13 EASIEST WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOME

A September 15, 2022 statistics from the United States Census Bureau shows that Between 2019 and 2021, the number of people primarily working from home tripled from 5.7% (roughly 9 million people) to 17.9% (27.6 million people), according to new 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly half (48.3%) of workers in the District of Columbia worked from home, the highest percentage of home-based workers among states and state equivalents in 2021. In addition to the District of Columbia, states with the highest percentage of home-based workers were Washington (24.2%), Maryland (24.0%), Colorado (23.7%) and Massachusetts (23.7%). (These four states were not statistically different from each other.) 2021 marked the highest number and percentage of people working from home recorded since the ACS began in 2005.

From the above statistics one may wonder what types of job do these number of people sits back home and do to earn a living by covering all their bills and personal expenses while living in the United States of America.

In this blog post I took out time to list and explain the different types of job you can sit back at and do that can cover all your bills and expenses in the US. Be informed that these jobs can be done in any part of the world provided you meet the requirements.

Below you will find 17 easiest ways to make money from home immediately:

1. Online Tutoring

If you have passion for teaching or you are just looking around for what you can do from home and earn money that can take care of your bills and expense, you may want to become a tutor. In many communities in the US students are always available who need help in their bookwork. You can help these students with their homework and other lessons they don’t master well.

In Asian countries like Japan, China, Malaysia, Philippine etc., tutoring jobs are very common as most of the children at kindergarten and primary level are very eager to learn the English language.

Thus English language tutor in these countries can be a very lucrative job for you.

In some countries you will need a bachelor or any other college degree to be able to work as a tutor. To teach English language in the above-mentioned countries you need either of the following certification: CELTA, TEFL, TESL, TESOL, DELTA and TKT.

2. Become a Freelancer

The arrival of the internet and other modern technologies have made it easy for professionals to work from home and get paid.

A freelancer is a self-employed professional who works for multiple clients at the same time while earning money from different projects.

Freelancers are often professionals in graphic designing, content writing, content editing, web designing, photography, video editing computer programming etc.

As a freelancer you can work from home and from any country of your choice.

To get a freelancing job, check below for major companies you can work with;

  • Fiverr.com
  • Upworker.com
  • Picoworker.com
  • Freelancer.com
  • Toptal.com

3. Start Blogging

Do you have a talent or passionate about a particular thing and wants to share it with your community or with people from other part of the world? Then blogging may be the perfect place to start.

Blogging is the act of content creation to inform, educate and or spread your ideas about any topic on the internet. In other words, blogging is the art and science of sharing your ideas with your audience.

As a blogger you will only start making money based on your audience, number of page views and where the traffics to your blog are coming from.

Bloggers makes their money through display ads from Google AdSense, Media vine etc. Affiliate marketing is also one of the means through which bloggers make money.

4. Rent Your Home 

This system is practiced in many parts of the world. If you live in your house with some extra space remaining, you may decide to give it out for rent and make some extra money.

The money you will make will solely depend on the area or city you are located in.

You will have to decide which method to give out your home for rent, whether short term or long term.

A short-term rental is typically anything from one night to less than a year. You can choose to give out your home for short term when you are on vacation or you can use the Airbnb service to continuously rent out on a short term.

Long-term rentals are for a year or more and the most common option for people looking to rent out their property, especially if they’re looking to rake in disposable income. These types of rentals provide a steady influx of revenue and have less of a turnover rate, meaning there are fewer expenses. The tenant is more likely to treat the home as if it were their own.

5. Start Affiliate Marketing

In recent years, affiliate marketing have become one of the most lucrative businesses in the world.

Affiliate marketing is a marketing model in which third-party publishers promote a merchant’s goods or services and receive a percentage (commission) of the sales or web traffic made as a result. This marketing model enables affiliates to make commission on the products or services they market. Affiliate marketing can be profitable if the affiliate knows exactly what to do, that is how to market products or services to customers. The affiliate marketing model can easily be executed at home just with the help of a computer, internet connection and the right knowledge.

Most often than not, businesses work with affiliate to increase sales, web traffic and brand awareness with a low cost. That is while affiliates run advertisement on merchants ‘goods or services, awareness is created on the goods or services and hence increase sales.

The main actors in affiliate marketing include;

  • The affiliate (or “publisher”): The individual or entity that promotes the merchant’s product or service
  • The merchant: The individual or entity selling the product or service that the affiliate promotes 
  • The affiliate network: An intermediary between an affiliate and a merchant’s affiliate program. While affiliates and merchants can connect without an affiliate network, it is a common channel for such relationships. 
  • The customer: The individual who purchases a product through an affiliate. Merchants and affiliates collaborate to connect them with the affiliate’s audience in order to convert them into customers.

Usually affiliates or publishers finds products through affiliate networks or through the merchants’ websites. Examples of some affiliate networks include;

  • Clickbanks
  • Digistore24
  • Commission Junction (cj.com) etc.
  • Amazon Associates

6. Start a YouTube Channel

According to tubic.com, there exist 51 million YouTube channels as from 2022.

YouTube channels have become a lucrative business in the world today and it is very profitable if you choose a niche with a high societal influence.

Though a YouTube channel may require some time to grow, once the channel meets the requirements for monetization it may become a permanent source of passive income for as long as the channel exist.

The good thing about starting a YouTube channel is that you can start it from anywhere in the world at the comfort of your home. Starting a YouTube channel requires just a computer, internet connection and the knowledge of creating content in the niche you choose.

As the present YouTube rules, a channel must have at least 1000 subscribers and a 4000 watch hours to meet the requirements for monetization.

Usually, YouTubers do not only make money through the YouTube partner program, but they also make money through display ads network like Google AdSense.

7. Start Copywriting

If you master a particular language and have passion for writing, you can start a copywriting business. Copywriting is the process of writing persuasive words (known as copy) that inspire or motivate people to take a specific action.

Copywriting can be seen whenever you find a write-up in a magazine, on a social media platform, on a website, broadcast in radio or television that persuade people to take certain actions.  

Copywriters are individuals who are trained to craft words in a way that will connect with the target audience and move them to do something. Most businesses hire an in-house copywriter or on a contract basis to help them communicate with the world and grow. A copywriter is a person who provides the words for a variety of assets including webpages, blogs, articles, ads, social media posts, emails, posters, billboards, guides, case studies, whitepapers and more. They use the medium of writing to inform, engage, impact, and/or persuade audiences. The goals can vary from raising brand awareness to positioning a business or organization as an authority, to closing sales.

You must be careful not to confuse copywriting and copyright. They sound the same but are two very different things. You already know what copywriting is. Copyright is a type of protection provided by the U.S. government that allows you to proclaim authorship for an original piece of work. For example, you could claim original ownership of an audio-visual, musical, architectural, literary, or dramatic creation and it would give you the exclusive right to distribute or publish it.

Copywriters make money when they have a contract to write a copy either for a small business, a magazine, a website, a blog, for an article, social media post etc.

8. Become a Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is an individual contractor or a remote employee who offers administrative services to clients, usually part time out of the client’s office. A virtual assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary planning documents, such as shared calendars, remotely.

To work as a virtual assistant you must be a qualified administrative assistant with several years of experience. Virtual assistance can work in the following positions;

  • Administrative work
  • Bookkeeping
  • Personal Assistant
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Social media production
  • Content management
  • Research

9. Become a Customer Service Representative

Are you passionate in helping people to get solutions to their problems? Becoming a customer service will be a wonderful opportunity.

A customer service representative can work in almost all industries. They usually require a high speaking and listening skills to be able to effectively communicate with clients. Workers who interact with customers by email, live chat, or other non-voice contact channels must write well, using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. They must respond to questions and complaints in a friendly and professional manner.

Customer service representatives typically do the following:

  • Listen and respond to customers’ needs and concerns.
  • Provide information about products and services.
  • Take orders, determine charges, and oversee billing or payments.
  • Review or make changes to customer accounts.
  • Handle returns or complaints
  • Record details of customer contacts and actions taken
  • Research answers or solutions as needed.
  • Refer customers to supervisors, managers, or others who can help.

10. Launch an Online Store

Launching an online store is not as easy as launching a physical store. A novice can launch a physical store and grow it to a successful small business but launching an online store require certain skills such as web development and other digital marketing skills.

An online store is a website or a platform where products are being display for sell. Online stores can also be created using some social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc.

To be successful with an online store, you must learn some digital marketing skills such as copywriting, social media advertisement, customer service representative and a social media manager. An online store can contain products ranging from consumer goods, electronics, automobile, fashion, home appliances etc.

11. Organize Webinars

If you are a professional in any field, you can use your professionalism to generate income by organizing webinars for people in need. Most people love attending webinars because it gives them the opportunity to add more knowledge to what they already know.

According to Merriam-Webster, a webinar (or web seminar) is “a live online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments.”

It is important not to confuse the difference between a webinar and a seminar. A seminar is a meeting for giving and discussing information.

Webinars are events, video presentations, workshops, seminars, training sessions, or classroom lectures hosted and delivered online using webinar software. A webinar can be hosted anywhere provided there is an internet connection. So organizing webinars can be very lucrative as you can launch one even at the comfort of your home.

12. Become a Social Media Manager

Are you a professional digital marketer? Then managing the social media community for businesses will be a great job to start at home.

Social media managers establish an organization’s online presence and brand value by promoting the company and its products or services through the use of videos, photos, infographics or text posts on social media platforms.

Social media managers will have the following responsibilities:

  • Analyze customer expectations according to past social media activity.
  • Develop social media campaigns.
  • Define KPIs and KRAs for social media campaigns.
  • Update social media content across all channels.
  • Engage with customers and followers.
  • Use social media marketing tools such as Buffer and Hootsuite (mention any social media marketing tool that you are currently using or plan to use)
  • Monitor campaigns and analyzes data obtained.
  • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics.
  • Establish relationships with social media influencers to develop a strong network.
  • Develop content or get it done by content developers.
  • Keep an eye on social media trends.
  • Communicate effectively to all stakeholders including senior management and content developers.

13. Sell Online Courses

If you are a professional author, you can create digital courses and sell them online. People can also order hard copy online and you deliver the course to them. This can be a very lucrative business as you can do it anywhere around the world.

You may not necessarily be a professional author in order to sell courses online. Teachers including people with skills in particular trade or art can create digital courses and sell them online.

You can sell courses online through your website and on some social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc.

There are some websites that have Private label Right (PLR) eBooks that you can modify and resell online and make money.

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