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5 tips to make extra money from home

Most people are always trying to augment their income. Maybe your current job doesn’t pay you enough or you need the extra money to save up for a vacation or something special for yourself.  We have a list of few tips you can use to make some extra bucks on the side.


There are several options here to make money through writing. You can make a lot of money through starting your own blog. On page advertisements, collaborations with brands and sponsored posts can help you earn a lot. Most top bloggers make anywhere from Rs. 2 to 3 lakhs a month. Freelance writing is also an option. A lot of companies are looking for freelance writers. You can find freelance writing jobs on most job portals. They are easy to apply got and even easier to get. Depending on your availability and skill you can start making Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 a month.

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Online jobs

Online jobs have got a bad reputation because of the multiple scams and too many fake opportunities. There are several genuine jobs that you can sign up for. These jobs include audio and video transcriptions, ad ratings for Facebook and Google amongst others. Sites like Fiverr and Upwork have listings of odd jobs and even some skilled work is listed on these sites. You can earn anywhere from $7 to $100 per hour depending on the kind of work you get. Most of them will transfer money directly into your account or pay you through PayPal.




Tuitions are an age old method of making money in Indian households. You could still go old school and get students from the neighbourhood and teach them. Depending on the subjects and the class the students are in, you can charge anywhere from Rs.1000/month to Rs.10,000/month for every student. Today, there are sites that allow for online tutoring. You ca set up training modules and let people buy them online. 


Sell online

If you are the artsy and crafty kind you can make things at home and sell it online. Etsy, a famous american marketplace, is not available in India but there are Indian counterparts like CraftsVilla, Shopo, InonIt among more. Ebay is also a good option to sell things online. There are enough DIY classes and videos online to help you learn and create things. Take the time to learn and build to sell them online.



If you look back you can discover that there might be some field that you have deep knowledge of. That can be anything from interior designing to digital marketing. Most individuals and companies would rather hire a consultant rather than an expensive company. So, start spreading the word and find where you can put your skills to good use.


These are only a few tips to line your pockets. There are a lot of opportunities available everyday for you to enhance your skills while making money, make some time everyday to make it happen.  Aside, from these if you are looking for a better paying job instead and building a new career, then apply on Jobspire.

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Relina D'Silva

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