Legit Ways to Make Money at Home

Let’s be honest, being a self-employed mom or dad while working from home is not all about relaxing at home or steaming cups of coffee in bed… but most of the time it is. And it’s quite glorious.

I recently asked my friends to give me more crafty stuff ideas or if they have money-making seasonal side ventures, and their response was amazing. The answers are incredibly diverse and I just had to share them all here.

If you want to make money from home during holidays or any time of the year, you can use this list below as a jumping-off point to research which type of money-making opportunity might be right for you. There are so many options and opportunities to choose from!

(Disclaimer: You need to exert extra effort for the money to start rolling in. These ideas require time,  dedication, perseverance, and a lot of hard work. Some of these money making tips need certain qualifications – but most of them need none.)

Sell Your Stuff Online

If, for some reason, you have a lot of stuff in your closet that you don’t use or you don’t wear. Then what would you think about selling them out to strangers or to your friends?

There are a few websites that make this possible including Preloved.co.uk, eBay, or eBuygumm.co.uk. 

Get Paid to Lose Weight

Do you want a little extra motivation to lose weight? Well, how about money? HealthyWage and DietBet are the two favorite sites for this matter. These sites will allow you to place a wager and earn money when you successfully lose weight. Cool eh?

Make or Sell Lotions, Soaps, and other Home beauty products

You can also earn money by making/selling lotions, soaps, and other wellness products. Check out these awesome Homebody Co., or Purely Essential on Facebook.

Design and Sell Sewing Patterns

At Radiant Home Studio, you will learn how to design and create your own digital sewing patterns which you can sell as well.  Read FAQs on their website.

Earn Up to $20/Hour as a Transcriptionist

If you are looking for a flexible job that will allow you to work from home, that requires a little to no prior working experience, and does not involve making outbound sales calls, then you could become a transcriptionist. This job will give you the freedom to set your own time and pace.

Here are a few companies that will hire you as a transcriptionist:

  • Transcribe Me
  • Rev
  • Tigerfish
  • Quicktate
  • Crowdsurf

Warning: The work is quite repetitive and may drive you insane. Transcription might not be the line of work for you if your patience is so short.

Get paid as a Social Media Consultant

You can do some Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest consulting work for bloggers. It will blow you away as you can get paid $$$ for merely playing with Pinterest.  

Get Paid to Write an Article for These Sites

  • TheKrazyCouponLady.com
  • Listverse.com
  • ThePennyHoarder.com

Sell Your Photos

If you have an edgy smartphone and have photography skills, making money can be a lot easier. There’s a new mobile app called Foap that will allow you to turn your photos into cash.

Here’s how it works:

  • You download Foap for free.
  • Sign up for an account.
  • Take quality pictures.
  • Upload a photo to Foap’s marketplace.
  • Wait for someone to buy the license to your photo for $10, and you make $5.

If your photo sells ten times, you make $5 each time and end up with $50 in your wallet, all for about 5-10 minutes of work. Cool eh?

Be Apple At Home Advisor

Here’s a cool opportunity for you if you want to work from home for a known: Apple. You can be an official Apple employee who offers online support for their popular products like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, via their customer service program AppleCare. However, this is not for everyone as the company is looking for people with technical expertise who can get the work done to their standards.

Become a Teacher on Udemy & Google Hangouts

With the help of technology and online learning platforms like Google Hangouts and Udemy, anyone, anywhere, can teach and learn anything.

However, if don’t have any skills to teach, here are some ideas (as I believe that most of us are experts at something):

  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Photography
  • Programming
  • Computer Repair
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Life coaching
  • Cooking
  • Style consultation
  • Beauty consultations
  • Gardening 

You set the rate for your lessons (most go for between $20-$40).

Sell Your Crafty Stuff on Etsy

Crafty Stuff

If you know how to create crafty stuff like to knitting a scarf, making jewelry, sewing clothes, building a bench, making a picture frame, or making any other DIY projects, you can make money over at Etsy by opening your own shop online.

What’s surprising here is that work at home mom is earning $70,000/month on Etsy!  

Become a Dog Masseuse

You heard it right. You can make/earn extra money for massaging cats and dogs. It might sound a bit strange, but apparently many pets these days enjoy a good massage as much as we do.

With a bit of training, you can make $40 per hour as a pet masseuse. You can almost everything online. You can find pet massage videos on YouTube. But to get certified, you’ll need to be trained by one of the many pet massage schools.

  • Canine Massage Therapist (CMT) program offered on Equissage.com – $895.
  • Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) in Fall City, Washington – $2,000

Bear in mind that although you do not need to be certified in some states, being certified will help you appear more professional to both veterinarians and pet owners.

Have you ever earn money on the side while being at home with your kiddos? Would you try any of these methods to earn extra money at home?


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