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Maintaining a home, working from home, and raising kids is not easy at all. Even if you have an outside job, you’d probably still appreciate getting a regular flow of money from an additional source. Have you ever considered using social media as an additional source of income? Today’s platforms offer tons of opportunities for women to start making using social media.

Be a tutor

Do you know that lots of students can benefit from your knowledge? If you have obtained any type of degree and you feel confident that you can become a remote tutor, then you can use social media as a convenient platform that will connect you to your students.

The first thing you need to do is promote yourself via social media. For this purpose, you’ll need to start a new Facebook profile, since you don’t want to overwhelm your usual profile with constant self-promotion. Post an update to show what skills you possess and ask your friends to share the information. Then, you can ask your current and previous customers to share their feedback. It takes persistence, but you’ll soon have enough users of your services.

As far as payments are concerned, you’ll need to regulate that aspect very carefully. Don’t guide a student through a whole session without requesting the money you agreed upon. You need to categorize the lectures in a few stages and ask for progressive monthly payments.

Start a Facebook store

You’ve probably seen Facebook stores that sell cosmetics, handmade soaps, jewelry, clothes, and anything else you can think of. Do you have a talent? Can you create art, jewelry, or natural cosmetics? If you have the needed talent but lack practice, you can start using your free time to experiment. There are tons of tutorials and recipes you can find online.

If you don’t like the idea of making stuff to sell, then you can purchase wholesale products (Salehoo has over 8,000 wholesalers) and sell them for profit. You’ll need to investigate the market and offer products that will be popular in your area. Start by interviewing your friends and asking them what they would like to buy through a Facebook store. Then, develop your concept and use Shopify to start your own Facebook store.  Shopify offers a 2 week trial for FREE, so you’ve got NOTHING to lose, just lots of money to make!

Manage social media accounts for clients

You’ve probably noticed that all important businesses and celebrities have social media accounts. They all have someone in charge of the profiles; someone who posts new updates, responds to comments and manages every other aspect of social media. If you’re a communicative and highly professional person, who can think of creative status updates on a regular basis, then this can be the perfect job for you.

Use platforms like Craigslist, Upwork or Freelancer to find clients you can work for. Or, become a virtual assistant and specialize in making money with social media for your clients.

Post videos on YouTube

Here is that question again: do you have a talent or specific knowledge that will help people learn something new? Maybe you’re a fun person who can make people laugh? Everything is acceptable in the YouTube community. You’ll need to get some filming equipment and editing software to get started since low-quality videos rarely get attention.

Choose your focus. For example, you can be a comedian who talks about weekly viral content; a makeup artist who shares tips, tricks, and reviews; a fitness/yoga instructor; a singer or any other type of musician; or simply a mother/wife who shares opinions, struggles, and everything else with women she can relate to. YouTube is a great source of income. Hulyan Maya is the perfect example of a YouTube channel that makes good money: the toy reviews receive over 3 million views a day.  

Once you start getting a huge number of likes and shares, you’ll start earning money that can provide comfort for you and your family.

Share reviews and promote Amazon affiliate links

You will need to start a blog for this purpose. Write extraordinary, detailed reviews of products you’ve tried. You can talk about books, home appliances, cosmetics, clothes, toys, or anything else you can think of. Make sure to include an Amazon affiliate link in your reviews. This link will take the readers to the product’s page, and you’ll get a small percentage of the transactions. If you make your blog really successful, you can make a decent amount of money this way.  To become an Amazon affiliate, you just head over to Amazon.com, scroll to the bottom where it says “Make Money With Us” and click on “Become an affiliate”.

Needless to say, you’ll have to promote your reviews really heavily. Use Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other sites to share links to your reviews. Communicate with the target audience and try new products with them. Don’t forget to provide your own photos of the products you use; that’s how you make the reviews trustworthy.

As you can see, making money via social media is easier than you thought. You only need commitment, persistence, and a great idea that will attract many followers.    

Author’s Bio: Maria is a writer, educator, and social media expert. She writes articles and creative essay samples for Essays Scholar Advisor, education portal for students. Maria is passionate to share her own experiences, knowledge, and thoughts with others