Home Based Jobs To Make Extra Money In 2017

In this article, you learn how to earn extra money in the comfort of your own home. Earning extra money can be very useful. You can pay off your debt or finance a better lifestyle. You can also save the extra earned money to get financial independent in a shorter time.

There are many good reasons why to search for a job that you can do at home. Maybe you want to avoid the traffic or maybe you want to take care of your kids. Also maybe you want to work while enjoying in the sun or sitting at the beach.

Whatever it is, there are several possibilities to earn money in the comfort of your own home. Here is my list of home based jobs that can get you some extra money.

Start a website

A website can be created easily in only 5 minutes (see here how) and you can start earning right away. Usually, it takes around 3 months until your website earns money but your earnings can get really high. So you have to put in your work at first and later you can earn the results. If you need money fast this is maybe not the right option for you.

Freelancer

If you want to earn money right away you can start earning money as a freelancer. As a freelancer, you can write articles, design logos or websites or develop applications and many things more.

You can get paid per hour or per project. At the beginning, it may be helpful to start with earning money per hour so you can find out how long you need for a project. I used to work with freelancer.com which is a great platform to hire freelancers or to work as a freelancer.

Earn money for surveys

You can also get paid by answering surveys. There are several providers for that, I used Swagbucks and it worked very well. By answering questions at Swagbucks you get gift cards for Amazon, iTunes or other online shops.

With Swagbucks, you can also save money while shopping. All you need to do is to go shopping in the preferred shops and you earn Swagbucks which you can use to buy gift cards.

Virtual assistant

There is also the possibility to work as a virtual assistant. As a virtual assistant, you have to do several tasks someone wants to be assisted by. This can be for example planning a business trip or writing invitations. If you are good at organizing this can be a really good job for you!

Test websites

You can also get paid by testing websites. UserTesting.com is such a website. You can get $10 for each website test and $15 for every mobile website tests.

You need to install software which will record your screen and your voice and all you have to do is to visit a website and comment on the usability or look and feel of the website.

Teach others

You can earn good money by teaching others. Before you think that you can’t teach anything I will stop you there. I’m pretty sure that there is something where you are good at and what you can teach others.

If you don’t want to write a blog or anything like that this can be a good opportunity. I heard that Teachable is a very good website for that.

Create ebook

It was never easier to publish an ebook than today. You can either sell it through your own website or Amazon. If you want to earn money by selling an ebook you need to do some work in advance. You need to write the text of your book, you need to choose a title for your book and you need to design a cover.

Some of the work can be outsourced but then you need to pay in advance. If you have launched your ebook it can be a great stream of passive income.

Develop an app

If you are good at coding you can either work as a freelancer or develop your own application. Here needs to be done a lot of work in advance, but if you have a useful application in the app store you can earn good money.

This can also be a great stream of passive income, but as I said a lot of work has to be done in advance. You also need to have knowledge in design and marketing to launch a successful app.

Get paid for searching online

If you use Swagbucks you can earn money while searching online. All you have to do is to use Google as always and you will receive Swag Bucks. These points can be used to get gift cards for Amazon for example. So with very little work, you can earn some money.


As you can see there are several possibilities to earn extra money while staying at home. I started a website over a year ago and I never look back. I can work wherever and whenever I want and this freedom makes me very happy.

Have you tried one of the ways before? What have been your experience? Or maybe do you have additional ways I didn’t think of? If so I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below 🙂

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