Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent who wants to make a little extra cash for some treats, whether you’re retired but still want to make some more money or whether you have physical disabilities and find it difficult to get out of the house to find a job in a conventional workplace, there are several ways in which you can make some money without ever leaving the house.
Whether you want to make a full-time income or whether you’re only looking for a little more money to cover debts or to buy a few gifts for yourself or loved ones, here are some top tips to help you to make money from home.
Sell Unwanted Items
The internet is a valuable resource when it comes to making some money from home. Auction sites like eBay are a brilliant way to sell your used or unwanted items and there are even dedicated sites which are for selling specific items like wedding dresses, electronics, books and jewelry. You can maximize the amount you can make by taking good quality photos and writing good descriptions. You can either sell to local people to save on postage or to people around the world to widen your possible buyer pool.
Try Micro working
Lots of work is available online if you look for it. Freelancing online is becoming the norm, with the “gig economy” becoming a real thing. Rather than actually hiring workers, lots of small business owners now hire project-based freelancers for tasks like transcription, graphic creation, data entry, research and website updates. Crowdsourcing opportunities are out there for those who want to do these short-term tasks for money. Although it’s a short-term option and rarely pays well, if you’re dedicated you can make as much as $1000 per month.
Your Phone Can Make You Money
You’ll be amazed by the perks your smartphone can offer you. You can get coupons, discounts, points and cash by using apps. You can’t do this instead of having a full time job, but there’s a lot of ways you can save and even earn a little pocket money with your cell phone.
Selling Arts And Crafts Online
The internet is a great place to sell your artwork and handicraft projects. Whether you’re a keen knitter, or talented artist, you can go online to dedicated marketplaces where you can list your work and get paid by those who are keen to buy. Etsy is just one of the useful sites out there which allow you to maximize your profits and for earning from your hobby.
The internet is increasingly visual and bloggers, epublishers, website owners and video makers require good quality images to support their content. There’s no need to be a photographic professional to make an income from selling your photos. Often, a good quality cell phone image is sufficient to sell on the internet and stockphoto sites can pay as much as 60% of the sale proceeds from each photo via PayPal.
Surveys & Focus Groups
A very easy and fun way to make money and get free products is to take surveys and attend focus groups. Companies pay a lot to develop services and products and therefore they need focus group to get feedback from the public about the quality of those products and services. You can attend in person focus groups and online ones which can pay as much as $500 for a single session. There are also many online survey sites which even give you free products to test in exchange for your opinions on them. You won’t make a lot of money from these sites, but you can often get benefits like vouchers which are useful gifts or for getting yourself a nice treat. It can also be fun to take surveys on products and to give your opinion on a host of interesting new items.
These are just some of the ways in which you can make money without ever needing to leave your home. Although not all of them can replace working for a full time income, they can be a useful way to supplement your existing job or to boost your bank balance.