Being a mother and homemaker, managing a regular 9 to 5 office job is very challenging.
But you would find free time in multiple slots while doing routine work like preparing food and taking care of the kids.
You can use this free time to earn money from home while working online on your laptop.
You need one opportunity based on your current skill and interest area to start working from home online.
In this article, I have listed 13 best ways on How to earn money from home online, based on my experience.
Real Ways to Make Money from Home Online
#1. Become Freelance Content Writer
You can start as a freelance content writer if you have decent writing skills. Do not expect easy money unless you learn a basic level of writing skills.
Depending on the writing level, a freelance content writer earns $0.03 to $0.30 per word for the U.S. and Rs. 0.50 to Rs. 5 per word for India based assignments.
As a beginner, you can start with lower prices and as you gain experience you could build a portfolio to showcase your writing expertise and charge high prices.
#2. Start a Blog
If you want to earn a good amount of money in the long-run, then you can start your own blog. Although it takes time to build a successful blog, once you hit the threshold you can earn $10,000 per month easily. Surprising, isn’t?
Frankly, this kind of figure wasn’t in my mind when I started my blogging journey. Here is the 2019 income report of my Cashoverflow blog.
Here are some examples of successful blogs who are making thousands of dollars every month:
- Shoutmeloud – approximate monthly earnings of $40,000
- RYRob – approximate monthly earnings of $33,000
- Smartpassiveincome – approximate monthly earnings of $167,000
- Cashoverflow – approximate monthly earnings of $10,000
- MatthewWoodword – approximate monthly earnings of $25,000
- MakingSenseofcents – approximate monthly earnings of $159,000
The blogging journey begins with finding your area of interest, things you are passionate about, and skills you have. You can also start by picking a single idea from my 100 online business ideas in India.
Once you have your niche, you don’t need to worry about the technical stuff. You can start a blog easily in less than 5 minutes and you won’t need the help of an IT expert to configure.
#3. Freelance Proofreading & Editing Work
If you are good at English, you can pick online proofreading and editing work. You can find assignments and charge either on per word basis or on an article basis.
But I recommend you to get out of the mindset of per word basis and start charging for every article you proofread or edited right from the beginning.
Starting at Rs. 100 per article and proofread 10 articles per day, you would easily earn Rs. 1000 per day. That is Rs. 30,000 in a month.
Slowly, after gaining experience you may increase the price per article to Rs. 150. This will help you earn a monthly Rs. 45,000.
Exciting, isn’t it? No English teacher or English BA/MA earns this much in India and that too from the comfort of home.
#4. Freelancing Digital Marketing Work
Content marketing is the foundation on which successful Digital marketing campaigns are built.
Whether you run Ads, create landing pages, send emails or focus on SEO, you need quality content to make it a success. If you have any of the skills then you can start as a digital marketing freelancer. Digital marketing has the potential to earn thousands of dollars every month.
You can start with a single client and with a simple assignment where you can deliver what you have promised. That will help you get referrals and reduce the effort of finding new clients every month. You can increase the number of clients and keep converting recurring clients.
As you grow and gain experience you can scale it as an agency and set up a team to deliver projects.
I charge $3000 per month from U.S. based clients and Rs. 1 Lakh from Indian clients for content marketing services.
#5. Start Youtube Channel
If you are good at articulating things in front of the camera, then you can start your Youtube channel. Videos are traditionally more effective in connecting with masses. A good quality video could help you reach the desired audience and monetize the channel in the long-run.
Youtube is easy to start but difficult to monetize. Following are successful top Youtube channels which have great content:
- Ryan Toys Review – $22 million
- Jake Paul – $21.5 million
- Dude Perfect – $20 million
- DanTDM – $18.5 million
- Jeffree Start – $18 million
YouTube monetization policy requires
- Channels to have minimum 1000 subscribers
- There should be a minimum of 4000 hours of watch time in the last 1 year. You have to produce high quality and engaging videos to hit the target.
I too have recently started Cashoverflow youtube channel helping people get better at saving money, investments and earning extra money online.
There are two main ways to monetize your Youtube channel.
- Youtube Adsense, but it is a less profitable way as 1000 clicks can earn just $15.
- Affiliate Marketing is more profitable as businesses pay you for promoting the brands, products or services.
But once you have an audience base, you can find multiple ways to make money from youtube.
#6. Freelance Video Making
If you have an inclination for filmmaking or video production, then you can use your skills to earn good money online.
With a basic camera, online editing software, microphone, and a tripod you can start your journey. Video professionals are in high-demand on portals like Upwork and Freelancer. You can engage yourself as:
- Animation – Creating quality animated videos for product or process demonstration.
- Product Explainer – Explaining the benefits, features, and usage of the newly launched products.
- Info Slides – Create high-quality slides in the header and footer to easily explain the video content.
- Voiceover –You can simply lend your voice for the video demonstration.
- Video production – If you have a basic setup, you can start with full-length video production to meet client’s needs.
#7. Make Money from Facebook
Facebook pages are more or less useless nowadays. However, there is a real scope of making money through thriving Facebook Groups.
You can start by making FB Group aligned to your niche area. Invite members, and keep them engaged by asking questions, giving suggestions, sharing images, blog posts, and polls.
Try getting more than 10K members before you think of earning from your FB Group.
Once you have good group strength, you can earn through;
- Paid surveys
- Sponsored content
- Selling your services and products
- Affiliate marketing
Here are other ways you can explore to earn up to 1 Lakh per month through Facebook
#8. Earn Money from Instagram
Instagram is a massive marketing and social photo platform with 1 billion monthly active users.
But in order to earn decently from Instagram, you need to become an influencer in your niche.
Instagram is one platform where you can grow faster as compared to other social media platforms. You can start by taking good photos, posting them regularly with relevant hashtags and engage with your followers regularly.
Over a period of time, one can easily have 10K to 20K visitors. That is where you can make money on Instagram through;
- Affiliate marketing
- Create a sponsored post for companies
- Sell photos
- Promote business, product or services
#9. Freelance Social Media Manager
A beginner freelance social media manager can charge anything around $15 to $50 per hour depending on the involvement. As you gain experience you can increase fees to $150 and more per hour managing social media accounts of corporates.
You can start with a single client where you are required to;
- Manage all the social media channels of the company or individual
- Find interesting and relevant content and share regularly to keep the audience engaged
- Create graphics for various social media handles
Once you have the required expertise and resources in place, then you can scale it up to manage several accounts. You can use tools like PromoRepublic to deliver quality work to multiple clients.
The other tools which can be of great help are;
- Lumen 5
#10. Freelance Graphic Designer
Bloggers, website developers, and businesses require high-quality graphics. There are tons of freelance graphic designer requirements on Fiverr, Upwork and other portals.
A freelance graphic designer can charge in the range of $25 to $100 per hour. The rate, however, depends on the type of graphic work and experience.
You can start by creating your portfolio on Behance, showcasing your creative work and projects. You can take inspiration from other designers to create quality works.
#11. Promote Your Cooking / Baking Classes Online
If you have offline classes for cooking, baking then you can reach to a greater number of housewives by promoting your cooking classes online.
You can easily create and promote online courses on platforms like;
You have the flexibility and freedom to set course fees. It is better to start with a smaller number of students and charge Rs. 1,000 as course fee. If you wish, you can offer discounts on special occasions.
Once you have a good number of testimonials and optimum traffic, you can offer customized courses with higher fees. Your popularity will open several new windows of opportunity.
#12. Start Online Coaching Classes
If you have knowledge and skill which is in demand then you can capitalize on that skill by starting online classes.
I too have experimented with various online courses. Finally, I started CWP classes for content writing and 30DBC for Blogging. The idea is to help them learn the art of content writing and to start blogging as a passive income source.
It is better to start early and experiment with the content structure and course duration.
Frankly, you don’t need to be an expert with deep knowledge to launch an online course. Don’t hesitate and start with whatever you have to share. Even, the ways to earn money online as elaborated in this article can be developed into an online course.
#13. Make money with Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the simplest way to earn online where you do not have the hassle to create courses, put storefront or make a product. It is a step above freelancing work where you are free to work for yourself.
Check my video on how to earn money from Home through affiliate marketing
In affiliate marketing, you recommend products to the readers and when anyone buys the product or services using your referred link then you earn a commission.
The commission varies from program to program and can range from 3% for physical products to 70% for digital or informational products.
You do not even require a blog or website to get started. It can be easily done through email marketing, on Facebook, Youtube, and other social media channels.
You can kickstart by picking up a niche, building audiences by producing quality content and engagement, finding the right products for your readers and optimizing for conversion.
There are hundreds of ideas that work to earn money from home but nothing gonna help you until you take the action. People are afraid of failure, so they don’t start anything.
Take the first step and you will see the light ahead. If you are ready to take your first step, then let me know the comments from where you are going to start.