We’ve all seen those spammy posts online promising us that we can make thousands from home simply from sitting at our computer. Sounds too good to be true… but what if there really was a way to earn some extra cash without setting foot outside your doorstep? Here’s our guide on making a quick buck, from home…
1. Clear out and Cash in
Vintage clothing and accessories have seen a surge in demand in recent years, along with vinyl records, shoes and any brand label clothing that you have. Retail apps such as Depop and Etsy, as well as online marketplaces such as eBay, Craigslist, and Gumtree all make it super easy to simply take a picture of the item from your smartphone and upload to the site to get selling straight away.
2. Start a Blog
Whilst setting up a blog is not an instant cash maker in itself, the rewards for drawing a successful fan base and creating a brand name can be! To get started, check out blog platforms such as WordPress and consider enlisting some professional support from an expert WordPress-hosting site such as 1&1 to get the most out of your blog venture.
3. Become the Hostess with the Mostess
In the 21st century, hotels are becoming a thing of the past thanks to room rental sites such as Airbnb. If you have a bit of room to spare and live in a desirable location, you can pull in a steady income to supplement your own living expenses by hosting guests in your own home.
4. Test Websites
You don’t have to have a degree in computer programming to test a website! Just sign up with a company such as UserTesting or Enroll to earn money for conducting simple tests on companies’ websites.
5. Be a Virtual PA
If you’re the organized type who enjoys putting things in order, why not let a busy person hire you to sort out their inbox or reformat their presentations? This method of earning cash is useful if you have past experience in this particular field of work and a bit more time to spare.
6. Focus Groups Online
Your opinion matters… so much so, that some companies will pay you for it! Register with sites such as Focuscope, Inc. or 20/20 Research for the chance to take part in a few product or website focus group reviews.
7. Rent your Parking Space
If you have the luxury of a personal car parking space that you don’t use, you could rent it out for as much as $250 a month!
8. Switch Bank Account/Utility Providers
Many banks and service providers will give new customers cash incentives for switching their existing accounts over to them. Find the best deals via a reliable price comparison site or a quick online search.
9. Sell Books/CDs/DVDs
If you’re of the belief that DVDs and CDs are obsolete, or you’re bored of books after converting to an e-reading device, get online or download one of the various selling apps such as Decluttr to unburden yourself.
10. Online Shopping Cashback
If you’re going to buy groceries and household goods anyway, why not get cashback on the things you buy? Check out websites such as TopCashback and Ebates to register for discounts, and start reaping rewards each time you spend.