Lifestyle, Personal Growth

How I Make Money From Home

Okay, here it is! I put a poll on Twitter this weekend and y’all participated! Over 80% of you guys wanted to see a post about how I make money from home. I was so happy to see how many people voted! Do you like the idea of voting for some of the content I post? Let me know in the comments on this blog post or over on social media.

My goal with this blog is to continue to grow and get to know as many of you as I can. I have been working on this blog for almost six months now and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Writing and creating content that you want to see and want to read is what I strive to do. Also, I am still looking to start a guest post day. If you are interested in writing a guest post, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I love hearing from you all!

So, without further ado, let’s get into the subject y’all are here for!

How Do I Make Money From Home?

This is a question I get asked often. Pretty much anytime I tell someone that I work from home lol. There are 4 ways main ways that I make money from home.

I am a (1) website tester, (2) a micro tasker, (3) a transcriber, and (4) a freelance writer. Now, some of you may be wondering what half of that even means… Stay tuned 🙂

These are the 4 ways that I have found that really works for me. Doing these things allows both me and my husband to work from home. Now, keep in mind, I have an office space in our home and I sit down and legitimately do the work for about 4-8 hours a day 3-4 days a week. BUT I am able to be at home, wear comfy clothes, and listen to music if I want. These jobs allow me to have the freedom to get up and go outside, go to the restroom, do household chores, make a snack or grab a drink whenever I want. I don’t have to sit and stare at my computer for 8 hours straight or talk to anyone that I don’t want to talk to.

Having authority over when I choose to sit and work and not having to answer to someone else, that is what makes it worth it for me.

Some days, I’ll work from 9am- 4pm. Some days I work from 9am-12pm, then go out for lunch and errands or whatever I want. Then, when I come home, I’ll work from 3pm-7pm. I get to choose which days I want to take off and how often. The freedom to do whatever I want when I want – that is the absolute best part of my job.

Now, let me break down the 4 ways I bring in money.

* Just a little disclaimer. There are links in this blog post, but I am not affiliated with any of these websites in any way. *

Website Testing

I honestly didn’t know this existed until about 3 months ago and it has been a main source of income since. As long as you have internet access, a PayPal account and can speak out loud, then you can and will make some money doing this. The main sources that have worked best for me are,

www.usertesting.com

www.trymyui.com

www.userfeel.com

www.whatusersdo.com

These websites will email you or make a loud DING noise if you have them open on your computer. For each test you complete, once it is accepted, you will get paid $5 – $10. If you are at home anyway, be logged in on your computer and you could get at least an extra 10-20 bucks a week!

Micro Tasking

This is a pretty steady way to have control over your earnings. These tasks may take up a bit more time than completing a website test, but there is basically a never-ending supply of jobs. You don’t have to sit there and wait for a DING. Besides, every little bit adds up.

Amazon Mechanical Turk – This is the one where I get the most work from.

– This website contains thousands of different “micro-tasks” that pay from $0.01 – $5.00 each. Extremely simple tasks such as – opinion surveys, transcription work, data entry, short writing pieces, and the list continues.

– To be accepted, you must have an active US bank account, and an active Amazon account.

www.clickworker.com

– Penny tasks

– Tasks can usually be completed in under a minute

– Pays out to PayPal

www.microworkers.com

– Penny tasks

– Can take 2-3 minutes to complete each task

– Pays out to PayPal

Transcription Only Jobs

These websites are strictly transcription jobs. You listen and type what you hear. They are not very difficult, but take a bit of time. I would recommend these as a

www.scribie.com

– A 6 minutes file will generally pay a minimum of $0.50.

– This website has an auto-transcribe feature that helps you along the way. Completes about half the work for you.

– Pays directly to PayPal.

– No minimum payout.

www.transcribeme.com

– Pays directly to PayPal.

– Minimum $30 payout.

Freelance Writer Jobs

Being a freelance writer is one of the more “fun” jobs for me and I am happy to say that I have had some success with it. I love to write so these jobs are right up my alley. The pay varies widely across all websites. I have guest posted for online magazines or websites and received $0.09 cents a word, which may not sound like much, but if they publish your 600-word article, the 9 cents per word adds up quick! If you find something you are passionate about and someone is willing to pay you for it, the words flow. Trust me.

I recommend this style of at home job for those who truly enjoy writing and here’s why. For someone to pay you and I mean a good lump sum of pay, they sometimes want to see your work. Your portfolio. They will want to know what kind of work you have done previously, what do you have to offer their company and how your writings will contribute to their business. It could take some time to grow your portfolio if you do not already have one and it may mean doing some writing jobs for free just to get your stuff out there.

Some jobs don’t need to see a portfolio so do not get too discouraged. There are plenty of beginner-level jobs out there for freelancers, I’ve just found that they don’t tend to pay top dollar.

I have also done some odd and end jobs, writing informative articles, guest blog posts, and online book reviews. The jobs out there are plenty if you know where to look and are willing to put in the work.

Here are some examples of websites that I have used and had some luck with.

Whole Magazine www.wholemagazine.org
Online Book Club www.onlinebookclub.org
www.freelancer.com
www.textbroker.com

These are the main 4 websites that I work with. I try to find writing jobs and get my work out there as often as I can. Getting paid to write is literally one of my dreams come true. As cheesy as that sounds, it’s true. Since I was little, I have said that I would love to get paid to write. And now, I do.

A few websites I have heard of but haven’t tried yet :

www.upwork.com
www.appen.com
www.leapforceathome.com
www.peopleperhour.com

These are all the things I do besides working on my blog. My blog is my passion, it’s my outlet. Part of my income does come from my blog, just not a substantial amount. I would love for my blog to become my full-time career one day, but until then, I am happy and I sincerely enjoy putting content out there that you all want to read and find interesting.

I hope some of these sources of income will work for you. Whether it be full time or part time. I really hope that this article is informative and helps someone in their journey towards working from home.

Let me know in the comments if you know of or use any other websites to generate an income from home!

Lots of Love,

~ Ray

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