Want to start working from home ASAP but don’t want to wait to have to apply and interview for jobs? Online jobs are a great way to earn money without leaving your home but just traditional jobs away from the home, sometimes it takes time to find the right one, get hired, start training etc.
If you’re looking to earn money quickly, you might want to consider trying a home-based side hustle to get you started. Whether you need the extra money but don’t have the time or energy to work a second job away from the home or if you’re only available for extra work on weekends and can’t afford child care, these side hustle ideas can certainly fill the gap.
Here are 9 home-based side hustles you can start now.
1. Take Surveys
Taking surveys is one of the easiest ways to make money from home quickly. Granted, you probably won’t make a killing from taking surveys, if you join a handful of sites, you can earn some extra money every month.
Plus, you’ll get survey notifications daily and you can choose when the best time is to take them whether it’s in the morning, during your lunch break, or on your commute home. Some of the best survey sites include Digital Voic, Harris Poll, Pinecone Research, and Vindale Research.
Ibotta is an app that lets you earn money right from your cell phone. With Ibotta, you earn cash back rebates at grocery stores and drug stores. It’s a pretty easy and handy way to make money. Plus, if you’re buying things for your household anyway, you might as well earn cash back on the items.
3. Offer Freelancing Services
It’s no secret that freelancing is one of the best ways to earn money online. It’s flexible, and you can often choose when you work and how much you make. Whether you want to write, edit, do VA work, graphic design or offer any other skill you have, you can earn money online as most freelancing services are in demand.
While freelancing does have its risks like inconsistent income, you could always freelance on the side of your main job and pocket your freelance earnings to meet some of your financial goals.
4. Sell Services on Fiverr
Another way to freelance online is to sell your services on Fiverr. Fiverr is popular for technical services but there are other categories to utilize as well if you possess other skills. If you are having trouble landing freelance clients, Fiverr might be a good place to start and you can offer additional services and perks to your job descriptions so you can earn more than $5 per gig.
With Fiverr, you have to build your profile up with positive reviews in order to rank better in your category but if you use specific keywords, nice visuals, and even offer up sample work and do an excellent job, you’ll score those positive reviews in no time.
5. Pet Sit
If you like pets, you could make some extra money easily by watching over people’s pets when they travel or even walking dogs. You can sign up on sites like Rover to search for jobs or even put up fliers in your neighborhood or start by asking people on your street or in your area.
Pet sitters can earn an average of $35 per night and dog walkers can earn around $10 per walk which could add up depending on how often you work and how many pets you look after.
6. Sell Items From Your Home
This is a quick way to earn extra money on the fly, but you could turn it into a regular side hustle if you wanted to. I challenge you to start decluttering your home. Go through old clothes, shoes, books, supplies, decor, electronics etc. Then see what is in good condition so you can sell it online.
The most popular places to sell your items are on Amazon or eBay, but you can also sell clothes on sites like Poshmark or college textbooks on sites like Chegg. If you want to sell your clothes to buyback stores, ThredUp is an online consignment shop that will consider buying them from you.
You may or may not realize this, but blogging is an excellent way to earn extra money from home. Blogging is my side hustle of choice right now and I love it. It allows me to share my thoughts on topics I’m passionate about and build a brand in my little corner of the internet all while earning extra money.
It takes some time to earn an income from blogging so you’ll have to put in lots of work upfront to produce quality content and attract readers, however, there are many ways to monetize your blog so you could very well earn money from all angles.
You can monetize your blog by placing ads on it so you’ll earn passive income, you can work with brands or get sponsored for your content, and you can even start affiliate marketing and earn money by recommending your favorite products and services to readers. As an added bonus, you can even leverage the traffic and readership on your blog to get the word out about services and products you offer.
8. Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars is an interesting site that pays you to read advertisements in emails. Like taking surveys online, you probably won’t warn a killing from Inbox Dollars, but it’s a legitimate way to earn extra money in your spare time. When you sign up for Inbox Dollars, you’ll automatically earn a $5 bonus and you need to reach a $30 threshold before requesting a payout.
9. Test Websites
Finally, you can earn extra money online testing websites from your own computer. UserTesting is a great way to earn extra money by simply offering reviewing other’s people’s website and offering your honest feedback of your first impression of the site, things that stand out to you, confusing elements etc.
UserTesting will pay you $10 per 20-minute test.
These side hustle options are a great way to make working from home a reality.
Have you ever tried to earn money doing any of these things? Why or why not?