Do you want to know how to earn money from home? Well, we got you on this! Read on and know some of the ways you can make money right at your own home.
I am a stay-at-home mom.
But before I became one, I worked in the corporate world since I graduated from college. I love working, if I may say. It gives me a certain joy knowing that I am able to share my knowledge and expertise with my team members, at the same time, being able to help in the company’s growth.
Every time I am given a task, I embrace it fully and make sure failure is not going in the way. Well, yeah, I think it’s very obvious that I am one competitive soul. But, in a very good way. I swear.
But as you know, life gives you surprises!
Sometimes, these surprises lead you to make decisions that you never thought you will ever have to make in your life – but you do have to.
When I got pregnant, I was very ecstatic about it, but I thought, nothing’s really going to change – career-wise. I imagine being a working mom. Well, that was my plan. What I didn’t know is that the universe has other plans for me.
I had to quit my job.
It wasn’t easy. As I said, I love my job. But, I now have a baby. A little human whose life is dependent on me. Leaving my comfort zone, which was my job was pretty hard, but in the end, I have to say, I had to make the right decision – that is to take care of our little human. Our baby.
Can you relate to my story? Well, many of you do relate to this because I am not alone, right? It wasn’t only me who had to go through that kind of process – at the peak of your career, and then suddenly, you need to give that up for the sake of your little bunny.
Don’t get me wrong, I never regret it. In fact, it was worth it.
Fast-forward to when my baby was a bit older. I realized, I had too many dull times. You know, just sitting around, waiting until my baby wakes up.
Being the very active corporate girl that I was, one day, I opened my laptop and checked on ways I can make use of my time. And guess what I found? I found a list of ways on how to earn money home!
My heart was so thrilled. I was so delighted!
Those words “how to earn money home” lead me to jump for joy! Finally! I can now make use of my time to make money!
Immediately, when my husband arrived from work, I told him about it, and he was very supportive of it.
Fast-forward again to now, I am enjoying my life as a work-from-home slash full-time mom. Honestly, I never thought this was possible!
With that said, I am just so happy to share with you some of the limitless ways on how to earn money home. You will surely be amazed at the many possibilities. It is my hope that at the end of this, you will get inspired to start your own work from home journey. May this spark inspiration for you.
So, I think I’d said a lot already. Let’s begin…
WAYS TO EARN MONEY FROM HOME
Earning money from home is no doubt possible, and we have to thank the technology for it. Everything on this list, the online world has something to do with it. Everything is done in there. Please know that all of these are legit options – legit jobs, business ideas, and career paths.
Like any other jobs though, these too require hard work, time, and dedication for you to succeed.
- Build a Blog.
If you love writing as much as I do, then, you better consider going the path I chose – blogging. Blogging is very promising. You can earn tremendously from it if you know the technicalities and you know how to perfectly work on it, which by the way is easy once you really put your mind and heart to it.
Anyone can start a blog, but how do you make it work for you? How do you make money from it? The answer is very simple. All you have to do is monetize it.
Well, you’ve got a lot of options. You can make money from posting sponsored posts, through Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, and so on and forth.
Personally, I have to say that blogging changed my life way better. I never thought this could make me earn as much as I do now. Although compared to other bloggers who make millions of dollars from blogging, I have to say mine is a bit far from that yet but who knows? In a few months or a year’s time, I’m going to earn just as much right? You know, one thing about blogging that I like is that, when it comes to earning, it’s both predictable and unpredictable. But I would like to believe that it’s more of a full of surprises kind of thing.
Anyway, what’s nice about building your own blog apart form the money you can make, is that it lets you be creative, and most of all, it’s very flexible. You are your own boss, which means, you can work anytime and anywhere you want.
Starting a blog is not that hard as well. All you have to do is find a hosting site like Bluehost and start building on it. If you are not sure yet about getting into this kind of business, you can always start a blog through WordPress’s free hosting option, and then just level up when you are ready to get serious blogging.
- Sell via Amazon.
Amazon is one of the world’s (if not the world’s) largest online retailer. A lot of people go to the site to buy, at the same time, a lot of people also take a chance to sell and make money on Amazon.
If you are not fond of writing, and you find yourself more of a seller than a writer, then why not go this path. Online selling is definitely a huge thing these days. In fact, even social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are being used to sell new items or even used and unwanted items too!
To give you an idea, some Amazon sellers could make up to $100,000 profit in just a week, and by working for less than 20 hours a week! That’s amazing, right? To be honest, when I learned about how promising online selling particularly on Amazon is, it couldn’t resist jumping into the bandwagon.
By the way, the nice thing about Amazon is they have this program called Fulfillment By Amazon wherein they offer shipping and customer service services to online sellers to make their life easier. And based on experience, I have to say FBA is a genius idea! It makes sellers’ lives really a breeze.
You must be thinking what in the world are you going to sell?
Well, you can do retail arbitrage. This refers to the act of reselling items from our favorite retail store at a higher price. It’s another genius idea, by the way. I love the fact that you do not need to create your own product just to be able to sell and make money. All you have to do is hoard (that’s a harsh word, but that’s quite one reality of retail arbitrage) the items that sell and then upload a photo of the items on your Amazon business account.
With such a huge customer base, you will, for sure, make money.
- Build an Online Store.
If you are someone who loves taking a risk, you can always choose to build your own online store instead of hooking up with an online retails store like Amazon.
What makes building an online store different compares to building or coming up with a physical store is that cost-wise, it’s very cheap, but at the same time, it captures a huge variety of audiences or customers. While having a physical store is nice, it’s very time-consuming and at the same time, very pricey – because you need to rent out space, you need permits and all the other stuff.
Building an online store doesn’t necessarily mean coming up with a unique brand or product right away. Some people start by selling used and unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, and other stuff. Others are resellers too.
But of course, to be more legit, it would be nice if you have a particular product or service of your own.
To be honest, it is my dream to be able to build up my own online business someday. I really do want to push that when I have enough time. Because to be honest, this might need some serious dedication and might require plenty of time. Maybe when you have older kids, you can go this path.
- Write and publish an eBook.
The eBook industry is becoming huge these days. If you are a frustrated author or writer, then this one’s for you. Like seriously, you can make huge money out of it. In fact, there are people who made as much as over a hundred thousand dollars by simply creating and selling eBook.
The thing about this though is that you have to know what particular topic you want to write on. Although there are so many online training and workshops as well as lessons on how to write an eBook that sells. You can check those out to know how you can build up a million-dollar worth of eBook. Sounds promising? Well, that’s a fact. That is achievable especially if you wrote a really good book.
How to sell eBooks? Well, Amazon is one platform you can use to sell you eBooks. There are so many other websites that allow you to self-publish your books.
So, if you are a mom who loves writing and is particularly passionate about something, why now make an eBook about that and self-publish it. Who knows? You might just be the next famous eBook author!
Like blogging, eBook writing also gives you the flexibility of time. You are your own boss so you can decide what particular time of the day you are going to work on it.
- Teach English.
Online teaching is another in-demand work from home. It’s one of those popular ways on how to earn money home.
If you are someone who has the passion and love for teaching kids, then being an online teacher or tutor is one way for you to make money from home.
The requirements to be an English teacher or tutor depends on the company you are applying to. Some companies require their bachelor’s degree, teaching experience, some are even specific withholding a working permit in Canada or the US, while others are more relaxed with their requirements – meaning they don’t mind you not being a college degree holder, for as long as you speak really good English and re good with kids.
With regards to the technical requirements, online teachers or tutors are required to have a high-speed internet connection, a reliable laptop or desktop computer, an excellent headset with a noise cancellation feature, and of course, a space that is free of distraction. You know, you are teaching to you better make sure that the kids are focused on the lesson and not on something else.
In terms of earnings, as an online English teacher or tutor, you can make around $15 to $22 per hour. Since most online teaching companies offer flexible schedules, you can get as many classes as you can to earn as much as you can.
- Be a virtual assistant.
Being a virtual assistant is another one of the most popular ways on how to earn money at home. In fact, when you go visit any freelance job listing sites like UpWork or Freelancer.com, you get to find a lot of virtual assistant job listings.
What a virtual assistant does depends on the need of the client. You can do blogging, emailing, scheduling a meeting, data entry, social media management, content creating, scheduling travels and other appointments, and many others.
Typically, you get paid at an hourly rate. I must say, a virtual assistant job is one of the most competitive online jobs. Your rate depends on your level of competence, as well as your skills. Yes, some virtual assistants have specific skills, and they actually get paid more. You know, some people can get as much as $4,000 a month which definitely a very decent amount of money.
Like everything else on this list, it’s a flexible job too! You get to work according to your preferred time, although some clients have their own preference, you can always negotiate and compromise. Anyway, at the end of the day, the clients will base how they see you on how you deliver your tasks.
- Be a Transcriptionist.
If you have excellent listening skills, then this one’s for you.
Transcription jobs are also emerging. It’s becoming very competitive as well.
As a transcriptionist, your job is to transcribe everything that is said in an audio or video file. Transcription jobs need a lot of focus, thus, you might need a workspace that is away from unnecessary distractions. The job also entails a lot of time sitting down, listening, and typing.
You also get a decent amount of money from transcribing. However, if you really want to make huge money, you better specialize in medical or legal transcription. I swear, they make better money, which by the way is not surprising because these fields are pretty serious. You have to be accurate or you might put someone else’s life at risk.
The nice thing about being a transcriptionist though is that it does not have tricky requirements. In fact, in some transcription websites, you only have to fill out the online form, and then, you will have a transcription test, once you pass the test, you are automatically hired! It’s actually a great option for moms or those people who want to start working but do not have work experience.
If you think you have what it takes to be one, then what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply for a transcription job.
You know as a fulltime mom who used to be very obsessed with work, I fully get it – the feeling of wanting to earn your own money at the same time help your husband pay the bills. If I may say, that was exactly my thoughts a few months back.
Thank heavens for sending down these online work options. If not for these, we probably are stuck at home waiting for the sun to set. Do not get me wrong though, I experience being a fulltime mom for several months, and it was one of the best times of my life – but eventually, especially for someone very active working before, you get that feeling of boredom and monotony.
Anyway, going back, I am just glad I am able to share with you some of the many ways on how to earn money home. Like I said earlier, I hope that through this, I was able to inspire you to jump into the online work as well. I swear you will love and have fun with it as much as I do.
It’s totally satisfying, if I may say.
If you are worried about getting into it after a while of hiatus from work, I have to say leave your worries away because the online world has so much to offer, and you will surely land a job.
So, what are you waiting for? Start updating your resume or your LinkedIn account, and begin sending them out today! Good luck, mommy!