5 Online Jobs to Help You Earn Extra Money from Home

If you don’t know how to spend your free time, you can always start working an online job from home to make some extra money. Keep in mind that just because you want to have an online job doesn’t mean that you’ll have to make a long-term career decision. In fact, there are many gigs that are so easy that almost anyone can do them. Nevertheless, you are going to need to dedicate some time and your full attention if you want to be successful.

Online Writing Jobs

The number of people who create websites is constantly rising. Since these sites need quality content published regularly and most people aren’t too keen on the idea for writing it themselves, freelance writers are now in great demand. Keep in mind that you don’t need a lot of experience in order to score your first gig. In most cases, you will need to show just one or two examples of your work.

One of the best ways to showcase your talent is to find websites where you can submit guest posts that will be published under your name. Although you probably won’t get paid for these pieces, it will help you get a good job. Your earnings as a freelance writer depend on both how many words you can write a day as well as how much your client will pay you per word.

Data Entry

Considering the fact that people working data entry jobs mostly need just a computer and typing skills, you can easily do this from the comfort of your home. Know that there are countless businesses that are constantly looking for people to enter data into their systems. This data is then used for many purposes, from measuring performance to tracking shipments.

However, it’s worth noting that there are certain websites that provide fake data entry jobs, so it’s important to do your research before signing up. If you don’t want to get cheated out of your money, you should search to see whether people have posted complaints about company you want to work for online.

Online Survey Jobs

In case you’re looking for an online job that doesn’t require any specific skills, you can always fill out surveys to earn extra money. This option is especially popular among students who can easily do these surveys when they’re taking breaks from studying. Basically, you will have to give your opinion on certain services and products. When you do that, the companies that sell them will use that information to create a strategy that will increase their sales.

There are many websites that offer a lot of survey jobs. All you need to do is sign up and you’ll soon start getting them in your email. Once you fill out a survey, you earn money. Unfortunately, there are quite a few scam websites that won’t actually pay you for the work you do. Thankfully, websites like Survey Cool offer reviews of the best sites that offer online survey jobs.

Online Tutoring Jobs

Depending on the experience you have as well as the skills you possess, you can teach people various subjects online. In most cases, you will be teaching either kids or college students. In order to do this job, it’s recommended that you have a high speed internet connection. How much you’ll make depends on the subjects you teach. If you’re good at it, you can even make more than $10 an hour.


If you enjoy freedom when working, then blogging is definitely the best option for you. Starting a blog means that you can work at your own pace and during any hours of the day. Once you start getting a significant amount of visitors, you will have the option to earn from ads, product sales, and sponsored posts.

Adam Richards

About Adam Richards

Adam Richards is a semi-retired business professional originally from Bangor, Maine. He spent the majority of his career in sales and marketing where he rose to the marketing lead of a Fortune 1000 company. He then moved on to helping people as a career counselor that specifically helped bring families to self-sufficiency through finding them rewarding careers. He has now returned to Bangor for his retirement and spends his free time writing. This blog will be about everything he learned throughout his career. He'll write on career, workplace, education and technology issues as well as on trends, changes, and advice for the Maine job market and its employers.