Since you might be trying to earn a few extra dollars in your spare time, the last thing you want to do is invest a lot of money upfront before you can begin earning a profit.
There are many jobs that require zero capital to get started and allow you to begin earning income on your very first one.
All of the the jobs shown here are the best work from home jobs for stay at home moms to make money online.
Here are I found to be the Best Legitimate Online Jobs, that are Flexible and No Money Upfront to start.
Social media manager
Pay: $15 – $40 per hour
As a social media manager, you can either manage social media accounts for companies or help them develop a complete strategy. Sometimes, you are responsible to handle the online image of that company. Meaning, you will be responsible for designing advertisements, plan campaigns, and set strategy.
Depending on the work and type of client, you can easily charge $200-$1000 per month for handling one social media account and, if your interest lies in Pinterest, this article on how to become a Pinterest VA answers every question you will have about this remote job.
Finding stay-at-home jobs in social media marketing isn’t difficult. Here are two spots to start your search:
Pay: $15 an hour
Copywriting is not the best-paid job in the world, but if you are a Native English or German speaker for example, you can still easily make around $15 an hour – enough to finance your travels in countries with a low-cost of living if you work four hours a day. You can also specialize in SEO, which will help you to charge even more. Another great thing about copywriting is that you can gain a lot of experience by writing articles for others and getting paid for it, giving you a valuable insight into how other Internet entrepreneurs make their money.
Try to start off writing about subjects you have existing knowledge about or which you are passionate about – this may be music, travel, technology, business – whatever floats your boat – but the more you know about a topic the more likely you are to be hired and the less likely you are to get fed up writing about it. Once you have honed your skills you will find it easier to research and write about a wide range of subjects, thereby increasing your earning potential.
Pay: $50 to $500+ per article
If you would rather write than proofread other people’s work to earn an income, you can also become a freelance writer yourself. You can begin writing for free on freelance platforms like Upwork where you bid on job postings and also respond to client invites.
You do not have to be an English or Communications major to get started writing. While these skills can be helpful in landing higher-paying clients, they are not necessary.
Your expertise might be engineering, pop culture, personal finance, or any other topic under the sun. As long as you can communicate effectively with the written word, you will have no problem finding work.
Pay: $20 – $100 per hour
If you love to design websites, why not do it for other businesses at your own terms? Even if you have no idea about website design, but you love to learn new things – website designing could be an extremely lucrative option.
The first thing you will require as a website designer is a portfolio and it starts with your own website.
Data entry online jobs
Pay: $10 – $17 per hour
Data entry is one of the most straight-forward online jobs you could have. Companies have a lot of information they need put into their systems, and it doesn’t always make sense to pay full-time staff for something so repetitive.
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You can make money doing this hourly and on your own time. Data entry jobs can pay anywhere from $10 to $17 per hour. Because this isn’t a lot, I would recommend using it as supplemental income.
Pay: 20 to 50 cents per image sold
If you can capture a nice shot or you can create a catchy animation, you can automatically turn them into cash. There are many sites that allow you to sell your photos, Video b-roll, original music and illustrations and still give you an option of licensing resale rights for free.
This forms a perfect long-term residual income from the royalties that you receive for each use of your photo, videos or music. Long-term residual income through royalties is great as it can be passed down to family members as part of your will.
Another online job is to sell original Instagram photos. You can make a few coins from selling prints of your photos on sites like Instaprints among others.
You can also make money if you have awesome Adobe Photoshop skills. Sites like 99Designs offer an ideal platform to cash in on your Adobe Photoshop skills.
Here is a nice primer on ways to make money from travel photography. As you can tell, Millionaire Mob loves travel photography.
You can try a stock platform like Shutterstock to get started. This is a great example of a way to increase your income without working more.
Traveling and taking photos while traveling are fantastic hobbies.
A photographer can get paid to do something that they would normally do for fun. What’s better than that?
Pay: $1 – $10,000+ per month
Blogging is a real online job that moms, dads, students, and regular people like you and me have used to make money on a part-time schedule working online. As long as you are not desperate for money now, you enjoy writing and helping others, and you know how to stick to a task for a while before making money, then blogging might be a good fit for you. It usually takes at least 6-18 months to start making money from a blog. See my Post (How To Start a Blog).
Pay: $17.50 per hour
Another way you can make money by helping others with their projects is becoming an online proofreader. From blog posts to book manuscripts or legal transcripts, you can put your grammar skills to use. Unless the written word becomes extinct, proofreading is another job that will always have a steady demand.
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Start building out your proofreading clientele perhaps while you still have an on-location job, and by the time you’re ready to go completely online, you’ll have a decent number of recurring customers.
Pay: $25 to $40 per hour for beginners
Importance and the demand for graphic designers are increasing more than ever. It could be for blogs, advertisements, branding a website, business logo, mobile app, covers etc.
While many of the graphic designers have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design; you can be a successful designer by teaching yourself the craft of design. Here are a few resources you can use to launch your remote career as a graphic designer
Graphic designers can earn an average median salary of $46,900 per year. Here are a few places to search for freelance graphic design jobs.
YouTube channel creator
Pay: $0 – $2,000 per month
YouTube stars can make a good deal of money from their content should it become viral or even semi-popular. If you want to make money through YouTube, you should first focus on creating quality content that viewers want to see. Over time, you can monetize your videos through ads.
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Because this takes time, maintain a day job while you work toward supporting yourself through YouTube.
Completing Online Surveys
Pay: $0.50-$3 per survey is normal.
Not that anyone has ever said “I want to fill out surveys for a living”, but this is a really great opportunity to earn some decent sideline income while you work on your next big idea. This job has many perks and very little downside. For instance, it has absolutely zero startup costs, requires no previous experience and you can complete surveys from the comfort of your bedroom or even from a cafe on a beach in Sri Lanka – you can do it anywhere, anytime. It’s super simple and straightforward and there are plenty of sites you can choose from to get survey work. Heck, you can even sign up to them all and increase your income pool. Look, you aren’t going to become a millionaire overnight as completing surveys doesn’t hand out massive paychecks, but if you get into a rhythm and bust out a few a week the cash will start piling up in no time. You may soon discover that this is a great way to earn cash for a new laptop. It’s up to you, see my Post (Best Survey Sites).
Pay: It’s totally up to you
Affiliate marketing is performance-based marketing, where you can make money online by recommending products. The most important thing in affiliate marketing is that you generate a lot of traffic to your own websites or newsletters. So in order to do that and make a good living, knowledge of SEA (Search Engine Advertising) and/or SEO (search engine optimization) is a must. You will need to spend a lot of time and effort on generating traffic before seeing any profits. It is risky for many reasons, partly because it is easy for other knowledgeable affiliates to enter your market and also because many affiliates solely rely on search engine traffic – so if Google decides to change its algorithm your site can lose its rankings overnight and your affiliate income slump to zero. However, with hard work and a little luck, affiliate marketing might one day see you traveling the world all for only a few hours of work a week. To learn more please check out my post (Why Affiliate Marketing).
Design and sell logos, icons, print designs and customized t-shirt online
Pay: $5 – $12 per shirt
Another giant online business today is selling graphic T-shirts. You can use your creativity to design T-shirts with unique sayings and graphics and sell it online at sites like Teespring.
Teespring is a platform that allows you to design T-shirts and offers a marketplace for them. This saves you time on processing and shipping orders. The profits on each shirt sold could thus be smaller but it’s really worth a try.
Designing logos for businesses around the world can also be a good venture to make money online.
Working from home jobs aren’t for everyone, and do depend on your work ethic and the environment that suits you the best. Some prefer the quiet, while others prefer to be able to socialize. One thing you do need to determine, is if you really are capable of working an online job from home in different modes, including communicating via Skype or constantly over the phone. It’s also important to have good self-motivation and a clear, distraction-free workspace.