- Posted by Amy
- On April 25, 2017
This post contains affiliate links, I only link to sites that I use and trust.
Firstly, I must make clear that there are no get rich quick schemes but if you pick a way to earn money from home and focus on it you can be successful. Please remember to make sure that you are up to speed with all relevant laws and tax laws.
1 >> Start a blog
I have written a few different blogs – I set up my first one back in 2010. Back then there were just a handful of mega successful bloggers who made money through advertising. I thought, ‘well if I don’t have the huge traffic like they do how could I possibly make any money?’. Things have moved on since then and bloggers are really more like entrepreneurs as there are so many options for making money from your own blog and you don’t need a really high traffic site.
- Sell digital products.
- Write sponsored posts (where you are paid to post about a brand by that brand).
- Include affiliate links for products you recommend as I have done in this post.
- Sell advertising space on your blog.
There are just a few examples, if you’re really innovative you may think of something completely new and interesting.
I set this blog up through Bluehost. I got my domain name and then set up WordPress all through Bluehost’s set up wizzard. You can do the same through this link: www.bluehost.com/track/
2 >> Sell on Etsy
I have always been creative and crafty and used to have an Etsy shop. Selling your handmade goods on Etsy is a great option if you love to be creative. I think it is especially effective if what you make is quite niche.
You need to make something that stands out from the crowd as there are a lot (I reapeat – a lot) of people selling on Etsy. Great photography of your products is also a must on Etsy as standards have gone up and up.
If you are a graphic designer, you can also sell digital products on Etsy, this is a great option if you want to be able to make a passive income.
If you would like to set up an Etsy shop, make sure you get a link before you set up as this will give you 40 free listings. Here is a link from me that does just that!
3 >> Design for Society6
I have a Society6 Store and have made a bit of money from it and I haven’t put much effort into promoting it. I’ve even designed some cushions for my own house and they now sit proudly on my couch at home. It’s a great site as they have free worldwide shipping and frequently run promotions. Just be wary if you live outside the US that you will be charged by customs so ordering one item at a time may work out more cost effective for you – especially if there is a free shipping promotion at the time.
Designing for Society6 is so easy if you are good on a computer. There are details on the site about what size images need to be to upload your design for various products. You simply set up a sellers account and them upload your designs. You can even set your commission rate for the art prints, other products have a set rate of commission.
If you’re really savvy, you’ll also set up an affiliate account so that whenever you share products from Society6 you earn an affiliate commission too.
4 >> Teach Online
Do you have a skill that others would love to learn? Something that comes naturally to you but other people may not find it so easy? I have considered teaching online, but haven’t had the guts to do it yet. I would like to think that I will be brave enough one day. The reason I am nervous is that you have to create videos. I may try and dip my toe in the water one day and attempt to do Facebook live as a first step!
5 >> Become a child minder
If technology isn’t you’re thing and you don’t want to make money online then child minding may be perfect for you. You can spend all of your time with your child (or children) and they will enjoy the stimulation of constant playdates.
I live in the UK and there are laws here that mean you can’t just start charging to look after other peoples children, you have to register as a child minder. I think the rules are different between Scotland and England so it’s best to check these details for where you live.
Free 6 Page Month Planner to help you get started >>
If you want to take action immediately, or just want a tool for planning your month then make sure you access my free 6 page monthly planner. It includes a front page to brainstorm your goals and dreams for the month. The planner is then followed by a page for each week in the month and a space for notes at the end.
Low Ink Design
As always, I have designed the planner to be economical with the amount of ink that you will use when printing. I have also used our bright and soft signature pastel colours.
I’ve learned a few planning tips along the way whilst setting up this website. When brainstorming, dream big and write everything down. You can then break these ideas down into small tasks. You won’t be able to do everything so pick your top priority and make sure you focus on that task. I have achieved so much more since working in this way.
If you have any requests for printables that would make life easier for you, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.