Back in 2009, when I heard about work from home jobs, I couldn't believe on it.

It seems like a scam to me. It was like hitting in the dark without knowing what your target is.

In January, 2009 one of my uncles introduced network marketing concept to me. He was making a good income by working from home and shown some of his income proofs to me.

So I was almost convinced.

I started network marketing in 2009, switched to another company in 2010 and this work from home thing was still not working for me, as I was spending hell lots of time to meet people and didn't make any money.

According to them this was a legitimate work from home business but for me this seems to be a full time business.

As in network marketing you have to meet with new people every day, show your plan, do followup and finally convert them into your sales representatives.

Ultimately I was not very much convinced with this business and started looking on the internet for the jobs that pay well.

First few months were like looking for the needle in the ocean.

I was nowhere.

But in 2011, I found this blogging concept to make money online as this was kind of work from home business.

I decided to start my blog and finally started putting more efforts to make money with blogging.

So, if you are a student, mom, employee, unemployed, housewife or working in any industry, this article is going to show you some legit work from home jobs which you can do to make money by sitting at home.

All these methods are proven and tested as people all across the world are working from home to make money.

legitimate work from home jobs with no startup fee

Let's check them one by one..

#1. Content Writing

As I am a blogger, so this came first in my mind.

If you are good in writing, you can start writing for other people and business websites.

Internet is all about the content. Everything you read on the internet is written by the people like you, who are either working as a part-time content writers for many websites or full-time content writers.

We all have some special skill-sets, so writing on any topic is not a very hard thing.

Let's say you have done Bachelor's in automobile.

This means you have very good knowledge about automobile industry and you can write about any topic on automobiles.

Go to the websites like oDesk, Elance and some other freelancing websites and find if people are looking for such writing work.

#2. Data Entry

I think this is the most common job everyone have heard about.

Ask anyone about the work from job and you are going to get exactly same answer. For many of people all work from home jobs are just data entry jobs.

Some sites for getting data entry jobs:

#3. Online Tutor

In 2010 I worked as an online tutor on GuideBuddha, as one of my roommates used to provide online coaching.

One day he suggested this website and I joined as VLSI trainer. Luckily I got my first student from Australia and made decent 10,000 Rs. by teaching her around one one month.

So if you have deep knowledge about any topic then you can join such websites as an online tutor and help student by sitting at your home.

Some other websites:

Note: These websites might charge some money to give you exclusive projects.

#4. Web Designer

If you have coding skills, you can learn how to design websites.

You can try some freelancing websites to get the customers or start your own websites to provide the services.

A good website costs from $200 to $10,000. So you can learn the techniques to design a very good and converting website and provide your service online.

#5. Product Reviewer

I consider product review business as a very simple business.

Just pick some good products and write your review about those products. In my cases, I write review about those products which I have personally tried.

But there are many internet marketers out there who are writing reviews just by reading other people's reviews on other blogs. So in the starting days you can also do the same.

Product reviews sites are becoming popular as the online shopping is growing day by day.

People are interested to read reviews about the products before making any final decision to buy it. So you can start your website at a very nominal price and start writing reviews for the products.

It can be beauty products, gadgets, health, decoration or anything. Find your interest and start writing reviews about those products.

You can check my article on how to make money with a blog to get better ideas.

#6. Surveys

There are tons of survey websites which pay when you complete few surveys.

Although the payout to complete a survey is very less, but still you can make a decent income by completing few surveys everyday.

Note: Such websites will charge some amount to become a premium member. After paying money to them, you are going to get some high paying surveys and exclusive surveys as well.

#7. Magazine Writer

If you really good in writing then you can contact big magazine companies and show them your column. Many magazine companies are looking for the professional writers who are interested to write for them.

These magazines pay from $50 to $100 per article.

So you can make very decent money by writing for them.

#8. Video Blogger

Video blogging is growing at such a tremendous rate.

People love to see videos as compared to read content. The content which takes 15 minutes to read can be consumed in just 2 minutes if it's video.

So you can start a video training session from your home and teach some awesome stuff.

Check the podcast below and listen how that lady built $10,000/month empire just by providing videos.

Turning a So-So Blog into a So-Profitable Brand

And here is the guy who just got the “best technology reviewer on the planet” award.

#9. Product Reseller

Some products in the market have reseller rights.

So you can make a deal with the company and sell those products online. Your friends might be buying many products from the different websites so you can create a small website as a reseller and tell your friends to buy the products from that website.

Making a website is not very difficult. With Website Builder you can create professional website at free of cost with some limited features as well as try their paid service for the advanced features.

#10. Transcriber/Transcriptionist

This is an easy job if you know more than 2 languages. There are people on the internet who are looking for someone to translate from one language to another. You can either create your profile on different websites as a service provider or go to freelancing websites where people post their projects for the translation.

Here people are going to provide you content either in the form of video or text. You'll have to go through the content and convert it as requested.

Final words

These are some of the legitimate working from home jobs which are paying really well if you are interested to work.

I would suggest to figure out your interest before applying to any website and try to work only a single job at start. Once you'll become familiar about these online tasks and work-flow then you can move to second type of job.

These stay at home jobs are doing really great in all part of the world and people are making a decent living online. So go and start working. πŸ™‚

If you have any doubt about any of the job listed above, feel free to ask in the comment section.

If you have already worked with sites listed above then don't forget to share your experience with is so that we can motivate more people to make money by working from home.

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  1. Nice article Kulwant as always πŸ™‚

    You’ve listed some great areas where people can earn by working at home and the reference site you’ve listed are awesome. Thanks for sharing it.


  2. Awesome and very useful article for everyone especially for those who wants to earn from home.. I have a little doubt about “Data entry” websites which you have provided in this post.. My question is can they really pay for our work? Please share your experience about this question..Thanks..

    1. Hi Mohammed,

      Thanks for your question.

      Personally I haven’t tried these data entry websites, but from the authority of those sites I can say, these are legit sites.

  3. Hi,

    thanks for again a great helpful article.

    Can you please write a detail article on #9. Product Reseller ?
    It will very helpful for us.

    thank you.. πŸ™‚

  4. Nice one bro , thanks for share such informative post . I was only aware about blogging but after reading this i will gonna try others too .

  5. Hi Kulwant sir,
    Yet another superb post.
    Oh, you are getting many queries regarding online money making!!
    Anyway nice points you have shared.
    I want to concentrate on my blog sir. I am using your template. Thank you so much for that freebie.

  6. Hi kulwant Bro,
    Awesome post.
    Most of this methods are new for me.
    But earning money from home is not easy. It need lots of hard word, patient and determination.
    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  7. Now! There are lots of ways, and You have Described the most easiest Kulwant Sir. One of the most effective way today available is Fiverr. I also suggest everybody to start with Fiver as it is the best way.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Umer.

      Yeah, Fiverr is a great source to make quick money, and I have seen many Pakistani internet marketers making big money on it. πŸ˜‰

  8. Thanks for the write-up, just a quick question from you. Have you ever tried data entry job and get paid? Also how much you got filling online surveys.

    1. Hi Pawan. I haven’t tried the data entry jobs but some of my relatives are doing for more than 2 years. I have tried surveys and have paid account with “Get Cash For Surveys.” As the payout to fill the one survey is very less, so I quit.

  9. Internet is filled up with lots of resources, by which way you are using is the capability of you. Earning money from internet from these various way is pretty cool. I am only trying only the first one. Now i will try the others ones. By the way its really a nice post.

  10. Hi Kulwant,

    WoW. Its a great list of jobs that can be done from your home to earn additional money. I am already doing some of these apart from blogging.

    Thanks for sharing this list.

    ~ Umapathy

  11. Kulwant,
    All of the are very good ways of earning money from home but as far as I feel content writing should be consider the most efficient way of work as it can help you set up a good portfolio. Have you tried video blogging?

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