How to make money from home

Do you want to learn how to earn money from home?

Do you want to learn how to earn money from home? Here are 12 work from home jobs that can earn you over $1,000 each month!There are tons of work from home jobs that already exist. And, in today’s world, there are more and more jobs online, and this trend is expected to continue well into the future.

Some work from home jobs involve you working for someone else, or you may be able to even start your own business.

And, yes, you may even be able to earn a full-time income from home.

So, if you are looking to start making more money or if you want a new career path that lets you earn money from home, this list is especially for you.

Over the past year I have been able to interview several people who are making money working from home. They are doing their own thing, and they are rocking at life.

Hopefully, you had the chance to read their interviews on my blog, but in case you missed any of them, this post rounds them all up for you.

This round-up includes everything from selling on Amazon, teaching English, becoming a cooking instructor, flipping items for profits, and more!

My hope is that these stories will spark your interest, and they may even inspire you to learn how to earn money from home.

I'm always looking to add to the list of different ways to earn money online and different ways to work from home, so if you know of anything else, please leave a comment or send me an email.

All of these options are legitimate jobs, career paths, or business ideas, so you don't have to worry about work from home job scams. As always, they will require your time and effort – as all careers do.

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1. Start a Blog (The Best Way To Make Money From Home)

Probably the most lucrative way to earn money from home, blogging can open up countless doors to money-making potential and is a fun way to practice writing, marketing and photography. We started this blog in 2012, without the slightest knowledge of blogging and today it earns as much as $20,000 per month through advertising, affiliate marketing, product sales and sponsorships.

Of course, in order to earn that much we’ve had to work around 20 hours per week on our blog, making it more than a side hustle, but it is possible to earn a few hundred dollars from a new blog in less than a year.

If you can build your audience to 25,000 monthly page views (quite easily done in under a year if you know what you’re doing), you can place MediaVine ads on your website, just like the ones you see on this post.

With 25,000 page views you’d earn around $480 per month from those ads alone, and that’s not even taking into consideration other ways you can earn money through your blog. This is definitely not a way to get rich quick. You’ll have to publish a couple of articles every week and market your blog so that you can boost your blog traffic. But it is possible to earn money after just a few months.

Click Here to start a blog and get our 4-Part Video Beginner Blogger Course and 200-Page Beginner Blogger ebook for free. These in-depth tools will show you how to grow a blog and monetize it so that you can earn money from home as a blogger!

The best part about blogging is that you can blog about pretty much everything. If you love travel (like me), you can blog about travel. Or you can earn money by blogging about parenting, DIY, cooking, dogs, or pretty much anything else you can think of.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Purchase a domain name and start a blog now for just $59 (Click Here)
  • Use our course to learn how to design and build a professional blog
  • Write posts, market and grow using the tips in our course

In my opinion, if you want to figure out how to make money from home, starting a blog is the single best way to turn online work into a full-time income. I think everyone should have a blog as an outlet for their creativity, a way to share their knowledge and a way to create viable and reliable income stream from home.

2. Teach English Online

This is probably my second favourite lucrative side hustle that you can utilize if you want to learn how to make money from home. Teaching English online can actually be quite lucrative. To start, you’ll need to get TEFL certified, which is quite easy and doesn’t take too long. MyTefl has a great 120 hour course that you can do from home. Once certified, we recommend using VIPKID to land a job. This is one of the best services available online and jobs can pay as much as $22 / hour.

To get a job with VIPKID, you’ll have to apply, fill out an application and pass an interview, but once you do that you can easily find work on the platform. Unfortunately the service is currently only for people living in North America, so if you’re looking for a more global network, consider Cambly.

Want to learn about more ways to teach English online and earn money from home? Click the link.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Click Here to apply for VIPKid
  • Fill out the application and complete the Skype interview
  • Set your hourly rate and schedule and wait until jobs come in

3. Rent a Room on Airbnb

As a traveller, I’ve used Airbnb many times to find a well priced apartment while on the road, but I also have quite a few friends who are earning a nice living from renting out their spare room or a second property. A few of our friends in the UK earn a lot of money by doing this and it’s a great way to make money from home.

Depending on where you live (and your financial situation), you could even purchase a second apartment just to rent out on a nightly rate on Airbnb. Because the nightly rate is so much more than a long-term rental, most often you can pay off the mortgage and end up with as much as $1000 / month in your pocket.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Sign-up for Airbnb as a host
  • List your home at a lower rate at first
  • Accept as many guest as possible on short stays to get your review score up

4. Uber & Lyft

These two companies have taken over the rideshare world and have changed local transportation as we know it. But they’re not just convenient for those who want to get from point A to point B in a car, they’re also great ways to earn money from home… well, from the road.

According to the Uber website you’ll need the following:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have at least one year of driving experience (3 years if you are under 23 years old)
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Steps To Take Now:

  • Register as an Uber or Lyft driver (meeting the requirements above and uploading required documents)
  • Get an UBER inspection at your local Green Light Location (Click Here and “select city” in the top right of the screen to see locations)
  • Download and Sign-in to the Uber or Lyft Driver app and pick up your first customer(s)

5. Delivery

There are plenty of delivery services available these days that make it easy for pretty much anyone to earn money from home.

With services like Door Dash and UberEATS you can earn money from home (or from your motorbike) on your own schedule by delivering take-out orders in your town. Some people have earned as much as $4,000 / month ($24 / hour) by working a delivery, but if you’re doing it on the side of your full-time job, you can probably expect a few hundred extra bucks in your pocket each month.

Requirements for DoorDash & UberEATS:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Have access to a vehicle or bicycle (any car, truck, motorcycle, or scooter)
  • Own an iPhone or Android smart phone
  • Have a valid Driver’s licence
  • Valid insurance — name on policy
  • Provide a social security number (for a background check)
  • Pass a background and driving record check
  • Complete an orientation online or in person

Steps To Take Now:

  • Register as a delivery person for DoorDash or UberEATS
  • Meet all requirements above and pass background & driving check
  • Download the Dasher or UberEATS app and start delivering for money

6. Online Surveys

Many companies will pay internet users to complete their surveys. Internet surveys offer businesses and advertisers useful data to help them understand their potential clientele.

If you Google: “get paid to complete surveys”, you’ll probably get a thousand results. Unfortunately, many of these results are complete scams, so you do have to be careful when taking paid online surveys.

Some of the main sites to check out:

  • SwagBucks
  • PrizeRebel
  • American Consumer Opinion
  • SurveyJunkie
  • InboxDollars

As surveys take a bit more time than watching ads, it’s more difficult to make a lot of money from this strategy, but there are reports of people earning over $1,000 per month by completing surveys.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Head to one of the sites above and create an account
  • Complete different tasks in order to earn money
  • Learn which tasks yield the most reward for the least amount of work and do those frequently

7. Yard Work & Landscaping

Okay so mowing a lawn doesn’t sound like a very luxurious job for an adult, but if you have a bit of experience in lawn care and yard work, you can actually earn a pretty good living in your local neighbourhood. Offer to not only mow lawns, but do the jobs that the young kids in the area can’t safely do themselves, like trimming hedges and using power landscaping tools.

Many people will be happy to pay $20 for someone to come and work on their yard for an hour. Get a few of these jobs and the income can quickly add up.

If you love the outdoors, but you still want to learn how to make money from home, then landscaping may be perfect for you.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Purchase the appropriate lawn care tools (or request to use homeowners’)
  • Put up flyers or place your ads in local Facebook communities and groups
  • Do landscaping work in your neighbourhood and get paid

8. Vehicle Ads

According to Wrapify and Carvertise, you can earn up to $450 a month by wrapping your entire car in advertising. They offer a pretty unique service, but it can be a really simple way to earn money. Earnings depend on the amount of advertising you place as well as the routes you drive and how many people are likely to see the ads, but an extra $450 per month for looking like a 4-wheel billboard is a pretty good deal!

To get started you’ll have to download the app, then meet the minimum driving requirements in a month. Once you pass, you’ll see your earnings tick up every time you have the app running while you’re behind the wheel.

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Want to learn how to make money from home and love to drive? Why not get paid to drive around your city?

Image By: Wrapify.com

Steps To Take Now:

  • Visit Wrapify.com or Carvertise and download the app
  • Fill out the application which asks questions about where you drive and how long
  • Get your car wrapped in ads and get paid as you drive with the app

9. Rent Out Your Car

With services like HyreCar, Drivy (UK) and GetAround allowing people to list their cars on a rideshare type platform, there’s no reason why you can’t earn a bit of extra money from your vehicle. Even if you don’t have an extra car parked in your driveway, you can simply rent out your car for the hours you’re at work.

Your car will be automatically covered by insurance, the drivers are screened to have a good driving record and top earners make thousands of dollars per year. If you don’t mind letting someone borrow your car for a while, then this is a great way to make money from home.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Go to the HyreCar, Drivy or GetAround website and download the app
  • Add photos of your car and registration (and Uber / Lyft documents for HyreCar)
  • Complete an in person vehicle inspection with the respective company
  • Get paid within 5 business days of your car being hired

Because most of these companies are only currently available in major US cities, I don’t think this is the best income stream for those new to learning how to make money from home, but if you fit the bill, it can be quite lucrative.

10. Child Care

Becoming an adult “babysitter” doesn’t have a particularly lucrative ring to it, but in all reality you can make a good living by offering child care services on the side.

According to Care.com’s study, the average hourly babysitting rate in San Francisco, for example, is $16.65, compared to the national average of $13.44 an hour. In practice though, there are many child care jobs available that pay $18 / hour or more, and if the parents are okay with bringing their children to your house, you can have multiple children at once, bringing up the hourly pay considerably.

To find work, you can post up flyers in schools and playgrounds explaining your services, speak to friends to spread the word, and advertise on Facebook. Be sure to list your available hours in the flyer. Because you’re doing this as a side hustle, it’s important that the parents know that you’ll be busy throughout the day and you’re not running a day care.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Child proof your home (or plan to care for children in their own homes)
  • Get Child Care Certificate (or CDA) where applicable
  • Talk to your friends, put up flyers at schools, and place ads in local Facebook groups
  • Build your clientele and start earning money from home

11. Sell on Amazon

We’ve personally made a few hundred dollars per month selling products on Amazon and it’s a great way to earn extra money. If you’re not into creating physical products, consider creating a virtual product like an eBook or an online course. Click Here to set up an account on Amazon and start selling your products and services.

Once you have a few products available on your Amazon store, you may want to consider starting a basic website and advertising it on Facebook to see if you can get some more traffic to your pages and earn more money.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Sign up for an Amazon Services account
  • Create a digital product (I use Canva.com to create ebooks & PDF downloads)
  • Upload your product to Amazon and make it live
  • Promote your product on social media, using advertising or on your own website

13. Sell on Etsy

Etsy is the world’s top online platform for selling arts, crafts and handmade items. The top earners on the platform make as much as $70,000 per month, so yes… it’s a lucrative side hustle. But you really have to know how to grow a store and market it in order to make money on Etsy.

You’ll have to research your competition so that you can properly price out your products, then you’ll have to market them by setting up a Facebook page and rocking social media.

Once your shop is online, check out Etsy’s seller handbook and consider joining a team to help you learn the basics from other shop owners. You’ll need to learn how to take appealing photos of your items and how to write your shop description so that people will be inclined to buy from you.

For those who are creative and want to learn how to make money from home, this is a great option.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Sign up for Etsy and open a shop
  • Price out materials for your creations and choose a price that is worth your time (be sure to compare with your competitor’s price)
  • Upload beautiful photos to your shop and wait until people purchase
  • Take the next step by starting a blog on the topic, writing good content and driving more traffic to your shop through Google

14. Coaching & Online Courses

If you are an expert in a field, then you can take advantage of enormous online learning platforms like Teachable.com to expand your brand and get more work. Some of the top coaches and online course creators are earning over a million dollars per year, so this is another highly lucrative option. But your courses aren’t going to sell themselves.

While Teachable does a great job of displaying your courses the a relevant audience, you’ll still need to market your services in order to earn money. The best way to do this is by starting your own website and growing it so that you can sell your courses directly on your own site.

I have a Beginner Blogger Course for sale on our site, and while we don’t earn much money for the course directly because we give it away for free when people start a blog through this site, we have made over $6,000 / month indirectly from the course through affiliate sales.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Sign Up for Teachable
  • Use their tools to record and create a useful course
  • Sell your course on their platform

15. Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is another great way to make money from home. Basically drop shipping is a very low risk way to start up a business selling products online. Traditionally if you wanted to do this, you would have to create a product, market it, store it in a warehouse and ship it out yourself, while having to deal with refunds, returns, etc. This was a lot of work and the investments involved would make it unattainable for the average Joe or Joanne trying to earn money from home with a side hustle.

Finding a manufacturer will be one of the hardest things to do. Simply typing “drop shippers” into Google won’t give you very good results because only big drop shipping manufacturers that do business with big drop shippers will have the money to invest in SEO (search engine optimization), which allows their website to be seen first in Google.

Click Here to check out a great list of drop shipping suppliers that can help you get started.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Pick a lucrative product to sell
  • Search for a shipping supplier
  • Create a website and sell your products online

When figuring out how to make money from home, one of your main concerns should be the ease of starting the new venture. Because drop shipping requires a bit of planning and research, it may be a bit harder to first get into if you don’t have previous experience with manufacturers and ecommerce.

18. Translation

Want to learn how to make money from home? Do you know multiple languages? There are plenty of websites and apps that will help you turn your skills as a polyglot into an excellent way to make money from home. Websites like Gengo, Tranlate.com and Unabel are a great place to look for jobs and start earning money. According to Gengo, the average English translator earns $417 / month and you can choose your own hours making it a great side hustle.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Sign up for one or all of the sites listed above
  • Fill out an application and profile with your languages / credentials
  • Pass the interview and begin translating to make money from home

19. Be a Local Tour Guide

Are you passionate about your home town and know lots of cool places to take people? Why not run your own tours? With plenty of online tour sites like Vayable.com, ToursByLocals.com, Shiroube and Rent a Local Friend, it’s never been easier to earn money as a local tour guide.

Typically you’ll have to sign up for the platform and create a tour itinerary and you may not get a lot of work at first, but as you get more and more people leaving you 5 star reviews, you may find that you become very busy.

The pay schedule depends on what site you go with, but typically the website will take a percentage of your overall tour price. For example, Rent a Local Friend charges a $100 annual subscription, which allows you to be featured on their site and helps you with getting the word out about your tour. Travelers pay 30% of the tour price on the site and 70% to you at upon completion of your tour.

So, if you charge $300 for the day, the client will have paid $90 on the Rent a Local Friend website, and your payment is the $210 you collect at the conclusion of your tour.

Many tours on the website are going for around $300 for a full day tour, so if you’re profiting $210 by the end of each tour and your day is 8 hours long, you’ll be earning over $26 / hour. If you’re tour guiding as a side hustle, then you’ll probably only do it on weekends, but if you can manage a tour on both Saturday and Sunday, that will be an extra $1,680 in your pocket by the end of the month.

Steps To Take Now:

  • Sign up for one of the sites above
  • Upload your proposed itinerary
  • Once it’s accepted, you can begin leading tours to make money from home (well, it’s not really a way “how to make money from home” because you’re actually not at home, but you get the picture)

2. Make Money Online By Teaching English

I cannot say this enough VIPKID is incredible! Within the first month of becoming a teacher for VIPKID I made close to $1,000! What other side hustle can you work from home and make that kind of money?

Learn how to make money online becoming a VIPKID english teacher

VIPKID is ranked #2 by Forbes for Best International Companies To Work For.

VIPKID is a company that enables Chinese children to learn English from teachers all over the world.

The best part of VIPKID is you can get hired without having actual in-class teaching experience. I got hired and have ZERO in-class teaching experience.

They require a total of 500 hours of experience, which can include coaching, boy scouts, babysitting, tutoring, mentoring, etc.

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You can read our entire VIPKID review here.

Benefits of VIPKID

  • Set your own schedule
  • Get paid between $17-$22 per hour
  • Work from anywhere you want
  • Impact children by teaching them another language
  • Learn Chinese culture
  • ZERO lesson planning

If you are interested in becoming a teacher with VIPKID sign up here.

2making money renting with AirBNBList your home on Airbnb

Airbnb is a site that allows you to list your home (or just a room) for other people who may just want to visit where you live.

You can list it as often as you want and can list it to be by the night, week, or month. Airbnb offers a $1,000,000 guarantee to protect you from any kind of property damage that may be caused by guests.

They also have a guest rating system, so you can choose whether or not you want to approve that guest to stay in your home.

Check out the video below for more information:

Airbnb Hosts: Living a Richer Life

3Make Money Online with Swagbucks

6 ways to make money with SwagbucksBasically this is a free site that offers you a bunch of ways to earn cash, gift cards, or other rewards. For any teens out there, it is great because you only need to be 13 years old to join!

You can earn money by a variety of methods including:

  • Answering polls
  • Using their search engine
  • Doing simple tasks (like giving feedback about a website)
  • Getting cash back for shopping online
  • Playing games on their site.

I have tried it out and have received multiple payments from them, so I can attest that it is legit. Check out my review here!  They also offer a $5 bonus!

Try Swagbucks Now!

Oh and they also have an A+ rating with the BBB.

While you won’t get rich doing this, to me it seems like a great way for internet-lovers to make some money.  Find out more here.

4Start making money scanning your groceries

making money scanning groceriesHave you heard of the National Consumer Panel (NCP)?

Well, they pay you to scan your grocery purchases with their Smartphone App.

Basically, as a member of NCP you help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

How it works:

  1. Sign up for your free account here
  2. Next NCP will provide you access to use their Smartphone App
  3. Then, you’ll use your phone to scan the barcodes on all products you purchase during any shopping trip.
  4. You record some other information like where you shopped and how much you paid.
  5. Each week you are compensated with points that can be redeemed for CASH.

Earn $$ scanning groceries!

For more info, you can check out their website or sign up here.

So, by now you have probably ridden in an Uber, but have you ever thought to drive for Uber?

Get paid up to $20/hr drivingDepending on your city you can make over $20/hour all while having 100% control of your schedule.  I can’t think of a more flexible job way to make some extra cash!

If you don’t know what Uber is, basically it is the 21st century version of the taxi.  You just use your own car and when someone near you wants a ride you get a notification on your phone (assuming you selected that you were available in the app) you go pick them up and drop them off where they want to go and then you automatically get paid.

Pretty cool, huh?  Learn more or get started by clicking the button below.

6Use Bookscouter to sell books from Thrift stores

how to make money using the Bookscouter app at thrift storesOk here is a simple home-based business idea for you.

Start by downloading the BookScouter app on your phone or going to BookScouter.com.

Go visit garage sales or thrift shops and scan the used book sections to find books that you can sell for higher prices.

Many thrift stores sell all their books for 50 cents or less and some of those books are worth a whole lot more.

As you can see in the image to the right, you just scan the barcode with your phone (or enter the ISBN #) and then the app provides the prices that a bunch of book buyback sites are willing to pay for that particular book.

In this case, we can make $3.60 selling this Dave Ramsey book.  If I can buy it for 50 cents, then that sounds like a nice profit.

Most of the sites offer free shipping as well, so you don’t even have to pay shipping.

7Make Money Blogging

I have been making a full-time living blogging for 9 years now, and it isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, but blogging can definitely be a good way to earn some extra cash.

Additionally, I actually wrote a short book that explains how I replaced my day-job with my blog – and even though it sells for $5 on Amazon, you can get it FREE here.

The book covers the basics of getting started as well as how to get traffic and how to earn from it as well.

And if you just want to dive right in and get started, I have a free guide to setup your blog here as well.

Shipt is an on-demand grocery delivery service looking for reliable, independent people to shop for groceries and deliver to their members.

Shipt

They aren’t available in all states yet but as a Shopper, you can make an average of $15-$25/hour, be a part of an exciting start-up and set your own schedule.

To be a Shipt shopper, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Have a current Driver’s License
  • Have knowledge of produce selection
  • Agree to a thorough background check

9Earn money from your credit cards

This only works if you do NOT carry a balance on your credit cards, but if you pay them off every month (like you should) you can be earning a good amount cash-back each month.

For example..

make-money-with-your-plasticIf you got the Chase Freedom Unlimited card, it pays 1.5% cashback on all purchases.

What that means is that most people using it as their primary card would earn $500-$1,000 a year in cashback.

On top of that, they offer a $150 bonus, just for signing up.

(Compare this card with other cashback cards here)

Do you travel?

If you travel a decent amount like we do, you might even be better off using a rewards credit card.

In our case we have gotten 97 free flights and 161 hotel nights free all because of our credit card rewards.  I wrote extensively about the process that we use to travel for free in the U.S. here.

11Get paid for testing websites

Many big companies are looking for feedback about the usability of their website.

This is where Usertesting.com comes in.  You sign up for free and then answer questions about a particular website, explaining what is good or bad, confusing or clear, etc. and then you get paid.

You have to be accepted into the program and must be 18+, but the payouts are pretty good!  Their current payouts are $10-$15 per test and the tests normally take about 20 minutes.

earning cash from your carsIf you love cars and aren’t afraid to haggle, you could start a car flipping biz. We have a friend of the family who has done this for years. He scours the classified listings for deals, lands a good deal and then drives the car while trying to sell it for a couple grand more.

Sometimes he sells them quickly, sometimes it takes a little longer, but he gets to drives lots of cars (which he loves) and makes a nice side income as well.

19Tutor or give lessons with Take Lessons

If you have a skill that you can teach other – guitar, singing, dancing – this is a great site for you to check out!

Take lessons gives you the opportunity to grow your business by reaching more students across the country with no risk – they don’t get paid until you get a new student!Take_Lessons

The process is pretty easy – you fill out an application online, complete a background check and agree to their independent contractor terms and then you can get started!

You’ll start earning 60% of the price your student pays for lessons and for every 5 lessons you teach, you’ll earn 10% more of that student’s lesson price – up to 90%!

24Get Paid to Do the Leg Work for Others with WeGoLook

WeGoLook is a way for customers to have someone else do the leg work of having something inspected or perform a task.WeGoLook

As a “looker”, you join a family of over 20,000 who are dispatched based on their skills and experience.  You must pass a background check, dress and appear professional, work with the onsite contacts in a friendly way and have the ability to do your “looks” via a smart phone.

To become a looker, you apply online, pass the background check and start projects that pay between $25 to $200.

25Start an eBay business

A few years ago I experimented with starting an eBay business to see if there was money to be made.

Basically my experiment went like this:

  1. I found a wholesaler selling guitar necks
  2. I bought them at a discount from the wholesaler
  3. I then sold them at the retail prices on eBay

I documented exactly how I did it in my guide: how to start an eBay business: step-by-step.

26Sell Digital Photos

selling photos online and making money doing it!Making money as a photographer has become easier over the last decade. There are now lots of sites looking to buy digital photos:

  • Bigstock
  • Shutterstock
  • Dreamstime

As with most things, the better you are, the more money you will make, but it can be a nice passive income if you work at it!

1. Wealthy Affiliate

Check out how I make over $10,000 per month with this simply business.

I show you income proof and how to get started free click here.

If you’ve never made money from home before, then this could be your first taste of it.

Funny thing happens when you start making money, it kinda snow balls and you sort of get addicted to it. A good addiction to have – right?

Now, before you get too excited and do a “happy dance“, this second method that I am going to show you will NOT make you rich.

In fact you might even be a little disappointed, especially if you have already made money online before, but like I said above, if you’ve never made money online before, this could be a way to kick start the process.

Once you get going and make your first couple of dollars, you might find it hard to stop.

I can guarantee that you’ll make money from this method in the next 15 – 30 minutes if you’re willing to take action.

It cost nothing to start and you don’t have to have any special skills or experience to participate.

But let me be clear, this is a short term option and a more long term option would be to start your own blog like I show you here and make money hundreds of dollars like I show you here.

I do have to say that some of these methods are not my preferred ways of making money, because I like to leverage my time online and get paid over and over again for the same piece of work, which is why I recommend starting your own blog.

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But they are legitimate ways to earn money online if you’re willing to take action.

Anyway, with that being said, let’s dive head first into the first method.

4. Create An Online Business or Blog

Most people underestimate themselves because they think they lack a special talent or unique skill.

To be honest, the only thing you need is the ability to express your thoughts in an enjoyable manner.

If you take the time and effort to create a popular blog or online business, you can make some serious cash.

You can buy a great blogging platform for less than $3 a month and create content about what you are passionate about.

Here are a few examples:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Traveling Tips
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Technology or Gaming
  • Carpentry or Metalworking

To be honest, almost anything will work as long as you take it seriously.

Eventually you can leverage your popularity with affiliate sales or endorsements.

Companies have been willing to pay you for the ability to advertise their products/services on your website.

Check out my guide to building a blog and how to make money doing it.

5. Complete Online Surveys to Make Some Extra Cash

Before I get started on this section, I want to point out that all of the examples I provide are free to sign up and use. If you come across an online survey that asks you to pay, run away as fast as you can. It is most likely a scam. Secondly, why pay for a survey when you can complete free surveys. Not only can you earn some extra cash but you can win prizes, free merchandise and gift vouchers. If you end up winning something that you won’t use, you can sell it and earn money that way as well. This is great for someone that decides to make an online buying/selling business. More on that later in the review.

Here are some options for you to take a look at:

  • Opinion Outpost
  • MySurvey
  • Toluna
  • PaidSurveys
  • Survey Junkie
  • Inbox Dollar

Theses are just a few suggestions and there are plenty more. Before deciding on which ones you want to use, you should check out customer reviews.

10. Getting Paid to Find and Use Coupons

Many shoppers already utilize coupons to save money! Usually the savings isn’t significant but every little bit helps.

What if there was a way to get paid for finding and sharing coupons.

Well you are in luck because CouponChief is willing to pay you to share coupons with other people.

Here is a short explanation on how the process works.

  • Step 1- Visit this link https://www.couponchief.com/pays2share
  • Step 2- Fill out the free registration form
  • Step 3- Utilize the “Submit a Coupon” tab to share your coupons to other members
  • Step 4- For every member that uses the coupon(s) you submit, you earn cash
  • Step 5- Once you get enough money in your account you can get a payment via PayPal

The following statement is based on personal experience.

11. Sign up with eBates to get Paid to Shop

Of course this option works best if you do some of your shopping online.

If this is the case, you can sign up with eBates and they actually give you cash back to shop with them.

To be honest, there is no reason not to use a site like eBates if you shop online and it is by far one of, if not THE best online rebate site available.

Another reason to jump on this opportunity is because you can earn cashback on just about anything.

  • Food & Groceries
  • Clothes
  • Tools
  • Electronics

This is another one of those options that may not seem significant per shopping experience but you can earn a lot of cash back if you use eBates on a regular basis.

14. Scan and Buy Groceries to Earn Prizes

Market Research Companies have set up ways to earn points for grocery shopping and scanning your items.

This may sound to good to be true but your purchases can provide valuable information that can help companies understand the shopping habits of people.

Nielsen is one of the companies that does it and it’s as simple as visiting their website, downloading their app and using your smartphone to scan items.

If you really feel the need, you can also request a scanner from Nielsen and they will send you one.

Here is how it works once you are up and running:

  • You earn points every time you scan
  • You can redeem for all sorts of cool stuff, Including – Toys, Jewelry, Electronics, Household items

People that utilize this platform for a while can also be entered into sweepstakes drawings that give you a chance at cars, vacations or cash prizes.

I think you get the picture by now… Oh and registering is free so what do you have to lose. I suggest doing this and give it a shot.

15. Get Paid to Take Pictures with Your Smartphone

You can get paid by uploading pictures with smartphone with a site called Foap.

https://www.foap.com/

  • Install the app
  • Register with Foap
  • Upload pictures on the Foap Marketplace

You earn $5 every time your pictures are bought.

This is great because multiple people can purchase your pictures.

If your pictures are quality then each picture can earn you plenty of residual income, which is much easier than having to work office hours.

Once the pictures are uploaded you are done.

It is important to note that there is an approval team that must look at the quality of the picture before is is added to the site.

Make sure you take good pictures and you should be fine.

If they are approved, you will get a better idea of what kind of pictures Foap is looking for and you can start uploading pictures on a regular basis.

Good luck and happy clicking.

32. Publishing Books on Kindle

Everyone has thought about writing a book at some point in their life.

Whether is was a childhood dream or later in life, Kindle allows you to self publish your books. https://kdp.amazon.com/?ref_=kdpgp_p_us_psg_bt_ad1

What makes this great is the fact that they don’t have to be 200 page books and they can even become bestsellers.

Whether you are a gifted writer or just getting started and trying to publish your first book, you can do it through Kindle and in most cases, it won’t cost you a dime.

Here is a list of advantages of self publishing with Kindle:

  • Your book reaches millions of readers on Amazon
  • 5 minutes to upload your book and it appears within 48 hours
  • You earn up to 70% of all sales
  • You control the price of your books

There are other options when it comes to self publishing but Amazon has advantages that other companies cannot compete with.

Take those advantages and run with them.

Remember, sometimes you need to use other platforms to get your name out there.

36. Nintendo Pays You to Test Games

Here is one of the coolest way of making money online.

Take a look at this Nintendo website to provide you all the information you need. http://www.nintendo.com/corp/tester.jsp

Here is a list of the things you would have to do by testing games:

  • Test development software
  • Identify programming issues
  • Evaluate product for content guidelines
  • Create quality assurance checks

Not only do you get to be part of a great team, you get to play video games for a living.

The reason I love this option so much is everyone has a bit of a gamer inside of them and you get to live it everyday.

If you have the skills to do this job, apply and enjoy!

37. Virtual Assistants Make Money

Since the massive wave of people starting online businesses, becoming a virtual assistant has been a good way to make money.

If you plan on becoming a VA here are a few things that you may end up doing.

  • Conducting independent research
  • Finding specific items
  • Customer service
  • Other secretarial duties

There are many ways to find work online.

You can apply on any of the online hiring hubs or even post an add in the classifieds.

I would strongly suggest building a profile and resume and apply to any and all online hire agencies.

Depending on how much experience you have, you can make full time wages for only a half day of work.

39. Make Money With Micro Jobs On Amazon

You can complete micro tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk. https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome

These are great because they require human interaction and can work from home.

The pay is pretty good too considering the money is coming from the world’s largest retailer.

Here is a quick list of things you could be doing if you work for Amazon.

  • Select the correct spelling of search terms
  • Translate a paragraph from English to Spanish
  • Is this a website that should be available to a general audience
  • Determine the tone of an article
  • Find the item number for specific items
  • Determine if two products are the same
  • Rate search results for pre-determined keywords

As you can see there are plenty of tasks that you can do.

If these seem like things that you can do from home then I suggest you check out the link provided above.

44. Selling Books for Extra Cash (Bonus)

There are a few websites that could help you discover the prices of your old books.

The first one is called Half Priced Books. http://halfpricedbooks.com/

There is plenty to search through and you would be surprised at the value of books, especially your old textbooks from college.

I looked at the value of mine and a few of them were still worth over $100.

The next website is called Book Scouter and it is a great way to price your books. https://bookscouter.com/

I have tested it with several of my books but the only downfall is the fact that you need an ISBN in order to price the book.

Older books do not have an ISBN so you may need to do a little research in order to find out how much your book is worth.

Why Are There So Many Options On This List?

I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you these are some of the online money makers that I found during my research.

There is no way that all of these options are guaranteed to work and that you will become rich doing so.

I strongly suggest that you bookmark this list so you can come back to it at your convenience.

You can also share it with your friends and family if they are looking for some extra income.

Who knows, they may find something on this list that fits their set of skills and needs.

I hope there is at least one options for you to try out and hopefully earn a decent amount of money.

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