16+ Best Home Based Works In Malaysia That Will Make You Money

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16 Home Based Works In Malaysia That Is GUARANTEED To Make You Money In 2020

The Movement Control Order or MCO in Malaysia had spring-rocketed the gig economy by multiple folds. With the unemployment, retrenchment and temporary closure rates increase by the day, the demand for home based works in Malaysia 2020 had increased dramatically as well. 

If you are looking for the best home-based works in Malaysia, this is the exact and only article you need to know (and read) today.

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Freelance Copywriting

One of the most popular home based works in Malaysia is freelance copywriter. Wait, what is a copywriter?

A copywriter is a person who create content for the purpose of promoting a product or service. He or she is responsible to create blog posts, advertisement content and other forms of marketing involving content.

On average, a freelance copywriter earns around around $25 – $500 per hour writing copies (and yes, that’s in US Dollars). 

Freelance Social Media Marketer

Social media marketer is another popular work from home job in Malaysia. The job of a social media marketer is to manage, analyze and optimize social media advertisement efforts for the company.

A highly skilled social media marketer makes around RM1,500 to RM 2,000 per month (per client) with around 1-3 hours of work daily. 


Dropshipping is an easy home based work from home opportunity that requires little to no start up fee at all. You don’t really need to have much skills with dropshipping—you just need to be patience with the business model.

For starters, there are many Malaysians who are doing dropshipping. So, the competition level is high for most industries. If you want to earn money from home in Malaysia with dropshipping, you need to find the right product and promote to the right audience (at the very least).

eCommerce Store

Selling things online is a great work from home job in Malaysia. For starters, there is no overhead cost such as rental and electrical to think about.

If this is something you are keen, you need to create an eCommerce platform (Shopify is one of the easiest to start with) and promote your products with paid advertisement. 

Having an eCommerce store is like having a sales person working for you 24/7 a day without stopping … and they will always be hunting for more sales.

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Participate in surveys

If you are like going old school, there is no harm with participating in surveys. Surveys are a popular home based work not only in Malaysia but around the world.

The reason behind this is simple—it is easy to start and it doesn’t require any investment right from the start.

If this is your first time with surveys, I recommend you to start with Respondent.io. The survey payout is in US Dollars (that’s like 4.2 times to Malaysian Ringgit) and it is very easy to register.

Graphic designer

If you want to start a home-based work at home that makes a lot of money, graphic design might just for you … if you have skills in designing. 

Graphic designers in Malaysia makes around RM200 for a simple product image and up to RM4,000 for a complete set (including name card, letter head etc.).

Website developer

What’s my favorite home based work in Malaysia? Website developer … of course!

If you know major CMS such as WordPress. Drupal and Magento, the path of website development industry looks very bright! 

A website developer makes around RM1,000+ for a simple website and up to RM50,000+ for large projects.

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Funnel builder

Calling all Funnel hackers! If you like using technology and turning cold website audience into hot buying customers, funnel building might just be one of the best home based works in Malaysia.

Plus, funnel building isn’t popular in Malaysia but in the US and Europe, funnel building is a highly in demand business. And yes, conversion rate is the king!

Email marketer

Do you have flair with email marketing? Because if you do, being an email marketer is an awesome home based work in Malaysia.

What does an email marketer does? Your job is to craft content on email, optimizing the email and growing the list. While this may sound like an easy task, it takes some level of experience and knowledge to produce great results.

Customer support

Customer support is one of the easiest work from home jobs that you can find in Malaysia. Of course, we are not talking about local companies but overseas companies. Take a look at freelancing platforms such as Freelancer.com and UpWork.com. There are many remote customer support roles that are available for grabs with little to no experience at all.

On average, you could get paid around $5 – $15 per hour for minimum customer support work (replying to emails or live chats).

Data entry

Is data entry an excellent home base work in Malaysia? It is!

You don’t need much experience in data entry—and you probably need just computer skills like Words or Excel to perform data entry jobs.

Here’s a cool list of data entry jobs that you can sign up right now.

Translating business

Most Malaysians are able to speak multiple languages and this is not only important for business, it opens up the opportunity to earn money from home. Translating business model is very popular especially when it comes to home based works in Malaysia.

You can easily perform language translation from English to Mandarin, English to Tamil or English to Bahasa Malaysia for example!

Translators earn around RM50 to RM 200 per hour depending on the goals, experience and the quality of the work.


Podcasting is an interesting home based work in Malaysia. yes, podcasting is huge in overseas (such as in USA, UK and Europe) but in Malaysia, it is still in the growing stage.

However, early adopters are going to get a lot of traffic and brand visibility within 12 months from now.

If you have time at home and wondering a good home based job, start a podcast show today. It is not only cheap to start up, it is really easy to launch one too!

Multi Level Marketing

Multi level marketing or MLM is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) work from home opportunities for Malaysian.

MLM offers high return rates with some level of effort and work. If you are thinking of joining an MLM program, make sure you take the time to learn more about the program.

Plus, there are also MLM in certain industries that are bullet proof to the economy situation. For example, VSchool Kids in the education industry is one of the best and safest bet for beginner MLM-ers in Malaysia.

You can learn more about VSchool programs right here.

Cryptocurrency investment

Looking for high risk investment programs for quick bucks? Well, you are rather lucky. Cryptocurrency investment is a great source of work from home opportunity in Malaysia.

Plus, cryptocurrency is very popular among the younger generations. For example, I know quite a few Malaysians who earn decently thanks to buying and trading Bitcoins on Luno.

Bitcoin is a good investment but it is one of the riskiest as well. There is no guarantee in how much you can make. So make sure you perform investments smartly.


Last but not least, forex is something I am very keen on. Forex comes in many forms—forex on mobile apps and international forex investment companies.

Earning money on forex investment is just like investing in crypto. You need to understand the market and prepare for the worst, since you have a high chance of losing the money.

In my personal experience, I invested around RM 2,300 into forex and in under 6 months, I made around RM 4,500 (that’s RM 2,200 in clean profit).

Having a good gasp of the market (and some gut feelings) are important for you to make money with forex (and earn money from home).