How to Make Money at Home

There are many way to earn quick cash in your own home. It sounds like a gimmick, but while the Internet has brought the world a whole new breed of scammers, it has brought a whole new breed of income producers, too. A great upside to these new income methods is that you never even need to leave home to do them!


Do you have a specific skill set that could be marketed online? If you think long and hard enough, you are likely to come up with a lengthy list of abilities. Some online freelancing opportunities pay quite well for online content creation services, and you may often make your own hours. Just remember, you are responsible for keeping up with this extra income and claiming it on your taxes at the end of the year. Be aware that there are many scammers out there looking to take advantage of freelancers, as well. Protect yourself by investigating the entity offering you work and requesting references. Following are some popular freelance opportunities you may pursue, but this is most definitely not an exhaustive list.

  • Writers
  • Transcriptionists (general, legal, and medical)
  • Web designers
  • Medical billing and coding
  • Tutors
  • Voice over actors

Complete Surveys

Perhaps you have something a little less time consuming in mind than freelancing on the web. There are actually a host of legitimate sites that will pay you to complete surveys. Now, be aware that while some of these sites do pay cash, others pay in points, gift cards, and/or prizes. Be selective. If you want cold hard cash for your efforts, make sure that’s how your site pays. If you’re fine with earning other rewards, by all means go that route. Just make sure that you’re dealing with a real company who stands by their Terms and Conditions.

Online Auctions and Selling Sites

Another excellent way to make extra cash quickly is to gather up your junk and post it for sale online. There are many reputable auction sites that will allow you to sell your wares for a small fee. There are also many free websites that do the same. Some good tips for being successful with this endeavor is to:

  • set fair prices
  • post high quality pictures
  • give accurate details
  • ship expediently

If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money without leaving home, the Internet is the ideal tool to use. There are many legitimate ways to make money online, but you have to educate yourself on them. Freelancing, selling items online and working with survey sites are all real ways to make that cash.

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