The greatest difficulty in finding two regular jobs lies in the fact that you’re supposed to make a double commute to work, have two sets of work clothes for every single day, and not allow all of this to put you in too much deficit. However, what if you could avoid all of this by merely working from home in order to make a source of side income? This means that you no longer have to worry about the costs of the commute, or the effort of packing lunch to work and organizing your schedule so that you can make all of this work. Here are some suggestions.
Sell your old electronics
If you ever decide to try rummaging through your drawers, your attic or your basement, you’ll notice that there are so many old electronics, CDs and DVDs and phones gathering dust. What if someone told you that you can sell all of these items for a bit of profit via an app. For instance, there’s a rough estimate that an average app pays somewhere about $1.50 for every old DVD or CD you own. In the case where you have an entire box filled with these items lying around somewhere, you might be sitting on a gold mine without even realizing it.
Become an online juror
Another thing worth considering is the prospect of becoming an online juror. In order to prepare for the trial, most lawyers need some battle-testing in the form of a mock jury. In the past, they had to undergo a substantial effort of gathering the right profile of jurors and having them all attend this mock trial, while today, this can be done via an online platform. All you have to do is find the right website, pass some tests and requirements and you’re ready to go. Of course, not all sites pay the same, yet, this is something you’ll have to figure out on your own.
Make an investment
In a situation where you have some money saved, you might want to consider a way in which you can use this money to make some passive income. The best way to do so is to make an investment. Now, a lot of people make a false presumption that they need to invest in cryptocurrencies or stocks, when, in truth, there are so many different options available for you to explore. For instance, you can buy art or purchase a certain amount of precious metals. Even here, you don’t automatically have to think in the direction of gold or silver. Instead, you can use this opportunity to purchase palladium or platinum.
The next thing you should consider doing is proofreading documents. Some of the high-end proofreading sites pay as much as $17 an hour, which makes a lot of people seriously consider pivoting into this as their full-time profession. Needless to say, this rate is far above average and in order to get there, you’ll really have to work on your editorial skills, as well as gain some experience. Later on, you can use some of the money you earn by proofreading to pay for a proofreading course and, in this way, invest in your business.
Resell domain names
People who have a nose for trends might want to try venturing into an interesting marketing adventure of predicting future domain names and reselling them to the highest bidder. To some, this may sound as too complex of a task, yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to be so. You don’t actually have to be the first, seeing as how recognizing a trend early on might be equally as lucrative. Moreover, remember that .com are still the most popular extensions.
Work as a transcriptionist
Some people love the idea of creative writing, while others hate doing something that requires that much focus after performing the same type of work on their day job. This is why it might be for the best if you were to start working as a transcriptionist instead. In that way, you get to combine a system of complex mental tasks you perform at work with something menial and repetitive at home. As a transcriptionist, you can make as much as $25 per hour. On the other hand, those who perform repetitive tasks at their day-job might want to do the opposite.
Perform tasks on Fiverr
Finally, Fiverr is a network where you get $5 to perform a simple task. For instance, someone might give you several times $5 to make a PP presentation, read a script they wrote or play a round of a competitive video game with them. The amount and variety of work one can find on Fiverr is simply staggering, so it might be worth your while to check it out, regardless of what else you decide to do.
The best part about all of this is that it gives you so much flexibility and it’s available even to stay-at-home parents. Sure, no one argues that being a parent is a full-time job, yet, sometimes, it’s worth considering a daily task that can distract you, offer some variety in your chores and help you boost your income a bit. When it comes to this, any of the above listed will do.