Here’s How to Make Money from Home after Your Divorce
Freelance Content Writing
There are always opportunities out there for good writers. It can seem like a saturated market at first, but companies need people who can communicate ideas and promote their product clearly and quickly. Take a moment to write down what fields you’d like to focus on. If you have a scientific or technical background, try targeting tech or scientific companies for content writing opportunities. Being able to distill a difficult topic into an understandable piece of content is a rare and valuable skill.
Upwork and Fiverr are easy places to start advertising your services. Make sure to hit up your network on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Just let the people around you know that you’re looking for writing work. You’ll be surprised at how many of them respond. It may seem embarrassing to put yourself out there at first, but everyone these days understands the hustle. Remember: everyone in your network (friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, etc.) wants you to succeed.
Often, publishers, blogs, and SEO agencies just can’t get enough help with their writing, because they require so much of it. They will happily pay a content writer to dish out some articles. Try emailing, calling, or otherwise contacting these types of organizations and asking. The worst thing that could happen is they say they don’t have any work for you at the moment. But advertising your services lets people know you’re out there offering a service they might need in the future, and sets you up for when they’re ready for some freelancer help.
Day Trade Cryptocurrency
Day trading is a great way to make money from home. It may seem like you need to be the Wolf of Wall Street or some kind of 20-year-old hacker to even think about dealing with cryptocurrency. But it’s much easier to get some side hustle money from day trading crypto than you’d first think. The rule is simple: buy low and sell high.
With the incredible hype around cryptocurrency, there are countless resources out there to learn how to efficiently and effectively trade cryptocurrency, all without changing out of your pajamas. Check out A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Trading Strategies and Day Trading Cryptocurrency—How To Make $500/Day With Consistency for a helpful rundown on how to get started in this lucrative field.
This strategy is best suited for those with a personality that complements the “high-risk, high-reward” world of day trading. If you struggle to make quick decisions and aren’t ok making the wrong decision and losing money sometimes, day trading may not be for you. But once you get the hang of it, you can make some serious cash every single month. With the whole cryptocurrency industry on the rise, even inexperienced traders can fairly easily make a couple thousand dollars every month.
Sell Items on Facebook Marketplace
After a divorce, you’re usually left with the not-fun task of splitting your belongings straight down the middle. Deciding who gets the TV, the furniture, and all the little knick-knacks you’ve both spent years collecting together can be difficult and often emotionally painful.
If you want a fresh start full of new belongings that don’t harbor sad memories of your previous marriage, try selling your old items on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, and other local online markets popular in your area. These are great ways to easily give items you don’t want to a good home while also getting some extra cash fast.
If you find that you have a knack for selling goods, you can turn this into a long-term side hustle or business, too. The rule is the same as with cryptocurrency – buy low, sell high. Many clever entrepreneurs know how to buy used goods and find amazing deals in order to acquire stock that they then sell on the marketplace.
Build a Large Social Account
No, you don’t have to become a full-time “influencer” if you don’t want to, but gaining a substantial following on social media can be a lucrative way to make money from home if you’re strategic about it. Anyone with a passion and a knack for creating visually appealing content around it can gain a following and pick up advertising deals after a relatively short amount of time.
While the initial boom of YouTube influencers has died down a bit, we’re only getting started with some other platforms. Sites such as TikTok, Twitch, and Medium are starving to get more content, and if you’re willing to invest the time, you’ll find that getting big on these platforms is very doable. While influencers get a bad rap sometimes, they’re business people just like anyone else. And since these accounts are like mini-businesses, it takes time, patience, and perhaps a bit of monetary investment to get your account off the ground and noticed by advertisers. You’ll be glad you did when the deals start pouring in, though.
The best part of this tactic is that you don’t have to have millions of followers to get the attention of advertisers and sponsors. In fact, it can be better for both parties if your account is smaller (aka “micro-influencers” with only a couple thousand followers). These accounts often create more conversions and sales than larger influencers. By advertising a product on your account and taking a portion of the sales using affiliate links, you can consistently earn some easy cash. Or, if you have your own products, you can sell those on your accounts to your followers. You know the story: you have a passion for bird watching, for example, so you build a blog or social account around this subject and then you start selling pictures of birds, bird merchandise, and books about bird watching. It really works!
Natasha is an avid writer, storyteller, and dog-lover. Her work has carried her from the bustle of New York at Inc. Magazine to the Santa Fe deserts at Outside Magazine. She enjoys writing about family-focused and community-centered stories. www.natasharamirez.com