Finding ways to generate income from home can feel like an uphill battle if you’ve never done it before. But landing a substantial side hustle may actually be easier than you think.
No matter what your current financial situation is, there are tons of money-making opportunities available right at your fingertips that require no certifications or special training. From writing to survey-taking and customer support for companies like Apple and Amazon, you’ll be amazed at how simple scoring some extra cash can be.
We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite ways to get you going in the right direction. Start searching and making that money without leaving the couch.
Reassess Your Budget
Before you hop on the job boards, carefully comb through your budget and take note of any unnecessary spending. Previous financial commitments, like auto-pay memberships and entertainment apps, may still be siphoning money from your bank account without you even noticing. Apps like Trim, Truebill and Mint track daily, weekly and monthly spending and can help you hunt down subscriptions that are overcharging you. You may be surprised how much money you are able to save with a closer examination.
Whether it’s a resume, blog article, ad copy or a research paper, writing and editing are incredibly marketable skills. If you have a knack for writing, editing or proofreading, sites like Mediabistro, Express Writers and Upwork offer tons of gigs. Some offer up to hundreds of dollars per project. Brush up on your grammar and start applying today!
Teaching English online is much more accessible than you think. While some companies require a bachelor’s degree, sites such as Open English, Cambly and My Tutor Lab allow you to teach and tutor English-learning students without any degree requirements.
Assistants are valuable assets to many businesses. Now, with the help of the Internet, virtual assistants are a highly sought after role for companies all over the world. Help sort emails, plan meetings, organize travel and schedule meetings all while laying in bed. Sites like Upwork and Remote.co post hundreds of virtual assistant positions for a variety of industries located in the time zone of your choosing.
Customer service jobs can be stressful. But what better to keep you calm, collected and willing to help than working from your own living room? Companies like Amazon and Apple are always looking for customer support representatives to help with troubleshooting, order status, product recommendations and more without any prior training required.
Sell Your Unwanted Belongings
These days, most of us are looking for more budget-conscious ways to dress and decorate our homes, and that’s where you come in. Websites like Poshmark, Offerup and of course Craigslist allow you to post and sell your unwanted clothing, furniture, electronics, appliances and more, so others can purchase at a much more affordable price than buying new. A win-win that helps the planet and puts more money in your pocket.
While personal shopping isn’t a new career, a lot of folks are now trying to avoid overcrowded stores and public shopping places.Companies like Instacart, Postmates and Uber Eats are always looking for personal shoppers to scoop up and deliver essentials for those unable to shop on their own.
Make Arts and Crafts
Etsy and even Instagram are stellar sites for selling your handcrafted creations, from macrame and yarn designs to jewelry, leather goods and everything in between. You don’t have to craft like Martha Stewart to make money-worthy pieces. The most successful merchants find something they’re good at it and repeat it to perfection.
Take A Survey
Surveys may be one the quickest and easiest way to make money without changing from your pajamas. While some online surveys run a potential spam risk, the pre-approved sites listed below will pay you to answer questions to help their businesses grow.