Since the pandemic, many of us have found that we want to make money from home. Whether you’re reluctant to get back to life as normal yet, or whether you’ve simply found that spending more time within your own four walls better suits you, the good news is that there are many options out there for you. Here are some suggestions that could help you along the way!
Selling Old and Unwanted Belongings
Of course, you don’t have to commit to full-time work to make money from home. If you’re just looking for a one-off extra bit of cash – perhaps you have an unexpected parking ticket to pay or simply want to buy something small that doesn’t fit in your budget – you can always consider selling your old and unwanted belongings.
The vast majority of us are guilty of keeping all sorts of belongings that we neither want nor really need. They end up cluttering our home and getting in the way. Instead, your trash could be someone else’s treasure and you may find that someone out there is happy to pay good money for the items you simply don’t want or use anymore. Consider using sites like eBay, Etsy, Depop, Schpock, Gumtree, and more. These offer a simple way to advertise your goods and put you in touch with buyers who are interested. You could also try car boot sales for lower-value items.
Sell Handmade Products
If you’re good at making unique and handmade products such as Artisan handmade wood products from MoonsOfSaturnStudio, you can open an Etsy shop online to sell your products.
This also applies to handmade sewing, knitting, or any other item you make by hand.
If you want an ongoing form of income from home, you could try freelancing. This can work well around your day-to-day job or childcare, as you can choose your own workload and working hours. If you’re unsure what freelancing actually is, it’s when you work with clients of your choice, offering services in exchange for an agreed rate of pay.
Common freelancing skills include graphic design, copywriting, consulting, and more. Of course, to freelance in the first place, you need to make sure that you are registered as self-employed. This is a simple process that ensures you complete a self-assessment at the end of the tax year and pay taxes owed on the money you have earned.
Starting a Business
You may find that starting a business is more suitable for you. There are countless perks to being your own boss. You can work from home, sure, but on top of this, you get to choose what industry or sector you work in, how much you charge for your goods and services, choose your own working hours, and, ultimately, build your own fortune.
Of course, there are countless steps involved in getting started, so it’s important to be aware that you will need to put a lot of work in at the start. From creating a brand to product or service development, market research, finding a reliable payment processing company and so much more. There are many free resources out there that will help you with all of this.
Hopefully, at least one of these suggestions will tick your boxes and help you earn the money you want and need!