Anybody who has ever searched online for “work from home” or “generate cash from home” understands that the internet is over filled with websites that claim you can make thousands from your living-room, many sites will require you to purchase a CD, DVD or a book to find out how. There is a lot of misleading information online, it can be discouraging trying to find genuine methods to work from home. I have listed below some of the realistic/genuine ways to make money.
Have an eBay “Yard sale” – Search your home for unused items. Open a store on eBay, take photos of your items and let the bidding start. You will also get great pleasure from de-cluttering your home!
Tutor – There is constantly a demand for tutors at any grade level. You can do this from your house, or look for opportunities to do it online.
Paid Surveys – There are lots of websites online that pay you to complete surveys so they can get market information, ensure the website is free!
Freelance Article Writing – If you have a real passion article writing, there are lots of freelance opportunities online such as writing technical or marketing pieces; or write-ups for lots of different publications. You can also make money to write short articles for numerous sites like Yahoo.
Pet Walking/Pet Sitting– Pet owners constantly require somebody to walk their pet dog on a hectic work day or to look after their pet overnight when they are away on business or vacation. Place an ad in your local paper offering your services.
Babysit Children in your house – Lots of moms and dads are searching for lower expense alternatives to expensive day care.
Begin a Home Business – Stick with your skills or exactly what you like to do. For instance if you enjoy:
- Scrap-booking; begin a business producing scrapbooks for people who don’t have the time or creativity to produce their own.
- Photography; offer services for family portraits etc
- Sewing; offer your handmade clothes on eBay.
- Music; based upon your skills (piano and guitar etc), provide lessons from your house.
- Party planning; begin small with parties, and so on and then slowly move onto bigger occasions like weddings!
There are lots of genuine home-based income opportunities that you can discover online, so stop falling for all the pie in the sky get rich quick schemes and never invest in High Yield Investment Programs because in my experience they all turn out to be Ponzi Schemes. You can lose a lot of money online if you are not careful, stick to legitimate ways of making money like the ones listed above.