My 10-year-old son brought home a book from our park’s free library box. It was a biology textbook – teachers edition. He said it looked interesting and hey, it was free (having no idea you could sell it). I scanned it in my Amazon seller app and realized it was worth around $150. He was so excited. We listed it for sale for $130 and it sold! Going to tell him, he just made $130!
Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a full-time paycheck. As a result, it can be hard for some families relying on just one income to make ends meet or build savings.
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Along the same lines as starting your own blog, if you haven’t gathered by now, writing quality content for viewers is worth a lot of money. To the tune of several hundred dollars for a 3-4 page article.
There are plenty of ways to make money with skills and interests that you already have – you just need to know where to look. Our work-from-home job guide is full of potential jobs that work around your schedule and let you earn extra dollars from pretty much anywhere! Based on your personality and strengths, read on to find out what type of job best suits you.
A hair salon is another income idea that doesn’t require a lot of real estate (compared to an auto repair shop or garden plot). It also doesn’t require a large financial investment as you only need one large room to double as the waiting area and your workspace.
But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable!
Most of these sites like Stuvia & Notesale are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.
Building a following on ChaCha is the hardest part, though, Mooradian says. The reason: You’re listed along with 62,000 other experts. Also, ChaCha rates are pretty slim, ranging from 1 cent to 20 cents per task. Though savvy experts can make money online, don’t give up your day job.
You can find examples of sponsored posts and how Instagrammers integrate brands into their story by searching up #sponsored on Instagram, like this one from How He Asked, an account that shares wedding proposal stories and partners with a jewlery business:
Another way to make money from is by selling clothes online. Whether you want to clean out your closest or enjoy flipping clothes you bought for a bargain at a consignment store or yard sale, clothing can easily be an “evergreen” side hustle as we all get dressed in the morning.
Once you sign up, the app pays you in “kicks” for walking into certain stores (including Walmart, Target, TJMaxx and more). These can be redeemed for gift cards to a number of retailers, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Sephora and Best Buy.
As you might imagine, this isn’t necessarily a quick way to make money but once you’ve got a few investors in your phone book it can prove to be very lucrative in the long run. If you’re interested, I recommend reading this book.
“In the worldwide marketplace of today, your skills can be used for anything, including mapping,” Mokey says. However, you’re also competing against people in developing nations who are willing to work for pennies, he says.
However, you can also sell your photos as prints and on other physical products using a similar methods described in the last section. Services like Printful and Teelaunch can let you put your photos on posters, phone cases, pillows, and more, taking care of fulfilling orders and customer service so all you really need to worry about is making sales.
The easiest way to begin drop shipping is to create a website with Shopify as they have built-in tools to collect payments and also import your product listings to the various e-commerce websites including eBay, Amazon, Facebook Messenger, and Pinterest.
The app is free to download. You could score your first month free (depending on the outcome of your first game: pinball, word search, whack-a-mole or brick-breaker), then it costs $2 per month after that. Note: You can withdraw your money or cancel your account at any time.
Typically these influencer deals involve the creation of content—an Instagram post, video or Story—and will sometimes include permission for the brand to use this content on their own site or in an ad.
If you have dreams of selling your own book, Amazon makes it easy to self-publish your own Kindle eBook for free. Amazon even offers a print-on-demand service too. It’s never been easier to begin selling your own works without a publishing house!
If you are comfortable taking off your kit then why not try life modelling. Sit there in the buff while budding artists capture your every curve (or pokey bits) in frightening detail! Try RAM, a website especially designed for these kind of jobs.
My wife sold some Kate Spade purses that she no longer used and made much more by using Ebay than trying to sell locally. She started by asking a very low price for the purses and the bidding drove the price up much higher than she expected.
Sign up to delivery specialist companies like Deliveroo who are always on the hunt for new riders. They allow you total flexibility to work when you want, delivering food from restaurants the the customers’ door. You can make up to £16 an hour.
If you have a piano in your living room, or, you play another instrument, you can open up your house and teach your skills to the next generation as well. For nearly a decade, my wife has taught piano lessons from home.
Foreign language tutoring is one way to use your speaking skills and you can also be paid to serve as an online translator. If you are bilingual or fluent in a foreign language, companies will pay you to translate their content from English into another language.
Swagbucks – Perhaps the most well-known and trusted of all the survey sites, users earn “Swagbucks” (also known as SB’s) for each survey they complete. Swagbucks even gives you a free $5 as an incentive just for signing up.
There are dozens of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops and restaurants to feedback on how they are performing. We’ve reviewed the best agencies in our guide how to become a mystery shopper.
The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come! For a step-by-step guide to publishing and earning with eBooks, see “How to write a nonfiction eBook in 21 days“.
The best part about being a proofreader is that anybody can do it at their own leisure. It can be a part-time income stream in the evenings, a stay-at-home parent, or are fully retired. You just have to be willing to find and correct grammatical errors. Proofreading is another flexible income stream where you can choose how many hours you will work each day or week.
Share your honest opinions for everyday services and products you use with focus group companies. These organizations can improve their products on your feedback, and you get to make $50, $100, or more. Check out 2020 Panel.
While you’re visiting a website your screen will be recorded as well as your voice. Their clients include Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, and other Fortune 500 companies. How would you like a few bucks to share your thoughts?