Many work from home jobs are about building your own business and brand. But what do you do when you need money right away and don’t have time for business building?? That is a question I hear a lot lately so lets talk about what to do, and what NOT to do when you need money quickly.
WHAT TO DO:
*Find a job that is hiring right away and pays well. This might mean you need to do a customer service job and be on the phone all day, but if you are desperate for money, this is a guaranteed income!!!
*Look where you can make costs. Sit down and go over your bills. See if any will put you on a lower payment plan or if you can make cuts. Say bye- bye to expensive cable and crazy phone packages. Mot libraries and cafes have free internet you can use until you can afford more.
*Cut back on groceries! Find cheaper foods and snacks to eat, skip the extras like desserts and sodas and snacks you just munch on. Go meatless a few nights a week and have a soup and sandwich night.
*Don’t eat out or buy extras. If you don’t NEED it, don’t buy it!
*Shop at cheaper stores such as Costco, Sams, and Aldis. Use coupons for household items.
*If you own a business such as a direct sales company, utilize that!! Ask friends and family members to host parties, sample your products, or look for local events you can attend. Focus on selling products or recruiting, whichever brings in more income quickly.
- Use multiple sources of social media to reach more people
- Find out if you can advertise in local groups for your area
- Offer deals such as free shipping for bulk orders or a small percentage off
- Check out other social media websites for mom’s to grow your business reach
- Get together with other direct sales ladies in your areas for a LARGE in home event where you all invite friends
****Focus on ways that will bring you income quickly and make sure you devote time to it daily. Be honest with yourself about your work and make sure you are doing all you can to get ahead. Once you get ahead, start focusing on a residual income so you aren’t scrapping over and over every month****
WHAT NOT TO DO:
*Don’t start a NEW business- this often requires a start up cost and even though many people SAY you can make it back quickly, not everyone can and that can put you further in the hole. Now if it’s a business where you can sell the products in your kit, that might be a good option!
*Don’t spend money- this includes any advertising, start up costs, website fees etc. If you need money badly, you need to focus on ways that will bring in an income. YES most businesses costs money, but don’t spend if you don’t have it. That just puts you further in debt.
*Focus on immediate returns. Building a website takes a lot of time and money so put that on your back burner as its harder to build up a following.
*Sell baked goods. Everyone loves some homemade cookies, fudge and brownies and are happy to pay for it.
*Plasma, hair, breast milk, women’s eggs, and men’s sperm: All these things can be sold to clinics and places for income for yourself. For plasma, you can donate twice a week for $35 each time. For selling your eggs, you are required to past screening tests and do at home hormone shots for a month, but they pay is around $7,000.
*Bake meals for others and charge. Many people have to eat out due to busy schedules but would much prefer if they could buy a homemade and have it delivered. Advertise on your facebook or a local facebook group for your area.
*Offer to baby sit kids, pets, or homes. You can also register yourself on http://www.care.com
*Make crafts that you can sell. Such as front door wreaths, crochet items, signs for kids rooms and much more. You can check out http://www.etsy.com for ideas and to start your own shop!
*Sell stuff: You can use craigslist, ebay, and online facebook yard sale sites. Or have a garage sale.
*Recycle scrap metal. Contact your local scrap yard for prices.
*Rent out a room in your house. Make sure to have a rental agreement and research the person you offer the space too!
*Review music online with Slicethepie http://www.slicethepie.com/
*If you have a college education, you can sign up to be tutor online for many different ages and subjects!
GET PAID FOR USING WEBSITES:
Some websites have surveys, quizzes, activities, games, etc that you can do and get paid for right away, or a little at a time. Here are some of my favorites.
Ibotta (discounts and cash back on groceries at your choice of stores!)
In my personal opinion, building your own business is the best income option when working from home, but that does require time and money. And usually the time frame for that is between 6 months – 2 years. Make sure you are devoting time each day to your goals, keeping a list of what needs to be done, and setting priorities when it comes to where you spend your money and time. Building a business is hard in the beginning, but the pay off is well worth it! For ideas on businesses you can do from home, visit our Work From Home Directory! Or to work with me, visit WORK WITH ME