Online jobs for felons can be difficult to come across. While they can be easier to find then your traditional job, nonetheless it can still be a challenge to find a good online job when you have a felony on your record.
Just about any online employer is “off limits” for you. Even companies like Uber will not hire felons to work for them, and they are well known for their lenient hiring criteria.
So what are your options? Don’t worry, there are still lots of opportunities out there and the worst thing you can do is lose hope.
What Opportunities Are There?
Ok, so pretty much any employment opportunity that runs a background check is off-limits. Of course it depends on the nature of your felony, but in general you won’t be able to get hired. This includes any online job where you will be working for a big company. And it even includes jobs where you do freelance work where you are considered an independent contractor.
So then what can you do?
What I think is the best choice is to start your own online business. This way you can work for yourself, have a flexible schedule, and there is plenty of earning potential. Having your own online business is the only way that I know for a felon to make “good” money online.
And online business happens to be how I make all of my money, so its something I have experience in and something I know a lot about.
* By the way, I know several people with felony records who earn full-time incomes doing what I’m doing.
What Type Of Online Businesses Are There?
There are a lot of different online businesses that you can have, but I’m going to go over the easier ones that individuals can be successful at. These include dropshipping, blog advertising, and affiliate marketing. Each of these businesses can be very lucrative, but I’ll go over each and tell you which is my suggestion and why.
Dropshipping is part of ecommerce. What you do is set up your own online store and sell products just like any store would. But it is behind the scenes where it gets easy for you. Instead of having inventory and all the products waiting for you to ship them out, you simply contact the manufacturer and have them ship out the product directly to the buyer. So you never even touch the product.
Ex: Cindy buys a fishing rod on your site, you get paid from Cindy, you then pay the manufacturer to ship the product to Cindy.
Dropshipping can be very lucrative and its something that you can be successful at individually, but it can be a hassle. With this you have to deal with returns, customer service, and all the other problems that come with selling thing.
Blogging is when you simply write posts and publish them online for everyone to see. If you are a good writer you may be able to attract a following of readers that visit your site. Once you get enough visitors on your site consistently, you can start advertising and make money.
Google adsense is the most popular of the advertising providers. Basically you will past a code on your site and Google will put ads up for you and you will get paid for every click or view that those ads get. So the more blog traffic you get, the more you get paid.
There are plenty of people that make full time incomes blogging and advertising, but its not my recommendation. It takes a long time to get your site to be big enough to where you can make a lot of money doing this. Google adsense doesn’t really pay that well and it will be a struggle to make a lot of money here, although it is possible.
This is what I suggest. Affiliate marketing is when you simply refer someone to buy a product or a service and you get paid a commission to do so. There are different ways you can go about this but having your own website is the best way.
So basically you have your site where you promote products with affiliate links. You get people to go to your site. People click your affiliate links and are directed to the seller. They buy from the seller and you get paid just for referring them.
This is how I make my living online and I think it is an amazing way to do so. You only have to worry about referring people. You don’t have to worry about customer service, or anything like that. The seller takes care of that. All you do is get people to go to the seller.
How Easy Is This To Do?
The fact of the matter is that it will take time and work. But the fact of the matter also is that I make a full-time income affiliate marketing online and I personally know many others that do as well. I know people making well over 100k a year doing this. And.. on top of all of this.. I know a couple people that have felony records that are now making their livings affiliate marketing online.
It isn’t necessarily easy or everybody would be doing it. But it is something that is doable and it is also something that people with felonies on their records can do and make a lot of money doing so.
How To Get Started
I have already written a page that will give you more details on affiliate marketing and will also go over how you can get started for free.