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Have you thought about working from home?
Have you thought about all the possibilities at your fingertips? We live in the best time for starting a side hustle and working from home. Just the other day I was talking to someone who wanted to start an online clothing business.
The opportunities for work from home careers or side jobs is only limited by your imagination. Are you an amazing cook? Do you love to organize? Do you like to make printables? What do you love to do – what is your calling?
Think about it?
What are your hobbies and your passions? What could you do every day and not get bored with? To be honest if I didn’t blog as a side gig I would be doing something with tea or coffee. I love the stuff. But enough about me what about you? What do you love? What do your friends say you are great at? Could you turn that into a money maker? I bet you, you could. Here are 31 ways to make extra money from home and this list is just the beginning, this list is endless. Build it and they will come. Believe in it and they will come.
31 Ways To Make Extra Money From Home:
1. Soap Maker
I love soap. I love shopping all the homemade soap stalls at our local farmers market and holiday events. The smells, the colours. Do you have a skill for soap making? Whether you do it as a hobby or just for personal use? Think about it – there is a market for homemade soap and not just during the holiday season. Soap makers can sell products locally or online through networks like Etsy.
2. Jewelry Maker
What girl or guy doesn’t love a nice piece of jewelry? Do you make rings or earrings or bracelets in your spare time? I have a family member that makes the most amazing wire earrings and it took some convincing to get her to open an online shop to share her craft with the world. Start small – create and sell a few pieces and see where your creations and business take you.
3. Child Care Provider
Are you a Mom looking to stay home with your children? Do you have friends that need before and after school care? If you have the time, the patience and the space go for it. Child care is expensive and availability is limited in some areas. Before you take on clientele check with your local authorities regarding first aid training, licensing and etc.
Blogging is a very rewarding side hustle, but it is hard work. If you are looking into blogging as a money maker you should read more about how to start a blog.
5. Freelance Writer
Freelance writers can be bloggers, journalists, ghost writers and so much more. Being freelance means you make your own career choices, what you want to write and who you want to write for. You could write for multiple publications all from the comfort of your own home.
6. Professional Consultant
Are you currently a sought after professional? Are you trained in a certain type of career? Could you consult or offer your services to a number of employers? Or are you an expert on a certain topic and could do speaking engagements or web classes?
7. Gardener / Landscaper
Landscapers and gardeners are sought after people and if you can seasonally change your business to meet your clients needs you could have a great annual business. Landscaping, lawn mowing, planting, weeding, snow removal, property maintenance the options are limitless.
Do you have this lens and that lens and know just how to take the perfect shot? Have you ever thought of becoming a professional or weekend photographer? Your options are as open as your dreams. Wedding photography, baby photography, school photography, picture sales, digital graphics and so much more.
Do you have a secret recipe for the best cookies or chocolate cake? You can make a business out of it? Do you do gluten free baking? Are you a cake maker or a pie maker? Whether you are simply selling your baking at the local farmers market or online or in a store front you can create a sweet business based on your delectable sweets.
10. Home Cleaner
In the generation of busy so many people don’t have time to clean their house. If you love to clean or offer a natural chemical free cleaning alternative advertise via word of mouth or the coffee shop community board and I am sure your schedule will be booked for the weeks to come.
Grow it and they will come. I live in farm country and I love shopping local. If you can grow it, try selling it and see what a great side gig you can create for your family.
12. Professional Organizer
Ok, let’s face it with shows like hoarders there are people who need help organizing. The average person needs help with organizing and clearing the clutter. A professional organizer could do homes or offices or you could be an accountant who organizes business accounts.
13. Wedding Planner
Do you love the flowers, the lace and the cakes? Do you have connections and know all the right people? Do you love to organize and plan? Have you ever thought of planning a wedding?
14. Amazon Product Seller
People do it and make lots of money all from the comfort of their own homes. Read more about making money selling with Amazon.
Can you mend a hole in a pair of pants, sew a dress or make a quilt? Or can you design a new garment? Being able to sew and have the knowledge opens so many doors. You could hem pants, tailor clothes or design your own dresses.
16. Meal Creator
Are you good in the kitchen? Do your neighbors ask you to host the next meal swap or if you could make an extra freezer meal for them? If you are good in the kitchen harness it and start making extra meals for your neighbors and start making an extra income for yourself.
Are you good with numbers and organization? Seasonally, you could offer your services around tax time or if you have a background in corporate accounting could you work from home with a few clients on an annual basis?
18. Virtual Assistant
With a large number of businesses going online virtual assistants are in high demand. Learn how to make a great living as a virtual assistant.
19. Massage Therapist
Are you a register massage therapist or do you have training in a certain type of massage? Have you thought of running a massage clinic from home? Or offering chair massages at your local market?
Who doesn’t love a good foot rub? Reflexologists are trained in the reflex points on our feet, hands and ears all of which reflect our body. If you have an interest in this area or you are trained in reflexology have you thought about taking a few clients a week?
21. Vintage Seller
Do you love shopping the thrift store or collecting old but cool things? Have you thought about making into a business? You could sell your items online or in a shop or on the weekend?
22. Knitter / Crocheter
Do you knit or crochet? Do you make slippers or blankets? Have you thought about opening and Etsy shop or selling your creations at the local craft fair or to your friends and family.
23. Holiday Decor Creator
Do you have a flare for Autumn decorations, wreath making or holiday crafts. You can market this into a business. You could even take it one step further and become a professional home holiday decorator.
24. Professional Tutor
Are you good in Math or English? Are you a retired teacher or stay at home mom who was a teacher? Could you teach English as a second language?
Do you love flowers? Do you have the space and the connections in the floral industry? Weddings, birthdays, farmers markets….. Everyone loves flowers. Flowers for every occassion.
26. Home Stager
Do you have an eye for decor? Realtors hire home stagers to stage homes before the showings to get top dollar sale.
Do you have realtor training? Could you sell a few homes in your spare time?
28. Pet Sitter / Pet Groomer
Do you love pets? Pet sitters and groomers are in high demand. You could offer to watch the neighbors animals while they are away on holidays or set up a small grooming business out of your garage.
29. Travel Agent
Do you love Disneyland or Mexico? Do you have travel agent training? Travel agencies offer various work from home positions. Or you could organize your own local travel events and charge a small fee. Ensure that you abide by local bylaw and licensing requirements.
30. Social Media
Do you know your way around Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook? If you do you could make great money managing the accounts of others. Or if you have a large number of followers on Instagram or Youtube advertisers will pay you to review their products.
31. Yoga / Fitness Instructor
Are you trained in a certain style of yoga or fitness? Could you offer weekend or midday classes? Could you pair up your fitness and health knowledge and offer a fitness course at your community center?
Inspiration and education.
If you are ready to take your hobby or your dream and make them into a money making reality the best advice I can give you is to read Christy Wright’s Business Boutique. This book is amazing it will help you step by step to create the business or side hustle you envision in your mind. If you are looking for someone to guide you through all the bumps and the hard moments and the points where you question yourself this book and the community that Christy has created are for you.
No matter what idea you take, mold and create into your money maker I wish you the best of success. Dream big.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity