A few months ago I was involved in a motorcycle accident and couldn’t leave the house. The bills, of course, kept coming but I didn’t lose faith. So I took the time and collected the best ways to make money from home. There are many scams on the Internet, but there are also legitimate companies that will pay you real money for your time, talent and even trash.
After checking many ideas.I collected the top legitimate ways to make money at home. Some very visible and some you have never heard of. The one thing they have in common: You actually get paid.
So let’s get started!
1. Download an App
Yes. You heard it right. Nielsen Panel will pay you for downloading their app on your smartphone or PC and you will get paid for every month you keep it installed. You will get paid $50/year just to keep this software on your computer or smartphone and browse the web like you normally do.
The app collects data and helps them understand web and mobile usage, things like what times of day people browse, how long they stay on websites and use apps, and what types of sites and apps are popular.
2. Watch Short Videos (You do that anyway)
Swagbucks pays users to watch short videos. The videos are sponsored by companies and every time you watch one of the ads SwagBucks will credit your account with some cash. In fact if sign up for SwagBucks here, you will get $5 credited to your account right away.
3. Share Your Amazon Purchase History
For all you Amazon buyers (that’s all of you, pretty much). You can earn money by helping companies research people’s online purchasing habits.
Shoptracker will pay you for downloading the app and connecting to your Amazon account. You will receive a $3 Visa gift card immediately and $3 every month you keep the app.
4. Your opinion is worth $100 a month
Surveys translate to easy money, but only at legitimate sites. Clicking a few buttons when you have a free moment or two. and voila – you start earning.
The top 2 survey companies are VIP Voice & Inbox Dollars. They are rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau. So how much is your time worth?
About $2 for 10 minutes that would have been wasted anyway. Believe it or not, you can easily get to $100 a month.
5. Drive Folks Around Town
Need a fun, flexible way to earn money while also meeting lots of new people?Try driving with Uber!
Demand for ride-sharing has been growing like crazy, and it shows no signs of slowing down. As an Uber contractor, you’re responsible for setting your schedule and motivating yourself to work — no one is keeping tabs on you. Your earnings will be calculated by adding a base fare, plus time and distance traveled after your pickup, and Uber charges a service fee (20-35% depending on your city).
If you want to give it a try there are a few things to keep in mind. You must be at least 21 years old, have three years of driving experience, have an in-state driver’s license, a clean driving record and be able to pass a criminal background check.
6. Sell Your Skill or Know-How
Earning $5 at a time may not sound like much, but those little sales can add up to thousands of dollars.
That’s the idea behind Fiverr, an online platform where users sell their products and services for $5 or more each. Fiverr says users create 4,000 new listings, or “gigs,” every day.