Whether you’re looking to make a little extra money to make ends meet, trying to make extra money for a vacation, saving for Christmas or looking to replace a full time income, working from home can be a great option for you! My husband has worked from home for the last 14 years (with the exception of 1 year where he worked at a physical location) and I’ve worked from home for the last 3 years. We have both thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility and freedom that working from home provides. Don’t get me wrong, it’s called working from home for a reason…mainly, that it’s still work. If you’re looking for a get rich quick scheme, you’ve come to the wrong place! 🙂 Here are 10 ways to make money from home!
1. Get Crafty
2. Donate Plasma
I have a good friend who gives plasma twice a week. She and her husband use this money to fund vacations, Christmas and more. Donating plasma is a completely safe process and helps to save lives. Most plasma centers pay between $20 and $50 per visit and you can donate twice a week. Many also offer special incentives when you refer new donors.
3. Take Surveys
Taking surveys isn’t a huge money maker, however, if you’re home and sitting in front of a computer anyway, you might as well make a few bucks! Please keep in mind that is very rarely worth your time to take a survey for a chance to win a prize. Stick to surveys that offer actually points or money (depending on which company you’re with). Here are a few reputable companies to check out!
4. Become an Online Tutor
If you’re looking to make money without a lot of upfront costs, becoming an online tutor may be the right thing for you. Most tutoring gigs start at $9/hour but if you have specialized knowledge, you can earn between $30 and $50 per hour.
Here are some companies to look intoL
Listia.com is an online auction site like eBay, only no money exchanges hands. You can buy and sell things using credits. If you’re looking to make money, consider selling things you have around the house for credit and using your credits to purchase gift cards to Amazon.com and Kohl’s. Then use those gift cards to purchase items you would have purchased with cash. Pocket the cash and it’s like you made money! Sign up here to get 1000 free credits!
6. Sell Your Stuff
If you have extra stuff around your house, you can sell it and make some extra money! You can sell stuff online on eBay, Amazon.com, or Craigslist. You can also have a garage sale. Make sure your stuff is clean and in good working order. If you’re planning on selling online, make sure you take good pictures and that your description is thorough.
If you’ve never traded stuff in on Amazon, you’re missing out. You can trade in textbooks, electronics and more. I have a reader who traded in 2 electronics and 1 textbooks and got $250. You even get a prepaid shipping label.
If you like kids, childcare is a great way to make some extra money. Consider doing a mom’s morning out or a mom’s night out once a week. Set your hours, set your price, and let your mommy friends know! If you’re interested in setting up an in-home day care, there may be local and state regulations that you need to adhere to.
9. Pet Sitting
Some people like kids…some like pets! If you’re one of those people who prefer furry friends over the human variety, then pet sitting may be for you. You can offer to keep animals while people are on vacation, visit their home to walk and feed their animals or some mix of the 2.
10. Direct Sales
If you’re looking to make a full time income, direct sales is a great way to do it. In fact, 82% of women in the US who make more than $100,000 per year, do it through direct sales. There are over 250 direct selling companies to choose from, so you should be able to find a company that’s a good fit for you.
If you have a work at home idea that’s not mentioned here, please leave me a comment!