The ability to make money online from home is certainly right at our finger tips, but knowing where to look for the right opportunities can really be difficult. It can feel at times like there is no hope so a lot of people give up on their pursuit to work from home.
I have put together a list of 5 interesting ways that you can make money from home. I wish that I had a guide like this when I was starting out online. I now work full time online, and have done so for almost 3 full years now. It is truly a blessing to do this, and I know you will get some great value from the list below.
Some of these methods may seem a little bizarre, but there are a few methods that will be right for you in here, you just have to look for it.
1. Become An At Home Transcriptionist
Businesses, professors, lawyers, doctors, media agencies, and more often need to have audios converted into text format. If you can type fast and have good grammar skills you can take these audio files and type out what they say and submit them back to the company and get paid for it. It is a simple typing job that you can do from home as a freelancer. To find opportunities to be a freelance transcriptionists visit some the websites below. You can also run a search on Google for transcriptioninsts, transcription services, transcription employment, and than contact the companies to see if they have openings for a freelance transcriptionist.
- http://www.guru.com (Search for transcription)
- http://www.getafreelancer.com (Search for transcription)
- http://www.rentacoder.com (Search for transcription)
2. Get Paid To Drive
Companies will pay you to advertise their business on your car. It is not a way to make huge amounts of money, but you can make anywhere from an extra $50 a month to an extra $500 per month doing this. Run a search on Google for “car wrap advertising” or “car wraps” or “car advertisements” and look at the companies that come up. Only contact companies that offer this service. Do not pay for a directory with this information out there. You will see in your search advertisements for a directory, but if you look hard enough you can get this information for free.
Here is a few websites to check out.
3. At Home Customer Service Agent
Large and small companies alike are finding that it is cheaper to actually employ people from home than it is to have them in the office, so many of them are outsourcing customer service jobs to individuals that want to work from home. To do this you will need it to be quiet where you work, you will need a noise cancelling USB headset, and you will need high speed Internet access.
Some links to check out for more customer service jobs are:
You can also do a Google search for “customer service agent needed”, “telecommute customer service agent”, “at home customer service”, etc.
4. Use Your Voice for Money
Many independent business owners, large corporations, talent executives, TV stations, radio stations, and more are seeking good, quality voice-over talent. People looking for voice-overs for television commercials, television station promos, radio commercials, radio station promos, business and corporate videos, video game voices, podcasting voices, and more post jobs everyday online to find people with good voices.
To get started all you need is a good voice and someway to record your voice. You can typically find a USB headset microphone that you can use for this. Simply plug it in and record your voice using a free program like Audacity.
Some websites where you can find voice over jobs to bid on are listed below. You will need to setup an account with these places and record your voice for samples. I know that as of right now Voices.com charges to sign up, but the others do not charge up front, although they do have paying options. It is worth the few dollars if you are serious about doing this. The more jobs you bid on, the better chance you have of getting one of them.
5. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is one method that can make you good income rather easily and quickly. All you need is a little creativity, the ability to type, and the ability to focus, and you can be really successful as a work from home freelance writer. All you really need is an Internet connection and a computer. You can even download free word processing programs online. One good one is called Open Office and it can be found at www.openoffice.org.
There are many different types of free writing jobs available online. These include articles, blog posts, forum posts, sales copywriting, writing ebooks, and more. You can get paid anywhere from $3 to $500 or more for each project you take on when you are starting out. As you gain experience and get more references and clients under your belt you can demand more money. I know of some people that charge $10,000 for sales letters, or they charge over $200 for articles only.
There are many places online where you can find freelance writing jobs to bid on.
To make a special note the Helium marketplace is quite unique because you don’t bid on articles or writing projects. The publisher who is paying you simply posts their project description along with what they are willing to pay, and you submit your article. Keep in mind that you may not be chosen because you are competing with other people, but the great thing with this site is that the payouts are higher for articles, and if you do good work you can get a lot of residual income.
To find more sites run a search on Google or another search engine for phrases like writer marketplace, freelance writing, online service marketplace, etc. Just be aware that you may come across sites that want you to pay for a list of freelance websites. You will want to avoid this as much as possible, as this information is easily accessible.
Below is another article you may want to checkout on Freelance writing success.
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