Jobs to Make Money at Home Online

by Chris Newton; Updated September 26, 2017
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To find the most suitable job to make money at home online, consider your interests, available time and level of commitment. For those that aren't sure about what a suitable job may be, take the time to research all of the possibilities out there. Interest is especially important when working from home, as these types of jobs are freelance and individuals will need to have the motivation to get the work done and make money.

Online Writing

For those interested in exercising their writing skills and making money at home, an online writing job is an excellent starting point. There are many different online niches and topics available for freelance writers. You may need to update your computer resources to fit the job. In some cases, you might need to download and install large files or programs and the computer systems need to be compatible. You should also have a prepared portfolio of your work. Pick your work samples carefully when applying for online writing jobs, as you often only get one chance to make a good impression.

Online Auctions

Individuals interested in making money from home that have an interest in sales should look into selling items online. Selling on online auction sites works for stay-at-home moms or other people looking to earn extra income. This job simply requires you to have an Internet connection. The ability to upload photos is also a good skill to learn. Getting started is as simple as creating an account and placing items for sale that may be hanging around the house or that you acquire elsewhere. This job also has pre-established customer traffic and the potential to earn some serious money if you have valuable items to sell.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring services are another way to make money online from home. You can offer online tutoring services about academic and non-academic topics. You may need to build a website around the subject. The website should provide the following information: your specialty, references, educational material and supplements, pricing, availability, overview of how the service works and contact information. You can also look into selling ad space on your site as another income stream.

Online Working Tips

When dealing with online jobs, you must dodge potential scams. Use a separate email address for your online job, not your personal email address, as it might involve receiving a large number of emails daily. Email addresses are free and easy to create through a number of email providers. You should also set up a secure online payment system so people can pay you for your products or services. To protect your home computer, install antivirus protection software to guard against unauthorized access and viruses that might be sent to you from spammers or online scams.

About the Author

Chris Newton has worked as a professional writer since 2001. He spent two years writing software specifications then spent three years as a technical writer for Microsoft before turning to copywriting for software and e-commerce companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of Colorado.

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