Who doesn’t want to work from home? When the rat race of going to work each day becomes more than you can handle, you might want to consider ways to make money from home with social media. Learning to make money online starts with establishing a reputation for your expertise in a specific area.
That implies giving away a certain amount of advice for free, before you decide to monetize your knowledge and make money from home online. Once you do decide to create a business, continue to occasionally give away free tidbits, but most of all, continue to portray yourself as a thoughtful human being; one that is capable of caring about other people, and posting about subjects that do not involve your business.
1. Sell Your Editorial Skills
If you publicly cringe at spelling errors, poor grammar, sentence structure, subject and verb agreement and the use of passive voice, you probably have editorial credentials. In fact, the use of “text speak” and 140 character Twitter talk has wreaked so much havoc on the written English language, that some people do not even remember the spelling and grammatical rules of their third grade. Calamity ensues when these people need to write a report, or – good heavens – decide to write a book. If you have already established yourself as a qualified grammar geek, set up a business page on your social media websites, and start charging for your skills and work from home.
2. Living Abroad Specialist
There was a time when the idea of living overseas only appealed to iconoclastic writers and artists, political dissidents and retirees, but an article in Barron’s notes that emigration is on the rise among young adults. If you were an early adopter of the “get out while you can” strategy, you probably know a thing or two about living abroad. Your social media posts probably portray your knowledge about housing costs, best areas to live, banking, immigration policies etc. There’s a market for these services. Take advantage of it. Even if you are not eligible for employment in your host country, this is an excellent way to make money from home with social media.
3. Online Personal Trainer
You’re the fitness guru who everybody turns to when they have a question about weight loss, getting in shape, sports conditioning and nutrition. You always post engaging health and wellness articles and videos. As an established fitness expert, you can earn money for your expertise. With the availability of Skype and other video sharing services, developing an online personal training service is relatively easy, and think of the money you will save on gas.
4. YouTube Monetizing is Music to Your Ears
Speaking of videos, did you know that you can monetize your YouTube Channel? The YouTube Partner Program, as part of an agreement with Google, places ads on your video, which allow you to earn shared revenues.
According to Google: Overlay ads are the small banners that occupy the lower third of the video, whereas TrueView ads are video ads that play before your video. Using both isn’t always the best plan – depending on the content of your video, you might want to opt for one over the other. No matter which type of video ad you choose this is an easy way to make money from home online.
5. There’s an App for That
A mysterious little man behind the curtain did not create those apps you see on Facebook. Software developers like you hold the bragging rights. In May 2007, Facebook invited software developers to join the party. They held F8, an eight-hour competition that allowed software developers to add their programs to the Facebook site. Site users were asked to choose from different apps, and add them to their pages. F8 resulted in the creation of 85 new apps on the Facebook site. Then, in 2007, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg created the fbFund which offers grants of $25,000 to $250,000 to app developers.
6. Become an Amazon Affiliate
You have an opinion on everything, and your Klout Score reflects that people respect it. Whether it’s a book, a piece of gym equipment, a camera, an article of clothing, or anything sold on Amazon – and these days, what isn’t – you can earn up to 10 percent commissions by using your Amazon Associate Link on all of your social media reviews of the product. Just remember to use your special affiliate code when linking to the product. This is one of the easiest ways to make money from home with social media.
7. Sell Your Home
Once you make the decision to sell your home, you can create an interest before you even visit a real estate agent. At first, do not even talk about your upcoming sale. Instead, post pictures and videos of your remodeling process, and post interesting stories about your neighborhood. Once you’ve hooked an audience on your social media pages, casually mention that this glorious house just happens to be for sale. Professional real estate agents can use a similar strategy.
8. Sponsored Tweets
Sponsored Tweets provides Twitter users with an effective way to make money from home with social media. The platform allows brands to explore a Twitter user’s followers, with hopes of reaching new customers. All you need to do is write a tweet based on the company’s guidelines. Sponsored Tweets uses your number of followers, and the amount of influence you have over them, in order to determine your eligibility.
9. Social Media Manager
Many business owners understand the importance of using social media to promote their company but they either have no idea about how to go about it, or they do not have the time to post on a regular basis. That’s where you, the social media manager, enter the scene. Most social media managers charge a set fee for an initial setup, and a monthly fee for web hosting, updating posts, etc.
10. Social Media Trainer
Social Media Manager and Social Media Trainer are two different animals. Many social media managers do not realize this, and get stuck answering hundreds of “how do I post this picture,” “I can’t log in” or other types of questions. Social media training can be a part of a social media package, if your clients decide that they want to make money from home with social media on their own. If that’s their decision, you can charge for the initial setup, then charge separately for the training. In some cases, a person’s desire for social media training might have nothing to do with earning money. They might simply want a way to communicate with their grandchildren and other family members.