If you’re given the choice, opt to get paid in cash. If you get paid in gift vouchers, spend them ASAP. Doing so reduces your chances of being left with invalid vouchers should the retailer go bust on you. Plus it means you can’t lose them or forget about them until they go out of date. For more info on this, see our Gift Voucher Warning.
I used to have fun doing surveys while I watched TV. I was choosy about the companies I used and I never paid to sign up for any. I got about $25 in free BlockBuster movie coupons, cashed out about $25 from another site and did an in house project trial where a company sent me to full size body lotions to use and record information about. I had fun, felt like my input was improving the business world, but I wasn’t looking to get rich quick, just earn a little bit in time that typically wasted. Some survey companies pay very little, others pay better. Of course, it is not fair to the businesses conducting the research to lie in order to qualify for a survey and they certainly deserve honest and thoughtful answers to their questions. The companies I worked with told me how much the survey would pay and how long it would it would take. Research for the reputable companies.
I learned this lesson the hard way after having most of my income coming from one source in the early days but after a bit of a bad experience began to diversify my income streams (read about that here) – it was one of the best things I ever did!
You operate under the umbrella of the biggest and most trusted name in online retail. If you opted to launch your own e-commerce website from scratch, you’d learn that establishing trust is perhaps the most difficult and time-consuming part of the job. Selling through Amazon omits this entirely.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s completely possible to bring in a steady side income from the comfort of your own home. If you want to know how to make money online, consider these possibilities:
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Global provider of business processing (payroll, talent management, human resource management, benefits administration and time and attendance to employers and automotive dealerships offers a significant number of home-based opportunities in may different field. Look for jobs in its company database with “home office” in the location.
5. Fill Out Online Surveys – If you have some time to spare online, you could spend it filling out online surveys. There are sites that will pay you to do so and it’s very easy. All you have to do is register, and these companies will contact you when they have a survey that fits your profile. Typically these are online market research surveys for big brands.
When I operated the website CareerCity.com, we would get tens of thousands of visitors a day, all interested in finding jobs. But despite a lot of promotion on the website, we were lucky to sell even a few paperback books on job-hunting techniques.
This is a good solid service business. But it is competitive, you need to have fully qualified service providers, and you need to look into licensing. No matter how good a service you run, when you deal with the elderly especially there is always legal risk. You can mitigate the risk by incorporating, by getting insurance and by being sure your staff follows accepted medical protocols.
Selling stationery is the safest business idea that you can opt for with an investment of about Rs. 1 million. Everyone needs stationery- from junior Kindergarten students to offices and large corporate houses. Stationery does not have any expiry dates, meaning your merchandise lasts longer.
A lot of people don’t know how or don’t want to go through the trouble of recycling large items like computers. So you could offer the service of picking up those items for a fee and taking them to the proper recycling outlets.
If you’ve a computer or smartphone, there’s a host of ways to boost your coffers – some are quick, others are slow-burners. You could earn £1,000s/year at home on your sofa, with no special skill needed.
Shutterstock – This one’s a slow-burner – when you start you’ll get about 18p per photo. This goes up to 24p if your ‘lifetime earnings’ with Shutterstock reach $500 (£360). Depending on what kind of licence your photo is sold under, you’ll get a flat rate, or 20-30% of the photo’s sale price.
Set up on public property. You can set up your stand on a sidewalk, public park, or other area that is not owned by a private person. Doing this can help you avoid accusations of trespassing. Be aware, though, that some larger metropolitan parks might require you to get a permit to sell there.
Ghee, cottage butter and paneer are integral parts of the Indian diet. You can start a small business by making these food products at home, with some basic skills and equipment. They can be marketed directly or through stores.
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Online business is how I’ve made a living since 2003 and what has helped me retire early. I make over $40,000 a month through my blog. You can create your own blog here with my easy 15-minute step-by-step tutorial. You can start a blog for as little as $2.95 a month (less than a cup of coffee!). Create a blog and leverage it into affiliate sales or product endorsement deals. Consider like:
Investment: It’s a lower-cost alternative to starting a brick-and-mortar restaurant, as there’s less overhead, but you can still expect to shell out a decent amount of money to purchase a truck and cooking equipment.
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Selling and installing key control systems for hotels and other commercial businesses has a lot going for it. You are selling the latest technology, there is a strong service component, and your target market is businesses that can afford to spend a lot of money for this valuable service. For example, with a key control system a company can limit the hours that some employees may access their facility and if they let go an employee they can just de-activate their card, rather than having to call a locksmith to redo every lock.
Life Insurance Corporation of India as well as other state-owned insurers, private companies look for agents to sell their insurance policies. With minimum investment, a good computer and two-wheeler, you can enter with this business idea that fetches attractive commissions.