The latest trend is making money online, there is no doubt about that, but what are some easy ways to make money from home. Lucky for you, I’m going to show you 19 Easy Ways To Make Money From Home.
All of these ways are complete scam free, but you might run into a few scams within each category. For most, I will be leaving a few sites as recommendations, but if you have questions about particular sites you’re interested in make sure to leave a comment about it.
Before we get started there are so many ways to make money online that aren’t included on this list, but these 19 seem to be the most popular and can bring in some big bucks if you work hard at it.
Now that I have that out of the way lets jump right into this list of ways to make money from home.
19 Easy Ways To Make Money From Home
1) Take Online Surveys
Companies all over the world are looking for your feedback on existing products and even ideas for the future. This is the basic idea that makes taking paid online surveys possible.
There are 1000s of survey sites out there, but not all survey sites are created equal. When looking for a survey site, look for proof of payment, easy payment system, a low cash out amount, and free to join.
2) Affiliate Marketing
If you don’t know what Affiliate Marketing is check out this sweet affiliate marketing 101 guide. Affiliate Marketing is basically promoting other companies’ products and getting paid a commission when people buy products through your link.
Affiliate Marketing can be achieved with a website, email, and video marketing, but the affiliate marketing process works just the same.
Personally this is where 95% of my online income comes from and it’s why I recommend affiliate marketing with a website as my #1 recommendation.
There really isn’t a site that is going to pay you to be an affiliate marketer other than affiliate programs, but I can show you a site that will teach you the process of making money online with affiliate marketing for free, and it’s called Wealthy Affiliate.
3) Complete “Get Paid To” Site Offers
Companies will actually pay you to sign up for free trials and give out your information. That is why you will see a ton of “get paid to” sites that pay you to complete offers.
Most sites have free and paid offer. Free offers usually consist of giving out your email address and pay less, but paid offers usually have to do with signing up for free trails to services. It requires a credit card down, but membership can be canceled before you’re charged.
Getting paid to complete offers won’t make you rich, but you can a full list of legit sites at All Scam Free Jobs.
4) Get Paid To Search The Internet
This is one of my favorite ways to make money online, because I already do this every single day. There are a few companies that I recommend that will pay you to search the internet, which are SwagBucks and Qmee.
Neither of these sites are going to make you rich, but I get paid by each site every month. Who can complain you’re getting paid for something you already do!
5) Freelance Jobs
There are tons of different Freelance jobs available. Some of the positions you may have heard of are freelance write, data entry, translator, logo design, and tons more.
Basically this is just like being a independent contractor offline, where you get paid on a per job basis. If you do a good job you may land a long term relationship/contract with a client that can give you full time work, but there is no guarantee.
Personally I do a bit of freelance work in my spare time, but I use Fiverr. The more popular sites are Elance and oDesk.
6) Start A Blog
Starting A Blog and Affiliate Marketing combined is actually my #1 recommendation for making money from home. This is personally how I make most of my online income and is a pretty easy way to earn a living.
Basically you start a targeted blog around one of your hobbies, or what’s called a niche. You then build a website, create content like product reviews, drive traffic to your website, and start making sales.
There are also tons of other ways to make money with a blog. One way is with Google Adsense or PPC ads. You can probably see one on the sidebar of my site, if you click it I earn money. You can also sell private ad space. I’ve stopped doing this because in the Make Money Online Niche most of the ads people want to run are scams.
You can also make money with pay per lead programs. A few sites that I promote are based on pay per lead, this means that if they click on my link to a site I get paid. They don’t have to purchase anything like with affiliate marketing.
As you can see their are endless ways to earn with a blog, which is why I recommend it. To learn how to build a blog and make money with it for free visit Start Your Own Online Business.
7) Get Paid To Shop
Did you know that companies will pay you to shop? This opportunity is a bit different then the others because it’s going to require you to spend money on products, but I believe everyone should be a member to a site like Ebates.
Almost all of us shop online, so why would you not want a percentage back in cold hard cash!
Ebates is very simple, if you can shop online you can use this site, and best of all almost every online store you can think of is available on Ebates.
8) Get Paid To Read Emails
There are companies out there that will pay you to read emails. This kind of opportunity won’t make you rich, but you might as well get paid for something you already do, right?
All you need to do is sign up for Inbox Dollars and wait for emails to be sent to you. When you receive emails click on the link inside the email and get paid!
9) Get Paid To Play Games
Getting paid to games online isn’t the best opportunity on this list, but it is very possible. Most “get paid to” sites offer some type of way to earn money to play games.
Some pay you for playing a game for so many minutes and some let you enter in competitions for cash. Either way it’s pretty cool that you can get paid just to mess around in the arcade for an hour.
10) Sell Your Photos Online
One way to make money from home if you have a knack for photography is by selling your photos online. There are actually sites out there that will let you post your photos for sell and other sites where you can get jobs and take pictures that the client is wanting.
I’ve seen a lot of products out there teaching a secret to making more money by selling photos. All those products are scams and just refer you to sites where you can post your pictures for sell.
If you’re interested check out these sites: Dreamstime and ShutterStock.
11) Use Your Smart Phone or Tablet
Did you know there are smart phone apps that will actually pay you money? It’s true, here are 15 apps that pay you money.
Most of these apps have to do with going to stores and completing gigs to get paid, but there are a few that you can make money with sitting on your couch.
Of course you can always design your own apps to make money too.
12) Build Websites For Local Business
I just started dabbling in this line of work. It’s basically local online marketing for business. What you do is find local business in your area that lack web presence, convenience them that you can help, and build them a website.
You will need some knowledge of building websites and SEO tactics to get them ranked high in Google, but you would be surprised how easy this is to get involved in, especially if you live in a smaller town.
If you’re interested I’d sign up for a free Wealthy Affiliate account. They have a ton of great training on local online marketing!
13) Listen To Music
Did you know you can actually make money online by listening to music? You have a few different options here, but the most popular are sites like Slice the Pie where you listen and review music. But there is another option.
Sites like Radio Loyalty actually pay you to listen to your favorite radio station.
This isn’t going to make you rich, but why not earn some extra money by listening to the radio on your computer instead of the actual radio at work!
14) Start A YouTube Channel
I have my own YouTube Channel, but I use it to promote my existing business (my website). You can seriously start a YouTube Channel about anything and make money with it.
You can review products and make sales through affiliate marketing. You can show ads at the beginning of your videos and make money with Google Adsense. You can even get sponsored and make money for mentioning products in your videos.
The ways to earn with YouTube are endless, but it does require a popular channel to make good money!
15) Watch Videos
Did you know you can get paid to watch videos online? There are a lot of “Get Paid To” sites that offer you cash for watching videos. Most of these sites pay a few cents per video and some pay a few cents per every 10 minutes watched.
Either way it’s pretty cool that you can get paid to do something you already do. This isn’t going to make you rich, but all of the sits that offer watching videos do offer other ways to make money.
Here is a pretty cool post on Sites That Pay You To Watch Videos.
16) Become A Mystery Shopper
Did you know you can get paid to test out company employees and shopping experience. Mystery Shopping has been around for awhile, but more companies are starting to hire outsiders to come into their business and measure their shopping/dinning experience.
From what I’ve seen these type of jobs pay pretty well, but the key is avoiding sites that are scams. Stay away from any mystery shopping site that says they have a secret to making more or makes you pay to join!
17) Sell On eBay
Everyone probably already knows about this, but you can get paid to sell your unwanted goods on eBay. I used to run an eBay store where I sold things out of storage units that I bought, but have moved on to bigger things now.
The cool thing with eBay is you can just sell a few of your own items or you can run a full business through a store with a supplier.
Either way it’s a good option to making some money from home.
18) Become A Virtual Assistant
Do you have a secretary work background? Now you can take your skills and apply it to an online position. Tons of companies and people who are successful online use virtual assistants to keep their days in order. The best sites to get these jobs tend to be freelance sites.
I’m going to also talk about another work at home opportunity called a search engine assessor. This is similar to the Virtual Assistant because you still have a boss, but you can work from home. Companies like LionBridge hire work from homers to find unqualified pages in search results. If it sounds like something you’d be interested in check out LionBridge or LeapForce.
19) Visit Websites
You can actually get paid to visit websites. Another term for this is viewing ads, because your basically viewing a website for a few seconds to get paid for it. There are a lot of “get paid to” sites that offer this as a way to make money, but the only legit site that offers this as the main way of earning money is ySense.
This is not going to make you tons, most website views earn you a fraction of a cent, but if you refer a few friends or join a site that has additional ways to earn you can make some side cash.
There you have it, 19 easy ways to make money from home. Like I said in the beginning this is not a list of every way to make money online, but some ways that I do and some unique ways you may have never thought of.
All the links you will find to other products and reviews are all scam free opportunities so if you see anything that sounds interesting to you know that everything I recommend is LEGIT!
I want to thank you for reading this post, if you don’t mind share it with a couple of your friends. No one would mind a little extra money in their pocket.
Have you used any of these methods? Do you use other methods to make money from home? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!