So much of what’s touted around the web as opportunities to make money in the internet ends up with the opposite effect. Whether you are intending to offer your services using a niche online marketplace or monetize your existing assets, the first step is to create your own website.

While maintaining a steady income as a web worker may seem like a challenge, it is far from impossible. In fact, in 2017 1 in 5 Americans is working from home. If you are looking to join them, this article will help you to know a few  home based online business opportunities that might be just what you’re looking for.

Sell Your Own Swag

Are you a designer, artist, illustrator or doodler? Do you have any ideas for clever imagery or witty words? All you need is an image file with a high resolution, and you can easily sell your creation on the internet as a t-shirt, tote bag, mug, iPhone case or whatever else you can think of. CafePress is the perfect website that will handle all your operations starting from printing, processing and shipping on your behalf.

The best part is that you don’t need to pay any fees; they only print when there’s an order, and you earn commission on every sale.

Leverage Your Social Influence

For someone who has got lots of Twitter followers who click on links he/she posts, they can leverage this asset to make money by sending out sponsored tweets.

Jump On the #SharingEconomy Bandwagon

Sharing is caring. And as it turns out, sharing can also be profitable. Lot of people nowadays are choosing to do business with independent locals, whether they rent your spare room for short-term stays or ridesharing, in fact, the sharing economy is growing fast.

If someone doesn’t need his car every day, it is possible to rent it out with RelayRides. In case where the car is used regularly, then it is possible to offer people rides for money using Sidecar.

Cook and Host Dinners

Along similar lines, there are many people who are interested in eating out but have grown tired of the anonymous, polished corporate flavors of restaurants. If you can cook up delicious and friendly dining experiences at home, it’s easier than ever to reach customers interested in joining you.

Sell Your Collectibles

Some items might be obvious in their worth, but you’d be surprised to find you have plenty of things that many people would be happy to buy. If you can part with some items, you can make decent money selling them.

Offline Tasks via Online Marketplaces

People are posting many jobs on platforms like TaskRabbit and Redbeacon, which means that it is possible to make extra money by performing handyman tasks for people in your spare time.

To pick up these gigs, you will need to pass a background check, so get started with building your profile with plenty of notice.