I tell you, it’s nothing like escaping the rat race and the huff, buff, and hustle of morning and evening traffic! It seems like like everyone these days are tired or wornout from the 9 to 5 job and would love an alternative that provided a steady income and the ability to control their own schedule.
There has never been a better time to work from home than now. Now and days, you can do almost anything virtually and companies are really just seeing the benefits of outsourcing.
1. Start A Blog
Starting your own blog is one of the best ways to make money online because you create a space, a home for you in the digital world that can really be a foundation for anything else you would like to explore such as affiliate marketing, freelancing, virtual assistant, etc.
Here are some popular (and profitable) blog topics:
- Fitness and health
- Self improvement
- Crafts and DIY Projects
Blogging is also a great way to create a nice steady, passive, residual income. You can literally blog about anything and you can be compensated for it. I don’t recommend just picking anything.. to be explained in another post. With blogging the options are many! You can make anywhere from $0 to $150,000 per MONTH depending on a number of factors.
A great resource that I recommend for new bloggers or people who are thinking about blogging is Wealth Affiliates. I am apart of this community and I can honestly say it has been a game changer for my blogging. I have been trying to run a successful blog for literally years and this is actually the blog that I’ve started with them. Besides the great resources they have, the support is truly the best I’ve come across.
Tip: If you have no desire to have blog but want to get started with Pinterest affiliate marketing sign up for my free e-course to see if it is right for you!
2. Start A Youtube Channel
If writing is not really your thing but you still have a passion that you would love to share or teach than starting a youtube channel would be a great option for you. You can literally start a channel in any niche your passionate about from cooking, sewing, reviewing products, toys, motivational, etc. And if your not comfortable with your face being seen, you still have a ton of options. Seriously go on youtube and search about anything and see that someone has created a good following from it.
3. Sell Digital Products/Graphic Designs
You can open an online shop on Etsy and start selling digital products like printables, digital wall art, digital planners, or invitations. This is great because you don’t have to ship anything physically or keep inventory, you set a certain amount upto 999 and once its purchased, the buyer recieves access to download it instantly!
You can also create/design logos, flyers, advertisements, etc on Fiverr. For both Etsy and Fiverr, you can go on there and get some ideas on what you can offer in the digital world. The options are endless!
4. Affiliate Marketing (without a blog)
As I’ve said before, affiliate marketing is one of my favorite ways of creating passive income. To find out more about affiliate marketing, you can check out this post I did. When I first started I tried blogging with affiliate marketing and didn’t quiet understand. I than stepped back from blogging and looked into other ways of making money online and discovered affiliate marketing without a blog.
Making money with affiliate marketing without a blog is definitely possible (although now that I have a better understanding, I recommend eventually creating a blog). There are a ton of people that has made great passive income from it and it’s multiple ways to go about it, but my go to has been affiliate marketing with pinterest.
5. Freelance Writing
Freelance writers is basically a writer for hire. Your contracted to write about a particular topic for someone else. You can be a freelance writer without your own blog or have your own blog and be a freelance writer for more income. There are many websites, bloggers, and online publications that are always looking for freelance writers.
You set your rates, which is normally based on your experience lever, the difficulty of assignment, and the length. You can choose the niches you are interested in as well. Pay can be anywhere from $15 to $500 per assignment or even more as your experience and demand increases.
You can advertise yourself on networks like Fiverr to get small assignments but I’m assuming your looking to replace your job since that’s what this post is about so I suggest doing a course and avoid countless hours of googling and small job payments. I recommend checking out Earn More Writing School that was created by Holly Johnson, she runs the blog ClubThrifty.com, one of my favorites might I add. She’s made over $200,000 a year with freelance writing.
6. Freelance Proofreader
Freelance proofreading is exactly how it sounds. You spend time identifying errors in printed material. If you enjoy reading and have a thing for grammer and can easily spot typos and can fix misspellings, than this would be something that might be of interest to you. And no you don’t need a fancy literature or English degree.
You can be a general proofreader for books and blogs or a transcript proofreader for wider range and more repeat client potentional. You can make yourself available on fiverr for small jobs with no experience but if your interested in actually making it your business and replacing your job, than I would suggest an online course that is all-inclusive with everything from building and marketing you business.
Caitlin Pyle made over $43,000 by working as a part-time freelance proofreader and was able to go on vacations and trave at the same time. She than decided to start the Proofread Anywhere so she can teach others how to do the same. To find out more details on if freelance proofreading would be something for you than I suggest you join this free webinar about what it is about, how you can make it into a business, and how you would go about getting clients.
7. Search Engine Evaluator
As a search engine evaluator, you would evaluate the accuracy of search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Companies like Lionbridge and Appen represent these search engines. They do this by hiring individuals to perform a search task and evaluate the results. Are they what you were looking for or did they bring back a result that was completely irrelevant to your search?
Some Other Companies:
8. Sell Online
There are a number of ways and things you can sell online. I’ve talked about digital products with number 3. This time I’m talking about selling on Ebay and/or Amazon. You can use dropshippers to find a quality product or few and sell it using Amazon FBA.
You can also create your own products using print on demand(POD). I use a few PODs but the main ones I use right now is Printful, Printify, and Gooten. Again, I am also exploring different products with other companies but those are my go to right now for certain products.
The products you can offer range from mugs (or other cups), clothes, home, etc. There are so many options to look into.
9. Open an Online store with Shopify
This can pretty much tie into the one above but I just decided to seperate them to make it more clear. Ecommerce is a very popular way to make money online with more people shopping online than ever before. As I said above, you could sell online through Amazon and/or Ebay butif you decide that your serious about selling online than I would recommend starting your own store with Shopify. I’ve had a great experience with them and I feel like there site is easier to understand and use compared to some others I have tried. But mainly
10. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants, which are often referred to as VAs, come in all shapes and sizes. Many companies and/or individuals, such as bloggers and youtubers, will hire VAs to help with online administrative tasks (email, calendar management, data entry, etc), social media management, transcribing, and other customer service tasks. They’re the perfect work from home job for busy people that may need to drop their work at a moments notice, or have very sporadic availability.
If you enjoy doing these type of tasks, then this would be great for you. You could also specialize in areas, for instance, if you only want to be a social media manager or just a transcriber (more on that below) you could.
VAs can make anything between $25 and $50 per hour. The best popular sites for virtual assistant jobs is Upwork, Freelancer, and make yourself available on Fiverr.
There are many kinds of transcriptionists that falls under one of these three groups… general, legal, and medical. While legal and medical is basically exactly what it sounds like, I’m talking more about becoming a general transcriptionists. Now if you are interested in legal or medical than of course you could pursue them and move forward in training for them.
A general transcriber would have clients such as youtubers, podcasters, filmmakers, authors, marketing professionals, and even commercial clients.
You can find transcriptionists opportunities on sites such as upwork that sometimes say no experience required and you could even offer it on fiverr for $5 for a certain amount of words. If you would like to make real money from it than I would suggest training so that you can get higher quality clients and be able to charge more for it and so you’ll be confident in your abilities to deliver.
To see if being a transcriptionists is something you would be interested in, I suggest looking at this free intro course to find out more information.
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A scopist can make between $20-$50 per hour and sometimes even more. I do want to add a disclaimer that Scoping is not a get-rich-quick opportunity, it is actually a career but one that you can make into your business and make a full time income with part time hours and work from anywhere.
Hopefully something on this list caught your attention enough for you to look further into and start taking control of your income and moving in the direction that is more fulfilling and fitting to the lifestyle you desire.
I do plan on going more in detail with some of these posts but if it’s one inparticular that you would like me to do a seperate post feel free to let me know in the comments.
To Your Success and Abundance,