30+ Real Ways to Make Money From Home Part-Time
Ideas to Make Money from Home
What are some real ways on how to make money from home part-time?
This is the question I asked myself while 4 months pregnant with my second child and ready to make that transition from my 9-5.
I was looking online for the best ways to make money from home part time but I couldn’t find ANYTHING.
There were so many scams out there. Most of the opportunities seemed too good to be true and they were.
While continuing to look and realizing that there was nothing out there, I decided to reach out to people who were actually making money from home (so I could know it was real) and I interviewed them, documented everything and created this website to share their stories for people like I looking for real ideas to make money from home part time.
I focused on asking those who successfully make money from home three questions:
- How to make money from home
- How much do you make
- How can others get started
And that’s what I’m going to share with you today.
Some of these jobs, unfortunately, do not offer health insurance, so if you’re in need of health insurance see what others who are self-employed are using and how you can get health insurance here.
People often ask,
Are there any legitimate ways to make money from home?
Yes! Just use this list to see what others are doing today and see how you can get started learning how to make money from home part-time.
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30 Real Ways to Make Money from Home Part Time
Here are the best ways to make money from home in 2023
Blogging is #1 on the list because it is one of the most flexible jobs you can have and the earning potential is limitless!
Blogging is one of my favorite forms of passive income because I make money just for people reading my articles from ads. I can assure you I did not write this article today, and yet it’s making me money.
When you get a nice amount of people reading your articles, it brings in a nice income.
Here’s a screenshot of one of my monthly ad earnings:
I also make money by partnering with companies and becoming an “Affiliate”. You can see how I make money blogging here.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be an excellent writer if you want to blog. I’m definitely not, you just write like you talk.
I don’t want to make blogging sound easy because it’s not (in the beginning anyway), it takes a lot of work and a year before I made any money that mattered but it was soooo worth it. I was able to quit my corporate job and stay home with my kids.
I work about 15 hours per week now and earn much more than my corporate job.
How much can I make? I know bloggers making between $2,000-$100,000+ per MONTH (and I’m one of them).
How do I get started? Check out my step-by-step guide on how to start a blog from scratch along with the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.
Do you find yourself easily catching errors when reading? Do you cringe when you see grammar mistakes? If so, you should consider becoming a Proofreader.
Proofreaders are NEEDED, I know because I use one myself.
How much can I make? Caitlin Pyle made $43,000 in a year working part-time! You can see her full story in my How to Become a Proofreader article. Many others are making between $1,000-$4,000 a month.
How do I get started? Take this FREE introductory workshop to help you learn the skills needed to start your own freelance proofreading hustle and see if this is the right career for you.
3. Virtual Bookkeeper
Bookkeepers record financial transactions for small business owners. I have an awesome interview with two virtual bookkeeping moms who are now successful Virtual Bookkeepers who started with no previous experience.
One of the moms has nine kids, homeschool’s 6 and still has time to make a living as a bookkeeper Part-time!!
You’ll have to check out the full interview in my How to Become a Bookkeeper article.
How much can I make? The Bookkeeper’s course (the course the moms took) teaches you how to charge $60 per hour for your service.
How do I get started? Check out this free training on bookkeeping businesses to determine if this is the right choice for you and how to get started.
4. Get Into Real Estate BUT w/o Selling or Buying Anything
Yes, this really is a thing. I met Boss Mom Danielle Pierce who is doing this earning over $400,000 a year WHILE homeschooling her 3 kids!
It’s called Property Preservation or Repairing Foreclosed Homes. Danielle outsources 100% of the work and only does admin work at home.
How much can I make? It varies but Danielle says it’s very feasible to gross $100k+ or more in revenue within 18 months
How do I get started? Check out my interview with Danielle to see how it all works
5. Make Money Putting Babies to Sleep
This one is for the mamas. Did you know you could make $2k-$10k per month putting babies to sleep?
I met Jayne Havens who was a stay-at-home mom, always getting asked if she could help others get their kids to sleep through the night since she had early success.
She started charging people, and in her first month in business she made $2,400! By the end of her first year in business, she was having $10,000 months!!! And mostly everything is done by email or text.
Check out our interview with Jayne Havens on how you can get started in our How to become a sleep consultant article.
6. Freelance Content Creator
This is a little-known way to make money that not many people know about but the earning potential is great. I met Shannon Livingston who does this and she’s a stay at home mom. She makes so much money she was able to retire her husband from his job!
Anyone can do this and this is basically where you are creating packages for bloggers. She uses a very unique approach and I was able to interview one of her students to see if this could be duplicated and she made $4,000 in her first MONTH!
We had to interview her to see exactly how she was able to do that in our How to become a content creator article. See how she did it and how you can too!
7. Print on Demand
Print-on-demand is one of the best ways to make money from home because Cassiy Johnson made over $26,000 in ONE MONTH! Yes, we said one month.
Cassiy was watching a YouTube video on different side hustles and they said print on demand was an easy way to make money from home and she ran with it.
Print on Demand is a process where you create designs for products like shirts, mugs, and tote bags for example digitally online using software like Canva.
Then you post them for sale on Etsy using digitally made mockups of the products to show what they will look like once they are printed.
It’s easier than this sounds, check out how Cassiy explains how she does this in our article on How to make money with Print on Demand.
8. Tech Sales
If you don’t mind being on the phone, this could be a PERFECT job for you! Jobs in tech sales are great because of the earning potential and they don’t require you to have any experience!
We interviewed Atiya who was a stay-at-home mom for the last four years and after going through a boot camp, she landed a job earning $60,000/yr. base with a commission structure set up to earn her $80,000/yr.!
How do I get started? Atiya went through a boot camp to get her started with the information she needed to know to land her first job. You can hear from her and see what she does on a day-to-day basis to make sure this is something you’d like to do. Click here to watch the interview.
9. Freelance Writer
Do you like to write? You can make a lot of money as a writer, I know because I interviewed Holly Johnson in my How to Become a Freelance Writer article who makes OVER $200,000 a year. I didn’t even know that was possible!
How much can I make? Holly Johnson said that she finds it hard for you NOT to earn AT LEAST $40,000 to $50,000 a year working full-time as a writer.
How do I get started? Holly Johnson found the secret sauce when it comes to writing and charging the right rate for your work. She created a free introductory training on how to build a six-figure writing career.
I highly recommend taking her course on freelance writing if you want to work from home writing and follow her path to success. I also have several ways to get writing gigs at the end of this article on freelance writing.
10. Teach or Tutor
Online teaching is growing thanks to the advancements in technology, and it’s an excellent way to make money at home today if you have teaching experience or knowledge of a specific subject.
You can make money from home online!
How much can I make? $10.50 – $60 per hour, check out these companies hiring now.
How do I get started? Apply to the best online tutoring jobs here.
11. Social Media Manager
Are you active on Social Media and would like to post on behalf of other businesses? It’s important to be knowledgeable about the different Social Media platforms, and you will need great organizational and communication skills.
How much can I make? Depending on how many clients you have you could earn between $1,000-$10,000 a month.
12. Virtual Assistant
Are you task-oriented and have skills in the areas of social media management, editing, graphic design, tutoring, researching, writing, administrative duties or data entry? Then becoming a Virtual Assistant may be an excellent choice for you.
How much can I make? You can earn $25-$100 an hour as a Virtual Assistant.
How do I get started? Kayla Sloan went from being flat broke to building her Virtual Assistant business to $10k a month! She now teaches others how to do the same. Check out her free workshop to see the simple step-by-step process for becoming a Virtual Assistant here.
Transcriptionists listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. If you have patience and the ability to sit for long periods of time and an eye for detail, you should consider transcribing.
How much can I make? You can earn $7-$21 per hour or more if you start your own business transcribing.
14. Sell low content books on Amazon
You can create an awesome passive income every month by doing this. The way it works is that you design a cover, one interior page and post it Amazon KDP. No graphic design experience needed.
There’s a little more to it than that but this is absolutely one of our favorite side hustles because you can do this while you’re watching Netflix or whatever. Doesn’t matter how old you are or where you live.
15. Notary Loan Signing Agent
This business is not talked about enough and it needs to be heard. I interviewed a gentleman who earns $5-$7k per month in retirement only working 3-4 days per week!
What does a Loan signing agent do? Loan signing agents are hired by mortgage companies, escrow companies, title companies, and signing services to identify loan documents and obtain necessary signatures.
How do I get started? See how John Flick does it here and how you can too!
16. Virtual Receptionist
Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals across the US alongside the fun and friendly team at Smith.ai. It’s fast-paced work, so previous phone experience is a must. Applicants will need to be in the US, Canada, or Mexico.
Smith.ai operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose a full-time or part-time schedule. Currently hiring for shifts Monday – Sunday between:
- 10am – 9pm Eastern
9am – 8pm Central
8am – 7pm Mountain
7am – 6pm Pacific
You must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (minimum of 20 hours per week, 40 hours max). Shifts are broken into 2- to 5-hour blocks. Applicants will need to be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Pay is hourly and starts at $10 per hour ($11/hour for bilingual English-Spanish receptionists), with raises based on performance and longevity with the company.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement plans
- Cash bonuses
- Weekly pay
How do I get started? Apply Here for SmithCareers
17. Life Coach
Do you love personal development and enjoy helping people? Do you want to build a business of your own? If that’s you, you should consider becoming a Life Coach.
How much can I make? It depends on your market. If you are targeting lower-income, you can charge $47 per hour, if you’re targeting higher income you could charge $297 per hour or much more.
It also depends on your model, are you doing 1-to-1 coaching or group coaching?
18. Create an Online Store with Drop Shipping
Dropshipping is a method where you can sell third-party products from a Drop Shipping Company without ever seeing or shipping the item. When you make a sale, the product is shipped directly to the customer from the drop shipper.
Your profit is the difference between what you charge your customers and what the drop shipping company charges you.
How much can I make? This really depends on you and how much work you put into it, but you could make $10,000+ a month!
How do I get started? Theo McArthur has great success with dropshipping and created a dropshipping course that teaches you how to launch your first profitable Dropship Website in 14 Days or less and grow your Income to $10,000 per month in profits.
19. Graphic Designer
If you have an eye for design and have experience in Adobe Creative Suite/Adobe Creative Cloud – including InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, there is a profitable market out there for you.
How much can I make? You can charge $25-$300 per hour, depending on your experience.
How do I get started? Check out this highly recommended course Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing. Promote your services to your social network and create a wordpress blog showcasing your services and work.
20. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator
Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator rate social media ads and search engine results for relevancy.
This job is great because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your own schedule, and it does not require any training.
How much can I make? $12.50 – $14 per hour.
How do I get started? Apply to the only two companies I recommend in my How to Become a Web Search Evaluator article.
21. Customer Service Rep
Customer service positions typically provide product or service information. It is a growing trend to hire customer service reps remotely.
How much can I make? The pay ranges from $10-$21 per hour according to Glassdoor for the companies below with a rating of 4/5 star rating or higher:
How do I get started? Consider applying to the companies above and check out these job boards for an up-to-date list of available remote customer service positions such as FlexJobs, Indeed, and UpWork.
Creative Ideas to Make Money from Home
22. Earn $30-$50 per hour Picking Up Trash
Yes, it’s true. You can make money picking up trash in parking lots for Commercial Real Estate Management companies.
The beauty of this job is the service hours don’t interfere with a typical day job, so you can do this on the side and grow it however big or small as you want.
23. Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops
Rob from the Flea Market Flipper is the MASTER flipper. He made over $130,000 flipping items from Flea Markets and thrift stores PART-TIME.
And, you don’t need to have a lot of money to start either. Rob recommends his students to start with a budget of $20-$50 to find items. Based on that, they should be able to make $100-$300 (mostly reselling on eBay) and then take some of the profit and do it again.
How do I get started? Rob created a free workshop to turn your passion for visiting thrift stores, yard sales, & flea markets into a profitable reselling business – in as little as 14 days. You can click here to sign up for Flea Market Flipper.
24. Sell Printables on Etsy
Do you consider yourself as artsy or creative? Printables are great because you make them once and can earn money from them over and over again. See how these others are making money doing this here.
How much can I make? $500-$8,000+ per month
It’s an easy way to make money part time online.
25. Start a Dog treat Bakery
You can make a lot of money doing this, we know because we interviewed Kristen Larsen who had $4,000 months!
There is a huge untapped market for this. See how Kristen did it and how you can too in our article how to start a dog treat bakery.
26. Make Money by Losing Weight
HealthyWage is a company supported by the Government to incentivize people to lose weight by putting their own money at risk with the potential to earn up to $10,000! It’s the ultimate losing weight challenge.
Here’s How it Works:
- Start with the HealthyWage Prize Calculator. Enter how much weight you want to lose, how long you’ll take to lose it, and how much you want to bet a month for that period of time.
- You can play around with the calculator until you get your desired prize amount. (up to $10,000)
- Sign up and agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.
- Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize!
If you don’t hit your goal, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals.
This is an easy way to make money from home.
27. Clean Houses
Do you enjoy cleaning or just know it’s something you wouldn’t mind doing to make extra money? If so, you really should consider doing this because you could make a lot of money.
How much can I make: $1,000 per week working part-time
How do I get started: Check out my article on How to Start a Cleaning Business and get all the information you need to start today.
28. Run a Speed Dating/Event Business
I know this is definitely not for everyone but I at least wanted to mention to those who may be interested. If you like the idea of hooking up couples you could start a Facebook page, find a venue and sell tickets.
Start with age ranges from 25-35 and 35-45 selling tickets from $10-$30 depending on the venue. Many bars or local restaurants may let you have the event for free on a weekday just to make some extra money with your event OR pay you to have the event at their venue.
It’s an easy business to run and a great way to make some extra money on the side.
29. Make Money off Your Change
Acorns is a neat way to start micro-investing. It rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and invests the difference on your behalf.
Acorns monitors your bank account and automatically invests the change from your daily purchases. For example, if you buy a coffee for $1.75, Acorns will round up to $2.00 and automatically invest $.25 in “smart portfolios”.
I made $60 without even noticing. There are no fees for withdrawing, just keep in mind that it may be more of a tax implication for the following year.
How To Make Extra Money From Home Part-Time
30. Interior Designer
Do you watch HGTV and think, I can do that, I want to do that? See how Boss Mom Julie Putzel got started and manages to earn a six-figure salary.
How much can I make? You can make anywhere from $50-$150 per hour as an Interior Decorator. Interior Designers income varies significantly, but you can make six-figures or more.
How do I get started? To become an Interior Decorator (this is different from Interior Designer) I recommend starting a website, take quality photos of your work, ask friends and family if you can work for them at no charge to help add to your portfolio, once you’ve created a polished visualization of your work you can then start to charge for your service.
31. In-Home Childcare
If you love children and have a passion for the opportunity to impact a young life, this is a great opportunity to work from home.
How much can I make? It really depends on where you live, but you could charge $30 a day which turns out to $600 a month (assuming it’s for 8 hours a day), while some daycares will charge $900 or more a month.
How do I get started? I recommend taking this neat course on How to Start a Home Daycare Business. Ladonna operated her own profitable home daycare and shows you how you can do the same, along with all the information you’ll need to get started.
Bonus Tip – Make Money By Paying Your Bills On Time
Do you spend money on groceries, bills, clothes, gas, and entertainment? Of course, you do, so why not get a percentage of that money back?
My husband and I use one credit card on everything because the more you spend the more points you accumulate. We use the Chase Freedom credit card and had over $500 last year that we used on Christmas (cash and gift cards) and we’re back up to $654.15.
This is FREE Money. What’s the catch? Pay your bills on time. That’s the only way this works. As long as you don’t spend what you can’t afford, you win. This is a great form of passive income.
If you sign up for the Chase Freedom Credit card as we did you get a $150 bonus if you spend $500 within the first 3 months. That should be easy to do if you use it on everything like us.
How to Earn Money from Home without Any Investment
32. Rent your Car for Ad space
This is for the true hustler who has no shame. You can have your car wrapped by Wrapify and make between $264-$452 a month with no upfront costs.
First, you’ll need to download the app, drive with the app, get matched with campaigns, and then you’ll take your car in to get wrapped and make money driving places you normally go. Easy passive income if you don’t mind your vehicle being wrapped.
33. Rent Out Your Space
Do you live in a prime location or have a room to spare? Consider making money with Airbnb.
Dosh is a money earning app that is COMPLETELY passive. I downloaded the app and linked my credit card, so every time I shop, eat, travel, and more at participating local and national merchants I get a percentage back.
I forgot I had this app, and I was out to dinner with my husband for our anniversary and received this email after we paid below
and this keeps happening when I use my credit card at participating merchants!
I’m a big fan of the cashback site Rakuten It’s just like using a coupon, except all money is earned after the purchase has been successfully tracked.
I received $43 just for buying things I was going to purchase anyway.
Gotta love stuff this easy.
Ibotta allows you to get cash back for items you buy anyway. I LOVE this app.
Here’s How it Works:
- Download the Ibotta App and before you shop, add offers on products you normally purchase anyway.
- Buy the products you selected at any participating store. Don’t forget your receipt!
- Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. Ibotta will match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash!
Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.
How to Make Extra Money Fast
37. Grocery Shopping for Others
Make $100 a day or more by grocery shopping for others using the Instacart app. I did a full review of instacart here and it’s definitely something to consider if you want some quick, easy money. You can make even more with Shipt. See my full review here, my suggestion, use them both.
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38. Sign up for Research Studies – Up to $400 per study
You can make quick easy money by participating in research studies. Below are the best-paid companies to sign up for
39. Get Paid Taking Surveys Online ($50 -100 per month)
This may not be the most exciting way to make money, but it is one of the real ways to make money from home for free. To make a lot of money with surveys, you’ll need to join many survey sites.
Before you start applying I highly recommend opening a new email account to direct all surveys to that account because you’ll be inundated with daily survey emails.
I only recommend applying to the following survey sites:
40. Get Paid to Test Apps and Websites
Companies need feedback on the user experience of their websites, and they’ll pay you to get it. This is a fast and easy way to make money online.
Here are two reputable companies to sign up for:
Making Money from Home is a Real Possibility
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