Many people have jobs they don’t like due to the work they do, or the people they work with. People maintain jobs they can’t stand because it puts money in their pocket. But what if there was a better way to make money? What if you could continue making as much money as you do now without ever leaving your home?
It sounds too good to be true but there are careers out there that allow you to work from home. Though we can’t guarantee it will be easy, or that you will immediately start earning the same amount you’re making now, with enough hard work and dedication it is possible. There are home careers out there that can be profitable and take you away from that job you currently hate.
Start a Podcast from Home
One way you can start making money from home is by hosting your own online podcast. The great thing about podcasts is that they can be about any topic really. Podcasts give people a platform to speak their minds on a wide variety of topics. There are many avenues you can take, whether that’s talking about sports, movies, or even politics. Find a subject that works for you and run with it.
Just know that starting a podcast involves a lot more than just speaking into a mic. You will have to consider time spent recording, editing, sound testing, and possibly writing a script so you have a clear line of thought of what you want to talk about in each podcast.
Also worth mentioning is that having a successful and lucrative podcast will take time. You will first have to acquire an audience and grow it. When you have acquired a decent following, you can find sponsors or advertisers to start earning revenue. But when you do start making money, you can earn a decent living. There are some podcasts out there that earn thousands of dollars for posting ads in their podcasts, heck there are even some podcasters like Joe Rogan who makes hundreds of thousands of dollars from their podcasts alone.
Start a YouTube Channel from Home
If podcasting is not for you, then maybe starting a YouTube channel will be more your speed. With a YouTube channel you can reach a wider audience and do a lot more than what you could with just a podcast. The great thing about YouTube is that there really is no limit to what you can post, there are tons of channels out there with content on just about anything. There are channels that talk about T.V. shows, video games, or include reactions to things like movie trailers. There is so much content out there that if one idea doesn’t work, there are many more ways to make a channel.
If you know what kind of content you want to create, you may be wondering how you can make money from it. Well, making money from YouTube is similar to starting a podcast. You could make money from ads and sponsors, but the difference is that you have to be partnered with YouTube before that can happen.
To become a YouTube partner, you must have a decent follower base. Once you have a consistent following, you could request to be a partner. If YouTube feels that your channel can potentially bring in revenue, they will permit you to post ads on your channel.
And when/if you start making money, there is no limit to how much you could potentially earn. There are some YouTube personalities like PewDiePie that have made millions from their content.
Try Freelance Writing from Home
If you happen to be someone who enjoys writing, know that it’s possible to get paid for writing creative content online. Writing is a flexible career and freelance writing can be a lucrative way to earn a decent living from the comfort of your home. But nothing is ever easy, and beginners will need to take the time to make writing samples in order to build their brand.
There are many freelancing websites online where you could start earning some real credibility as a writer and begin amassing work to show publishers.
Some of these sites include:
Freelancers get to set their own rate so you could earn however much you’d like, but keep in mind that newer freelancers won’t be able to charge too much due to no prior experience. But once you have a decent reputation and an online portfolio, you could make up to six figures a year.
Try Consulting from Home
Another potential way one could earn money from home is via online consulting. If you have an expertise in any field, you might be able to find people to pay you to consult for them. And if you feel that you don’t have that, a company won’t hire you, then you might be surprised at the type of expertise that people pay for.
If you want to start consulting but are unsure where to begin, you could try Clarity.fm. You sign up freely and it allows anyone to offer their services. Once you are set up, people will find you and pay you for your services.
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