8 Expert Tips to Help You Quit Your Job and Work For Yourself

Written by Grace & Silas

Want to ACTUALLY fire your boss?

You might think that this “sounds nice,” but it’s exactly what my husband and I were able to do when we started making money from home.

And you can too (seriously)! Imagine not waking up at 6AM to go to a job you hate and getting to spend REAL time with your loved ones (not when you get home at night exhausted).

You can actually start one of these work from home opportunity ON THE SIDE and then make them into your FULL-TIME job and quiyour 9-5 once and for all.

I mean… how INCREDIBLE would it be if you could actually spend time with your family, have YOU time, and go after that ONE DREAM you’ve been thinking of for a really long time? Dreams like… 

  • Paying off that mortgage.
  • Moving to that city or state that’s been on your heart.
  • Travel when you want.
  • Move into the home of your dreams.
  • Or, finally start your business.

Starting a profitable side hustle can turn into a full-time hustle pretty fast (when done right) and give you the time and money freedom to go after all of these things.

And down below are just a few great ways to make money from from home and get you to that AWESOME place of being able to quit your job, spend time with your family, and go after that dream you’re passionate about. So check them out and let us know if you have any questions!

How I Made $3,000 a Month as a Stay at Home Wife

Starting a blog is the PERFECT side hustle if you want to have an incredible amount of time and money freedom to quit your job, wake up when YOU want to, be with your loved ones, and pursue that dream you’ve had for a very long time.

Now if you think that making money from a blog takes a long time and only the outgoing do it (AND the tech savvy), then think again.

I was able to have this kind of freedom only a few months after starting my blog. And now… my husband and I have been able to travel the world full-time and be with loved ones. Our time freedom isn’t determined by someone above us. 

We are our own bosses. 

And if this is something YOU want to do as well, then definitely read here how I was able to make $3,000 a MONTH only 3 months after launching my blog.

PS – It really is the best side hustle because the ONLY limit to how much money you make is YOU and how much work you put in (I know some bloggers who make over $100,000+ A MONTH).

PPS – Also… the more advanced and money you make, the less you have to work. There are big bloggers out there that make over $100k a month and work ONLY 10 HOURS A MONTH. Incredible right?!

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Housesitter: Ok, so you’ve probably heard about this one, but here’s why it’s awesome. If you sign up for sites like TrustedHousesitter, start sitting peoples homes (in your area) here and there for a few months, you’ll have quite a few reviews and experience under your belt. And then, you can take it to the next level; start applying for people’s houses in different countries and start to travel full time (no joke). One couple started to do it and got so good at it that their flights were paid for when they went to housesitting gigs. Check out some good tips on how to do it here!

Read more on some great side businesses here!

How I Make an Extra $800 a Month Reselling Thrift Store Clothes on Ebay


Now I thought this was great. Her tip; start small and make a budget. Her’s was $75 (which goes a long ways at the thrift store), and then she went to thrift stores in wealthier areas since they were more likely to give away more expensive brands. Now that’s some good information.

Check out the rest of her story and advice here!

26 Common Thrift Store Finds You Can Flip To Make Money


Vintage Video Games: Stalk the video game section of a thrift store and see if you can find a vintage video game that’s from an outdated video game system. Then check it out online and see how much it’s going for (sometimes it can be worth thousands). This can be a great way to make a side hustle if you follow some of these Buzzfeed tips.

Read more on other thrift store goods that can be worth a lot here!

How to Work From Home Selling on Amazon FBA


Jessica Larrew first started as an Ebay seller, but then switched to Amazon when she found out she could make more money with less of the hassle. Her trick? She started doing retail arbitrage. So instead of getting clothing from the thrift store, she would fill in the gaps of retail items people wanted but Amazon didn’t have, then sell them.

She finds these items from liquidation stores; places where items are on discount because manufacturers won’t sell them anymore (think T.J. Maxx or Big Lots).

Read more on her story here!

How to Become a Virtual Assistant and Make $3,000+ a Month


A virtual assistant is basically a person who helps someone run their online business or blog. So if the work is overwhelming for someone, they might hire a person like you to help them out. Now this author does state that there are plenty of different virtual assistant positions you can take (she gives a list of them), but her tip that I like is to take a class in one that you’re interested in. So for instance; if you want to do photography/graphic design, take a class in Photoshop and then apply for a position. Then you can get hired, get paid, get experience, get more gigs, and make it into a full time job.

Read more on her tips and information on becoming a virtual assistant here!

How to Get Paid $12/Hour as a Search Engine Evaluator


Basically you find the errors in search results so that companies like Google can have a better search algorithm and find exactly what the searcher is looking for. Her tip is to look for job offers on sites like Leapforce, Lionbridge, or Appen Butler Hill. If you land a position, you can have a work from home job that allows you to get away from the regular 9-5.

Check out more tips and the pros and cons of being a search engine evaluator here!

How One Crafty Mom Earns $70,000 a Month on Etsy


This mother started an Etsy store called Three Bird Nest and her tip was to not focus on the product more than the service and how you’re going to market the product. This is what differentiates you from so many other sellers on Etsy. She tells us that you have to put a lot of time and effort into your shop, or things will take a long time to launch. You get what you put in.

Read more of her awesome tips on Penny Hoarder here!

Starting a side hustle is no small feat, but here’s one last tip. If you use all the time you’d spend on Facebook on your off time to research and start a part time gig (even if it starts out slow), you’ll be so much further ahead in a year. You won’t be still stuck in that same job and even if you are, you might just be ready to leave it. Trust us, we put in the work to start a blog and a few months later, we were ready to quit and travel.

Now if you have any questions or any tips yourself, let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear them!


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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