If you had a knack for standardized tests and had no trouble acing the SAT, ACT or other college exams, why not start tutoring high schoolers as a side business idea? Parents of all economic backgrounds are more than willing to shell out upwards of $100/hr to the right tutor, if it means their son or daughter will get admitted to the college or university of their choice. See this quick checklist for starting an SAT tutoring business from the Work At Home Mom. Whitney over at Rookiemoms also has a cool story to share about a stay-at-home mom making $40/hr helping kids out with homework and turning it into a profitable side business idea.
Tablet/Smartphone Repair Service: Almost everyone has a tablet or smartphone these days but getting it repaired is impossible and costly. If you have the skill and knowledge to do this, it is a great business opportunity.
27. Housesitting – One of the easiest side hustles to do: simply sit and sleep in someone’s house while they are out of town. This is a great side hustle, but too bad it’s usually not a consistent revenue stream for most.
Most companies who hire freelancers want the best and rightly so. You find that ALL of the freelance work requires some specialized skills. If you are not already an expert, you will have to take the time to learn. Earning a living online takes time and commitment. It may take five or ten years to build up your business or expertise. Realistically, you will be working long hours for pennies, but your bills won’t wait for you to get rich, so In the meantime, MacDonalds is hiring!
How? Your special referral link will be tracked via cookies and every person who comes through your link is credited to you. I know some people who are making $100 and above simply by referring their friends. Some helpful resources:
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Right now on Upwork they are looking for more writers. Set up a profile and start offering up your fast writing skills. You can make decent money with freelance writing and some people are able to make it a full-time business. Check out this interview I did with a freelance writer who has had a lot of success and shares how to start a freelance business. Ready to get paid to write for blogs like mine? Check out this course by my friend Catherine.
Some secondhand clothing stores pay cash for “gently used” clothes. For example, check online to if there is a Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange near you. Brand names usually fetch the most cash.
Selling directly (Swappa, LetGo, Craigslist): In most cases, you take photos of the phone, verify the electronic serial number (ESN) is clean and post your listing. Some sites review and approve postings, but the time is minimal.
Don’t laugh. I’m serious. If you want to get in on the ground floor of a booming industry, then meditation is a good place to be. In 2015, the industry raked in over $1 billion (1). That doesn’t even include mindfulness apps and wearable tech, which are proliferating faster than the number of Angelina Jolie’s children.
You just visit the Ebates website and click through to the store you want to shop at. If you buy from the store Ebates gets a commission that they split with you. It’s an easy way to save. Click here to sign up for Ebates.
Our growing catalogue currently contains over 40,000 companies from all areas of business, including health, culture, home & society, software, e-commerce, employment, IT and so much more. These are all companies that have had to lay off significant portions of their workforce, but still need their data entry work to get done. So why should you not be the one to provide it? You’ll never have to pay for a job, just like any employer, they’re here to pay you for your time and efforts.
Check out the National Federation of Professional Trainers for information about the certification process, insurance, marketing, and more. To make yourself stand out, think about taking extra courses in specialized fields, such as nutrition or Pilates.
Most companies that hire for search engine evaluation have multiple projects available to work on, so the exact work you do might vary. However, search engine evaluation in the traditional sense involves analyzing queries that regular people like you and me might type into Google or Bing search and then determining the best possible results to match up to that query so that users have the best experience possible using a search engine.
Ebooks can be a hard path to online success too, from my personal experience but as you rightly said, it can be a great gateway vehicle to drive traffic to other monetized sites. Having said that though, getting your ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Smaswords etc., is a great way to get noticed and make money overtime. An arresting e-book cover is a MUST! And if you are a DIY freak like me, you could do your own e-book cover for $0. I also use a graphic design software similar to Philip’s.
Is there anything that indulgent pet owners won’t buy for their pets? If you can come up with a product for dogs or cats that you can produce in your home, you’ll have a real winner of a business opportunity on your hands. From designer collars to “organic” pet foods, the sky’s the limit.
Anyone can sell goods on Amazon, provided you have products to sell (or buy low, then resell). If you’re the type to hit all the local garage sales each weekend, there’s all sorts of valuable things that can be resold online as a side business idea. If you want to step your Amazon selling game up, check out this detailed guide to Amazon and eBay retail arbitrage on Entrepreneur featuring an interview with Julie Becker and several drop-shippers who’ve grown this home based business idea from side business idea into a lucrative money-maker.
Are you tired of having long hair? Help others out and make some extra cash by selling your hair. Keep in mind, the healthier your hair is, the more money you can make. Prices range from $80 – $1000!!! Check out Hair Sellon for more details!
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User Testing – User Testing pays $10 a pop for testing websites. A test usually takes about 15-20 minutes. The purpose is for a website owner to watch someone, who is new to their site, try to navigate it. The value that the site owner gets by watching an actual user experience is worth a ton, but $10 isn’t a bad pay-out.
Because we manufacture our own products, we can pay out more to you. The concept is really simple and really important. There are no middlemen in our farm-to-family business model, which means we can provide better products at a better price and payout more money to you for sharing them. I’ll give you a $50 gift card just for having the courage to pick up the phone and call us at (707) 694-1580.
If your mastery of another language is good enough to have the grammar and spelling down, translating is a great side business idea to set up for yourself and can even be done remotely. Flexjobs has literally hundreds of freelance, remote translator jobs available right now and if you’re looking to land more remote work on the side of your other pursuits, check out my guide—how to get a remote job (this weekend).
Step 1) Build a website. Obvious, I know, but you can’t create just any site. Local is the name of the game, so you’ll want to develop a site optimized for catching local leads. One example might be a website about pet apparel for folks in Miami.