5 Ways to Earn Income from Home

Thanks to the internet, there are now more options you have to work from home. I would just like to share with you 5 ways that one can earn from home with the use of the internet as your medium of connection to employers or clients.

1. Blogging – This is definitely one of the ways you can earn some real income while staying at home. Your writing does not have to be perfect; this is a skill that you can continue to hone. But I think what is important is that you blog about something you are passionate about, or something that you are willing to learn about. For example if you love pets or techie stuff, you can focus on that. Then as you continue to write and work on your site you can connect to blog advertising networks or platforms. You can thus earn from writing reviews or even posting material from advertisers linked with them. Some of the sites that have helped me earn are: PostJoint, Adbeans, SponsoredReviews and LinkLift. And there are many more. But these are my top sources for blogging income. By the way, you would need a Paypal account to receive payment for your services.

2. Writing – Even before the internet became that popular, writing has been one way for me to earn income. Writing projects could vary. For instance, you can do articles for companies or you can write specific material for companies or even media productions like comic book scripts or even a movie script 🙂 You just need to connect with people who need your writing services. You can also let your contacts know that you are willing to do a writing project for them. Years back, I had the chance to do a comic book script. I thought it was impossible to do it but I found out that if you are willing to learn and love to write, it can be done. And I will give you a tip: If you want to promote your services as a writer, maintain a regular blog. That way, people can readily see samples of your work. Some of the sites you can visit on the web for writing jobs include: odesk, elance as well as onlinejobs.ph if you are based in the Philippines. A PayPal account would also be needed; some of these companies you will be working with will send payment through Paypal.

Using your laptop and good internet connection, you can have more opportunities working from home
Using your laptop and good internet connection, you can have more opportunities working from home.

3. Editing – If you are skilled in details and very keen in checking grammar and flow of written materials, editing work could be something you can do. I think this can be more demanding than writing though 🙂  Other than checking the grammar and writing flow, you also need to check the facts of the material. For editing opportunities,  you can check out the same sites I mentioned for writing jobs above. For online writing, some companies will send payment through bank, others through Paypal.

4. Online English Tutorials – Thanks to skype, you can now do English tutorials for Koreans, Japanese and other nationalities. You will need a headset with a good microphone to do this along with a love and skill to teach. You will usually be asked to undergo training after you are accepted to teach. My sis-in-law is so good at doing online English tutorials. And she’s been earning from it. There are several companies you can work with on the net to do tutorials online. One of them is RareJob which connects Filipino teachers with Japanese students. You can also check out the sites I mentioned for writing and editing jobs, there are opportunities there for online tutors or teachers as well. Your payment is usually sent through your bank account.

5. Working as a Virtual Assistant – If you check out some of the most in demand online jobs, this is one of the most common. If you are good with admin work and communications, this can be good for you. There are other specific skills that your client may need as well, like maybe being skilled in social media. The pay for VAs can be quite good. You can check on the sites I mentioned for writing and editing for VA opportunities.  And of course, you can always spread the word to your online contacts, they might just know someone who needs your services.

There you have it. I’ve just shared to you 5 ways to earn income from home. There are still some other ways to do so and I will be writing about them some time soon 🙂  By the way, if you have any questions about what I shared, just make a comment below. You can also add below some of your ideas for income generating at home. God bless and happy earning to us all! 🙂

The Writing Life

A few blog posts ago, I mentioned that one can turn some hobbies into a full-blown career. One hobby I think that could fall under that is writing.

I used to write for and then edit school or campus papers while I was in high school and then while at university. But before all that, I used to write my thoughts down in a diary since I was about 8 or 9 years old. I also loved writing letters to friends in another part of town and relatives who were based in another country. This was back then when all the letters were sent through snail mail. I never knew that something I just bode my time by was something that could lead me to helping out campus papers while at school. And when I finished university, all my job offers were on writing.

Now for those who have gone on to publish their own newspapers or publish their own blogs online, writing is a key part there. And those who have been trained in writing by taking a course or by experience can have great opportunities at hand. Those who have the need for writers can tap them and reach out to them. And this is so convenient now because this can be done online. For instance, if you have a writing need you can easily access a pool of writers online and get nothing less than a professional writing service. And I’ve even heard that even university students who struggle with their school paper work now  access some writing help online. I am sure that being able to do so is much appreciated by them.

Writing is something then that one can enjoy doing and then work on improving. And when it is further taken to the next level after just being a hobby, it can serve not just the personal joy of the writer but it can also benefit many others.

Of Hobbies and New Careers

Sometimes, our hobbies can blossom into part-time work or even a full-time career. And I think this can be really good. After all, isn’t it said that when you love what you do, it’s like you never have to work at all for the rest of your life. And hobbies are something we enjoy doing.

Some hobbies that can lead you towards some earning include: photography, singing, playing musical instruments, writing or blogging , painting, drawing, cooking. And I am sure you can even think of more.

There is even a great advantage now that we can all easily connect through the internet. It’s easier to find some gigs like in the fields of writing and of course, blogging and even for photography. In the field of photography for instance, there are sites where you can upload your photos and sell them there. Isn’t that cool?

I also have to add that of course, as a hobby of ours become interesting enough for others (enough for them to pay for our performance, service or product), we need to take it to another level. We aim to develop it more as a skill 🙂

If you are reading this and you are in the midst of a career slump, faint not. Take stock of your hobbies and skills. Maybe there’s a new career path waiting for you 🙂

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Do you love taking photos like this? It can become more than a hobby.

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Timely Provision

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I needed a new laptop to take the place of my older Asus one last year.

My Asus laptop had served me well for 4 years already but it was time replace it, especially because I had so much writing to do at work then. I was worried it would give up any moment and my work would be affected. And so I took note of the budget I needed for a new laptop as well as the brand or model that I would need. I also prayed. Yes, I did. I prayed for enough budget for a new one because even though I needed it that time, I did not have enough cash for it. I did not want to buy through credit.

I am happy to say that I got an Acer Aspire laptop and surprisingly, it was simply given to me! Somebody who has a business with computers heard of my need and decided to send me the new laptop through a common friend 🙂 How cool is that! It was sent all the way from outside the country,too. Thank God for His timely provision. And thank God for the generous hearts 🙂

Work went on smoothly for me last year and yes, until now. My laptop has been a very reliable tool for work indeed. See how it looks below:

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