Hi to whoever is reading this, I have always been researching way to work from home since I already work a full time 40-60 hour a week job, but now that my hours are cut I’m only working 4 days a week and that isn't enough to cover my cost of living. I've tried everything from surveys to drop shipping and none of it make a substantial amount of money. If there was a way that I could start making enough money working from home to even leave this job and go back to school. I'm not sure if I'm asking this is the correct section - so I'm sorry ahead of time.
Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Well there are two things you could do: 1) make more money or 2) reduce your costs. I'll respond to the first item in this post.
I. Make more money:1. Mow lawns.
The summer months are here (assuming you live in the U.S.?). Lots of opportunities with lawns out there. My uncle does this during the end of spring and summer. It’s a nice side business.2. Freelance Writing.
People will pay for writing articles. A blog is a good place to start. 3. Become a Dog Walker.
Lots of people have pets. Yet they work too much or just prefer for someone else to handle certain aspects of pets training.4. Get a newspaper route.
Early risers could do this. This can generate an extra $1000-$2000 a month easily. 5. Sell stuff online on EBay or Amazon.
Find a niche and start making a profit! 6. Become a mystery shopper.
Mystery shoppers can work flexible hours. Sometimes you even get to keep your purchases! Note: Avoid companies that want you to pay a fee up front.7. Babysit some kids.
Know kids? Baby sit them for cash! Sometimes even voluntary babysitting can turn into money. 8. Write a Book or an eBook.
Are you an expert at something? Are you a good story teller or good at poetry? My wife published a book of poems in 2010. Her first book and we broke about even. eBooks are really cheap and becoming more popular as well!9. Tutor students.
If you speak any other language (Spanish or French?) tutoring kids or even adults can be profitable. My sister does this and charges $15 an hour. She’s not even 20 years old yet! 10. Run errands for the elderly.
Get to know people in your community or church (if applicable) who may need to go to the bank or for you to get their groceries. 11. Fix people’s PC’s.
Start out with family/friends. Computers are always breaking down or having viruses. I have a friend 12. Do consulting.
Web design is always a good place to start. Businesses are always needing their sites updated, promos with graphics, etc. I have a cousin who makes about $1200-$2000 a month depending on the business on this. 13. Deliver pizzas at night.
Tips, Tips, Tips! Even if it’s just for the summer it’s a great way to generate some cash.14. Clean homes.
People don’t always want or (supposedly) have time to clean their homes. Not the most luxurious job but a great opportunity to make some extra money. My wife did this while in high school and even college. 15. Go back to school.
Sometimes going back to school for a BA in Business or other field can open up new opportunities. Getting a masters or a MBA could be a useful tool in making oneself more marketable. I did this and after hard work in almost 6 years of school landed a job making double what I used to make.
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by John Frainee. A lot of these ideas are John's and I just personalized them and added a few.