When you get older and work for a period of time or when you are not satisfied with your income, you definitely would like to increase your income no matter how. Either you have a part-time job to sell your labor and service or you can make good use of your free time. That means what you do at odd moments is quite essential to have extra income or nothing.

If you know it earlier or if someone shares it with earlier, it would change your whole idea of income. Income does not only mean a regular paycheck to your account every month but also means another way to make money. Learning how to earn extra money from home means a new way to open your eyes. Sometimes, you do not want to quit your job because of many practical reasons like rent and utility bills. You do not want to take a risk to change your life instantly and would like to have financial security. It is a good and safe way especially when you have a family and more burden on your shoulder. However, it does not mean that you cannot expand your career to make extra money to supplement your income. When you are ready or your side income is more than your full-time job, it is good for you to think if you would like to change your lifestyle and to simplify work-life balance.

Everyone has different skills and experiences. That makes the way to make money from home varies wildly. Here are 17 different ways to work from home that can help you earn hundreds of dollars each month! There are more and more jobs online which is expected to continue well into the future. Some of them would hire you to work for them, while you possibly have a chance to start your own business to get a full-time income from home.

Therefore, if you are looking for the possibility to start to make extra money or if you want to have a new career to money from home, this is right for you.

Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20% of employed people did some or all of their work at home in 2017. That means there are a lot of jobs that allow you to work from home. Many of them are good enough to support your life spending or to make you become your own boss. Working from home means a lot of potentials.

Watch out!

Some of these jobs - working from home are scams that you need to be very careful about. Here are my tips to identify which is a job scam:

* Have you heard of the company name or can you google the company website?
* Does the company make an offer which is too good to be true like “Click the advertisements and make $3,000”?
* Does the company ask you to pay a little fee first to get more money later?
* Does the company tell you that you have to pay for training before you start to make money?
* Does the company ask you to pay with PayPal for some reason?
* Does the company want to collect your personal information?
* Does the company want you to pay for something first for mystery shopping and tell you that you would get your money back later?

You should think it over before making any decision. Sometimes you would like to find a job so much and forget about anything. It is easier for you to do what you’re told to do and the company takes advantage of you easily.

How to find legitimate jobs from home?

Here are some tips to help you:

* Make sure that the company registration is real.
* Be sure to release your personal information to a correct and legitimate company.
* Google the company to see if anyone and any related articles have similar experiences.
* Be careful of any strange or possible email scams.
* Be alert if the company requests you to pay money first.
* Trust your instinct. If you have doubts about it, you have better skip it or you can double confirm before further action.

Good for you. After you know more about job scams, you would know how to protect yourself. Let’s take a look at what working from home is like.

1. Start a blog/website
Today, a lot of people start to have his or her blog including traveling, food, recipes and etc. So do I. It is really something I have to share it with you. Loving to share with blogging is quite common and you would never know how it helps you make your own business until you really start it. Blogging is quite cheap and everyone can afford it. Here are blogging-related posts you would like to know to show you can how to start a blog easily.

* 9 Benefits To Start A Blog
* 5 Tips to Boost Blog Topic and Make A Pop Blog
* 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog
* How To Start A Blog On Bluehost
* How To Start A Blog On Siteground
* Best Free WordPress Plugins

2. Online survey

What kind of jobs is just right there for you to do anytime or anywhere? Online surveys are definitely one of the side hustles in addition to your full-time job. You can do it in your free time or when you are on the bus for an hour. You have the freedom to decide how long and how much you want to work rather than a typical day job. All you have to do is spend 10-15 minutes to finish most of the surveys. If you have more time, you can take as many surveys as you can.

Here are some of the best survey companies:

* Survey Junkie
The survey site is well recommended and you certainly should not miss it.

Survey Junkie has millions of members. Survey Junkie has various kinds of topics and surveys. You like to share your opinions to make the products and brands better. The reward program provides popular gift cards like Amazon gift cards and cash outs via PayPal.

* Swagbucks
Swagbucks has over 20 million active members who love giving their opinion online. Swagbucks offers thousands of paid survey-taking opportunities every day. More survey opportunities mean more earning potential.

You can join these survey sites for free. As long as you take their surveys, you get paid. There are a variety of topics like product reviews, political opinions, and even your daily habits. It is easy and everyone is welcome to take it. Most important of all, they are free to join! The more surveys you take, the more money you earn.

3. Complete opinion polls & daily goals

Many people stay online every day. That means you can find opportunities to get paid online. Swagbucks has many options for you to choose from:

* Change your search engine to Swagbucks
* Shop online with cashback
* Complete opinion polls
* Complete daily goals
* Play online games
* Sign up to services
* Watch videos

You can redeem points for cash or gift cards. The reward program provides popular gift cards like Amazon gift cards and cash outs via PayPal.

4. Develop your online course

When you are good at some kind of skills and would like to teach others to make some money, it is much easier to make your course online. There are many digital software and facilities to help you record like your cell phone. You like to teach and you are good at teaching. Do not waste your talent. You can find more students who are willing to pay little for your lessons. There are online learning platforms to share your skills. Udemy is an online learning and teaching platform with over 80,000 courses and 24 million students. If you would like to teach online with topics you are good at, you can never miss Udemy. Your teaching materials include videos and worksheet exercises. Some of their popular courses are like computer programming, yoga classes, language classes and etc. You can be a student and have your courses as well.

5. Rewrite resumes

Everyone needs to find a job no matter in the real or digital world. The first thing to introduce yourself is to write a good resume of your education and work experiences. It is not a skill that a lot of people know how to do it well. If you enjoy helping others and working anywhere rather than a fixed office. If you are highly motivated individuals and would like to have flexible hours to have sweet work/life balance. This is also a good choice for you.

6. Be a YouTuber

Have a Youtube account for your blog or yourself. People like watching videos like Minecraft, Pokemon, and introducing new stuff. You can record your show by a cellphone and enroll the partner program. You can make your own YouTube channel and sell yourself to the world. Maybe you can have many followers to make money from it.

7. Product testing

When companies will launch a new product, they would like to invite some target customers to try their new products to see if any adjustment needs to be made. They would pay you to get your honest feedback and suggestion.

8. Design & build website & blog builders

If you are an engineer, you can create professional and responsive website design, mobile Interface friendly website or beautiful landing page with Joomla, and professional WordPress website or blog. With Joomla or WordPress, the UI / UX Of Your Website Or Mobile Application. Or you can work, fix, create or customize multi-vendor or Amazon affiliate or e-commerce site. Many people would like to have their website or blog and need your help.

9. 3D & 2D models

This is perfect for who can create 3d and 2d games, interior architectural model and rendering, and logo.

10. Presentation design

This is perfect for who can design PowerPoint and keynote presentation, investor pitch deck, and presentation, PowerPoint and Google slides Presentation, Investor Presentation, and pitch deck.

11. Whiteboard & explainer videos

A whiteboard explainer is a video where to show pictures and sketching in the screen. If you are good at whiteboard explainer and drawing pictures, or if you love telling stories to make things easily understood, this is another good choice for you to work online. For example, you can create an animated explainer video, sale video or animate in whiteboard in multi-languages, and an eye-catching whiteboard animation.

12. Spokespersons & testimonials

This is perfect for who can be a professional spokesperson in an HD video, be a spokesman with the branded office logo in HD.

13. Promotional videos

This is perfect for who can create a professional promotional video, TV commercial, Amazon listing promotional videos, YouTube promotion, demo reel, and cinematic promotional video. Or you can design cinematic, teaser, trailer, and intro video.

14. Lyric & music videos

You can make animated videos and lyrics, music visualizer or audio spectrum react for a song.

15. Business Copywriting

This is perfect for who can do sales and business copywriting to grow business.

16. Articles & Blog Posts

This is perfect for who can write high-quality SEO articles, blog posts, and web pages with different topics like health, nutrition, and fitness.

17. Online Stylist

This is perfect for who can know how to dress and how to make up. To make people beautiful and attractive is your passion.

18. Research & summaries

You can transfer a lot of valuable information from research into brief and concise formats. You would like to offer the service of abstracts and articles that help busy managers save a lot of time. For example, you can conduct critical analysis research and summary, create safety data sheets, and write research essays and articles.

19. Data analysis & reports

This is perfect for who can do excel data analysis reports, graphs, charts, pivot tables, dashboards.

20. Translation

This is perfect for who can translate Dutch to English, English to Dutch, Chinese to English, and etc.

21. Voice-Over

This is perfect for who can produce professional voice-overs and narration, create a commercial male/female voiceover, and record an American male voice over that has an impact.

22. Create an illustration

This is perfect for who can create beautiful scientific illustrations, children illustration in any style, black and white illustrations, children book illustrations watercolor style, digital illustrations, and cartoon caricatures.

23. Do branding services

This is perfect for who can do personal and brand reputation management services, and do business branding services. Or you can advertise the business, brand, products, and services to increase brand awareness and sale. Or you can do amazon enhanced brand content.

24. Develop pro plan

This is perfect for who can develop a pro plan like site plan rendering pro and pro forma financials and business plans.

25. Online writer or editor

This is perfect for who is good at writing for others like e-book ghostwriter, critique and edit your poetry for publication. You would be paid per post or hourly. Factors that could increase or decrease the pay scale include word count, research, interviewing an expert, and more.

26. Social media manager

This is perfect for who can create good social media image and manage brand awareness on social media like Instagram and Twitter. Social media manager would use videos, words, pictures to build an image for you.

27. Travel consultant

This is perfect for who can assist customers to handle a lot of things around the trip. No matter you want to book your airplane tickets, hotel arrangement, local city tour, and etc. Give your honest and sincere recommendation.

28. Graphic designer

This is perfect for who can create displays of graphics and assemble images and typographies for any possible published and digital media. It includes brand services like logos, images, advertisements.

29. Rent your house

This is perfect for whose house has extra room to share. Maybe you are getting old and would like to know people from different countries. Maybe your kids leave your home to study college and you want to make extra income. This is very flexible and short-term.

30. Consultant

This is perfect for who has strong expertized and is able to offer professional opinions and service.

31. Virtual assistant

This is perfect for who is organized with the multi-function including customer service, emails, calendars, data input, and etc. Some companies outsource some daily jobs to save costs.

32. Transcriptionist

This is perfect for who can listen to audio files and type out what he listens to. The content varies like a speech or lecture. Most companies would give you a short writing test before they hire you.

33. Proofreader

This is perfect for who ensures content is has no errors like formatting, spelling, grammatical, punctuation, syntax, typographical, and etc.

34. Bookkeeper

You do not need to get the certificate of an accountant or have been bookkeeping for years. You can choose another way to start your own bookkeeping business.

35. Website Tester

This is perfect for who likes to stay online and test the website. For example, Google would pay you to test its website if any bug or difficulty to use. Google would give you the instructions which take 15-20 minutes. You can test the website when the job is open and emails you.

36. Selling online

If you have handicrafts or any good products to sell online. It is a good way to show your handicrafts and have your shop to make money. Or you can pick some hot products to have extra income.

37. Pet Sitter

This is perfect for who loves dogs and would like to take care of dogs and take them out. Enjoy your work with dogs.

All of these are legitimate jobs and require your attention and time. Hopefully, these fantastic ideas would inspire you and help you redefine the success of work.


Author's Bio: 

Hello and welcome to my personal balance of life blog https://www.balanceoflife.xyz & read my article!

My name is Madolyn.

I would like to keep track of my progress so as to help me understand the deep inside me and to improve the balance of life. Besides, I have great passion and enthusiasm to share and hopefully to help readers improve their balance of life along the way.

Sincerely, hope you all enjoy yourselves and get what you want.