Look close to home. I remember scouring the classifieds and other sources like that for work, and then realized I knew plenty of people who owned businesses that produced pamphlets, books, and web copy, and they all needed an editor even if they weren’t already using one. So I started offering my services, and providing the people I knew with pricing sheets and referrals. Word-of-mouth was the best form of advertising for me, but in order to get that I always over-delivered, and was on time.
There are some fundamentals that don’t change no matter what you’re editing, but you also need to be aware that the grammar rules you learned in 7th grade English class aren’t necessarily the ultimate law in all of grammar… they’re simply one set of rules. Different writers, publications, and publishers follow different sets of rules. If you ever wrote a paper for an English class and also wrote a paper for a science class, you probably had to learn both MLA and APA style — two different, but equally “correct,” methods of grammar and punctuation. Neither one is wrong, but they’re definitely different.
If you're looking to address some immediate financial needs, then the app economy is likely right for you. Thanks to the global sharing phenomenon, launched in part by our smartphones and ever-burgeoning global connectivity, you could easily opt for some quick active income by using well-known apps. From ride sharing to deliveries and even quick tasks, there's an app for that today, as the saying goes.
Dayo, sadly, because of the market size, app related business remain only profitable in a few western countries. I don’t know of any that could be used in Nigeria. That said, you can always put your own twist on things and make something that people in your local area could find useful. Essentially, you create a niche market out of it, and that can be very profitable.
And while it will take time to build up a big-enough audience to attract advertisers and other ways to make extra income from your podcast, the opportunity is there. John Lee Dumas interviews entrepreneurs seven days a week for his podcast Entrepreneur on Fire and now makes more than $200,000 a month from it. In fact, John publishes all his income online and showed that he’s made almost $13 million since launching in 2012.
If you’re crafty (and I mean that in more than one way, wink wink), you’ll enjoy Etsy. Handcrafted items are the bread and butter here. Plenty of people make decent side money on the site, which is basically an EBay for crafters and artists. Set up a sellers account with Etsy, and you’ll be asked to set up your virtual storefront and put up at least 5 goods for sale.
Has it ever occurred to you that the idea you wanted to convey was downright brilliant, but your teacher was too shallow to understand it? In reality, this happens like… never. If your idea is brilliant, everyone should be able to get it. It is not one of Nietzsche’s works; it is a college essay! The problem is that you failed to put your idea in the right words and to build the connection with the reader. This is the first step that our essay editor does — making sure that your audience will get your point.
A spin-off for web designers is to offer a landing page creation service. Well optimized landing pages can be the difference between a successful and a failing business. And, as creating the perfect landing page isn’t easy, this is a service many businesses are prepared to pay for. I know people who are earning 6 figures per year and all they do is create landing pages for businesses. There’s serious money to be made.
If you have nothing of value to sell from home then retail arbitrage might be a better option for you. Many people partake in arbitrage to earn a little extra money, and for some it has even become their full-time job. Retail arbitrage is the buying of goods at a low price and then selling them on a different platform at a higher price. Sales in shops provide ideal opportunities to pick up products for next to nothing. These can then be sold on eBay or Amazon for higher amounts, making you a nice profit.
When creating a membership site, always offer different plans and pricing tiers to appeal to your different categories of audience. Access to specific types of content is then dependent on the plan selected by a member. Membership fees can be a one-off payment or a repeat subscription. And you can even sell products on your membership site to boost your income.
-EDIT- The apps were TapTapSee and CamFind. When I was doing the tagging, the company was under "Image Searcher Inc." which seems to have turned into "CloudSight". The job was posted on craigslist a couple years back. Basically you would log in to their website (tagpics.net) and receive images people took for identification, you would have a few seconds to come up with a detailed description of what the photo was of. You were allowed to cash out once you got over $80. I have no idea how they do things now. Searching the apps brought me to their website, with a description that makes it seem like it may be automated now? I'm honestly not sure. This was late 2013 and early 2014 when I did it. If anyone has any luck, let me know. All I have are a few old emails from them. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
Etsy is the most popular online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts. From bracelets to phone cases, rings, furniture, and more, Etsy is perfect for anyone who is creative and wants to sell their handmade creations. As long as you have the space, this can make for one of the best ways to make money online that can be started with a very limited investment. Consider these 5 steps to starting an Etsy store, from Handmadeology.
It may take time to build that audience that turns views into dollars. The average revenue per 1,000 YouTube views is just over $6. But with enough videos for fans to scroll through, those views can add up over time. While you're building an audience, you could also join an affiliate program related to your channel and make money through affiliate links in your video descriptions.
Understand how a niche website works. A niche website focuses on very targeted, specific information. The content must be specific, useful and interesting to your target audience. Successful niche websites get anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 visitors per month. You build content on a particular keyword, and you make passive income with Google Adsense or through affiliate links.
These students can be different. Some of them get too excited about the process of writing; others procrastinate until the last moment waiting for a muse to come. One way or another, when it’s time to hand in the essay they have neither time nor emotional strengths to proofread their papers. When they get the results, as opposed to the first group who are happy not to get expelled, they feel like great artists, underestimated and misunderstood.
Is your cash out taking forever? or Is the site just not working right? - Look on a relevant subreddit, facebook or twitter. If there is a problem, people will be posting about it. If there's no mention of the problem, try asking on those subreddits, facebook or on twitter. If you don't know where to look, just go to google and type in the website name and what site you're looking for. For example "Swagbucks reddit" will bring you right to /r/Swagbucks. This works for facebook, twitter, whatever you need. If all else fails, contact support.
2. InboxDollars – InboxDollars is similar to Swagbucks, since you’re going to be taking surveys, shopping, etc., so if you want to maximize your return, sign up with both websites. They also offer a search engine that pays you (like Swagbucks) and you get $5 just for signing up. I won’t continue to list survey sites one after another down the list, but if you want to get paid to take surveys, also check out GlobalTestMarket, E-Poll Surveys and Survey Club.
Find a profitable niche: We’ve talked about this a lot. But, where are you most comfortable. What niche do your skills, values, and interests intersect? Do you have 10 years of experience as a technical writer? Do you have long-standing PR relationships that’ll be invaluable in helping startups launch a successful crowdfunding campaign? Determine what makes your value unique, and lean heavily on showcasing that strength to your potential clients.
I’m sure this is helpful for other people but I would really appreciate if more bloggers would specify that some of these only work in the US as it get’s really frustrating to have to go through each and every single one to find that none of them work where I live. Please try add these in next time, but other than that you have a very good flow of information and everything is well structured. Many thanks.
Hey there! I need an editor familiar with the process of applying to grad schools in North America and that is a native speaker. The work consists of editing two SOPs that have around 3000 words. I DO NOT look for heavy editing but I look for someone to proofread them and check the consistency of the ideas presented. The SOPs are almost in their final form.
As for what equipment is required, you can proofread without an iPad (I did so for almost a year!) but I 100% recommend using one. I use an iPad Mini 2. Switching from laptop proofreading to iPad was a game changer for my business because of the $10 app I downloaded, iAnnotate. It has so many crazy-amazing tools that made my work so much faster and efficient than proofreading on my laptop.
CashCrate sends out literally thousands of payments a month to users just like you who spend time completing surveys and offers on CashCrate.com. How do they do it? Well, they do surveys and offers regularly. It really adds up! Your initial goal should be to meet minimum payout, which is $20.00. Making $20.00 in free cash is actually quite easy considering there are hundreds of surveys and offers available, but here are a few tips to get you to your goal faster:
Since time is the most precious commodity on this earth, invest the time at the front-end so that you can reap the benefits on the back-end. This means putting in a bit of sweat equity and not getting paid today. Rather, you'll get paid somewhere down the road. And you'll continue getting paid whether you keep building that passive income stream or you stop. It's obvious that this is the preferred route, but clearly the road less traveled.
[But] as that business grew, I quickly noticed I was able to make quite a bit more money per-hour proofreading transcripts than I was able to make as a trainer — and I didn't have to be anywhere at a certain time to do the work. I really liked being able to make money on my own terms, and loved the flexibility it provided. I eventually realized while fitness training was fun, it was economically inefficient.
Next, you’ll need the right tools. You can be as complicated or simple as you want depending on your comfort with audio equipment, but at the minimum you’ll want a microphone and software for recording your voice. Companies like Behringer, Blue, Focusrite, and others sell studio-quality plug-and-play podcast setups that can get you recording today.
Teaching and tutoring English as a second language is a great way to make money online, not to mention open some doors for you to travel the world if you'd like. While full ESL (English as a Second Language) accreditation is recommended, as long as you’re a native speaker and have the ability to teach, there are people in countries such as Hong Kong or the UAE who are willing to pay upwards of $25/hr for you to tutor them English via Skype. Check out Indeed, Learn4Good and Remote.co for remote english tutoring jobs or sign up on a specialized site like VerbalPlanet or Chegg Tutors.