Living on a budget is necessary whether you work outside the home or work at home. Some wah jobs pay regular pay cheques just like any other job but many are freelance jobs and you could have feasts and you could have famines. You can also find yourself waiting for what seems like forever to get paid.
You’ve got to pay your bills like everyone else and you’ve got taxes to pay for WAH money as well so budgeting is vital.
Visit The Money Jar Budgeting site for tips on living on less and putting more cash back in your pocket. Work at home jobs can pay well but sometimes payments are erratic. Learning to live on a budget and putting away money for a rainy day can make it easier when you don’t have a regular weekly paycheque.
There are so many potential online jobs for you if you’re looking to do a WAHD / WAHM / telecommuting job. There are dozens more than just these so if you want more information, delve further into my blog, here.
Here are some ideas for you:
- Virtual Assistant
- Affiliate Marketer
- Dropshipping Business
- Freelance Blogger
- Freelance Writer
- Virtual Assistant
Companies will pay you to work for them in many capacities. Some will pay you to be on call and others will offer freelance opportunities for things like order taking, receptionist duties, telemarketing, bookkeeping and more. There are many bidding sites and job boards where you can find these types of jobs.
You can buy and sell products and services online by pointing people through your site to an affiliate link. The link will generate a commission for you when someone buys your product. Internet marketing businesses can be huge earners.
You can set up wholesale stores and eBay businesses online and set up a virtual store. You don’t have to inbventory anything. When people buy from your store it ships direct to them via the wholesaler and you simply earn the commission. This can be very lucrative
You can blog for yourself or ghostblog or ghostwrite for others. There are loads of copmanies out there that now run blogs for their websites. Many of them want people to post for them on their site. You can also post on your own website for advertising revenue.
Good with words? There are plenty of freelance writing opportunities on the web. Much like with blogging, companies will pay you to write for them for web copy and for offline content as well.
The internet provides endless wah opportunities. There are scams and there are great opportunities as well. Familiarise yourself with what’s available so you can make a decision about which area or areas to approach.
You can make a full or part time income with your computer doing all kinds of things.
Want to make spare cash? Paid Survey Info
PayPal is a company owned by eBay that allows you to buy online without a credit card. This service can also be used to get paid for your online income. The way it works is quite simple and best of all, it’s secure.
Why Use PayPal?
PayPal is like a go-between service between the Internet and your bank account. If you receive money in PayPal, you can transfer it to your account without revealing personal financial details and if you want to buy something online, you can transfer the money to someone else. In the WAH world, getting paid is the whole point to it all and by having PayPal you can earn money without waiting for cheques to arrive in the mail.
Setting up Your Account
Setting up an account is simple. Sign up at: www.PayPal.com and enter your details. Be sure that you have your bank account information handy as you’ll need to input it. Information needed is avaialble on your personal checks and if you need specific information about bank transit numbers, etc. you can contact your bank or visit their website.
Once your details are in, you’ll need to watch your account. PayPal will send you two small deposits (generally below $1.00 each) and to confirm your bank account, you’ll need to input those exact amounts into the PayPal system which happens within a few business days. Then you’re ready to start using your account. Someone can pay you by having your e-mail address associated with your PayPal account and once you’ve received a payment, you’ll get an e-mail notifying you the payment is either live or pending clearance of an e-check.
Lead Time for Payment Clearance Through PayPal
Generally, e-checks take 5-10 days to clear and for most people, PayPal transfers into your bank account take 2-3 business days.
There’s a lot that can be said about getting paid to blog. So here at The WAH Blog, we’ll be approaching paid blogging often.
Here are 3 ways to get paid to blog:
You can open a free blog and put Google Adsense on it.
You can also get paid to post on your blog from other sites like PayPerPost, Blogitive and Blogsvertise or as a professional ghostblogger.
You can use your blog for affiliate marketing advertisements through companies like PepperJam and Commission Junction.
You can start your own blog on your own domain or you can sign up with Google’s Blogger or WordPress. Whatever you choose to do, there are loads of free resources on learning to get paid to blog. It can be fun and it can be a profitable and flexible wah job.
Today.com/apply is hiring VIP bloggers. You can pick your subject and get paid to post every day. On a monthly basis they evaluate your blog and can increase or decrease your per-post rate based on your blog’s performance and potential. They pay monthly via Paypal and are a great network with contests, prizes and freebies.
Paid blogging can be done on your own or in a blog network and you can also do ghostblogging as well. Many companies will pay you to blog on their site. Blogging is great fun and can be great for boosting your website’s exposure online. Monetizing your blog is something you can do if you do the blogging yoruself and if you’re on a network, the network will monetize the blog for you.
Have you seen websites that want you to join and get paid to sign up for offers? This post will tell you how GPT sites generally work.
Why do websites want to pay you to sign up for things?
There are two reasons:
- They make a commission bigger than what they’re paying you through affiliate marketing
- They keep you signing up for ages because there’s typically a minimum payout or a points program
Companies might offer $5 for every sale. A website like this will pay you $1 or $2 for signing up for something and they’ll pocket the balance. Generally these sites have listings of things like cd and dvd clubs, book clubs, online contests, survey websites, etc. and generally when you sign up for these sites you’re providing your personal details so that the owner of that offer plans to agressively target you for future campaigns. It’s something like giving you a free sample in the hopes you’ll buy something more expensive later.
Are paid offers worthwhile?
This depends on many factors including your own interest levels. They can be. It depends on how many offers are present that you really are interested in, how often more offers are added and it’ll depend on the payout level. If the payout level is low, you can find that you sign up for several offers and never get paid because you’ll never quite reach that magical payout level. Or, you could only hit it by signing up for things you’re less than interested in. You could find yourself on the receiving end of getting a very large amount of junk mail and spam. Before you sign up, you could look at how many offers listed would interest you and count up the rewards to see how close that would bring you to payout levels.
If you really want to earn by affiliate marketing, instead learn to be an affiliate marketer yourself. You can keep all the commissions, this way.
There’s a lot that can be said about paid blogging. Some people blog as a hobby and others make full time incomes blogging and ghostblogging. If you’re a good writer and find a great subject, you can make money blogging. Even if you just want an online home, you can use your blog as a wee soapbox about something you enjoy or are passionate about and can make some income while you’re at it.
There are paid to blog companies that will pay you to put posts on your blog with a link to their client’s website. Blogging helps companies get search engine rankings which can bring them more traffic so they might be willing to pay from $5 to $25 just for a paragraph.
There are also blogging networks that will give you profit sharing or pay per post to blog for them.
And, you can start your own blog by blogging with Blogger or WordPress and make money that way as well as the best way which is to buy your own domain and create your own blog.
Here are some great resources to help you get started:
http://www.problogger.net Free advice about blogging
http://blogger.com free blogs
Review Me – Write Reviews for Cash!
Blogging To The Bank
Blogsvertise Write blog entries and get paid monthly
Today.com Join the VIP program and make money per post plus profit sharing
Once you have a blog there are many ways to monetize it through affiliate marketing and through Google Adsense. You can join Adsense and capitalize by earning from your blog or website.
As the owner of many blogs and several that are making me regular money, I can tell you that the best way to ensure you make money blogging is to create multiple ways your blog can earn money. I’ll be writing more on this subject in the future so feel free to subscribe to this blog so you can get money making information delivered to your inbox.
There are programs out there that will pay you to read e-mails. The WAH Blog is happy to tell you the pros and cons of this type of program. It’s also known as being paid to surf or called PTC (pay to click) programs.
Get Paid To Read Emails / Get Paid To Surf The Web
The first thing you have to ask yourself when reviewing a work at home job is ‘Why’? Why would someone pay me to do this? Understanding the motives of an employer can help you understand if the job might be right for you and if you’d be good at it. In the case of paid e-mail reading, the person paying for this is part of an affiliate networking system and they get paid to generate traffic. They get paid a fee for every bit of traffic that visits a site based on their affiliate code.
How It Works
If you sign up with a program, you will get links each day with URLs in them. You’re given directions such as visiting the site and then staying on it for a specified amount of time. Most often, you have to view a number and click it into the box to proceed and your account is credited. Most of these paid e-mails don’t pay very much money and you need to hit a certain payout level to get paid.
How Much Can I Make?
On paid email reading, pay ranges from .0025 to .02 an e-mail. That’s a quarter of a penny to two cents an e-mail. The average wait time is about thirty seconds and you do need to input keystrokes to show you’re a human. Most companies pay by PayPal and have a $10-$25-$50 minimum payout level and reaching payout depends on your waiting for them to send you e-mails with links in them.
The Downside of Get Paid to Surf
While you can make a bit of pocket money from being paid to surf, the downside is that this isn’t considered an ethical practice. Advertisers are paying for advertising and if people are paid to read the message, this is called incentivized traffic and can be considered cheating the advertiser since you’re surfing with no real interest in their product or intent to buy. In many cases, this is prohibited by by the company and the person paying you is cheating the system.
Because of that, there are no guarantees the person running the program will pay you your money. There are many paid email reading offers out there: Ultimately, it’s your decision.