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The new year is just about here. And if you’re like most people, you wouldn’t mind starting a side hustle to make extra money. I tend to think the very best side hustles are the ones you can do from the comfort of your own home. The post-holiday blues set in pretty quickly, so if you’re going to be stuck inside anyway, why not start 2018 with a financial bang by making some extra cash.
Make Money From Home In 2018
If making extra money from home in 2018 is one of your new year’s resolutions, you’re in the right place. So without further ado, check out this compilation of easy ways you can start earning extra cash from home, so you can live your best life in 2018!
1. Sell Stuff Or Services On Craigslist
I’m sure you’ve heard of it. But just in case you’re not familiar with it. Here’s a quick overview. Craigslist is a website where you can quickly sell your stuff or services for cold, hard cash.
Using Craigslist is an excellent way of de-cluttering your home, especially after the holiday season. I’m lookin’ at you, future minimalists.
It’s also a great way to get paid for services you can provide. Many photographers and other DIYers list their services on the site to gain exposure.
If you can provide a valuable and reliable service, there is no doubt you’ll have someone willing to pay you for it. Keep in mind, quality is key if you want repeat business.
In addition, you can also find FREE stuff on Craigslist. There are plenty of folks that post their unwanted items – some of which are high quality – just to have someone else haul them away. It’s a win-win.
2. Sell Photos
If you have a creative eye and love details, you can probably turn your photography hobby into a full-fledged side hustle.
If you’ve seen stock photography sites and wondered where all those photos come from, stop wondering. The truth is, they come from people all over the world who are just like you. If this sounds like it’s right up your alley, you can quickly sign up and submit your own photos to these sites for profit. Each time one of your photos is used, you’ll make money.
And, if by chance, you ever feel like leaving the house, you can advertise your services (maybe even on Craigslist) to pick up gigs like weddings, engagements, showers, family photos, etc.
3. Rent Out A Room
I really like the idea of this option, just make sure you vet your potential live-in tenant before they move in. Rather than surfing homes for sale to free up cash by drastically changing your current living situation, you can opt for a roommate instead.
Most people have at least one spare room in their house that is sitting empty (or cluttered) gathering dust. Blow off the dust, fluff the sheets, and rent it out instead. Fortunately, there’s no need to rent to strangers if you don’t feel comfortable. If you ask around, you’ll probably be able to find someone close to your inner circle that needs a crash pad for a while. Easy peasy.
4. Teach Online Classes
Sites such as Skillshare are the perfect place for you to teach any subject online. You don’t even need to be an expert on the subject, as long as you have a good wor
king knowledge of it, you can easily become an online teacher. Combat the winter blues by putting your knowledge and skills to use by helping others learn something that you’re familiar with. And, make money doing it.
5. Music Lessons
It’s no secret that children benefit from music lessons, it’s a proven scientific fact. Luckily for you, parents are willing to pay a nice little sum to have little Michael or Madison learn how to play a musical instrument.
So if you have talent and the ability to teach kids the musical ropes, get the word out and start making money from home in 2018.
Babysitting might seem like something only teenagers do to make money for pizza and gas, but they don’t have the market monopolized. It’s also a fantastic way to earn money from home as an adult. Trust me, if you can save a busy mom or dad from having to take their child to a daycare, you’re going to be worth your weight in gold. That’s experience talking. And, you can do it all from the comfort of home.
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7. Start A Blog
Starting a blog can be done from the comfort of your own home or the comfort of any cozy coffee shop. I can’t lie though, starting a blog and gaining a following takes time. You won’t start earning an income overnight, but the income potential is nearly limitless. So much so, it could eventually exceed the income of most full-time jobs.
Blogging can be done on any topic you’re passionate enough to write about, often. I suggest starting a WordPress blog using Bluehost for maximum value and a professional design. You won’t regret it.
And that’s a wrap for 7 easy ways to make money from the comfort of your own home in 2018.