Turn Your Skills into Part-Time Income and Work From Home

part-time incomeWith today's economic uncertainty, many families across the country are struggling to make ends meet and find they are barely getting by. Living paycheck by paycheck may be the norm for many, but that stressful life shouldn’t be the only option. There is a light at the end of tunnel for financial woes, it may involve a little extra work and creativity, but living comfortably without the stress of bills piling up is worth it. The best part about these little tricks is that you can do them all right from the comfort of your own home!

 

Baking and Cooking– If you enjoy cooking and/or baking and you aren’t too bad at it, why not make an extra income from something you enjoy doing? Perhaps the easiest way to get started is to partner with a local Mom and Pop restaurant and sell your baked goods on consignment.  Consignment is less profitable for sure, however it is a very attractive option for a business owner as there is little down-side risk and has great potential to generate profits.  Once you have a following you can expand to other restaurants and outlets.  Be sure to contact your county health department for the necessary permits.

 

Tutoring– There are thousands of grade school, elementary, high school, college aged people looking for a tutor in a wide number of subjects. If you have exceptional skills in a subject, it won’t hurt to place flyers up around local schools and libraries to see how many inquirers you get. You can even give lessons for a sport or musical instrument. There are tutors wanted for just about everything!

 

Sell! Sell! Sell! – One of the easiest and quickest ways to raise cash is to sell unwanted items around the house. You can sell your jewelry, clothes, electronics, and much more! If you have any unwanted items, there could be a substantial amount of money available. In fact, there is practically a buyer for everything! You can have a yard sale, place ads on Craigslist or eBay; the possibilities are endless. Yard sales typically bring the least amount of return on your dollar so I would start with eBay or Craigslist.  Do your research and be sure to price your items reasonably so they will move quickly.

 

Personal Services – From babysitting, pet and/or house-sitting, dog walking, styling, personal assistant, etc. there are numerous personal services that will allow you to use your time to really bring in the extra income, without too much of a commitment so many of these services will allow you to keep your primary job. Although some of these services may require you to leave the house every now and then, they can really bring in those extra dollars!  Also, personal services such as babysitting, house-sitting or dog walking are excellent opportunities for your teen to earn money which in-turn can help free up some money in the family budget.

Readers: Do you make money by working from home? What are some ways that you have earned some money by working part-time?

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