When I originally wrote this post, I knew there was a need to start making money from home. Since the pandemic started, the need has grown even greater. I decided I needed to update this post and add ways to make money from home that have worked for me.
The one common mistake I see with new entrepeneurs is trying to do everything all at once. My best advice is focus one project at a time. Grow it and then branch out.
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Here they are! Ideas for making money at home. My goal is to help everyone I can make some extra money online.
sell handmade items
I have sold handmade bows and handmade wood signs in the past. The wood signs were more profitable for me at the time, but if you can make it, you can sell it.
be a virtual assistant
There are many services you can offer as a virtual assistant such as social media management, writing, researching, editing, listing items, etc. This list can go on forever. Whatever you are good, you can turn into a service you can provide as a virtual assistant.
local odd jobs
So this one may not be completely from home depending on the services you offer, but you can pick up work completely online with these services. Here is a short list of ideas:
- Laundry Services
- Dog Walking
- Snow Shoveling (seasonal)
- Running Errands
- Customer Service
The ideas here are endless too! Anything your customers don’t have time for you can do for them for a fee.
The great thing about affliate marketing is you don’t have to create a good product, you just have to promote one. Potential customers click on your link, make a purchase, and you get a percentage!
Affliate marketing programs I am a part of with easy acceptance:
resell used items
Anyone can do this because everyone has items in their home that they do not use anymore. I have had the most success on Facebook Marketplace and Mecari. PoshMark is another used item marketplace to try.
Most websites and products I use and love include a referral link. If I really like something, I always look for a referral link to share. Usually you can receive credits for products you are going to purchase either way, but some of them payout cash too! Most of these also give out a credit to your friends that use your referral link.
Here are some I personally use or have used in the past:
- Checkout 51
- Dollar Shave Club
- Stitch Fix
start a blog
Starting a blog is so easy and it is a simple way to share your services, businesses, referrals, and affliate links. You can also make an income from ads and sponsored blog posts. Needless to say it is a great source of income that can be done completely from home on your spare time.
social media marketing
This one is as simple as starting an instagram page and creating niche specific content. Instagram gives you one space for one link in your bio. I find one link works best for a call to action. After 10k followers, you get swipe ups in your stories and you can direct traffic this way too!
Have any other ideas on making money from home? What has worked for you? Leave me a comment. I would love some feedback.