Internet Marketing for Older Adults

Work at Home

As living expenses soar, but salaries and wages stay the same, more people are looking to supplement their earnings just to make ends meet. One of the most popular ways to earn extra money is to engage in online work.

Just surf the web and you’ll find lots of opportunities being offered. Many of these so-called opportunities are scams, but knowing which ones are legitimate can help you decide what path you should take to make extra money online.

If you’re a crafty person, you can sell your creations on a site such as Etsy. Etsy provides a way to showcase your items by providing you with an online store, and you’ll only have to pay 20 cents to list an item for four months. Joining Etsy is free, but when you sell an item, you’ll be automatically charged a 3.5 percent commission.

Do you have a talent such as design or writing? If so, check out sites such as Fiverr where you list your specific talent and buyers can engage you to do a service for them. The charge is $5, and Fiverr keeps $1. It may not seem like much, but can really add up when you begin to rake in the short assignments. Continue reading

You’re probably already aware of some perks of working at home, such as being your own boss and not having to answer to anyone but yourself. As fun and rewarding as working at home may seem, it can also be overwhelming at times.

But, the perks do outweigh the downside. Here are 7 perks from working at home that you may not have thought of:

1 – You’re always challenged. If you’re not – it’s only your fault. You may not be challenged at a job because you’ve reached a salary cap and simply repeat the work you’ve always done. Working for yourself keeps you challenged to succeed.

2 – Your creativity can shine through. When you’re the boss, you can be as creative as you like with the job at hand. Boredom is an issue with the highly creative, but working for yourself should never be boring.

3 – Your income is up to you. That can also be a scary proposition – when you’re responsible for every dime you make, you may face some challenges. But, you keep the money you make and are in charge of how far you take your company. Continue reading