Making Money at Home
Let’s face it, we could all do with some extra cash for those rainy days – but often, taking on more hours at work or juggling another job just isn’t possible, especially when you’ve got kids.
So with that in mind, I thought I’d take a look at some of the top ideas for making money from your own home. Choosing one of these great tips should help you bring in that extra cash while the kids are eating their tea, doing their homework or are in bed at night!
Start Your Own Website or Blog
I couldn’t get away without featuring this as my top tip, could I?
If you’ve got a passion for a topic, or think people will love to hear your stories, setting up a blog is ideal. Or, if you can think of a unique business idea that only needs a website (reviews of a certain product/service, for example), this is great too.
It’s super easy to establish your own website these days with many hosting companies offering drag-and-drop web builders that even your Grandma could figure out.
Take More Photos
Handy with a camera or just obsessed with Instagram?
Then it may be time to start making money from your photos.
You can upload them to various online picture galleries easily, then, every time someone purchases rights to use your photo, you’ll get some money back. You might even find you get bespoke orders/request when you start to get a following.
Sell Your Stuff
First, this could be any excess stuff that you really don’t need anymore, such as toys the kids have grown out of, clothes you no longer wear and vintage curtains that have been sat in the wardrobe for as long as you can remember.
In fact, I think selling your own ‘rubbish’ is a great way to gain an insight into selling stuff online, through eBay, Etsy, Gumtree and so on. And there are great parcel delivery services that make it a breeze to send your items once they’ve sold.
If you find you enjoy it and it’s relatively easy to do, why not turn this into your little money spinner?
For example, if you’re a little crafty (quite literally, I guess!), you could make things to sell on marketplaces like Etsy. It’s amazing what ideas people come up with, so do some research and see if you can find a niche you fit into.
These are just a few of the many ways you can earn some extra money at home and from your computer. Other ideas include filling surveys in, tutoring people and renting out your things.