Making money from home is no longer reserved for those who telecommute to work. Any computer with an internet connection can potentially become a stream of income. And not just for computer programmers or technical gurus either. There are hundreds of ways a person can use a computer to supplement their existing income.
A quick search will probably reveal a lot of offers for secret shoppers, surveys, sweepstakes, or whatever the current fad solution is at the moment.
While there are a couple of people who earn enough from those to make it worthwhile, they are the minority. Real money making opportunities will require some actual work and a skill that people need.
What part-time online opportunities are actually available to those willing to do the work?
Quite a few actually.
As long as you’ve got a skill, there is someone who is willing to pay for it. Here are some of the best methods for earning a real income entirely from home.
Part-time online opportunities
Using eBay as a source of income is nothing new. If you have things to sell, then you can turn this website into a part-time job. The potential earnings from eBay are diverse. There are those who take the time to set up actual stores and provide a constant supply of products around the clock. Then there are those who just want to unload their various knickknacks, baseball cards, and collectibles.
If you want to earn a reliable part-time income, then you will have to break away from the knickknack selling and put time into creating an actual online store. Of course, that means you’ll actually need products to sell.
You might be surprised by what people buy on eBay. You could buy broken laptops for dirt cheap and then resell them at higher prices to people who know how to fix them. Know how to make jewelry, clothes, paintings, or some other craft? People will pay for that, too.
As long as you can find a steady supply of products you can find a way to market them on eBay.
Amazon is similar to eBay in some ways, but without the auctioning component. It is more like an actual store or mall while eBay could be compared to an auction house. However, Amazon FBA takes it a step further by doing a lot of the work for you.
With eBay, it’s up to you to store, package, and ship the products. The FBA stands for “Fulfillment By Amazon”, which means they act as a middle-man who packages and ships the products for you. You send your inventory to the FBA warehouse and when someone makes a purchase, the shipment is handled by Amazon.
This mostly equates to more benefits for the buyer. They can have special packaging instructions such as gift wrapping. They may also qualify for free shipping if they use the Amazon Prime service.
You will need products to sell just as with eBay. Amazon is a bit more professional and has stricter guidelines for what can be sold. You won’t be able to make a profit from broken laptops here, but you can sell your crafts.
Do you know how to write? Can you design a website? Are you experienced with digital art? Can you write a jingle? Know how to transcribe audio? There are a variety of services that websites and companies need that they don’t have the time or knowledge to perform themselves. It may be something you’ve been doing as a hobby, but now you have the potential to work at a professional level.
Working in a freelance position from home is a great way to provide professional services for a price on a part-time schedule. There are sites like Freelancer, UpWork, eLance, and Amazon Mturk where companies outsource such work to people who can do the job. Some sites require bidding on projects and others have a more personal selective process.
Here’s the list of websites to apply online jobs.
Working through sites like those above has its benefits. Getting started in a specific industry, such as graphic design, can be difficult. Freelance sites place you on more even playing field. You can start with small clients and build a reputation.
If you do great work for someone, then they are likely to make contact with you and start working with you individually. You can kick start a new career in a matter of months.
Aside from this list, here’s some other ways to make money online in the Philippines posted on this blog.
One thing that all of these sites have in common is that there is a strong focus on reputation. Whether it’s eBay, Amazon, or Freelancer, if you do a poor job, then it is going to ruin your reputation and chance for future work.
Don’t take on orders you can’t fill and don’t start projects you can’t finish. If you consistently do good work you could move from a part-time job to a new career before long if you so choose to.
This awesome article was a guest post written by Chris Campos. He is a debt reduction specialist and operator of the site, BestDebtConsolidationLoans.com, which evaluates the top debt consolidation companies in the United States and provides recommendations for readers with all credit situations.