Many of us at times have pondered over possibilities from working from home and generating an income.  With the advances in technology, many opportunities exist today to work from home 100% and not step a foot in a physical office.  Although opportunities exist, one needs to put effort in searching for such jobs, and also take an initiative to be open to new ideas and ways of working.

Here is a list of 5 ways to make money from home:

  1. Become a Online Freelancer – regardless of your expertise, thousands of freelancing jobs exist online on,,,, etc.  These platforms allow individuals to provide services to companies and individuals around the world.
  2. Become a Real Estate Agent – Understand this involves driving to properties but do not need to physically have an office.  You can simply take emails and phone calls from home.  Depending on the location/market you are in,  this can really be a very successful career working from home once you made networked and gained trust of your community.
  3. Become a Coach – ie. Wellness, Career, etc.
  4. Start a Semi-Absentee Business – opportunities do exist; start with finding a franchise and/or a business consultant that can provide advice and steer you in the direction of businesses that fit your criteria and can be run from from.
  5. Become a Social Media Manager – Given the growth in online businesses, this field has vast opportunities.  Every business today has a social profile and actively engages with clients online.

To conclude many opportunities exist today to work from home and generate an income but to make it happen one needs to make the effort in finding the right match and making it successful.  Many people either do not put effort to look into various avenues or do not push efforts to completion when they have started a venture from home.  Possibilities are endless with the right mindset.