7 fastest ways to make money from home – Natural Self Esteem


The internet is deeply embedded in our lives, giving us access to much of the world from the comfort of our homes and working remotely is no longer an uncommon practice. Add the seemingly never-ending pandemic to the mix, and remote jobs are not only doable, they’re generally safer than working onsite. No wonder the majority of US workers would also prefer to work from home.

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Additionally, there are the millions of Americans whose primary concern (remotely or otherwise) is not making them enough money to thrive, so earning an extra income is crucial. Instead of adding another commute to their day, folks who enjoy earning extra money can rest assured that they don’t have to leave their homes. There are many ways to make money from home quickly and easily. Just make sure your Wi-Fi connection is strong!

Participate in research studies

“A great way to make money from home is by participating in research studies,” said Chloe Choe, owner of personal finance and side hustle blog Off Hour Hustle. “Research studies are conducted by marketing agencies looking for opinions from people with a specific demographic or interests. Research studies can earn you up to $150 an hour, depending on what type of study you sign up for.”

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To start participating in research studies, Choe recommends completing screener surveys on platforms like Respondent.io and Fieldwork. “Research study topics range from finance to gaming to grocery shopping, so fill out the ones you think you would be a good candidate for,” she said. “If you qualify, the marketing agency will call you to schedule you for your studies. You can expect to make anywhere from $100 to $800 a month from research studies by actively completing surveys.”


Are you an expert in graphic design, content curation or social media marketing? No matter what your skill set, you can probably take it to the next level as a freelancer.

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“To start, think of 3-5 skills that you have in-depth knowledge of and head over to freelance sites like Fiverr and Upwork and build your profile,” said Violette de Ayala, Founder and CEO of FemCity. “Once you’ve created your profile, you can start exploring the opportunities offered by the sites and showcasing your work. Additionally, you can mention your new freelance business on LinkedIn with specific hashtags that show your post to those who may be searching for that offer or service. Freelancers can make anywhere from $25 to $350 an hour.”

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Teach English online

“English teachers are in high demand around the world, and the requirements to get started make it very easy,” said finance expert Andrew Lokenauth. “The only requirements are basically English language skills and a computer/tablet or smartphone. Most of the opportunities are provided by elementary school students in China, and there are many companies that facilitate all the planning, tuition, and payments.”

Lokenauth added that Boxfish pays $10 for a 25-minute lesson with one to four students, Cambly pays 17 cents per minute, and QKids and Landi both pay at least $16 per hour.

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Become a virtual assistant

“It is possible to get a client in a month and make money quickly [as a virtual assistant]said Nicole Miller, owner of Finance + Freedom. “Create a list of things to offer your customers, like email management, data entry, social media management, or other services, and then start marketing to prospects.”

Miller added, “You can either reach out to small businesses yourself or create a profile on Fiverr or Upwork. It’s easy to make $300 a month with just one client. Many virtual assistants make more than $5,000 a month or more.”

Sell ​​stuff on eBay

“As someone who has personally tried many different work-from-home options, I think most people can make money from home by buying items and reselling them on eBay,” said Matthew Robbs, founder of Smart savings advice. “This model is available to everyone because in every city, big or small, there are different places to find items to resell.”

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Robbs recommends looking for good items to sell at flea markets, thrift stores, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist. “You can easily look up what an item was recently sold for to know how much you should pay for it so your risk is low,” he said. “You can make hundreds or thousands of additional dollars a month reselling on eBay, depending on the time and effort you put into finding the products and then listing them.”

Participate in paid focus groups

“A little-known way to make money from home is by attending paid focus groups,” said Saranya Ramanathan, personal finance and career blogger at One Fine Wallet. “Almost anyone can attend these focus groups and expect to be paid over $100 an hour for their feedback. Some popular online focus groups are User Interviews and Respondent.io.”

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Focus groups are free to join and typically have minimal selection criteria, making them suitable for almost anyone. “Once you’re signed up and given access to your dashboard, you’re free to choose which studies you want to participate in,” Ramanathan said. “Payments are typically processed within a week of completing a study and are typically paid through PayPal.”

Teach on Skillshare

“There are thousands of teachers [on Skillshare] who are making money right from home by teaching either as a side hustle or full-time,” said Alicia Hamilton-Morales, VP of Content at Skillshare. “Teachers make money with Skillshare through monthly royalties and referral rewards. Royalty payments are based on the number of minutes watched each month.”

Hamilton-Morales noted that while earnings vary, “Skillshare’s top 100 teachers earn an average of $2,000 per month.”

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About the author

Nicole Spector is a writer, editor and writer based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Vogue, The Atlantic, Vice and The New Yorker. She writes regularly for NBC News and Publishers Weekly. Her 2013 debut novel, Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray received rave blurbs from the likes of Fred Armisen and Ken Kalfus and was published in the US, UK, France and Russia – although no one knows what happened to the Russian edition! She has an affinity for Twitter.

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