So happy to see Jam Maker on this list. I recently started my own business making and selling unique jams and jellies online. I never knew I was trendy. Many good ideas on here. I’ve only just started to make the break from traditional work force, but believe it is the best decision I’ve made in a long time – though I still haven’t fully quit my day job.
I overheard my wife talking to a homeschool mom that raises and sells a certain type of dog (a registered breed of some kind) ranging from $1,000 to $1,800. I also know a couple teens that started a bread business where they sell the product at the local famer’s market and local stores. The product(s) have been so successful, most of the family has been involved in it.
If you’re never happier than when you are landscaping your yard, landscape design might be the home-based business for you. This is a relatively new field, so you can get some background knowledge through a degree, although schools that offer these degrees are somewhat rare, or you can intern with another landscape designer.
Some employers mistakenly classify their employees as self-employed contractors. This has the advantage (to the employer) of not having to incur the administrative and costs of payroll withholding. But this can have a huge tax impact on the worker, who now has to pay twice the Social Security and Medicare taxes they ordinarily would pay. Workers who think they may have been wrongly classified as an independent contractor can contact the IRS to request that the agency look into the matter. To facilitate this IRS investigation, the worker should use Form SS-8, requesting that the IRS make a determination of whether the worker is self-employed or an employee.
You may incur many types of business costs that don’t fit into the categories listed in Part II, so you detail them here in Part V and then enter the total on the line for “Other Expenses” in Part II.
2. Audio Products (CD or MP3 files): Many people prefer learning by listening (as opposed to reading), so consider supplementing your e-book offerings with an audio option. You can sell the audio as a MP3 podcast or as an audio that is accessible online. Alternatively, you can offer a CD, or a packaged set of CDs, for people who prefer a more traditional product. It is relatively easy to create an audio by recording a class,speech or an interview with an expert on a chosen topic. I use Audioacrobat as my audio provider and have found them to be very responsive and easy to use (even for a technophobe like me!).
IZEA is a company I used a lot when I first started blogging. If you already have a blog or social media accounts such as Twitter and Instagram, then signing up for Izea is a great way to make some extra money. You can sign up for it even if you don’t have a blog. You can just connect your social media accounts and start making money right away.
The Penny Hoarder has covered selling used textbooks online, but to get that cash in an hour, you need to find local buyers. If you have textbooks, try the closest college bookstore or throw a quick ad on Craigslist.
The best part is freelance businesses are easily scalable, so you can make a lot of money if you’re willing to devote just a little bit of time to it. Or if you get busy in other areas of your life, you can scale back.
#48 – Stitch Fix – If you are a fashionista with a creative eye, try Stitch Fix a company that allows you to share fashion tips with clients on the site. For work at home stylist, Stitch Fix offers a $16+ an hour pay. As a requirement, you must be 18 years of age or more and be ready to attend their off-site training before starting the job.
And, most bloggers will tell you that it’s difficult to make money solely from blogging. They usually have other forms of making money, like selling eBooks or affiliate marketing, that coincide with their blog.
The Clickworker.com concept is based on ‘internet crowd-sourcing’ where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it’s an easy way to make fast cash from our couch.
When I used to work at CreativeLive, I regularly paid $250-$500 (or even much more depending upon audience size) per episode for 90 seconds worth of advertisements on relevant podcasts like The Tim Ferriss Show, the #1 business podcast right now from the 4-Hour Workweek author, Tim Ferriss. The podcast has even helped Tim launch his latest New York Times bestseller, Tools of Titans to a wider readership.
But if you get the green light to do it, starting a catering service is a relatively low-overhead way to create a new business. It’s a lot of work, but if you enjoy cooking, it could turn into a lucrative and fulfilling career. To get started with minimal investment, you could first cook in your customers’ homes and use their dishes. Also, a narrow specialization on a particular type of cuisine or event may help you attract clientele as you work develop a strong customer base.
12. Do Micro-Tasks on Mechanical Turk – Another micro-task site is Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The gigs on this site pay incredibly low amounts – less than a nickel typically. However, they take seconds, and you can earn around $6 per hour if you keep at it.
With very low overhead and a skill set that is very easy to learn, housecleaning is one of the easiest businesses to start. Depending on how much you want to grow, the income potential is pretty limitless.
If you’re looking for how to sell some cute shots you took during wedding, convocation, holidays vacation, dancing or whatever, the internet is the best place to start.Your photos can be used for web site designs, e-cover designs, advertising and for book publishing.
Love the list! Add flipping websites though. Flipping websites is another easy way to make extra money. You can build and flip websites for $100 – $500 each and they take very little time to create once you know all the steps.
Marketing eBooks is a powerful opportunity for those who are clever enough to take advantage of it. Private Label Rights provide enterprising individuals with an opportunity to quickly and easily create their own brand, and the ones we provide are worth well over $1200 for those who sign up!
Hi there! I just wanted to drop you a quick comment to say thank you for sharing these ways to monetize your website. I have been working on my blog for quite a while now and my traffic levels are building up nicely. However, it would be nice to earn a regular income from my site. At the moment I’m making very little and I’m sure many bloggers can relate to that.
Sell Promotional Products From Home. Many direct sales companies have the appeal of also being home business opportunities. And it’s no wonder why – you experience a sense of freedom no other company could provide when you work from home. It’s important, however, to make sure you partner with a direct sales company that is reputable and trustworthy.
And it’s so easy! By shopping through websites like Ebates.com, you can earn cash back on any online purchase you make from a retailer the site has a partnership with. On top of that, the site also offers exclusive coupons and other deals.