99 Ways to Earn Money from Home: NO SCAMS PLEASE!

If someone tells you he or she has a way to earn money from home without so much as lifting a finger and by only spending a few bucks, RUN. Run away as fast as you can! Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, who earned hundreds of dollars a day or thousands of dollars a month, spent their days just doing simple menial tasks. Don’t believe it!

So… is it still possible to have a decent income online? Yes, it is.

Earning Money Online is NEVER Easy or Simple

There is no simple way to earn a lot of money online. Those who are rolling in the Benjamins today were toiling hard yesterday. I mean it. If earning money online is that easy, everybody would be successful!

But then, why are there only a handful who are earning as much as they say? When someone shows you a wad of cash or shares pictures of them with jet planes in the background, or spending a vacation somewhere in the Mediterranean, don’t part with your hard-earned money so easily!

99 Ways to Earn Money from Home: NO SCAMS PLEASE!

Many of those saying that you can earn by simply sending snail mails (placing letters in envelopes, etc.), sending e-mails, posting in social media, etc. are scams. The term they use is Multi-Level Marketing or MLM. This business type used to be legitimate in the past. An MLM is a business that offers products and memberships. Members have access to the products and can use them by paying a fee. They can also promote the products and earn from every member that joins.

However, MLMs these days offer useless products just so they can use the term MLM. Sure, they offer products, but these are usually information that you can get online for free. The way for you to earn is by inviting other people to join the business (and have access to useless products, LOL). It is a pyramiding scam wherein the person who invited you gets a portion of the fee you paid. In order for you to earn money, you need to invite other people and make them spend money. If you can’t invite other people, you won’t earn a dime. This type of business is based on unethical practices, which can go downhill fast.

99 Ways to Earn Money from Home: NO SCAMS PLEASE!

If they say they are earning hundreds a day, thousands a week, why do you think they waste their time inviting people into the business? Out of the goodness of their hearts? No sir. Because that’s how they can earn money. If they are earning as much as they show in their Paypal or Joint Venture earnings, they will not waste their time posting these things and asking you to inbox them or comment “info”. They will be spending their money through REAL advertising venues. But guess what? They can’t even pay for advertising in Facebook because either they don’t have the budget for that or because Facebook has downright rejected their ads for being a scam.

Earn Money from Home with Real Work

I hate scams. I hate scammers even more. I believe that those who are looking for work online genuinely need money as a side hustle or to actually finance their day to day lives as they are really down and out. Or maybe you want to escape your 9-5 job. But although working online has its advantages, it doesn’t mean you no longer have to work. You also need to work! If you want to be financially free in the future, you have to put in the work today.

Is it possible to earn a lot of money online that you’ll eventually be debt free, be financially sustainable and even become a millionaire?

By all means, YES!

The internet has made it a possibility, and equalized the playing field for all of us: those with money and those without; those with degrees and those without. If you are willing to invest on yourself and work hard, then anything is possible.

Now the work detailed in the list below are a combination of full-time jobs, part-time jobs, freelance jobs, affiliate marketing and online business.

So here are 99 ways to earn money from home that are not scams:

 

  1. Web Content or Article Writing
  2. Resume Writing
  3. Technical Writing
  4. Academic Writing
  5. Review Writing
  6. Creative or Fiction Writing
  7. News Writing
  8. Editor
  9. Translator
  10. Transcription
  11. Math Tutor
  12. English Tutor (Language Teacher)
  13. Virtual Assistant
  14. Researcher
  15. Admin Support
  16. Social Media Manager
  17. Social Media Marketer
  18. PPC/Advertising Specialist
  19. Marketing Strategist
  20. Brand Manager
  21. Product Ambassador
  22. Accounting/Bookkeeping Jobs
  23. Recruiter/Human Resources/Workforce Manager
  24. Graphic Design
  25. Web Design
  26. Web Development
  27. Mobile App Development
  28. Customer Service Staff
  29. Call Center Employee
  30. Tech Support
  31. Sales Representative
  32. Data Entry/Typing Jobs
  33. Data Mining
  34. Data Analyst
  35. QA Engineer/Analyst/Staff
  36. Project Management
  37. Software Engineer
  38. Video Production/Editor
  39. Music Production
  40. Voice Over/Voice Recording
  41. Podcast/Webcast Producer
  42. SEO Expert/Staff
  43. Email Marketing
  44. Book Designing
  45. Book Illustration
  46. Book Design and Layout
  47. Business Website Creation
  48. Blog Creation
  49. Product/User Testing
  50. Data Analysis
  51. Marriage/Relationship Advice
  52. Health Advice
  53. Nutrition and/or Weightloss Coach
  54. Medical Case Worker
  55. Healthcare Consultant
  56. Be a Mystery Shopper
  57. Event Planner (Wedding, Birthdays, etc.)
  58. Beauty Product Seller
  59. Open a Home Travel Agency
  60. Teach How to Play an Instrument
  61. Set-up a Home Daycare
  62. Be a Pet Sitter
  63. Buy, Flip and Sell Items
  64. Sell Upcycled and Unique Stuff
  65. Direct Selling
  66. Show How to Make Costumes
  67. Create Unboxing Videos
  68. Toy Designer
  69. 3D Printing Service (Wedding Toppers, Toys, giveaways)
  70. Open up a Room for Rent (for AirBnB, Tripping.com, FlipKey, etc.)
  71. Work as an Uber Driver
  72. Astrology Reading
  73. Teach About Mindfulness and Meditation
  74. Teach Yoga
  75. Teach Zumba
  76. Teach about using programs you are an expert on (MS Excel, Photoshop, etc.)
  77. Create Tutorial Videos for Math
  78. Create Tutorial Videos for Science
  79. Create Viral Videos
  80. Teach DIY Woodcrafting
  81. Teach Beard Growing
  82. Teach Home Improvement or Fixing Stuff Around the Home
  83. Share Recipes
  84. Create and Sell Scented Candles
  85. Create and Sell Healthy Snacks
  86. Create and Sell Bath Bombs
  87. Create Videos about Activities for Children
  88. Promote Organic Oils
  89. Create and Sell Handcrafted Items (Jewelry, Polymer Clay Stuff, stuffed toys, etc)
  90. Create and Sell Digital Designs (Invitations, Birthday Cards, Valentine Cards, Holiday Cards)
  91. Teach About Pet Care
  92. Sell Pet Care E-book
  93. Sell Shirts, Caps, Mugs, Pillow Online via Dropshipping
  94. Sell Affordable Jewelry Online via Dropshipping
  95. Sell Niche Stuff Online (quirky stuff) via Dropshipping
  96. Sell Your Photos
  97. Sell Your Music
  98. Create and Sell Adult Coloring Books
  99. Create a Facebook Page/Group and Promote Content

Why We Don’t Recommend Survey Sites and Task-Based Sites Here

As you may have noticed, none of these recommended work from home jobs involve answering surveys or doing menial tasks like watching videos/ads. I purposely did not include them because these are not really “jobs” that you can work full-time or part-time on. Although you can earn from them, you cannot depend on them to be a consistent source of income.

If you only want to earn on the side, sure, answering surveys and accepting tasks in “paid to do” sites can work. If you’re lucky, you can earn $25 to $50 per month. Survey sites that say you can earn $200 to $1,000 from them monthly is pulling your leg. You can surely earn that if there are only a few people in the platform (there are millions), if you are always online (you don’t sleep?) and if you qualify for all the surveys (which you don’t). Task-based sites (download app, listen to music, watch video, enter captcha, etc.) is the same. You’ll earn cents for your time.

If you still want to try survey sites, check out the survey sites we recommend.

If you’re serious about work, however, the above list will help you. Check each item out for more details, as I will be adding more information as we go along. If you have questions now, don’t hesitate to post a comment and I will answer with as much information as I can to help you earn money from home.

Some of these work from home jobs can eventually make you financially free!

 

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16 thoughts on “99 Ways to Earn Money from Home: NO SCAMS PLEASE!

    Kate

    (April 11, 2018 - 6:44 pm)

    This is a GREAT list to help expand someone’s mindset around work from home sources of income.

      TheWorkingMomma

      (April 13, 2018 - 8:28 am)

      Thanks! If you have anything to add, that would be awesome.

    Sean Unrau

    (April 11, 2018 - 7:04 pm)

    One more thing you could add to the list is fiverr.com deals. I haven’t worked on there personally, but I know people who have and its a pretty good gig.

      TheWorkingMomma

      (April 13, 2018 - 8:27 am)

      Yep, I’ll add those too. I was thinking of placing specific locations to find gigs in future articles, providing how to go through each item on the list.

    Suzanne

    (April 11, 2018 - 7:35 pm)

    These are all great ways to earn money from home. Thanks for sharing!

    Melanie

    (April 11, 2018 - 9:10 pm)

    Top tips here and so many real ways to earn money from home x

    Maya

    (April 12, 2018 - 5:58 am)

    What a great thorough list! I agree it’s tough when everyone is trying to scam you. Thanks for the ideas!

      TheWorkingMomma

      (April 13, 2018 - 8:25 am)

      I got tired of people getting scammy offers after another, so I wanted to help out. If you have something to add to the list, that would be great!

    Christina | From Under a Palm Tree

    (April 12, 2018 - 2:19 pm)

    This post is super helpful! I’m about to go traveling and will need to find ways to make money on the road so this is perfect!

      TheWorkingMomma

      (April 13, 2018 - 8:24 am)

      Awesome! Make sure to update us with your travels and your side hustles 🙂

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    I Need a home job using smartphone

      TheWorkingMomma

      (April 20, 2018 - 5:55 am)

      For a real job, you would need a computer. If you are looking for just side hustles that would give you cents for your time, there are some apps that pay you for certain smartphone tasks. But don’t expect them to be full-time jobs.

      You can also use your smartphone for an online business, but then again, that’s a business, not a job.

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