Whether you are a mother, a stay at home father, a college student, or just want to earn some extra money – doing some extra work can help you make money from home.
A quick internet search can reveal many work from home scams. They charge you upfront fees and lure you to work with them. But actually they are just cheating you out of your hard-earned money.
I know you want to find some legitimate work from home jobs that are not rip-offs. So, I have scoured through hundreds of ways to work at home, and came up with the 50 legitimate ways to make money from home.
Some will just make you a few bucks a month, but others can become powerful moneymakers depending on the time you have to invest in them.
Read on to find out about some of the exciting ways to make money from home. You may even find something you’ve never heard of before.
Make money online and from home
Start a blog or online business
Online business is how I’ve made a living since 2003 and what has helped me retire early. Bloggers can earn over $150,000 per year, with some of the top bloggers earning $25,000 a month!
Create a blog and leverage it into affiliate sales or product endorsement deals. Consider topics like:
- Personal finance
- Just about anything else
Become a freelancer or freelance writer
Doing freelance work can greatly increase your income. Are you a stay at home mom with an English degree or a guy who naturally can find mistakes in written text? Huge and trustworthy sites like Upwork have thousands of employers who want to hire for all kinds of tasks where you can write or edit about anything from technology to business articles. Get paid for every single article. Get a great reputation and you can turn this into a full-time job.
Technical freelancingFreelancing isn’t all about writing. You can do everything from design, graphics, marketing, and web programming jobs from sites like:
Data entryUse your accurate and quick typing skills to enter information. Go through Craigslist or Upwork and find data entry and administrative jobs for yourself. These jobs can be easily done through telecommuting.
Associate marketingIf you already have a blog on something that interests you, turn it into a money maker.
Join an associate network like Amazon Affiliate or Google AdSense, chose products to promote, and advertise them on your content site. Whenever someone reads your blog or article, you get paid.
Maintain fan pagesFan pages on Twitter or Facebook require people to connect with them. Log on to Fiverr and get jobs for maintaining social pages.
Sell onlineA garage sale might not be your style, or maybe you only have a few really nice things you want to sell. Consider selling on Ebay, Craigslist, and Facebook groups.
My wife sold some Kate Spade purses that she no longer used and made much more by using Ebay than trying to sell locally. She started by asking a very low price for the purses and the bidding drove the price up much higher than she expected.
Take part in surveysSimply answer online surveys or product tests and make money from home. Take a look at some paid survey websites listed below. At all of these websites you not only earn some extra cash, but also get rewarded through gift vouchers, prize draws, free products, etc. Heads up: Don’t pay. If they ask you to pay, they are probably scams.
Become a virtual assistantWork for someone from home. Virtual assistances (VAs) can do everything from checking emails and making travel plans to handling internet research or working for their small business. High-end earners can command $50-$100 an hour.
Some reputable sites are Zirtual and Upwork
Watch YouTube and like videosDo you like watching videos in your free time? Now, you can get paid for watching videos on YouTube.
Sites like Swagbucks ask you to watch certain advertisements and like them. In turn, they will give you Swagbucks (points that can be redeemed for gift cards or Paypal).