Seriously, I wish I could give you the exact date, but lets just say that it is within the next day or two 🙂
Since my main site, Making Sense of Cents, has “evolved” and I talk a lot about extra income lately, it only makes sense that I receive many emails every week from readers about how they can make extra money as well.
With my side business (which will very soon be my main business), mostly everything that I do is online. I can work from the comfort of my home and create a schedule which best works for me and my services.
Blogging for money.
Not all bloggers make money, and I talk about ways to make money with blogging in my post on Making Sense of Cents.
With blogging for money, you can make money from affiliate links, ad networks, direct advertising, and so on. Blogging is not easy money though. You will most likely work for months or even years before you make any money.
I don’t do as much freelance writing as I used to, but I am working on increasing this again. With freelance writing, you write for other clients. You might summarize documents for them, staff write on their blogs, create advertisements, and so on.
Start out slowly when you decide that you want to start freelance writing. You don’t want to get ahead of yourself. In the beginning, you probably won’t get paid as much, but eventually you can demand a higher rate once your experience and quality increases.
Virtual Assistant work.
I have been a virtual assistant, and I have hired virtual assistants myself as well.
A virtual assistant helps a business run, all while staying virtual (most likely at home or at their own virtual assistant business). You can be contracted for one project (such as fixing old articles on a website) or it can be a continuing job such as replying to e-mails and comments.
So, why would someone need a virtual assistant? A business is a lot of work, and if you can outsource some of the things that need to be done so that you can focus more on the end goal and direction of your business, then why not? Also, one person realistically cannot do everything. When help is needed, it’s best to look for it because your business could end up going downhill because of it. Trying to handle everything yourself when you realistically can not may not be a good idea.
Don’t forget to read my post on how to become a virtual assistant.
Sell products online.
Many people work from home and sell items online. You can create your own products, or wholesale from a company. You can sell on Etsy, Craigslist, eBay, and so on. There are so many possibilities!
Other ways that you can make money from home:
- Enter contests. There are so many contests out there. I used to enter many, and I actually won a decent amount as well.
- Take online surveys. I used to do surveys. Usually the pay is very low and the work is tedious though. However, occasionally you can score some free products.
- Mystery shop. Not all mystery shops need to be done on person. Sometimes you just need to call the store or send the store an email and evaluate their customer service. The mystery shop report is then most likely submitted online.
- Create an eBook.
- Become a website designer.
- Sell your photography online.
Do you make money online? Why or why not?