1. Use Etsy to Sell Some of Your Work
If you have at least one creative bone in your body, consider using Etsy to turn that skill into some money. Etsy is a well-known marketplace with over one million shops, and people make money on the site every single day.
Be aware that there are a few fees involved to sell an item – a listing fee, a transaction fee, and a payment-processing fee. All in all Etsy will claim about 10% of your sales price, but you’ll have the rest in your pocket!
2. .Take the plunge and start deal hunting with the Deals Finders app!
Download the DealsFinders App to see all the best deals at your favorite stores.
3. Flip Used Items for a Profit
This one takes a bit of an eye for detail, but it’s possible to make a nice income flipping items. Find used items at a garage sale, thrift stores, flea markets, or even on Facebook or eBay and resell them for a higher price!
It may take some trial and error to discover which products tend to sell for what, but there are people who make six-figures a year doing just this!
4. Work With Shipt or Instacart to Deliver Groceries
People are busier now than they ever have been and are constantly trying to find ways to save time. Companies like Shipt and Instacart (there may be others in your area) bring groceries right to a client’s home, saving them all the time and energy.
It’s possible to work for one of these companies, going to the store and picking up grocery items for others, and then delivering it to their house. It’s a great way to make a side-income of up to $25 per hour!
5. Sign Up With Airbnb to Rent Out a Room of Your House
This is a great way to make some extra money if you have a house with an extra room. You can use a service like Airbnb to rent out just that room to someone who’s looking to stay in your area for a limited amount of time.
Although you’re giving up a piece of your house, it’s possible to make hundreds of dollars using this service each week and it’s a great way for someone who’s looking for cheaper lodging to find a place in their budget.
6. Try Your Hand As a Virtual Assistant
With more and more people working online, those online workers are hiring people to help them work online!
People are looking to others to help them stay organized and on task while working from home, and that’s where a virtual assistant comes in. A virtual assistant is usually responsible for answering emails, accounting tasks, and other small jobs that need to get done.
Virtual assistants can set their own hours and work is usually flexible enough to be done when there’s some quiet time around the house.
Keep in mind that taking a course on virtual assistants will look good on a resume and get you some extra money!
7. Teach English Online
All you need for this one is a Bachelor’s degree in literally anything, a natural-sounding English accent, and at least some interest in being a teacher.
There are many organizations out there looking for teachers to help students all over the world. Spending a few months getting a Teaching English as a Foreign language certificate will go a long way toward landing a job quickly.
8. Use Foap to Make Money on Your Original Photos
Foap is a site that allows you to put photos you’ve taken up for sale. Companies are always looking for stock photos to use for their marketing that look unique and different. That’s where your photos come in.
It’s free to use and free to upload photos, and you make money each time someone downloads one of yours. It’s really that easy. The downside is that Foap takes 50% of the cost of the sale. You’re still making money though!
9. Get Paid to Do Laundry for Others
Laundry is one of those things we all have to do, and if you have kiddos you’re probably already doing it a lot. Laundry Care is a site that connects you to people in your area that need laundry done. They drop off their laundry, you wash it, and you get paid. Talk about simple!
10. Become a Tutor for K-12 Students
Tutor is a site that connects you with students that need a little help in an area that you’re knowledgeable in. You have to commit to at least 5 hours per week and you are required to pass an assessment test in the area you’re interested in tutoring.
If you want to help kids out, this is a great way to do so! Pay varies slightly based on the subject and experience, but most people make somewhere between $10 and $12 per hour.
11. Try Your Hand at Writing
Writing is something that can be done from literally anywhere at just about any time. If you enjoy writing, there’s no experience required to jump on a job board or contact your favorite blogging site to see if they need help.
The best part about writing? It will never go away. With the internet, there will always be tons of opportunities out there to put the digital pen to digital paper.
12. Join a Team to Answer Inbound Customer Service Calls
Customer service doesn’t always get the best rap, but companies are always in need of people who can help others with product or service issues. With a site like Women for Hire, you can choose where you’d like to work depending on what your interests are.
For all intents and purposes, it is a part time job where you’ll work for Women for Hire. This type of income offers nice stability and is in constant demand.
13. Use Your Voice
If you’ve got some vocal skills, consider checking out a service like VoiceBunny. This company takes people who have some voice talent and finds them work doing voiceovers.
14. Start a Day Care in Your Home
There are moms out there who enjoy working outside the home and need a place to take their kiddos during the day. That’s where you come in! There are plenty of women out there who would love to leave their children at a house that they can trust.
There are some steps involved in order to be able to start a day care in your home, but it may be just the thing for you.
15. Do Some Driving
In the evenings or when you know you’ll have some free time, consider signing on to be a driver for a company like Lyft. Ride sharing is very high in demand, so take advantage of it!
In order to be eligible to become a driver, you must be at least 21 and have a car that was made in 2007 or later. Make your own schedule pick up the fares you want!
16. Get Paid to Shop With Shopkick
Shopkick pays you for going into certain stores and scanning products with your smartphone. You don’t even need to buy them! You can also earn rewards for using your credit card or taking a picture of your receipt.
You get to cash in those reward points for gift cards and other goodies. You’re in the store anyway, might as well make some extra money!
17. Be a Website Tester
TryMyUI is a company that asks you to check out different websites and see if you can find anything wrong with them. A page that doesn’t work, a broken link, that kind of thing.
When a site is ready to be checked out, you’ll receive an email notification. They only have so many people check out each site, so your best bet is to visit the site right after you get the notification or it may be too late.
18. Do Some Proofreading
If you have a keen eye for detail and fancy a bit of grammar, give proofreading a go. The best way to get started is to take an online course to learn the ins and outs of proofreading, and go from there.
It’s a perfect job to do from home, as you can make your own hours and take the assignments you want to take.
19. Work With Nails and Hair
In addition to doing your own from time to time, if you have a knack for beauty, think about becoming an esthetician. It’s easy to take a course on nails or facials and then charge people to get a treatment right from your own home.
Best of all, you’ll get some regulars who you can chat and be social with!
20. Write an eBook
Getting a book published used to be a long, expensive project. Today, things have changed for the better.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing makes it easy to publish your work. Once you’ve written a book or novel, Kindle Direct Publishing does the rest.
The process is free and your book will appear with all the others on Kindle within 24 hours. It’ll be up to you to promote it and get your book out there. For every sale, you’ll receive 70% royalty!
21. Use the Drop App to Earn Money
Drop lets you earn money simply by downloading the app and linking up your debit or credit card. As you shop for your regular purchases, you’ll earn points on Drop that you can exchange for rewards!
22. Run Errands for Others
TaskRabbit is a service that lets you pick up tasks for other people and get paid for it. You get to choose which tasks you want to do and can choose not to do the ones you don’t.
If you’re not and about already, why not pick up a few tasks and make some money at the same time? This is great for moms who are always on the go!
23. Take Some Surveys
There are quite a few apps out there that will pay you to answer a few questions or try out products. Your opinion matters and companies want to hear it!
24. Buy and Sell Used Books
BookScouter is a site where you can sell used books for money. You can sell old books you have around the house, or make a business of it by finding books at yard sales or bargain stores.
25. Trade in Old Amazon Products
Amazon Trade-In is a service you can use to send in old Amazon electronics that you no longer use in exchange for gift cards.
You’ll be required to put in information about your item and its condition. Amazon will then send you a shipping label so you can send your items in for free.
Once Amazon verifies your item, you’ll receive a credit on your account that you can use towards anything Amazon sells.
26. Turn Name-brand Used Clothes and Shoes into Money
We all have clothes that we once wore that now just take up space in the closet. When it’s time to get rid of those old items, use a service like ThredUp to sell them for money.
ThredUp will send you a kit that you can use to load up with used clothes and shoes that are still in good condition and in style.
Anything priced under $60 will be paid upfront, like a consignment shop. Anything over $60 will go up on their site and you’ll be paid when it sells. They even have a payout estimator so you can see how much you might make for some of your items.
27. Do Some Transcription Work
There are tons of opportunities for transcriptionists from medical and law offices, among others. Take a course on how to be successful and take on some hours typing. This is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and on your own schedule.
28. Rent Out Baby Gear
This one works out really well if you live in a touristy area, but can work anywhere. It’s a huge hassle for families to lug around things like strollers, car seats, and the like while traveling. Often, families will look for ways to rent these in the city they are heading to.
That’s where you come in. It may take a little upfront investing, but having these products on hand will allow you to rent them out to families who nee them. It saves them the hassle and puts money in your wallet!
29. Resell Your New and Unused Clothes and Shoes
Have some clothes that you received as a gift but never really liked? Inselly has a way for you to make some money selling them. You can also use this service to flip new clothes and make some money that way as well. Think clearance racks and heavily discounted items.
Take pictures of the clothes and post them on Instagram using hashtag #inselly to start selling!
30. Get Price Adjustments on Purchases
Paribus is an app that works by tracking your purchases from certain retailers. If something you’ve recently bought drops in price, Paribus will notify you and helps you see if you can get back the difference in price.
Note it doesn’t work in all stores and products are still subject to the store’s refund policy.