One of the biggest trends at the moment is figuring out how to make money online. Several people, myself included, have seen ads promoting how to make money from home, home based business or work from anywhere e.g. Laptop on the beach.
This most likely has stirred up some thoughts on what life would be like if you were to quit your job, a life with no boss, while visualizing all the possibilities of earning money at home.
Whether it is with a home-based ecommerce store, providing a service or product, consulting or investing you could easily manage it from any location in the world with reasonable internet connection and a laptop or smartphone.
If making money from home legitimately is a dream of yours like, it is for many, even though you are not earning money from a home-based business at the moment, you might be keen to know that we, myself and my team, have compiled a list of services available, literally at your fingertips, for you to start working on from anywhere you like.
(Just avoid doing it at work though, the last thing we want happening is getting fired before making a single penny) .
Keep reading this article for a few new ideas to help you earn money online with your homebased business or skills.
You may or may not know this but a number of these ways to earn money from the comfort of your home involve using the Internet – but not all of them.
Likewise, a few are unique ways to start making money online, and others are just good-paying jobs, and some have the probability to generate massive income.
Basically, working from home is good and all but you still have to work. The only differences between home based businesses and working a nine to five are location and time freedom.
Check out the options below, find what one you like and research more about it.
Creating a job based around your skill or growing skill online is by far the best way to start working from home in this day and age. The internet is currently disrupting big businesses
and maybe, maybe the use of a landline (or you could just purchase a skype number). Just by having a stable Internet connection, you are good to go to try these jobs on for size.
Homebased Call Centre
Customer service professions are referred by companies that employ at-home workers commonly. You spend most of your time in a day in front of your PC, speaking to clienteles.
When you are employed for example by an Apple at-home Guru, you are performing customer service duties, plus you are also working a technician. For that, you need to know the company products very well.
You get paid for these positions normally less than $14 per hour (few pay less than $8 for an hour), however, you have blessed with the fact that you don’t have to deal with commuting to work; no travel time nor travel cost.
Become a Transcriptionist
To earn $20 plus for an hour as a transcriptionist, you have to listen perfectly and type fast. You would listen to audio files of varying quality, and you need to type out what you hear word for word; even though there might be grammatical errors.
If you are uncertain about your typing or listening skills, you might want to look into other forms of writing e.g. a transcript proof-reader.
Work as a Virtual Assistant
Being a virtual assistant aka VA, you may answer phone calls, send and receive e-mails, make reports or do any amount of other responsibilities for busy officials and business proprietors.
You could freelance or acquire a job with a Virtual Assistant (VA) company such as Zirtual. (no affiliation, there are plenty of VA sites out there)
If you’d rather run your own business, you have the right mind set and an abundance of choices at your fingertips.
Starting your own business is without a doubt going to be challenging but also satisfying.
Check out this video on The BreakFast Club’s interview with Damon Dash, also known as Dame Dash, an American entrepreneur, music producer and actor. Dash is best known as co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.
This is an excerpt from Damon Dash’s classic interview on The BreakFast Club where he talks about his thoughts on Boss versus Employee mindset and running a business. Damon. D says you must be your own boss and work F-ing hard to provide a business (something) for your child or children to inherit.
Be a Social Media Manager
These days building a brand involves you being everywhere at the same time – omnipresence is key to building a brand that people will take notice of e.g. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nike, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, BBC, Tesla, Playboy etc. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!!
Individuals entrepreneurs, small companies and large organizations need help posting (or creating) content on their social media accounts as well as managing their interactions with fans, subs, friends, followers etc. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, YouTube, Google +, LinkedIn, Reddit, Flickr, Tumblr and so on.
What if YOU were the go to person who was able to help them with ALL these social media sites and help build their brand?
Do you think they would be willing to pay you for your services?
I know I will! In fact, I’m currently looking for ways to explode into all these social media platforms but simply do not have the time to learn how to use each and every single one of them.
By the way, you can also apply for this as a job and start getting a steady income from a company looking to hire a social media manager. Check out this job site Monster.com for some job opportunities.
Website Designer & Developer
PayScale.com a salary research and comparison site shows that a website designer can make up to $40K annually.
It might be a hurdle for you to get to this point as a freelancer however this is certainly an income to strive for as a person looking to start working from home.
Commonly people can make a package deal for a client for £300 – £400, that includes the website, logo design, contact forms and numerous pages of content.
Designing the site and giving the owner freedom to rearrange the content and pages to a suitable format is very common.
I actually offer this service here on adefalohun.com but it is completely FREE. I set up your WordPress site, add all the plugins you need and all the pages to get your website moving at no cost to you.
Full details here if you are someone who needs a new website for your blog, business, person etc: AdeFalohun.com/freewordpress/
Sell Hosting for a Website
The website designing packages mentioned above, comprised hosting of the site for $85 a year for example.
You might need to deal with a few technical problems as they pop-up, however, we just had a website down less than a few minutes in the years.
You may put unlimited sites on your reseller package with HostGator.com, so an addition of one more website cost you nothing.
Reseller Hosting: This would be your starting point and would support you up to approximately 250 customers through a very seamless upgrade process… use link here to read full article on starting your very own hosting company: https://www.greengeeks.com/how-to-start-a-web-hosting-business.
Alternatively you could get a members site and host all your accounts there.
I love the idea of making money online from the comfort of my own home or having the freedom to travel anywhere and still be able to make money.
Those adverts, videos, stories of people living the Dotcom lifestyle has got be hooks and now 2016 is the time to dive in completely into this industry while the big giants haven’t fully realised the potential of the internet as the new medium for every form of communicating and making money fast (faster than traditional methods).
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