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June 30, 2022

How to make money while working from home?

It’s not wrong to have some side hustle to make money. So, if you are looking for a side hustle, then many online ways allow working from home. However, working from home comes with many benefits. But unfortunately, it’s not easy to find legitimate ways to earn money online. We all know many scams, frauds, and fake job positions in online jobs. So, it’s great to have a complete guide about working from home.

Disclaimer: Moreover, you need to remember that online jobs don’t require an initial investment. So, if any job asks for a subscription fee, it may be fake.

How to make money while working from home? A list of ideas:

According to the PEW research center, people who have been working from home since the start of the pandemic prefer remote working. Working from home has many advantages and challenges. So, it’s crucial to research thoroughly before adopting a new career or side hustle. Thus, here is the list of ideas that could be an alternative to 9-5 jobs.


If you love writing, blogging is an excellent idea to earn passive income. If we look at the trends, there isn’t any better job than blogging. Some bloggers are making up to $10,000/month. Moreover, blogging is one of those jobs everyone, like a student, housewife, or a person doing a 9-5 job. But blog writing also comes with challenges, so here are tips that you shouldn’t ignore:

  • Write SEO-optimized blogs.
  • Don’t ignore the importance of keyword research
  • Write content that isn’t plagiarized

You can start writing a blog in less than 30 minutes. However, you can revolve around any field you like the most. For instance, write about your hobbies, experiences, or technical knowledge about any field. Later, you can use AdSense and affiliate marketing methods to earn money.

Freelancing jobs: 

It’s another method to earn money while working from home. Many freelancers make from $1,000-to $10,000 per month by doing freelancing. You can start this career in any field, graphic designing, content writing, or consultancy services. Apart from this, there are the following other services that you can sell online:

Logo designing Article writing Virtual assistant
Coding Web designing Data entry
SEO Video editing Medical articles in fields like psychedelic therapy


So, if you have skills that can be sold online, then freelancing is a promising career. There are many freelancing websites like Fiverr, Upwork, or freelancers where you can offer services.

Start a YouTube channel: 

I know many people in your circle have a YouTube channel. It’s a great side hustle, and it can turn into an asset if you give full time. Many YouTubers have made this side hustle their full-time job and are earning a fortune. So, you only need to follow certain steps for starting a YouTube channel from scratch:

  • Start YouTube channel
  • Create interesting videos
  • Upload videos
  • Join the YouTube partner program and earn money

Some new YouTubers make $1,000-$5,000 per month by uploading at least a week. So, it could be a promising career, and you should give it a try.

Affiliate marketing: 

If you have a blog/YouTube channel, it’s not tough to start affiliate marketing. In this mode of earning, you promote other people’s products against a certain percentage of commission. There are many platforms like Amazon, CJ, Max bounty, etc. You can register yourself for affiliate marketing. Moreover, there are examples where some people are earning up to $10,000 per month, and that too with affiliate marketing. So, give this career a try and promote hundreds of products from a single dashboard.

Launch an online course: 

If you are good at teaching, it’s an excellent option to launch an online course. You can become a tutor or launch an online course. However, you can choose any subject as per your expertise. But the rate depends on many factors like teaching skills, experience, and course outline. Apart from this, you can teach in many languages and only need high-speed internet and a webcam.

Sell your products using Ecom: 

You can sell products using online marketplaces. In this way, you don’t need a physical business, and it takes less money to start something from scratch. Here are some marketplaces that allow people to launch their products using that platform:

Etsy Amazon Handshake
Mercado Libre Rakuten Facebook marketplace


Apart from this, you have the option of launching a product using your platform, like a website. In this way, you can diversify your business by launching one or two products. The significant advantage of e-com is that profit is yours, and you don’t need to pay any fee/commission on sales.

Do drop-shipping: 

Drop-shipping is another good option if you can’t do anything. In this way, you build a platform where you list other vendors’ products. Later, you can sell a product at your price and pay the actual manufacturer the original price. But if you want to do this business, don’t forget to get a reseller permit. In this way, you can buy specific products free of sales tax. Here are a few ideas for drop-shipping:

  • Run a boutique
  • Sell kitchen and bathroom products
  • Beauty and fashion brand
  • Appliances

A reselling business is a profitable niche, but you need the expertise to sell products. It is a good idea where you don’t need to build your store and audience from scratch.

Other ideas to earn working from home: 

Apart from the above ideas, many ways make you independent while working from home. So, here are some other ideas:


Create and sell art Sell vintage clothing Rent out your unused space
Build a sales funnel Create webinars Start a social media management business
Create sales funnel Start a podcast Participate in online surveys

Besides, you can start creating paystubs by using a check stub maker. But before starting anything, be careful while choosing the websites for work. If the website offers long working hours but doesn’t pay much, try to avoid that. Moreover, avoid sharing personal details on websites and act carefully. Apart from this, don’t forget to read the contract before signing the papers. In short, if you have an internet connection, then it’s not tough making money online. You only need to plan things and invest the time in the right place.


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