Who needs a 9 to 5, working for the man?! Not me! And not YOU, either!! There’s a recurring theme with every idea in this article, and that is: solving people’s problems. Everyone is busy, and needs to outsource everything these days. You can make a fantastic living doing what others just don’t have time to do. Today I’m going to show you 8 ways you can easily make a living without having to let anyone else be the boss of you. 🙂
I’ve already told you time and again how lucrative the blogging world can be, but it’s rewarding in way more ways than just financial. You can help people, inspire people, and motivate people in so many ways with your blog. Yes, we’re talking about “work from home jobs” here, but this particular career is so winning, in SO many ways!
Are you super Pinteresting and have a way with old wood and chalk paint? Then you can, EASILY, be in the money. Check out Pinterest to see what’s trending right now, and do it up! Most people these days, even if they want to, are just too darn busy with family and work to have any time to get creative, and they’ll pay a premium for your trendy, rustic, pallet wall art. Setting up an Etsy account is FREE, and listing items is just pennies. You can also sell your wares at trendy flea markets, barn sales, Craigslist, Ebay, and Facebook.
I bought this matching set of Mid-Century Modern side tables on half price day at Goodwill for just $14 total. I painted them with some paint I already had at home, listed them the next day on Craigslist and sold the set to a young, happy, hipster couple for $75. Today’s home dwellers love cool stuff, but just don’t have the time to go pickin’ for it. So do the treasure hunting for them, find it, bring it home, clean it up, bedazzle it, or whatever you need to do, to turn it over for a profit!
If you have a home computer and a pleasant-sounding voice, you can set your own hours, work from home, and make really good money without ever getting out of your PJ’s! Alpine Access is just one of MANY legit telemarketer businesses hiring qualified candidates for full and part-time positions. The application process takes a little time, but it’s worth it!
There are hundreds of companies offering paid writing gigs, editing jobs, IT positions, and more, on a “per job” basis, on Craigslist, and through websites like Elance. If you have skills and experience in a specialized field like these, check it out for some fantastic full or part-time income! I’ve had great luck on Craigslist, but beware…some jobs can be shady. Just know what you’re getting into!
Love kids and have LOTS of patience? Then why not start your own home daycare? The rewards of nurturing little ones everyday go far beyond money, but with the avererage parent spending $200 per child per week for quality care, the pay is nothing to sneeze at! Advertise by word of mouth, a sign in the yard, Craigslist, and through Facebook friends, and you’ll have a full-time job before you can say, “Mary Poppins“!
This is the next big thing in freelance personal assistant jobs and telecommuting! Check out UpWork for a boat load of virtual assistant positions that you can do on your iPad from the comfort of your bed…while making bank (BEST. PART.)
EVERYONE is busy these days and it seems as though you’re in the minority if you work outside the home and DON’T have a housekeeper…so cash in on the demand and start your own house cleaning service! Start with one client and let word of mouth spread. Soon you’ll have people waiting in line. Advertise for free in your church bulletin and on Craigslist, or spend $20 and have a magnetic sign made for your car. Business cards are helpful, as well, and can be purchased for less than $10.
See a trend here? People are busy, folks! Stretched thin. No one has time for anything anymore. This is how you start your own business, cash in on everyone else’s lack of free time, and make bank by coming to the rescue with your skills.
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