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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

How non-technical Housewives can Earn from Internet? – Samia Adnan

In this era of sky-rocketing prices of everything and inflation, many ladies want to earn while being at home as they do not want to go out for work as either they have to look after their kids or family at home or they are simply not allowed by their in-laws to do any job. 

Let’s see how they can earn money and thus supporting their family while being at home, by just using the internet:
Freelance Writing: Educated ladies can start writing online as freelance writer, they can not only write for various websites and blogs but also contribute their writings to magazines and newspapers of their interest that pay for the articles and feature stories. They can compose or ask any one at home who can compose for them and e-mail their writings to the newspapers, magazines and websites. Just to give you an idea, a 500 word blog is paid at Rs. 200 to Rs. 800, depending on the type and quality of content. You can read some online books and materials about writing such as: Housewives and other work at home people wishing to add an extra income stream can visit http://www.elance.com and reserve seats to get a chance to be included in the Jan 30th session. Also check out WorldPL’s page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WordPL
http://wordpl.net/ is another good website to learn the skill of getting freelance work. You should check out for freelance writing, such as odesk, and web content writing jobs on rozee.pk and other job portal websites or in your newspapers and apply for the one that says ‘work from home’.  If you are good at translating articles and also proof reading then you can try that too, as many companies hire freelancers to proof read and translate various types of writing. There are many that you can try!

Do Business from Home: If you are good at designing dresses, stitching or embroidery etc then you can start your business right away – make an online shop on http://www.myoffstreet.com, http://www.alibaba.com or create a Facebook page. Alternatively, if you know some of web development, you can have your own website for the purpose. Upload the images of your dresses along with their prices and mention the sizes of dresses and your contact number so that people can place their orders. You can even ask anyone to do this for you if you. You can even sell your paintings and crafts etc. too via myoffstreet.com

Teach online: If you are good at teaching you can provide tuition via internet. All you need to do is to make a webpage/blog or even Facebook page and a youtube account. Record and upload lectures and send the recorded lectures to those online students who pay you in advance for your lectures. Khanacademy.org is an example of this! They can also ask someone at home to assist you in recording and uploading the lectures online for you. So grab your mic and start teaching online!
Start Cooking: Yes! Ladies if you are good at cooking and love working in the kitchen then you can try preparing food at home and earn money. People can order you via your website, blog, e-mail address or simply by calling. Some ladies are doing this type of work on the internet – they have prepared a weekly menu and they provide food on order. We have Sadia as an example in Pakistan, who wanted to take the hobby of cooking as a profession and with the support of her husband & kids, she started Sadia’s Kitchen. Her love for food and passion to learn & cook new recipes brought her into the kitchen business If you can not manage a blog or get a website you can simply make a page on Facebook – which is free of cost and easy to use! Almost every modern lady is on Facebook these days! You can also see Sadia’s Kitchen Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SadiasKitchen for more ideas!
You can also watch these informative episodes of ‘Ghar Ka Kharch’ on CNBC Pakistan:
·         Make Money Online in Pakistan – Part 1 of 2
 ·         Make Money Online in Pakistan – Part 2 of 2

Also Watch this useful video:  
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