3 Ways to Legitimately Make Money from Home

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Working from home can be a dream come true, but if you don’t know where to start, it can be a bit frustrating. Nevertheless, working from home is working out for many people these days, and can actually pay the bills. So, if you want to make it work for you, too, and are looking for more flexibility in your work life than you currently have check out these ways to legitimately make money from home. Whether it’s a part time job or full time job that you are looking for working from home could be the perfect match for you.

Sell Your Skills

Did you read a nice review on a product lately? Or a blog that made you really think about a topic you enjoy? Chances are they were written by freelance writers. If you can write, become a freelancer! It’s easy, practically free to do (you just need a computer and Internet connection) and it can be done from anywhere. Do you like baking, photography, animals? Whatever your passion, turn it into a skill and market it into a job. Become a dog walker/sitter, or a wedding cake baker that works from home. Whatever you do, have fun and it will show in your work.

Sell Your Time and Knowledge

Can you teach people a few things? Tutoring, writing classes, yoga classes, nutrition seminars, and so much more can all be sold as time and knowledge. If you have any expertise in a certain area, sell that as a job! Write up something about yourself and why you’re qualified to teach this skill, build a free website, and market yourself to people. Be prepared to do this on evenings and weekends to accommodate schedules, though.

Babysitting is another “time” consuming job that can be done from home, but it generates lots of funds, especially because day cares are so very high and many people prefer personal sitters. All you need is a clean and safe space and lots of love and patience for little ones to make this happen.

Sell Your Crafts and Food

Hit up the maker’s fairs, the craft fairs, and even offer to cater or decorate for events. Selling crafts and food is a fun way to enjoy your hobby as you make money from it. There are hundreds of ways to sell these products, too, from online sites like Pinterest and Etsy, to fairs and roadside venues. All you need is a solid product (or five- don’t limit yourself!) and the ability to wait on people to order from you or stop at your booth.

If you are facing a decision of whether or not working from home is right for you, take a look at a few pros and cons of working from home.

For more ways to legitimately make money from home check out this list of websites that show you how to earn extra cash while working from home.

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About Catherine

Catherine is a self-proclaimed "organization junkie" living in Los Angeles. She blogs about family, entertainment, food and anything else that pops into her mind.


  1. Tutoring online is a great way to make money! My husband does it and loves it.

  2. Those are three great options. Tutoring is too. I’d like to teach online, but I’d really like to do it full-time.

  3. Lois Alter Mark says:

    Lots of good ideas here. After working at home for so many years, I can’t even imagine what it would be like to work in an office anymore!

  4. These are all great ideas. It’s amazing how easy it is to work from home these days.

  5. I used to sell crafts from my home before I got into blogging, now blogging is how I make extra money. Great tips!

  6. It’s wonderful that there are so many work at home options!

  7. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Blogging, and in catalog based business are another way to make income. Of course you will not be rich from it, but every dollar helps.

  8. Great tips! I turned writing into something I could make money from!

  9. There really are a lot of ways to make money from home! When I first started, I thought all the opportunities were scams. It’s nice that employers are realizing the potential they can tap into with stay-at-home parents!

  10. Great ideas. Perfect for stay at home moms./

  11. This is one of the most legit list I have seen. Using real skills and knowledge is one thing people don’t think of immediately when back in the day that’s how people survived. Trading services!

  12. I am going to be a stay at home mom soon so I need all the help I can get. I’ve actually been looking into stay at home jobs but don’t know what’s legit and what’s not.

  13. It can be so hard to find the time in the summer – especially with all the kids around! Dying for everyone to go back to school already!

  14. there are so many ways to work from home- legitimately!! i never imagined i’d be a successful business owner- from home :)

  15. These are all great ideas. I’ve been working from home for 2 years now.

  16. Great ideas! I’m working on doing as much writing from home as possible.

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    It is hard to know who to trust when it comes to work at home jobs. Thanks for the post.

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