How to make money at home
Some call it working from home, also known as WFH, while others refer to it as home-based employment. Here are 20 ideas you might consider to make money at home:
1. Become a virtual assistant
A virtual assistant (VA) provides clients with administrative services from a remote location, such as a home office. They handle various responsibilities for their clients, like making travel plans, performing online research and checking emails.
2. Pet sitting
If you enjoy animals, you may consider pet sitting. This is a good way to earn money directly from your home by watching someone’s pets at your home. Though, most sitters perform their duties at the pet owner’s home.
You may need to invest in marketing and insurance if you operate out of your own home. Further, you also might want to speak with an accountant and/or bookkeeper as well as a lawyer to discuss liability.
3. Sell your possessions online
Survey your home and look for items you no longer use, such as furniture, clothes, books, electronics and toys your children have outgrown. You can then list those items on different ecommerce sites to find interested buyers. It’s important to take clear, high-resolution photos of your pieces. Perform research online to find how much similar items sell for and then price your own items competitively.
4. Tutor students online
Leverage your experience in specific subjects or your SAT/ACT knowledge to offer online tutoring to students. Promote your services in area schools and find students who have a need for your services. You can apply to work only for established online tutoring services.
5. Start a blog
If there’s a topic you’re particularly interested in, you could start a blog and promote it on social media to attract an audience who wants to learn about that topic. If you draw a large enough audience with your blog, you can make money from advertising.
6. Sell services online
There are lots of online sites where specialists offer their services on a contract or per-project basis. Some different types of services you could offer are graphic design, website design, link building, programming, animation or video creation.
7. Create sales funnels
Many businesses use automated sales funnels to promote and sell their products and services. That said, many other business owners are unaware of how sales funnels could help grow their business. Consider starting your own business selling sales funnels. There are a lot of tools you could use to build them at a low cost.
8. Sell consulting services
Another way to make money online while working from home is through consulting. If you’re particularly skilled in a certain field, you may be able to find people who would pay you to offer them advice on their business or personal goals. One way to show others how much knowledge you have to offer is to launch and promote your own blog.
You can use social media to promote your expert content for a low cost or even for free. After gaining a few clients, you may be able to rapidly grow your business through word-of-mouth marketing. You can meet with clients virtually and schedule those appointments at times that meet your own needs.
9. Launch an online store
Ecommerce is very popular right now. While major ecommerce retailers have the majority of the market share, consumers are also looking for great deals online. Consider launching a sales funnel for yourself to drive traffic and buyers to your products and services.
10. Sell your expertise by offering webinars
Webinars are a great way to sell your products, as they typically follow a specific format and template that’s easy to get the hang of. Once you learn how to deliver effective webinars, you can start making money from home. Webinars allow you to demonstrate directly to your audience how much additional value they’d receive if they purchased your product or service.