6 Ways to Work From Home and Make Money in 2021

So you want to learn how to work from home and make money without spending any money to do it? Well there is no way to “get rich quick,” and if you find something that promises you can make thousands of dollars really fast and with little work, then it is a SCAM!

Here I will cover 6 LEGIT ways I have found to help you work from home and make money without spending any money to do it!

Here is What I Use!

1. Online Marketing

The #1 way to make a decent living while working from home is through online affiliate marketing. Personally, I love the idea of working from home and being my own boss. You can learn more and more every day about online marketing so you can build a business where you can sell things you are passionate about, or you can try to market and sell something that just has a booming business so you can make higher commissions. Whatever you choose, if you get your visitors interested and wanting to buy, then you will be very successful. It can be quite a learning curve, but with the help of the community at Wealthy Affiliate it is VERY easy to learn and create a business online.


  • It is FREE to join.
  • You can build a business on your own terms and with no financial resource.
  • You can spend small amounts of time on your business depending on where and when you are able to do so, and you can increase the time you spend on your business once you start making money, and reduce other work commitments.
  • You can eventually build a business that doesn’t require you to work on it all the time. The more you work on it, the more you will make.
  • You can build residual recurring income.
  • You are your own boss.


  • This is not a quick way to make money. There is a lot of learning and work to do before you can expect to see any money.
  • You need a high level of commitment and discipline to be able to do all the learning and work.
  • In order to get access to more benefits you have to upgrade to the Premium Membership, but you do not have to upgrade to benefit from it.

2. Online Surveys

I have done this before, and this is a very popular way to make extra money online. You register for free and go from there. You will find a TON of options by searching for places to take surveys in Google. Programs that I have found and used to make a little extra money are GetPaid Social, Clixsense,and Click Intensity.



  • Anyone can do these surveys if you have a computer or smart phone, and an internet connection.
  • There is no limit to the work you can do, because you can take as many surveys as you want. You can sign up with different sites and do more.


  • Sometimes you will be earning “product credits” instead of cash.
  • You have a better chance of getting good survey opportunities if you live in a wealthy, highly populated country (the US). There are not as many opportunities in other countries.
  • You may have to download different kinds of software onto your computer to complete some surveys.

3. Fiverr.com

If you can create a digital product of some kind, that can be delivered very quickly without having to do too much individual work, Fiverr can be a GREAT business opportunity! Especially if you are living with a currency that is worth less than US dollars. You can set up a free profile on Fiverr describing what you are offering, and it would be a good idea to get some great feedback on there from friends who have tried it out. You can also set up bundled products for more than a Fiverr. Another awesome plus is that if people love your work they can leave you a tip!



  • You can create a business around work that you enjoy.
  • You are your own boss.
  • You have the ability to transfer clients out of Fiverr and into becoming better paying clients for you.


  • There is a lot of competition so it can be slow to get work.
  • You will generally earn less than $5 for each job, so be careful committing to something that will take a lot of time.
  • You rely on people selecting you.
  • There are tight deadlines.

4. Freelancing

If you have writing, editing, web design, copy writing, and graphic design skills, you can get work by creating a profile on a freelancing site. You can go on there and bid for jobs. Guru and Elance are a couple examples. This is a good way to make extra money, but the rates are not high so again it is better for people living with a currency that is lower than the US.


  • Freelance sites are a great way to get new clients.
  • You can build your skills by doing work that you enjoy.
  • You can start by bidding low, and increase your bids as you build credibility with testimonials and good feedback.


  • You have to spend a lot of time (unpaid) searching for and creating proposals.
  • Your income is completely dependent on you winning jobs.

5. Watching Over Pets and Children

If working online isn’t for you, then there are other options. In most places you can look after other peoples’ animals in your home while they are away. You can also watch them in their homes, but you will have to leave your home to do so. You can market your service in many ways, such as flyers, noticeboards, Facebook/Google pages, word of mouth, etc.

You can also look after children while their parents work or do what they need to do. However, for children there are regulations regarding the environment in which you are going to look after them, and qualifications you may need to have. Your local council should be able to give you information regarding the regulations in your area.

Dogs and Cats


  • If you have the qualifications you need and the right kind of environment, you can make a solid living looking after pets and/or children in your own home.
  • The work might not be easy, but if you have a genuine love of children and/or animals you are still your own boss.
  • You also have a tax advantage for this work, because a large part of your home/utilities become tax deductible.


  • Your home may not feel like yours anymore if you have it flooded with other people’s animals or children.
  • Also take into consideration the time you will have to spend setting up and cleaning up after the pets and children leave.

6. Working From Home for Someone Else

It might sound obvious, but make sure you check online employment sites for stay at home jobs. Most people put ads on Indeed or other sites like it (Careerbuilder, Craigslist, etc.) to try to find good candidates. You have the ability to set up email alerts for jobs, which means you can sit back and wait for emails letting you know how to apply for the jobs.

However, you have to be really careful because most of the time when you search for work from home jobs online, most of them are SCAMS! They promise you will make tons of money online, but they are lying to you. The best place to make money online is right here!



  • Depending on your skills and availability it is very possible to find a job that will pay you well by working from home.
  • You will have a lot more flexibility by working from home, which can be a HUGE bonus and help you spend more time with your family.


  • You will not be your own boss.
  • You will have to have discipline to be able to step away from household chores when you need to.
  • Friends and family will need to be informed clearly that you are not necessarily available just because you work from home. Or else they will drive you nuts, and you won’t get any work done.

Final Thought

So those are the 6 ways I have found to work from home and make money without spending any money. My #1 way to work from home and make decent living is through affiliate marketing with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. It’s free, so why not try it?

If you have any questions or would like to leave feedback on how to work from home and make money, please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear it.

Your Friend,


This article has 4 Comments

    1. Hello Dennis,
      Of what were you referring? If you are referring to an online business, you can run it from anywhere that you have an internet connection. 🙂

      – Karissa

  1. This sounds like a good idea that could be profitable with the right work ethic and mind set. One question though, because you seem to be upfront and honest in the other comments. Do you think Amway is a scam+

    1. Hello Devin,

      Amway is a Multi-Level Marketing company, and I am not a fan of MLM. It takes a LOT of work to make sales, and you will not make money very fast because you have to “climb the latter. You can read more about MLM here!

      I use the program Wealthy Affiliate and it is the only way I have been able to be successful! And if you join I will be there to help you on the inside 🙂

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