If you’re at home taking care of children, for medical issues, or just because there’s not much out there in the local job market – it doesn’t mean that you can’t be earning. In fact, there are a bunch of ways to earn more than $1,000 a month from home.
Here are some of my favorites:
Start A Blog
Seriously, I make a healthy six-figure income each year from my blog properties. There’s nothing to stop you from doing the same thing.
Starting a blog doesn’t need to be expensive. You can get hosting and a domain name for a year for less than $50.
Now, it won’t pay $1,000 a month from the day that you start but it will pay in the long run. A reasonable expectation would be 12-18 months work on a blog before it pays a reliable income.
The best news is that blogging doesn’t need to be a full-time commitment. You can get started today in your spare time if you want.
Sell Stuff On Amazon
If you thought that only retail giants make money nowadays, think again. Anyone can sell on Amazon and you can learn how in just a few days.
Selling using the Amazon FBA program can be insanely profitable. In fact, I know people who have made more than 6 figures in their first year and several people who have become millionaires in the long-term with Amazon FBA.
If you’ve always wanted to run a shop. This is your chance without having to buy premises or spend a fortune on advertising and staffing or stock.
Buy And Sell Items Rapidly Online (Flipping)
Don’t have enough capital to get started on Amazon FBA? Then why not think about becoming an online flipper?
This is pretty easy. You go out and look for things that you can sell in flea markets, charity shops, heck if you have no money at all – you can try a local dump. Then you go online and sell them at a profit.
I once bought a $10 coat at a local thrift store. It was clearly of really good quality and had a tailor’s mark inside. I sold it on eBay a week later for $300!
Susan has a better eye than me and every week she comes home with something awesome that she bought cheap and after enjoying it for a while, she sells it on eBay at a profit!
In a world where eBay and Craigslist alone can help you reach millions of people. Anyone can buy and sell for a profit.
Create eBooks And Sell Them Online
Don’t worry if you’re not a natural writer. You don’t need to be to create eBooks. You need work that is in the public domain that you can compile into an eBook. This work is free to use and may be sold to anyone at any time.
That’s right. You can sell things people get for free!
Of course, over time, you’ll want to invest your profits into better books. At that point, you can use sites like Upwork and Fiverr to hire eBook writers and cover designers. You’re still not writing and you’re making even more money.
Many small publishing houses have begun life on Amazon using a similar strategy, why not you too?
Start Teaching English Online
I don’t know if you’ve heard but this is the time of a rising Asia and that means there are hundreds of millions of Asian people trying to learn the international language of business and commerce. Do you know what that language is?
It’s English, of course. That’s your language and here’s what you need to teach it to other people.
- A degree but in any field. It doesn’t need to be in English or teaching.
- Some previous formal or informal teaching experience. Any kind of mentoring, coaching, training, etc. will do just fine.
- A decent internet connection.
- A computer with voice and video capabilities.
- The ability to have fun.
The company you teach for will supply students, lesson plans and of course, payment!
Become A Virtual Assistant
In a world where more and more people are working from home and running businesses from home; there’s a demand for assistant services that are also home-based.
You can become a virtual assistant and earn a decent wage doing it, supporting entrepreneurs and online businesses.
Typical tasks include: formatting work, making appointments, booking travel, managing email and/or social media, that sort of thing.
You won’t get rich doing this kind of work but we know several VA’s making $3,000-$4,000 a month which is a whole lot better than nothing, right?
You can ask around locally for clients in your personal network or start looking for them on Upwork or Freelancer.com.
Become A Transcriptionist
OK, you’ll need to learn to look for work locally because landing jobs for transcription work online mean really low rates but it’s a great job to get started in.
You need to invest in a pedal operated playback device but these are not expensive. Then all you need is a headset and a computer and you’re cooking with gas.
You can earn $25/hour for standard transcription work and more if you do specialist work in the legal and medical fields.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to start working from home and making your financial future a brighter one? Don’t forget that many of these jobs can be done part-time to start with.
You don’t need to quit work if you don’t want to but if you have no work and you’re stuck at home – this is the way forward.
I used to be a wage slave. Now, I make my living writing blogs and helping other people. That could be you too. Seize the opportunity. Do something right now to change your life!