10 Best Ways to Earn Money From Home After Christmas
During the Holiday season, it seems like a tradition to spend money that you don’t have. So, like most people you pay for your Holiday giving with a credit card only to wake up on Dec 26th to realize what you have done. Don’t fret here is the best ways to earn money from home that will help soften the blow when the bills arrive.
Even though it may seem like it, you are not alone when it comes to spending more than you have on your loved ones during the holidays. In 2019 the average American racked up an additional $1325 in credit card debt just for the holidays. And, most will not be able to pay the extra debt off in time before interest is due.
Meaning you will pay interest on the extra debt. As a result, probably erasing the savings from all the good deals that you found while shopping the sales.
I’m am not trying to be a scrooge here I am simply pointing out the facts. I too have put myself in debt to buy gifts for loved ones. So, what do you do? How do you solve this rat race that happens every year.?
A side hustle that you can work from the comfort of you home is a great way to pay off those debts and still allow you to spend time with your family. Sometimes, earning money from home can end up being a full time gig that will afford you the opportunity to work from home permanently. So check out these suggestions and get out of the rat race.
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Just Tell a Story
One of my favorite ways to make money from home is blogging. For the record blogging in itself is not how you make money. The paycheck comes from affiliate marketing within your blog. For example, offering related products within your blog content. Affiliate marketing is taking products that are not your own and marketing them to the public for a commission.
This can be done via blogging, email marketing, pay-per-click ads, or social media marketing to name just a few. Although this side hustle takes time to gain some traction it can turn into a great income source once everything is in place. To clarify, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
If you are looking to get out of debt immediately, affiliate marketing will not be your answer. However, keep this in mind, you more than likely did not just go into debt. It took some time to get into the mess that you are trying to clean up. So, it will take some time to get out.
The Best Way to Makey Money Online
Sell Items Online
eBay and Craigslist have become a household name over the past couple of years. Between these two websites, you can find almost anything you need.
That being said, it is very possible to join the ranks of the many people who are making a full-time income selling items on these platforms.
You can sell your own items or create a way to sell someone else’s items for a commission. eBay provides a great resource for sellers that will help you get started.
When it comes to selling your own items a great source to find these items are yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, and Facebook Market place just to name a few.
This will require some research and an outlay of money to purchase items that you are going to sell. The idea is the same as any retail business buy low and sell high.
One of the cons of this type of business is holding the inventory until it sells. My suggestion would be to look for smaller items that will not be hard to ship.
If you happen to find large items that you can make a profit to try selling on the Facebook marketplace. There will be no shipping involved, as well as no selling costs.
It is a Doggone Life
Yes, pet sitting is a real thing. With that said, If you like dogs and cats, pet sitting can be a fun and rewarding side hustle. People are always looking for a responsible person to watch their fur babies during the day or overnight.
Most people work during the day and are unable to come home to let their babies out to use the bathroom. So, they are looking for sitters to care for their pets while working.
For example, recently I went on a cruise for 5 days. I needed someone to watch my babies. I boarded them at a local vet/ boarding establishment. This cost me $700 for five days.
And I provided the food and treats for my dogs. So basically I paid someone $700 to walk my dogs 2 times a day and feed them while they were in a cage.
To clarify, if you can provide better service for a more reasonable price you will have to fire your boss fairly quickly.
Video Games Are Not Just For Kids
Do you like playing video games? if so, then video gaming reviews are right up your alley. Although I am not a gamer, I do understand the escape from reality that video games provide. Video game testing jobs require a significant amount of time and energy.
To be successful in this job, it will require certain skills and capabilities. For example, you will need a gaming setup that can handle extensive graphics with a large memory capacity. Unless you already have this in place, the cost of a high-end gaming computer can put you further into debt.
Likewise, you will need unwavering attention to detail. Gaming companies want to know anything and everything that is wrong with the new game or system they are about to release. Unlike normal gaming, you will spend extensive time looking for any defects in the product.
Needless to say, you will also require flexibility in your schedule with long blocks of time devoted to this project. Most of the time the client will have multiple players playing a system at the same time.
Furthermore, they may be located overseas. Depending on where you live you could be required to play for a couple of hours in the middle of the night.
If this appeals to you, this work from home job can be lucrative with pay ranging from $20 – $50 dollars per hour. To get started sign up with a reputable network such as Keywords Studio.
Crafting Your Way To Success
One of the best ways to earn money from home is by turning an existing hobby or craft into a business. Websites like Etsy, Pinterest, and Facebook Market place are excellent ways to show off your talent without much if any expense.
You are already familiar with the hobby or craft you have, so the transition is quite simple. Many people have turned their hobby into a lucrative living and there is no reason why you can’t do the same thing.
Keep in mind that in most cases a hobby or craft is designed to relax you, so when you take your hobby or craft and turn it into a business it now becomes work. That is not to say you will not love it however your perspective changes.
If you plan to take this route I recommend reading the book from Micheal Gerber “The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” You can purchase this book now on Amazon.
Spend Time on Online
Online surveys are a dime a dozen and can be easily searched for online. That being said, beware of scams. Most legit online survey companies only pay pennies on the dollar.
Meaning, the longer it takes to complete the survey the more money they will offer. Beware of companies offering to pay hundreds of dollars for a couple of minutes of your time.
This is money you will never see. It has also been my experience with even the legit companies you have to generate a certain income prior to a payout.
This means it could take some time to see any sort of reward for your efforts. Never the less, this is a way to earn money from home.
Teach the World
In today’s world, virtual tutoring is becoming a lucrative side hustle that is an open book. If you have a skill or an education it is easy to turn your training into a teaching business online.
Parents and students alike are in desperate need of help as most everyone is now staying home to learn. Gone is the days of staying after class for extra help with a particular subject.
This is where you can capitalize on your skills. Be it, music, English, math, or whatever topic you can think of someone is in need of tutoring. With free platforms like Zoom and Loom, you can start your new virtual teaching career very inexpensively.
Can You Hear Me Now
There are companies around the world that utilize call centers for many things.
For, example have been up late at night because you can’t sleep? You turn on the TV and there is an infomercial for the best weed waker on the planet.
The deal is so enticing that you say to yourself, self, Wow, I must have that now. So you pick up the phone and make the call. Amazingly someone answers in the middle of the night.
They are working in a call center from their home. Liveops is one of the main companies that offer virtual call centers for many companies.
This type of work is fairly simple. In fact, chances are you already have most of the equipment that you will need. There is some training involved but it really is not that involved.
Basically, you are reading a script to the potential customer on the phone. This type of work pays by the minute, typically $0.25 per minute with each call averaging around 3-4 minutes.
The scheduling is cut into 30-minute blocks of time. You can work as much or as little as you want or need.
Rent Out Your Spare Room
If you have a spare bedroom in your house you can easily turn it into a lucrative side hustle. Airbnb is one of the many companies that are becoming a major player in the vacation rental scene.
The process is simple and in fact, you can actually be up and running with this way to make money from home in a couple of hours.
You need to be willing to comply with your local restrictions before opening your mini-vacation getaway. I also recommend having the room decorated to match the area you live in.
The Mystery of Shopping
Mystery shopping is a way for businesses to really get an insight from a customer’s point of view. The process is simple you sign up via sites like Sinclair Customer Metrics, IntelliShop, and BestMark.
You will be given assignments to shop at a specific store. In most cases, you will be given instructions on how to shop, what questions to ask, and what to buy.
Most legitimate companies will reimburse you for the item or items that you purchase or give instructions on how to return the product.
This is a beware of scams type of money earner. Do your due diligence and understand completely who and what you are signing up for before giving out any information.
As you can see I have laid out the best ways to earn money from home. I’m am sure there at least a hundred more ways to earn extra income to help with the holiday bills that will be rolling in soon.
With hard work and persistence, you can turn any one of these suggestions into a lucrative side hustle. If you start now next year will be very different for you.
Perhaps you can make enough to increase your spending budget for the next holiday season and pay cash for all of your purchases.
Thank you for reading and I hope I was able to leave something for you. If you have any experience that you would like to share or want to leave a comment or a question. Leave them below and I will certainly get back in a timely manner.