What are the key skills that you need to make money online and work from the comfort of your home? There is not a single person I have known who does not possess even one of these skills. You need to be organized, disciplined, ready to put in efforts and always willing to learn and you can make any amount of money that you want! These are the most sought after skills you need to excel in any profession and working from home or working online is no exception.
We live in best of times when there are plethora of opportunities to work online or offline. We no longer have to dread postponing raising our families because we may lag behind in career. We can continue work at home even in our chosen field of work.
When some people complain of financial hardships or unemployment because of age, gender, location, circumstances etc. I wonder if they are being ignorant or naive to the ocean of work out there, which they can start any day and earn handsomely. The best part is that these kind of work can be done part tim e, full time, at our convenience and wherever we feel like.
But there is a word of caution. Doing anything and achieving something requires regular work, even if off and on but 'keep moving on' can only ensure that you reach somewhere. Because this post is not for those lazy souls who are looking for easy money doing almost nothing.
Money has a direct link to prosperity so through this blog, in my earlier post Earn Money : Work from home in sewing industry, I shared some ideas. I am glad that you appreciated them and asked me to give some more idea insights on this topic.
So, here I share some ideas which I understand. Basically, there are four types of skills in any work and all other things revolve around these four core skills. There is not a single person who does not possess even a single one of these four. So, you can easily make money applying any one or more of these.
Okay. You like occasional sewing and all but not so much into it that you want to indulge into making things or manufacturing your own products to sell.
You can still earn by connecting with your local vendor or a whole seller, who would provide you material or products to sell further.
Here, you got two ideas. There is huge demand for sewing related products because a big number of processes and materials are involved in making any dress or completing any project.
In that case, you can :-
§ Tie up with a courier service.
§ Have a list of whole sellers or manufacturers with good credibility.
§ Set up your free business blog or google page / facebook page to showcase your products. Initially, do a little bit of survey to find out what are the fast moving things which are in good demand.
§ Based on that, zero in your vendors for timely supply and availability of those products.
§ You can sell through Amazon or eBay etc. Just click on their site and fill the vendor form and all details would be revealed to you one by one. To create local business network you can tap Whatsapp contacts.
MAKE YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Even I believed till sometimes back that earning money online was not for me but accidentally I hit the bull in it’s eye and started earning by making YouTube videos.
This is simple. Whatever interests you or WHATEVER you would have been enjoying even if you get no money by doing that (No violence, offence, demeaning, outrageous and all those things,your mother warned you against.) can be share on YouTube to earn a regular income.
It’s not a secret and not at all a tip that if you can create - just anything (though, in this blog's context it could be sewing, stitching, dress making or making things) you have plethora of opportunities waiting for you offline as well as online.
Whereas, practically you can try your hands on many do it yourself projects or customized tailoring to get instant cash, there are some more opportunities whereby you can explore even if you are not an expert in sewing etc.
START BLOGGING OR CONTENT WRITING
If you don’t want to bother yourself with everyday activity of buying and selling, then this is the option for you.
Here, you write as per your time and convenience and earn passive income. Though, it is a time taking process to earn money by this method but it works in the long run.
There is a difference between blogging and content writing in the virtual world. Generally, blogging is content writing for your own blog / website but content writing is referred to writing for someone else.
If you take the longer but a self entrepreneurial route of starting your own blog, then you need to not only set up the blog, create content, generate traffic, publicize but also do a lot many things to keep your blog active to generate traffic.
More the traffic = More you earn
Though, not necessarily you have to do all the above things yourself. If you can spare, you can hire people to do the work for you.
TEACH ONLINE FOR MONEY
Times are changing. We are turning into lazy birds. We want everything sitting at one place, eating our popcorn and wearing our pyjamas.
But good thing is that we want to learn and this world is a reflection of ourselves.
Hence, this world wide web people also want to learn – without moving their legs to reach anywhere.
Here, you come. Online.
To reach, teach and ease yourself with some legitimate money in your account. Anyways, teaching is a noble profession. You transfer your knowledge and makes the society a better place.
If you already done a little bit of tutoring in your life, you can try this one. In this method, you sign up on websites like MyPrivateTutor, BharatTutors, tutorindia.net; give your experience details etc. Once approved, you would be approached and assessed for selection.
Alternatively, I have already suggested you Udemy, for teaching anything in virtual classrooms.
Working is not for money alone. It creates a purpose for living.
After checking out all these opportunities, I am sure you would have also come up with some ideas of your o w n. Don’t let them die in isolation. Share to make them more profitable and more polished.
I am eager to know what you have decided for yourself because there is an old saying –
IF YOU CAN’T RUN….walk.
IF YOU CAN’T WALK…crawl.
DON’T STAND STILL…because moving is life.
Do Something. However, small it is.
Start today, thinking and not deci ding for too long will not take you anywhere but nowhere.
Allow yourself to make some mistakes. To learn something from those mistakes. Who knows, you come out with some brilliant ideas to ignite the new generation.