Welcome to my big, fat list of ways to earn money from home.
If you’re new here, this is where I share how I’m making money with my blog. You can start your own money-making blog with the help of this post.
At one point in time, I was a desperate stay-at-home mom wanting to help my family financially. I needed to make money (ASAP!) but I just couldn’t sacrifice any time with my baby. Note: This post contains affiliate links.
So, I started researching ways to earn money from home.
Deciphering between scams and legitimate jobs proved itself to be a mighty, exhausting task.
I gave up on the “work from home” idea a few times, but kept coming back to it when I realized that going back to work just wasn’t an option for me anytime soon.
There are MANY legitimate ways to earn money from home – but they are not one-size-fits-all.
Some jobs are really just gigs, some are long term, and some only help you earn a little here and there.
But for many of us, every little bit counts!
So the jobs that I share with you today include some of each – but most are suitable for pretty much anyone!
Bust out the PJs! Let’s get hustlin’!
You can make money from home by blogging! A year ago, I was just like you – researching ways to make money online. That’s when I found blogging – and I love it. Last month I made over $800 on this blog! Some bloggers make five figures monthly! Even if you can’t commit tons of time to it or you have a small blog, you can still earn money from home blogging. There are tons of ways to do it:
- Get paid by brands to write blog posts or social media posts
- Make and sell your own products or services (ebooks, design, courses). You can check my ebook out here.
- Get paid to display ads on your sites.
- Make affiliate sales by telling readers about products or services.
New to the idea of blogging?
- This post gives you 50+ different ways to make money blogging.
- This post helps you understand what a blog is.
- This post helps you start your own money-making blog.
- This post gives you blog ideas.
Virtual Assistant Jobs
Virtual Assistants do a wide variety of tasks for businesses online. They can perform a wide variety of tasks, including social media management, website maintenance, bookkeeping, appointment setting, and more. You can create your own VA business from scratch or you can apply to work from one of the following companies:
- EA Help – A virtual assistant company focused on helping parents stay home with their kids.
- Time Etc – An established VA company.
- Fancy Hands – Must be U.S. based.
- Paragon Planning – They are currently looking for VAs to help specifically with scheduling and appointment setting.
- Assistant Match – Training provided, no experience necessary.
- Freelancer – Match your skills to open jobs.
- Upwork – Features a wide variety of gigs.
- Zirtual – VA Agency
- VirtualAssistants.com – Job board
Customer Service Jobs (Remote)
Help customers via online chat or phone from your own home office. Here are some places you can earn money from home with a remote customer service position:
- ACD Direct
- Customer Service Review, Inc.
- Remote Co.
- Home Shopping Network
- We Work Remotely
- Remote Support Jobs
- American Express (a lot of credit card companies hire remotely.)
Some tutoring jobs require a degree in the subject you tutor on, but others just require work experience. Depending on the company’s need (subject, age group), a tutoring job could be a great way to earn money from home. Here are some places that are looking for tutors:
- Tutor Hub
- Homework Tutoring
- Revolution Prep
- iTalki – a cool language learning site
- Cambly – teach people English
- Tutor Vista – Requires higher education.
Consumer Survey Sites
Consumer survey sites are a totally legit and fun way to earn little bits of cash here and there. You help marketers find out more about your spending habits or influences, and get cash in return! The following sites are popular places to make that extra dough:
- Inbox Dollars – I use this site regularly – I even wrote a post about it. Last month I bought myself some new jeans with my earnings! 🙂
- Global Test Market
- Pinecone Research
- Vindale Research
- Survey Voices
- Offer Nation
Freelance Writing Jobs
- Smart Alex – get paid to create greeting cards + greeting card art.
- BlogMutt – be a ghost writer for bloggers who need more content.
- Blue Mountain Arts – write greeting cards and earn $50-300/each.
- Shoebox Cards – another greeting card company that accepts submissions for pay.
- Freelance Writing Gigs – gig board
- All Indie Writers – gig board
- GigBucks – gig board
- Smashing Jobs – gig/job board
- Text Broker
- Great Content
Popular Direct Sales Companies
Direct sales companies are a popular way to own your own business. Set your own hours and sales goals.
- Cloe + Isabell – fashion jewelry
- Shakeology – health/weight loss
- Thrive – health/weight loss
- Pampered Chef – kitchen
- Watkins – kitchen
- Scentsy – home
- PartyLite Candles – home
- Arbonne – beauty
- Jamberry Nails – beauty
- Perfectly Posh – beauty
- Younique – beauty
- Body by Vi – diet/weight loss
- Vemma – diet/weight loss
- Beachbody – diet/weight loss
- Axion Data
- People per Hour
Refer friends and family to your favorite companies and service. Receive cash or store credit in return! Here are a few companies that do this, although a TON of companies have these type of programs.
- Zulily – $15 per referral – This is my favorite online store.
- The Grove Collaborative – Free household goods and a $10 credit upon signup, then $8-10 per referral. This company has great safe and eco-friendly household products.
- iBotta app – $10 signup bonus and $5 per referral – This is my favorite shopping app, which earns me cash back when I shop. I just cashed out a $50 gift card!
- Ebates – $25 per referral – This is another site that gives you cash back for shopping.
- Amazon Prime – $5 per referral
- Book of the Month – Free books/credits (yey!) – This site is like a big book club.
Other Freelancing Jobs
The list of freelancing jobs is endless! Here are just a few ideas of where to find gigs and steady work:
Other Home Business Ideas
Honestly, blogging is where I make the HUGE majority of my money. It has changed my life as a SAHM. Compared to all of my other hustles, it’s the real winner. You can make anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars a month blogging. Learn how to start your own blog in this post.
You can also:
- Start your own Etsy shop selling graphic design services, handmade goods, printables, etc.
- Start your own Virtual Assistant business
- Start a consignment hustle
- Start an in-home daycare
What are your favorite ways to earn money from home?
Good luck on the job search – and good luck with the WAHM hustle!