If you want to earn money from home, pay close attention. In this article, I will give you 5 ways you could get paid online in 2018.
Have you noticed that in 2017 the term “side hustle” became very popular?
I recently read an article that said that more than 50% of the workforce in the United States has some type of “secondary activity” that they use to supplement their income.
With so many people looking to do something on the sidelines, you have to admit that the cost of living is growing faster than the minimum wage.
So let’s go over some of the ways you could make money from home in 2018.
# 1: become a social media manager
Social media managers have become very popular since the explosion of social media in the last decade.
A social media manager is exactly that; Manage.
So, if you were to become a social media manager, your job would involve sending / receiving friend requests, posting multiple times a day, participating, and reading incoming comments, etc.
You’d think this is something anyone could do, but there are many successful entrepreneurs and business owners who are willing to pay someone to take care of these mundane tasks on their behalf.
If you think you are proficient on social media, maybe this is just the side job for you?
# 2: Learn to Trade Forex and Cryptocurrencies
It amazes me how few people have heard of Forex. Forex is an acronym for Foreign Exchange.
With Forex you are buying and selling currencies just like people buy and sell commodities like corn, coffee, and orange juice.
This is an invaluable skill to learn because when you have it, you can write your own paycheck. Just keep in mind that this is considered the same as gambling in Uncle Sam’s eyes, so you will have to pay some capital gains taxes on everything you do.
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin aren’t just something you buy and hold. In fact, you can also trade cryptocurrencies.
# 3: join a network marketing company
Although network marketing companies tend to get a bad rap, most people do not realize the fact that network marketing is an industry of more than 100 billion dollars per year.
More money is generated per year from network marketing than from all professional sports in the United States each year combined!
A network marketing company gives you the opportunity to become the CEO of your own organization from day one.
In Corporate America, you usually start at the bottom of the ladder and work your way up. In network marketing, you start at the top of your organization, but you are responsible for building and training a team of independent sales representatives who have common goals.
# 4: get started with e-commerce
You can also get involved with e-commerce. You know, things like eBay, Amazon, and even Shopify.
This is where you have a virtual business. You can sell practically anything that your imagination can muster.
Dropshipping is also an important part of ecommerce sales success. Otherwise, you will need your own products to sell and most people don’t have them.
Ecommerce is a great way to make money working from home if you’re really not a social person and not cut out for the sales life.
# 5: get involved in affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is about selling other people’s products / services.
Virtually every business known to man has some kind of affiliate program these days. For example, if you refer someone to Time Warner, they will pay you.
By simply sharing products and services that you use every day, you can earn a percentage each time someone makes a purchase from your individual affiliate link.
Which of these methods is the best?
While all of the above methods are great, there really isn’t one that is “better” per se. However, if you plan to earn money from home with your computer, you will need to receive the appropriate training. Otherwise, it could take you years to learn and become a master of online marketing.