In the long lost years of pre-internet, you actually had to go out of your house, mail resumes, and interview to make money. Weird, I know.
Fortunately, today you can actually make money from home, using the internet (amazing!).
Here are the best ways I know of to get started making money from home.
1. Start a money making blog
You can make money online by blogging, which is amazing! I make over $3,000 per month from it.
To get started, follow my super easy how to start a blog post. I walk you through the step by step process of starting a money making blog.
Also, use these tools to help you get started:
- 5 Day Blogging Bootcamp (free 5 day email course)
- Beginner Blog Accelerator (blogging course)
- Blog Structure Blueprint (free download)
The best part about blogging is that you can do it from home, on your own schedule, and the income potential is unlimited. I know people who make a full time income from their blog. I highly recommend it!
2. Start an online business
A second way to make money from home is by starting an online business.
The possibilities are endless and you don’t need to have experience to start an online business from home. You can sell jewelry on Etsy, create and sell lesson plans for teachers, or sell recipes and workout plans for healthy living.
To get started, download these freebies:
- 30 Online Business Ideas
- How to Find a Profitable Business Idea
- A 12-Step Roadmap For Starting And Growing An Online Business
An online business is one of the fastest growing ways to make money from home. It’s something that anyone can do!
3. Become a Virtual Assistant
A third way to make money from home is by doing virtual assistant work from home.
Being a VA is an excellent way to make money from home because you can do so many different things as a VA. You can edit photos, edit blog posts, manage social media accounts, etc. The possibilities for VA work are endless. And don’t think for one second you aren’t qualified.
Laura Pennington can teach you how to become a VA in her class Your Way To VA (use the code NATALIEB to get 20% off). Laura went from a 7th grade teacher to a full time VA. She gets to travel with her family since her husband is in the military. Becoming a VA changed Laura’s life – pretty awesome!
4. Freelance write
A fourth way you can make money is by freelance writing at home. As a freelance writer, you get paid to write articles for websites (blogs, major media sites, etc.).
To start making money freelance writing from home, take the Earn More Writing course. The teacher, Holly Johnson, quit her job to freelance from home full time. She makes over six figures a year and gets to spend more time with her kids.
The income potential freelance writing is amazing. You can make anywhere from $25-$500 per article. I used to make money freelance writing to bring in side income before I started working on my blog more. I can’t recommend freelance writing highly enough!
A fifth way you can make money from home is by investing.
To get started, read I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi. This is the book that taught me about investing when I knew nothing. Also, you can start tracking your investments and net worth online by using an online tool (I use Personal Capital).
Making money by investing is a great way to diversify how you make money from home.
6. Sell other people’s products
A sixth way to make money from home is through affiliate marketing.
You can learn how to do this by taking Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. Michelle Schroeder, the teacher of the course, shows you how to make money from home with affiliate marketing. Michelle makes over $100k/month blogging and roughly $50k/month is from affiliate sales alone. It’s insane. I also make money online this way, and I took Michelle’s course to get started. It’s how I learned what I know about affiliate marketing!
7. Drive For Uber
A seventh way to make money from home is through Uber. Technicallllly this is not a job you can do while you’re sitting in your own home… but it’s close! You can work for Uber with your own car, on your own time, and on your own terms.
Driving for Uber is a new way to make money that is so popular right now because of the flexibility it allows you to have with creating your own schedule. That’s the main point of working from home anyways, so Uber is a great fit here.
8. Provide Services
You can make money from home by providing services you already know how to do. For example, you can: house sit, pet sit, baby sit, tutor, or tutor.
If there is something you’re good at (think tutoring) or comfortable with (think babysitting or house sitting), then do that from your own home. People are always looking to pay for help, so why not have them pay you?
A Final Note!
You can make money from home, even if it seems impossible to you right now. The biggest piece of advice I have for you is to get started.
Whatever you do, if you need to make more money, start now. You can do it – I’m cheering for you! 🙂