What are the best ways to make money from home?

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  1. MissJamieD profile image70
    MissJamieDposted 5 years ago

    I'm looking to work from home and have never been able to find something legitimate that pays decent. Does anyone know of any reputable, honest work-at-home companies???

    This has to be something free to start. I'm not looking to start a business and I don't have money to start with. I'd love to be a freelance writer but there's so much competition.

    What's your advice?

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Learn a skill like webdesign. Or start creating your own content sites and learn to monetise them.

    2. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Phone sex is easy, but then you would be too.

  2. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Hi Jamie. Unfortunately, anything that will make you the sort of income that you would consider worthwhile as a work-from-home activity, would have to be considered a business. Even if you only wanted to supplement your other income sources.

    There's a lot of competition for things like web design (just look at freelancer.com or elance.com). Selling products can be tricky too. You have to specialize..find a niche that is popular, but not too popular. You have to look at the skills that you have, and what you know a lot about. Selling information (what you know) is, and always will be something that people will want or need. There's always someone coming along that needs to know something.

    A really decent income requires a lot of research and hard work, just like any business. I'm still struggling with making a go of it. Hope that helps a bit.

    1. MissJamieD profile image70
      MissJamieDposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I was afraid of..lol..I appreciate your input. Have a great day!

    2. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      GOOD competition for webdesign? I've seen people charging $300 to setup a free Wordpress blog!

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    The only work-from-home that is going to be legitimate and pay as much as having a job outside the home is going to take just as much effort as outside-home jobs to both find and maintain.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    One option is paid forum posting.  If you have a good general knowledge and are familiar with how forums work, this can be quite good.  Skilled posters get 10-15c per post to blend in and help a forum look active or popular.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Say what? What a great job! lol

      1. bBerean profile image60
        bBereanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm...did I detect a nervous laugh?  Your doing this already for Hub Pages...aren't you?!

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          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          lol... I wish! You have no idea what Im willing to do for 6 cents a day.

  5. MelissaBarrett profile image59
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    Transcription is fairly easy to get into and pays decently. A good way to figure out whether a company is paying slave labor is to multiply the minutes of the job by 4x (If you are a fast word processor/typist) to 6x (average typist)

    Let say a company is offering 2.00 per minute of transcription... If you are transcribing at 4x transcription then it would take 8 minutes to transcribe a 2 minute recording... so you would earn .50 per minute of your time or $30.00 per hour.

    Decide how fast you can work and how much you want to make per hour and find an online company (there are hundreds) willing to pay that. Run the name of the organization through Google and the BBB website before accepting work.  That should give a pretty good indication of their reputation.

    If you've never done it before, there is a learning curve, but it's really not that hard to pick up... just follow the specific company's style-guide. It might take a while to get to top speed... so plan for lower income at first.

    1. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
      Gcrhoads64posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great advice. I am teaching myself. Thanks for the multiplication tip.

  6. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    ^^^^ Lmao.....thats funny Beth37. I don't think your going to find anything legitimately good that will earn money quickly with no investment. If its free, a million people are doing it

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Im pretty sure at least a million ppl are having sex at home. It's kind of a popular pass time... oh... maybe you weren't talking about the phone sex joke... never mind.

      I googled the online job 'commenting on forums', but I couldn't find anything about it. That would be fun. Does anyone know anything about it?

  7. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Google "paid forum posting"

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      okee doke. thanks.
      Someone should pay you for answering questions all day btw.

  8. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    I think sex would be worth more than 6 cents a day......at least I hope so....if its not....then you need to find a new partner....Lol


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