I couldn’t sleep last night with everything going on so I stayed up all night researching ways people can make money right now with zero investment and no experience working from home. I thought of all the work from home jobs available right now and created a list for you! I came up with a list of 13+ companies that allow you to make money online weekly from the comfort of your own home.
I also listed some resources at the bottom if you’re in more of an emergency situation and are in immediate need.
13+ Ways to Make Money Working From Home
You can offer copywriting services, create logos, resume writing, social media management, brand style guides, illustration, flyer design, social media advertising, ebooks, and book marketing. You can also teach online music lessons, teach English, architecture drawing and mapping. I read about a girl who made $150,000 in 6 months doing copywriting jobs on Fiverr.
Join as a transcriptionist. Their site says, “We have the industry’s best rates, with earnings starting at $15-$22 per audio hour and top monthly earnings at $2,200 (average monthly earnings are $250). Transcriptionists with specialized backgrounds in Medical & Legal are paid a higher rate.” No experience or upfront investment. Request payment at any time and receive money in $USD via PayPal for all the work completed on a weekly basis.
iTutorGroup is the premier online education platform and the largest English language learning institution in the world. There are a few requirements but this is a great option for teachers that are out of work right now. Your payment will include a base rate and a performance bonus. The performance bonus will be based on student ratings, which can reflect your teaching skills directly on your payment.
Just click search openings. There are a ton of openings right now for language tutors. Obviously, the requirement here is to know another language. But there are openings for customer care reps and admin assistants.
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing marketplace that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs to a distributed workforce who can perform these tasks virtually. This could include anything from conducting simple data validation and research to more subjective tasks like survey participation, content moderation, and more. Just go here and create a worker account. HIT groups have payment ranges from 10cents to $20 for small tasks that take 5 seconds-25 minutes.
Basically, you earn points. You can shop online, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys, and find great deals to earn points. Redeem your points for gift cards to your favorite retailers or get cashback from Paypal.
Upwork expertly connects professionals and agencies to businesses seeking specialized talent. Sign up here.
You can sign up to become a transcriptionist or captioner. Range of pay is around $.3-$1.10 per audio/video minute and you get paid weekly. If you know a foreign language you can get paid over double that rate. If you’re an influencer, sign up to be an affiliate.
Teach English to children in China, online, on your schedule, and all from home.
Raters, language jobs like transcription, translation, and linguistics, micro-tasks from home, and even corporate jobs.
You have to hit 1000 followers on the app before you can do lives and
get money receive “gifts” but out of all the social media platforms, TikTok is the easiest and fastest way to grow. The biggest names on TikTok make between $30,000-$40,000 per 15 sec-1min video.
Other things you can do would be to start a blog, offer to consult for a skill you have, or sell photography to a stock website. Although some of these are not immediate money it can turn into something longterm. You can also sign up for things like ebates and ibotta to save on things you’d be buying anyway. Start an amazon shop page, create merch through a 3rd party, or write an ebook. You can even sell your clothes and furniture on apps like let go and Poshmark. The side hustle game is endless!
If you’re currently unemployed and it’s critical here are several resources to help!
1. United Way 211
Just call 211. They help with bills/rent and food resources.
They have a comprehensive list of 1,000+ programs for benefits and assistance.
3. Apply for unemployment in your state
Benefits vary based on the state but it might help you out right now. Google unemployment calculator in your state to see what your unemployment benefits could be. There is even a special section for coronavirus. If the website keeps crashing just keep refreshing.
For housing assistance or if you’re at risk of becoming homeless.
*If you need legal help please reach out to Legal Shield. Their services are around $20/month and you get unlimited legal advice like how to handle an eviction notice. Regardless of what state you’re in, they can help you. I’m sure every state has different laws but I’ve been told that you can’t be evicted if you tried to pay any portion of your rent. Even $1. Granted, I’m not a lawyer and this does not constitute as legal advice but don’t let someone threaten you or force you to leave without the proper paperwork which can take up to 3 months and would require you to do absolutely nothing. But if you’re attempting to pay, even a little then they should work with you. I know some states have stricter rental laws that skew towards the renter and some skew towards the landlord so it does depend on where you live. But don’t get bullied in a time like this. Shelter is very important.
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer nor is this legal advice. Reach out to Legal Shield if you need further assistance.
*If you need a new resume, Resumes That Gets Jobs is offering $100 off an already low price with discounts for military, doctors, nurses, and those directly affected by Covid 19.
More tips coming for small businesses but here are a few tips from the #VGBsquad:
Switch things up in your business by moving to online virtual classes and offerings. Are you an artist? Think about ways to make your art more accessible to others at lower costs via coloring printables or at home crafting lessons, for example. Make a product? Add shipping or pick up to options available and remind your community of ways they can support you as a local small business by providing some things they need.