Being an honest and legitimate entrepreneur or momtrepreneur takes long hours and commitment. There is no magic wand to wave to get rich quick. But, if you are looking for a side hustle to make some extra money whether it’s for the holidays, to supplement your full-time job, if you have a chronic illness, if want to branch out into your own business, or anything in between, here are 10 ways you can make money from home and online.
There are times in our life where it’s a little rougher than others and you are looking to make extra money.
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10 Ways to Make Extra Money – From Home and Online
I started my blog as a hobby to connect with others. It turned out to be a fun little side hustle and from this experience, I’ve learned about other ways to make extra money. When I was forced to resign from my full-time job in 2017 for health reasons, our income was cut in half and it was a tough blow to my family. I had to figure out a way to bring in some extra cash and make extra money while dealing with severe health challenges. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to get started!
For Those Who Don’t Want to Sell Anything
You don’t want to sell anything, nor do you want to write a blog or build a website, or anything like that. This is one way you can make money by shopping for all of your holiday presents and everything in between.
You’ve seen the commercials on TV right? Rakuten is an online “mall” where you can shop hundreds of name brand retailers like Macy’s, Grandin Road, Frontgate, Sephora, Joseph A Bank and then receive a percentage cashback from your purchases on a quarterly basis. I was an Ebates consumer for several years. The numbers they bait you with on TV are not “normal” unless you have a large family who literally buys every single item from Rakuten. Most of the percentages will be around 2% or 4%, but they have a Daily Double, where one of the retailers is featured at double their normal commission rate. One great item to purchase from Ebates is your printer ink. A lot of the ink companies will go up to 20% cash back and that is when I stock up. At the end of the day, an average person with average purchases can make an extra $150 – $200 a year.
You Want to Start a Blog
Blogging can be a hobby or a legitimate business with a full-time income. It takes a lot of hard work but for me, the rewards of connecting with my community (YOU) are totally worth it!
Did you know that Pink Fortitude has an Affiliate Program? You can join whether you have a blog or not! Just share any of the courses, challenges, or printables and you will receive a 50% commission when someone purchases. Pretty cool, right?
You Can Work and Sell a Little or a Lot
If you are willing to put in some time and effort, these online businesses can offer you anywhere from a little extra cash to a lucrative income. Whether you have a skill or craft and want to make items to sell, or if you enjoy collecting or have some extra items around the house, here are some great ways to make some extra cash in a short amount of time.
Craigslist and Facebook
Craigslist is cliche, but it’s still around and very popular. It’s free to list your items. A lot of communities have online Facebook groups created for the sole purpose of selling items locally. Whether it’s a washing machine or a baby onesie, these groups are a great way to offload items. Always beware of meeting up with strangers and it is recommended to meet up in a neutral, public location. For me personally, I conduct my “stranger danger” transactions at the parking lot of our police station. I always recommend picking a parking lot in a safe public place.
Did you know that Amazon.com has a trade in program? Even if the item wasn’t purchased through Amazon, you can re-sell books, video games, DVD’s, phones, and other items through their program.
Whether you make jewelry, crafts, or want to sell vintage items, opening an Etsy store is an awesome market place for selling unique items.
eBay. The infamous eBay. You can sell anything, and you don’t have to open a store if you only want to sell a few items. Keep in mind that eBay charges fees to list items, and also charges a fee when they sell.
Trade-in or sell your phone for cash. Easy.
You Enjoy Selling and Building Your Own Biz
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There are countless others, but these are the businesses that really stand out, and the ones that I’m most familiar with, enough to recommend. Wouldn’t it be great to have an extra $200, $500, or $1,000 or more each month? What’s your side hustle like?
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