Most of us will be home for the next month or so. Some are working from home, some are temporarily out of work and MANY have lost their jobs completely. Although it’s a scary and unsure time, there are ways to monetize your efforts, be productive and make extra money from home, even if it’s just to make a little extra cash on the side or to get you by for now.
Here are a few ways to make more money from home:
START AN EBAY STORE
While this may sound like it’s unnachievable, you can actually make thousands of dollars running your own store. My father has been running an eBay account for about 2 decades but has really only picked up the hustle in the last 2.5 years. He now makes about 1-3k a month just from his eBay store. Head to his store here to browse the success.
He’s been collecting valuables, discounted goods and collectibles items for a while, so most of what he sells, he already has lying around. You can do the same just by selling items in your own home.
Another way to increase sales once your store is up and running is to shop at stores like GoodWill, garage sales and any retail store for discounted prices that you can sell for much higher on your store. We suggest selling things you already own first, however.
Do you have things you could “flip” and sell or have a stock-pile of valuables sitting around at home? They may be more valuable than you think.
teach english online
Since all the kids are home right now in China (and around the world), the schools are in desperate need of online virtual programming for kids to learn English. My best friend who lives in Thailand and started her own business, Settle in Abroad, has been teaching English remotely and in-person for years and has a message for everyone on how to get started with VIPKID:
“If you’re looking for a work from home position asap, VIPKID is the answer. I’m more than happy to help you through the interview process. It pays $18-$22 an hour. There have never been more hours because you are teaching English to Chinese students, who also must be home at this time. There is no minimum amount of classes you need to teach each week. You could easily make $1,000-$2,000 USD a month. I’ve had this as an amazing side gig for the past 3.5 years. I am especially grateful for this gig at this time, when my business will be affected due to the travel industry having a very tough time.Please use my link or code and I’m happy to help you through the interview process: Code: AMAND0043″
*You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject
*You must be from the US or Canada
Rate Ads with appen
I worked as an independent consultant for Appen for about a year after I graduated from college while I was traveling and in-between jobs back in 2015. It was a great way to make a small steady income on the side and I got to choose how many hours I worked and what projects I wanted to work on. The hours vary from 1-4 hours a day and 5-7 days a week. Roles and compensation vary but the average is between $9-$30 an hour.
The tasks that I completed as an Independent Consultant include daily social media and advertisement evaluation with the use of annotation tools, reviewing and rating web content according to detailed criteria, and giving personal perspective and feedback on advertisements used on Facebook to evaluate ad effectiveness.
Become an Independent Consultant by checking out their website here.
become an influencer
While this ambition definitely takes the longest to achieve, if you’re already headed down the road to becoming one whether with your blog or Instagram, than you may want to start exploring more avenues. There are endless way to monetize your own personal brand and I myself am still exploring all the possibilities.
The most profitable ways I’ve made money is by being an influencer for Like to Know It and Amazon and collaborating with brands. If you’ve been on the fence with trying to monetize your accounts, NOW is the time to start. I’ll be writing a blog post on how to grow your following and engagement soon, but feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions on getting started!
keep your eyes open
With the world adapting to the current situation, virtual interactions and income will become more prominent and more opportunities will arise. Google search will have so many other programs and ideas out there, but I wanted to share 4 real ways to make extra money at home, that I have personal experience with.
Stay safe, stay sane, and let’s make extra money (from home). #stayhome
Happy quarantine xx