If you’re looking to make money from home it often makes sense to play to your skill set to make it as easy as possible. One of the biggest ways to fail at making money is to be confined by something you don’t like and feel like you have an obligation to do it. Here’s how to figure out what you should do that will make you happy and make you money.
How Much Time Do You Have?
If you only have a few hours a week and just want to treat it like a hobby there are some things that will make more sense than others. You may need to make money in a short time so something that will take several months to develop may not work for you in this moment.
What Are You Great At?
Of course, doing something that you are great at is an obvious candidate for making money from home. If you know that you are a good writer, making money as a freelance writer could be your calling. If you are the artsy-craftsy type, you might find some success with a site like Etsy.
If you just like to give your opinion and your friends have told you that you are gifted in this area you might consider starting your own blog with your own perspective of the world.
What Can You Immerse Yourself In?
If you are drawing a blank on things you’re good at, try thinking of things that cause you to lose track of the time. You might not identify these as things that you are great at, but they are things that you can lose yourself in and it won’t seem like work when you are performing the tasks.
What Could You Scale Up?
When thinking about the things you are good at and the things that you can immerse yourself in figure out what you can scale up if it becomes successful. Using the example above if you jump into freelance writing a possible way to scale that would be to start your own writing firm where you hire on other writers and use arbitrage to sell the writing for more than you pay for it.
Construct a Multi-Step Plan
When you are thinking of ways to make money from home don’t feel like you have to have The Answer right now. Sometimes it will mean doing something that you’re good at that you don’t really love in order to make your first money, and then later you can do what you love and not worry so much about the money.
Never Be Afraid to Scrap It All
One thing you should never be afraid of is scrapping a plan and starting from scratch. If you give something a try and find out that you don’t like it, don’t get discouraged and frustrated with yourself because it didn’t work out.
You just got one step closer to the thing that will work out. There’s the old legend that Thomas Edison tried over a thousand ways to make a lightbulb before he stumbled on the right one. Just never quit trying and you’ll never fail!