The number of people working from home continues to rise each year. When I googled it, I found an article in Forbes from 2013 and it says one in five Americans work from home.
And why not? Thanks to technology, there are so many things you can do to make money. Do you want to know the best part about it? Most of them can be done from the comfort of your own home.
You know you can become a blogger, a freelance writer and even a web designer if you have the skills. There is also a traditional work-from-home job like an at-home agent. Or you can start a home-based business.
But if you think outside of the box, you can find other ways to make money from home.
When I left my office job it was for good. I had no plans to return to that environment. That is usually the consensus when anyone quits a job to go on to something better.
And then life hits you with a one-two punch and when there is no money coming in, you throw in the towel and do what you said you’d never do….go back to an office job. Hey, I would do the same thing too. Any responsible person would.
Now if this was 10 years ago, I would agree with that decision because well, there weren’t many opportunities to make extra money if a job or home-based business wasn’t what you wanted to do.
But this is 2017 baby where we can make money doing just about anything and anywhere. And there are options out the wazoo!
To give you an idea, I put this infographic together that lists 50 plus ways to make extra money. Most of these can be managed from your home. Alot of these can go on to be successful home-based businesses while others will make a great side hustle. Check this out.
50+ Ways To Make Extra Money
When I was researching to put this post together, I came across some very interesting ways to make extra money. So I put these resources together to give you a starting point.
One of the things that got my attention was selling hair. If you have long hair, did you know you can make money with it?
I didn’t so when I came across the idea, I had to look into this a little. It turns out it is the real deal. There is even a Hair Price Calculator that will give you an estimate of what your hair is worth!
If you’re interested in becoming a website tester, check out User Testing. They pay $10 for each completed test and you get paid daily.
Here are some other sites that pay you for testing websites:
Here is an eBook available on Amazon called 101 Items To Sell On Ebay (2017): How To Make Money Selling Garage Sale & Thrift Store Finds* that shows you how to make money selling garage sale and thrift store finds.
To find out more about completing online tasks for cash, click here to for a list of sites that will pay you to complete tasks for them.
You can list your car for rent on the website Turo. To find out how to make money with your car, click here.
Most of us ladies want to hang on to our handbags. It doesn’t matter if they’re just sitting in the closet, right? But if you don’t mind parting with them, you can make extra money selling them.
Here are some sites that will buy your designer handbags:
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Sell your CDs, DVDs, Games and Books for extra money on Declutter. They offer next-day payment, no selling fees and you can send them your stuff for free.
To run errands for other people in your community check out Task Rabbit.
Make extra money shopping and delivering groceries. Instacart lets you work around your own schedule and you get paid weekly. Plus, you can max your earnings if you work on Sundays.
If you’re interested in joining focus groups to make extra money check out Focus Group to find groups where you live. Click here to get more details about the eligibility process and how to join.
You can offer virtual services like graphic design, proofreading and editing and slew of other services on Fiverr*.
Over To You
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make extra money from home. All you have to do is figure out what you can do, what you like to do – then make a plan and go for it!
So let’s chat. What are some of the ways you make extra money? Tell us what’s working for you in the comments section below!
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