How to Earn Money From Home Without any Investment

So you want to learn how to make money from home without any investment.
Maybe you don’t have a job but you need to make money today.
Like Fast!
Most ways to make money from home definitely take investment.
But a few of the items that you can do beginning today are flipping items, doing contract work on Fiverr, Flexjobs and Upwork, and doing simple yard work for neighbors.

In this article, I’ll discuss these and give you a few bonus ideas.

I hope that you’re willing to put some hustle muscle towards something.
If not, may as well stop reading now.
If you’re looking for free money, this isn’t the place.
But if you’re willing to put in some work, you’re just like me and I like you already.

It’s time to shine up those hustle shoes – let’s go to work.

Before I dig into the top ideas that I would give you to try today, just know that I also have a few money-making articles that will be great resources for you and that you should check out.

Make an extra $1,000.

Ways to make $200 a day.

And ways to make $300 per day.

Make 200k a year.

There are only a few of those ideas from the above articles that you can do today so let’s talk about a few of those and what we can do starting right now.

Here are 3 ideas for how to earn money from home without any investment.

Idea 1: Hustle up Some Yardwork

Borrow a lawnmower (offer to rent from someone if necessary), a rake, and a few simple lawn tools.
Go door to door and offer to rake up leaves for your neighbors.
Tell them they can pay you whatever they think is fair.
Many will probably pay a minimum of $20 (depends on yard size of course).
If you hustle and get it done in 30 minutes then you just made $40/hr.
That’s an $80k/yr rate.
How did I calculate that so quickly?  Here’s the trick for quickly calculating your pay.

And remember that lawnmower you had to rent if you couldn’t borrow one?
You could offer to pay the person $X per yard that you cut.
That way, they’re getting paid for wear and tear on their lawn equipment and you’re still making $30-35/hr.
Still a great hourly rate.

Idea 2: Start Flipping Items

That’s right.
Flipping items is one of the most lucrative ways to make money that anyone can learn skills to do.
I believe that anyone can take this method and easily make $40,000-$50,000 per year by working smart on your own schedule 30-40 hours per week.

Here are a few of the steps to learn how to flip items and make money while working from your house.

Acquire free items from Craigslist

Hop on over to Craigslist and check out the free section.
Why would people give away items for free that are worth money?
There are a number of reasons.
They don’t want to bother with selling it.
Maybe they’re moving in a hurry and just need the items out of their way.
It’s possible they’re really bad items (you’ll be passing on these).
A family member could have passed away and you taking these items will actually be a favor to the family.

Either way, just know that it happens.
You just need to ability to collect the items and remove them out of the way for the people.
You might need a truck and or trailer.
If you don’t have these you’ll have to stick with smaller items that will fit in your car.

So you head over to Mr. Tim’s or Ms. Anna’s and pick up a couch that they just gave you for free.
Now what?

Sell your items on Facebook Marketplace

Head to your home and clean it as necessary.
Take high-quality photos of the couch and now re-list the very same couch on Facebook Marketplace. 

(Facebook Marketplace also has a Free items section, but in my experience, there are not many free items listed here).

As you learn and get better, you can begin purchasing items either directly from Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or Yard Sales.

You can also grow your sales channels to places like OfferUp, eBay, Etsy, or you could even launch your own Sellfy or Shopify Store.

Feeling extra hustley?

Not only should you use yard sales as a place to acquire you’re easy flips to sell either locally or at one of the online channels like eBay, but you could have a yard sale of your own.

This is a yard sale that we actually held at a house that we had listed for sale as real estate agents.  We just used the yard sale to market the house, get rid of some clutter, and teach our son the benefits of a good day of hustling!

Idea 3: Hop on Fiverr and Flexjobs to win tasks and jobs.

Both you can generate cash with $0 of investment.  

You just need to share your skills with the world.
Are you a great writer?
Can you research like a boss?
Do you design pretty things? (tip use Canva if you don’t already)

This is your chance to shine!

Like most good things, it will take time to build up trust and feedback.
Success leads to success.
Once you have multiple successful jobs, your profile will begin ranking on the platforms and others will want to hire you because they see the good jobs that you’ve done for others.

So you’ll have to first win this initial business to get the ball rolling.
But get that ball rolling you will.
Then there will be no stopping you.

There are stories of plenty of people making $100k+ from sites like Fiverr.

Don’t discount them.
Just know that you’ll have to put in the hustle, but you’ll be able to earn money from home with no out-of-pocket investment.

Other Ways to get Money in One Day without a Job

There are additional ways to consider as ways to make money from home without any investment.


You could look at babysitting.
In today’s world, more and more babysitters are needed as more parents have children schooling from home because of pandemics.
More and more work is also being done remotely. This might mean more need for babysitters.

Make Deliveries with Instacart

You can help make deliveries for people that are ordering food or other items.
Online ordering has hit new records and is at its highest ever.
You could sign up for a company like Instacart and easily make cash that way.

Rent Out Your Extra Space

Maybe even physically rent out space in your home on a website like Neighbor or Airbnb.
And with these, you don’t need a job to make this money and requires little to no investment.

I can go on and on with ideas for how to earn money from home without any investment.
The real question is if you’re willing to the work.
You can definitely make money with no financial investment, but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to work.

I wish you luck – go get after it!

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Brooks is an entrepreneur, father, husband, & follower of the golden rule. He has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur after graduating with a Finance degree from Auburn University. Addicted to starting new business projects, he believes in creating multiple income streams and a life of flexibility. Business should work around your life, not the other way around. He creates content on his website, sharing his projects to help other hustlers in marketing, personal finance, and online business.