There are a number of ways out there on making money from home for free, which allows you to earn as much as you can. What made it even more amazing is the fact that most of these jobs are ideal for stay at home moms who want to earn extra income whether it be to help pay the bills or save up for their children’s future.
Let’s face it, being a mom takes a lot of responsibilities, thus, adding up another hat could either make you or break you as a career woman and as a mom.
But guess what? Gone are the days when you have to choose between the two. Thanks to the advent of technology, making money from home for free was made possible. Now, anyone – whether you are a mom, a single person, or someone who doesn’t feel like going to the office is his or her thing – can opt to work from home or do business from home.
Moms, in particular, no longer have to go through such a painful ordeal of having to choose between taking care of her child or working and earning money, which is probably why more and more moms today are choosing to stay at home.
In fact, in an article published by Time, it says that more than half of 56% of women in the United States with kids under the age of 18 years old prefer being a stay at home mom.
We are moms too, and we understand how crucial it is for moms to make decisions. It is a joy to the heart knowing that there are several ways, multiple options of making money from home for free. And we would like to highlight the word “free,” which basically means, no investment needed except for a laptop or smartphone and an internet connection.
Today, we are going to discuss some of the best ways of making money from home for free options available for you.
However, just a simple reminder though for moms reading this, please bear in mind that while it is a joy making money from home for free, our ultimate priority is our kids. Thus, when selecting an online or work from home job or business option, make sure that it is flexible, and will allow you to work only during your spare time.
That said, let’s begin.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOME FOR FREE?
You see, what’s nice about being in this present generation is that there are so many possibilities of earning wherever you are in the world, and whatever status in life you are in.
It’s nice knowing that mothers today are becoming more empowered because they are able to earn money, at the same time they are taking care of their kids.
With a lot of real ways to make money from home for, whatever your interests are, or whatever skills you have, you will surely find one that’s suitable for you.
In this video by Kevin David, he talks about how to specifically earn $1,000 a day for free and without any investment through Clickbank. If you are interested, you may check this out:
So, without further ado, here are some of the popular ways of making money from home for free:
Declutter and Sell
Have you heard about Mari Kondo? She is probably the queen of decluttering, if we may say. She inspires people to declutter and only leave behind things that “spark joy”. If you are curious about her, you better read her book or watch her Netflix series.
Anyway, the reason why we mentioned about Mari Kondo is because of the word, declutter. Look inside your home, because for sure, you are housing a lot of unwanted and used items. Instead of them taking up space in your lovely home, why not let go of them and make money out of those items!?
Yes, you can either do a garage sale or choose the more convenient path of online selling. Just so you know, online selling of pre-loved stuff is in! So, yeah, do not be shy about selling your used items because there are also a lot of people out there who are looking for those items to save up on cost.
While decluttering and selling online will not give you a regular income, it’s a good way to make money so you can proceed with your next business plan. If you are transitioning from work-life to mom-life, the money you get from selling your old stuff will help cover up the money you need as you look for a work from home job or as you start your very own online business.
Remember, the key is not investing your hard-earned money. If you have saved from your previous job, let it stay where it’s kept. Do something else to come up with the funds you need to build up your online business empire. Yes, we love dreaming big, thus, the use of the word empire.
By the way, there are many online selling platforms where you can sell your used items, but in particular, we highly recommend selling them through Decluttr. Decluttr is one of the best places where you can sell your used and unwanted stuff.
Apart from Decluttr, you may also consider selling your old stuff via eBay, Amazon, Craiglist, Gazelle, USell, Best Buy, as well as MaxBack to name a few.
You know, it’s quite ironic how something that does not spark joy to you anymore may spark joy to someone else.
Sell Your Words
Apart from selling your words, it’s also selling your thoughts and writing expertise. What do we mean by that? Well, we are actually talking about freelance writing.
In older times, freelance writing was about writing for magazines, newspapers, and other traditionally published materials. When we say traditionally published, we mean the printed ones.
Thanks to technological advancement, freelance writing has a different perspective and meaning now. Today, freelance writing pertains to any writing jobs online (and some offline still), in different market fields or industries. You can be a content writer, article writer, copywriter, eBook writer, or ghostwriter to name a few. If you have the expertise and you are highly skilled, you can also be a medical, legal or technology writer.
To be a freelance writer, you do not have to be a journalist or an English or literature degree holder. Anyone can venture into freelance writing for as long as you have the skills.
Freelance writing is probably one of our favorites and ultimately the best way of making money from home for free. When it comes to flexibility, it is very flexible yet the pay is very competitive.
So, if you got loads of words in your head, and is very passionate about writing, freelance writing is one of the best ways to go.
Rent Out Your Spare Room
Do you have a spare bedroom and bathroom at home? Turn that into a money-making magnet by renting it out and hosting local and international tourists via Airbnb!
Of course, this way of making money from home for free is ideal for those who have a high tolerance for having a stranger around the house. But you know what, if you really want to make money without investment, this is probably one of the best ideas especially with the growing demand for Airbnb spaces nowadays.
You know, airfare has decreased in one way or another because of the emerging competition among airlines, thus, making traveling so much cheaper and easier for people. Needless to say, this generation is probably what we can call a travelers’ generation. Young people love the idea of traveling so much that they really save up for it.
Airbnb has become in-demand because travelers nowadays find it more comfortable and definitely a way cheaper option than living in a hotel. Let’s admit it, hotel costs are really high travelers would rather spend on food and tourist attractions than spending it in a space they will only be used for sleeping and bathing. Yes, this generation of travelers, if we may say, is very practical.
However, to be a successful and in-demand Airbnb host, you have to take into consideration the following points:
First, location. Most successful Airbnb hosts are the ones whose houses or apartments are located near tourist attractions and airports. Well, the reason is very obvious, that means they get to save in transportation because they can just walk around or the locations are too near that they only get to spend a little from their trips’ total budget.
Second, comfortability. Of course, a tired traveler would want a comfortable place to stay and sleep in. Well, I think that’s one of the major factors that travelers consider too even when staying at hotels. Well, if you really want to stand out and have clients keep coming back and looking at your place, then you better invest in really comfy beds (but first, sort out all your stuff and sell them for funds!).
Third, food. While it is not a must for Airbnb hosts to provide food, it could be nice to be a little extra. Serve them with a welcome drink paired with a homemade cookie or muffin. That would be a lovely, homey touch. You know, hospitality is a must. When you are hospitable, that makes people love going back to your place. Also, it would be nice to provide your guests with a list of nearest food places too for in case they want to dig in just nearby your place. Yes, apart from hospitality, thoughtfulness is a nice touch.
Fourth, excellent customer service. Well, we already some nice touches that you can include. Like providing a list of food establishments, as well as the nearby tourist spots. Customer service should be brilliant from the moment they book the room up until they leave. Let’s admit it, we hate bad customer services. We can forgive other misgivings apart from bad customer service.
Lastly, marketing and advertising. Well, with the advent of social media, it is so much easier to advertise and market your place. Yes, apart from Airbnb listing, you can also use social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to invite people to stay at your place.
Investing in the Stock Market
If you are not keen on using your money anytime soon, then we highly suggest you seriously consider investing.
You know you can use a part of the money your previous company has paid you for your years of service or you can go back to option one, which was selling your old stuff and using the money to start investing.
Not investing as early as possible is missing out on some serious income. For comparison sake, the usual online savings account gives you a return between 1% and 2% but is you invest your money in the stock market, you can earn as much as 10% or more.
We understand the value of having money around especially for emergency cases, but as we said, you just get a portion of it. You can invest via different brokerages like Ally Invest or Acorns. We bet you will love how much your money can earn by investing.
Investing in Real Estate
Now, if you have a bigger amount of money in your savings account, or let’s say your stocks investment has already yielded, you can use the money to diversify your investment portfolio by investing in real estate.
Guess what? There are companies like Fundrise that lets investors purchase a real estate property for as low as $500. And guess how much is the average return? It is between$8% and 11% annually! You will never get that from traditional bank savings, right? By the way, Fundrise lets you enjoy being a real estate investor sans the stress of dealing with tenants. They handle that for you so you can enjoy your mom-life to its fullest.
On the other hand, if you are not very keen on physically owning a property, there are companies like Roofstock, which is a marketplace that acts as a bridge between investors and property owners. The company provides different tools you need to assess potential investments and in fact, gives you a guarantee of having a tenant within 45 days. Sounds good?
Selling Your Arts and Crafts
Are you the creative or artistic kind of soul? Well, we got you too!
Making money from home for free is also possible for you! How? By selling your work via Etsy. Yes, you can do what you love most, and at the same time, you can make it profitable by selling them online.
Etsy is a home for creative and artistic people. In fact, most of the sellers out there have really unique products. And guess what? Etsy has one of the largest buyers among the so many online selling platforms out there.
As of 2018, according to Statista, they have already over 39 million active buyers from the different parts of the world! That’s indeed a pretty huge number of possible buyers of your products.
With Etsy, you can sell anything and everything. In fact, it boats having over 40 categories from clothes, to gifts, and even edible products. Of course, with over 2 million competitors from around the globe, you have to step up your game if you are going this path. But you know, Etsy is just a marketplace, you can always advertise and market your Etsy shop through your social media accounts for you to capture those who are not on Etsy yet.
Anyway, if you want to pursue building an online shop through Etsy, we highly suggest you step-up your game and really study the product or products you are going to sell. We believe uniqueness and pricing your products right is the key, and of course, the right marketing tools, too.
Take Paid Surveys
This is probably one of those clever ways of making money from home for free, don’t you think? Like, who in the world would have thought that you can make money from answering online surveys!
We thought it to be fun and a really good way of spending your spare time. You know, instead of just looking at your baby as he or she soundly sleeps, you can take paid surveys and get paid for participating. A really great way to spare yourself from boredom and dull moments.
However, if you are aiming for a really good amount of money, this is definitely not the way to go because most survey sites only pay less than $10 per survey. But, if you are going to take it seriously, and you will allow a good amount of time daily to answer surveys regularly, well, you can make a good one – we think.
Another thing that we thought you should know is that you are only allowed to take surveys that you qualify in. That is why the trick is to sign up to as many paid survey sites as possible. Yes, you can join in as many as possible, and answer surveys as long as you can and are qualified.
There are several survey sites where you can participate in and get paid. Some of these sites are Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and EarningStation to name a few.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON MAKING MONEY FROM HOME FOR FREE
While we have listed down only seven ways of making money from home for free, there are actually a lot of different ways out there. Home-based businesses and jobs are in, thus, if you go to Google them, you will be surprised at the number of jobs and businesses that you can apply to or venture on.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to what you are most comfortable with, to what you love, and what you are passionate about.
As for mommies like us out there, it’s really a good feeling knowing that you can make money from home for free, right? It feels liberating and empowering, but remember, no business or work, not even any amount of money can outdo you’re being a mom and a homemaker.
If you are going to ask if you can do it, our answer would be, yes! If we have done it ourselves, you sure can do it as well. Just choose the right one for you. There are a lot of options to choose from, way more than what we have in here.
If you are unsure about what to path to take, you can always pause for a while, and look deep in your heart about what makes you happy and satisfied. Once you figured that out, then you work on it. Otherwise, you can always do try and try until you succeed.
So, did you figure out which one suits you yet? If you are still in the process of figuring it out, we hope that our list about the different ways of making money from home for free would be a perfect tool to help you find out. Good luck!