Working from home is a dream that many people have. Just the idea of setting your own hours and being your own boss is very attractive for obvious reasons. No longer would you be controlled by the 9-to-5 work regimen that many others are trapped in.
All of those are certainly viable options for making a living from the comfort of your home, but at the same time, there are many other alternative options as well that you may not have thought of.
Here are Five Unique Ideas for Working from Home
#1. AirBnB Hosting
Do you have any extra space in your home that’s not being used, and do you enjoy meeting new people?
If so, becoming an AirBnB host could certainly become a profitable money making opportunity for you. The average AirBnB host makes around a thousand dollars a month, but of course, if you have more guests or more rooms you could easily make far more than that.
What you’ll need to do is pay a visit to a short term rental site where you can list your property to potential guests who are visiting your area. Just make sure to keep your home and especially the rooms you’ll rent out clean and take high quality photographs to post on the site.
#2. Virtual Assistant
Do you possess strong secretary like skills but don’t want to work outside of your home? If so, you could easily find work as a virtual assistant through freelancing websites such as Upwork.
A virtual assistant basically performs all of the same tasks that a normal secretary would, only from online at home. To this end, you’ll be multitasking and writing emails, making phone calls, entering data, managing social media, and creating schedules for your client(s).
The typical virtual assistant makes at least $15 an hour (sometimes more), and the more clients you have the more money you’ll be earning. The only trade-off is you need to possess strong multi-tasking skills and you need to be sure you are consistently available Monday through Friday.
#3. Real Estate
Yes, believe it or not, you can actually work in real estate from the comfort of your home versus an office in town.
Obviously, you will need to leave your house from time to time to meet with clients and show them houses and property, but there’s usually no requirement for a real estate agent to work from an office.
In fact, thousands of real estate agents across the country work from home. If you’re currently a real estate agent or want to become one (for which you’ll need to receive training and licensing), just know that working from your house will be more than possible.
Vlogging is essentially blogging only through video. You then upload the videos to YouTube, where you make money through ad revenue. You’ll earn a few cents each time someone clicks the ad.
On average, YouTube content creators will earn anywhere from $0.5 to $2 per one thousand views; it really just depends on how many click the ads. For the popular YouTubers who consistently receive thousands if not millions of views per video, it’s easy to see how they can make a living.
As far as topics for vlogs are concerned, it’s your channel and you can decide what you want to do. It can be vlogs on your daily life, on cooking or preparing food, on advice videos for self-improvement, on exercise and working, or whatever you want to do.
#5. Cryptocurrency Investor
Cryptocurrency has been consistently making headlines due to the volatility of the market. The price of one bitcoin reached highs of just under $20,000 in December of 2017 before setting below $10,000 in early 2018, for example.
Is cryptocurrency investing risky? Absolutely, and if you start day trading without any knowledge or experience, you’re probably going to lose money.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to day trade, and it also doesn’t mean you can’t just buy now and then forget you have it until the next big bull run.
Working from Home
These are just five of the dozens upon dozens of different career paths that you could follow from the comfort of your house.