Being a stay at home mom is one of the hardest jobs out there, but I wouldn’t give it up for the world. That’s why, when I found that our family needed some extra income, I was hesitant to start looking outside the home.
I didn’t want to leave my kids in someone else’s care, I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my babies while they were still young. Besides, a part-time job would barely cover the costs of daycare!
That’s why I started looking online. At first, I was skeptical. Would I find nothing but scams and low paying survey sites? I didn’t want to spend my time literally counting the pennies that some sites pay. Luckily, I kept digging and eventually, I found many different ways to make real money online.
Here are seven proven (I tried them all!) ways to make money online:
1. Become a Transcriber
My first foray into the world of online work was in transcribing. You can make between $15 and $40 an hour by transcribing audio, and all from your kitchen table on your schedule! What’s the catch? Well, you need to be an excellent typist. If you can type between 50 and 75 wpm with high accuracy, transcription work could be a gold mine for you.
2. Become an Online ESL Teacher
You may think you need a specialized education degree such as these online TEFL certificates or experience in the school system to teach English online, but if you are a native English speaker, you already have many of the skills necessary to teach English as a second language
Many ESL students simply want to practice speaking with a native speaker which means you can get paid to chat and meet new people!
3. Become a Freelance Writer or Editor
Do you have excellent writing skills or a keen eye for detail? Freelance writing and editing might be for you! You can get paid per project or per word to write on a topic you already know about. Just remember to spell check!
4. Become an Affiliate Marketer
If you have a large social media following, you could make money through affiliate marketing. What is affiliate marketing? Basically, affiliate marketing is making money by marketing products you already use and love.
If you post about a product and one of your followers clicks your link to purchase the product, you earn a small portion of the sale. It’s a win-win!
5. Become a Dropshipper
Drop shipping might be the newest way to make a bundle online, it’s a way to provide products at an online shop without ever having to handle the product! You receive orders and fulfill them through a third party, making sure they ship directly to your customer.
If you have an eye for trends, drop shipping might be just what you’re looking for!
6. Become a Blogger
Blogging is a great way to turn a hobby into a passive income! If you have a niche interest that people want to hear about you can monetize your blog by placing ads on your site or even by providing webinars or ebooks.
Really, there are countless ways to make your blog pay. To start, make sure you buy a domain name, so your followers know where to find you, then you can start blogging professionally!
7. Become a Virtual Assistant
Being a virtual assistant is just like being an in-house office assistant, except, you never have to foot outside! If you have experience as a receptionist or are willing to learn, you can make money by assisting people and businesses remotely.
If you’re looking for a way to make money at home, give these jobs a try. You’ll have to work hard, of course, but you will get to do it all from the comfort of your home. You can even use a couple of these ideas to create the perfect at-home job for you. Whether you are looking to work while your kids are at school or just during nap time, there is something for you here!