Whether you’re looking for a source of income to replace your job or just to make a few hundred extra dollars a month, there are a ton of ways to make money without leaving home!
In this article, we share 20 easy ways to make money from home.
20 ways to make money from home
1. Complete online surveys
Consumer opinion is extremely important to businesses. Indeed, this is what allows them to adjust their products and services to the interests of consumers. For this information, companies are ready to pay a lot of money!
Platforms like Swagbucks, MyPoints and Branded Surveys (as well as many others), allow you to complete surveys and earn between $1 and $40 per completed survey.
It’s very easy to do and companies often pay with gift cards or direct PayPal transfers.
2. Create a profitable blog
Blogging is one of the easiest ways to start making money from home. Not only is it extremely easy to get started, but it’s also not expensive at all.
You can create a blog for less than $20! All you have to do is get a domain on Namecheap (or another such platform) and host your domain on Namecheap or any other web hosting platform.
You can then create a WordPress website in just a few minutes and you’ll be ready to go!
On the other hand, although getting started is easy, we warn you that starting to earn money with a blog takes time. You can expect to start receiving some income after several months of work.
3. Do pet sitting
If you love animals, you can make money by offering pet sitting services!
It’s a great way to earn money without leaving your home and, in addition, finding customers is not very complicated. You just have to tell your friends and neighbors about it and you will see that your first customers will not be long in coming.
4. Become a consultant
Another way to make money without leaving your home is to offer remote consulting services. If you have experience or talent that is in high demand, you can find people or companies who can pay you to give them advice.
For example, if you are an expert in blog development, you can offer your services as a blog development consultant to businesses.
To find your first clients for free, you can simply directly contact local businesses you want to work with. You can do this either by email or, if you want to increase your conversion rate, by phone.
You can also use social networks to get free promotion.
5. Sell what you no longer use on eBay
Instead of throwing away everything you no longer use, why not sell these products? It’s easy and very profitable, you just have to create an eBay account, take some good photos, write a description for the item and voila! You just have to wait a bit for the product to sell out.
6. Become a professional proofreader
If you have a gift for writing and for grammar, this method is for you.
Proofreaders can work from anywhere in the world and make money proofreading and editing others’ texts.
If you are interested, you can look for your first customers on a platform like Fiverr, which offers you the possibility of offering your services to its audience.
7. Create an online course
If you have a certain skill that can “sell” well why not create an online course?
Thanks to a tool like Teachable, it’s not only easy, but also very affordable. For just a few tens of dollars a month, you can create your online course and sell it online!
Creating an online course is one of the best ways to make money when you have an engaged audience.
8. Write articles
If you love writing, there are millions of opportunities waiting for you online.
Thanks to Upwork, Freelancer.com or even Fiverr, you can now quickly and easily land writing contracts for blogs, magazines, websites, mailboxes and more.
Plus, as long as you have a computer and internet access, you can do the work of a writer.
Once you gain some experience, you can easily get paid up to $100 per article written.
9. Create your own clothing company
This method of making money is perfect for anyone who is creative (or who can afford to hire someone creative). Thanks to companies like Printful, you can now start a clothing company in just minutes. All you need is a Printful account and a platform to sell your products like Etsy, Amazon, eBay or your own website.
10. Test products
Do you know you can make money testing products? And yes, many market research companies will pay you up to $20 per hour to test their products and describe your experience.
You can easily find these companies with a Google search.
11. Offer your babysitting services
If pet sitting isn’t for you, why not get into babysitting? Finding clients is very easy as long as you are respectable and good at communicating. In addition, once you find your first customers, finding the next ones will be very easy because of word of mouth.
But you can also always try to find more customers on Facebook, Kijiji or by creating your own website.
12. Rent an unused room
If you have an unused room at home, why not rent it out on AirBnB? You could easily make yourself a few hundred dollars more per month without putting in so much effort. This method is especially advantageous when you live near a university, you can easily find a student willing to pay a few hundred dollars a month to rent the room.
If you don’t have unused rooms at home, you can always save this option for when you go on a trip.
13. Test websites
If you like trying out different new technologies (and getting paid along the way), this method is for you.
Thanks to platforms like UserTesting, you can now get paid up to $60 (and sometimes even more) to test websites and record your experience.
14. Play online games
Do you know that thanks to play-to-earn you can now play online games and earn money?
And yes, in games like Decentraland, Axie Infinity and many more, you can monetize your playing time and earn several hundred dollars a month.
15. Start investing
Investing is the best way to grow your capital from year to year without putting in too much effort.
Indeed, if you invest in long-term assets, you can have a passive income of 4-8% on your investments!
If you are interested in starting to invest, we strongly recommend the Wealthsimple Trade platform which will offer you a free share as soon as you create an account and deposit $100 in it.
16. Offer online music lessons
If you can play an instrument well or know music theory very well, you can offer online music lessons for adults and children.
Offering music lessons online can earn you up to $40 (and more) per hour of teaching and you can easily find clients by advertising on your social media.
17. Try promoting affiliate programs
If you love shopping and love giving shopping tips to your friends even more, you can try promoting affiliate programs to your friends, your social networks or on your website.
Every purchase made with your affiliate link will provide you with a certain commission. The potential of this method is limitless as long as you find a good source of traffic.
18. Start a podcast
If you’re a big fan of Joe Rogan, Call Her Daddy, or any other popular podcast, why not start one too?
Creating a podcast is very easy, you only need your smartphone to record your conversation and publish it on one of the popular platforms like Spotify or iTunes.
Your podcast can then be monetized through sponsors.
19. Become a virtual assistant
You can earn a very interesting salary by working only a few hours a day, from your home, by becoming a virtual assistant.
The salary of a gifted virtual assistant can be between $25 and $50 per hour!
Plus, the beauty of this job is that you can be a contractor (and therefore work for multiple companies) and work from home.
To become a virtual assistant, you are going to have to have very good administrative skills, be very organized and be fast.
Virtual assistants help with every possible task, be it with emails, calendar, meeting management or social media, nothing is a task that a virtual assistant could not be asked to do.
You can find your clients on platforms like Upwork and Fiverr.
20. Manage Small Business Social Media
Small businesses often don’t have the time to manage their social media on top of managing everything that happens in the business from day to day.
This is why you can contact them and offer to manage their Instagram/Facebook/Linkedin/etc pages. for a certain monthly amount.
The work will only take you a few hours and you can easily make a few hundred dollars a month.
To land your first client, we recommend that you introduce yourself in person to a small business near you that does not have a social media presence.
Working from home is a much desired way to make money. Indeed, you can travel the world, work in pajamas and even get up at any time.
Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time work, working from home is always a great option.
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