21 Ways to Make $200 a Month from Home Online (9 Is so Easy Kids Can Do It!) – MoneyPantry

21 Ways to Make $200 a Month from Home Online (9 Is so Easy Kids Can Do It!) – MoneyPantry

Here's how you can earn an extra $200 a month (or week) online without any investment...Here's how you can earn an extra $200 a month (or week) online without any investment...“How can I make $200 a month from home?”

It’s a question I see a lot online.

We all want to make extra money. Many of us just aren’t bringing in as much money as we’d like to from our full-time jobs. Some of us live paycheck to paycheck, and some of us find that after paying bills and saving, we don’t really have much of our paycheck left to spend.

In the past, I have shared a simple way to make $400 a week realistically. I also showed you how to make $500 a week fast using nothing but Craigslist.

There is also our list of easy ways of making $100 to $1000 monthly on the side.

In today’s post, we’re going to cover realistic ways that you can make at least $200 a month, from the comfort of your own home.

What’s great about these methods is that you only need to put in a few hours a week to earn that $200.

The best part?

You can use some of these options to make $200 a week without ever leaving your home!

This means that you can make an extra income while still working at your full-time job.

Easy Ways to Earn $200 a Month (or Week) from Home Quickly

Ready to get started?

Here are some of the best ways anyone can make $200 a month online and from home.

1. Write lists and jokes!

There are so many blogs out there, focusing on a huge range of topics, from science to politics.

Many of these blogs pay people to write blog posts.

If you write a few blog posts a month, then you could make $200 easily!


How much can you earn?

How much you’ll earn depends on the pay rate for the blog that you’re contributing to.

Here are 2 examples:

  • ListVerse ($100 per post): ListVerse pays you to write list-style articles.
  • Cracked (up to $200 per post): Cracked focuses mostly on humorous pieces. So if you’re good at writing funny stuff, this is a great way to make some side money quickly.

Let’s say you get paid $50 apiece. You’d only need to write four articles a month to make $200. If you got paid $100 apiece, then you’d double your monthly income!

For a big list of blogs and websites that pay you to write articles, read our “get paid to write” and “get paid to blog” posts.

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2. Join reward websites

Rewards websites are one of the most fun ways to make some extra money.

Rewards websites pay you for doing easy tasks, like:

  • Watching videos
  • Playing games
  • Completing offers
  • Shopping online
  • Browsing the internet
  • Taking quizzes.

They won’t make you rich, by any means, but join a few, combine your earnings, and you can make a couple of extra hundred dollars each month.

How much can you earn?

While you might only earn $20 to $30 a month from a single rewards website, you can earn $100s if you combine them. So the key here is to join multiple reward websites.

For example:

  • Treasure Trooper: Earn $50 a month. Check out earnings on TreasureTrooper here.
  • Swagbucks: Earn $30 to $125+ a month, according to people’s income reports on Reddit.
  • Perk: $30 to $120 a month, according to reports on this Reddit thread, and this one. Update: Perk is no longer available.

Let’s say that you join TreasureTrooper and make $50 a month.

You also sign up for Swagbucks and earn $115 a month.

Finally, you join Perk and make $35 a month.

Combine your earnings, and you’d bring in an extra $200 a month – just from doing easy, fun tasks, like watching videos and playing games.

3. Do some transcription work

Are you a quick and accurate typist?

If so, you could earn money as a transcriptionist.

Basically, you listen to the audio, and then type, or transcribe, what you hear. You deliver the transcript and get paid.

Here are a few places that offer transcriptionist work:

How much can you earn?

People on PayScale report earning $7 to $25 an hour as a transcriptionist.

Let’s say that you earn $15 an hour.

You’d only need to work around 14 hours a month, or 3.5 hours a week to make $200 a month.

Earn $20 an hour, and you’d only need to work 10 hours a month to make the $200.

4. Take surveys

Taking surveys is another super easy way to make a couple of hundred extra dollars each month.

Surveys can easily be done in your downtime, like when you’re watching TV.

How much can you earn?

The key to making $100s from surveys is to join a few sites so that you increase the number of surveys that you’ll qualify for.

Let’s say you join the following websites – here’s what you could earn:

  • MySurvey: This survey website gives you points that you can Redeem for money or gift cards. This person on Reddit reports earning $20 to $25 for some surveys, and that they had more than 45 surveys waiting after checking their account for the first time in a couple of weeks.
  • Pinecone Research: On Reddit, people report that they earn $3 a survey and get around one to two surveys a week.
  • QuickThoughts: You can earn up to $3 per survey.
  • SurveySavvy: Earn from $1 to $2 a survey, generally. However, you can also get surveys that pay from $5 to $10.
  • Darwin’s Data: This site pays $25 a survey.

Let’s say you take two surveys a week with Pinecone Research and earn $3 per survey. You make $6 a week and around $24 a month.

You do the same with QuickThoughts, and again earn $24 a month.

On MySurvey you take two $25 surveys a month, making $50 a month from the site.

You take a few $10 surveys at SurveySavvy each month, as well as a $2 survey each week, and earn around $40 a month from the site.

Finally, you take three surveys a month at Darwin’s Data and make $75 a month.

Your total from all five websites would be $213 a month.

Pro tip: Almost every person who makes more than $100 a month from surveys, uses multiple survey sites. Each survey site may only have a few available surveys per month so there is only a limited amount of money you can make with just one site. But if you join multiple sites, you will have enough surveys available to make a few hundred each month.

For a big list of survey sites, check out our list of legitimate survey companies that pay.

5. Become an online tutor

Online, you can tutor students in a huge range of topics, from math to science.

For many tutoring jobs, you’ll need to have a degree and sometimes experience in teaching. So just make sure you have a good read of the requirements for a position before you apply to it.

There are plenty of places to find online tutoring jobs, such as:

How much can you earn?

How much you make depends on the company you work with. On Glassdoor, people report earning from $11 to $25 an hour as an online tutor. So, if you earned $20 an hour, then you’d only need to work 10 hours a month, or two hours a week as a tutor to earn an additional $200 a month.

6. Do some data entry work online

Another way to make an extra $200 a month is to pick up some data entry work. You can easily find legitimate data entry work online:

Data entry clerks input data in spreadsheets, documents, databases and other data management systems.

For many positions, you don’t need qualifications or experience, which is great.

For some positions, you will though, so make sure you have a read of the requirements before applying to a job.

How much can you earn?

On Glassdoor, people report that they earn anywhere from $11 to $18 plus an hour, as a data entry clerk.

Let’s say you earn $15 an hour and work 4 hours per week. In total, you’d make around $240 a month!

7. Pick up some freelance writing work

Whether it’s articles or product descriptions, there are so many companies, brands, website owners and individuals looking for written content.

And they’re willing to pay you for it.

If you know how to structure a piece and have good grammar, then you can earn money writing content.

You could start with content websites. These are platforms that bring together writers with clients who need articles and blog posts written.

Here are a few to check out:

They’re a good place to get started and to gain experience, but content websites don’t pay that well.

So you may want to branch out into finding private clients on websites, like UpWork and Freelancer.

How much can you earn?

According to figures from PayScale.com, Freelance Writers can earn anywhere from $10 to $55 an hour, with the average hourly rate being $24.70.

Let’s say you earn $20 an hour. You’d only need to work 10 hours a month, around two a week, to earn $200 a month!

Writers aren’t always paid hourly though – many are paid per word or per article. How much you earn per word or article can vary quite drastically too.

You could make as little as $5 per article, or as much as $500!

8. Teach English Online

Consider teaching people English online, as you can easily earn an extra income from it.

For most English language teaching jobs, you’ll need to have a language teaching certification, like a TEFL certificate. You may also need to have a degree. Just make sure that you read all of the requirements for a position before you apply to it.

Here are a few places to find work teaching English online:

Job boards are also a good source of English teaching positions. Some are location-based, but you can find plenty of online positions too. Here are a few to check out:

How much can you earn?

People on PayScale.com report that they earn from $12.35 to $39.26 an hour, teaching English as a second language (ESL).

ESL teachers on average earn $20.26 an hour. So if you earned $20 an hour and worked just two hours per week, then you’d make $200 in a month!

9. Watch Videos

Yes, you can get paid to watch videos online.

Sites like Swagbucks will actually pay you for watching videos.

What kind of videos?

Anything from movie previews and celebrity videos to ads, latest news and more.

This is so easy even a kid can do it (although you have be at least 18 to join Swagbucks).

How much can you earn?

Ok, so you won’t make more than a few bucks just by watching videos, but every little bit helps.

Combine watching videos with other ways of earning money on sites Swagbucks and you can easily make an extra $100 or two.

10. Do some virtual assistant work

Another way to make $200 a month from home is to do some virtual assistant work.

Virtual assistants complete a range of tasks, such as:

  • Writing emails
  • Making phone calls
  • Arranging meetings
  • Scheduling appointments
  • General admin tasks

Here are a few places where you can find virtual assistant work:

How much can you earn?

On average, virtual assistants earn $15.61 an hour, according to figures from PayScale.com. However, pay can vary from $10 to $29 an hour.

Let’s say you earn $15 an hour and work just four hours a week, you’d make $240 a month!

11. Become a freelance proofreader or editor online

Are you good at spotting typos?

Do you know how to structure a sentence?

If so, then consider working as a freelance proofreader or editor online.

Proofreading involves finding and correcting typos, spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.

Editing can be more complex, and in addition to the steps involved in proofreading, can also include analyzing the structure of the piece and how it flows to make it more well-organized and easier to understand.

For some editing and proofreading positions, you may need a degree or experience in editing or proofreading in order to qualify.

There are plenty of places you can find freelance editing and proofreading work online:

How much can you earn?

According to figures from PayScale, editors, on average, earn $24.83 an hour. Let’s say you earned $25 an hour. You’d only need to work 8 hours a month, or two hours a week, to earn $200 a month!

12. Be a website tester

Companies want their customers to have the best experiences on their websites. Broken links, items that don’t appear in the shopping cart once they’ve been added, and pages that don’t load properly are frustrating.

To ensure that they’re providing a good experience to their customers, brands hire website testers.

As a website tester, you visit websites, like a regular customer would, and then provide feedback on your experience.

You’ll need to give feedback on things like whether the website was easy to navigate and if you come across any errors or broken links.

You basically get paid to help businesses to make websites better for customers.

Here’s where you can find work as a website tester:

For more, check out this list of companies that pay you to test websites.

How much can you earn?

How much you’ll earn varies, depending on the companies that you work with and how many tests you take.

For example, UserBrain pays $3 per test, whereas Userlytics pays $5 to $20 per test.

Let’s say that you earn $10 a test, and take 5 tests per week – you’d make $200 a month!

13. Rent out your car

If your car is often just sitting in the garage or driveway, then consider renting it out. You can make quite a lot of cash doing this.

Here are a few companies that you can use to rent out your car:

How much can you earn?

How much you’ll earn depends on the company you use to rent out your car, how often you rent out your car and what model your car is.

  • For example, Getaround says that the average car owner can make $6,000 a year.
  • According to Turo, for a car with a $20,000 market value, which is rented out for 15 days a month, you’d make $6,501 a year.
  • Hyre Car claims that you can earn $35 a day, $230 a week or $800 a month renting out your car.

So if you rent out your car, you could earn anywhere from $500 to $800 a month!

14. Sell stock photos online

If you want to make extra money passively, then consider selling stock photos online. You don’t have to set up your own website – there are stock photo websites out there where you can upload your photos.

On stock photo websites, you can put a photo up for sale, and earn money each time someone downloads it.

Sometimes, you can sell the same photo over and over again, and others you sell as a one-off.

Here are a few places to sell stock photos online:

Just upload your photos and you can start making money. You don’t necessarily need a fancy camera either. You can use an entry level DSLR or your phone’s camera if it produces good quality photos.

You can also try to build up some traffic to your photos, so you sell more, but this isn’t a necessity.

Read our Sell Stock Photos article and our 11 Sites That Pay You for Your Photos article to learn more about making money selling photos and for more stock photo websites.

How much can you earn?

How much you’ll earn depends on how many photos you sell, and how much you earn per photo.

How much money you make per photo depends on the website you’re selling through.

  • For example, you can earn from $34 to $249 an image at 500px.
  • At iStockPhoto, you can earn from $1 to $20 an image.
  • You can earn from $1 to $40 per image with DreamsTime.

These websites do take a commission. For example, 500px takes 15% to 45%.

Let’s say you sell 20 photos a month, and make $10 an image – you’d earn $200 a month.

15. Complete Micro Tasks

Whether it’s narrating videos or annotating photos, online you can get paid to do a range of small tasks, or microtasks as they’re sometimes known.

Here are a few places to make money from micro tasks:

How much can you earn?

It really varies! How much you make depends on how many tasks you complete, and the amount you get paid per task. Let’s say you sell services on Fiverr.

You can actually earn more than $5 per task, so let’s say you earn $10 per task. To make $200 a month, you’d need to complete 20 projects a month or five per week.

On Reddit, one person says that they make $20 to 30 a day on Mturk. This would put their earnings, at $600 a month.

Another user says they make around $50 a month on Mturk.

16. Become a customer support/service agent

If you don’t mind dealing with people over the phone or via email, or instant chat, then consider working as a customer service agent.

Customer service agents answer customer queries, solve problems that customers may have, or provide tech support.

Here are a few companies that hire customer support agents:

Also, you can find customer support work on the following job boards and websites:

How much can you earn?

According to figures from PayScale, customer support agents earn $13 an hour and can make anywhere from $9 to $19 an hour.

Let’s say you make $13 an hour. You’d need to work just 4 hours a week, to make around $208 a month!

17. Use coupons

Using coupons can actually save you a lot of money each week.

According to statistics, of the 305 billion CPG coupons distributed throughout the country in 2012, only 2.9 billion of those CPG coupons were redeemed. That’s a lot of savings that people are missing out on!

How much can you earn?

According to statistics from Valassis, using coupons saved 30% of people more than $50 a week.

Using coupons, you could add an additional $200 a month to your bank account!

18. Sell courses online

You can earn money from selling courses online. You can create a course on anything, from how to use Photoshop to creative writing.

You don’t have to set up your own website either. On Udemy and Skillshare, you can easily list your course for sale and make an income from it each month.

How much can you earn?

How much you earn will vary depending on factors, like how much you sell your course for, and how many courses you sell each month.

One person on Reddit says that they put in around 10 hours a month of work on their courses, and earn $550 a month selling them on Udemy.

Skillshare states that first-time teachers make, on average, $200 in their first month.

Some people even earn thousands from selling their courses each month.

19. Publish books on Kindle

Publishing books on Kindle can earn you money, especially if you publish multiple titles.

Your book could be fiction, so you could write a thriller for example or non-fiction, so you could write a book on how to lose weight.

The key with Kindle is to have more than one book out there.

If a reader likes one of your books, then they’re likely to check out your catalog and buy other titles from you. With Amazon, books tend to sell other books.

How much can you earn?

How much you’ll earn will vary, depending on how many books you have up for sale, how you price each book, and how many sales you get each month.

One Reddit user says they made £400 ($521) in the first month from selling their books on Amazon.

In another thread, a Reddit user says they make $300 to $500 a month from selling their books on Kindle.

20. Find translation work online

If you can speak more than one language, then why not do some translation work online?

You could make $100s extra each month.

Here are a few places where you can pick up some translation work:

How much can you earn?

According to figures from PayScale, the average pay for a translator is $20. This means that you can work just 10 hours a month, and earn $200. However, hourly pay can vary anywhere from $12 to $40, and from $30 to $50 according to JobMonkey.com.

To get started, read our list of legitimate translation jobs.

21. Start a blog

If you ever wondered “how to make $200 a month as a kid“, this is your answer. A quick search online and you’ll find tons of teenagers who are making decent money blogging. This is really a great way to make money for kids and adults

Your blog can be about any topic you want – just make sure you have an interest in the subject, as you’ll need to write a lot of articles about it!

Blogging won’t make you an income overnight. You’ll need to put up content, monetize your blogs by doing things like putting Google ads on your site, and promoting affiliate products and services, and drive traffic to it first.

As your blog grows in traffic, and you get more visitors, you’ll make more money.

We have a full post on how to start your own blog and ways to make money blogging. Check out that post here.

How much can you earn?

Some people make as little as $30 a month from blogging, and others make more than $50,000 a month.

So income for bloggers really varies.

Here are some examples of what bloggers earn each month:

  • JustAGirlandHerBlog.com earned $51,803 in October 2016.
  • ThisOutNumberedMama.com made $1449.33 from June to August 2016.
  • EmbracingSimpleBlog.com made $2,415 during January 2016.
  • ArtsandClassy.com earned $5,008.58 during July 2017.
  • MostlyMorgan.com made $3,634.20 in September 2016.

So, you can make $200 a month or even thousands of dollars each month from blogging.

Don’t know where to start?

Read “how to start a blog for free and make money“.

Need More Ideas?

These days there are a lot of side hustles available. You just have to be willing to commit to them.

  1. Use cashback sites to earn cashback every time you buy something online.
  2. Enter free contests for a chance to win money and prizes.
  3. Design and sell t-shorts using sites like Teespring and Spreadshirt.
  4. Participate in online focus groups. Here’s a list of legit focus groups that pay.
  5. Use sites like eJury and OnlineVerdict to get paid by participating in mock trials.
  6. Buy used books at a yard sale and sell’em using BookScouter.
  7. Flip stuff on Craigslist.
  8. If all else fails, have a Good ol’ garage sale.

With some of these, you may make less or more than a few hundred per month. Either way, you will make some extra money.

Closing Thoughts

There are so many ways to make an extra $200 or even $1000 per month.

Some of them are super easy too!

There’s also the opportunity to build on that amount and make $220 the next month, $250 the next month, $300 the next and so on.

Heck, combine some of these and you can even make that $200 in a week turn into

So next time you need an extra $100 or $200 a month give one or a few of these methods a try!