16 May 7 Easy Ways to Make Money Without Setting Foot in an Office
Working in an office has its benefits – socialising with colleagues, a nice steady pay check and the fun of after work drinks on a Friday. But on the downside you have to be in the office for 9am or earlier, answer to somebody else and you can’t sit at home in your pyjamas whenever you feel like it. If the thought of setting foot in an office every day fills you with dread, you might want to consider making money online, or at least doing a job that allows you to be your own boss.
Here are 6 easy ways to make money without having to go into an office:
Selling Amazon Products
The idea is fairly simple. Source a product wholesale from China on Alibaba.com and then sell it on Amazon for a profit. You ship it to Amazon, then they take care of all the delivery logistics with Fulfillment by Amazon. The difficult part is finding a product niche that isn’t saturated – since items like Go Pro accessories have hundreds and hundreds of sellers, all competing by undercutting each other with the lowest price. So the trick is to find a product that isn’t to competitive, that has a decent good profit margin with a good volume of sales. If you do your research correctly then you could be making passive income every month just from product sales on Amazon.
If you love dogs then you might want to start your own dog boarding business with sites like Rover.com or Wag. Getting to play with cute furry doggies all day AND getting paid for it – what’s not to love? Once upon a time it was much more difficult to set up your own dog walking business. You’d need insurance and you’d have to market yourself by putting ads up all over town. Now all you need to do is sign up to the app, list your details and wait for the requests to come in. If you charge $40 per night per dog and you’re taking multiple dogs, this money can certainly pay for your groceries each week.
Start an Instagram account
People who have achieved Insta-fame with 100K+ followers are killing it at the moment. Many Instagrammers are being sponsored by brands to take photographs with their products or jet off to far-flung destinations and take pictures. If you have 50,000 followers you can be making up to $500 per post, so this money can soon add up. Don’t have enough followers yet? The key is to consistently post stunning photographs (no blurry pictures of you on a night out) and actively take part in the Instagram community by liking, commenting and using hash tags. Things that do particularly well on Instagram – beautiful destinations, luxury watches, aerial shots of food and anything with plenty of white.
Set up a blog
If you prefer writing to posing for photos you might want to start your own blog or website. Once your blog becomes established you can make money from sponsorships, affiliate links and e-book sales. Some bloggers will also user their blog as a store front to sell products like travel gear or T-shirts. The key to starting a successful website is to focus on producing quality content and improving your SEO by targeting keywords, building links to your site and guest posting on other sites.
Become a freelance photographer
Professional photographers make good money and have the flexibility to choose when they wish to work. You’ll have to invest in some expensive equipment to begin with and obviously you need to know what you’re doing. One friend I know makes money from photographing food for local restaurants, while another photographer I know shoots weddings and events.
Be a fitness instructor
Cities like London and New York are full of wealthy people who are happy to fork out for a personal trainer to get them in shape. You’ll have to build your client base to begin with but once you’re up and running people will start to hear from you by word of mouth. So if you enjoy fitness and you don’t mind early mornings training businessmen before work, this can be a great way of making money that involves the outdoors.
Copywriting and SEO
If you’re good with words and grammar then you can make money online simply by offering your copywriting services. There are plenty of sites where you can advertise like People Per Hour and UpWork. Lots of websites need blog posts on articles, so if you can write quickly then this may be the job for you.
There are tons of easy ways to make money that don’t involve a 9 to 5 job – you just have to be willing to take the leap. It can be scary transitioning from a full-time career to being self employed, but it truly is worth it if you have the commitment and willpower to succeed.