Home Based Work Opportunities

Opportunities to work from home have never been so accessible as they are today, and tomorrow will certainly bring even more ways to work from home.

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Almost every day, I am asked how I managed to work from home on a full-time basis.

I always respond with the same answer, "You can work from home as well, you only need to start with the right training".

Here are 3 home-based opportunities that may be completely outside of your current job. You don't need to worry about whether you are able to do them as I will show you where you can get all the training and support you need to be successful at the end of this article.

Blogger

This is by far my favorite way of working from home. It may not be an instant money maker and it can be difficult to do for free, but it is one way that provides a lot of flexibility.

Once you have the right training you can start an online blogging business for free. When you see traffic coming to your site and you start making an income from affiliate programs or paid advertising then you will be hooked for the long term.

I learned everything I needed to know by following the training at Wealthy Affiliate. I started with their free membership option, followed their free training program and created my free sites.

It didn't take long to see how obvious how this business can take off if you follow their recommendations to become successful.

Eventually, you will see the advantages of upgrading to Wealthy Affiliate's paid /Premium membership.

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One thing to remember that being a blogger is not a get-rich-quick work from home opportunity. It does take time and work. You will learn that you will need to write 3 or more blogs per week and work with a number of social media platforms in order to make your online business a viable option.

You may think that writing 3 blogs is too hard and so you should. I found it really hard at first as I haven't had to write anything substantial since my college years. Surprisingly once I started writing, 1 then 2, then 3 blogs it only became easier and easier.

It's almost the same as doing physical exercises but for the brain.

Blogging may still not be your slice of cake so the following option may be what you are looking for.

E-Business and E-Marketing Opportunities

If you yourself spending hours a day online then stop and wonder what you did most of the day, how you wasted most of your free time online?

Then e-business opportunities may be right for you.

Why not make money while spending hours on the computer, at least it won't be a complete waste of time.

Most of this e-business or e-marketing options may not make you rich but it can provide you with a quick way of making some money in the comfort of your home.

There are hundreds if not thousands of online opportunities out there. Some are good, some not so good and others are downright scams.

Here is a short list of opportunities described as quick opportunities. Please note that this type of online work is not a way that I would attempt to make money online as it will generally only pay you a small amount of money for short repetitive tasks.

Set Up Direct Sales Online Shop

There are many people that make a living this way.

You can set up your own online shop with many or a specific type of product. When you make a sale, the company or whole seller does all the hard work at collecting payments and drop shipping. All you have to do is maintain your online store and send people to your store so they buy the products.

One company that has proven to be the best at creating and managing online stores in this matter is Shopify. (not to be confused with Spotify, the streaming music company).

Shopify has all the tools you will need to set up your online store, link to companies that allow you to manage an online store to sell their products and they create all the links that are required to make your online store a seamless experience for the buyer.

You can try Shopify out for free for 14 days by clicking here.

Shopify is not the only game in town.

You can also create your own website and use an app called WooCommerce to create an online storefront where you get paid commissions for selling products from other affiliate programs like Amazon and eBay.

You can set up a website in 30 seconds through website hosting sites like Wix, GoDaddy and my #1 recommended platform called Wealthy Affiliate. Only Wealthy Affiliate offers you a community that helps each other out and provides you ongoing training and webinars

In Summary

he above 3 opportunities listed are only a smidgen of options that are available to allow you to work from home. Each of the resources and links can have blogs on their own to explain all the details.

I have tried some from each category listed and can honestly say that blogging is my preferred and most secure manner to create an online business.

I've tried things like online surveys, app testing, and online storefronts and found that blogging is the best way to go. Sure you can make money doing those surveys but you will soon become discouraged with the amounts you actually get paid. Again, if being online for several hours a day is something you will be doing anyhow then, for sure give it a go.

The above 3 opportunities listed are only a smidgen of options that are available to allow you to work from home. Each of the resources and links can have blogs on their own to explain all the details.

I have tried some from each category listed and can honestly say that blogging is my preferred and most secure manner to create an online business.

How to start blogging from scratch

I've tried things like online surveys, app testing, and online storefronts and found that blogging is the best way to go. Sure you can make money doing those surveys but you will soon become discouraged with the amounts you actually get paid. Again, if being online for several hours a day is something you will be doing anyhow then, for sure give it a go.

If opening an online storefront is something you are interested in then I do recommend trying Shopify. They have proven themselves over and over again that they are the leader in setting up successful online storefronts. Be prepared to have a steep learning curve and you will need to rely on social media or paid traffic to your store as search engines like Google or Bing don't send traffic to those types of sites for free.

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Paul

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6 comments on “Home Based Work Opportunities
  1. Adam says:

    Hey Paul! Great article! I’m looking forward to be working from home. I’m working on it now and can’t wait to get there. I can’t wait to work for myself and not have to report to anyone. Thanks for sharing!

    • Paul says:

      Thanks, Adam,
      It is an exciting new adventure when you start your online business so you can work from home. Your success is dependent on how much work you put in it and having the right training. I always send people to my #1 recommended web hosting and affiliate marketing training so you know what you are doing. Cheers Paul

  2. Sukumar Thingom says:

    Good article. Especially for those who are new to the online business world and who really want to monetise their “free” internet time. It’s nice to know that there are so many other opportunities apart from blogging. Not everybody can write engaging content regularly and hence everybody should know other areas that he or she could participate.

    • Paul says:

      This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to options for home based business options. There are so many layers and branches to provide options for every situation. I do prefer the blogging idea as I think it offers the most flexibility. As you mentioned it is not for everybody but I can attest that it does get easier to do with time. At first I was horribly slow at writing and self conscience of what people would think of my writing. Once I overcame the self conscience issue I only got better and better. I still need to tweak and clean up my writing for sure but it certainly is improving.The cool thing about blogging is that you don’t need an English degree. You can write, and should write like you would talk or have a conversation with someone. Again, that is only one way to work from home. I’ve started a page called Home-Based Business  that has other opportunities available.

      Cheers

      Paul

  3. JJ Laflin says:

    Hey Paul! I find your blogs so incredibly informative and I really enjoyed this article in particular. I have recently joined Wealthy Affiliate and never in my wildest dreams thought that I would ever create websites or even be able to make an income while working at home, but it is showing itself to be very promising! Thank you for sharing this article!

    • Paul says:

      Hey there,
      You are so lucky to have found Wealthy Affiliate. I ended up scouring the web for years, wasting time and money on worthless information and products. Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal. I still don’t like their name as it doesn’t portray their true value as a website hosting platform, community, and training that is unmatched on any other platform. They truly will teach you the fundamentals of creating an online business so you can work from home or from anywhere in the world. Wish you the best of success.
      Paul

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