Making money from home is a dream for many, however, what you often see offered as way to make “quick money without too much work” is often a scam. MLM marketing, with which you end up buying a lot of products that you will have a hard time selling, if ever. Today let’s look at simple but effective ways to make money from home
If you like pets, dog and cat sitting can be a fun activity to make extra money while staying at home. You will need to walk the pets around during the day, and sometimes it includes going to their owners’ house, but most pet owners are generally happy with a home care solution when they go on holidays and long weekends. Rates vary depending on the duration of the gig and the care required by the animal. For an hyperactive dog that needs to be walked several times a day and requires a lot of play time or a specific diet, you can ask more than for a lazy old cat that will sleep all day.
Translations and language classes
If you speak a second language, translations are an easy way to make extra money. It takes a bit of time to get clients, but they often have recurring needs, for example if you translate a website, every time a new page is added, it will have to be translated as well. New technologies also make is as easy as ever to teach a foreign language via Skype, meaning your pupil doesn’t have to be in the same country as you, not even in the same time zone!
Playing Online Games
That is a bit of an unusual way to make money from home, but if you are smart and understand the strategy behind the different games offered on sites such as Casino.com, you can have fun while making an extra bit of money here and there. You could try your luck with online slots or dice playing Craps. You could also try your luck with card games like blackjack.
Another not so easy but effective way to make money from home, freelance writing can be started just with a computer, using bigger sites such as Freelancer.com to get a first portfolio of clients, before you can gain reputation and find clients on your own. Rates will depend on how much research is involved to write the piece, the length of said piece, and the client’s budget. If you are writing for a big firm, you can hope for a better pay day than if you write for a little startup.
Tutoring kids via the internet has become more and more popular, as it offers both parties the flexibility of hours, as well as not having to travel to each other, reducing the cost for the students and the hassle for the teacher. You can tutor what you have majored in, or what you are currently working in, such as accounting or marketing to a business school student. Tutoring is nice because you can do as little as one hour a week with one student, or as many as you like. And unlike freelance writing, you are generally guaranteed that a student will keep you for most or all or the school year.