Working From Home

Work From Home Ideas

You probably came across this website because you are searching for online job opportunities or looking for some work from home ideas.

Like myself, I used to scour the internet for home based jobs and also look for business ideas so I can stay out of the rat race and leave my 9 to 5 office job as soon as I can.

I have discovered a couple of viable business ideas and hopefully this can help you solve the problem.

Top 8 Work From Home Ideas you Can Start Today

1. Affiliate Marketing

This may sound unfamiliar to you at first. It was also my perception the first time I was introduced to the term. I also thought, these are mostly dominated by men so I didn’t even pay attention to it.

It turned out, this is one of the lucrative markets in the online world.

A lot of people I know earned money through affiliate marketing by blogging. You can basically create a niche website and promote products or services related to your chosen audience or otherwise called niche.

There are thousands of affiliate programs available online but the most popular one is from amazon. They have billions of products on their website and you can create as many niche websites as you can which can give you a passive income stream for life.

2. Building a website

An increasing number of businesses are now shifting their gears and are now focusing on reaching customers online. A website can serve as your store, customer support or simply a brand where people can recognized you.

Building a website is now made easier. You can build a website from scratch without any coding skills! Thanks to the technology and innovations we now enjoy which are something unheard of a couple of decades ago.

This pretty cool community can help you learn how to build a website and get you started if this is something that interest you.

3 Possible Audiences where you can offer this service:

  • Business establishments near you

When you go outside your community, you might see establishments which are typically traditional business and going online might be an added value to their business.

A cleaning service for example might need a website so they can reach more people and instead of the good old ways of calling them to book an appointment, they can explore opportunities online by starting with a website.

  • People who are planning to get married

I personally knew people who just got engaged and combined their names in a website and they share it with their friends and relatives.

Content of the websites usually include the details of the wedding, short bio and pictures of the entourage and of course pictures of the soon-to-get-married individuals, how they met etc.

  • Student

It’s not surprising that students are now being competitive and they want to impress people if not exceed expectations particularly in showcasing projects, presentation and the likes.

3. Designing a website

This goes hand in hand with building a website. If people are looking to build a website for their businesses, they will most probably need someone who can design it for them.

The cool thing about designing a website is that there are a lot of free tools you can use now too.

4. Product Reviewer

You can earn money by reviewing a product. In fact, you can build a website just making product reviews.

5. Content Writer

This job is becoming in demand now. A lot of online businesses are looking to boost their content and want someone who can generate an article for them on a regular basis.

You can find a couple of companies looking for a freelance writer in upwork.com

6. Buying & Selling domains


Buying a domain with the purpose of selling it later at a premium price is called domain flipping.

Domain is the online world’s virtual real estates. And domain flipping is quite similar to real estate flipping – you buy it then either renovate it or just sit on it then sell it at a higher price.

3 Tips in choosing a domain:

  • Buy .com domains

Most premium domains have .com extension although .net or .org can also serve as your 2nd choice.

  • Choose a catchy name
  • Short names are easier to remember and can give you higher R.O.I. too.

7. Start a dropshipping business

Dropshipping concept is the same with a standard retail model except that you don’t have to keep stocks or own inventories.

The biggest advantage of this model is that you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars in inventory upfront.

It is easy to get started as you don’t have to worry about paying for warehouse, packing and shipping your orders and the likes.

The best way to get started with this business is to launch an e-commerce store. You can either do it through free content management system such as WordPress or a paid one like Shopify.

8. Buying & Selling Blue Chip Stocks

Most of us were taught to save money in the banks so our money can grow. I’ve learned along the way that the banks are just using our money so they can make more money!

A dollar today is worth less than a dollar next year – basically due to inflation.

Say you put $1,000 in the bank today and for the ease of calculation, let’s say the bank is giving you 1% interest per year (most of the banks I know will give you only .25% per year).

After a year that the bank uses your money, you will get 1% of $1,000 or a measly $10 LESS tax! Let’s assume further that inflation for the year is 3% (in reality, this can go as high as 6 to 10%).

After a year, your money will only be worth $979.70.

Blue Chips stocks on the other hand does the opposite (most of the time).

Based on experience, blue chip stocks can give you dividends between 2.5 to as high as 15% annually.

You can either gain from the dividends these companies are issuing or sell the stocks at a higher price.

Conclusion

The desire to work from home is now increasing particularly if your 9 to 5 job becomes stressful everyday. There are hundreds of work from home ideas you can start with.

The biggest factor that you should consider when deciding which one you will pursue is to find something that you have an interest. This way, you won’t feel like working everyday. If you enjoy what you do, you won’t get bored.

If ever you have any questions or need help in starting your home business, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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