8 Legit Ways to Make Money Working From Home

With an increase in the development of the digital world, working from home serves as a great opportunity for making a few extra bucks or having a side hustle, to meet your daily expenses or for investing in the long run. Even if you are just getting started with your career, it is fairly a good option to start working from home before taking a 9 to 5 job. Indeed, all jobs and professions may not be ideal for working from home, however, there remain various options open for an individual to try and make money by staying home.

To get started, you will need a laptop/PC, Internet Connection and some motivation before you are ready for the grind. You can earn money by doing something as easy as data entry, taking surveys or reviewing your favorite product! All the below mentioned ways are 100% tested and authentic! So before wasting any time further, let's jump to it.

1. Freelance Work

Websites like, Fiverr and provide a platform to all the freelancers. It is a great opportunity to earn around Rs. 8000 to Rs. 76,000 ($105-$1000) by doing easy freelancing jobs like data entry, content writing, web development, graphic designing, etc. All you have to do is Signup to one of these websites and send a quote or bid on the desired project you are willing to work for, and once it is approved you can start earning!

2. Take Surveys

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could earn over Rs.5000 ($65) a week, by just taking a few minutes from your day? Yes, you read that right, by taking out barely 15-30 minutes from your day you can make over a grand (in Rs.) by answering simple questions. Since big corporate houses truly value each consumer's opinion, they are willing to pay an ideal amount to each individual who gives their opinion by answering a few questions. Websites like ViewPoint Panel, Panel Champ, and American Consumer Opinion give around Rs. 90-200 ($1.2-$2.6) per survey, which may not take even 15 mins to fill!

3. Social Media Manager

If you enjoy Social media apps like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, being a social media manager might just be the job for you! Since digital marketing benefits firms to a great extent by adding and reaching out to the right audience and converting their potential clients to actual buyers. You can find the job of a social media manager on websites like Glassdoor, Indeed,, etc. The salary of a social media manager may vary from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000 ($131-$657), depending on the profile of the employer.

4. Photography

If you are passionate about photography that may include clicking random pictures of your cat or dog, you can give it a shot at photography. Even though photography may not be as easy as it looks, but one who is passionate about it should consider sending pictures to a website called Shutterstock. Shutterstock pays you per 1000 pictures for which the amount is very nominal. But one can make a few extra bucks if someone buys their picture from the website. There are so many websites that look for appropriate pictures and it could be of a random object too, for example, socks or your dog food! You get copyright rights on your pictures from Shutterstock and get paid according to the number of buys.

5. Start a Blog

If you are passionate about something you can consider starting a blog and later on monetize it efficiently. Bloggers around the world earn millions nowadays and live the life of their dreams. Your blog could talk about almost anything like recipes, cars, beauty products, travel destinations and so on. To get started all you have to do is build a website (No, you don't have to know any computer language or coding for that) and start writing. You can earn money by getting sponsors or collaborations or even through affiliate marketing. You can start your website today by creating one on, Bluehost, and Wordpress at a very nominal price.

6. Answer Questions

You can make money by answering questions on websites like Askwonder, Maven, JustAnswer, and 1Q. There might be a few technical questions that can be asked to answer, but you get paid an amount up to Rs. 2280 ($30), which hardly takes 15 minutes of your day. Isn't that great? The above-mentioned websites act as a personal virtual assistant that is why they voluntarily spend up to a grand on just a simple question that you answer.

7. Proofreading

If you are unaware of proofreading or wandering what it is, let me make it simple for you to understand. Proofreading is simply editing a document and checking for grammatical, typographical, or formatting errors. You are required to edit articles and eliminate all the errors and make them ready to publish. Various websites like EditFast and Wordvice will have jobs for you if you are looking to try proofreading. Proofreading websites pay you up to Rs. 1900-3300 ($25-$44) for an hour. Even if you work for 4-5 hours per day, you can easily make around Rs 12,000 ($157). Sounds amazing right?

8. Writing Reviews

Yes, it is true you can earn money by reviewing your favorite products online. Websites like ModernMom, Influence Central, and Vindale Research pay you for every product that you review. You can earn around Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3800 ($20-$50) by writing a review for any product! At times these websites send you a free sample too which you are asked to write a review on their website. So if you're lucky you get the benefit of both; the product and extra bucks!

So, embellishing talents while being in the comfort of your home, learning something new, getting opportunities to earn a few bucks while you might be exploring a new field might be a great idea. This is the time where the side hustle can add funds to the pocket. These ways to work from home are legitimate and can do wonders. Try these and I can guarantee a win-win. The sense of accomplishment from these easy ways to earn money will be marvellous and I bet you’ll tune into again! Happy Earning!

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