Do you have a particular expertise or skill? Skill that is related to writing or editing, software development, photography, accounting, consulting, engineering or even teaching? If yes, you can definitely do online freelance jobs or projects. A freelancer is a self-employed individual who accepts work projects from companies or businesses on a contract and at a given period. I did Upwork for a few months and I can say it's a good source of freelancing projects. They have different categories to match your skills. There are other freelancing jobs around the internet. As always, do your homework. Be careful and be smart in choosing your freelancing work.
Direct Selling is very popular among stay-at-home individuals but can also be done by students and the employed. Both men and women of legal ages are able to do this kind of work. I myself have accounts with a few companies. I find it enjoyable, addicting and sometimes stressful. I guess it depends on your why - your reason for joining. Some do it for supplemental income, some as a hobby and some join for the discount they can get. Keep in mind that you have to invest time, money and effort to get income (commission) in this line of work, just like any other job. Also, building relationship with potential and existing clients is vital. People buy because they like the product and because they trust the seller.
Before joining any company, I suggest to do your own research. Remember too that there are both positive and negative articles around the internet. As a start, visit the company's website and read about their story and browse the products. If that it something that you are interested in, contact a consultant or representative to ask for more details - commission rate, discount, ways of payment, products and shipping, training and support, etc. I created a post recently about companies that are free to join - Free To Join Direct Selling Opportunities.
According to the DSA (Direct Selling Association), 20 million Americans are involved in direct selling and that in 2015, the industry generated more than $36 billion in retail sales.
Blogging is a great way to express yourself and an opportunity to earn income. According to Webster, a blog is a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer.
You can write about anything (within your legal rights) and publish them through a blog. You can choose a specific topic or category (i.e. photography, travelling, healthy eating and many others) or a mix of anything you want write about. How do you earn money from blogs? You monetize it. I use Blogger as my platform. WordPress is also one of the popular ones. Here are a few links that will help you on how to create a blog and monetize it.