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How To Earn Dollars While Baby Sitting: Work At Home!

Updated on December 29, 2012
A Chair and Dollars (Photos from Flickr)
A Chair and Dollars (Photos from Flickr)

A Dollar-Earner Chair

You read the title correctly. You can earn dollars while sitting down on a chair inside your home.

I promise, this job won’t bore you to death:-). On the contrary, you’ll have an alert mind, a relaxed lifestyle, and a healthy pocket. Just read along…

Actually, you can also earn money while standing, kneeling, reclining, and lying on your stomach through *gasp*....writing.

A Young Writer? (Photo from stock.xchng)
A Young Writer? (Photo from stock.xchng)

What's so Scary about Writing?

What! Writing? Are you serious? I can't write! I have no talent! I don't know where to start! And so on and so forth.

Hey, stop procrastinating. Just ask yourself: do you want to earn some money while inside the comfort of your home? While taking care of your family?

And your answer should be: Of course, yes!

Now, let's tackle your imaginary obstacles.

Write What You Think (Photos from Flickr)
Write What You Think (Photos from Flickr)

You Can Be A Dollar-Earner Writer

Writing is 99 percent perspiration and only 1 percent inspiration.

Don’t be scared by this saying. It should encourage you because it means you don’t need loads of inborn talent just to be able to write.

Everybody is a born writer because everybody has a mind. The mind is the most powerful tool in writing. Therefore, you just write what you think.

You’ll have to put in some hours of honest work, of course. Sometimes, even days or weeks. But here's a great part: you can just write about yourself.

Out with the Old... (Photo courtesy from stock.xchng)
Out with the Old... (Photo courtesy from stock.xchng)
In with the New! (Photo courtesy from stock.xchng)
In with the New! (Photo courtesy from stock.xchng)

Your Writing Tools

OK, let’s move forward. What are the other essential writing tools—aside from your brain? The simpler ones, you can rummage around your house: pencils and papers, books, a dictionary and a thesaurus. And lastly, a computer with Internet connection, of course.

Also, an old typewriter. This out-dated mechanism is always handy when there’s no electricity or when your computer crashes down—and your creative juices won’t stop from overflowing.

All set? Get your paper and pencil, please. We’ll start writing your first draft now. I meant ‘outline’ for the word ‘draft’. (Personally, I prefer to write directly to my computer; specifically on MS Word. The words and sentences are easier to move around when I want to insert more ideas.)

Use any Available Tool

I use MS Word because it has a built-in grammar and spelling checker, plus a thesaurus and dictionary. You can use an alternative tool, of course. I found other choices for downloadable software for article writing on YouTube, but I like this one most. Check out this video.

Essential Software for Writing

Prolific Writers are Voracious Readers (Photos from stock.xchng)
Prolific Writers are Voracious Readers (Photos from stock.xchng)

Start Early with Good Habits

Develop good habits at this early stage. Always verify the meaning of a dubious word. Do not be hesitant to look into the dictionary or thesaurus.

Read any printed materials that you have around the house: books, newspapers, or grocery labels. Never go to sleep at night without reading at least one page of a book.

Each afternoon, especially when the babies are having their nap (if you have babies), set aside a few minutes for some Internet browsing.

Remember: don't bore yourself. Just read anything that catches your interest.

Open Up

Be alert and observant. Use all five senses at all times, especially every time that you go out. Look, listen, smell, touch, and taste (whenever possible-and only if the thing is edible, of course!).

Absorb everything around you. Maximize your memory bank. Store every experience inside your brain.

Writer's Block? (Photos from stock.xchng)
Writer's Block? (Photos from stock.xchng)

What the Heck Am I Going to Write About?

How blue was the color of the sky early this morning? How musical was the humming of the birds at the park? How sweet was the smell of flowers from the neighborhood florist? How smooth and yummy was the chocolate cake at the coffee shop?

You might also notice the small (and oftentimes, negative) things that were being ignored unconsciously; such as, the peeling paint on your front door, the grating sounds coming from your washing machine when in use, the nauseating odor of smoke from a cigarette, or even the rough calluses on your palms, as well as the bad after-taste of the wine that you always buy because it's the cheapest.

What's the point of this whole exercise?

What else, but to look for your 1% inspiration?

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Stop Staring Afar... (Photos from stock.xchng)
Stop Staring Afar... (Photos from stock.xchng)
And Start Writing! (Photos from stock.xchng)
And Start Writing! (Photos from stock.xchng)
Scribble, scribble, scribble (Photos from stock.xchng)
Scribble, scribble, scribble (Photos from stock.xchng)

Finding a Topic

Were you inspired by the video? This could help if you chose creative writing. It's like knitting or cross stitching. Your descriptions should be colorful and detailed to make your stories or poems realistic and interesting.

Do not get frustrated if you think your writing sounds ridiculous at first. Just continue writing.

Write every idea that pops inside your head. Do not wait until after you cooked dinner or washed the clothes. Ideas are like bubbles. When they burst, they're gone forever. Jot them down on anything. It is handy to have a small notebook and pen with you all the time.

Practice makes perfect. This is a cliché but still true. So scribble all your apprehensions and inhibitions away.

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You do all these to enhance the flavor and the presentation of the food that you cook. And how your family loves them all!

You can do the same with your writing. Your computer is your pot. The ingredients are all words. Words that describe your thoughts, your experiences, and your memories stored inside your brain. (Don't forget your scribbled ideas. They might be your spices.)

Perfect Recipe for Writing

Writing is also like cooking. You choose the right ingredients. You follow the recipe's procedure-at first.

After you cooked the dish several times, you make variations to it. You experiment with spices, just to try for a different taste. You also change the vegetables, or include some if there's none.

"4 Simple Steps to Blogging for Business" by B Hopkins

Tips for Managing a Blog Effectively

A blog is just like a diary. You write about your everyday personal life-not on paper but online. Just write about your feelings, your opinions, your knowledge, and your views. Simple, right?

So, what are you waiting for? Choose the most comfortable chair in your house because you might be sitting on it all day-and all night-once your well-earned money starts rolling in!

Take Your Seat, Earn Your Dollars

Still wondering what to write about? Start with YOURSELF. Be a blogger. Write blogs.

You just watched videos that make writing blogs even more straightforward and uncomplicated.

What is a blog?


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      rochelle 8 years ago

      It sounds easy i wonder if its worth my while.

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      Dovenlion 8 years ago

      Really writing a blog seems very attractive for those who want to earn at home writning about things. I hope to find the right site for this one.

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      the_wall 8 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! I just started my own blog and I wrote on writing... I'll try to translate it from french!(I'm still a french-talking high-school third grader!!!:))

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      kaushikk 8 years ago from india

      nice hub..this blog contains a list of sites which really pay for writing..this blog has lot of potential as yours.

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      Live N Learn 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      thank you for reading, zain. it's not necessarily your life story that you could write about. what about your experiences (practical and domestic)? or about your personal views and opinions. what you talk about with your friends and family. start with things that come out naturally from you because they're easier to write into blogs or articles:)

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      zain 9 years ago


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      Live N Learn 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you. It might also be unbelievable but it's proven by many people who opted to build a career on the Internet while inside their homes.

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      mansi 9 years ago

      earning while sitting at home sounds interesting great idea man

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      Live N Learn 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for reading. Please read my other hubs. You might find the right home-based business or job for you.

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      anupamak15_kodali 9 years ago

      Iam an Indian,came to Usa 2 weeks visa class is L2 which permits me to work with in 2 to 3 months.Iam interested in working from home and making money.

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      jhing 9 years ago

      nice!!! you will earn money easily..that's so very amazing... thanks for the information..

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      creamy 9 years ago

      great... your good. its looks very easy. thanks for the info.

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      crazycat 9 years ago from Philippines

      Good motivation for those who want to have a work-at-home job and would consider to write.

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Live! Please tell me how to convert my site into a blog.

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      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      You make it sound easy.

      It it really that easy?