7 Ways Make Extra Money From Home

  • 01 of 08

    Make Extra Money Moonlighting from Home

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    Sometimes working at home can be a part of your overall life and career goals, but sometimes it's simply a way to put a little extra cash in your pocket. If your goal is to make some extra money, moonlighting from the comfort of your home is appealing, but you have to be careful!

    While there are some legitimate ways to make extra money quickly, it is important to keep in mind that you won't get rich quick. And anything that promises that you will is almost certainly a work-at-home scam.

    The...MOREse 7 money-making ideas require little, if any, monetary investment. And the level of your investment of time can vary. And with most of them, if you gradually expand your time commitment, you'll see your monetary reward expand as well.

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  • 02 of 08

    Let Your Cell Phone Pay Its Own Way

    Make money with your cell phone

    While these ways to make extra money with your phone won't earn a living, if used sensibility, they can help defray the cost of your cell phone and maybe add a little cash to your wallet. But the idea is to make extra money, so be careful that you don't actually lose money. Read about the pitfalls of money-making apps first.

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  • 03 of 08

    Start a Virtual Call Center

    Call Center

    If you already own an up-to-date computer and have a land line phone, you could start your own home-based call center without much investment in additional home office equipment. Many companies hire people to work from home as telephone customer service representatives, in sales and as technical support agents. Hours and pay rates vary from company to company. Many of these companies are looking for part-time, evening workers so call center work can be perfect for moonlighting from home.

    And if...MORE you speak more than one language, that is a plus as many companies have bilingual jobs too. To get started, see this list of companies hiring virtual call center agents.

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  • 04 of 08

    Do Small Tasks (Online or In Person)

    Small tasks

    Crowdsourcing, online and real-world tasks, sometimes call microjobs, have become an increasingly popular way to pick up extra cash. Short task sites offer a way for buyers and sellers of services to connect. These gigs generally don't take much effort and as a result don't pay much, but if your goal is a few extra dollars, these 35 small task jobs may be just what you are looking for.

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  • 05 of 08

    Tutor Online

    Education jobs from home

    If you have a college degree or are working on getting one, you may qualify to work as an online tutor. Typically, online tutors work for internet-based companies that offer help within a variety of subject areas to students of all ages. However, some websites simply offer ways for established tutors to connect to students online (and then take a cut of the fees you charge). Hours are flexible, and teaching experience may or may not be required. Look for online tutor jobs here.

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  • 06 of 08

    Improve the Internet

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    Yes, you can make the Internet a better place, while earning money from home. Home-based  website testers provide feedback online about the usability of websites, so that companies can improve the experience of their customers. Typically, testers are paid a small fee for each review. Search evaluation, however, is a more lucrative opportunity.  In search evaluation positions workers comb through the results of search engine results and provide the human feedback that computers can't. Unlike...MORE the website testing, this is an hourly, part-time position, but hours are usually at your own choosing so it can be done as moonlighting job.

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  • 07 of 08

    Start a Home Party Business

    Home Business

    There are so many options when it comes to direct sales, that there has to be a product that is right for you. It's important to sell things that you believe in because most times you begin by selling to your friends. So if you are good at sales, consider this money-making idea.

    Starting a home party business has some start up costs, as direct sales consultants must usually purchase a starting kit. But many of these can be pretty low cost to start. Do your homework carefully before laying out...MORE any money. Learn about direct sales terminology and contracts. But if you enjoy sales this could be a quick home business to start.

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  • 08 of 08

    Go Mystery Shopping

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    Mystery shopper jobs can be  the bait for work-at-home scams, so you have to be very careful and  know the signs of mystery shopping scams.