How to make extra money from home ~ Question Answered!

I have a classmate who relocated to Belgium some few years back. This guy works in a local baker’s shop and earns just enough to pay his bills.  Last week, I got a mail from him asking if I have materials to help him make extra money from home.

Everyone is almost unsatisfied with the current state of things. There is always need for some additional income. Some people even go as far as having 2 jobs – one in the day and one in the night. I wonder if such people have a life of their own.

Most people want that when they get home from their 9-to-5 job site, they should be able to do some little odd jobs that will fetch them extra money. Well, that depends how many hours you have left in your hands.

Some stay-at-home mums want to earn more money while they stay at home. That’s absolutely reasonable given the huge possibilities of earning extra money just with an Internet connection. While most of us are looking for easy ways to make money or simply how to make more money, I want to mention here that there is really nothing that comes easy.

How to make extra money from home!

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I believe everyone with an Internet connection can make extra money from home! I know the scams and horrible stories surrounding the Internet. This however does not mean you can’t still make your way through it. There are huge possibilities online but hidden in caution and studies.  The Internet is a major source of extra money for many, including me. As a matter of fact, there are 4 major ways to make extra money from home with the help of the Internet. I want us to see these ways and which you can start with as soon as you are set;

1 – Start doing what you already are skilled at

The best and quick way to start making extra income from home is to start doing what you already know and be paid for. There are many platforms online where you can offer your services and be paid anything from $5. For a quick start, look at the services offered on Fiverr, SEOClerks, and a couple of related platforms.

If there is something you do offline skillfully, there is already a huge market for you online. Apart from offering such services online, why not create a product and sell for profit?

For my friend working in a bakery, I encouraged him to come up with some pastry recipes and he will be doing well selling them online. That was a bright idea and he’s working on that.

I don’t know your area or sector of activity but I can tell you with a big dose of confidence that you can make extra money at home  working on the Internet doing just what you already do offline.

You can find translation jobs, typing, surveys, teaching jobs, Writing, editing, and proofreading newspaper and magazine articles, virtual administrative assistant, etc. People are willing to pay you huge money for these services.

Some more platforms to offer your services and be paid; Elance, Freelancer, Guru, Odesk, ifreelance, etc

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2 – Learn something new

There is also the possibility to learn a new skill and start making extra money with it.

The fun is a lot can be learned online these days for free and at your pace. You don’t have to completely abandon your day job here. There are hundreds of minor skills you can acquire that can fetch you money.

If for instance you are the graphics designer of your company, why not learn some logo design skills and be paid to create logos online?

Think deep and do some research. There is possibly something you can learn within your industry that can add more value to your life.

3 – Use Google helpouts

This is an excellent service by Google permitting you to teach others something using video and be paid. It’s absolutely amazing how you can teach someone how to fix his garage door and be paid. You can teach basically anything and make money.

I wrote about Google HelpOuts on this post.

4 – Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is by far the easiest way to start marking money online or extra money from home without heavy investments

You promote someone’s product and earn a commission. If well done, you can be earning $100+ per day in the next few weeks.

Take for instance…

If a product costs $97 and pays 50% in commissions, all you need is do your promotion to sell 2 or 3 copies per day. Now, I don’t want to insult your intelligence by continuing the calculations.

How do you start Affiliate Marketing? 

This online method to make extra money from home can also be so confusing and discouraging. If you don’t get the right products to promote or you don’t get the right promotion strategies, you’ll end up not helping yourself. That’s why I highly recommend investing in this supper excellent affiliate marketing course which teaches everything you need to know to make money as an Affiliate Marketer. As a matter of fact, this course starts with free lessons to introduce you to the model.

If you want to do Affiliate Marketing to make extra money at home, I highly advice you concentrate on one course. Avoid signing up to anything that promises Gold and Silver. You will only end up in a pool of confusion and discouragement. Affilorama is a great start point. It has 100+ video lessons full of insider tips for making money as an affiliate.

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You can make extra money from home with the Internet. There are really huge opportunities out there.  Use some of the tips I have shared here and starting making extra money. With the Internet, you don’t have to fully rely on your day job. Anywhere worldwide, you can make money online.

25 thoughts on “How to make extra money from home ~ Question Answered!”

  1. I started off my online career with microworkers and later knew about I love more than odesk/upwork or elance. Fiverr is a great platform to start off as well. I have done data entry, SEO and SEM so far. I would really love to do affiliate marketing too soon. I will surely work more to earn online. I didn’t knew about Google helpouts, i will research on it.

    In my opinion, Sites like, solo learn and Udemy are also great to learn new things to become a freelancer online and make money online. They are absolutely free excluding some courses and certification. 🙂

    Thank you for a great post Eistine

  2. I Recommend G+ , StumbleUpon And Pinterest To Driving Traffic Easily !
    AnyWays, Thanks For This Article ! 🙂

  3. Hey Enstine, These are all great suggestions here to help you make some extra money from home. The only one that I have tried is affiliate marketing, but as stated you do need to learn a few new skills as well as stay away from the hype.

    Great Share.. Chery :))

  4. Hi Enstine, good post, but I’d rephrase one heading: “you already are killed at” – into “SSSkilled at” … 🙂

  5. Hello Enstine,
    The checklist you made is totally nailing it in my board.
    after leaving job (PHP Developer), I was much in confusion that how can I proceed to next step. And what it can be.
    But as your list says….
    1) I posted in freelancing boards sites, which you mentioned above.
    2) from the beginning, I am always a learner. I started to see which framework-CMS are in trend in programming world. And started study them.
    3) Well, I already applied in Google helpouts , but still didn’t get the approval to get in 🙁
    4) I am a very much bad in Affiliate Marketing. but after reading your point above… I joined affilorama and started to see some videos. I hope I will be good at this soon.

    As a developer I recommend using freelancer websites to get a work online. Your Real quality works will always be showcased…. sooner or later.

    In any of all methods, important thing is patience. As all online earning methods will take time to make you up to the point in the perspective of earning. Otherwise experience is the key point, which you always get.

    Nice Day 🙂

  6. Hi Enstine!
    Your post is great but i think if we have deep knowledge about any topic then we need to start one blog and try to share our knowledge with whole world, so we will be easily success to earn huge money online.

    • Hi AAmir,
      Blogging is a tool we can use for affiliate marketing, promoting own products, etc. You are right about blogging to make money. However, that may not be soon 😉

      Thanks for stopping by

  7. Enstine, I am truly impressed to know tons of opportunity to make money in online fast. You’re a real specialist and have all in online experience with wide depth knowledge.

    As a seventh years internet marketing professional, I learned thousand of tips from your posts. I believe your awe-inspiring posts and quite different important sounds would be great for the people who wanna make money in home.

    I must subscribed your blog for the brilliant upcoming tips. Keep up the good work dude! 🙂

  8. Hi Enstine,

    I found you through your guest post on Commentluv and I’m so happy about it. You speak so clearly that I feel like I can actually grasp what you are saying. I’ve read a lot of other posts about how to make money online but a lot are full of jargon and it goes over my head, and I’m left feeling confused, frustrated and stupid. Others are full of padding – something that can be conveyed in a sentence is padded out to a page and I get bored and move on.

    I have had a blog for a couple of years which is a hobby. I have now and then thought about monetizing it but two things always stop me.
    1) I felt that if I monetize it then maybe I’m being less authentic. But tonight I see that you seem like a very authentic person and you have monetized your site.
    2) The times I do look into it I end up giving up and putting it into the too hard basket because it’s all very confusing and I just don’t know where to start. I also don’t line the idea of my blog being filled with banners, and pop ups and blinking lights.

    Sorry for the novel, I’m just excited to have found you. I’ve subscribed to your blog tonight and I’m looking forward to reading your post so I have some base knowledge before I go ahead and contact you.

    Thank you so much.

    • Hey Angel,
      Thanks for linking over to my blog here and thank you for the sincere and kind words 😉 I’m also excited to hear that you signed up to my site to stay informed 😉

      I think you can still monetize your blog without being less authentic. Your readers surely buy things online. What if those advertisers pay you so you bring those products to your readers on your blog. If I’m a reader on your blog, I’ll surely be happy to by some useful product recommended by you.

      You can keep your blog simple, airy and neat while still making the money. It’s just a matter of strategy. We can discuss this out as soon as you are ready 😉

      I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you shortly 😉

      Do have a wonderful weekend

  9. It is well said that ‘Money is the Honey’. Especially, in a world where money does the talking, money rules over the world.

    While many would go for 9-5 corporate jobs for earning money. Many forget that one can earn money straight through their computers. What’s better you don’t have any fixed schedule, you can relax anytime. You are your own CEO.

    This awesome article goes on listing several good online jobs. But, it is highly recommend to use Odesk and Freelancer like website; where one can be assured of getting any type of jobs (simple jobs such as data entry!)

    Thank Enstine!

  10. Hi Enstine,

    First of all, I want to say that places like oDesk and eLance are great to look for some help for Website Designers (for example) that doesn’t know how to code their new design in Photoshop in WordPress/Genesis format. However, my friend in UK who’s been a graphic designer now for 7 years online doesn’t recommend to start work @ places like eLance…because they will not make much money there.

    On the other hand, I am actually registered at oDesk, eLance, Freelance…in the first time I started blogging online. But I have *NEVER* bid anything there to look for some job. This PSMJ webinar I’ve taken online have introduced me to these crowdsource places. But when I talked to Graphic/Web Designers who’s done this job online for 7 years, he suggested to me NOT to do any work for crowdsource places.

    To get HELP there it’s okay. But to WORK there is NOT good. This is just from the Graphic/Web Designers point-of-view. Perhaps this is the most famous arguments in Linkedin…because many Designers hates Fiverr and 99Designs. Lots of them said it ruins our industry.

    My logic on this one is…Good Designers *NEVER* runs out of job. I don’t do crowdsource job neither do I bid on Craiglist and/or eBay. Let’s just put it this way, I DON’T DO ANY TYPE OF CONTEST OR BIDDING LIKE THAT ONLINE. I have done *real* bidding offline, though. I used to be a VENDOR for NASA. And the way they do it is, whoever bids the lowest gets the job. But then, I was making like $100/hour and the job last for like 40-80/week. So this is much, much different from what is online.

    I hope you don’t mind me shedding my opinion here.

    Perhaps places like eLance and oDesk are better for Writers, Coders, Ghostwriters, but not for Graphic Designers. I don’t charge $5 for a logo. In fact, my minimum charge for a logo is $500 and I do quality design.

    On another hand, I wanna share with you that there’s another way to make money online. My husband have been on eBay since 1998 and he used to sell collectible “Sports Cards”. But now he sells quality and collectible Guitars like Martin, Guild, Tacoma, etc. For a part time job, he can make between $500 to $4000/month on eBay. This is a tangible job that really makes money. No monkey business.

    For me, eBay is not my cup of tea. I’m still trying to build my traffic here. And the ADVERTISING banners like what you are doing is what I like to be doing someday. I’m working on it. And of course, I am in the midst of creating more “niche websites” and hunting for “long-tailed keywords” that has high search and low competition.

    As far as Affiliate Marketing is concerned, to me this is a doomed business for some strange reason. I haven’t made real money on being an affiliate. My real money comes from REAL clients I have from being online, having that “online engagement”…creating websites for others. That’s the real money for me.

    Sorry, I wrote you a novel. But I thought I had to speak up and just had to share these thoughts.


    • Angela,
      Thanks for taking the time to share details with us here. I think your husband is doing well. He just has to scale up and crank more profit

      one thing picked my interest in this comment and I’ll like us to look at it closer. You said affiliate marketing is doomed business for some strange reason. But I think you are on the right track with your SEOPressor post. Well, I have shared a guest post on comluv on how to make your blog a huge commissions generator. The post will be published on the 17th of Match 2014 and Andy told me it’s going to be featured.

      In that guest post, I shared pretty awesome tips. As soon as it’s published, I’d like us to focus on it and break down the different strategies. This will surely be the changer post that you need

      Talk to you shortly 😉

  11. Hi Enstine,

    Everybody talks about affiliate marketing but its not as easy as it initially seems. I have also tried fiverr and received some orders and make money but I think fiverr is now become very competitive, instead one should focus on offering his/her own service or product as you get whole money in your pocket.

    • That’s the best way to make extra money online Aahna – offer your services or turn them into products and keep the money 😉

      Thanks for the visit and comment 😉

  12. Hello Enstine,

    Its sad that the majority of persons still sadly believe that making money online is not possible…five years back, I used to think in the same fashion too…however, when I first withdrew $168 via my Payoneer card, my concept of making money online changed forever and today, I make far more than what I previously used to earn offline.

    My advice? Learn from the best, be patient and work extremely hard…and watch the money gradually flow in!


    • Hey man,
      Thanks were (and are still) difficult for many of us in Africa. However, I can see some light at the end of the tunnel

      Thanks for the comment and the advise

  13. Hi Enstine,

    These are some great ways to make money and as these jobs can be done from home, there’s nothing like it!

    I highly recommend Odesk and Guru, because those are the places I started from. Besides writing, typing, data entry jobs, you can also do transcription and translation jobs.

    The bidding process there initially seems difficult but you get the hang of it with time. I haven’t tried Fiverr but I know so many people go there to get their small tasks done, so obviously people are earning there.

    Affiliate marketing works good but then the person needs to be as smart as you! 😉

    Thanks for this post which may help out many needy people out there. Have a great day ahead! 🙂

    • I made some money from Fiverr Harleena but as you mentioned, it’s for small jobs. Many of these can pay big though. You need to get a gig that you deliver quick to be able to make it there

      The other platforms are for more serious, bigger and time-taking and better paid offers. I have not been very active on any of them though but I do recommend them.

      Affiliate marketing is a sweet way of making the money online though things have become a bit more complex than before. Yes, we have to be smart with it. Smarter people than me make a bigger share 😉

      Do have a wonderful day dear friend

  14. For quick cash I too recommend Fiverr. The extra income is in one super GIG, a GIG that is hard to replicate by others, in this way you have assured a great extra income.

    I see people on Fiverr simply replicate successful GIGs, and the guys who come up first lose way to many $5. For experimented freelancers I recommend Guru, Elance, and Freelancer.

    • Hey Daniel,
      What’s up today?
      I’m completely with you. For bigger business, Guru and the other platforms you mentioned are recommended.

      Thanks for stopping by today

      • Today pretty good, Xenforo just released 1.3.0 so I upgraded my forum right away to enjoy bug fixes and new features.

        The sun today shining, wind pretty furious but acceptable coz I like fresh air. A wonderful day!

        See you next time buddy! Kind regards!

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