There are many resources available to enable people to make money on a part-time basis, online as well as offline, and many of those can be done from home. While some positions may require specialized training, most can be performed with little or none. For example, the field of data entry is open as many companies are outsourcing the inputting of information to outside companies.
Most of the data input opportunities are available to be worked at home from your own computer. A similar field is in transcription services, medical as well as legal, among others, where clients will submit via email or file transfer digital sound recordings, and you transcribe them into a text document. The field is continuing to grow, despite the ability to digitally record and maintain files, there still remains a need to maintain written documentation.
Another method of earning part-time cash is through online auctions. You can make some money by cleaning out your basement and garage and putting them up for sale on an online auction and if someone wants your stuff, you can make money off your trash, many times you can make more than having a garage sale. However, if you are looking to make a steady income from online auctions there are some drop-shippers with whom you can connect to list items from them onto your auction sites. If the item sells, you pay your price for that item and the company ships the merchandise to the customer.
There are also some sites offering paid surveys that can be filled out online at home at your convenience. You will be notified of available surveys and how much it pays to fill them out, and you pick and choose which ones you want to do. There are also sites looking for people to write short advertising copy for internet ads. Some experience may be required, but for those accepted in this part-time, work-from-home position, it can provide a reasonable income.
Many search providers are always looking for researchers to develop and provide content for internet search sites. While having a basic knowledge of a subject is helpful, a little time on research can provide you with enough knowledge to be considered an expert on some information search sites. Additionally, some people are willing to pay for ‘expert’ advice on niche subjects. If you maintain a weblog you may try to provide expert advice on specific areas in which you are almost an expert, looking up any information you don’t know and slowly becoming a real expert.
Advertisement on mapping sites is a growing entry in making money part-time as is the production of a video for web broadcasts. Bloggers are also finding a nice income by placing information on blogs about specific companies or products.