16 Realistic Ways To Make Money From Home In 2022

10 Realistic Ways To Make Money From Home In 2022

Ever wondered if there are ways you can earn money from home? But when you search for it you always come across things that aren't paying enough to sustain a realistic life? Well, then you are not alone, many of us want to know how to earn money from home. Actually, a recent study shows that 3.6% of the entire U.S. workforce works remotely, that is millions of people, and the numbers are expected to go up even more. So why shouldn't you too?

In this post I want to dig a little deeper and give you 16 realistic ways you can earn money from home. Most of these ways require you to work part or full time and are not passive, keep that in mind.

But the benefit of these money making ways are that you will have a lot more freedom to do what you want. You choose yourself where and when you work. And In most cases you are your own boss.

Let's get on with it, here are 13 ways you can earn money from home:

Teach a language online.

One of the quickest ways to make money from home is teaching a language. There are a lot of people that want to learn a new language, naturally they need a teacher. What language(s) do you speak? You could earn a comfortable living by teaching online.

How much can I earn? 
Between 25,- to 100,- USD per hour. (Rates from verbling.com)

Start a dropship business

If starting a business was always something that you wanted to do, then now is the best moment to do so. With websites like Amazon and Shopify making it easier than ever to start your own shop. Why not start a drop shipping business?

What is drop shipping? To keep it short, you basically are the middleman between the buyer and the supplier. For example, a customer buys a product from your shop. You then contact your supplier and he will directly send the product to your customer. Eliminating the burden of having inventory, packaging and sending the goods yourself. These things are often already automated with websites like Printify. Printify has more than 300 products that you can customize and easily integrate with sites like Shopify, Etsy or Wix.

How much can I earn? 
It depends on what and how much you sell. Basically there are no limits.

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Become a freelance writer

More and more content is needed online, therefore the demand for it is growing too. That means that you have many more opportunities to become a freelance writer. To get customers you can contact bloggers, or you can start writing on places like Medium or Quora.

How much can I earn? 
It depends, but according to ZipRecruiter around 30,- USD per hour. With a national average of $63,213 per year.

How Much Do Freelance Writer Jobs Pay per Hour - ziprecruiter

Start a blog

One of my personal favorite ways to earn money from home is with a blog. With a blog you can earn money in different ways, but the most common way is to earn from ad revenue. Other ways to earn would be to find sponsors or with affiliate marketing.

How much can I earn? 
It depends, some bloggers earn $10.000 USD per month. But more realistically it is between $1000 to $2500 usd per month. But it depends on your own business and promoting skill. Read more on fitsmallbusiness.com, for a more in depth analysis of how much bloggers make (some even earning 52K per month!)

Related: 6 Ways To Help Increase Your Blogging Revenue

Become a YouTuber

YouTube seems to never stop growing, with billions of users each month it's a great place to start earning money from home. What topic are you interested in and knowledgeable about, is it enough to start a channel? Before you start, do some research and make sure that your idea is sustainable for the long time. Can you create enough content? 100+ videos per year? You mostly earn money from ad revenue, which is similar to having a blog.

How much can I earn? 
No limit, but you can expect to make around 4 - 5 dollars per 1000 views. meaning, if you want to earn $1000,- usd per month you need at least 250.000 views per month. If you want to know more in depth how much you can make on YouTube check out influencermarketinghub.com, they have more details and a cool slider to easily see how much you could earn.

Become a freelancer

A very popular way to make money from home is by becoming a freelancer. Just go over to Fiver, one of the best ways to start freelancing, and you will find a ton of ways you could earn money. Very popular are graphic design, acting, modeling, marketing, web design, or whatever you can think of. What is your skill? Create some good and OnDemand "gigs" and you can start earning money from home right away. 

You can also find customers yourself by contacting businesses that might need your service, you can google them, use LinkedIn or maybe you have some friends that need something done.

How much can I earn? 
You can earn a good living with this, and could earn thousands of dollars. It depends on what you do, how much time you spend on it, and what your prices are.

Sell DIY products

Do you love DIY, and is it only a hobby at the moment, but are you wondering if you can actually make money with it? Then I am telling you, YES you can. How? For example you could create products from home, like bags, necklaces and other accessories and sell them on Etsy or ebay. Many creatives are doing this, so there is enough demand. You can use places like YouTube and TikTok to promote your creations, and who knows, this "hobby" might turn into a full grown business.

How much can I earn? 
No limit, it depends on the price, quality, what kind of product and on how well you can promote and sell your products.

One of the top sellers on etsy is Keptsake, with 247,122 sales at the moment. They sell keepsakes and other ornaments.

According to Statistia, “As of 2020, almost 4.4 million sellers sold goods through the Etsy platform, up from approximately 2.7 million active sellers in the previous year. By comparison, there were over 39.4 million active Etsy buyers worldwide.

Atatista - Number of active Etsy sellers from 2012 to 2020

Start a podcast

Podcasts are getting more and more popular, although by far not as popular as video, you still can earn money with podcasts via sponsorships. If you can create an interesting podcast and you build a significant enough following, you could earn a living from it. Podcast is still a growing industry, according to podcastle.ai: “2019, the number of podcasts broadcasted increased by 36%, from 550,000 to over 750,000, and 30 million episodes.”

How much can I earn?
Its possible to earn thousands of dollars per episode, but it will take time and hard work to grow, but that shouldn't stop you from doing it!

Become an social media influencer

A very modern and popular way to earn money is to become a Social Media Influencer. For this to make sense you first need to build a large enough following. You can use TikTok or Instagram and start posting interesting content. If your posts get enough engagement you can start selling shout outs or you can get paid by doing promotions for brands and companies.

How much can I earn?
According to smallbiztrends.com, you could earn between $40,000 and $100,000 per year. 

Create and sell stock photos or videos

Companies need content, think about images and videos. And somebody needs to create them. But because many companies are too busy to do it themselves, they will hire freelancers to create videos and photos for them. Or they will buy stock photos on places like Shutterstock. Shutterstock is a great place to start selling your videos or photos. It's simple to upload, but you have to make sure that your photos meet their quality standards. After that you can earn passive income from sales you make. Tip. Focus on new and fresh content, don't try to sell you flower photos, they might get rejected anyways. 

Other places to sell your stock images and videos are on Istock Photos or Depositphotos.

How much can I earn? 
It depends, If you create content that is in demand, and you create enough content, then you could earn a few thousand dollars per month.

start earning commissions by selling your stock footage

Sell second hand items

Maybe you love everything, from art to fun gimmicks and gadgets. If so, then one way you can earn money is buy second hand items and sell them online. You often can get a ton of things for low prices on flea markets or garage sales, then sell them again on ebay or Amazon. Good things to sell are collectable items, like Pokémon cards, star wars toys, but It could be anything though.

How much can I earn?
There are a ton of shops on ebay and Amazon that sell second hand items. It's hard to say how much they earn, but I believe there are enough doing this for a living.

Translate or Transcribe content

With so many youtubers creating content everyday, it's no surprise that they need people to help them. Something that is needed are translators and transcribers. If you know 2 languages then you can start a gig on Fiverr and start translating content. Or you can create a gig and start transcribing video or spoken content into text. Either way you can earn a decent amount of money. It all depends on your asking prices and how much you can do per month.

How much can I earn?
It depends on you, but for example, you can earn $50,- per 3000 translated words. And $35,- usd per hour for transcribing audio. (data from Fiverr)

Create a course on Skillshare

People always want to learn new skills, to be able to do that you need somebody to teach them. If you have skills, you could create a course to teach people. This could be anything, from shooting photos and videos to graphic design or professional fishing. Whatever your skills, if you create a professional course, you can sell that course online on places like Skillshare. Other places to earn money with your course are Udemy or Coursera.

How much can I earn?
On Skillshare you earn per minute watched video, mostly between $0.05 and $0.10 per minute-watched. You could also host your course yourself and sell it for whatever price you like.

Become a freelance web designers

Nearly every business is in need of a website, and if you have the skills to build and maintain a website. Then you have a high chance of finding people that would pay you to do so. And as a freelancer you would earn even more, because you can set your own prices. And because you are your own boss, nobody will take a cut from your earnings. You have to find people that are in need of a website though, you can advertise your service on Facebook, Fiverr, Craigslist and other places.

How much can I earn?
According to waveapps.com, as a freelancer you can earn anywhere from $30 - $80 per hour.

Become an App Developer.

In recent years more and more apps have been developed, which means there is a need for developers. If you know how to make apps, write code or create applications for devices like Android, Linux or Apple. You could start earning money from home. You could add gigs on Fiverr or you contact companies yourself and ask if they are in need of an app developer.

Or apply at places like Google, Facebook or other companies that are hiring new talent. Although most of them often do not offer work from home, that might change in the future. Nonetheless, app development is a skill that is high in demand.

How much can I earn?
According to glassdoor.com, you can earn anywhere between 63K and $95K per year. 

Become a freelance video editor

The amount of professional Youtubers is growing each year, and they need people to help them with their videos. According to tubics.com there are 37 million YouTube Channels, and they are uploading more than 500 hours of video every minute. 

And they don't want to do everything themselves, so they will often hire people, like editors, to edit their videos. If you are a skilled editor, you could start earning money by offering your service to youtubers. You could either promote yourself on places like craigslist, LinkedIn, Facebook groups, or contact youtubers yourself.

How much can I earn?
It depends on your skills and how much your client is willing to pay, but according to Indeed.com,  between 17,- to 30,- per hour.

If you have not yet made a decision about what you want to do, then I hope this post has helped you make it easier. Do you have any suggestions? How are you making money? Let me know in the comments or send me an email.

Good luck

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