The internet is abuzz with all the ways you can make money online, and some of them may even be genuine. But how do you decide which one’s for you? Sometimes, too many options may leave you a tad confused and disoriented.
What I present you with in this article, is the ultimate guide to making money online. It outlines the different ways you can make money, the pros and cons of each, along with tips and resources to help you get started.
The only way you can make money from home is by selling something – either a product, or a service. You can either create and sell your own products or services, or sign up as an affiliate for someone else’s product/service and earn a commission for each sale.
A product can be just about anything – either physical or digital, that is given to the customer in exchange for a payment. Products that can be sold online can range from baked goods, clothing and accessories, to eBooks, eCourses and sewing patterns. You can make money online – either by selling your own products, or by making a commission through promoting/selling others’ products.
When it comes to services, you will be paid a fee based on the complexity and amount of time spent on the client’s project. Some services that are usually sold online are editing, content writing, virtual assistance, consulting, etc. As in the case of products, you can sell your own services, or make a commission as an affiliate by promoting/selling the services others provide.
If you are just starting out as a work at home mom, selling your services is the easiest way to start. You can offer your services in exchange for a fee that you can fix based on the complexity of the work and the time you spend doing it.
As a freelancer, you work independently and do not tie yourself to any particular employer, brand or company. You will first have to identify what kind of services you are capable of providing.
Here are some examples of services you can offer:
- Content writing
- Virtual assistance
- Graphic design
Once you have identified the services you can provide, you need to start getting the word out about your services, get new projects, and thereby build up your experience and clientele.