We live in a time when more and more people are managing to free themselves from the constraints of traditional work, and are increasingly managing to take their lives into their own hands and to control their time, space, and business vision in ways they never were before.
In practice, this means that more and more people are self-employed as work-from-home professionals and that even those who hold conventional day jobs are significantly more likely to also make some money on the side, from the comfort of their own homes
If this sounds like an attractive proposition to you, but one that you haven’t yet begun to tap into, yourself, here are some tips for making money from home.
Investigate the life of a stock trader
When people think of stock trading, they’re more likely to imagine scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street than to imagine someone working from home and earning a decent living. But many stock-traders thrive as location-independent professions who are able to make a pretty penny as a result of their trading.
These days, it’s possible to benefit from an automated trading system that employs a high-tech algorithmic system for automating trades. Hedge funds frequently rely on such algorithms, as do prop trading firms and others.
Becoming a trader will inevitably require a lot of work, and a serious commitment of time and effort, but for the right people, it can pay off dramatically.
Set up an online store and sell your artwork, or personal crafts
Many people have small craft-related hobbies that they take pleasure from, but that they might not have considered monetising. These can involve things like coming up with small cartoon graphic designs, or carving things out of wood, stitching designs into fabric, and more.
These days, it’s very easy to monetise these talents and pastimes for additional revenue, using services such as Etsy, which allow you to set up your own online storefront for that precise purpose.
Take a moment to think about whether or not you have any craft-related skill or hobby that could be monetised with a bit of work. Perhaps your skills in cartoon design could be used to create stickers that other people might want to buy.
The possibilities here are almost endless.
Consider selling your professional services on the side as a freelancer
Many people have a professional skill-set which they could be peddling independently, instead of for the sake of the company who employs them for their day-job. At the very least, many people could make a bit of money on the side from applying those skills in a freelance manner.
Freelancing is a realistic aspiration for many people these days. Websites such as Fiverr provide a pre-made platform for finding potential clients, although the platform itself can lead to a war-against-all, race-to-the-bottom business model, at times.
Alternatively, many companies now actively hire freelancers and place job ads to that effect on sites such as LinkedIn. All you need to do to get started is to design a professional portfolio site and start seeking out work.