How to make extra money working from home

It is August 2020 and life as we know it has changed dramatically. Many of us are now permanently working from home, and many are others in search of new job opportunities. This is the best time to find ways to make extra money working from home since the majority of us are working from home now. I have been working from home since 2013 and I started making a steady income after a few years later. It has been a rollercoaster but a good one. I have learned a lot and I am still a work in progress. There is a lot to learn when you are your own boss with no one to guide you on how you should proceed.

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If you are wondering how to make an extra income working from home, here are some ideas for you –

Set up a Blog/Youtube channel

It is not easy making money from a blog or on YouTube. It takes a lot of hard work, persistence, time and a bit of luck. Plus you have to bring something new to the industry. Originality is everything when it comes to standing out online and if you plan to make money online, you have to be original. Blogs and YouTube are easy and cheap to set up nowadays. If you have a passion for writing and creating content, you should give it a go.

Get paid to write

If you love writing, you can get paid to write for others. I am a content writer and I have a couple of clients now which help me earn extra income. Most of my clients come to me through referrals and social media. You can also find clients from job boards online.

Offer virtual assistance

I know many people who hire virtual assistants to help them online with their business. You can earn as much as £10 an hour, so it is quite lucrative.  Here are some responsibilities of a virtual assistant –

  • Managing social media
  • Handing the emails.
Set up an online store

You can set up an online store on eBay or Etsy and sell your products. Facebook marketplace is another great platform to sell your items. Etsy is a great platform for homemade and vintage items, while eBay is great for preloved, new, and vintage items. It is best to play around with different platforms, depending on what you are selling before deciding on the best platform for your online store.

Here are some tips for selling online –

  • Make sure your descriptions are clear and include keywords so your item appears on search engines
  • Offer great customer service

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Offer a service

You can offer a service/course to make extra money from home. If you have knowledge in a niche, you could help others by offering this service. For example, I teach new bloggers how to grow their blog so they can start to earn a living from it.

Proofread

Another way to work and make money from home is by being a proofreader. Proofreaders are responsible for reviewing written documents, checking, and correcting errors found. It is a flexible way to earn some extra income if you have the skills required to be a proofreader.

These are a few examples of how to make money working from home. Do you like any of the ideas? Have you tried any? Please share your experiences in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

Charity of the Month – Yarang Llamisi Foundation

The charity I am promoting this month is Yarang Llamisi Foundation. This is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, set up in 2020, to empower, equip, and educate women and girls of  Zambuk town, in Gombe State, Nigeria. It is a registered charity in Nigeria and England, with a focus on providing secondary school education to young girls as well as vocational training. The vocational training is also available to the women of the community. There is also a “second chance entrepreneurial project” available to the women of Zambuk town and surrounding villages. This project gives the women a second chance to set up a business or grow an existing business.

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Yarang Llamisi Foundation

Yarang Llamisi Foundation is a charity I am passionate about because it focuses on some of the least privileged people in society. Female children are after left behind when it comes to education in Africa. These young girls end up being forced to go into early marriages. This cycle carries on from generation to generation, with no end in sight. Providing free education and voluntary training will keep the young girls in school and equip them with the skills needed to excel in life.

Education is the pathway to a better life with better job prospects. If you want to give a girl-child a good life, you should give her the gift of formal education. The voluntary training also helps the children and women develop life skills that will come in handy. Educating the women and children of the community will elevate not just their families but the entire community. This is one of the reasons why I Yarang Llamisi Foundation is a blessing to the people of Zambuk town and beyond.

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You can read more about this amaizng charity and the projects they are working on here. To donate, do contact Yarang Llamisi Foundation here.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend.

 

 

Why I haven’t had my hair done since February

I have been not visited my hairdresser since February 2020. This was a decision I made when the chaos started. I decided to quit many of the things I would do normally. Having my hair professionally done was one of them. Even when the government lifted the restrictions here in England, my restrictions were still on. The main reason why I have decided not to have my hair done professionally is that I wanted to pay more attention to it and grow it. I am pleased with how my hair is looking these days. It has grown rapidly in the last 3 months. I am looking forward to seeing how long and healthy it will look like by the end of the year. Also, the whole idea of wearing masks to the hairdressers didn’t encourage me to go in.

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Why I haven’t had my hair done since February

For those who do not know, I decided to go down the natural route some years ago. I got rid of all the hair relaxers and chemicals I have been using on my hair for decades and allowed my hair to be. The big chop route didn’t appeal to me, so I decided to let the relaxed ends outgrow themselves. It was a long process but it worked well in the end. I am looking forward to my hair growing longer so I can do more with it. Hopefully, I and my little girl will be able to visit our hairdresser within the next few months, but I don’t think I am ready just yet.

I love the fact that I can wash my hair every 2 weeks (or whenever I feel like) without worrying about messing up my cornrows. The fact that I am to deeply moisturise my hair with oils twice a day, from the scalp to the tips is also a big one for me. Usually, many of the hairstyles I do don’t allow me moisturise my hair the way I would like to. I have my hair in plaits or twists I do myself. It allows my hair to breathe easy.

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I now see why many natural hair women hardly have their hair in cornrow styles these days. If there is one thing this pandemic has allowed me to, it has given me a good reason to care for my hair the way my hair wants me to. The growth and the glow in my hair speak for itself. I went from not being able to grow my hair some months ago to haveing my hair grow longer and healthier every week. This experience has been mind-blowing. I will be sharing before and after photos to keep track of the length, so do lookout for the next natural hair update post.

 

 

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