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 cathiloc 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.
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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. Flipping Items
A flipper is someone who flips products for profit.
My friend Melissa, of Flipper University, created a guide that teaches people her secrets and strategies for reaching over $100k in sales after their first year of full-time flipping.
These are a few of the things she’s flipped for profit:
- An item that they bought for $10 and flipped for $200 just 6 minutes later.
- A security tower they bought for $6,200 and flipped for $25,000 just one month later.
- A prosthetic leg that they bought for $30 at a flea market and sold for $1,000 on eBay the next day.
She even created a course called Flipper University that teaches students how to become a successful flipper. Melissa says her students can expect to make $500-$2,500 per month in their first year.
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. Teaching English online
Teaching English online is a great way to make income at home, while on your own schedule.
You're also helping people learn English, which gives them the ability to talk to over 1.5 billion people around the world.
That’s pretty amazing when you think about it! VIPKID pays up to $25 per hour, and the entire curriculum is provided for you.
5. Answer surveys
Though you can't make a full-time income off survey sites, you may be able to make enough money to pay for dining out, movie tickets, and more.
All you need to do is fill out surveys in your spare time.
6. Download Ibotta
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.
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
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 getting in a great work out.
Brian 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 even 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.
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
People can make a decent amount of money through Airbnb.
If you travel often and have a vacant house, I definitely recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.
Trim helps you negotiate cable and internet bills, analyzes and gives you spending updates via text, and will find and cancel unwanted subscriptions for you.
Trim users saved over $1,000,000 last month alone.
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. Freelance Proofreader
In 2014, Caitlin, of Proofread Anywhere, made slightly over $43,000 as a freelance proofreader, while also going on several fun vacations.
Check out Caitlin’s FREE workshop to kick off your proofreading career and teach you important facts and tips about proofreading as a full-time career.
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. Become a virtual assistant
Virtual assistants are in charge of various tasks, and these tasks are entirely dependent on what is needed by the person you are working for.
Becoming a Virtual Assistant is hard work, but my friend Kayla (who makes over $10k a month from virtual assisting) created $10K VA to teach people exactly how to do it.
Here are the benefits of $10K VA:
- Learn exactly how to land your first client
- Get email swipe files for landing potential clients
- How to set prices
- Create a system for efficiency
- & a lot more!
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. Check out Craigslist jobs
Craigslist has tons of job for anything you could think of. I've seen some pretty interesting jobs listed on the website, so check it out for yourself.
You can make a decent amount of money from odd jobs on the website.
I've also seen personal trainers, hair stylists, and tutors list their services on Craigslist.
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.
26. Take photos for cash
If you love taking photos, I would encourage you to start selling your photos online. Websites are in constant need of high-quality photos.
27. Refund unnecessary fees
Cushion is an app that refunds bank and credit card fees.
You can expect refunds on things like late fees, overdraft fees, monthly service fees, account maintenance fees, ATM fees, credit card interest charges, late fees, and more!
28. Launch an online course
Creating an online course is an awesome way to make income, especially if you launch a course about a topic that people really need help with.
This could be related to blogging, working online, health and nutrition, and many other topics.
29. Sell your plasma
Selling your plasma can make you around $50 per session depending on where you go.
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. Dumpster diving
Dumpster diving laws vary from state to state, so I recommend checking out the laws first.
People often resell items that they found, which is a great way to make extra cash.
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.
46. Become a translator
Translators are in high demand due to businesses working all around the world.
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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