Is it a survey? Amazon’s mechanical turk? Affiliate marketing? Maybe dropshipping? How about Forex or betting?
Each of the mentioned options is marketed as the viable option for making money online, from the vicinity of your home office. With the exception of surveys, the undeniable fact is that they are truly the viable ways to make money online.
However, there are few problems with each of these.
- Amazon’s mechanical turk is a penny-maker. For the most part and for the most people, it’s a complete waste of time.
- To make good money as an affiliate marketer, you have to accumulate tremendous experience and be a natural seller.
- Dropshipping, beside the essential sales and marketing skills, requires a skillful navigation through the sea of offers just to distill couple of the most reliable ones.
- Forex, same as any other options trading, requires some advance financial education and natural gift for trading on global financial markets.
- We don’t even have to discuss the effectiveness of the online or any other kind of betting, for that matter.
What are we missing here?
The most obvious.
What is your current, or what was your former occupation?
What made possible for you to do it?
What else do you hide? What other skill do you have hidden in your sleeve? Is there perhaps something you would be willing to further perfect or learn from the scratch?
A long time ago, a friend of mine asked me to help him build the detailed non-fiction book he intends to publish. Back then, I was a detective. More accurately, a forensic technician, working the crime scenes. My writing was reserved to factual reports and analysis. But, I had this habit, the need to be more precise, to learn every last detail of something of mine or someone else’s interest; regardless of how complex that might be. My close social circle was literally making fun out of me because my answers to even the simplest questions were more similar to full-scale white reports.
In the background, under everyone’s radar, I enjoyed writing fiction. Crime novels with surprising twists were my thing. Indie publishing came in just the right moment, a month after I finished one of my greatest titles. So, in the moment I took, what turned out to be, my very first freelancing gig, I already had couple of short novels published through Amazon.
The non-fiction book we built together was a great success. It wasn’t long before me merged our forces to build another one. And another one.
Then, one day, while going over some blogs, I stumbled upon Elance, a freelancing platform filled with clients in need for some kind of a non-fiction content. Just a perfect environment for someone with my skillset and experience. It marked the beginning of my professional freelancing career.
From that point on, the good portion of my monthly incomes, came from freelancing. The rest came from investments and, in my case, inevitable options trading.
Today, Elance doesn’t exist anymore as a stand-alone platform. Some time ago, they merged with oDesk and formed the new, massive, global freelancing platform known as Upwork. It’s the place where you can connect with the clients from all across the globe and provide them with some specific service. Services like web design; or blog writing; or marketing; or illustrations; or coding, or even virtual assistance.
Freelancing is arguably the most reliable and the most quickest way to make serious money online, from your home.
And to teach you how it’s done efficiently, Point of Sync academy, in association with the group of long-term professional freelancers, myself included, has build a completely free, advanced freelancing course.
The sole purpose of the course is to teach you how to take those first critical steps towards the full independence. Something that freelancing as the industry is enabling.
You have the unique opportunity here to learn if freelancing is perhaps a viable option for you, at least in the near future. Take a look in the world right under your fingertips.