7 Best at Home Business Ideas

the best at home business ideas

So, you want to work from home, but you don’t know what you want to do? Here are my 7 Best at home business ideas. You can use one of mine, or you can come up with your own. Either way, the most important thing is to get started.

The only rhyme or reason for the order of my best at home business ideas is the order in which they come to my head as I currently write. No one is better than any other, really, because the best one will depend on who you are as a person.

So, drumroll please… Here are my 7 best at home business ideas:

 

  1. Affiliate or referral marketing

    What is affiliate or referral marketing? Affiliate or referral marketing is simply selling other people’s or companies’ products or services for them and receiving a cut of the margin as a commission. This can be done online (usually called affiliate marketing) or IRL (in real life), (usually called referral marketing).

    The easiest example I can give you of affiliate marketing is the website you are looking at right now. There are two common types of affiliate marketing websites.

    The most common affiliate marketing websites are review websites that review products or services and then link people over to buy them.

    The second most common affiliate marketing websites are information websites such as this one that offer free information on how to do particular things (like working from home) and then link to products or services that can assist viewers in doing these things (such as Wealthy Affiliate, the premiere school of affiliate marketing, which offers 10 free trial lessons before you give any payment info to them, after which you can purchase a premium membership for around $1-2 per day, which you will get back in many multiples if you stick with their program and work hard).

  2. Driving for uber, lyft, arcade city or the like

    Do you have a car that is in good condition and less than 10 years old? Then you can put it to use to earn yourself some extra pocket money or even a decent full-time income. I drove for uber full-time in most of 2015 after selling my most successful affiliate website spendbitcoins.com. If I hadn’t had a well-paid j-o-b drop in my lap in November 2015, I’d still be driving for uber full-time while working on my affiliate marketing websites between rides.Driving for uber, aside from just being plain fun, is a very convenient way of making money TODAY while you work on other projects that will bring in even more money down the track.When you are an uber driver, you don’t have any set shifts. You simply login anytime 24/7 that you want to take passengers and log out anytime you don’t want to take passengers. Want to go on vacation? Not only do you not have to ask anyone for permission, you don’t even have to tell anyone. You just don’t login while you’re on vacation. Read more about what it’s like to drive for uber here.

  3. A free MLM (never pay to work for someone!)

    I’m not normally a fan of network marketing (no offense to you if you are) because in my experience, the products are generally extremely overpriced in order to pay several levels of commission upline.

    However, some MLMs are free as they are essentially referral marketing (see #1 above), which means rather than you selling people overpriced products, you are simply a word-of-mouth advertiser for other companies’ products.

    I’m a member of a great one of these, and I can invite you onboard for free!

    For an invite to a free loyalty card program where you get cashback on all of your own purchases at tens of thousands of traditional merchants worldwide as well as 0.5% cashback of your referrals purchases two levels deep, please send a request through to jeremywestATgmail.com (changing the AT to an @ symbol).

  4. Teaching a course

    You are an expert at something that other people would like to learn.You can earn money by teaching people about your area of expertise. Whether you teach this course at a local community centre, college, university or other local venue, online through your own website or an online school such as study.com, you could set yourself up for passive income.

    In addition to your courses, you can either self-publish or traditionally publish a textbook to either complement your course or as a stand-alone for people who would prefer your information in written form.

  5. Buying and selling bitcoins or other virtual currencies locally

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard about bitcoin. If you haven’t, click here to learn what bitcoin is.

    It’s fairly easy now in most countries to purchase bitcoin online by transferring money from your bank account. However, the thing about bitcoin is that many bitcoin enthusiasts use bitcoin because they want their buying and selling transactions to be anonymous (or at least pseudonymous).

    You can’t be anonymous if you use the bank. So a lot of bitcoin enthusiasts prefer to exchange their cash for bitcoin locally with individuals. And they’ll pay a premium to do so.

    That’s where you come in. If you are happy to buy bitcoin through the banks because you have no privacy concerns, you can purchase through a major bitcoin exchange online and then sell locally by meeting up at your local McDonald’s, Subway, cafe or the like.

    Find out more about how to start selling bitcoins locally by clicking here.

  6. Buying stuff at amazon with bitcoin at deep discounts and reselling it online

    One of the coolest bitcoin services out there is a site called purse.io. It allows you to purchase products from Amazon with bitcoin at steep discounts. You can name your own price, and 15-20% is a pretty common discount to get.

    Why? You are actually simply posting a wishlist of items you want on to purse.io. Someone who wants to purchase bitcoin with their credit card (which it is not possible to do on any major exchanges) then makes your purchase for you and has Amazon ship them to you as a gift, complete with a receipt in case you need to return anything.

    Because this is one of the only ways to purchase bitcoin with a credit card, people who want to purchase bitcoin this way are happy to pay a premium (and with bitcoin surging much higher than 20% per year every year since its inception in 2009 every year except 2014, this may not be a bad investment).

    If you have bitcoin (or can buy some as in step 5), head over to purse.io now to check out the wholesale like prices you can get.

  7. Buying timeshare secondhand and then selling it on eBay, craigslist, gumtree or the like

    Once you purchase timeshare, you owe an annual fee every year for the rest of your life (or until you sell it or give it to someone else) in order to pay your share of upkeep of the timeshare properties.

    Because of this, many people who no longer need or want their timeshare are willing to sell it at a tremendous loss compared to the original purchase price simply to stop paying the annual fee.

    The process to sell your timeshare, however, is time intensive, requires you to build trust online if you want to sell it online and can cause headaches if you don’t know what you are doing.

    Voila, if you learn how to streamline the process, you can actively seek out those who want to sell their timeshares and buy them at a heavy discount, after which you can turn around and immediately resell on eBay or the like, particularly if you have already built up a positive reputation on said selling site.

    See readseason.com as an example of a business who has been doing this for ages.

So there you have it, my 7 best ideas for at home businesses.

Have you come up with any of your own that you can share? Please do so in the comments below.

Alternatively, please feel free to ask questions about any of these ideas or more in the comments. I’m happy to help. That’s what I’m here for!

Getting Started

Getting started at unworking is as simple as coming up with some ideas.how can i learn to make money online

I’ll give you an example of some of the unworking ideas I have come up with:

  • Affiliate marketing (a fancy term for blogging about stuff you like and linking people to where they can buy it–in other words, what I’m doing right here).
  • Drive for uber.
  • Join a free shopping network that gives you cashback every time you shop plus pays you for your referrals.
  • Teach a course.
  • Buy and Sell bitcoins locally.
  • Buy stuff cheaply from garage sales and sell it for market value on eBay or the like.
  • Buy timeshare secondhand and then sell the accommodation on eBay for more than the annual fee.

Alright, that’s seven ideas of mine off the top of my head.

That should be a good jumpstart for you.

Now it’s your turn. Write down at least seven ideas of things you could do to make money that don’t involve a job or a boss.

Be creative. Think outside the box.

If you’re really having trouble coming up with ideas, try some free writing. This is where you get a piece of paper (or open a new Word document) and just start writing for say 10 minutes without stopping. If you get stuck for what to write next, just keep writing things like “I can’t think what to say next. I’m supposed to be writing right now but I am out of ideas” etc until the ideas are flowing again.

If you’re an auditory person like me, you might do it my way instead. I use the “Note to self” function on voxer to “free talk”. Same concept as above, but talking for ten minutes without stopping.

Don’t worry, if you get stuck, you can always use one of my ideas! But give yourself a bit of time to think up your own ideas. You might amaze yourself with what you come up with!

If you wouldn’t mind, please share your ideas below. Just as my list may have jump-started you, your list might jump start someone else’s imagination.

About Me

All the best at home business ideas in one place.

Hello aspiring at home business-maker! My name is Jeremy West and I’ve been either dabbling in or exclusively working at home businesses for over twenty years.

Pictured is me doing stand up comedy. That is not how I make money. So far I’ve made -$550 as a stand up comedian. My online activities are here to fund my stand up comedy hobby.

My greatest success story so far was spendbitcoins.com, which I sold mid 2015. At it’s peak, I was working three days a week to earn $208,000 a year. And I did most of the work from my “office”, the local surf life saving club overlooking the beach.

For the past nine months I’ve been back at a j-o-b while still carrying on some online websites for just a bit of cash.

Now I’m ready to start rolling in it again! 😉

On this site, I’ll share both ideas for full-time at home businesses as well as ideas for extra spending money for those like me who actually don’t mind a full-time job, but want more money than traditional jobs bring in.

Feel free to just poke around the site or to  click here to start with our “Getting Started” page.

If you’re serious and willing to put in the time and effort, you could be earning your first online income within about a month.

Oh, and one last thing. You can find me and hundreds of thousands of other online entrepreneurs over at our favourite at-home-business social media “Wealthy Affiliate”. My profile is at https://howtounwork.com/jeremywa.

Happy earning!!!

–Jeremy

Cashback Card Review

Cashback World Review

Name: Cashback World by Lyoness

Website: Cashback World by MyLyconet

Price: Free

Owners: Hubert Freidl

Overall Rank: 90/100

Who it’s for: Anyone who shops and has friends who shop

Overview of Cashback World

Cashback World is a combination of two things: a loyalty card (or loyalty app) and a referral marketing company.

Now, I’m not generally a fan of network marketing because I generally find that the products are overpriced in order to pay several levels of salespeople. And generally the salespeople focus less on selling the product and more on recruiting other sales people who will then focus on recruiting other sales people.

Cashback World, on the other hand, is different, and the focus is referral rather than network marketing.

What’s different about Cashback World?

The difference between Cashback World  and all network companies of which I am aware is that Cashback World is free to join and free to use.

Instead of selling products, Cashback World has thousands of merchants worldwide who use them instead of their own loyalty cards or loyalty apps.

What this means is that one Cashback World card or app gives you access to cashback savings at thousands of merchants worldwide. You can simply use Cashback World this way to save money and never concern yourself with the referral marketing aspect of Cashback World.

What is the Referral Marketing Angle of Cashback World?

Rather than paying for traditional television, radio or internet advertising, Cashback World uses referral marketing as their advertising model.

This means Cashback World basically pays for word-of-mouth advertising.

So when you refer friends into the free Cashback World loyalty program to enable them to get discounts at thousands of merchants worldwide, many of which they probably already shop at, not only do they get cashback, you get a percentage of cashback for their purchases as more.

But wait, there’s more!

Beyond getting paid a percentage of cashback for all of your own and your referrals’ purchases, you also get cashback for your referrals’ referrals’ purchases.

Don’t take my word for it. Check out Cashback World for yourself.

There’s no reason not to find out for yourself whether Cashback World will save you and your friends (and your friends’ friends) money. It won’t cost you anything to sign up or to start using it for yourself.

To get more information about the Cashback World opportunity, please click here.

Have you used Cashback World yourself or do you know of any other similar opportunities? I always like to know about new ways to save and earn money. Please share about your own experiences in the comments below, and feel free to leave questions regarding this article. I love helping others!

Happy saving!

Jeremy

What is Unworking?

When I purchased the url for this site, I thought I had made up the term unworking. However, a google search of the word unworking turns up 376,000 results, so I guess I’m not the first to think of the concept.

The reason I used the term was because my kids’ mother and I unschool our children. Unschooling is basically homeschooling without a curriculum. It’s allowing kids to learn naturally, the way they learned to walk and talk. And it works. It has been amazing seeing my son teach himself to read and teach himself maths, and my daughter is now beginning the same process.

So to me, unworking is the same concept applied to work. Rather than having a set 9-5 time for earning money, unworkers work when they want doing what they want. Just like unschoolers learn naturally through doing the things they enjoy, unworkers earn money naturally doing the things they like to do.

Now, does that mean you don’t have to put any thought into earning money? Of course not. It simply means that you find ways to earn money doing the things you like to do when you like to do them, rather than being tied to a job that tells you what to do and when to do it.

How does one unwork?

There are so many different ways that people unwork.

I have written an article entitled “7 Best Work at Home Ideas” detailing some of the ways I have thought of to unwork. I only really do two of those ways, because I don’t have enough time to do others. So you are welcome to steal my ideas.

The point here is, while some people enjoy the security of a 9-5, many other people want more out of life. People like us don’t want to be tied down to certain places at certain times. We want to live our lives everyday, not just on the weekends or at some distant retirement day that is never guaranteed to come.

At the moment, I am living out of a campervan. I have two university classes a week for the next six weeks, which is tying me to this area for a bit, but not long after the semester I’ll be headed out on the road (and the air). Because I am able to earn my income from anywhere, I don’t have to rely on a few weeks of vacation time.

My most untied way of making money is through affiliate marketing. If you are interested in making money by creating content about your favourite topic, whether it be writing, videos, audio, pictures or any other form of content, check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate, the premiere training used by over 850,000 online entrepreneurs worldwide.

If you have comments or questions regarding unworking, please leave them below. I love helping others get started on the road to working freedom!

–Jeremy

Driving for Uber Review

Driving for Uber Review

Name: Uber

Website: http://uber.com

Price: Depends on local regulations, usually less than $100 to get started

CEO: Travis Kalanick

Overall Rank: 80/100

Who it’s for: Anyone who owns a car less than 10 years old in good condition

Overview of driving for Uber

I drive for uber on the side when I’m in town with my car. I have previously driven for uber full time and it is a pretty good side gig.

For me, it fits around my university classes and my travelling as you can simply login when you want to drive and log out when you want to quit. Not only do you not have to ask anyone permission if you want a day off or to take a long vacation, you don’t even have to tell anyone. You just don’t log in.

Can I make loads of money driving for uber?

No.

Although you can drive as much or as little as you want, you are only going to make decent money during peak periods. And you will be driving your own car, paying for your own petrol and repairs, and adding wear and tear to your car.

That being said, in my city, uber pays about as well as any other job you don’t need qualifications for. And the flexibility cannot be beat.

What is uber?

Uber is a ridesharing app. Drivers login when they are ready to drive, and riders login when they are looking for a ride. When a rider requests a ride, the uber app finds the closest available driver and offers the job to them. If they do not accept it within 15 seconds, the job is offered to the next closest driver, and so on.

Customers tell me they love uber. They will never take a taxi again. Uber is much quicker, much cheaper, and they say they generally have a better experience with uber drivers than with taxi drivers.

Final verdict. Should you drive for uber?

If you like driving and you like chatting with strangers, uber could be a fantastic side gig for you, or you may even want to do it for a full time income. Just keep in mind that you need to account for expenses when working out how much money you are earning.

And one final piece of advice: You are likely to have time between trips on a regular basis. Some drivers waste this time or sit around bored. Not me. I work on affiliate marketing between trips to earn additional income. I learned how to do this through Wealthy Affiliate. Click here to see my review of Wealthy Affiliate.

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If you would like to drive for uber, click here to get the ball rolling now.

How to make money while travelling

I’m living out of a campervan at the moment and making money online. I don’t have to go into an office to do my work, so I can travel. And now I’m going to share with you how to make money while travelling.

There is not just one way to make money while travelling

There are many ways to make money while travelling. I detail my 7 best at home business ideas here, and most of those can be done while travelling as well.

However, in this article I will share with you the very best way that I have learned to make money while travelling.

So, without further ado, the way I make money while travelling is affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is simply selling other people’s products through links from your own content.

Your content can be about anything that interests you.

And because you are writing about what interests you, your writing ability is not the most important aspect of your writing.

Why? Because you are writing to an audience of people just like you. Therefore, they do not expect you to be a better writer than they are. They simply want to learn about what you know on their area of interest that they do not yet know.

For example, I know how to make money while travelling, and I know the best way to learn more about how to make money online full stop. In fact, I review the best way to learn about affiliate marketing in an article on this site entitled Wealthy Affiliate Review. This page details the way I have learned pretty much everything I know about affiliate marketing.

My first successful affiliate marketing site was spendbitcoins.com. I was lucky enough to make that work without knowing much about affiliate marketing. However, it took me ten years to get there through sheer luck. I would have been much more successful much faster had I had the training I now have through Wealthy Affiliate.

What kinds of things can you write about as an affiliate marketer?

The sky really is the limit, but here are some examples:

Product reviews — These are the most common types of affiliate marketing websites. For this you review products and link to the products reviewed using your own unique affiliate link.

Book reviews — If you review books, you can link to these books directly on Amazon, one of the most well-known affiliate programs online today (this is the affiliate program that was most utilised by my first successful affiliate site, spendbitcoins.com.

How to sites — You can walk people through how to do anything that you already know how to do and include affiliate links to tools needed to do the job.

Podcasts — Many podcasts advertise using an affiliate model where you mention your affiliate link on your show and get paid anytime anyone buys something entering through your link. Two prominent examples are Free Talk Live, which shares all of its affiliate links at http://shop.freetalklive.com and Keith and the Girl, which shares all of its affiliate links at http://www.keithandthegirl.com/coupons/. They also generally mention one or two of these affiliates on each episode of their respective programs.

These are just a few examples.

Basically, any content that you create can include affiliate links. Whether this is your sole income from your content or a supplement, there is no reason not to be an affiliate marketer if you publish content online.

For my review of Wealthy Affiliate, the premiere training for affiliate marketers, click here.

Please share your own ideas for how to make money while travelling as well as any other thoughts or questions in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wealthy Affiliate Review

Wealthy Affiliate Review

Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Price: Starter Membership, $0 (Join Here)
Price: Premium Membership, $49/month OR $359/year (Join Here​)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100
Who it’s for: Beginners to Advanced Internet Marketers

Overview of Wealthy Affiliate

Whether you have never done more online than sending emails and surfing facebook or you have been marketing online for decades, Wealthy Affiliate has something for you.

This is because Wealthy Affiliate is a community of over 850,000 internet marketing entrepreneurs. The owners, Kyle & Carson, have put together not only the best training platform I have found in over two decades of internet marketing, but also a community of hundreds of thousands of people working together to be successful.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

If you are new to this game, you may have a very important question, “What exactly is affiliate marketing?”

And that is a fantastic question.

Affiliate marketing is simply referring people who are looking for a particular product or service to companies selling that product or service.

This is done in a number of different ways, but the most common way is review websites. On such sites, the author writes reviews for products or services about which s/he is knowledgeable and puts in links with special tracking to allow people to purchase the product or service from the recommended company.

This article is the perfect example. I use the training and community support at Wealthy Affiliate to help me make money online through my various websites. And as I think it is the best training and support out there, I recommend it to others who wish to make money online. When people like yourself go ahead and join Wealthy Affiliate’s premium program (after the free trial of course), I am paid a commission for the recommendation.

The best part is, the buyer does not pay any more because they buy through you, you simply get a portion of the profit because your referral meant the company did not have to pay for advertising to find that customer.

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

As stated, Wealthy Affiliate is both a training platform and a social networking platform for internet marketing entrepreneurs.

The starter membership (FREE) gives you access to 20 free lessons on affiliate marketing to ensure affiliate marketing is something for you before you join the premium program to turbocharge your success.

Once you do join premium, my recommendation is to do what I do and treat Wealthy Affiliate like your boss.

Each day I login to Wealthy Affiliate and simply open up the next lesson and get to work.

In the 50 Affiliate Marketing Certification lessons, Kyle walks you through step-by-step from choosing your niche to building your website to joining affiliate programs to social networking to content creation.

In the 70 Affiliate Bootcamp lessons, Kyle walks you through the step-by-step process of promoting Wealthy Affiliate itself, which I recommend doing as well as your own niche if you find Wealthy Affiliate as valuable as I do.

It’s only natural to love the training and networking you get at Wealthy Affiliate, so why not tell others in the same position as you are now about it and earn money for helping them? All of Wealthy Affiliate’s promotion is done by word-of-mouth, so they do pay quite well for referrals.

Finally, when you have finished the 120 core lessons, there are thousands of hours of additional lessons that you can keep plugging away at to build your business into another Wealthy Affiliate Success Story. These lesson topics range from keyword, niche & market research to authoring and writing content to pay per click marketing to video marketing to email marketing.

Basically, everything you ever wanted to know about affiliate marketing and much much more is already included in your premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate, which costs between $1 and $2 a day depending on whether you pay monthly or annually.

But wait, there’s more!

Yes, in addition to the thousands of hours of training that keep you on track to earn money online day after day for less than $2 per day, there are over 850,000 other online entrepreneurs already on the Wealthy Affiliate platform to answer your questions regarding how you too can make a living online. Every time I have posted a question it has been answered by someone knowledgeable within about 15 minutes.

Join now for free

Don’t take my word for how special the training and community support at Wealthy Affiliate is, check it out for yourself for FREE. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Once you do, whether your experience is good (like nearly every Wealthy Affiliate member I’ve ever spoken to), bad or ugly, please do come back and leave me a comment below so others can learn from your experience.