7 Legitimate Ways to Make Money At Home

Source: Bank of Canada

I think by now we are all well aware of how the internet can be full of scams and fake money making schemes. So I have taken the hard work and research out of your hands and complied 7 ways that I personally have made money from home.

Every idea on this list is a legitimate resource that will pay you money to work from home. Some may take a little more effort on your part and some are just too easy to make a little extra side money right from your couch.

1. Start writing Lists- 4 Lists a month is $400


Listverse will pay you $100 cash via PayPal for writing a 10 point list.

The type of lists they are looking for are 10 point lists with information other's would find useful or interesting.

  • Lists must be your own work
  • Must include 10 items
  • Lists must be at least 1,800 (including introduction)
  • Include quality online sources that verify facts for each item on your list.(They do not accept Wikipedia or Huffington Post as a reliable source.) 
  • Format the sources according to Section 7 of the Author’s Guide 

Don’t forget to read the entire Author’s Guide before submitting


2. Share Your Opinions to Make $150+ a Month
Source Bank of Canada
Knowing which survey companies are legitimate and will actually pay you minimum of a $1 per survey is key to making easily $150 extra money each month.

Some even  have great ratings with the Better Business Bureau which means others are loving getting paid for their opinions.

Many people feel surveys are a waste of time and that is usually a direct consequence of joining the wrong programs. I easily make $200 just on surveys a month. 

Swagbucks , Legerweb  mypoints have great ratings with the Better Business Bureau.

I personally use these others as well and always get my money for the work done, and surveys come often.


If you want to actually make $150+ from surveys then make accounts with them all and respond to survey invites. 

3. Be a Search Engine Evaluator 

Leapforce is experiencing a huge demand  for qualified home-based independent agents. You will need to be highly educated and looking for exciting work from home. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world's largest internet search engine companies.

4. Sell Pictures That Are On You Cell Phone

Culture Trip will pay you for the awe inspiring shots you take while travelling.  

They look for  photos of travel, lifestyle, architecture, food, home & interiors, local culture, art & design, health & wellness and portraiture. 

You know you have a few amazing shots you took on your last vacation in your phone or on your camera that could be making you money!

Foap is a place where you can upload your pics from your cell and sell them for $10 each.
Selling just 20 pictures in a month is an extra $200 in your pocket! Get snapping because the weather is perfect for some beauty pictures!

#5 Sell Your Handmade Crafts & Things Online
You would be surprised to find out just how many people would still rather purchase a homemade product then buy commercially. 

If you know how to make amazing candles, soaps and pretty much any craft item you can sell them online and easily start making some great money from home. 

Homemade bath bombs are huge right now, might be an idea for you to get started on your own home business. While getting to lay in a gazillion baths for testing purposes of coarse.

If you need some help getting started EcoBeauty Scrubs, Rubs, Masks Rinses, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends is the best book I ever bought on Amazon to teach myself how to make bath bombs.

You can sell your own handmade things on Made Urban, just choose your province and get started. 

Another great spot is Fivver- A great place to start selling your crafts and gifts and many other services. Its a literal gold mine if you can come up with a hit idea! 

All deals are $5 or Fivver. You can adjust that as you will see once you start placing your crafts for sale. Sign Up free with Fivver. You can use this tip to actually get your first purchase on Fiverr free.

#6 Do Paid Product Reviews

Crowd Social will pay you a $25 Pre-paid Mastercard for product reviews you get approved for. Sometimes there could be 3 or 4 products you have been picked for.

Completely free to join and take part in. Once you sign up, make sure to respond to emails quickly and answer the quick survey so they can match you with a product reviewing opportunity. 

I have done numerous of these and this is the fastest paying product review company I have ever worked with. Within a week of the review being posted my MasterCard is in my mailbox.

#7 Sell Your Time and Energy


Gigwalk is a great platform for you to make as little or as much money as you want. 

Earn money for simple tasks like handing out flyers or walking a certain distance. All jobs are different and each with it's own amount you would earn. You could turn simple jobs into returning customers!


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