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I remember the time I started job hunting after graduation from college – I would always imagine myself earning and saving money for my family.
We, each have dreams about a career to pursue, we think of ways to earn money or get employed in a good company or even build our own company. Just look at the little kids who have dreams of being an astronaut, engineer, or a doctor. Dreams get us motivated. They keep us going.
Now-a-days however, many people are losing hope as a result of prolonged pandemic and its accompanying lockdowns.
This website and the articles I write are aimed at giving hope and boosting total well-being or fitness of readers (not only physical fitness).
We cannot undo what Covid19 has done and has brought upon us on the negative side. We could only capitalize on those negative effects for our benefit – I mean to say that not being able to freely go anywhere but be home in order to be safe is such a great blessing!
Who doesn’t want to sit on their couch and work from their home waiting for their salary to come to their account? But this idea can be varied for different people. Here are the reasons for someone who wants to start online jobs (we will discuss this part in the last section):
- Some people are tired of their routine business day, going to their work at 7:00 AM and getting back at 7:00PM. They want to be their own boss, manage their own company, and not rely on anyone else
- Having a regular job means that you have to answer to higher authorities. If you don’t do as they ask, the termination of your employment will be inevitable. However, when you are working from your home, you would have more freedom to do many things, and best of all is having precious time with loved ones, with family and friends
Welcome to the online world!
Everything now is digital – shopping, conference, sports (played on mobile phones…lol), and yes, even gym coach are accessed through online Apps…
And who said working online will be expensive? Yeah, you will have some initial costs for buying the things you need to start your online work with, but having a vision about the future, your dreams, and the things you want to accomplish in your life will give you the strength to keep going and find the money you need to start earning online, in the comfort of your home.
What would be the initial cost of running a home-based job?
The initial costs will be for the following items:
- A computer or laptop (you don’t need to pay much money for the computers. 500 USD will be sufficient for the start).
Let’s be realistic, some online jobs need no high technology tools. I have friend who gives diet lists (to gain or lose weight) to the customers using her smartphone with social media platform e.g., WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.
- Having an access to the internet is required.
A decade ago, we had dial-up internet to access websites such as Yahoo, Google, etc. But now you can easily access high-speed internet.
- And most importantly, you need to have a CLEAR VISION of what you want to become – say, in 6 months, in 1 year, in 2 years, in 5 years, and so forth. From this Vision, you need to set your goals – the step-by-step tasks or processes you need to do in order to reach that vision. When you have all these prepared, go nail it in prayer, and let God bless your vision and plans.
It should not stop in prayer, though. You need to take action – make the first baby step or steps….
You can earn money working from home
Here are some suggestions you might want to consider.
Content Writing, Content Editing and Proofreading
Are you good at editing blog content? Can you find the errors in sentences, paragraphs, phrases? Do you believe in your ability in finding grammatical errors in the contents on documents, thesis, and website blogs before being published?
The editor’s job is to find the errors and send the result content back to the writer. However, it is the proofreader who is charged with the final official review. They will find any mistake in terms of grammar, vocabulary, and fluency. The final result sent by the proofreader means that their content will be acceptable to publish.
You can always Google search for online proofreading or content editing jobs, and choose according to your level of expertise, and location. Some companies have specific country for their services.
Take Eye-Catching Photos
Have you ever tried your photography skills? Taking photographs can be a great start in your first time online career. Two things a photographer needs: a camera and an eye-catching view that will attract any audience. Are there exhibitions where you can put your art on display?
Photography is an art. If you have the talent, interest, passion, and skills, now is the best time to tray and release. If you don’t have places where you can put your pictures to display, Stock photography websites will be a great start for you. All you have to do is to upload the photo with any subject (nature, wildlife, people, etc.) to several huge databases available. This way, companies can see your photos and your pictures will be sold in no time. Due to being the creator of this art, you will be the rightful owner of the picture leading it to be purchased from you a couple of times.
Some of these websites are as follows:
- (1) Shutterstock
- (2) Photoshelter
- (3) Getty Images
I personally advise to set up your own website for your photography business. If you don’t have your website yet, and you are interested, I highly recommend the best platform where you can set up your website for free. It is the platform I used for my websites. The platform if called WEALTHY AFFILIATE. The community at Wealthy Affiliate is composed of like-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate in helping people while building wealth.
Professional Search Engine Optimization
If you are tech savvy, you can use your abilities into usefulness by offering services from your home.
We call this method “SEO” that stands for Search Engine Optimization. We define SEO as follows:
“Search engine optimization is a method by which you can increase the number of visits from your webpage using a search engine.
Google is the mostly-used search engine with over 5.4 billion searches every day making it the most popular search engine in the world (beside Yandex, Bing, etc.). If you have knowledge about this area, done so many related projects, and believe in your SEO skills, this would earn you nice profit while you are helping people with your expertise.
SEO services can be done for:
- (1) Social media platforms
- (2) Weblogs
- (3) Content production
- (4) Website design
- (5) Logo and visit card design
The above options are among those that you can provide for your customers. However, having a team of experts for doing the projects or knowing all of the services at the start is not a requirement.
That doesn’t mean you cannot start it. If you know one or two of the above options perfectly, just use it for your business and complete projects related to the area. If you know how to design logo and visit card, you can make money from this skill. After that, you will have money and time to hire more people and bring them under your wings to do other areas of work. Now, you will receive a great commission from their project. You were alone once, but now you are a team working toward one goal: success.
Blogging, Vlogging, YouTube Channel
There are many lucrative ways to earn money online. Among those are blogging, vlogging and posting on your YouTube channel.
If you have a knack for writing, this is the best time to put it to use and gain financial benefit from it, by posting blogs.
We will not discuss the meaning or definition of blogging or blog here as defined by Wikipedia.
In short, blogging is done by writing short articles and usually supported by some photos or videos. It is an online diary, so to speak.
You can blog on somebody’s or some company’s website, or you can set up your own website where to can post your blogs.
If you need assistance, it shall be my pleasure to assist you set up your own website. Just leave me a message on the comment box below. of follow my advise and recommendation above.
Vlogging, as compared to blogging, is also very lucrative, and the best thing about vlogging is that the competition is lesser compared to blogging.
If you are not camera-shy, and you love capturing and posting live scenes, this is for you. You can always start with just your mobile phone with nice camera and enough memory storage, or you can prepare your required gadgets before you start. It’s amazing that you can shop online from reputable companies such as Amazon.com for quality products for your work-from-home job.
Vlogging does not require a website. You can post your vlogs on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Webtalk, etc.
3. YouTube Channel
Setting up a YouTube Channel is easy, but making it work requires more effort and some training or coaching, as compared to blogging and vlogging. But is also a lucrative source of passive income.
Whether you plan for blogging, vlogging, or YouTube channel, you need to set your mind and heart to a vision as I mentioned earlier on this post.
I read a lot of articles about these three – blogging, vlogging, YouTube – and found a very good article at The Humble Penny by its founder Ken (https://thehumblepenny.com/youtube-vs-blogging-blog-vs-vlog)
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Working from your home can be a great start for students eager to have a part-time job or individuals who want to escape their routine job life. Having a routine job life means you would have less time to spend with family. Here, we have provided some of the most common online jobs that you can easily start even if you don’t have the right skills yet. Skills can be learned, developed and honed.
Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to learn, should you need assistance, for free. I repeat! For FREE!
But always remember. Working from your home will not benefit you right away. It will take time for people to be aquainted with you and your services. Be patient. The hardest part will be getting your first audience. But when you are known, nothing can stop you from being successful and financially stable.
Please feel free to ask questions or share your opinion and thoughts, by leaving them on the Comments Section below.
God bless you and have a great day,