I’ve never been dependent on a single income, and every person I meet knows this thing about me. The reason being, it is very tough to live on a single income. Given the increasing inflation and rising expectations of family members with respect to a higher standard of living, your life is basically hell if you are the sole breadwinner of your family.

But worry not; I have come to save you from this mental torture you were just about to go through.

I’ve mentioned 10 ways you can earn money sitting at home, and trust me, this isn’t click bait!

1. Start a blog site or a YouTube channel:

Everyone has some sort of skill or knowledge or just plain interest in some field be it dancing, tech, playing an instrument, art or even stand-up comedy. For blogging, create a blog and leverage it into affiliate sales or product endorsement deals. While starting a YouTube channel, you can put the clip on the site and market it to your different social media platforms. Some booming topics are:

  • Travel
  • Health
  • Cooking
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Comedy
  • Just about anything

2. Become an Affiliate Marketer:

This may feel impossible, but being a marketer I can totally guarantee you that for marketing, you do not need a degree, I have even proved it you guys through my seminar. Hence, it is not an impossible task. Marketing involves a lot of elements like graphic designing, content writing, digital marketing, social media management etc. that you can pursue and become an affiliate marketer for an individual, firm or a company.

3. Become a freelance writer:

If you’re a closet writer and want to make money by sitting at home, you can become a freelance writer for a company. Freelancing means not being an employee of the company, but still working for the company for money. These days the focus is mostly on content and its creation, hence I suggest this is the best and the most effective way of earning money.

4. Rent your house (Airbnb concept):

Out for a weekend getaway? Have an extra bedroom you’re not using? List it on Airbnb! This concept is a very recent and innovative concept of earning a few extra bucks just by letting people rent your room/house for a certain period of time.

All you have to do is put high-quality photos and attractive description of the space you want to rent and then go live. Once your home is listed, renters can view it and book it for a certain amount of time for a fee which is charged by the Airbnb platform before arrival.

5. Start an online business (eCommerce website):

There are many people whose lives have transformed after they started their online business. Online businesses can be anything ranging from blogs, to travel agencies, beauty products, food products, clothing items etc.

6. Test a new App or Software:

Technology has made it quite easier than ever to make money quickly by using smartphones. A lot of companies- including Google- pay you for installing and testing their apps. Moreover, you get paid for each month the apps are installed on your phone. All you have to do is download the app from the respective online store, install it, use the app for 10-15 minutes and provide commentary about how you find it.

7. Create Research reports:

Do you have a soft corner for academic study and conducting research? Well here’s your chance to shine bright and earn money by sitting at home. At a site called Wonder, if you are accepted as a Wonder researcher, you are charged with providing carefully researched answers to questions that Wonder’s client queries.

8. Sell online courses:

Think of a topic that can be your forte, like cooking or art, and make videos of it. Then upload and sell it through Udemy.

You can search and find videos for the smallest of activity to the most technical and complex activity.

Before uploading, Udemy makes sure that your videos are of high quality and standard and are actually useful for the people at large.

9. Data entry:

One can always become a book-keeper and account for daily expenses and transactions of a company online. The basic skillset required is to know how to use Tally and Microsoft Excel. Use your accurate and quick typing skills to enter information. Such jobs can easily be done through community.

10. Tutoring:

Do you take pride in your teaching skills? You can give private tuition classes at your home and use your precious knowledge to give knowledge. Choose your schedule, if you have some other personal tasks.

So here are the 10 different unusual and innovative ways you can try to earn money. I mean, there are other ways too but for now, these are the top 10 trending exciting jobs to start from. Hope you understand the importance of side income. Have fun while experimenting this New Year!

Wishing you all the success!
Jackson A. Robin