I have been doing different things to make money from home for a while now, so here are the best ways I have made money from home.
1.) Blogging – This has been by far my best way to make money from home. There are so many ways to make money blogging, but it takes a lot of effort to build and continue. I have found it to be worth it though and I love it. To see what I used to set up my blog check out my resources page.
2.) Freelance writing – There are places like Freelancer and Odesk which list freelance jobs, but I have found I get paid better when I do work for larger websites and things. Find out which publications and websites pay well, then get in contact with them.
3.) Print book – I published 365 Ways To Make Money which came from my blog, but prior to that I self published another book. It takes time to write and market the book, but once it is out there, you can make money without too much effort.
4.) eBooks – I know many people who make a decent amount from eBooks. Some people sell them on their own sites, others list them on Amazon or you can do both. I have 2 eBooks (Blog To Book and 26 Ingredients) and it is great. Once you have written the eBook and set it up for sale, with a little promotion, you don’t need to do much else.
5.) Selling second hand books – I have a guide here you can download on how I have made money selling books. I usually pic them up for $1 and sell them on average for $15 – $20. I just list them, then send them when they have sold.
6.) Buying stuff to resell – This has been a great one and really helped us when times have been a bit tight. Things like brand name kids clothes, books, Tupperware and things like that have all been good sellers for me.
7.) Party Plan – While this is not strictly from home because they want you to do parties and things, Avon can be done just from home and depending on your area and management, if you have a large group of friends you can possibly just sell from home and combine individual orders to make a party.
8.) Surveys – I have a list of online survey sites and mystery shopping sites for Australians listed here. They will not make you rich, but every now and then a decent paying survey pops up.
9.) Hairdressing – I realize not everyone can do this, but are there any skills like this you can do from home people will pay for?
10.) Selling for others – I have often sold on eBay and things for other people and I have either charged a fee for it or kept a percentage of the sale.
These are the things that have been the top earners for me, but I have over 70 ways to make money from home listed here, so there is something for everyone.