68 Work-At-Home Ideas


I receive email daily asking about the best ways to make money at home. My answer is always the same. “The best work-at-home option is the one you’ll do.” When it comes to working at home, there are tons of options, but many, if not most, will not be of interest to you or something you can do. That’s why I always suggest people start their work-at-home journey by inventorying their skills, experiences, interests, hobbies and passions for ideas. In the five years I’ve been doing the Work-At-Home Success podcast and talking with people who work at at home, nearly all of them minded their own skills and experiences to make money.

Once you have an idea, you need to figure out how to turn it into to money. There are three basic ways to make money: 1) Sell your skill, such as in a job or starting a service business; 2) Sell your stuff, such as products you or someone else makes; and 3) Sell what you know, such as through writing or coaching.

With that said, I know that it’s sometimes helpful to see list of possible ideas. So here are 68 ways you can make money at home. The ideas below can make money by providing a service, selling stuff or sharing your knowledge. For example, you can start a home painting business, sell painting supplies online and/or write books or a blog on home painting. Some of the options can be done as a job, while others will require starting a home business or working as a freelancer.

House and Home

  1. Appliance repair
  2. Antique appraiser
  3. Computer repair
  4. Home Theater set up/repair
  5. Home painting
  6. Furniture refinishing
  7. Handyman
  8. Furniture building
  9. Home decorating
  10. Home organizations
  11. Lawn care/ Landscaping
  12. Home remodeling
  13. Chimney sweep
  14. Floor installer
  15. Home inspection
  16. Home staging
  17. Realtor
  18. House cleaner
  19. Snow removal
  20. Pool cleaning

Personal Services (Individuals)

  1. Catering
  2. Child care
  3. Errand runner
  4. Personal shopper
  5. Genealogist
  6. Picture framing
  7. Tax preparation
  8. Hair cutter/stylist
  9. Nail Technician
  10. Party planner
  11. House sitting
  12. Pet sitting
  13. Computer set up/repair
  14. Message therapist
  15. Counselor/Coach
  16. Personal shopper
  17. Personal trainer
  18. Photographer
  19. Resume writing
  20. Tutor


  1. Gift Baskets
  2. Jewelry
  3. Picture Framing
  4. Scrapbooking
  5. Holiday decorations

Business to Business

  1. Bookkeeping/Accounting/Payroll
  2. Copywriter (including ads, blogs etc)
  3. Customer Service
  4. Direct Mail Marketing Services
  5. Freelance Writer
  6. Graphic Designer
  7. Internet Marketing Support
  8. Publicity/PR
  9. Corporate Party Planner
  10. Business Tax Preparation
  11. Virtual Assistant
  12. Web Designer
  13. Transcription
  14. Translation/Interpreter
  15. Training/Speaking
  16. Consulting


Some of the options listed above can also be done online such as copywriting or virtual assistant.  The options below are dependent on the Internet.

  1. Blogger
  2. Google Adwords Consultant
  3. Ebay Trading Assistant
  4. Internet Marketing Affiliate
  5. E-book Publishing
  6. Google Adsense
  7. Online store

This list is no where near exhaustive. For example, it doesn’t include medical related work such as nursing telephone triage or social work. But maybe it will help you think of ideas related to your experience and interests.

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