Are you a stay-at-home mum or dad and thinking of making the most of the time and space at home that you have got? Or you simply love the idea of earning extra cash working from home or quitting your fulltime job and have a business you can run from home?
You have not started to take actions yet because you think lots of work-from-home companies are just running scams. Yes, Christine Durst, cofounder of RatRaceRebellion.com and consultant to the FBI on internet scam issues tells us, “There is currently a 61-to-1 scam ratio among work-at-home jobs on the internet—that is, for every legitimate job, there are 61 scams.” But, there are a lot of opportunities for a “real job.” The secret is knowing how to tell the difference between a scam and a legitimate job. Another way is to run your in-home business using big successful website like Amazon and EBay, or you can rent out extra space at home using service website like Airbnb.
You can consider the ideas listed below. They can’t make you rich but at least they are 100% legitimate, and you don’t need to worry if you will get scammed.
1. Rent Out Your Backyard Space
Got a huge backyard? Consider building a room in your beautiful backyard with backyard office building kit. You can either rent out the room on Airbnb for travelers and offer a shared bathroom or use it as your own little office where you need a quiet space to run your business.
2. Start a Business on Amazon or EBay
Have too much stuff that you don’t use any more at home? You can consider starting a garage sale on Amazon or EBay. Not only can you keep you occupied but also help you get rid of extra things, free more space at home and earning some cash.
Apart from the garage sale, you can also think about starting a business on those international reputable e-commerce store websites where attract millions of visitor and millions of dollars sales are done every month. It is a great idea to take advantages of the reputation and good customer back-up service that those websites have to offer if you consider starting a business.
Fulfillment services by Amazon is a great way to start if you are not located in the US because you can benefit a lot from what this service has to offer—storage of your products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers in the US and delivery to your customers. All you need to do is find the right products and ship it to Amazon’s fulfillment centers, and the rest will be taken care of.
3. Freelance Writing
Everybody has been saying you have talent in writing? Good for you, because there are many freelance blogger/writer jobs you can find online, but you need to look out for scams that need you to pay up-front. You can pretty much reject anything that needs you to pay before you can start using the services unless it is a huge successful website with reputation.
4. Online Surveys
There are plenty of websites that offer to pay you if you fill out the surveys. Those websites normally look for market data for different kinds of purposes including university studies and research projects. Be aware and make sure not to sign up with your credit card details on any scams websites that require you to pay prior to starting the surveys.
Being a stay-at-home person doesn’t have to be bored as long as you can think of anything that generates cash for your wallet, and it would be personally fulfilling if you can apply your hobby!