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, use my how to start a blog tutorial.
Then, save and use these resources to start your blog the right way:
The best part about blogging is that you can do it from home, on your own schedule, and the income potential is unlimited.
Once you’ve started your blog, I recommend taking Blog With A Full Time Job to optimize it for making money.
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 resources for teachers, or sell recipes and workout plans for healthy living.
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.
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. Take Online Surveys
You can get paid to fill out surveys online (this is pretty amazing because it’s so easy to start now). There are companies that pay you to complete surveys based on what they need research on (consumer opinions, etc.).
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, babysit, 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.
I never imagined how starting a blog (how I make money online) would change my life – and the first step was getting started.
Whatever you do, if you need to make more money, start now. You can do it – I’m cheering for you! 🙂
Here’s a look at the YouTube video if you’re a visual learner!