There are many enticing "claim to fame" schemes on the net. Nowadays with so many scams, the hunt for finding work home freedom is a task many resort to throwing in the towel. But did you know that the possibilities are endless when it comes to working from home? Keep reading and I'll prove it.
Now keep in mind, it will not be easy and please do not be deceived into believing that you'll be rich in a matter of months by doing nothing. It takes hard work and dedication to build a substantial amount of income working from home. Come up with a plan and understand that you may have to continue working in Corporate America for some time before you'll be able to transition to a work home career.
Let's begin by your niche. What can you do well? Can you type really fast? Can you design web pages? Do you understand HTML? Do you know Photoshop? Do you like to chat and interact on social networking boards? Are you into advertising or sales? Are you a writer or an expert in a certain field? Do you have a degree? Do you like to read, watch movies, or play games?
Even if you are not experienced in your particular field of interest or have yet to hold any certifications, once you discover your passion, you can always read it, study it, and become an expert. Then use that expert knowledge to your advantage to create a nest of work home income.
Start by doing some real research on your interests. Get as much information as you can and document it for memory.
Then plug into message boards, groups, forums, and other online social networking sites. You won't believe the amount of information you can find everywhere you search. I'm sure there is a forum for just about any topic you can think of. It's a good idea for you to register with the ones that are pretty heavy in traffic. Then you can search the boards, ask questions, and get connected with individuals just like you.
Next, begin hunting for others successful in your field. If possible, contact them. Interview them and ask for the best avenues to get started. Remember, nothing stays the same and what has worked for one person does not mean it will work for you. Your goal is to get as much information on the subject and decide what is best for you to try or lay to the side.
So now that you have the basics of how to get started, let's talk about some ideas:
Writing has become an extremely popular way to earn some extra income. If you never thought about writing before or the thought of writing leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then think of it in a different way. Think of as a journal, or writing your thoughts down on paper. It can be as basic as you want or as challenging as writing a short story. It is entirely up to you. Either way, you can get paid for both. You can write for card greeting companies. You can blog on virtually anything that interests you and in time gain readership and even earn profits. You can write e-books or how-to articles. You can write reviews, do article rewrites and even write business letters for profit. Did you know you can get paid for posting on forums? That's right. Webmasters will pay from .10-.25 cents or more for people to help bring traffic and post messages on forums. So the realm of writing is an amazing journey. Decide where you fit and conquer your wildest dreams.
Sell Your Stuff
If you have not heard about Ebay, then you've been in a cave far too long. But the claims of Ebay are not overrated. Someone auctioned off a cornflake in the shape of Illinois for over $1300. You can Google it to get the facts. Talk about finding ideas that make money. With that being said, you can auction off anything. Amazon and many other auction sites have emerged from the Ebay craze. This has been done for years. It is true what they say: One man's garbage is another man's paradise. That being said, you can shop for merchandise at garage sales, library sales, thrift stores and even stores that are going out of business. There are companies that center their business around garage sales. A lot of times there are tons of items left over from a sale and for the sake of time, people just want to get rid of their stuff. So companies will offer to load it up and take it away free of charge, in an attempt to make profits of it. You can do the same. You can even offer to sell people's merchandise for them. There are stores all over emerging just to do this sort of thing.
Are you good at marketing a product or web advertising? Well there are literally thousands of affiliate programs out there where a company will allow you to share in the revenue of a sale by referrals. If this is something you are good at, this can prove to be very lucrative. It is important to choose a product you believe in as well as something relevant. It's good to aim your product in something that fits your interests. For example, if you love music, you can promote sites that allow you to legally download music.
Are you into crafts? Have you ever walked around the house and thought, I can make that? Well if you'd rather own things created by you and love the thought of making profits from this, then making crafts is your baby. There are many ways you can let you light shine through crafts. There are baskets, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilts, and so on. You can market your own business and earn profits from customers in your area. It would be great to partner with craft stores and other companies of interest. They may allow you to advertise and even teach classes to those wanting to learn.
These days, you don't have to become a photographer to make money selling pictures online. There are many sites that will pay for your pictures and you can sell the same photo to hundreds of websites. And you don't have to be a model to get photographed. Say your friend likes to take photos and you look cute in a business suit. That can be a great way to earn money for your hobby and gain some fame at the same time.
Amazon Turk allows you complete simple tasks for people needing work online. This can involve answering questions, researching, writing, typing, etc. The pay doesn't amount to much. But of course the more tasks you complete, the more your revenue adds up.
If you already possess a substantial amount of money or know where you can get it, you might want to learn to invest it. This is like playing the lottery but better because your chances of making a return or far greater than scratching a ticket. There are many opportunities and different ways you can invest. You can get involved in stocks, day trade, and even flip websites. Flipping websites allows you to buy a website, y tweak it, use some strategies for increasing traffic and sell it for an even higher profit. Search around and do some extensive surgery on this topic. The reward is worth the wait to know what you are doing.
Can you design images, t-shirts, ads, draw cartoons or even build websites? You can make a living doing this, once you research and have the keys to know where to begin and effectively target your audience.
Freelancing is great because it allows you to decide the areas of work you want to do and market your skills to those seeking workers. One of the best sites you can get resources and information from is AllFreelanceWork.com.
Mystery Shopping is like a job but with lots of flexibility. This is the way this works. Once you register with a company, they alert you when an assignment is open in your area. Let's say you are to shop a convenience store. You will have instructions on the amount to buy and sometimes the items to buy. It will be cheap ranging from 5-10 dollars and you are reimbursed. Once you pay for your item, you fill out paperwork detailing time, manner of employees and cleanliness. This paperwork is either done online or faxed back to the office. Payment for a shop such as this can be from $8-$12 dollars. You don't make much money but if you have lots of assignments in your area, you can create a pretty nice sum of cash month-to-month. Mystery Shopping can include restaurants, hotels, malls, clothing stores, apartments, and more. Volition.com is the best resource for shoppers and hiring companies.
There are lots of ways to get paid by reviews. UserTesting.com hires for reviewing websites. SoftwareJudge.com hires for writing software reviews and there are many more that do the same. Just write about what you like. That way it won't be boring. Like books, games, movies? Well whatever your passion, you if you search, you can find a way to write about it and get paid.
Virtual Assisting involves every facet of administration without going in the office. It encompasses phone work, clerical duties, and online work at the same time. You can offer anything from building lists to submitting to directories. You can even get certified and add a boost to your skills and expertise. You can start creating a market for yourself in your local area. Call businesses and introduce yourself. Think about the type of person you can assist and target them. For example, you obviously wouldn't target a supermarket but what about a real estate agent or someone who provides car repair and so on. Your skills would be of use to their business.
If you are good at tech stuff then you can do a host of things. You can host forums, chat servers, answer questions (there are sites that pay for your technical input like support geeks and such...), offer hosted email, install applications for others, provide application testing, load testing, create a domain registrar, etc..
Sell Your Videos
You tube isn't the only way you can get your voice heard. Many people use youtube as a way to grow their business. Know something the average person doesn't? Package it up and record it. Offer a free sample demonstration then promote the site to sell your services.
You can start a subscription site or newsletter where you can sell secrets or knowledge about anything to people that are interested such as gardening, quilting, fashion, internet secrets and more.
You can always partner up with a business and sell something that you are passionate about. This can prove to be profitable or a waste of time and money depending on the training, the time you put into it, and the manner in which you market the products. Understand that in most cases there is a fee associated with joining a business and there may be additional fees associated with marketing materials, business cards, fax, scanner, as well as online advertising resources. Start by choosing something that you can see yourself doing as a career. Research different businesses in your chosen field and discuss the opportunity with those already a part of the business or at least can contribute experiences regarding their service. Do your homework and make your decisions accordingly.
There are companies that hire for positions that pay per hour, by commission, and by completed assignments. These jobs are everywhere. They are posted on job boards, forums, and the like. Remember to never pay for a job, understand the job you're applying, and make sure you are qualified before sending your information. Your resume should be top notch and always treat applying for a work home job just as you would an outside job.
There are websites that can help by providing a list of legit employers that hire home workers for a fee but if you have the time, you can search on your own and find great eggs out there. It does take time but a mist the scams lie treasures that can truly lead to work home freedom.
I wish you well on your work home journey and hope that I have brought some encouragement to your search. You can do anything you put your mind to. Remember the worst thing you can do is give up. Keep trying and success will come.
Tina Lynn is a work home mom who loves helping people find legit work home employment and have been doing it for years. Why pay someone to get scammed? Search hundreds of legit work from home jobs here.