10 Legit Ways To Make Money And Passive Income Online


The holiday season is approaching, which means you’ll be making some big purchases in the near future. You may be looking for a way to make extra cash to help cover the costs — but watch out for job and work-from-home scams while you’re job-seeking.

When the pandemic began scammers used it to target victims. Tap or click here to see why COVID-related scams skyrocketed. Now, thieves are changing targets and starting to focus on job seekers. Some cybercriminals are even using man-in-the-middle attacks or other methods to intercept job offer emails, so watch out. You could be the target of a job candidate lure if you aren’t careful.

There are still plenty of legitimate ways to make money working online from home, though — you just need to know where to look. We did the heavy lifting for you and put together this incredible list of legitimate ways you can make money at home and on the go this holiday season.

1. Transcription

You can make money typing for other people. For instance, a doctor or local hospital may not have the staff or time to transcribe everything they write down.

You have the time and, with some equipment like earphones, you can start transcribing for money. The best part about transcribing, like other jobs listed here, is you can do it from home on your schedule.

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Tip: Look for work on sites like Daily Transcription or through other job sites like Indeed. There, you can search specifically for medical transcriptionist positions or run more of a generic search for transcriptionist positions in various fields.

2. Freelancing

Are you a good writer? Do you have a knack for good grammar or spinning complex content into easy-to-understand language people love to read?

You can quickly start making money as a freelance writer. You can check sites like JournalismJobs.Com, Indeed and freelancer.Com. You can also visit Upwork to view listings for freelance writing jobs, along with other options.

3. Blogger

Do you like to write? Are you good at catching people’s attention online with nice photos and zippy phrases?

Start a blog and, once you have a following of a few hundred or thousand people, you can make money with advertising. You can quickly create a blog on Google’s Blogger, for instance.

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4. Search engine evaluation

Here’s a job you might not have heard of: Search engine evaluation. One way companies find out how well their websites are working is by hiring evaluators to give them feedback.

A good place to start looking for evaluator jobs is Appen, formerly known as Leapforce.

5. Virtual assistant

You can make up to $30 an hour as a virtual assistant, which is essentially a secretary who works from home. You can find employers looking for full-time or part-time assistants on sites like Zirtual.Com, FlexJobs and Upwork.

6. Answering service

There are doctors, dentists and many other companies that will hire you to answer their phone. You can often do that from home — find jobs on Indeed.Com and other job sites.

7. Online reseller

You’ve sold items on sites like Facebook Marketplace and eBay. It’s easy if you have products around the house that people want to buy and you’re the type of person to take the time to photograph items, write descriptions and, sometimes, talk about them in person with potential buyers.

Not everyone is inclined to do that. So, they’ll hire you to do the selling for them on sites like glassdoor.Com.

8. Secret shopper

Want to be a secret agent? No, not like James Bond. You can become a mystery shopper and make money by helping stores make sure their shelves are stocked, items are marked correctly and other tasks by signing up through Field Agent.

RELATED: Looking for extra cash? Don’t get taken in by secret shopper scams

9. Complete everyday tasks

If you have skills in various areas and want to get out of the house, check out TaskRabbit. There, you can find jobs for furniture assembly, helping with moving and packing, cleaning, heavy lifting or as a general handyman.

10. Call center rep

You may have noticed that people who seem to be relaxing at home are answering your phone calls. You can, too, although your employer will most likely not want you to sound like you’re just hanging out at home.

Get started at sites like workingsolutions.Com or running searches through Indeed.

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