In these tough economic times, many people are looking for a second source of income. There have been many promises of work from home job opportunities across the years from telesales to packing envelopes, but many of these have been exposed as scams. This article will give you some ideas as to how you can make money by working from home and how to avoid being part of a scam.
Earning money through a third party
If you are nervous about starting a new business, but still want to work from home, you will be glad to hear that there are still many ways to earn money without taking on all of the risk. Online survey companies such as as Onepoll.com allow you to start earning money now, without any qualifications or formal application process. Although the rates of return are small, it is possible to earn up to £50 a month if you are prepared to take several surveys a day. If you have writing experience and wish to earn more money, there are opportunities to earn money by writing blog articles. These are generally on a revenue share program and if you write a popular article, you can earn many hundreds of pounds across the year. This is perfect for students and other educated people who have a passion for writing. Simply perform an Internet search for content writing jobs.
Setting up a home business
The idea of an online business has been around for many years, but they are now at their most popular stage. The attractions are obvious in terms of few overheads, the ability to work from home and the chance of earning thousands of pounds. If you want to start an online business, you need to work in an area that you are passionate about. Online auction sites such as eBay.co.uk provides a great forum to sell products if you are skilled in arts and crafts. Alternatively, if you wish to offer a service, you can either build your own website to offer your product or you can offer your services on the website Fiverr.com. Although, you only get paid five dollars per job, the potential high turnover of work is a very attractive proposition for many people. Talk to your friends about your ideas for home business and get feedback wherever you can. Consider signing up to the government's "Startup Britain" campaign to be paired with a business mentor and to get free advice on marketing, accounts and how to run your business.