10 Great Lists to Make Money From Home


Silas & Grace

Want to ACTUALLY fire your boss?

You might think that this “sounds nice,” but it’s exactly what my husband and I were able to do when we started making money from home.

And you can too (seriously)! Imagine not waking up at 6AM to go to a job you hate and getting to spend REAL time with your loved ones (not when you get home at night exhausted).

You can actually start one of these work from home opportunity ON THE SIDE and then make them into your FULL-TIME job and quiyour 9-5 once and for all.

I mean… how INCREDIBLE would it be if you could actually spend time with your family, have YOU time, and go after that ONE DREAM you’ve been thinking of for a really long time? Dreams like… 

  • Paying off that mortgage.
  • Moving to that city or state that’s been on your heart.
  • Travel when you want.
  • Move into the home of your dreams.
  • Or, finally start your business.

Starting a profitable side hustle can turn into a full-time hustle pretty fast (when done right) and give you the time and money freedom to go after all of these things.

And down below are just a few great ways to make money from from home and get you to that AWESOME place of being able to quit your job, spend time with your family, and go after that dream you’re passionate about. So check them out and let us know if you have any questions!

How I Make $3,000 a Month as a Stay at Home Wife

Starting a blog is the PERFECT side hustle if you want to have an incredible amount of time and money freedom to quit your job, wake up when YOU want to, be with your loved ones, and pursue that dream you’ve had for a very long time.

Now if you think that making money from a blog takes a long time and only the outgoing do it (AND the tech savvy), then think again.

I was able to have this kind of freedom only a few months after starting my blog. And now… my husband and I have been able to travel the world full-time and be with loved ones. Our time freedom isn’t determined by someone above us. 

We are our own bosses. 

And if this is something YOU want to do as well, then definitely read here how I was able to make $3,000 a MONTH only 3 months after launching my blog.

PS – It really is the best side hustle because the ONLY limit to how much money you make is YOU and how much work you put in (I know some bloggers who make over $100,000+ A MONTH).

PPS – Also… the more advanced and money you make, the less you have to work. There are big bloggers out there that make over $100k a month and work ONLY 10 HOURS A MONTH. Incredible right?!

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21 Side Jobs That Pay More Than $20 an Hour – Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder is one of my favorite go-to’s when it comes to saving and making money. They do their research well, hence why you’ll be seeing quite a few of their posts in here. And here are just a few options they provide of side jobs that can make you $20+ an hour.

Freelance Writing

Penny Hoarder provides a list of sites that will pay you $200+ per article. Places like Compose, ParentPick, or CSMonitor are all places that will pay you to write content for them… that is if you’re up to the task. I know not all of us are in love with writing, but if you don’t mind it or can see it as a way to make money from home, then it’s worth looking into.


Whether you got an A in math, science, or you’re a pro at a specific language, you can tutor people at home by having them come over or online. And the more specialized the subject (such as Advanced Placement Calculus or Physics), the more money you’ll earn.

Side Note: Also, know that you can help tutor English learners over Skype and get paid really great money.

Check out more side jobs from The Penny Hoarder here!

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The Best Way to Earn Income From Home 2016

Detail of modern office with yellow cup of tea.
Detail of modern office with yellow cup of tea.

The Work At Home Woman created an awesome list of jobs you can apply for as well as other money making tips. I suppose a list like this would make sense coming from someone with that name.

A few of the recommended full-time and part-time jobs include Aetna and Humana for healthcare positions, LiveOps for customer service, K12 for education, Appen and Overland Solutions for Sales, and even Apple for tech. It really is a great list to look over!

Check out the rest of your work at home options here!

76 Companies That Hire Remote Workers – by Penny Hoarder

All I have to say is that being a remote worker means you can either make money from home.. or abroad. And to be honest, the latter sounds more appealing which is why I made sure to add this post from The Penny Hoarder as well.

Apparently a site called FlexJobs has an awesome list of 76 companies that will hire remote workers. Some of these companies includes Codebusters which helps hospitals/healthcare providers track patient data, Hope Street Group which focuses on social change (if you like being apart of a movement), and Evolving Wisdom which helps people achieve personal growth through online education. There’s plenty to look through and see what would fit your interests and needs.

Read more from The Penny Hoarder here!

Work at Home Jobs with No Set Schedule

no set schedule 45 companies

No set schedule? Oh you mean I can wake up whenever I want? Well that sounds pretty great. Real Ways to Earn found awesome position you can apply for if you want a more flexible schedule. You know, just in case you have important things to do.. like marathon that awesome superhero series on Netflix or take an hour long shower (because why not?).

So here are a few from the list that caught my eye.


If you’re calling during regular daytime and evening hours, then you can work this into your schedule and manage customer satisfaction surveys. Sounds like an easy way to make money from home.

Call Center QA

Ever heard of mystery shopping (for those of you who don’t know, you go into a store and check out the customer service unbeknownst to the employees)? Well you can do this over the phone as well. If you’re calling during business hour, you can make some good extra money from home.

Time Etc.

With this company, you can be a virtual assistant from Monday through Thursday (but only if you work at least 5 hours a week).

Check out some more stay at home options here!

10 Ways to Make $100,000 Without a Job – By Penny Hoarder

Knowing how to make money from home, apart from a 9 to 5 job, requires a lot of willpower and motivation, but when you make $100,000 from it, then it suddenly becomes worth it. This post gives multiple ways to make that kind of money, and I’ve chosen just a couple to show you.

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Teach Online

You should probably know that you don’t have to have a degree to do this. There are sites like Udemy.com that will allow you to teach people in something you specialize in or are knowledgable about.

For instance, a guy name Nick Walter (who was never a teacher) gave lessons on Udemy on Apple’s programming language, Swift (when it was new). And in just a few months, he had made over $100,000 from his uploaded video lessons. Pretty crazy right?

Sell Photos Online

Take awesome photos? Obsessed with getting the perfect shot of your espresso for Instagram? Well if that’s a yes, then you can look into certain sites such as Shutterstock.com. Once they approve you, you can just upload your photos and people will pay you when they use them. You can make some serious cash doing this.

Read more on ways to make $100,000 without a job here!

The 4 Side Jobs That Make Me Over $3,000 a Month as a Stay-at-Home Mom

4 ways make 3,000 a month Busy Budgeter

The Busy Budgeter is a great example of being someone who can make money from home. In just a year, she was able to build up her blog (and other side hustles) and makes over $3,000 a month (She made this post around a year ago and is now making $9,000). So here are the 4 ways she makes her monthly income.

Trend Source – Mystery Shopping

If you already go to the store every week, why not sign up for Trend Source and do a bit of mystery shopping? They’ll compensate you for some of your purchase and pay you a little extra. A great way to build up some money over the course of a month.

User Testing

Now this is one I tried based on her suggestion in this post and found good success with it. All you have to do is sign up and they’ll give you websites to look over and review. Using the speaker and recorder on your computer, you’ll perform tasks given by User Testing (such as going on a site and seeing how easy or difficult it is to navigate). You’ll speak out loud giving your answers (it will record your voice as you’re doing this), and you’ll be paid $10 for every test. It really is easy!


Blogging is the biggest way she’s made her income. And whether that’s from people clicking on her ads or promoting products or brands she believes in, it really is a great way to make income if you research it right.


Depending on where you live, childcare can be in huge demand and it doesn’t alway require you to have some sort of license. You can make some great money per child (it ads up quickly), and you can work from home. And when they leave after a couple hours, it’s over and you’ve found a great way to make money from home.

Read more into how she had so much success with these side hustles here!

10 Weird Ways for Moms to Earn an Extra $600 from Home – by Penny Hoarder

Now I may not be a parent yet, but I couldn’t exclude the moms out there who would like to make money from home while being near their kids. Penny Hoarder includes a list of ways moms can earn money which all add up to $600 within a course of a month. Here are just a couple of their awesome options.

$160+ for Just Downloading a Few Apps

Companies, like Google, will pay you to download their app onto your phone. That’s it. They’ll pay you for every month you keep it installed. A couple of these include Smart Panel and Media Insiders Panel. Definitely a no hassle way to make money from home.

$60 for Putting an Ad on Your Phone

A company called Slidejoy gives you money just for keeping an ad on your phone. So instead of a selfie or couple photos on your lock screen you’ll be shown an ad for certain products or services. And if you like it, you can swipe to the left and check out the app download page, site, or Youtube video. But if you don’t like it or you’re busy, just slide the ad to your right so you can unlock your phone as usual. No hassle, just a simple way to make money.

Open A New Bank Account: $250+

My husband Silas and I have done this before and the extra money really came in handy. Penny Hoarder created a list of banks (such as Chase and Citibank) that will pay you for opening an account with them (it’s also a great way to have savings accounts that you’ll never think of or touch, like for a car, house, vacation, or Christmas fund).

Read more ways for moms to make money from home here!

13 Non-Phone Work at Home Chat and Email Jobs

13 non phonework at home jobs

You hate talking on the phone? Yeah, so do I, it can feel pretty awkward. But there are plenty of jobs you can take where phone work isn’t a thing. Real Ways to Earn Money curated a list of companies that will hire you to do online work and help customers without talking on the phone. So here are just a few from the list that are a great way to make money from home.


Depending on the brand, you can either get paid per hour or per chat when helping customers. As a needle agent, you’ll get to work with different companies and provide good customer service and help them out with their questions and needs.


Paying around $10.25 an hour, all you’ll need will be some basic knowledge on how to set up wireless home networks and printers (which you can easily learn online) when helping customers out in chat.


Paying really well (even when being trained), and with great benefits, you can be an iTunes chat advisor. Your chances of getting the job will be higher if you have some good knowledge of Apple products and how they function. Also, they’ll send you your own Apple computer so you can work from home. Sounds good right?

Read on more positions to take advantage of here!

How to Earn $300+ a Month Watching Movie Previews – by Penny Hoarder

InboxDollars – Up to $225 a Month

This is one I’ve done and I wouldn’t turn my nose up to. They give you $5 for signing up and it’s an easy way to make some money. You can get paid for watching movie previews and countless videos. A great way to unwind and make money from home.

In-Theater Checks – $30 a Day

Now this may not be a job from home, but I thought I should include it since it doesn’t involve going to the office everyday.

All you have to do is fill out an application with Certified Field Associates and once you’re accepted, you just have to check in for assignments online. Then you can assign yourself to the project once one comes up and get some money watching a movie.

Read more on these opportunities here!


How to Earn $60/Hour Working From Home as a Bookkeeper – by Penny Hoarder

The basic idea? Take care of and manage certain tasks for busy people and earn up to $60 an hour. You just need some basic computer skills and the willingness to help a business man or woman with their work (oh and this is one of those, work-from-anywhere-jobs. Sound good?)

Last Note: The Penny Hoarder goes into more detail on how to become one and where to look. Check out the full post here!

Learning how to make money from home can be a pretty big task, especially when you’re disciplining yourself to stay on task and make it a full-time gig. But the time and mental health benefits of it can be great. The stress and pressure being taken off of you will definitely relieve your mind and give you independence

Now it’s your turn! If you have any awesome tips on how to make money from home, email me or let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear them! Or read up more by checking out all these ways to make $100 a day.

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Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

33 thoughts on “10 Great Lists to Make Money From Home”

  1. I really appreciate the info and ideas. I love your blog! Another great article when I was searching Google! Thanks and looking forward to reading more of your blog in the future.

  2. Thanks for the input. I’m always eager to learn ways to earn income from home. I’ve applied to many posts and often come acorss scams. I don’t know until the interview and then the red flags come up! I can think of one company not to use. I know from experience – they will charge a fee upfront. I worked for this company – a supervisor did something that really bothered me. What they did I didn’t think was very smart!

  3. Although the most appealing ways to make money for me are blogging and affiliate marketers. One thing remains constant among all those things, however. You need to work hard. There is no magic pill to riches online or offline. It really takes effort and time to become rich.


  4. Another great one I use (well when I remember to use it) is ebates.com. You use it to shop online with 100s of stores and get a percentage back for your purchase. They have actually just started giving cash back for shopping in stores as well. Every 3 months they give you your money either by mailing you a check or directly depositing it to PayPal. You also get money for referring new members (they have to make so much in a year or something like that before you get paid). So if you want to sign up here is my link (hope this is ok, if not I’ll delete) http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=XFnZZ6KPYRfcR0k1R29Kgg%3D%3D

  5. Always look out for those that ask for a start up fee. A lot of those are scams! Don’t fall for it! Even people call and do the same thing(say that there are start up costs)

  6. I use Inbox Dollars and it is definitely not to be overlooked! You should also check into Swagbucks (I have a whole post about it on my blog) because I have earned almost $300 over the years (and this isn’t constant use). It just all adds up! I loved this post and I’m definitely pinning it for later reference 🙂

  7. wondering if you have a list for the bank accounts that will give bonuses for opening an account. you mentioned it would be on thepennyhoarder.ca but I couldn’t find it.

  8. Hi there. Is this applicable to people living in South Africa aswell seen that you will be paid in dollars. How safe is it a person hear of so many scams. Waiting to hear from you.
    Kind regards,

    • Hey Linda,
      I’m not sure if all of these options would be available to people living in other countries. As for it being safe, these posts are done by reputable sites who wouldn’t lead you towards a scam. 🙂
      I hope this helps!


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