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Venus Williams is a name that you’ve probably seen in your headlines once or twice. She’s an internationally recognized tennis superstar who holds multiple Grand Slam championships and four Olympic gold medals.
But did you know that girlfriend has a side-hustle?
As much as she earns as one of the greatest athletes of all time, Queen V has her own interior design firm and her own activewear fashion brand called EleVen. See, there’s a reason why Venus and hundreds of other famous people have their own side-hustles or stay at home jobs in addition to their primary sources of income.
Growing your wealth isn’t just about finding a stable job. You see, it is about setting up alternate revenue streams.
When you are living paycheck-to-paycheck and seeing your salary get eaten up by your bills and expenses, it can be incredibly stressful.
Stay at home jobs can help you earn a bit of extra cash to pay for the things that make life fun, like travel, shopping, and the occasional GrubHub order.
When I look back on my own experience of side-hustling, the hardest part was starting out. I didn’t have too many ideas about how to earn more money, but it worked out for me when I did.
So here are the side-hustle ideas that I have that might help you out.
But having the idea is just the first step. If you want your side-hustles or stay-at-home jobs to work out for you, you need to put in work. That’s why it’s called a “hustle.”
Sell your time
Stay-at-home jobs are a great way to earn some extra income. Many of them don’t require hard skills that have to be obtained through some form of course. Here are some jobs that don’t require specialized skills:
This type of job only really need you to have a computer, an internet connection, and a grasp of the English language, and it can pay around $10 an hour.
Customer Service Agent
There are plenty of this type of remote jobs available with various companies such as Enterprise Car Rental and Hilton.
Also, you can work as an independent contractor with an agency who provide customer support services within multiple industries. The best part of this job is that you can stay at home and run your customer service business along with working the hours that fits your schedule.
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If you are looking for a “fun” stay at home job where you can stay at a five start hotel or eat expensive meals in exchange for a review, being a “secret shopper” might be the best job for you.
You can sign up to take surveys with Branded Surveys and Springboard America. This job requires you to provide your opinion via surveys for various products an services across various organizations and industries.
In this particular, job, you will gather information form various sources based on the company’s requirements. There are companies such as Ask Wonder that typically hire online researchers for
You can potentially earn money watching videos and online shopping using Swagbucks. This is probably one of the easiest ways to make soem extra on activities that you do multiple times of day for free.
But that doesn’t mean that these jobs are easier than others. These stay-at-home jobs will more often than not pay you by the hour, meaning you’ll have to put in a significant number of hours if you want to earn more. If that’s not something you’re not ready for, then keep reading, sis.
Sell your skills
Now, this is where side-hustles get a bit more specialized. If you have these specific skills, you can make great money and turn your stay at home job into a thriving business:
You can create logos and websites for entrepreneurs along with cool flyer designs for special occasions.
If you focus on a special niche within photography, you can create a very profitable business. For example, weddings and engagement photos are in high demand in the spring/summer seasons so if you have this skill, you can expect to get paid for your expertise.
During the COVID pandemic, this particular job has seen an increased demand for people who have special skills in tutoring various subjects suc as math and science. Check out AirTutors who hire tutors for stay at home jobs.
This skill is great for someone who love creating great content for various marketing channels including email, advertising and online communications.
Many of these positions are stay-at-home jobs, so you may not have to worry about travel.
Small businesses are always looking for specialized independent contractors and are willing to pay top dollar for the best ones.
You can start on traditional freelancing platforms like Fiverr or Upwork, and then see where those take you.
Sell your stuff
If you have something that you know that other people want, then a good way to make money out of it is to sell it — and I don’t just mean used clothes or whatever junk you have lying around at home. That’s an easy way to run out of things to sell. Here are some suggestions for you:
If you have an eye for quality, reselling could be one of the best stay-at-home jobs for you. Flipping dollar store items is a simple way to increase your income (and an even better excuse to go thrifting). Who knows? You might even start your own business.
Those are just some stay-at-home jobs that you can do to diversify your income streams. If you think you have a few other ideas that you would like to share, come join our Facebook group, and let’s have a discussion! We’re an accepting community of melanin sisters, and we all just want to help each other out. I’d love to see you there.