Regardless of where you are in your journey of trying to learn more about how to make money online, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed and maybe even a little confused. Maybe you have run across hundreds of options to choose from, or maybe you have even found a few people telling you there is only one path to real success.
I have been making money online since 2007. I started researching my options long before that. You have hundreds of legitimate options to choose from. Some may require an investment. Some you may be able to start for free. Some opportunities may be working for a big company. In some, you may be working for yourself.
Today, I want to break down some of your options into a more easy-to-process manner. I’ll give you a short introduction and then a list of links to other posts I have written where you can learn more about the topic.
The most important thing you can do for yourself while learning how to make money online and from home is to take action. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in learning that you never make the first move towards making your dreams come true. Educate yourself, but take action on what you have learned.
What are the benefits of making money online?
There are so many reasons people choose to work from home:
- A more flexible schedule to allow for taking care of children or aging parents
- Being able to travel
- The opportunity to create an income you desire regardless of your experience or education
- Save money on childcare
- More independence to work on projects that are important to you
- A more flexible schedule that allows for volunteer work
- No more office politics
- The ability to work with your internal creative clock instead of against it
- No more commute time
What do I need to make money on the internet?
These are the down-and-dirty basics. Some positions will have additional requirements when it comes to equipment.
- A reliable internet connection
- A quiet workspace
Companies that Hire for Work from Home
There are so many large companies that hire remote workers to work online. We are talking about everyone from small mom-and-pop shops that can’t afford the overhead of office space and health insurance to Fortune 500 companies like Amazon and Apple. (Yes. Those companies actually hire people to work from home!)
The larger the company, the more requirements and prerequisites they likely have in place. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Even though you may need a newer computer, they may be offer health insurance and a full-time schedule. There’s always a trade-off. Know that more scheduling freedom and flexibility and less management oversight may mean lesser pay or no benefits.
Below are some great posts filled with companies that may be looking for you! Some will have a nice mix of industries; others will allow you to dive deep based on your experience and interests.
- 150 Real Work from Home Jobs
- Stay at Home Jobs
- Virtual Assistant Jobs
- Online Jobs for Teens
- Part-Time Work from Home
- Online Tutoring Jobs
- Proofreading Jobs
- Search Engine Evaluation
- Nursing Jobs from Home
- Jobs for High School Graduates
- More Part-Time Work from Home
- Work from Home in Customer Service
- Online Jobs for Teachers
- Companies with More At-Home Job Openings than Most
- Jobs That Pay Weekly
- Make $10 a Day Online
How to Make Money Online with a Home Business
Maybe you don’t want to work for someone else. Maybe you want total control over your schedule and your future. That’s cool too. Home business opportunities are plentiful.
The below list of posts focuses on great business ideas that may require an investment. You may be purchasing a business kit for a replicated business model like Chloe + Isabel or you could be investing in inventory to resell such is the case with Amazon or eBay. Regardless, there is something for everyone.
- Chloe + Isabel
- Selling on Amazon
- Sell Books on Amazon
- How to Make Money on eBay
- Home Business Opportunities
- How to Make Money Blogging
- Become a Personal Concierge
- Work from Home Ideas
Make Money Online without an Investment
Perhaps you are short on cash already and don’t have the extra capital to invest in a business opportunity. You still have options. Freelancing is a great way to put your skills to use and you can often start with what you have, even if that’s just an old desktop and reliable internet connection.
- How to Become a Virtual Assistant
- Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners
- Offer Virtual Assistant Services
Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money
This next category is one of my favorites. And, it applies to almost everyone looking for a good side hustle. Why? Because it is something everyone should be doing regardless of whether they are looking for a little something to earn a few pennies during commercial breaks that requires minimal effort or they are looking to create a full-time income from home. These ideas will allow you to maximize your profits with very little time investment.
- Passive Income Ideas
- Sell Photos Online
- Ways to Make Money at Home
- Ibotta Review
- Swagbucks Review
- Apps that Pay You Money
Work at Home Job Search Tips
Now that you know where you want to work, you need to apply. Be aware that the competition for remote positions is high. For every one job opening, there may be hundreds or thousands of applicants. But, don’t let that deter you! You can’t get a job if you don’t submit an application. Plain and simple. No one is going to magically show up on your doorstep offering you a great gig. You have to go get it.