Money. We all love to hate it. They say it’s the root of all evil, but it makes the world go round.
There’s probably not a more pressing matter than money for most people. It’s been known to end relationships (and is sadly the reason, for some).
But, working for someone else is not the only way to financial sustainability. There are tons of ways you can make money from home, sans soul sucking job.
19 Awesome Ways to Make Money from Home
1. Start a blog!
I know what you’re thinking, the market is too saturated. It’s not, at all! We all have something unique to offer and I’m living proof that you can make an income from blogging, even now!
2. Become a virtual assistant.
And then give me a call, I need one. But seriously, we online entrepreneurs can’t be everywhere all at once and trying to be can be overwhelming. Help someone out and do something you can have fun with and make money at!
3. Sell your services on fiverr.
If you’ve not heard of FIVERR, go check it out, I’ll wait. I think it’s pretty awesome, myself.
4. Become a website designer.
Sell your design services online to bloggers and other website owners. You can make some pretty good money for yourself once you get established.
5. Sell digital products on etsy or Amazon.
Digital products are my fave! No shipping costs, just unleash your creativity and let someone download your product, for a fee!
6. Become a freelance writer.
Don’t want a little corner of the interwebs all your own? Or maybe you just want to stretch your wings a bit further out of your comfort zone. Get a few freelance writing gigs and you’re sure to make some extra cash.
7. Become a proofreader.
There’s a lot more to a well-polished essay (or blog) than spell check can offer. A well-trained human eye can make the difference between a terrible grade and an A+.
8. Sell your stuff.
All that stuff you decluttered? Sell it for cold-hard cash! Someone somewhere wants it.
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9. Sell Custom T’s.
I did not know about THIS PLACE until recently, but you can design your shirt and sell it and get paid commissions on the sales! Ummm… awesome!
10. Try your hand at affiliate marketing.
There are tons of companies out there that will pay you commission to recommend their services. AMAZON is my personal fave!
11. Become a vlogger.
Just not a writer? Try vlogging instead! Some people on YOUTUBE make a killing.
12. Sell handmade items on etsy.
Are you crafty? Set up an ETSY shop and sell your awesome goods from their store!
13. Write an e-book.
Put your ahhhmazing writing skills to work and publish your very first e-book! SELL IT ON AMAZON when you’re finished.
14. Become a transcriber.
Transcribe audio to text and get paid for it. This is right up my alley with my mad typing skills… I should take my own advice ;).
15. Get a remote customer service job.
Places like apple, Amex, and even Amazon hire remotely for their customer service peeps. If you can handle cranky customers from the comfort of your own home… definitely a viable option.
16. Start direct sales.
I am the first to admit, I am not a sales person. Not. At. All. But, do you love scentsy, jamberry, or pampered chef and the like? Join their crew and sell something you love and make a few bucks doing it.
17. Do online surveys.
You’re probably not going to get rich doing this, but if you need a few extra dollars to pay a bill, this is easy to do while you netflix and chill.
18. Sell backyard garden produce.
Evvvverywhere has a farmer’s market anymore. Start a garden (which is super fun and therapeutic, by the way). Then, take your bounty and sell it at a local farmer’s market!
19. Donate plasma.
I know… not technically at home, but, I used to work in a plasma center, many, many moons ago. I have to say, it’s a commendable thing to donate your plasma. It takes about 45 minutes of your time, you can make a couple hundred bucks extra a month, and the best part? You’re saving a life.
There are so many ways to earn anything from a couple extra bucks to a full time income without working for someone else. You just have to be confident and think outside the box. You got this.