Since some people who make handmade Greeting Cards, turn it into a money-making business, I decided to reprint this article that I wrote and published elsewhere...
Make Money From Home: Make Money Without Leaving Home
by Jennifer Juniper
If you want to, you can Make Money From Home: Make Money Without Leaving Home, it's true! These days there are more people than ever before, who choose to operate their own home based business, or at least enjoy some sort of self-employment from home. Whether they do their work on the computer, through the mail, or over the telephone, they are able to wake up, and work in their pajamas if they want to.
When someone is out of work, cannot find a job, or does not want to find another job, one alternative is for them to start earning a living from the comfort and privacy of their home. There are so many ways that a person can do this, that no matter who you are, there is certainly something you can do to make money from home.
Take for example this awesome website PopularArticles.com where millions of people come to read articles. Many of these articles were written for the purposes of article marketing, and these articles point to websites. This is a way in which the website owner, or online entrepreneur, attracts attention to their website. Many people who have a website, are not able to do the writing themselves, so if YOU can write articles, you can find some people who will pay you to write for them. That is just one of many possible a ways that a writer could make money from home!
Another way to earn cash while in your pajamas, is to work through an outsourcing website, such a oDesk or eLance, where people can find small businesses that need some help with things that can be done via a computer and with an Internet connection.
Then there are sources of ideas, in publications such as 69 Ways to Make Money Without Leaving Home, which could give you at least a few good ideas that are suitable for you. Or you might try another title such as the 25 Great Ways to Easily Make Money Online, which is also aimed at the would-be, home based, aspiring entrepreneur!
At awesome websites such as www.HowToSurviveInAmericaToday.com there are many resources, eBooks, reports, booklets, and Audio CDs that can give someone more information about becoming self-employed, working from home, or starting a home based business. Why bother to get another job, when you can do your own thing from home?
Then there are people who sell items on a website such as eBay...they might buy and sell used items that they find at garage sales in their local area, or they might buy wholesale items, then sell them for cash profits online. There is even a website where thousands of artistic people sell their arts and crafts items, at Etsy.com.
If you really want to make some changes in your life, and start making money from home, you can certainly do so. You will simply have to have some confidence in yourself, and in your idea, and get started. You will also have to ignore the negativity of a few people around you who might try to tell you that you cannot do it. They may insist that you're "wasting your time," or that "it won't work." Perhaps you will just have to prove them wrong!
In closing, remember these words from ancient China, "The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person who is doing it!"
Jennifer enjoys encouraging others as a self-help writer, and as a ghost writer she helps people promote their websites, such as the awesome www.HowToSurviveInAmericaToday.com where there happens to be more information about making money online, or from home, even without leaving the house!