Best Ways to Make Extra Money from Home

How to work from home

Many people could do with some extra income, especially in today’s economy where prices are scaling up and the value of our money seems to shrink by the day.

No wonder, there are a lot people having more than one job to make ends meet.

Sometimes however, taking on a second job is not an option for some for many reasons.

These people are maybe:

Escape the tiring job

Your office job can be too tiring

  • Need to be closed with their families
  • Have a long hour job and a second job would be too taxing
  • Have disabilities or sickness that makes it hard to find jobs outside
  • Jobs are hard to come by
  • Etc.

There are many who are busy working during the daytime and once finish, have hardly any time to go out and get another job or work on other freelance business outside.

For these kind of people, working from home is the only way to go.

How to Work From Home

So what kind of work you can do from home and earn extra income?

Well, there are a lot of things that you can do to work from home and get some extra income for you.

In this post, I will share some of the ideas you can do to work from home.

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Ways to work from home

Make money from your passion

One of the most obvious ways to make some extra income is making money through your passion.

Do you like making your own handicraft? Then, you can promote and sell them. Same goes to any passion of yours.

It could be baking cakes, making cupcakes, collecting & selling collectible item, repairing computers, graphic design etc.

Turning hobby into business

Turn your hobby or passion into a business

Your house can be a makeshift business center for your at home business.

A lot of money can be saved because you do not have to pay for office rent and other external business related fees.

Social media as your business medium

Spread the word of your business through Social Media!

You can expand your customer reach by online via Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, or better still, open your own website.

Utilize Your Skills Online at Freelance Site for Extra Income

Do you have existing skills that you are talented or good at?

Consider going to freelance site, such as elance or fiverr, promote your service and make some extra bucks over there.

freelance with fiverr

These sites are looking for freelancers for their clients worldwide in all kinds of disciplines or skill levels. From writing, proofreading, translations, web designs, IT solutions, legal attorney advice, accounting, and many more.

Take time to look through their listings, you might just have some service that you can provide.

Self publishing as a way to earn extra

Are you a writer or do you already have a book or novel somewhere waiting to be published?self publishing with KDP

You can now do your own self publishing and do not need to wait for an established publisher to knock your doors, if ever.

I personally promote and sell my own books through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

There are many options out there and if you are really interested in self-publishing, you can easily find these publishers online.

Affiliate Marketing – The Best Way to Get Extra Income from Home

Do not have tangible passion or particular skills to promote  and monetize?

If that is the case, affiliate marketing is definitely  for you.

Online Entrepreneur Certification by Wealthy Affiliate

In affiliate marketing, you do not have to keep any inventory for the products that you are interested in.

All you need to do is to promote the product of your interest, make a good review page on your website, and if your customer likes it, they will just purchase your recommendation, and walla you got yourself a commission.

It is easier said than done, though.

You need a legitimate platform to learn all tricks of the trade.

In my opinion, the best platform to learn affiliate marketing the proper way is my no.1 rated training program Wealthy Affiliate.

Why Affiliate Marketing Works – At Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate has the most comprehensive training program for affiliate marketing I have ever seen and the best of all, they have a large following of like-minded community that are more than happy to help you out if you encounter any difficulty.Wealthy Affiliate The Affiliate Marketing Program

Some of the community members are industry experts and millionaires in the online marketing themselves, sharing their tips and techniques, which is mind blowing to me.

My favorite thing to learn is especially on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) where you learn how to get a high page ranking in the search engine such as Google.

High page ranking is really important to make sure that you are visible to the potential visitors and buyers to your website.

I have shared some tips on this matter and feel free to check them out here.

It also helps that I was introduced to a very powerful keyword tool to help me find hidden gems in the online world.

You can read my full review on Wealth Affiliate here.

So there you have it folks, my sharing on the best ways to make extra money from home. As you can see, my preference is to be involved in the online business one way or another.

I hope you find this post helpful, and if you have any opinion or feedback, just drop me a comment below.




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I decided to start my own online business so that I can escape the rat race that I am in. Things are really progressing well and it is just a matter of time before I can be finally free from my 9-5 job. With ratracebuster.com, I hope I can help other people to escape or avoid the rat race through learning the online business and other legitimate opportunity in the online world. I will be reviewing products, sharing discussions, and blog about my online business ventures as well.


  1. I didn’t realize there were so many options to make extra cash online. I will go over this a few more times. Thanks.

  2. Nice site, I am disabled and have a hard time working on a regular schedule outside the home. Your article her as propelled me to look into this, iy sound really great! THANK YOU

    • Hi Debra, thank you very much. The online world has certainly provide more opportunities for the less unfortunate and certainly a great blessing go to us all.


  3. Dlansing,
    As a retired person looking for extra income, looking for the best ways to make extra money from home just makes sense. I will be looking for other ideas from this website in the future.

    • Hi John, I am glad that you find this site useful to you. I can really understand you because my dad is a retiree himself and always busy making some kind of extra income as his pension alone is hardly enough.

  4. Great post Dominic!

    Many people want to make extra money and the first thing they do is try Google search in the hope to find some real opportunity because internet gives us tons of opportunities and to be able to make money you need to find the right program. The program you are talking about is absolutely legit and have all anyone might need to build a successful business online. The program offers an excellent training, tools and supreme support. The best part is that you can try this program for free to see if it’s a good fit for you. If you are willing to learn and put in the work, it will pay off in many ways and you go from making extra money to making a full time income over time

    • Hi Rufat, what you mentioned is absolutely true indeed. On this post, I have quite a number ways on how to make extra money from home and all are legitimate ways to get extra income. However, the one that stand out the most is none other than Wealthy Affiliate (WA). WA provide the most comprehensive online marketing education I have ever seen and I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn from them. Thank you very much for your comment.

  5. A great article on best ways to make extra money from home! Very informative read for everyone that is interested earning some cash on the side. You mentioned wealthy affiliate and do you think it is the best online program there is to learn how to make money online? And can beginners start with it?

    • Hi Jes, thank you for reading mu article post here. I would say that based on my experience, yes Wealthy Affiliate is the best online program to make money online. There is no gimmick, no upsell. Provide great training for the beginners up to the advanced level marketers, with very supportive and knowledable community members to booth! Find out more about Wealthy Affiliate here.

  6. Dude, that picture you have up at the top is amazing…and it really drives home the point! One method that you’ve mentioned here that I had thought about in the past, but not really recently considered, is publishing something. It’s easy to create eBooks these days, and if it has quality, you only have to take a few extra steps to make sure it’s top notch for the audience. I may use this soon. By the way, the site looks great! Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you so much Jay! Oh yes, you should really consider writing and publishing something of your interest. You can then promote and sell it on Amazon. There is money to be made by selling ebook. Go give a go Jay and good luck!

  7. Hi Dlansing,

    These are great ways to earn of the internet, I definitely like producing your own products, I still think this is the way to go… Unfortunately I’ve not yet been able to do so 😉
    Starting out with affiliate marketing is a great way to get to that next step… Or… If you happen to be an amazing talent for online marketing you can make yourself very wealthy by just doing Affiliate Marketing I’m sure 🙂

    How about Fiverr? Do you have some experience working for them? I always wonder if it’s hard to accomplish a decent living on this platform, but clearly many people are doing it 🙂


    • Hi Maarten, you definitely want to developa and sell your own products if you can. It does not have to be physical you know. You can write an eBook based on your skill and knowledge. If you don’t have one, well you can still make your research on certain topics, compiled them into eBook form and there you have it, you have now your own product! Well, about Fiverr, I have not try it yet, but you can certainly take a look and see if there is any service that you can offer. There is also odesk and other similar website that you may want to consider as well. Because the service starts at 5 USD, the Asian countries will probably stand the most benefits from getting that kind of payment due to their lower currency value and lower cost of living. Just to let you know. Thanks & cheers buddy!

  8. Hello dlansing, your site is very impressive. Now I see how far is my goal……… I had to see three motivational videos so I can continue to work 🙂 … … I’m just kidding.

    How many hours a day you dedicate editing content?

    Nice work. I wish you a great success.

    • Hi Jana, thanks for the motivational comments lol! Just kidding too by the way 😉 Anyway, with regards to editing content, I must say that I try not to spend time too much because otherwise I may always finds mistake in my writing. I am not the best writer by any means, but I focus on my message accross. I hope you get what I mean Jana 🙂

  9. Hi Dominic thanks for the article, working from home is a great option I have been doing this now for a number of years.

    I have briefly worked on Elance and have to say it is also a bit of a rat race. The better option I have found is writing content for yourself and managing your own website. Like yourself I would vouch for the training that Wealthy Affiliate offers and it definitely gives you more control and freedom in the long run.

    Best of luck with your own site, chat soon hopefully.

    • Hi Marie, wow it is great to hear that you have been working from home for a number of years already!

      You are so lucky and I envy you a bit hehe. I am still working on a part time basis from home and I hope to be able to work from home full time in about a year or less.

      Ya, Elance, Odesk, Fiverr etc., you have to compete with other freelancers I have to admit and the market place is pretty competitive indeed. Just like you, I would rather write content and managing my own websites as well 🙂

  10. I am one of those people who is trying to make a living from home. I have delved into the world of affiliate marketing and it is a huge world. As you said, Wealthy Affiliate is a great resource for knowledge and guidelines. Thank you for this very useful article.

    • No problem Bryan. I am glad that you find my article quite useful for you especially in terms of best ideas for making extra money online from home 🙂

  11. I have been searching for ways to make good honest money from home for a long time, so I’m excited to have found this article on the best ways to earn money from home 🙂

    At the moment, I’m sick of searching for jobs and being broke!

    I would love nothing more than making money from my passion, and Affiliate Marketing is definitely the way forward for me.

    I will give Wealthy Affiliate a shot 😀


    • Hi Neil, it is great to hear that you have finally found the best place to earn extra money online here at Wealthy Affiliate. Give it a go Neil, it is definitely possible!

      How do I know it is possible? Because I am now starting to make money online, thanks WA 😉

  12. Dear Dominic,

    Great name for a website! Loved this Blog post article. You have laid it out very well and explained the process well on other backup options people can take into consideration if they want to fire their boss or look elsewhere for a job that feels more worthwhile doing.

    Honestly, I believe affiliate marketing is the way of the future, many people are finally having their eyes opened to its potential, there are so many ways it can go. But, best of all, your recommendation simplifies it down in such a way it is not confusing, but sounds more fun.

    Make Your Passion Your Paycheck,


    • Thanks a lot for your compliment Angel! In this post, I stressed the importance of finding the ways to make extra bucks from home, as there are many that is not in a position to get a second job, maybe due taking care of family members, disabilities, time constraint, or whatever it is. One of the best way is building an online business from home. As I have been doing my research for the best online program that can help you to earn income online legitimately, I have come to the conclusion that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to go 🙂

  13. This was really useful – thank you. Like you, I am to be out of the rat race asap and I have many skills I’m probably not making use of – going to head over to fiverr in particular as I’ve done translation in the past and could start that up again.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Janet, yeah fiverr is a great to good extra cash if you have technical skills that you can utilize and people can make use of. Glad that you find my post here very useful to you. Good luck in you endovour and Happy New Year 2016!

  14. The self-publishing information is fantastic. I did not know that Amazon had that option. Does amazon also help market the book?

    Wealthy Affiliate is great. The support system provided from other members from all over the world is motivational and inspiring. If anyone wants to go into Affiliate Marketing the best way to learn and succeed is Wealthy Affiliate. I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

    • Hi Gina, self-publishing is a great way to earn income via Amazon as they have a platform for that. Amazon can help to promote your book and they have a few programs for it including an option to do paying ads directly on Amazon. Sort of Google Adsense if you will, but on Amazon itself. You can check out yourself by visiting the Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) website. About Wealthy Affiliate (WA), just like you, I also highly recommend them because I believe WA has the most complete and comprehensive course for online affiliate marketing.

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