There are a 100 and one real ways to make money online from home profitably. But your ability to pick out what is going to work for you, your budget, your time and your situation is going to make all the difference.
Let me explain…
If you are very short for time and money you don’t want to pick something that will require a large learning curve and a large monthly budget to keep up. You want a something you can plug into and leverage, like a system, so it keeps the learning curve down and your budget in tact. Here are 3 real ways to make money online from home:
1. Selling information products
This is highly lucrative and the best long term business you can build from home. Very little overhead, and can run on auto-pilot with the right tools and knowledge. Selling info products online would include coaching programs, ebooks, video course’s and just about any product that shows people how-to do something or learn a skill.
The downside to this business for a new person is that it will require many hours and probably months learning everything about online marketing. This is because you are building your own business and have to learn everything that is involved from the ground up… Market research, keyword research, competition scouting, content creation, web design and of course advertising and marketing online… All in all selling info products online is a great business if you have patience, time and a decent monthly marketing budget. If you don’t, there are better options to make money online from home.
2. The next real way to make money online from home is by joining up with a system or business opportunity.
Yes, these get a bad rap a lot! But there are some legitimate systems out there you can use to your advantage because they have been tested to provide results with little learning curve or budget needed. This is because the owners and other members have already calmed the waves down for you and all you have to do is follow what they teach, which is usually just sending traffic to them. The system in-turn converts your visitors to leads and your leads to buying customers.
Major leverage! This type of business is awesome for newbies and people who are still learning the ropes. Who have limited budgets and limited time to invest.
3. My third way to make money online is by selling yourself.
Read on before you get any ideas… Learn a skill that people, usually business owners, will pay you for on either a hourly or lump sum basis. The most marketable skills are one that have to do with marketing, advertising and secretarial duties. Pay per click management, content creation, classified posting, video editing, web design or even just basic data inputting.
Once you have learned a skill really well, go to a contractors-for-hire website like elance.com or odesk.com and create a profile and start submitting resume’s for positions. There are literally endless amounts of work on these sites. The key is to keep applying and working, even if its for little money, and build up your resume. Then you can start commanding higher prices.
This is a very legitimate way to create a solid income online, but there are major time commitments doing this type of work. This choice is good for people with low amounts of money to invest and lots of time. Like I said earlier, there are a 100 and 1 real ways to make money online but what counts is your situation and what you can afford to invest in.