The Internet is such a great development, isn’t it? We have social media to waste every waking moment of our lives – but seriously, social media platforms are highly useful – email accounts that can be used to keep in touch with any business or person, play video games with other people around the world in real time, and so on.
Yet another freedom the web brings to the proverbial table is being able to work from home. The prospects of opportunities that make money online are, in fact, substantial. People don’t just want to work remotely because they’re lazy, don’t like their coworkers’ habits, or hate commuting:
- People stay at jobs longer than usual when they’re trusted to work remotely.
- A whopping 82 percent of from-home workers are less stressed than their working-in-person counterparts.
- Not having to make potentially lengthy commutes most days of the week unarguably helps preserve the environment, a win-win for yourself, others, and Mother Nature.
OK, we’ve established that remote work is highly sought-after; but where can someone find a legitimate opportunity to work from home?
In just a few short words, I’ll explain some legitimate sources of money earned via working at home, programs you should probably avoid, and differentiating between the two yourself.
Writing from home is surprisingly popular
The internet is full of sites like Textbroker and Copify that provide individuals around the world with the opportunity to work from home by writing content. These sites really do offer potentially great incomes, though people passionate about or simply interested in the potential prospects of writing don’t have to write for content creation sites alone.
Earning income from blogging takes a little while to get started. With time, a well-run site could earn substantial passive income, as there are legit ways to make money blogging for those willing to give it a try.
This opportunity begins by securing a domain name for your blog, consistently posting quality content, ranking high on Google through tried-and-true SEO practices, and ultimately generating income via advertisement revenues.
Do not, do not, do not consider direct sales positions
Virtually every aspiring work-from-home mom strives to join the latest direct selling trend on social media. Some of these that you might be familiar with include LuLaRoe, Younique, Rodan + Fields, and Young Living.
Let’s take Younique for example. The direct selling – really, it’s a multi-level-marketing scheme (MLM), though people offered the chance to work via social media seemingly don’t care about such programs’ inherent downfalls – model of Younique involves personally purchasing makeup products to stock one’s inventory, paying for one’s own expenses, and being asked to recruit others to do the same thing that you’re doing.
The highest Younique earners – numbers one through ten on the worldwide leaderboard; these ten dummies account for 0.02% of all the dummies attempting to earn income through Younique’s direct selling ripoff – brought in between $31,000 and $11,000 each year.
Most people don’t earn more than a few hundred dollars, if that, per year. Don’t bother with direct selling, on social media or otherwise.
E-commerce – say no more
Selling products through the Internet is more popular today than ever before, and more lucrative.
Since e-commerce in 2018 is relatively passive and potentially big money, consider creating a quality web page to both provide solid information to consumers, and sell products – the former strategy will draw customers in.
Does it sound too good to be true?
If you ever answer “yes” to this question, simply walk away and look into other options. Make sure to research potential opportunities thoroughly before baking on them – you’ll thank yourself later.