How to Make Money from Home Right Now

Apr 24, 2020 | Budgeting, Make Money, Video

How to make money from home right now using these tips from Fun Cheap or Free!

Today I'm going to teach you how to make some money… from HOME! We're living in crazy times but we're all in this together. The fact is, there are tons of ways to make money from home right now. And who couldn't use a little extra dough?

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Regardless of when you watch this, many of us are consistently looking for ways to make money from home. Whether it's to help pay the bills or to save a little extra money for a vacation or an emergency fund, a little money can go a long way! Some of these jobs may not make a ton, but they allow for flexibility and cut down on overhead costs.

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Welp! That was a fun video! As promised, here are all the details, plus a ton of extra info to help you figure out how YOU can bring home a little extra money.


I hate to burst your bubble but working from home is daaaang hard! I'm going to share some of my real-life tips for working from home.


Use this block schedule template to help you block out time to make money from home! Tips from Fun Cheap or Free

If you've been reading, following on IG, or watching my videos for even a minute or two you know that I live and breathe by my block schedule. Set aside uninterrupted time to get your work done and train your family to start to respect that time.

Check out my hardcore block schedule explanation and video here (plus a FREE block schedule template).

See how we've adjusted our block schedule to accommodate the whole family being home during the madness that we're experience right now when we're all stuck at home.


Boost your resume! If you're just getting started, it may have been a while since you've been in the workplace. Take a minute and polish ‘er up!

Once updated, it's time to get that baby out there! Join groups, FB groups, submit application to websites, etc. You'll have to make an effort to get your name out and apply for jobs. They won't just come to you!


  • Get good WiFi – Ain't nobody got time for slow internet connection, especially if you're working from home.
  • Computer & Phone – You'll want to make sure you have a computer and phone that is up to date and can handle all the new apps and software you may need to use!
  • Car – In some cases, you may even need to get your car tuned up and clean it out thoroughly.


At the end of the day, be smart and efficient. Take what you’re doing anyway, what you’re good at, what you enjoy, what you know how to do…and see if there is a way to make money doing it! We've got a whole other post that goes into HUGE detail about how to make extra money from home by capitalizing on YOUR TALENTS!

Alright. Now let's make some money!


Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list! There are so many ways to make money from home. Get creative to figure out what works best for you. That being said, here are some tried and true ways to make money. Let's get started!


Make money from home by doing virtuala tutoring! Ideas from Fun Cheap or Free

Tutoring from home is a good gig! You don't even have to wear pants! There are so many different ways to tutor from home, however, one company I totally recommend is VIPKid! It's a for sure, solid way to make money from home. I have a lot of friends who do this and love it! Here are some of the benefits and details:

  • Flexibility in teaching time. VIPKid offers flexibility for teachers to open time slots at their convenience, and teachers are able to decide whenever it is convenient for them to teach.  
  • Flexibility in teaching location. VIPKid offers flexibility regarding teaching location and teachers are able to teach from wherever as long, as the location is covered by high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • Payment. Teachers are able to earn service payments, which are the equivalent of $15 to $22 per hour, and the rate of payment is negotiated and agreed upon at the screening stage.

In order to be eligible to be a teacher on VIPKid platform you must hold a bachelor’s degree, have at least two years experience working with children, and eligibility to work in the United States or Canada.

Keep in mind, there are other ways to tutor! Did you love math? Tutor high school kids in math. Were you an expert at taking tests? Prep students to rock their exams. Have another skill? Consider giving virtual lessons. This could be a range of things from piano to sewing to a different language, etc.


There are so many websites where you an put your services online. You post what you're willing to provide and your rate and people who need you will reach out to you and hire you!

Want more details about these? Check out this post all about apps you can use to earn money!


Become a virtual assistant and make money while staying at home with your family - Tips from Fun Cheap or Free

Truth be told, I hire virtually all the time! There are tons of businesses, bloggers, etc. out there looking for someone to manage their social media or do other online virtual assistant-y type stuff.

Start asking around, join FB groups, put a resume out there that is super specific and very braggy about all your skills and get it out there!!

We have a post that goes into more detail about how to start an online side hustle as a virtual assistant, blogging, doing freelance work and more! It's got some great details that may help you!


There are some travel agent type jobs you can do from home. Or you can get creative about it! Here are a few options:

  • Air BnB – Rent your home while you're out of town or rent a single room if you have one available.
  • Turo – Allows you to rent your car out for a day.
  • Neighbor – Rent space in/around your home for other people to store stuff.


Work from your car by using these apps from Fun Cheap or Free

There are a bunch of apps that allow you to make money from your car. Say what!? I seriously love some of these ideas and use them regularly… from the consumer side!

  • Driveshare – Like to drive? Got a long commute? Use apps like Uber or Lyft to pick up and drop off others and make some real money!
  • DeliveryInstaCart and Amazon Flex are just two grocery delivery service apps.
  • Food delivery – This is a BIG one these days! GrubHub and Door Dash are just two apps that allow you to pick up and drop off food.

We have a post filled with tons of apps you can use to earn money! Check out these details to get started.


Sell stuff. Do not discount this! Bubba is the master at selling stuff. Get rid of what you don't need and others may find value in and sell these items on classifieds or FB marketplace.

If your paycheck isn't enough, there are things you can do! Don't give up hope. Check out this post for a few more ideas on what you can do to maybe even make more money in your current job, starting a side hustle, or even starting your OWN business!

Creative ways to make money from home right now from Fun Cheap or Free

Well, that's a wrap on this super long, but hopefully helpful post on how to make money from home. Any of these ideas sound like they might work for you? Did we miss something that might help others make money from home?? Let us know in the comments!

Want some more great ideas?!

We know it's tough out there, you guys! Stay positive! We'll get through this!

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  1. Amanda

    I have been a freelance illustrator for 19 years and get 80% of my jobs from I would not recommend as you will be competing with providers from other countries who can charge $5 (or less). On Upwork, you can look at jobs with clients who want to work with people in the United States and are offering higher payment for their projects which I think is a great feature!

    When I started out on (they got bought out by Upwork a few years ago) I made sure I had some great portfolio pieces, had a good profile and I bid EVERY DAY for 30 days. You may not be able to start taking jobs at your ideal rate, but you could consider raising your prices just a bit every time you get a good review. Also, Upwork has a great resource library on how to build a really great profile and win bids!

    • Tasi

      I think it was Upwork that refused to accept my state’s driver’s license to prove my identity. I’ve heard others having similar problems. Do you know if that’s gotten better? It’s been a couple years since I tried.

  2. Sarah

    Do you have any positions that you are hiring for now, Jordan?

    • Fun Cheap or Free

      We’re always accepting resumes! Please feel free to email yours to [email protected].

      • Penny

        Hi Jordan. I am Penny from Singapore. Had tried your Clipboard Chores for my kids and is work. But the way of how to make money doesn’t work in Singapore as here have many Laws that indirectly controlling us.

  3. Lorrene Romanic

    Friends of mine started a business called UpCloseRV ( where you can make an income by signing up as a host & allowing people passing through in RVs to park their RV on your property (driveway, yard, whatever) 🙂


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