Working From Home For An Income
Just as in my post about legitimate work from home opportunities, I will include some of this information again since it is so important.
Having a desire to make money online is a very legitimate reason for trying to acquire the experience, the skills and the opportunities to earn an income online. Whether it is part-time or full-time, it can be done safely.
This should be great to hear for stay at home moms or dads that need to earn an income but must stay at home. It can become a full-time employment for these dedicated individuals to build a home-based business. Even though you may be new at this career choice it doesn’t mean that all is lost. On the contrary, this could be the golden nugget that you have been searching for.
Did you know that there are companies out there that will “PAY” you to test a website? Yes these companies actually pay you to test a website, some by uploading a program, to how easily the navigation on the website is.
12 Companies that Will Pay You To Test Websites from Home
- Whatusersdo – Pay is $8 or more via Paypal. Test takes around 15-20 minutes to complete. You must have a Mac or PC, Internet access, and microphone.
- UserTesting – Pay is $10 per test. Do not need a web cam with this company.
- YouEye – Pay is $12 per test study. A smartphone is recommended to receive more tests through their official app.
- Enroll – Get paid to test websites, before they are published. Earn in cash rewards.
- UTest – This company offers a variety of website testing opportunities.
- UserFeel – This company pays around $10 per test.
- Feedback Army – Website tester jobs. Pay varies with this company.
- Analysia – Test takes around 15 minutes to complete. Pay is $10 per test.
- TryMyUI – Tests takes around 15-20 minutes to complete. Pay is $10 per test.
- Userlytics – Both webcam and microphone are required to complete test. Pay is $10 per test.
- Amazon Mechanical Turk – This company offers website testing, but the pay may be much less than the others on this list.
- Loop 11 – This company recruits members as young as 14 to test websites from home. Tests takes around 10 minutes to complete. Pay is $5 per test.
In 2006 I learned that making money online can be done in spite of being scammed.
The first venture I tried was what a friend of mine had been doing the last time I had been in contact with him. I contacted this company, was given (bought) a website that had space for 10 items, any items of my choosing from their list of products.
These products would be drop-shipped to the buying customer. The only adverse decision I had to make was to agree to buy (on credit) a credit card machine. This was the most expensive lesson to learn for my first online venture. I fell victim to a lease agreement of a credit card machine on a four year lease that never was used, ever, which I proudly display to remind me of what being scam feels like.
A credit card machine is NOT needed for any online business, in case you were wondering. This was a way that Chase was able to sell thousands of unnecessary machines at extremely inflated prices. Paypal, Google Checkout, and others are available to you so having a merchant account is not necessary. So let my failings be a lesson to you.
My second online venture was with eBay. eBay is a legitimate way of producing income by selling items from their hosted website. These items can be sold auction style, set price (buy it now) or even a “make offer” sale. You can sell the item(s) singly or have multiple items listed in a store.
This was the option I chose to do. I created a store so that I could sell multiple items. I also listed digital items I made myself at my home. For $20 fee a month I could list 20 items to sell each month. The profit I made on these items was enough to pay my store rental and add inventory to my warehouse (spare bedroom).
I even wrote a book about it – “How to sell online for less than $20 a month”. I sold that book on Amazon in the Kindle eBook department. You can get this free book at “http://ecommercemakemoneysolutions.com”. Just complete the contact form with your name and email address. I will send you the link to get the book (for FREE).
eBay is not the only website that you can sell your own items from your home. Overstock.com is another store-style website that you can have a storefront at to sell your wares. Amazon.com also furnishes a store front for businesses to sell from.
With any of the above three websites you can make a ton of money – IF – you know how to sell and have enough margins to cover your costs. Having a Online job from home, it just doesn’t get any better than this!
Swappa is a newer website more set on smartphones and all kinds of tablets for sale, new and used. There seller fees are much lower than sites like eBay and since these charges are usually not passed on to customers, the prices make this site very reasonable to consumers.
Swappa Is a Simple, Hassle-Free Place to Buy and Sell Used Android Devices. If you have an interest in any of these websites, you can make a lot of money selling new and used items from your home. This can be your part-time career that actually makes you more money than your real job!
Facebook.com – I am sure everyone has heard of this social media icon – but did you know – now you can sell your stuff from their website? This will lead Facebook into a whole new area of commerce, which could be good for the consumer.
As their Advert says – Sell Your Used Stuff for Cash on Facebook for Hassle-Free, No-Fee Decluttering.
Craigslist.com – Most people wouldn’t consider Craigslist as a legitimate business opportunity to make money working from home. But as thousands of people make their living from Craigslist, you can too.
Craigslist is huge—not just for selling stuff, but for listings of all types. It’s all but replaced the classified pages in most major cities around the world, and you can find listings for everything from apartments to parking spaces to clothes to baby goods—all specific to your community and at a wide range of prices.
Best of all, since Craigslist is essentially just a big classified site, there are no fees for listing your items, no middleman charging you to list or host photos, and no one in between you and the seller—which can be a good or a bad thing. So the opportunity to expand your margins on things you sell can be easily done from this site. Definitely something to ponder about..
What about Affiliate Marketing? Have you ever considered this as a viable business to work from home? Thousands of people across the nation are doing this everyday! They are very successful at it too!
The easiest way to understand affiliate marketing is to remember the reviews you see about products on their products page. Have you ever been researching to buy a product by reading the reviews left by other previous buyers?
Some reviews are very explanatory in what to expect, others just say “great product” or its “no good!”. These reviews are from people who actually bought the product and tell you their experience.
Affiliate marketing is a lot like this, except one minor difference… you get paid by endorsing a product versus just leaving a review. A BIG Difference! It is extremely easy to be an affiliate because most of your really big businesses have an affiliate program for you.
This is how I make my money. I am an affiliate to Amazon.com. Amazon as everyone knows is bigger than Wal-mart but everything sold is online. So my business is I create a “niche website” and write reviews about products that are associated with the niche I selected.
To give you an idea just how easy this work from home career is, over a thousand websites are created everyday by people working from home as an affiliate to one of many big businesses. Businesses like Amazon.com, BestBuy, Dell, Nike, Apple, and many, many others have an affiliate program that pay you when you send them a customer.
If you would like to read another blog post of affiliate marketing, how you can turn $50 dollars a month into $500, then you will want to read my blog post ”
This is the Easiest form of operating a home-based business. Anyone can do this! From a ten year old to someone in their nineties! This job is perfect for:
- Stay-at-home mothers
- Stay-at-home dads
- Retired people
- College students
- Part-time workers
- If you are interested in how to get started with Affiliate Marketing, how to get started for FREE, and get a website for FREE, just click on work from home opportunities.