8 Fuss-Free Ways to Make Money Online From Home

8 Fuss-Free Ways to Make Money Online From Home
  • Earning a side income without leaving the comforts of your home is easily done nowadays.
  • Writing is a rewarding sector through freelance writing, copywriting or blogging.
  • Virtual assistants, pet sitters and personal online shoppers are also high in demand.


If you are looking to make some money on the side, nowadays, you can do so from the comfort of your own home. Since technology has been experiencing some significant changes – for the better, might we add – today, you can do virtually anything over the internet. 

However, it’s still important to find lucrative business ventures to make your time worthwhile. With so many options, finding the right one can sometimes be tricky. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of the most interesting and lucrative online business options. 

1. Become a copywriter

If you have strong writing skills, you can find online companies that are looking for copywriters and apply to become a member of their team. Since copywriting is something not everyone can do and it’s quite a creative process, most companies will allow you to work from home. The only two things you should really pay attention to is to always meet the task’s requirements and never miss a deadline.  

2. Do freelance writing

On the other hand, if working for a single company doesn’t appeal to you, you can always become a freelance writer and choose your own clients. Simply register on a platform such as Upwork or Freelancer, set up your fee and choose the type of content you wish to create. From SEO articles to writing manuals and handbooks, you will most certainly find something that’s up your alley.  

3. Set up an affiliate blog

Alternatively, if writing about everything and anything doesn’t appeal to you, you can set up your own blog and write only about the things you’re passionate about. Once you launch your blog and get some following, you can join an affiliate program and earn some extra cash by promoting other company’s products or services to your audience. If you want, you can even set up an affiliate link and get a commission every time someone buys a product or hires a service using your link. 

4. Try online trading

If, on the other hand, you don’t want to have anything to do with writing, you can try your luck with online trading. If you know anything about trading, you can easily set up a trader’s account and begin your journey with some initial investment. However, if you don’t really know that much about trading, start off by consulting trading options for dummies, and move on with your efforts once you learn the ropes. 

5. Become a pet sitter

If you’re someone who enjoys spending time with animals, but you simply can’t afford to have an animal of your own for whatever reason, you can now sign up to become a pet sitter. There are numerous programs you can join and undergo some basic training before you start taking care of other people’s pets. This is a fun way to stay active and spend some time doing something you like, while earning some cash on the side, at the same time.

6. Work as a virtual assistant

Furthermore, you can choose to become a virtual assistant if you see yourself in that line of business. The great thing about this business opportunity is that you won’t have to invest any or much money to get your business going and you won’t even have to worry too much about advertising, as most satisfied clients will gladly refer you to their colleagues.

7. Sell your stuff online

Decluttering is not only beneficial and healthy, but it is also an excellent way to potentially earn some money on the side. Simply “konmari” all of your belongings and leave only the things that spark joy. This goes for virtually all your belongings, not just your clothes. The rest of the things you’ll be left with, you can choose to sell online and make a profit. Chances are that your “trash” will become someone else’s treasure. 

8. Become a shopping assistant

Finally, you can choose to become a shopping assistant. You’d be surprised just how many people don’t have the time to go shopping even for the necessities and are more than happy to pay someone else to do it for them. That’s where you can step in and the best part is that, nowadays, almost all stores offer the option to shop online, so you literally won’t even have to leave your home.

Therefore, if you’re looking for ways to make some additional cash on the side, check out some of these online business ideas. Surely, you’ll find something that appeals to you and if not, you can keep on looking. 

Marco Lopo

Marco Lopo is a Sydney-based business consultant and a marketing analyst. He writes about business and lifestyle. He thinks that's the perfect opportunity to present himself to a wider audience and receive recognition. In his free time, Marco enjoys music, travelling and also is a big reading enthusiast.