Smart Ways to Earn Money from Home

Smart Ways to Earn Money from Home

Are you looking for smart ways to make money from home? There are some qualities you need to have for a home business to be a success; you’ll need motivation, a willingness to work hard and a desire to be financially successful in providing for your family and covering your household expenses.

You will also need to take into account how much time you have available, how much money you are willing to invest in the business, and how much risk you are willing to take.  After all, with higher risk comes higher reward. With a vast variety of home business types to choose from, we’re sure that you will find a business idea here that can take off.

Start a blog

Do you enjoy writing? Start a blog to make money from your blog you need to have a strategy in place and bear in mind that it will take hard work. There are plenty of bloggers who do it as a full-time job and make good money from it.

If you have a talent for writing and a plan in place on how to grow your audience, the rewards are great. It’s perfect for you if you want to work from home and love writing.

Once you have a blog set up, you could add affiliate links, not sure what affiliate marketing is? Check out Pat Flynn he has excellent resources for affiliate marketing.  Add this strategy to your blog has the potential to make you a lot of money.

Freelance writing

Within the blogging world, there are many bloggers who are also freelance writers. Similar of course to freelance writing you could be a ghostwriter, your name will not be published, you will be writing under the guise of another website or person whether it be for content on their website, or even for books. If you love writing, this could be a dream job for you.

Website consultant

If you have website development and design experience, look for local businesses with dated websites or poorly managed social profiles. Many small businesses are struggling when it comes to website design, management, branding and so on. Reach out to these companies and offer them a free consultation.

Network with professional connections and friends. Chances are, someone is just waiting for you to offer a little assistance. There are many networking events on here Eventbrite and Meetup.

Voice over

Do you have a distinctive voice? Are you good at changing your voice? Start working as a freelance voice-over artist and you could sell recordings. There are a few companies out there who will pay you to record voice-overs from the comfort of your own home. There are sites such Voiceovers  Voice123 You could even set up a gig on Fiverr and record podcast intros and more.

Party Planner

Are you organised, punctual and can remain calm under pressure? Well maybe becoming a party planner is for you, anyone who has ever hosted a large event knows, it can be an incredibly stressful time. Which is why people party planners to help them out. Like wedding planners, party planners need to be on point when it comes to organisation and timing. For most clients, particularly business clients putting on a large event, they’re looking for someone experienced that can take the hassle out of the planning process and deliver a successful event.


Are you a stay at home mum? Perhaps becoming a childminder could be the perfect home business for you. If you stay at home all day, looking after children childminding can be a great way to make smart money. Childcare is one of those services which are always going to be in demand as there is no shortage of working parents in the UK. Child safety is obviously paramount in this line of work, an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS, formerly CRB check) is an absolute must-have. You will need other certificates or licenses to be able to operate, such as food hygiene and first aid. You can find out more here on how to register as a childminder.

That being said it’s not an easy job either, so make sure that you are fit and healthy enough to take on responsibility for other people’s children in many cases must satisfy Ofsted criteria.

Virtual Assistant

Do you have technical and verbal skills? Are you one of those people who are incredibly organised? Perhaps you could become a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant helps other business owners stay organized, answer emails, manage their schedule, book travel, proofread documents, and perform any different number of tasks that can be done from home.

Our list may is not exhaustive, and it may not put you on the path to riches, but it will get you thinking about the possibilities.

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