If you ask most people, they would be thrilled with the idea that they could work from home doing something they love, that they were good at, and get paid to do it.
However, although it’s absolutely possible to do that, it’s not as easy as simply working from your pyjamas and typing a few buttons on a computer and making thousands online – despite what many people would have you believe.
The reason that so many people are skeptical of the idea of making money from home is because of so many scams on the internet making bold promises and offering very little in the way of results – and actually even leaving some people worse off than when they started.
That’s why in this post we’re going to share with you some simple work at home business ideas that are actually legitimate and that you can get paid for well – by using your talent and passions in exchange for a good income.
If you’re creative in any way and like to draw or design things, then graphic design may be a good business idea for you.
Typically graphic designers will either work for themselves as freelancers from home, but they can also work in-house with agencies or directly with companies, and many who start with agencies actually build their experience this way and then branch out into their own business.
As a graphic designer you could work with clients online creating marketing materials for websites and logos and a whole range of other things for their branding. You could also work offline and create chic wedding invitations and stationery or even t-shirt designs.
There are so many ways to go with graphic design that it’s one of the most diverse and creative careers out there today.
Like graphic designers, many copywriters will get their start in agencies and then later start working for themselves.
As a copywriter, you have many areas open to you and you can choose to work with clients such as promap.co.uk who would be considered quite niche, or something more general like retail, but if you don’t want to niche down according to industry, then you could choose to focus on a specific type of copy. For example you only write web copy for new businesses just starting, or you write content marketing materials such as blog and social media posts. There’s really no right or wrong way to approach getting started as a copywriter, as long as you’re good at what you do and you’re able to deliver results for clients.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money online from selling other people’s products. Basically if you have any kind of website or a blog, or even a simple social media page, you can review and promote other people’s products through a unique link, and each time someone clicks on the link and buys that product, you’re given a commission.
This can turn into a very profitable business with ongoing, recurring income.