It can make you earn a lot. Guest posting has great benefits regarding traffic, exposure, credibility and recognition from search engines. Just imagine how much can you charge if you have the caliber to get a guest post approved on ShoutMeLoud! Your clients will pay you thousands of dollars.Though, I think it’s stupid to do for others. It’s just too valuable. But, if you are in much need of cash, try it.
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For the musically gifted, offering lessons to others who want to learn an instrument can be a great source of extra income. Unless you’re teaching piano, students can bring their own instruments to your home for hour-long lessons. Stock up on sheet music or songbooks in varying genres and aimed at various skill levels so you can offer a wide selection for your potential clients. Voice lessons can also bring in a lot of money if you market yourself to local high school and community theater groups.
This is a worker who handles any number of small tasks for a business or individual. Tasks include answering emails, data entry, scheduling, managing blogs, and even shopping. Anyone can become a virtual assistant. According to Indeed.com, the average salary for virtual assistants is $42,000.
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If you’re truly interested in becoming a blogger, start by looking through the archives of ProBlogger, Copyblogger and Boost Blog Traffic. Then go read through all the free guides over at Quick Sprout. It may take you a year to complete those tasks alone, but it will be worth it. You’ll practically have a MBA in blogging.
Teach people how to do something and as time goes by, create an e-book that contains your tutorial. “How to” reports are selling like crazy on the internet, start your own.You can organize an online coaching with a membership site and charge a fee before an access can be granted anyone.
Although the common perception is that self-employment is concentrated in a few service sector industries, like sales people and insurance agents, research by the Small Business Administration has shown that self-employment occurs across a wide segment of the U.S. economy. Furthermore, industries that are not commonly associated as a natural fit for self-employment, such as manufacturing, have in fact been shown to have a large proportion of self-employed individuals and home-based businesses.
You might not have even heard of Zappos, an online shoe store. Well, that goes to show how big the internet really is and how big your online business could be. Maybe it might even come to close to the acquisition of Zappos by Amazon for a reported $900,000,000.
This section includes legitimate word of mouth marketing and paid online survey sites, explains what mystery shopping is all about, lists great websites to swap items or services and tells you how to channel your inner Judge Judy.
Selling your photographs online can provide a small but steady stream of passive income. Sites like Shutterstock, iStockphoto and Alamy, accept all sorts of high-quality images and then sell them for a certain royalty fee. I have not tried it myself but one of my good friends seems to do quite well with it.
The Medicare tax is a flat tax at a rate of 2.9 percent on all compensation income. Half of the Medicare tax, or 1.45 percent, is paid for by the employer. The other half of the Medicare tax, also 1.45 percent, is paid for by the employee. The self-employed person pays both halves, but takes a deduction for the employer’s portion of Medicare as a deduction against the income tax.
Shutterstock – Read Review – May be open worldwide. This popular stock photo company has occasional openings for remote image reviewers, where you determine which submitted photos should make it onto the Shutterstock website. Pay and other details are under wraps — workers are required to sign an NDA, so it’s hard to find many details online.
If you, like Kim, are seeking to balance career and family, or, like Ryan, are looking for flexibility and increased income potential, a home-based business may be right for you. Entrepreneurs enjoy independence, but that freedom comes at a price. If you are interested in self-employment but are unsure about whether it is for you, start by carefully weighing the pros and cons of starting a home-based business.
Ladies, if you enjoy going out and partying why not get paid for it? Unfortunately, I can’t provide much details on how to score this job, but I can lead you the way. Next time you’re at a Toronto nightclub, ask one of the girls in the washroom about it and you’ll find out all the info you need to know.
7. Teach Online: If you enjoy teaching, but want to be able to practice your trade from the comfort of home, consider teaching through an online school. To learn more about opportunities for teaching online, consult one of the “how-to” books available on this topic at Amazon.com or read some of the helpful articles on this topic at The Chronicle of Higher Education.
It sounds too good to be true—getting paid to represent your favorite brands at events across the nation. But, if you have a friendly and outgoing personality (a growing social media following helps too), you can forge a potentially paid relationship as a brand ambassador with companies who want to reach other people within your community with this side business idea. As a Brand Ambassador, you do anything from demoing the latest technology, to passing out free swag at music festivals, to going on nationwide tours, to pumping people up as a mascot, and more. Depending upon the gig, you can expect to earn anywhere from $18-$100/hr. You can get started as early as this weekend by joining the Brand Ambassador Facebook group for your nearest major city (e.g. join the “Brand Ambassadors of Seattle” group if you live in/near Seattle). Once you’ve been approved to the group, you’ll get access to daily job postings from big brands and agencies with opportunities in your area. All you need to do submit your resume and headshot to apply. For a step-by-step guide on how to get hired for the best gigs and the highest pay rates, I recommend checking out The Brand Ambassador Blueprint.
Commercial Office Cleaning: Research what price local competitors are charging. Send a flyer with a list of your services to all the local businesses. Try and get on-going contracts for more regular income.
Werewolves, step-brothers, and tentacles—the demand is high. As odd as it may sound, if you’ve got the imagination (and a clever pseudonym), you can make upwards of $5,000 a month writing erotic fiction in your free time as a side business idea.