There are many people who spend a significant amount of time in their homes.
You could be a mother who is always busy with her family and its members or even a father who stays at home. It may also happen that you are a college student.
In every aspect, one particular need is quite common, and that relates to earning. Yes, you wish to earn some extra money for some reason or the other.
Well, how do you do it?
You do not want to go out and work or may not have the provision right now. In that case, it seems working from home is the only option you have.
These days, if you look up the Internet, you will find plenty of options and suggestions for working from home and earning well from it.
However, before you start working for any of those “work from home” companies, beware of the frauds. For starters, never work for any entity or company that asks you to deposit a certain amount of money to provide you with work.
In this article, we have created a giant list of proven and tested work from home opportunities.
Easy Ways to Make Money from Home
01. Starting a blog
A lot of people in the world have made money by using the online blogging medium. In fact, there are people who are known to be making thousands of dollars a month just by blogging.
There are plenty of online tutorials where you can learn how to create such a blog in a matter of just 15 minutes.
It is possible to start a blog for less than $2.95 in a month. Go to Bluehost. Sign up for their hosting, and you will get a domain name for free, for one year. Yes, you heard that right! It can be done for less than what it would take you to buy a cup of coffee.
We have already published an article that shows step by step process to start a blog from scratch with BlueHost. I’m sure this article will help you to get started with your blog quickly.
Though there are a number of platforms to create a blog, WordPress is the most popular option that is used by millions of users and more than 35% of all the websites on the internet are created using WordPress.
You don’t have to be a technical expert to create a website using WordPress. When you buy hosting from services like Bluehost that is mentioned, you can readily install WordPress.
All you have to do is to select a quality WordPress theme (the design template) for your site and get started. We recommend you go for the Divi theme which is one of the most popular WordPress themes of all time.
You can also use a website builder like Elementor, which is a newbie-friendly drag and drop website builder. We are using the Elementor for our site BeginDot and it helps you to create any kind of custom design for your site without writing a single line of code.
02. Take Part in Surveys
You can also participate in online surveys where products and services are either tested, or feedback regarding them is collected. All you need to do is watch the TV on a regular basis and get hold of such a survey.
You can make as much as 250 dollars a month from such surveys. There are also some survey websites that pay you. Some of them are mentioned as below:
Apart from the cash that you can earn at these websites, there are other goodies to be had as well in the form of gift vouchers, products for free, and prize drawings to name a few.
The best part of these sites is that you sign up for free and using them does not cost you anything either. However, you should be aware of the fraud in this business. The easiest way to identify one is to see if it is asking you to pay up or not. Apart from the names that have already been mentioned above, you can try out options such as the following:
03. The Value Of Gift Cards
You can always get hold of services such as MyPoints and get gift cards from Amazon that are worth $10 each. This process is quite easy. You can join MyPoints without paying a single cent for it.
Then, proceed to shop at more than 1900 of the leading retailers in the United States of America such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart by using the MyPoints service.
This will help you earn points for your buys that can be redeemed later on in the form of anyone or all of the following:
- Gift cards
- Travel miles
- Facilities at the leading retail, travel, and restaurant partners of these service providers
04. Watching Previews Of Movies, Liking Videos, And Youtube
It is for people who like to watch videos on YouTube whenever they have free time. Now, your favorite pastime can help you earn money as well!
You can watch any video that catches your fancy such as movie previews, celebrity videos, and news. These days there are websites such as Swagbucks where you can watch videos and like them.
Normally, in such sites, you will be given a definite time for which you will have to watch videos. You can make as much as $200 a month. You will also get points for watching these videos and be able to redeem them for gift cards and money sent directly to your PayPal account
05. Getting Paid For Downloading And Installing Apps
There are many companies such as Google that will pay you for downloading and installing their apps on your mobile devices. The beauty of this arrangement is that you get paid each and every month.
At that very moment, you will be paid $3. You can keep this app on your phone each month and get paid. The beauty of this app – for the companies – is the fact that it can help them see what you are buying and thus understand a pattern for the same.
If prizes every week are your thing then you should use the app named MobileXpression. Just by installing this app, you would be in line to receive prizes on a weekly basis. You can also take part in a market research program and get the chance to play a game of instant rewards.
Sites such as Rakuten can pay you $10 as and when you sign up and are awarded the first-ever cashback rebate you have earned. It is a great option to make some additional money for people who love to shop online.
The site also does not charge you anything for using its services. All you need to do is visit the site and then click on the store from where you wish to shop.
In case, you buy from a store that has a commission-based agreement with Ebates you will get part of that commission as well. In fact, signing up for gift cards could be regarded as one of the easiest ways you can save money, and as you know, money saved is money earned.
06. Signing up for Free Gift Cards
Sites such as Ebates can pay you $10 as and when you sign up and are awarded the first-ever cash-back rebate you have earned. It is a great option to make some additional money for people who love to shop online.
The site also does not charge you anything for using its services. All you need to do is visit the site and then click on the store from where you wish to shop.
In case, you buy from a store that has a commission-based agreement with Ebates you will get part of that commission as well. In fact, signing up for gift cards could be regarded as one of the easiest ways you can save money, and as you know, money saved is money earned.
07. Testing Websites for Money
Quite often we visit websites and just keep thinking about how good or bad it is. Now, it is indeed possible to get paid for sharing such thoughts with the website in question. All you need to do is visit a website, take a tour, and also get paid around $30 an hour for your time and effort.
You can be sure that you will be getting some money from website owners who have either started or updated their sites. They will compensate you well for testing their site. The money can be sent straight to your PayPal account.
You can visit websites such as UserTesting where you will be paid for visiting apps and websites, finishing some tasks that have already been assigned over there, and recording your thoughts regarding the entire exercise.
When you visit a particular website, your voice and your screen will be recorded. UserTesting normally deals with Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft to name a few. Now, would you not want to earn money this way?
08. Getting paid for staying healthy
These days, there are health apps such as AchieveMint that will award you for staying healthy by giving you points. You can walk, keep a tab on what you are eating, or taking health surveys as well. By doing this you can get the points, of which I have talked about already, that can be redeemed for cash as well as gift cards from Amazon.
However, the system of rewards will only come into play after a certain amount of points have been accumulated. For example, for every 10,000 points, you will get in the region of $10. There is no upper limit till which you will be allowed to earn.
AchieveMint is connected to all of the following fitness apps that you may be using already – Fitbit, Healthkit, RunKeeper, and MyFitnessPal. Just by signing up with AchieveMint and connecting an app you can earn as much as 10 points.
09. Freelance Writing
You may not know, but you can earn quite a lot of money by working as a freelance writer from home. This is especially applicable for moms who are homemakers and yet highly educated with degrees in humanities subjects such as English. You can also be a guy who is quite proficient when it comes to finding faults with what others have written.
There are plenty of websites such as UpWork that are established names in the domain and have a network of thousands of companies that are looking to hire people for different kinds of projects and assignments.
These days, there are so many topics that you can write on starting from business to technology. Here you will be paid for each and every article that you write. Once you have created a reputation in this domain, you will be able to make this a full-time job of sorts, and that too from the comfort of your home!
10. Technical Freelancing
Apart from being a writer, there are so many things that you can do in the world of freelancing. You can be a designer, a graphic artist, dabble in marketing, or be a web programmer if you please.
There are plenty of sites to choose from in this domain, but the leading names are easily UpWork, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour, and Demand Media. The beauty of these programs is that you can choose how much you wish to be paid on the basis of each project.
11. Becoming a Virtual Assistant
You can play the role of an assistant to someone and that too from your home. There are so many things that you can do in your role as a virtual assistant – also known as a VA. You can check e-mails, make travel plans, take care of research on the internet, or perform a specific role for a small business company.
12. Becoming a Tutor
This is a surefire way to make some mullah especially if you are a highly-educated person who is just sitting at home and wants some extra cash. You can provide private lessons at your home and thus make the most of your knowledge and expertise in a discipline.
However, it is also important to choose a proper schedule that enables you to do such work in a smooth manner. You can look up sites such as Chegg Tutors and earn around $20 an hour in the process.
13. Sharing your Views
There are a lot of focus group companies where you can share your honest opinion on the various products and services out there. These could jolly well be ones that you use on a regular basis in your life. Your honest feedback can help the makers and service providers improve what they are offering.
You can make as much as $100 for this. You can always check out websites such as 2020 Panel. Even if you do not earn as much as the figure that has been quoted above, with a little effort, you will still earn enough to pay for an occasional night out and a babysitter.
14. Rating Pizzas
A lot of companies in the United States of America will pay you if you rate pizzas on their behalf. All you need to do is rate the particular eatery on the quality of pizza that they are providing you. You also need to take note of the time in which they can deliver the pizza to you.
By doing this, you can get $5 along with a pizza for free! You can look up websites such as Trendsource and start this process of free pizzas and some handy cash to go with it. It is easy, is it not?
15. Reviewing Stuff
These days you can write a review of any product or service under the Sun and stand to gain as much as $50 per review. What is more, you also stand to gain some special invites from Yelp.
16. Changing your Search Engine
Most of you may be using Google or Yahoo to search for any and everything on the internet. However, if you want to make money just by changing your search engine, you should give Bing a try. You can use this search engine to conduct your routine searches. This will make it your default option as well.
This way, you will be earning credits that can be redeemed in the shape of gift cards. This way, you can earn in the region of $10 a month. If you want to make money, just make sure you are signed in when you are looking for something on Bing.
You can also go for options such as Nielsen Digital Voice. Just by surfing the web using this search engine, you will be able to earn a sufficient amount of money.
Knowledge is the most powerful tool to make money. If you are an expert in anything, you will find millions of users who are probably looking for information on that topic, so you can start consultation and set an hourly rate.
You can use sites like Fiverr or any other freelance marketplaces to find clients.
18. Data Entry Work
If you are accurate with your typing and can type fast as well, then you can work as a data entry operator, where all you need to do is enter information. You can visit websites such as UpWork and Craigslist.
There you can be sure that you will find administrative and data entry work for yourself. It is also easy to do these jobs – all you need to do is be able to telecommunicate with your employers.
Yes, it is true that it is not the most thrilling work that you will ever do, even given the fact that it is part-time work. However, you can be sure that you will have a guaranteed level of income, which will stay steady. Since the timings of such work are flexible, you would be able to choose as to when and how you choose to work.
In this work, you will get paid for the number of entries you have made in an hour. This means if you have some time to spare you can speed up things and earn that money you had been looking for.
19. Working for Amazon
You can visit Amazon Mechanical Turk and get small assignments – also known as micro-tasks – from it. These are services where a certain level of human interaction is needed, and you can jolly well be that human. Since you can work from home in this case you have the luxury of choosing when you want to work.
Amazon happens to be one of the biggest retailers in the whole wide world, and the payment they make could be good enough for you as well. There are many tasks that you will be called upon to complete such as selecting the proper spelling for various search items.
You can also look at other factors like if a particular website is good enough for common users or not. You can also locate the item number of a particular product in an image. You may also be asked to rate search results by keywords that are already provided to you.
You can be told to check out if two products are the same and also select a category that is appropriate for a particular product.
Amazon may also ask you to look into articles and categorize their tones. You may even be asked to translate certain passages to French from English.
20. Becoming Online Travel Agent
Are you someone who frequents sites such as Expedia whenever he or she has some free time? In such cases, you can become an online travel agent of sorts and offer to work for people, who are otherwise too busy to do these things, instead of a commission.
You can easily become a cheaper and more trustworthy substitute for those travel agencies out there. You can get some suggestions in this regard – as to how you can start and all – from sites such as WikiHow.
21. Be an Associate Marketer
This is a major opportunity to make some good money for people who already have blogs on subjects that interest them. You can easily become part of an associated network such as Google AdSense and Amazon Affiliate. These are the biggest names in this particular domain perhaps.
Here you can select products that you would want to promote through your blog and also provide ads for them on your content site, given you have one in the first place! As and when someone reads your blog, you are paid. It is that simple!
22. Selling Lesson Plans
Are you someone who is inclined towards academics? Do you have a soft corner for it? In that case, you can do worse than making some money out of this passion. What can you do? You can sell your lesson plans with most of your clients being first-year teachers and new teachers.
You can look up sites such as Teachers Pay Teachers, which is one of the best markets when it comes to educators. Here you can share your teaching resources and also sell them.
23. Playing Games Online
You may be a champion in Poker or Arcade but where has that got you in life, apart from getting those bragging rights over friends. What do these bragging rights count for? Nothing! Are you getting any money from this?
No. Well, it is time you did! You can always check out sites such as InboxDollars and play games such as card games and puzzles that you already like so much!
At a very basic level, it is fun because you are doing what you love to do. On top of that, it does not cost a dime to play them, and you are actually in a position where you can compete for some financial rewards as well.
24. Taking Part in Online Focus Groups
These days, you can actually take part in web-based focus groups such as ProOpinion and get paid by way of a check, a PayPal deposit, or a gift card.
25. Examining Search Engines
At websites such as Leapforce, you can judge how good or bad various search engines are. All you need to do is look up that particular search engine with queries that are already defined. Then you need to analyze the search results thrown up by the search engine in question.
26. Maintaining Fan Pages
You must have seen Fan pages of your favorite stars on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. These are platforms where stars connect with their fans. If you want to make money from home, you can do worse than looking up sites such as Fiverr and get jobs where you may be asked to maintain such pages.
27. Fixing Mistakes made by Google
Search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and the like will always pay you for correcting any mistake that they may have made, regarding their search results.
All you need to do is correct the mistakes that have been made and then making sure that the new search results are of high quality, useful, and relevant for the users. By doing this, you can earn in the region of $12 in an hour.
28. Becoming an Online Juror
Is law and order your thing? Has it ever been a wish of yours to one day sit in a courtroom and determine if someone is guilty or innocent?
Well, you can go for sites such as eJury where attorneys get their cases on a trial basis before the proceedings start at a court of law, where there is an actual jury to determine how effective they have been in that particular case.
The people on this website review the various facts and then answer different questions. When they are through with it, they click a button named “submit verdict.” Each verdict can get you $10.
While it is true that this will make not you a millionaire, you will at least get sufficient money to meet some basic expenses. Even if you do it once a week, it could cover your internet costs for starters.
29. Sitting Pets
Do you like cats and dogs or any pet for that matter? Are you a lover of these wonderful individuals that we so carelessly label animals? In that case, you can transform this passion and earn something from it as well by changing your house into one where pets can be cared for.
All you need to do is make sure that your house is big enough to make space for that special guest or many such guests at a time.
You can get in touch with people that need services such as this on websites like Care. However, it is always better to be wise when quoting your fee for such services.
30. Daycare at Home
If you are mom or dad, who stays at home with the kids and is comfortable with such a prospect why not use it to generate some much-needed money. In areas such as Dallas, there is a significant amount of demand for such services. The basic idea in such a case is the acquaintance factor, where people know what they are getting into.
They know that it is going to be a closely-knit affair where most of the children know each other already. They are also sure that it is not a corporate daycare – a typical business that will cram in as many children as possible without even caring if they will be able to offer good care to all or not.
To do this business, you will need to be certified by the state where you belong. The beauty of this business is that you can spend time with your kids and also make a whole lot of money by taking care of others’ children.
Quite often these services can also be provided to parents who are careless enough to go on a vacation leaving their kids behind. These people may not care much for their kids, but they could be the veritable goldmine you had been looking for.
It is an easy way to make a significant amount of money that can come in so handy at different stages of your life for so many purposes.
If you are a creative person, then this job is for you. You can start off by doing hand lettering for stationery such as wedding cards and invitation cards of all shapes, sizes, and intents.
You can always come up with combinations of fonts that you like and are thus comfortable doing. You can take a look at Etsy Calligraphy section to get the hang of things.
32. Become a Transcriptionist
This is the perfect opportunity for you if you are skilled in the domain of programming and can write a fair bit as well. This is a freelance option that plenty of people are taking up these days. Also known as transcribing, this work involves a fair amount of details, but you can do it at any time of the day that suits you.
If you are a good cook, you will see that there are plenty of occasions where you will be able to market your wares. You can sell your food at birthday parties, football parties, holidays, and other occasions. The list is practically endless. You may also be someone who is proficient in baking.
In that case, you can also start a catering business right from your kitchen. You can bake goodies for various events such as dinners and birthday parties. While you are at it, also bear in mind that you need to follow the various food safety laws. Apart from the money you make, you can also have some fun.
While it is true that you do not need a formal degree as such to start a catering business – it is always about the food that you are making and delivering to your customers – there are still some organizational matters that have to be taken care of.
They are better taken care of if you have at least a basic grounding in the subject of catering. So, you could consider enrolling yourself in a certificate program before you start this particular business.
You can be sure that this business will be successful and there is a good reason as to why such a statement is being made in the first place. There are plenty of moms in the United States of America when it comes to cooking food at home or even for an occasion such as bake sales and parties.
However, they are always invited to one or more without fail in a year. You can easily cater to such moms who would be more than happy to avail of your service.
34. Starting a Side Business
This is also one way by which a lot of people earn money from home these days. You can go for options such as a web-based personal stylist or anything else that suits your fancy. You can easily find work in a company that already exists. Some options, in this case, would be Avon, Stitch Fix, and Jamberry among others.
These can easily help as far as getting you started is concerned. If you look hard enough in your community, you can find that there is always some issue that needs to be addressed. You could jolly well be that person who solves that problem.
If you are good at accounting, you can give it a try because this is one service that most communities around the United States of America would need without fail.
35. Renting your Parking Space
This is applicable for people who have a fair amount of parking spot up their sleeves but do not use it for some reason or the other. It may be that you are working yourself somewhere and your car does not occupy that space for a particular time in a day.
Let us say it is around 10-12 hours a day. For that time you can easily rent out your parking space. You can go for options such as Craigslist.
36. Rent out Your Car
Are you on the weekend and not using your car for the time being? Do you do this quite often? Well, in that case, you can rent your car out and make some easy bucks. There are websites such as RelayRides and GetAround where you can put your car up for rent, and you will be paid for each hour that your car is used.
In case, your car is sitting doing nothing at the airport you can get it listed on sites such as FlightCar. This would be of immense help for tourists.
37. Renting your Clothes
Quite a lot of us are fortunate in the way that we have closets full of clothes that we have not worn in a long time and are not likely to do either in the future. You may be one such person as well.
There could be so many reasons for such a predicament. It may be that those clothes are not fitting you anymore. It may be that the current life you are leading has made such clothes obsolete.
So, instead of throwing them away, why do not you put your clothes on rent? You can look at sites such as Loanables and RentNotBuy to rent out such clothing. If you want to dispose of them, then you can try organizing a garage sale or even selling them on the internet. For the latter two, you can try out the sites that have been mentioned above.
38. Renting out Your Gear
If you are an affluent person who is not using his sporting equipment such as bikes, snowsports, or cycles, then you can consider renting them out and earn some money in the bargain. You can use sites such as Spinlister and put up such equipment for rent.
39. Renting out Studio Space and Apartments
Once again, there are a lot of people in the United States of America who buy things because they wish to and because they can. What does this lead to – things lying around just like that? This means that guitar has been hauled up in that cupboard of yours for God knows how long.
It may be that it is not being used on a daily basis. So, you can easily rent it out on sites such as Sparkplug. On these sites, you can also rent out other equipment such as amps, harps, mikes, and others. If you have a studio or a rehearsal room that you are not using, then you can rent it out as well.
40. Cleaning Up
You may not understand this, but you have far more stuff than you realize. The National Association of Homebuilders says that the average size of houses went up to 2624 square feet in 2014 from 1644 square feet in 1973. This is why you need to clean all the dust and sort out things such as storage closets.
You can take out all the stuff you need and organize a sale at your garage. At times, it may also happen that you understand that you have too much stuff at your home and you are not excited by the prospect. In that case, too you can sell off your excess baggage.
41. Selling Off Your Antiques
Quite often when we were younger in life, you collected a lot of collectibles because of some reason or the other. They fit the last home you were living in. They may not fit your new home. It may also be that now that you have grown up you do not like them as much, or perhaps you have no need for them anymore.
So, how do you solve this problem? Simple, just sell them off. If you have some of these collectibles or even antiques, then you can get the latest value of the products.
If you do not do this then either you will sell at a far lower price or quote such a high price that no one will buy the goods from you. In case, you see that your collectibles are not worth much then just hold them to yourself for the time being – sell them when you see that they are worth a good enough price. It seems a lot like share trading, does it not?
You will do even better if you have a fair idea as to what sells on which site. This way, you would be able to reach your target market in a shorter span of time
42. Flipping and Flea Market Tossing
This is for people who have a creative side, and you could be one of them as well. These days there are plenty of opportunities for people such as yourself to put your creative talents to some real good use. You can always visit the flea market closest to your home, or look up sites such as Freecycle, and Craigslist and buy items that are of interest to you.
You can restore these goods by adding your own special touch to you. Then you can sell them again for a profit. For example, you can buy old plates and tables and refinish them or do some art on it. This way, you can change trash to something that is worth treasuring. In case, you are in need of ideas you can look up sites such as Pinterest.
Here you will find plenty of ideas – it is almost as if it is the world. If you can customize a baby nursery lamp or a bar that has been stained again, then you can be sure you will get a good price for it. In fact, you will be surprised at the rates that you get. If you like to do such work, then you can think about starting an Etsy store.
Quite often people also want an outlet to express their artistic sides. If you are one such person, you can be sure that this is the business that you had been looking for so long. At Etsy, you can get options like creating artistic versions of photos of different users. In just a few months you would be able to make your shop a busy one as well.
43. Selling your Cell Phone
This is a rather easy way to make money by sitting at your home. You can be sure that this will be a successful business irrespective of how old or new your phone is. This is because people are always looking for bargain buys on the internet – especially for electronic goods such as cell phones.
You can sell your phones on sites such as Amazon where you will get gift cards for models such as iPhones if they are in working condition. If you settle for options like Gazelle and Swappa, then you will get cash for the phone.
44. Returning Printer Cartridges
At times, you may not get money for this, but you will be rewarded in the form of credits that could come in handy when you try buying supplies from these stores.
45. Selling your Old Pictures
A lot of you may think the world of yourself especially if you are a photographer. This is why we click a lot of photos as well. However, this also means that the storage space in our computers and cameras are taken up, and there are times when you might feel like you need to free up some space.
So, what better than selling them for a price instead of just chucking them away? These days, you can look up websites such as iStockPhoto and sell your photos over there. You do not need to worry if you are an established photographer or not because these websites will buy photos from anyone – even you.
Even in the case, you feel that your photos may not cut it you should at least give it a try. You may not know but even a rather simple photo of things such as pen and paper may get sold for a really good price. After all, you cannot put the finger on a photo and say this is how it is going to sell. Appreciation is always subjective and thus hard to predict.
46. Listing your home on Airbnb
It is for people who live near any one of the following:
- a college campus
- music venues
- sports stadium
- a place that sees plenty of tourists a year
The benefit of living in or near such a place as has been mentioned above is that you will never really suffer for the lack of people. If it is a college campus you can have students or their parents who want to visit them stay at your place; if it is a sports stadium or venue for musical concerts and gigs, then you can be sure that you will get a decent number of people coming through every year.
Obviously, a site with plenty of tourists needs no introduction in this regard. Depending on how big or small your home is you can start a small holiday home or bed and breakfast at least. In that case, you can always take the easy way out and get your home listed on Airbnb.
Here, you can rest assured that your home will be in good hands and you will be paid properly as well. A lot of people have used this service – it is especially big in European countries such as France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland – and they can attest as to how good it is. In fact, you can make as much as $35 or thereabouts the first time you book the site.
However, before you start doing this business, it is better you get the necessary approval from the concerned authorities such as ones responsible for planning your house. If your house is tied up in a mortgage, you should get approval from that company as well.
You also need to get permission from safety and health administrators as well. All this will make sure that your little enterprise gets off to the start that you would have wanted for it.
47. Selling Things Online
There are plenty of people who could be averse to the idea of a garage sale, and you could be one of them as well. You will not do it because it is not your style; it is not how you roll. It is as simple as that.
It could also be that you only have a few things that are nice and worthy of selling in your opinion. You can consider sites such as Craigslist or eBay. These are the normal options.
You can also go for left-field options such as Facebook groups. You can market your wares to your friends and sell them as well.
The reason why you should go online instead of trying to sell it locally is that you would get far better prices for what you are selling. You can start with a low price and as the bids keep coming in you can be sure that you will get far more than what you would have known.
48. Starting a Bank Account
These days, you get all the information from Google. You can easily see which bank is offering a bonus for opening an account in one of its branches. You will always get the current list from the internet. However, before you take any decision as such, it is important that you read all the terms and conditions with much care.
Read the requirements especially attentively. However, this is one offer you can take up – provided you have enough time – since you will obviously earn a few hundred dollars in the bargain.
49. Selling your Books
You may never know what that old book stored up in the corner of your house could be worth. All you need to do is use the Amazon seller app on your phone and check out how valuable it is. You may not believe the figure you see on your phone. Even your old textbooks or ones that are three decades old could earn you as much as anywhere between $130 and $150.
A lot of these stores like books that are available at prices that are half as their original prices and by selling them you can easily get the money that will come in handy in your life. You can also free up some space on your shelves and get a new book in the process.
However, if you want the maximum possible money for your books you should check sites such as BookScouter.
You can start off by entering your book’s ISBN on BookScouter, which will then look at the maximum value that a book buyback company will provide for that particular book. Once you get the company that is willing to offer the maximum value, you can get in touch with it and provide some information. You can just ship your book and get paid for it.
These days, the majority of these companies provide labels before shipping. Thus, you do not have to go to the post office or print shipping. It is that easy!
50. Shopping Online and Earning Cashback
You can visit websites such as Fat Wallet and get money back when you are shopping at their store. This implies either simple deals, where you get cashback or discounts.
51. Buying Groceries and Getting Rebate on Them
You can make the most of the rebate apps such as Checkout51 and Ibotta by getting rebates for the grocery that you purchase. All you need to do is get a picture of the grocery receipt by using your phone and then you will be able to buy groceries from your normal grocery store as well.
52. Making Cookies and Sweets
If you are good at making confectionery items at home, you can venture into making cookies and sweets at your home. People consume these on a regular basis, and you can be sure that this is why your business will do pretty well. It is important to get all the stages right because there are always the better-known options out there.
You can use the local gift shop to market your products. If you do well, you can be sure that you would be successful. You can try promoting your ware with special offers for people in your knowledge at the beginning. Once the good word spreads, you may not need such special offers.
53. Making Cakes and Decorating Them
A lot of you like to bake and can impart some artistic touch – that is specifically yours – to them. So, why not make some money at it while you are still able to do this. This touch comes through especially in the way that you adorn these cakes. You may not but doing this can be a really good way to make some decent money.
There are a lot of old ladies who are in this business and earning pretty well as a result. So, if you are one such gifted old lady – even young would be okay, if you ask me – you should give this a try as well.
54. Car Boot Sales
This is not totally working from home in the strictest sense since you need to go around selling things in a car, at least you do not need to go to an office and work your arse off for something that you do not enjoy and are doing just to keep life running.
This part-time work will make sure that you earn well and are also able to expand your mind because of all the traveling and effort that you have to put in to make things work. As experts say, you should specialize in a certain kind of items where you have some knowledge.
It is important to make yourself the go-to person by using your knowledge. As you go on establishing yourself, you will see that your prices will go up as well.
55. Car Cleaning and Valet Service
You might be someone who is so meticulous with things being in the right order as well as an unquenchable thirst for cleanliness your friends might be calling you a control freak behind your back.
Well, instead of getting barbs for these qualities why not use them to earn some money. Given your natural skills and inclination, it would be like fish taking to water – someone like you will succeed in this business.
As experts state, there would be plenty of people who would be happy to avail of your services, which is one more reason why you should give this a try.
56. Work as a Census Distributor
Apart from death and taxes, one other truism of life is a census. Inevitably, there is always one that comes around every ten years. This is where you can make some easy money by getting yourself registered with the concerned authorities.
You can be sure that there are plenty of others who may be thinking the same way. So, get yourself listed as soon as may be possible. There are many roles that you can play like collecting data and then delivering them to the authorities.
Please do not confuse this with babysitting as the demands of the job are markedly different. For starters, you need to spend more than just a couple of hours as babysitters and nannies do with the kids. Are you someone who likes to spend a lot of time with the little balls of energy that are always enthusiastic no matter what?
Can you put up with the mischievous and naughty ones or tolerate ones that are always looking for a fight a la the pro wrestlers from such an early age? Simply, do you love being around kids? This job can help you earn a significant amount of additional money.
There are specific associations that do such work – so if you want to do this work as well, you should get in touch with them as well.
You need to know that they have some criteria that you need to satisfy to get such work. It is not as complicated as you might think. All they will do is run some medical, domestic, and criminal checks with you.
It is very important that you get registered with the concerned authorities before you do such work because if you get found out, you can look to spend some quality time in jail.
58. Computer Repairing and Troubleshooting
In spite of the fact that technology has now become an inseparable part of our lives, there are still so many people out there who have trouble keeping their computers in shape. They think that these are complicated instruments and are petrified when things go wrong.
In case, you are someone who is not fazed by the problems a computer may face and are capable of handling the initial issues by solving them or at least checking and providing some probable solution for the problems then you can try working as a computer repairman.
It will also be of great help if you are a person who is capable of reassuring others. You can start out locally, and as people start putting in a good word or two about you, your business will start doing better as well. There are a lot of people who have earned some money by doing this.
59. Selling Cosmetics
This is more of a social activity than a business. So, you need to be ready to spend a fair amount of time talking to people and meeting them. Networking is the main way of selling your products in this business.
You can also look at parties to sell your products or at least put in a good word for them. You will also need to be an outgoing person as well as have exceptional personal presentation skills to be successful in this business.
60. Preparing Dinners
This is different from normal catering. In this case, you work part-time as a chef and prepare dinners. There are a few women who have earned some money doing this in places such as the United Kingdom for instance. So, this is something that you can try.
What you can do is visit your client’s house, make dinner for a special occasion. Then once the dinner is done, you can clean the dishes as well as the table. This way, the family that you are serving will get plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company.
This will also get you some easy cash to spend. This is a great chance for people who love to cook, but at the same time, you need to be able to put in some work to get hold of your customers as well.
61. Become a DJ
Once again, this is not a typical earning opportunity from home. However, since on the days off, which can be plenty, in the beginning, you get the whole day to yourself, it cannot be called office work as well. The first thing that you need to do to become a DJ has a lot of love for music.
You also need to have a commendable collection of tunes. These are the basic prerequisites, and without these, you should not even think of deejaying. Since you will mostly be asked to work during the evenings and nights, this could be a very rewarding side business in the sense that you will earn quite a lot of money and also meet new people at work.
As a DJ you should also be prepared to work with different kinds of crowds regarding the musical preference that they may have. It could very well be different from what you are normally used to doing. In the initial stages, you should start by playing at birthday parties and weddings.
This will give you a basic idea of things – what people like and how good you are yourself. You can also assist an established DJ. This will help you learn different things and also make contacts that come in handy when you try to forge your career as a DJ.
62. Becoming a Birth Partner and Post-Birth Partner
You might be wondering what in the blue hell are we talking about over here. Well, you could be forgiven for that. This is one job that is meant specifically for the women, especially ones who have been mothers themselves.
In this work, you need to play the role that a sister and mother of a pregnant lady can do.
At places such as the United Kingdom, there are definite courses for such professionals who are also known colloquially as doulas. In this job, you would be expected to provide moral support to pregnant women and perform various chores that they would have to do otherwise by themselves.
This period is a very important one in a woman’s life, and she needs to rest as much as is possible. Even if you work as a post-birth partner, you can be asked to take care of the baby.
This is where your experience of having tended to your child will come into play. So, you can be sure that whatever you do will be well rewarded – financially and beyond.
63. Flower Arrangement
You may be someone who is in love with flowers and knows which flower will look good in a particular setting.
So, how about taking your passion and transforming it into an opportunity to make some money? Would not it be good if you were paid for doing something that you like to do? In this business, you would start off with local customers – people whom you either know personally or by face.
You can always spice up your business with a delivery car and a business card – this will tell the people that matter that you mean business. You can always be sure that people will appreciate such efforts and you will get good business pretty sooner rather than later.
64. Organizing a Garage Sale
The beauty of a garage sale is that there is always a chance that you will be successful. In fact, there are people who hold these sales as frequently as every weekend during the summer season, and they still get customers on a regular basis. People come in just to see what is being sold and often buy a few things as well.
This business can be grown by leveraging your social circles and asking them to contribute things that they would like to sell. It could be anything under the Sun. Word of mouth plays a major role in growing such a business.
In fact, you can ask people to give their old stuff, ones that they have no use or liking for anymore and then agree on how you would split the proceeds.
Normally, you would see that people would be really happy to do this since it enables them to get rid of old and unwanted stuff and also get some money in the bargain as well.
65. Gardening Services
In places such as the United States of America, lots of people have gardens but because of some reason or the other – mostly because of lack of time – they are unable to take good care of it.
So, this is one area that you can exploit and make a good side business out of. In fact, you will be delighted to see how readily this particular service of yours finds appreciation.
In fact, if you know gardening and have some experience in it, you can help people start to flower or vegetable gardens in any empty spot that they have. You do all the work, they get the finest results, and you get paid handsomely. It is as simple as that.
66. Making Greetings Cards
We have already talked about calligraphy as a possible home business option for people with artistic inclinations and capabilities. Well, greetings cards are also one choice for such individuals.
In this business, you need to ask people – especially local shopkeepers – what sells most and based on that you can create your cards.
However, it is important that you can impart your touch to things. Otherwise, there would be no reason for people to buy your stuff other than the reason that it is cheap.
You would know that nothing will sell well for long just because it is cheap. You can also try selling your cards to people in your immediate community through the shopkeepers as well as by starting your website.
In this business, it is also important that you are aware of the costs involved regarding materials used and time was taken. Since it is a relatively low-value product, be sure not to waste anything since it can cost you, dear.
67. Working as a Handyman
Are you someone who knows how to use the various implements that are there in a toolbox? In that case would it not be wise to work as a handy repairman and also publicize your capabilities to your immediate community to earn some much-needed money.
You can easily perform the do it yourself (DIY) tasks that are like a cakewalk for someone of your skill level. For example, you can put up shelves or assemble flat-pack furniture. Experts state that you would be surprised to see how successful this business can be and how much people are willing to pay even for the simplest of jobs.
68. Hosting and Teaching Foreign Students
In a country such as the United States of America and the United Kingdom, it is not that uncommon to see students coming over from all parts of the world. You can easily rent your rooms for such people and make some money.
Quite often, international students can be rather annoying, but in most cases, they will not stay for more than a semester, which takes up three months.
So, even in cases of annoyance, they will be gone pretty soon. Typically, people come in for bed and breakfast, but you should be prepared to serve them some dinner as well.
You can always establish networks with colleges and universities and inform them that you are willing to lend out rooms for their students. You can make a whole lot of money from this venture.
69. Cleaning Houses
This is one business that is quite easy to start. If you want, you can also become a part of a local franchise that does such business. Here, you will be your boss, and you will also be able to take the help of a central team filled with experienced and knowledgeable professionals.
70. Laundry and Ironing Services
People might not have enough cash, but even then they would not do their laundry by themselves since they hate it that much. This is why they are ready to pay others to get that job done on their behalf.
This is something that you can take advantage of. There are many domestic agencies where you can sign up, or you can jolly well start your own local business too.
There are several things to keep in mind in this case. See how much your competitors in the area are charging and if the possible charge was less than that. There are several ways in which you can decide your rates.
It can be on an hourly basis, for each piece of cloth, or fee for each pound. Normally, your income would depend on the place where you work.
71. Selling your Jewelry
Like everything else in life, we have jewelry that we do not need to wear any longer. So, instead of giving it away just like that why do not we sell it and earn some money in the process. There are so many ways in which you can get it done. You can organize a party and try selling those items.
In fact, in the United Kingdom, there are websites where specifically such business is done. These websites are going great guns since there are plenty of women who want to make some money from their old jewels while they still can be sold.
72. Knitting, Sewing, and Alteration
Once again, this is a job that can be done sitting at home. It is one area that has plenty of potentials to grow, as has been seen in the United Kingdom.
Many people are not always able to buy new clothes, even when they need to. It is why they do not mind patching their clothes up or repairing them.
You can easily make some serious money with this business. Once people start talking well about you, you can expect to make real progress.
It is not that just because you do not work in an office or are not a celebrity of some sort you cannot make a life of what you have. All you need to do is trust what you have and keep your eyes and ears open for an opportunity.