88 Ways for Making Money Online at Home Free (Part VIII)

• Making Money Online at Home Free Through Miscellaneous Means

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Miscellaneous items

Part VIII shows 27 legitimate ways to make money online at home free through various other means such as accomplishing various tasks at Swagbucks, freebie trading, a virtual call center agent, a customer-service rep, starting your own website, starting a business doing what you love, blogging, writer editor proofreader, raising money online, finding odd-jobs on Craigslist, making money by viewing ads on your Android Lock Screen, a mystery shopper, selling plasma or taking part in medical studies, no-risk matched betting, social investment networks, mobile phone recycling, the ‘Disney Vault’ Secret, entering competitions, claiming tax back, getting cashback when shopping, a part-time job, working as a charity collector, babysitting, dog walking, busking, and with YouTube videos.

63. Make Money Online with Swagbucks

Logo of Swagbucks against a blue background and showing 4 gift cards from Amazon, etc.

Swagbucks is a site that enables you to make some money and earn gift cards or other rewards online at home free through many ways including:

• Answering polls
• Doing simple tasks (like giving feedback about a website)
• Getting cash back for shopping online
• Playing games on the site
• Taking surveys
• Using their search engine

Find out more about them in this Swagbucks review or get started here.

You would also get a $5 bonus!

Also sign up for Swagbucks.com to receive rewards for taking surveys, simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.

64. Freebie Trading

Red hologram letters reading FREE

Do you want a legitimate way to make money online at home? Then try freebie trading.

Freebie sites are websites that let you earn cash for trying free trial offers.

With freebie trading companies pay you to sign up for trial offers for their products.


Simply because they know that many of the people who ask for the trial offers will like their products and become customers.

Freebie Trading works! The money is decent, too. Not the $1 or $2 you get for filling out an online survey. Here you make about $10 per hour.

Read this interview with a guy who made $28,000 in one year doing this part time.

As you saw, this is work which requires organization skills to succeed. But the main ingredient seems to be that you keep track of when the trial periods end and cancel well in advance.

Interested in knowing more? Then check where you will have loads of training guides free. This will greatly simplify the process for you.

Freebie trading guide

Simple guide to freebie trading

What is freebie trading?

What exactly is freebie trading and how does it work?

Join Freebie trading, FREE!

Freebie trading – a home business

Top 5 freebie trading forums

Freebiez trading sites

Are you ready now? Okay, go and sign up for offers like a Free Netflix trial, emusic.com, applying for a Discover Card, etc.

65. Work as a Virtual Call Center Agent

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Call Center

Before you are accepted to work as a virtual call agent, you must go for a criminal background check which costs about $30. Other requirements are your own dedicated phone line and a quiet workspace.

Once you are all set up, you can contact Live Ops, a company that hires virtual call center agents.

Live Ops has an online training program that teaches you how to handle calls on behalf of many different companies.

When a customer calls a script pops up on your screen. You read it word-for-word, inputting customer information as you go along. Should the customer have questions, you check the FAQs section. You can also ask for support from a supervisor as you are also logged into a virtual chat room.

You get paid .25 per minute of talk time. That may not appear much but what would you say about anywhere from $7-$14 per hour?

Besides, you enjoy totally flexible hours so you choose the shifts you want to work each week. Since the shifts are broken down into half hour increments, this gives you optimal flexibility. Furthermore, you may log in to work even if you are not scheduled.

Click here to join LiveOps.com and become a sales professional, a virtual call center agent, independent sales agents connecting people and products, independent licensed insurance agent, independent insurance claims agent, rewarding healthcare work-at-home opportunities, roadshow service professional, and customer service professional.

Don’t you find this a nice way to make money online at home? If yes, check out this link for call center job list.

66. Customer-service Rep

A hand in a red suit holding a blue sign saying "How to keep the customer"
Customer care

Many companies outsource their customer-service operations to third-party companies which in turn hire home-based workers or “agents” to take calls and orders.

Some of these companies are 1-800-flowers, Express Jet, J. Crew, and even the IRS.

When a customer calls a company on 1-800-X for example, their call is automatically routed to a call center agent’s home office by, for example, Alpine Access, a major call-center service.

Currently over 7,500 work-at-home customer-service agents are employed by Alpine Access to take only in-bound calls for dozens of companies. This means there’s no outbound or cold calling to do.

Are you a stay-at-home mom or dad? This could just be the perfect make money online at home activity for you since you can set up your working hours around your family’s busy lifestyle. Some busy parents even usually put in 20 to 32 hours a week.

Since you are an independent contractor, some call-center agencies don’t provide you benefits but just the typical hourly rate of about $9. However Alpine Access agents are eligible for benefits when they do more than 20 hours a week and also benefit from a 401k program after clocking over 1,000 hours.

Here is a list of other virtual call companies for you:


67. Start Your Own Website

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My blogspot blog

If you’ve been dreaming of making money online at home free and following events, you’ve no doubt been learning of people creating websites that made them millions to live the lifestyle they crave.

Others simply bought domain name which they later sold for many times their initial investments.

See how easy it is to create websites and make money:

Would creating a website do you any good?
– Read Owen Burek’s 4-step guide to setting up a website. He started savethestudent in his first year at achool and it has since blossomed into a full-fledged enterprise.

As you see, it’s really not difficult at all to get started with websites with which you would have plenty of opportunities to find legit ways to make money online at home.

68. Start a Business doing what you Love

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Making a point with passion

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Go ahead and sign up for it.

69. Blogging

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The list of people who started blogging small but are now making fantastic money online at home is too long to give here.

Blogging will not bring you income overnight, but you will surely reap the benefits if you stick steadfastly at it.

Is this your heart’s desire? Then check this extensive piece by a full-time blogger for many years now: How to make money with a blog.

Check problogger.net if you are looking for blogging jobs or ideas.

N.B.: There are many other excellent blogging courses out there which you can find through Google search. Then you compare and choose the one which fits you.

70. Writer, Editor, Proofreader

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Do people find your writing fantastic? Then it’s high time you got paid for it. Good writing is in very high demand, especially by people looking for quality content to helm them rank in the Search engines.

The most recommended sites for you are JournalismJobs.com, About.com (which seeks “Guides” in a large variety of topics), and MediaBistro.com.

Do you have experience as a freelance copy editor, writer or proofreader? Then go to editfast.com.

Rates vary between $15 and $25 an hour.

71. Raise Money Online

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Raise money

What can be nobler than raising money for a good cause?

So if you are raising money for a community service project or missions for example, I would advise you to check out GoFundMe.com on which the site owners claim over $2 billion have been raised! There you can easily raise money for any type of project, such as mission trips, a school excursion, medical bills, computing equipment for poor schools in the third world, weddings and honeymoons, to help feed refugees, business ventures, and even college tuition.

72. Find Odd-jobs on Craigslist

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Craigslist is the biggest online free classified ads site in the world. It is visited by millions of people worldwide. This is because it has almost what you want to offer or find.

The odd-job you are looking for, like landscaping work, or similar odd-jobs, might be great summer-time work.

Sign up is free. Go here.

73. Make Money by Viewing Ads on Your Android Lock Screen

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Make money to check trending news and to unlock your lock screen! This is what Slidejoy does. They pay you in cash or reward you in gift cards to have trending news and ads on your lock screen. Make extra money online by downloading their free lock screen app today! Check it here

Start your lockscreen campaign

What if you were paid to install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket

Read more here

Here’s how to make the best of Locket

Check 11 apps that actually pay you money

SmartAds would allow smartphone and tablet users to “”rent”” the space on their device’s lockscreen to advertisers.

See more at:

Cash Rewards is an app that pays you via PayPal when you reach the threshold of 600 coins, the equivalent of just $1. The app is fun to use as you get paid to download free apps, watch app videos and inviting your friends to join. You also get rewarded on a daily basis to check in.

This app is well worth downloading. It is a relatively fresh app with over 17,000 downloads worldwide.

Read more here: 16-best-money-making-apps-2016

74. Be a Mystery Shopper

A mascot holding 2 shopping bags
Get paid to go shopping

One of the best and easiest ways to make money is mystery shopping. This is a must read before you begin.

Concerns about their image and customer care push companies to let agencies hire people like you to come into their stores and pose as regular shoppers to give them feedback about how they are performing.

So, your job while there is to pay attention to how clean the store is, how customer-friendly the employees are, etc. and then report back your findings. The rewards are handsome.

So sign up for mystery shopping jobs in your city or mystery shopping via the phone.

For more info on where to apply see this guide to becoming a mystery shopper.

For your information, there is a really fun smartphone app called Streetspotr that pays you in cash for completing various tasks in your local area. Go check it now please!

75. Sell Plasma or Take Part in Medical studies

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Guinea pig

You may see being a human guineapig as a weird way to make money at home but it is entirely legitimate and, even noble, as it enables you to save lives and medical science to advance.

Do you want to donate plasma? Find plasma donation centers here.

Do you want to take part in medical studies? You can just Google “medical studies” + your city to find some options.

Know that some people have done this exclusively as a part-time job. If you choose to be a human guinea pig to earn some decent cash, be aware that sometimes you would have to be at the medical facility for up to 48 hours. So your schedule must be flexible.

76. No-risk Matched Betting

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Bet now!

If you are like some people, then you no doubt are looking for the quickest way to make a lot of money at home free! Well, this perhaps is it.

You don’t like betting? I know. But have no worries as this particular one is not only legal but also risk free and tax free. As proof, lots of people have regularly and genuinely made £100s from it.

You want to know how it works?

Okay, you go to betting sites and use the free bets regularly offered by them by ‘matching’ the bets at a betting exchange.

Matched betting eliminates the risk. Why? Because you are betting both for and against a certain outcome.

This way you are able to squeeze out the free bet, which can go as high as £200! Now, multiply this by the number of betting sites online and you see that you quite easily can make a profit of a few hundred pounds.


Then Savethestudent creator Owen Burek will walk you through how to make your first £15 profit in this guide to matched betting.

To the Americans that have been missing out on matched betting (Free money in here).

Matched betting USA

Free bets from the UK’s premier risk free matched betting site

Need more information? Then check the sites below:

Matched betting – Wikipedia

Introduction to the pricniples of matched betting

Sounds good? Then give it a try now! I know you’ll love it!

77. Social Investment Networks

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Investing in stock markets and currencies is something as mysterious as magic, isn’t it? Yes it was. But this historically hard-to-break into world has been cracked wide open. Yes, it has. So there is no need today to be an insider or have Wall Street broker experience to do it. You can do it all yourself. How? By using free online market trading platforms which help you do the work.

An example you would want to check is the CopyTrader feature on eToro which has over 4 million users worldwide. This literally gives you a view of the investments of other top performing traders which you can then follow and copy.

Having spent many hours researching this opportunity, a blogger has been experimenting with eToro.com.

For more information, check George’s complete guide to trading on eToro. George advises those interested to begin with $200 with which you can try out a few different markets to get the most out of the learning curve.

The worst scenario? You’d have learnt a great deal about various investments and industries.

Warning: trading can be volatile and you can lose money, so don’t throw your life savings into it!

Want to learn to trade without hassle and tiral and error? Then check this.

78. Mobile Phone Recycling

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Mobile phone recycling

Recycling your mobile phone is not only a worthy cause as it helps save the planet but also this is a legitimate way for you to make money online at home.

Want to know how much you can get for your old mobile phone? Use this in-house mobile phone price comparison tool.


Your parents certainly started using mobile phones before you. Ask them to see if they don’t have a few old ones lying around.

What about advertising on free classified ads sites like Craigslist? That may turn out more!

You can do trade-ins through a retail store (Apple, Best Buy, GameStop), your carrier, or some other online site.

Check these links for some companies you can trade your old mobile phones with.

Where to sell old cell phones for cash

Mobile phones recycling

Mobile phone trade in

How much can you make? We can’t tell you but we know of at least one student who received a £120 cheque for this.

79. The ‘Disney Vault’ Secret

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Have you heard about the law of supply and demand? It says when supply is scarce demand is high.

Disney Studios uses this technique to keep demand for some of its home release classics high across generations by carefully restricting their supply. They do this by locking such classics away in their ‘vault’ for 8-10 years before releasing them for a short unspecified time.

Note that not all Disney releases are subject to the vault and so only the true most popular classics will maintain such demand.

You can buy these releases in this window at normal retail prices and sell them to turn a nice profit when they go off sale for at least another decade.

An example?

In 2011 you could have bought Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray 3D for just £24.99. In just a couple of years it was on Amazon; it’s now on Amazon for a whopping 1 new from £98.95 and 6 used from £16.95.

Right now there are just 2 titles out of the vault which you can snap up. They are Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-ray for 14 new from £10.97 12 used from £6.18 1 collectible from £31.99 and Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray 48 new from £7.02 12 used from £4.41 1 collectible from £39.70.

80. Entering Competitions

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I know some people don’t like entering competitions because it comes with no guarantees. While that is true, do you know that you can consistently make up to tens of thousands of dollars or pounds a year through all sorts of competitions? Yes, this is what a growing community of so-called ‘compers’ in the UK do.

Which types of competitions can you enter?

Competions are as varied as competitors available.

These range from answering questions over the phone, liking Facebook pages, being a TV game show contestant to simple registration forms.

Are you a student in Britain and ready to start? Check this monthly student competition (Don’t forget to like that Facebook page to find out when the next competition is)!

For other free competitions, check this active competitions link page.

A few others are:

Winit Intouchweekly



Check “How I won £20,000 entering free competitions”

Still in need of more tips on achieving success and making money online at home free from competitions? Read guide to entering competitions.

81. Claim Tax Back

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Tax back

Are you a student? Then you may find yourself in one of the following situations:

– working part-time
– working during the summer months
– being on placements or paid internships.

These are desirable but the problem is that you may be overpaying income tax. This comes about because each year employers put students on emergency basic tax-code while few students ever reach the personal tax-free income allowance. So, these students are paying tax that they shouldn’t.

Are you a student in Britain and want to know if this is your case? Then use this student tax-back service to help you reclaim any tax you might have overpaid. Simply enter your details in the calculator t.org/student-tax-refund and it’s done.

American students go here


International students inside the US

What about workers? Many of them also pay more taxes than required. Check the sites below to claim your tax back.



82. Get Cashback when Shopping

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Get cashback

Can you make money online at home free as a consumer?

Yes, you can make money with every purchase, whether it be 10% or 0.5% cashback.

There are a number of cashback sites out there which retrocede to you part of the commission they themselves would have earned.

Some of them are:

Top Cashback UK and Top Cashback USA

Many more are available. You just have to Google “Where can I obtain cashback”

They are free and offer the best selection of retailers and exclusives.

83. A Part-time Job

A sign on a dark building saying "Come in We're hiring"
Part-time job

Most students looking to supplement their student loan or who haven’t found a job yet turn to a part-time job as the obvious first choice.

While being more readily available than a full time one, a part-time job provides a stopgap means of income in additrion to enabling you to gain valuable work experience.

Are you a student in Britain? For vacancies check your local classifieds, this student job search, student job websites and your university careers service. Also sign up with the Graduate Recruitment Bureau. This is a free service which will match you either with part-time jobs or graduate opportunities, depending on what you are looking for. For more tips see finding a part-time job.

Are you outside Britain? Check the following sites:






TheGuardian London Greater Part Time Jobs

Check on Forbes “10 Great sites to find gigs and part-time jobs”

84. Work as a Charity Collector

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Charity collector

This is a noble way to make money at home but you have to be thick-skinned to do it. You’ll have to put up with a lot of rejection and the only way not to give up is to be persistent.

But if you think you have what it takes to be a charity collector and can even squeeze water out of a desert rock, then this could actually be a great money making idea, especially for students. Your compensation is typically commission on new sign ups of around £20.

Feel like it? Have a look at Wesser as well as charity websites like Oxfam.

Project cure

Direct relief

CAF America

Child Aid

Feeding America

World Wildlife Fund

World Vision

85. Babysitting

a babysitter holding a baby in her arms

Do you love children? And can you keep them company when their parents are out? Then you have a classic free money-maker, especially for students.


Well, you get paid (well) to virtually watch TV and not do very much else unless you get stuck with a stubborn child!

How to begin?

Advertise your services in the local newspaper, with fliers or on classified websites such as Gumtree.
Parents may or may not ask for a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check to look after their small children. But it is a good idea to go for one to avoid any surprises.

How much to charge?

If you aren’t sure how much to charge, local ads can give you a cue. However you can expect to be paid over £6 hour even if you have absolutely no training or experience in child care. If that isn’t the easiest money you will ever gain, then tell me what.

86. Dog Walking

A white mascot walking a brown dog
Walking a dog

Are you a dog lover? Do you have free time during the day (especially as a student) when people are out at work and worried about their pets being alone at home? Does taking a dog out for a walk give you pleasure? Then the big business of dog walking is for you.

Go sign up to with sites like Tailster that match you up with dog owners. You could also advertise your services locally in local newspapers and with fliers or on classified websites such as Gumtree.

What you earn?

You could make around £7 a dog for a 1 hour walk and above all keep fit too!

Other sites that match dog walkers up with dog owners are:

Borrow my doggy

Find and book local dog sitters in 10,000+ cities.

Safe & Reliable Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Nationwide

The Uber of dog walking is here

87. Busking

5 blackmen busking in the summer in London

Do you love to have fun, especially singing or dancing? Then make some money out of it! Who knows, you may become as popular and (God forbid!) as annoying as Justin Bieber who started off busking.

Wikipedia defines busking as “Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities, though “busking” is particularly associated with singing or playing music. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given.” Read more here

How to make money busking (street performing)

You need a licence to busk or perform in a public place or to create pavement art. There is no cost for the licence. Get yours from the Auckland Council here

Other useful sites are:

The Busking Project: Find, enjoy and support the best street artists near you.
Join as a busker
Join as a fan

Choose a good spot with high footfall, make sure you are good and play your heart out. Some buskers in the past have been known to make upwards of £20 hour.

88. YouTube Videos

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YouTube Icon

The statisitcs say that we now watch more videos on YouTube than do searches on Google. And if there is a way to make money online at home free with this huge market, then you know it’s going to be great. Fortunately this opportunity exists.

It is the recently introduced YouTube Partner Program which now makes you profit from making and uploading videos.

What you gain?

A percentage of the advertising revenue collected per 1,000 views.

The three most important ingredients which will make you successful and bring you a lot of money are virality, subscriber base and topic. Should that be the case, you could feature among the ever increasing numbers of YouTubers whose success stories are published every week and who make this their career.

For more tips read this guide to making money from YouTube.

Any Other Business

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Any Other Business

There are so many ways to make money online at home free that I know I haven’t captured them all here. If you have an idea which is not mentioned here, just go on Google and find information about it (in terms of how to go about it and where to practise it).


The Internet is the new frontier where you really can carve out a niche for yourself and make good money online free, if you are willing to put in the time and the effort required, especially at the beginning.
Just because people are making a lot of money from the online universe doesn’t mean that it is quick money. But what is sure is that, if you stick with it you’ll get more adept and skilled, build a reputation and build your portfolio or clientele. Then you will feel as if you had your own personal ATM!

A word of advice

Now that you know all the online jobs that you can do, don’t you want to start right away? That would be ideal but do you know what it takes to succeed online? Lack of knowledge or of training has been identified as one of the causes of the 90% failure of people working online. So now, do you want to know where you can get training on how to succeed online as I did?

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While all of the opportunities listed above are legitimate ways to make some money online at home free, it would probably be unrealistic to expect to make a full-time income from at least some of them individually.

So check them out and let us know in the comments which ones you like best and hope to earn the most from!

If you would like to leave your personal opinion or experience of 88 ways to make money online at home free or if you have any questions, please do leave them below. I would love to talk with you!

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Posted on: May 12, 2016, by : Akoli

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