Here is the beginning of what we hope will become the most comprehensive list of ways you can earn money from home. Working from home is the dream of many, but is confusing at best to most of these dreamers. It’s a very realistic dream and more people are making it work every day. You simply need to find what works for your situation. Some ideas require a small start up fee, and all businesses will have expenses as they expand, but the majority of ideas to make money at home cost under $100 to get started. Assuming you have a phone, an internet connection and decent computer, no special equipment is usually required, either. We will try to mention any expenses over and above these basics if it applies. We’d love to hear any suggestions or recommendations about how you earn money from home, too! Just use the comment area below. Thanks!
1001 +/- Ideas To Earn Money At Home
(with little or no investment!)
Online Marketing – is our top choice for earning money at home for many reasons. It is so easy to start, (but difficult to master….) , inexpensive, and can be done anywhere at any time. Many of the jobs below offer the same perks, but online marketing is something that after a few years of HARD work, it will not only pay very well ($5-$15,000/mo) but will run on auto-pilot freeing you up to do other things, or simply enjoy your new lifestyle!
Ebay-What list of ways to earn at home is complete without mentioning Ebay? It’s simple to start, difficult to master. Start out by selling personal items you don’t want any more and see how you like it. Everyone that has succeeded recommends finding a book or course to help guide you to actually making money doing it. Check out our store for the top mom picks.
Sell Your Crafts on Etsy-Ha/ve a craft you would like to sell? Etsy makes it possible and actually easy. You’ll want to create a Facebook and Pinterest page to promote your wares, too.
Sell Supplies to Ebay and Etsy Sellers-Think about it-all those sellers on Ebay and Etsy need many different items to run their business, anywhere from shipping supplies to wholesale goods. Find a good outlet for these goods, and advertise on your seller’s favorite hangouts; Ebay and Etsy!
Tradeshow Help-When small companies like yourself decide to present their company at a tradeshow, many need extra help. There are ways to reach out directly to the owners, or you can try a place like Fusion Event Staffing that connects willing workers with trade show promoters.
Start a Farmers Market – I’ve always wanted to start a Farmer’s Market for many reasons but mainly because there aren’t any in our area. The concept of all those entrepreneurs coming together to share a common goal is also appealling. Did you know that government owned property is free to use as a place to set up your market? Naturally, there are some guidelines and restrictions, so be sure you know the “Farmers’ Market Regulations” . Every state is different, but here’s a general guide >> http://agr.mt.gov/farmersmarkets/faq.asp
Be a Mystery Shopper-Shopping for a living sounds like an ideal job, doesn’t it? If you do like to shop and you are reliable, detail oriented, and have exceptional written communication skills you should do well. Access to a computer is required as all reports are usually submitted online. A digital camera or a scanner is also necessary for submitting the required proof of shop for most mystery shoppers (MS’s). Be aware of the scams that some mystery shoppers have encountered, http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0053-mystery-shopper-scams
For a list of companies that hire Mystery Shopper’s try: http://www.mspanorthamerica.com/shoppers/membercos.php http://www.ratracerebellion.com/jobs-mysteryshopping.htm or learn more at: http://www.secretshopper.com/
Plaster Ads On Your Car(s)-Did you know that you could receive payment for placing ads on your car? Know who you are dealing with, and be wary of any company asking YOU for money. Just like with mystery shoppers, there are scammers looking for people to take advantage of. On the bright side, the income is rather good. Not only can you make $400-$1200/mo by simply driving around with ads on your car, but some companies supply free cars for you to drive! Read more>> http://www.autowrapped.com/Faqs.htm http://www.advertisingvehicles.com/ (this is mostly for larger vehicles like vans to semi’s)
Direct Sales or MLM (Multi-Level Marketing – like Amway or Avon) – I’ve always thought that it takes a special kind of person to succeed in direct sales.
Unfortunately, direct sales or multi-level sales have gotten a bad reputation over the years. This is partially due to all the not-so-honest companies that have come and gone, and partially from those who have tried it not knowing how much was needed to do for success. You have to like to talk to people and groups of people, and be able to deal with rejection. If you can do that, there is alot – and I mean ALOT – of money to be made.
Check out the company team you sign up with thoroughly and don’t invest too heavily in product up front. Be willing to work HARD and stick it out for the long haul. We would like to offer a “lightly researched” list of direct sales companies so you know who you are dealing with.
Some companies have products that have changed lives. I’ve been a director in Melaleuca for many years, and love their multi-vitamins and many of their cleaning products. I don’t sell it, but will tell others when it’s appropriate. Melaleuca is one of the most honest, down to earth companies I’ve come across in all my research.
For a list of over 25 legitimate MLM/Direct Sales companies , click here:>> http://mommaschoice.com/earn-home/legitimate-direct-sales-mlm-companies/
Customer Service From Home – if you like talking to people on the phone and can be professional while helping people solve their problems, there are many opportunities to be found. You’ll need to check these companies’ websites regularly for available jobs because they come and go quickly! Again, know who you are dealing with and be doubly cautious if they ask you for money.
Places you can find legitimate work at home jobs doing customer service and other services: http://www.talk2rep.com/contact-applications.htm https://www.sutherlandathome.com/Sutherland_At_Home_Current_Jobs.aspx http://www.flexjobs.com ($15/mo- $50/year fees) http://www.contractworld.jobs/ (usually need to pay for a training class)
http://join.liveops.com/being-an-agent/technical-requirements.php (what you need to work for this reputable company) An excellent list with a chart display of what each company offers and requires:
http://www.ratracerebellion.com/CS_Comparison.html Convergys offers you a CAREER you can work at home!
Check out their map to see where they are hiring by clicking here>>! http://careers.convergys.com —-
——- Here are a few of the 55 ways to begin your entrepreneurial journey from the book, ” 55 Surefire Homebased Businesses You Can Start for Under $5000″ by Entrepreneur Press h
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* Gift Basket Design
* Cleaning Service
* Event Planner
* Home Inspector
* Personal Concierge
* Mail Order
(more coming soon!)