There are many options and possibilities for doing some work from home to make some extra money or pocket money and only thing is how many hours can one afford for this as one has to study for one's normal education degree also. As per my experience, to earn even a little money one has to put efforts for at least 3-4 hours per day and accordingly one has to decide whether so much time is possible for one to devote or not. Before I come to the various options available today, I want to narrate a small experience that I had during my class 8 to 10 period. Being from a financially lower class family, I did not have anything like pocket money but when one of the shopkeepers told me that he would provide me old magazines and newspapers and pay me Rs 4 for 100 paper envelopes, I became interested in that as Rs 4 was a big thing at that time (something like Rs 200 today or may be more). So once in a week I sat for 2-3 hours and made 50-60 paper bags using the cooked wheat flour paste. I was able to earn Rs 10-12 per month. It was a great pocket money for me at that point of time.
Now in the modern era we have many options for earning money right sitting at home -
1. IndiaStudyChannel as well as many other internet sites are there where earning potential is existing if one can spend commensurate time in them. I would not go in details of those sites but each of them has a different model and some of them offer micro jobs which you have to grab quickly for making a few dollars.
2. Managing local deliveries of provisions and other items by coordinating online with the shopkeepers and customers. Many local shopkeepers do not have enough manpower to deliver the goods at the door steps but one can coordinate with them online and with a meagre force of 3-4 boys one can make a small group for this and work on the percentage basis with the shopkeeper. Many people are doing it part time and it is a paying job. One has to use WhatsApp or any similar app for doing it.
3. Another one which is similar to serial number 2 above is home delivery of food. Some women are already doing the cooking for supply of tiffins to the needy people in the local area and they need someone to take the managing the delivery part. It has to be managed on the same ways as the job in serial number 2 above.
4. Online surveys are also very popular for making a little money now and then. These surveys take about 15 to 30 minutes per survey and can pay anything ranging from $ 0.5 to 3.5 and may be more in some exceptional long surveys. In this area one has to be a bit careful while answering to the survey as before they allow you to do that they would ask you to create your profile and just to test you time to time that you are not lying or filling the survey with random answers, they would cross check your profile by asking some old questions and if you give wrong information about that which is not matching with one stored there, they would debar you from the survey. So we have to undertake the survey in a responsible way. If you complete surveys in a professional fashion more surveys would come to you even from affiliate sources.
5. Teaching the children online is one area which is becoming very popular and is a good avenue for making some money part time by accepting and conducting a few teaching sessions. You can get the details about this in one of the recently answered question in ISC in the related matter. Though that is for full time tutoring but one can customise it for one's own available time. You can go to this particular link
to go through that information.
6. Earning opportunities from own blogs, own site and other hosts like YouTube are also there but they require certainly some more time and can be taken up as the beginning of the earning activity but as they are all linked to Google Adsense or other earning models they would take time in giving us some return. One could think of undertaking them as a long time earning endeavour.
7. There are many sites where data entry jobs are offered to the people and generally housewives go for that for making some extra money in their spare time. It is a straight job of data copying from one place to another and generally these sites require a 100% accuracy in that otherwise they might reject the work done by a person. The job is definitely easier and pays as per the volume of data entry made in that project. There is some more information available about it in ISC and you can go to this particular link.