In these uncertain times when our daily routine is put on hold and money can be hard to find it might be a good idea to use all this extra time wisely.
As we socially distance ourselves and stay locked in our homes it makes sense to look for ways to make some extra money from home.
Here I will look at ways that you can make some extra cash without leaving your home.
Start a Blog
A great way to earn some extra money without setting foot outside your front door is to start a blog. This can be very easy to do and there are thousands of topics you can write about.
Maybe you can blog about how you are coping with your confinement!
There are many content management platforms available depending on your budget. This website is built using self hosted WordPress.
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As well as hosting you will need a domain name. These are usually very cheap and there are lots of domain registrars available.
Usually a domain will cost £10-12 per year but you can usually get your first year much cheaper.
See if the domain name you want is available here.
You will also need a theme for your WordPress website. These can be free or premium depending on your requirements and budget. I use the GeneratePress theme for this site which has both free and Premium versions. Check them out here.
Now you have your website and you have written some content, you need to monetize it. This can be done in a number of ways such as placing adverts on your site or adding affiliate links into your content.
The easiest way to earn from advertising is to use Google adsense. This is free to sign up to and you will earn a commission every time someone clicks on an advert on your site.
You might not get rich from your blog but you might make a little bit extra and if you enjoy writing it is a great way to pass the time.
Sell on eBay
Selling on eBay is not totally an indoor way to make money as you might have to pop out to post your items but the majority of it is from the comfort and safety of home.
We all have stuff around the house that we don’t use or need. This is a great time to get rid of the clutter in your house and make some extra cash as well.
If you haven’t used it or worn it in over a year then you probably don’t need it. Be ruthless and you will be surprised how much money you had cluttering up your home.
Once you have listed and sold your items all you have to do then is post them. This can be awkward if you are self isolating but a trip to the post office might just give you a break from the four walls for a while. You could always post them when you go to pick up your shopping if you want to limit your outings.
Sell Your Skills
The internet provides us with amazing opportunities to work from home and selling your skills as a freelancer is a great way to earn extra cash.
All you need to do is decide what skills you have and how you can make money out of them.
Some examples of jobs you could do are Graphic design, Social media marketing and content writing.
The good thing about this option is that it can be done without having to leave your house at all.
Make Money From Surveys
Surveys are one of the easiest ways to make money from home. There are lots of survey sites available so you can sign up to a few different websites and increase your chances of receiving more survey invitations.
The survey websites send out invitations to fill in surveys in exchange for cash or points that can be exchanges for gift cards.
One of my favourite survey sites is Qmee. The great thing about this site is that you can cash out your earnings immediately without having to reach a payment threshold. See my in depth review of Qmee here.
I have used many different survey websites over the years. Some of my other favourites can be found in this blog post.
Now Make Money From Home
Now you know four easy ways to make money from home while you have plenty of time on your hands.
Some of them can make you decent money while others are just a bit of fun that might make you a little cash. Whichever you choose I hope you enjoy it.
The most important thing at this time is to stay safe and make the best of the situation.
If none of these ideas get you going then check out the rest of this blog to find more ways to make money in your spare time.
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