Making money from home has always commanded a strong appeal to freelancers, homemakers and fresh graduates alike, and with good reason. In between choosing the projects that you want to take on and actually owning your time, making your home your office and your money tree could potentially give you the chance to really start enjoying life. There's more time to spend with the kids, more time to pursue the passions that you have and for others that choose the internet to earn their cash, it's the gateway to travel and save up at the same time.
However, for many of us that want to start earning our money from home, there's the always the question of what direction should be taken. Let's face it; we're not all writers. Some of us don't want to sell our treasured personal belongings on the internet, while others just don't think they can handle starting a business up from scratch even if it is within the comfort of home. One thing we all have though, is an opinion, and believe or not, being opinionated and wanting to share your opinion is a legitimate way to earn the bucks. Whether you're looking for some extra spending money or a serious career, it does not matter.
A, B or C?
Perhaps the easiest and simplest way to get paid for being opinionated is by signing up to take surveys online. There are loads of companies out there that are looking for the opinions of a particular demographic before launching or conceptualizing a product. The great thing about going this route is that websites actually exist to quickly pair you with companies looking for your demographic. Surveys are simple, relatively quick and can pay anywhere from 5 to 50 dollars making it a great option for people who don't have the luxury of time just yet.
I'd give it a 7 out of 10
Do you like movies? Are you a fashion savant? Is food your passion? Have you keeping a look out for the newest gadgets in the market? No matter what you're into, reviewing a product is unbelievably easy and, more importantly, enjoyable if you're really into the subject of a review. As a matter of fact, there's even quite a thrill in knowing that your thoughts, views and opinions could influence the way brands and products work. What's even better about it is that you don't necessarily have to be a good writer because reviews are meant to be straight to the point. As long as you know how to properly voice out your opinion, you're pretty much good to go.
You Can Call Me Guru
Everyday, searches are made on the Internet about particular products or tips on various topics. Some people even look for what people are buying or hauling from stores nowadays. This is because specialized opinions matter and peers or specialists can easily influence others, especially the youth. If you like to write, start a blog, if you like to talk, start your own YouTube channel. Companies and brands know that the best advertising is by word of mouth, and if you keep at it and build a following, the corporate big wigs will take notice. Just make sure you really are passionate about the topics you cover and give solid, worthwhile opinions. With a little patience, you'll be getting hits in the thousands for sure.