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Working a 9 to 5 desk job has long been the norm, but it doesn’t have to be!
82% of people who work from home have lower stress levels because they’re able to control their environment to suit their personal needs.
Imagine being able to run your business empire from your couch in your favorite power suit (your pajamas, obviously).
Or maybe you just want to make some cash on the side ― we can help with that too!
Let’s get into 14 ways you can make money without even leaving your bed!
You charge customers a retail price for the product, while your supplier charges a wholesale price.
So, if your customer pays you $10 for a product and you forward their order to your supplier who charges you $9 to fulfill the order, you’ll get a profit of $1.
Sounds easy right?
Well, it is!
Besides running and marketing the products on your online store, dropshipping requires very little effort from you.
It costs nothing to write your own eBook, and there are plenty of options for online publishing.
The catch is that, as the author, you only get up to 70% royalties when you make a sale.
If you produce high-quality eBooks regularly, Amazon’s algorithms will make sure your eBooks get lots of hits, so 70% could be more than enough.
But if you’ve already got an audience, sell your eBook from your own website (or using your free systeme.io account) and keep 100% of the profits for yourself!
If you’re wondering what to write about, these are the best-selling eBook categories on Amazon:
We think it's best to write books that you actually want to read, then work will become play, and you’ll have your first eBook published in no time.
If you’re able to create quality content for social media and you’re willing to put time into engaging with your community, you’d be a perfect influencer!
And you don’t even need millions of followers ― there’s a growing demand for micro-influencers (influencers with less than 10 000 followers).
Companies want to work with micro-influencers because their smaller audiences trust them and are more easily influenced by them.
To become an influencer your social media needs to convey a clear personal brand.
Make sure you understand your audience and interact with them regularly ― this way you’ll know what they’re willing to buy.
When your Instagram is looking crisp and your audience is fully engaged, approach companies that suit your brand and offer your services as an influencer.
As your following grows, brands will start approaching you.
Be cautious about who you choose to promote ― your followers trust you to be honest.
If you want to learn from the professionals, YouTube is loaded with “How to Become an Influencer” tutorials.
If you’ve got a computer, internet connection, and good language skills, then you’ve got what it takes to be a good closed-captions writer.
Rev is a speech-to-text service where you can earn money per minute of video captioned.
All you have to do is sign up, write a quick grammar test, watch a couple of guidance videos, and submit a captioning sample.
Then you can start earning.
Payments are done every Monday via PayPal.
If you want to really brush up on your closed captioning skills, there are YouTube tutorials to assist you as well as a few courses available online.
Rev doesn’t pay much, so when you’ve got a bit of experience, we suggest you apply for a higher-paying caption writing job at a site like CaptioningStar.
With so many transactions, there are endless opportunities for freelance work!
Fiverr is an online platform where freelance workers can connect with people who need once-off jobs to be completed.
Gigs on Fiverr can be anything from copywriting a sales page to designing a company logo ― but we suggest you start with your strengths and marketable skills.
Try to be specific about what you can do, and don’t oversell your abilities.
To be successful on Fiverr, you need to have social proof in the form of reviews.
So when you’re still a newbie, set low prices and deliver work at a high standard, and the good reviews will start flooding in.
Then it’ll be time to increase your prices and scale your operation.
This is a good option for someone who already has a big social media following or a large, engaged email list.
You advertise a product and recommend it to your audience who then purchases it using your affiliate link.
To be a good affiliate marketer, it’s important that you actually believe in the product you’re pushing or your link will be left untouched.
When your link is used for a purchase, you get a commission!
Simply sign up for a free account with us, and start earning lifetime commissions every time your affiliate link is used to make a purchase.
And we’ve got powerful email marketing tools that you can automate to get your affiliate link out there, making this a passive income.
Building your audience will take time and dedication (and some knowledge of SEO best practices), but once you’ve done that, you can start using your blog to make money from home.
When you’ve got tons of traffic coming to your blog, you can start selling ads and backlinks or doing some affiliate marketing.
Eventually, your audience might start wanting more, so you can come up with a product or service to sell from your blog.
For example, if your blog is about fitness, you can sell a fitness guide or a consultation to kickstart a client’s fitness journey.
With blogging, the possibilities are almost endless!
If you’re interested in learning more, check out our guide to starting a profitable blog.
If you’re tech-savvy and full of great ideas, what are you waiting for?
Building a great app starts with coming up with a great idea.
Take the time to research what kinds of apps are popular before settling on your app idea.
Or, you can look for a problem that your app can aim to solve or a gap in the market that your app can fill.
Once you’ve come up with your idea and built your app, it’s time to monetize.
Making your app free on the App Store and Google Play will make it easier to download, and therefore more popular.
You’ll make money by adding advertisements, premium features, and in-app purchases.
To make your app available on iStore, you’ll have to pay $99 per year, and Google Play Store charges a once-off fee of $25.
If you’re not a developer but you want in, find an app that has some downloads but is falling flat because its developer doesn’t know how to market it.
Make the developer an offer to buy their app, and market its socks off!
You can sell anything online from gently-used clothes and furniture to arts and crafts.
In 2021 consumers are more concerned about the environment than ever before, so buying second-hand is becoming more and more popular.
If you’re tired of your bedside table or you’ve got a pile of clothing that you never wear anymore, it’s time to turn that clutter into profit.
Or you can explore selling on the peer-to-peer social shopping app, Depop.
Use captivating and clear product photos to entice buyers and give lots of information such as detailed measurements or how used an item is.
High-quality product photos and detailed product information will make your store professional and maximize your sales!
If you fall in love with your virtual yard sale and run out of preloved goods to sell, you can pop into your local second-hand shop to buy ‘new’ stock for very little.
If you’re an amazing gamer, we know a way you can monetize that skill!
With Twitch, you can turn your hobby into a money magnet.
Twitch is an online platform where gamers share their screens, and viewers pay to watch them.
With almost 3 million active viewers per week, streaming on Twitch is a great way to make money from home.
The main way of making money on Twitch is through donations.
But building up a big enough following will earn you Affiliate or Partner status, and you’ll start earning ad revenue.
It doesn’t get any better than earning money by doing something you enjoy.
Now that you’ve spent loads of money on your education, you can use it to make loads of money.
Depending on your education and experience, tutoring can be a seriously lucrative way to make money from home.
If you’re good at maths or science (or any other academic subject), show off your grades to attract struggling students.
If you’re fluent in English, you can find some non-English speakers looking for online classes.
Or, if you prefer to work independently (and keep all of your earnings to yourself), post adverts to your local social media groups or even Craigslist.
Tutoring for the TEFL academy is also a great option, but you have to complete some TEFL courses before you can join their team.
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We’re sure you’ve heard that you can learn anything on YouTube.
Well, it goes both ways.
You can teach anything on YouTube too.
Beyond sharing your skills, there are so many genres on YouTube that you can create content for.
At the time of writing, the top five YouTube genres are:
Once you have 1000 subscribers, YouTube will start paying you ad revenue.
To get that subscriber count up, always include a strong call-to-action at the end of your videos ― that’s when YouTubers say: “Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and comment if you enjoyed the video”.
You should also film videos longer than 10 minutes, write compelling video titles, and reply to every comment.
You can even use your YouTube Channel as a platform for some of the other ways to make money such as affiliate marketing or selling things online.
If you’re an artsy person, this one's for you!
There are so many platforms where digital creators can sell their art online, or there’s always the option of creating your own ecommerce store.
You can sell art printables for customers to color in at home or print-at-home copies of your artworks.
Or, third-party print-on-demand websites such as Redbubble allow your customers to purchase your design printed on t-shirts, mugs, or phone cases!
Because the art you’re making is digital, there are no costs to this money-making idea, besides your chosen design software.
Once you’ve made the digital art and put it online, you’ll need to market it to your audience.
If your digital art becomes popular, you may start being commissioned by companies that are always in need of digital designers.
It’s predicted that by 2026, the eLearning market will be valued at $375 billion!
And there are platforms available for everyone!
If you want to host your course for free on your own domain, you can do so with systeme.io’s free account.
If you choose to host your own course, you’ll need to handle the marketing side of things.
You can use our email marketing tools to send people the first module of your online course for free, then they’ll be sure to purchase the rest of it!
Or, if you want to teach short courses and pop them onto a marketplace, you can have a look at Skillshare or Udemy ― but you’ll make a lot less money this way.
Your course content should deliver great value for your students so they leave great reviews, and keep coming back.
Read reviews of similar courses to see what people liked and didn’t like so you can work out what to include or exclude in your course.
If you’re interested, check out systeme.io’s guide. You can make your online course from start to finish with our course-creating platform.
Life’s too short to stay at your desk job!
As you can see, there are lots of ways to make money from home.
Whether it’s a side-hustle or a main-hustle, these tips will help you escape the rat race.
But they definitely work best in conjunction so consider doing 2 or 3 of these for amazing results.
Remember to do your research and be patient with the method you choose.
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Now, go and start making money from home today!
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