Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there’s a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it comes to generating that income online. The best part? We’re so interconnected that there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of ways you can make money, almost immediately, from the comfort of your home.
What do you need? You might not even need a laptop for the most part. A tablet or a smartphone might just suffice. And, of course, you do need an internet connection. A sound mind might help you as well. Along with the ability to stay focused and be persistent no matter what happens.
1. Sell products online
There are a variety of ways you can sell your products online. Use Facebook’s marketplace for instance. You can also leverage eBay and sell things at auction. Plus, there’s always Craigslist. The trick? Use quality photography and great lighting. Build sensory-rich descriptions that entice people to purchase whatever it is that you’re selling.
2. Sell used books on Amazon
Amazon is a great way to unload used books. But, you can also sell a variety of other items on Amazon as well. You could opt to start an Amazon FBA. You could source products on Aliexpress and drop-ship them from Amazon. That gives you a near-hands-free method of running an ecommerce business without much of the hassles of personally dealing with returns and customer service.
3. Start a Shopify ecommerce store.
Why not build a full-blown Shopify ecommerce store? Create a niche and sell a variety of products directly on your store. Advertise it using Facebook ads. There are an endless supply of blue-ocean niches that are far less competitive than some of the more crowded red-ocean ones that have spawned an endless sea of merchants vying for the consumer’s attention.
4. Build a free-plus-shipping ecommerce sales funnel.
Use ClickFunnels to build a free-plus-shipping offer. Create a low-ticket front-end offer that will draw in the customers. On the next step of the funnel, hit them with your core offer. After that? An upsell. Maybe a down-sell if they don’t take that. Maybe even a high-ticket up-sell at the very end. Once you get the hang of sales funnels, the sky really is the limit.
5. Do gigs on Fiverr
If you’re looking for a quick fix, sell gigs on Fiverr. Everyone knows about the gig economy. It’s evolved over the years. And today, they’re not just five-dollar gigs that you’re selling. But, you need to build credibility first. Deliver real value. Go out of your way. Get stellar reviews. Then. And only then. Can you really kick things into high gear.
6. Sell services on Upwork or 99Designs
Upwork and 99Designs are great ways to sell higher-ticket services. If you’re a seasoned web developer, designer or have skills in other arenas such as the law or accounting or elsewhere, try your hand here to make a bit of money quickly. You will need some sort of track record. But, if you have existing clients, ask them to retain you here so that you can build up your online credibility quicker.
7. Build a high-ticket coaching or consulting funnel.
Another way to make money now would be to sell high-ticket coaching or consulting services. If you’re an expert in a particular arena, sell your services. If you understand business, coach entrepreneurs. If you understand finances, help people navigate their debt and expenses, maybe even their investments.
8. Manage social media, SEO or Facebook ads for clients.
Want to make some serious money? Manage social media. Do SEO. Run Facebook ads and other paid ads on YouTube or Google for instance. There is loads of money to be made if you know what you’re doing. If you can attain huge conversion rates, then people will happily pay you a hefty percentage of that ad spend.
9. Walk dogs or house-sit.
Use a service like rover.com to walk dogs. Offer up your services and go out of your way to make clients happy. Build up credibility and rapport. Get raving-fan reviews and you won’t have a problem making money quickly no matter what day of the week or month it might be.
10. Babysit, be a nanny or become a daycare professional.
Great with kids? Want to be a nanny? Maybe a daycare professional? Use a website like care.com to easily source gigs for babysitting. Use can also use the site, along with many others out there, to find work as a housekeeper and even a senior care giver.
11. Use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to do micro-tasks.
Take up menial tasks on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform. They’re micro-gigs. Small tasks that don’t pay much. But, they also don’t require much brain power. String them together and you just might make a few extra bucks. Great if you’re in a bind and you need that cash right now.