Whether you want to start working from home on a permanent basis, or you simply want to make a little extra cash from the comfort of your own home as a stay at home mom, there are several routes you can look towards trying out for yourself.
The problem is, many working from home advertisements online simply lead you towards a scam. In that case, you’re not only wasting your time but your money too and it also leaves you with a rather unpleasant taste in your mouth. Finding the best online academy resource has become a rather impossible task these days because it looks like these “proven” online academies that show exactly how you can become an overnight millionaire are popping up every other day.
If you want to earn cash from home, you need to look towards the reputable routes. The problem is that those routes are often saturated with other people doing exactly the same thing. In that case, you need to stand out from the crowd by offering a USP, something which you offer that nobody else does, or a standard of excellence that is hard to beat. If you can do that, you’ll find that earning money from home is actually quite easy.
To help you avoid the scams and to look towards routes that actually work, let’s check out the top 5 most proven ways to make money from home.
If you have a blog that is already established, you could add affiliate marketing to it and therefore monetise a hobby that you’ve enjoyed for a while. Affiliate marketing basically means that you place links for products on your site and whenever someone clicks on it and makes a purchase you receive a certain amount of commission on that sale.
You should be aware that if your site contains affiliate links, you have to draw your followers’ attention to it, but most people don’t mind as long as you’re linking to products which are going to bring them benefit and which are pertinent to the content you’re talking about anyway. For instance, if your blog is about travel, you could affiliate link to travel products, such as suitcases, travel accessories, travel clothes. You wouldn’t link to something completely unconnected, such as power tools. It has to make sense to the reader.
There are many people who make a very good living by tutoring online from the comfort of their own homes. What you tutor in depends on your specialty. For instance, if you have a degree in math, you could offer tuition to students who are struggling with their math homework. However, the most common form of tuition in this niche is to teach English to foreign speakers, both children and adults.
Sometimes you need to have a degree in order to tutor online, but not always. It depends upon the company doing the hiring. You will usually book your own clients into your schedule and you will charge an hourly rate. A certain amount of that rate will go to the agency company, but they do offer you a certain amount of safety and security, which is ideal for beginners.
In some cases, simply being a native English speaker is enough to be able to teach English online, provided you can pass a proficiency test and you have a strong and fast Internet connection.
Many businesses are outsourcing their administrative needs in order to save cash on overheads, and that can be a huge opportunity for you. If you’re organised, you have experience in administration and you’re able to work a set number of hours per week, you can work as a virtual assistant on a full or part time basis. For the most part, you’ll have to work hours which are in alignment with the business(es) you’re working for, but this does vary from place to place.
You can look for remote jobs online for specific companies or you can become a freelance virtual assistant and work for more than one company. Of course, you’ll need a reliable Internet connection and a laptop to be able to do this.
Do you have a knack for solving problems and staying calm under pressure? In that case, you could work as a virtual customer service representative. As with the virtual assistant idea, many businesses are outsourcing this department and that means they don’t need to hire and house a call centre full of workers. You can therefore have calls routed to your home, usually via an Internet connection for safety and security, and you’ll handle problems and queries as they come to you.
Customer service representatives tend to work for just one company, to avoid confusion and problems with dealing with specific issues. You can search online for remote jobs such as this, and you’ll find that they’re becoming more and more plentiful.
If your fingers move like the speed of light across a keyboard you could have a way of making cash at home literally underneath your fingertips! Again, many companies outsource their typing and transcription needs to remote workers and that means you can earn a very good and steady amount of cash from your home.
To work as a transcriptionist you will need a computer, food pedal, a strong Internet connection, earphones, and you will also need to download specific software from the company themselves. You’ll usually complete a test and if you pass, you’ll be assigned a specific amount of work to complete each week. You’re usually paid at the end of the month for the work you do and in some cases, this can be quite a good way to earn a full time wage, if you’re willing to put the hours in.
These five ways to make money from home are all tried and tested. Whilst it’s always worthwhile being careful when you look for jobs to do from home, and usually online, provided you read testimonials and you use your common sense, you’ll find many opportunities out there which will bring you a good amount of cash every month. In that case, you could work solely from home and have a far better home and work-life balance as a result.