Three Legitimate Work From Home Jobs (Earn an extra $1,000 per month)

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A few years ago, legitimate, well paying online jobs were rare. Now, however, there are hundreds of new remote work opportunities a day across many different industries and organizations. Odds are, your dream job and career can now be done remotely, giving you the freedom to live where you want while working at a job you love that pays a competitive salary.

Even if you currently have a job you’re happy with, it is important to think about diversifying your income stream. The average millionaire has about seven different income sources. By looking into work from home opportunities and online jobs, you can build up a side hustle that will easily let you earn an extra $1000 per month and is scaleable to the time and effort you put in it.

Additionally, working from home will allow you to hone your skills and find what you’re truly passionate about. For example, if you’ve always been interested in writing but have a job where you don’t get to use your reactive side very often, you can set up a profile as a freelance writer at the many job boards available online and get started within days. Here are some other ideas to earn money doing online jobs and working from home:

Start a blog

With so much content online you might not feel like you can add much, but there are niches online where you could contribute with your expertise and knowledge and build an audience.

It’s easy to get started. You need a provider like Bluehost to buy your domain and to host your website. You can then easily create a website with one of the following services:

  • Wix: They provide multiple website plans to suit your needs. Plans over $10 a month come with many added advantages, such as $300 in ad vouchers for your website.
  • WordPress: They let you set up a website or blog for free. Pricing then starts with $5 for a personal custom domain, to premium for $10 which is the most popular option, to e-commerce which costs $60 a month. You can buy templates or create your own.
  • Squarespace: This is the most user- and customer-friendly platform available. You can sign up for a free 14-day trial. Pricing ranges from $12 to $40 per month if you pay annually

Work from home as a freelancer

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting job losses, many people have turned to remote job boards like Upwork, Textbroker, and Fiverr to add to their income. While it can be incredibly easy to set up a profile, coming up with successful client pitches and getting traction on your profile can be hard work. Your competitors can be anywhere in the world, and with the wage disparities between countries, you cannot compete on price alone. Give some thought on how you can provide value and great customer service to your clients in online jobs, and you can be successful as a freelancer even with strict competition.

Sell on Amazon FBA

Now might be a great time to start thinking about minimizing your belongings (and making some extra cash while doing so). Fulfillment by Amazon makes it really easy to list your items on Amazon, while Amazon takes care of picking, packing, shipping, and providing customer service for your products. Anything you sell through Amazon FBA becomes available for Amazon Prime free two-day shipping or free shipping, making it easier for customers to pick your product.

If you’re thinking about growing your side business and expanding your customer reach, consider running Facebook ads for your business. You can market your business to exactly the people who need to use it by using targeted advertising based on location, specific qualities, interests, or online behavior patterns.

Opportunity is everywhere, and the rapid growth of online jobs and freelance work makes it easy to earn anything from an extra $100 to thousands of dollars online. If you’ve been dreaming about being able to work from home, now is the time to give one of the options above a shot.

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