10 Ways You Can Work from Home & Make Extra Money On the Side

Written by Grace & Silas

Whether you’re trying to pay off your debt, save money for your retirement, or just increase your monthly income, it has always been a good idea to make money on the side. You don’t have to earn extra cash by only working in a part-time job and dealing with the stress. And in this article, you’re going to learn 10 things you can make and sell so that you can make money on the side. So check them out and let us know what you think

Take Online Surveys

Filling in a few surveys can actually help you earn extra money. Many major brands are making surveys to know more about their customers. So try using some of your free time to do a few of these on sites like SurveyJunkie or Ebates.

Become a Proofreader

Do you trust your grammar skills? If yes, then why don’t you try becoming a proofreader? You can make thousands of dollars annually just by reading and fixing people’s work.

Read how Caitlin Was Able to Make Over $40k in ONE YEAR proofreading!

Start Petsitting

If you’re looking for an easy and independent way to earn extra money, try petsitting. You can earn good money monthly just by hanging out with dogs and cats. Sounds fun to me.

Also, there are a few apps designed for petsitting which makes it a lot easier!

Rent Out a Room in Your House

It may not sound like the greatest idea, but if you can find a reliable tenant or someone from Airbnb, renting out your extra room can earn you good money.

Sell Old Books

Collecting books in your library may be cool, but if you have so many old books that you don’t even read anymore, try selling them because someone else may want them! It’s also a great opportunity to clean your house and create some space.

Collect Recyclable Materials

Recycling is good for the environment, but it can also be good for your wallet! Keep your recyclable items in a collection bin and bring them to the nearest recycling center. You’ll get some extra cash just by helping the environment.

Tutor Kids Online

Do you love kids? Then think about tutoring. Thanks to some video tools like Skype, you can connect with many parts of the world. There are many online learning platforms where you can find a job, but you can also start your own business if you have a teaching background.

Help Online Video Game Players

Believe or not, people can earn money by helping other players solve puzzles, defeat bosses, and level up in their game. They’re usually newbies, so if you’re an experienced player, don’t miss this chance.

Be a Freelance Writer

Some people are good with words; they know how to organize thoughts and ideas well. And if this is you, then try freelance writing; you can make money just by writing for others.

Drive People Around Town

You can use your car not only for your own transportation but also for others. Online platforms like Uber gives you an opportunity to earn money by driving people around all day. Your earnings will be even more if you go out during busy hours in the day.

If you want to make some extra money or actually quit your 9-5 job, then many of these ideas will work for you. So give them a try and let us know what you think!


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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