Let’s face it. We all have goals in life, but sometimes life leads us to different things, far from what we expect, far from our goals. But, when you are not looking straight towards your goal, you see a different perspective, new opportunity – a silver lining.
Have you ever come across those ads that promote work done online that could actually pay the bills and even buy you roundtrip travel tickets? Did you ever dream to be one of those success stories you see in those ads? If you have, what if you don’t want to be shattered once again because of the possibility that what you’re signing up for is not legit.
How do you know if it’s time to try?
First. Examine yourself. Are you ready to look for ways to earn money and work at home? If you are, you should be as professional as possible. Take it seriously. Like how you treat the physical interviews you’ve attended to.
Second. In sending out your previous work samples, make sure you screen it and pick the best ones only. They are looking for quality in the sample you’ve created, not quantity.
Third. Before sending out those resumes, forms, or CVs make sure you’ve doubled checked the spelling and the grammar. Make sure you’re authentic. Let them know you really want the position and are serious about it.
BUILDING A BRAND FOR YOURSELF
In building a brand for yourself, expressing yourself and earning money from it, you first need to find your niche. You should truthfully examine your abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Know what you’re good at even what you want to be good at. When you know yourself and your skill set, you know what audience you want to cater to.
How do you express yourself?
Build your own website. This is where you share the most candid side of you, your dreams and your aspirations. When you share a snippet of your life to the world (wide web – that is), this will increase visibility and readership.
We recommend setting up WordPress just like we have here instead of using a free service like Blogger or WordPress.com. You should get premium theme like Thrive Themes at ThinkTankLab.com.
This creates authority and builds trust – when people trust you they want to be part of your life and they will follow your blog and this will increase your readership. The increase in following can lead to greater opportunities.
When you’ve gained a significant number of following, you can start creating email proposals for advertisers, or advertisers would write you proposals so you can advertise for them. This is where the money comes in.
But always be careful when money comes in. Make sure you have a wide number of readers before you can completely consider welcoming ads. This builds trust to the advertiser and to Google, of course.
When you know you have knowledge in marketing, or you love taking risks, or you truly are an entrepreneur – this one’s for you.
Below are tips in the e-business.
We need to consider capital. Yes, it’s still a business. You still need money to start off with.
You would also need a supplier. The supplier should be trusted and legit. Look for proof of legitimacy before agreeing to be supplied by him/her.
Create a payment account. PayPal is a good way to receive and send payments. As long as you have a money sender, your business is okay.
What do you plan on selling? Make sure that what you sell reflects your personality, or it’s something you’ve very passionate about. Because it will be hard to sell something you have no idea of.
In uploading materials that you would sell to your site or through social media, you should be very keen, and you must have inventory. To avoid mix-ups or stock problems in the end.
Have fun. These are just the basics of e-business/online selling. If you pursue and push through, you’ll definitely learn more and create your own strategies.
WEBSITES THAT PAY
If you don’t want a full time job, or are not interested in building a brand or an online business, below are a list of websites that pay.
What do they pay you for? Your time, of course. You won’t be rich after doing these tasks that the websites ask you to do, but you will get paid – and that’s what matters.
Our recommend resource is Fiverr for our top website that pays. – Fiverr is where you spend or make money. Basically, everything is $5, you either get charged of it for availing their services or you go home with it for rendering your services.
Next, is Upwork.
Upwork allows you to bid on jobs that are based on your skillset.
There are tons of ways to make money online. The means of making money though depends on you. Good luck on your journey!
Let us know in the comments if you tried any one of these! We’re excited to hear from you!