Top 3 Ways I Make Money from Home (and you can too!)

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Thinking working from home is an impossibility? Read on to find out how I do it and how you can too.

Whether you want to make a little extra money on the side or want to start an empire from your kitchen table, there are plenty of women looking to make money from home. There are many advantages to working from home. You get to have total control over your space and time.

If you find you work best sitting on the couch in your comfiest clothes, you can. Alternatively, you can always section of a part of a room or an entire room to become your home office and set up a desk with all of the supplies you need to be successful. 

The biggest benefit, of course, is being able to spend more time with your family. Many women don’t want to make the choice between being a great mother and wife and being successful. This is why working from home is becoming more and more popular. You won’t miss out on the big moments, and you’ll still be able to make enough money to support your family.

Here are the top three ways to make money from home that anyone can do!

#1 – Sell Space in Your Home

Do you have an extra bedroom that you don’t use? Do you have a finished basement that gets only minimal use? If you have extra space in your home, you can convert that space into a homestay, bed and breakfast, or even a rental apartment. Mother-in-law apartments (those extra apartments tacked on to some houses that have their own entrance) are a popular choice for people who want to make money from home.

If you don’t want to rent out your spare room on a long term basis, there are usually people looking for rental alternatives to hotels and motels, especially if they are visiting an area for an extended period of time. A homestay  is often ideal for discerning traveling tourists who want to experience the authentic nature of the destination they are visiting.  Homestay accommodations may also be ideal for people that are moving to a new area and need some time to settle in before they rent or buy a more permanent place.

Even just a simple bed and breakfast can be attractive, for both long term and short term visitors. Many travelers prefer the atmosphere that comes along with staying in someone’s home, rather than in an impersonal and expensive hotel. Even charging $100 a night makes your home far less expensive than most nice hotels and with lots of websites where you can post your ad for free, it will be easy to find customers.

#2 – Consulting

When most people hear the word “consulting,” they think of high-powered professional consultants that work with financial firms and other large, complicated companies. Consulting, in reality, simply means selling your knowledge and expertise to people who need it. If you are a skilled seamstress, you could consult others on how to improve their sewing or design skills. If you are an expert baker, you can teach others to make both basic and complicated recipes.

Think about what you know you do really well. How can you package that so that other people will pay you to share that knowledge with them? If you studied literature in college, you can set up a consulting firm that helps people develop their story and novel ideas, provides editing services, and even helps individuals write and send out inquiries to agents or publishers.

No matter what your skills are, there are ways to make them turn a profit. You have great stores of knowledge and incredible aptitudes. If you are not currently using that knowledge and those skills to make money, it’s time to start!

#3 – Affiliate Marketing

Because affiliate marketing sounds complex, many people will shy away from it, unless they already have experience in marketing. The truth is that you don’t have to have any marketing experience in order to make affiliate marketing work. The basic concept of affiliate marketing is this: consumers like to research different kinds of products before they buy. They also like to hear about products from sources that they trust. Businesses provide a monetary award to affiliates who send page visitors or customers to their products or services.

In short, affiliate marketing allows people to make money, just by sending traffic or buyers to a company. It’s easy, cost effective, and many bloggers do it. Because you often get to pick which companies and products you want to work with, you never have to try to tout something you don’t actually believe in.

Bottom Line

Making money from home is possible. It’s not just possible—it’s easy. Like any other business, these techniques take time to establish, but once your homestay/bed and breakfast, consulting firm, or affiliate marketing plan is in place, you’re sure to start making that extra money you need.

Please Share Your Thoughts 

In the comments below, share with us:

1. Have you ever worked from home? If so, what did you do?
2. Any advice you would give other women looking to work from home?

 

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