How to Start Working From Home for FREE

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, now is the best time ever to start working from home. 2020 was the biggest year for online companies in the history of online earning. 2021 will undoubtedly be greater. Unfortunately the High Street is no longer the place for people to buy goods. It is sad but also the truth that the majority of people are turning to purchasing goods online. Whether it’s scented candles, a meal for two or a brand new car, it is all available online.

So why shouldn’t you be a part of it?

As I’m sure you are aware there are plenty of opportunities to earn an extra income or even a full-time income online. There is no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme, so don’t be fooled by all the flashy adverts asking you to pay up front and earn $1000’s. They simply do not work. There are plenty of legitimate companies, that with a bit of work from yourself and lead you in the right direction to earn some extra capital. I am therefore going to give you my direction in how to start working from home for FREE.

First and foremost you need to plan ahead.

Why Do You Want to Earn Extra?

There must be a reason why you would like to earn extra money. Are you a stay at home Mum? Do you feel the need for an extra income to provide a better lifestyle? Do you have spare time on your hands and want to try something different? Do you want to quit your job and travel?

There are hundreds of reasons why people want to earn extra money. It could be any of the above.

Once you have decided WHY you want to earn an extra income, you can begin to work out in which direction you can branch off.

Your Direction for Earning

There are literally hundreds of different ways to earn money from home. It can be online or offline but the most important factor is that it must be of interest for you. For example, you could start writing a Blog to sell goods online. This is extremely easy through affiliate marketing. You don’t need a product, as you sell via online sales, so all you have to do is write about it and promote it. If, you try to sell for maximum profit and it is a product you have no interest in, you will soon run out of ideas, lose interest and you will not make any sales.

Another example is offline sales. You could be making products for craft fairs, this is time-consuming but can also be fun, interesting and very profitable. The only drawback could be you have to go to meet people, make deliveries, attend the craft fairs etc. Do you have the time?

So as you can see from above, you need to decide which direction is best for you. It has to be something you are interested in and something you have time to put your effort into.


Thers’s a good chance that whichever direction you decide to go in there will need to be some training involved. For instance if you are conducting telesales from home you will need to be trained. If, you want to set up as an online tutor some training will be needed and you might want to set up a website. If, as above, you decide to go into making arts and crafts, a website would help to boost sales.

There are a great deal of companies offering FREE training and some will even provide you with a FREE website set up. Once such training Platform is Wealthy Affiliate, you can check out my REVIEW on the highlighted link.

Some businesses will need an initial injection of cash to get it rolling. Take the example of setting up in arts and crafts, you will need to buy the materials to produce your products. If you do not have that initial injection then affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make a start.

Free Work From Home Jobs

  • Freelance Writing and Editing – This is a very flexible job and if you have strict timelines could be ideal for you. You can have a contract with an independent contractor or branch out in your own direction. It can be time-consuming and be very hard work. Try – or
  • Customer Service Jobs – By far the easiest to find as there are many jobs available online. All you need is a telephone line and a good internet connection. You may be asked for a reference and background check and it will probably be a good idea to purchase a wireless headset. The only drawback is you will be contracted for the hours you work and there may be shift work involved. Try – or
  • Transcription Services – Many professions including lawyers, medical professionals and the police use transcription services. The hours are flexible and if you have a second language even better. Not the best paid job but a good place to start. Try – or
  • Tutoring – This is another good place to start if you have an academic background. You can work from literally nowhere and you can start with minimal requirements. There are countless companies looking for English Speakers to tutor English as a second language. Try – or
  • Affiliate Marketing – By far the easiest to get into. By building a website of your chosen niche you can be up and running within minutes. You do not need any stored products as you sell directly from one source to another. A great place to start is through amazon affiliates. Full FREE training is available at Wealthy Affiliate.

Stick To It

Whichever direction you decide to go in stick to it. It takes time to build customer confidence, whether you are selling directly a product you have made, or whether its an online sale. If you do not spend time building a rapport with your customers, and show them you are reliable and conscientious, then they will go elsewhere.

As long as you have picked a market you are interested in, have faith in and have belief in yourself then you can’t go wrong.


I have highlighted a number of ways to earn extra income from home. There really is no reason why anyone can’t build either an offline or online business from home. Yes, it will, take some time and effort but it will be worth it in the end. Just by choosing something you are interested in you can turn an interest into extra income.

I hope you have enjoyed this Post, please feel free to leave any comments below.


12 thoughts on “How to Start Working From Home for FREE”

  1. Working from home is becoming the norm, more and more people are getting involved in this time of work. There are so many benefits to working from home. As for me, I am involved in affiliate marketing which can be quite lucrative once you follow the training and stick with it. The online world is not a get quick rich kind of business. You can become successful but it will take time. Thanks so much for sharing a well-detailed post.

    • Thank You Norman for a great comment. You are 100% correct in saying that affiliate marketing does take time and is certainly not a get rich quick business. Quite rightly you said you will become successful. However, jumping the gun and trying to get ahead of yourself does not work. By sticking to the training you can earn quite a lucrative income. 

      Thanks again Norman.

  2. Sitting on my couch with my laptop in hand making money is like the best thing I ever want. Yes you are right its not a get rich quick scheme, it takes time but its worth the time. We shouldn’t try to rush things. Online businesses are the becoming a norms these days, you cant blame us people are looking for comfort and money and that’s where you get it.

    • Hey Dorinda, thanks for your comment and of course you are completely right. Even though it takes a bit of time I find it so exciting every time I make a sale. Nothing better on a cold winters night in the middle of another lockdown.

  3. You have provided a lot of interesting options for working from home without money standing in the way of getting started. I agree that once a decision is made on what is to concentrate it is extremely important to be consistent and learn how to be effective. It easy to give up during the learning process. More and more people will benefit from your information especially given the current challenges in the world.

    • Hi Joseph and thank you for your comment. You are right that these are difficult times and if the information I have provided helps others then I have done my job correctly. Working from home can be very easy and lucrative, however, as you mentioned as long as you make the right decision in which direction to go and follow the training you will go far.

      Thanks again


  4. This is a good article not only explaining the need to work online at this time, but also offering several options for working online.  I have been an affiliate marketer for some time now.  I have found that working at home as given me more time with my family.  I am in control of how I work because I own my own business.  With extra time, I have thinking about the possibility of freelance writing which you mention.  However, I had not thought about tutoring.  This is something I did in the past in a more traditional way.  This is a good time to begin to use that experience again.  Thank you for the suggestion.

    • Hi Anastazja, thank you for your comments. You are absolutely right that now is a great time to start working from home. For me, the best part is the quality time you get to spend with your family. Also, you can work the hours that suit you best. I’m pleased you liked my suggestion about tutoring and I wish you all the best in your future role.

      Thanks again


  5. Hi David,

    Yes, 2020 is the best year for everyone to try making money online and go on for the next decade. Before we start learning how to make money online, the key factor is to know our why. Why do we want to do that? Why do we need to do that? I wrote my reasons down and kept them where I can see them every time I sit on my desk to motivate myself.

    Among all the ways to make money online, my top pick is affiliate marketing since it’s affordable, easy-to-follow, and no prior experience & skills needed before starting, don’t you think so?

    Thanks for sharing today,

    • Hi there and thanks for your comment. Yes affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money online. I loved the point you made about motivation. Writing down why you want to make money and having it in view is a great way to keep yourself motivated. Well pointed out Matt.
      Thanks again for your comments

  6. Hi David. Very interesting article. I’m just starting my adventure with digital marketing and was looking exactly something like this. To be fair I’m not yet sure in which direction I would like to go and your advices and tips are priceless. Thank you very much for clear and detailed guidance, I believe it is great starting point.

    • Hi there and thank you for your comment. I’m glad you liked my advice as it can be difficult to decide which direction to go in. As long as you choose a path that you enjoy and have an interest in you can’t go wrong.

      Thanks again



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