61+ Ways to Make Money from Home – Even If You’re Just Starting Out

Getting started online might be a daunting task.

One of the reasons I have created this guide is to help you earn extra income online

If you are someone like me, who tried so many business ideas before learning my lessons!

Jack of all trades, master of none.

I know what you might be thinking!

This is another list post of ways to make money online?


Today’s article is going to show you ways you can leverage the skills you already have in you to make money right from your bedroom so far you have a working PC and an internet connection – God willing.

Am also going to give you case studies of people using these ways to earn a living. I believe if they can do it, you too can do it better if you are determined.

Let get started!

Ways to Make Money from Home

Why Start an Internet Business?

This is not what we are here to discuss today but i just want to give you some reasons why you should consider starting your own internet business.

Become an internet entrepreneur – Live the laptop lifestyle – make money from your bedroom.

1) The Internet has turned to a Global Market

Starting your own business would give you the opportunity of having access to the global market.

Do you know that you can turn that one skill you have into an internet business and make more than enough money to pay your bills, cater for your food and help others with the remaining if you don’t know what to use it for.

Just follow along as I would explain how to turn your skills into a service you can offer to the global market.

Keep Reading!

2) Increase in Internet Spending

The researchers at Forrester research predicted that E-retail spending to increase 62% by 2016 in United States alone.

According to eMarketer’s latest forecasts, worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales will increase by 20.1% this year to reach $1.500 trillion.

With these so huge increase in consumer spending, there should be a corresponding business to offer goods and services consumers would be needing.

Why not tap from these multi trillion dollar businesses that would get paid for adding values to consumers.

3) Work from anywhere in the World

With a successful internet business, you would have the opportunity of earning money while you sleep at night.

Have you ever heard of the Laptop life style?

If not for any other reason, if you consider this alone, it should be your top motivation to start a business online.

Who knows?

You might thank me later.

4) Escape the 9-5 Rat Race

Don’t be deceived with the kind of salary you receive monthly.

Working for a boss is an opportunity for you to save ahead for your internet business.

Start the side hustle while you have access to income you can use to buy tools and resources you need to get started online.

Many people are having successes doing a side online business just like you do if you are afraid of quitting your present job

5) Everyone can Start a Business Online Including You!

Irrespective of who you are, you can start an internet business today.

Your background, religion, personality, age e.t.c. should not be a barrier for you to not start a business online.

If this 17 year old boy can make money online, buy a new car at that age, i believe you too can do it.

Action takers are always rewarded with GOOD.

How to Start an Internet Business

If you have taken your time to read the above reasons to start an internet business.

One of those questions that should be running through your mind is:

How can i start an internet business?

Well thought friend!

I will provide the solution right here with the answers from experts that are making real money from the internet.

The experts say that if you have hundred dollars, you can start an internet business today.

Here it is: How To Start a Successful Business with $100

Ways to make Money from Home with Case Studies:

Become a Freelance Writer

One of the best ways to make money online today is to become and start working as a freelancer writer.

While you set out to do this might not be easy in the beginning but with dedication, and persistence you can make enough money even to buy your first house.

The demand for writers is not yet enough to satisfy the need of the people who need articles daily.

If you are a talented writer or you want to be one, starting to make money with this skill is not as difficult as you think.

Logo and Ebook Cover Design

I always believe that each and every one of us is blessed with a unique talent which is buried in us.

Its betters to discover this talent at the right time and leverage its full potential to become successful in life.

To some people, they are blessed with ability to be creative when it comes to designing.

If one of the skills that you have been blessed with is how to use logo designing and Ebook cover creation softwares, you can start making money from home from this skill.

In other to get started with these, you can start out with any of these 13 micro job websites today.

Make Money Online through Blogging

Making money online through the power of blogging is now easier than before.

Many bloggers are making money online through their blogs.

You might ask me, but i don’t know how to start a blog?

Oh, this is easy, here is a step by step tutorial on how to start an award winning blog by Matthew woodward – an award winning blogger.

Just follow that guide and start creating your blog in the next 12 hours, the tutorial has all you need to start your own blog and how to make money from your blog.

Get Paid Online for Selling your College Textbooks

Many people are having successes selling their old books online.

Why do you have to pile up those books in your house while you can actually offer them online to people who need them and get paid in cash.

Amazon, Half, ShopIt, Ebay and others can turn these old books into money in some hours.

Get these books cleaned up, check out the competition and offer your book for sale in any of these sites that are selling old/used books.

Become a Virtual Assistant

Do you know who are virtual assistants?

If not check out the meaning of this on Wikipedia.

Become a VA in any of these micro jobs websites in order to start making money online.

I have to tell you that there are seven types of virutal assistants. Am sure you would be able to fit into any of these seven job category.

Although, this is not a source of passive income but its a good way to start earning money from home.

Blog Commenting and Forum Posting

Either you a native English Speaker or not, you can start offering this service to busy internet entrepreneurs and bloggers and get paid for doing so. I have seen bloggers who are ready to pay you for commenting on their blogs.

Make Money as a Social Media Manager

This is one of the ways by which you can make money online this year. Many internet businesses are going social, they need someone to manager their pages for them.

I don’t even know how many social media profiles i have for my sites, so if i can get someone to help me manage them, the person can have a chance of getting paid
to do so.

You can contact people directly to see if they would need your helping hand. If not, you can start offering this service online through micro job websites.

Many are doing it and making money from home. If others are doing it successfully i believe you can even do it better.

Make money Online Answering Questions

Are you an expert in a field and you have been looking into ways you can make money from your expertise?

If your answer is YES, there are places online where you can get rewarded giving advice or answering questions for other people who are experiencing problems in
the field you are an expert.

In other to make this happen, here are some of the websites you can get started with:

Just Answer | Fun Advice | Ether e.t.c.

Get Paid as a Language Translator

Do you know that you can get paid as a freelance translator?

Become a location independent freelance translator, get rewarded by people you translate for.

Many people are doing it, so far you have all what it takes to translate from one language to the other.
I believe you can do it better.

TranslatorBase is your source for jobs on translation.

Transcribe Audio To Text

Audio and Video transcription is another great way to make money from home.

Have the opportunity of doing Audio to text transcription service for others and get paid while doing that.

You can see jobs relating to this over here

Make Money from Home as a customer Service Rep

Just like the blog commenting and forum post jobs, you can as well be hired to act as a customer service rep for any company and get paid doing so.

Depending on what you can handle. Phone, web and email supports are mostly available for this job.

Arise is good place to get jobs in this area of making money from home.

Make Money Via Email Marketing

This method of making money from home is not for everybody as it involves building or have an email list.

For those who have an email list that is already built, they can start offering their subscriber paid product – it can either be your own product or be an affiliate to other people who have created a product your subscribers might be interested in.

Create an App

With the current increase in mobile phone users, you can make more money from home if you have any sort of programming skills.

You can create your own money making app and sell them to the emerging mobile phone users around the world.

The market is global and limitless, the more creative you are, the more you can make from this.

If its also happens that you don’t have any programming skills, you too can do it. Not all apps you see online that are making cool money for their founders are being created by the founders.

Its possible to outsource the creation to experienced app developer so that you focus on the marketing aspect of the app.

Another excuse that might come to your mind is that you might think that you cant create an app just because you don’t have coding knowledge as well as cash to pay others to get the app developed.

There is a turn around.

And that is you can raise the money need to pay your app developer from AppSplit.

If you already have an idea in mind, you can get started into raising fund for it.

Offer Web Design Services

This is another service one can starting rendering to people who need them.

More and more sites are started everyday. If you have this special skills, you can tap into making money from it.

Apart from normal sites, if you are good in customizing CMS sites, you can make enough money to cater for your needs.

If you would like to offer this service to others but you don’t have the skill, it can be learned.

Here is a web design course on Lynda.Com

Video Animation

Rendering your video animation services online especially in any of these micro job websites is hot cake right now.

You can tap into this massive opportunity today and start making huge income from your home.

To start rendering this service, you only need a piece of software to get started.

Here is a guy who explained how he is making $2000 monthly offering this service on fiverr.

I used his guide, i earned $5 in just three hours. It was awesome!

Sponsored Tweet Service

Are you popular on twitter?

Do you have a large twitter followers?

If YES, there is an opportunity to turn your twitter following into money.

Affiliate Marketing

Although this is quite competitive at the moment but notwithstanding its a good way to make money while promoting other people products or services.

It would be an added advantage for the one who want to make money via this method if he/she has responsive email subscribers to which the products and services are to be marketed to.

Great marketers like Pat Flynn, Matthew Woodward, John Chow and others are making six figures using this same method.

Reviewing products and services for others and get a commission off your review is a good way to start making money online.

Create a Membership Site

As creating a membership site is not a set and forget way to make money online. The creator of the membership site need to add values to the members.

If this is done, the creator would have the chance of charging every member on the site a monthly recurring income.

In order to make this happen, you have to learn how to start a profitable membership site step by step.

Get Paid to put up Sponsored Posts on your Blog

You can as well make money online by featuring sponsored posts on your blog if you have a decent amount of traffic.

The amount you get paid depend on a variety of factors that sponsors are watching for. It can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on these factors.

Create Attractive Fan Pages

Creating attractive fan pages for others who need them for their social media profile is another great way to way to make money from home.

Try this out if you have the skills needed and you are on your way to financial freedom.


There you the different ways to make money from home – even if you’re just starting out, i hope you have learned one thing or the other from this article.

I really want to help more people make more money online, i would like you to add the ways you make money from home to this list so that we can add more value to the article.

Why not comment below.

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