If you’re looking for legitimate ways to make money from home, then this article will expand your view on how others are making money, and how you can make money simply by copying what they do.
Most of these methods don’t require any special experience, so it doesn’t matter what type of experience you have. You could be a stay at home mom or dad, a college student, or simply just looking to earn extra cash working part-time.
Some methods will make you a few extra bucks per month, but others, especially the first one, could potentially make you hundreds if not thousands per month.
Yep, you read that right – hundreds if not thousands. It’s really up to you and how much time and effort you want to put in.
When I first looked into this first method, I was ONLY doing it to see if it actually worked for a few online friends of mine, and to my amazement it did.
1. Wealthy Affiliate
Check out how I make over $10,000 per month with this simply business.
If you’ve never made money from home before, then this could be your first taste of it.
Funny thing happens when you start making money, it kinda snow balls and you sort of get addicted to it. A good addiction to have – right?
Now, before you get too excited and do a “
“, this second method that I am going to show you will NOT make you rich.
In fact you might even be a little disappointed, especially if you have already made money online before, but like I said above, if you’ve never made money online before, this could be a way to kick start the process.
Once you get going and make your first couple of dollars, you might find it hard to stop.
I can guarantee that you’ll make money from this method in the next 15 – 30 minutes if you’re willing to take action.
It cost nothing to start and you don’t have to have any special skills or experience to participate.
and make money hundreds of dollars like I show you
I do have to say that some of these methods are not my preferred ways of making money, because I like to leverage my time online and get paid over and over again for the same piece of work, which is why I recommend starting your own blog.
But they are legitimate ways to earn money online if you’re willing to take action.
Anyway, with that being said, let’s dive head first into the first method.
SliceThePie is a music survey company that pays for your opinion on new artist songs.
The company basically gives you songs from new artists to listen to and then you simply rate the song, giving the artist feedback on what you thought about the song, including your thoughts on the instruments, the melody, and the vocals. Once your opinion has been submitted you get paid for it.
Your opinion provides valuable insight to both the artist who get to push their music out to a wider audience, as well as to music scouts who might be looking to sign up the next biggest act.
Either way, it’s a win, win, win situation.
Check out how I made money in less than 30 minutes with
The next method is more lucrative, but it does require a little bit of skill, however, most people already have the skill to a degree.
What is the skill?
3. Write For Other People
Because there are a lot of webmasters looking for writers to help update their websites with high quality content.
So a lot of people might have the skill, but it’s another thing trying to find someone that is going to pay them for the skill – right?
The demand for online writers is so high that entire businesses have been created to provide these services to webmasters. And it’s really just a case of you becoming a writer for one of these services. One such service that I reviewed recently was iWriter.com, which I’ll give you the low down on soon.
It would be more lucrative however, for you to go to a site like Elance.com and advertise your writing services there, because you’ll be able to negotiate a better price for your writing.
However if you don’t have any experience or a portfolio to show a prospective employer, then register with a writing service like iWriter, and develop your skills there before going it alone.
Services like iWriter act as the middleman, so to speak, for webmasters to be able to find good content writers for their websites.
Most people underestimate themselves because they think they lack a special talent or unique skill.
To be honest, the only thing you need is the ability to express your thoughts in an enjoyable manner.
If you take the time and effort to create a popular blog or online business, you can make some serious cash.
You can buy a great blogging platform for less than $3 a month and create content about what you are passionate about.
Here are a few examples:
Health & Fitness
Technology or Gaming
Carpentry or Metalworking
To be honest, almost anything will work as long as you take it seriously.
Eventually you can leverage your popularity with affiliate sales or endorsements.
Companies have been willing to pay you for the ability to advertise their products/services on your website.
Check out my guide to building a blog and how to make money doing it.
5. Complete Online Surveys to Make Some Extra Cash
Before I get started on this section, I want to point out that all of the examples I provide are free to sign up and use. If you come across an online survey that asks you to pay, run away as fast as you can. It is most likely a scam. Secondly, why pay for a survey when you can complete free surveys. Not only can you earn some extra cash but you can win prizes, free merchandise and gift vouchers. If you end up winning something that you won’t use, you can sell it and earn money that way as well. This is great for someone that decides to make an online buying/selling business. More on that later in the review.
Here are some options for you to take a look at:
Theses are just a few suggestions and there are plenty more. Before deciding on which ones you want to use, you should check out customer reviews.
6. Watch and/or Like Videos and Movie Trailers
Watching videos is often overlooked when it comes to making money because there are two drawbacks.
The first drawback is that the money varies from one week to the next. This is due to the fact that some tasks pay more than others and some weeks give you more videos to watch.
The other drawback is the fact that you will have to watch ads in order to get to the videos first.
To some people, this is not an issue because making money this way is done on your free time.
Whichever side of the argument you come out on, you have to admit that getting around $200 bucks a month for watching videos is at least worth checking out.
If you are looking for a way to get started, check out Swagbucks.
7. Get Rewards From Bing While Searching Online
This is a great way to earn rewards and it is so simple. Millions of people use Google around the world and this generates a fortune.
Microsoft is attempting to rival Google and is willing to reward people for using their search engine, Bing.
How cool is that?
Bing is willing to give you points that can be cashed out for gift cards.
What makes thing better is the fact that you can use the rewards with retail giants like Amazon.
Here is how it works:
Sign up for BingRewards and then do your searches using Bing and start earning.
The reason many people are waking up to this method is because many people like to buy and sell items to make a few extra bucks from time to time.
Or people save up their rewards and buy something that they really want.
This is great because you can eventually buy something that you might not normally have the budget for!!!
You don’t think you have what it takes to write for online magazines?
That is where you are wrong. As long as you can get your point across in an effective manner, you can make some decent money writing online.
Some websites pay better than others but you can make between $50-$150 per article.
Before I go any further, these sites won’t have many writers so there is competition.
If your article is selected, they will pay you very well for your time and efforts. Even if you only get 1 or 2 articles published a month, you will have a few hundred bucks to save or invest in another business venture.
Here are a few websites that pay you for articles:
Scary Mommy – Up to $100 per article
WOW! Women On Writing – $50-$100 A worldwide magazine that discusses women’s issues.
The Dollar Stretcher – $50 per 500 word article.
College Humour – $25-$150 per article
Watch Culture – $25-$500 per article
Uxbooth – $100 per article
9. Selling The Stuff You Don’t Need
An easy way to earn some extra cash is to go through all of you stuff and determine what you no longer need. Instead of throwing it away or giving it to someone you know, why not sell it online.
There are plenty of platforms to make it happen. If you have a lot of clothes that you no longer need, you can sell them on a site called ThreadUp.
If you have other items then you can use sites like Ebay.
Think of it like an online lawn sale. If you need the money immediately, then I recommend skipping the ThreadUp option and bring your clothes down to a local consignment store and see what you can get for them.
On the other hand, if you don’t need the money immediately, take the time to learn the art of selling items online because that can be a very lucrative side business.
In fact, I know several people that go to lawn and estate sales and make a killing reselling the items they get. If you have a keen eye, you can make some serious cash.
10. Getting Paid to Find and Use Coupons
Many shoppers already utilize coupons to save money! Usually the savings isn’t significant but every little bit helps.
What if there was a way to get paid for finding and sharing coupons.
Well you are in luck because CouponChief is willing to pay you to share coupons with other people.
Here is a short explanation on how the process works.
Here is the catch, you will have to slowly build up a reputation with the company.
They do no expect 100% positive reviews; they want honest and accurate reviews.
The better you do on your review, the higher rating you will get and in turn, get more jobs.
This obviously means that you will have a higher earning potential which is the point of doing this is the first place. If you end up reviewing software, take it seriously and start earning some decent money.
30. Earn Cash by Translating
This is a great way to get some extra cash and I have personal experience with this opportunity, more on that later.
If you are capable of speaking 2 languages or more you can make some serious cash. In fact, you can make full time wages with only a few hours of work a day.
There are a few different options with this opportunity.
Creating a profile is free and you can get started right away depending on what documents need to be translated. This is great for just about all languages although there are more opportunities for major ones like Spanish, French etc.
There is also another path that you could take that is really helpful to schools.
The American school system is diverse and most teachers end up having students that do not speak English. In order to accommodate these students, teachers need translation help.
If you can find jobs like this and create a name for yourself, people will go out of their way to contact you again if they need your services. Anyway, if you speak multiple languages, take advantage of your skills.
31. Selling Art and Crafts Online for Extra Cash
Websites like Etsy have made arts and crafts a great way to make money on the side.
Whether you are a stay at home mom/dad or retired, you can still make money for your creations.
Not only can you take advantage of the very popular selling platform, you can also purchase items that are being sold for lower than they are worth.
Think of Etsy as the Ebay of arts and crafts.
This is done all the time on Ebay and people make a very good living off of buying and selling stuff.
Why can’t you do it with Etsy as well.
You would be very surprised how valuable handcrafts sell for.
Remember me saying that my wife translated a document for a decent amount of money in the last example?
Well, she also happens to be a talented knitter and she made my daughter a mermaid blanket for kids.
One of my friends saw it and paid her $150 dollars to make another one for her daughter.
Does this mean you will have the same luck? NO, but it proves that there are ways to make serious cash with your efforts.
32. Publishing Books on Kindle
Everyone has thought about writing a book at some point in their life.
Out of home – Child Care Centers, Family Day Care, Camps
Focused care – Special Needs, Tutor
Adults & Senior Care
Companion Care – Errands, Light Housekeeping, Transportation
Personal Care – Bathing & Dressing, Exercise/Mobility, Medication Reminders
Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care – Companionship, Mental Stimulation, 24-Hour Care
Dog walkers, pet sitters, boarding, grooming & training
Housekeepers, house sitters, errand runners & event help
As you can see from the list above, there are so many options for you. If any of these tasks are in your wheelhouse, then go for it.
42. Cooking and Baking Your Way to a Big Payday
If you make good food or bake unbelievable treats, then you could make some extra cash from home.
All you really need to do is promote your food and start local and your baking creations can earn you money.
Before I end this money making opportunity, it is important for you to make sure you are following all food rules and regulations.
43. Sell Your Antiques For Big Bucks
Just about everyone I know collected something at some point in their lives.
Sometimes it can be hard to see the value in some of your old household items, or collectables, however, you would be surprised at the prices of family heirlooms or the prices of unique and rare antiques fetch.
It is a good idea to get things appraised if you plan on selling them because some items that don’t look like they would be worth anything can end up being worth big bucks.
44. Selling Books for Extra Cash (Bonus)
There are a few websites that could help you discover the prices of your old books.
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