This winter is one like no other with many places still on lockdown because of the pandemic. If you’ve lost an income because of this, or if you have more time than usual and want to use it productively, why not consider monetizing your free time. You can do this by starting a blog, an eCommerce store, freelancing, and more. Read on for some of the best ways to make extra money from home this winter.
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Monetize your blog
Whether you’ve got a blog running already or just an idea for one, this winter is a great time to start earning money from your writing. The great thing about monetizing a blog is that you get to do something you love and get paid for it.
The best place to start a blog is with WordPress. You will have to pay some money for your domain address and hosting but you get special deals to start with. Start writing short articles about your favorite subjects and earn money from advertising.
Start an ecommerce store
An ecommerce store is an online platform that you can earn money from by selling products or guiding customers to products using affiliate marketing. You don’t have to have a warehouse either, you can send products through dropshipping, or find delivery work.
If you don’t have any experience with ecommerce, don’t worry, there are several options. Sign up for Shopify or Woocommerce. These are platforms designed to set you up and get you started. Follow their advice and you’ll be bringing in profit in a matter of weeks.
Freelance your skills
Freelancing used to be something reserved for industry specialists, people with unique knowledge and abilities. Today with the possibilities of the Internet, freelance opportunities are plentiful. If you have any skill or abilities you can earn cash with it online.
Do you have some good writing skills, graphic design skills, consulting skills, or the ability to build or maintain websites? What are you waiting for? Start a gig on Fiverr or People Per Hour today and start to earn money and grow your reputation.
Sell things online
It’s the holiday season and this year people are spending more time in their homes than ever before. This is good and bad. The bad thing is that you notice how little space you have and how much clutter there is. If you have kids it could be a time to sell some items before new ones arrive.
The Christmas season is the best time to sell items as more and more people are looking for high-quality second-hand toys and books. Amazon is a great place to list books and eBay is good at selling most things – just remember they charge a commission.
Try out investing
Even if you haven’t invested in anything before you can still make money from it and learn the ropes at the same time. Start by watching a few beginner’s YouTube videos and getting an idea of what is involved with investing. After that, you can decide how much you want to invest and where. You can make both short and long-term returns.