Working from home is by far no easy job. A lot of people assume that remote working means you get to lounge around all day with your feet up, drinking endless cups of coffee while watching the tv, but that is entirely wrong. It’s extremely difficult, and anyone that has experience from doing it will tell you how strong and disciplined you have to be mentally in order to get things done. A common struggle is trying to make enough money to get by every month. It’s one thing to have a job, but depending on what you do will determine whether you’re making an income that can support you fully, or whether you still need to go out and have a part-time job to ensure you can make it through. But you see, if you’re determined to work from home, then this defeats the point.
So if you do feel as though you need some extra money until you’re fully on your feet doing whatever it is you do, such as running your own business or writing your own blog, then here are some things you can do that will bring in a little extra dollar.
Recycle the valuable stuff
Remember that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so if you have things within your home that you no longer need or use, rather than just throwing them away, have a look whether anyone is willing to buy them. You’d be surprised by what people are willing to pay for nowadays. So sort through your clothes, household items, and old furniture. Believe it or not, even metal has a price, so if you have any kind lying around, contact a scrap metal removal service to come and pick it up – they’ll even pay you for your gifts.
Give your opinion
Businesses and companies are always looking for people’s opinions and reviews so that they can grow, and they have no problem paying you for them. You don’t get much per review, but bear in mind most of them only take around five minutes – if that, and you can do as many as you like, whenever you like. All you need to do is look online and you’ll find hundreds of thousands of sites that need people to give their opinions, so it’s a neverending income whenever you have spare time on your hands.
Allow ads on your site
If you have your own website, regardless of what it is that you do, you have the option of allowing adverts to be present on your page. Now, there are various forms of ads, from ones that stay around the border of your site, to ones that pop up at the top of the screen. The more adverts that you give permission to use your site as a platform, the more money you will make. It ranges depending on who they are and what type of advert it is. Just remember that too much can be messy and deter your audience, so it’s about finding the balance.
Gracina Estrella – Cabanog is a Digital Marketing and Growth Strategist for Businesses. She is a mother of two and a wife to a tech geek. When she is offline she cooks, watch TV and hangs out with friends and family on the beach. Join her free Facebook Community of Social Media Marketing Learners, too! She is the founder of the startup SparkHiveMedia.com