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Tell me how to make $$ working from home (1 Viewer)

LittleLarry said:
I feel like my industry is dying. I wonder if my position will still be here in 10 years. I am lucky enough to live near my job, but it's in a rural area. I don't want to start commuting 60 miles for some office job.

You guys that make cash from home - how do you do it?
What industry are you in and why do you think it's dying?

Is there some part of that industry/job that you can spin off and make yourself an expert in that one part?

What is replacing your industry, you say you have 10 years.... Can you move into the replacing industry?

 
Someone started a thread like this a couple months ago that had some decent ideas. I started again looking for side work from home and picked up a job writing a blog post for an industrial company each day. Pays $50 a post and takes about 2 hours each day.

 
Basically, if you want to do it, you need to determine 2 things:

-What can you do from home to add value to the world?

-How can you capture some of that value?

If you can answer these questions, you can work from home.

 
Someone started a thread like this a couple months ago that had some decent ideas. I started again looking for side work from home and picked up a job writing a blog post for an industrial company each day. Pays $50 a post and takes about 2 hours each day.
Wow that's not bad I could use an extra 50 bucks a day

 
You can become a freelance writer. It won't make a ton of money but it's something. Most of the time it is just stuff for websites to increase SEO rankings. I would start with checking out CL adds, and see what others are doing. You could try and get on with a few SEO companies, or specific writing companies.

If you are really ambitious you could begin parlaying this into a serious business by outsourcing overseas. Pay overseas writers, then you QAQC and fix errors.

 
Someone started a thread like this a couple months ago that had some decent ideas. I started again looking for side work from home and picked up a job writing a blog post for an industrial company each day. Pays $50 a post and takes about 2 hours each day.
Wow that's not bad I could use an extra 50 bucks a day
You can become a freelance writer. It won't make a ton of money but it's something. Most of the time it is just stuff for websites to increase SEO rankings. I would start with checking out CL adds, and see what others are doing. You could try and get on with a few SEO companies, or specific writing companies.

If you are really ambitious you could begin parlaying this into a serious business by outsourcing overseas. Pay overseas writers, then you QAQC and fix errors.
Not tooting my own horn at all, but I had to work really hard to get this job. In fact, it was probably harder landing this job then the actual real job I have. I had to submit a writing sample that the company (a media company) approved. Then I had to write a post for the perspective client. We went through 7 edits to get the "voice" of it correct. They read just about everything they could find from my FBG days and my personal blog. I had been "applying" for jobs with companies like Demand Media for over a year.

 
Someone started a thread like this a couple months ago that had some decent ideas. I started again looking for side work from home and picked up a job writing a blog post for an industrial company each day. Pays $50 a post and takes about 2 hours each day.
Wow that's not bad I could use an extra 50 bucks a day
You can become a freelance writer. It won't make a ton of money but it's something. Most of the time it is just stuff for websites to increase SEO rankings. I would start with checking out CL adds, and see what others are doing. You could try and get on with a few SEO companies, or specific writing companies.

If you are really ambitious you could begin parlaying this into a serious business by outsourcing overseas. Pay overseas writers, then you QAQC and fix errors.
Not tooting my own horn at all, but I had to work really hard to get this job. In fact, it was probably harder landing this job then the actual real job I have. I had to submit a writing sample that the company (a media company) approved. Then I had to write a post for the perspective client. We went through 7 edits to get the "voice" of it correct. They read just about everything they could find from my FBG days and my personal blog. I had been "applying" for jobs with companies like Demand Media for over a year.
Some of the SEO stuff they could really care less about the writing samples. It's really just to manipulate the google algorithms. I could see why some companies would be more concerned, and good writers/bloggers are hard to find. There are a ton of people doing this for pennies overseas. FWIW I have an SEO buddy that says people from the Phillipines have the best cheap writers. Some of these guy you can really tell English isn't their native language.

 
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If you have some extra cash to invest in equipment and think you can handle play-by-play, I can help you with broadcasting local HS sports. Decent money to be made if you are willing to get out and sell to local businesses.

 
If you have some extra cash to invest in equipment and think you can handle play-by-play, I can help you with broadcasting local HS sports. Decent money to be made if you are willing to get out and sell to local businesses.
How the heck do ya do that from home. Are they playing HS ball in your living room?

 
Inside sales. I know a couple guys working from home who make great money this way. I know another guy who runs his own service cold-calling businesses on a contract basis and sets appointments for sales reps. He doesn't make crazy money but he lives out in the middle of nowhere and has a relatively low cost of living. He gets an hourly rate plus a commission.

 
Surveys.

Made $400 bucks in in less than 9 months. By no means it's a good career choice, fwiw.

Just a way to have extra spending money/ buy stuff you don't need.
:lmao: at taking 9 months to make $400.
It's free money. :shrug:

Sure the pay is ####, but it's 10-15 minutes out of my day to earn amazon gift cards.
lol @ 9 months and not even $400...friggin gift cards :lmao:
They're SURVEYS. Not like it really takes him any thought or effort. If you can do them while watching tv or something, why not?

 
Surveys.

Made $400 bucks in in less than 9 months. By no means it's a good career choice, fwiw.

Just a way to have extra spending money/ buy stuff you don't need.
:lmao: at taking 9 months to make $400.
It's free money. :shrug:

Sure the pay is ####, but it's 10-15 minutes out of my day to earn amazon gift cards.
lol @ 9 months and not even $400...friggin gift cards :lmao:
They're SURVEYS. Not like it really takes him any thought or effort. If you can do them while watching tv or something, why not?
If it takes anymore than 1-2 hours, not worth my time at that pay scale. I need loot to pay for all this :style:

 
Surveys.

Made $400 bucks in in less than 9 months. By no means it's a good career choice, fwiw.

Just a way to have extra spending money/ buy stuff you don't need.
:lmao: at taking 9 months to make $400.
It's free money. :shrug:

Sure the pay is ####, but it's 10-15 minutes out of my day to earn amazon gift cards.
lol @ 9 months and not even $400...friggin gift cards :lmao:
They're SURVEYS. Not like it really takes him any thought or effort. If you can do them while watching tv or something, why not?
There's a variable missing. Okay, 10-15 minutes per survey, $400... but how many surveys? Because I've done a few surveys, they paid $3 each and did take about 10-15 minutes to complete. That's an hourly wage of $12-18. Point me to a survey that pays better and I'm happy to knock a few out. They add up, and break up the daily grind a little bit.

 
Surveys.

Made $400 bucks in in less than 9 months. By no means it's a good career choice, fwiw.

Just a way to have extra spending money/ buy stuff you don't need.
:lmao: at taking 9 months to make $400.
It's free money. :shrug:

Sure the pay is ####, but it's 10-15 minutes out of my day to earn amazon gift cards.
lol @ 9 months and not even $400...friggin gift cards :lmao:
They're SURVEYS. Not like it really takes him any thought or effort. If you can do them while watching tv or something, why not?
There's a variable missing. Okay, 10-15 minutes per survey, $400... but how many surveys? Because I've done a few surveys, they paid $3 each and did take about 10-15 minutes to complete. That's an hourly wage of $12-18. Point me to a survey that pays better and I'm happy to knock a few out. They add up, and break up the daily grind a little bit.
Yeah I think it's a good idea. But he's making like $6 an hour.

 
If you have some extra cash to invest in equipment and think you can handle play-by-play, I can help you with broadcasting local HS sports. Decent money to be made if you are willing to get out and sell to local businesses.
How the heck do ya do that from home. Are they playing HS ball in your living room?
Of course. You mean you don't have a full length basketball court in your guest wing?

 
Tecumseh said:
If you have some extra cash to invest in equipment and think you can handle play-by-play, I can help you with broadcasting local HS sports. Decent money to be made if you are willing to get out and sell to local businesses.
He got the "work from home" part wrong but this is interesting for some side cash.

Are you doing this now? Are you doing video as well? How much are you taking in in advertising?

 
I just put some Google Rewards app on my phone where they send you small surveys and give you Play Store money. I was just curious what it was, but it's basically just a way for Google to collect more data on you. The app icon actually looks like it is flipping a bird at you.

 
There was a good article on HN today about the woman behind cupcakeblog. She started on a whim and took two years to build up to $1k month gross. Sold the blog for 35k in year 3.

 
Tecumseh said:
If you have some extra cash to invest in equipment and think you can handle play-by-play, I can help you with broadcasting local HS sports. Decent money to be made if you are willing to get out and sell to local businesses.
He got the "work from home" part wrong but this is interesting for some side cash.

Are you doing this now? Are you doing video as well? How much are you taking in in advertising?
Obviously it's not literally "from home," but it's not a standard 9-5. I have been doing this for the past 6 years. You can make between $50-$200 per game. Video is not necessary. It's an internet broadcast.

 
There was a good article on HN today about the woman behind cupcakeblog. She started on a whim and took two years to build up to $1k month gross. Sold the blog for 35k in year 3.
Yeah, but how much did she spend on cooking cupcakes? She should probably start up a workout blog now to shed off all the cupcake calories.

 
There was a good article on HN today about the woman behind cupcakeblog. She started on a whim and took two years to build up to $1k month gross. Sold the blog for 35k in year 3.
Yeah, but how much did she spend on cooking cupcakes? She should probably start up a workout blog now to shed off all the cupcake calories.
She never cooked a single one and knew nothing about them. Started a blog linking to three original cupcake pictures each day, every day. Listed the name of the company or site where she found the cupcake. Installed ads.

 
Someone started a thread like this a couple months ago that had some decent ideas. I started again looking for side work from home and picked up a job writing a blog post for an industrial company each day. Pays $50 a post and takes about 2 hours each day.
Wow that's not bad I could use an extra 50 bucks a day
You can become a freelance writer. It won't make a ton of money but it's something. Most of the time it is just stuff for websites to increase SEO rankings. I would start with checking out CL adds, and see what others are doing. You could try and get on with a few SEO companies, or specific writing companies.

If you are really ambitious you could begin parlaying this into a serious business by outsourcing overseas. Pay overseas writers, then you QAQC and fix errors.
Not tooting my own horn at all, but I had to work really hard to get this job. In fact, it was probably harder landing this job then the actual real job I have. I had to submit a writing sample that the company (a media company) approved. Then I had to write a post for the perspective client. We went through 7 edits to get the "voice" of it correct. They read just about everything they could find from my FBG days and my personal blog. I had been "applying" for jobs with companies like Demand Media for over a year.
Well, I seem to be doing well with this. They just have me a second blog to author. So I'm essentially making an extra $2k/month for cranking out between 1200 and 2000 words a day, every week day. The posts take me about 1.5 hours each (hour for research, half hour to write) so I will have to find that time somewhere. But I'm very thankful for the chance to make significant extra cash.

 
Surveys.

Made $400 bucks in in less than 9 months. By no means it's a good career choice, fwiw.

Just a way to have extra spending money/ buy stuff you don't need.
:lmao: at taking 9 months to make $400.
It's free money. :shrug:

Sure the pay is ####, but it's 10-15 minutes out of my day to earn amazon gift cards.
lol @ 9 months and not even $400...friggin gift cards :lmao:
They're SURVEYS. Not like it really takes him any thought or effort. If you can do them while watching tv or something, why not?
There's a variable missing. Okay, 10-15 minutes per survey, $400... but how many surveys? Because I've done a few surveys, they paid $3 each and did take about 10-15 minutes to complete. That's an hourly wage of $12-18. Point me to a survey that pays better and I'm happy to knock a few out. They add up, and break up the daily grind a little bit.
Yeah I think it's a good idea. But he's making like $6 an hour.
I could use a few extra bucks, what are some good survey sites to join?

 
I added a third blog yesterday. I now make 70% as much working on the blogs as I do at my real job.

 
Surveys.

Made $400 bucks in in less than 9 months. By no means it's a good career choice, fwiw.

Just a way to have extra spending money/ buy stuff you don't need.
:lmao: at taking 9 months to make $400.
It's free money. :shrug:

Sure the pay is ####, but it's 10-15 minutes out of my day to earn amazon gift cards.
lol @ 9 months and not even $400...friggin gift cards :lmao:
They're SURVEYS. Not like it really takes him any thought or effort. If you can do them while watching tv or something, why not?
There's a variable missing. Okay, 10-15 minutes per survey, $400... but how many surveys? Because I've done a few surveys, they paid $3 each and did take about 10-15 minutes to complete. That's an hourly wage of $12-18. Point me to a survey that pays better and I'm happy to knock a few out. They add up, and break up the daily grind a little bit.
Yeah I think it's a good idea. But he's making like $6 an hour.
I could use a few extra bucks, what are some good survey sites to join?
mturk.com is the only one I know of. And it has some other stuff you can do besides just surveys.

 
I think I mentioned in this thread already, but I'm too lazy to see if I did, but I have been teaching online classes for 8 1/2 years now. Taught accounting classes and some management classes. I put in an extra 20 to 25 hours a week, but I make some pretty good money doing this. A Master's Degree is a must, however if you can land at one of the places, meet all of their requirements, and think you would like to teach then it really is nice pay. It's made me enough money to the point where my wife has been able to stay home all this time.

 
I think I mentioned in this thread already, but I'm too lazy to see if I did, but I have been teaching online classes for 8 1/2 years now. Taught accounting classes and some management classes. I put in an extra 20 to 25 hours a week, but I make some pretty good money doing this. A Master's Degree is a must, however if you can land at one of the places, meet all of their requirements, and think you would like to teach then it really is nice pay. It's made me enough money to the point where my wife has been able to stay home all this time.
Can you do this with an MBA? I thought you had to have a terminal degree to teach online (at least college level courses anyways).

 
I think I mentioned in this thread already, but I'm too lazy to see if I did, but I have been teaching online classes for 8 1/2 years now. Taught accounting classes and some management classes. I put in an extra 20 to 25 hours a week, but I make some pretty good money doing this. A Master's Degree is a must, however if you can land at one of the places, meet all of their requirements, and think you would like to teach then it really is nice pay. It's made me enough money to the point where my wife has been able to stay home all this time.
What kind of grade did you give Eminence. He claims he got a B+

 

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