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Earning Income From Home, Part 2

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Earning Income From Home, Part 2

In Earning Income From Home, Part 1, I talked about some of the basic parts of the why and how and some considerations concerning working from home. Today, I will cover two ways in which you can work from home right now generating immediate income.

Those two methods are:

  1. Freelance jobs using skills you have now.
  2. Surveys, marketing focus groups

Freelance Jobs

Do you know Excel? Do you have an English degree? Project management skills?

These types of skillsets are in demand and are a major source of freelance and consulting work, work done at home.

Elance is an excellent source of freelance work. I am registered there myself.

Here is an article a fellow was kind enough to put together. He likes ODesk, I like Elance. You should check out both.

Surveys and Focus Groups

Getting paid to do surveys is a growing business. There are people who consistently make money by taking surveys and engaging in focus groups. I myself have taken surveys that paid me as much as $80 for my time.

Generally, surveys will pay your between $5 and $75 for expressing your opinion as a customer.

Focus groups will pay you upwards of $150, too.

Can you retire on such things? Will you get rich? No, but you can surefire pay the costs of starting that business you have been salivating over joining but just will not fit into your budget.

Click here to see how you can get started taking surveys so you can get started in that business you have been wanting to join …or make it easier to buy groceries, pay bills or start that savings account so that when the business opportunity for you comes along you will not have to sweat over it. You will have built up your capital account so you can hit the ground running.

To Sum Up

If you want to start a business and you have no budget and no resources, job one is to immediately generate additional revenues with which to start your business.

I separate out the idea of working hourly or by piecework as a different issue of building a business that will pay you 24×7, even when you are sleeping.

The two methods I have proposed are:

  1. Using your skills as a freelancer
  2. Using your opinions in surveys to provide much needed marketing data for interested companies.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton

Earning Income From Home

If you like this post and/or find it helpful, please click on the buttons below to share it. Also, please comment so that I know in what ways I am helping you or what in particular you are looking for. -Tim

So, You Want To Work From Home

The question of how to make an income from home always comes up when folks find themselves in the following situations:

  1. Got fired
  2. Got laid off indefinitely
  3. Downsized (‘rightsized’ there’s a word to piss you off)
  4. Retired and found payments were less than planned
  5. Disabled, holding your breath for Social Security Disability
    divorced

If often comes up with the realization that:

  • You hate your job.
  • Your boss does not respect you; he may never do so.
  • There is no career path; no income increase prospects.

Starting A Business

Deciding you want to work for yourself leads to the need for a business plan.

Questions you need to answer:

  1. What products and services you want to market?
  2. To whom are you going to market? Who is your target market?
  3. Marketing methods you will use.
  4. How to drive traffic to your site.

When you answer these questions, you can then be about the business of filling in the blanks of your business plan.

Shoestring Budget

If you have plenty of room in your budget, then yeehaa. Let’s get started.

That really is not the point of this post. This post is directly aimed at those whose budgets are extremely tight or perhaps even zero.

If you want to get started marketing and building an online business, there are some expenses involved.

If you are choosing a network or MLM opp you probably will have some kind of monthly expense or auto ship.

You will want a blog that you own. If your politics or alignment goes against the grain of your ‘free’ blog’s hosting company they can yank your blog and close your site.1.

There are paid traffic sources. You can stick with the free methods, but paid is something you will want to be comfortable with.

Incidentals: faster Internet, office supplies, etc.

Tools. There are tools, some are a one time fee, others are subscription based.

DON’T DO IT.

That’s right, your uncle Tim is telling you to not borrow money. Go save it, work some extra hours if you can. Point is, if you are having trouble paying your bills and buying groceries I sure to Heaven do NOT want you borrowing money in order to purchase some of the courses and such that I sell.

I am not in the business of hurting people.

I AM in the business of building long term business relationships with folks who want to be free from the need for a job, forever.

Now, the make it real quick here there are two pieces to this puzzle. The products and services you are going to sell and the training provided by them. Then there is the training outside and separate from the what they provide you. There is also affiliate marketing which, while basically free to start, does require some learning while you are earning.

Point is, you have GOT to get some cash flow going, right now.

How do you do that?

Get Paid Today

Get Paid Today, also known as GPT, is a concept that means you understand that 95% of the folks who see your business opportunity are not going to get involved with you, but you STILL have ways and opportunities to make money from them. One way is to sell them training materials and other such things through an affiliate marketer relationship with various companies.

This is all well and good but how do you do that?

See part two of this article coming later today or tomorrow.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
Earthtiger Networking

1 More and more, companies who provide what you can call essential services are using the potential gatekeeper power they have to force public compliance. Do not fail to consider this. By hosting your own blog with an independent hosting company you own your domain and your data. By owning your domain and regularly backing up your data you can minimize the potential for interference or extended down times while you work out a disagreement.