Do you want to learn how to earn money from home?
There are tons of work from home jobs that already exist. And, in today’s world, there are more and more jobs online, and this trend is expected to continue well into the future.
Some work from home jobs involve you working for someone else, or you may be able to even start your own business.
And, yes, you may even be able to earn a full-time income from home.
So, if you are looking to start making more money or if you want a new career path that lets you earn money from home, this list is especially for you.
Over the past year I have been able to interview several people who are making money working from home. They are doing their own thing, and they are rocking at life.
Hopefully, you had the chance to read their interviews on my blog, but in case you missed any of them, this post rounds them all up for you.
This round-up includes everything from selling on Amazon, teaching English, becoming a cooking instructor, flipping items for profits, and more!
My hope is that these stories will spark your interest, and they may even inspire you to learn how to earn money from home.
I'm always looking to add to the list of different ways to earn money online and different ways to work from home, so if you know of anything else, please leave a comment or send me an email.
All of these options are legitimate jobs, career paths, or business ideas, so you don't have to worry about work from home job scams. As always, they will require your time and effort – as all careers do.
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How to earn money from home:
Start a blog.
Okay, so this one isn’t an interview I did with someone else, it's my personal story! I had to include it because it's my favorite way to earn money from home.
I created Making Sense of Cents almost six years ago, and since then, I have earned over $2,000,000 with my blog and around $979,000 in just 2016 alone.
Blogging changed my life for the better, and it allows me to earn thousands of dollars a month, all by doing something that I love.
My blog was created on a whim as a way to track my own personal finance progress. And, when I started in 2011, I honestly didn't even know that people could make money blogging!
I did not create Making Sense of Cents to earn money from home, but after only six months, I began to make money.
Blogging is quite affordable to start, and it’s easy as well.
- How To Quit Your Job And Become A Full-Time Blogger
- How I Successfully Built A $1,000,000+ Blog
- The Ultimate Guide To Blogging Income Sources
- 10 Easy Tips To Increase Your Affiliate Income
Blogging has allowed me to take control of my finances and earn more money. It means I can work from home, travel whenever I want, have a flexible schedule, and more! As you can see, blogging completely changed my life for the better, and if you are interested, I urge you to learn how to start your own.
You can easily learn how to start a blog with my free How To Start a Blog Course.
Here's a quick outline of what you will learn:
- Day 1: Reasons you should start a blog.
- Day 2: How to determine what to blog about.
- Day 3: How to create your blog. In this lesson, you will learn how to start a blog on WordPress. My tutorial makes it very easy to start a blog.
- Day 4: How to make money blogging.
- Day 5: My tips for making passive income from blogging.
- Day 6: How to grow your traffic and followers.
- Day 7: Miscellaneous blogging tips that will help you be successful.
Sell on Amazon.
Yes, you can make money by selling on Amazon! The world's largest online retailer has many, many people who sell items and earn money from home.
Jessica Larrew, of The Selling Family, explains how selling on Amazon may be a possibility for you. She is a friend of mine, and I am blown away by her success!
In the first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over $100,000 profit!
Jessica also has a FREE 7 day course that will teach you everything you need to know in order to start selling on Amazon. I recommend signing up for it now!
This would be a great side hustle or even new job, and if you want more information, click on the interview link below.
In this interview, we talk about:
- How Jessica started selling on Amazon FBA.
- What exactly Amazon FBA is.
- How to choose what to buy and sell.
- How much a person can expect to earn.
- The positives of selling on Amazon, and more.
Learn more at How To Work From Home Selling On Amazon FBA.
Teach English to earn money from home.
Did you know that you may be able to teach English online to children to earn money online?
VIPKID is a company that allows you to work from home, create your own schedule, and earn $18-21 per hour (many teachers are earning over $1,000 per month) all while teaching English online.
They are currently in high need of teachers, too!
This company has been featured on Forbes, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Woman's Day, and more.
Here's VIPKID's teacher requirements:
- Applicant must have an undergraduate degree in any field.
- Any “formal” or “informal” teaching experience, such as mentoring, tutoring, coaching, or alternative education is fine.
- You need internet and a computer.
- Lesson plans, course materials, etc. are all provided by VIPKID.
- You should have fun teaching engaged children.
You can apply to teach through VIPKID here.
Become a virtual assistant to earn money online.
Not only does the internet allow us to complete more daily tasks online, more and more people are working from home in fields such as blogging, social media, etc. This means virtual assistants are becoming even more in demand.
Virtual assistant tasks may include social media management, formatting and editing content, scheduling appointments or travel, email management, and more. Basically, you can get paid to do any task that needs to be done in someone’s business, but doesn’t need to be done by them.
Gina is a professional writer who learned how to earn money from home as a virtual assistant. In just six months, she was earning over $4,000 per month.
In our interview, she explains how to make this a possible career or side hustle choice for you.
We talk about:
- How Gina became a virtual assistant.
- Who the typical clients are.
- How much you can expect to make.
- The positives of virtual assisting, and more.
Learn more at Make Money Online as a Virtual Assistant.
Start an online store.
Yes, you can start your own online store, and you don't need to have tons of experience or a lot of money to do so. Many people start with no background – which means that if this is something you are interested in, then you should definitely read on.
Jenn is a corporate mom turned e-commerce store owner and blogger.
She started her online business a little over three years ago, and since then, she has developed and grown three successful online e-commerce stores earning an average of $19,000 per month.
She is super successful despite only spending around 5-10 hours per week on her e-commerce business.
Jenn Leach also has a course called E-commerce and Prosper that teaches you how to start an online store. She reveals her successful rinse and repeat formula to students in her course. It’s the same formula she uses to earn an average of $19,000 per month. In her course you will learn:
- How to start an online store.
- Winning e-commerce success tools.
- How to turbocharge your e-commerce success.
- How to start making money in THREE days.
Learn more about this at How Jenn Makes Over $10,000 A Month With Her Online Store In Less Than 10 Hours Per Week.
Grammar nut? Try proofreading for a living.
Do you find yourself correcting grammar and/or cringing at common writing errors?
In 2014, Caitlin made slightly over $43,000 by being a freelance proofreader, while also going on several fun vacations.
If you are looking for a new job, or even just a side hustle, this may be something to look into. Check out the interview below for more information on how to earn money from home as a proofreader, court transcript proofreader, or a freelance proofreader.
In this interview, we talk about:
- How to get started as a proofreader.
- Who the typical clients are.
- What kind of income can be made.
- Whether anyone can be a proofreader or not.
- What kind of training you need, and more.
Caitlin also has a great FREE 7 day course just for people who want to stop wasting time and start making more money with their proofreading skills. I definitely recommend that you check it out.
Learn more at Make Money Proofreading By Becoming A Freelance Proofreader.
Become a bookkeeper to earn money from home.
Ben, founder of Bookkeeper Business Academy, explains how becoming a bookkeeper may be a possibility for you.
Ben helps people start and grow their own bookkeeping business with his online bookkeeping course.
And, guess what?
You don’t have to be an accountant or have any previous experience!
In this interview, we talk about:
- What a bookkeeper is.
- The typical clients a bookkeeper has.
- How much new bookkeepers earn.
- How to become a bookkeeper.
- The positives and negatives of bookkeeping, and more.
Learn more at Make Money At Home By Becoming A Bookkeeper.
Become a cooking instructor.
In 2011, Jan realized that her children were ill-equipped in the kitchen and falling into unhealthy eating habits.
She started teaching her daughter how to cook, and eventually more and more children started coming to her home for cooking lessons. As parents started putting money in Jan's apron to cover food and time, she thought, “hmmmm…I wonder if I could turn this into a business?”
And, she did, with Jan eventually launching Healthy Hands Cooking.
Healthy Hands Cooking is a movement to fight childhood obesity by empowering adults to teach children about nutrition and healthy cooking through entertaining and informative classes, camps, and birthday parties.
Healthy Hands Cooking is a self-paced cooking instructor certification program that can be completed from the comfort of home. This is an 11 module course that will help you create your own cooking business with the correct licensing, permits, background checks, food safety, marketing, and more.
If you would love to share your passion for healthy cooking with others, this would be a great way to earn money from home as you give back to your community.
Learn more at How To Make Money By Becoming A Cooking Instructor.
Create an eBook to make money online.
My friend Abby, from Just a Girl and Her Blog, explains how creating eBooks may be a great income source for you.
Abby made over $110,000 from sales of digital products (such as eBooks) in 2015, and even more than that in 2016. She started three years ago knowing nothing about blogging and now makes six figures a year, due in large part to her eBooks. She is now teaching others the process she uses to write and launch profitable eBooks, and you guys, it is genius!
In this interview, we talk about:
- How Abby got into creating digital products.
- Why she decided to write an ebook.
- How much money she's made from ebooks.
- Whether it's easy or hard to create one.
- How much money the average person can make.
- The positives of creating an ebook, and more.
Learn more at How To Create A Profitable Ebook With Abby Lawson.
Flip items for profit to earn money from home.
Have you ever found an item that you thought you could resell for a profit?
Melissa’s family earned $42,875 in 2015 through buy and sell flipping, and they were working only 10-20 hours per week.
Yes, just 10-20 hours a week!
And in 2016, she hit $133,000!
Some of the best flipped items that they've done include:
- An item that they bought for $10 and flipped for $200 just 6 minutes later.
- A security tower they bought for $6,200 and flipped for $25,000 just one month later.
- A prosthetic leg that they bought for $30 at a flea market and sold for $1,000 on eBay the next day.
She also has a great book called 5 Ways to Get FREE Items To Resell for Profit, which teaches you how you can earn money from home by flipping items.
You can learn more at How Melissa Made $40,000 In One Year Flipping Items.
Start a successful freelance writing career.
A freelance writer is someone who writes for a number of different clients, such as websites, blogs, magazines, and more. They don’t work for one specific company, rather they work for themselves and contract out their writing.
My friend Holly from EarnMoreWriting.com (as well as the popular personal finance blog Club Thrifty) is a very successful freelance writer and has earned over $200,000 writing online!
Her freelance writing course includes nine video modules, several printable worksheets, and awesome add-ons, too. Here are some of the things you can expect to learn if you take her freelance writing course:
- Discover the #1 most important thing you can do to get paid writing jobs.
- Learn how to find beginner jobs and move up over time.
- Learn how price affects the amount of work you get.
- Learn which types of jobs help me (Holly) earn the most pay, and where you can find them.
- Find out which online platforms work best for finding paid work, and how to use them.
- Learn how to structure your work day to earn six figures or more.
Learn more at How I Earn $200,000+ Writing Online Content.
Become a transcriptionist to earn money from home.
Transcription work is a growing field.
In 2007, Janet started working from home as a medical transcriptionist. Shortly after that, she started a successful general and legal transcription business.
While running her business, the idea of creating a course popped up. Janet now teaches others in her online course how to transcribe online, while working from home as a transcriptionist.
In this interview, we talk about:
- What a transcriptionist is.
- How you can get started as a transcriptionist.
- What kind of money you can expect to make.
- The type of training you need, and more.
Learn more at Make Money At Home By Becoming A Transcriptionist.
Are you interested in learning how to earn money from home? If you currently make money from home, please share in the comments below and tell us all about it!
If you are new to Making Sense of Cents, I am all about finding ways to make money from home and save more money as well. Here are some of my favorite sites and products that may help you out:
- Watch the free Work At Home Summit. This is a free online conference from over 40 experts that will show you how to work from home. I watched this myself and really enjoyed it! You can attend the conference for free online here.
- Cut your TV bill. Cut your cable, satellite, etc. Even go as far to go without Netflix or Hulu as well. Buy a digital antenna (this is the one we have) and enjoy free TV for life.
- You should know your credit score – Check your credit score with Credit Sesame for free!
- Answer surveys to earn money from home. Survey companies I recommend include Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, American Consumer Opinion, Pinecone Research, Opinion Outpost, Prize Rebel, and Harris Poll Online. They’re free to join and free to use! You get paid to answer surveys and to test products. It’s best to sign up for as many as you can as that way you can receive the most surveys and make the most money.
- Sign up for a website like Ebates where you can earn CASH BACK for just spending like how you normally would online. The service is free too! Plus, when you sign up through my link, you also receive a free $10 cash back too!
- Save money on food. I recently joined $5 Meal Plan in order to help me eat at home more and cut my food spending. It’s only $5 a month and you get meal plans sent straight to you along with the exact shopping list you need in order to create the meals. Each meal costs around $2 per person or less. This allows you to save time because you won’t have to meal plan anymore, and it will save you money as well!
- I highly recommend Credible for student loan refinancing. You can lower the interest rate on your student loans significantly by using Credible which may help you shave thousands off your student loan bill over time.
- Try InboxDollars. InboxDollars is an online rewards website I recommend. You can earn cash by taking surveys, playing games, shopping online, searching the web, redeeming grocery coupons, and more. Also, by signing up through my link, you will receive $5.00 for free just for signing up!
Have fun learning how to make money from home!
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