Article by guest author Matthew Nunn.

Setting up your new Online Business can be a daunting prospect, and wondering what level of income you’ll initially be earning will one of your major concerns. However, a key advantage of working from home is that you cut out your daily commute, and therefore you will find you have an increased amount of spare time in your day. Have a look at the following suggestions for ways to utilize this time into money making endeavors, you will find they are simple ways to maintain your cash flow whilst you are waiting for your online business to take off.

Article Writing                                                                

One of the simplest ways to earn extra cash online from home is to become an article writer. Many websites require original content written for their pages on subjects on anything ranging from cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to solar energy products. No special skills are required apart from the ability to write clearly and concisely on a given subject. Even if you have no previous background in the article topic area but feel you are capable of researching it online then you will be able to write articles for a wide variety of themes.

Details of any keywords that should be used within the content will often be provided prior to commencing the article and an article writer can expect to earn anything from $5 to $25 per article. The exact cash paid per article will depend on the length and difficulty of the article and the particular payment structure that the article writing website uses. Articles will usually range from 350 to 1000 words in length, remember to research several sites that are advertising for freelance writers as they will have different methods of payment, this way you can pick a couple to suit you.


Blogging has become a common past time for many internet users but how many have considered the possibility of becoming a paid blogger to earn extra cash online from home? Blogging is a simple task and can become a very lucrative venture for those wanting to earn extra cash without leaving home. Create a blog about an interesting topic and write helpful information or reviews about relevant products and services. Try to write compelling content that will get people coming back for more and the blog may become popular enough to attract advertisers. Advertisers can pay a fixed price for an ad or use PPC (pay per click) advertising from one of the reputable advertising networks available. PPC ads can be placed on any blog and the blog owner gets paid every time a visitor clicks on one of the ads so the busier the blog becomes, the greater the likelihood of more visitors clicking on the ads and earning the blog owner cash.

Paid Surveys

Paid surveys are easy to complete and generally take no more than 10 or 15 minutes to carry out. Cash amounts of up to around $5 can be paid for each survey although the vast majority of surveys average around $1.50 per completed assignment. No special skills are required just honesty and care while completing surveys as surveys help companies gauge
consumer reaction to a variety of issues. Just register for free with a variety of reputable paid survey sights using the contact form provided on the website and remember that none of the paid survey sites suggested charge anything to register. If any paid survey website requests money for registration or to gain access to a ‘secret’ list of paid survey sites, do not join and please do not pay a single penny.

This is best viewed as a way to supplement your income, as it can help contribute towards weekly costs but is not a replacement income.

Online Auction Sites

Many online entrepreneurs sell products on auction sites as well as their own websites. Many of the products that are sold on auction sites are not sold in an auction style manner and have a fixed price attached to them which creates a type of ecommerce experience. The seller can choose whether the item is to be bid for or sold for a fixed price. In many cases both options are possible with a ‘buy now’ option. It is very possible to use an auction site to sell products that are not actually kept in stock and this method is known as ‘drop shipping.’  Once the item has been sold the item is ordered by the seller from the drop
shipper who delivers the item on the seller’s behalf and from the drop shippers stock.

Search around the internet for auction sites as you may find you prefer alternatives to eBay. Make sure that you conduct yourself professionally as you will be rated according to the reliability of you as a seller.

This is a great way to maintain cash flow during the early days of your career working from home as it does not take long to set up and can turn a lot of unused items into vital income.

Using the above examples in conjunction with each other will help you to diversify your income streams in the early days of your career working from home. This will help maintain a cash flow for you so you can allay your concerns about not earning whilst you are waiting for your online business or home working career to take off. Many people use these options in their spare time as work from home jobs as an addition to their actual careers. This proves that these methods can easily fit around whatever your main focus is.

Author Bio – This is a guest post contributed by Matthew Nunn who works for provide people with online survey opportunities that pay cash and vouchers for major high street shops.

If you have ever dreamed of being your own boss and have tried researching the best online home based businesses, there really is no hard and fast list of what is the “best”. Have you ever heard the saying “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”? It all pretty much depends on what a business owner enjoys doing, what kind of knowledge they have and if some of the resources are already in place. There are of course other things to consider as well when it comes to choosing the type of home based online business including how much competition is out there, all fighting for the same market.  

One of the best methods for determining the kind of online home business is to start with something that you love and enjoy doing. Then you would need to assess the amount of training and skills you have in the various industries that appeal to you. When you put your dream list together with your skills list you will probably notice some crossover. The things that finish up on both lists are good indicators of the best online home based business type for you. For example, if you worked as an assistant to a veterinarian but are tired of not earning sufficient income and having to answer to a boss, but you really love those horses that your boss cares for, then you would likely be a good candidate as a riding school instructor or the owner of a horse grooming facility.

Once you have decided on the type of industry and more specifically what sort of products are involved for the best online home based business, you will still need to find out how much money you can make online with this particular industry. You will still have to ask yourself some questions such as:

Who will be my customers?
What will make them decide to choose my service?
How frequently will they need my services?
What is going to make them repeat customers?
Who is my competition?
What will I charge for my services?

And finally, how can I make my services stand out from the crowd?

A big part of deciding what you can charge is determined by considering what your expenses are and how much your competition is charging. If your price is too high once you have worked out your expenses and added on your profit, especially in a competitive market, then it may be necessary to change the product. A business that does not make money for you is definitely not the best online home based business.

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It is a known fact that you can make money online just by blogging, but many internet marketers think that all they need to do is add some type of advertising or merely promote affiliate offers. In fact there are many indirect ways to make money from your blog, that the majority of legitimate online businesses can benefit from indirectly by having a blog.  

Here are some ideas of different ways that you can profit indirectly from your business blog. A fairly common way to profit indirectly from you blog is through speaking or consulting engagements. If you are recognized as an expert in your field people will want to ask for your advice and opinion and
many people will happily pay for it. Although this is more suited to some niches than others, it is still a method that is used widely.

If blogging forms part of your legitimate online business strategy then there is always a possibility that you will receive offers of employment, most probably on a contract basis, just because the company liked your blog. Today many of the larger companies’ are aware that bloggers, through blogging have actively shown their particular expertise within a given field. Your blog can do more to promote your skills than any resume could.

Another income opportunity that would help you make more money online is through writing deals. There are various ways that this could happen, for example; as a freelance writer. Many of the most successful freelance writers have websites of their own, because it is such a wonderful tool. There is also the possibility of offline writing jobs such as articles for newspapers or magazines and many bloggers have found paid positions in some of these companies.

Finally, something else you should not discount is the potential connections that you can make through your online business blog. There are so many different people that you can meet in your particular industry and one of them could very well be your future business partner. People who will read your blog will obviously have the same or similar interest as you do or will also share the same type of expertise in your field, and there is no reason why you should not create a JV opportunity together, that would benefit both of you.

So with all of this in mind I am sure that you can see the huge potential that you can derive indirectly from your online business blog. It is not necessary to overload your blog with banner ads and all sorts of offers just to make a profit (although a few do make your blog more interesting). If you have good content on your blog you can still end up by receiving more offers than you ever dreamed was possible.

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