Are you a mom looking for a work at home job that will help you create income without having to put your child in daycare? Are you frustrated by the fees that many work from home opportunities ask for? In this article I will show you some ways to work from home without having to invest a penny upfront. These may not be “get rich” opportunities, and they will require time and patience but are legitimate ways to earn money from your home.
Start a small business from home. Some ideas you could think about include diaper cakes, babysitting, errand services, home-made dog treats, jewelry-making, baby shower coordinator, birthday parties for kids (if you are a great cook, maybe start a kids cooking birthday party business,) shopping concierge, typing services,and dog daycare. Brainstorm for a while, browse the web for ideas, and ask others for suggestions.
When you come up with your small home business idea, start small. Put free ads on Craig’s List and other free ad services, start a blog for free on blogger to help spread the word about your business, and talk to as many people as you can-letting them know about your new business.
Another resource for working from home without paying any fees is freelance writing. There are numerous sites where you can get paid for well written informative articles. You may get paid upfront per accepted article at some sites, while others will pay you based on page views. The nice thing about getting paid for page views is that you can begin to earn money every month for an article you wrote once and had published.
Online tutors can usually get started working without any upfront fees. The only investment you may need to make would be technical equipment for your home office. The nice thing about online tutoring is that often you set your own hours and work on your schedule. Many online tutoring sites offer training and do not require that you have teaching credentials, but will require you are able to successfully complete their testing requirements.
If you have a car and car insurance, you can make money by placing ads on your car and simply do your regular daily driving. There are sites you can sign up with to get started, such as freecarmedia.com.
A couple of more ideas that I will touch on briefly:
Start a blog (Blogger lets you start a blog with zero cost to you) and place ads (check out AdSense to start) on it. You get paid when visitors to your blog click on those ads.
Once you have your blog up and running, you can apply to companies such as Pay Per Post and others that will pay you to write posts on your blog for different companies. You select which offers you want to write about. Payment is usually made through PayPal with these companies, and usually when you have reached a pre-set threshold (i.e. $50 in your account and then you can cash out.)
Join some GPT sites and spend some time each day doing surveys and questionnaires. It is somewhat tedious, but you can make some extra money every month. Also be sure to check out the affiliate programs with these companies. When people sign up under you, often you will earn extra money.
There are many opportunities to work from home that will not require upfront fees. You need to research companies asking for upfront fees however, as many of these can be scams. But with patience and research, you should be able to find a work from home solution that works for you, with little to no upfront costs.