5 Legitimate Ways to Make Money From Home
With the economy struggling and unemployment rising these days, it seems almost everyone is looking for ways to make extra money to supplement their income or to just get by. Well here are 5 unique ways you can make money from your own home and the good thing about them is that you can get started immediately.
Method # 1: Affiliate Marketing – affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and most lucrative ways to make money online. It is not even necessary that you have your own website to get started. For those of you wondering exactly what affiliate marketing is, it is basically referring someone to a product or service that they are looking for through a special link and if they buy the product or service, you make a commission. There are literally hundreds of affiliate programs on the internet with millions of products to promote in almost any area you can think of. You can promote physical products, digital products or services people desire. There is a ton of information about how to do this on the internet, readily available to you for free. However, I would recommend you focus on just one method of promotion until you master it and then move on to another one. This one is worth looking into because there are a lot of marketers who make a full time income just this way.
Method # 2: Fiverr – If you have a special talent or ability, such as making videos, writing or sales and just about anything else, you may be able to market your skill on Fiverr. This is a website where you post exactly what you will do for $ 5 and believe me it can be just about anything including something silly, funny, strange or ridiculous. Pretty much everything is fair game here, just make sure you read their terms of service. You could post your service (or gig) today and be receiving orders by tonight. Many people make very good money on Fiverr and so could you.
Method # 3: Elance – This is also a site where you can take advantage of a skill you possess. It is more geared towards writing, web design, graphics design and copywriting, but they have many different categories for you to post a service in. It is a great place to get started making a solid income online. Definitely worth giving a look and see if there is anything that interests you.
Method # 4: Virtual Assistant – This can be a wide variety of jobs, anything from updating websites, taking orders to small writing jobs. There are literally hundreds of these positions available online. Just Google "virtual assistant jobs" and start looking through them to see if any interests you. Usually the employer gives you instructions on exactly what they want done, so you really do not need much experience. There are a ton of business people online that need small jobs done and they are willing to pay so they do not have to do them. This allows them to focus on their own business.
Method # 5: eBay – You have heard of selling items on eBay to make extra money. Well its true and there are a lot of people who make a living doing just this, no reason why you could not. All it takes is a little research on what is selling and then find a reliable supplier and you are in business. You can gain experience by selling things around the house that you do not want anything. It is free to sign up for an account, you do not pay any fees until you sell something.
The most important part of any of these ways to make money at home is that you pick one and actually implement it and you will be on your way to making the extra income you want.