The Best Work from Home Jobs Online – Start on a Low Budget.
Would you like to know of the best work from home jobs online? I have successfully worked at home for 6 years and I will share with you the types of jobs that I know work, as well as warn you about those that do not.
Let me say up front so that there is no illusion of a get rich quick scheme here, that in order to be successful in any of the online job opportunities from home that I will share, you must put in an effort to make this work.
I Challenge You – Prove me wrong
I am sure you have seen websites, emails, and social media posts containing ads that claim you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars for some sort of easy deal online. You know the saying…If it sounds too good to be true,…
Well I am here to say that many of those claims are no more than marketing hype to get you to think that their system is the answer to your financial future. People that fall for that bait on a hook, are people that I believe suffer from shiny object syndrome.
I do not know or have heard of anyone becoming wealthy from misleading programs like the kind I mention above. If you are raking in the dough on a program like that, please comment below and prove me wrong. I am sure some programs can work but only after some significant time, money and effort.
The Best Opportunities have one thing in common
Obviously working hard is one of the commonalities of being a success in any of the online home jobs I list below. However the only way for you to be successful in every single one of these endeavors is to be educated in the process of how to make them work.
Education is the foundation to everything that requires knowledge for you to engage in. Think about that. Practically everything you do in life required you to learn how to do it. Everything from learning to walk to learning how to surf the internet so you can read this literary masterpiece.
How can I make money online?
Okay! Now that I have gotten that stuff out of the way let us get to the reason why you are here, to find out what is the best work from home job. The simple answer to that question is, any job that you enjoy doing that is solely your own. That is the simple factor of it all and let me explain why.
Simply put, if you do not enjoy what you are doing you will not be motivated to work hard at building up your business from scratch. This is still a job and you must work and put in a solid effort to get it going. There is no such thing as an easy push button, click this kind of business.
The following list are the 4 types of legitimate online jobs that I currently do. Having the knowledge to do the first listed job below will allow you to do the following two plus others I did not mention, only because I have yet to do them. I will at the very end of this post list those other job options. Now let us get started.
Making money in AFFILIATE MARKETING
This by far is the easiest to set up and the most fun to grow and operate. Fun? There is a job that is fun? Yes, when engaged in “real” affiliate marketing it can be fun. Notice I put quotes around the word REAL. This is because there are many online scams that use the words Affiliate Marketing as part of their programs.
Real affiliate marketing is different than the way the scams portray it to be. With many scams, in addition to their membership fees, you have to pay an affiliate fee or have to purchase many upsells for the product you intend to sell. But with “real” affiliate marketing you do not have to purchase the products or pay for the affiliate program.
In real affiliate marketing you come up with a niche and you write articles and posts about the many aspects and products relating to that niche on your website. I am sure you are probably thinking to yourself, what the heck is a niche? The below video will explain what a niche is and how to find one.
You are probably also wondering how can you have a website if you are not a programmer or even a tech savvy person? In this day and age (2015) you do not need to be either to build and have your own website. The video on my Site Rubix blog shows you how easy it is to build a fully functional website.
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As you have just seen a niche is simply a segment of the population or a group of people that are passionate about a particular product, service, hobby, or way of life. I am very much into natural health so my first niche website was on how to avoid the flu without getting a flu shot. My second niche website was on my love for video games and how to test them.
Basically real affiliate marketing is taking a passion or hobby of yours that others share an interest in and creating a website on it. Then you affiliate with major retailers like Amazon and promote products associated with your niche on your website.
Any sales that come from your website to Amazon by way of the affiliate ads Amazon gives you to place on your website, you get paid a commission. This is why I say it is the easiest to set up, grow and operate. Once it is up and running, the promoting / selling happens 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Making money in BUILDING WORDPRESS WEBSITES
If you watch the 3 minute video on My Site Rubix Blog, you will see how quick and easy it is to build a WordPress website within a couple of minutes, following a 4-step process and without knowing any kind of programming. It is so simple a non-tech savvy person can do it.
Being that you will have the simple knowledge in how to build a WordPress website from scratch and without programming using the Site Rubix website builder, you can easily create websites for other people who still believe that they need to know programming to build one.
By creating and building your own website you will gain knowledge in many aspects of WordPress website design. You can then take this knowledge and offer different services to other people. As I am stating here, the knowledge of website design is one aspect and the other is keyword research, SEO and content writing.
Obviously to have access to all of this and the amazing website builder program, you will need to be a member of the Wealthy Affiliate online training community. To know more about how you can join for free, read the information I provide on the Wealthy Affiliate review blog post on this website.
Making money in CONTENT WRITING AND BLOGGING
One of the main things that you will do with an affiliate marketing website is write content. Some people get afraid of the term “writing content” but they really shouldn’t because they write content all the time. Writing content is nothing more than communicating in typed out words rather than spoken.
When you write website and blog content, you are mainly just communicating your thoughts. The way I approach writing my content is by imagining myself sitting across the table from a best friend or family member and I am explaining to them whatever it is that I wish them to know. But instead of speaking these words I am typing them out on the computer keyboard.
There are loads of companies both large and small that are looking for people to do writing gigs for them. Many companies employ one or two in-house editors but get the bulk of their writing and blogging from Freelance Writers working remotely from anywhere.
Writing is something we all do at some level. Do you write emails, messages on social media, or texts? These are all forms of content writing. But when you can employ the knowledge you gain from the writing of your website content by using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword research, your services as a content and blog writer are in more demand.
I have two links on my blog post about online freelance writing jobs that are a daily updated listing of individuals and companies looking for people to do writing jobs for them. Some jobs pay by the word or by the article. There are some jobs that are part-time as well as full-time.
I am currently doing an ongoing part-time job writing up descriptions for a company that has an eBay Store. They were looking for someone that has written eBay content before, which I have, see below, and also had an understanding of keyword research and SEO. I also just finished another writing job doing blogging content for a nutritional supplement company.
By having my own website and learning how to write SEO content that gets good Google rankings, many companies will gladly pay for anyone who can do this kind of writing. So do not be afraid of this kind of work because like everything else listed on this page, the more you do it for yourself, the better you become at doing it.
Making money by SELLING ON EBAY
And last but not least I also make money selling on eBay. For some reason people think that it is hard to sell on eBay when it is actually quite easy. Taking pictures of items you wish to sell that you may have laying around the house, writing up a brief description, and then listing it for sale is not hard at all.
The hard part is getting people to want to buy what you have to offer. This is mainly due to the fact that most buyers on eBay will not feel comfortable buying from a Seller that has a low feedback score. A Seller’s feedback score is extremely important to not only help buyers feel comfortable to buy from you but it is also important for how well eBay ranks you.
I explain this entire process and give you 7 tips on how to overcome this in my blog, How to Make Money on eBay. In this blog I also provide a link to a free resource directory on Google that lists up to 1000 active wholesalers as well as approximately 70 drop shippers.
When you sell on eBay you should do a combination of drop shipping and shipping your own items. I find it best and more profitable to do both at the same time. Learning how to drop ship is very easy and it is free to learn. There is absolutely no need to join programs like DS Domination.
The people that join DSD do not realize that what they are teaching is NOT drop shipping and the high cost of the DSD membership fees will severely eat away at whatever profit margin you may earn. You can easily learn and operate in a drop shipping program for far less money. I explain why in my Is DS Domination a Scam review.
All you have to do is go to the websites of any of the drop shippers listed on the resource directory I mention above and just read their rules and instructions. Many of them are very simple to follow and will supply you with everything you will need. Plus your profit margins will be bigger than DSD.
Other Legitimate Online Jobs
So when it comes to finding the best work from home jobs online you always want to choose a job that you will enjoy. Don’t choose one that you think will be the most profitable because anything you really work at can be very profitable.
I chose Affiliate Marketing first and foremost because I knew that what I would learn could produce several other work at home jobs, with the first three of the four I mention above are prime examples. But it can also produce others as well. Here are the other online jobs that I have yet to try, but I will eventually try them.
• Providing Keyword Research for website owners and other companies looking to improve SEO
• In connection with the above, provide SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for existing websites
• Perform Social Media Marketing for businesses both small and large
• Teach / Coach WordPress website content creation techniques
• Resume writing, B2B and B2C Copywriting, Ghostwriting
• Creation of eBooks and other pay for information downloads
• PPC, email, and video marketing campaigns
• Providing photographs to photo stock agencies
The knowledge for the majority of these services / jobs can all be acquired from the training you can receive at Wealthy Affiliate University and from other research done online. You literally can start learning for free and even operate an online business for less than $50 per month.
Seriously, you probably spend more in gasoline or commuting costs every month just going to your thankless regular job. Think of how much money you can save and how great it can be to work a job you enjoy and that you can do from the comfort of your home.
But BEWARE! Do not fall for the online scams that will try to make you believe you can make great money from home for doing a little bit of easy work. ALL of that hype is nothing but their marketing ploy to play with your emotions. To become a successful and wealthy individual online takes time and effort.