Real Ways to Make Money from Home

You can find work from home positions in a variety of career fields spanning a wide level of expertise and experience. And whether you're looking to join a startup or work remotely for a top earning company like Amazon and Dell, there's a remote job out there for you.




Here are some of the best ways to earn money from home, according to experts.

#1- Airbnb Host

Have an extra room in the house? Try renting it out on Airbnb.com. According to Smart Asset, you can pay up to 81% of your rent by listing one room in a two-bedroom home. If you're really looking to ring in the cash, renting out a private home or apartment is the way to go. According to Smart Asset's findings, rates for full apartments are significantly higher than those for just rooms, with annual profits ranging from $15,000 to $31,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.



#2- Babysitter

If you love kids, sign up for Care.com or Sitter City to spend a few hours a week babysitting. These websites verify both babysitters and those seeking sitters with background checks, so you can ensure you're conversing with a reliable source. Babysitting rates vary based on years of experience, number of children, and hours per week. According to ZipRecruiter, the average hourly rate for a babysitter is $28. Use Care.com's calculator to plug in your experience and find out how much your should be making an hour as a babysitter.



#3- Music Reviewer

Who knew you could be paid to listen to music? Slicethepie is the largest paid review site on the internet that pays you to listen to music and write detailed reviews. How much you'll earn per review varies by the quality of your review. A.k.a. the more detailed and constructive, the better. The minimum payment is $10, so once you've reviewed enough songs to earn at least $10, your money will be sent to you via a direct payments on PayPal.



#4- Telemarketer

To qualify for this job, it's best to be a skillful communicator, well-organized, and have customer service experience. Some companies outsource their cold-calling campaigns to third parties who hire home-based workers to place the calls.

Telemarketers are typically paid by the hour, and they may earn incentives and commission based on performance. Companies hiring home-based workers include Intrep.com and Indeed. Keep in mind that a legitimate company will typically not require you to pay a fee to get information or leads.



#5- Survey Taker

There are plenty of opportunities for scams in this industry, so you have to be careful. Avoid giving companies your sensitive information or paying upfront fees, as they're likely to be fraudulent.

There are, however, opportunities to make money at home by taking job surveys from legitimate companies. 

Elementary school substitute teacher Andrea Spain and her mother Bonnie Alcala take online surveys for two hours a week, ringing in around $100 a month in cash, gift cards, and other prizes.



#6- Writer, Editor, or Proofreader

Everyone says you're a fantastic writer, so isn't it about time you got paid? According to Durst, Good writing is in demand, especially for online content. Good freelance writing websites to find job listings include JournalismJobs.comupwork.com, and MediaBistro.com. If you have experience as a copy editor, writer, or proofreader, go to editfast.com to find freelance opportunities in these areas. Rates average at $32, $28, and $26 an hour for remote writingediting, and proofreading jobs, respectively.



#7- Online Guide or Expert

If your friends look to you for advice on things you're passionate about, such as how to choose the best car, repair appliances, or make a killer cheesecake, listen up: No matter what your area of expertise is, consider becoming an online expert guide.

Guides are freelancers with an ability to communicate well. At JustAnswer.com, users agree to pay for the answers to their questions from trusted sources like vets, lawyers, doctors, and more. As a guide, you'll be paid a percentage of the pre-negotiated price per answer and for the number of answers you provide.



#8- Virtual Assistant

Many small business owners and mid- to executive-level professionals need personal assistants, but may not be able to afford a permanent position on the payroll. The solution: Hire people from remote locations to do their administrative work.

Virtual assistants handle all kinds of administrative projects, including travel arrangements, event planning, correspondence and other support services that can be done remotely via e-mail and phone.

According to Lynne Norris of NorrisBusinessSolutions.com, who works out of her home in Pennsylvania as a virtual assistant, the rates for VAs run about $25 to $75 or more an hour, though ZipRecruiter calculates the average hourly rate at $19. According to Norris, the startup costs of this work from home job can range from about $500 to $1,000, assuming you have an up-to-date computer and printer.



#9- Online Tutor

If you have a college degree and the skills to tutor students online in math, science, English, or language, this is a perfect fit. Go to Tutor.com — tutors who work for the company and have passed their probationary period can earn $10 to $14 an hour.

According to Durst, "Skype and other web interface tools are bringing English language instructors face-to-face with students from around the world." Plus, as a virtual tutor, you can chose your own schedule — so if you want to get in a quick session while the kids are napping, by all means.



#10- eNeighbor

Maybe you've already secured your stay at home job and are looking for a way to make even more money. Well, if you consider your neighbors like family and they trust you enough to help them out while they're at work, sign up up for eNeighbor.

The site allows you to accept and hold shipments for your neighbors when they're away, so items don't get stolen. Every eNeighbor is verified and each package is insured up to $300, so they can relax knowing that your belongings are in good hands.



#11- Cooking Host

Sites like CookeningEatWith, and MealSharing are to restaurants what Airbnb is to hotels. Sign up as a host to earn dough by cooking and serving meals to guests in your home. It's up to you what you want to cook and how many people you can accommodate. Cooks are paid directly through the site, so no cash ever changes hands. The earning potential for becoming a cooking host is $50-$100 per meal.



#12- Data Entry Clerk

Sign up with sites like Clickworker and The Smart Crowd to complete virtual jobs like data research, data entry, translation, and testing. According to ZipRecruiter, the average hourly rate for this position is $19.



#13- Creative Service Provider

If you have a marketable skill, no matter how small or obscure, you can likely sell it for $5 at creative marketplaces like Fiverrr. Members offer everything from cover letter writing services to psychic readings to video game coaching. Most listings start at $5 per hour.



#14- Transcriber

Head over to TranscribeMe to earn up to $22 per audio hour for transcribing files, with top monthly earnings reaching $2,200. Competitors like Scribie pay about $5 to $25 per hour, and some Fiverrr members offer medical transcription services for $30 per audio hour.



#15- Website or App Tester

Virtual workers visit and explore new websites, perform various simple tasks on the site, and provide feedback and critiques. User Testing, for instance, pays you $10 via PayPal for everyone 20-minute round of testing you complete. You can earn up to $60 per test, and it's up to you how much work you'd like to take on each month.

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