Working from home - what options do we have?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by PeekingDuck, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. PeekingDuck

    PeekingDuck New Member

    Ironically, I am a freelance writer who works from home - I am writing an article for a popular business website and was looking for inspiration from other people who WFH.

    Obviously, freelancing is a great opportunity for those with certain skill sets and I will be covering that in great detail but I'd also like to share other options / angles / ideas and inspire people to basically stop choosing the 9-5 mindset.

    Any feedback, ideas, opinions, thoughts, suggestions would be massively appreciated and I'll be sure to credit those involved.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Finding the right niche can also allow you to work from home. Internet Marketing has allowed a lot of people to do this. Just to mention, Customer Service is another big work at home area.

    Personally, I love working from home and the additional time it allows with family. :)
  3. SandraGJ

    SandraGJ Member

    I completely agree with SkipTheDrive on this one. There are many studies that show that home based workers have a more productive and efficient work schedule and procrastinate less than 9-5 workers. Another great thing is being able to organize your work day schedule the way you want it. That means you get to work during the most productive periods of your day, so that's another great plus on my list.
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  4. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    You can take your talents online and make a living doing what you love. I recently interviewed a woman in West Virginia who makes custom hula hoops and ships them all over the world. Promoting her craft on her own site and via Social Media has given her a booming business. She had earned in 17,000 These first three months of 2015 and has more business than she can handle. What a great problem to have! :)

    I have also interviewed Piano man Steve and he teaches Piano lessons online and has a membership site.

    Taking your talents and gifts online is a great way to earn a full time living from home and have the freedom lifestyle!
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  5. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Wow. Custom hula hoops is certainly a unique way to make a living and a great niche. I know there are a number of people out there who like all the different designs of Yo-Yos for instance. Just goes to show there's always a new way out there to make money. The trick is finding it. :)
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  6. KB24

    KB24 Active Member

    Since you are a freelance writer I would think the easiest way to get started is through affiliate marketing/Internet Marketing. Its not easy and it not some "get rich quick" type of thing. It takes work. It works but most people quit before they see success.
  7. jmcpro

    jmcpro New Member

    I agree that affiliate marketing is the way to go. Your skills being a freelance writer will translate very well here. Once you find your niche, create articles for blogs that are relevant to your product or service, and include your affiliate links. I would do that on every social media site you can get a hold of. Don't forget search engine optimization!
  8. RebeccaClarke

    RebeccaClarke New Member

    There are many legitimate ways to make money online. The problem is that the real ways to make money are not get rich ideas. Most of them requires lot of efforts and potential. The best online business idea that work these days are buying established website. Buying an established website is like buying a bricks and mortar business giving an opportunity to have successful online venture. Benefits of buying an established website is:

    1. Fully website setup

    2. Cost effective than starting from scratch

    3. Established customer base

    4. Valuable Traffic

    All you have to look is different methods for web site monetization and making sure revenue continually grow.

    YAGOOFT Active Member

    Love these kind of success stories, who would have thought custom hula hoops would have a market? You just never know, so I think I will start making custom pet rocks? Any buyers out there? lol

    Success to all,
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  10. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    There are many gift shops in Sedona selling "pet rocks".
    P.T. Barnum comes to mind.
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    YAGOOFT Active Member

    Funny, no doubt, some people will buy anything. lol
  12. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

  13. Shermaine

    Shermaine New Member

    Recently, I get to know about E-commerce Business and realized the power on how social media helps in this business. I begin to venture out for opportunities to be able to work from home so that I can take care of my family and at the same time earn quite a decent sum of passive income every month. This is done just by writing posts to enables people to be aware of the good skin care products and nutrition supplement that are beneficial, recommending people to purchase the products and at the same time able to work as a distributor for products that are recognize worldwide. In this E-commerce biz is different from the usual MLM, there is a strong focus on teamwork and team recognition in the form of team bonus payout. There are free training conducted every week on how to run this ecommerce biz by the team members or the tea lead. Hence, you will not be alone struggling out there. Initially, I was also very skeptical about the entire ecommerce biz and aren't dare to make the first step. But I know if I wanted my dream come true, that is to be able to work from home easily, I've to make the first step. Right now, I don't even have to worry and is able to have decent payout weekly without having to do much.
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  14. Pooja Sharma

    Pooja Sharma New Member

    Work from home is extremely beneficial to both employer and employee. And it comes under relaxing work environment which also reduces stress and make time for personal life as well. I truly appreciate WFH.
  15. BillF2

    BillF2 New Member

    Hi PeekingDuck,

    You touched on an important keyword here ... "mindset".

    WFH will often require the "continual" development of a "success mindset". Entrepreneurs think different from the masses and those of us fortunate to WFH must continue to work on and develop our mindset. This isn't always easy to do, but necessary.

    WFH has its own set of challenges just like working a 9-5 job. It's simply a "different" set of challenges. In my opinion, WFH requires more out of you on all levels. Because I love working from home and enjoy my business, it doesn't "feel like" work. None the same, it's (fun) WORK! :)

    Unfortunately, we live in a society of where negativity is the norm for so many people. So maintaining a "winning mindset" is a full time job in itself. Please don't get me wrong, I am not saying it should feel like a struggle to stay positive - it shouldn't. However, I discovered that maintaining a success mindset requires that I set standards for how I allow myself to think and use my time. Success and Failure begins with the way we think.

    In all, the most important thing is to have fun WFH. In my case, my businesses are all web based, so all I need is my laptop and Wifi connection and I can go to work. Many times, I will jump in the car with laptop in hand, drive to the nearest city, find a coffee shop, bookstore or some place with Wifi and work. Working inside my home all day, everyday can become boring real fast!

    Hope this helps.

    Love God. Love yourself. Love people.

    Live Rich,

    Bill -
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  16. rtsh

    rtsh New Member

    WFH is like a kick which you recieve while you are in a home and earning those extra bucks is always a fun for college students who need some extra pocket income for themselves, and others too... so here is a good opportunity for WFH.
  17. rtsh

    rtsh New Member

    WFH gives you ample opportunity to look back into yourself you want to do something for yourself and it is also an easy going.
  18. Mazzini Auto

    Mazzini Auto Member

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    youtube, twitter, facebook, reddit, pinterest: which one of these works best with clickbank affiliate promoting?

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