Legitimate ways to make money from home


Making money from home isn’t just for stay-at-home-mums, although that’s when many of us first give it a go.

And now there are endless ways to do just that. The key is to find something you are interested in and then trying to figure out how to translate that into making money for yourself.

You can try anything from taking online surveys to harnessing existing skills to even rating pizza.

Here are 7 legitimate ways to make money from home:


You can make money by writing reviews for watching videos.

They can be any kind of video.

Movie previews, news, celebrity videos and many more.


All you have to do is sign up to a website like Swagbucks which will direct you to watch particular videos. You have to watch them for a certain number of minutes and could earn up to $200 each month. You get $5 for just signing up and accumulate points for watching which can be redeemed for gift cards and at PayPal.



There are several online survey websites that pay you as well as allow you to test products, earning you up to $250 per month.

Websites like Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, Inbox Dollars and Aussie Paid Surveys will send you surveys targeted to your demographic.

A few minutes on the computer each day and you could be earning cash.

Legitimate sites will allow you to sign up for free. If they try and charge you, give them a miss.


Accessing administrative help remotely is big business in Australia at the moment, with companies outsourcing work to skilled professionals based at home.

Administrative work can include anything from date entry, computing, transcribing, design, book work and research.

A good place to start to shop around your existing skills is the website Upwork which connects employers and freelancers looking to work from home.

Technology has allowed this industry to boom, with all communication happening on the phone and online.



If you have creative flair, there are lots of options for making money online.

From hand lettering for invitation cards to writing out wedding cards and other stationary.

In the lead up to Christmas there has been demand for people to write out corporate Christmas cards.

Etsy Calligraphy will put you in touch and you can also find job offers on GumTree and AirTasker.


Pizza has become a serious business in Australia, with fast food chains and restaurants getting in on the action.

But it can be a bit hit and miss.

How helpful would it be to rate the pizza outlets in your area, ensuring you get a delicious lunch or dinner.

Trendsource can help you get started as can contacting your local pizza outlets.