Looking to make some extra money from home? Here are five ways to earn an extra $500 or more per month.Making money from home is such an awesome feeling. It’s great to be able to contribute to your family’s financial situation from the comfort of your home. And it’s also great that there are online jobs that will fit just about every single personality.

If you’re looking to make some extra cash here are five ways to make an extra $500 per month from home!

Do Online Surveys

Believe it or not, companies want to pay you for your input. Major companies and brands need to know what people are thinking. They work with companies like Neilson (who do ratings for TV shows and other products) and contract with online companies to get people’s opinions.

Anyone can sign up, and simply sharing your ideas and filling out surveys can earn you cash and other rewards.

Some of the most popular online survey sites include:

Sell Crafts on Etsy

I just put in my first Etsy order last month and I am in love. I also spent way, way more money than I normally would for two reasons. First, I loved the product and couldn’t find it anywhere else and second, I wanted to support fellow entrepreneurs.

If you’re crafty whether that be making actual physical products like picture frames, candles or soap or are very good at making digital prints, Etsy could be quite profitable.

(I paid $42 for three digital print photos! Besides the ink and three pieces of paper that’s all pure profit for the seller!)

Test Websites

Like it sounds, website testers test the “usability” of websites. As a website tester you look at the overall layout of a website, critique it, and make a video of it. You can get paid around $10 per website tested which generally takes around 20 minutes.

The work might not be extremely consistent but the good news is you only have to review 50 websites to earn that extra $500 per month from home. That’s not a bad deal!

Write Articles

The pay you can earn from writing articles varies greatly. You can earn anywhere from $5-$500 for a 500 word article.

If you start at out working for a content mill, like TextBroker for example, you’re only go to make $5-$10 per article. If you go out and find your own clients you can start out in the $20-$30 range or more, depending on your skills.

If you decided to freelance and find your own clients you’d only have to write 17 articles a month to earn $500 at a rate of $30 per article.


Babysitting is one of those tried, true, and will always be around ways to make money from home. If you babysat one kid at $10 an hour you’d only need to work 50 hours per month for the $500. Get a second kid to watch and you’ve cut your time in half.

This is a good solution for someone who likes kids and has no interest in working online.

There are a ton of options when it comes to earning extra money from home. If you feel like nothing on this list applies to you just do a couple of quick Google searches and you’ll end up with more ideas than you can possibly read.

Bonus: Become a Search Engine Evaluator

Search engine evaluators are hired by search engines like Google to verify the accuracy of certain search engine results. These jobs typically pay around $10-$12 per hour which would mean you’d need to work 50 hours per month to earn the extra $500.

You can sign up for search engine evaluator jobs through places like LeapForce.

Other Ways To Make Money From Home

If you still want more ways to make money from home, check out this amazing list of 50+ Ways To Make Money Fast By Side Hustling.

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About Alexa Mason

Alexa Mason has written 192 articles on this site..

Alexa Mason is a freelance writer and wanna be internet entrepreneur. She is also a newly single mom to two beautiful little girls. She chronicles her journey as a single mom trying to make it big at www.singlemomsincome.com.

11 Responses to 5 Ways to Earn an Extra $500 Per Month From Home

  1. Jill York says:

    Do you know a good company that hires for the website testing? Thanks!

  2. Ansh says:

    Any other search engine evaluator company besides LeapForce?

  3. Janine says:

    Do you have to pay to join User Testing?

  4. Amanda says:

    I am having a hard time finding clients or even online companies to write blogs for. Can you give me some advice on how to find clients or companies?

  5. Kimberly says:

    I have always loved to write for as long as I can remember. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, majoring in English with a Psychology minor. I can remember as a young adolescent winning writing contest sponsored by our hometown newspaper. I would love to be able to make money through creative writing.

  6. Marla says:

    Just a comment on selling on Etsy in regard to the digital prints. I am sure the seller had more costs than just the paper and ink. There are overhead costs, for instance. Cost of equipment, electricity, and other utilities not to mention labor. So it’s not just the cost of the ink and paper. A lot of people do not realize the total costs involved in selling crafts of any kind.

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