Do you have some extra time to kill and need another source of income? It's surprising how many home employment opportunities exist. Anyone with a few hours to spare can earn extra money. There are several ways to generate a secondary source of income without leaving the comfort of your own home. Check out these ways to stay at home and earn money in your free time.
1Becoming A Freelancer
With the capabilities of the Internet and associated technologies, working from home is a snap. Whether your talent is writing, graphics, building websites, or voiceover work, there's no end to the amount of work available for a freelancer. No matter what your skills might be, there's someone out there looking for you. Check out freelance websites to get started.
2Doing Data Entry
Most jobs pay for each entry rather than by the hour. It's a great job if you have a few spare minutes here and there. It's super flexible and can work around any schedule. With focus and fast fingers, you can generate a reasonable income.
3Doing Translation Work
Are you skilled in a second language? There are many opportunities to translate conversations and documents. While certifications are required to translate for large companies and government agencies, they're totally unnecessary for translating a love letter or a chat on Skype.
4Working As A Telemarketer
Any place with a telephone is suitable for your telemarketing headquarters. It's a job that few people enjoy, so there are usually employers looking for callers. If you have a pleasant voice and can deal with rejection, telemarketing can be an easy and flexible way to earn some money.
5Selling Online Ad Space
Create a blog and then sell ads on your website. You can sell the ad space directly or sign up with Google Adsense. With Google, they'll post relevant ads for you, and you'll receive money whenever someone clicks on the advertisement.
6Offering Scrapbooking Services
Not everyone has the skill to make a custom scrapbook. Create scrapbooks for those who are unable or unwilling to do it themselves. A few supplies are all you need to get started. Begin with offering your scrapbooking service to family, friends, and neighbors. You might be able to generate enough referrals to stay busy without additional advertising.
7Hosting A Party
There are parties for Tupperware, candles, and numerous other types of products. While these parties are typically held in the homes of others, host the parties yourself. You could also allow your friends to use your home as a party location and then keep a percentage of the profits.
8Rent Out A Room
If you have the space to spare, rent out a room. A good roommate can be a blessing and help you cover the bills. Also, having a tenant means you could possibly claim tax deductions for the expenses of your property during tax season. Having a roommate might help your social life, too.
9Do Part-time Tutoring
Part-time tutors can make $30 or more per hour. The rates will vary depending on your location, the subject you'll be teaching, and your expertise. You might have to brush up on your geometry or Latin, but tutoring can be a lucrative way to spend your free time.
10Growing And Selling Vegetables
Okay, you might have to leave home to do this. On the other hand, you might be able to convince someone else to sell them for you at the local farmer's market. Seeds are very inexpensive. Mother Nature will take care of the rest, minus weeding.
Whether you're in financial pain or just need an activity to fill your spare time, a secondary or part-time source of income could be the solution. Someone almost certainly has a need that fits your skill set perfectly. Find them and provide your services. It might be the most enjoyable money you'll ever earn.
Jackie Wing is an Alaska native who enjoys snowboarding more than is probably socially acceptable. She lives in Anchorage with her two dogs Reese and Peanut or as she likes to call them Thing 1 and Thing 2.