For time eternal, mums have always been interested in making (extra) money from the comfort of our own homes, and with lockdown measures being brought in because of the Coronavirus, this interest has only become more common. In this (short) list, we will explore some of the best ways that you can make some money from your own home.

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If you are adept at typing, or if you know several languages, then there are many websites that will pay you to help them. This is one area in which artificial intelligence can not compete with a breathing human because human beings understand the context and have common sense, something that is lacking in robots.

If you can type quickly, websites such as Rev will pay you to fulfil tasks that they set. Although this might not be the best money at first, as you become better and as your skills become more refined, you can make a living from typing full time.


If you have lots of time on your hands, then filling out surveys is a great way to make some extra cash. It is very easy, and you can do as much or as little of it as you want.

 If you are lucky enough to be a desired demographic, such as middle aged women, then you will find plenty of surveys that can be quite lucrative, and even if you are not, you will still find some surveys to fill in somewhere, on sites like Swagbucks.

Strategic Online Gambling

I know, I know! The title can send shockwaves and concern, but don’t stop reading. Although this is riskier and involves investing your own money, playing online casinos can be very profitable, particularly new ones that offer bonuses, especially if you do this intelligently. Pick a game that you fancy yourself to be good at or practice it a lot to become good at it, and you could be making lots and lots of money from your sofa.

This requires more skill than the previous two ways to make money as well as being dicier, but if you are realistic about it and can set limits to what you do, then there is no reason that you will not make money from gambling online.

Sell Things You No Longer Need

If you are looking to make money quickly, then there is no better technique than to sell things that you own and no longer need. You will be surprised by how fast you find buyers for things you would never expect to sell, and prices can go quite high for branded items.

If you need the money, then sell your most famous brands, buy non brand clothes from the profits and the leftover is what you will have as spendable income. You can sell items on many websites like Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace, and it requires barely any effort.

Join Dedicated Subreddits

If you have never of reddit, it is one of the world’s biggest websites and it is made of subreddits about particular topics. Join the ones like ‘r/workfromhome’ and ‘r/beermoney’, and you will find a plethora of tips, opportunities and tricks to make money from home! Please come back and share some tips here, too!

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