Ways to Make Money at Home

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Work From HomeThe following is a guest post from Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents. You can check out his bio at the bottom of the post. Thanks for the help while I’m buried in taxes, Jeff! To learn more about guest posting on iHeartBudgets, please contact me.

With technology reaching into most of our homes, the ability to connect with others is increasing. In fact, this ability allows for you to make money in new and interesting ways. You can make money from home if you have a little time, and if you are willing to put in the effort.

If you are going to make money from home, no matter what you are doing, you will probably need an Internet connection. Whether you are providing freelance graphic design services or selling crocheted doll clothes, access to the Internet provides you with a way to reach more potential clients and customers.

You might also need a specific workspace, depending on what you plan to do to make money from home.  Since my wife quit her job and started working from home, it was important to have an organized home office.    Primarily because she’s Type A and the thought of having cluttered office gives her anxiety.  🙂

What Do You Know?

One of the best ways to start a side business is to base it on something you know. Consider your knowledge and expertise. Some of the ways you can make money from home, if you have the necessary skill set:

Freelancing: You can offer your writing skills, graphic design skills, or web development skills on a freelance basis. There are other freelance opportunities, including programming and editing, that you can consider.

Consulting: My husband has done consulting work related to statistical analysis, and there are numerous other consulting opportunities, from survey design to public relations to gardening, there are things that people want help with — and that they are willing to pay for.

Tutoring and teaching: You can make money from home as a tutor or an online teacher. There are many opportunities to share your expertise. You can help others online and make money, or you can set up tutoring sessions in your home as well, and work one-on-one.

Virtual assistant: If you are organized and work well people, you can be a virtual assistant, helping others keep track of appointments. You can also provide other services, such as answering emails and drafting memos. If you have the right equipment, you can even answer phones on behalf of your clients.

Customer service: There are companies that allow you to do customer service from home. You can make money from home part-time as a customer service rep. Companies like Convergys, JetBlue, and others allow some of their customer service reps and tech specialists to work from home.

Event planner: You can help others plan events, from parties to weddings. As long as you are organized, and you understand how to manage people, are capable of forging meaning, and can find good deals on supplies, you can help put on events.

Really think about your skills. Figure out what it would take to make money from home, and then make a plan to accomplish your goals. As long as you are willing to put in the time, it’s possible to begin making money from home.

This is a guest post from Jeff Rose, a Certified Financial Planner who writes about financial planning topics at Good Financial Cents. His first book, Soldier of Finance, is slated to be released the fall of 2013. His latest project, named The Debt Movement, is to help people pay off $10,000,000 of debt in 90 days. You can join the movement and a chance to earn some of the $10,000 debt scholarship money by visiting DebtMovement.com.

Jacob Wade

Jacob Wade

Jacob Wade has been a nationally-recognized personal finance expert for the past decade. He has written professionally for The Balance, The Spruce, LendingTree, Investing Answers, and other widely-followed sites. 
He’s also been a featured expert on CBS News, MSN Money, Forbes, Nasdaq, Yahoo! Finance, Go Banking Rates, and AOL Finance.

In 2018, Jacob quit his job and his family decided to sell everything (including their home) to take off on an adventure. They traveled the country in an RV for nearly 3 years, visiting over 38 states, 20+ national parks and eventually settling in the sunshine state!

26 thoughts on “Ways to Make Money at Home”

  1. There home office is pretty and organized. You can check it out at

    However I doubt Jeff or Mandy (his wife) would give the nod of approval if you try to rationalize an expensive office makeover so you can start to work from home. Maybe when the home income can pay for the remodel.

  2. I’ve never made money from home as that was never my goal although after blogging for a year I think it’s time to show me the beer money!! Great post and I think there is money to be made especially if you are a good writer or have needed skills.

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  4. Please remember to tell people that though there are many ways to make money from home, many of them take a lot of work. There is nothing easy and you should never chase the mighty dollar. If you are serious about making money from home, then setup a proper business and run it like one.

  5. A few years ago I had no idea how important is was to utilize your skills and take advantage of this awesome thing we call the internet. It’s amazing how you can get started making extra money towards debt, financial goals, traveling and anything else you want — just by taking the skills you have and turning them into revenue.


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