29 Ways to Make $4500 a Month From Home Or Anywhere

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So, you’re looking for jobs online that pay well? This post has got you covered!

Even though I earn a reasonable salary working my day job in the legal industry, I still had that urge to use some of my free time to make a little extra on the side.

I find working for myself a lot more rewarding than working for someone else!

I guess it’s knowing that every penny I make is through work done solely by me. There’s something uniquely gratifying about that in my eyes!

I write and maintain this blog mostly during the week when I get home from work at 6pm, usually when my girlfriend is working the evening shift as a psychiatric nurse at the local hospital.

Yes, it can be tiring but I find it a lot more productive than simply putting my feet up and watching mind-numbing TV that doesn’t really enhance my life in any measurable way!

So, if you’ve got spare time in the evening, or perhaps if you just happen to be a night owl, then some of these job ideas will hopefully get you burning the midnight oil, whilst earning some extra cash on the side!

Without further ado, here are 29 opportunities to make up to $4500 a month from home…

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Survey Junkie (US, Canada and Australia Only)
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SwagBucks (Only available in USA, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, UK and Ireland)
(Only available in USA, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, UK and Ireland)

Earn up to $10 an hour with SwagBucks. You even get $5 free just for signing up. Join via my special link, input your email and you can start earning easy cash.

Start Blogging

This is what I do, so it seems like a sensible place to start!

As I have mentioned, I write this blog mainly in the week between the hours of 7pm – 11pm when I get home from work.

Yes, blogging isn’t particularly easy and you’ll need to work hard before you see a steady income, but the rewards can be huge, and better still, you don’t need to have Shakespearean writing skills to succeed.

This blog started to make money after the first 3 months but only now does it make over $1000 each month, which happened after around 6 months of hard work.

Whilst $1000 isn’t an insignificant amount, there are bloggers making a lot more than that and it is not actually that difficult to make a full-time income if you stick at it.

In fact, I know plenty of bloggers who are making $4500 and much more. Some I know are making $100k a month – crazy I know.

It’s important to remember that not every blogging niche makes money. You won’t make much cash blogging about rock formations or fossils.

💡 It’s best to stick to something that’s tried and tested such as:-

  • Personal finance (like this blog)
  • Food
  • Lifestyle
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Travel

Blogging is a fairly cheap business to run. I would recommend using WordPress as your blogging platform as it is free. The only thing you need to purchase is somewhere for your blog to live (hosting).

I would recommend BlueHost as a good place for first-time bloggers as you can get hosting for as little as a few dollars a month.

If you want a more detailed guide on how to set up a blog then I would recommend my 5000-word guide.

Want to make at least $1000 a month blogging? Read my….

Ultimate Guide to Blogging

Independent Writing

You do not need any English qualifications to become a freelance writer. Whilst you do need to have fairly proficient written English skills, even moderately good writers can get gigs.

Freelance writing opportunities are plentiful thanks to the internet. The reason is that people who own websites and blogs often hire freelancers to write their articles.

Writing for someone else like that is called ghostwriting!

You could be writing for blogs, independent magazines, for digital marketing purposes, and any other form of written content – the options are endless.

Freelance writers earn an average of around $60,000 per year, which is way above the US national average.

For freelance work check out:-

Test Out Websites

website tester

This is probably not going to replace your day job or keep you afloat financially, but it’s certainly something you can do in your spare time to earn a few hundred bucks a month extra.

You’ll generally need some basic equipment like a desktop PC/mac, a microphone, and a solid internet connection to be able to do this!

You can then begin testing, which usually involves visiting a web page, checking it for errors, and providing feedback over your mic!

Some of my favorite website testing opportunities can be found through these companies:-

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk is an outsourcing company that allows companies to outsource micro tasks to people like you.

These jobs, often called gig economy jobs, are usually doing tasks like transcription, data entry, content moderation and writing jobs.

You will not earn a fortune with them but they can be done remotely so they are ideal for those looking to earn a little extra in the evening.

Freelance Gigs

By using websites like Guru and UpWork you can find all manner of side jobs to suit numerous different skill sets.

These websites put you in touch with people looking for freelancers to do all manner of tasks such as:-

  • Writing
  • Translation
  • Design and Art
  • Legal Services
  • Administrative and Secretarial Services
  • Business and Finance Services

You are sure to find something on there that suits your skill set.

Online Tutoring


If you have previous teaching experience and knowledge in a particular subject then there are plenty of remote opportunities out there to teach from your own home.

You will usually need to have a college degree and some form of teaching qualifications but if you do, you are set.

Check out the following:-

Become a Paid Blogger

This is different from number 1 on this list as instead of writing your own blog, you will write for someone else’s blog.

If you have blogging experience or are a fairly proficient writer but don’t want the stress of running your own blog, then there are opportunities out there for you.

These jobs can be done remotely so they are perfect for late-night workers.

Check out opportunities at:-


Proofreaders review written documents checking for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and other written errors.

The job is ideal if you have a keen eye for detail and reasonable English skills.

If you’re interested in proofreading then I would fully recommend Caitlin Pyle’s course Proofread Anywhere.

Her courses take you through all you need to know to become a pro proofreader. She earned $43,000 in her first year and now earns 5 figures.

You can check out my in-depth review of this opportunity here.

Graphic Designer

graphic design

If you have good graphic design skills then you can get gigs fairly easily online.

There’s a huge market out there for people looking for logo design, flyer design, brochure design, and designs for clothing.

Check out:-

Social Media Consultant

If you know your way around the main social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest then this could be the ideal job for you.

Social media platforms are now huge marketing tools that almost all companies use for their marketing campaigns.

A social media consultant will help manage a company’s or individual’s social media account which might mean managing ad campaigns, posting content or building up a follower base.

Check out:-

for opportunities.

Survey Jobs

It’s perhaps slightly far-fetched to call surveys “jobs”, but you can definitely make a few extra dollars a month doing them if you target the right ones.

You aren’t going to become a millionaire by doing surveys but I think it’s realistic to make a couple of hundred bucks a month if you stick with them.

Surveys are all done remotely from your smartphone or laptop/desktop so they are perfect to do late at night.

I would recommend the following companies:-

  • Survey Junkie – 5 ⭐ rating on TrustPilot – Expect to earn around $10 per hour
  • SwagBucks – Surveys amongst other tasks. $5 sign-up bonus. Expect up to $10 per hour – their gold surveys are the ones to do
  • My Points – Expect to earn up to $10 per hour

Focus Groups

Focus groups are when companies get people together to do market research, usually on new products before they go to market.

Focus groups can be done over the phone, over Skype, and sometimes in person.

Some pay as high as $350 for a few hours of work so they are worth looking into if you want to earn some fast cash.

💡Top 5 Focus Groups

  • Respondent – I have seen some studies as a high as $350 but they are fairly hard to be accepted on to
  • Focus Group.com – Mostly niche topics but pay up to $200 from what I’ve seen
  • Survey Junkie – Mainly a survey site but some focus groups do crop up from time to time paying up to $150
  • Recruit and Field – Studies on a variety of topics – up to $300 per study
  • User Interviews – Wide variety of studies paying up to around $250

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants do virtual tasks for people or companies who contract their services.

You’ll be doing things like:-

  • Managing social media accounts
  • Managing someone’s diary
  • Creating digital content
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Dealing with customer queries

As the name suggests, the job is completely remote making it ideal for night owls.

If this tickles your taste buds then have a look at Gina Horkey’s Course where she teaches how she earns in excess of $4000 a month doing this.


Moderators oversee online communities on places such as online forums, Facebook groups and blogs.

Your job will be to ensure that the users are abiding by the group’s/forum’s/company’s terms of service and rules.

For example, you may moderate for bad language, bullying, explicit, dangerous, or irrelevant content etc..

This can be done remotely so again it’s a good job to do at night.

Check out the following companies:-

Online Courses

There’s a market out there for courses on pretty much every subject.

If you have skills, qualifications or proficiency in something then you can sell it and make a fairly tidy profit.

You could make courses on the following:-

  • Cooking
  • Guitar Playing
  • Writing
  • Web Design
  • Trading
  • Blogging
  • Music Production
  • Painting
  • Singing
  • Knitting

The list really is endless.

Websites like the following are great places to sell your courses:-

Arbitrage Selling

Arbitrage selling is where you find something cheap and sell it on for a profit.

It’s a really fun side hustle that I have done myself in the past. It’s actually very rewarding.

Rob and Melissa over at Flea Market Flipper are experts at this and make over $100,000 a year doing it.

Here are some of the crazy things they’ve bought and sold on for, sometimes, crazy profits:-

  • Door handle: Bought for $8, sold for $200
  • Double stroller: Bought for $90, sold for $380
  • Patio set: Bought for $50, Sold for $2,100
  • Carousel Horse: Bought for $175, Sold for $1,299
  • Old radio: Bought for $15, Sold for $200

You can join their course here

Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA or fulfilled by Amazon is a type of drop shipping business that you do through Amazon.

You essentially order products in from China and they are stored in Amazon’s warehouses and listed on Amazon’s website.

When you get a sale, Amazon will ship the product for you and deal with returns in exchange for a fee.

Check out Sam Priestley’s guide here which is extremely helpful and informative.

Matched Betting

Matched betting is an awesome side hustle and I have personally made over $5000 doing it in my spare time.

The important thing to know is that it is not gambling.

Essentially it works by using the free bets that bookies give out to new and existing customers.

It effectively turns those free bets into cash you can withdraw from the bookmaker when usually you have to spend it on a bet.

I have done an extensive guide here explaining how it works.

I used to think it was mainly a UK side hustle as I learned to do it using an English company called Profit Accumulator. 

However, I now know it can be done in the USA too. Check out The Sure Bettor for more information.

Sell Arts and Crafts

arts and crafts

This market is huge and was valued at over $40b in the USA last year.

If you are a dab hand at all things crafty then the online marketplace is a great place to sell your handy work.

You can sell anything from jewelry, greetings cards, wedding/birthday decorations to garden decorations.  ​

Etsy is a great place to sell these things. They charge a 9% fee on sales but their marketplace is huge.

Some other worthy mentions are:-​

Write Online Reviews

If you love giving your opinion on things then this is likely to be an attractive night job for you.

You can review all manner of things such as websites, music, written articles, and video games.

You will get paid on the quality of the feedback that you give so it’s worth putting in some effort to make the most out of it.

Slice the Pie is a good place to start.

I would also check out the following:-​

Sell Recipes

As a blogger, you soon come to realize that a lot of the bigger bloggers don’t always write their own content.

This is especially so for food bloggers who often pay others to make recipes for their blogs.

So, if you enjoy cooking and can put together tasty food, then this is a side hustle that can definitely work for you.

You’ll need a well-stocked kitchen and a good camera

Bloggers will pay up to $150 for a single article so it’s a very lucrative side earner if you can build a good client list.

I would approach food bloggers directly in the first instance. All it takes is a Google or Pinterest search to find thousands of potential customers.

Other ways of drumming up business would include advertising on sites like Fiverr and UpWork.



Transcriptionists type audio recordings into text.

You will need a good ear, fast and accurate typing skills, and an eye for details.

Transcriptionists can make up to around $45,000 per year so it’s a worthy online career.

You do not need any formal qualifications which makes it very accessible.

I would recommend Janet Shaughnessy’s course “Transcribe Anywhere” which will show you how to transcribe like a pro and build a successful business.


This role involves editing Court transcripts which are basically written records of what was said in court.

You’ll need decent typing skills. However, again, you don’t need any formal qualifications to do this work.

You can earn up to $55,000PA.

I would recommend this course by Linda Evanson if you want to delve deeper into this opportunity.

Book Keeper

Book keepers can earn anything up to $60 per hour working remotely.

You’ll be in charge of managing the accounts of a portfolio of small businesses.

It’s better if you have some accounting qualifications but this is not essential as Ben Robinson’s learn how to be a book keeper course that you can find here will teach you all you need to know.

Dog Minder

This is the perfect night job if you love minding or walking dogs.

With apps such as Rover you can sign up and be in touch with thousands of dog owners in no time.

They will pay you to walk their dogs, mind their dog whilst they’re on vacation or even mind their dogs at your home for them.

Anyone can do it too!

You can make about $15-$20 per hour and it’s obviously a fun job if you’re an animal lover.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, these ideas will get the ol’ grey matter churning and show you that you can easily make up to $4500 a month online and from home.

While it may take some time to get there, there’s never been a better time to get started.

My number one opportunity to make a respectable income online is still to create a blog or niche site – read our ultimate guide to blogging to get started.

About the author

Oliver graduated from law school in 2008 and has practiced exclusively in the field of civil litigation for the last 10 years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in litigation involving large financial losses and a special interest in consumer law. He has achieved numerous 7 figure settlements and has been involved in multi-billion dollar class-action consumer lawsuits against companies such as the Volkswagen Group. Away from the law, he is a consumer information and personal finance writer, having been featured in key publications such as Yahoo Finance, GO Banking Rates, NewsBreak, MEL Magazine, and many more.

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