Let’s be honest, we can all use some extra money these days. BUT it isn’t so easy to go out and get a second job.
Here are my top ways to make money from home, and some you don’t even have to get off the couch or out of bed for!
Create & Sell Digital Products
Selling digital products is one of the easiest forms of passive income. You create the product once and then sell it over and over and over again. The best part is you don’t have to worry about having an inventory or shipping out a physician product.
Canva is a super easy website to use that will allow you to create printables to sell. After creating your product simply download it as a PDF Print and upload it to Etsy to sell passively for years and years to come.
Just a few ideas to sell are:
• Meal plans
• Lightroom presets
• Printable cash envelopes
• Excel or google sheets spreadsheets
• Printable art or signs
• Hand Lettering worksheets
• Kids handwriting worksheets
• Productivity trackers
• Weight loss trackers
• Planner inserts
• Bucket lists
• Scavenger hunts
• Bridal shower games
Use this link and you will get 40 FREE listings on Etsy when you open up a shop!
The best way to market your digital products is through Pinterest, Youtube, Blogging, and an email list.
If you have a gift of writing then copywriting would be a great side hustle for you. Copywriting is writing advertising or marketing content for a brand. This can be a big brand or your favorite influencer.
Some examples of copywriting are:
• Email funnels
• Sales pages
• Email marketing
• Email newsletters
• Jingles for commercials
Starting out Fiverr or Upwork are great places to get started. You can create a profile with your packages to bring in clients as well as pitch for jobs as well. Once you get a few reviews and a portfolio built it will be a lot easier to bring in clients as well.
Down the road, word of mouth is the best place to find clients. Entrepreneurs are always talking and sharing resources and if they like your work they will tell all their friends.
Create a course
Knowledge is power and I guarantee you that there is something that YOU have a lot of knowledge on that someone would pay to know about.
Teachable is a super easy to use and intuitive platform that allows you to host your course. They allow you to make sales pages, take care of taxes and payments and everything you will need is right there.
Teachable allows you to create video courses, audio courses, or even written courses if you aren’t comfortable being on camera!
I’ve been wanting to create a course for over 2 years on How To Save Money on Groceries. After being in quarantine for a month I decided, enough was enough and I made it happen. Within three weeks my first (of many) courses was live!
I also have a course called Dreamer To Profitable that helps people just like you:
• Stop feeling STUCK and OVERWHELMED in their start of a new side hustle
• Overcome imposture syndrome
• Create systems that help you stay organized
• Grow your revenue streams
• Learn how to sell without sounding spammy
• Start making over $1,000 a month!
Countless people have come to me saying that they want to start a side hustle or business but they just don’t know where to start. That is why I created Dreamer To Profitable. I walk you step by step on how to start making serious money through your own side hustle!
Course Ideas to get your juices flowing:
• How to train your dog
• How to hand letter
• Software programming
• How to be successful on “x” diet
Start a blog
Starting a blog is ideal for those who enjoy writing and want to make money online. If you have a knack for writing and are knowledgeable about a particular topic or topics, then starting a blog is an easy way to start an online business to generate extra income or even full-time income, depending on how committed you are to it.
So here is how to start a blog from scratch:
1. Find a blog topic
2. Choose and purchase the perfect domain name
4. Install WordPress (this is where you will build your blog on)
5. Launch your blog
You can follow the steps outlined above to set up your self-hosted WordPress blog in under an hour.
Become a Virtual Assistant
Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the best side hustles to do from home. All you need is a computer and internet connection and you can work!
Here are some ideas on tasks that you can do to become a virtual assistant:
• Write blog posts
• Edit blogs
• Write email copy
• Create graphics
• Social Media Marketing
• Scheduling YouTube video and blog posts
If becoming a Virtual Assistant is intimidating to you or you have a million questions, check out Lydia Senn’s course The VA Prep School. In this course, you will learn how to find your niche, how to find clients, how to market yourself, time management, how much to charge, and creating multiple streams of income.
As you have seen, starting a side hustle is easy and a great way to grow your business and brand or even begin as a hobby.
If you are looking to take your hobby to the next level and make money from it, check out my course Dreamer To Profitable.