How smart women can create streams of income online

Talented women are making a huge difference in every industry, playing their different roles in multiple areas efficiently.

However, there are some women who either choose or need to stay at home and fulfil a role as a mother or housewife. Sometimes it’s not possible for them to leave their home and go to work. But that doesn’t mean to say they can’t earn money from home if they wish.

There are several jobs that can be done, and businesses run online – all you need is a laptop and a WiFi connection. For example, if you’re a sports expert with proper knowledge and strategies, you can visit this online bookmaker and place bets on your favorite games.

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There are many opportunities for women to make money online if they can’t or don’t wish to return to the workplace. Many businesses today are hiring remote employees, which opens up your options considerably. Or you can start your own business or income stream online.

This was already a growth area, but the pandemic has sent it into overdrive! As a result, it’s more feasible than ever before to earn money online from home. If you’re stuck for inspiration, here are some ideas to help you get started.

Blogging

This is among the oldest online business ideas to earn money from home. If you have a talent for writing or photography (or videography) or have a special interest, perspective or talent, you can start a blog to monetise.

To get started, you’ll need a website on which you can upload and share your blog posts or videos. You’ll need to be consistent in your posting, and consider your audience. Ensure that you share interesting and useful posts, and keep up with trends.

Of course there’s big money in becoming a well known blogger with millions of followers. But you don’t need to grow an audience of that size to monetise your blog. Pick the right niche and you’ll grow a loyal following who can be worth a lot to brands who want to reach that demographic.

Micro-influencers – bloggers and social media content creators with small but engaged followings in a specific niche – are a highly valued target audience for many brands today. This is because your following, while smaller than a large influencer, is more likely to be engaged and specific to your niche. It’s also more cost effective to work with a number of smaller micro-influencers than it is one well known influencer.

Creating a website can be very easy and cheap. If you search on YouTube, you will find lots of video tutorials on how to create a WordPress website. Once your website is created, you can start posting quality content. But make sure it is unique. After posting a few articles, you can apply for Google AdSense. When your readers click on these ads, Google pays you… though it will take a while to get enough traffic for this to be a reasonable income!

Stuck for ideas on what to blog about? Here are some quick, top-line thoughts:

  • Cooking
  • Health and Fitness
  • Personality Development
  • Parenting
  • Finance Management
  • New ideas or DIY

The key is to find a mix of something you know about, something that you love enough to create content on it week in, week out, something (or an angle) that isn’t already covered widely, and something that will have enough p[eople interested in it to grow a following. If you attract plenty of visitors regularly, you can build up to a five-to-six-digit income every month.

Online teaching

As you know, the coronavirus pandemic has forced schools and colleges around the world to close. And most educational institutions have had to rely on online teaching. Which means that, if you have teaching qualifications, you can apply for jobs at learning institutions. These jobs can be temporary or permanent, and you don’t have to be present at all times as many institutions and schools send recorded lectures to students.

If teaching for a school or college teaching is not your thing, there are many online websites that provide essential courses to people. So if you think you have skills that can add value to others’ lives, you can prepare a course and upload it on an online platform to earn money from students who sign up.

Digital marketing

The number of online businesses is increasing each year, and this has led to tight competition for customers. You can find hundreds of businesses in any single niche. For example, a few years ago there were only a few online shops in some niches, but now there are thousands.

Every business needs to compete to be at the top of search engines to get customers, so they need to do online marketing. If you have knowledge about SEO (search engine optimization), you can help these businesses.

Businesses need experts to help them create search engine optimized websites and proper keyword research to uplift their websites on Google search results. In addition, link building and guest posting on other websites are important parts of digital marketing. So having the required skills in this field can earn you good money.

Affiliate marketing

At first glance, digital marketing and affiliate marketing sound similar, but they are poles apart. In affiliate marketing, you have to promote other businesses and their products. To get started, you need to register on websites that provide affiliate programs. Once you become a member of these programs, you get a referral link or referral code to share, and when new users buy a product or service from that platform, you get commission.

There are many software developers who give 10-20% commission on every purchase. You’ll need to create a website dedicated to affiliate marketing. However, it’s important to stick to one niche. For example, if you want to promote pet accessories, created a website that focuses around that topic. If software or apps are your thing, then go for that. Just don’t mix everything in one place.