In today’s economy, money is becoming an issue of more focus. Many families are just barely getting by, while others, although they’re making it, just don’t have the money for some of the things they would like to. Earning money from home may sound like a great idea, but it can be difficult put into practice. Many people find themselves wondering, “Where do I start?” “How much will I make?” and “What if it’s a scam?” Here are some ideas to help you make some money from home!
1. Online Services
Do you have a special talent or skill? Do you know your way around photoshop? Do you have some expertise in webdesign or can offer consultation regarding certain fields that others may need guidance in? Consider offering these services for a fee and working on them from home. Many individuals who are technologically inclined are able to make money designing websites, creating graphics or simply offering their professional advice!
If you have a certain crafty talent or skill, you might try your hand at selling these handmade items on Etsy. If you don’t want to use a selling platform (that can take fees out of your sales) you might consider setting up your own shop with your own domain and shopping cart program. This may take a little web-design skill, or you may need to hire someone. You might also consider booking a booth at local craft fairs and bazaars, as these can potentially earn you a lot of money and open the door for special orders! Be sure to advertise on classified sites, such as Craigslist, too!
Ebay is a site loved by many! You’re able to list items for sale, and allow the highest bidder to take the prize! Many people don’t feel they’ve had success with ebay, but before listing an item, search for similar items and see how much these items are running for and price yours accordingly. If you stick with it, you can earn a pretty penny getting rid of your old junk! Sometimes things you wouldn’t think would sell, can fetch you $20, like a pair of old broken cell phones!
Offer to babysit for your friends and family for a fee. Consider placing an ad in your local newspaper advertising your services. If you have kids, this can be a great way to socialize them with other children and make some extra cash in the process. If you enjoy babysitting, you might even consider getting licensed by your state for in-home childcare.
5. Odd Jobs & Repairs
Are you good with cars? Know how to fix a computer? Have experience building houses and remodeling? Offer your services and assistance with these odd jobs and repairs for a fee! Place an ad in the local paper and online classified sites! You may be able to earn some extra cash helping others get their projects done!
If you live in a state that offers refunds on bottles and cans, and other recycling, start collecting! Get a couple boxes or bins together and start collecting the items you’ll be able to earn money from! Ask friends and family (if they don’t recycle) for their bottles and cans they’re throwing away! if you get enough, these can add up!