Do These 45 Side Hustles From Home!
Side hustles are great ways to earn more money on the side of your regular job. Who knows, maybe it could lead to being a full-time gig.
Starting 1 or 2 great side hustles from home can help you pay off long-term and short-term debt, help add more to your savings, and to stop living paycheck to paycheck.
We personally like the side hustle ideas that can be scaled and made into a full-time gig. Why? Because you have the potential there to be your own boss and live a freer life.
Not everyone does though. Maybe you love your job and would never even think about leaving that job. Don’t worry, we got you!
You can use these to definitely make life easier by not feeling so restricted all the time. We’re talking about side hustles that you can make an extra $500 to $1000 or more each month.
What is a side hustle?
A side hustle is a gig or job that you join or create that earns you extra money every month. We will talk about which ones if you continue reading.
Side hustles are additional employments that one takes aside from their full-time job. They can be side hustles from home, or you can travel to do these. We will focus mainly on the side hustles you can do from home and can also be done by travel to complete the task.
1. Start a blog!
This is obviously our favorite side hustle idea. We started a blog as a side hustle, and it continued to grow!
Blogging has a huge potential to grow and make you a lot of money, or just a few extra hundred dollars a month. First, you start a blog on Bluehost. Bluehost is one of the most affordable webhosts out there. They are amazing for anyone who simply just wants to start a blog.
Check them out through this link and get a rate of $3.95 a month when you sign up for a 12-month plan or more.
Second, check out this step-by-step guide to get a complete walkthrough for starting your blog.
2. Write articles for other blogs
If you don’t want to start a blog, try writing for other bloggers. With a lot of blogs growing rapidly, they may need others to help write content for them.
Whether you start a blog or write for another blogger, you could easily do these side hustles from home. Do it after work or on the weekend.
Signup on gig sites like Fiverr or Upwork and setup your profile. From there try to get as many gigs as possible and you’ll eventually be able to charge higher prices. The typically article can run around $50-$100. If you can write about 2-3 articles a week, that’s a few extra hundred dollars every week.
3. Write articles for newspapers and magazines
Not only do bloggers need content, but so do magazines and newspapers. Most of the time they have hired professionals writing for them, but they also outsource extra work they need done.
Try reaching out to a local newspaper or magazine company and checking out if they ever outsource any work and how you can get involved.
4. Sell on Amazon
If you have any products that could be sold on Amazon, try selling them for extra cash. This can be done form home easily.
You might even try to sell other products from other companies. Simply list a product for sale, like an iPhone, and when it sells you buy the product and ship it to the buyer.
5. Start a Shopify store
Start a business with Shopify! Shopify is an online webhost that allows you to build and grow an online ecommerce business. They offer great tools to help you get started and to succeed with selling your products.
Shopify does require a startup fee, as does starting any website. But in the long run it’s so worth it if it pays for itself and offers you the opportunity to be less stressed about your money.
6. Dropship off your blog or store
When you start an online ecommerce store or to sell on Amazon, not everyone immediately has something to sell. That’s why drop shipping can be a lifesaver!
Drop shipping is defined as a seller accepting customer orders but does not actually handle the product or hold inventory. Most people who are successful with drop shipping actually operate on Shopify.
Irwin Dominguez from San Diego started a drop shipping business and grew it to $10,000 a day on average. Drop shipping can make you a lot of money, and all from the comfort of your own home.
7. Edit video content
With the growing industry of video making, sometimes people need videos done better than they can make them. That’s where you can come in!
YouTubers need to consistently produce video content on a regular basis in order to succeed. If you have great video editing skills and can produce content on a regular basis from home, this would be a perfect fit for you.
8. Make YouTube videos
If you are great at editing your video content, try starting your own YouTube channel.
You need to pick a niche or topic that your channel will be about and work hard to consistently post on that topic. Most YouTubers who have over a million followers are making over $10,000 a month.
Ever hear of Dude Perfect? They have over 50 million subscribers. According to FanBuzz, Dude Perfect makes about $30 million dollars a year as of 2020.
So, it definitely is possible to make money, even just as a side hustle from home, with YouTube. If you are an expert or have knowledge in a niche, make videos on it and try making money with it. You don’t have to have a degree either!
9. Be an ad manager
If you can create really captivating ad images for small businesses out there, then you can manage their ads for them.
It isn’t all about the ad image, however.
“From my experience in marketing, the ad is comprised of the text and the image. About 90% of ads rely on the image or video to capture the attention of the reader, and then about 10% is the text that may explain other details to the reader.”
If you are really great at creating stunning images for a business, then this is the right gig for you. Simply create an online portfolio with a Facebook page or free website like Wix and present them to any business that may need an ad manager.
The best part is you can do this side hustle from home for the most part.
10. Social media manager
This is really the same as an ad manager, except you handle social media pages for your clients.
I recommend starting out on Facebook and signing up on gig sites like Upwork or Fiverr. People are always looking for people to manage a portion of their business, and an entrepreneur might be great at starting a business but may suck at marketing.
11. Blog manager
If you can manage a blog for someone else that might not have the time to devote to their blog, you could be making money from home simply by managing someone else’s blog.
You might be in charge of marketing it or writing their blog posts. But if you manage a blog, you will take care of most things involving a blog. This can be done at home easily and on the side of your regular job.
12. Sell items on Etsy
This is similar to selling on Amazon, however on Etsy, people typically sell more homemade items or anything self-made.
Per the description from Etsy, they are a “global marketplace for unique and creative goods.” Etsy is a great place if you can make a lot of crafts and homemade items. This is great for working from home as you can make creative goods on the side of a normal job.
13. Become a videographer
Being a videographer can make you great money as a side hustle. This one you may have to get out on the weekends in order to actually video someone’s event, but the editing process can be done all at home.
I (Tyler) am actually a photographer and videographer. So, to become a videographer, you first need a great camera. You could get a DSLR, or mirrorless camera.
Then, you need to practice using that camera. I sucked! I got much better as I used my Canon 80D, in which I fully recommend as a videographer. It is by no means the most expensive camera and is worth the investment if you are serious about this side hustle.
Once you have practiced using it, start building a Facebook page and marketing yourself in your city. Once you become well known, start building your sphere of influence from city to county and state.
14. Become a photographer
Follow the same instructions as before for a videographer. I still recommend the Canon 80D for anyone starting out. I included these as options because the majority of the work can be done at home.
15. Become a virtual assistant
A virtual assistant is someone who offers their services to clients or companies from home.
It’s super easy to be a virtual assistant, and the services they offer vary greatly, but they are the type of side hustle you can do from home.
Really, a virtual assistant can offer services such as:
· Web design
· Customer support
· Email management
· Social media marketer
· Lead generation
· And much more!
Really, a virtual assistant is someone that handles any task that can be done at home. Try it out and visit places like Remote. Or reach out to businesses directly and see if they need anybody to work on the side for a specific task.
16. Start a Fiverr account
Starting a Fiverr account is one of the best ways to work from home. Working on Fiverr you get to choose your own schedule for when you do the task offered.
You are completely your own boss and you handle deals with clients directly.
Think of anything you could be good at. Whether it’s finance, web design, or any form of editing, you could start an account and make a lot of money. If you’re an expert in any field, it could be offered on Fiverr.
17. Offer consulting services
I have mentioned it before in this post…
“If you’re an expert or have knowledge on a certain subject, you could be a consultant.”
Check out Fiverr and set up an account and offer consultant services. You can also start a Facebook page and invite others to check out the consulting services that you offer.
If you know how to start a business, a lot of people out there may need you. And the same goes for any other subject matter. People are often willing to pay in order to do well on their own. And you can do it all from home!
18. Sell Stock photos online
There are quite a few places to sell photos online. If you are great at photography, consider selling your photos.
Some websites for selling stock photos include:
· Much more!
19. Invest in the stock market
Okay, so this one is risky, but you could potentially make a great side income with this option.
Do your due diligence and research what stocks are expected to do well at the time of investing. I never recommend day trading, which is when you invest and then sell that same day after a quick profit.
That’s a good way to lose your money. Invest for the long term, but after raking in some profit, feel free to withdraw some of the profit from time to time.
If you want to learn more about investing in the stock market, check out our blog on how to start investing in the stock market.
20. If you’re an expert, create an eCourse
Starting an online course is a great way to share your expertise. Whatever that expertise is, try and create a step-by-step guide teaching it.
Places to build an online course include:
21. Tutor (online or in person at home)
Tutoring is a great side hustle that can bring in some extra cash. Whether you find people yourself or sign up as a tutor on Chegg or Wyzant, this is a great way for you to make some extra cash whenever you can schedule it.
I (Ariel) was a Chegg tutor for a period of time in college, and at the time they paid $20 an hour for tutoring sessions. All you had to do was choose subjects that you had expertise in and take a short exam to prove you had knowledge in the areas you chose.
Not only is this a great way to make some extra cash, but it is also very rewarding because you get to help people excel in their academics.
22. Housesit to make money
Have you ever babysat before? This is another great option to start making money, but from someone else’s home!
Sometimes friends and family will want someone to watch their home while they’re away. Tasks involve taking care of pets, plants, and checking the mail.
Check to see if any friends or family need help, and offer to watch their home for them.
23. Babysit at your house
The most obvious of these is to babysit for other couples. Helping friends and family out by watching their kids is a great idea to earn extra income.
Throw it out on social media that you’re willing to watch their kids so they can go away for an evening. Obviously make sure they trust you, but you can definitely make some extra cash by babysitting.
24. Invest in rental properties
This is something that I (Ariel) have always wanted to do myself. Owning real estate is one of the number one ways you can grow your wealth, and can be a great way to have passive income.
I mean, how great would it be to let other people pay your house payment for you? That could be a reality for you if you make investments in real estate.
25. Refurbish furniture
Refurbishing furniture is a great way to make money as a side hustle. Refurbishing furniture is the act or restoring something to make it look nicer and add quality to it.
We know a friend who started his own business from home in Oklahoma where he restored old dressers and wood furniture.
It may require investing in, but the return could be really great!
26. Gift wrap around the holidays
This is more of a seasonal side gig. Around Christmas time, so many people would really like the presents they get other people to be wrapped neatly.
Start a side gig wrapping presents. Put it out there on social media, and let people know that you could wrap gifts at a flat or hourly rate. You might start with friends and family, and then branch out from there.
27. Proofread blog posts or articles
Bloggers and other companies that write long articles need their content re-read for quality purposes. That’s why simply offering to proofread articles for other bloggers and even newspapers could make you extra cash from home.
Reach out on social media to potential clients and start proofreading as part of your pool of side hustles from home.
28. Offer to watch people’s pets when they’re away
When people travel, try offering to watch their pets at your home. People use pet boarding businesses all the time.
Offering to board pets will earn extra cash on the side of your normal job. By offering a slightly more affordable price than any local boarding businesses, you’ll be preferred, and your name will grow if you do a great job.
29. Clean cars from your home
Detailing cars can easily be done from home! Have clients drop their cars off for a few hours, and then pick them up later.
Gather the supplies you need, do your research on how to detail a car, and offer your services out on social media.
30. Website manager
If you have experience building websites or even designing and managing sites, offer your services as a website manager.
Website managers are responsible for maintaining, designing, and developing websites for clients. Most entrepreneurs that need an online presence don’t know how to design websites.
Do your research and reach out to companies to offer your services for managing a website for them. There is a high demand out there for web managers.
31. Online video gamer
This may relate back to YouTube or other online streaming services. If you’re good at video games and you don’t mind sharing that online, consider going live every other evening for about 30 minutes to an hour.
You can stream directly to YouTube or even Twitch. When you get started, after building up your following, especially on YouTube, you can start monetizing your content to show ads. So many people out there are utilizing this as a side hustle and even as a full-time gig.
This one does take time, but after a while it could prove to be worth it.
32. Extreme couponing!
Couponing is not dead! In fact, according to RetailMeNot, “96% of Americans are coupon users… Mobile coupon usage continues to climb as the world becomes more digital”
Everyone wants to save money and by using coupons, you could be saving an extra $100-$300 every month.
As a kid, my mother would coupon a lot. It was honestly embarrassing when you held up the line for so long. She had gotten a lot of coupons for deodorant.
She piled in her buggy over $230 worth of deodorant and ended up having the store pay her $20 back after she used her coupons.
Needless to say, you can save and make money with coupons.
33. Buy an established website or blog
If you’re good at managing and handling websites, you could invest in pre-existing websites or blog that already have a reach and following.
It does require an investment, but the money you could be making each month as passive income would pay you back quicker than you may think. If the website already has great content, all you have to do is keep the website current and updated.
34. Review websites, apps, and companies
Businesses all over are asking for people like you to review their products. Do you always get asked to complete a survey after a meal or to write a review after a purchase online?
Some places are even desperate enough to pay you for better reviews and surveys in order to look better in front of potential customers.
Some popular sources for these gigs include:
35. Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing
Real estate crowdfunding is a newer form of investing. What is it?
It is pretty similar to stock investing. In the stock market, you invest a sum of money and become a shareholder in that company, or you own a portion essentially.
Crowdfunding is for anyone willing to invest in commercial real estate to help provide capital for that which you’re investing in. This form of investing offers:
“Commercial real estate is the only major asset class that produces high yields, significant equity buildup, can be efficiently leveraged for massive gains, has the security of a hard asset that you can see and touch (intrinsic value regardless of an income stream), and provides some of the best tax advantages.” RealCrowd.
Check out Real Crowd to learn more!
36. Sponsored Social Shares
If you have a substantial social media following or a blog that gets a lot of pageviews every month, companies may be willing to pay you to refer their business or product to your followers.
Sometimes all you have to do is write a post or article that refers their company. Other times a longer blog post will bring in a higher revenue for you, and other times a simple referral is all that’s needed.
You can choose whether or not you want to charge a flat rate for a specified period of time, or for a single post. You decide. All it takes is an email or phone call to businesses you feel would fit your niche. Look for companies that are related to what you do.
37. Become a travel agent or booker
Planning a trip is stressful, much like a wedding. That’s why people usually hire a wedding planner. Same with vacations!
Planning someone’s vacation is yet another one of the many side hustles from home opportunities.
Start a social media page and market yourself on the side. Charge a small fee or reach out to hotels and resorts to negotiate compensation for referrals.
38. Manage investments for people
With this side hustle, you really need to be careful. However, if you are great at investing in the stock market or in other forms of investing, offer you services to others looking to build their money portfolio.
Be careful to make disclosures which protect you from liability, as any investment is a risk. If you can invest well, then offer it to others and make sure they understand the risk. Only do this if you feel that you have the knowledge needed to do well in this side gig.
39. Start a podcast
If you have a lot to say and love speaking to others, a podcast is a great way to earn extra cash on the side.
You may need to invest in the necessary equipment to get started, but you simply record your audio or video and upload it to social media or other groups where you can charge a fee.
Places to start a podcast include:
Those are honestly the best places to start a podcast. But as you build a following you could earn a lot of money on the side.
40. Day trade in the stock market
This is not necessarily recommended. However, if you do your own research and are pretty good at investing, Day trading can have great gains for you!
This is a much higher risk, but it is possible. You simply invest like you would normally in the stock market, but you have to watch carefully to pull your money out after a quick gain.
Like I said, this is very risky and you are responsible for doing your own research, but people like Timothy Sykes have made millions by day trading. You just have to know how to do it.
41. Moving? Make the old home an Airbnb
Similar to renting your old home to others, or buying a property and charging rent, you could sign up on sites like Airbnb to let people temporarily stay in your rental property.
You simply charge a nightly fee for however long someone stays in your home. A lot of people do this as another way to make money on the side. Sometimes people are in town visiting family and need a homely place to stay other than a hotel. This would be a perfect way to start making money on the side.
42.Rent out tech equipment
If you have tech gear that others could utilize, try renting them out. This could be as simple as putting it on social media, or actually starting your own business renting it out to people.
Of course you need to make sure they are responsible for any damages that might occur, but if someone needs and extra camera or mic for their project then they most times are willing to pay to rent instead of buying a whole new camera.
43. Become an online fitness coach
People are always looking for new diets and new exercise routines, which is why being an online fitness coach can be a great way to bring in some extra cash.
Plus, you don’t have to come up with your own programs and products, there are companies such as beach body that will pay you to promote their supplements and workout routines.
44. Write an eBook
If you have a blog or are also interested in selling digital products online such as Amazon, an eBook is another option that could generate passive income.
If you have knowledge in a specific are and want to share that with the world, consider writing an eBook and selling it online!
A lot of people would love to have their wedding invitations or even party invitations written out in beautiful handwriting and will pay good money to have someone else do it for them.
Maybe this is a skill that you don’t have currently, but there are workbooks and videos online that can teach you how to do this.
Looking back, I (Ariel) wish I would have hired someone to do this for my wedding invitations. While my handwriting is not bad, I think it would have been so much more elegant to have beautiful calligraphy-type lettering on each of my invitations, and I know that many other brides feel the same.
Out of all the side hustle ideas listed, surely you can make one work for you. Consider starting with one and doing even more extensive research in order to get it started and finding the best avenues to get there.
Well, there you have it! These are many of the best side hustles from home that we believe are the most profitable.
Are you interested in starting your own business? Check out our blog on the top 25 most profitable business ideas to go start now. Now get out there and make some money.