5 Best Side Gigs To Make Money Working From Home

5 Best Side Gigs To Make Money Working From Home

A side gig can be one of the most rewarding things you can do, not only because it allows you to earn a little extra money on the side, but also because it can really help fuel your entrepreneurial engine, especially if you have a job. Not only that but some of the side gigs I’m about to show you can and have previously resulted in six-figure incomes for entrepreneurs.

So let’s get started and look at some of the best side gigs you can do from the comfort of your own home.

1. Selling your services on Fiverr

If you’ve never heard of Fiverr, it’s the world’s largest marketplace for digital services where individuals or businesses can go to find freelancers with the skills they require. Originally, Fiverr was a place where you could buy things for $5. You could pay $5 to have a logo designed, or $5 to have someone write an essay for you.

But the good news for people like you, for entrepreneurs like you, is that you don’t have to limit yourself to only offering services for $5. You are free to charge whatever you want. So the way Fiverr works is that they have a thing called gigs, and each gig is worth like $5. If you’re really good at creating logos, you can offer it for a $10 Fiverr gig. I’ve written about various ways to make money on Fiverr, which you can read about here.

I know some people who offer $1,000 Fiverr gigs and make a lot of money doing premium types of work. The great thing about Fiverr is that you can do so many different things. If you ever go to Fiverr, you can see some of the crazy things people are willing to do in exchange for a lot of money.

2. Selling things on places like Craigslist and Facebook marketplace

So the way this works is that you buy things really cheap in clearance sections at places like Walmart, Goodwill, Salvation Army, garage sales, flea markets, and so on, and then you resell these items to other people at a higher price and make a good profit off of it, and to me, this is a real side gig for true entrepreneurs.

So, once you have the items, the best places to sell them are usually on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. The reason I like these two marketplaces is that they are generally in-person sales, so the buyer may come to your home or a nearby location and then hand over the goods in exchange for cash. This saves you money on shipping, which could otherwise be used to increase your profit. You could accept cash, CashApp, or Venmo payments.

3. Start Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA is a fantastic website that anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can start. I’ve seen people doing Amazon FBA and the potential profits are astronomical. It’s also something you can do in your spare time after work. So FBA stands for fulfillment by Amazon, and it basically means that you can have a product made overseas and ship it to Amazon’s warehouse, where it will be shipped to the customer who purchases your product.

Amazon FBA is much simpler than Amazon FBM, which stands for fulfillment by merchant and essentially means that you must manually ship out each product as it sells. So, if you want to sell a product on Amazon and have the option of offering prime shipping, Amazon FBA is the way to go. It’s much more passive, and Amazon stores your inventory and handles shipping and customer service. Find a product to sell, have it manufactured overseas, ship it to Amazon’s warehouse, and create your own optimized listing with great photos.

It’s a great side gig to have in my opinion, especially if you have a full-time job, as 37% of Amazon sellers have a 9–5 job. You can actually start with as little as $500 to $1,000, but I’d say that most new sellers will probably start with between $1,000 and $5,000, which basically goes to pay for that first bulk order as well as shipping from overseas to Amazon’s warehouse, and yes, that is not much compared to how much you can make in the long run if you put in the time and effort.

4. Build a niche website

Building a niche website can be used to generate income from a variety of sources, including affiliate marketing, personal branding, selling a course, paid newsletters, and many others. Indeed, the possibilities with a website are limitless, and the best two that we will cover briefly in this article are affiliate marketing and personal branding. 

Affiliate marketing is extremely passive, and it entails promoting a company’s products or services in exchange for a small commission on the sale. I do this for my website, and if you look through most of my articles, you’ll notice a couple of affiliate links that pay me a commission every time someone buys something after clicking on that link.

If you’re a good writer, another great way to get started is to write product reviews. Most people who are looking to buy a product will go online and look for reviews and recommendations. So, if you can be their last point of contact before making a purchase, they’re more likely to use your link and you’ll earn a commission for providing them with useful information.

5. Private tutoring

You don’t have to just tutor people in academics because you can also coach, do group lessons, or teach any subject in the world as long as you’re passionate and knowledgeable about it. It all comes down to what you teach and your level of expertise. You can begin by advertising your tutoring or coaching services on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, college Facebook groups, or even websites like Preply if you prefer to go virtual.

If you are skilled at test preparation, you should seriously consider teaching the ACT/SAT or any other type of admissions test. You should be able to charge anywhere from $50 to $200 per hour. I used to do touring because it was flexible with my schedule and paid well per hour. It’s still something I strongly recommend for everyone because it’s extremely rewarding and pays well. As I previously stated, you don’t even have to tutor in person. You can sign up for tutoring services through websites such as Tutorme, Tutor.com, Preply, and Varsitytutors.

There are also websites such as VIPKid where you can earn $14 to $22 per hour teaching English from the comfort of your own home. If you want to take your tutoring to the next level, you can create curriculums for your students and sell them online through platforms such as Teacherspayteachers to generate passive income. With the exception of a car for transportation or an internet connection and a computer, you can literally start tutoring or coaching with no initial investment.

Conclusion

Before embarking on a side hustle, consider your priorities and interests. It can be difficult, but it is well worth the effort to create something unique and enjoy the rewards it brings.


 

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