Yes you can work from home on your laptop computer.
There are several legit ways of making money and working from home on a laptop or other computer and a good benefit of working from home on a laptop computer is that you can take the laptop outside on nice warm days and enjoy the fresh air while working on your laptop.
I like to sit outside on my patio working on my laptop blogging which is a way I make a living.
I've been blogging for 10 years now and make a full time income through Adsense and Affiliate ads.
I make over $10,000.00 per month between Adsense and Affiliates from my blog but you need around 1 million monthly visitors to get to that point in most cases.
The more visitors you have to your blog the more income you'll make.
Blogging won't get you rich overnight though because it requires a lot of hard dedicated work in the beginning for at least the first 5 years.
The first 5 years of blogging I barely made $100.00 per month from Adsense but now 10 years later I'm getting a lot of traffic to my blog and making more than my day job.
The benefit of blogging is that the money comes in whether I'm working or not and all those years of hard work blogging have paid off and will continue to make me money for years to come.
So I only need to write a new blog post every week or every month and I still make money so I work when I want too and I'm not tied down to a job where I have to go to everyday.
Some other ways to make money through your laptop is through Freelance work, run an ebay store, sell and design T Shirts, do Drop Shipping etc.
Or you can start investing in stocks and bonds if you know what you're doing.