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100+ Ways to Get an Extra PayCheck Working from Home

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How about some extra ways to make money from home? Once in awhile we all need some extra cash, but it is better to focus on the real ways to increase income rather than saving few bucks here and there.


If you are working as an employee, you are not in charge of your income. The one who signs your paycheck controls your life. The question is, shouldn’t that be you? Would you like to get an extra paycheck on your own terms?

Remember, there are only two ways to increase your net worth:

  1. Live below your means, spend less than you make, and invest what is left.
  2. Increase your income and invest the rest.

The number of Internet users increases every year. Statistics shows the third billion was reached in 2014, and approximately 40% of world population has already Internet connection. Moreover, according to eMarketer, nearly half of the world’s population will have regular access to Internet by 2018.

There are millions of scams online how to get rich fast. Stay away of these ones. Here are the real extra ways to make money from home so you can get an extra paycheck every month. Since data entry, surveys, etc typically only pay few bucks, I did not include those. The smarter you work and the more income streams you have, the faster you get out of debt and achieve your financial goals.

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100+ Extra Ways to Make Money From Home

Extra ways to make money from home with your home
  • Rent out your own house, condo, room or even your living room couch for visitors. You can set your own criteria for your visitors. Easiest way to do it is through Airbnb. You can easily make extra $100 to $1000 per month.
  • Have an exchange student stay with your family. However, making money should not be your first priority, instead sharing your culture and life with a foreign student. Different programs pay different amounts, but an average is about $1000 per month and it is meant to cover student’s monthly expenses. The truth is, most likely the expenses are not that high. If you are interested in opening your heart and home to an exchange student, this option may be for you.
  • Rent out your space for storage. You can rent out your attic, basement, extra room, garage, etc. using Store at My House and set your own price. This is an awesome way to write yourself a check every month.
Extra ways to make money from home with your driveway and/or a car
  • Rent out your driveway or parking space at home. Just Park is a great place to list your space, availability and price. There is a huge demand for this service as it saves people money and gives peace of mind as well. However, for you, instead, it would be an easy and fast cash flow. If you have many parking spaces, you can even make more money.
  • Rent out your car and use Rely Rides website. Your car is covered by their $1,000,000 liability policy during every rental. It covers any damage to or theft from your car, with no out-of-pocket expenses. They screen every renter, so all you really need to do is to provide availability and get paid!
Get paid to help people by sharing your knowledge and using your skills

If you love coaching, listening and teaching, you might want to consider tutoring career. This is a a very popular extra way to make money from home. You can sell your lessons, create online course, answer questions, provide coaching.

  • Skillshare – you can teach your own classes and teaching experience is not required.
  • Maven – everyone knows something that could be useful for others. List yourself based on your expertise, share your knowledge and get paid.
  • Udemy – create your very own tutoring classes fast and easy. You can reach students worldwide.
  • Teachers Pay Teachers – as a teacher you can sell your lessons to other teachers and make extra money. You can list several lessons and earn extra cash.
  • eNotes pays you for your tutoring services, answering students’ questions and selling your materials.
  • WebTeach is a great way to teach online. If you are looking for extra ways to make money from home, and you have a passion for teaching, this is a way to go.
  • BrainMass provides a platform for Academic Experts to author content, earn money, create and share knowledge, get published, build their names and get involved in a world-wide community.
  • Tutor hires tutors in specific fields. If you feel tutoring is your passion and you have the skills you need, you should check them out.
  • Language Development System is for native English speakers who wish to teach English online.
  • GoFLUENT offers several positions worldwide.
  • PrepNow Tutoring is a great place for tutors as well.
Extra ways to make money from home as a Translator

If you are looking for great extra ways to make money from home, becoming a translator is a rewarding option. Depending on your native language and skills you can find the best option for you.

  • Verbal Ink is always looking for new translators to their growing team.
  • Gengo is a popular place for translators all around the world. There are no obligations and you can easily work with flexible schedule. They pay you twice a month.
  • Language Line offers translating jobs for work at home translators across many countries.
  • WorldLingo has often offers for freelance translators.
  • Verilogue might occasionally have great offers available.
  • TextMaster is a great option for anyone who is looking for extra ways to make money from home as a translator. You can also earn extra income with writing or proofreading.
  • VerbalizeIt offers freelance translating jobs. You can also earn cash with interpretation or transcription.
  • Fiverr is another great way to find translation options. You pick your own projects.
  • Babbletype
  • Rev
  • Elance
Work as a Virtual Assistant for a company

There are two ways to provide VA service – you either work for a company or become an online entrepreneur. It all comes down to your personal preferences. Working for a company quite often requires to work during normal business hours, not only during weekends or evenings. Here are some great options to get you started immediately based on your skills.

  • Time Etc – apply online and pick which duties interest you. This is a great way to get paid monthly while still having flexibility in your own life. They make sure you only take the duties that are relevant for your skills.
  • Contemporary Virtual Assistance – offers list of VA jobs that are currently available. Make sure to go back often as they update the information often.
  • eaHelp is another wonderful company that is always looking for new Virtual Assistants. However, they often require higher degrees with at least five years of experience as an executive assistant.
Become a freelance Virtual Assistant

Working as a freelancer allows you to pick your own hours and clients you want to work with. However, there is also a major downside, especially if you are still a beginner – you need to find your own clients. Therefore it is helpful to search jobs on following sites:

  • Virtual Assistants – great site to search VA jobs that match with your skills.
  • Fiverr provides you an option to market yourself. You can create several gigs and get paid securely. You can also offer other services, such as tutoring, web design, marketing, accounting, business consulting, translations, etc. to boost your income.
  • Upwork is another wonderful option to make extra money as a virtual assistant. If you have other skills as well (for instance, web developer, etc), you can find jobs related to that as well.
Become an Online Entrepreneur


If you are looking for extra ways to make money from home, becoming an online entrepreneur can either be the perfect option or the worst decision. You need to have the entrepreneur personality and most importantly, you must be aware you need to invest in order to profit.

Remember, Ramit Sethi teaches there’s a limit how much you can save, but there’s no limit to how much you can earnThe good news is, as an online entrepreneur you can potentially make so much more than just some extra cash.

  • Virtual Assistant business is a very rewarding and growing business. As a VA you can offer services to your clients depending on their specific needs, and work with them personally. If you want to start your own VA business, you can get it running in only 30 days.
  • Start your own daycare business in your home. This course may help you get you started.
  • Start a blog and make money by offering your services, selling e-products, coaching, affiliate marketing, ads, advertisement, etc. You can get a Bluehost hosting very cheap and use Aweber templates for newsletters. If you don’t want to hire an expensive web designer, just get a beautiful BluChic theme. They offer great choices and all themes are desktop, tablet and mobile responsive.
If you would like to start a blog, check out my 3 Step guide how to set up a blog and newsletter and get traffic.


If you would like to start an online business, join the Visionary Entrepreneur Online Program. It will teach you how you can start and grow your online business. Nothing is by chance, you need to be strategic. It will teach you how.

Nothing is more rewarding than having the quality time with your family and running your online business on your own terms. Business, that creates you more than enough revenue and makes a difference in the world.

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Extra ways to make money from home as a Writer

If you love writing and doing research online, writing can be an excellent way to make money from home. There are numerous extra ways to make money from home. The pay depends on your experience, topic and particular client.

There are several content sites that pay you to write:

You may also want to pitch to blogs that pay you to write:

Find your own clients:

  • Do some research in your own niche and find blogs/companies with blogs who potentially need help. Cold pitch and reach out to potential dream clients.
  • Fiverr could be helpful to get started as well.
  • Start a blog your own. This helps potential clients to read your work and you can advertise your writing services on your site as much as you want.
  • Elance
Extra ways to make money from home as an Editor

If you love to edit and proofread, editing can be a great choice as one of the extra ways to make money from home. Many writing sites listed before also offer editing and proofreading options.

Extra ways to make money from home as a (Web) Designer

If you have the skills and passion, you can make tons of extra cash from home as a web designer or designing logos, pictures, newsletters, etc. You can use PicMonkey to create beautiful pictures for bloggers. It is best to create your own website first where you can show your portfolio. Additional ways to find clients include:

Make money from home as a Transcriber

Transcription can be a great way to even earn full-time income from home, however, it may also require medical training. Despite that, you may also get the job with no experience. If you are detail-oriented and don’t mind learning new things, check out the following companies that are looking for work at home transcribers:

Extra ways to make money from home by doing Search Engine Evaluations

Earn extra income (around $12-15 per hour) by doing search engine evaluation. This is great if you are looking for a part-time position, because most of them require only 2 hour commitment per day and 5 days per week.

  • Leapforce is open to many countries and languages.
  • iSoftStone offers also positions worldwide.
  • Appen has often great opportunities available to for search engine evaluation and social media evaluation. Applications are welcome worldwide.
  • Lionbridge is available in many countries.
  • ZeroChaos offers many positions to work from home in the US.

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Wrap Up: How Can I Make Some Extra Money From Home?

Here are some simple ways to determine which of the jobs mentioned before could be right for you:

  • Discover your talent and passion, because no job is fun if you don’t love it no matter how much cash it brings in.
  • Determine whether you need a temporary or a permanent job.
  • Get clear whether this is just an extra cash or are you in need of a serious real income stream.

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50 Comments on 100+ Ways to Get an Extra PayCheck Working from Home

  1. Christina @ Embracing Simple
    14/09/2015 at 11:02 pm (2 years ago)

    These are awesome resources for those who want to make an income from home! I have a freelance business that I run from home, as well as my blog that I recently started earning an income from. They’ve been great ways for me to be at home but still make a bit of money.
    Christina @ Embracing Simple recently posted…August 2015 Blog Income and Traffic ReportMy Profile

    • Reelika
      14/09/2015 at 11:44 pm (2 years ago)

      That is great, Christina, definitely very rewarding!

    • Tracy
      06/10/2015 at 9:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi how do you start q generating money on a blog right away I’m interested in starting one

      • Reelika
        06/10/2015 at 9:58 pm (1 year ago)

        Very soon I will launch an Online Business Course where I also share step-by-step how to start generating income through a blog. There are numerous ways to make money blogging, my blog currently has four income streams.

    • Elle
      15/01/2016 at 1:54 pm (1 year ago)

      That is awesome! U should do a traning on how to start blogging & making money from it. Even how to successfully freelance too!

      • Reelika
        15/01/2016 at 8:00 pm (1 year ago)

        Hi Elle,

        Running an online freedom based business is a lifestyle and I launched my online business in January 2015. It is possible for everyone who wants freedom based life. I know how overwhelming it can be, but I have put together a Simple Guide how to start a blog here:


        And a comprehensive Online Training how to create a real Profitable Online Business is available here:


        You don’t have to be running an online business for years. You need a vision and right strategy. If you want to make your $5k and $10k months your new normal then through online business it is very possible!

  2. Julia
    14/09/2015 at 11:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Love love love this list! I desperately want to stay home with my kiddos. Have to bookmark it for myself for sure. Thanks for putting it together :)

    • Reelika
      14/09/2015 at 11:45 pm (2 years ago)

      You came to the right place, Julia. It takes some time to go through all these sites, however, I am positive you will find something that works for you!

  3. On Hayden Lane
    15/09/2015 at 7:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, that’s a really big list. Lots of companies and ways I hadn’t heard of. Thanks!

    • Reelika
      15/09/2015 at 7:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Glad you found it helpful :)

  4. Janeen
    16/09/2015 at 7:43 am (2 years ago)

    Reelika, this is a killer resource, thanks! I’ve used many of these resources as a consumer, but have yet to try my hand at making money with any of them. Well… except that one failed attempt with Fiverr. But we won’t talk about that 😉
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    • Reelika
      17/09/2015 at 12:29 am (2 years ago)

      I have used many of those as well and it is definitely important to go through the sites in order to figure out what works best for you.

    • Reelika
      17/09/2015 at 12:32 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, I truly believe there are tons of other options to make money from home, and it would be waist of time and energy to do surveys. Thanks for stopping by, Charlee :)

    • Reelika
      20/09/2015 at 5:52 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Simona :)

    • Reelika
      21/09/2015 at 4:03 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you for stopping by, Shannyn :)

  5. Alexandra @ My Urban Family
    27/09/2015 at 11:13 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a great list! I’m book marking it now. I just started my blog, so that is taking a lot of focus, but I’m hoping in the future I can branch out a bit again!
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    • Reelika
      29/09/2015 at 12:32 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Alexandra :)

    • Reelika
      05/10/2015 at 9:07 am (1 year ago)

      Glad you found something new, Gail :)

  6. Heather @GeminiRed Creations
    04/10/2015 at 4:02 am (1 year ago)

    This is a great post. I am always thinking and trying to figure out the best way to earn more money and hopefully one day replace my income from my full-time job so I can work for myself again. Thank you for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 9/27/15 I have selected your post as one of my favorites of the week!
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    • Reelika
      05/10/2015 at 9:08 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much for featuring my post, Heather :)

  7. Alyssa
    04/10/2015 at 5:37 am (1 year ago)

    Wow, I had no idea there were so many opportunities! I have been thinking about working from home, but I never knew where to start. I need to bookmark this list for sure! Thank you, Reelika!

    • Reelika
      05/10/2015 at 9:11 am (1 year ago)

      I’m glad you found it helpful, Alyssa. There should be something for anyone who wants to work from home. Definitely take some time to go over all these options!

  8. Mrs. AOK
    04/10/2015 at 5:24 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow! Thank you for such a huge list of resources!! I will have to go through some of these. I no longer homeschool, but I still need to be available with my kids’ schedules, so working from is ideal at the moment, with no family here. We just moved to WA and during our move we also added a new car payment :-/ We totaled our truck on the way here, which resulted in us needing a car, which means new payment. :( We haven’t had a car note in YEARS.
    Thanks for sharing at MMBH
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    • Reelika
      05/10/2015 at 9:13 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much! I’m positive you will find something great from this list that fits for your needs :)

  9. Sarah@TheOrthodoxMama
    07/10/2015 at 1:31 am (1 year ago)

    What a fantastic resource! I’m pinning so I can keep referring back to your list. By the way, I saw your guest post on Money Saving Mom. Well done!
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    • Reelika
      07/10/2015 at 6:49 am (1 year ago)

      It took for a while to put it all together, but hopefully it will be helpful for many of us. Thank you so much, Sarah :) I have been lucky to have some posts published by Money Saving Mom as well :)

  10. Amanda
    20/10/2015 at 7:55 am (1 year ago)

    This is an awesome post! I’ve never seen one like this, where they’re actually realistic options. Most posts like this are about surveys that take an hour and earn a nickel. This one is awesome and so helpful! thanks so much for posting it!

    • Reelika
      20/10/2015 at 8:53 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Amanda. I have tried many of those, especially # 1 which has been very beneficial to our family.

    • Reelika
      25/10/2015 at 2:13 pm (1 year ago)

      Glad you found something new, Heather :)

  11. Crystal Green
    31/10/2015 at 9:10 am (1 year ago)

    This is a great roundup of ways to make extra money. I keep my eyes pierced for these kinds of posts often and you mentioned ones I’ve never heard of.

    Thank you for sharing on the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup. I hope to see you again tonight.
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    • Reelika
      31/10/2015 at 2:04 pm (1 year ago)

      Happy to see you found something new, Crystal :)

    • Reelika
      06/11/2015 at 4:33 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Jenn :)

  12. Debra Dunn
    06/11/2015 at 4:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Reelika, Thank you so much for this blog. I am 64 years young and looking for ways to stretch retirement income. Yours is the first article, that is that I have read that is, truly genuine and totally helpful to a beginner and one that is already experienced. I have found that many people talk the Christian way, but rarely live it. You walk the Christian walk. Again, many thanks for sharing. Debra

    • Reelika
      06/11/2015 at 4:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you for your kind words, Debra, I’m glad you found it useful :)

    • Reelika
      06/11/2015 at 6:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Beth, I appreciate it :)

  13. Brenda C
    08/12/2015 at 7:48 am (1 year ago)

    I’m interested in learning about your Visionary Online Entrepreneur Program. I am an artist & calligrapher.
    Thank you,
    Brenda C

    • Reelika
      08/12/2015 at 8:43 pm (1 year ago)

      That’s awesome, Brenda, thank you :) Glad you signed up, you’ll be the first to learn hear about the launch. It will teach you everything step-by-step how to position yourself in your business, how to generate your own profit plan and grow your business :)

  14. Tammi
    31/12/2015 at 11:52 am (1 year ago)

    Reelika, Site stated i needed a four year degree. Well if i had a bachelor’s degree i would nit be needed money. Not helpful

    • Reelika
      04/01/2016 at 1:10 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Tammi, I’m sorry to hear you found nothing helpful here. I’m sure not all these options require 4-year degree. Unfortunately I don’t agree, having a degree or not does not always determine whether you have money or not. I know many high school drop outs who are CEO-s now, and several 4-year-old degree holders who make no more than $12 per hour.

      • Lindsey
        28/04/2016 at 11:22 pm (11 months ago)

        Indeed! I have a bachelor’s degree, but I also have student loans and want to save for a house. I’m trying to make some extra money on the side to take care of those things as quickly as possible! Thanks for the tips, I’ll have to check some of these out!

  15. John
    10/06/2016 at 1:14 am (10 months ago)

    Thank you for this!

  16. mkrahman
    07/08/2016 at 12:02 pm (8 months ago)

    I love home based writing jobs rather than traditional office job. I believe, without content there are nothing on the internet, so content is king and any can get paid by his writing.


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