In this video we’ll discuss how you can make money online from home in eight different ways. Some of the ways will require some research and preparation while others can be done quickly and effortlessly. The advantage of having multiple avenues for generating income is that you can continue to generate income while still having time for yourself. Hopefully these eight ways to make money online will inspire you and let you know there are numerous ways for you to financially support yourself and your family.
Rent Out Your Living Room
One of the things that’s commonly overlooked about generating income online is the fact that you can make money from home by simply renting out your living room. In fact, you don’t even need a website; you can simply use online marketplaces like Airbnb to rent out your living room whenever you want. Nowadays it’s widely accepted that having a spare room is a luxury, which is why you’ll rarely see people putting their living rooms up for rent. However, times are changing and more and more people are gaining the courage to try this lucrative strategy.
Sell Your Photos On Shutterstock
Shutterstock is one of the most popular online marketplaces where creators can find inspiration for their content. Now that the site has evolved and changed from being mainly a place for photographers to sell their photos to being a hub for creatives from all walks of life, it’s the perfect place for photographers to cash in and make fast money. Photographers can sell their work on spec (which means they don’t need to be paid unless the work is purchased) and will often times get paid within a couple days.
Sign Up For A Raising A Baby Club
Did you know that there are organized baby-raising groups where you can get paid to have a child? Essentially, these are clubs where parents who are willing to commit long-term to raising a child can meet and compensate each other for their time. Some of the perks include free health care, day care, and college tuition. In exchange, parents commit to spending at least 16 hours a week with their child and participate in activities such as parent-teacher conferences and sporting events. While this might sound like an incredible opportunity, it can be tricky to find out where and how to sign up. If you’re looking for a legitimate way to make money, try searching for “Raising A Baby Club” online or at your local library.
Start An Online Store
If you’re looking for an easy way to make money from home, you can start an online store. With an online store, you don’t need to worry about the overhead of having a storefront. You can get started with a simple e-commerce site like Shopify or WooCommerce and use their online marketplaces to sell your products. The great thing about online stores is that you can set up shop anywhere you want, whether it’s your laptop, a small storefront, or even your phone.
Keep in mind that Amazon is one of the biggest online retailers and they’re always looking for people to partner with to make even more money. If you’ve got a product that’s been popular on Amazon, consider creating a Shopify store to start selling your products.
Become A Social Media Consultant
If you’ve got a good eye for graphic design and copywriting, you can consider becoming a social media consultant. Essentially, a social media consultant is someone who helps businesses establish themselves on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. They do this by creating and maintaining social accounts, running ads, and carrying out targeted marketing campaigns. This is a great way to make additional income from home since you’ll be getting paid to help businesses make money online.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Another way to make money online is through search engine optimization (SEO). SEO is the process of tweaking a website’s content and architecture to improve its rankings in search engine results. You’ll be performing tasks such as rewriting content in a unique way that makes it more compelling and providing value to potential customers. Rewriting content for SEO can be a cumbersome process, especially if you’re doing it yourself without help from an expert.
Create And Sell E-books
The digital nomad lifestyle has become widely popular as a way of life and a source of supplemental income in recent years, and with good reason. The ability to work remotely and generate income from whatever activities you choose is appealing, especially since many e-books can be created and sold independently.
The great thing about e-books is that you don’t need to have a physical storefront to sell them. In fact, you can do most of the selling online. If you’ve got a sizable audience on social media, you can consider using tools such as Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and BN Google Books to help you get your books into the hands of readers.
You’ll need to decide whether you want to go the DIY route and write the e-book yourself or if you want to use a tool to accomplish this for you. If you choose to write the e-book yourself, you’ll need to do the following:
- Research the topic well.
- Gather your thoughts and write the first draft.
- Correct the grammar and spelling.
- Look for ways to add more value to the content.
- Once you’ve finished the first draft, you can send it to a friend or family member who is also a good writer to get their feedback.
- When they’ve provided feedback, incorporate their suggestions. This will help make your book better and increase the chances of it being accepted by potential publishers.
If you choose to use one of the many online tools to help you write your e-book, you’ll need to do the following:
- Select the right tool for the job.
- Follow the instructions.
- Understand the differences between a plot, a storyline, and a theme.
- Format your book according to the guidelines.
- Proofread your work carefully.
- When you’ve finished the book, publish it.
- Start promoting your e-book.
- Over time, you’ll see your book’s reviews accumulate and grow in number. This will help increase your book’s visibility on Amazon and elsewhere.
The income from an e-book can vary significantly, but typically ranges from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars each month. E-books can be quite the lucrative source of supplemental income if you’re able to make a name for yourself as an e-book writer. Keep in mind that the upside of selling e-books is that you’ll be able to work remotely and set your own hours. Many digital nomads choose to write and sell e-books in order to escape the 9-5 grind.
If you’ve got a decent number of followers on social media, you can use platforms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook to advertise your e-book. Some of these platforms will even pay you to advertise their products.
Try Online Marketplaces For Dummies
If the previous two ways of making money online weren’t enough for you, you can also become a freelance marketer or SEO specialist and work remotely using online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress to reach potential clients. However, if you’re new to this, it can be tricky to know where to start.
The great thing about online marketplaces is that you don’t need to have a physical address or website to be able to get started. This makes it much easier for people to get in touch with you and request your services.
If you’ve got a solid social media presence and are confident that you can provide value to potential customers, then you can start working remotely for clients across the world. Just keep in mind that this is a largely unpaid gig with no benefits so you’ll need to be prepared to put in the work.
Start A Blog
Blogs are one of the most popular methods of making money online. Anyone can start a blog for free and begin adding content to it. The beauty of blogs is that they’re extremely diverse—you don’t necessarily need to specialize in one thing to be able to monetize it. In fact, several successful blog owners have gone on to specialize in different areas like beauty, health, and lifestyle and now make money online by writing about their passions.