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How to Work For Yourself and Make Money

Updated on November 12, 2017
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Lady Rain works as a daytime stock trader and writes about crafts and hobbies. She likes travelling and making papercraft models.


Our lifestyles and work situations are changing by the minute. Technology has changed the way people used to work and play. Employees are communicating through emails, whatsapp text messages and online video conferencing with their colleagues working in another office thousands of miles away. Instead of having to travel to their work place every day, more and more people are working from home.

If you are not working for a company or organisation, does that mean you are unemployed and jobless? Nowadays, being "unemployed" and "jobless" does not actually mean a person is jobless or not working, if you know what I mean. People are having their own home business and managing their own professional services by simply doing it from home. They have the freedom to manage their business their own way and be self employed. Nobody is going to argue with them about what needs to be done or when to do it. They just say "I am the boss here", "My coffee break is every ten minutes" or "If I tell my friends how flexible my working hours are, they will be green with envy!".


How To Work For Yourself At Home And Make Good Money

Start a Small Home Based Business on EBay

Learn how to become an eBay partner and sign up with the eBay partner progam. EBay is a great place to sell stuff. There is an increase in the number of people who do shopping online every day. These people look for great online shopping deals so there are plenty of buyers out there.

You can sell anything online but your business has to be on-going and not just selling a few items occasionally. Start with something small if you have never done it before. If you are good at making handicrafts items like jewellery, then make them and sell them on eBay. If you have excess plants in the garden, collector's items like stamps and footy cards, you can make money selling them. If you know of any reliable suppliers for children's items like toys, books, fashion clothings, and stationery items, make use of this opportunity.

Sign up with eBay and open an eBay store, it is much cheaper than renting a store in the mall. Put up listings of all the items you are selling on eBay and you are in business. With an online store, you do not have to sit there the whole day waiting for customers. You only need to spend a few minutes a day on your store. When the customers have made their purchases and paid for the items, all you need to do is acknowledge their payment, pack the items and post them the next day. If you have a steady flow of online customers, you can make a lot of money in one day.

With proper planning, your online business will be smooth sailing once you have a fixed schedule to stick to, like what time of the day you want to attend to your business. That leaves you with plenty of free time for the rest of the day to work on your other money-making jobs.

Sell fashion items by setting up your own online store.
Sell fashion items by setting up your own online store. | Source

Write Articles for Websites and Blogs

There are websites that pay you for your articles. Many writers write and get paid through various websites. They are making money with online writing jobs. All they need is their own domain name and they can make money blogging. You can write blogs and earn money, too. If you love writing, publish your articles on Hub Pages, blogs and other publishing websites. Create a food blog, sports blog, automotive blog, internet blogs, whatever you are passionate in, share it with others through blogging and you can make money. I know there are people who love all sorts of sports news and gossips, and will follow sports blogs every day. Some people like to cook every day so new ideas and recipes in food blogs are very popular. If cooking is your hobby, why not list down all the procedures, take pictures of every step you do to prepare a dish and publish them on your food blog.

Alternatively, you can make your own videos and publish them on You Tube. Lots of people like watching videos clips online. Make a video on how to play a song on a musical instrument, how to cook a dish, how to do woodworking, make a funny video of animals or a gardening video on how to grow vegetables. The list is endless; it is all up to you to do whatever you want show in your videos.


Google Adsense and Amazon

Make use of Google Adsense, Amazon and eBay to show their advertisements on your blogs and websites. These are money making companies that know how to improve website traffic through advertising. They sort of piggyback on your blogs and earn money, so you should make use of them to earn something back from them as well.

Once you signed up with all these advertisement sites, just link up all your websites and blogs with their advertisements. Everything is self-running after that and you will receive your share of advertising rewards through these sites when viewers click on the advertisements. Your revenue will come in the form of pay by click that is calculated by the advertisers. How easy is that?


Work on Mechanical Turk's Tasks

Amazon's Mechanical Turk (or MTurk) offers plenty of small tasks online. There are over 100,000 tasks available everyday. Check out this Hub on MTurk, it will give you an idea of what MTurk is all about. You choose your own hours to work on the tasks and they are available 24 hours a day every day.

Remember, every cent counts and it all adds up. Do not think of how little you are earning from each task. If you enjoy it, just do it and you will be rewarded with your efforts. You do not have to spend a lot of time on MTurk, a few minutes a day or whenever you feel like doing a task, it is all up to you. That is the beauty of it, you are your own boss and you choose your own hours or minutes.


Trade on the Stock Market

The stock market is a great place to make money. If you are new in this area, I would suggest you do some reading on how to start buying shares before attempting to trade. Trading on the stock market requires a lot of research before you actually do your first trade. However, if you already have some experience with trading, with some dedication and effort, it is well worth it.

There is a lot to learn about the stock market and acquiring trading skills, but the returns of a successful trade is great. There are many good books on trading available in the bookstores and the local libraries. Why not do some quiet reading when you have free time to gain expert knowledge on trading.

You can also begin with a few minutes a day in monitoring the stock market and observing the stock market trends and directions. This can be done at the end of the day after the market is closed; most trading sites will give a summary of the day's trading.

When you are ready to make your first trade, you will need to open a trading account. Many banks and trading companies offer online trading services. More and more people are trading online because the transaction fees are much lower than hiring a stockbroker and calling him when you want to do a transaction.


Make Money Earning Bank Interests

Start saving the money you are earning. With the money you have earned, invest it in a term deposit or some long-term investment account for at least 6 months. The bank usually offers higher interest rates with long-term deposit. Choose an account that offers interests that are compounded daily, it makes a significant difference in the amount of interest you will be receiving at maturity.

Occasionally, check the bank's website for any changes in their interest rates. Sometimes, they give a better rate for a 4-month term deposit than a longer term. You only need to visit the bank and re-invest again after the maturity date of your term deposit. Some of these investments can also be done online. In the meantime, you are still making money from the bank every day.


Life is never boring when you have so many opportunities lining up in front of you. This is where you can apply your multi-tasking skills in making money. It is like having a different job every day but working in the environment you love, that is, at home. Now, it is all up to you to get online and start making money.

© 2011 lady rain


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