Are you struggling to live on disability, you are not alone? I also was in your shoes not so long ago, so now I am free of debt and so can you. It will not happen overnight, but learning how to work from home with a computer is the answer. Stay away from surveys, and get-rich programs, I am going to provide you three that actually are legitimate. If you can spare a few hours per day, and have basic computer skills. You are on your way to a debt-free lifestyle, so stop struggling to pay your bills.
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There are many scams online, but even some legitimate programs don’t work. Why waste your time on any of these, I am going to provide you three that will work. How do I know this, I have used all three of these with success. Now it is time to share these with you, and here they are.
- Become a freelance writer
- Start your own blog
- Open your own online store
These are your best opportunities to be found, you must understand they take time. If you are unable to work outside of the home, what other options do you have? You might be interested in reading my post How To Find What You Are Passionate About, you will find this is the first step for any of these.
How To Start Freelancing?
As with any of the three opportunities, you must narrow down a specialty. By specializing, you are going to be targeting a specific group of people. If you click on the link above, I have included an article from my other blog. This will provide you a step-by-step process, so let me provide you what you need to know.
- Targeting a small group of people by choosing a niche, I am going to explain this further in the next paragraph.
- You will need a website or portfolio
- Sample Articles
- How to promote yourself
- Writing resources to find work
- Growing your client list
Relax, this is not nearly as difficult as it might sound. It will be more time-consuming than anything else, but this is the best process to get started freelancing.
How To Choose Your Niche?
If you read my article, how to find what you are passionate about. It provides you a step-by-step process, here is the link one more time. This is your first step to getting out of debt, so take as much time as you need to choose your niche. Simply this is a small segment of a larger industry, so by focusing on a smaller group you have less competition.
- Prior Career
If you put all of these together, you are going to be starting on the right foot. I encourage you to read the article, you have the link for your convenience.
You need a place to bring potential clients to, so a website is your best choice. There are several good ones to choose from, so below are your best choices.
These are the only three I would use myself, you can create a portfolio with any of these. Wix is an easy beginner website to use, you need no prior experience. WordPress.org will require some assistance, but this does provide you the most features. WordPress.com is another good choice for beginners. you will be happy to hear these all are Free.
How To Get Started Writing?
Once you have chosen your website, you will want to start writing articles. You need not fear this, I know many people do. There is a free tool I use myself, you can get grammar and spelling corrections automatically. The tool I have used my entire life is Grammarly, you don’t need the paid version to get started. You are welcome to leave me a comment if you require assistance, I created this website to help you.
Now You Are Ready To Promote Your Portfolio
Once you have written some articles, you are ready to share them. You are going to find there are many options, so I am going to provide you the ones I have used.
You will find all of these good resources, so I would choose one to get started. By jumping into more than one, you might overwhelm yourself. I suggest you ease into this new experience, and this will pay off for you.
Are You Ready To Find Work?
When you are feeling confident, you will want to start searching for clients. How you do this is by writing resources, I am going to share with the ones I have used myself.
- Blogger Pro
- The Writer Finder
These are your best resources to start with, so join one of these to start your search. Easing into each step will prevent you from overwhelming yourself, I would treat this as a hobby, not a business at first.
Growing Your Client List
If you follow this plan, you will gradually experience a growing client list. I have bloggers and companies contact me, so this can happen to you as well. Just take each step slowly, and most of all avoid burning yourself out. Remember your limitations, and take care of yourself first.
Maybe Blogging Is More Your Thing?
You can start blogging today, you will find this much easier than freelancing. Start off by choosing your website, I only use WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Wix is a very good choice as well, but you must upgrade to have your own domain name. Why pay extra when starting out, I know money is tight living on a fixed income.
- Choose your niche
- Website of your choice
- Catchy title for your blog
- Buy a domain name
- Start writing blog posts
- Promote your business for free
How I learned all this was from years of failing, so what changed my life was my blogging community. They provide everything your need, and you even can test it out by joining as a Free Starter Member. This really has made a difference in my success, but this is not for everyone. What I did was started out as a starter member, you require no credit card to join. They provide this so you can see what they offer, and then upgrade only if this is right for you.
Choosing Your Niche
You choose your niche the same way as freelancing, I had no idea there was such a thing when I started. I only learned this after I joined my blogging community, so you can learn from them or from me. I will be providing step-by-step training in the future, but if you can’t wait join the community. Many people ask me what are the best niches, you really should go with what you are passionate about.
- Make Money Online
Those are the top niches people who earn the most money, but you also must realize they are highly competitive. As a beginner, I would choose something you love. I have a website for art and photography for home decor, since I live alone this interests me. I also used to be a professional photographer, so I do have a passion for art and photography. You can check out this at Websites with Unique Gifts, so go with your heart for your first blogging business.
Which WordPress Should I Use?
Many people ask me this all the time, I am using both of them with success. If you go with WordPress.org, you will have the expense of hosting. Hosting costs all depends on who you go with, you do receive free hosting as a member of my blogging community. WordPress.com hosting is included in your plan, I would go with the free plan. You can later upgrade if you wish to later, I have found many people give up within two years. Why invest in something until you know you are going to keep doing it, so start out with the free plan only makes sense to me.
Website Name Tips
You want to make your name short, and also easy to remember. Making it obvious what your site is about is good, but this is not absolutely necessary. This site is Just Ask For Help, I know it really does not tell you what it’s about. The name represents my passion to assist you, so that is how I chose this name.
- Fat Joe Title Generator
- Shopify Business Name Generator
- Business Name Generator
I have included four business name generators, you can use them for free. What you do is type in your niche, and allow the tool to do the rest. You will receive a list of names to choose from, but you can use this list just for ideas instead.
Buying Your Domain Name
You have the choice to buy your own name, but this is something that is optional. I suggest you consider the following, and hopefully, this can help you decide? Your domain name can be the same as your business name, but that is not always possible. You should try for dot com, I would never use any other extension myself.
- Easy to remember
- Same as your business name optional
- Ranks better on Google
- People trust to buy from you more
You can purchase these for very little, I purchased mine from my blogging community for $13.00 per year. There are less expensive ones and more expensive ones, so if money is tight I suggest you shop around.
Setting Up Your Website
You are about ready to start writing, now this is very important for you to know. With WordPress.org you need to set up your website first. With WordPress.com you can begin writing right away. There is a step-by-step training on my blog community, and you can do this as a free member. I am sharing this so you understand the benefits of being a member, I am not attempting to push you into joining.
- Choose a website theme
- Set up for Google, Bing, and Yahoo
- Add your required pages
- Start your first post
There are some pages you need to add, and below I have listed them for you. All these pages are available in templates as a member, so this does save you time. If you wish to go it alone, I will be happy to share it with you. You just leave me a comment requesting them, and I will write articles on each of them.
- Affiliate Disclosure
- Privacy Page
- Home Page
These are the only pages you have to have, but you do have the option to add more. This is your website, you can do pretty much anything you want to. The affiliate disclosure and privacy page are required, so be sure you have these on your website.
Now You Are Ready To Start Blogging
This is not nearly as complicated as it sounds, but once you have completed setting up your website you can start writing. You want your first post to be About You, so if you need help with this let me know.
- Share your story about why you started your blog
- Why your niche is so important to you
- How are you going to help your readers
Just a basic introduction of who you are, what your interests are. Maybe include if you have family, and lastly share how you can help your readers.
How To Promote Your Posts For Free
Starting out I would use social media, you need to let people know about your blog. I would choose your favorite site, and then take it from there. Post your articles on your page, and I will be getting into this in more detail in future articles.
Remember this is just a basic plan, I will be providing step-by-step training in the future. You can learn this right now if you wish, you just join my blogging community.
How To Start Your Own Shopify Store
This is my last suggestion, you can open your own store for $30.00 per month. That is a very affordable investment, you do receive everything you need. A domain name is available, but it is an extra cost. Again your domain name is a small investment, so this is not usually a problem for most people.
- Choose your niche
- Design your store
- Signup with suppliers
- Set up your payment options
- Add your products
- Open your online store
This really is not complicated to do, I found the worse part is setting up your shipping. What I do is include my shipping costs in my prices, I then offer my customers free shipping. You can be honest, and tell your customers shipping is included in your prices. Either way, I found this to be the easiest way.
Best Three Legitimate Opportunities
You are going to find these are your best choices, and all of these you can do on your own schedule. On your flare-up days, you can do less You can even take a day or two off, there is very little financial investment. In future articles, you are going to learn in more detail how to work from home. For now, I am sharing options to give you time to consider. This should not be something you rush into, I stress you take plenty of time before making any decisions. Feel free to leave me comments, and I am here to help you succeed.