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 quit your 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?!
4 Steps to Start a Blog ON THE SIDE and Make money THIS Year
65 Genius Side Business Ideas You Can Start While Full Time
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 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!
44 thoughts on “8 Expert Tips to Help You Quit Your Job and Work For Yourself”
I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles
I am 24 about to have my 1st child, and will no longer be able to keep my job. what do you recommend ?
Blogging is a great way to stay at home with your children. It allows you to work whenever and scale your income. 🙂
This was so helpful! There is something for everyone’s talents!
Thanks for sharing! It is so great that the Internet provides so many options to work from home!
You’re so welcome!
Hello, I have been desperately searching for a legitimate way to make money remotely from home for close to a year now. Do you have suggestions on where to look. I want to be home more for my girls and set my own hours.
Thank you in advance
I’d definitely try blogging. I have a ton of posts on it in my blogging section. It’s what allows me to work from anywhere. 🙂
OMG, this is the best site ever. I am a vintage nut, and I am doing my own vintage website selling vintage handbags and my own handmade jewelry. I started with GoDaddy for the website and I am still working out the bugs. but I am loving every minute of it so far. I am 61-year-old at this is my time. This site is really a blessing to anyone looking to start from scratch with some serious girl power help. Thank you so much to all the strong ladies that make this site work.
thank you for sharing!!!
Hi, Slias & Grace!
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Many of you are on facebook buying stuff in the garage sell groups. When I was living in Orlando, Fl People did not have a place to git rid of their unwanted furniture and items no donation place picked up and because people move to Florida and move much of the stuff goes out to the curb. I started driving around sun eve and picked up before the trash man on monday morning. I sold the stuff on facebook groups, Offer up and craigslist. Then I also got into buying storage units from auctions. Storagetreasure.com list all units all over the United States. When I was on facebook I would see three or 4 people wanting one item and knowing only one person would get it I would look for that item and list and sell quickly. I made 300.00 on a “bad” week and 800.00 a week on a “good” week. I never really put 25 hours in at all! Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for this awesome story Michelle! This is so great to hear! 🙂
Hi, I really enjoyed this site. I’m in a point in my life where I need a change. I have a lot of great ideas, just don’t know how to apply them. I’ve thought about opening a maturity/baby store, coffee shop or writing a dating book (from a real person prospective) I’m interested in blogging and seeing where that could go. Would you have any other suggestions? I also enjoy cleaning/organizing, I’m not sure if that could be something too. The fear of failing and times does money lost trying new things that probably shouldn’t have been started to begin with is what’s really scary. Thanks again for this post, I will certainly keep this post!
Very nice inputs pl keep it up…
Hi, have found your site extremely useful as I plan to take some time out but i still want to occupy my time….thank you for sharing. 🙂
Thanks so much, Nicola. We’re so glad we could help out. 🙂
This is a very inspiring post. Thank you so much for posting it. I also have been thinking about blogging and Etsy for crocheting and crafting. I just feel like there are so many crocheting blogs and DIY blogs and shops out there that I wouldn’t be able to stand out. And for blogging my fear is what if I can’t put out quality content EVERY SINGLE TIME. I guess I have a lot of fears and maybe just need to do it!! Just don’t know where to start.
But I think I will definitely start taking the first steps.
Lynne, I applaud you for taking these first steps towards starting your own business. I know that it was for us as well. The more you do it, the better it will become. We were certainly not perfect when we first started out – and we’re not perfect now. Not every time you swing it is going to be a home run – but every time you hit a home run its going to be because you decided to swing.
It’s the first time that I am visiting your blog and this is so good. I came to this page through Facebook page of MakingSenseofCents.
It’s really a good read for me. As I am connected with thousands of work at home moms, I am going to share this on my social channels. Great job!!
I’m so glad I could help you out Mahesh! It’s great to hear that I could inspire you. 🙂
Great post!!! I’ve been curious to know what I could do with my nack for designing. I LOVE to craft and I mean I research about it ALL day. Could I open an online shop selling my work? (My first pieces are glass centerpieces) lol
Hey Felicia! You sound like a passionate and hard worker. I could definitely see you starting an online shop. 🙂
Thanks, this was helpful! I am looking to start a blog but I don’t know which direction will help me to start earning income. I have a background in early childhood education for fifteen years but I have a great passion for food and the culinary arts. Which do you think would b the better blog? Thanks again!
Hey Rachel! I would definitely explore the culinary part of blogging. Study the big food bloggers like Pinch of Yum and Half Baked Harvest. Get a good feel for how they do things and start to take notes on how you would present your blog.
I believe that your knowledge with children could actually come in handy later when you want to get more personal on your blog. 🙂
What a neat post, thanks for sharing! I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while, but I feel like I’m not creative or eloquent enough to do it. Or even to narrow down a nich for it. I love drawing comics and have 2 small kids. Do you think people would really want to read a blog about either? I have a Tumblr account but would I have to pay for a blog instead? Sorry for the barrage of questions, and thank you for encouraging others!
Hey Katie! I’m so glad I could help you out!
I’ll start off with the paying for the blog question. It’s super important if you want to make money with ads and put in affiliate links (so you get paid for your hard work!). Check out this post that’ll guide you step by step in starting one up with Bluehost (makes things so much easier haha).
If you love to make comics, then I’d definitely check out people like The Oatmeal or Sarah Scribbles (you can find them on Facebook). They’re both hilarious and know how to attract an audience. Start studying them and how to get a following with comics, I know you can do it!
I hope I was able to help you out, and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask away!
Happy holidays! 🙂
This was awesome information, I have been wanting to do this for a very long time but don’t know where to start. I will definitely keep this info.
Hey Tina! I’m glad you liked this post! If you want a place to start, then I’d definitely check out my posts on how I got started working from home. Here are just a couple!
How I Made $3,000 From Home Last Month
How Pinterest Became My Full-Time Job
Hi April what a purpose builder you are am happy I stumbled into this God bless you pls have been wanting to open a blog that repost/share anything that is useful that needs to get across world wide how do I go about it or where do I fit in thanks
Hey Vivian, you can follow my post that’ll guide you step by step in creating one and as for finding a blog niche, what are some of your interests? 🙂
Wow, I live in Guatemala I don’t think none of this ideas would work for me 🙁 besides I’m only good at writing.
Well there are plenty of virtual assistant jobs out there Deborah that could help you out! Check out my post on how to be a virtual assistant, it’ll show what it is, where to look, and how to land a position. Hope this helps you out! 🙂
If I wanted to start a blog, what blog hosting site would you recommend? Or would it be better to just buy my own domain?
I would definitely recommend Bluehost Marie! It’s a great hosting site with great service and great prices! 🙂
Also, feel free to check out my post on creating a blog with them! It’ll guide you step-by-step! 🙂
I want to retire next summer. I love to read. Can I find a stay at home position where I can read and still earn a decent wage? Do What would it take to land a proofreading position for several authors or companies? Surely there is a need for that out there. I’m way past being proficient in IT terminology or wanting to go back to school for medical coding. What would you suggest?
Hey Linda, check out this link. It’ll show you different place where you can apply for a proofreading job.
Hope this helps! 🙂
Absolutely love your page. I have wanted to start a blog for a few years now, but never have done it. Reading your posts definitely inspire me to really pursue it.
Thank you so much April, I’m so glad I could help you!
Also, when your blog is up and running, let me know, I’d love to see it. 🙂
Is there hope for me? I am 62 . Wife
Yes, there definitely is. What is it that you’re good at or like to do? 🙂
Yes, their is hope momma! Keep it pushin