Did you know that 3.9 million U.S. employeeswork remotely? It’s true. And it may sound like your dream job — making money from home (even in your PJs). You may be ready to start a full-time gig or take on a side hustle to meet your financial goals in 2021. Why not accomplish your money goals by staying home and working when you want to? Here are 44 ways to make money at home and on your own schedule.
If you’re not acclimated to working from home, this could be a whole new journey. You could fall in love with your work-from-home routine, taking it full-time, or only opt to take one-off online side hustles. Before starting this journey, jump through each section to see which jobs may suit you best:
1. Complete Online Surveys
Feedback can help companies fine-tune their products, services, and consumer interests — making them more money. To gather information, businesses will pay people to answer survey questions. You can take these surveys in your free time to earn extra money. Websites like Swagbucks, Branded Surveys, MyPoints, and LifePoints offer paid surveys from various companies. In most cases, money earned is paid through Paypal or gift cards.
- Time: Low to high
- Earnings: $5–35 per survey
2. Sell Your Favorite Stock Images
Have an eye for photography? Side hustle your passion and earn passive income for your favorite pictures. Post each photo on websites like iStockPhotos, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Getty Images to earn royalties. Each purchased photo could earn you anywhere from $0.25–0.45. If you post photos frequently, you could earn more as your online portfolio grows.
- Time: Low
- Earnings: $0.25–0.45 per image
- Extra tools needed: Camera
3. Become a Virtual Assistant
As online businesses grow, so do their needs for extra help. You could lend your skills to busy-bees online. Tasks could include uploading images to ecommerce sites, scheduling appointments, or making phone calls. In most cases, these jobs pay $7–$40 an hour, depending on your skill level.
- Time: Medium
- Earnings: $7–$40 an hour