Every single hour of every day, people ask how they can get out of the 9-5, and jump in to freelancing or running a home business. There is no easy way to say this, but it is probably better that you don’t quit your job just yet. Instead, you should start thinking about your options for a side hustle income, how will you manage your money, contract management, and more. For many, it comes from a need to earn more money, and for others, it is about fulfillment. There is no wrong reason to want to make money from home. So here are some suggestions that can get your creative juices flowing, and begin thinking about what you can do.
Probably the most obvious way to make money from home in recent years. It is quick and free to create a website, and you can build it in about 20 minutes. It helps if you have a niche in mind. Beauty, business, investments, savings, and so on. The more niche you are, the more you are going to be appealing for a specific set of clients and readers. In fact, you can make money by people reading your work if you have a few well-placed adverts.
Online teaching is really popular right now. It helps busy people expand their knowledge in particular areas. They pay for the cost of a course or even a single session, and you deliver them. Interestingly you don’t need to do these live. You can record all of the content in advance and use a content delivery system to have the links and videos delivered to inboxes.
If you spend most of the day scrolling twitter and facebook, imagine how much sweeter it would be to do that – and get paid. You’ll need to learn the ins and outs of campaign management, and learn how automation plays a part in social media management. But you can get a sweet rolling contract with a client and fill billable hours with ease.
If you are very organized, (even if not in your own life), you can put that set of skills to work and start being a VA for people. They usually only require specific tasks that will need to be repeated every month or week. Making the work predictable and meaning that you can use various tools to keep you on track.
If you have a background in personal development, or it is something that you are currently working on, then Life Coach might be for you. You will be spending your days helping people realize their potential, clarify life goals, and more. You can do groups or 1-on-1 and what you will charge will depend on your client base. For example, a single mom looking for direction will have a different budget to a CEO who has years of big success and wants more in life.
This might be one of the more difficult ones, photography is a really competitive business. But if you have a good eye, and a decent kit, you can start offering sessions at a price that you think will work. You can charge a range of different fees, but for most people, any day work will be excess of $700. You’ll probably need to take a course in getting your photography business off the ground.