Starting a home business isn’t easy. There is usually a period of time, though hopefully short, between launching your business and becoming profitable. But, the bills still need paid right? Today we are talking about how to make more money while growing your home business. These opportunities are flexible and should allow you to continue working your business while keeping your household running in the black.
Get Part-Time Remote Work with a Startup
Angel List is a website where startups can find investors and gain interest. It’s also a site where they can connect with employees and independent contractors.
Angel List has a special section just for remote job listings. You can find both full-time and part-time opportunities here seeking everything from bloggers to CFOs. You will be able to see the pay being offered, a throughout company description and how many people have applied for the listed job.
Not only is tutoring a great local gig, there are so many places that contract online tutors. Skype and online conference software make it easy to teach remotely. Sites such as Tutor.com and e-Tutor are looking for those with a current teaching certificate while ESL tutoring sites like InstaEDU only require a college degree. And, you can always market to parents and students directly if you would prefer to cut out the middleman.
This gig offers a lot of flexibility. You may be able to schedule social media updates in advance and check for comments or replies periodically throughout the day. You need to have a working knowledge of popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. You should also have good customer service and organization skills. FlexJobs is a great place to find legitimate remote job listings in this industry.
Evaluate Search Engines
This is a popular remote position. Though some find the work isn’t steady enough to provide a full-time income, that could make it perfect for you to make more money while growing your home business. Lionbridge, Leapforce and iSoftStone are three big names in this industry. You can find a few more places listed here as well.
Become a Direct Sales Consultant
Direct sales is a perfect fit for many budding entrepreneurs because the business really starts booming on nights and weekends when ladies are off work and ready to host home parties. That leaves you all day to work on your business while earning a nice side income holding a couple of parties per week. Find a business you love and a product you can stand behind.
Maybe your free time is sporadic. In that case, check out sites like TaskRabbit or NearJobs where you can pick up gigs like doing the laundry or picking up the groceries. These are often one-off jobs that require no ongoing commitment.
Monetize Your Free Time and Activity
There are a lot of legit places to pick up a few bucks here and there. Swagbucks, for example, will pay you for watching videos and completing surveys (they will also give you a $5 bonus when you sign up and earn 2500 SB in your first three months). Ebates will give you cashback for shopping online, coincidentally they offer a $10 gift card for creating a free account. And, everyone needs to grocery shop. Ibotta and SavingStar pay me for doing that. It’s not much, but every little bit helps when growing a business.
Regardless of the side gig you decide to incorporate, make sure the hourly commitments are in-line with your own business growth goals. Trying to juggle too many things and too many hours can lead to a conflict in which no one wins.