Making side income at home has become easier than ever with all of the available resources with a computer and internet connection.
So even if you only want to work an extra few hours a month or make this a full-time gig, you'll have many options to choose from.
1. Start a blog
Blogging allowed me to quit my job back in 2016.
I even managed to make five times my income in just one year, which is one of the greatest things about blogging.
Tips To Become A Blogger:
1) Choose a niche that already makes money (personal finance, health and fitness, travel, etc.) and subniche from there. This means go even deeper into a niche. Ex. Niche: Personal finance > Subniche: Personal finance for college students or personal finance for catholic moms.
2) Take a comprehensive blogging course. My #1 recommendation for new bloggers who want to build a profitable blog is Blog With A Full-Time Job.
Blog With A Full-Time Job consists of:
- A specific plan for launching, growing and monetizing your blog while working full-time
- The exact strategy to grow and monetize your blog to a six-figure blog
- Learn how to manage your mind, productivity, time management (all VERY important for working at home and running a successful business)
- How to set up a beautiful looking blog that is completely customizable
- How to write blog posts specifically for monetizing
- Sooo much more + tons of bonuses, templates, worksheets, etc.
If you've never taken a blogging course and aren't sure which one to choose, Blog With A Full-Time Job is IT. Use code ALEXIS15OFF for 15% off.
3) Learn and absorb as much information about blogging as possible. Pinterest is a gold mine for this. Type in “blogging tips” in Pinterest's search bar and hundreds of helpful articles will come up. You can check all of my popular blogging articles here.
4) Figure out what outlet you want to use for blogging. Do you want to have your own blog? Or do you want to create a YouTube channel? Find out where your audience is and go from there. If you don't know yet, don't sweat it. You'll learn as you go.
5) Create a blog with this easy tutorial.
2. Flea Market Flipper
Guys, if I wasn't blogging full-time, I would totally be a full-time flea market flipper.
The possibilities and room for growth are endless when it comes to flipping.
My friends Melissa and Rob are killin' at flipping and are teaching hundreds of students how to do the same.
In fact, in Melissa's and Rob's first year flipping full-time, they made over $133,000.
Click here to learn more about Flipper University (and you can see the amazing things they've flipped + their profit on each item!).
Their course goes over everything, including how to increase your profits (up to 44%!), how to find the best items to flip, how to find items that will sell for high profit online, just to name a few.
3. Sell on Amazon
Starting an FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) on Amazon is the perfect platform for building a business you can manage from home.
My friend Jessica, of The Selling Family, has perfected the art of selling on Amazon and has made well over six figures profit by working just 20 hours a week.
Jessica from has a FREE 7-day course that tells you everything you need to know to get started selling on Amazon.
She shares the way she buys inventory, how to choose the perfect items to sell that will make you money, and so much more.
The course includes:
- Understand WHY Amazon is the perfect platform for building a business
- How leveraging the fulfillment power of Amazon leaves your home free from piles of inventory
- The way we buy inventory that built over six figures in profit our first full year
- How to choose the perfect items to sell that people want and will make you money
- What tools we use to save time and be the most efficient in our business
4. Teach English online
Teaching English online is a great way to make income at home, while on your own schedule.
You get to enjoy the flexibility of a stable job, while not having to do any lesson planning or grading like most teachers do.
VIPKID pays up to $25 per hour, and the entire curriculum is provided for you.
Filling out surveys to make money is as simple as that.
Though you won't make a ton of money this route, it's an easy way to make money when you're waiting in line for coffee, sitting at a doctor's office, or trying to pass time.
I genuinely enjoy surveys because I love sharing my opinion on things. I've always been into taking quizzes and surveys, so naturally, I love this method of making some extra cash.
Here are a few of my favorite surveys:
Ibotta is a free app that gives you cash back for making purchases on things like groceries, clothes, toiletries, and much more.
It's silly not to use Ibotta if you're a regular grocery shopper and also have to buy things like clothes, toiletries, and pretty much anything else you'd find at a store like Walmart or Amazon.
If you sign up now, you can get $10 in your account by using my link here.
A transcriptionist practices the art of turning audio and video recordings into text documents.
These are voice-recorded reports in several different fields, such as legal, medical, and general.
All industries, besides medical and legal, fall under the general umbrella.
These might be writers, podcasters, bloggers, trainers, academics, and basically anyone with audio or video content that needs to be turned into text.
You can learn more about becoming a transcriptionist and how to make money doing so in this FREE 7-day mini-course.
Ebates is awesome for anyone who regularly shops online.
Ebates works by giving you cash back for purchases you would make anyway.
All you have to do is find the store you shop at online on Ebates and then start shopping.
Becoming a bookkeeper has several benefits, such as low startup costs, high profit, freedom to work remotely, and plenty more. As a bookkeeper, you can expect to earn an average of $62 per hour.
Students of Bookkeeper Business Launch have been saying, “Got my first client 6 months ago and my second client recently. With 2 clients I am earning over $24k a year. It takes time but it is so worth it!” – Jessica Banks, Bookkeeper Student
Click here to get access to a free, 3-part video series that'll reveal the keys to success in the bookkeeping industry.
10. Teaching English with Magic Ears
Teaching English online is a great way to make income at home, while on your own schedule.
Magic Ears is a company based in China that hires English speakers from the U.S. and Canada to teach English.
Magic Ears pays teachers up to $26 per hour and provides all the curriculum for you.
11. Pick up garbage
Did you know you can make money by picking up garbage? Seriously, it's legit.
The garbage pickup business is incredible for several reasons: 1) There's a high demand for it, 2) It's recession-proof, and 3) It helps the environment.
Not only that, you can make pretty great money, while also cleaning the environment.
Brian (the founder of this business) has also found many treasures during his cleanup, including $600 that was thrown away in a dumpster.
If you're interested in this opportunity, check out Brian's book, CleanLots, where he tells you everything you need to know to get started, which also includes free phone support to get your business up and running.
12. Facebook Ad Manager
Did you know you can become a Facebook Ads Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a month?
You can learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager in less than 28 days with the Facebook Side Hustle Course.
Students of FSHC have been saying, “In just 5 weeks I was able to go from $0/month to FREAKIN $3,000/month. Yes. $3000 in 5 weeks!” – Nate, Facebook Side Hustle Course Student
This course works, and it even gives you access to a private group that is full of testimonials. I'm in the group and it's ahhhmazing and so inspiring to see so many students create a full-time income, work from home, all because of a course.
13. Flipping Websites
My friend Jenn has made over $100k flipping blogs.
She works part-time, sets her own hours, and is now sharing her strategies and tips with people who want to do the same.
14. Create products to sell
Do you have a creative side or enjoy creating products that will help people?
Digital products are a great way to share your knowledge and experience.
And, they are even more amazing because people can download and access them immediately.
Digital products can range from ebooks, courses, printables, and more.
With Six Figure Blogger, you'll learn how to create high converting sales pages, email trust funnels, digital products, and so much more.
15. Affiliate marketing
Bloggers often use affiliate marketing on their websites to increase their blog revenue.
Basically, you work with an affiliate manager to create product reviews and add links to your blog that result in revenue when one of your readers purchases the product through your link.
The blogger will then earn a commission at no cost to your readers.
With the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course, influencers can learn how to naturally generate affiliate income every month.
16. Rent a room or apartment out on Airbnb
Did you know you can make money by renting out a room or apartment?
If you travel often and have a vacant house, I definitely recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.
I have several friends that live in a big house and decided to rent out a room in their house – and it covers their mortgage. Pretty incredible!
If you're clueless about Airbnb hosting, you can learn how to earn thousands of dollars with Hosting Your Pad.
Hosting Your Pad is a comprehensive course for Airbnb hosts who want to make a lot of money by hosting a room or investment property.
Trim cancels subscriptions, negotiates your cable or internet bill, finds you better car insurance, and more.
Not only that, Trim analyzes your accounts to find recurring subscriptions and determines where you can save more money.
18. Customer Service Representative
Customer service representatives are the go-between for customers and companies and may process orders, field complaints, or more.
At FlexJobs, there are hundreds of new jobs being posted for customer service representatives.
These jobs are almost always entry-level, which means you don’t need any experience to get started.
19. Professional Proofreader
Transform your passion for words and reading by becoming a professional proofreader.
Proofreaders can earn up to $30+ per hour and offers competitive pay and flexible hours while working from home. Pretty amazing.
Click here for a free workshop which will show you if proofreading is right for you, how to attract your ideal proofreading clients, and how proofreading can be your ticket to lifestyle freedom and financial security.
Scoping is the process of editing legal documents for court reporters.
Scopists generally make between 30k-60k a year when working full-time.
If you are willing to do rush work, you can make significantly more.
You will make the money back over and over again. If this is something that you want to do, go for it!”
21. Virtual Assistant
I'm telling you guys – there's not a side hustle I haven't done. Aside from this blog, I'm a virtual assistant and it's been a life changing experience – here's why.
I'm a virtual assistant for a 7 figure blog, which allows me to see how a successful, profitable business works. Not only that, I get paid very well for assisting the business owner.
So many people ask me how to get started in this field, which is why I recommend $10KVA.
$10KVA teaches you exactly how to find your first client (and second, third, so on), how to set up your rates, and teaches you how to make $10,000 a month with virtual assisting.
With businesses going online, this career space is going to grow exponentially.
You can learn more about $10KVA here – it's amazing.
22. Save 25% on every vet bill
Pet Assure is a dog owner's dream come true.
Pet Assure is a veterinary discount plan, meaning every time you go to an approved vet, your bill will be reduced by 25%.
There's no waiting period, no deductible, every medical procedure is covered, pre-existing conditions welcomed (what?!) and no claim is ever denied.
Example: Dental Cleaning and X-Rays = $475.
Your savings on that would be $118.75.
Even better, Pet Assure is incredibly cheap!
23. Task Rabbit
Task Rabbit lets you find jobs you love at rates you choose on a schedule that fits your life.
When you sign up for Task Rabbit, you'll get notified of potential jobs nearby, you select the jobs you want to complete, confirm details with the client, and complete the work and submit your invoice.
Popular tasks include handyman work, cleaning, delivery, moving, furniture assembly, personal assistant, just to name a few.
Related: 50 Ways To Save $500+ Each Month
24. Switch phone companies
Are you spending too much money on your cell phone every month?
Mint Mobile has 3-month plans at $20 per month with 5GB of 4G LTE data per month, along with unlimited talk, text, and data, along with free calls to Canada and Mexico.
You can even use your current unlocked phone and simply switch SIM cards.
25. Manage your money all in 1 app
Are you overwhelmed by finances? Are you sick of managing 6 six money apps?
Cinch takes care of everything all in one place.
Cinch monitors your credit score, if you have missed payments or unauthorized use, to how much insurance you need, and a lot more.
Do you have skills such as graphic design, social media, voice over, illustration, or translation?
Fiverr lets you create a profile and share your services with people looking to hire freelancers.
I've hired people from Fiverr numerous times and love that I can support someone's dream online.
27. Refund unnecessary fees
Did you know you can get bank and credit card fees refunded?
Here's how Cushion works.
- Connect your bank(s).
- Authorize fee negotiation.
- Get your money back.
Cushion makes money by keeping 25% of the refunded amount.
You can expect refunds on things like foreign transaction fees, wire transfers, minimum balance fees, ATM fees, and credit card interest charges. Pretty awesome.
28. Freelance Writing
I'm a freelance writer myself and love this area of work. Which is why when I came across Freelance Writing Simplified, I knew I had to read it and share it with my readers.
Freelance Writing Simplified teaches you a simplified approach to building a freelance writing business. Even better – the guide only costs $25.
You learn from a successful freelancer herself who had a dream of working from home – and is now a freelance writer full-time while traveling the world.
29. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Pinterest is a must for small and large business owners, which is why Pinterest Virtual Assistant's are in high demand.
However, you may be thinking about how to get started in this field, where to find clients and more. This is why I recommend the course Become A Pinterest VA Today.
Become A Pinterest VA Today teaches you so many valuable things, such as how to design beautiful pins, how much to charge, how to pitch your services to potential clients, and a lot more.
Students are seeing tremendous success after taking the course. One student named Kristin is averaging $3,600/month after taking Become A Pinterest VA Today.
30. Use your credit cards wisely
There are so many different ways to rack up credit card points which can reward you with cash back, flights, vacations, and more.
It's never been easier to score points on credit cards.
Related: 11 Ways To Save Big On Flights
31. Teach a foreign language
Do you know a foreign language? Do you enjoy teaching?
If so, you may enjoy teaching that language online.
Italki is a website that connects teachers with students wanting to learn a specific language. You can learn more about becoming a teacher on italki here.
32. Making Sense of Sponsored Posts
If you're a blogger or online influencer, read this. If not, feel free to skip this one.
Sponsored posts are how I make a large portion of money on this blog, roughly $3,000-$10,000 per month.
If you're a blogger and not running sponsored posts on your blog, you're missing out.
My sister and I created a course called Making Sense of Sponsored Posts, which breaks down everything you need to know about sponsored posts.
Not only that, we have a private Facebook group for students who can ask us questions at any time.
33. Host an exchange student
Though families can no longer get paid for hosting an exchange student, you do get charitable tax deductions on your tax return.
You also get to invite in someone who speaks another language, is used to living in a different culture, and you get to show them your country or city.
34. Amazon Flex
All you do is ship things to people. You create your our schedule and get paid pretty well, too.
Make $18-$25 an hour.
35. Create YouTube videos
Top YouTubers are cashing out in the millions, such as PewdiePie. What you get paid depends on how many views you get.
Depending on your niche, you can get a lot of free products from companies in hopes of you showcasing their product on your channel.
36. Mow lawns
Mowing lawns is a great way to make some cash in your neighborhood, as well as getting a good workout in.
37. Become an admin for a Facebook group
There are quite a few Facebook groups out there that need admins to keep Facebook groups organized and on track.
I'm in quite a few Facebook groups myself and there are strict guidelines in what you can post and what you cannot post. The admins are in charge of making sure the group is handled smoothly.
You can make a decent amount of money as an admin, depending on the group size and niche.
38. Be an extra on a show or movie
You can make around $200 a day as an extra. What a cool way to make money and end up in a movie!
39. Help a person with disabilities by being their home care aide
I was a caregiver for 4 or so years and made about $12-$15 an hour. I took care of people with disabilities ranging from Down Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy.
I learned a lot from my clients as well as learned a bit about myself. All that's required is patience!
40. Sell your textbooks
I sell my textbooks back to my school.
You can also sell your textbooks on many other websites, such as:
- Barnes and Noble
41. Participate in a medical research study
Pay ranges from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on what the study is and how long you are there.
There are sleeping studies out there that require people to simply stay in a bed and sleep for days on end.
42. Sell items at a garage sale
Selling items at a garage sale are one of the easiest ways to make money, especially if you have a lot of stuff.
I've had friends join up and host a garage sale altogether, and they would advertise it all around town so even more people showed up.
43. Become a social media manager
Social media managers are in demand due to work moving to the internet.
Businesses are moving and becoming popular on the internet, due to wanting more reach.
There are so many benefits to being active on social media, which is why it's crucial to have a social media manager.
44. Sell your hair
You can make hundreds of dollars depending on your hair type and color.
45. Sell your scrap metal
We've done this a few times, and made a few extra bucks here and there. What you make really depends on the weight of the metal.
By 2020, the translation field will have a 42% expected growth rate.
If you're bilingual, you need to take advantage of this career space.
If you aren't sure how to get started, Turnkey Translator will teach you everything you need to know.
You learn a step by step guide to quickly launch your career and start earning great money in the shortest time possible from someone who is a full-time German and Chinese translator. ‘
You can turn your skills into a full-time income. Amazing.
47. Become a mystery shopper
Make sure to sign up for legitimate mystery shopping websites.
48. Clean pools
Cleaning pools is a great way to make some extra cash during the summers. You can charge for partial or full and make a decent income in the business.
49. Become a gym instructor
Gym instructors are constantly needed as people are starting to care more and more about their health. There are gyms that are always hiring. If you want, you can start your own business and start providing workouts in the park.
50. Repair computers
If you know your way around computers, becoming a computer repairman is a must. People are constantly trying to find computer repairman due to computers breaking or people spilling water on their computer (I just did a few weeks ago, yay me!).
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