18 Ways To Make Money From Home In 2021
Updated: Jan 26
Have you always wanted to find ways to make money from home? Whether you want to work from home as a side hustle or as your full time job, it's easier than you think. In today's world a lot of people love the idea of working from home and are finding unique ways to make money from home. Especially if you're self employed while doing it.
Maybe you just need a little extra money to get by, or you'd like to contribute more to your savings without having to cut back much. If that's you, then why not try working from home?
You could totally make it a full time job, but if you simply need a little extra cash, then I'm going to show you ways to make money from home.
Let's get started!
#1 Become a virtual assistant
One easy way to make money from home is to help others complete tasks as a virtual assistant. If you can manage your time appropriately, then being a virtual assistant is an entry point into the digital services industry.
You may simply perform these functions as a remote worker no matter where you live. Finding work as a virtual assistant might be more easily done via sites such as Upwork, Indeed.com, and Remote.co.
Search the existing posted jobs and make bids. This kind of work will require great communication skills and fluency in English and great skills with computer applications.
#2 Sell stuff on eBay or Craigslist
A lot of people are earning a full-time income by selling their products on Craigslist and eBay. You might do this by selling your items, or you may help sell items for other people and take a little commission.
Selling on eBay provides more friction than Craigslist and you’ll want to establish solid feedbacks before you can start to move high-ticket items. However, eBay does offer resources for sellers to get acclimated to selling on the platform.
Take the time to do your due diligence as well as research the platform. If you have a few solid online marketing skills, you’ll find this much simpler than if you are a complete newbie to digital marketing.
Also, selling on Amazon works as well! People really do make full-time and part-time incomes with this. You don’t have to sell your own product, but rather dropship other items. Find out how to dropship in this blog on the top 25 most profitable business ideas you should start. Look for tip number 4 on dropshipping.
#3 Online tutoring
Websites such as Skooli, Tutor Me, and Tutor.com offer resources to enter into the online tutoring space. Even if you don’t want to use platforms like these, they offer a low friction entry point into the market. You can search for online tutoring gigs on a variety of other sites such as Upwork, Freelancer, and various other sites.
You can simply tutor a subject such as math or science or even teaching a language if you’re bilingual. You can tutor musical instruments such as the guitar and piano, along with other subjects. If you have knowledge or expertise is a specific area, offer them and make money with it.
#4 Sell services on Fiverr
Fiverr is a similar to Upwork. It allows you to create an account and offer your services to people. Nowadays, it’s a marketplace where you can sell about any service under the sun. This is best if you’re looking to make money online as a digital nomad or even sitting at home on your laptop while in your pajamas. What can you sell on Fiverr? Anything from graphics or design services, to digital marketing, music and audio, writing and translation services, video and animation services, business services, and lifestyle services, programming and app development. Literally any service you want to offer, it can be sold on Fiverr or other places like Upwork. Give it a try!
#5 Do Tasks as a Micro worker
There’s a growing number of opportunities to lend your skills as a freelancer in what’s now coined the gig economy. Rather than hiring workers, several businesses of all sizes are hiring project-based freelancers to perform tasks like graphic creation, research, data entry, website updates, and transcription. Microwork sites connect freelancers who can do these tasks with the people who want them. Though microwork projects are shorter term and do not pay much, many people are making $1,000 or more a month working as a micro worker.
Microwork sites advertising freelance jobs include:
• Mechanical Turk
• Click worker
• Micro workers
• Quick Tate (transcription)
• Rapid Workers
#6 Make Money with Your Smartphone
You could be getting the best perks from your smartphone, involving discounts, coupons, and even cash or points that may be redeemed for gift cards for your favorite retailers and restaurants. Although you won’t make a living using these phone applications, you can save and earn money using the phone. They definitely help make finances easier.
Some money-making apps are:
• Easy Shift
• Field Agent
• Gig walk
• Receipt Hog
• Shop kick
• Viggle (watching TV)
#7 Blogging: Make Money Sharing Your Thoughts
Blogs are not venues for bored people to share their thoughts about anything or everything. They may be a legitimate source of income. A lot of people have made a lot of money blogging. Like over $100,000 a month!
Your blogging journey starts with an idea. This a make-or-break decision for your blog. Before starting a blog, you need to know your what and why. What will you blog about and why are you doing it? Don’t be too specific with your niche either, but be specific enough to the point where you still have plenty of content to write about.
Next, come the nuts and bolts: selecting and purchasing a Web domain, hosting and designing your site, and planning content. Although it’s a lot of work to put in before publishing the first post, resist the temptation to cut corners. You’re laying the foundation, hopefully, for a long-term endeavor. Once you have made a quality site, there are lots of ways to make money from the blog. Learn more on how to start a blog and make money here!
#8 Online Surveys and Focus Groups: Sell Your Opinions
Your opinions are more valuable than you might think. A lot of companies pay enough money to learn about their motivations or preferences of their target audience.
You can take surveys at home whenever you like during working hours or when you have free time in the evening.
Although your answers must be honest and make sense, you don’t have to devote all your attention to online surveys – this is music to the ears of the multitasker. You can invest as much or as little time as you like. Individual surveys may take anywhere from a couple of minutes to 20 or 30 minutes to complete, and you can do as many as you can in one sitting. How many you do are up to you.
Online surveys will not make you rich, but they do earn extra spending money. If you sign up with multiple survey companies and diligently complete your allotted tasks, you may earn about $20-30 part time or more if you put more effort into them. That’s money you could definitely put in savings, or use as your spending money so that you don’t dip into your savings!
#9 Online Focus Groups
Online focus groups are related to online surveys, and in a few cases, similar companies administer them. Like in-person focus groups, online groups need extra time and concentration than online surveys. Configurations vary, but you have to join a panel and engage on a specific number of problems per week/month. Online groups are frequently more selective than online surveys. If you do not meet certain demographic or income criteria, you may not be able to qualify.
#10 Downsize and Declutter: Sell Your Unwanted Stuff
Before you roll up sleeves and monetize your personal and professional skills, why not earn money by cleaning up your space? Selling the unwanted stuff in your home is a way to declutter your life while earning income on the side. If you’re transitioning to full-time work-at-home status, that income may help you make an appropriate home office or let you maintain your lifestyle during lean times. When it comes to at-home income, selling unwanted stuff is the definition of low-hanging fruit.
Even if you’re intentional in buying habits, you probably have possessions you don’t really need. Instances involve old children’s clothing and toys, sporting goods you no longer use, electronics, out-of-fashion wardrobe accessories, valuable but no sentimental keepsakes like old furniture, watches, jewelry, dusty equipment, and outdoor tools, and maybe even large-ticket items like a motorcycle or 2nd car.
#11 Sell Your Grammatical Skills
Freelance proofreading or editing follows from freelance writing. Though not each writer is a born editor or proofreader, the skills frequently go hand in hand. With a little practice and education either online or from school, you could easily start editing blog posts and articles for people who need online content.
Freelance Editing & Writing
Once you have worked with different editors, you will probably get a sense of the skills and duties needed for the job. Then, it’s a matter of finding the right editing gigs.
As a new editor, start small. Look for part-time or project-based copy-editing jobs. If possible, leverage existing freelance writing arrangements. For example, if you know one of the freelance customers uses contract editors to clean up the work of the writer, approach them about taking on those responsibilities directly.
You could also find other bloggers who don’t have time to keep up with the demand of posting blogs. They may need you to write for them to take the weight off their shoulders. Writing blog posts do need to be SEO (Search Engine Optimized). So learn how to write well and how to optimize blog posts.
Freelance proofreaders draw on similar skills and competencies as freelance writers or editors, but their career paths are distinct. The great way for somebody new to the freelance proofreading game to start is to invest in a proofreading course to establish credibility with potential employers. Proofread Anywhere is the best example. With free introductory modules, there’s no obligation if you decide the gig is not for you.
#12 Customer Service
To make money from home in client service, you will want a high school degree or the equivalent for various jobs. For a few client services jobs, a post-secondary degree or a few colleges might be required. Client service jobs from home include social media, using phones, messaging, email to answer consumer questions and offer info and assistance. Some places also hire customer service representatives that work from home and all they do is answer phones for customers who need help.
The marketing field is enriched with remote jobs and may be done on a part-time basis, making it a better way to make money. Marketing professionals educate others on products and services. Working with print materials, online content, and social media are common to market jobs.
You could also run your own social media management business. By setting up a Facebook or Instagram page, you could market yourself as a social media manager and handle someone else’s social media. How many clients you take on is up to you and how many you can find.
Sales professionals may make money from home by working closely with clients to help them recognize requirements and introduce products and services that will meet those requirements. There can be sales quotas to meet as well. The sales rep, business development manager, sales manager, account executive are a few common job titles.
#15 Affiliate and Reseller
One great way to make money online is to be an affiliate or reseller. An affiliate is a person who gets a commission to sell a product that the affiliate promotes, whether on the Website or other avenues like eBay. You don’t have to own the product. You should sign up for an affiliate program with a company and begin selling its products under the referral link. Firms like Commission Junction or Click Bank have a big pool of products.
#16 Buying Selling domains
Selling and buying domain names is another way to make money from a house and needs only a small investment and time. You can purchase domains at their registration costs or even cheaper and trade them at a profit. However, research on different websites such as afternic.com, ebay.com, or other domain auction sites to get an approximation of the hottest selling names. A good way to find a better one is to use terminated domain lists, which contain expired names.
You can sell space on your Website or blog for advertisements and then you earn when these ads are clicked by visitors to your site. The sorting or placing of ads is free. The profitability of pay-per-click advertising depends on the traffic level of the Website and, most significantly, on the clickthrough rate and cost per click.
Google AdSense is the most famous choice, while others include BidVertiser, Blog ads, and Text Link Ads. If you have a big social media following, then offer to post sponsored content for companies.
#18 Selling photos
If you enjoy photography and are great with a camera, you could be sitting on a large reserve of revenue. Today, it’s simple to take your images to the public, providing a convenient way to build a secondary income stream. Several stock photo agencies like Fotolia, Dreams time and Shutterstock, provide incentives for people to earn from their images.
You could also use your photography and videography skills for events, such as concerts and weddings.
If you simply need extra money to help make a living, these tips are great for anyone. You actually have to start though. I encourage you to start one or two of these. They will help bring in extra money, and if you wanted to, you might be able to make it a full time gig. You'll never know unless you start now!