I've been working from home for six years and it's been amazing. Hard, but amazing.
If you're looking to create a side income today I wanted to share a few things you can do from home.
1. Teach English
I recently did a partnership with VIPKid and it sounds amazing. You can set your own hours. Teachers on VIPKid make $17-$22 an hour. There are some qualifications (a BS degree and experience working with kids) but it's a great program.
2. Coaching in your field
If you have an expertise in something consider teaching. I have a course all about becoming a Virtual Assistant and I love helping others.
You can use a site like Teachable to set up an online course that will not only serve others by helping them achieve their goals but will also serve as a side income for you.
Okay, this isn't for everyone. But if you like children consider offering child care during daytime hours. This is great for stay at home moms looking to make extra cash.
4. Adjunct professor
If you have a master's degree you might qualify to be an adjunct professor. I have a friend who does this 100% online and she pulls in a part-time income for a few hours a week.
5. Use selling apps.
I am going to delve deeper into my favorite selling apps in the coming weeks, but two I am loving right now are Poshmark (use code LYDIADEBTFREE to save $5) and Mercari (get $10 off your first Mercai purchase when you use the code: [QZYGXT]!). It's so easy to upload your items and takes under a minute to write your description and sell your items.
6. Virtual assisting
I am all about virtual assisting. I think more moms could do this from home. You can do office-type tasks, and also online marketing. You can read more here. Or you can sign up to learn how I run my business here.
7. Social media management
If you love Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram there is a wide open market for managing social media accounts for small businesses, bloggers and nonprofit groups. (I just googled Social Media Managment jobs and five popped up in my little area.)
I love writing but I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate proofing. So when I am working on a big project for a client I work as a team with a proofer/editor. If you're a great proofer there is someone out there looking for you.
Maybe it's an author looking to publish an ebook or a blogger who is expanding. There are lots of opportunities.
9. Take Surveys
This is not my favorite thing on the planet, but I do know people who have had pretty good success taking surveys and making cash. The payout is usually low, but I wanted to include it as an option because it's something you can do from your phone while you do other things. (Ahem, 2 a.m. feedings anyone??)
10. Website User testing
There are websites that will actually pay you to give your honest feedback about blogs and other websites. The one I use to test my blog and give me feedback is UserTesting.com but I know there are several others out there.
11. Sell your stock photos
Are you a great photographer? (I'm not!) Consider selling your photos online. There are quite a few places you can do this, my favorite is Lightstock. They have amazing real-life photos.
I know a lot of these places are pretty picky but if you stick with it you will find a great fit for you.