Three Ways To Make Money From Home
According to the most recent data available, the national unemployment rate stands at 8.2 percent while more than half of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. These dismal figures are indicative of a weak economy where businesses are related or unable to hire workers. There's still a long way to go, however, before the situation degrades to depression-era conditions, for there are still opportunities to generate an income, though nontraditional they may be. Chief among the opportunities is telecommuting work that allows individuals to make money from home.
At the top of the list of ways to earn an income while working from home is freelance writing. For those with expertise in a specific field, or those with a great turn of phrase who knows how to tell a story well, starting a blog is a great way to earn an income from home. Niche topics or informative blogs will generate a readership that can be converted into advertising revenue from a blog. Across the web there are examples of successful entrepreneurs who started their business with a blog.
The only caveat with blog writing, however, is the fact that it takes time to build a readership. Bloggers can invest in advertising their site or reach out to other blogs with relevant content and offer a guest post to attract readers, but even these steps require time to build friendship and then generate revenue.
For more immediate revenue, freelance copywriting is a great alternative. There are currently dozens of reputable copywriting websites that serve as a proxy linking authors to clients and anyone can be an author. All that's required is a writing sample to determine an author's writing level.
Those able to produce high volumes of written content on demand would be particularly well suited for freelance copywriting.
Transcribing is an easily-acquired skill that's always in demand. Whether it's medical or legal transcription or transcribing video footage for television reality shows, often the only requirement for this line of work is a working computer and a stable Internet connection to receive the content that needs transcribing.
In terms of finding job opportunities, there are web-based companies that hire workers after evaluating a transcription sample from prospective hires. Additionally, particularly with transcribing for the television or film industries, dedicated job boards for these industries, as well as the popular websites that serve as a medium for online classified ads, are always littered with opportunities for freelance transcribers.
If you have any undesired goods lying around the house like old electronics or recent college textbooks, selling them online is a quick way to make money from home. Also, for those with a knack for creativity, selling handmade goods online has been made much easier thanks to the many e-commerce websites that specialize in hosting goods from independent retailers for a small fee that's paid after each sale or on a monthly basis.