What could an extra $1000 a month do for you? To start, it could pay your rent, allow you to leave a job, and stay at home with kids, pay off your debt faster, and help you save and invest more. No matter where you are in life, there are many opportunities to make an extra $1000-2000 a month.
Making extra income can have a huge impact in several different ways, and it’s more attainable than you might think. Even if you already have a full-time job, there are several things you can do in your spare time that will give you a chance to improve your bottom line every month.
In these challenging times, many people need to make extra money from home. Whether you’ve lost their job or are receiving reduced pay, having a side income you can earn from home helps ensure financial security. What many people don’t know is, the internet has opened up a global virtual economy with so many different opportunities to make money. Most people don’t make extra money through the internet because they simply aren’t aware of the options.
The goal of this article is to help you find ways to make extra money from home, without any new training or education, and without spending lots of money to get started. Most are flexible enough to work around other work or family commitments.
Teach English (or another language) online
Online teaching platforms allow you to pick your own hours and earn as much as $22 an hour teaching languages online, depending on your experience.
Become a translator
Similarly, if you’re fluent in a foreign language, you could use that skill to become a translator. Translators are in demand across multiple industries, and jobs are listed by many different online agencies and job boards.
Create a blog
If you have an interest, passion, or area of expertise you enjoy writing about, why not create a blog. For example, if you have the skills to cook delicious food and take great pictures of it, you could make a decent income working from home. You could even make extra money from selling recipes, just do a google search for recipe writer job postings.
Although having a successful blog has excellent earning potential, it takes a lot of work to get started. Most bloggers don’t make any money for several months or longer. With that in mind, now is the best time to get started and build your blog foundation over time.
If you need money quickly, starting your own blog is probably not your best option. However, if you like the idea of starting your own blog, but you need some cash quickly in the meantime, one option is to combine your blogging efforts with some freelancing or virtual assistant work.
Work as a virtual assistant or bookkeeper
Working as a virtual assistant (VA) is one of the best flexible jobs that allows you to make some extra cash. As a VA, you can work from home and assist with a huge variety of business needs, like managing their calendar or email inbox, working on presentations or documents, or tracking finances. Depending on your skills and experience, you can offer up help with specific needs.
Like other freelance services, working as a VA gives you a very flexible schedule that can be done at your convenience, as long as you can meet deadlines. To make $1000 per month as a VA, you might only need a few ongoing clients.
If words are your game, proofreading or editing may be just the side hustle for you. Believe it or not, proofreaders are in high demand, and many people have turned this into a lucrative income stream.
Do audio transcribing
Use your fast typing skills to listen to audio and get paid to transcribe it. Transcription can be an excellent option because it’s highly flexible, and you can work from home around your existing schedule. While some jobs are low-paying, there is plenty of work available that pays at a decent rate. The medical field is always in need of transcribers as well as a variety of different industries. For instance, podcasters will pay to have their audio transcribed into text.
Sell handmade goods on Etsy
Etsy is a popular e-commerce website that offers handmade or vintage items. These items can range from jewelry, clothing, and home decor to furniture, craft supplies, and tools. This can be a great way to show off your creative skills and make an extra $1000 a month or more.
Get gigs on Fiverr
Fiverr is an online marketplace offering a wide variety of freelance services. Businesses will hire freelancers via Fiverr to do voice-overs, logo design, website design, blog writing, translating, programming, video editing, animation, and more. Picking up gigs is a great flexible way to make extra money with your unique skills. If you build up a body of positive reviews, you can easily create a steady stream of work.
Turn your photography hobby into a money maker
Already own a nice digital camera and have a knack for taking great pictures? Why not turn your hobby into a way to make some extra cash? Companies are always looking for great photos and stock images to use on their online platforms. If you’re interested in this opportunity but are not too confident, there are endless free resources available on the internet to improve your skills.
Create an online course
Have a background in teaching or training, or a skill or passion you would like to teach about? The demand for online courses continues to rise. Educational organizations and businesses are constantly in search of quality, online courses that are easy to offer students, employees, or potential customers. You can sell courses on your own website or sign up to teach on existing online platforms.
Write an e-book
Are you a good writer who may be interested in writing an e-book? You could self-publish your e-book and sell it online, which can eventually produce passive income on an ongoing basis. Selling it on Amazon gives you easy access to a large audience.
Sell your study notes
If you’re a college student or perhaps have a child or grandchild who is, there is money to be made from selling class notes and study notes. This is one side hustle for college students to look into.
Alternatively, if you’re an adult who has completed a course, such as studying for the PMP or LSAT, you could sell your notes from the study process to help others. Some people have successfully turned this type of material into a blog that can make passive income.
Rent things you’re not using
Don’t think you have any good stuff to rent? Don’t be so sure. You could rent out a room in your house, list your place on Airbnb when you’re away, or rent out unused space (large or small) for storage. There are even websites online where you can rent out your bicycle, camping gear, or skis, where people contact you and pay online.
As with many things, getting started with making extra money can be the hardest part of all. You need to decide how you will start and what exactly to do, and you will likely run into many doubts such as “Do I really have time for this?” and “Will this actually work?”. Just keep in mind that the best time to get started was yesterday, and you certainly won’t regret it once the money starts rolling in!