After working a regular job under the authority of others for years, I've come to realize the benefits of being your own boss.
You get to create your own schedule, you don't have to ask permission for days off, and someone isn't bossing you around and telling you what to do.
Though I've had amazing bosses that I'm still friends with to this day, I still prefer working for myself.
Below are 15 jobs where you can be your own boss, so what are you waiting for?
1. 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.
2. Sell on Amazon
The first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over 6 figures profit.
If you're interested in learning more about this side hustle (or full-time job), Jessica has a FREE 7-day course that tells you everything you need to get started selling on Amazon.
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
Eliza, a Selling Family Student said, “Jessica’s Amazon Boot Camp was the answer to my prayers. As a stay-at-home mom of two young kids, I was searching for a way to earn income while still being the primary caretaker of my boys. Jessica’s Boot Camp provided the means, but more importantly, Jessica’s example as an entrepreneur showed me that I was not limited to working for somebody else. I am now loving my new Amazon business, making money, and STILL taking care of my kids.“
3. 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 don't need a website or prior experience to do this. You can even learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager in less than 28 days with the Facebook Side Hustle Course. This course works, and it even gives you access to a private group that is full of testimonials.
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
Check out the testimonials here and see people who are making up to $10,000 per month doing this.
4. 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.
Students of Flea Market Flipper have said, “I want to give a quick shout out to Robert for opening my mind to selling big, bulky items on eBay. I got both a scanner and receiver for $17 and sold shortly after they were listed for $399 and $129! In the past, I would have passed on these items because I would have no clue how to ship them. Thanks again, Rob!” –Anthony F., Flea Market Flipper Student
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.
5. Teaching English with Magic Ears
Magic Ears is a company based in China that hires English speakers from the U.S. and Canada to teach English.
Don't have teaching experience? No bachelor's degree or teaching certifications? No problem.
Magic Ears pays teachers up to $26 per hour and provides all the curriculum for you.
6. 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.
People who have read the Cleanlots guide have said, “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you. I could hit $100,000 this year. If I do badly I’ll make $50,000”.” – Nelson Cabral, Cleanlots Student
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
Always make sure to check your apartments rules and guidelines regarding renting a room out. My apartment complex doesn't allow people to rent out their house or rooms.
9. Teach a foreign language
Do you know a foreign language? Do you enjoy teaching? If so, you may enjoy teaching that language online. You can host your services on Craigslist, put flyers around your neighborhood, or even apply to be a teacher on italki.
Italki is a website that connects teachers with students wanting to learn a specific language.
10. Host your services on Fiverr
Do you offer freelancing services like web design, editing, marketing, or other services?
Create a profile on Fiverr where thousands of people come to hire people to do work for them.
I’ve hired logo designers and more all from Fiverr and definitely recommend it!
11. 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.
I've worked hard for the money I've earned on FITnancials, but one of the best things about my job is that I actually enjoy it.
Are you interested in starting a blog and becoming a full-time blogger? If so, check out my FREE 7-day course on how to start a profitable blog!
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12. Freelance writing
Freelance writing involves getting paid for writing gigs on various websites. You usually set your own rates, which increase as you grow your writing skills and experience writing for popular websites.
Having a blog also helps with freelance writing gigs. Without my blog, I never would have been able to freelance for the personal finance company I also work for.
13. Freelance Proofreader
In 2014, Caitlin, of Proofread Anywhere, made slightly over $43,000 as a freelance proofreader, while also going on several fun vacations.
“Thanks to Proofread Anywhere, I am now a freelance proofreader, earning money while I stay at home with my kids.” – Amy, Proofread Anywhere Student
If you want to find out how she makes a full-time income as a freelance proofreader, you can try her FREE 76-minute workshop that will give you tons of great info on becoming a freelance proofreader.
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.
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.
Scope School student Linda said, “I got my first client literally the day I graduated from the course. I love, love, love working from home. You will make the money back over and over again. If this is something that you want to do, go for it!”
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