In today’s difficult job-market, many people are in need of extra income, and who once was a stay-at-home parent, now is trying to help create multiple income streams with little or no success. Here are lots of ideas on creating additional income and even residual income! This article is comprised of some very creative, but surprisingly simple alternative ways of generating additional income that just about anyone can find one to do.
There are many network marketing companies out there. They thrive off the “relationship-marketing” business model. What’s great about joining a network marketing company is that you have no inventory to stock, no overhead, and no skills necessary! Do your research prior to joining any company to make sure their products and business model is right for you.
Write about what you know.
Everyone knows something about something, and little do you know- that information is valuable! Check out www.associatedcontent.com. This website allows you to submit your informational articles and actually get paid for it. You can also submit video, audio, and slide shows on the site and get paid for it too! (Read their agreement to understand how it all works).
Start a Home Based Business
“Starting a business” sounds like a big deal with lots of investment and overhead – but actually you can start one right from home. Let’s say you are a stay-at-home Mom…or dad 😉 You can do anything from your home. Whether it’s start a Flower Arrangement service, or daycare, graphic design, Tax Preparer, Cakes and sweets, Billing, Sewing/ Alterations, Tutoring, Personal Assistant, etc… There are so many things you can do right from home to add some much needed extra income.
Some might require licensing such as daycare or tax preparing, but please, respect your local laws and register your home-business with the city, abide by any codes like privacy and security of your client’s information, etc…
Many industries are in need of photos. From magazines, and graphic designers to local mom-and-pop shops. You never know who will need your picture- so submit them and get paid. To make things easier, here is a list of websites that sell them for you – and all you do is collect your commission every time it’s sold.
How many times have you recommended a good restaurant, lawyer, hair-stylist, or even gardener? Have you ever got paid for it? Talk to local businesses and professionals to try to work out a referral deal with them. Many businesses are slow, so any additional referrals will help greatly and maybe you can get commission from it as well.
Get Paid For Blogging
Some of you may be asking yourself, “What is a Blog? And how do I get paid to Blog?”
A blog is like an online journal. Maybe you knew someone that always wrote in his or her journal everyday as a kid. Maybe some people still write in their journal – Well now it can be a source of internet income . A blog is just like that journal, except its online and search engines can lead readers to your blog depending if your content matches the keyword they search.
One way to make money online by blogging is to place Google Ads on your blog. An easy way to do this is by joining www.blogger.com. Blogger.com attracts over 10 million visitors a month, so surely there will be some people who find yours and might click on an ad.
Publish a Book
Trust me- it’s simpler than it sounds. If you feel you can write a book, www.lulu.com will publish it for you – FREE.
They also help you with Hardcover’s and many more, in addition to tools that help you market and sell your book. (Read their terms and conditions to understand how it works)
Write Product Reviews
Have an opinion on a product or service? You can submit reviews online about a product or service you have used and if they decide to publish it, you get paid. www.reviewstream.com
Videopost is like a comment post. These video websites are willing to pay you for uploading videoposts. Your videos should be interesting, funny, amazing, and entertaining- Anything to attract viewers because you are paid based on the number of views.
Your Own Website
By having your own website you can make money online by promoting your business – no matter what it may be. Many of the ideas mentioned above can be enhanced if you had your own website for people to learn more about you and what you offer. The more visitors you have to your website, the more you can get paid for advertising space, and Google adsense clicks on the site. Imagine, every time someone clicks on an ad in your website, YOU GET PAID. Not just a few cents, but as much as $10 each time someone clicks. The possibilities are endless.