Making Money From Home

We all work to earn money. Money is a necessity to lead a comfortable life and fulfill our desires. While most people work in offices, shops, factories, some enjoy the luxury of working from home. The concept of home office is gaining importance with each passing day as it ensures flexibility in day-to-day schedule. There are various career opportunities available nowadays that allow work-from-home and do not require capital investment. Thus several people are opting for these as a primary or a secondary source of income. These opportunities are favourable for both men and women, but ideal for students, homemakers or new mothers as they can earn their pocket money or contribute to the family besides taking care of the family and children.

Presenting below 10 best ways to make money from home without investment:

1. Freelance Writing: This is one of the best ways to earn money. The act involves trading one’s words online or offline in lieu of money. Initially, the flow of income many not be very good and you may feel that you are earning peanuts, considering the time and effort devoted. But once you gather experience, you can quote a decent rate. With more assignments coming in, you can easily ensure for yourself a good amount of money at the month’s end. You can write for websites, you can write articles, blogs, white papers, e-books, sales letters etc. You can also write for magazines and newspapers. In other words, if you have the passion for writing and you are sincere and driven, you can just start searching for freelance writing jobs and earn money.

Requirements

  • A desktop/laptop with a good internet connection.
  • Some well-written original writing samples of yours.
  • You should be confident of your English language and grammar skills.
  • You should have a good amount of persistence and commitment while pursuing freelance writing.
  • You should be strong enough to take rejection or criticism in your stride as writing is very subjective: one person may love your writing, while another may not.

2. Write blogs and earn through Google Adsense revenue:  This is also a writing job where you are not working for any organization or individual. Instead, you would be writing your own blogs. You can make “big money” with Google Adsense by installing google ads in your blog or site and wait for the money to roll in every month.

Requirements

  • A desktop/laptop with a good internet connection.
  • Set up a blog or site related to an interesting topic.
  • You should have good SEO skills so that you can incorporate appropriate keywords into your content so as to increase the traffic to your site.
  • Incorporate Google Adsense.
  • Once your blog becomes popular and more and more unique visitors visit your site and click on the relevant ads, you can rest assured of a steady flow of income.

3. Sell other people’s products online by becoming an affiliate: Not only Adsense revenue, you can also consider offering to advertisers banners, links, access to your readership database through newsletters, press releases or social media benefits. You can sell other people’s products and/or services on your website and earn money online. This is in terms of the affiliate programme that you choose. It may sound easy, but just like blogging, affiliate marketing also takes time and some proper strategic planning.

Requirements

  • A desktop/laptop with a good internet connection.
  • Set up a site related to an interesting topic and display other people’s products on your site.
  • Incorporate proper SEO techniques to increase visitors.

4. Online Tutorials or Home Tuitions: Selling your knowledge by teaching at home or offering online classes is another great way to earn money from your home office. If you are confident of your knowledge base and if you can devote some time, this is indeed a very good option. Nowadays, there are options of giving online tutorials for specific time periods and you can choose the subject which you have mastered. Similarly, you can start home tuitions for school and college students in your area.

Requirements

  • A desktop/laptop with a good internet connection.
  • Start applying for the post of online teachers in various websites which offer online courses.
  • For home tuitions, you just need a room in your home with a table, blackboard and few chairs to accommodate 5-6 students.
  • Start demo classes and soon if you have good teaching skills, you will be able to get more students.

5. Sell your skills/your hobbies: You can use your skills and hobbies to earn money from home. The skill can be anything ranging from yoga, meditation, aerobics, dancing, and singing, playing musical instruments, to sewing, baking or making handicrafts. This does not require any kind of investment. You can start a home profession as a yoga trainer, an aerobics trainer, a music teacher and so on. Cooking to gardening to candle or soap making or even foreign language training – choose the one in which you can call yourself an expert.

Requirements

  • Promote your idea of starting your expert class with your friends and with your neighbours.
  • Decide your time schedule in such a way that you can keep.
  • Fix up an appropriate and reasonable price so that people are tempted to visit you. If you quote a high price, people might not be interested.
  • Once you establish yourself, you can start quoting a high price.

6. Sell your crafts and art: If god has blessed you with creativity, display it and sell it. If you can create beautiful handcrafted items or if you are a talented painter, you can surely think of earning money from home. These days, there is an increasing demand for vintage and homemade products. You can sell these products or paintings from your home or at some neighbourhood exhibitions. Another way to display these products is on some websites which take a commission when someone buys your product. Better still, one can create one’s own website for selling these items.  You can sell your stuff on eBay, etsy, Craigslist or by posting an ad on social networking accounts.

7. Call Centres: With the evolution of technology, it is no more necessary for a person working in a call centre to be physically present in the office. You can work from home too.  Selling your time and voice is another useful way to earn money from home.

Requirements

  • Great voice quality.
  • Ability to speak well and convince people.
  • Capability of gathering information quickly.
  • A quiet nook in your home.
  • A telephone connection and a computer with the appropriate software installed to answer customer queries.
  • This job requires initial training.

8. Medical Transcription: Medical transcription is yet another career option that can be pursued from home and pays well. If you can type quickly and have great computer skills, you can try doing medical transcriptions. Doctors who make audio notes on patients need someone who can write down these notes to put them in patient files. But usually doctors look for part-time transcriptionists. It’s a suitable job for people with good typing skills and a good knowledge of health topics and medical jargon.

Requirements

  • Initially you will need some specific training.
  • You will need high speed internet.
  • Usually, a reputable company will provide you with all the equipment you need.
  • You need to establish contacts with those who are already in the business.
  • Set a smart schedule as per your convenience so that you can devote 100% to the job during that period.

9. Bed and Breakfast: This is a very popular concept in Western countries. In India, it is slowly coming up. As a homemaker, you can rent space in your home to earn an additional income. If you have a spare bedroom and bathroom, you can make money by hosting people in your home. It is good for students and overnight travellers.

Requirements

  • A spare room with an attached bathroom.
  • A bed and some essential furniture.
  • You need to create a comfortable room.
  • Food is important in B&Bs. Make a breakfast that will make a lasting impression on your guests and they become your lifelong clients.
  • Start advertising locally by putting a poster in front of your house and spreading the word through friends and family.

10. Working for Micro-job Sites:  Micro jobs are provided by some marketers or companies which include simple job assignments like giving a review, sharing a webpage, rating a product, writing an article, writing a testimonial, surfing on a site, clicking on ads, data entry and so on. According to a survey, the income can be anywhere between Rs. 10 and Rs. 100 for completing a task per hour. The rates can exceed too depending on the task’s length. These are less time-taking tasks (in which you need to work 2-3 hours daily), but you need to be regular to earn a decent income. It becomes all the more lucrative if you get badges for completion of tasks. Micro jobs are more popular in the West compared to India.