If you are looking to make some extra cash without dragging yourself to another job or taking on a boss then working online from home can be a great option. Here are 11 ways you can work for yourself and make money online.
If you are looking to make some money without making too much of an effort, then Surveys can be great. You can usually do them while watching TV or a movie. While they don’t pay much, the are pretty easy to do, the hardest part are finding surveys you qualify for.
Tom Drake of Maple Money has put together a list of the Best Paid Survey Sites in Canada.
While Lauren Greutman has an excellent list of survey sites for those of us not living in Canada.
2. MEAL PLANNING SERVICES
Ever wish you could get paid for something you already do, or in my case for doing something you rarely do but should be doing, like meal planning? It can be a great way to ensure you are saving money and sticking to a grocery budget, but some people don’t have the time. They would rather just be told what they need to get and given a meal plan. Which is how you can start making money.
1099 Mom explains How to Make Money Selling a Meal Planning Service.
3. SELF PUBLISH A BOOK
The internet is a wonderful thing. You no longer need a traditional publisher to get your book out there and start making money.
Joseph from My Work from Home Money walks you through step by step how to self publish a book on Amazon.
4. START A PODCAST
If blogging isn’t your style then you can always look at starting a Podcast instead. Though it can require a bit more creativity to monetize.
SuperSimpl has a great interview about breaking all the rules and How to Make Money Podcasting.
5. CREATE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL
If video is more your style then perhaps a youtube channel could be a great side hustle for you.
Video Creators outline 8 Ways You Can Make Money on Youtube.
6. AMAZON FBA SELLER
FBA stands for fulfilled by Amazon, it means that you ship the items to Amazon and in exchange for a smaller commission Amazon will ship them when a customer purchases. It’s the difference from you having to deal with one shipping versus several.
Tyler from The Future Me guides you through the process of selling through Amazon’s FBA program.
7. REMOTE CUSTOMER SERVICE
If you are looking for extra work but don’t want to go out to another job every day, then working from home as a remote customer service representative may just be the right fit. You work for someone else so you don’t have the responsibility of starting your own business but can do so from the comfort of your home.
Real Ways to Earn Money Online dives into various Virtual Customer Service options and examples of companies who hire for those roles.
8. MECHANICAL TURK
Mechanical Turk is another Amazon related service. For workers it’s an opportunity to make money doing mundane tasks that could range from completing surveys to data entry.
Nick Loper at Side Hustle Nation interviewed Mike Naab who has made over $21,000 completing tasks on Mechanical Turk over two and half years.
Usertesting is a service website owners use to get feedback on their site. I’ve have experience using it to earn money and to have my site’s evaluated. Generally the reviews take 10-15 minutes and pay $10.
Scott Alan Turner shares How You Can Make Quick Money From Home Testing Websites.
10. PLAY VIDEO GAMES
Now this one is a bit more of an unusual side hustle but it is possible to make some money as a video gamer.
Though I’ve never been someone that really played video games (except Mario cart of course) so I’ll Let Tom from Maple Money explain how he made $200 playing a video game.
11. SELL GIGS ON FIVERR
Fiverr is a market place where you can sell services starting at $5, this could be creating a graphic, or writing a product review, or reviewing a website, anything really.
Elle from Couple Money outlines the Fiverr Challenge and how she plans to win.
Wrapping it Up with a Bow on Top
Whether you are looking to make a little money doing surveys while watching TV or really want to dig in and start your own podcast, these 11 ways to make money online are just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t force yourself to do work you hate, you can find other more enjoyable ways to make money.