35 Realistic Ways to Make Money at Home Even as a Beginner

35 Realistic Ways to Make Money at Home Even as a Beginner

According to a study done by Intuit, a site that shares ways to make money from home, 3.9 US employees are working online in 2022. I have been working at home since January 2017 after quitting my 9-5 job in December of 2016. Ever since it was the best decision. 


A lot of people search for ways to make money at home or even side hustles they can do from home. According to CNBC, Americans that are 34 years and younger with kids average a savings of between $1,350 and $4,727 per year. 


That’s why I put together this post on 35 ways to make money from home so you can start leveling up your personal finances. 


Easy Ways to Make Money From Home?

 Here are 35 ways to make money fast. You can do these jobs from your home or earn quick cash with your hobby or skills. 


1. Offer Day Care Services From Home 


If you are a mom looking for ways to earn cash from home, you can start your own daycare service and watch kids for some extra income per week.

You literally can make good money watching kids and having fun. A lot of mom likes to stay at home with their kids so this would be a creative way you can stay home and make a full-time or part-time income. 


Related to 14 Best Stay at home mom jobs 


2. Rent Out Your Extra Room 


If you check out craigslist or real estate for rent Facebook groups, there are people who are posting daily requests for a place to rent. If you have an extra room at your house or maybe have another property, you can make extra income by listing your space on Airbnb. You must have an agreement in place with your tenant to ensure they understand the do’s and don’t when renting your space. 



3. Start a Baking Business 

I have seen people make 1000s of dollars selling their yummy cakes in their communities and internationally. You can start making money with the skills you already have in pastry making. You’ll need to check out the requirements for setting up a baking business from home and the legal paper works you’d need. 


4. Sell Used Clothes 


 If you are clearing out your closet and can find some nice clothes to sell, you should definitely consider this as one of the best ways to make extra cash from home. Threadup allows you to list your used clothes and make money from your shop. This doesn’t take any start-up fee. 


5. Rent Out Your Car 


People are making money from home just by renting their cars on a daily basis. You’ll find that people rent cars to deliver food, to go on long-distance trips or even to do pick-ups from airports. I have this side hustle working for me and started just a few months ago. You can stay at home and make money with what you have. This is also a nice passive income idea. To learn more on how to passive income, read this post on 16 passive income ideas 



6. Make Money from your  handmade crafts 


Etsy is a great place to sell handmade items. This is a creative way to earn extra cash from home even as a kid. If you can make beautiful bracelets or nice wall art designs, you can make money quickly by doing this. To sell more on Etsy, you must invest time to take nice photos of your products, list as many products, and optimize your listings.  Also, customer service is the backbone of any business, so always respond to questions from customers quickly. 



7. Make Money From Home as a Dog Sitter


Are you a dog or cat person? You can get paid from home just by walking or watching dogs for Rover clients. You can get paid $1,000+ per month as a dog sitter on Rover.

Rover requires a background check before you can start working. The best way to get paid using Rover is through their overnight dog care services that pay up to $28 an hour. You can still make good money walking does even while you work your 9-5 



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8. Sell Gigs on Fiverr 


Selling gigs on Fiverr is a real way to earn an income from home with or without experience. If you are looking for ways you can make extra money that’s a mixture of easy jobs or professionally, Fiverr is the deal. I’ve been selling my services on Fiverr for over 5 years making an active income online. This is why I wrote an ebook on how to make $5000 per month freelancing. If you are considering the gig economy and want to make a full-time income, my ebook will show you step by step how to do this. 

Learn how to make 5k-10k a month 


9. Freelance on Upwork 


You can find work-from-home jobs on Upwork that you can do part-time or even full time. Upwork is a real way how you can earn online and it has made me 100s of dollars freelancing. It’s a competitive freelance platform but writing a captivating and professional proposal can land you jobs in no time.

 In my 5k per month freelance guide, I included the exact templates I used to land jobs on both Upwork and on LinkedIn. 

Freelancers on Upwork can make a bank depending on their skills, rank, and experience.


10. Work From Home on People Per Hour 


This website is quite similar to Upwork and you can join easily and earn money fast freelancing. You will be required to bid on jobs and post hourlies or services where people can purchase on a project basis. People per hour is a UK-based freelancing company. I also have an account and the pay is way higher than Upwork. Although both sites have similar work industries, clients on people per hour pay a bit more than Upwork. 


11. Earn Money On Guru


Work from home as a freelancer on Guru and make money for free and with no experience. Like Upwork, Guru requires you to create a professional proposal and bid on Projects. The gig economy is a great opportunity to grow your skills and also learn new ones. 


12. Test Websites and Apps 


You can make extra cash by testing new apps and providing your opinion in focus groups. User testing, User Interviews, and Respondent.io are some survey sites with a higher payout. You won’t make a lot of money with these sites but you can earn cash to save or earn extra cash to buy items online. 

With Usertesting, you can earn $10 for 20 mins of your time to test websites and get paid by PayPal. Userinterview pays up to $115 an hour for you to evaluate and give your opinion on a product. 

There are multiple survey sites you can join and start making money or get rewards today. 

Swagbucks is a real way to get paid on the side and you can redeem free PayPal cash or Amazon gift cards. 



13. Start a Youtube Channel


Youtube is still a popular way to make an income. You can start a channel that helps people and monetize your views through google Adsense. There are thousands of people that use their Youtube channels to make a living. Nowadays you can start a youtube channel and earn money with no experience. There are people who are making money reviewing products or even doing silly hacks and making a lot of money doing it. 


14. Start a Blog and Monetize it


Blogging is a nice way to make money online long term. The way how people make money through their blogs comes from sponsored posts, affiliate links, and ads. Making money with your Blog can take time so I highly recommend doing some freelance gigs or having another side hustle while you build your blog business. 

To start a blog, think of a niche you like to write about then go to Bluehost and sign up using this link and get your free domain and hosting for $2.99. You will need to download WordPress and add an SSL certification to protect your website. 

Once you’ve set up your backend, it’s time to design your WordPress blog with a nice theme. If you don’t have clue about building websites :-), you can find a freelancer on Fiverr to do it within 3 days. 

While your website is being designed you can start researching for topics and research keywords for your blog and sign up for google analytics and google search console. The first part of launching your blog will take time as you need to build backlinks to your websites. These backlinks will help you to rank higher in Google. 


Use free tools like Google search console, similarweb.com, neilpatel.com, or Alexa site info to help you analyze your website SEO performance. 



15. List your Services on Taskrabbit 


The earning potential on Taskrabbit varies. You can make just about any amount working as a tasker. The Elite taskers make more money and get better benefits because of their KPIs. To become an Elite tasker you’d need to maintain great 5 start reviews and be responsive. Once you’re at this level your services will be on the top searches. 

Check out my post on, how to make $2000 fast 




16. Get Paid Online $35/hr Proofreading 


Online proofreading jobs are in demand and you can get paid online just by correcting errors in books and on blogs. You can start proofreading on freelance sites like Fiverr and Upwork or check out my post on 20 websites to find proofreading jobs. Caitlin Pyle makes over 43k a year in her proofreading business and teaches others to do it in her course called Proofread Anywhere. 



17. Tutor or Sell Documents on Study Pool 


You can earn $10 for each of your old study documents on Studypool. All you need to do is upload your PDF and get approved in 1-3 business days. Studypool has over a million monthly views on their website so it’s definitely a nice opportunity.  If you want to sign up as a tutor you can make between $3000 to $5000 a month teaching academic subjects. You will be required to write an essay of 200 words on the topic you’ve selected. 

Sign up for  StudyPool and start getting paid online.



18. Preply 


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Make $15-25 an hour tutoring on Preply.com You can set your own schedule and grow professionally. If you like teaching, I find Preply to be one of the easiest tutoring websites to get started on quickly with no experience. Once you sign up, they’ll ask you to create a video introducing yourself. 



19. Make $26/hr with Magic Ears 


If you’re looking for another way to get paid from home through teaching, I highly recommend Magic Ears. To get started you’ll need to complete their 120 hours of Tesol certification. After you have submitted all the requirements, you will be given the materials to teach. You can set your own schedule and make money teaching 4-12-year-olds. 


Check out these 18 online teaching jobs 


20. Sell on Redbubble 


You can create your artwork using a free tool like Canva and sell them on Redbubble’s products, even a kid can do this. This website can make you between $500-$1000 a month and you don’t need any experience. 


How to Make Money at Home or Offline 



21. Make Money as a Freelance Writer


There are many companies that will pay you good money to write for their blogs or even for their amazon listings. I have been excited to see how the freelance writing industry is becoming so profitable. There are many freelance ghostwriters and copywriters that are making 6 figure incomes through writing. 



22. Monetize Your Twitch Channel 


If you like playing games,  you can certainly get paid online with your live streams through your Twitch channel. You’ll make a lot more money if you have a nice size audience. Twitch channels make money through donations from views, ads display affiliate commissions from companies through partnerships. 


23. Monetize Your  Tiktok 


Are you posting videos daily on Tiktok? You can actually create content and add your links to get traffic from Tiktok for free. And there are real ways how to make money on Tiktok once you have met a certain requirement. There are people going Viral every day on Tiktok and what better way to drive traffic to your affiliate links that will make you money. 



24. Make Money as a Virtual Assistant 


You can get paid by helping entrepreneurs or companies that need help with phone calls, email management, social media, and graphic design among other daily tasks. Virtual assistants’ pay varies and depends on the jobs they are doing but the average rates are between $5-$60 an hour. There are VAs who are making 10k a month passively. If you are looking for a real way to get paid online as a beginner or someone with little to no skills, you can join freelance websites and work as a VA. 



25. Offer Your Services On Thumbtack 


List your professional services on Thumbtack and make money in your local area or online. You can make some good money on Thumbtack with your handyman services or any other services that can help people around their home or office. Thumbtack has over a million views per month on their website so there’s no doubt you can sell your services and make money. 


26.  Real Estate Wholesaling 


Real estate is a lucrative way to get paid and make money from home. I have been around a lot of people six-figure income earners who are making lots of money without being a licensed realtor. It’s basically making money in real estate with no money.

Real estate wholesalers look for motivated homeowners with a property that’s vacant, distressed, or in a foreclosure situation then they negotiate a really low offer to these sellers in return for quick money. They use free tools to find homeowners’ information and give them a call. This literally takes no money and you can make 10k to 100k a month! 

After they have negotiated the price and signed a contract with the homeowner, they’ll find a cash buyer or investor to sell their deal to for a profit. 

If you want to learn how to make money online as a real estate wholesaler, schedule a call


27. Make Money as a Notary Signing Agent 


What exactly is a notary signing agent? Over the past 4 years, I’ve worked with real estate professionals and loan signing agents are also one of those people. These are licensed real estate agents that offer to sign closing documents and they typically work with Escrow officers and Mortgage companies. You can make between $300-$500 to sign a closing document. If you think about it, you can make a lot of money if you are able to partner with title companies around your area. 


28. Drive for DoorDash 

 If you want to make money driving, you can deliver food in any location you like and work when you want. DoorDash drivers make money from each delivery and even more with tips. Although making money driving for Doordash may vary depending on the distance and time of the day, it’s still a nice way to make money legally. 


29. Get Paid From Home as a Customer Service rep

Working as a Customer service agent is a real way to make money online. It has made me thousands of dollars on the side doing inbound calls on a few clients through freelancing. Although being a sales specialist makes up 85% of my freelance income, there are times when I charge for customer service calls. You can get paid between $11-30 as a customer service associate. To get started, you can check out some of these websites:






Pink Callers


Virtual Vocations

We Work Remotely


30. Digital Marketing 


With many businesses operating virtually these days, digital marketing has become more popular. You can make money online as a digital marketer helping businesses rank higher in Google that will ultimately increase their website visitors and help them make more money in their business.

If you want to know how to make money online as a digital marketer, check out this post. 


31. Transcribing Jobs 

If you’re looking for a work-from-home job that requires no experience and you can work late nights, you can make money easily transcribing. There is plenty of demand for this job but the payout is normally low. If you can type fast, you may make between $1000-$2000 a month. Check out my post on 20 Transcription jobs worldwide 


32. Data Entry Jobs 


Are you good with excel? Or maybe at Microsoft word? There are many companies that are hiring data entry specialists to help them organize their database and collect data from different sources. You can make between $5-15 as a data entry worker and you can work at night or whenever you like offline. Check out my post of 15 companies hiring Data entry workers 


33. Earn Quick Cash Reviewing Books 


Websites like Reedsy hire freelancers to review their client’s novels. This is a real way you can get paid online any time of the day.  ACX is also a good place to make money online by reading books.


34. Become an Instagram Influencer 


If you have a large following on Instagram, you can make money through shoutouts or setting up your merch and sharing it with your audience.  There are also people who want to grow their Instagram, so you can offer consultations or help them increase their followers.


35. Affiliate Marketing 


Affiliate marketing is the top way to get paid from home. All you need is to promote a product and get paid a commission once someone makes a purchase. You can join affiliate networks like Clickbank, Commission Junction, JVZoo, Flexoffers, Amazon, and lots more.

There are many people without experience and are living just about anywhere that are making a bank with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a simple money-making strategy but it will take time to start making passive income.


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