Many people who contact me report that they’re in dire straights and need extra income from home fast. My heart always goes out to them because I know that when it comes to finding a work-at-home job or building a home business, it’s nearly impossible to do it as quickly as these people need. However, a job or home business aren’t the only ways to earn extra income, and in fact, there are other options that can generate cash more quickly.
The challenge of earning money from home is that it can take time for the income to start trickling in. However, here are a few ideas that should generate extra money fairly quickly that you can use to fill the gap between earnings and expenses, pay of debt, or have fun money. Or, you can use these options to test out work-at-home ideas, generate extra money needed to finance a home business, or simply decide if working at home is for you. In some cases, you can increase these side-hustle ideas into a full-time home based career. read more
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. That means you can make money spring cleaning your home.
While donating the items you don’t want and need can get a tax deduction for charitable donation, you might make more by selling your stuff. In fact, it might be easier to part with items if you knew you’d make money from it. read more
Get paid to do things you already do with these money making apps.
I’m a big believer in getting paid to do the things you’re doing anyway, whether it’s shopping or watching TV. Although I don’t believe you can pay your rent or make a living with smartphone money, there is a lot you can do to save, get free stuff, and yes, make money with your phone, often doing things you’re already doing. Not only that, the number of apps that will pay you in money, gift cards and other rewards continues to grow. So as an update to the 2014 post on phone apps that pay, here is an even bigger list, with more cool stuff you can do to make money with your smart phone. read more
I didn’t initially start out to work from home. When I my kids were babies, I wanted to be an at-home mom. Unfortunately, we couldn’t afford to live on one income (mostly because of debt). So I began to research my options. I came across an article talking about a book, Shattering the Two Income Myth (it’s old, but if you can find it, it’s cheap and offers great tips). Through it I learned how much two jobs in a family costs, and ideas for how to live on one income. read more