Now that we live in the digital age 3.9 million people work from home in the United States. And if you have a computer and an internet connection you could count yourself among them.
If you look hard enough there are plenty of ways to make money from home earning a decent wage. The tough part is sifting through them to figure out which ones are right for you.
We have made it easy to find your next gig. Read on to find out 9 big ideas we have for bringing in the bucks.
Use Affiliate Links
Close your eyes. Think about something you love doing. How much do you know about the subject? Could you share that knowledge with someone else so that they understand it?
If you answered, “yes,” to that last question, then you can start a blog.
Website and Blog builders like Wix and WordPress make it easy to get started and a lot of the services are free. And online sherpas like Niel Patel can help guide you on your journey as an awesome blogger.
As you write, look for items relevant to your subject and find out if there are affiliate links available. Many companies pay bloggers every time someone clicks a link to one of their products.
Okay. So maybe you know a lot about something, but you don’t want to spend every week writing about it. You prefer to write a lot about it, but only once.
Or perhaps you are a jack of all trades and can share your knowledge about a lot of different subjects. Or you love writing non-fiction.
The point is this. If you love to write, but you don’t want to do it in a blog format, write an eBook instead.
One thing will never change. Parents will always want what is best for their kids. And the internet makes it easier than ever with online tutoring courses of all shapes and sizes.
The great thing about these tutoring sites is that they all need tutors and they will pay to get them. In most cases, you don’t need any teaching experience although most require you to have a degree of some sort.
Are you the one in the family who always gives gifts you made yourself? Do you always get asked, “Why aren’t you selling these?!”
So… Why aren’t you?
If you don’t know how to make any crafts, but you like the idea, no worries. A quick YouTube search for 5-minute crafts will give you plenty of ideas to get you going!
Online Garage Sale
It used to be that the thing to do on the weekends was to drive around town and look for garage sales. Families would wake up at 5 AM to get set up and wait for random crowds to drive up.
And it worked!
Do that today and you are lucky to have more than a handful of customers. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t liquidate your stuff.
If you are one of the few who still enjoys yard sales and flea markets, you could even resell what you find on these sites.
You may be thinking there is no way you can be a bookkeeper, virtual or otherwise, but you are wrong.
Quickbooks Online (QBO) offers free courses on how to become a Quickbooks ProAdvisor. After you pass the course, they will even give you a way to advertise yourself.
The best part is that as a ProAdvisor, your QBO subscription is free! Intuit expects you will have clients and each client needs their own subscription. So they take their money from your clients instead of you.
You may not have realized it but the law requires most videos to have closed captioning for the hearing impaired. And there are companies out there willing to pay you to do it.
All you do is listen to the audio files and transcribe what you hear verbatim. That’s it.
If you always have a camera in your hand, you can make money doing what you love.
Think about it.
Every website you go to has stock pictures. Most are different. All those pictures have to get taken by someone.
That someone could be you.
You can set up your own website and sell your pictures for 100% of the profits.
Become a Dropship Merchant
Dropship merchants use an online store to sell products, but don’t have a physical inventory. Instead, when someone buys a product, the seller gets it from a third party and has it shipped to the customer.
Other Ways to Make Money From Home
There are a ton of other ways to make some extra cash besides actually working from home:
- Cell phone apps that passively earn money
- User testing for apps and websites
- Take part in surveys
- Earn Rebates from online shopping
You can learn even more about how to make money from home from this article.
Ready to Start Earning Cash?
Now that you have an idea of some ways to make money from home, we know you are going to be a success!
Once you get going, we would love to hear about your journey. So don’t forget to share it with us in the comments below!