side jobs

Do you know what I love about side jobs from home? They are unique, flexible and you can find a side job in every industry.

With remote working becoming the new norm, it reminds me of all the work-at-home opportunities and side jobs that are going to be in huge demand.

According to Global Workplace Analytics, working from home has increased by 216% since 2005.

In fact, the average work-at-home population is ten times larger than the population of traditional office workers. When you work from home, you have more time on hand to do second jobs along with a full time job and earn extra money that can supplement your income. 

So, today I am going to share some legit and unique side jobs that can boost your income.

I have kept three things in mind when choosing these jobs:

  • They pay well (some of them are just for extra income and some give six-figure pay).
  • They are flexible and easy to start (some of them require training).
  • Many of them have the potential to become a successful full-time business.

What are side jobs?

You must have heard a lot about side hustles, sig gigs, seasonal work, holiday jobs etc,. All these are side jobs. These are flexible gigs you can do along with your main job or you can juggle two or three and earn a good income.

What are benefits of a side job?

I can give you a hundred reasons to start a side job but it all comes down to mostly your income goals. It can be to boost your income, start your dream project, pursue a side career, make use of your free time, learn something new or just to pay bills. Side jobs, whether they are from home or online, can give you financial stability and a chance to pursue your passion. This study shows that more 45% of Americans have a side job and earn on average $12,869 from it. 

I started blogging as my side gig and it was the best decision I took.

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Top Side Gigs From Home 

If you are short on time and want to find the best side jobs to make money, here are my top recommendations:

Survey Junkie – Best for quick money and product testing gigs when you have free time. Survey Junkie pays out $40,000 to members every day!

Proofreading – Top high paying flexible job that doesn’t require any experience (pays $50/hr or more). 

DoorDash –  Make money in your free time as a food delivery driver. Great for students and side hustlers.

Voice acting – As a voice actor you can earn up to $200 per finished hour. Easy to start and no expertise needed.

Bookkeeper – Become a bookkeeper and earn $300/per client per month from home. 

Sell Printables – Most flexible and creative job that can give you a good income from home.

43 best work from home side jobs:

#1. Survey taker

survey taker side job

This is a extra money side gig that supplements your income if done the right way. It is possible to earn good extra income by doing surveys. The only thing you need to keep in mind is you need to sign up for the legitimate ones. You can do online surveys for gift cards, cash or even airline miles. 

I have a different theory when it comes to surveys. I always do them while I am doing some other tasks; that way it’s worth my time. My top recommended survey sites are:

If you want completely passive income, then download Nielsen App and earn around $50 a year just to do your usual browsing. It’s completely safe and backed by a legit company.

Read our Swagbucks and InboxDollars reviews to learn more about these surveys.

Average pay:

You can make around $100 to $300 a month depending on how many surveys you do. 

How to start:

Sign up for the surveys mentioned above and start earning extra money. Keep in mind always sign up for more than one survey site to earn more.

#2. Bookkeeper

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Bookkeeping is undoubtedly going to be in high demand as the need for bookkeepers/accountants keeps growing. The basic requirements for this job include having a high school diploma/GED and certification. Bookkeeping companies like Xero and QuickBooks hire virtual bookkeepers. This is a perfect fit for someone who likes working with numbers.

Average pay:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a bookkeeper is around $43,000 per annum. Starting your own bookkeeping business can be a great way to potentially earn a six-figure income (a single client can give you an average monthly income of $300).

How to start:

You can try your hand at becoming a virtual bookkeeper and learn about this career in this free class from Bookkeeper Launch.

#3. Proofreader/Editor

Having a keen eye for detail can lead you to an excellent work-at-home opportunity like proofreading. Proofreaders pick grammar, spelling, syntax and formatting mistakes and make the content error-free. If this is something that you like then, you can try proofreading or editing jobs. You can find these jobs with companies like Scribendi, ProofreadingServices.com, Kibin, etc.

Proofreading/editing jobs are increasingly becoming very popular, and you have all the flexibility to work from anywhere you want.

Average pay:

You can earn anywhere from $25 to $50 per hour as a proofreader. The earning potential is much higher if you become a freelance proofreader. 

How to start:

Ready to do this? Then take this FREE proofreading workshop first and test it out.

#4. Sleep consultant

How about becoming a virtual sleep consultant from home? It’s completely online and does not require any experience to get started. You will be coaching parents on better sleeping habits, establish bedtime routines and make age-appropriate schedules for their children as a virtual sleep consultant. This is one of the side hustles that has the potential to become a successful home business. 

Average pay:

You can earn $15,000 to $18,000 per month, if you work full-time. 

How to start:

The Centre for Pediatric Sleep Management (CPSM) is the specialised training that will show how get jumpstart your career as a sleep consultant. 

#5. E-commerce store owner

Having an online e-commerce store and making passive income can be the best option for you if you want to have a flexible online side job. The first step to get started is finding your niche. Do your research, find the right products and start your online store.

Shopify is one of the largest selling platforms where you can sell anything and everything in no time. You don’t need any expertise to set up a store, list your products and start selling. 

Average pay:

The income depends on type of things you sell. On average a Shopify store earns $2,000 per month but this depends on the number of sales you make and your niche.

How to start:

Once you have decided on what products to sell, sign up for Shopify, design your website, list your products and start selling. You can market your store on social media to get more exposure.

#6. Food delivery 

food delivery side job

Have you ever thought how easy it is to earn extra money just by delivering food? There are very legitimate, food delivery companies like DoorDash and Instacart that pay you to deliver food. To start with food delivery jobs, you need to have a car, scooter or bike, be atleast 18 years old, have valid driver’s license and pass a background check.

Like any other side job, this can be juggled with your day job, making it more profitable and flexible.

Average pay:

The pay for DoorDash is a total of base pay + promotions + tips. You can earn an average of $8 to $15 per hour including tips. 

How to start:

Sign up for DoorDash to get started.

#7. Sell Printables

Did you know that you can sell creative printables from home without any expertise? It’s true. All you need to start this side gig is some creativity and design platforms like Canva. There are hundreds of printable ideas like weddings invites, birthday cards, school lists, checklists etc. This is a perfect side hustle for someone who wants to explore their creative side and earn extra money.

Average pay:

You can earn around $500 to $1,000 per month part-time.

How to start:

If this is something you want to try, then take this workshop. It will give you the list of printable products that are in demand right now.

#8. Flipping

I am sure flipping is quite a new thing for many people, but it’s a side job you definitely want to try. You can flip anything like thrift store items, websites, houses, cars, etc. The list is endless.

You just need to learn the tips and tricks of the art of flipping. Here is how Melissa makes a great living with flipping junk items. She and her husband are a great example of this successful side hustle.

Average pay:

Depending on how much you time you invest in this side gig, you can earn a part-time or six-figure income flipping junk items. 

How to start:

Take this FREE workshop to learn more about how to make money flipping.

#9. Neighbor

If you want to earn money passively then there is no better way than becoming a host with Neighbor. Neighbor is an online marketplace that connects hosts and renters for storage. If you have a garage or a free room in your house, or an empty parking space, you can rent it out for storage. All you have to do is sign up and list your place with good photos and descriptions. Once your place is chosen by the renter, you can discuss the details, the renter pays the price and moves the stuff. 

Neighbor is a safe app with a host guarantee of $1 million of free coverage when you are renting your space. The website has strict verification methods for renters and hosts like photo ID, and phone and email verification. 

Average pay:

The income depends on the size of the place and the city you live in. 

How to start:

Sign up for Neighbor and start renting your free space.

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#10. Blogger

blogger side job

Did I mention that I am a stay-at-home mom turned work-at-home mom who started blogging as a side job? I now earn a full-time income from my blogging business.

Blogging is undoubtedly becoming more popular, and this is the time to put together your ideas and start your brand new blog. You don’t need any writing expertise or be a technical nerd to become a blogger. No matter what your interest is, if you have the passion to share your ideas with others, then you can become a blogger.

If you want help getting started, here is a easy guide to start a blog

Average pay:

You can earn around $1,000 to $10,000 a month depending the niche and the ways you monetize your blog. I started with $300 per month and now I earn more than a full-time income.

How to start:

Interested to start your blogging journey? Sign up for Bluehost, get your free domain and start your brand new blog. 

#11. Online tutor

Wouldn’t you love to teach kids and earn good income, all from the comfort of your home? Virtual teaching has taken a big leap in the last five years, and now you can share your expertise teaching any subject online. Just get started with online tutoring companies like BookNook. You will be teaching English and Maths to K-8 students. Check out the requirements to apply here. The pay is $18 per hour plus bonuses. 

Education First is a great choice if you want a flexible side job. Apart from having teaching experience, you need to have TEFL certification and a bachelor’s degree to teach with Education First. With pay of up to $20 per hour, this tutoring company offers extra pay during peak hours and bonuses when you teach more classes.

Don’t have any expertise? No problem, you can teach simple conversational English to foreign kids, even if you only have informal teaching experience, and earn $15–$22 per hour with VIPKid. 

Qkids pays between $16 and $20 per hour to teach English (you should have a bachelor’s degree or be working toward one). SayABC also recruits work-at-home tutors for ESL teaching.

You need to schedule a video interview after you complete the application for these companies. 

Average pay:

The pay differs with different companies but ranges from $15 to $25 per hour. Some tutoring companies offer bonuses along with hourly pay. 

How to start:

Check out the above tutoring companies. If they are hiring, fill the online application and start the process.

#12. Rent your car

Earning passive income legitimately is totally possible these days. If you have a car and want to earn money from it, head over to Turo. Listing your car on Turo is literally at your fingertips; just sign up and enter all the details. Turo will set your daily price according to the market price, or you can set your own rate and mileage.

All the customers are screened before getting accepted, and you have $1M liability insurance with 24/7 support. You earn around 65% to 85% of the trip price and get paid within five days via direct deposit.

You don’t have to do a face-to-face handover of the car; with the Turo Go app, you can unlock your car for your guests and even track mileage.

Time to earn some easy money with your car!

Average pay:

The pay depends on the type of the car you list and how frequently it’s rented. 

How to start:

Sign up and list your car on Turo.

#13. Use your backyard

Got a big backyard? That’s your ticket to making passive income hosting with Sniffspot. You will be renting your backyard for dogs to play, stretch their legs, and simply have fun.

Signing up with Sniffspot is easy; just sign up and list your place with all the details. Once you find a potential user, you can rent your backyard to these furry friends. Users take care of the cleaning and maintenance, and there is $1M host protection insurance for liability and damage protection.

It’s a great way to use your backyard to earn money.

Average pay:

Some hosts are earning over $1,000 a month while making new friends.

How to start:

Sign up with all your details and list your backyard.

#14. Chat agent

With more and more company websites coming up, there is going to be a great need for chat agents. Chat agents are the ones who talk to you virtually through pop-up chat boxes when you visit a website. Online chat jobs are great because they don’t need any degree to start and you can work from home.

Average pay:

The salary for chat agents is $14.50 per hour. 

How to start:

There are different types of chat agent roles like general or technical. Try applying to companies like The Chat Shop, SiteStaff, Apple.com, etc.

#15. Social media manager

A social media manager or social media consultant manages the social media channels of brands, businesses, or digital marketers. This is a great side job for people who love social media.

They do all the background work of creating the marketing materials, making strategic plans for promotions, and creating other advertising plans. Having a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications along with a good understanding of social media platforms can help you land this job quickly.

Average pay:

Average income for social media managers is around $50,000 per year. 

How to start:

You can find projects for these roles on Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.

#16. Virtual assistant

The demand for virtual assistants is growing super fast, and this is the best time to cut into this profitable side gig from home. Virtual assistants perform many tasks like data entry, website managements, social media management, scheduling, bookkeeping, email management etc. Check out the services you can offer as a virtual assistant. Two biggest perks of working as a VA are the ability to work from anywhere and making your own schedule.

There are many companies like Fancy Hands, Boldly, Belay and Byron hire VAs all the time.

Average pay:

A beginner VA earns around $35–$50 an hour, and there is no end to the type of services you can offer as a virtual assistant.

How to start:

If you are a beginner, find small projects on Fiverr or Upwork to get experience.

#17. SEO consultant

With the boom of digital media, every business wants an online presence. This means that every website owner wants their website rank highly in search engines, and this is where SEO consultants come in.

Search engine optimization leans more toward the technical side, but that doesn’t mean you cannot do it. Learn the necessary skills of SEO on platforms like Skillshare or Coursera and become a freelance SEO consultant.

Average pay:

A beginner SEO consultant can earn around $75 per hour.

How to start:

Market your services on social media or through your website.

#18. Mystery shopper

mystery shopper side job

Who doesn’t love shopping? It surely is the best combo if you can shop and make money. Mystery shopping is not a job, but it can be a good paying side hustle for you if you choose the right companies to go with. The work involves going into stores and finding out about different products or talking to employees about the merchandise.

Average pay:

The pay depends on the type of gigs you choose. Keep in mind sometimes you are paid in free products or food.

How to start:

Mystery shopping companies like BestMark, Market Force, Secret Shopper, etc. can be a good starting point for your mystery shopping hustle.

#19. Freelance writer

This might not be for everyone, but if you have a way with words and love writing, then freelance writing might be the thing for you. There are hundreds of jobs that get posted every day for freelance writers on job boards like Problogger, Upwork, Freelancer etc.

Average pay:

The average salary of a freelance writer is around $21 per hour. 

How to start:

If writing is your thing, then get a head start into this amazing skill by joining this course. You can get started as a freelance writer in just 30 days!

#20. Customer service/Sales rep

In all the side jobs from home, this might be the most popular one. The work involves answering customer questions and troubleshooting. While there is no requirement for a degree, you need to have good communication skills and thorough product knowledge to get into customer service. There is no shortage of work-at-home customer service or sales rep jobs with many legit companies like Aetna, Concentrix (formerly Convergys), Arise, Liveops, DealDash, etc.

Keep in mind that most of the sales/customer service jobs do require some phone usage and a quiet background. If this is not something you are looking for, then check out these jobs that don’t require a phone.

Average pay:

The pay is around $16 per hour. 

How to start:

Check if the above mentioned companies are hiring and start applying. Please keep in mind that most of these companies need some background experience in sales or customer service.

#21. Transcriber

Transcription is one of the best side jobs from home. The work is mainly converting audio files into written text. Transcription can be of many types like legal, medical, and general transcription.

Having good typing skills, ability to meet deadlines and understanding the terminology is the starting point to become a transcriber. Companies like TranscribeMe, Way With Words, Rev and SpeakWrite hire online transcriptionists.

Average pay:

The pay can range from $15 to $25 per hour. 

How to start:

If you want to break into this booming industry next year, try this FREE course to see if you can make this your work-at-home career. To become a work at home transcriber, you will need headphones, foot pedal, transcription software and a laptop with good internet connection.

#22. Event planner

Do you enjoy planning events for your family and friends? Then, becoming an event planner could be your side hustle. Event planners plan and organize events and are responsible for every detail including food , entertainment, decoration, presentation, accommodation etc. If you go on a personal level, event planning can be a booming business if you plan parties, gatherings, weddings, etc.

Average pay:

You can charge anywhere from $12 to $75 per hour plus vendor commissions.

How to start:

Melanie Woodward’s Event Planning Blueprint is a very practical and super popular course that will teach you how to kick off as an event planner.

#23. Translator

Being bilingual can have its perks. You can work as a translator or interpreter if you know more than one language. To apply for this job, you need to have high level proficiency in the language and good writing skills. Having a certification from organizations like American Translators Association (ATA) can help you land the job quickly. There are many companies that offer translator, interpreter, and even call center jobs, if you know more than one language.

Average pay:

The average salary of a translator is around $37 per hour. 

How to start:

Companies like Appen Butler Hill, LanguageLine, World Lingo, etc. offer such roles. You can also try for freelance translator projects on Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.

#24. Tech support

Technical support jobs are more specialized roles that you can do flexibly online. Many small businesses need help with the technical side of their business.

Tech support professionals are the ones who fix the geeky side of the online business. If you are a pro in the technical side of things, then try companies like Automattic, Toptal, and Zapier.

Average pay:

The pay can range from $25 to $40 per hour. 

How to start:

Check the companies mentioned above and apply.

#25. Pet carer

Many of you might not believe that this is a real side job. Yes, it is. Pet caring or grooming is a super flexible side hustle, and if you love pets, this is something you are going to love to do and still get paid for it.

Average pay:

Pet carers earn around $18 per sitting. Become a pet sitter and start side hustling with Rover and Care.com.

How to start:

Sign up for Rover here.

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#26. Medical coder

Though medical coding jobs are specific, they pay well and are work-from-home roles. You might need proper certification and expertise to apply for these positions.

If you are someone with the right skills, then this is the job you should try.

Average pay:

The average salary of medical coder is $22 per hour. 

How to start:

Companies like Aviacode, The Coding Network, nThrive (formerly Precyse), etc. have work-at-home coding jobs.

#27. Brand ambassador

Did you know that a simple social media channel can earn you thousands? It’s true. Today, brand ambassadors are using every social media channel to promote the brands they love and make money.

You can earn money as a brand ambassador with or without a blog. Just sign up for websites like IZEA and connect your social channels. My friend Emma teaches others how to earn money from Instagram, and she is a pro at it.

Average pay:

The pay depends on the projects. 

How to start:

Sign up for companies like IZEA to get started.

#28. Childcare provider

Have you ever wondered how to make extra money? Become a babysitter! I would say this is one of the most enjoyable jobs you can do from home. I mean, who wouldn’t love spending time with kids? It’s pure bliss. But what makes this a very lucrative hustle is the money and the abundance of opportunities.

Average pay:

Babysitters earn around $13 per hour. 

How to start:

You can start your own childcare business at home or sign up with companies like Sittercity.

#29. Listing your space

This is a no-brainer. In a traditional set up, we buy investment properties and list them out. But this arrangement has become even more convenient now where you can list your vacant space, a spare room, or even a driveway.

This could be a super passive gig for anyone who has some free space at home or someone who stays out of the house a lot.

Average pay:

Depends on the size of your place and how long you rent it. 

How to start:

Go ahead and sign up with Airbnb and start this side hustle.

#30. Ride-share driver

Did you know that more than half of the households in the US have two cars? Having two cars means a lot of money spent on fuel, insurance, and registration bills.

There is a fix for reducing this cost. You can drive with Uber and earn money even in your spare time. The flexibility is excellent and signing up is super simple. All you need to get started is a car in good condition, a valid driver’s license and insurance. You can make your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. The pay is around $16 per hour (differs in different cities) plus tips and bonuses. Don’t miss it!

Average pay:

The pay depends on how many trips you make.

How to start:

Sign up for Uber here.

#31. Tour guide

Traveling is the thing now. And if you love exploring the hidden places in your city, then you can hustle as a tour guide.

My friend Alexandra Kenin’s love for traveling turned her side hustle into a full-blown business, and she has other tour guides working for her now.

Average pay:

The pay is around $22 per hour. With your own business, you can earn around $1,500 to $2,000 per month depending on the size of your group. 

How to start:

Start your side gig as a tour guide promoting yourself on social media or forums.

#32. Travel planner

Maybe this was not a thing online a decade ago, but now you can plan vacations for others and earn a good income from that.

For many people, it is hard work planning a trip, and this is where a travel planner comes in. They plan your trip according to your choice of places to visit and other requirements. This hustle has a high potential as there is a big wave of traveling families.

Average pay:

The annual pay for a travel agent is around $40,000 plus commissions. You can quote your price if you become a freelance travel planner. 

How to start:

Check out these travel agent companies or go freelance as a travel planner.

#33. Website tester

First, let me get this out of the way. Website testing does not require any technical expertise. You definitely need to know your way around websites like checking the pages, tabs, speed, etc. are working.

This is a very flexible side job where you use a webcam and speak out your views about the website functionality.

Average pay:

You can earn around $8 to $10 per test. 

How to start:

There are many legitimate companies that have this role like TryMyUI, Userfeel, UserTesting, etc.

#34. WordPress expert

Do you know how many blogs/websites are getting launched each day? Millions! And most of the people use WordPress as it is the most efficient way to have control of your site and monetize it.

But not everyone understands WordPress, and this is where WordPress experts come in. This online hustle is rapidly gaining popularity, and the money is fantastic. In fact, my tech person is my go-to solution for any hiccups I get from my blog, and he fixes everything.

Average pay:

WordPress experts earn around $35 per hour. 

How to start:

If you have the right skillset, then try freelancing as a WordPress expert.

#35. Voice over artist

voice over artist side job

This might be a little new to you, but believe me, this is the job where your earnings can skyrocket just by using your voice. You can work from anywhere in a voice acting job, choose your hours, and the best part is the pay.

If you are new to voice acting and want to know more about the job, earning potential, and skills you need, check out this free course. This course will give you all the information you need to decide if this is the right career for you. 

Average pay:

The pay is around $37 per hour and depends on your experience level and the type of projects you work on. 

How to start:

If you think you can lend your voice to commercials or try out this gig, then head over to Voices.com and Voice123.

#36. Search engine evaluator

I have done this and can say for sure it is quite a flexible work-at-home job for anyone. Lately, I have seen a big demand for these kinds of roles as there is no technical experience required and you get to work from home

There are about five major companies that hire for these positions, and they employ regularly. This is one of the best side gigs from home, if you are searching something part-time.

Average pay:

Search engine evaluator earn around $15 per hour. 

How to start:

Check out those search engine evaluation companies here

#37. Short task worker

Doing short gigs or micro tasks can put some extra cash in your pocket. Most of these tasks are quite flexible and can be done online at MTurk, Clickworker, TaskRabbit, etc. This could be a perfect fit for you if you have some free time on your hands outside your day job. You can also take videos of products and get rewarded in Amazon gift cards with ProductTube.

Average pay:

The pay depends on the type of tasks you do but keep in mind this is only for extra income. 

How to start:

Sign up for the above websites and search for good gigs. Keep in mind these are only extra cash jobs.

#38. Cashback

This is quite a smart gig and can put a lot of cashback in your pocket. Legitimate cashback sites have come up a lot in the last couple of years. Some of them have a broad reach, and they pay well.

Average pay:

The cashback is varies for different products. 

How to start:

Sign up for Rakuten, Ibotta, and TopCashback for all your shopping needs and earn extra income.

#39. Amazon seller

Selling on Amazon is not necessarily a side job; it could be a thriving business. It can be a very profitable business as you are selling on a huge online marketplace.

Average pay:

Income varies between $500 to $1,500 per month depending on the number of items you sell and the time you invest. 

How to start:

Sign up with Amazon, find the right products to sell and earn.

#40. Web searcher

This is something we all do, but getting paid for it is the exciting part. It’s true; you can earn extra cash by searching the web, and it is very prevalent now.

There are two ways you can do this; you can sign up to be a Wonder Researcher or sign up for Swagbucks or InboxDollars and use their search features. You will earn extra dollars to pay your bills.

Average pay:

Wonder researchers get around $16 per hour on average. 

How to start:

Sign up for Wonder here.

#41. Résumé writer

Résumé writing is quickly becoming an in-demand job, and the best part is you can do this from anywhere. This career has massive potential to grow in the coming years.

Average pay:

Résumé writers can earn around $36,000 a year, and this goes up depending on your experience, qualifications, and certifications.

How to start:

You can work for a résumé writing company or work for yourself and get projects at places like Upwork, Guru, and Indeed.

#42. Kids entertainer

I never knew entertaining kids could be such a profitable hustle. Apart from getting paid around $50 an hour, you get to make kids laugh and have fun with them.

That does not sound like work at all.

Average pay: 

On average kids entertainers are paid around $50 per hour and up depending on the packages.

How to start:

This side job can be done by working with a company or by setting up your own entertainment business.

#43. Caterer/Baker

caterer-baker side job

Having a catering or baking business is suitable for stay-at-home moms as it is flexible and works well with that lifestyle. I personally know a lot of bakers who do this as a side job / thriving business.

Though you might need to get some food licenses, this is something to look into if you have good cooking skills.

Average pay:

It depends on how much time you spend on your side gig. 

How to start:

Start your baking gig from home and promote your business.

#44. Photographer

Apart from blogging, photography is my passion, and it has an enormous income potential. There are many ways you can monetize your photography skills like selling prints, putting up a website and promoting your work, creating courses to teach others, or even becoming a corporate photographer. This side gig has no limits.

Average pay:

The pay depends on the niche and the type of projects you are doing. 

How to start:

Start a website and sell photography services/products.

#45. Ghostwriter

If you have a skill for writing, then you can try becoming a ghostwriter. No, you will not be writing ghost stories, but writing for someone without any credit being given to you.

Ghostwriting can be a very lucrative work-at-home job if you have good projects lined up.

Average pay:

According to Ziprecruiter, ghostwriters earn around $25 per hour. 

How to start:

You can try for projects on websites like Contena, ProBlogger, or even gigs on Upwork, Indeed, or Fiverr.

FAQ 

What are good at home side jobs?

There are many flexible side gigs that you can do from home like bookkeeping, proofreading, search engine evaluation, Etsy selling, transcription and more. These are completely online, flexible and pay well. 

What side gigs pay the most?

If you are looking for high paying side jobs from home, then choose blogging, bookkeeping, freelance writing or proofreading. For example, with virtual bookkeeping you can earn $300 per client per month. It really depends on how much time you put into your side job. 

What is the easiest one to start?

The easiest side gigs to start are food delivery or blogging. You can start a blog within minutes by signing up for Bluehost, choosing a domain name and setting up your WordPress. 

Tips to start your side hustle

Research – Before you take up any side job, do your research. Ask some important questions before you jump in,

  • Is it something that interests you?
  • Does it have a good market?
  • Is there room for growth? 
  • Does it pay well?
  • Will it fit into your schedule?

Prepare a checklist of questions like this and find the right side gig that gives you work satisfaction and great pay. 

Manage your time – Juggling a side job along with your main career takes a lot of discipline and time management. Assessing how much free time you have and what kind of job will fit into this time frame is the key to having a better work-life balance. 

Learn new skills – If you are goal is to boost your income with a side job, then be ready to learn some new skills. Upskilling is a great way to learn new things which can give you high income potential. With so many legit websites like Coursera, Skillshare and Udacity, you can learn any skill in no time if you put in the hard work. 

Finding side jobs from home is easy; choosing the right one matters most

These are the most popular and in-demand side jobs from home that can give you anything from extra cash to high income. Some of the gigs like Neighbor let you make money doing nothing

No matter what your goal is, a side gig can supplement your main income, while giving you more flexibility and financial freedom. 

This is a diverse list, so choose the ones that suit your lifestyle and your income needs.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, side hustler and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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