How You Can Make Extra Money Sitting At Home

Working from home is not new. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to work from home as businesses and companies made an effort to continue their operations with minimal in-person interactions. 

Even though most Australians have returned to the offices after the pandemic, some have opted not to and instead look for ways to earn a living while working from home. Many others have also opted to work a second job sitting at home to make an extra coin. 

If you consider working from home as an option but don’t know exactly where to start in Australia, this post is a good read for you. 

What You Need to Start Working From Home

The most important thing you will need to start working from home is an internet-enabled device such as a laptop, the software required to do your work, and a home-office kit. More importantly, you need a reliable internet connection to help you access working opportunities from any geographical location. 

Regardless of where you live in Australia, you will encounter countless NBN providers in the market, and determining the right provider can be challenging. But you do not have to take chances with a provider whose reliability you are not sure about. 

This list of best internet providers in Australia by iSelect contains some of the best providers in the country that are guaranteed to give you value for your money.

Ways to Make Money While Working From Home

1. Freelancing Your Skill

Freelancing your skills is one of the best ways of making money from home. There is always someone somewhere in need of your skills and experience but cannot afford to hire a full-time employee. 

Often these people go to freelancing websites, such as Fiver, Upwork, and Freelancer.com, searching for talent. If you are on such websites, you could offer to sell your skills to prospective employers. 

The best thing about freelancing is you negotiate pay per hour or per-project basis. That allows you to work when you want, making it easy to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

2. Start Your Blog

If working for someone is not your thing, you could start blogging. The best idea would be to write about stuff you are familiar with. For example, if you previously worked for a home improvement company, your blog should be focused on home improvement.

Making money from blogging doesn’t come easy. Instead, it takes a lot of consistent effort and adherence to the best blogging practices to start making a reliable income. You can make money from your blogs by marketing your products, affiliate marketing, and advertising, among others.

3. Vlogging

Vlogging is more like blogging, only that your content is in video format. Like blogging, you can vlog about virtually anything, but your area of expertise would be an excellent place to focus on. 

Making money out of vlogging can take quite some time because of competition from established vloggers. 

But with consistency and commitment, you will get there. You can use your vlog to market other services or promote your products. You could earn from advertisements if your vlogging includes uploading content to YouTube.

4. Start a Home-Based Business

Traditionally starting a business would require thousands of dollars in investments. But not anymore. Today, starting an online business such as drop shipping may not require considerable capital. 

You even do not need to keep an inventory of the goods or products you sell. All you need is a source where you order a product when a customer makes an order through your online shop. If selling online is not your thing, you could also turn your career into a business and run it from home, such as photography, cooking, or offering music classes. 

5. Become a Social Media influencer.  

Social Media has become one of the most vital tools in marketing today. By creating a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page, you can easily build an audience and start making money as a social media influencer.  

In most cases, social media influencers make money by running sponsored social media posts, becoming brand ambassadors, or through webinars and online seminars. 

Similar to being an influencer on television, you have to work hard to earn people’s attention and approval, usually in the form of a recommendation. In other words, you will have to constantly share tips and helpful information on your social media pages or YouTube channel, engage in contests, and generally interact with your audience on various platforms.

Jonathon Spire

Jonathon Spire

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My diverse background started with my computer science degree, and later progressed to building laptops and accessories. And now, for the last 7 years, I have been a social media marketing specialist and business growth consultant.

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Jonathon Spire

I blog about a range of tech topics.

For the last 7 years I have been a social media marketing specialist and business growth consultant, so I write about those the most.

Full transparency: I do review a lot of services and I try to do it as objectively as possible; I give honest feedback and only promote services I believe truly work (for which I may or may not receive a commission) – if you are a service owner and you think I have made a mistake then please let me know in the comments section.

– Jon