Successful Strategies For Work At Home For Moms
Now a day, women working full time to make an earning has become a common feature. But, being a mom and working from home for some extra income may sound paradoxical. The simple reason is the lack of adequate opportunities to work from home.
Whatever opportunities that you may find, may be fraudulent and instead of making an extra income, you may fall victim to ‘secret shoppers’ Scam or the likes.
Never the less, if you have the will, determination and perseverance, you definitely can have your own earning. For that, you will have to adopt certain effective strategies, few of which are explained below.
1. Sign Up for an Associate Account with Amazon
You can get started and make a quick buck if you take up Affiliate Program of Amazon. To start with, log on to Amazon.in account and find the tiny link shown at the bottom for Amazon Associates and sign up there.
You will then get a special link; say for instance ‘improvphotog-20 Add that link to any usual link of Amazon. If your choice is ‘baby teething ring’, you can find there.
Then, go to that page on Amazon and copy the link which may be a long one such as amazon.com-teething-ring. You are to add your code of improvphotog-20 at the end of the link.
Finally, you are to post this link all over the place.
In order to start posting this modified link, go to your Facebook page and post about the baby teething link you like and tell your friends about it, so that they will be motivated to buy the same.
You are then required to include your Amazon Associates link to the product. When any of your friends click on your link and buy a teething ring, you may get a particular percentage on the value of the product.
This process does not make your friend to pay anything extra, whereas, you get money. If your friend buys a different item, say a vacuum, after clicking on your link, you still get a commission on that purchase. It is indeed awesome for a mom.
Besides Facebook posting, you can make a yet higher income if you have a small blog of yourself, writing about the products of your choice. For getting guidance for starting your blog, you can visit sites like ProBlogger, MoneyConnexion, ShoutMeLoud etc.
Yet another option is to go through the review on niche site review with Jim & Ricky. Even if you don’t start your own blog, you can write guest posts for blogs of others, provided you are permitted by them to use your Amazon links in the article.
Of course, it is a slow and persistent method that calls for patience, perseverance and persistence. The amount you earn depends upon your own personal efforts.
2. Freelance Content Writing for Blogs
If you are a mom and are good at writing grammatically correct and plagiarism free articles, you have a good prospect of earning by working from home. Bloggers always want new contents for their blogs, because it is really tough to meet with the quantum and time involved in writing new blogs.
If you have a PC and internet connection of your own, you can earn a good amount, working from home, besides giving the required care attention to your children.
You may be asked to write on various topics such as tourism and hospitality, health care, finance, fashion, product reviews etc. But you don’t need to be an expert on a subject.
The bloggers will provide you with a headline or some key words and indicate the number of words needed. By clicking on to Google, you can get a number of write ups on any given topic.
You can research and get the basic ideas for writing in your own language, by changing the grammatical structure.. Basically, your writing should be free from plagiarism, which you can check through small SEO tools for Plagiarism Checker.
You can earn between $25 and $45 per article of 2000 words. You can comfortable write 2000 words per day, thus making an income of $1000 per month. You can search online and find out the intending bloggers who put their ads, inviting services of content writers.
3. Investing in Indexing Fund
There is a general notion that investing in share market is a risky as well as a speculative affair which normal moms may not like to resort to.
But, if you have some extra money, you can make it to grow through other safer means of investment such as the Index Fund which makes investment in more than 500 largest companies in America.
You can get a return of 10% after fees and if you invest just $170, every month, you will be a millionaire after 40 years; with a cumulative return of $1, 022,389.
For finding out Index Funds, you may contact banks or can visit online site such as Vanguard.com. You need to pick out an index fund or ETF, with sound track records that do not charge more than 1% of fees.
Make an arrangement with your bank that $170 per month is transferred to the Index Fund. At the same time, ensure that your bank account has that much of balance and never touch the accumulated amount till its maturity; whatever may be the circumstances.
Even if there is fluctuation in the market, don’t withdraw the money.
4. Start a Blog
You can start your own blog i) choosing a name, ii) choosing a blog platform iii) choosing web hosting, iv) customizing your blog design and layout and v) writing your own blog. It may be a little hard work, but if you have the skill, knowledge and stamina, even being a mom, you can earn money from home.
For instance, Pay-Per-Click or PPC is an effective marketing scheme for products and services. If your blog attracts moderate to high traffic, many companies and major search engines like Yahoo and Google offer PPC ad-serving application.
You earn money per click made on your blog. The contents on the blog drive traffic, getting converted to leads and thus generating sales.
5. Be a Virtual Assistant
There are people who need part-time services for reading through their daily email inbox, doting customer service through email, responding to mails received, posting of articles on their sites scheduling their travel plans and other clerical jobs.
As a virtual assistant, you have the choice of working from home, at your ease and convenience; for a particular period or hours, each day. For finding out such people, you may list your services on websites such as Freelancer.com or Odesk.
If you are good and sincere at your work, you can earn from $8 to $20 per hour of your work.
If you are gifted with some innovative and creative skill on photography, you can earn a substantial amount of money, even working from home.
All you have to do is to build up a portfolio by taking pictures of models, who may be good looking and belong to your family or friend circle. You are then required to start a website for listing your photography services.
You can make earnings that may range from $100 to $2000 for shooting of wedding, senior pictures, and birth day parties, social and corporate events. It may take a long time to gear up your photography skill for making it eligible to generate income for you.
7. Selling Clearance Sale Goods through Amazon FBA
If you are a mom, with a craze for shopping and watching the prices and their fluctuations, you can buy a good quantity and variety of goods from the clearance section of your local stores and mail the same to the Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon). Amazon sells them for you and makes payment for your cut, including your shipping cost.
8. Writing Non-Fiction eBooks
If you have the writing skill and some creative ideas in your mind, you can write your book containing around 50,000 words, in a Word document and send the same to SmashWords for getting it formatted. You can then put it on the Kindle or iPad
Being a mom, your first priority is to give due care and attention needed by your children. If they are grown enough to take care of themselves, you can make enough time to look in to various ways and means for making successful strategies for making money, by working from home.