It takes time to generate a full-time income from home; however, there are things you can do today to start generating extra cash fairly quickly. Of course, much will depend on what you choose to do and how well you do it. But many people make earning money from home harder than it needs to be by getting caught up in analysis paralysis, poor self-confidence and inaction. Here are some things you can start doing today to generate money from home.
1) Sell your stuff. Ebay, Amazon, Etsy and Craigslist all offer opportunities to sell clutter, crafts and other items you have laying around your home. Most are free to list your items, paying for the service from the proceeds of the sale. Not only can you clean up the clutter around your home, you can learn what sells well, find discounts of those items and start an online store. That’s what Jenn Cangelosi did. She started by selling her unused items and discovered that name-brand children’s clothing sold well on eBay. Today it’s her home-based career.
2) Leverage your skills. Everyone one has skills they’re good at that someone is willing to pay for. These skills can come from jobs, volunteer work, hobbies or natural talents. Although finding a full-time job using your skills can be a challenge, starting a service business or freelancing your skills doesn’t have to take long at all. Resources such as Odesk, Elance, microworking and even Fiverr, offer you opportunities to promote your skills and find work. What sort of skills am I talking about? Writing, tutoring, photo editing, singing, coaching, marketing, housecleaning, child care, etc. If you’re good at something, odds are there is someone who pay you to do it.
3) Profit from your knowledge. Why did you visit Work-At-Home Success today? Probably you were looking for information about working at home. Most people go online to do one of three things; shop, be entertained, and get information. Tons of people are profiting by providing information online. The great thing about making money with information, is that the options are endless. Do you know how to feed a family of four for $4 a meal? There are people who’d pay to know how you do that. Can you keep your car running great without visits to the mechanic? People will pay to learn how to do that. There are several ways to make money from information including blogging, information products, book writing, video tutorials and more.
Even if these ideas don’t become your home-based career, they offer you options for making extra cash on the side. Plus, the experience can teach you what it takes to start and succeed working at home. Finally, they’re all affordable because they tap into assets you already have.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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