How to Effortlessly Make Money From Home

Wanna earn money? With a little bit of time and effort, anything is possible!
Wanna earn money? With a little bit of time and effort, anything is possible!

Let the riches flow in...

So you are interested in making money from home? Well, you have probably searched and searched and searched until you have reached the ends of the Internet, and it seems the ability to become a millionaire from your couch is impossible. Well is it?

The problem is you are looking for a way to make money with very little effort. Even for a successful home business to work, you need to put in a lot of effort and a lot of time. I have yet to come across one person who sits at home and makes money without doing anything. The only way you will be able to sit home and make money “effortlessly” would be if you had a rich uncle out there somewhere willing to inherit his millions to you while you sit home and watch cartoons and American Idol. Even then, without a proper plan to invest the money, it would eventually diminish and you would return right back to the beginning, attempting to find a way to effortlessly make money from home.

Can it be done???

Is it Possible?

Now I am not going to be all negative and say that making money while you stay at home is impossible, cause it’s not. People have done it. There are people who are successful at staying home and making a profit all the time. The question is, what do they do? The second question is, how much do they make?

What is the measurement of success? After all, I stay home and make money by doing it. Yet, the money I make is far from effortless. In fact, I am probably working harder now than I did when I worked at an employer/employee type job where I worked for 40 hours and cashed a paycheck at the end. Yet, by measurement of success, I have made money by working from home. Okay, so as of today, my earnings have hit just shy of $17, and that is after 4 months of hard work. But, I did earn money! Can I live off of it… no. I can’t even buy my family a meal at McDonald’s. Yet, I have been successful! The bonus is that this money will continue to increase, and in the future it will probably multiply faster and faster.

So what can I do?

That is a question I can’t really answer. It is a personal one and only you can make that decision. I can however offer advice on different venues you can try. Some of them you might find successful; and others will seem like a waste of time. This is the part where the effort comes in. Regardless of how successful the idea might be, without the proper amount of effort, you will fail to be successful.

Do you have an Idea?

One way you can work from home is to come up with a best selling idea. We have all seen the infomercials on TV. You know the ones I am talking about. Those one hit wonder “As Seen On TV” ads. They are those useful tools that once you see them you automatically think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” So here is your chance to make some money from home. Come up with a great idea no one can live without and patent it! Sound easy? Of course it does. Unfortunately, it won’t go without effort either. You will have to do plenty of research to make sure no one else has also come up with your idea and then you have to go through the pains of trying to get the product created. Then, hopefully, you can pitch the idea and become a millionaire. Try it and tell me how it goes.

Do you have an opinion??

If you are like everybody else, I bet you have an opinion. Well, this is your chance to make money from it. There are several opinion panels out there that will pay you for something you like to give away for free… your opinion.

A great opinion panel to try is OpinionOutpost.com. This is a site that allows you to give your opinion and receive points for that opinion. It only requires 10 points to earn a dollar, and several of the surveys are worth at least that. To get paid out, you only need 50 points, where you can then choose to receive a check, an amazon gift card, or even to donate to charity.

There are several different opinion panels out there you can try. Out of the ones I have tried, Opinion Outpost is one of the few I have found to not spam the participants with other offers. It is also one of the few I have found that actually reward you with money. The downfall of doing surveys online is that it can be very time consuming. You also have no guarantee of the number of surveys you will be offered or the money you will make. But, if you are looking to making money at home with very little effort, this probably requires the least amount of effort.

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Do you have a skill???

If you want to work at home and you have skills, you may also be interested in checking out freelance working sites. I recently signed up for Odesk.com and found there are several jobs out there available where you can make a few bucks. The downfall is you need to have a skill, so this is not a place to look if you want to make effortless money. If you have skills in Writing &Translation, Web Development, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing and many other avenues, this might be a good option for you. The concept is free to sign up for and you are in control of the money you make. Setting your profile up can take time and finding your first job can be hard, but once you get your feet wet, this is a great way to supplement your income or possibly work from home. There are also opportunities on RentaCoder.com and Elance.com. Check them out and see if this is an opportunity you might like to try.

Do you want to Write???

The best way I found to make money online is definitely worth the effort. Writing online can be both profitable and fun. It can also be a great way to meet new people. Writing for Hubpages has been a great experience. I have been able to let my creativity flow all while earning money with Google Adsense. If you would like to join me on a Hubpages adventure where you too can earn money from home, click here. I promise you it won’t be a journey that you regret.

I also write for another writing website were you can earn money from Google Adsense. Xomba.com is also a great way to earn money through your writing. It can also help you with backlinks to your articles that you have written on Hubpages.

Both of these sites are wonderful ways to increase your income. Remember, writing for money online is hard work. If you are looking for an effortless way to make money, you will never find an answer. Writing for both Hubpages and Xomba is definitely a great way to explore your creativity and make a few extra dollars in the process.

A little inspiration...

So now what?

Now you know your options. The question is what are you going to do with it? The avenues are out there, and with a little effort and a little time, soon you can join the ranks of making money while you sit at home.

So what are you going to do with it? Are you going to try your successes? Are you going to join the millions of others online trying to make a little extra money? It doesn't hurt to try.

Good luck on your adventures!

Comments 19 comments

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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

barber, I hate to say this, but here goes. When the crowd goes into something, it never works for the masses. Doing the opposite always works better. Only a few will make real money. This industry will dry up when the economy improves. Tht's my analysis. H


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - the funny thing is - when I wrote this I was frustrated - so it was written in a highly sarcastic tone... I figure maybe the ads will attract the users who are trying to effortlessly try to make money. Just wait... I am about to post another hub about a highly sarcastic hub about my Easy Feet review... lol


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luckycharmz 5 years ago from Washington

barbergirl28, thanks for the hub. I've tried many online programs but with little success...it's a little frustrating at times. My inspiration is Thomas Edison who after 10,000 of failure, finally discovered the invention of the light bulb.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It really can be frustrating... but with the proper amount of effort, anything can be done. I am still doing research to see if there is anything out there that is a good income maker... hubpages is definitely the top ranker. As for the 10,000 failures before a success... just shoot for that many hubs and you will be a millionaire in no time ;)


PenMePretty 5 years ago

Good writing.


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meshulam 5 years ago

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Pen - Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it.

@meshulam - Thanks for the extra insight... I read it and it has a lot of good stuff in there.


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

17 dollars in four months?? Just from HP or other sites you mentioned? What I have discovered is that it takes a LONG process and to make any REAL money at this game you MUST write for several websites and back-link like crazy! There is nothing easy about this!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

The $17 is from Google Adsense which is used for both of my Hubpages and Xomba account, but I am more active on Hubpages. You are right... there is nothing easy about making money online. I don't really backlink. I just write. While everybody would obvously like to be successful at making money online... it seems that without the effort or the time it won't happen. But, it isn't something that is completely impossible.


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

No not impossible for I know many that do (besides myself). However, Google Adsens is something I see as a long term investment and I make much more money from writing for mags and websites. I also use ClickBank and other such "affiliate marketing" tools. I will be creating a website and a couple more blogs that I will back link big time. This is all been a trail and error thing for me and I have found that the more you "connect all the dots" and create a "web presence" the more money you will make. I will be writing some hubs and articles on this in the near future.

HubPages and other smiler sites are great for practicing article writing and for the contact with other great writers but is not the way to make money fast. For that concentrate on other markets that pay per article. By the way, not to be sarcastic but with out back linking 17.00 from HubPages this soon is not bad. Like I said, it is a long term investment!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Wow - thanks - I was a little annoyed after reading all these success stories and it seemed like I was getting no where fast. On the other hand, I don't have a lot to lose... I like writing and that is what really matters.

BTW - I look forward to your future hub about creating a web presence and connecting the dots. I don't do much back linking cause I don't understand it really, and find it hard to spend 4 or 5 hours a day just backlinking. I have a hard enough time getting off the internet :)


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headlikeanorange 5 years ago

I'm feeling exactly the same way now, but you're right - no-one can just sit online and make money easily. Its a cliché but its true - if it was easy everyone would do it (but it feels like everyone else is!)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@headlikeanorange - I agree. I am trying to take a different approach... I am thinking positively. I think majority of "Easy to make Money online" articles are just a way to get people to read and click on the ads because everybody looks at them. Can't say I didn't try ;)


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speedbird 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Great hub, I really like they way you have explored the idea of making money online. There are so many ways to make money online but people need to know that success does not come overnight. It requires hard-work and determination.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

You are very right... I think too many people come around thinking they are going to be an overnight millionaire. For me personally, I have been on Hubpages for about 5 months and just hit a quarter of the way there for an Adsense payout. I was super excited.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Barbergirl, there is no thing as eay money. Of course, most people who look for ways to work from home are bombarded with ads shouting "earn thousands by reading emails" or "doing easy data entry jobs" or the like. And people do get swindled of their hard earned money just to learn later that it's a scam. Writing online as a source of earning is also tough. Money never is easy to come by and one has to really work hard.

Thanks for a wonderful hub, links et all.

Voted up and awesome.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@rajan jolly - Making money is never easy. But it seems so many are always looking for that easy fix. While you may make some, I think there are too many that think it is going to be a get rich quick thing. Unfortunately if you want to make money - it takes hard work! Thanks for stopping by!


TechTrendy 4 years ago

Barbergirl you have a great sense of humor and it shows in your hubs! I love how you make this more of a light mood instead of a highly in depth "you could to if" hub while still maintaining some very valid points and aspects. As for working harder, you only get out of something what you put into it and sometimes that means you have to put a lot into something.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@TechTrendy - Thanks so much for stopping by. I like to keep things light hearted. I know making money online is possible. Many have done it, and if I would actually submit for my first check, I can also say I have been a paid writer here as well. But, just like anything, it does take a lot of hard work. Glad you found the good information in the humor! :)

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