The most legit way to make honest money from home is to become your own boss. Research resources at the Small Business Administration (SBA). Write a business plan. Think through the details. It takes more effort to start your own thing, but you get far bigger payoffs. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling jewelry on Etsy, operating a food truck or doing graphic design from home, every business begins with a plan.
Ask: Do I have the resources and energy to make my business a success?
Paid Surveys and User Testing
Do an internet search for established sites. This can be pretty easy money, but the work isn’t always there. Some sites limit the number of surveys you can take per month. Some user testing sites don’t pay very well despite being tedious and time-consuming.
Ask: Is the pay worth the effort?
Sales and Multilevel Marketing (MLM)
Legitimate multilevel marketing (MLM) companies sell products that customers want to buy. However, if a company makes its profits from enlisting new recruits, then it’s a pyramid scheme (which is illegal). Selling products in an MLM format means that you buy the wholesale product from the company to sell to your own network. Sometimes there are commissions and/or base salaries.
Ask: Who are my customers? How much must I sell to make a profit?
Some online games pay you in gift cards or even cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, but if you’re serious about earning extra income, first measure the amount of time you spend gaming vs. what you’re making. Earning a $20 gift card after 8 hours of playing a game means you earned $2.50 an hour.
Ask: Could I make more money doing something else?
Companies might hire you to visit certain stores, restaurants or other attractions to report back on your experience. These can be fun gigs if they fit your lifestyle, but if you find yourself spending time, effort and transportation costs to go places you normally would never go, then secret shopping is not earning you any money. You’ll likely be paid in gift cards and discounted meals or coupons — not cash.
Ask: Factoring in costs, am I making any profit? Sharing Your Consumer Info You can earn points toward products and gift cards by sharing information about what you buy with the Nielsen Consumer Panel and other consumer data sites, but keep track of effort vs. reward. Ask: How is this saving or making me money?
Sharing Your Consumer Info
You can earn points toward products and gift cards by sharing information about what you buy with the Nielsen Consumer Panel and other consumer data sites, but keep track of effort vs. reward.
Ask: How is this saving or making me money?