Make Money From Home
Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
You have probably seen an advertisement on Craigslist, or on the side of your Facebook page, that says “Make money from home!”. If you are tired of commuting, or cannot stand your boss, this idea may seem like a dream come true. Beware, though, because many of those ads are nothing more than a scam. There are some legitimate ways to make money from home that you could try instead.
One way to make money from home is to work from home. Some companies will allow employees to virtually commute to work. My husband is doing this, and has been for quite some time now. He works for a company that offers an answering service for their clients.
This company has allowed a few of their workers to connect to the office from their home computers, and do their work that way. Perhaps your place of employment will do something similar? This can work for people who primarily do “office work”, or are doing data entry.
Another way to make money at home is to make things that you can sell. If you are “crafty”, then this could be a natural way to make some money off of the things you sew, crochet, knit, or create.
I would recommend that you check out Etsy.com, so you can get a good idea about what types of items are sold through there. The next step is to photograph your crafts, and set up your Etsy page. In order to make sales, you are going to have to put some effort into letting potential customers know about your Etsy page. This is going to involve the skilled use of social media websites.
Do you live near a college or university? Students are required to write a plethora of papers for nearly every class that they take. Many of these students will benefit from hiring someone to edit their papers for them. Create an eye-catching flyer, that describes what you are willing to edit, and the price you will charge for it. Put your email address on the flyer. You could, potentially, have “clients” who email you their paper, for you to edit, and email back to them.
Music lessons often take place in the home of the instructor. This is especially true if someone wants to learn how to play the piano (since pianos are heavy, and not easy to transport). If you are a skilled musician, you could make money from home by giving lessons.