The economy is booming. You hear that on the news, you read it online and everyone around you seems to be saying it.
However, that’s true for you only if you’re making money. That can be a struggle if you can’t find a job.
The good news these days is that you can make money if you have an internet connection! There’s no secret trick to making money either, other than using your skills to do a good job and motivating yourself each day to put in the work to get the job done.
Here’s 15 ways to make money from home:
1. Launch a blog
No matter your interest or talent, you can write about it on your blog and make money by selling ads.
2. eBook publishing
Another way to make extra cash through your writing is to publish eBooks in either your field of expertise or whatever you’re passionate about. This goes back to #6 and you can often combine a blog and an eBook, by taking all of your blog posts and making an eBook with them.
3. Coaching or consulting
If writing isn’t your cup of tea, you can offer your services to individuals or businesses either in person or via Skype or Google Hangouts. Some people just need someone to help push them forward. You can be this person.
4. Sell pictures
Another way to make cash from photography is to sell your images to sites like Shutterstock. If you are artistic and unique with your photography in any way, Shutterstock (and others) will be interested in your pictures.
You can turn this hobby into a nice little side business by selling your crafts on sites like Etsy or at local flea markets. Keep your ears open to what people are looking for and make the items people want.
6. Create or edit videos
If you have the talent and equipment, you can either start creating your own YouTube videos or editing them for others.
7. Build websites
You don’t have to be an expert at web design (although that does help) to build simple websites for individuals and small businesses. You might be able to make $100 per site too.
8. Build an app
If you love to code and have an awesome idea for an app, then you can absolutely cash-in on your app.
9. Social media manager
If you’re a social media wiz, then start charging individuals and small businesses to manage their social media accounts.
You can make money typing for other people. For instance, a medical doctor or local hospital may not have the staff or time to type everything they write down.
You have the time and, with some equipment like earphones, you can start transcribing for money. The best part about transcribing, like other jobs listed here, is that you can do it from home on your schedule.
11. Virtual assistant
You can make up to $30 an hour as a virtual assistant, which is essentially a secretary who works from home. You can find employers looking for full-time or part-time assistants on sites like Upwork.com.
12. Answering service
There are doctors, dentists and many other companies that will hire you to answer their phone. You can often do that from home – find jobs on Indeed.com and other job sites.
13. Review stuff
Write a review and earn anything between $1 and $50 per review according to the requirement. Yelp can give you some special invites.
14. Online travel agent
Do you explore travel websites like Expedia in your free time? Then, do it for a commission by offering your services as an alternative to travel agencies. Start at Wikihow for tips to get started.
15. Rent your bike, cycle, snowsports, or any other gear
When not in use, rent out your favorite equipment. You can use Spinlister to rent your sports gear.
Bonus: Invest in Bitcoin
I’m increasingly being asked about how to make money from Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). This isn’t surprising given the ever-growing hype and stories of kids making millions.
Please don’t rush into buying Bitcoin to make money. It’s really important to know what you’re getting involved with. Read our new how to buy Bitcoin tutorial which explains everything you need to know.