46 Ways to Make Money from Home [Frequently Updated]

We list and review the best ways you can earn money on the side. Many of the sites we list allow you to earn money by participating in surveys, cashback offers, paid writing, and many other ways. Each post contains a quick summary of the site so you can find the best way to make money from home.

How it works: Decluttr pays you for your used books and tech. They will even pay you for broken phones. Get an instant quote for your item on their site. They pay for shipping the product to them, and pay you the day after they receive the product.
How it works: Carvertise pays you to put removable advertisements on your car and to drive as you normally would. It is free to join but your car must be a 2005 model or newer. Ad campaigns are usually 3-6 months long. If you are chosen, you will be paid $100 per month.
How it works: Swagbucks is one of the most popular survey sites right now. You earn Swagbucks ("SB") currency for doing small tasks such as shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos.
How it works: Rakuten is currently the most popular cashback website out there. Signing up with Rakuten allows you to get cashback from thousands of stores.
How it works: If you’ve ever wanted to write a book, you can do this through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. You upload your written manuscript and Amazon will publish it directly to Kindle devices and apps.
How it works: Provide feedback to attorneys by reviewing their case, answering their questions, and submitting your verdict. Must be at least 18, a US citizen and not have a criminal record to qualify. People living in big cities will have more cases to choose from.
How it works: You can earn money by becoming a Captioner. You watch movies, TV shows, educational videos and more, just type what you hear. You work from home and choose your own hours.
How it works: If you are a talented photographer and have a collection of photos or videos, you can try selling them on shutterstock.com. You get paid each time someone downloads the photo you submitted.
How it works: Musicians can sign up with Google Play Music and sell their music online. You can also choose to make your music available to Google Play music subscribers. There is a $25 setup fee for each new store page.
How it works: You earn money by visiting different websites/apps while being recorded as you browse. Your voice, screen and mouse movements are recorded in order to obtain an honest reaction to the website or app so that it can be improved.
How it works: Get paid teaching English or another language through skype. Must be proficient in the language you teach. You set your own hours and rate. Open to people around the world.
How it works: Complete different tasks called HITs (human intelligence tasks) posted by people. These tasks are varied, such as surveys, audio/video transcripts, data entry, video ratings, etc.
How it works: Listen to an audio files and type the content. Choose your own hours and also have the opportunity to advance into a higher paying position. Must have high school education and be proficient in English.
How it works: Earn gift cards by participating in polls, surveys, focus groups, telephone surveys or other activities. Surveys are usually 15-20 minutes. Earn 75-150 points for each survey, even if you get disqualified from a survey.
How it works: A market research site which offers 5-7 min politically oriented surveys. Each surveys gives you points which you can use to redeem through paypal or giftcards.
How it works: If you are creative and like making your own handmade goods, arts and crafts, you can sell them on etsy.com. Etsy charges 20 cents to list an item as well 6.5% + 25 cents when the item is sold.
How it works: Earn rewards by taking surveys, completing offers, shopping, participating in contests, trying out products or services, watching videos, listening to music etc. Earn 3 cents each time you log in.
How it works: Earn money by working as an online tutor. Choose your own hours and can work either by typing or using your voice. You must be able to pass multiple subject exams for the subjects you signed up to tutor. US and Canada only.
How it works: Amazon allows you to trade in your books, video games, DVDs, etc. in exchange for Amazon credit. You look up the item, and Amazon will tell you how much credit they will give you.
How it works: Upload video on youtube. It can be music, instructional video, etc. Anything would work as long as it gets views.
How it works: In this app, you complete surveys which take 2-20 mins to earn Amazon or iTunes gift codes. There are always a number of surveys available to take.
How it works: Take surveys, ranging from 5 to 40 minutes. Average 10 minute. A few surveys will be mailed to you each month. 100 points = $1. Minimum $10 cash out. Get paid through check or Paypal.
How it works: Take surveys on your PC or phone. You can choose which surveys to do based on their length and money they give you. Most range from 8-25 mins. Average $1.75 per survey.
How it works: Complete simple tasks posted by different companies. This includes translating, web research, product description, editing, etc. You should have good English and writing skills. Open to people from many countries.
How it works: Complete small tasks in order to get paid by virtual employers. These are usually short and easy, such as comments for a blog, likes for a video, reviews for apps, etc.
How it works: You write articles that are requested by the people on IWriter and get paid for it. These include original articles, re-writes, ebooks, etc.
How it works: Write transcripts of audio files. Audio files only are only 6 minutes or less. You get $0.5 to $2 for a 6 minute audio file. This comes out to $5 to $20 per hour. Get $5 bonus for every 3 hours of work completed per month. Paypal only.
How it works: Earn by doing survey, watching videos, daily tasks, trial offers, click on ads, participate in contests and more. This site is open to people around the world though most offers are for residents of U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and Italy.
How it works: Get paid to write articles at 0.7 to 5.0 cents per word. The rate depends on how Textbroker rates your writing quality. You can then select writing jobs at your rating level from a wide variety of options.
How it works: This site focuses on short, simple surveys. Usually 2-3 minute long. You get paid per question. Get paid for filling out your profile as well. Get paid in cash only. Cashout is $15 dollars.
How it works: You receive money into your SavingStar account after using digital coupons connected to your membership account at different retail stores. Cash out is $5. Either through Paypal or direct deposit.
How it works: SlideJoy is an app that pays you a steady amount of money to display ads on your lock screen. The ads don't interfere with anything and they go away after you unlock.
How it works: Qmee is a browser extension that enables discreet relevant ads to appear on your google, bing and yahoo. Qmee pays you a couple cents each time you click on one of these ads.
How it works: Earn points for searching on Bing. At level 1, you earn 5 points per Bing search, up to 50 a day. At level 2, you earn 5 points per search, up to 250 points per day. Must sing up to being earning.
How it works: Participate in market research surveys targeting to US, UK, Canada and Australian audiences. After you fill out your profile, Vindale will match you with available surveys. They will also email new ones to you when they appear.
How it works: Get paid to share your internet usage and device usage. You install a browser extension or app that securely shares market research data with google.
How it works: Get paid to take academic surveys. You answer screener questions upon sign up to and get preselected for surveys.
How it works: Earn points for surveys, shopping, checking emails sent by MyPoints and watching videos. Points vary based on tasks.
How it works: Participate in surveys about ESPN programming. They give out several surveys a month which usually pay $1 to $5 for a few minutes of time. Occasionally they send out larger paying surveys for $25-$50.
How it works: Earn points for entering into sweep stakes, searching the web, completing surveys. Perk tells you how long each survey takes to complete. Usually 5-30 mins. Also, earn points by streaming videos.
How it works: Match with market research surveys. Surveys take 5-20 mins. Some questions on surveys are there to check attention.
How it works: Earn Hulk Coins ("HC") for signing up for free offers, searching, completing surveys, and cashback shopping through online stores like amazon.
How it works: Get paid to write reviews on unreleased songs, fashion, and commercials. You get paid per review. The better your reviews, the more you get paid.
How it works: Earn points through surveys, answering questionnaires, submitting your email information to different sites, cashback shopping etc. You can sort tasks based most completed.
How it works: Get paid to do surveys, complete polls, sign up for free offers. You earn honey dollars if you do the tasks described above. 1 HD = $1. Once you earn 200 HD, you can exchange your HD for amazon giftcards.
How it works: Earn points for doing surveys, watching videos, shopping, etc. Surveys pay $0.50 to $5.00.