If you’re on social media and haven’t seen the many ways people are side hustling from home, then you must not be paying attention. If you’re wanting a little extra money, but don’t have the desire to leave your home, you may want to consider one of the many ways you can make extra cash in your spare time by using one of many ideas for selling products from home.
Minimize clutter and sell off unwanted items.
Yard sales, garage sales, rummage sales, lawn sales, even moving sales are all code for getting rid of clutter. If you have items in your home you no longer want or need or use, why are you keeping them? Turn those items taking up space into money by selling them off. Some big sellers include baby clothes and baby items, as well as toys and games that are gently used but in good condition. While some people may prefer to list their unwanted items for purchase on high-volume sites like Craigslist, others prefer closer-to-home outlets like Nextdoor. Com, which lowers the risk of selling to strangers. Another site, PostMyGarageSale is a free site that can drive traffic and let others know that you are having a sale so that buyers are aware or can contact you at a mutually convenient time.
Sell the results of your craft hobby.
Crafters of all shapes, sizes, and jobbies can make things to sell. Whether you knit, sew, bake, paint, or do calligraphy, there are many places such as Etsy or Pinterest where your ideas can drive an at-home business. If you are especially enterprising and have the time to devote to an online business, you can market your goods independently by starting a Facebook business or setting up an ecommerce website. Making items in advance may help your potential customers get to know and understand your product and potential, but make sure that you have options for them so that they can personalize the items or get things they need to give as gifts or keepsakes.
Get that dropshipping company off the ground.
If making and storing items in your home just doesn’t sound like fun, you might prefer to open a dropshipping store. The dropshipping method allows you to take customer orders for an item that you, in turn, purchase from a wholesaler. The customer pays you retail; you pay your supplier wholesale price and keep the mark-up as profit. You do not need to make, store, or ship the product. All you need to do is choose from among the trending products available for dropshipping, choose a dropshipping wholesaler, set up your website, and go. This limits your risk and requires a lower starting capital, and you won’t have to find space in your home for sale items since the order can be shipped directly to your customer. Run your business from home, using a computer and internet, and can grow your business quickly and efficiently, with no concerns about product development or the logistics of shipping.
Scan your grocery receipt.
While it’s hard to imagine, you can actually make money off of money you’ve spent for groceries. There are plenty of legitimate sites that will pay you for taking the time to scan your receipts when you get home. Scan your receipts can earn you cash, rebates, and even entrance into giveaways and monetary prizes. You have to get your groceries anyway, so why not benefit from the time, effort, and money you spend?
Make a bet to lose some weight.
We’re already a few months into the new year, but if you’re still serious about losing weight and want to rejuvenate that New Year’s Resolution to shed some pounds, why not get paid for it? While some apps and programs are designed to engage you in a healthy wager, others provide you with rewards for moving toward your goal. You may want to look at the different apps and sites and choose the one that will do the most for encouraging you to stick to your goal and lose those unwanted pounds.
If you are like most people, you are looking to line your pocketbook with a little extra cash with a minimal amount of time, effort, and energy. If you look carefully at the options, you may find that you can get paid for doing some of the things you already do. You can get paid to preview YouTube videos, take online surveys about products you already use, and even get money back for things you’ve already purchased. The only thing you need when side hustling from home is a little ingenuity and some insight into what some companies will pay you for. Trying one or more of these suggestions may just turn things you are already doing into a profitable investment of that “free time.”