My biggest objective of this post is to help people who are also starting from very little with little knowledge. I am no professional, I’m simply learning from my own mistakes as I go along and sharing my experiences in hopes to help others who have similar aspirations:)
So you want to earn money from home, maybe because you have conditions that make it difficult to work elsewhere, maybe you’ve had a bad experience in a job and want to work independently? Or maybe you simply just want to try the whole ‘being your own boss’ thing.
Personally I’ve always wanted to work for myself, I’ve always wanted to prove that I’m perfectly capable of making a living and doing well from myself – whilst starting from the bottom: having nothing but my own skills and knowledge. As I finished my college course a couple of years ago, everyone I knew headed off to University whereas I chose to stay. I was determined to do it all myself and show that you don’t need all the fancy qualifications to get where you want – not for everything (obviously doctors and other similar careers) But what I’m talking about is creative careers. Music, art, photography, acting, voice acting, web development, writing, journalism – there are just so many choices
I’d like to think I’m a very creative and artistic person, as a child I wrote a lot of short stories, I also did a lot of art and later on got into music. It’s been hard for me to chose which of these I prefer and wanted to focus on, I still struggle with that decision now so creating this blog actually helps me explore them all (including my new profound love for photography!)
I’m actually going to be exploring and explaining some of what I think are the best ways to earn from home – I’ll be including Ideas for different skill types as well as just some easy cash tips!
Step 1: Make a list
Where do I begin? I asked myself this question several times every day for months ( I wish I was exaggerating) Eventually I started with small steps. I created a plan or a list, a list of what I want to accomplish, what I wanted to do and ideas of how to do it.
Here’s an example of one of my first lists:
See this list, it’s basically a sum-up of some of the things I want to do. The first thing you need to do is making a list.
Step 2: Choose one to start with
After I made my list, I choose one to focus one. I actually started with freelance work – I made accounts on sites such as Upwork and Fiverr. I actually only really use Fiverr now since I started gaining more recognition on there and found it easier to use. Out of some of the skills I already have, I made some gigs on Fiverr – I started with a simple audio editing for podcasts or audiobooks gig, I later added a voice acting gig and I’m soon going to be adding a music production for games gig.
It’s all about starting with something you’re confident with, focusing on it and developing the skills and developing a relationship with your customers. You need to prove your worth and reliability. Don’t start with too much otherwise, you’ll get yourself caught out and lost. Focus on one thing at a time.
if you were to chose something around writing as your first focus, I’d suggest finishing what you started first. So if your first task was to write a short story or even a song, make a small game – then finish it. Even if you end up hating what you’re doing, one of the most important things is to make sure you finish tasks and then later on improve. don’t make a habit out of unfinished work (I make that mistake myself a lot)
Step 3: Perfect it and move on to the next
So you’ve spent some time on your first focus? Keep at it, keep adding to it. When I started my first gig on Fiverr, I spent a lot of time on just that gig before creating a new one. Once you’re happy with where you’re at and that you can continue to work on it on the side, bring on your next focus! My next one was the blog (See my post on ‘Starting a blog’ here -(coming soon)) You now basically work on each individual focus all a little at a time. Now would be the right time to start a schedule! If you’re serious about doing what you’re doing as a full-time job then you better be ready to organise and devote your time
Step 4: Dividing your time
I tend to try and put an equal amount of time into each thing I do unless a job I’m doing requires more time. I check my website analytics daily, I’m now working to post twice a week on my blog. I practice instruments daily. I don’t actually really give myself much time off – I do go for walks every few hours (even just short ones) To get away from computer screens and to try to keep somewhat active. Sitting all day and staying focused can be a challenge itself. I also apply to jobs on Fiverr every day unless I have jobs ongoing. Be consistent. That’s probably one of the most important things, to keep at it. Doing a little of something every day at least, make good habits out of it
Finally: Don’t give up
Just keep at it, it’s a slow process. It’s harder than you think to efficiently earn from home, I’m still now making a lot myself just yet but it’s one of those things you need to stick to. Your determination is what will bring you out on top.
So this post ended up mostly being aimed at freelance work Ideas.
To read more about other ways to earn from home then check out this post! – (https://www.merodi.blog/post/earning-from-home-tips-and-tricks-to-earning-from-home)
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂