If you’re looking for in-depth advice on how to make money from home…
Be sure to check out my book Money-Making Mom: How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make A Difference, where I share creative ways to manage money, generate income and–most importantly–live a life of deeper meaning, fulfillment, and generosity than you might have ever imagined possible. This book is packed with hard-won wisdom, real-life stories, and practical tips to help inspire and motivate you!
Looking for some easy ways to get started at earning money from home? Here are a few ideas–most of which I’ve personally done at some point, or am still doing myself:
You won’t get rich taking surveys, but you can certainly earn a little side income — usually something like $5-$10 per week. You can read a little about my own experience with survey companies here.
One site I recommend signing up with is Swagbucks. The best part of this site is how easy it is to cash out. Save up your points if you want, or redeem for a $1, $3 or $5 Amazon Gift Card right away! Get paid $0.50 to $50 per survey, depending on how long it takes you, plus a $3 bonus for signing up. Swagbucks will also pay you to watch videos, try products, shop online, and even search the web. Go here to sign up.
Here’s a list of some other legitimate survey companies you can sign up with.
Start a Subscription Box Service from Home
Thinking of starting a subscription box service? Head over to CrateJoy — a site that lets anyone start a subscription box business. There are endless possibilities with this! Moms have created everything from monthly snack subscription boxes to science club boxes and decor subscription boxes. Go here to check it out.
Become a Proofreader
Become a Scopist
Scoping is the art of editing transcripts for court reporters. It’s the step before proofreading transcripts, as you work with the rough draft to make it readable. Sign up for this free introductory course at Internet Scoping School.
Sign up to be an Uber Driver
It’s super easy to sign up to be an Uber Driver. They just have to do a simple background check, and you can get started right away. This is a great way to make some money on the side, because you can drive as little or as much as you want and set your own schedule.
Earn Money for Searching/Using the Web
Do you read email, search the web or purchase things online? Well then, you definitely should be earning points and cashback for doing so. Here are some of my favorite ways to earn money and prizes for doing things I already do online. I’ve been paid consistently by each of these websites and would highly recommend them:
- SwagBucks — Earn points for searching the web. These points can be redeemed towards prizes or gift cards. For suggestions on how to earn the most with Swagbucks, see my series on 15 Ways to Earn More Swagbucks.
- MyPoints — Earn points for reading emails. These points can be redeemed towards gift cards and more.
- Inbox Dollars — Earn cash for reading emails, search the web, take surveys, and more
- Cashback Programs — Earn cashback for making purchases online.
Download and Take Advantage of Money-Making Apps
- Shopkick — Get paid to walk into stores and scan products, no purchase necessary!
- Ibotta — Get cash back on grocery and retail purchases.
- Checkout 51 — Get cash back on grocery purchases.
- Sell Items with an Amazon FBA Business
- 10 Tips for Having a Successful Garage Sale
- Successfully Selling on Craigslist
- Sell Items on Etsy
- Turn Your Trash into Cash
- Sell Items on Facebook
- Sell Your Unused Books at Cash4Books.net, MyBookBuyer, Amazon Trade-In Store, and Half.com
For some, blogging can be a great way to earn extra income and it has certainly been a huge blessing in our family. Check out this page with detailed, step-by-step instructions on How to Make Money Blogging.
Find many more helpful ideas and resources for successful blogging at BloggingWithAmy.com
- Do Freelance Work (Find jobs at Fiverr or Upwork)
- Earn Extra Income as a Photographer
- Become a Mystery Shopper (and more here)
- Become a Medical Transcriptionist
- How to Work From Home as a Transcriptionist
- UPromise: Earn Money for College by Buying Groceries
- Earn Rewards for Scanning Your Groceries
- Balloon Art
- Watch Ads with Jingit
- Amazon’s Trade-In Program
- Become a Virtual Call Center Agent
- Bing Rewards
- Become an Online Tutor
- Write for Revenue-Sharing Sites
- Have an Autumn Food Stand
- Have a Garage Sale
- Market Research and Focus Groups
- Mom’s Mornings Out Services
- Usability Testing for Websites
- Answer Questions Online
- Start Your Own Cleaning Business
- Write Basic Articles for Textbroker
- Listen to and Review Music at SliceThePie
- Teach Cooking Classes
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- How I Found a Full-Time Work-At-Home Job
- My Top 5 Time Management Tips for Work-At-Home Women
- 7 Must-Read Books for Work-At-Home Moms
- A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Working, Blogging Mama
- 5 Reasons to Become a Money-Making Mom
- 15 Money-Making Hobbies
- 19 Time Management Tips for Mom Bloggers
- 5 Reasons to Blog for Your Etsy Business
- 5 Reasons My Etsy Shop Flopped
Want to Start Your Own Blog?
I’m here to help! Check out my comprehensive guide on How to Make Money Blogging with updated information and links. It includes step-by-step help on how to set up your blog, best practices for blogging, and all the details on how to make money from blogging.
Also, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for my FREE 5-day course on How I Make a Full-Time Income From Home. This video course will give you an inside peek into my blogging and business journey, will share lots of inspiration and hard lessons I’ve learned in the process, and will encourage you with ideas on how you can make a part-time or full-time income from home, too.