59 Ways to Make Money from Home in Under 15 Minutes
This is Anthony Flatt, recently I’ve had lot of people asking me about making money online or working from home or starting their own business and if this idea or that idea would work to make money online or to have a home-based business.
I had the idea that I would go through a lot of different ways that you could earn money at home or you could start a home-based business.
Just to make this entertaining, since this is Episode Number 59, I am going to attempt to go through at least 59 different ways you can make money online, you’re starting your own home-based business, and I’m going to attempt to do it in less than 15 minutes. So we’ll see if I succeed in that goal and see if I can get that done. Obviously I won’t have time to go over in any great detail of any of these.
Please Google them if you want more information. Search them on the internet and you can find tons of information. I’ll reference websites that you can go to for the ones that I have. Then if you have any other questions, by all means just shoot me an email at Anthony@AnthonyFlatt.com and I’ll help you out. The point of this blog really is just to have a little fun in sharing with you all the different crazy ways you can make money online, the ways you can make money from home or the ways you can start home-based business.
Let’s get started. First off, making money with your website. You can actually build a bunch of niche websites in a specific niche, a specific category and then you can do things to make money with those. Some of those are just by running ads.
You can run pay-per-click ads on there like AdSense. Google AdSense is probably the most popular of all those. You can run pay-per-view advertising on there, which basically means they pay every time somebody sees the ad and there’s companies like ValueClick and Tribalfusion and various others.
Just Google “pay-per-view” or “pay-per-click advertising” to find some of those advertisers. There’s something similar that’s called pay-for-action or cost-per-action. The idea there is they actually don’t pay you unless somebody clicks on the ad and takes some action.
So it takes them to the website and they actually do something. They sign up for newsletter and they take a specific action. Neverblue Media, Clickbooth, CPAWay, there’s tons of those. You can look at those as well.
Affiliate networks. You can actually advertise on your website affiliate products from small companies to large companies. Obviously Amazon is one of the largest affiliate networks out there and one of the most well-known. But there’s also Commission Junction, ClickBank, JVZoo, WarriorPlus, even eBay has a partner affiliate network.
There’s also direct affiliates where you can actually put a banner ad or a link or an advertisement on your website for a product or service that you’ve purchased, maybe for your web hosting company like HostGator or BlueHost, maybe your domain name service like NameCheap, maybe your web platform, WordPress, OptimizePress, Wishlist Member, they all have direct affiliate programs that you can advertise on your website.
You can also just sell ad space. If you’ve got somebody who wants to buy some banner ad space on your website, you can sell banner ad space and sell ad space directly. You can buy that at BuySellAds.com. And then you can create your own products and sell your own products on your website. I talk about creating products a lot because that’s one of my favorite things to do. You can create a video training course. You can create an eBook and create Kindle book. You can create a membership site.
You can create physical products. You can actually make a DVD or a CD or a physical book and ship that to the customer. You can create software. You can create tools. You can create plug-ins. There’s lots of other software and services that you can create that you can actually sell from your website as well.
You can sell text links. You can actually create blog posts on your website or articles on your website and then put links in there to various products and services. It could be an affiliate link for you or just could be a link service that will pay you to embed links in your articles and on your website.
You can also ask for donations, especially if you’re non-profit. But I have actually seen businesses ask for donations as well. I know that they’re in the software world, a lot of the free software will ask for donations as well. So that’s something else you can do. You can sell your website.
You can build it up, generate a good positive cash flow and then sell it, or you can create a bunch of mid sites, get a bunch of traffic going to it and then flip them and sell them quickly. There’s websites like Flippa that you can sell your website on and they’ll broker it for you. You can also make money with affiliate marketing. You can use your website to get people to sign up for your mailing list and then you can use that mailing list to promote other people’s products.
You can also promote your own products obviously. Even if you don’t have an email list, you can use social media to promote products. You can tweet affiliate offers out. You can put affiliate offers on Facebook and use other social media to promote your affiliate offers. You can sell old books. If you have some old books you can actually sell them. Bookscounter.com is the place you can sell old books. You can get paid to shop online — eBates.com, you see a lot of commercials for them these days talking about just going buying what you’d normally buy but buy it online.
Buy it through them and you make money actually using them because they get commission from the company that you bought from. You can actually view text ads on your phone and make money. FreeEats.com does that. They’ll actually send you text ads and you’ll get paid twenty-five cents or more for reading the text and then taking some kind of action. You can sell custom T-shirts. That’s been pretty popular. You create your T-shirt online and then you go out and promote it via social media and get people to buy your T-shirt. Then you actually make money.
Tee-spring is somebody that does that. They’ll do all of the fulfillment. They have an online design and it’s actually pretty easy just to create a T-shirt. If you can come up with a really crazy T-shirt idea that might be popular, you can make a lot of money just selling T-shirts.
You can sell different kinds of services on Fiverr. You can do graphics. You can create podcast coverage. You can create product eBook covers. You can create articles for people. You can write eBooks. You can transcribe things. You can edit audio podcast.
You can edit videos. You can create ads. You can create voice overs. There’s an endless amount of things that you can do on Fiverr to make money. You can sell crafts and trinkets and graphics and stuff online as well. There’s tons of little craft places where you can list your products for sale and they either get a commission when you sell the product or you pay them an upfront fee for listing it with them. You can actually sell your old clothes and things that are in your closet. You can do that both online and offline.
I know my daughters actually buy and sell clothes to Plato’s Closet. They take their clothes in, when they outgrow them, trade them in, get credit and then they go buy other clothes. It’s a used clothing store but it’s a way for you to be able to keep your good conditioned clothes and get some value out of them and then also be able to buy some new clothes with the money that you get from that.
You can get paid to try new products. There’s lots of websites out there that will pay you. CashCrate will pay you to just try different products. You can get paid to host a dinner. EatWith is a website that you can go and get paid to actually host a dinner. You can get paid to rent out your car. I’m not sure I would want to rent out my car but hey, that’s a way to make money. You can rent out your car.
RelayRides does that. You can rent out to driveway or your garage, especially if you live some place near an amusement park or a sporting event. JustPark is a website that does that. You can rent out a room in your home. Obviously as a bed-and-breakfast like one night or you can obviously rent it out for long-term. You can listen to music online and get paid to listen to new music. SliceThePie does that. You can get paid for being a friend.
This is a sad state of affair is when you can get paid for being a friend but I guess there’s probably a need for it or there wouldn’t be a service but RentAFriend will pay you to be somebody’s friend. You can drive people around. So you can basically be a taxi. I’ve got a number of friends that are doing this and it’s getting really popular. Uber is probably the big name in that market space. Lyft is another one that’s out there. You can get paid to help somebody learn a language, to tutor somebody in learning a language.
You can get paid in tutoring somebody to learn to play a musical instrument. You can get paid to teach somebody how to garden. There’s a lot of different ways that you can get paid just teaching somebody, tutoring somebody on how to learn something they really want to learn.
You can get cash by scanning your receipts from the grocery store, from the department store. That’s something that a lot of these stores are doing now is they’re doing lots of really in-depth statistics and analytics on what their customer’s buying habits are and they don’t really know what you bought necessarily, without having some idea of being able to look back at your receipt.
So now their services that allow you to scan in your receipts and they’ll pay you for those and then they take that data and scrape into a system, into a database and then they’re able to run their analytics on that data. You can obviously setup an online store and sell things on Amazon or eBay or any of the online stores, any of the online platforms. You can get paid to be a field agent basically going out and going to businesses and scanning bar codes and taking photos with your mobile phone, taking pictures of products and then conducting surveys and going out and basically being an extension of a department store or manufacturer’s sales force.
Basically they’re doing this just to generate more interest in their product. You can find all kinds of odd jobs on Craigslist. You can help somebody move. You can help do yard work. There’s tons of things that you can do physically just to make some money. You get paid to do surveys and share your opinion. There’s a ton of survey places out there that will pay you to take a survey. There’s also places that will pay you to try a product and then do a review. I’ve actually been in a couple of reviews. I did a Taco Bell survey review.
I basically was invited to come and sample the new Catalina tacos and things that they came out, the new wider, the fresher tacos and things that Taco Bell came out with, and I was able to go to a Taco Bell and basically sample this food and give them an in-depth review of what I thought about the food and they asked me lots of different questions about the texture, the taste, the temperature, what I thought, the look, was it marketable? Would I pay for it? So you can get paid to do that.
You can get paid to freelance and you can freelance just about anything. We talked a little bit earlier that you can get paid to do transcripts. You can get paid to write books, to be a ghostwriter. You can write music. You can do all kinds of things as a freelancer. You can be a virtual assistant just to help somebody get stuff done. You can help somebody clean up their email and get caught up on their email.
You can get paid to actually read different things and basically provide a report on what you read. There’s a ton of ways that you can make money just freelancing. You can sell articles as you can actually write articles and sell them to article sites and to freelance in writing articles and putting articles out there so that you can actually make money writing articles.
You can have an entire business wrapped around drop shipping. You can advertise a product on any one of the platforms, Amazon, eBay or whatever, and actually once the order comes in, have a manufacturer or somebody else actually drop ship the product for you. So you’re actually selling something that you don’t even inventory.
There’s a lot of companies overseas doing that now. I know a lot of companies in China now are offering the ability for you to drop ship directly from them directly to customer. So you actually put their product online. You do all the marketing and promotion of it and then when it sells, they drop ship it directly to a customer and you invoice the customer and then you pay the manufacturer.
You can sell your photos, both new and old. You can sell ability to come and take specific photos but you can also sell an old photo collection as well. You’d be amazed that how many people will pay for photos of various things that you’ve taken pictures of, be it nature scenes, be it busy city scenes, be it your family, whatever. Everybody is always looking for different types of photo to use on their website and ads and books and material.
There’s more and more people are actually copy-writing their photo. So it is not legal for you to just go grab something off the internet, especially if it’s copy written by somebody or you know who took it. Even if it doesn’t specifically say it’s copy written. If the photo was by somebody and you know that they took the photo, they own the copyright to it automatically. There’s a lot of opportunity to go out and either take photos or just sell. San in and sell off photos that you have.
You actually just list them on a photo site and you can sell them there. You can do the same thing with music. Any of the music
that you’ve written and created, you can put it online and sell it. You can sell bits and pieces of it. You can sell entire song. You can sell entire albums. You can make money teaching people online of whatever specific course is, how to do something.
How to save money in your taxes, how to create a collage in Photoshop, how to use a piece of software, whatever that is, you can actually get money creating an online course. You can do that through Udemy, SkillFeed, SkillShare.
There’s a bunch of different websites for that. You can get paid to be a beta tester. You can beta test products. You can beta test
websites. You can beta test services and people will pay you to try their product and then provide them feedback.
You can go back to the old school ways and you can get paid to be a babysitter. You can get paid to go mow lawns. You can get paid to take care of the elderly. There’s a bunch of services that you can do that you can get paid for as well. You can get paid for recycling and selling your old electronics, like your old cell phones and your old computer games and old computer consoles. There are people that are buying those. Gazelle buys your phones right off the internet. You ship them to them. They give you some money. So you can actually make money doing that.
You could also go around the garage sales and look on Craigslist and buy things that you know that can sell, old phones and what have you and be able to make some money that way as well. You can obviously have your own garage sales and offer things. Some people go to garage sales and they’ll go and buy things and then turn around and try to sell them on eBay or whatever and whatever they can’t sell, they’ll end up having a garage sale.
I also know some people that go around to estate sales. When somebody passes away and they’re selling off their estate because they’re going to sell the property or whatever, when they’re done with that estate sale, when they’ve sold everything they can possibly sell, very often somebody gets paid to come in and take the rest of it away. I have some friends that their entire business is just showing up. They work with different auctioneers and they show up and they basically haul off everything for free.
The reason they haul off everything for free is because often times anything that can’t sell is left behind and sometimes that’s because it’s heavy furniture that nobody wanted to move. Sometimes it’s because it’s old and nobody knew what the value was, and then often times it’s just garbage and trash. But they make a lot of money just going and cleaning those out. Yes, they end up doing a way a ton of stuff but they also end up getting a whole bunch of things for free and basically the only thing they have invested is their time and effort. You can write product reviews for money.
So you can actually review somebody’s physical product or you can review somebody’s product online and get paid for that. You can get paid for being a mystery shopper basically going into stores and taking pictures of their displays, taking pictures of how they have things setup, going through the process and then reporting back. Typically what they’ll do is they’ll tell you to go in and buy certain brands and see where they’re it and how easy it was to find them and how they were labeled and priced, and then you report back on what you found.
You can get paid to take pictures of yourself in various locations. There’s companies that will pay you to take pictures in front of their business or their equipment. There’s people that will pay you to take your picture in front of famous monuments and different things. You can actually get paid to take pictures of yourself.
It sounds a little interesting to me. I’m not a big fan of taking selfies so I probably wouldn’t do that myself. But hey, there’s something for everybody. You can get paid for doing physical surveys on your phones.
Basically you call an 800 number and they give you an audio survey that you go through and you can get paid for doing audio surveys. You can get paid to type. Basically people will send you stuff that needs to be typed up. You get an audio. You’ve got to transcribe it or you need to type up a letter, a business proposal. If somebody else has typed it up, you need to edit it. You need to prepare it. Typing services have been around for a really long time and they’re still available.
And then you can sell your movies and games and old computers, video games and audios. Believe it or not, even though everything is getting digitized and put online, there’s still a pretty big market for the physical DVDs and CDs and games and game consoles and game cartridges. So you can sell all those online as well. I’m not sure how I did until after I get this edited. I think I may have went over, hopefully not. Hopefully I made the 15 minutes but hopefully that just gave you a bunch of different ideas.
Not that I’m saying anyone better than other. There’s a ton of them. But just to give you a large scope of ideas of different things that you could do to make money online or to make money from home, or to start your own home-based business. If you have any questions again, just shoot me an email at Anthony@AnthonyFlatt.com. We’ll be more than willing to help you. Take care.