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How to Make Money from Home – 50 Easy & Legit Ways to Earn Money in 2021 (Scam-Free)

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how to make money from homeWant to know how to make money from home?

Every day, I get emails from readers who ask the following questions:

“I am a stay-at-home mom and have to take care of my family, but I am not sure what I can do to earn money.”

“Earning money from home is my dream, but I don’t know what I can do. I want to learn, but I am confused about which way to go.” This is the most common dilemma for any work-from-home job seeker or someone who wants to make money online.

There are so many services or skills that businesses want, but there are many people who don’t have any idea how to earn money online.

Why is that?

The reason is that there is a vast gap between demand and supply. In less technical terms, there is a void which needs to be filled by connecting the skills you possess with the money-making gigs that are available.

It’s not so hard to find a reliable and legitimate way to earn money if you know where to look with the kind of skills you have.

You might think “But I do not have any skills; I am just a stay-at-home mom.”

You will be surprised by your abilities once you focus on yourself.

Before we get into all the work-from-home options, I want to focus on these questions. It is easier to find something if you are clear about your goals and what you want to achieve.

 

What exactly are you looking for?

Is it flexibility you want or do you need to generate a good income from home?

If you want to be flexible, then I suggest you choose the jobs or gigs that might not give you a high income but which let you choose your own times to work. 

 

Related:

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What are your strong points?

If you are good at something, then surely there is a way to monetize it, and believe me, everyone is good at something. Take some time to focus and figure out your calling.

 

Are you ready to invest in yourself to get trained?

If your budget is tight and you’re not ready to upgrade or learn new skills, then you will have to settle for low-income options or low-stress jobs. Learning new skills can make a big difference to your work-from-home career path. 

 

How to make money from home: 50 Easy & Legit Ways to Earn Money

I am sharing different ways to make money from home with expected pay and time to monetize. I hope this helps you to find something soon.

 

Online surveys & apps

Though survey sites get a bad rap, I myself have earned a good side income from them. I never recommend that you do surveys alone and expect a full-time income. They are just side earners, but they come in handy if you find the right ones. There are apps that let you earn some spare cash just to download and run them in the background. 

Swagbucks – The most trusted survey site that gives you a chance to do a lot more things than just surveys. Watching videos alone can earn you around $90 a month. The $5 sign-up bonus is an added perk!

Pinecone Research – With an A+ rating on BBB, this survey panel is the top choice for many survey takers for two reasons. The pay per survey is mostly $3, and you can cash out through PayPal or check. There are also many popular gift cards if you don’t want cash. Sign up here and start earning with Pinecone Research.

Survey Junkie – This is a legit survey site with a low disqualification rate. The surveys are short and pay well. You can redeem the points for cash or gift cards. Learn more about Survey Junkie in this review.

Nielsen App – Want to earn some passive income? Just download Nielsen App and this trusted company will pay you $50 a year to keep the app. This research company collects data on web usage to improve users’ experience on the internet. Don’t worry your data is never shared and remains anonymous. Sign up and start making money from home. 

User Interviews – Want to participate in paid research studies paying up to $200? Sign up for User Interviews. This legit company offers participants high rewards for sharing their unique opinions about different products. You get paid in cash, check, Amazon, and visa gift cards.

Just create your profile with information like name, city, and state along with other details. Once your profile is complete you can start applying for the studies that are suitable to you. The company’s clients include brands like Vistaprint, Pinterest, Spotify, Adobe, etc. User Interviews is an amazing opportunity to share your opinion to shape better brands and also get paid for it. 

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Depends on how many sites you sign up for and how many surveys you do. You can earn up to $300 a month.

 

Proofreading

If you like finding errors in documents and have a keen eye for detail, then you can work from home as a proofreader. To learn more about this flexible career, take this free workshop with Caitlin.

Caitlin Pyle is a proofreading pro and earned over $43,000 working part-time as a proofreader. She shares a lot of her knowledge about proofreading in this workshop.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Average salary for Proofreaders is $52,000 a year. Freelance proofreaders earn more around $25 to $50 per hour depending on the number of clients.

 

Microtasks

These are small tasks like typing, data tagging, transcription (short files), etc. You can become an Amazon Mechanical Turker or work for companies like Clickworker and start doing these tasks. Remember some of these tasks are on a first-come, first-served basis, so be quick in doing these.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: $50–$100/month depending on the tasks you take up.

 

Rater

rater

As a rater, you will be going through search engine results or social media feeds to rate them according to some guidelines. This helps search engines make their algorithm better and give relevant results to users. For most of these roles, there will be an assessment test that you need to pass to get hired. No prior experience or expertise is required, and there are positions available in many countries.

Appen (formerly Leapforce) – This company has a lot of positions available in many countries. But keep in mind that the test is quite hard, so you need a lot of preparation.

Lionbridge – This well-known company hires raters from all over the world. They have openings in various countries from time to time. You need to keep an eye on their recruitment page to apply.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: For the US, it is around $12 to $15 per hour. The pay varies for different countries.

 

Rent or sell online

Sometimes we overlook some money-making opportunities. There are so many ways to make use of the stuff you don’t use.

For example, if you don’t use your car much, you can rent it out on Getaround to earn passive income from it. Just list your car on the website easily through the app, write a good description, and all the renting is done through the app. You can be stress-free with their $1 million insurance cover and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Sign up if you want to make money from home in the most passive way.

If you have a spare room, then go ahead and start listing it on Airbnb and earn a decent income from it. Take good pictures, write a great description, include all the amenities, and reply to questions promptly. That’s it. 

More interested in selling? Then you can go to Decluttr and sell all your electronic stuff. You can also go to marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist to sell your things.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depends on the marketplace and the items you are selling/renting.

 

Blogging

blogging - ways to make money from home

If your passion is to share your ideas, views, and research about your niche, then there is nothing better than blogging. I am a blogger and can say for sure that it’s the most rewarding hustle I’ve ever had.

Knowing your niche and signing up for good hosting are the first steps in starting a blogging journey. Sign up here to get started.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Though it takes time to see the money, blogging can give you a full-time income or even more.

 

Food delivery

Postmates – You will be working as a food courier for this company. You need to have a bike, scooter, or car, and there will be a background check after you apply. On average you can earn around $25 per hour with Postmates.

Uber Eats – This is another trusted company that helps you earn money from home with food delivery. Unlike Postmates, Uber Eats is available in many cities in the US. You need a scooter, car, or bike to deliver food.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Exptected Pay: Postmates pays an average of $25 per hour.

 

Pet sitting

Rover – A simple and an easy way to earn extra money from home is by signing up with Rover as a pet sitter. This is one side gig that can be done by anyone. You can create a flexible work schedule and set your own rates (you can earn up to $1,000 a month). With an easy sign-up process and great pay, Rover can be your next go-to side hustle if you love pets.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: According to the website you can earn around $1,000 per month for dog sitting part-time.

 

Stay active

HealthyWage – I would have never believed it if someone said you could earn money by staying active. No way!
But you can. With HealthyWage, you are rewarded for reaching your weight loss targets. It’s a great way to push yourself to stay active and reach your fitness goals.

Sweatcoin – This sweet app lets you earn “sweatcoins”when you walk or run (there is a limit of five sweatcoins a day). You can redeem these sweatcoins for Amazon gift cards or discounted merchandise. If you have a big pool of coins, you can redeem them for cash. You just need to download the app and keep it running.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: With HealthyWage, I have seen people win $10,000 to meet their weight loss goals.

 

Virtual assistant

Over the last decade, virtual assisting has become increasingly popular. There is an infinite number of services you can provide as a virtual assistant (VA). You don’t need to have any experience to become a Virtual assistant. I highly recommend training courses like this to learn hands-on about this job and turn it into a thriving business.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Around $35–$50 per hour.

 

Tutoring

If you love teaching, then there is nothing better than online tutoring. There are many companies like Cambly and Tutor.com teaching specific subjects.

But it does not have to be only specific subjects; you can teach plain English to kids. With VIPKid and Qkids, you can teach conversational English to Chinese kids. Both these companies require minimum qualifications, and after applying online, there will be a video interview.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: Around $14 to $24 per hour with these companies.

 

Flower parties

How about arranging beautiful flower parties and getting paid for it? Sounds dreamy! You can channel your inner creative juices with this unique hustle from Alice’s Table. As an “Event Exec” you will be arranging artistic flower parties and making money from them. Here is how you can get started.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depends on the number of clients you have.

 

Amazon FBA

Love finding cheap items? Then start selling things on Amazon FBA. The best part about this is you need to find items and send them to Amazon, then the rest is taken care of by Amazon FBA. If this interests you, then you need to take this free email course to find out more about this way to make money from home.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depending on the time you put in, you can earn up to $1000 a month.

 

Flipping

I think flipping thrift store items is the most underrated way to make money from home. If you’ve got the eye to find unique items in junkyards and flip them for profit, then you can become a pro flipper. Take this FREE workshop to learn how to make money from flipping.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depends on how much time you invest in this hustle. You can earn around $500 to $1,000 per month if you put in all your time.

 

Bake dog treats

Did you know that making dog treats is a real business? It is. This is a super fun and easy side gig start that can give you an extra income every month. You don’t need any expertise or previous experience to start this hustle. It’s easy to start, needs low investment, and the returns are great.

If you want to know more about this business, check out this interview I did with Kristin Larsen, founder of Diva Dog Bakery.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: $500 to $1,000 a month. You can scale up your business if you spend more hours on it.

 

Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping or virtual accounting is one of the profitable jobs that you can do from home. If you are good with numbers and want to make money from home, this is a career you can consider. A bookkeeper handles reports, transactions, and prepares financial statements. Though some of the companies ask for qualifications and experience, this hustle can be started without any expertise. Here is a free class to find out if you are ready to become a bookkeeper.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: $17 per hour. You can earn up to $60 per hour if you have the right training and start freelancing.

 

Sell printables

Do you love creating beautiful designs on paper? Why not make this a money-making hustle! Selling printables online is pretty easy and very satisfying for creative nerds. You can decide on the type of things you want to create like invitations, wedding cards, tags, etc. The design platforms like Canva or PicMonkey can help you get started easily. Julie Berninger started this hustle and now has a successful printable store on Etsy. Read her interview here.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: $500 to $1,000 per month. Some printable sellers earn six figures making it a full-time business.

 

Create online courses

Do you know that creating online courses is a booming business? If you are knowledgeable about any topic/industry, you can create comprehensive courses online with platforms like Thinkific, Teachable, Kajabi, and serve your audience.

Creating courses is more of a residual way to make money from home as you create courses once and earn from them again and again. I have a long post about some legit course creation platforms that can help you design your first course.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: You can expect to earn $1000 to $3000 a month depending on your niche and how much time you put in. Top course creators earn up to $100k per year.

 

Make money with YouTube

make money with youtube

If you wanted to make money from home, then the most creative and passive way would be through YouTube. Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every day! That’s where your chance of making money lies. There are many ways you earn with YouTube: you can become a YouTube partner, do affiliate marketing, review products, work with sponsors, sell merchandise/products, etc.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: With YouTube Partner Program you can earn $3 to $5 per 1,000 views. There are others ways to earn that can add up to your ads revenue.

 

Test websites

Testing websites is an easy way to make money online. As a website tester, you navigate a website testing the functionality of the different aspects of the site or app. For this job, you are required to have a microphone, a webcam, and basic knowledge of navigating websites. Some companies also require you to take a test before you land the job. If this sounds like a good side gig to you, then apply with companies like UserTesting, Userlytics, TestmyUI, etc.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Most of the websites pay up to $10 for 20 minutes of testing.

 

Earn cashback

I love passive ways to earn money for the things we already do every day, like shopping. Earning cashback on your online purchases is one of the easy wins when you want some extra cash. There are so many cashback apps that are there in the app store and one of them with the best features is CaptialOne Shopping. What so great about this app? It scans barcodes and finds the best deals around for you.

You have to download the app and use it when you are shopping online and CapitalOne will simply use coupon codes at the checkout. This app makes it a lot easier to get your cashback without clipping coupons and searches the web for the best deals.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: Depends on the offers.

 

Become a travel agent

Do you love planning vacations? Remote travel agents are in high demand as the travel industry is booming. A remote travel agent plans and organizes every part of the vacation for the clients.

Thorough knowledge of the travel industry, understanding the customer needs, and planning itineraries according to the budget are some of the things needed for this role. Apart from this, some travel companies require you to have certifications. Companies like World Travel Holdings, BCD Travel, AirTreks are some of the travel agencies that hire remote travel agents.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Average pay for remote travel agents is around $40,000. Independent travel agents earn more than this depending on their experience.

 

Get a translation job

Do you have bilingual skills and are you fluent in more than one language? If yes, then working as a translator is a great choice for you. Translation or interpreter jobs don’t necessarily need a degree to get started. Having fluency in the language and some freelancing experience is enough to break into this industry. Companies like Appen, Gengo, TextMaster, Transparent Language Solutions, etc. have openings for online translators.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Average pay for translators is around $45,000 but the income depends on the translating language.

 

Become a chat agent

People who prefer non-phone jobs and want to earn a steady income from home can choose chat agent roles. Chat agents are the first point of contact for any business with an online presence. They handle customer questions, help in troubleshooting, and provide product/service information to clients via chat. Though you don’t need any qualifications to become a chat agent, having exceptional communication skills is one of the vital requirements of the job.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Chat agents earn between $10 to $15 per hour.

 

Home stager

Have you ever seen the perfectly organized and presented display homes? That’s the work of home stagers. A home stager decorates and makes a home appealing to a potential buyer. This includes organizing, arranging the décor, and giving a new look to the home. This profitable business does not require any particular expertise and having a creative eye does help. Check out this expert interview I did with Debra Gould, who is a very well-known name in the home staging industry.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Average salary for home stagers is around $49,000. Independent home stagers earn a lot more depending on their client size and experience.

 

Baby sitter

Babysitting is one of the popular ways to make money with students and teens. Babysitting is one of the first jobs of many teens because it’s so flexible and easy to do. If you want to babysit for extra income, there are certain skills you must have like: be fun, be able to engage children, be organized, must have good troubleshooting skills. It is also required to have proper training in courses of CPR and first aid.

Care.com offers a lot of flexible babysitting roles in many states in the US. If you want to become a freelance babysitter, start by taking the necessary courses and spread the word.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: Average pay for babysitters is $28 per hour. You can set your own rates if you go the freelance way.

 

Become an influencer

become an influencer

Influencer marketing is promoting brands and services that you believe in through your social media or by creating content. If you have a good presence on platforms like Instagram/Facebook or Pinterest, you can easily get paid to promote brands that you love. The only requirement for this is to have a loyal following and engaged audience who love your content.

You can sign up on websites like Trend, Intellifluence, etc., and search for suitable opportunities.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: It depends on the brand, project, and your following/engagement statistics. Micro-influencers earn anywhere from $200 to $500 per project.

 

Transcriptionist

Many work-from-home enthusiasts are aware of what transcription is. It’s a job to convert audio files and video files to text. Transcription comes in many forms like: general transcription, legal transcription, or medical transcription.

You don’t need a qualification to become a transcriptionist but relevant training is required to understand the job. Companies like TranscribeMe, Pacific Transcription, Tigerfish hire online transcribers in different fields. If you want to know about this work-from-home job, check out this interview I did with an expert transcriptionist.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Online transcribers are paid around $30 per hour. Working as a freelance transcriber means you can set your own rates.

 

Scopist

Scoping is another easy way to make money online with great pay and lots of flexibility. Scopists edit official proceeding reports created by courthouse reporters. Apart from having good grammar skills and excellent command of English, you also need the training to become a scopist.

Connie Chestnutt dives deep into what scoping is and how much you can earn as a scopist in this interview.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: It depends on how much work you take up but experienced scopists earn around $2,000 per month.

 

Cook for others

Do you love cooking and serving up lip-smacking dishes? If yes, then you can earn money right from your kitchen. You can team up with companies like Eatwith to host dinners for people and earn money with your dishes.

If you want to go a more creative way, you can write detailed recipes for bloggers, magazines, and earn money on the side. For this you need to be very detailed, come up with original recipes, and be unique.

You can also become a recipe tester for restaurants and earn a good income by tasting some of the best recipes. It’s a win-win, you get to eat good food, and even get paid for it.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: It depends on which path you want to take. Recipe testers earn around $17 per hour.

 

Data entry jobs

I get so many requests from my readers about finding data entry jobs every day. There is a huge demand for online data entry jobs but you need to tread carefully in this market. The industry is flooded with scams and it’s pretty easy to fall for them. One of the best ways to steer clear of the misleading data entry job adverts is not to believe in anything that seems too good to be true. This job does not require any qualification or expertise but having good typing speed, organizing skills, command over English, etc. does help.

There are legit companies like DionData, SpeakWrite, SigTrack, Xerox, etc. that have regular data entry/typing roles.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Average salary for an online data entry operator is $18 per hour.

 

Paid focus groups

Another easy way to make money from home for beginners is by signing up for paid focus groups. What are paid focus groups? These are one of the ways market research companies get feedback about their brands and services from consumers like you.

Paid focus groups are usually face-to-face, online, or through the phone. Unlike the usual surveys, these studies sometimes run for a certain number of days and pay more than surveys.

User interviews is one of the most legit and well-paid paid focus groups that has a lot of projects in different categories.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: It completely depends on the type of study and time taken. Some studies can pay up to $500.

 

Become a moderator

Being a moderator is a fun and easy job to do from home. Moderators review and check the forum discussions and make sure the users follow the guidelines. Moderators work in different industries and are responsible for answering user questions, review comments, taking necessary steps to keep the discussions informative.

Companies like ModSquad, Crisp Thinking, and The Social Element hire moderators.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Average salary of a moderator is $15.43 per hour.

 

Become a grocery shopper

Do you love shopping and taking your time to find the right products? If that’s you, then try becoming a grocery shopper. Grocery shoppers find the right products and deliver the stuff to the customers.

To become a grocery shopper you need to have patience, be mindful of the customer requirements, and be organized. Other requirements include having a car/scooter/bicycle, a phone, a driver’s license, etc.

You can apply with companies like Shipt and Instacart to get hired as a personal grocery shopper.

Time to Monetize: Fast

Expected Pay: Depending on the company, you can get paid anywhere from $10 to $25 per hour.

 

Tour guide

I love traveling and exploring my city and surroundings. It’s one of my passions. I was pleasantly surprised when I came to know that this passion is one of the real ways to earn money.

Alexandra Kenin started as a tour guide and discovered how amazing and profitable this hustle is. All you need to become a tour guide is to have thorough knowledge about your city/trails and be communicative. Keep in mind that this hustle takes time to monetize as you need to promote your services.

Interested in knowing more? Read this interview I did with her.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: You can earn anywhere from $50 to $2,000 for hikes, walks, and trips depending on the size of the group.

 

Freelance writer

If you love writing and want to make it a money-earning gig, becoming a freelance writer is your calling. Freelance writers earn a lot depending on their niche and experience. There are many ways to start your own freelance writing biz like: you can start by taking up small gigs through websites like Freelancer.com and Fiverr or you can jumpstart your business by taking courses like Earn More Writing.

Holly Johnson, the creator of the course is an experienced freelance writer and earns over $200,000 per year writing online. Learn more about how to start here.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: Beginner writers can earn $50 to $300 per piece depending on their niche.

 

Captioning

Captioning jobs are one of the lesser-known jobs in the work-from-home market. Wondering what captioning is? It’s transcribing or converting audio of movies, television, ads, events, etc. into text. Captions are what you see at the bottom of the screen when you watch a movie on TV.

There are no particular requirements to apply for this job but having good attention to detail and patience is a must (you will be listening to audio with different accents). Companies like Rev, VITAC, Captionmax, etc. hire captioners.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: According to Glassdoor captioners earn around $51,000 per year.

 

Dropshipping

Dropshipping is a business of selling stuff online where all your inventory and shipping is handled by the manufacturer. So, in a nutshell, you sell the item on your e-commerce store or website, forward the customer details to the manufacturer and it takes care of the rest. It’s an easy model to make money without much hassle.

The real key to succeeding at this business is finding the right product, pricing, and promoting them. You can create your stores on e-commerce platforms like Shopify to get started.

If you are interested to learn more, here is a very detailed article about starting dropshipping business.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depends on the products you are selling.

 

Online stylist

If you have the spot-on fashion sense and love dressing up, then earn money from home as an online stylist. Online stylists create stylists according to the clients’ budget and needs and get paid for it. All you need to do in this job is have an amazing dressing sense and knowledge of fashion trends.

Stitch Fix is one of the companies that hire online stylists.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: The average pay for an online stylist is $22 per hour.

 

Product tester

Product testing is a legit way to earn money or get free products for reviewing or testing them. Certain companies pay you along with giving you free products. As a product tester, you have to be honest with your reviews and share your unbiased opinion about the brand.

Check out this article that has all the legit product testing companies that give you free products.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: You get free products and sometimes cash for your reviews.

 

Pinterest VA

I am sure many of you spend hours browsing Pinterest. I do too. It’s a platform that is visually appealing and has a huge potential to become a business. As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, you will be responsible for managing your client’s Pinterest account, creating pins, making schedules, and promoting them.

This business is great for stay-at-home moms because it’s flexible and you can do it in your own time. Learn more about becoming a Pinterest VA and earning money online.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Beginner Pinterest VAs can earn around $150 to $400 per month per client depending on the services.

 

Event planner

Planning events is a lucrative business that can be done from home. This business does not require any degree but having certifications does help in landing a job sooner. Event Planning is a freelance job where you can set your own prices and manage your business.

Join associations like Meeting Professionals International as they can help grow your network and get work.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Average salary of event planners is around $53,000 per year. Freelance Event Planners can earn much more than that depending on the size of the event and other services.

 

Sell subscription box

Subscription box business is for creative-minded people. If you got a great idea for a niche, you can package the products and sell them to your customers on a recurrent basis. This business requires a lot of groundwork where you have to brainstorm a unique niche, your customer base, and ways to promote your business. Learn more about starting this business in this article.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depends on the products you are selling.

 

Podcasting

Podcasting has grown in popularity in recent years and continues to gain more audience. It does not matter if you just want to talk about your passions or make it a full-time business, podcasting can help you earn money online.

There are many ways to earn money through podcasting like: affiliate marketing, advertisements, sponsorships, etc. If you want to learn more about how to make money with podcasting, check out Pat Flynn’s free course.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: Depending on your niche, you can earn anywhere from $1000 to $5,000 a month.

 

E-Commerce store

Starting e-Commerce is another way to monetize your passion. There are endless things you can sell through your store like crafts, cards, clothing, art, etc.

The best part about an e-Commerce store is there are so many good ones to choose from. Some of the best e-Commerce platforms are Shopify, WooCommerce, Volusion, etc. Keep in mind the first step in starting an e-Commerce store is finding your niche. Here is a helpful article on finding your niche for your online store.

Time to Monetize: Slow

Expected Pay: This largely depends on your niche, marketing efforts, and products.

 

Audiobook narrator

audiobook narrator

If you have a great voice and want to use it to make money, then try audiobook narration. As a voice-over artist, you will be animatedly doing storytelling, almost like acting.

In addition to having a good voice, you should be expressive and bring the characters to life. This job does not require any qualifications but it’s helpful to take some voice lessons. Websites like ACX.com have audiobook narrator opportunities.

Time to Monetize: Medium

Expected Pay: This depends on your experience. On average, freelance audiobook narrators earn up to $35 an hour.

 

Real ways to make money from home with everyday activities

 

Search the web

Did you know that you can earn some extra cash just by searching the web? Yes, you can. Do your daily searches through Swagbucks and earn SBs which can be redeemed for cash or gift cards.

 

Play games

If you are going to play your favorite games on the web, why not earn money for them? I am not saying you are going to get rich but you will definitely earn some spare cash. Sign up with websites like Mistplay, InboxDollars, and start making money.

 

Advertise on your car

How about earning money with your car? No, I am not saying to deliver any stuff, just driving your car. You can advertise brands on your car while you do your daily commute and earn money passively. Sounds great, right?! Learn more about this here.

 

Listen to music

Does earning some pocket change while you listen to your favorite music sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. SlicethePie, Music XRay, Playlist Push are some of the websites that pay you to listen to the music and rate or review them.

 

Things to keep in mind before you jump into earning money from home:

Do your research. No matter what your choice is, you need to do thorough research and dig deep into every aspect of the gig you are going to choose. Knowing everything about your future gig can help you ease into the job and make the journey enjoyable.

Keep an eye on what local opportunities you have around you. It is far easier to find reliable ways to make money online in the place you live. You can join local groups or check out the forums in your area and see what others are experimenting with.

Never forget that an online money-making option can come with scams. At every step you will be facing some scam, so be very vigilant about scams and do your research before you jump in.

Like the old saying goes, if it’s too good to be true, it is a scam. But more than that, the biggest red flag to watch out for is promises that you’ll “earn an insane amount of money in a very short time.” No one has earned anything like that ever. 

 

It takes a lot of time and an insane amount of research to find the most legit way to make money from home.

But you will find one if you stay focused and know what you want. I made my “make money from home” dream come true; so can you.

About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom of two beautiful princesses and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone (working in a virtual job for over 9 years now). I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...