by Lyn Lomasi; Owner of Intent-sive Nature & the Brand Shamans network
Tired of endlessly searching for jobs that don't exist, finding things that turn out to be scams, or filling out applications with no results? It's easier than you think to end the stress now and create your own career for free! Here's 5 ways to get started today!
Become A Freelance Web Writer
If you're a wordsmith, this is the career for you! Watch out for scammers and never pay for work. But there are plenty of companies and individuals willing to pay you for your work. Just take a search online for freelance writer gigs. They're everywhere. Need some guidance? Check out our free gig list to get started right away!
Propose Your Own Position In A Company You Love
If you see a need within a company you love that you can fulfill, don’t be afraid to let them know! All you have to do is create a cover letter and proposal, outlining what is needed, why, and how you can help. Also attach your applicable resume and experience. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t listing a similar position as available. Sometimes people don’t realize they have a need until it’s brought to their attention. I’ve done this successfully before and worked with that company for years after being accepted, so if you need help, let me know via the contact form.
Make A Product And Sell It Online
This is one of the many successful ways we take care of our family. We make unique handcrafted items and sell them in our online store. Simply create a site with Weebly and set up your PayPal and you can start getting paid today! Feel free to hit me up using the contact form if you need help with website design and creation, spreading the word about your product, or if you have other questions.
Go Bargain Hunting And Resell The Items
This one can actually be quite fun. We do it often. Go hunting around to thrift stores, Craigslist, yard sales, Facebook Marketplace, and more for discounted or free items. Upcycle them into new projects or simply clean them up and sell them as is for a profit. You can sell these items on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and even reseller apps, like Vinted. Yard sales are great for this too. Just remember your local laws regarding counting your yard sales as taxable income. If you get good at it, you may even be able to open your own physical store, if that’s your desire.
Start An Informational Website Or Blog
You read blogs, articles, and website info all the time, right? So do a lot of people. That’s why this is profitable. How can you make money doing this? It’s simple. Start your own website using Weebly (maybe even integrate it with a store if you also choose to create a store), sign up for ad revenue and affiliate programs, plop those ads on it, and get some info on it that people would be interested to know.
Be sure to be authentic and don’t just put anything there. Make sure it’s uniquely you and quality stuff people actually would want to see. Every time people interact with the ads, you can get paid. Take a look at the site you’re on. We’re doing exactly that. Amazon Associates is our personal favorite. Be creative and do it your own way. If you need help, remember we offer Expert Publicity & Consultation and many web services. Running websites is something we can do with our eyes closed, we’ve been doing it so long!
Have questions or more ideas? Feel free to share with everyone in the comment section below!
D is for Determination
by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Back in 2007, I was your average web user with a mom blog trying to find something I could do at home with my kids to make money.
I went on a hunt for writing jobs but it mostly uncovered work at home scams - people trying to get me to pay them for work. Little did they know, I am not that gullible. I kept at the search, determined to find the right company.
Writing jobs had to be out there, especially taking into consideration that writing is everywhere. One day I came upon a web site promising to pay writers both upfronts and page views. Having been through so many scams I honestly thought it might be one too. But something told me to join and try it out.
Fast forward a few years and I was one of the most prolific there -- out of hundreds of thousands of users. But I didn't stop there. I was determined to help others achieve the same. Fast forward to 2009 and I became staff at that same site. I started as a Community Advocate, working my way up to Community Manager.
At the same time, I was also building my own (very different) network of sites. While that Yahoo site I was Community Manager for no longer exists, I am still the owner and Community Manager of my own site, continuing to freelance on the side. It's all done on my own time, while I homeschool and adventure with my family.
Determination can take you a long way.
What are you determined to achieve? Keep at it. You never know where it will take you.
*Last updated 3/12/2017