It’s Never Easy, But It Can Be Simpler

by Emily on January 1, 2013

If you’re looking for easy ways to make money from home, allow me to be the first person (or last, as the case may be) to disappoint you: if you want to make money legally, you’re going to have to work. I don’t care if it’s blogging, MLM, selling websites or selling stuff on eBay.

If you want to start a business from home so you can eventually quit your job, you’re going to have to work for several months, perhaps several years, before you start earning an income equal to your day job. If you just want a side income from doing things like filling out online surveys or doing some freelance work here and there for webmasters, you will have to expend time and energy.

Making it simple

But I’m will tell you one way to make creating an extra stream of income a little easier, and help the money start coming in a little faster:

FOCUS.

While there are no true easy ways to make money from home, there are strategies to make the process simpler. The main strategy is to look over your options, decide which one fits you, and commit to it for an entire year.

Trust somebody who spent three years going from one shiny object to another in the world of making money online: if you don’t focus and commit, you won’t make anything worth writing home about.

So the question becomes:

“How do I figure out what I should do?”

You answer this question by asking several more:

  1. “What am I good at? What is my current skill set?”
  2. “What are my interests or hobbies?”
  3. “How much time do I have to spare, or can I create from my current schedule?”
  4. “How much money can I put into learning a new skill set, or purchasing any necessary software, tools or equipment?”

Spend some time with these questions. Join a forum or three where you might find other people who are already having success working from home. Brainstorm ways you could monetize your current skill sets and interests.

Then, when you have a rough idea of what you want to do, focus. While you need to set aside a search for easy ways to make money from home if you want to keep your sanity, you don’t have to give up your goal of adding another stream of income to your household, or your dream of being able to quit your job in the relatively near future.

Research, plan, then take focused action.

To your success!

Emily

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