The cost of living just keeps on rising, yet our wages are never quite able to meet it. Plus we are living in a global pandemic. It’s not an accident, the economy (certainly in the US) is acting against us, repressing our wages to insulate the profit margins of our employers. We may not be starving as a result, but we certainly feel the pinch. We face the choice between economizing and driving down our living costs by making sacrifices or burying the household under an avalanche of debt… But what if there was a better way? A way in which you could make more money and even lay the foundation for a profitable business of your very own in your free time from the comfort of your own home?
The beauty of living in the digital world is that it is so rife with opportunity. So long as you have a working internet connection and a good idea, there are the right tools, sources of inspiration and information and opportunities out there for virtually anyone to make money and take the first steps into a potentially lucrative career. While you may have heard of the noble side hustle, you may assume that you need substantial overhead costs to get started but that simply isn’t the case. Here are some side hustles that are rich with potential but require very few overhead costs.
Sell with FBA
If you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you’ve likely seen affordable goods provided by other Amazon users but fulfilled by the company itself. Selling your old goods (or turning a profit on goods you buy for sale) can be extremely lucrative and offers you the best of both worlds, the reach of a market leading retail giant without the overheads. Check out this item and you’ll see how anyone can make good money through Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) as well as why so many fail. With persistence and tenacity you could become extremely successful selling goods through one of the world’s biggest online retailers.
Virtual Assistant Services
Virtual Assistants provide a variety of services to busy professionals all over the world. According to Statista, in 2018, there were 56.7 million people doing freelance work in the United States. One of the biggest benefit of working virtually is flexibility. Learn more by visiting my affiliate partner Fiverr.
The hosting and maintenance costs for most blogs are fairly minimal, yet when you have cultivated a loyal and diverse readership there are numerous opportunities for monetization. Advert hosting, affiliate marketing and even using your blog as a platform to sell your own writing and/or proofreading services are all great ways to turn your passion into a profession.
In the digital age, businesses of all shapes and sizes need new and fresh copy for their content marketing departments more than ever. If you’re a talented writer who can churn out quality copy quickly, you may find working as a part time copywriter extremely rewarding.
In the digital age, where there is a will, there is always a way!