I am sure we all have thought of making extra income at home but just never thought of ways of doing so. Sure you have seen lots of ads online and on the street about earning money at home but was it legitimate? And because we are never sure if those ads are spam or not, we never act upon it. With the economy so tight and the jobs so scarce, I think its a good idea for everyone to have  some sort of an idea on home based income. And honestly, you don’t have to be jobless to think about home based income. It can be a side income while you are working your main job and use this money to either invest in something or treat yourself to something that you normally wouldn’t. So in no particular order, below are just a few of my ideas on how to make money from home.

1) Sell your Knowledge 

An amazing way to earn money from your home office is to share your knowledge. Sell your skills to others by teaching classes. People are willing to pay for what they want to learn and if offered a decent deal, it will attract more customers. For example, if you are a yoga guru, open up a class in a spare room in your house or turn your basement into a yoga station. The key to making this successful is to make the class sound unique and irresistible and you will be surprised how successful it turns out!

2) Farmers Market

If you have a good hand for gardening and always seem to grow plenty of vegetables, why not take it to the farmers market and earn some cash from there!  You do not need a license to sell your produce but will need it for any gourmet food. This way, not only you are earning from the produce grown in your yard, you’re also not letting it go to waste.

3) YouTube

Yes I said YouTube. I am not sure if you know it or not, but YouTubers such as Ray William Johnson, Dulce Candy and Michelle Phan all gets paid to make videos and there is simply nothing wrong with that. Every Youtuber makes some sort of money and once you become a youtube partner and upload regularly, you start making a real income. All you need is a camera and some good lighting to start with and this can be your door for opportunities and the million dollar life you have always dreamed about. Some people do Youtube part time or for fun while for other, its there full time job; just remember to be yourself.

4) Call Center- Sell your voice and time

I can understand if many of you thought that this was not an option as most call center jobs are outsourced. However, there are still quiet a few companies that keep their customer service and call centers in the US and most of these companies allows you to work from home. The call just gets to your personal number and you can simply work from home. If you have the time for it, then why not!

5) Sell your unused/ lightly used things online

Whether you are a girl or boy, I am sure there are plenty of things laying around in the house that you don’t need regardless of gender. Why not make it to some sort of use! I know a lot of us have a habit of impulse buying and at the end not liking it for whatever the reason is. Sometimes you may not be able to return it and the money just goes to waste. Everyone needs to understand that it doesn’t have to be that way! There are so many websites and phone apps that allows you to sell your new/ lightly used items that it makes absolutely no reason for your least reached items to be laying around the house. Take my advice and make something out of it.

Remember there are hundreds of more ways to make money from home but these are just some of then that I thought of. You don’t need to know rocket science to carry out any of the ideas I spoke of. Remember, your main intention is to earn money and everyone loves money! Don’t forget to share your ideas as well.