There are countless ways to make money online or from home – but not all those ways are legitimate. On the contrary, it seems there are more work from home scams nowadays than there are opportunities.
Fortunately, we’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of ways you can make money from home that are guaranteed to be legitimate. While you won’t get filthy rich with some of these methods, they are all genuine ways you can make money online or from home – even if you have no experience or known skills.
No Hidden Talents or Specialized Skills? No Problem
Before we jump into the meat of the list, let’s clear something up: there are ways to make money from home even for the individuals who don’t think they’re very artistic, aren’t good at writing, or just don’t know what they’re best at in the world yet.
Thinking that you need a specialized set of skills before you dive into working from home is what is holding countless people back – are you going to be the first to jump in?
There are some ways on this list to earn money from home and online even if you don’t think you’re a crafty, capable work-from-home individual. There’s a way to make money from home for virtually anyone – it just takes finding out how.
Ways To Make Money From Home
1. Share Your Opinion with Online Surveys
The upside? You can make money answering simple online surveys, product testing, and even watching TV. The downside? Well, you won’t get rich with this method. You could probably make an extra $250 a month with this way to make money from home, but the important thing to remember is that each of these survey apps or websites provide better, higher-paying surveys the longer you frequent their app. The more you provide your opinion, the more it will be worth. Here are some legitimate survey sites we’ve found:
- Pinecone Research
- American Consumer Opinion
- Inbox Dollars
- Survey Junkie
- My Soap Box
2. Create A Dropshipping Business
“Dropshipping” is an online store that doesn’t keep its own products. Instead, they provide a retail fulfillment method of selling a product and purchasing the item from a third party once a customer buys the item from their store. The seller then sends the product straight to the customer instead of shipping it to their own address first, in most cases. Shopify is a platform for creating a website and online store in one swift movement, making it easier than ever to start a dropshipping business to make money online.
3. Complete Online Tasks and Get Paid For it
Though Swagbucks is another tool for completing online tasks to get paid for it, the Nielson Digital consumer panel is also a viable option. Again, you won’t make a ton of extra money with this method, but you can make some spare money each month doing things with your phone that you were already going to do.
4. Become a Website Tester
Though one of the largest, UserTesting is only one of the legitimate website testing platforms available. Generally, you get $10 to $60 per test, depending on how long it’s required to take and the factors you must test for that site.
5. Test Out Products
If testing out websites isn’t your thing, you can test out physical products – delivered straight to your door. Toluna is an excellent platform for testing products and getting paid for it, although there are other, refined platforms that focus on their brand’s products.
6. Create Video Reviews
Your voice is more powerful than you’d think! There are entire video channels designed around product reviews, but that doesn’t mean the market is too saturated for you to jump in. Platforms like YouTube and Twitch are both excellent methods to create video reviews and see monetization for it.
7. Become a Freelance Writer
While this way is possibly easier said than done, it’s still possible regardless. In fact, with websites like UpWork and Fiver becoming viable, safe options for freelancers to sell their services on, freelancing as anything is easier than ever. If you have some writing skills and a moderately reasonable typing speed, freelance writing might be your calling!
8. Do Graphic Design for Commissions
On the other hand, some people are just not to meant to write. That’s where graphic design comes in! If you don’t feel confident about freelance writing, consider freelance graphic design work instead.
9. Get into Social Media and Paid Advertising Management
Utilizing social media and digital marketing is the easiest way to get an audience’s attention. We are glued to our computer and cell phone screens every day – wouldn’t it make sense that the advertisement we see every day on those screens has the most effect on us? Get in on the ground floor of social media management and paid advertisement marketing and you can make some serious cash helping other businesses and brands get noticed on the Internet.
10. Get Familiar with Website Management
It’s not complicated to keep a website running – but many small businesses across the country have struggle finding time to keep it up and functioning. Maintaining a website takes time and effort, even though it’s not difficult, which means small businesses are willing to pay someone else to make sure their website stays in tip-top shape. You could make between $1,000 and $2,000 a month for each website you manage.
11. Start an Online Blog
Top bloggers make six or even seven figures a year, monetizing their blog through passive income and through multiple different avenues. When you start an online blog on a subject you’re passionate about, target keywords so that people who are passionate about the same thing can find it easier, and write consistently on the subject, you’ll collect an audience and an email list over time. The ways you can monetize a blog when you’re providing quality content is virtually unlimited.
12. Start Online Proofreading for Money
Once you learn how to proofread for different writing styles, you can take on the world by storm – and corrects its sentence structure while you’re at it. Proofread Anywhere is a platform that shows you exactly how to proofread so that you can make thousands a month sitting at home while you edit and proofread someone else’s work, which is a dream come true for the grammar sticklers of the world.
13. Snag Some Online Transcription Work
Make $2,000 a month or more when you become a skilled transcriptionist on the right platforms. Transcribe Anywhere teaches you how to transcribe through a comprehensive online course. Once you’ve learned everything you need to know and have the tools to transcribe properly, you’ll be able to confidently transcribe at home.
14. Design and Sell T-Shirts
CafePress and Zazzle are two platforms where you can put virtually any design that could come to mind on a t-shirt. In fact, once you do decide on a design (or 300), you can publish those designs and sell them without having to lift a finger. The platform does it for you!
15. Design Clothing and Other Things as Well
If t-shirts aren’t really your thing, the same two platforms also make it possible to create a design for, well, just about anything. From kitchen and dining accessories, tableware, and dinnerware to bath and beauty bath mats, rugs, and compact mirrors, you really can design anything to your heart’s content – and monetize it to boot.
16. Try Online Data Entry
Do you have the drive to input data accurately without the creative writing skills to create blogs, articles, and eBooks? Data entry might be more your speed! Depending on the type of company you end up working for, there are a range of forms for data entry, though it generally involves processing/entering in invoices, compiling data for spreadsheets, combining multiple documents into a single document, and much more.
17. Become a Virtual Assistant
Maybe writing, in general, just isn’t your strong suit. If you still love working behind a computer at home, you might consider becoming a virtual assistant for one or a handful of individuals or businesses. You handle all the things a regular assistant would do – all from the comfort of your home. In fact, experienced virtual assistants can make upwards of $100,000 a year, so once you know your stuff it is definitely an avenue where you can make a lot of money.
18. Start a YouTube Channel
While we mentioned this for creating video reviews, YouTube is so much more than that! On the contrary, you can create a YouTube channel for just about anything and monetize it once you’ve built up a large enough audience. Take a hard look at YouTube and look at the sheer variety of content available on the platform – now imagine yourself mixed in with it and get started!
19. Become an Online Tutor
There are a multitude of platforms where you can be a professional online tutor. You can tutor both adults and children from the warmth of your home, and many tutors make upwards of $1,500 a month or more just teaching others the information they’re missing.
20. Teach/Instruct the English Language
Though similar to online tutoring, teaching the English language to someone who has a different native tongue is always an adventure. If you know how to teach English or you speak another language, instructing the English language is a great way to make extra money from home. You can teach part time with Qkids or VIPKid to teach to both children and adults alike.
21. Be an Online Translator – Verbally or with Sign Language
Likewise, you can translate for individuals still struggling with a language barrier. For deaf individuals, there are entire platforms set up for you to interpret what they’re saying through sign language and help them be heard. Unbabel is one of the largest platforms for translation services. And it’s easy to set up and start making money online.
22. Create an App You Can Monetize
Though you don’t have to design it yourself, owning an app that can be easily monetized, either through advertisement, micro-transactions, or both. Once the app is in the app store and it sees downloads, you can expect passive income. Many app developers and owners take advantage of this by securing multiple apps to make money from home.
23. Become an App Developer
While you don’t have to design the app to monetize it, you could make money from home developing the app if owning it doesn’t sound like something you want to invest your time in. App developers, once familiar with the factors for building apps, can make upwards of $80,000 a year or more just developing apps for businesses and other individuals.
24. Become Skilled with Calligraphy and Penmanship
If working on the computer still doesn’t sound interesting enough for your tastes, you could become an excellent calligrapher. Handwritten letters with exquisite handwriting are all but a rare thing nowadays, so it’s a skill that’s desired on the market.
25. Create/Design and Sell Stationary
Though we lightly touched on it with Zazzle and Cafepress, you can create and sell invitations, cards, and other crafting and decorating supplies through Etsy. Many people from Etsy frequently make $1,000 a month or more relying on their crafty designs to garner the attention they’re after.
26. Create/Design and Sell Printables
Likewise, on Etsy, you can design and sell printables for consumers to enjoy. A printable is a PDF file created and unlocked once the buyer purchases the correct printable. The buyer then prints the PDF file and can use it in their home, office, or wherever else they want the design. The easiest part about this method is that once you’ve created the printable template, you’re finished!
27. Get Familiar with Medical Coding and Billing
Have any medical experience or past nursing history? For those in the medical field that are wanting to make money from home, virtual medical coding is an easy option. Many doctor’s offices outsource their work for the medical coding and boring billing aspects, so that’s where you come in. At AviaCode, you can earn upwards of $3,000 a month or more with your billing and medical coding knowledge.
28. Launch an Online Course
While there are several platforms that make launching a successful online course possible, Udemy is so far the largest and most popular. The hardest work is creating the course itself. Once it’s created, it takes minimal marketing effort to get it noticed by those who would be interested in taking it.
29. Launch A Podcast
Think of a podcast as a video blog. People with a podcast frequently share their opinion, talk about hot topics, and enjoy communication with their live audience.
30. Become A Voice-Over Artist
On the other hand, if you don’t like showing your face or don’t want to own your own podcast, you might consider becoming a voice-over actor for someone else’s podcast! You can also voice-over a video, audiobook, and much more. It’s all about recording audio without having to worry about being live.
31. Do SEO Work for Small Businesses
SEO stands for search engine optimization – something that every website, small business, and company needs if they ever want to see success on the Internet. Sound like a big deal? It is, which is why companies are willing to pay you to do the SEO work properly.
32. Become a Customer Service Rep
Do you love making people smile? Has customer service always been your strong suit? Now, you can provide quality customer service without even having to leave your home. As more businesses realize it’s more cost-effective to let their employees work from home, virtual call center opportunities are plentiful. Apple, Comcast, Verizon, CenturyLink, and many other companies all outsource for virtual call center reps.
33. Become a Sale Rep
Do you love making people smile, but also enjoy some extra motivation? If you have sales skills or sales experience, you can become a virtual call center sales representative. There’s generally a commission you can get with each sale, driving you to be the best sales rep for your virtual call center.
34. Teach Music Lessons
Do you play literally any instrument? Teach it to someone else by offering music lessons from your home. You can put out digital advertisement, a post in the newspaper, and a variety of other marketing methods to build up a clientele. This is especially helpful to both children and adults alike that have always had the urge to learn an instrument. If you can talk via webcam, you can even offer music teaching lessons virtually.
35. Rent Your Clothes
Make $200 a month or more just renting out clothes you wore once or hardly wear anymore but the clothing is still in peak condition. You can rent out your clothes – or even other stuff! Whether you want to rent out the tank top you never wear or an electric guitar that’s still in quality condition, you can make extra money renting it out without even having to sell it.
36. Sell Your Clothes if You Don’t Want to Rent Them
If renting isn’t your thing, then you can take the full plunge and just sell the clothes you don’t want anymore. Depending on the condition of the clothing you want to sell, you’re liable to get rid of them on every platform from eBay to Craigslist.
37. Sell Other Stuff Besides Your Clothes
Speaking of eBay – there’s money to be made, potentially without ever selling anything of your own to start with. If you want to get into buying and selling, you can turn a profit every time. The trick is to find something with a low price, either somewhere online or at a physical location. If that item with a low price is worth more than the value it’s being sold for, you can turn it around and sell it online for what it’s worth.
38. Work Virtually for a Company
Past customer service, there are still many companies that allow employees to work from home. If you want to work a regular job and still work from home, this could be as simple as talking it over with your current employer. Understanding how cost-effective of an option it is for the company is always a selling point to convince them to let you work from home.
39. Start a Kid’s Home Daycare
If you love children or have children and want to be able to spend your days with them, consider starting a home daycare for children up to or at least a certain age. The age will depend on your preference, patience, and tolerance, and it can easily become a full-time job when you have enough parents at your door. Don’t be afraid to go get some licensing to really seal the deal and secure your home daycare as the fun spot to be.
40. Babysitting is Also an Option
Alternatively, maybe too many children at one time is overwhelming to your senses. You can become a professional babysitter, earn some side income, and only deal with the number of children you’re comfortable with. Babysitting through Care.com and similar platforms makes it easy for parents to decide who the perfect babysitter is for their child ahead of time.
41. Alternatively, Start a Doggy Home Daycare
Don’t want to fill your house with children, no matter how small the number? Start a doggy daycare instead. Take care of other people’s pets and you could be earning upwards of $2,000 a month just to keep them all under one roof, fed, and safe. This doesn’t have to be limited to dogs, either – open a pet daycare for reptiles when people go on trips, kitties, rodents, and other critters that just need some extra love and care while their owner is away.
42. Too Many Dogs in the Doggy Daycare? Just Dogsit
You can dogsit using Rover.com to garner attention from dog owners all around your area. Dogsitting a pack of dogs can be less overwhelming than taking on a full pet daycare, so it’s a viable option for those just looking for a little side income throughout the month.
43. Grow and Sell Your Own Produce
Programs like Community Support Agriculture make it possible and downright easy to grow and sell your own fruits and vegetables. You can make upwards of $500 a month by utilizing your green thumb and helping the little plants in your backyard thrive. What’s more, you only have to grow the fruit and vegetables – you can get companies to come harvest it for you and still reap the monetized benefits.
44. Find Programming Bugs
Spend time looking out for programming bugs in both new and existing software. Usually advertised across websites and even college campus job boards, you can spend some of your free time finding bugs and getting paid for it. This works for apps, websites, and other virtual platforms where the businesses are still trying to get the kinks worked out, and it can net you at least $500 a month by performing tests that take just a few minutes of your time.
45. Start a Mini Salon
For all the former hair stylists, cosmetologists, and other salon professionals out there, you may still have a customer base that you can bring straight to your house. If you’re tired of doing hair in a public setting, you can set up a chair at your new mini salon right in the comfort of your home. Not only is it a viable alternative to renting out a seat in some salon, it’s just as cost-effective for the clients who come to expect a certain price – a win-win situation for you.
46. Rent Your Car
If you want to start making money from home, you’re probably not going to be using your car as often. In fact, there may be multiple days that go by without you ever having to get behind the wheel.
While you wait to drive it again, why does your car have to just sit in the driveway? You could rent your car out in as little as 10 minutes with platforms like Turo and Getaround. Depending on how much you’re willing to rent it out each month, you can earn a sizable extra income without even having to lift a finger.
47. Rent Your Driveway (You’ll Have Room if You Rented Out Your Car)
While you’re renting out your car, you might as well rent out the driveway space while it’s away! That’s right, you can rent your driveway to people looking to store their property elsewhere, like RVs and boats. The housing authorities in many neighborhoods across the country prevent people from being able to park this type of property and paying rent on a driveway space is easily more cost-effective than trying to put it anywhere else. JustPark and Parklee are two platforms you can consider renting out your parking space on.
48. Participate in Online Market Research
Companies want the opinions of young adults, college students, and various demographics alike – and through some simple apps, they’ve found the easiest way to get those opinions. Studies that come in a virtual form are the more popular way to survey a market nowadays, and for good reason. These virtual study panels and platforms offer monetization for every question you answer.
In fact, some panels, like the Nielson Computer and Mobile Panel, pay you to just have the app on your phone. The app collects the data from your search engine queries, social media use, and more. While they only offer up to $20 a month, it’s for something you don’t even have to participate in besides running a mobile browser check once a month.
49. Play Online Games
While it’s more of a savings account tactic than a real way to make money, you can play the Long Game to earn $50 per month or more depending on the prizes won. You earn money for your savings account each time you play the games or win prizes, so it’s something you can play with at the forefront and just let the money sit and collect over the course of a few months before withdrawing.
50. Share Your Phone Number for Money
As mentioned, there are platforms like the Nielson panel that just sits as an app on your phone to monitor and collect data about how you use it. You can take this a step further by sharing your phone number with Nielson and other panels to monetize your phone usage even more. While they don’t listen in on your phone calls, they do monitor phone call and text usage, frequency, and other details like that.
51. Help Name a Business
Earn as much as $200 a month or more to help a business owner name their company. The truth is, a lot of business owners just aren’t very creative, but they offer unmatched services in their field. These business owners need a little advice as to what they should name their future company. Two platforms to try out for this venture are SquadHelp and NamingForce.
52. Sell Your Artwork
Deviant Art is a popular platform that’s long been known to be a place for artists to sell their artwork across the web. It only gets more popular as more artists lean towards an online market to sell their art, so it’s as viable an option now as it was five years ago.
53. List Your Spare Room/Area on Airbnb
Own your home or have a room that no one uses? There are a few ways you can make extra money! You can either list your home on Airbnb, ideals for spots that are near tourist attractions, in big cities, and more, or you can rent out your spare room to someone who needs a place to stay.
54. Become a Personal Trainer
If you have any fitness skills and you’re moderately in shape or slim, you can train others to exercise from the comfort of your living room or back yard. Set up a website to teach online, or book some clients nearby.
55. Become a Yoga Instructor
Alternatively, you can also instruct a yoga class in your home. You can charge a flat rate for each person and set up a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly class for people to keep coming back to.
56. Plan Other People’s Travels
Are you or have you ever been a frequent flyer? Have you learned a thing or two about the tricks you need to save a ton of money when you travel somewhere? Any prior travel skills qualify you to show others how they can plan a cost-effective but insanely fun trip.
There are many platforms where you can sell these travel skills as a service, such as Fiver, but just keep in mind that you aren’t considered a full, bonified travel agent. Instead, focus on creating useful guides for trips and cities, show them what to see and when to see it, and offer those services at a low cost that makes you a value to those unfamiliar with their travel destination.
57. Become a Consultant
If you’re an expert in your field, you don’t have to work a full-time job in that field to keep building on your portfolio for it. Instead, become a consultant to provide useful advice, tips, and tricks to other people in your industry. Consulting work is a quick use of your time once you set up the consulting profile or website. Set up a way for people to book times to speak with you on the phone or offer other benefits and you’ll be able to set up a passive income each month.
58. Do Micro-Tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk
Okay, so you’re not going to get rich with this method – in fact, most of the tasks to do on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk are fairly low-paying. There’s an incredibly low threshold of skill to qualify for most of the tasks on here, so you can constantly earn money in your spare time by doing the tasks and surveys that take a few seconds each.
59. Fix Search Engine Mistakes
Bing, and even Google, can make mistakes from time to time. Human error still happens, which is why search engine companies request your help to make sure their search engine tools are the sharpest they can be. These companies pay you to search different topics and provide the results in your feedback, marking how relevant each result is to the overall search query.
60. Earn Cash Back for Everything You Spend Money On
You can set up a great cash back credit card, specific checking account or PayPal business account with a debit card to start receiving cash back for every purchase you make. With PayPal, it’s about 1%, but if you make enough debit card transactions throughout the month, it can certainly add up. It’s a way to earn money with zero effort.
61. Sell Coupons Online
If you’ve got a good/bad habit of clipping every little coupon you see, there’s finally a job for you. If you have coupons you’re not going to use that are still within their expiration date, you can sell them on eBay. You can sell up to $100 worth a month.
62. Become a Pro Gamer
As eSports gets bigger and the gaming industry continues to explode, getting paid to play video games has never been more likely. You can play video games on platforms like Twitch and even YouTube to slowly gather an audience, offer subscription perks, and get tipped from those who want to support you to continue the stream.
63. Sell Stock Photos
If you have a knack for taking gorgeous photos or consider yourself a photographer, you might likely find financial success from selling your pictures on platforms like iStockPhoto and Depositphotos. Over time, you can turn your art into extra cash and start collecting passive income once you’ve submitted enough photos for sale.
64. Write a Book or eBook
While it’s not the easiest thing to do in the world, writing an eBook or book can be a valuable and productive use of your time. If you’re speaking from the heart, crafting delicate prose, or providing valuable, useful content, you’ll build a fanbase and an audience that will keep buying your books as you move forward.
65. Create an Audiobook
Audiobooks are becoming more popular each year, and the voices needed to narrate those audiobooks are getting higher in demand as a result. With more people listening to audiobooks than ever before, you can turn an eBook into an audiobook or offer your voice services to authors around you.
66. Cook or Bake for Events
Have a knack for cooking or baking the most scrumptious of treats? The world needs to taste them. You can sell your divine baking or cooking skills as a service for special occasions, different events, and holidays. More cost-effective than flat out catering, you provide a locally made option for all the events, parties, and birthdays around you.
67. Meal Prep for Other People
As gluten-free, vegan, keto, and other healthy lifestyles become more popular, meal prepping for others becomes a more viable option. The truth is, no one wants to have to cook their own food, especially if it’s a time-intensive meal. If they can afford it, people will generally pay for someone else to prepare their food instead. Since it’s not very cost-effective to hire a personal chef, getting someone to meal prep your meals for you is the next best thing – and that’s where you come in!
68. Become a Business or Life Coach
If you’ve ever created a successful business or have an inspiring life story, you can share that with others to motivate and change lives – and get paid in the process. If you’re the type of person that helps people succeed, pushes people to overcome their mental challenges and obstacles, and never gives up, then you might be the ideal life coach.
69. Create a Paid Mastermind Group
Like a life or business coach, a mastermind group is coaching a group of people on a subject. Mastermind courses frequently cost $10,000 or more per year. If there’s a demand for the skillset you have or the knowledge you possess, you can likely turn it into a mastermind group to further monetize.
70. Get Paid to Exercise
There are multiple platforms that allow you to bet and invest on the amount of weight you’re going to lose. When you lose the weight in the amount of time you specified, you win big! If you’re in need of some massive weight loss, an added way to incentivize would be to sign up for multiple betting platforms that you’re going to lose the weight. There are also other platforms, like the app Achievement, that allow you to earn points for doing healthy activities or exercising.
71. Become an Online Juror
Not many people enjoy jury duty – but there are the rare few who truly get pleasure out of helping the justice system. Attorneys often create mock juries to practice their trials, gauging the reaction of jurors based on what those mock jurors respond with. While you only get $5 to $10 per case, eJury is a way you can make money from home.
72. Lend Money to Others
There are some peer-to-peer platforms we’ll mention later, but you can lend money to others at any time if you can anticipate getting it back – or better, getting it back with interest.
73. Invest in Real Estate
If you’ve got the money to spare, it’s rarely a bad time to invest in real estate. While the economy makes buying and selling houses a hassle at times, the investment opportunities are always plentiful. Further, you can invest in real estate to fix up, increasing the property value, and then flip it for a much wider profit margin.
74. Sell on Amazon via FBA
Fulfillment by Amazon, or FBA, is where you have an inventory of products and send that inventory to one of Amazon’s many fulfillment centers across the world. If you can buy products in bulk to sell on Amazon for a decent profit margin, sending them to Amazon to be fulfilled makes them easier to sell on the website that sees millions upon millions of views monthly.
75. Sell Unused Gift Cards
You probably know the unused gift card hoarder – and if you don’t know them, you might be one of em. We often earn amazon gift cards or receive other types of gift cards that either don’t get used or don’t get used completely, which means they can be resold. Cardpool, for example, is a unique gift card exchange website that lets you filter the type of gift card you’re looking for or trying to sell.
76. Get the Best Bank Bonus Offers
There are some big banks that will give you a sum of $100, $150, even $250 just to set up a checking or savings account with them. These bank bonus offers can add up in a pinch, and they’re an easy way to make money from home quickly.
77. Take Advantage of Free Money
There are, believe it or not, actual ways for you to just get free money – that’s right, completely free! Across the nation, a lot of companies are using free money as an incentive to sign up for their program, website, or other project. Bank accounts frequently offer $100 or more to set up a new checking or savings account with them, but those are not the only companies using real money as incentivization.
78. Receipt Check to Save Money
Many apps allow you to scan receipts from big-name stores and earn cash back for savings you missed. Walmart, Target, Costco, and countless other grocery store chains are set up with these apps to not only save you money before you shop but earn a little cash back even after the fact.
79. Sign Up for Free Gift Cards
There are many platforms that offer a $5 of $10 gift card just for signing up for their site. Ebates, for example, provides a $10 gift card to entice you to earn rebates on their website, which can ultimately earn you more money.
80. Buy and Sell Website Domain Names
Considered somewhat more of a gambling approach when it comes to investing, you can buy a domain name for as little as $0.99 and sell it for whatever value you deem worthy. Snagging catchy names and targeted keywords can eventually get you lucky to score a thousand-dollar domain for 99 cents. While that profit margin isn’t common, you can at least net $250 a month just buying and selling domain names from home.
81. Invest in the Stock Market
Why work full-time when you can invest in other companies from the comfort of your home and continuously reap the benefits? When you become knowledgeable on the stock market, where to buy, and where to sell, you can become a tycoon that makes hundreds or even thousands a day while still sitting in their pajamas.
82. Alternatively, You Can Also Micro-Invest
Don’t have stock market money? That’s okay, you can still invest in up-and-coming companies and reap the benefits. Micro-investing apps like Stash and Acorns let you invest just a few dollars and earn interest for it.
Acorns lets you sync your banking information, so whenever you make a purchase it rounds up to the nearest dollar and invests the difference into your partner of choice. For example, if your total somewhere was $6.50, you would pay $7.00 and the $0.50 difference would be invested. While this isn’t a way to get rich quick, it’s a useful method to get familiar with investing and feel more confident about where your money is going.
83. Create and Sell Woodworking
Whether you’re comfortable selling to passersby on the streets, a store on Shopify, or apps like Craigslist and eBay, you can sell woodworking and other high-quality handmade products from home. Monetize your hobby by selling the creations you craft, whether it’s furniture, birdhouses, picture frames, toys, or whatever your creative vision can bring to life.
84. Become a Streamer
Twitch.tv is a streaming platform where you can tip, cheer, and subscribe to your favorite streamer to help support them with full-time or part-time streaming. While it started out as just a video game streaming platform where audiences watched streamers play a variety of video games, it’s since branched out to a wide selection of different categories. There’s an IRL category for doing things in real life, so even if you don’t play video games you can easily find a target audience to build a community with.
85. Sell Your Old Games
We don’t mean sell your games to GameStop for a few cents per game – on the contrary, you can sell valued older games on Decluttr and make a sizable profit from it. If you own newer video games you no longer play or retro classics that were a hit when they were new, you probably have something to sell on Decluttr.
86. Install Some Apps
Are you always on your phone? There may be a way to monetize that even further than what we’ve already mentioned. You can get paid to download other apps, play games, answer trivia questions, and much more using platforms like FeaturePoints. The FeaturePoints platform will even pay you to watch YouTube videos, so you can start getting the most out of your time.
87. Offer Hourly Gigs
If you are a photographer, artist, writer, or anything you can sell as a service, start offering it as an hourly gig. Decide what you’re worth per hour (but don’t underbid yourself!) and sell your services to your friends, family, acquaintances, and then eventually strangers. Build up an audience either on social media or through a website to gain faster traction through the help of digital marketing.
88. Sell Your Junk and Trash
We’ll probably be saying this again throughout this guide, but as the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, which is just one of the beautiful reasons you can sell your junk mail for profit.
89. Become an eBay Expert
There are many people that can make a living hitting up resale shops, yard sales, and free giveaways to find items that are a higher value on eBay. When they obtain those items, they create spectacular product listings, take some hero photos of the product, and post them on eBay for equal to or lower than the current lowest price for the item. A method more people every day are using to quit their jobs and work from home, eBay only continues to help small businesses flourish with their platform.
90. Start a Home Business
What are you passionate about? Are you good at leatherworking? Can you weld something together and make it look nice? Can you mow lawns professionally or wash cars? Regardless of what you’re capable of doing, it makes it a lot easier when you’re the boss. Start a home business by offering services to your street, neighborhood, and even your city. As you grow a customer base, you’ll be able to spread out to cities around you – all with your base of operations residing at your home.
91. Design Websites
We mentioned website management, but that’s for after the website has been developed, designed, and featured across the eyeballs of its audience. Designing websites before they get started is another beast altogether. Even with no website design experience, you can get familiar with WordPress or a similar platform and help a business make their website stand out from the crowd.
92. Invest in Crowdfunded Ventures
Unlike the daily swings that come with investing in the stock market, investing in crowdfunded real estate and other ventures is far more stable. An alternative to flat out real estate, investing $500 increments to crowdfunded sources is perfect for someone who doesn’t have the knowledge to flip houses or own rental property, or for someone who just doesn’t have the time or money for bigger projects.
Fundrise allows you to invest in $500 increments, but if you have only $10 to spare, you can still start investing with Rich Uncles instead. In fact, investing in both can help to further diversify your portfolio so that you can dive further into the investment game.
93. Peer-to-Peer Lending
For the countless people that need a loan but don’t want to get one from a bank, peer-to-peer lending is a fantastic option. The smaller loans given out for P2P lending opens up you as a potential investor and lender. If you have even $25 to invest or loan to someone, you can expect to see return or interest back. While there are multiple peer lending platforms, LendingClub is by far the largest and most popular to date.
94. Sell Digital Items in Video Games
There are plenty of online games that allow you to design in-game digital items which can then be sold on the marketplace for other people playing that same game. In-game purchases and micro-transactions are commonplace in many games nowadays.
SecondLife is an excellent example, where you can sell your digital items for real currency. Because anything in real life is possible to buy in the game, the possibilities for what digital items you can create are virtually unlimited.
95. Sell Used Books
If you’re searching through your home for clothes and other items to sell, you might come across an unwanted or already-read book – or a hundred, for the bookworms of the world. If you don’t have the space for them or you’re looking for some extra cash, you can use Bookscouter to compare between over 40 vendors and find the best price to sell your book for. There are other platforms that do this as well, but Bookscouter is certainly the largest thus far.
96. Start Making Handmade Goods
We mentioned it earlier, but Etsy is a platform that lets you sell not only designed goods, but also genuine homemade and vintage goods. It’s the largest online marketplace for handmade goods, though there are countless other platforms worth their merit depending on the handmade good you are an expert in crafting.
97. Have a Yard Sale
Why throw away all the clutter in your house when it could be far more desired by someone else? As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure – a fact driven home by yard sales across the country.
A yard sale is especially viable if you have items that would just be too expensive to ship if you were to sell them online, or maybe you just have too many items to go through the headache of listing each item tediously online for sale or auction. Furniture, heavy clothing and jewelry, and much more can be sold right in your driveway or yard when you don’t have anymore use for that item.
98. Raise Chickens for Eggs
There is an inherent desire for locally sourced food in the United States. This goes for vegetables and fruit, but also goes for farm fresh eggs, which is why raising and selling farm fresh eggs can garner extra income. Whether you live in a rural or urban area, selling eggs can be a potential income stream as long as the housing authority in your neighborhood doesn’t have any rules against it.
99. Operate a Produce Stand
Local produce is always popular, so operating a small produce stand is still viable in today’s time – with the right conditions. If your house is in a prime spot to set up shop, even better! If not, you might still have luck selling produce at your local Farmer’s Market. Specialty produce is definitely more sought after, but all local produce, grown organically in the USA, is always in demand.
100. Cut Hair
Remember the mini salon idea from earlier? Take it a step further and just cut and style hair straight from your house or garage. Take it a step further and get licensed if you’re not already and earn upwards of $60 an hour cutting people’s hair from home.
Make Money from Home, Online & Offline
We hope you’re able to use one or more of these methods to make some real money straight from home. You don’t have to feel confined to a 9 to 5 job and you don’t have to be stuck away from the house to earn an income.
With these 100 ways to make money from home, you have a wide range of options to choose from to either work full time from home or at least earn a little side income. Even if you want to just express your creativity with a side project, making extra cash is always a sweet benefit. Whatever your goal, you know now that it’s completely possible to make money without ever leaving the house.