13+ Ways to Make Extra Money from Home
Let’s face it, almost everyone these days is looking for ways to make extra money from home! If you’re one of them, well, you’re in the right place. Because I’ve got tons of great, profitable ideas for you! In fact, I’ll be adding to this list as I learn of more ideas, so be sure to bookmark it (and/or save it to Pinterest) to come back to again and again.
These ideas are in no particular order, but all can be done from home (or generally anywhere you have a computer and internet access.) Some of these have the potential to make you some extra spending cash, and others a full-time income. It all depends on what you’re looking for, and how much time and effort you want to put into it.
So let’s get to it…
13+ (and Growing) Ways to Make Extra Money from Home
Freelance Writing. If you’re a writer, or would like to be, freelance writing is a great way to start. Most places offering paying jobs will want to see at least some examples of your writing. If you don’t have any experience, you might want to try writing for free for blogs and or on Medium.com to start. But once you have some experience under your belt, finding writing jobs is actually pretty easy with sites like Contena, which offers a complete video training course plus all of the materials you need to get started with freelance writing.
Blogging. Blogging is one of the ways to make extra money from home that will (almost always) take a little time. There is a learning curve, but the payoff could be huge (like this woman who makes $100,000 per month – yes, that’s per month and not per year! – with affiliate marketing.) If this is something you’re considering, I wrote this tutorial, “How to Start a Blog that Makes Passive Income.”
Participate in Paid Research Studies. While you probably will never get rich with this idea, I know that companies like Respondent pay $5 to $150 to take simple surveys and/or be interviewed (typically by phone). These studies typically take a few minutes up to 90 minutes or so. But $150 for a 1.5 hour survey is a pretty easy way to make some extra spending cash!
Start an Ecommerce Shop. Companies like Shopify make it super easy to get your own shop up and running. Have no idea what to sell? Check out Aliexpress for tons of ideas! You can connect your Shopify store with Aliexpress and the companies there will ship the products to your customers.
Sell What You Make. If you are an artist, maker or crafter, you can sell what you make on sites like Etsy (click this link for your first 40 Etsy listings free!), Shopify, eBay, and more! (And if you want to sell your art passively with these sites, check out my in-depth course, Art Sales on Autopilot.)
Social Media Management. If you loooove social media and are a pro at it (and/or are willing to learn more) why not manage the social media accounts of small businesses? If you need some help getting started, I’d check out Social Media Management Pro.
Get Paid for Selfies (and more!) Yes, it’s true! You can actually get paid for taking selfies (as well as pictures of food and more). Don’t believe me? Check out Pay Your Selfie and you’ll see it’s true! It’s not very much, but those coins add up and could pay for some fun things like movie tickets or dinner out.
Sell on CreativeMarket.com Are you creative? On Creative Market you can sell all kind of digital goods passively. Things like: fonts, stock photography, illustrations, website themes, graphics, templates and more.
Take Surveys. It’s true, companies like Swagbucks will pay you to answer questions. It’s pretty fun, and an easy way to make some extra spending cash.
Make Money on What You Spend. While this might not fit neatly into the “ways to make money from home” category, I think it’s still worth mentioning. You see, companies like eBates will automatically track where you spend money online and send you cash back at the end of the month. With their (free) plugin, I got $55.42 deposited into my bank account because I bought things I would have purchased anyway!
And companies like Ibotta do something similar with their app: when you scan your receipts from stores like Target, Costco, WalMart, Safeway and many, many more, you earn cash back. It’s so easy, and super cool!
Sell Your Old/Unused Stuff on eBay. Yep, eBay is still around, alive and kicking! And you can sell just about anything there, from vintage and used goods, to brand new items. I have a friend who “buys low” at yard sales and “sells high” on eBay, making an extra $500-1000 each month, without much effort.
Rent Your Car. Sure, you can make money driving people around with companies like Lyft, but this is a list of ways to make extra money from home. Well, with Turo you can actually rent out your car to other people! Of course, the newer/nicer your car is, the more you can potentially make. But Turo even has this handy calculator to see how much you might earn:
Watch Children (or Adults… or animals!). Not all of the gigs on SitterCity can be done in your home, some are. And most jobs pay $10-20 an hour… not too shabby!
Freelance as a Virtual Assistant. If you’re not quite ready to market your own VA business, you can try freelancing as a virtual assistant through this company called FreeeUp who has freelancers from around the world working as virtual assistants for all different types of companies.
So those are some of the ways to make extra money from home! As I mentioned at the top of this article, I’ll be be adding to the list as I find even more ideas! So please be sure to save this post to Pinterest and come back from time to time. Better yet, subscribe to my newsletter below and I’ll let you know when I’ve added to this post!
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