Top 15 Ways To Earn Money As A Freelancer

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So, you’ve decided you’re sick of the 9-5 grind and you’re ready to make a living as a freelancer. There are plenty of resources out there to help freelancers succeed. Here are some ways to earn money as a freelancer and say goodbye to your boss for good.

  1. Babysit

Babysitting could be a good option if you have experience taking care of children. People are always in need of trusted sitters. You can sign up on websites like to get started.

  1. Develop Websites

If you know how to build a basic website, you can make quite a bit of money on the side. Depending on your skill level, you can make anywhere from $250-$5,000 per website.

  1. Academic Writing

If you’re a strong academic writer, you can get paid to write essays for students. Websites like EssayMama hire writers with advanced degrees to write high school, college, and post-graduate papers.

  1. Become A Dog Sitter

If you’re a dog person, you can make extra money by dog sitting. Websites like let you sign up as a professional dog sitter and create a profile. You can make anywhere from $15-$100 per night.

  1. Officiate Weddings

This is a market that is always hiring. You can easily get ordained online, and offer non-denominational services for couples in your area.

  1. Make Jewelry

Making jewelry can be fun and lucrative. It’s really easy to get started. If you really get into it, you could even create an Etsy shop online.

  1. Take Family Photos

Do you have a knack for taking photos and a great camera? Consider starting a photography business out of your home. You can start out charging about $100 per session.

  1. Create An Online Course

Once your course is created, you can generate passive income for years. Choose a topic that you know a lot about. Depending on the length and complexity of the course, you can charge between $50-$350 per student.

  1. Write An EBook

If you’re very skilled in a given topic, you can write an Ebook of roughly 20,000 words (or less). You can charge between $2.99-$9.99 per book and keep about 70% of the profits.

  1. Tutor

You can make money by tutoring students online at You can work as many or as few hours as you would like.

  1. Participate in Medical Research

Hospitals and private clinics always need people to test new drugs and procedures. Check with your local hospital to see if there are any current studies you can qualify for.

  1. Pose For An Art Class

This can be a fun and interesting way to make some extra cash. You can make about $20/hour, and you will have the unique experience of posing (usually nude) for art students.

  1. Get Crafty

You can sell arts and crafts at local fairs and farmers markets. Some possible things you could make are candles, homemade soap, or holiday cards.

  1. Do Some Yard Work

Ask your neighbors if you can mow their lawn or rake up their leaves. You can make about $10-$15 per hour.

  1. Sell Items on Amazon

Do you or your friends have items to sell on Amazon? You can keep all the profits from your own items and a portion of the profits from items you post for your friends.

These are just a few possible ways to make money as a freelancer. What other ideas can you come up with to make money from home? Share them in the comments below.

Today’s guest post is by Kenneth Waldman. He is a professional content creator with over 5 years of experience and also an editing assitant at


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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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