20+ Ways to Earn Money From Home

There are many different ways to earn money from home. Some are legitimate and some are just straight up scams. If you are searching for legitimate ways to earn some income online, then rest assured that you have come to the right place.

I’ve done my experimenting and research over the course of years and have compiled a list of 20+ different scam-free ways to make money on the Internet. You will find a brief description of the method and additional resources which includes more detailed information about how to earn money with that specific method.

With that being said, let’s get right into the methods that will allow you to earn money from home legitimately.

Earn Money Completing Online Surveys

You can earn money by simply giving your opinion. There are many different market research companies and websites that will pay users to give their opinion on various different things.

The best thing about it is that it is a free opportunity. You don’t have to pay anything to join these sites. Join legitimate survey websites, complete surveys, and make money. It’s pretty much that simple.

Further Reading:

List of Legitimate Survey Sites That Pay (USA Residents)

Legitimate Survey Sites For International Residents

How to Earn Money With Online Surveys

Earn Money With GPT Sites

GPT sites, also known as get paid to sites, allow people to join for free and earn money doing various things. You can get paid to fill out offers, complete small surveys, sign up to free websites, shop, watch videos, and a lot more.

These sites also have other fun ways you can increase your earnings. You can participate in contests for cash prizes, gift cards, and products. You can also earn extra money by referring other members, playing games, and doing small tasks related to the particular website.

Further Reading:

Top 5 GPT Sites

Earn Money Posting on Forums

If you enjoy contributing on discussion forums and you can write in English pretty well, you could make money by posting on forums.

Further Reading:

Paid Forum Posting Opportunities

Earn Money Blogging

There are many different ways to earn money from blogging. Posting paid reviews or sponsored blog posts, serving third party ads, and promoting affiliate offers are just a few of the many ways you can make money from a blog.

The basic steps include creating a blog, putting up content, building traffic to the blog, and then monetizing it. If done correctly, you can make a decent income from blogging. However, it will take some hard work, patience, and learning.

Further Reading:

10 Different Ways to Make Money From A Blog

Earn Money Writing Online

There are countless ways to earn money writing online. Making money by writing is one of the best ways to earn money fairly quickly. It’s is free and it doesn’t involve much skill. There are many online opportunities out there for people who can write and lots of money to be made.

Further Reading:

How to Earn Money Writing Online

Make Money Writing & Selling PLR Content

Earn Money With Affiliate Marketing

This is one of my favorite ways to make money online and for several good reasons. Affiliate marketing basically involves marketing other peoples products as an affiliate and earning commissions. There is a lot more involved but that is my basic explanation of what it is.

If you go about affiliate marketing right, you could really earn a great income online. It isn’t the easiest way to earn money online but I would definitely say its one of the best ways to earn an income online. This method can be done for free as well although if you really want to succeed with it, you will most likely need to spend some money.

Further Reading:

Affiliate Marketing Basic Questions Answered
How to Earn Money With Affiliate Marketing

Earn Money With CPA Marketing

CPA marketing is like another form of affiliate marketing. I will say that there is a really good earning potential marketing CPA offers. Basically, what it involves is marketing CPA (Cost Per Action) offers as an affiliate.

CPA offers are a bit different as you get paid per action that the advertiser is paying for. You could get paid per trial sign up, email or zip submit, download, cell phone subscription, quote request, and more. On average, you can make anywhere from $1-$40+ per action.

Marketing CPA offers can be done for free as well. Although you will need some affiliate marketing knowledge, this can be a simple way to earn good money online.

Further Reading:

How to Earn Money Marketing CPA Offers

Earn Money Selling Photos Online

Did you know that you can upload your photos to websites and get paid every time your photo is used? If you are a photographer or have skills to take some nice photos, you can upload your photos to certain websites (usually stock websites) and earn money each time your photo is downloaded or purchased.

There are also other ways to earn money online if you are photographer and want to sell your photos or photography services.

Further Reading:

Get Paid For Photos & Earn a Steady Income Online

Earn Money Uploading Files Online

Do you have a bunch of files on your computer that others may find helpful? Do you have access to a bunch of files that you can share with others? If so, you can make some money online by uploading and sharing your files with others.

Further Reading:

How to Earn Money Online Uploading & Sharing Files

Earn Money Selling Your Stuff/Merchandise Online

I think everyone knows by now that you can sell your merchandise online and make money. Ebay is one of the most popular websites that allow people to sell their stuff online. It doesn’t end there though because there are several ways to sell stuff online to make money.

Further Reading:

How to Earn Money Selling on Ebay

How to Earn Money With Craigslist

Earn Money Flipping Websites

A lot of people build or buy websites and blogs, increase its value, and then sell them off for a big profit. This is what you could consider as website flipping or blog flipping. This particular method does involve a little investment of time and money but the profit can make up for the investments and more if done correctly.

Further Reading:

Earn Money Flipping Websites

Earn Money Selling Ebooks Online

There are quite a few ways to make money selling ebooks online. You can create your very own ebook, buy rights to other ebook and sell them yourself, or promote them as an affiliate. In any case, you will be able to make a decent income online if you use the right strategies.

Further Reading:

Earn Money Selling Information Ebooks Online

Earn Money Doing Data Entry

Data entry is one of those opportunities that a lot of people stay away from because they are known to be scams. However, there are legitimate data entry jobs out there. Not all of them are scams. If you can find legitimate data entry jobs, you could find yourself making some extra free money online every month.

Further Reading:

A Look At Online Data Entry Jobs

Earn Money Offering Gigs

Earn money online offering gigs on Fiverr. It’s a great free way to make some extra money online. Find something you can offer for $5 and set up a gig on Fiverr. Whenever someone orders your gig and you complete it, you will get paid. This is a great opportunity for anyone.

Further Reading:

My Fiverr Review

Earn Money Playing Games

If you enjoy playing games and wouldn’t mind making a few extra dollars at the same time, you will be pleased to learn that there are quite a few legitimate websites that you can join where you could get paid to play games. It is completely free too.

Further Reading:

Get Paid to Play Games

Earn Money Offering SEO Services to Local Businesses

If you have experience with SEO and you think you have the skills to help other businesses get some presence in the search engines, you could make a very nice income online offering SEO and other marketing services to local businesses.

Further Reading:

Earn Money Offering SEO Services to Local Businesses

Earn Money Offering Your Skills or Services Online

Are you good at writing? Can you design a website? Can you create awesome videos? If you have a skill or service that you can provide to others, there is a good chance that people will buy what you have to offer if it can help them out.

Further Reading:

Earn Money Offering Your Skills or Services Online

Earn Money Answering Questions Online

Use your expertise to make money online. People need answers to questions all of the time. There are certain websites where you can join for free, answer questions, and make money.

Further Reading:

Earn Money Answering Questions Online

Earn Money With Craigslist

Craigslist is a classified website that opens up a lot of opportunities for a lot of people. You can sell stuff there, buy stuff, offer services, find jobs, and more. Craigslist offers several different opportunities to make some free cash too besides selling stuff.

Further Reading:

Earning Money On Craigslist

Earn Money With Twitter

Twitter is one of the largest social network websites online right now. Of course, with such a large user base and the way Twitter works, there has to be some sort of way you can use the site to make some money. Actually, there are quite a few ways to make money with Twitter and they are completely free to try.

Further Reading:

How to Earn Money Online With Twitter

Earn Money As a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants are in high demand right now. Many people are looking for VAs to assist them with their projects and are willing to pay quite nicely too. You can learn more about virtual assistants and how to earn money online as one.

Further Reading:

Earn Money As a Virtual Assistant

Earn Money Selling PLR Content

PLR, private label rights, content has been used to help people make a nice sum of money online. One way that people use PLR to make money is by selling it themselves. You can create your own PLR content and make money from it. It can be done free although it may take some work at first.

Further Reading:

Earn Money Selling PLR Content

Earn Money With Membership Websites

One of the best ways to earn money online is by creating your very own membership website. There are a lot of ways that you can monetize a membership website and you can even make money on autopilot each and every month that continues to add up.

Further Reading:

Earn Money With Membership Websites

Earn Money With PTC & PTR Sites

There are free websites where you can sign up and get paid to either read emails (PTR) or click and view advertisements (PTC). The earning potential is a bit lower compared to other methods but this is one of the easiest ways to earn free money online. Suitable for people from all countries.

Further Reading:

Legitimate PTC & PTR Sites Worth Mentioning

So, there you have 20+ ways to earn money online plus some resources to help you get started.  We say 20+ ways because some methods have more than one way that you can make money.

In any case, I hoped that this list has helped you out. I will continue to update this list and bring you even more ways to earn money online. Good luck and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment below.

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17 thoughts on “20+ Ways to Earn Money From Home

  1. Really worth reading this huge list. I used few of the sites for earning money. But my suggestion is finding sites through which you can sell all kind of services is best. You need not waste time. I usually use 3to30,forum sites to earn from online.

  2. I personally I like using the GPT sites. Most are free to join and are fairly simple for people to use. Finding the right ones with a good referral program, now that’s the challenge.

  3. is there any way making money without writting a blog or creating a website or being a writer? I am not good in blogging and I dont even know how to make my own website and if I use free website makers like weebly.com etc. I dont know what to write to my website either because that means writing something so it is like blogging anyway ? is there really a way to make money online and free without causing me to pay a fee to join or something like this because they all sound a scam to me. and if there are data entry or paid to click survey then what website it is exactly

    is blogging really the only way to make money online ,please someone help. I need to make money online and can pay even for international countries aside from u.s.a because usually u.s.a is the only country that mostly benefit from online jobs

    • Yes, there are ways to make money for free without writing or blogging. There are survey sites and PTC sites that you can sign up to for free and some of them accept International members. I listed some of the sites so all you have to do is check out the links mentioned in the article above (GPT, online surveys, ptc).

      Keep in mind that the more work you put in, the better your earning potential. Don’t worry about scams because I only list legitimate opportunities or those I have personally tried on this blog. There are other opportunities on this blog which are free and don’t require writing or creating a website or blog. Just take a look at the articles.

      If you want, you can contact me and I can give you a starting point.

  4. There seems to be so many ways to make money online that it gets confusing which avenue to pursue. To many people find themselves caught in the vicious circle of starting something and not giving enough time to see results. They lose their focus and jump to the next idea and repeat the same mistakes and eventually give up and quit. I believe if most beginners would follow the tips and advise of many of these great blogs they would have a better perspective from the beginning.

    • You make a great point which is why a lot of newbies fail to be successful online. If someone reads this list and needs to make money online, what they should do is pick one of the methods that they feel comfortable with pursuing, learn what needs to be done to implement it correctly to make money, and take action.

      They should continue to take action until they are making money. Once they start making money, they can rinse and repeat or improve their method to make even more money.

      Even with that being said, it is still wise to not lay all your eggs into one basket. So, if you are into affiliate marketing for example, use a different affiliate program while still remaining with a single method to make money (affiliate marketing). Once you have really mastered something, you can move on to another method.

  5. Greetings Meka,

    Super post you have there about ways to make money online. Like one of your previous commenter said there are quite a few ways to make money online. Just pick a few and go with them, work hard and see what you can do. Nowdays, there is practically no startup cost, you can start with 0 investment and make some money online. Hey it may not be enough to quit your day job but some extra pocket money is better than nothing. I’d rather have some extra money than none.

    I myself have made about $360 just starting out making money online by not spending anything except for a few ads here and there to get referrals.

    Anyway, keep up the great work!

    • Thanks for your comment. It took quite a while to compile this post but I’m sure many will find it helpful. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. The one thing people need to remember is that even though there are many ways to make money online most of the require a fair bit of work for them to work, at least work well enough that the amount of money you make is worthwhile.

    • Yes, you are so right. Even is some methods are easier than others, it will take effort to make any kind of “decent” income online regardless of which method people go with. Thanks for stopping by.

      • It’s good that you have provided many options though because if you can make even a little money from the best ones you have chosen to follow, if you add them all together it could add up to a nice sum

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