- How to Make Money From Home in 2022
- 1. Proofreading
- 2. Work as a freelance writer
- 3. Start a blog
- 4. Become a virtual assistant
- 5. Become a Transcriptionist
- 6. Start a dropshipping business
- 7. Become a professional dog walker
- 8. Work as a virtual bookkeeper
- 9. Teach Online
- Create your Own Course
- Teach kids online
- Become a Tutor
- 10. Become a virtual receptionist
- 11. Become a virtual travel agent
- 12. Start an Amazon FBA business
- 13. Flipping for profit
- 14. Graphic designer
- 15. Social media manager
- 16. Become a photographer
- 17. Become an Airbnb host
- 18. Design and sell your products and crafts
- 19. Online personal trainer
- 20. Selling clothes online
- Ready to make money working from home?
Want to find out what are the best ways to make money from home? Learn how to make up to $100,000 a year working from home, starting with little to no money!
Being able to quit my job and make money from home has always been one of my dreams.
We all have different reasons for wanting to work from home:
- Creating your own small business and be your own boss.
- Having more freedom to travel and explore the world.
- Wanting to spend time with your kids as a stay-at-home mum or dad.
Whatever the reason, you don’t have to be an online expert or spend a lot of money training to make money from the comfort of your own home.
All the ways to make money from home that you will find here cost little to no money to set up.
You will only need, in most cases:
- A computer
- Internet access
The good news is that you will already have most of these things if you are reading this.
But if you really want to earn a substantial income, you need to make sure you treat the idea you choose as your own business: you will need to create a routine and establish your own schedule. Make sure you set aside time in your day and organize your calendar.
Not having a boss breathing down your neck isn’t an excuse to neglect your home-based project!
The amazing thing when you set up your own business is that you will be in charge of your own success. And it’s really possible to start making up to $100,000 within a year or two. In this post, I will share with you real-life examples of people that, without previous experience, or a typical 9 to 5 job, manage to earn a 6-figure income, working from home!
If you are ready to make money without a “real” job, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started!
How to Make Money From Home in 2022
With the world changing and people having more flexibility to work from anywhere than ever before, there’s never been a better time to start your own business from home.
Here I listed my favorite ideas to make money from home.
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, word processing softwareINCOME: $35,000-$59,000/year
Catching errors can be a very profitable business!
If you are passionate about grammar, punctuation, spelling and have eagle eyes for mistakes, this might be the perfect job for you!
Copy editors and proofreaders help others check their written material for spelling, grammar, and readability. And with the average salary at around $36,000 per year, it’s a great way to make a living!
You can start a proofreading business from anywhere, so it’s perfect for making money at home or while traveling.
Caitlin, from Proofread Anywhere, is an amazing example of how successful proofreading can be. She made slightly over $43,000 as a freelance proofreader while going on several amazing vacations. And now she teaches others how to become a professional proofreader in no time.
2. Work as a freelance writer
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet accessINCOME: $50,000-$85,000/year
Do you love expressing yourself with words? Writing could be the perfect job for you!
The life of a writer allows you to work from home or anywhere, as long as you have a computer, internet access, and a phone.
There are tons of opportunities out there, whether working for online magazines and websites or writing for companies creating their blog posts, branded content, newsletters, or press releases.
You can start your own blog to showcase your work and land your first paid opportunities. The more experience you have, the more you will earn. And with freelance writing, the sky is the limit.
Don’t believe me? Alex Fasulo makes over $350,000 a year as a freelance writer, working on Fiverr. Isn’t that incredible?
3. Start a blog
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, word processing softwareINCOME: $25,000-$1,000,000/year (yes!)
I couldn’t really talk about making money from home without talking about blogging!
The great thing about blogging is that it requires a minimal initial investment (you just need to buy a domain and hosting for your website) and your time.
You can then generate income by adding ads to your blog, or you can generate money using affiliate marketing or by creating your own product. With affiliate marketing, every time people click on affiliate links on your site and make a purchase, you receive a small commission at no additional cost to them.
I currently make a six-figure income from this little blog.
Michelle, the blogger of Making Sense of Cents, makes over 1 million dollars a year with her blog (yes, that’s right!).
A few examples of multi six-figure bloggers:
- Abby from justagirlandherblog.com – home organization, DIY, and home decor.
- Hilary from pullingcurls.com – pregnancy, parenting, and family.
- Will and Richard from thebaldbrothers.com – health and fitness.
- Jen from simplegreensmoothies.com – healthy eating.
- Cassidy from succulentsandsunshine.com – succulents.
- Steve from nerdfitness.com – fitness.
- David from makesomething.com – DIY.
4. Become a virtual assistant
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, word processing softwareINCOME: $40,000-$60,000/year
You can earn some great money working from home for a few hours a day by becoming a virtual assistant (up to $35-$50 per hour!).
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The beauty of this job is that it can be done from home, and it can be done on a freelance basis – some gigs last a day, and some can last for weeks or months.
Virtual assistants need to have strong administrative skills, be highly organized, and work across many fascinating industries, like blogging and social media.
There are different types of tasks a virtual assistant can help a business with. Some companies use a VA to keep up with emails, customer service online, calendar updates, arrange meetings, share blogging updates, and manage social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
5. Become a Transcriptionist
EQUIPMENT: Computer, headphones, internet access, word processing softwareINCOME: $45,000-$60,000/year
As a transcriptionist, you will convert recorded speech into a written, electronic document. You need to be a fast and accurate typist, and you will also need basic computer skills to become a successful transcriptionist. This job can be done from home and has a lot of autonomy.
But before you consider this as an option, you need to make sure you have these skills:
- Self-motivated and self-disciplined.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Comfortable working alone.
- Able to work independently with little to no supervision or feedback.
- Flexible to changing routines to meet deadlines.
Typing seems like an easy job, but it requires a lot of concentration and time. The faster you are, the more money you will make.
You can also specialize in specific fields that pay much more and have a high demand. For example, legal transcriptionists can earn significantly more.
6. Start a dropshipping business
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet accessINCOME: $20,000-$100,000+/year
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to sell tea online. But after a few months, I realized how painful holding stock (in my bedroom!) was. Guess what? There is a way to make money from home with an online store without worrying about that at all.
Dropshipping allows you to sell products without ever seeing them or having to invest thousands of dollars in inventory. You work with a supplier who will ship items to your customers from their warehouse. You only pay for drop shipping when your product sells and you have received payment from the customer, which means you can start a business with very little money.
But how do you make money? You make money by selling the products to your customer at a higher price than the drop shipping company charges you.
If you want to earn money from home without having to invest a fortune, dropshipping is a great business model:
- It’s easy to get started.
- It has low overheads and set-up costs.
- You can offer a wide range of products from day one.
- It’s easy to scale.
But be mindful that you need to select the right product and a niche that isn’t oversaturated. There are very low margins, and you need to differentiate yourself through marketing.
When you chose a supplier, you’ll want to be mindful of factors like how long it will take them to ship items, how well the order is packed, and how their customer service will deal with your customers.
Dropshipping can be a great flexible work-from-home idea, and with the proper planning and research, you could build a profitable business.
7. Become a professional dog walker
EQUIPMENT: Leash, waste bags, dog treatsINCOME: $31,000+/year
Are you an animal lover? Walking dogs has always seemed like such a fun and relaxing job. It’s also an excellent way to squeeze some exercise in and make money walking.
Becoming a professional dog walker will help you make money from home while doing something you enjoy.
How much you earn depends on how often you work. Offer a discount to your first clients and ask for referrals to get your business going. You want to prioritize locking in regular clientele who will need you for weekly walks at a minimum.
8. Work as a virtual bookkeeper
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, bookkeeping softwareINCOME: $41,000-$65,000/year
Did you know that bookkeeping is one of the most profitable businesses on the planet, according to Forbes and Entrepreneur?
The average bookkeeper earns $69 to $82 per hour. These earning potentials make bookkeeping a fantastic option if you want to start a virtual business or simply earn some extra money on the side without having to work a ton of hours.
As a bookkeeper, you will document financial accounts, including daily transactions, income, and overall cash flow for small business owners. This job requires some data entry as accounts and figures need to be organized.
The great thing about working as a bookkeeper is that you can do most of your job from a computer, which means it’s perfect if you want to earn money working from home (or anywhere).
It might sound odd, but you don’t need any special certification or accounting experience to become a bookkeeper. And most clients won’t ask whether you have any certifications or not. But you still need to know what you are doing!
Jenna made $50,000 in her first year as a bookkeeper, working with only 10 clients! And she is now on track to hear over $100,000.
9. Teach Online
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, webcam/microphoneINCOME: $25,000-$100,000/year
Becoming an online teacher is a great way to make money from home. You will normally need to use a video-conferencing app like Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.
There are 3 ways to teach online:
- Create your own course.
- Teach to kids online.
- Become a tutor for a company.
Create your Own Course
I am sure you are an expert on something. Or at least you know more about a subject than most people you know.
If that’s the case, create an online course to share your knowledge.
The great thing about creating your own online course is that it can become a great resource of passive income: you have to do the hard work once, and then you can sell your course over and over again.
After listening to a friend who made a full-time income giving lessons on Teachable, Mark Dawson, a self-publishing writer, decided to give it a go himself. He decided to put together a course about Facebook advertising for Indie writers, and within a few weeks, he made more than $100,000 from his lessons.
You can use Teachable to create videos, audio, PowerPoint presentations, or anything else you need for your virtual course. Then, you just have to decide on a price and publish it. The more in-depth your course is, the more you will be able to charge.
Teach kids online
Did you know that you could make money teaching kids online, even if you are not a qualified teacher?
Websites like Outschool let you teach any subject, including cooking, acting, or singing.
You will simply need to go through some background checks. Plus, you’ll need to make a video of an example class to show them you can teach.
Once you are approved, you can start to promote your classes and make money.
On average, teachers on Outschool earn $35 per teaching hour. And if you pick the right classes to teach and organize your schedule cleverly, you could even make over $10,000 a month.
Become a Tutor
If you want to become a tutor, most companies will ask you for a bachelor’s degree and/or some experience teaching in the field. This is an excellent way to make money from home, especially if you already have some experience.
BookNook, for example, is hiring tutors to teach reading and math skills to groups of up to four K – 8 kids online. You can make between $15-$22 an hour working from home!
A great thing about BookNook? No prep or lesson planning is required!
A big plus is that you can use BookNook’s learning platform, so you won’t need prep or lesson planning.
10. Become a virtual receptionist
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, landline phone, headset (optional)INCOME: $30,000-$60,000/year
Yes, receptionists can work from home too. Your job as a virtual receptionist is similar to a VA, although you typically handle traditional receptionist duties. This includes answering phone calls, handling inquiries from clients, providing customer service, managing contact lists, and booking meetings.
This job can still be flexible depending on when your client’s offices will be open, and you will likely work closely with customers to provide them with a satisfactory experience.
To excel in this type of work, you’ll need excellent communication and interpersonal skills. It also helps to be organized, a proficient typer, and catch on quickly when learning how to use new software systems that the company may have.
11. Become a virtual travel agent
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, phone, travel agency software (optional)INCOME: $37,000-$60,000/year
I know working as a travel agent right now might sound a bit weird. But hey, soon everyone will be looking for the longest vacation they ever had!
And a lot of people are already planning big!
So, if you enjoy organizing trips, becoming a virtual travel agent may be the perfect way to make money from home.
Travel agents have a super fun job: they get to shop around for the best deals on vacation packages and accommodations for their clients. You can help people plan family vacations, romantic honeymoon trips, and backpacking adventures. To assist you in the process, most travel agents partner with various companies to receive discounts to offer clients.
Working with a travel agent is usually free for the traveler, but you’d make your money from the hotels and travel companies you work with. Whenever your client books through you and uses your partners, you’ll earn a commission from them. Plus, you can score discounted travel for yourself as well.
You don’t need any specific certification to become a travel agent. Ultimately, your knowledge of destinations, the capacity of planning, and booking software will be the crucial bits you need.
12. Start an Amazon FBA business
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, printer, boxes and tapes, shipping labelsINCOME: $30,000-$100,000/year
Amazon is the largest online retailer in the US, UK, and most of Europe and has seen its value jump over 60% during 2020, with more and more people shopping online.
How about getting a slice of the pie?
FBA stands for ‘fulfillment by Amazon.’ This means that Amazon looks after all of the seller’s stock. When a customer places an order, it by-passes the seller altogether and goes straight to the FBA warehouse. Amazon then picks out the order and delivers it to the customer.
This is the basic idea for an Amazon FBA business:
- You purchase stock at a discounted price (either from clearance sales or stockists).
- You then set a price, ship your products to Amazon, and sell them for a profit, with Amazon handling the sale process.
The idea is to create an online store, with Amazon handling customer service, returns, and queries.
This is a great business model as it has very low start-up costs and lots of flexibility. Ideally, you should set aside between $500 to $1,000 to jump-start your business, and buy the initial stock and essential tools. But you can start will less if you are worried about investing too much too soon!
Muschi and Levi used the power of Amazon FBA to create a six-figure eCommerce business in less than a year.
13. Flipping for profit
EQUIPMENT: Computer, word processing software, some storage spaceINCOME: $40,000-$100,000/year
Flipping means buying things for cheap and selling them for more.
I think this way of making money is great because you can literally sell anything! You just need to love shopping online or in charity shops and know how to look for unique bargains that you can resell for a profit. You can start selling tech items, antiques, artwork, or furniture.
Melissa and Rob managed to make over $42,000 a year by working on flipping for less than 15 hours a week.
Some of the amazing deals they pulled off:
- Old radio: Bought for $15, Sold for $200
- Door handle: Bought for $8, sold for $200
- Patio set: Bought for $50, Sold for$2,100
14. Graphic designer
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EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Creative CloudINCOME: $45,000-$125,000/year
If you are a creative person and love designing different things, you can make money from home using your Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator skills.
Graphic designers do more than just design websites. They also design logos, flyers, promotional materials, business cards, and more. Graphic designers earn a median income of $46,900 per year, but you can make more if you take on bigger projects or work for yourself.
Think about it, if you design 8 websites per month (2 per week) for $500 each, that’s $4,000 per month. Add in another $1,000 for miscellaneous design tasks, and that’s $5,000 per month or $60,000 for the year.
15. Social media manager
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet accessINCOME: $50,000-$75,000/year
If you love social media but you are not keen to create your own brand or blog, you can become a social media marketing manager!
Pretty much every company under the sun has a social presence, but managing all these accounts can become time-consuming, especially for smaller brands.
And this is when they will need your help!
Running social media accounts like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter is a great way to make money from home.
16. Become a photographer
EQUIPMENT: Camera, computer, photo editing software like LightroomINCOME: $30,000-$70,000/year
If everyone wants you to take their pictures at family events, and you love playing with your camera, starting a photography business could be the perfect work-from-home business idea for you. You can set up an area in your home to take portraits and headshots or offer a photoshoot on location.
If you shoot weddings, you can earn hundreds of dollars in just one day, which makes this a pretty good side hustle option for weekends as well.
17. Become an Airbnb host
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet, space to rent outINCOME: $15,000-$100,000/year
Make money at home, with your home! I absolutely love using Airbnb when we travel. Airbnb has easily saved us hundreds of dollars in accommodations, but I also like how we can help support local residents looking to make a part-time or full-time income from this site.
If you have an extra room or even a guest house that you’re not using, see if you can rent it out on Airbnb. Airbnb provides you with all the tools and resources needed to list your place and start booking visitors.
New hosts can even get their earnings estimated depending on where they live. If you live in a larger city near a lot of tourist spots, you may even be able to earn a full-time income with Airbnb.
I like Airbnb because it allows hosts to be pretty hands-off if they wish. You can communicate with guests via the app’s texting feature, and you can also set up your own check-in process with a lockbox or similar setup if you aren’t around.
18. Design and sell your products and crafts
EQUIPMENT: Varies depending on what you want to sellINCOME: $25,000+/year
How about monetizing your creativity by selling your own products and crafts? If you love to create and DIY, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take a shot a selling your creations online.
The challenging part may be figuring out what you want to create and sell first. Start by considering what you’re good at making. Then, think about what others would like and research the market for specific items. Do you regularly get compliments on certain things you own or have made personally?
You don’t have to be super crafty to make money from home with your own products. You can design your own products and commission someone else to make them for you, like my friend Chloe does.
19. Online personal trainer
EQUIPMENT: Computer, exercise mat, adjustable weights, portable bench or step up benchINCOME: $42,000-$72,000/year
Personal training doesn’t just have to be something you do at the gym. Many people exercise from home these days, so becoming an online personal trainer is a great way to earn money working from home.
These days most clients love the flexibility that online coaching provides. They can follow a personalized fitness plan but can fit that plan into their weekly routine without the stress of having to go to the gym.
20. Selling clothes online
EQUIPMENT: Computer, internet access, clothing inventoryINCOME: $6,000+/year
Have some old clothes lying around that you can sell for extra money? You can sell so many things online, but selling clothes can be pretty profitable long term.
Don’t underestimate the unused clothes hanging in your closet or packed away in storage. Consider listing those items for sale on sites like Poshmark or eBay.
And if you find that you enjoy selling clothes online, you can think about starting your own reselling business.
Unlike a dropshipping business, you will need to accumulate and maintain some inventory, but you will also have more freedom over your prices (and, therefore, profits) are like.
Consider selling your clothes on various platforms to test them out. Be sure to take quality photos and be specific when you describe the item so buyers know exactly what they’re going to get.
You can also run an e-commerce store where you sell new clothes online from suppliers. This will allow you to create your own brand and connect better with a specific type of customer.
Ready to make money working from home?
Here you have them: the best easy ways to make money from home!
Starting this blog was the best decision I took in a long time, and I couldn’t be happier to have found the freedom and satisfaction to have my own business.
I hope some of these money-making ideas will inspire you to create your own future!
And if you need any help to get started, let me know in the comments!