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Today I will show you 8 ideas for working from home. If you are a mother with little children, you might look into the opportunity of working from your home. It is always convenient to work from home, maybe as a full-time income or extra money for some savings. It is a great feeling to set up an online business working from home or wherever you like. There are so many possibilities to work online. I will tell you now in a minute. Maybe you will find something that suits you.

Brainstorming is a Great Tool

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First of all, it is essential to think about what you would like to do. Knowing what you would love to do surely helps you choosing the right niche. You know yourself the best, and if you are not really sure, you will find out what suits you the best by trying out some things. It is also important that your online business fits into your daily planning. It will most likely because if you have set up an online business, working from home, you set your own schedule for your day, no boss!

Awesome feeling, isn’t it? For me, it is!

Research is essential to get the right preparation. Don’t just jump into an activity without knowing the facts and the steps. I found it quite confusing to be confronted with all the new topics trying not to drown in a sea of advice. Everyone tried to get me to join their products to earn a good amount of money.

Needing urgent a coach, someone who explains the online world to me like in school, to understand the process of creating an online business. Everyone will first try out for free. If we don’t know where to go, we don’t want to spend money on platforms and products without knowing if we need them.

Brainstorming helps a lot with narrowing our ideas. If you write them down, you can overthink them again. Start doing research online to find good companies to work with before you join them and fill out application forms, let you better settle the ideas settle in your mind. I am quite spontaneous and have joined several companies without doing anything for them later on. Better take your time to rethink your needs and desires before you apply. There is no need for rushing.

8 Ideas For Working From Home

So I will list 8 ideas for building an online business from home, where you can work so many hours you would like to do. It is up to you how many hours you will spend on your business, but knowing it cost much time to prepare and work on your business. Most ideas belong to eCommerce or affiliate marketing. It seems to be complicated, but very soon, you will see that it is not complicated at all, only new for you.

I will now show you some possibilities you might want to start with.


Textbroker is a platform where you could apply to write articles for different companies, private, small or bigger, or industry; there is a lot of work that allows you to work a full-time or part-time job with them. 

When you apply, you have to choose between 3 articles you are obliged to write for them to check your writing skills. It is not a big deal, by telling you exactly what you need to do, which form they want you to use, how many headings, how many words you should write, you only need to choose the topic.

I, for example, have written a travel journey about the surrounding I am living. If you do it right, they will open your account, and you can choose the different companies’ orders to write articles. You are paid per word! I think this is a great platform, and if a company likes what you are writing, they might hire you, and you will earn more money.


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Fiverr for starting your business

Fiverr is an amazing platform where you can offer your knowledge and work skills, or if you yourself need someone, you could hire. An excellent address to be. It is a huge marketplace where people come and hire freelancers.

If you want to join this platform to offer your skills, you have many possibilities. For example, building websites and selling them, translating services, ICT, writing content for bloggers and industry,  offering comments on sites, etc. There is so much on this platform, and I am sure you will find something you are very good at.

Needing a freelancer for any help, the platform will find you the right person for little money. Fiverr does control them, so you will always get the best service! It is a safe system.

If you are interested, check out this link.

 Writing an Ebook

That is something that I would love to do. Desiring to help other people by using your writing skills and providing a solution to their problems, you could write an ebook. It is the same as setting up an online business for working from home. You need first to find an idea, do brainstorming, write it down and phrase it.

a laptop, someone writes a letter or bookThere are many platforms where you could start to write an ebook, like Canva, Fiverr, Textbroker, and many websites that give you advice on how to start an ebook.

Even on wikiHow, you find nine points on how to arrange your ebook. There are YouTube videos where you will be guided step by step through the process. On amazon.com, you can publish your ebooks.

I know many members of the Wealthy Affiliate Platform have a business of writing and publishing ebooks and receiving all help they need. Nowadays, it is not difficult anymore to publish an ebook, it is more difficult to find an idea you like, but if you have hobbies, you are an expert in these niches, so you will be wonderful at creating something that helps a lot of people. Your mindset could be more your problem; being afraid of getting rejected or not feeling good enough can get into your way. A platform like Wealthy Affiliate helps you overcome this feeling by meeting people who help you succeed. You need encouragement to keep going and not giving up!

If you don’t want to join a platform, you can do it yourself; try to use PowerPoint or Word to write your ebook. A very excellent tool is a speech to write device that helps you to write it down. You can use the Grammarly program to correct your written words, which is a great tool to correct grammar and style. There is so much on the market. Don’t ever worry! You will get there!

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is something many people do, and it comes along in different possibilities. If you are a blogger, you could join an affiliate platform to get links and banners from merchants you place into your post. If someone clicks on the link and is purchasing a product via your website, you get the commission.

Amazon is a huge platform where people buy all kinds of products. By joining Amazon, you get a commission for everything people buy via your link. The same is for Clickbank, Max Bounty, Awin, Share a sale, Rakuten, etc.

There are so many Affiliate platforms you could join and so many niches to find the right products to recommend to people. For example, if you like fashion and blog about lifestyle, you could put the links of fashion retailers on your blog, and by people purchasing products through your website, you will again earn a commission.

This can create a good income where you will finally live a financially free lifestyle, working from wherever place you desire. The possibilities are extremely high.


Building landing pages that look the same as the joined companies is an excellent way of setting up an eCommerce store where people can purchase products via your store.   If you google a certain product and see the ads popping up in the first position on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, you will see the long URL links in your browser, showing you that these are affiliate links.

Wealthy Affiliate provides training on how to create an affiliate marketing website. Maybe you would like to look into this.


Blogger.com belongs to Google.  I started with blogger.com, and it was quite nice initially, but I missed the support and helped when I  had questions. But of course, you can ask Google and find everything on the internet, but it didn’t work for me. I know I could have built up a good blogging business by inserting affiliate links to their blogs via Google Adsense and local affiliate programs, but my second name is Impatience. 😉

Many moms joining blogger.com to write about babies and their needs and other topics. It depends on what you want.

It worked the best for me when I changed to Wealthy Affiliate Platform for blogging because I wanted to set up websites in my favorite niches and didn’t know how to begin.  I searched the internet, WordPress, wix.com, and found accidental this platform teaching me how to set up a website and an online business from the very beginning.

The best part for me was the free starter membership, where I could look around and check if the platform is something I can work with. Already after 2 weeks, I knew and upgraded my membership, and I haven’t regretted it.

It is up to you what your goals are, what you will achieve for the longer term! Think about it very well!


What is e-commerce?

It means electronic commerce or internet commerce and refers to the buying and selling goods or services using the internet. It often refers to the sale of physical products online, but it can describe any commercial transaction facilitated through the internet. You can sell any products through your site, building landing pages installing your products.

The best market at the moment is electronic goods, like smartphone devices and accessories, Ar/Vr headsets for gaming, fitness articles, and online grocery stores. Fashion is also very well going.

Examples of e-commerce models are retail, wholesale, dropshipping, crowdfunding, subscription, physical products, digital products, and services, actually an extensive market.

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People have become millionaires setting up a dropshipping business. The idea is to create a site with products of, for example, Ali Baba, a Chinese marketplace where you can purchase nearly everything, from fashion to digital products, for little money. By creating an own shopping website, for example, on shopify.com, you could advertise products from the Chinese marketplace on your own website, asking for a higher price for the products.

If someone comes to your website ordering a product, he is guided to the Chinese marketplace, ordering the product, paying to you, receiving the product from China. So you take out the difference between the prices, that is your commission, and you have nothing to do with the shipping.

I don’t particularly appreciate earning money this way because people pay more money for sometimes low-quality items. I have experienced this myself. By purchasing two smartwatches via a site for 120 Euro, I have been really nervous about them not arriving for more than 2 weeks. Finally, when they arrived, I noticed they were watches from China where you pay 10 Euro for one watch. The person has created a false letterbox so that I couldn’t get in touch with him/her. Synchronizing the watch didn’t work; I paid 100 Euro more than these watches’ value. That is criminal, and you shouldn’t want to earn money that way. Always be transparent and honest, and sell only products you know are good!

Final Thoughts

Now you got some ideas about the possibilities of creating an online business to work from home. If you are a single mom with small children, this is really something you could try building an income for yourself. But for every person, it might be a step in the direction of having some extra income. I would definitely give it a try. In some months, you might already have a running business.

Please let me know what you think. Do you ever have tried to get some extra income via the internet?

I would love to hear from you!

To Your Success,



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6 Thoughts on “8 Ideas for Working From Home”

  • Hey,

    I’m really pleased I came across your article. I am looking to turn my blog into a business and you have some great ideas here. The E-Book idea is great and is something I could put together quite quickly.

    Lock down has been pretty tough for everyone, and I need to do something that inspires myself and others.I will update you on how I am getting on with it and if I have any questions or issues then I will get in touch. If that is OK with you?

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,


    • Hi Tom, great to hear that my post has given you some inspiration. I think writing an ebook is a great task. Please keep me updated! I would love to know how you are doing!
      All the best for your blog and ebook! 🙂

  • Hi Sylvie,

    I am about four months in to my WA membership/training/website and I have been pondering on looking for a remote part time job. I have just been stuck on where to start searching or even what I would want to do in the first place. I know remote working is huge right now, but there’s still tons of places that you never even hear back from!

    I’m going to check out some of the things you’ve mentioned to get started on my search. Textbroker and Fiverr seem more up my alley since I love writing!

    Thanks for your advice 🙂

    • Hi Haley! You are very welcome! Thank you for your comment! I am pleased I could help you with my information. Textbroker and Fiverr are both quite good. Please let me know if I can help you! 🙂

  • Hi Sylvie,

    The pandemic has resulted in changes all over the world, working arrangements of millions have revolved.

    Work from home isn’t easy as it sounds it demands a lot of discipline, focus, and time management. I truly loved your ideas on how brainstorming can help us figure out what we truly desire to do, idea of publishing E-book excites me, drop shipping and e-commerce are great as well!

    These ideas are great to start remote work as it initially requires research but once we learn and develop in a niche that we truly love will give surely give work satisfaction and success.


    • Hi Samantha! Thank you very much for your comment! Yes, I agree, so much has changed, and I hope many people will find a new solution to their problem. Working from home is really great and convenient. It is not easy, we have to be persistent, hard work, but the price we receive is worth it. Absolutely! I am very pleased I could give you some ideas! 🙂

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