How To Start Making Money From Home

There are many ways of making money online from home. From the most basic tasks to tasks that require skills, there is a lot one can do from home to make money.

When I first heard that I could make money online and still stay at home and raise my kids, I went into overdrive and did a lot of research into it. To say I was overwhelmed at all the information available would be an understatement. I will try to narrow some of them down to make it easier for you to leap into online work.

There are many reasons why people decide to look into this option. The previous year (2020) has brought to people’s attention the need to have an income when stranded at home, whether by choice or by circumstances.

Many mothers are turning to online work as a way of making some money while raising their kids at home. This has been necessitated by the cost of living and childcare skyrocketing.

Once you decide to take this route, you need to do some research as there are many jobs on offer online. If you are leaning on more technical jobs, you should consider taking some online courses to have some knowledge on how to handle the job.

You may want to completely change your career but transitioning to online work and looking to continue with the work you were doing in an office setup would be the easier choice.
Here are some ways you can make money online from the comfort of your home.


You do not need to have any experience or expertise to perform surveys. You only need to follow the instructions given and get to work.
Make sure to look into legitimate sites and their payment methods.

Data Entry

Data entry is another way to make money that only requires you to input data provided for you following given instructions.


Companies often hire individuals to perform research tasks on their behalf, this is because it is tedious work and contracting it out to freelancers easier and much faster.

You can get these jobs on job boards, you get paid once you complete the work assigned.
There are many more tasks you can get online without any expertise required. You are however not going to earn much on most of these tasks but it is a good source of additional income.

Web Design

Most businesses are moving online creating a need for web designers. This is a job that requires you to have some knowledge and expertise to excel in it.


Proofreading requires you to have certification from known education bodies or online courses. You can be a technical or general proofreader.

This work has grown tremendously in recent years due to online content growth. Publications hire proofreaders to go through content before they publish for clean content.
The eBook community has also grown adding to this need as more people are self-publishing books on online platforms.


Editors are experiencing a boom in their services due to the online explosion of content. People self-publishing, online publications, and blogs are looking for editors to go through content before putting it out.

Content Writers

This is another area that has grown exponentially because of the online need for fresh and captivating material.
People are making a lot of money creating content for blogs, online publications, websites that pay surprisingly well for great content.


You can make good money if you have a good comprehension of accents and good typing speed.
As much as AI has come a long way, the need for human transcriptionists is at an all-time high from podcasts, virtual meetings, lectures, etc.

Social Media Management

Social media management has emerged as another source of income more so if you love being on social media platforms.
Influencers and brands hire people to manage their platforms to maintain social presence remain relevant.

Affiliate Marketing

If you have a website you can make good money by being an affiliate marketer promoting brands and selling items on your platforms.

You get a special link that you get from the platform you are associated with like Amazon and then the more people click on the link to buy an item or visit a site; you receive a commission from it.
This is also known as passive income, you do not have to put a lot of effort into this, you just have to drive traffic to your website.

Virtual Assistant

You can combine several jobs and position yourself as a virtual assistant. This is a good way of earning an income online, providing assistance for repetitive tasks to individuals or companies, and get paid.
Many people have built a successful virtual assistant business from home and can now sub-contract work out themselves to other virtual assistants.


Most online businesses sooner or later find that they require some assistance from coaches. Coaching helps people be more productive and attract clients to their businesses in a positive way.
Some people also hire coaches for personal growth in online platforms or even for spiritual growth.


With the onset of virtual meetings that can be held all over the world, the need for translators is at an all-time high. People who speak different languages and need to understand each other require the help of translators for successful meetings.

If you know two or more languages, you can embark on translation as a career that can be performed at home.

Online Tutor

If you have teaching qualifications, you can set up a very lucrative tutoring business from your home.
Countries like China have many openings especially for English tutors and they pay very well. COVID 19 has also opened many doors for tutors as many learners have had to switch to learning online.
For many of these jobs, you only need to have access to a computer, a good internet connection, and a quiet space to work.

Give online work a try and do your due diligence so as not to get scammed by people looking to make quick money online.
Make sure that the payment options are favorable to you before getting into any contract or starting any online work.

Do leave a comment below if you liked this article or if you would love more information on any of the above-mentioned ways of making money online from home.


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