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9 Easy ways to earn money from home during the COVID-19 Quarantine

How can we even begin to imagine what life is going to be like once the threat of COVID-19 subsides? The coronavirus has us all wondering, “What’s next?” Given these uncertain times, I wanted to do whatever I could to help. Therefore, I’m sharing these 9 easy ways to earn money from home during the COVID-19 quarantine. I mean, we could all use a financial infusion, and right now, we all have the time to peruse options. Moreover, even if things do return to some version of “normal” in a few months, implementing these strategies now can develop into long-term profits. Further, it’s always a good idea to diversify your income to increase financial security.

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9 Easy ways to earn money from home during the COVID-19 Quarantine

1. Teach a class on Skillshare

Before I even broach this topic, let’s be clear about one thing you DON’T need expensive recording equipment. You can use your computer or even your cell phone. In the same vein, teaching a class doesn’t mean you have to be in front of a camera. You’ll see how that’s true later. This is an easy way to make money from home because you only have to create and record your courses one time. After that, it’s just about promoting. And, Skillshare helps with that. All you need is a strong knowledge about a specific topic (or two, or more!).

Who are they?

Skillshare is an adult education online learning platform filled with classes crafted by working creatives, entrepreneurs,  and industry leaders. Top earning teachers make $100,000+ each year. If you are an experienced pro in any area of expertise with tips, techniques and skills to demonstrate, Skillshare offers an extensive suite of resources and responsive support to help you create classes that inspire. By teaching on Skillshare, you can grow your online following, give back, and earn money.

How does it work?

Teachers earn money based on subscriber watch times. Skillshare operates under a subscription model so students pay a monthly or annual fee for a Premium Membership.The $15 monthly fee (or $99 annual fee) includes unlimited access to the entire catalog of Premium classes, and other Premium features like offline viewing through our mobile app.

“On average, first time teachers earn $200 in their first month, with top teachers earning upwards of $3,000.”

Many teachers on SkillShare secure a healthy income on the platform. Everyone has a skill or talent that others would love to learn. On this platform professionals can teach anything from knitting to investment strategies. After reading, take a minute to sign up so you can click around the platform to see what I mean. Afterwards, come back and use this link to get two months of the premium membership completely free. 

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How do I earn money from home with Skillshare?

Earning money from home is easy with this platform. Skillshare teachers earn revenue based on a royalty system. Each month, between 30% and 50% of Skillshare’s total Premium Membership revenue goes to a royalty pool for teachers. Subsequently. the remaining revenue goes towards marketing and promoting your classes, supporting and investing in the website and platform, and running the day-to-day operations of the business. Plus, you earn $10 for every student that enrolls in Premium membership using your link.

With Skillshare it’s  Easy to Earn Money From Home During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Skillshare teachers earn revenue based on a royalty system. Each month, between 30% and 50% of Skillshare’s total Premium Membership revenue goes to a royalty pool for teachers. Subsequently. the remaining revenue goes towards marketing and promoting your classes, supporting and investing in the website and platform, and running the day-to-day operations of the business.

On average, first-time teachers earn $200 in their first month on Skillshare, with top teachers earning upwards of $3,000!

How Do I  Start?

Do your research. Find out what makes for a good class. First, log in to check out the different courses. Pay attention to the number of students each class has had. Watch both high attendance classes and low attendance classes.Consider their thumbnail images, content, and presentation styles.

Attend A Variety of Classes

Next, attend a variety of these virtual classes. Most are around a half-hour. While watching, pay attention to presentation styles. Is a person standing in front of a camera talking to you? Are there slides with a voice-over explaining the lesson? How long is each section? How long is the overall class?

Evaluate the teacher. During your preview ask yourself a few questions. Are they engaging? If you’re bored, the answer is no. After, think about what you liked about the class. Do you particularly dislike anything? Finally, scrutinize details of the lessons. As a result, you should have a clear  picture of whether or not you could do this (you can, anyone can). Moreover, you’ll see how you would do it. After that, once you’ve seen many examples of the final product, it’s time to get started.

What tools are available for a newbie?

SkillShare offers a Teaching Academy which teaches newcomers exactly how to create, host, and execute classes. Attend all academy classes. Additionally, you should complete all the activities. As a result, you’ll be ready to record and upload your own lessons. Consequently, the two free months gives new users ample time to get acquainted with the platform.

Learn EVERYTHING about the Platform To Increase Earn-From-Home Potential

After logging in for the first time.be sure to click on the “Browse” and “Workshop” links to see what the platform is all about. Browse the classes for learning topic ideas. Also, gives you the chance to see the different presentation formats. Then, take one (or more) of the many classes. As a result, you’ll have a better idea of what one of your own classes should look like. Finally, explore the teacher handbook, before attending the eight-lesson, 21-minute Teaching Academy. With Skillshare, It won’t take long to start earning money from home during this COVID19 quarantine.

What tools are available for a newbie?

SkillShare offers a Teaching Academy which teaches newcomers exactly how to create, host, and execute classes. Attend all academy classes. Additionally, you should complete all the activities. As a result, you’ll be ready to record and upload your own lessons. Consequently, the two free months gives new users ample time to get acquainted with the platform.

Learn EVERYTHING about the Platform To Increase Earn-From-Home Potential

After logging in for the first time.be sure to click on the “Browse” and “Workshop” links to see what the platform is all about. Browse the classes for learning topic ideas. Also, gives you the chance to see the different presentation formats. Then, take one (or more) of the many classes. As a result, you’ll have a better idea of what one of your own classes should look like. Finally, explore the teacher handbook, before attending the eight-lesson, 21-minute Teaching Academy. With Skillshare, It won’t take long to start earning money from home during this COVID-19 quarantine.

An Example to Consider

As a 20-year Las Vegas poker dealer and now, poker room manager, my husband has extensive knowledge on the subject. His credentials were earned by dealing tens of thousands of hands for poker powerhouses like MGM Grand when it was in it’s prime and now the Wynn, Las Vegas. He has also played, and ranked, in the World Series of Poker. These are powerful credentials.

How Can He Earn Money from Home?

As a result, few would dispute that he is an expert in his field.  He could create lessons for poker enthusiasts world wide. He could start with a 30-minute “Poker Basics: Learn Game Rules, Common Terms + Table Etiquette” class and follow up with “Leading the Game: 9 Expert Tips on Where to Find the Best Games Based on Your Experience”. There are so many options and extensions on this subject. He could have an entire curriculum with 30 hours of courses. Easily, he could be a 6-figure earner on this platform. I’ve tried convincing him to teach a poker class on Skillshare.  He’ll never do it. But, a girl can dream.

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2. Sell dōTERRA  

Selling dōTERRA‘s essential oils is, indeed, an easy way to earn money from home during this COVID-19 quarantine for many reasons. First,  the act of starting up starts as low as $35. Second,  you never have to carry any inventory, and, realistically, you never have to engage with others physically. However, to achieve the most monetary success, in the long run, you do need to purchase the product. dōTERRA is a strong brand with a wide range of essential-oil based health and beauty products. 

Who are they? 

dōTERRA is “An essential oil company changing the world one drop at a time.” These days, everyone sells essential oils. You can grab a bottle or even a variety pack at any local market or superstore. What sets dōTERRA apart is the brands’ purity and quality standards. dōTERRA sustainably and responsibly sources their oils. They boast a purity which allows users to reap the full benefits that nature has to offer. They’re socially responsible and have even created the  Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative which employs 8 key principles to ensure responsible practices in all their sourcing communities. You can read more about that here.

dōTERRA offers a wide variety of essential oil products. These range from straight oils to infused health and beauty care. They provide natural dietary supplements for healthy skin, hair, and nail. Also available are nutritional gels and capsules which effectively support gastric wellness and weight management.

How can you earn money from home with dōTERRA?

As a dōTERRA representative, you have the opportunity to earn commissions as well as residual income from your downline. Your downline consists of the new members you bring into the business who also choose to sell the business in addition to buying the product.

Earning Commissions

Wellness Advocates earn a commission of 20% based on the PV of each product sold, not 20% of the dollar value of the order. The images below illustrate PV vs. monetary product vales. For most products,  the values are the same. However, there are instances in which they differ slightly. 

The illustration below shows how Lisa earns by enrolling Megan. Lisa sold Megan three different oils. Since each oil had its unique PV value, Lisa received 20% of each of those separate values. The item with a 132 PV value, earned Lisa $26.40. The 78 PV earned her $15.60, and the 147 PV earned her $29.40. So when you add the three-dollar amounts together, add up to $71.40. As a result, Lisa receives $71.40 from this sale. She also had 357 PV total, which counts toward her monthly 600 total PVs required to qualify for residual income.

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Residual Income

(money paid monthly apart from PV commissions)

In addition to the commission on individual sales, Advocates earn extra bonuses for enrolling customers in the Loyalty Rewards program and teaching them to bring in new LRC members. dōTERRA values retention. Sure, you can sell essential oils to one-time customers, but the long game is what brings in the residual income. Although Wellness Advocates earn a favorable commission on each sale, residuals offer a fantastic financial growth opportunity.  Residuals serve as a reliable and consistent source of passive income. These are guaranteed earnings each month as long as your members remain enrolled.

How Residual Income Works

$50: In order to receive this, a Wellness Advocate must have personally sponsored three new Wellness Advocates. Additionally, these new members much each maintain 100 PV Loyalty Rewards orders. Furthermore, as a team,  a total of 600 PV Loyalty Rewards is required. This $50 monthly award is called the Power of 3 Bonus.  

$250: To earn this, the three new frontline team members must each earn their $50 power of 3 bonus. As a result, they need to have three qualified, personally sponsored Wellness Advocates with a minimum of 600 Team Volume. See example image below.

$1,500: In this advanced stage, your three frontline members must earn their $250, which means you are helping them teach their three qualifying people to make their own $50. Your nine second-level qualified Wellness Advocates also must each have three qualified, personally sponsored Wellness Advocates enrolled with a minimum of 600 Team Volume.

LRP monthly orders of 50 PV or above, begin to earn reward points. Redeem points purchase dōTERRA product purchases. Points are redeemable after sixty (60) days of participating in the LRP. All LRP reward points have no cash redemption value, are non-transferable, and expire twelve (12) months from the date of issue. LRP monthly orders of 50 PV or above earn reward points and advance LRP loyalty rewards percentages, up to thirty (30%) percent. Maintaining a monthly one (1) PV or above order will preserve your reward points and reward point accrual percentage.

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What tools are available for a newbie?

Since a Wellness Advocate does need to sell dōTERRA in order to earn money from home,  it’s important that advocates are able to explain the brands many benefits to potential customers. As a result, you need to become an expert on the product. dōTERRA offers full product training and brand certification through its Empowered Success and dōTERRA University programs.

Everything needed to earn money from home with dōTERRA is included. 

Wellness Advocates are equipped with a variety of useful tools. Each serves to perpetuate success.  First, your most important tool is your upline. This is the person who brought you on board. Turn to this person to help you get started. Further, you can continue to count on their support as you build your business. Next, use all the digital resources offered by dōTERRA.

Earning from home requires a strong digital presence.

dōTERRA provides each wellness advocate with a personalized website. Since it’s virtually identical to the corporate website, visiting shoppers experience consistency across branding, site security, and product options.

Wellness Advocates have access to everything from self-paced digital videos and classes to all the media needed to create social media ads. Additionally, a library of high-resolution digital images + paper brochures.

Potential Challenges + Solutions

Challenge 1: It can become costly to maintain the 100 PV required to secure your status.

Solution 1: Include your family members and close friends’ orders with your own. They’ll be getting a quality product at a discounted rate while helping you to maintain your 100 PV requirement.

Challenge 2: It takes time to build your network.

Solution 2: Be consistent in your advertising and have patience. Understand that this is not a “get rich quick” scheme. Selling dōTERRA is a great option for  building a consistent residual income. With such a low startup, it’s okay for it to happen over time. Just know that as you grow your customer base, you could easily secure monthly customers who earn you a passive $500 per month or much more.

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3. Make good use your current skills and talents. 

Another easy way to earn money from home during the COVID-19 quarantine is to get creative.

Think about your skills. What do you do for work when you’re not quarantined? There have been several ingenious ways others have turned their hourly skills into entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Here are some examples of what I mean. 

In Racine, WI a random entrepreneur erected a drive-up movie popcorn hut. He is now earning money selling movie-style popcorn to those willing to venture out into the COVID-19 infected world without leaving the safe, isolated space of their car. He announced the service on Facebook, where excited residents shared it around. 

In Las Vegas, NV. a local pastry chef (and personal friend) is making cupcake kits. She bakes the cupcakes, then packages them with a fancy (yet simple) tube of buttercream frosting along with an assortment of pre-packaged toppings. Orders were submitted via Facebook messenger, then paid via Zelle or Paypal. After, kits are delivered directly to customer homes. Not only do these serve as a delicious treat, but decorating cupcakes makes for a fun activity for the kiddos! It’s a brilliant idea. She’s charging $20 a kit and she gives her customers the choice of vanilla or chocolate. A Facebook live video was all she needed to sell out her first 20 kits. A Paypal or Zelle payment paired with quick notification text message after dropping orders at doors proves this business perfectly follows social distancing protocols.

3. Rodan+Fields 

4. Archer Travel 

5. Utilize your talents -Cupcake kits

6. Start an Etsy Shop – Digital Prints 

7. Become an affiliate 

8. Diversify your income – Take a class @ Shaw Academy, Udemy, SkillShare  

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