What can I do to Make Money from Home?

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Making money – a factor behind making people go out of their home for 9 to 5 jobs, spend long hours outside to run a business, and do many other things.

Who wouldn’t want an active, or at least a passive income at the ease of their home?

Before the internet era, there used to be a few ways to make money from home, but now, uncountable opportunities are waiting for everyone to make a handsome amount.

In this article, we will mention a few ways which anyone can use to start earning from their homes:

1. Become an Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is the simplest yet one of the best ways to earn money online.

You partner with vendors and product owners, market their products, and upon each sale because of your promotion, you get a fixed amount of commission.

Starting from 2-3%, this commission goes as high as 80%, depending upon the product’s nature.

There are a lot of scams online in the name of Affiliate marketing. It is better to start with some legitimate network.

Networks like Amazon, ShareASale, Awin, and ClickBank ensure affiliates’ payments and have a secure payments system.

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2. Freelancing

Freelancing mediums like Freelancer.com, Fiverr, UpWork, and SimplyHired are some of the largest marketplaces for people to sell their services.

If you have any skills like graphic designing, writing, management assistance, web building, data entry, internet writing, voice-over skills et cetera, you can easily earn hundreds of dollars monthly from home.

These networks do not have any sign-up fees. You can earn from any of your skills even if it is different than your degree.

Just sign-up on these networks, build a strong portfolio, and start making money from the comfort of your home.

3. Start a Website

This option requires an investment of some money and a lot of time, but returns can be greater than your active income once it is on the right track.

The real effort is directing traffic to your website. After that, there are lots of ways to make money from your website.

You can use it for affiliate marketing, sell ads space to earn revenues, do paid partnerships/sponsorships with brands, put up your own products/services for sale, start pay per click contextual ad network, create a membership option, start an online course in the area of your expertise, et cetera.

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4. Put up your Work on Stock Websites

If photography is your passion, you can make a handsome passive income from home.

Shutterstock, Photo Shelter, Getty Images, and numerous other stock photography networks offer a brilliant platform for all sorts of photographers to sell their work.

Just upload your work on these stock websites, and anytime someone will buy it, you will get the money.

5. Become a Virtual Assistant

Being virtual assistance is one of the most legitimate options offered by the internet to earn from home. Assist people with their work and get paid for it.

There are many fields in which you can help someone as a VA, i.e., data entry, marketing assistance, record keeping, booking appointments, searching data, creating content, updating blog/social media, and several akin things.

As these are virtual services, you can perform your duties from anywhere you want.

There are special categories of virtual assistance on freelancing networks.

6. Become a Tutor

Just like virtual assistance, online teachers’ requirements are also posted on freelancing networks.

Besides these, there are specialized forums that connect teachers and students.

You can teach any subject of your expertise for a few hours a day or week, and earn a good amount. You can also offer one-on-one coaching services online.

Just like online 1-on-1 coaching, you can do it physically, too, at your home.

7. Sell your Expertise via Online Courses

If you are good at something, you can start an online course. This option can be a source of passive income in the long-term.

You can start a blog, and once you get good traffic, you can put-up an online course for a premium.

You can start paid membership on your website. Offer a course for free and charge for certification (this is the best way to get more traffic engagement).

Many professionals and top-notch names of different industries are making 5 to 6 figure earnings from online courses. 

Another way related to this option is putting-up ‘how-to’ or tutorial videos on YouTube.

Enable your channel for monetization and start putting videos. Connecting YouTube channel with Google AdSense is also a way to earn.

8. Rent your Spare Space

If you have extra room in your home, put them up on rent, and make a good side income.

To rent your place to good parties, one good option is putting it up on rental sites such as Airbnb.

You might have to do some cleaning up and spend some money on renovation, but monetary returns are pretty great.

9. Become a Social Media Influencer

It can be one of the most time-taking options, but it is not an impossible one. In some niches, a person can be a successful influencer even with a few hundred followers.

Choose your niche, optimize your profile, understand your target market, and keep putting up stuff.

There are lots of ways a social media influencer can earn. You can do affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, do pay collaborations with people and brands, and get promotional packages in return for promotional posts.

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10. Become a Translator

Being a translator, you can make 3 folds earnings than the average wages in the job market.

You can have a rough idea about earning as a translator by this that a translator certified by the American Translators Association can make more than $66/hour. In contrast, the median wage in the USA is $19.33 per hour.

Find translation/interpretation jobs on freelancing networks.

11. Sell Out your Preloved Stuff

Do you have stuff that you don’t like or use anymore? Just sell it with the help of the internet.

You can put it up on your social media account/page or get the help of people doing this business online.

Start an online business of used stuff online. Make a page/blog. Sell stuff of other people and earn a commission on each sale.

12. Take Part in Online Surveys

Uncountable companies are looking for people to do paid surveys for them and try their new products.

Some of such mediums where you can sign-up to earn are Toluna, Branded Surveys, LifePoints, InboxPounds, OnePoll, i-Say, Opinion Outpost, YouGov, Pinecone, SurveyBods, Panel Base, Valued Opinions, The Opinion Panel, Prizerebel, Opinion Bureau, Marketagent, Survey Junkie.

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13. Start Making and Selling Stuff

Enjoy cooking? You can start a little business to get orders online and cook and deliver people home-made food upon each order cook.

Like to make handicrafts? Make handicrafts and put them on your page/online store.

Love to paint? Put up your work online, promote via your social media, and earn money using your talent.

No matter what you can do, the internet has great opportunities for you. You do not even need any investment for most of the things.


If you are dedicated and enthusiastic about making some effort in your free time, there are many ways to make money from home.

All the ways mentioned in this article are not a route to get rich overnight, but income from these options is guaranteed.

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