Want to know how to make money at home? Are you a stay at home Mom that needs a part-time job? Maybe you're disabled, and need to work-at-home? Or simply retired and just need to earn some extra cash? Simply need to supplement your income? There are many reasons that we need or want to earn extra money, so I've put together a list of possible options for that include work-at-home jobs, ways to sell your stuff, SwagBucks, donating your stuff and other ways to make money. I'll keep adding to this list as I find legitimate options!
Most of these work-at-home jobs involve answering in-bound customer and/or Customer Service calls. Some may involve sales or outgoing sales calls. You, yourself must have a pleasant phone voice, typing skills, be able to read, write, learn their software/programs, and have great customer service skills. Let’s face it, in customer service, you will have to deal with difficult customers from time-to-time, and you will need to be able to remain pleasant under those circumstances.
In the way of equipment, most of these positions require that you have a computer, high-speed Internet access, a landline phone, and a quiet place to work with no dogs barking, loud birds chirping, or children screaming (basically a quiet room or area to yourself). They do not provide any of the equipment needed, but in some cases, you are running your own business, so there may be a tax write-off for your equipment and supplies, as well as the room/space you allocate in your home for business (ask your tax advisor). You may be required to purchase specific equipment, such as a telephone headset for the position.
Some companies are only hiring in certain States, so read through the hiring requirements on their websites. Some companies only hire part-time, or hire during the Holidays, and the hours may vary or shift from day to evening to graveyard, so it’s best if your schedule is flexible. Sometimes seniority and/or performance play a great part in getting the best shifts. Be aware that they might conduct interviews over the phone or online (i.e., Skype). This is not a hard, scary or lengthy process, and is much, much easier than in person interviews. Sometimes, interviews are held in groups. Once you pass the initial stages, they will probably send you a packet that will include authorization for a criminal check, credit check, and possibly blood screening (for drugs and alcohol). For some, you will have to pay for the criminal/background check yourself (they will tell you how much it will cost). Once you’ve passed all the screenings and online interviews you’ll be provided with either phone/online/computer training and be given a start date.
If this sounds like it’s for you, check out these websites and read the details of what positions they are offering:
Virtual Customer Service & Other Work at Home Positions
BroadPath Healthcare Solutions Under "Location" select "Work at Home"
Concentrix (formerly Convergys) The easiest ways to find the work at home positions in your area is to enter your Postal code, then hit "Search & Apply"
Teletech/TTEC Where it says Search Our Jobs: Type in "Work from Home" and the work from home options should pop up, then you can select the location/Country.
Humana - Hit "Search careers," then on the left, you can select "Work at Home" and your State (if it's available).
LiveOps - Near the bottom of the page, it says "Want to be a Liveops agent?" Click on the "Find out How" button.
If you have extra space in your driveway, or you have an extra long driveway to your home with grass and/or pavement, you might be able to rent out parking space(s), if it's legal in your jurisdiction. This is especially lucrative if you live near a Stadium, Ball Park, Event Venue, Carnival, Theme Park, Airport, etc.
There are now several apps that will help to connect you with people looking for parking spaces for short or long terms.
But, many people also find people that need parking spaces on their own. If it's legal and/or you're not in an HOA, you could simply put out a sign that says how much you're charging (i.e., Event Parking $10, or Monthly Parking $150). Then (if it's nighttime) they use a large light stick or flashlight, to guide people to their homes to park. You hand the person parking a card or piece of paper with your first name, address and cell number. They keep their keys, and they pay you in advance. When they're finished at the event, they simply come and drive away. You must make certain to have the cars park in such a way as not to block each other from exiting.
Also, if you live in a Condo or Townhome and you're allotted, say, two(2) spaces, but you only have one(1) vehicle, ask around to see if any of your neighbors might want to rent your spare space from you on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Or, if you don't have any vehicles; because you use Uber or Lyft, ride a bike to work, or simply don't drive, then rent out both spaces. You get the idea. In many situations like this, parking spaces are like gold, and extra cars and visiting guests sometimes have nowhere to park, or must park far away to a resident and walk. So, it may be worth it to your neighbor to pay you for your spare space.
Rent out your Home, Townhouse, Country House, Condo/Apartment, Villa, Resort, Cabin, Guest House, Hotel, Lodge, Chalet, Estate, Farmhouse, Bed & Breakfast, Houseboat, Barn, Yacht, Tower, Castle, Mills, Tree Houses, Basement or Guest Room(s)
Airbnb makes it simple and secure to earn money and reach millions of travelers looking for unique places to stay, just like yours. With Airbnb, you can rent out a full home, partial home or guest room(s).
Vrbo lets you rent out your entire home, condo/apartment, etc., but not a portion of the building/structure (such as Guest Rooms).
Be sure to check out Upwork.com if you have a skill that you believe you can perform for someone over the internet, computer or phone, or even something where they can provide details and you can then forward the completed project. People who hire on Upwork are not looking for amateurs though, they're looking for skilled labor, so don't try to learn on their dime. Some of the most popular skills are Programmers, Designers, Writers, Admins, Marketers, Consultants, Accountants and Mobile Developers, but there's a long list of skilled talent needed, so check it out
With Fiverr, you can post gigs for a small service that you are willing to perform for $5 or more. There is no charge to post these gigs. I suggest you browse the types of gigs that people are currently offering to get some ideas for the types of things that you might want to offer. Get creative, but be sure not to give away the farm! When your gig is ordered by someone, you will be notified. Once you've delivered the completed work, the money will be deposited into your PayPal account after 48 hours. You keep 80% and Fiverr keeps 20%.
Amazon's Mechanical Turk
You can make some small money by doing various hired tasks, such as Surveys, Transcription of Recordings, Watching Videos and Commenting, Giving your opinion on Websites, Researching Keywords, etc. You will need to look through the tasks carefully, because some of them pay you pennies on the dollar for a lot of your time, and simply are not worth it, but others you can complete in a short period of time. Sign up first, then it will take them 48 hours to approve you to begin performing tasks.