put your heart and soul into achieving your success. You need to figure out what niche you are going to pursue. There is always the potential for earning in every single niche you can think of.