Today, I’d like to share my top 47 ways to make money from home.
For the last 8-years, the income I’ve made was primarily done from within the comfort of my home. When I was starting out as a freelance writer, I also was examining other methods to bring some cash to the table, as the first year or two was not consistent with available work.
Like many of you reading this post, I fell into the trap of buying someone’s publication telling me ways to make money from home that I could have found on the internet without paying them $20 to tell me I should have a garage sale.
As long as you are willing and you have the ability to work at home without being interrupted, there are plenty of ways to make money from home.
Personally, I make more money working from home than I did in the factories, plus there is no commuting, and I have more flexibility in my schedule.
Top 47 Ways to Make Money from Home
In the paragraphs below, I am going to share the top 47 ways to make money from home, as I see it.
I used statistics to see what some of the top work at home jobs are and I have ordered them starting at #47 and working down to #1.
I will also share some links to websites where you can learn more or even sign up to start making money. So scroll down and find the best ways to make money from home.
# 47: Sell Used DVDs And CDs
There is a huge market for used DVDs and CDs. If you have already watched or listened to them, why just keep them around gathering dust?
Also, you can sell your friends and families used CDs and DVDs for them, and charge them a commission.
Here are two sites you can use:
You could also list your CDs and DVDs on Craigslist or eBay, or even have a garage sale.
Yes, you can sell used DVDs as a side hustle and make money from home. And you can actually make sweet cash out of it – if you know the right places to sell. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all.
There are many ways to sell used DVDs – and the easiest way is probably to sell them online.
Source: Millennial Money
# 46: Hair Stylist Or Barber
There are many people making a good living fixing people’s hair in their own home. You will want to see if you need a license, but this can be a lucrative way to make an income.
You could have people come to your home to get a haircut, or maybe even have a traveling barber or hair stylist business where you go to your client’s homes.
Do you do hair? Have you owned a chair at a salon before? If you’ve built up a customer base, you can start doing hair and nails from home. In fact, it can be a great way to keep costs low, especially if your customers love you and need you to take care of them.
Income Potential: $1,000 per month
Source: The College Investor
# 45: Party Planner
Many people do not want to take the time to plan a party. It could be a simple birthday party for a child or a major banquet for a large corporation.
All it takes is advertising your party planning home-based business and you will start getting phone calls.
If you’re considering this option, you might want to take a part-time job with a party planner business first, just so you can learn the ropes.
People often need help planning events, from fundraisers to graduations. If you enjoy making plans and working with a variety of different clients, this is a job you can do mainly from home, though you may have to meet with clients at event locations from time to time.
Source: Small Business Trends
# 44: Calligraphy
Calligraphy is an art form that many have neglected in their thoughts of making money.
Calligraphy experts are needed to do simple postcards, wedding invitations, and more. If you know calligraphy, you could make a lot of money.
Consider taking an in-depth look at your own personal set of hobbies, interests, skills, and passions.
Aside from your own expertise and specific skill set, consider how you can help people improve or change their lives, how you can help them further their careers and become more hireable, or even how you can teach others in the most unique and rare of subjects.
# 43: Create an Online Course
All of us have a talent or skill that other people would like to learn, so why not teach them and make money doing so?
You can create an online course using video, books and whatever else you need to teach the course, and charge for it.
Check out Teachable or Udemy if you’d like to learn how to create an online course.
The key is to make the class sound unique and irresistible. Don’t just teach a cooking class; come up with specialty cooking classes. You might teach a class on how to make artesian breads, or cinnamon rolls that rival Cinnabon. The possibilities are endless, and if you consistently offer educational and fun classes, you’ll have people signing up over and over again.
Source: Money Crashers
# 42: Be An Online Travel Agent
While it does take some classes to gain certification as a travel agent, it may be well worth your time.
Help book people’s vacations, business trips and more, all from the comfort of your home on your personal computer.
Many independent travel agents make upwards of $40,000 per year.
You could work with one of the popular Travel MLM Companies, or just work as an independent agent and get paid on your own sales.
While the concept of home-based travel agents isn’t new, technology has made it much easier for travel professionals to work from home. Some home-based travel agents are independent, while others contract with host agencies. Technology has made it easier for home-based workers to consult with clients, research travel options and book travel products.
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# 41: Grow And Sell Produce
You don’t have to own acres upon acres of land to make money in agriculture. Just plant a sizable garden and sell the produce.
No matter where you live, you can grow fruits or vegetables. I know many people here in Puerto Rico make good money selling avocados, papayas, oranges and more.
Word-of-mouth is the cheapest form of marketing and, if the word is positive, one of the most effective. Tell your friends, family and neighbors that you have produce to sell. Mention it on Twitter, Facebook or other social networking systems. Listen as well as talk: If you find people would rather have homegrown tomatoes than carrots, plan your farming accordingly. If you find a lot of interest in your produce, consider community-supported agriculture, a system where customers buy a portion of your produce in advance of the harvest.
# 40: Raise Chickens
This falls into the same area as #41. You do not need a huge area to raise chickens, but it is wise to have a strong chicken coop.
You don’t want dogs, cats or any other animals killing your chickens. You can make money selling eggs or even frying chickens.
The cost of setting up a small flock of 3 to 10 urban chickens isn’t cheap – you can expect it to cost about $700 if you make your own chicken coop – but in many cases, the benefits outweigh the costs. Once your hens start laying eggs, the average cost to feed and care for a flock of 10 birds is only about $4 per week. Consider the eggs (and possibly the chicken meat) you’ll enjoy with your family, the option to start a side business selling eggs, and the camaraderie of feathered friends, and it’s no wonder more people are taking up urban farming.
Source: Money Crashers
# 39: Telemarketing
Many companies have stopped using telemarketing operations within their offices and have decided to either hire or contract telemarketers to work in their own homes.
This is a great way to make money from home especially if you like talking on the phone.
You can find telecommute telemarketing jobs here: http://www.indeed.com/q-Work-From-Home-Telemarketing-jobs.html
The increase in the number of home call centers, due to call center technology that allows companies to easily send calls to remote agents, has allowed those with customer service skills to parlay that experience into telemarketing from home. Likewise, the general connectivity that the Internet provides has made direct selling (which predates the common use of the Internet) much more accessible to more people, as individuals can easily take online sales via their own websites now. And teleconferencing and other technologies allow corporate sales people to connect virtually with clients, giving rise to the field of inside sales.
Source: the balance careers
# 38: Grow And Sell Plants
Just walk through a plant store and look at the prices. Why not raise the same plants in your land and sell them?
By the way, if you need a Red Palm Tree, I will sell one for only $150.
Growing plants for profit is a great way to turn your gardening skills into serious cash. Many specialty crops can bring as much as $90,000 per acre, and are quite easy to grow. Best of all, most specialty crops can be grown without a full-time commitment. If you have a few extra hours a week, then you can be a specialty crop grower.
Source: Profitable Plants Digest
# 37: Consulting
You are surely an expert at something, and many companies would like to have you expertly advising them in that area.
Businesses certainly understand what consultants are. In 1997 U.S. businesses spent just over $12 billion on consulting. According to Anna Flowers, spokesperson for the Association of Professional Consultants in Irvine, California, the association has recently noticed an increase in calls for information from people who want to get into the business. “The market is opening up for [the consulting-for-businesses] arena,” Flowers says.
You see, in this day and age, anyone can be a consultant. All you need to discover is what your particular gift is. For example, are you very comfortable working around computers? Do you keep up with the latest software and hardware information, which seems to be changing almost daily? And are you able to take that knowledge you have gained and turn it into a resource that someone would be willing to pay money for? Then you would have no trouble working as a computer consultant.
# 36: Breed And Sell Dogs
If you have the love of dogs that some people have, you may want to consider this high profit home-based business.
There are some breeds of dogs that sell for a lot of money.
Some of the dogs that bring the biggest sales are:
How much a dog breeding business can make depends on the quality of its dogs and how many litters it breeds in a year. A high-end breeder may have just four litters a year, but sell their dogs for $2,500 each. If each litter had six dogs, the business would have an annual revenue of $60,000. A low-budget breeder who doesn’t have the same quality of dogs may only sell theirs for $800 each. To make the same amount, they’d need more than 12 litters of six dogs each.
A dog breeding business can increase its revenue by entering dogs in shows and winning. This not only adds prestige to the business, but it also lets the business breed award-winning dogs that will have puppies with better pedigrees.
# 35: Medical Case Manager
If you have a nursing degree but have no desire to work outside your home, here are a great deal of opportunities for medical case managers to work in telecommute positions.
You can see some here: http://www.indeed.com/q-Telephonic-Nurse-Case-Manager-jobs.html
A popular option for many nurses who want to work from home, case managers often work for hospice and home care centers, providing personalized evaluation and treatment plans to patients at home. Case managers can do some of their work over the phone, but typically visit patients in their homes to monitor progress.
# 34: Social Media Consultant
Does your life revolve around Facebook, Twitter or any of the other social media sites?
There are many companies that need someone like you to help them manage their social media accounts. Most of this work you can do at home, but the company may have you come to a meeting every once in awhile.
Nearly all businesses understand the importance of maintaining a social media presence, but not everyone can afford to bring in a full-time social media manager. Contract yourself out as a social media manager and spend your days tweeting, posting to Facebook, and snapping Instagram pics. If social media is your second skin, this could be a great home-based business idea for you.
# 33: Product Testing
Many companies need products tested before they put them on the store shelves.
Some of these companies will allow you to keep the product and also pay you to test it and submit a review of the item.
While I don’t believe this can make you full time wages, it can be good extra money to help with bills.
Product testing can be a fun and rewarding opportunity to take advantage of. Even though it sounds too good to be true, product testing is a very real thing. Most companies will even ship the products they want to be tested right to your home for you.
The concept of home product testing is similar to taking online surveys for money at home, except there are a couple of differences. When it comes to product testing, the tester usually gets to keep the product once the testing period has been completed. The company allows a tester to keep their product in exchange for offering an honest and detailed review of the product, of course.
Source: Budget Boost
# 32: Answering Service
It is so much more professional having a real person answer the phone and taking a message than having a machine do it.
Many businesses are looking for people at home willing to provide an answering service for them. I am putting a video below that explains how to start your own home-based answering service business.
The only talents needed to start a home based telephone answering service are a pleasant telephone manner and excellent communication skills. Business owners, professionals and sales consultants are all starting to realize that customers want the personalized service of talking to a live person when they call a business, not a prerecorded message. Many business owners are turning to forwarding their calls to a telephone answering service after normal business hours, on weekends, during lunch breaks and when no one is available to take incoming calls. Services provided by a telephone answering service include: answering incoming calls, answering basic customer questions, forwarding messages and often additional office services, such as sending and receiving faxes and e-mails. Rates are based on the number of services provided for clients, and standard non business-hour telephone answering rates start at about $200 per month. Securing 10 to 15 clients for the service could easily generate business revenues in the range of $3,000 to $5,000 per month.
# 31: Translation
If you know other languages, there is a huge need for people to translate material into other languages.
I know this is so because as a person who gains freelance jobs through Upwork, I am often given requests to translate things into Spanish.
These potential clients assume I know Spanish because I live in Puerto Rico. Sure I can count to 60 and I know what the word for bathroom is, but that is about it.
If you have the ability to translate, I suggest you check out Upwork.
Translating is one of the easiest and most profitable industries to delve into if you are proficient in more than one language. Sought out on a global scale, translators do not need any capital to get started and can earn a salary of $40,000 a year (minimum) depending on the size of the company you are hired by and the length of the contract they offer.
# 30: Online Research
Some clients are looking for people to perform online research.
There are even websites that you can create an account with and take jobs where you simply find answers to people’s questions by searching online.
As an internet researcher, you can help individuals or companies to gather, synthesize, and present research on a variety of topics. Small businesses rely on market research you can provide to help them launch a new product, or someone in the health industry who is working on an article for a medical journal might hire you to help gather data. There also are opportunities to work with individuals who, for example, are researching their family ancestry or trying to locate someone they lost touch with over the years.
Source: the balance
# 29: App Trackers
There is a way you can make money at home every time you use your mobile device.
Just by installing certain applications that track your mobile usage, you will be paid.
Some you may want to try are:
It’s amazing the perks you can get from your smartphone, including discounts, coupons, and even earn cash or points that can be redeemed for gift cards. While you won’t make a living using these cool phone apps, you can save and earn money using your phone.
Source: the balance
# 28: Be An Online Juror
These are a type of focus group that needs individuals to act as the jury in “mock” court cases.
Pay for these can be substantial, plus this can be quite interesting.
If court cases are something you enjoy, I know you will love making money from home being an online juror.
Try these websites out:
Companies will pay you to virtually sit on mock juries to give attorneys and other jury consultants feedback on cases they are currently handling. Think of these as focus groups. The cases are real, but your verdict will do little more than give those involved a prediction of how things might go when it’s time to go to court. You can earn fees ranging from $5 to $60. Be sure to read all the disclaimers and details.
# 27: Virtual Bookkeeper
You do not have to be a CPA, but it does help that you understand numbers.
Many small businesses and individuals operating online stores need the talents of someone who can manage their books.
Sometimes there are just so many tasks in the running of a business that outsourcing the bookkeeping side is a wise move.
Virtual bookkeeping allows an accountant or bookkeeper to provide accounting services for a client remotely. Telecommuting positions are becoming more common as businesses seek creative ways to find a balance between staffing arrangements and workloads. A virtual bookkeeping arrangement can be beneficial to both the business and the bookkeeper in terms of flexibility and cost.
# 26: Technical Support
Are you that person everyone comes to when they are having issues with their computer?
Do you know your way around fixing issues with a website code?
There is a huge call for good technical support people, and starting your own home-based technical support business could be very lucrative.
Do you love assisting people through online chat? Do you prefer customer service over sales? Do you have great communication skills?
If your answer is yes, then you can work from home as a Chat Support Agent. These jobs give you the opportunity to assist customers through email or chat. You help customers with online orders or provide support through email.
# 25: Evaluate Search Engines
Sometimes search engines get things wrong. They run on algorithms and do not actually see what we see.
That is why there is a need for search engine evaluators. I will tell you up front that you will not get rich doing this kind of work at home, but it can help pay the internet bill and put some extra food on the table.
You can attain this kind of work at home job here: https://www.leapforceathome.com/qrp/public/jobs/list
If you have a knack for finding information online and know the general ins and outs of how web searches work, you could find a rewarding career as a Search Engine Evaluator.
Most companies that hire Search Engine Evaluators, also known as a Web Search Evaluator, do not require you to work a specific schedule, but instead send along evaluations projects as they become available.
# 24: Audio Transcription
There is a huge need for audio transcribers.
Many people want meetings, videos and other audio recordings written, and they are willing to pay top dollar for transcriptions.
If you can listen and type, you can transcribe audio.
Transcription requires listening to audio files and typing out what you hear. Companies that hire professional transcriptionists will usually require a high-quality foot pedal for controlling audio playback with your feet along with the popular Express Scribe transcription software.
However, most of the companies that hire newbies are more laid-back in their equipment requirements, so you’ll only need to have a computer and a high-speed internet connection to start working.
The exact amount you earn as a transcriptionist will depend on the company you’re working for, how much work is available, and of course your speed and skill level.
Source: The Penny Hoarder
# 23: Sell Used Books
If you are like me, you have many books sitting around that are gathering dust.
Why not sell them? Maybe your friends and family will give you their books to sell, too.
The best place to get started with this is eBay or Amazon.
The way you describe your books online is crucially important to a successful sale. Photographs as well as words can help a potential buyer understand exactly what you are selling. They need to know not just the title and date of publication of the book, but also a detailed description of its condition. This is especially important for higher value items.
# 22: Data Entry
There are many businesses and individuals who are seeking independent people to do data entry from the comfort of their home.
All you need is a computer and internet connection and you are on your way making money by entering data into the format the client requires.
You do need to be wary because there are several scams.
Despite some of the “work from home” scams that involve data entry work, there are a lot of legitimate opportunities available for data entry businesses. If you are an exceptional typist with an eye for detail, explore what it takes to start a data entry business.
Source: the balance
# 21: Work For Amazon
Amazon has a program where you simply do various tasks online. The payments may seem low but when you consistently perform, they add up quickly.
The name of this program is Amazon Mechanical Turk.
You can sign up here: https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome
Seattle based Amazon is one of the companies most commonly associated with jobs from home. The company employs well over 90,000 workers, and is the largest online retailer in the world. You can access Amazon jobs from home on their Virtual Locations page.
Jobs are available mostly on a full-time basis. Current positions available include sales, advertising, account management, project/program/product management fulfillment and operations management, human resources, business and merchant development, operations, IT and support engineering, facilities, maintenance and real estate, and customer service.
# 20: Medical Transcription
Medical transcription is a huge source of income for many people.
With the many legal firms, doctor offices, insurance companies and others needing medical transcription, you can make great money doing this type of work from home.
One of the best companies hiring medical transcription people is Athreon.
Becoming a work-from-home medical transcriptionist can be a good option for people with excellent typing skills and some medical knowledge. Companies hiring for these positions usually require experience, but some also consider candidates who have recently completed a certification program.
To become a medical transcriptionist you will need to be a detail-oriented person with fast and accurate typing skills; an excellent understanding of grammar, punctuation, and style; the ability to work independently under pressure; and excellent hearing and listening skills.
Source: the balance careers
# 19: Fiverr
I have hired freelancers on Fiverr and so have many other people.
You can essentially offer any of your talents to people around the world.
Write a blog post
Make a cartoon
and much more
You can join Fiverr here.
Many businesses seek out freelance graphic designers for logos, custom letterheads, infographics, and web design work. With digital visual assets becoming ever more valuable online, graphic designers have plenty of opportunities to make money remotely from home.
# 18: Sewing
Is your sewing machine like another part of your body?
If you love to sew, you can make great money sewing at home and own your business.
Mother Earth News explains how you can develop a profitable sewing business a home here: http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/home-sewing-business-zmaz77ndzgoe
Sewing is your passion – or is at least an enjoyable enough task that you think you can utilize your skill in order to earn a bit of extra money. The easiest way to make this a reality is by working sewing jobs from home.
As a matter of fact, once you’ve found yourself an audience, it’s likely that, so long as your work is done with care, you’ll earn yourself several repeat customers who appreciate your creativity as well as your work ethic.
Source: Sewing From Home
# 17: Rent A Room
If you have an extra room or an area in your basement or garage, you could rent it out and make money that could help you pay the house payment.
I suggest you check the person’s references carefully.
Be sure and have a written contract and check your local regulations before doing this.
The first step to making money off your rental is deciding what space within your home you’re going to rent. Bedrooms with their own bathrooms will obviously rent for more than a bedroom with shared facilities. To make the most income you might consider giving up your master bedroom if it has an ensuite. Then research what your accommodation might rent for. Spruce up as necessary. Take some good photos and voila! You’re ready to sign up to be an Airbnb host or put your rental listing on craigslist.
Source: the balance
# 16: Sell On Amazon
Many people have discovered a profitable venture called Fulfilled By Amazon.
Here are two ways you can use Amazon FBA:
You can purchase “on sale” items at stores and resell on Amazon for a profit.
You can make your own brand and find a supplier.
Many people have quit their regular jobs and just sell on Amazon.
According to recent industry figures and Statista, Amazon is the leading ecommerce retailer in the U.S. with close to 178 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 net sales.
The majority of Amazon’s revenue is generated through ecommerce sales of electronics and other products, followed by third-party seller revenues, subscription services, and AWS activities.
Source: Big Commerce
# 15: eBay Seller
Similar to #16, you can create an account as an eBay seller. You can sell used items and much more on eBay.
I know that the owner of this website, Chuck sells some cool items on eBay.
Here is eBay seller central: http://pages.ebay.com/seller-center/index.html
eBay is one of the most popular websites in the world, period. That means it’s a great way to attract lots of eyeballs to your unwanted items, fast. Initially designed as an auction site for DIY sellers, it’s now primarily a venue for fixed-price (though often heavily discounted) sales by professional merchants. Still, as long as you include high-quality photographs and thorough descriptions in your product listings, you can likely break through the noise. eBay’s fee schedule is complex, but as a general rule, expect to lose 10% of your final selling price to the site’s commission.
Source: Money Crashers
# 14: Website Tester
Every day there are new websites registered. The webmasters do not have the time to go through and test all the small things in a website.
They need to see how website users will react, and they will pay you to do so.
These sites pay:
As a website tester, you will usually provide verbal feedback on a website as you use it.
You’ll be assigned a website to go to and some instructions, such as clicking on certain areas of the website or adding a product to the shopping cart.
The purpose of website testing is to identify possible functionality issues, like dead links, distorted webpages, or malfunctioning online stores.
Websites can work differently for different users, and webmasters and companies want to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
# 13: Baking
Everyone loves cakes, cookies and other baked items.
If you love to bake, starting a business in your home may be just the ticket.
Whether you are looking for a way to supplement your income or a new business to support a lifestyle change, the preparation of baked goods or other food products could be the answer. Food has never been more fashionable or attracted so much interest, and it often seems like the range of food fads is unlimited.
If you do the work you love, you will never work a day in your life. Home baking or cooking could just be your key to a happier, more fulfilled life – just get the basics right!
# 12: Sell Photos
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to sell photos. Many websites want to use your photos, but they do not want to pay professional photographer prices.
I recently joined a mobile app called Foab where people can buy mobile photos I post. Just search for the app in the Playstore.
There are other websites where you can sell photos too.
If you are a professional photographer or just have a deep-rooted passion for it, you can make money from your pictures on photo selling websites. All you need to get started is a camera, preferably a digital SLR with a minimum of 8 megapixels, and a computer. Once you have established yourself on websites such as GettyImages.com and Flickr.com, you can setup your own website with a list of your watermarked images and their price per unit.
# 11: Handmade Crafts
If you are an expert at crafting, you can sell those crafts online. You could start your own sales website or sell via eBay or Amazon. There are many ways to sell handmade crafts if you just use your imagination.
You don’t necessarily need an MBA to succeed in a crafts business, but knowing how to wield a mean needle isn’t enough. “It’s not necessary to have a business background, but if you don’t have one, [it is] necessary to read up,” says Susan Brandt of the Hobby Industry Association, which counts crafts manufacturers, publishers, distributors and retailers among its members.
Brandt suggests visiting your library to find business magazines and texts as well as checking out community resources like adult school classes. “If you can visit some large gift centers or markets, try to find people who’d be willing to talk to you from noncompetitive areas,” adds Brandt. “There are a lot of very generous people who remember that somebody helped them when they started.”
# 10: Dog Sitting
When people go on vacations, they often need someone to watch their pet. There is good money in dog sitting if you have the patience and you love animals. Just run an ad in your local area and you may even consider having a website.
DogVacay, Rover, and Petsit match dog sitters with people who need someone to watch their fur babies while they’re out of town. Sitters set their own rates and hours, and can choose to watch the pups in their own home or at the owner’s place. According to Pettsitter.com, most pet sitters earn between $14 and $19 an hour.
# 9: Freelance Photography
I mentioned selling photos earlier, but this entry is for the person who is an expert photographer. Don’t let that expensive camera and lenses just sit unused, start selling freelance photography from your home. My mate’s son does this and has an excellent website you may be able to learn from: http://www.artixtica.com/
There are a variety of freelance job boards that allow you to search for freelance photography gigs. Some of them also allow you to create a freelancer profile so that people who are looking for photographers can find you.
Some of the most popular sites are Upwork, Guru, and Freelancer. These sites typically take a percentage of your earnings. For instance, Freelancer takes 20 percent of the first $500 you make off a client; the rate then decreases as you earn more money from your photos.
# 8: Blogging
You can make a lot of money with your own blog. Many people ask how.
Simply put, you put affiliate ads from Google, Amazon and others. You can also use your blog to sell your own products. The experts over at Pro Blogger explain how here: http://www.problogger.net/make-money-blogging/
Blogging isn’t just a fun online activity to feed our narcissistic tendencies – it’s also a clever internet business idea. A quality blog with a loyal audience can earn decent dough by partnering with advertisers, whether through Google AdWords, affiliate partners, or through sponsored blog posts.
Monetizing a blog isn’t easy by any means, but if you have the passion and are writing about a unique niche, blogging is definitely a smart online-business idea to consider.
# 7: Virtual Assistant
There are many website and business owners who need someone to be their assistant. It could be things like posting in Facebook or Twitter, editing content or LOL, making virtual coffee. I see many of these positions available at Upwork.
This type of side hustle should be pursued only by those who are extremely organized and able to multitask. Becoming a virtual assistant is no walk in the park, but it can earn you a moderately good income. As a virtual assistant, you’ll be responsible for administrative work, including scheduling meetings, replying to emails, entering data and undertaking certain social media activities, among other tasks.
# 6: Online Surveys
There are a huge amount of survey sites that will pay you for your time. There are also scams, so be diligent in who you choose to do surveys with.
Some pay cash and others will pay via gift cards. I regularly participate in the YouGov polling site where I have received several gift cards.
Although you won’t get rich doing surveys online, you may make a steady income if you sign up to multiple sites. These surveys take barely any time at all to complete and can normally net you around $150+.
# 5: Customer Service
Many businesses are contracting home-based workers to handle customer service. Just do what you need to do at home and when the phone rings, you take care of the customer and their problem.
Here is a site where you can get a job like this: http://join.liveops.com/home-business-better-than-work-from-home-customer-service-jobs
Numerous companies in the U.S. and other countries hire home-based Customer Service Agents who typically answer calls from customers, help customers place orders online or over the phone, and provide information the customers need are looking for their accounts via their computers and/or phones. You will need to have a dedicated phone, good working computer, high speed internet connection and good communication skills to be successful in customer service representative positions.
# 4: Babysitting
This is an age old method of making money at home. Having a daycare business can be profitable, but there are many rules and regulations. Be sure and check all the regulations in your local area before you take on this business.
Many parents are looking for lower cost alternatives to daycare; consider sitting a couple of kids in your home! If you have your own kids at home, there is the added benefit of playtime and socialization with your kids.
# 3: MLM – Direct Sales
There is no way I could leave out this home-based business format. After all, that is what this website is all about. I recommend you check out the company Chuck works with and see if it might be a good fit for you. I know he builds his business 100% from home and does not pursue his warm market or have meetings. Learn more.
Direct selling companies are a great way for you to work around your existing commitments to earn extra money. You can choose the hours you work and how much you’re willing to invest from your own resources into your venture. Alternatively, make sure you work with organizations that are reputable.
It’s also worth researching the product you’re planning to sell. Make sure you choose a product that consumers buy regularly and will always need, and one that’s reasonably priced. You may also want to look for a product for which the demand is high and the supply is low.
# 2: Online Tutoring
You can help students with various educational studies all from the comfort of your own home. The pay can be substantial. Check out this link to learn how to be a tutor.
If you’re a native English speaker, you’re in luck-there are tons of foreigners looking to practice their English skills, and you can help them simply by engaging in conversation. Even foreigners with years of English lessons often are looking to develop their conversation skills. Meet at a coffee shop or even offer Skype sessions. No teaching experience required (although time in a classroom would provide a major advantage).
# 1: Freelance Writing
This is the top way for making money from home. It is my business, and it can be yours too. Write online content, blog posts, press releases and much more. I own and manage a website that helps people learn the way to succeed at freelance writing.
Today, you can decide to become a freelance writer and, if you’re fortunate, get an assignment that very same day. Obviously, the better your skills and training are, the better your projects and freelance writing rates will be.
Today’s freelance writers can choose from a variety of markets. You can write for magazines, either online or in print. You can blog by setting up your own site, or by writing for someone else’s. The market for new articles on the Internet is vast, and there’s plenty of work to go around.
Source: Money Crashers
You really do not have to travel to make money. You can make good money right at home. I hope this list provided you with some ideas to find the right business for you. If you have any questions, or if you have other work at home jobs you know of, please post them in the comment area below. Thank you.