side hustles

7 Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

With most professionals still working from home, more women are looking for in-home ways to make extra money. These 7 side hustles will let you earn money from your couch.

So you’re still doing your job from home? With no commute, no office happy hours, and fewer random assignments from your boss, you’re finding you have a bit more time on your hands. If you’ve been thinking that now is a good time to take on a side hustle, you’re couldn’t be more right.

But you don’t want to do just ANYTHING. You want an income-generating position that’s super flexible and that you can do from home. Something fun would be nice too. Believe it or not, there are 7 side hustles out there that may just fit the bill.

  1. Online tutoring — Sign up with a service like Wyzant or Tutor.com to do online tutoring in subjects you’re particularly talented in. You don’t need to be a teacher, but if you do have any certifications, that helps. Tutoring isn’t just limited to traditional school subjects like reading and math. Seasoned professionals can tutor older students in their field of expertise.
  2. Virtual assistant — There are literally millions of small businesses and solo-entrepreneurs looking to off-load administrative, time consuming, or low-value tasks who will pay for someone to take care of these things. This could be anything from managing someone’s calendar and customer service inbox, to coordinating complex projects. Upwork and Fiverr are common places to find virtual assistants.
  3. Social media manager — If you have experience in social media, or just know one platform really well, there are plenty of small businesses and entrepreneurs who would rather someone else deal with their weekly posting and community management. This is a major time-suck for many start-up consultants, yet so critical to early success. Many find it difficult to secure a reliable social media manager who’s willing to kick in a few hours per week to do their work.
  4. Laundry services — Granted, this doesn’t fall into the “fun” category (unless you’re into this sort of thing), but there are plenty of people who will drop their laundry off at your door for wash, dry and folding services. Charge $20 per load and turn some downtime into cold, hard cash. And if you’re like me, folding laundry is just an excuse to dive into that Netflix documentary you’ve been meaning to get to. So happy folding…and happy binge watching.
  5. Translator — If you’re bilingual, this is an easy win. Work with a site like Rev.com (pays $1.50 to $3 per minute) to convert video and audio transcripts from one language to another. If you’re a particularly fast typist, this is an easy way to clear a couple hundred dollars each week. While this type of work is pretty low stress, it does require quite a bit of concentration, and it isn’t multi-tasking friendly. This is one of the more time consuming options.
  6. Pet sit — If you’re an animal lover and don’t mind visitors from time to time, check out Wag or Rover to see about signing up as a pet sitter. The apps let you control your hours so you’re only watching pets as it fits in your schedule. And when you’ve got furry house guests, you have more excuses to get out for walks. A win-win!
  7. Sell your crafts — If you’re into making things anyway, turn your creativity into cash by opening an Etsy store. Crocheted items are in high demand right now, as are screen-printed items, string art, and Cricut vinyl appliques. You even get the bonus of stress relief that comes with crafting. So enjoy your hobby…then sell the resulting awesomeness.

There are many other choices for good side hustles, but these are some of the lowest stress, best paying ones out there. If you’re looking to earn at another level, it’s time to think beyond gig-based engagements and look into selling your services and expertise as an online coach or consultant.

Right now, people need life coaches, business coaches, therapists, nutrition and fitness trainers, parenting experts, relationship mentors, executive coaches and more – like never before. We’re in crazy times, y’all. And if you have the kind of expertise that can help people through some of their struggles, now is the time to get out in the marketplace.

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