Are you looking for ways to make extra money at home?
Whether you are looking to make a little “side money”, or you are looking to create your own online business, there are tons of opportunities for you to explore.
A quick Google search of “work at home jobs” will give you around 1 billion search results!
Things To Consider
There are some very important things that you need to consider when you are looking to make some extra money from home.
Time: I think one of the biggest factors I contemplated when I first started working online, was how much time I had available.
My first venture into working from home consisted of nothing more than taking online surveys. While this can be a legitimate way to make some extra side money, I quickly realized that it was not exactly what I was personally looking for. I wanted something that would produce more income for the time I was spending.
A couple of the sites I signed up with are Swagbucks and inboxdollars. They are both free to join.
You can definitely earn some extra cash with these companies, and others like them, but it can be time consuming.
Space: Another thing to consider is space. Earning extra income is an exciting prospect, but without the proper space, completing even the the most simple tasks can prove quite difficult.
Constant distractions from pets, kids, TV, or you name it, can lead to frustration. Set aside a certain amount of time that you are willing to invest, and let everyone know that from this time to that time you are not to be disturbed.
This will lead to a much more pleasant experience for all involved.
Expectations: Once you have determined how much time you are willing to invest and you have a good space in mind where you can work, you need to determine what your goals are.
Are you looking to earn enough extra money to go out for dinner a couple times a week? Maybe see a movie or two?
Or are you looking to save for college, maybe even work from home full time?
Having a clear understanding of what your expectations are is vital when you are looking to earn money from home. Take some time and give it some serious thought.
If you are looking to make some extra money, and you are not looking to work exclusively online, there are some other ways that you can earn some extra money.
Mystery Shopper: If you like spending time at malls and restaurants, this could be a good way to earn a little extra cash. You will get paid by various companies to dine and shop at their locations. You will then fill out survey forms for each company on questions like; how was your experience?, or, were the employees helpful?
The pay for these kind of assignments will range from around $12 – $25. You can find a list of reputable mystery shopping companies at Mystery Shopping Providers Association.
Rent Out Extra Space: If you have extra space available in your home, you may want to consider renting out a room or two. This can be a profitable idea of earning extra income. Just consider the implications of having an extra person in the house (this can get tricky).
Sell Some Stuff!: If you’re anything like me, you likely have all kinds of “stuff” laying around the house. Most of it you are never going to use again and you know it! 🙂
Take some time and sort out what you’re actually going to keep and start selling it. Check out places like Craigslist or Ebay. You can usually sell things for a small fee, or even free. Maybe even consider a garage sale.
Take It To The Next Level!
Okay, so maybe you have already tried all these things and, like me, you are looking for something with more earning potential.
Perhaps you are looking to become your own boss. Maybe you’re looking to retire early, or take that vacation you’ve been promising yourself for how long? Maybe you’re looking to replace your current income and work from home full time?
I hear you! That all sounds great, but I have already tried becoming an Ebay seller, with the endless demands of having to buy products and sell them for a profit. Or maybe you’ve been scammed in some multi-level marketing scheme, with the endless up sells, where it seems only the top few ever really make any money?
Let’s talk a little bit about “Affiliate Niche Marketing”.
A niche market is basically a focused group of consumers who are looking for specific products.
An example of this would be the difference between a website selling “sports equipment” VS a website selling “baseball equipment”. Or, to narrow the niche down even further, a website selling “baseball bats”.
After all of my adventures in the “make extra money at home” world, niche marketing is the one I found that actually works.
It is a bit more involved than say, taking surveys online, but the earning potential is virtually unlimited. You, and only you, will determine the level of income you will see.
One huge advantage, is that you will never, ever, have to own or “warehouse” any products. You will be selling products from online stores like Amazon.com.
You will become an affiliate. You will promote and sell products for other companies and they will pay you a commission for every item you sell. You will need a website of your own to start promoting items. Your website is basically your store.
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This may sound a little complicated, but you have to trust me on this one….If I can do it, then I know you can too!
I happen to be very passionate about baseball. I took this niche (my passion) and turned it into a profitable website.
You can check it out here if you would like. BaseballxGear.com
Don’t let anything I’m talking about scare you away from this opportunity. Building a website nowadays is very quick and painless. With the right training and help, you could have your own live website up and running within a few short minutes from right now. For Free!
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You can learn more about getting started with your own online business here. Getting Started
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You are taking a big step here towards your new future. This is awesome news!
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below and I will get right back with you. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found this article helpful. ~Jeremy