With a new year fast approaching and a desire to increase next year’s earnings it’s time to look at opportunities and options available to you.
In this digital era we are living in there are numerous opportunities for working from home. However, I am listing only six work prospects to keep this simple. Some of these may lead to other opportunities for you, depending on your talents, qualifications, likes or dislikes.
This post is about how to make money working at home in a time frame that suits you. Not a time frame that revolves around other people. In saying that, there would be a need for flexibility and some commitment of time with the first 5 ideas. Ignoring time is not as easy as it sounds, but with good planning goals can be achieved.
Also, this is focusing on planning income for 2018 and beyond. Start working at home in the new year and develop your work into a viable business to grow well beyond 2018.
Types of Work Being Promoted in this Post
This post is not about providing ideas of grand businesses that will make you a millionaire. This is about sensible work from home ideas.
Some of these ideas you could do whilst working a part-time job. Only you would know what you are able to fit into your day, alongside your regular part-time job.
6 Ways to Make Money Working from Home
1. Dog walking
To be a Dog Walker you would need to have a love of the canine species. You would also need to understand a dog’s temperament and any specials needs of the dog you are walking at any one time.
Some countries, or regions within a country, may have special regulations and requirements about being a Dog Walker. Therefore, it is advisable to check with local authorities in the area you would be working.
Many people have built a profitable business by simply becoming a Dog Walker. Over time, these people have taken training courses that qualified them to run a Professional Dog Walking Service.
2. Teacher of Languages
If you have qualifications in either the English language or a foreign language, you would be able to provide a service in your home. Your service may be teaching one-on-one or a number of students at the same time.
Again, this type of tutoring may be governed by Law in specific countries. However, there is usually a need or demand for specialized tutoring of languages one-on-one. Anyone who is qualified and has a desire to tutor at home need only to inquire from their Local authority.
With the extensive amount of content produced for online tutoring, marketing and knowledge-based websites, the demand for quality copywriting is high.
People who are highly skilled in copywriting can easily set up their own business. The only requirements are reliable access to the internet, a computer or laptop plus a secure email service. The client requirements would be received by email. Completed content returned by email. Invoicing sent by email. Receiving payment for service rendered through PayPal or similar service would be advisable.
There is a high need for proofreading due to so many posts and articles being published online. Also, proofreading of eBooks prior to publishing is high demand. Very many writers of internet content speak English as a second or third language. Consequently, many of these people require proofreading of their content.
In fact, all content should be proofread prior to publishing. Even the best of writers make errors when producing content on a computer, laptop, tablet or other digital devices. Thousands of producers of content are not qualified touch typists; consequently many errors can occur.
Transcribing recorded interviews is demanding work, but profitable if you have a desire to provide this service. There are hundreds of interviews recorded in the fields of education, law, news, articles and host of other concepts. Other than a reliable internet connection and computer or laptop, a Digital Transcription Kit is required. Olympus equipment is very reliable, and no doubt there are other brands just as reliable.
I personally had experience with Proofreading and Transcription in my own virtual secretarial business. The downside of these two services is time-frame demand. Although the work was enjoyable and rewarding, there had to be a commitment to meet time demands. If time is not a problem, either one or both of these services are viable.
The only point I would make with Transcription is it could be overtaken by Voice equipment, eventually.
6. Affiliate Marketing
This is my favorite way to make money working from home. It’s too good not to recommend.
Affiliate Marketing has been around for a number of years. I was first introduced to it in 2006 although I believe it started prior to the internet. How that worked I have not had time to inquire, but Affiliate Marketing in 2018 and beyond is definitely an option for working from home.
The great thing about Affiliate Marketing is you can work within your own time frame. There are people who work full-time and do Affiliate Marketing in their own time.
There are others who work part-time hours and on their Affiliate Marketing business with their remaining hours.
Of course, there are people like myself who have made Affiliate Marketing their full-time business. In saying ‘full-time business’, Affiliate Marketing does not need to be full-time. It can be worked at any hours of the day or night, to suit the individual.
To build a successful Affiliate Marketing business it is necessary to learn the correct methods of working online. There are many programs online teaching Affiliate Marketing. However, there are many scams. I’m not saying all programs are scams because they certainly are not. But, there are people who will tell you how you can make a certain number of dollars in a day. Such as hundreds of dollars in a day, or thousands of dollars in a week. It is not so.
There is a saying – If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Returning to the Purpose of this Post
Affiliate Marketing is a way of earning that I recommend. With a desire to work from home in a successful online business, Affiliate Marketing can be what you are looking for.
Because online shopping is significant now in many countries, there are huge businesses using Affiliate Marketers to promote their products. Walmart is one company using Affiliate Marketers. Amazon is another. We only need to look at Google Alerts to see the need for Affiliate Marketing Publishers (which is what I and thousands of others do). Also the demand for staff to manage the Affiliate Marketing Division of various companies. Affiliate Marketing is a growing industry.
As it is with everything worth doing, there is a learning curve. And that learning curve is made simple with the help of the best Affiliate Marketing training program available.
I invite you to take a look at Wealthy Affiliate.
You can view the entire program FREE of charge for 7 days.
If you are serious about building a home based business for 2018 and beyond you are welcome to join me at Wealthy Affiliate.
Whatever you decide for your future, be it continuing your current work or starting something new, I wish you success and happiness.
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