Looking for a way to earn extra money?
There are a variety of ways to make money online from the comfort of your home…(even in your pj’s if you’d like!)
Many of the side hustle ideas on this list even have the potential to earn you a full-time income. As a matter of fact, the first side hustle mentioned was the one that retired me from my 9-5pm over 8 years ago!
So to help you save time on researching all this, I’ve gone ahead and put together a list of profitable side hustles at home you can start today!
Best At Home Side Hustles
There’s something for just about anyone looking to make side income on this list. Side hustle apps are another way to make extra money, but only if you want to take a break and head outdoors!
1. Sell on Amazon
Flipping products on Amazon for a profit is what led me to become a full-time entrepreneur. It initially started off as an easy side hustle gig that I would work on after finishing up at my office job.
Four years later, my Amazon FBA side hustle turned into a bonafide full-time business after I learned about private labeling.
Private Labeling products is a great way to make a product your own by simply adding branding to it. For example, I sold thousands of latex balloons on Amazon under my brand name with designs I had created on Fiverr.
The best part is I never had to handle the items. Most all my products I would have manufactured and shipped directly to Amazon’s warehouse to sell and ship on my behalf.
Pro’s: Ecommerce has experienced 10 years of growth in 8 weeks over lockdown, and shows no signs of slowing down. Amazon FBA handles all the storage and shipping of your products.
Con’s: Up-front costs for inventory can be a drag, unless you find low-cost products with high profit margins.
How Do I Get Started?: Free training is available here
2. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Bloggers and small business owners use Pinterest to market their products and services. But not many of them know how to properly leverage the platform to drive traffic and sales to their business.
Pinterest virtual assistants help business owners complete tasks such as: Design Pins, Write Pin Descriptions, Schedule Pins, Join Group Boards, etc.
A beginner Pinterest VA can typically earn around $15, while a more experienced VA can earn between $25 – $50/hour.
Pro’s: You can work from anywhere as long as you have a computer and internet connection. This is an in-demand side hustle gig with Pinterest seeing a huge uptick in new users within the last year.
Con’s: This is a service-based business that trades time for money. You are limited to how many clients you can take on due to time constraints. If you want to scale this to make more money, you may need to hire helpers.
How Do I Get Started?: Kristin Larsen has a great free workshop here
3. Affiliate Marketing
This is one of the best passive side hustle ideas for making money online mainly because it requires no money to get started. With affiliate marketing you earn a commission for simply recommending products or services to others.
Once you join an affiliate program, you’ll be assigned a unique link that can be used for recommending products. This link can be placed anywhere on the internet where it’s permitted to do so.
When someone purchases a product through your affiliate link, you’ll earn a commission on that product. Some top paying affiliate programs pay upwards of $2,392.80 per sale, while others will pay you $2 per email sign up.
Pro’s: No money or website is needed to get started. You can start earning affiliate commissions as soon as you sign up to an affiliate program. This is beginner friendly.
Con’s: The affiliate program can at any time decide to change the rules and payout structure to your commissions. You do not have control over this since it’s not your own product or service.
How Do I Get Started?: You can take the free affiliate bootcamp series.
4. Video Editor
Do you have video editing skills? If so, there is a large audience of small business owners who want to work with you!
According to ZipRecruiter, the average monthly pay for a video editor is $3,917 a month for March 2021. But you can actually make more money as your own boss, working from home.
As a small business owner myself, I’ve personally paid $250 for a single video to be edited for uploading onto YouTube. I’ve also paid $50 for a single 30-second video clip to post on my social media channels.
Most of us are working on other things within our respective businesses that we simply don’t have the time to do our own video editing. And with the recent rise of video marketing due to its higher returns for making sales, this is a prime opportunity for the right person.
Pro’s: This skillset pays a high hourly rate and is an easy skill to learn. Generally, satisfied customers will refer you to others, which makes growing your clientele base easier to do.
Con’s: Clients can oftentimes request multiple edits, which can eat into your time if charging per the job.
How Do I Get Started? Learn how to easily edit videos, even as a beginner, with the Video Formula program by Kevin Anson.
Making money with a blog can be achieved at an expedited rate when you write blog articles around one central topic. Say for example you’re a busy mom and you have tons of tips that will help new mothers better adjust to motherhood.
By creating a blog around a central topic, you begin to attract an audience who is looking for that information. Companies are willing to pay you to place their product in front of that niche audience. Those are called Sponsorship deals, and many bloggers make money with these deals.
But there are other ways to make money blogging and that includes using affiliate links within your articles, or by placing ads on your site. Take for example the blog you are on now. At the time of this writing, this blog is only 4 months old and has already earned me affiliate commissions for simply sharing free information!
Pro’s: One blog article can continue earning you money years from now. The money builds over time with the more blog posts you write. It’s a great passive income side hustle.
Con’s: A blog is time-intensive, especially at the beginning. The average time for new bloggers to start earning money with their blog is between 6 months to one year.
How Do I Get Started? Take the free course for how to build a profitable affiliate marketing blog in just 7 Days here.
6. Sales Copywriter Freelancer
Not long ago, I created a YouTube video where I shared how to make $100 – $500 per day writing sales copy as a Fiverr freelancer with no previous experience.
What is sales copy anyway?
Sales copy is simply using the power of words to persuade consumers to buy a product or service. And when business owners get this right, it can mean a windfall of money for them….which is why sales copywriting is another in demand skill set. That’s good news for you, because people who write sales copy command TOP Dollar for it.
Sales copy can mean writing emails for business owners to writing captivating social media posts that bring in more leads and sales.
A quick search of gigs on Fivver will show you how much good copywriters are charging for their work. Freelancers on UpWork or Fiverr can earn upwards of $500 per day.
Pro’s: Sales copywriters are some of the highest paid people due to their ability to help business owners get more leads and sales.
Con’s: In order to charge at the higher end of the spectrum, you’ll have to show results first. That may mean charging less for the first few orders in order to get testimonials.
How Do I Get Started?: Jim Edwards is a multi-million dollar copywriter. Jim has a free training where he shares how to write high converting sales copy in 30 minutes or less here.
7. Virtual Bookkeeper
A Virtual Bookkeeper is a great opportunity for anyone interested in helping business owners keep track of their financial transactions. Little experience is needed to get started to do basic accounting work from the comfort of your home.
These tasks include keeping track of monthly expenses, purchases for the business, payments, sales and more.
Ben Robinson, a former CPA for 14 years who has owned his own firm, has helped over 10,000 students build virtual bookkeeping businesses. His courses can be taken by anyone and will show you the ropes of starting this online business.
Pro’s: Virtual Bookkeepers can earn up to $60 per hour.
Con’s: You would need to invest in a financial software tool to do bookkeeping for your clients. Freshbooks and Quickbooks are two popular financial accounting software tools.
How Do I Get Started?: Ben Robinson offers a free training workshop here.
8. Become a YouTuber
This is one of my favorite side hustles to make extra money from home. As a YouTuber, there are multiple ways to get paid including with affiliate marketing, sponsorship deals, and with YouTube ad placements.
Not to mention, you don’t even need to be on camera to become a YouTuber and earn cash. As a matter of fact, the majority of videos on my channel never even show my face. Yet, I’ve been able to earn income from my channel by simply placing affiliate links within the descriptions of the videos.
YouTube will also pay you for your content as soon as you reach 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours within a 12 month period.
So whether you want to showcase your awesome cooking skills, have an artsy side to show, or want to talk about all things finance, a YouTube channel is a great way to earn extra money.
Pro’s: You can rank a video on YouTube within the first 24hrs of uploading it, making this a beginner friendly endeavor. A video on YouTube lives on ‘forever’ and will continue to earn you income for years on end.
Con’s: Creating YouTube videos can be time consuming to do. Additionally, editing videos can incur a cost if you are not planning to do them yourself.
How Do I Get Started?: Sean Cannell has a video training where he shares how he earns $100k per month on YouTube. You can take it here.
9. Start a DropShipping Business
A drop-shipping business will allow you to start an ecommerce business without having the upfront cost of purchasing inventory. This makes it another rare opportunity to start a business with little to no money.
Nowadays, there are many platforms such as Shopify, that offer ready made storefront templates to get you up and running fast. Simply use a dropshipping company to work with and pick the items you want to sell in your store.
Promoting your new dropshipping products and making sales is up to you. If you are social media savvy, then you can leverage platforms such as Pinterest or Facebook to promote and sell your products.
Pro’s: You can get started with little to no money. There are many website platforms that offer beautifully designed, ready-made ecommerce storefront templates for free.
Con’s: Dropshipping products take longer to fulfill compared to having products in stock. Customers ordering online are accustomed to fast shipping times. This longer wait time leads to increased order cancellation rates.
How Do I Get Started?: Partner with this dropshipping company and start promoting your new online store!
10. Sell Print-on-Demand T-Shirts
Selling print-on-demand t shirts is another way to get a piece of the ecommerce pie in a low risk manner. This work from home side hustle takes very little time to get started. If you’re a graphic designer or simply have a great design eye, then this may interest you.
Similar to a dropshipping business, you will need an ecommerce storefront to get started. Use freelancer sites such as Fiverr to get unique designs for printing on tshirts and then partner with a print-on-demand company to print your orders as you receive them.
For greater success, it is best to create a niche t shirt store rather than a general one. This will allow you to attract a dialed in audience ready to purchase your products the moment they land on your site!
Pro’s: This is a low cost business model with high profit margins.
Con’s: Creating t shirt designs that generate tons of orders requires a great design eye and attention to detail. Beautiful designs are objective in nature and may not appeal to everyone in your audience.
How Do I Get Started?: Start by checking out this video where I share how to double and triple your t shirt sales with sales funnels.
Sides Hustles from Home Conclusion
Starting a side hustle from home is a great way to earn extra money whether you’re a college student, stay-at-home mom, or just someone wanting to earn more money. These 10 side hustles will not only earn you extra cash today, but they also have the potential of earning you serious full-time cash.
Which side hustle is my favorite?
It’s the one that freed me from my 9-5pm – Being an Amazon Seller!