13. Do User Testing – Sites like UserTesting.com are always looking for users to rate and give feedback about websites. Website owners post gigs to the site, and you simply login and give feedback and usability ratings on different websites and online apps. You can earn up to $10 for each test you participate in.
Busy people could often use some help with their day-to-day tasks. Starting an errand service means you can charge people to take care of things like grocery shopping, dry cleaning and other odd jobs.
This is one of the most popular small businesses because everyone wants a house cleaner. The work is repetitive. But if you can show up on time and do a good job consistently (I find many the work of many cleaners deteriorates after the first few weeks), you will build a healthy clientele. And if you can charge enough so that you can delegate, you can grow this into a large business.
First thing: So many other websites will tell you to troll for freelance gigs on places like Elance or Mechanical Turk. These places work if you want to compete with people all over the world in a race to do the most work for less. No thanks.
Mikie Monoketsi is obsessed with healthy living and realised how ill-informed people in townships were about herbs and spices and its health benefits. So, she set out to capture the township market with her unique blend of healthier spices from her business Mama Spices; and it was an amazing success. Now, she’s producing approximately 1.2 tonnes of spices monthly for Mama Spices & Herbs, to keep up with demand.
TopTenz – TopTenz pays $50 for each accepted post. Again, the article has to be in a list format and it must be at least 1,500 words, with few exceptions. They post often so your chances of getting accepted are fairly high.
I freely admit that I know little about scrapbooking. But I do know that scrapbooking is a growing industry (of about $3 billion a year currently) and that kind of popularity tells me that it’s a business idea that could be very profitable. You can start a business as a creator of original scrapbooks or by becoming a consultant for a scrapbook business that’s already established.
While you need decent traffic to do a direct deal with an advertisers there are ad networks (like Google AdSense) that act as a middleman and enable smaller publishers to run ads on their blogs. This is where many bloggers start (I did too).
All businesses require signboards. They are fairly easy to make and install at premises of stores, factories and offices. This is another business idea that is always in demand. You will need some creative instincts to design signboards and skilled helpers for installation.
Liveops – Liveops is a call center that allows you to work home. Once your set up to take the calls, you can begin making a weekly schedule and working from home. The pay is generally close to $10/hour, but you can earn more with commissions.
If you don’t have access to any of these items: get paid to collect them from other people. Plenty of people would happily hire someone to cut back their Manzanita forest or wade into a pond and break apart their water-lily thicket, meaning you can make money from both gathering and selling your product.
22. Recycle – Recycling can be a great way to earn some extra money. I’m not talking about becoming a bum at the park rummaging for cans (although you can do that) – I’m talking about encouraging your friends and neighbors to leave their cans and bottles aside for you. If you want to take it up a notch, look for recycling metal and scrap to get even more money.
Traditional data entry work is by far the most common and probably the most familiar to people who have worked in an office environment. For those who like traditional data entry this part of the program you will also enjoy. Our program will provide full training and opportunities for you along with a free word processing software so you will not have to purchase anything to perform these job tasks.
If you like to write and would like to make money in your pajamas, then freelance writing could be a good fit. You can get paid to write an article for a business or a publication. I have personally written for Investopedia, Clark Howard, US News and World Report and more.
Add catchy content to your site. Focus on your key areas of expertise, and display them professionally. Much like you would do when having potential employers contact references, put your best foot forward for potential clients. Include descriptions, where appropriate or necessary.
You can often charge more and help clients more by packaging offers. In this case, it’s not very relevant, since technical writing and PHP coding are pretty different. But one of the people who helps on iwillteachyoutoberich pitched me to do video editing + marketing. Perfect fit. I hired him.
It can be difficult for individuals to get mortgages on derelict properties, meaning they stay empty for years. But the company has enough money in its ‘property fund’ to buy the houses outright and clean them up ready for people to live in again.
Very few businesses can live without a bookkeeper. But that doesn’t mean they have to have one on staff. If you’ve got a background in finance, you can offer affordable bookkeeping services as an independent contractor. You may have to log a few in-office hours during tax season, but in most cases, the work can be done remotely.
Really great ideas. I’ve done tutoring years ago (when in high-school) and now I’m a web designer, working from home. There’s a lot of money to be made, you just need to find a service to provide and then be as good as possible providing it.
Absolutely – you can market anything online. WHO you market to will be determined by your product – some services only work for local markets (i.e. alterations for clothing), but marketing internet services (website building and management) can be national and even international.
Birthday parties, anniversary parties, and wedding receptions are all great venues for you to show off your video producing/editing skills. If you have a decent video camera or a knack for putting pictures together into videos, advertise your services to party planners and families everywhere.
The primary audience is IT professionals with experience of Office 365, who want to learn how to manage and configure Skype for Business Online and look at new ways for their organization to communicate effectively.
John Rampton is an entrepreneur, an investor, an online marketing guru, and a startup enthusiast. He is the founder of online payment company Due. Known as a connector, Rampton was ranked No. 2 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 50 Online Influencers in the World, and named a marketing expert by Time. He currently advises several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Many small companies and startups now outsource jobs that aren’t part of their core business (such as HR, admin, and accounting), which makes this skill set a great opportunity for starting a side business idea that engages your number prowess. Because companies always need to track their cash flow, freelance accountants and bookkeepers can really benefit from the increasing demand for part-time help.