Did you know that 3.9 million U.S. employees work remotely? It’s true. And, for many, making money from home (even in their PJs) is their dream job. Why not accomplish your money goals by staying home and working when you want to? Here are 44 easy ways to make money at home and on your own schedule.

If you’ve never worked from home, this could be a whole new money-making journey for you. You could even fall in love with your work-from-home routine, take it full-time, or only opt for online side hustles. Before starting this journey, jump through each remote opportunity to learn how to make money from home in whatever way best suits you:

  1. Complete Online Surveys
  2. Sell Your Favorite Stock Images
  3. Become a Virtual Assistant
  4. Earn Money Off Your Reviews
  5. Sell Household Items on eBay or Amazon
  6. Rent Your Gadgets by the Hour
  7. Enter Data Online
  8. Sell Your Unused Clothes Online
  9. Create and Sell Printables
  10. Become a Product Tester
  11. Bake (or Meal Prep) for Others
  12. Transcribe by the Hour
  13. Start a Garden and Sell Your Produce
  14. Rent Out Your Clothes
  15. Start a Kids YouTube Toy Channel
  16. Play Online Games
  17. Make Money Off SkillShare
  18. Earn Cashback From Everything You Buy
  19. Start Investing (If You Haven’t Already)
  20. Sell Your Family Crafts Online
  21. Add Your Drawings to T-Shirts and Sell Online
  22. Teach Online Music Lessons
  23. Craft Your Own Stories to Sell
  24. Make and Sell Candy Bouquets
  25. Test Out Affiliate Marketing
  26. Proofread for Some Cash
  27. Try Your Hand At Tutoring
  28. Pet Sit During Your Free Time
  29. Start a Blog (and Earn Money Off Ads)
  30. Start a Podcast
  31. Get an Online Internship
  32. Become a Social Media Mogul
  33. Plan Trips for Those That Travel Frequently
  34. Be a Customer Service Representative
  35. Buy and Sell Website Domains
  36. Freelance Your Skills
  37. Research For Others on TaskRabbit
  38. Start An Online Community (That Pays)
  39. Monetize Your Car with Ridesharing
  40. Rent Out Your Unused Living Spaces
  41. Try Your Hand at Entrepreneurship
  42. Rent Your Extra Driveway Space
  43. Refurbish Furniture
  44. Help With Resume Writing

1. Complete Online Surveys

A graphic highlight the statistic that 1 in 3 Americans had a side hustle in 2021, just one of the many ways to make money at home

Feedback can help companies fine-tune their products, services, and consumer interests. To gather information, businesses will pay people to answer survey questions, making it a super convenient way to make money online from home. Websites like Swagbucks, Branded Surveys, MyPoints, and LifePoints offer paid surveys from various companies. In most cases, money earned is paid through Paypal or gift cards.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $5–35 per survey

2. Sell Your Favorite Stock Images

Have an eye for photography? Side hustle your passion and earn passive income for your favorite pictures. Post each photo on websites like iStockPhotos, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Getty Images to earn royalties. Each purchased photo could earn you anywhere from $0.25–0.45. If you post photos frequently, you could earn more as your online portfolio grows.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: $0.25–0.45 per image
  • Extra tools needed: Camera

3. Become a Virtual Assistant

As online businesses grow, so do their needs for extra help. One trick to making money online is offering them your skills. Tasks could include uploading images to ecommerce sites, scheduling appointments, or making phone calls. In most cases, these jobs pay $7–$40 an hour, depending on your skill level.

  • Time: Medium
  • Earnings: $7–$40 an hour

4. Earn Money Off Your Reviews

In an increasingly digital world, reviews play an important role in a brand’s success. For businesses to improve, they often ask for consumer feedback in exchange for cash. You can find companies that will pay you to try their product or service, or review purchases you’ve already made in exchange for discounts. For instance, Fabletics will give you extra bonus points, allowing you to build up to a paid credit, for every review you make online.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: $5–$30 an hour

5. Sell Household Items on eBay or Amazon

Selling unused items around the house is one of the surefire ways to make money at home. For example, you could have a couch or organizational bins that you don’t use anymore — sell them! Start by creating an account, take pictures of your sellables, and post them on eBay or Amazon. List each item at a price that works best for you.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Camera or phone

6. Rent Your Gadgets by the Hour

It’s estimated that 2021 produced more than 57 million tons of electronic waste. To help counter this, you could make money from home by lending out gadgets you don’t use while also helping the planet. Websites like Aarons, Rent-A-Center, and Flexshopper find users willing to rent out various items. All you have to do is fill out your profile, post your products for rent, and earn extra monthly revenue.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: Up to $3,000 a month
  • Extra tools: Electronics, camera, or phone

7. Enter Data Online

Data entry is a great job for those looking for a way of making money at home. Many companies need help adding files into databases. For example, a medical office may not have time to add their client documents into the database every day. To help out, you could get paid by the hour to add data to online platforms during your free time. The hourly wage varies, but in most cases, it’s between $10 and $30 an hour.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $10–$30 an hour

8. Sell Your Unused Clothes Online

A graphic underscores how Arthur Blaylock successfully pursued one of the many ways to make money at home—selling thrift shop items online.

Selling unused clothes is one of many quick ways to make money from home! Post them on websites like Poshmark, thredUP or The RealReal to make some cash. Each season, you can clean out your closet and earn enough to buy a few new pieces or add to your savings. Start by taking photos of the items you don’t want and post them online to see how much you could earn.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Camera or phone

9. Create and Sell Printables

Do you have an eye for design and organization? You could start up an Etsy account or build your own digital ecommerce website to sell printables. Selling digital products is a great way to earn passive income at home. All it takes is the initial time to create and post your favorite pieces to earn money while you sleep. Keep in mind, you may have to pay for your website, an Etsy business account, and an illustrator subscription to create the product.

10. Become a Product Tester

Make easy money online by exploring product testing. New inventions normally go through countless rounds of testing. These testing stages ensure every bug is figured out before it reaches paying customers. In most cases, brands will pay you to try out these new products. Toluna, Nielsen, Vindale Research, and Pinecone Research are a few platforms that help you find products to test for some extra green.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $10–$20 an hour

11. Bake (or Meal Prep) for Others

If you know how to make special treats and love to be in the kitchen, you could start a business based on your skills. You could earn $200–$400 a month by taking in special baking requests for up to 20 hours per week. Or, you could meal prep for neighbors that don’t have time or don’t like to cook. Companies like Snap Kitchen have capitalized on these services, yet yours could be fresher and have a small business touch.

  • Time: Medium to high
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Camera or phone

12. Transcribe by the Hour

With an abundance of podcasts, YouTube videos, and movies, many creators need transcribed copies of their work. In most cases, they hire out for it. Whether you’re good at typing or looking for a way to practice these skills, freelance as a transcriber. Get paid $15–30 an hour to transcribe audio.

  • Time: Medium to high
  • Earnings: $15–30 an hour

13. Start a Garden and Sell Your Produce

If you have a green thumb, get paid for it. Starting your garden and selling the produce locally is one of the easiest ways to make money from home—it’s pretty gratifying too. Start by marketing your side hustle on social media or create a web page for locals to check out. Sell your produce by food item or put together grocery boxes for those ready to stock up each week.

  • Time: High
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Garden space, gardening materials

14. Rent Out Your Clothes

You may have clothes you don’t use but don’t want to get rid of — maybe your old prom dress or suit? You can still keep your items, but free up some space by renting them out. StyleLend, Loanables, and RentNotBuy are a few platforms that allow you to rent out your favorite items. From costumes to dresses, you could earn a monthly profit off your unused items.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Camera or phone

15. Start a Kids YouTube Toy Channel

A graphic underscores how Ryan Kaji successfully pursued one of the many ways to make money at home—reviewing toys.

Starting a YouTube channel should be on your list of money-making ideas. Simply opening toys could bring in thousands of dollars per year. For example, JoJo Siwa made roughly $9,600 a day from her rapidly growing kids YouTube channel. Keep in mind, starting a YouTube channel does require consent from a guardian over 18.

  • Time: Medium to high
  • Earnings: $1,000–5,000 in ad revenue for every million views
  • Extra tools: Phone or camera, editing software

16. Play Online Games

Gaming can be a great way to relax, especially if you can get paid for it. If you have a gaming setup or a smartphone, create a side hustle off of your gaming interests. Cash Crate, Appcent, Applike, and AppNana are a few platforms that pay between $10 and $15 an hour playing video games. Just sit down, relax, and see how much you could earn by having some fun!

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $10–15 an hour
  • Extra tools: Gaming electronics, gaming supplies, and/or a smartphone

17. Make Money Off SkillShare

To showcase your skills and help others, you could share how-to videos on SkillShare similarly to YouTube. To do this, create an account and post helpful lessons on anything you’d like. For instance, how to make a digital downloadable printable could be a lesson. Each minute watched on your channel can earn you between $0.05 and $0.10.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $0.05-0.10 per minute watched
  • Extra tools: Phone or camera, editing software

18. Earn Cashback From Everything You Buy

If you’re a frequent shopper, consider earning cash back each purchase you make. When shopping online, extensions like Honey or Gumdrop can earn you that cash back. When you’re making a trip to your local store, cash back credit cards may be more beneficial. As long as you pay off the balance on time, you could earn a profit from everyday purchases.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: Varies in earnings
  • Extra tools: Apps or website extensions, cash back credit cards

19. Start Investing (If You Haven’t Already)

Investing could help grow your money year after year and there are many different options depending on your risk tolerance. If you have room in your budget, why not make a profit off of it? Check out our top low-risk investments with high returns for a few investing ideas.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: Stocks can earn you roughly 7–10 percent, other investments vary

20. Sell Your Family Crafts Online

Having a craft night and then selling your artwork is one of the most fun ways to earn money from home! You could make anything from Christmas ornaments to painted canvases. To sell your art, post your favorites on Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, or your own ecommerce website. Inform your loved ones of the sale and ask them to share on social media.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Camera or phone, art supplies

21. Add Your Drawings to T-Shirts and Sell Online

If you have an eye for fashion and art, sell your drawings on a t-shirt. Create an Etsy account or start up your own website, with your guardian’s permission, to sell your items. Before creating your t-shirts, you will have to purchase blank ones and invest in an ecommerce store.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Pay varies by item
  • Extra tools: Camera or phone, art materials, t-shirts

22. Teach Online Music Lessons

A graphic underscores how Jazza successfully pursued one of the many ways to make money at home—teaching classes online.

Your loved ones may have already put you through music lessons, and if they have, help others do the same! Teach kids in your community how to play the piano, guitar, or even drums online. You could fit this side hustle into your after-school schedule and add it to your resume.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: Up to $50 an hour
  • Extra tools: Video software, musical instruments

23. Craft Your Owns Stories to Sell

Do you love reading and storytelling? Work with your loved ones to curate your own story. Once it’s perfected, put it into a book. You could make each book by hand or create digital and bound books using Blurb. Sell your story to your closest loved ones or reach out to local publishers.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Up to $10,000 (if published), plus royalties for every copy that sells
  • Extra tools: Art supplies (optional)

24. Make and Sell Candy Bouquets

For special occasions, most of us are looking for ways to indulge. To help others celebrate achievements, holidays, or special occasions, create candy bouquets. Purchase candy, a vase, small sticks, and tape to complete your bouquet. Upcharge your masterpiece by selling each one for $10–$40.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $10–$40 for each bouquet
  • Extra tools: Candy bouquet materials, camera, or phone

25. Test Out Affiliate Marketing

If you love to shop and have great taste, you could earn commissions off your purchases. Sign up for affiliate marketing programs like LikeToKnowIt, Amazon Associates, Solvid Affiliate, or eBay Partner Network. Every time a link you give out is used for a purchase, you earn a percentage of the sale. Add these links to your social media accounts and website pages, or send them directly to your loved ones.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $100–$10,000 a month
  • Extra tools: Website or social media accounts

26. Proofread for Some Cash

If you love to write and read, you could be qualified to proofread copy by the hour. To find proofreading side hustles, create an account on a freelancing website like Upwork. Set your desired hourly wage and take on projects whenever you have free time. Your skills could help improve someone’s resume or research report.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $25–50 an hour

27. Try Your Hand at Tutoring

Based on your expertise, you could help tutor those in need of extra help. Create a profile on a freelancing platform or reach out to your local community. Tutor your favorite subjects: Writing, art, music, math, or science. Post your tutoring services on your social media accounts or create a profile on a freelance site like UpWork.

  • Time: Low to medium
  • Earnings: $10–$75 an hour
  • Extra tools: Video software

28. Pet Sit During Your Free Time

To make extra money and get your animal fix, pet sit during your free time or over the holidays. Apply to websites like Rover or Fetch! to connect with pet owners in your area. You’ll take care of the pet at your own home so you won’t have to worry about coordinating at someone else’s house. You could earn $15–90 an hour by watching your favorite furry friends.

  • Time: Medium to high
  • Earnings: $15–90 an hour
  • Extra tools: Camera or smartphone for pictures, a pet-friendly living arrangement

29. Start a Blog (and Earn Money Off Ads)

A graphic underscores how Ashley Qualls successfully pursued one of the many ways to make money at home—creating a blog.

Create a platform to share your passion. This passion could be fashion, career, music, reading, or even finance. Buy a domain and learn how to create your own website. Share all your favorite stories, tips, and advice on this site and add it to your resume. Place ads on your site or earn sponsorships as you make your way through school. Over time, each post could make you an extra $750.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $25–750 a post
  • Extra tools: Illustration software, domain, website template (optional)

30. Start a Podcast

For those that like to chat, start a podcast. Bring on your favorite guests or go solo to talk about subjects important to you. Start by picking out a name, creating a website, and brainstorm your first 10 episodes. Before starting, consider investing in a microphone, stand, and any other electronics needed.

  • Time: High
  • Earnings: $500–900 per episode per 10,000 downloads
  • Extra tools: Podcasting equipment, editing software

31. Get an Online Internship

Get a head start in your future career and reach out to professionals about online internships. Attend virtual career fairs, contact your college career center, or reach out to your professional network for opportunities. Not only are you able to make some extra cash, but internships are a great way to build your resume.

  • Time: Medium to high
  • Earnings: $10–20 an hour

If you find yourself scrolling social media more than you should, you may have an eye for social media marketing — a skill many brands hire for. Reach out to local businesses or add social media marketing to your freelancing profile. Connect with those that pay $15–80 an hour to connect with their community using social media.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $15–80 per hour
  • Extra tools: Smartphone, social media planning and management tools (optional)

33. Plan Trips for Those That Travel Frequently

While COVID-19 has slowed down travel, many still have to travel frequently. Whether these trips are for work or fun, many can’t be bothered with the planning. If you love organizing, creating schedules, and researching, plan trips for those that don’t like to. Post your skills on social media or a freelancing website to connect with those looking for your expertise.

  • Time: Medium to high
  • Earnings: Commission and earning fees vary

34. Be a Customer Service Representative

If you love to connect with strangers while running your weekly errands, you could make a great customer service representative. While many customer service professionals work in person, many others work remotely for ecommerce websites. To suit customers’ needs, work as a part-time, full-time, or freelance customer service representative. All you’ll need is a computer and maybe a phone or video software.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $14–20 an hour
  • Extra tools: Video software and/or phone

35. Buy and Sell Website Domains

If you’ve ever heard of house flipping, there’s something similar called domain flipping. Instead of buying a house and renovating it, you could buy a website domain and clean it up. If you have an interest in coding, consider purchasing used domains for cheap to renovate. Not only could you earn up to $300 for each domain you resell, but you could practice your coding skills.

  • Time: High
  • Earnings: Up to $300 per domain
  • Extra tools: Coding or website building tools (optional)

36. Freelance Your Skills

A graphic underscores how Johnathan Wold successfully pursued one of the many ways to make money at home—freelancing his website-building skills.

Have a passion for video editing, creating graphics, writing, or podcasting? Utilize your skills by applying to a freelancing website — add your resume, your hourly rate, and your expertise to get started. Those in need of your skills will reach out to hire you. Plus, this is a great way to earn money and find new career opportunities.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: Varies
  • Extra tools: Other tools depending on your skills

37. Research For Others on TaskRabbit

Some companies need conductive research done on different industries, consumer markets, or even on their own company. To help out, you could get hired on TaskRabbit to conduct research for businesses or independent employees. You could earn anywhere from $17–$80 an hour to complete research tasks. To get hired, create an account, fill out your profile, and market yourself on social media.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $17-80 an hour

38. Start An Online Community (That Pays)

If you have a loyal following, you could create a unique platform just for them. For instance, websites like Patreon help users create communities through a monthly subscription plan. You’re able to share exclusive content, connect with your community, and earn money. Market this idea on your social media and to your closest loved ones to show support.

  • Time: High
  • Earnings: Varies in earnings
  • Extra tools: Social media

39. Monetize Your Car with Ridesharing

You may have a car, but spend most of your time at home. While you’re spending your day without using your vehicle, rent it out using Turo. You could be able to earn up to $1,000 a month. This money could go to your gas, car insurance, or your car payment (if you have one). Plus, you could earn spare cash to invest and grow your earnings.

  • Time: Low to Medium
  • Earnings: Up to $1,000 a month
  • Extra tools: Smartphone (for app communication) and vehicle

40. Rent Out Your Unused Living Spaces

Having unused space could earn you a profit. Whether you have an unused guest house, spare room, or even a full apartment, consider renting it out. Depending on your location, square footage, and amenities, you could earn more than your mortgage or rent payments. Websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, and HouseTrip help connect short-term renters with landlords.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $200–800 a month
  • Extra tools: Smartphone (for app usage and communication) and extra space

41. Try Your Hand at Entrepreneurship

Over 5.4 million people submitted paperwork to start new businesses in the second half of 2021— it’s never too late to follow a dream! You could start anything from an online store or bootstrapping your own media agency. Investing in your passions could keep you busy and earn you money on the side.

  • Time: High
  • Earnings: Varies in earnings
  • Extra tools: Other tools depending on your interest

42. Rent Your Extra Driveway Space

You could easily use your extra driveway space as a way to make money at home. If you have a driveway in a safe area going unused, you could rent it out. Customers can park their campers, boats, four wheelers, cars, or trucks. You can make up to $320 a month on a platform like Boxcar.

  • Time: Low
  • Earnings: Up to $320 a month
  • Extra tools: Driveway, camera, or phone for pictures

43. Refurbish Furniture

Refurbishing old furniture could make you a lot of money and be a fun side project. If you frequently find used furniture to flip for your own living space, you could also start a business. Consider flipping furniture and selling it on Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, on your social media platforms, or your own website.

  • Time: High
  • Earnings: Varies in earnings
  • Extra tools: Computer, refurbishing tools, camera or smartphone

44. Help With Resume Writing

You may have already gone through your career and learned some valuable lessons. To help others get started on their own career journey, help write and edit resumes. Charge $50–$75 per resume to bring in extra side hustled profit. Taking it a step further, design resume templates to sell to your favorite customers at a premium.

  • Time: Low to high
  • Earnings: $50–75 per resume
  • Extra tools: Scripting software or illustrator (optional)

As you can see, there are several ways to make money at home. Whether you’re looking to start a side gig or a full-time job, doing it from your couch is a great option. Imagine being able to travel the world as you please, or simply enjoy your morning coffee in your PJs while making money from home. Who knows, you could uncover a new passion or pay off your credit card debt. To learn how to budget these earnings, download our app and explore Mint’s salary tool to see what you can expect to make.

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