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9 Easy Ways To Make Money From Home In Canada

“Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies that you have, beautifully.”

– Scott Alexender

Money is not everything, but it is definitely a tool that will let you have almost anything you want. While making money requires hard work and investing time, there are jobs that let you make money from home with comfort and little effort.

As we grow up, our needs change. As kids, our parents look after our needs, but growing up, we become independent and also our requirements and way of living starts to differ. It also derives from how well we earn, if you want a comfortable life, make more money! There are several things you can do by earning more like,

  • Save for your higher education, so you don’t have to take up an education loan.
  • Save for your retirement, so you can still maintain the same comfortable lifestyle.
  • To save for your family’s future needs or even for creating an emergency fund.
  • You can quit your job and become your own boss.
  • You can pay debts if any.
  • Fulfill short-term goals like buying a car or going on a trip abroad.

The list goes on. Are you wondering how you can make money from home, too? Well, you have come to the right place. So, what do you need to get started?

  1. A laptop/desktop/smartphone
  2. A good internet connection
  3. Some time and effort

Yes, that’s latterly it. So, without any further wait, let’s get started!

9 Simple Ways to Make Money from Home

1. Invest Your Money

Investing goes a long way to earn you financial freedom. You can not solely rely on just one income source to gain financial stability. And for that matter, investment is a source that will make you money even when you are asleep. It allows you to take advantage of compounding.

You can make a monthly budget and decide the amount you want to invest and for what purpose. As per your requirements, you can choose from a variety of financial instruments like stocks, mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), government bonds, Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs), etc. In some cases, investments are allowed to be deducted from income while filing taxes. For example, TFSA, RRSP, etc. in Canada are levied zero to minor tax rates.

2. Start an Online Business

If you want to become your own boss, this will work out the best for you. Decide a few things beforehand to make the process easier. For example

  • What business do you want to start and why?
  • What are the other businesses in your area of interest?
  • Would you need raw material or you will source the final product?
  • Will you need any staff?
  • What are the expenses associated with your idea? I.e., electricity, warehouse, etc.
  • How much your expected monthly takeout will be?

You can make a list of such questions and based on that invest your money. Sometimes we have to invest money to make money, but let me tell you it’s all worth it.

There are various websites like eBay, Shopify, etc. that will also let you start a resale business online. It would cost you less as you would already be selling end products. In many cases, shipping costs are covered by the websites as well. So, choose the option that suits you and be your own boss.

3. Become a Blogger

Writing blogs is one of the most prominent ways to make money from home. All you need is your creativity and a device to write what you think. You can make blogs easily using WordPress, Wix, Medium, Weebly, and a lot more options are available. Some of them also offer free web hosting. 

If you want to go in for the long term, you can also buy a personalized domain that speaks for your work. Also, web hosting is not that costly, you can have it for as low as $5.25 monthly. You can give your blog a vibrant theme and make the readers feel welcomed. Your content is your king here, if you post valuable and quality content, your readers will yearn for more and come back.

As you attract more traffic to your blog, you can use Google AdSense or sponsors to take advantage and make even $1000 every week or month.

4. Sell Your Expertise Online

Are you a photographer? A graphic designer? A painter? A chef? A fashion designer? Great, as you can sell your services online and make money from home. Websites like Guru, Freelancer.com, Upwork, etc. let you list your services and you can earn really well based on the services you provide.

For example, if you are a photographer, you can sell stock photos on Unsplash, Shutterstock, Getty Images, Pixabay, Deposit Photos, and more. You just have to create an account and upload your photographers. Whenever anyone downloads your picture, you will earn revenue. Isn’t it great?

5. Become a Proofreader and/or Translator

If you are proficient at languages and have a meticulous eye for details and grammar, this is the job for you. You can always learn these skills if you want to become one. Almost all businesses have blogs nowadays and publish regular research and study papers. So, there is a constant need for proofreaders and translators.

Thus, if you are good at it, it’s your time to shine and make money from home.

6. Teach Different Languages Online

Learning a language can be a hobby for many people as well as a need. If you are bilingual or even have a powerful strength over a language, you can take advantage of it. Even schools have the requirements of language teachers, and now that most schools operate online, you can work as a language instructor.  

You can also list yourself on websites like MagicEars, TeachPartTime, QKid to pocket the extra money.

7. Fill Online Surveys

This is one of the easiest ways to make money from home as you can do it in your extra time and on your smartphone as well. All you require to do is fill market research surveys and get paid. Some survey sites also give you sign-up cash.

There are websites like Survey Junkie, Lifepoints, Swagbucks, Pinecone Research, etc. that you can register with and earn in terms of promo cash, points, cashback which can be redeemed to your bank account later.

8. Sell Ebooks and Online Courses

Well, like investing earn compounding, the same goes with Ebooks and online courses. Yes, you have to invest yourself for once in writing an Ebook or shooting a course, but once it is done, it will earn you every time someone buys it.

You can also put your Ebooks on sale on platforms like Amazon which will give you a share on royalty as your books sell. For online courses, once you are done creating the lectures, you can sell them on Skillshare, Udemy, Teachable, etc. 

This will also create a sense of accomplishment within you as there are a lot of people who dream of having their book published and having themselves up on the screen. So, this can be your that chance!

9. Social Media Marketing and Online Affiliations

Who doesn’t use social media nowadays? Mostly everyone, right? Even businesses hire social media marketers to help them grow and get more business. So, why not take advantage of it!

You can work as a part-time or a remote social media marketer or manager and make money from home. Though corporate clients are not the limit here, you can expand yourself by becoming a social media influencer as well. It will lead you to affiliations and sponsors. It sounds fun to use Instagram and earn money while getting fame, right?

Though, one thing you need to remember is that none of these tricks would treat you if you leave things halfway. Even as a social media influencer, you have to constantly post, engage, and entertain your followers. So, select the option that makes you happy and earns you at the same time. After all, when we are happy and content at heart, we deliver better than expectations. And that’s the key to long-term success!


Devanshee Dave

Devanshee is a staff writer at YourFirst.ca. She is a finance enthusiast and has completed her Master’s degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. She is currently pursuing CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and has worked as a journalist in a local business newspaper, multiple start-ups as well as finance and economy-related online media houses.

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