As the normalization of remote work continues, you can take advantage of various ways to make money from home. From selling items online to starting a podcast to offering your services as a virtual assistant, there are many opportunities to earn an income without leaving the house. If you’re seeking a more traditional job format but still want to work from home, you’re in luck. Remote job postings doubled for some online recruitment sites during the pandemic and continue to rise.
Regardless of whether you're looking for full-time income or just some extra money on the side, there are plenty of ways to make money while working from home. There are many benefits to making money from home, such as having the flexibility to make your own schedule and enjoy a strong work-life balance. Regarding the remote positions available, tech jobs are among the most prevalent, but work-from-home opportunities have also risen in therapy, finance, and law. Below we discuss ideas on how to make money at home.
You can generate some extra income by including affiliate links if you have an audience through a website, social media, or other platforms. Affiliate marketing is when you earn a commission on the sale of someone else’s products. A common way is to have a link to another company’s website or product in your own content so that if a reader clicks on your link and buys the product, you get a cut of the sale. The Amazon Associates Program is a well-known affiliate network; you can find other affiliate marketing opportunities on platforms like CJ Affiliate, Rakuten LinkShare, ShareASale, and many more.
Pick up freelance work online
Make money online through websites such as Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com. These sites offer opportunities to do various freelance jobs, such as writing, programming, design, marketing, data entry and being a virtual assistant. Fluent in a second language? Check sites such as Gengo or One Hour Translation, or drum up business through a site of your own. No matter what kind of freelancing you do, keep track of the going rate for the kind of work you provide so you know if you’re charging too much or too little.
Sell digital products
Digital products are intangible assets or pieces of media that can be sold repeatedly online. They come in the form of streamable or downloadable files, such as PDFs, plug-ins, and templates. Digital assets are becoming more popular because they have high-profit margins. Sure, developing them may take time and money, but once the media or software is made, it’s not expensive to store or deliver to customers. There is no limit to how many products you can sell. Digital products help creators scale themselves by using their expertise to create kits, printables, files, and other assets professionals can benefit from.
Sell your photos
If you’re an avid photographer or videographer, consider selling stock photos and footage to generate a passive income. It’s a great way to practice your passion while earning extra money on the side. Many companies and business owners use stock content in their marketing campaigns, ads, and websites. In addition to the standard stock photo format, buyers constantly looking for fresh ideas and unique perspectives to make their company stand out.