Frustrated with the 9 to 5 grind? Looking for a side hustle to help you pay off debt or just want some extra spending money? Need some ideas on how to earn money from home and make your life easier? Keep reading for great work-at-home ideas!
You’ll find amazing resources here that can ease your burden.
Working at home takes self-discipline and the ability to stay focused. This is a struggle for some. You can’t be a procrastinator. This is a also a struggle for some.
However, in today’s world, working from home has never been easier. Having the right mindset will make it possible.
The current work-at-home trend is expected to continue on into the future, growing more every year.
I’ll be honest though. I have worked from home for 30 years, and it does take some hustle. Sitting on the couch, watching soap operas while eating bonbons is not an option for a work-from-home entrepreneur.
Frustrated with seeing your neighbors, friends and family come and go as they please while raking in the cash?
Making money at home is doable. I’ve done it. No traffic jams, no dress codes. Yep, I’ve done it. Let me show you how you can do it too.
My hope is to inspire you to find those work-at-home ways and flourish with them! There are plenty of excellent work-at-home opportunities to be found on the internet.
If you are an overwhelmed stay-at-home mom who needs extra cash but doesn’t want to miss those moments you will not get back with your little one, if you are an overwhelmed college student, keep reading!
You will not find any scams here. But you will need to put in some effort. It is even possible to do two or even more of these as a side gig to your regular job.
Pay off that debt and learn to spend frugally! You’ll be glad you did!
As more and more people enter the corporate world, virtual assistants are becoming more in demand.
Virtual assistants take on the tasks of managing email, scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements, managing someone’s social media, proofreading and editing business correspondence, and many more tasks.
Virtual assistants do the tasks for someone’s business that does not need to be done by the business owner. You become invaluable to the person’s business and get paid good money too! Win-win for everybody!
Many entrepreneurs who manage their own businesses from home simply do not have time to do it all, so they utilize the services of a virtual assistant. They need assistance managing their calendars, running errands, making bookings, and bookkeeping.
Oftentimes, your income is somewhat predictable, so you are not guessing at what your pay will be.
Your clients like this arrangement because you are not an employee. They are not required to pay employee taxes, provide benefits, vacation time or sick time. You are self-employed, so that would be your responsibility.
You can easily make being a virtual assistant your full-time job or just a side hustle. The choice is yours! Want to take a trip? You can take your side job with you!
Virtual assistant jobs are available at Upwork and Zirtual, among many other places that are easily found on-line.
What a fun way to make money (if you enjoy writing)! You need a laptop and an Internet connection.
Both long-term assignments as well as short-term assignments are out there.
Bloggers are frequently looking for writers. Do you like travel? Do you like fashion? Look for bloggers in those niches. If you are in accounting/finance, there are bloggers in the personal finance niche consistently looking for writers.
An easy way to find bloggers is to do a search for (a particular niche) blogger, i.e. “lifestyle blogger.” You’ll find plenty.
Whatever you choose to write about, make sure you have a passion for it or your writing will likely not be up to par. There are hundreds of possible topics to write about.
It may take a bit of time, but find what you enjoy writing about, and you will be on your way to being a freelance writer.
Having your own blog is probably the best way to get your name out there and help others find you. You will need to let your services be found by having a “hire me” or “services” category on your blog.
Think of all the online content these days. Somebody is writing all of that, and many of those people choose to let others (freelance writers) do it for them.
You may be interested in fashion, personal finance, travel, home projects. Write about it! It may take some time to discover your niche, but it’s doable and easy!
Indeed is a great source for this type of job. Also, search Google for on-line freelance writing boards.
Fiverr is a marketplace of tons of freelance jobs with varying degrees of experience required from none to a lot. You will find a large amount of different topics there.
More and more people are having less and less time to proofread their own work. Proofreaders look for typos and/or any type of formatting issues. The proofreader’s eyes are usually the last ones to see the document before publishing it.
Proofreaders are tasked with correcting grammar and spelling, punctuation, formatting and possible errors in sentence structure.
Having a keen liking for English is beneficial as is having excellent knowledge of grammar.
Many people enjoy proofreading as a side hustle to earn extra money. After all, you can do it from anywhere in the world.
There are on-line courses available if this is something you are interested in. Some of these courses are FREE. All you need is a laptop!
Again, this type of job can be done from anywhere in the world at any time you choose, except if you have a deadline your client requires you to meet.
Have you ever wondered how those people on YouTube actually make money? It is absolutely doable for anybody!
First, you need to add a YouTube account. Super simple to do. Head to YouTube and just follow the prompts. This will be known as your YouTube channel.
The wonderful thing about YouTube is that you can post videos of anything from home videos to how-to videos, even tutorials, and make money from it!
The way you make money is by the ads that will appear whenever you post a video. Those ads make you money! Super easy!
You will enable monetization on your videos. This will allow YouTube to put ads in your video (allowing you to make money).
You will need to add content after that. You can use your smartphone to record. Many cameras take much better video though. You want your videos to be high-quality and not too long.
It is advisable to upload content regularly. You are trying to get your audience to click on the subscribe button so they will be notified every time you post a video.
The way you make a side income is to have an audience. This may take some time to build, so make sure your content is useful to them and make your videos better each and every time you post one.
Post your videos on other social media. Post them on your website. Interact with your viewers by responding to their comments.
You want people to hit that “subscribe” button. The more subscribers you have, the more those ads will appear enabling you to make a great side income.
Yep, you read that right! You can make money, and sometimes a lot of it, by answering questions in surveys. And some of these companies will send you the product(s) to try out before you do the survey.
This is one of the easiest ways to make money at home. And all you need is an opinion! How easy is that!? You can even do this on your cell phone!
Many people view online surveys as scams or spam. If you do your homework, you will find the possibility of making quick cash with legit companies. There are tons of them out there.
Take a few surveys a day, and you could earn some easy, quick cash!
These companies are trying to do market research, and the way they have found to do that is through online surveys.
Opinion Outpost is an excellent survey company. American Consumer Opinion is also excellent.
Swagbucks is an on-line site that pays points, gift cards or cash for taking surveys.
InBox Dollars does the same thing Swagbucks does. Both are easy to work with.
These are just a few companies, but there are hundreds that need online surveys done. Do your research, and make sure you get only the good ones. You will be able to tell they are legit by the reviews provided by other users.
This one takes a bit of experience in teaching but is a great way to make extra money. You are able to tutor children as well as adults on various subjects such as math, English, reading, science, history, even college-level courses.
There are tutoring websites you can sign up on that will find clients for you. Or become an entrepreneur, start your own tutoring business, and eventually that could become your full-time business! With technology these days, it is easier than ever to interact with students.
As you gain some experience in this side hustle, you could eventually create digital courses to tutor others. Many people actually prefer to learn using online courses!
VIPKID is a great site for information on tutoring. It is an on-line classroom, specializing in teaching English.
Tutor is a great site for information as well.
Another possibility is to become a local tutor in your own area. Get in touch with your local schools and colleges to spread the word about your ability to tutor.
You could also post on bulletin boards in these schools.
ALWAYS DREAMED OF HAVING YOUR OWN BOOK PUBLISHED?
Do you have a hobby you love? Are you an expert in something? Write an eBook with your knowledge on the subject. It is easier than ever to self-publish on Amazon. You do NOT have to be a professional writer!
Get a pencil and paper, sit down and just start writing. You could even write a series on your chosen topic.
One of the many good things about writing your own book is that it is passive income. You write it one time and receive income from it forever.
You will want to proofread, proofread, proofread to make sure there are no errors in your writing. I am still totally mystified by the tons of errors I see in published books!
If you do get into the writing arena, you will want to get your own blog or website. This is also quite reasonable and has the potential to dramatically boost sales of your book(s)!
Writing eBooks is also an easy way to earn a side income. You write it in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or any other type of word processing software and simply turn it into a PDF document. Easy peasy! It can be as long or as short as you want.
EVER HEARD OF RAKUTEN?
With this FREE app and browser extension, you will earn CASH BACK on your purchases from nearly 3,000 stores, many of which you already shop at! You can even shop online OR in stores and receive cash back.
What easier way to make extra money without getting up and going to work every single day!? This company has been in business and doing quite well since 1999. Give Rakuten a try!
These ideas can be game-changers for you and your life! Just pick one and focus in on it.
These are just a few ideas to help you make extra money from home, but if you focus on finding problems that people are having and helping them with solutions, your options are limitless.
You get to choose your own hours and be your own boss! What could be better!?
Give them a try! I’d love to know how it works out for you!