Ideas to Create an Income Working from Home

by Josh Biggs in Tips on 21st May 2020

Are you tired of your old job and want to work independently from home? Or perhaps you are looking for another source of income that will add extra funds to your bank account?

There are ways to make money from home, even if you can dedicate only an hour or two every day. Some ventures require more time as you need to learn the basics first, but you ought to be fine so long as there is a willingness to make progress and learn from one’s mistakes. And remember that if one idea is not working out after a while, you can try another.

Idea #1 – Customer Support

When it comes to the best work from home jobs in COVID-19 affected industries are not far and few between. But one thing is for certain – quite a few businesses decided to focus on their online sales.

Moving most operations to the internet means that there are more customers to deal with as well. As such, there is a demand for customer support reps. Whether it is emails, direct messages on the website or even social media pages, a brand has to respond to the questions of its customers.

You could be the person working during particular hours and get decent pay. Look at what you can find and send your resume. It may be a bit of a challenge at first, but once you get the hang of things, working in the customer support department should give you enough income until the Coronavirus blows over.

Idea #2 – Ecommerce

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Instead of working for someone else, you can start an ecommerce project yourself. Ideally, the business should be about something you are interested in or believe that the market has yet to be filled. 

For the interest part, it is easier to find the motivation to create content and work in general. And when it comes to the niche you want to work in, an oversaturated market would mean too much competition. 

Idea #3 – Blogging

Even if you think that there are blogs for everything these days, you can still create a profitable venture. The biggest challenge is creating quality content consistently. You will need that in order to maintain your most loyal readers and attract new ones.

Blogs can be monetized by running ads or including affiliate links in the content. Some bloggers prefer to avoid ads because they slow down the website loading speed, and stick to promoting digital goods or even creating a crowdfunding page.

A blog is a great option to work from home, as there is no need to set a workspace. All you need are some ideas, a computer, and an internet connection. 

Idea #4 – Online Surveys

It would be hard to think of a simpler method to make money online other than filling surveys. It may be a bit difficult to comprehend why this exists in the first place, but there are websites that will pay you for answering questions on various surveys. Do a quick search online, and you should find a multitude of such sites.

Idea #5 – Social Media Management

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Social media presence is one of the emphases for a lot of brands. They are trying to establish themselves as authorities in their respective niches. To establish this authority, channels on platforms like Instagram and Facebook are getting a lot of resources.

You could be the person who manages social media profiles. The work consists of more than just responding to messages or comments on posts. Though remember that it takes effort to create visually-appealing content that attracts engagement. As does writing an effective caption or text part of the post. 

Idea #6 – Virtual Assistant

More and more people who work online are looking to hire a virtual assistant. It has become impossible to take care of everything alone, and leaving more trivial matters to another person is a more efficient option.

The pay at first might not be the best as you will need to prove yourself as a worthy assistant. But if you can build a strong relationship with the employer, you should be good to go.

The work itself depends entirely on the tasks given to you. There might be easier and harder days, but the overall experience is worth it, not to mention that you can use this assistant work as an opportunity to find a better job by getting a recommendation from the person who hired you.

Idea #7 – Proofreading

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The texts you see everywhere were proofread beforehand. People who are writing the content are not the ones who look for typos most of the time. There are professional proofreaders for that.

If you have a good understanding of a language and like to read books and also read sci-fi books for more creativity, try proofreading. The work may be a bit monotonous at times, but people who have a keen eye for mistakes and love to read should give proofreading a try. 

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