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{30} Ways to Make Money from Home

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I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn’t be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn’t help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month as I share the things I’ve learned in the past 30 years and my hopes for the future! See all 30 Days of {30} posts here.

I’ve always enjoyed working, but one thing I knew for sure — before we were even thinking about having kids — was that I wanted to be at home with them. I knew I wanted to homeschool, and I just couldn’t imagine not being a stay-at-home mom. Over the past 9 years, I’ve pretty much tried different ways to make money from home — home daycare, transcription, blogging, coaching, call center work, etc.

I am so thankful for the abundance of opportunities to make money from home. Whether you’re looking for a few extra dollars through something low-stress like Swagbucks or you have a passion for creating custom jewelry, you can earn money from home if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and willing to put in the hard work!


Here are 30 ideas to get you started:

1. Take online surveys.

2. Earn gift cards with SwagBucks.

3. Have a yard sale.

4. Sell things on Craigslist.

5. Or Amazon.

6. Or eBay.

7. Start a blog.

8. Write an ebook.

9. Become a general transcriptionist.

10. Work in a call center…at home.

11. Start a home daycare.

12. Teach music or art lessons.

13. Become an independent consultant for Pampered Chef. Usborne Books, Thirty-One Gifts. Or…

14. Provide virtual assistant services.

15. Offer pet sitting services.

16. Sign up as a mystery shopper.

17. Provide design services to other bloggers.

18. Start an Etsy store.

19. Offer mending/alterations/sewing services.

20. Tutor children and adults in your areas of expertise.

21. Write for websites like Squidoo or

22. Become a newborn, family, and/or wedding photographer.

23. Sell photos/illustrations through stock photo sites.

24. Share your expertise with online or phone coaching.

25. Teach a class — locally or online (couponing, photography, computer skills).

26. Become a notary public.

27. Join the National Consumer Panel.

28. Provide wedding or event planning services.

29. Grow produce or make various baked goods and specialty items to sell at a farmer’s market.

30. Start an online store.

Before you invest time or money into any opportunity, be sure to read this guest post I wrote for Money Saving Mom a few years ago about avoiding work-at-home scams!

Which of these have you tried? What other ways are there to make money from home?