At the moment, the earning potential of many people has dropped significantly. The global health pandemic has significantly changed the financial landscape of many countries across the world and has had an undeniable financial impact.
The current economic climate isn’t a great one, and it has meant that a large number of people have been struggling to effectively manage their finances while staying safe at home in lockdown. Of course, while staying safe at home is important for keeping yourself and your family safe, it’s not ideal for your finances.
However, the good news is that thanks to advancements in technology, it is now possible to earn effectively from just about anywhere in the world, including from the safety of your own home. If you have certain skills and are able to offer a number of in-demand key services, then you should be able to earn an income effectively from home.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of simple ways that you can boost your income from the comfort of your own home, it’s just a case of knowing the right approach to take, that’s all. Wondering what steps you should take to boost your income without leaving home? Have a read of the tips and ideas below!
Start a blog and monetize it
Does the idea of having your own website where you can share your insights on daily life appeal to you? Have you always loved to write – or have always wanted to try your hand at writing? Then perhaps launching a blog could be an option worth considering. Believe it or not, blogging – if you get the approach right – has the potential to bring in some fantastic money. Of course, it takes time to get things going, but once you’ve created your site and begun to build up your community, it becomes far easier. You may find that joining some Facebook blogging groups could be a helpful way to make learning as much as possible about blogging and how to monetize a site, a little bit easier.
Launch a baking delivery service
Are you a keen baker? If you’re someone who loves to bake cakes, bread or anything else for that matter, then you may want to consider launching your own baking delivery service where you cater to custom orders and then deliver the goods via doorstep delivery. You could opt to run this locally or if you wanted to think bigger and go national, you could team up with a delivery service. As well as the option of launching an ‘everyday’ staples baking business, there’s also the option of starting an occasion baking business for birthdays and other celebrations. If you are keen to go down this route but feel that you lack certain key skills, consider taking a virtual baking course to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
Take online surveys
Did you know that there are a number of online survey websites where you can sign up to fill in surveys and get paid to do it? Admittedly, the pay is often low but if you take the time to complete a few surveys a day, the money will soon start to add up. Some survey sites are better than others and offer more impressive rewards, so if you fancy going down this route, make sure to take the time to scope out the best ones to use to give your income a boost.
Offer a freelance writing service
Are you someone who is a highly-skilled writer? If you are someone who loves to write and has experience writing in a range of niches, particularly in a copywriting capacity, then you could opt to launch your own freelance writing service. There are various businesses in a range of industries that require assistance with marketing tasks, such as the creation of high-quality content. You could opt to specialise in a certain topic or industry or you could opt to write about anything and everything – all that matters is that you are able to utilize your writing skills and turn them into a viable income stream. There are plenty of opportunities available – you can find various opportunities on LinkedIn and Indeed. There are also a number of Facebook groups where business owners are able to request help from writers, so it might be worthwhile joining some of these copywriting groups.
Take advantage of free bets
Betting can also offer a route to increasing your income, especially if you take advantage of matched betting and free bets. By utilizing a free bet you can gamble and make an income without actually having to spend a penny. Of course, the process of betting and winning can be complex, however, if you take the time to read up about the process, you can almost guarantee your success.
A lot of people make extra money on the side by selling some of what they own online. You might be surprised at how much of what you own can be sold this way, and just how much you could possibly make for it. If you have anything particularly valuable, this is an option you should always have in the back of your mind for when you are trying to boost your income in a tight spot. Whether you are selling Patek Philippe watches or even just books that you have lying around, you could make a lot of money this way.
Do up and sell on revamped furniture
Do you have a creative streak and an eye for design? If the answer is yes and you’re someone who is a skilled painter and decorator, then you may like the idea of launching your own pre-loved furniture store where you take old, unwanted pieces of furniture and do them up, before selling them on via Facebook Marketplace, eBay or your own website. To get started, all you need is a few pieces of old wooden furniture, some chalk paints, paintbrushes, sanding paper, and wax, and you can launch your business. You could even begin taking custom orders, where people drop off old pieces of furniture and pay you to revamp them.
There you have it, a few useful tips and ideas for ways in which you can give your income a boost while stuck at home. While not all of these options will work for you, hopefully, they will give you a little inspiration and help you to get off on the right foot when it comes to boosting your income successfully and making more money while stuck at home during the current lockdown and pandemic crisis.