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No matter if you want to work solely at home or need a secondary source of income, there are plenty of ways to make money at home. You don’t need to invest in gimmicks either. Check out the below five ways to bring in more money working from home.

Educate Others Online

With the advances in technology and strong interest in learning online, you can sell your knowledge online to make money from home. You don’t need an office space; just your webcam and yourself. People are willing to pay you good money to teach them:

  • A new language
  • How to make a video
  • How to sew
  • Tutor them in math or history
  • Show them how to draft a resume
  • Teach them how to play an instrument

Whatever skill you have, just think of a way to present it in an interesting and unique format. Make your course stand out from the rest by finding a niche and delivering what people need, not just want you want them to receive.

Sell Homemade Items

If you are good at making items, you can make good money from home by selling them online or in person. Many homemade items sell just as fast as walking into your local retailer. One of the more popular sites to sell homemade items is Etsy. Here, you can sell items in over 40 categories including clothing, jewelry, handbags, draperies, and scented candles. There is a small listing fee per item; however, it comes out less than the cost of hosting your own web store, and the advertisement space is free.

Work for an At-Home Call Center

Another way to make money from home, which may demand a bit more of your time is to work for an at-home call center. A clear, yet friendly voice can land you a position as a call center representative. For many companies, you can choose your own shift to work. Many only require you to be available a few hours a day. Calls are routed to the center and then you answer them from there. Some call centers are very strict while others are a more laid back, relaxed atmosphere. As a call center representative, you will need a dedicated phone line, computer access, and possibly a headset.

Write an EBook

If you have a story you’d like to tell, writing an eBook may be for you. So in addition to having a valuable skillset added to your resume, you could potentially be an author of an eBook. EBooks are easy to develop. You can publish one using Amazon’s Kindle store. Just take something you have extensive knowledge of and solve a problem.

Become an Affiliate Marketer

Another great way to make money from home is to become an affiliate marketer. Instead of creating and promoting your own product or service, you’ll promote someone else’s. You can do so via your blog or simply promote it on your social media networks. Once someone buys the product or service using your link, you’ll earn a commission. A few affiliate marketing companies to look at include CJ Affiliate, ClickBank, and Affiliate Window.

The above five methods are ways you can get started making money from home today. It costs you little to no money and are fun to do.

Readers, do you make money working from home?  What are some of your money makers?