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The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017

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This year my motto has been I can and I will.  I decided to concentrate on blogging, not only as a hobby, but as a business too.  I’d seen other bloggers were able to make full time livings from blogging and I had started to monetise my blog without much effort at the end of 2016, just taking opportunities that landed in my inbox.  What if I put myself out there and really went for it, I wondered, could I really make a full time income from my blog?

Having decided to abandon my online boutique as my main form of income and wanting to leave my part time job (which I left in May), I knew the worst plan would be to put all my eggs in one basket.  I needed a variety of income streams from home to make sure I made enough money each month.  So as well as concentrating on the blog I also discovered and started some more money making schemes from home.

Check out my latest income report here to read them all and see below for my top 3 income streams this year.

Here I share my top 3 ways to make money from home:

The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017

Blogging

In 2017 I’ve made over £17000 from my blog so far.  This is not including December as I’ll total this up on 1st January and do a final income report then.

I really cannot praise blogging enough as a thoroughly enjoyable hobby, a way to make extra income and in many ways a therapy.  My blog has enabled me to have my very own patch of the internet where I can share my thoughts, write about topics I am passionate about and even get things off my chest in the form of a rant here and there!

It’s only been this year, 2017, that I decided to try and make a proper go of my blog and turn it into a business.  It’s a strange sort of business though because it’s still very much a hobby too and a place where I can control the content.  That’s what makes blogs so amazing.  There are no rules.  Every blog is unique.

I’m pleased to report that blogging has turned into my main source of income and I still enjoy it just as much as before I monetized my blog.  In fact, I think I enjoy it even more now!

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Matched betting

In 2017 I’ve made over £3000 from matched betting so far.

Matched betting has been a brilliant source of extra income in 2017.  It’s my second highest source of money made from home this year.  It’s definitely because I started it this year though.  In the first three months I made over £1700.  This is thanks to all the amazing new customer offers.  They are quick to work through and offer the best returns.

Nowadays I only take part in a few reload offers for existing customers.  These aren’t as lucrative, but I’m still able to make between £75-£200 ish per month with only half hour of my time very other day or so. 

Others use various other tactics to make more money each month and many claim to make a full time wage.  I only currently have the time to take advantage of the free bet offers and not the accas or refund offers, so I make less.  As with anything it really depends on how much time and learning you can put into it.  The more time and willingness you have, the more you can make.

Even if you only take part for the beginners offers, it’s worth it.  You can make £1500-£2000 quite easily in a few weeks.  It’s tax free risk free cash if you follow the instructions properly.

The company I use who have enabled me to learn the process and make so much money is Profit Accumulator who I still use and highly recommend.

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Online Selling

In 2017 I’ve made over £2200 so far from online selling.

This is a combination of selling personal belongings on eBay, reselling second hand items on eBay (which I only started in autumn) and selling fashion accessories through my online boutique on this website.

It’s not a huge amount considering what I used to sell when I only concentrated on my online boutique for income and sales, but it all adds up.  I’m new to the reselling too and hope this continues to pick up.

I thought a few times about stopping online selling, but truthfully I love it!  It’s always going to be a side hustle for me.  I still get excited every time I sell something and make a little money.

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 The top 3 ways I made money from home in 2017