8 Ways To Make Extra Money From Home

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Make Extra Money Working From Home

There are tons of ways to make money from home but the question is “How do I make extra money working from home? I know with the way the world is going and all the things that have taken place. Everybody is looking for ways to make money from home.

I have been working from home since 2009 and let’s just say my journey has been one of a roller coaster. I really didn’t understand the various things that can be done to make extra cash without leaving your home. But over the years, I’ve learned a few things.

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you some things you can get started with today to start making some extra cash.  Are you looking for ways to make money from home? Have you found yourself searching online for more ways to make some extra cash?

8 Easy Ways To Make Money From Home

Benefits of Working At Home?

  • Eliminate gas expenses for your vehicles
  • No more commute to your job
  • More flexibility
  • More time with your family

I know all too well, not having enough money to get your hair and nails done. Being a mom, sometimes, we allow our wants and needs to be put on the back burner because maybe the kids need something or maybe you are in a one-income household.

I recall during my beginning days, we were a one-income household and money was kinda funny. There were many nights that I wanted to go grab me some Apple Bees, but it wasn’t feasible at the time. Right now we are on home arrest as I like to call it so making money the normal way probably won’t work. But either way, I’m going to give you some suggestions of things you can begin to do right now.

8 Ways To Make Money From Home

Have a Virtual Garage Sale

Look in your closets and pull out all those tons of shoes that you are probably not wearing; those outfits that still have tags on them.  Stuff that you know you are no longer using, cash in on them.

I promise you if you look long enough, I bet you got over three hundred worth of goods and stuff just sitting up catching dirt and dust.  Remember, one man’s trash is another one’s treasure.

Besides with us having so much free time, it’s a great time to do some spring cleaning. I’ve been doing that these last few weeks and I’ve found all kinds of items to either sell or donate. Here are a few places online to sell your items:

Sell Digital Courses

Right now, more than ever, digital courses are becoming more and more in demand. If there is something you know how to do and you want to teach it to others, create a quick ebook or how-to guide.

You can create an audio or video short course. Better yet, create an entire program and sell it on sites like Teachable or Selz.

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Make Money Blogging

By now you have heard everybody talking about starting a blog. They are informing you how important it is to get started with your blog right?

Having a place where your potential audience can learn more from you is very crucial. It can be your main hub and once you monetize it and get going with it, you can start to make some extra money from it.

You can sell your own products and services right from your site. Even though you are promoting it through your list and on your other social media platforms, you should always have your items listed on your own website.

Few ways to make money blogging

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Selling Ad Space
  • Selling your own products & services
  • Doing Sponsored Blog posts


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How To Make Money Online

ways to make extra money working from home

 A YouTube Manager

If you love editing videos and managing youtube channels, I can tell you right now that there is money to be made. You can edit videos for YouTubers.

It’s one of those things that most YouTubers including myself hate doing. Its very time consuming and if you are really picky, you can spend hours editing one video.

Also, you can create thumbnails for videos. Create SEO and use proper hashtags for their videos. You can even create Youtube banners for people’s channels.

Don’t sleep on this because while Youtubers might not come out and say it, but they do need help. If this is something that you are great at, use sites like Fiverr or Upwork to list your services.

A Virtual Assistant

There are so many avenues you can take. When thinking of all the ways to make money being a virtual assistant, the sky is not even the limit.

During busy times, especially for small business owners, we are all looking for ways to outsource small business tasks. Your services more than ever can help a small business owner spend more time with their loved ones.

Ask yourself right now, what are your skills? Are you good at email marketing? Are you good at managing clients whether it be on the phone or via email?

Trust me, small business owners can use all the help they can get. Hiring a virtual assistant can free up time for the small business owners to do what they love and that is perfecting their craft.

Related post: How To Make Money As A Virtual Assistant

Sponsored Blog Posts

Did you know that there are companies that will pay you to write a post on your website? You can even get paid to do a sponsored video on YouTube. I have done a few over the course of my ten-year blogging journey. Lately, I’ve been buckling down to do even more sponsored blog posts.

The first thing you need to understand is what exactly is a sponsored post. Well, its when a company pays you to write a post about their brand or company on your website for advertising in return for a fee.

To get going with a sponsored post, you can do two things: Join Sponsored post networks or reach out directly with the company.

If you are going to reach out directly to the brand, it doesn’t have to be a long out an email; just something short and sweet and to the point.

Some networks to join for sponsored blog posts

Social Media Manager

If you love social media, you can manage other small business owner’s social media platforms. Engage with their fans, send out email campaigns to their mailing list.

You can also run Facebook Ads for them. Since most people spend quite amount of time on social media, start getting paid to assist other mompreneurs.

It can be a pain in you know what to try and keep up with all the social media platforms. Cash in on your expertise while helping a fellow small business owner out.

Remote Customer Service Rep

I have worked both as a brick and mortal customer service representative and remote one. But I will tell you now that working at home as a remote customer service representative has been part of my way of making money from home for years.

It works the same way as working in a regular call center except you are working remotely. There are a few things you need in order to make your work at home experience easier. I highly recommend you set up a spare bedroom or closet so that you can have a quiet place to have no distractions.

Work From Home Recommended Equipment

Comfortable Office Desk Chair

Noise Free USB Headset

Small Home Office Desk

Dell Dual Screen Computer Bundle

HP Laptop 

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Start your own business

Have you been sitting on a vision that God has shown you for years? Are you naturally great at something that brings you so much joy? What do you dream about it when you sleep that you wish you could do?

Ask yourself this question: “Who told you that you can’t follow your dreams”? Everything starts with an idea and if you are struggling with narrowing down your first business idea, my FREE Business Workbook will guide you with getting started.

You can start small with an online business. You can make money teaching classes online. Think about what you naturally love doing. Figure out a way to start cashing in on your knowledge. Not sure what small business ideas are out there? Click here

Blog post originally posted on July 11, 2011… Updated and repost March 29, 2020


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Conclusion: I hope these few tips will get your creative juices flowing so that you can begin to generate some additional income while being home taking care of your family.  You don’t have to put your life or dreams on hold because of lack of funds. Take a chance on you and get creative so you can start to live your life on your own terms.

QUESTION: What are some ideas that you have that could potentially make you money? Answer below


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Make Extra Money Working From Home


LaTersa Blakely is the founder of The Mommy Maven's Blog and The I Am Enough Movement. She enjoys teaching moms how to start and grow their business while creating harmony within their homes. She's also a featured blogger in the Real Simple Magazine and best selling author of MOMPRONEUR.

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