List of 72 Ways to Make Money from Home in 2019
If you are looking to fatten your wallet a bit, then you are in the right place. There are thousands of ways to go about this but we aren't going to go over that many in this list. Instead, we'll be condensing it and hopefully providing you with some good income ideas without giving you a reader's headache.
From the Desk of Kyle (founder of LegendaryWallet.com):
First off I'd like to welcome you to LegendaryWallet.com, where you can find all sorts of good information to fatten up your wallet. I'm Kyle, the founder of the site and someone who has been making money from home since 2015, and make a living online.
Today I'll be sharing with you a massive list of ways to make money from home that I've compiled (mostly online but some offline ways to make money as well). Enjoy!
*Note: The salary estimates come from ZipRecruiter, which is a top-rated job search board. They should be taken with a grain of salt, sometimes an unusually large grain of salt.
- If you want a shorter list you can check out my top income ideas
1. Start a Freelance Writing Career
If you like writing, you like working on a flexible schedule, and you like writing about things that people tell you to write about... then freelance writing might be for you.
There are plenty of freelance writing platforms out there that match up freelancers with clients looking for content, whether it be blog posts, product descriptions, ebooks, etc.
On freelance sites like Upwork, Freelancer, etc., you can create your own freelance writer profile and begin to write for clients, build your reputation and attract more work. The downside is that it can be difficult to get started when you have not yet proved yourself.
According to ZipRecruiter the average salary for freelance writers is about $63k a year, which is much higher than I was expecting.
2. Join a Content Mill
Content mills are places that hire writers to write content for clients. They are easier to make money with but don't pay as much (and often don't put out that great of content for their clients).
Usually these sites pay per work, generally ranging from around $0.01 to $0.07 per word. There are also usually levels, or ranks, that you can move up as you improve. This can increase your pay.
*There is somewhat a grey line between what is a "content mill" and what is a freelance writing job. Content mills are generally seen as writing platforms that push out lower quality content and don't reward writers as much, where as freelance writing jobs offer more room for growth and building of your own brand.
3. Start a Blog
If you want to make money as a writer but want the most freedom possible, such as working for yourself and making money on your own time, then starting a blog might be something worth looking into.
There are many ways you can monetize a blog, such as through advertising, affiliate marketing, selling an ebook, etc. When you work for yourself like this there is big income potential.
The good thing is that you don't need any sort of tech skills to do so. In modern times there are platforms you can use that make this simple. You can learn how to start a blog the easy way here.
I make my living blogging online and know how lucrative it can be if done the right way.
4. Full-time & Part-time Contract Writing Jobs
On sites like ProBlogger, which is a job board site, you can find all sorts of different writing job opportunities. There are freelance opportunities as well as contract positions ranging, including part-time and full-time.
You can find all sorts of different writing jobs out there on sites like this, some that pay surprisingly well.
5. Transcription Work
Transcription is when you turn audio into written text, and there are plenty of different companies out there that will pay you to do this.
You will listen to audio and type what you hear. It's simple but probably more frustrating than you are imagining.
Types of things you might transcribe include business meetings, lectures, phone calls, interviews, etc.
The average transcriptionist salary is about $30,000 a year.
6. Become an Online Translator
If you know more than one language fluently then you might be interested in doing some online translation work. This type of work often has a transcription component to it. For example, many transcription companies hire translators as well and have them transcribe something into a different language. So it's a mix of transcription and translation.
There also other online translation opportunities out there, such as for Unbabel where you can get paid to help improve translations.
7. Write an Ebook
Writing an ebook could also be another option for making money as a writer.
There are many ways you could go about this. You can always find some clients on freelance websites that are looking for people to write ebooks, or you could write an ebook for yourself and sell it yourself.
What you could do if you are a serious writer is create your own blog and sell your own ebook on that blog, which is actually what many bloggers end up doing.
8. Write Essays for Lazy Students
Sites like iWriteEssays.com and EDUBirdie connect people looking to have essays written with people willing to write those essays for money.
The people paying for this type of work consists of lazy students that don't want to do their own work, which is why there is an ethical dilemma here. But nonetheless, it is a way to get paid to write.
9. Proofreading & Editing
If you like to read and are good with writing structure and grammar, proofreading and editing might be up your alley.
On freelance sites like Fiverr you can sell proofreading & editing services, in which you could make money proofreading & editing books, articles, papers, etc.
ZipRecruiter's proofreader Salary Estimate: About $42k per year on average.
10. Creative Writing
Got a creative mind? Like to write? Then maybe creative writing is an okay choice.
You could start a freelance profile on Fiverr or Upwork and make money writing creative bios, articles, fixing up boring writings, etc.
ZipRecruiter lists the national average salary of such as being about $68,000/yr.
11. Writing Sales Copies
Sales copy writing is something another way to make money writing. If you have a salesperson type of personality and like writing then this could be for you.
You can sell your skill on freelance websites and you might even find some jobs available on job search sites like Indeed.
12. Writing People's Wedding Vows!
If you have a soft and gushy heart full of love, what do you think about writing wedding vows?
There are lots of people that have trouble coming up with vows and need help. What you can do is offer your vow services on places such as Fiverr. There other people doing it!
Then again, do you really want to write someone else's vows for them? Shouldn't they come from the person who is going to be using them?
Be Your Own Boss (type jobs)..
Dropshipping has become hugely popular in the recent years. Its popularity has died down a bit but it still can be a good way to make money online that is relatively simple.
Dropshipping is a way to go about ecommerce. When you do this you set up an ecommerce site full of products, but don't actually have any inventory. Instead, when someone buys a product on your site, you simply order that product directly from the manufacturer and have it shipped to them.
It is more difficult than it sounds, but is still an option with good potential.
14. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is when you promote products online and earn commissions when you help make sales. This is how many online marketers get there start, since it is a pretty simple business model overall... all you do is promote.
It's a good way for beginners to get started because it costs little to nothing to get started with, and, as mentioned, it is relatively easy... you don't need your own product. You just promote what is already proven to sell.
There are many different ways to go about doing so but I recommend this training program.
15. Guest Posting
If you have your own blog you might be able to increase your earnings with guest posting. It depends on how popular your blog is. If it is popular then you might be able to get people to pay you to allow them to post articles on your site.
The goal for them is to include a backlink to their site, which they will pay for.
16. Do Some Amazon Arbitrage
Have you ever heard of people buying things on Amazon and the items showing up with stickers from Walmart, Sam's Club, Target, etc? The reason this happens is because people buy things at lower prices from other sources and then resell them on Amazon.
Some people will buy products that are on sale and then resell them, it's not all that uncommon and you can make good money if you know what you are doing.
You can do this type of thing on other sites too, like eBay, but Amazon seems to be the most popular for it right now.
17. Refer Friends with Referral Links
This is when you use a unique referral link to get someone else to join some program, opportunity, whatever it may be. It's basically the same type of deal as affiliate marketing, just you usually don't get paid a commission for "helping make a sale", instead you get paid just for getting someone to join.
You can find referral opportunities all over the place. For example, Uber offers up to a $1000 referral bonus and the popular investment app Robinhood offers free stock investments if you refer someone else in, which are just 2 very different examples.
18. Domain Flipping
A domain in the online world is the URL or website address to a website. For example, the domain of my site that you are on now is legendarywallet.com.
Domain flipping is when you simply buy domains and sell them at higher prices. It is possible to make very good money doing this but it takes a good eye for potential.
Facebook supposedly bought FB.com for over $8 million, which is crazy. Now imagine if you had bought that domain first... There is definitely potential but of course an opportunity like this would be incredibly difficult to forsee.
19. Sell a Website
Some people make money by selling websites. I'm not talking about simply buying a domain and reselling it, but rather buying a domain, setting up a website and then reselling it.
Basically what you are doing is selling people pre-made websites, at least to some extent.
These can be sold on sites like Flippa.com.
20. Start a Youtube Channel
If you feel like you have a likable personality and are comfortable in front of the camera, then why not start a Youtube channel. Find something that you love and start a channel about it.
On Youtube you will be able to get paid from the advertisements they display on or before your videos. Additionally you can always do affiliate marketing by providing links in the video description or even sell your own products.
21. Sell Photos
If you are someone that loves to take pictures and is good at it, then you may want to make some money selling those pictures.
22. Fitness Coaching Online
Online fitness coaching has become a massive industry, with many people turning this into a full-time career.
If you are into fitness and think you have knowledge that is worth sharing and that can help people, there could be a future for you in this.
The good thing is that you don't need any sorts of certificates or qualifications to sell fitness plans online, although it definitely will help by making you look more professional.
Most fitness coaches seem to be pulling in customers from Instagram or Youtube. They get a following of fitness fans and then sell them on their training.
23. Instagram Modeling
This definitely is NOT for everyone, but it is still worth mentioning.
Have you ever been told that you look "hot" or have "sexy eyes" (lol)? Then maybe you could become an Instagram model.
Instagram models are nothing more than people who have Instagram accounts that develop large followings by modeling themselves, aka showing off their sexiness.
Once you have a big following on Instagram you can monetize it in a number of ways, such as affiliate marketing which was already discussed above (when you promote products and earn commissions).
24. Give Shout-outs on Social Media
If you have a big social media following, whether it be Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc., there are many ways you can monetize it. One of which is by giving shout-outs.
Believe me, people will be willing to pay you just to mention their website, product, brand, whatever.
And what you can also do is reach out to people and offer them shout-outs. If you have a fitness social media channel, for example, there are plenty supplement companies you can ask.
25. Sell Fashion
Have you ever thought about selling new or used clothes online? Well if you are into fashion and haven't, you might want to. Poshmark is a great way to build your own brand around selling your own style of fashion.
Some people make a living selling fashion on this platform, mostly looking for clothing deals that fit their style and reselling them. It's similar to eBay but it's all about fashion, and the platform has more of a social aspect to it.
26. MLM Opportunities
These are businesses you can partner with and work on your own time. Basically you partner with them and work as a representative, recruiting a team beneath you and selling products.
But if you don't like pestering people to join, this might not be for you.
27. Start an Online Agency
Have you ever thought about starting your own agency online? I know it sounds like a lot but it isn't as difficult at it seems.
There are several courses out there now that teach people how to create their own agencies as a single person and outsource all the work. It could be an agency that creates logos for company website, manages ad campaigns or social media, helps with SEO and so on.
The easy way to go about it is like this: Basically what you do is create a professional looking site, reach out to companies that might need your help and tell them how you can benefit them. You set the rates and you outsource all of the work. Of course you can do work yourself if you want to, but you don't have to.
28. Sell T-shirts on TeeSpring
Websites like TeeSpring make it easy for anyone to design their own shirts and sell them online. Basically all you do is design them on their website and have them make the shirts for you.
It's a nice business model because, as far as I understand, there is no up-font cost and they just take their pay out of the money you make selling.
T-shirts can be very profitable but they can also be complete failures and extremely hard to sell. You have to be in tuned with what types of shirt designs people actually want.
29. Start an Etsy Shop
Etsy is kind-of like an eBay for handmade, vintage, custom, and unique items.
You can find lots of people selling all kinds of unique clothing, jewelry, furniture, etc. on this site.
Of course you can also sell your own items on your own Shopify store, but Etsy is well known for this type of craft, so it might be easier to get customers using it.
30. Sell Mugs & Other Collectibles with Your Own Designs
This is another similar business to selling t-shirt designs online. There is more than one place you can go to in order to design mugs and collectibles online and then sell them, Printify is a good choice.
Just like TeeSpring mentioned above, they handle all the hard work for you. So if you have some grand design that you think will sell like wildfire, then go for it.
Jobs for People With Online Marketing Skills..
31. Manage Social Media
There are plenty of companies out there that don't know what the heck they are doing on social media. They don't know how to interact to grow their business online.
If you have a knack for social media you might be able to turn that into a profit. You can sell your social media managing skills, helping clients grow their business.
This could mean just creating an initial social media account for someone, regularly posting and keeping things up to date, doing audience research and creating a strategy, and so on.
The average yearly salary for a social media manager is about $48k.
32. Run PPC Campaigns
PPC campaigns are advertising campaigns where you Pay Per Click (PPC). You can do this type of advertising on social media sites Facebook and Instagram, on search engines like Bing and Google, and so on.
There are plenty of people out there looking for help with this.
But it's not as easy as it sounds. Running campaigns requires knowledge of how to target the right audience, which network will work best, the right ads to use, etc.
The average yearly pay for a PPC manager is right around $67k.
33. Help Websites With SEO
If you have experience with websites and know how to rank in Google, you might be able to sell your skills and help other websites do the same.
There are lots of people out there looking to hire help with their website SEO (search engine optimization).
Selling a skill like this on freelance websites could be a good idea.
SEO "specialists" earn an average yearly income of about $53k
34. Boost Youtube Channels
An experienced Youtuber who knows how to optimize everything to get as much traffic as possible might be able to put that experience to good use.
People are selling their Youtube video marketing skills on freelance websites.
35. Email Marketing Manager
I'm sure we have all received those annoying emails from companies trying to get you to buy more products. They might start out innocent and all, but they always end with some sort of product or service being pushed on you.
You could be one of these people sending out the annoying emails, or at least managing the operations.
Email marketing is a huge business and companies need to be doing it. If they aren't, you can always reach out and offer your services.
The national average salary of an email marketing manager is about $76k.
Additional Freelancing Job Ideas..
36. Make Money Designing Logos
If you have experience with graphic design you might want to look into designing logos for brands. This can be very simple and I know plenty of people with websites are looking for such services.
Fiverr is a good freelance site to sell this type of service on. There is lots of opportunity here.
37. Design Book Covers
Designing book covers is something that a lot of people have trouble with, and it's no wonder. When someone puts a bunch of effort into something it can be hard to figure out how to portray the contents on the outside.
This type of work takes more than just good graphic design skills.
People offer book cover design services on freelance websites such as Upwork and Fiverr. You could be one of them.
38. Do Voice Overs
If you think you have a quality voice, then why not make money with it?
Here you can sell voice over service. You will be able to make money when people pay you to read something.
The good thing is you won't be on camera. You're voice is the only thing that is getting recorded.
Once again, Fiverr is a good choice if you are interested in making money with this.
39. Whiteboard Video Creation
Have you ever seen those instructional or informative videos with the virtual whiteboard and all sorts of animations? Ya... they are everywhere and if you are good at creating this kind of thing you can make good money with it.
Freelance website are the way to go when it comes to this line of work. Normally people will hire you for a gig or two.
40. Record Jingles & Drops
Some people have an uncanny ability for jingle creations. A jingle is nothing more than a catchy slogan used for advertising.
If you have a creative mind you may be able to put that to use and make some money creating jingles like this.
On Fiverr how it would work would be: a client contacts you and provides information about their brand and some guidelines for creating the jingle. Then you put your creativity to work.
There is little chance you will make much money doing this, but if you sell several different services on freelance sites it can be a nice supplemental income.
41. Editing Videos
A lot of people start out on Youtube editing their own videos, which usually turns out pretty bad. But at some point everyone wants to look to someone else to do that kind of work, so there is plenty of opportunity to get into this line of work.
Youtube video editing seems to be the most popular area right now, but there are other opportunities as well.
Freelance websites would be the best places to land jobs like this, although you might also find people hiring on ZipRecruiter and other job boards.
The average yearly salary for a video editor is around $47k a year, although this is another statistic you should take with a massive grain of salt.
42. Film Testimonials
There are people that make some pretty decent money filming testimonial videos online. What you do here is film a video about how great some product is.
Many such videos are requested for online courses, which I see all over the internet.
Freelance websites such as Fiverr are very popular for this kind of thing.
43. Take Awesome Product Pictures
Taking good product photos is harder than you may think. If you have ever sold something on Ebay then you probably know this.
Because of this there is demand for skilled picture takers. If you are good at taking pictures and making products look spectacular in all their glory, then you might be able to cash in on your skill.
Fiverr is a popular freelance site for this type of gig as well.
44. Research Someone's Family Tree!
This is a pretty interesting way to make money online and I can see some people really liking it.