6 Fun Side Jobs You Can Do from Home and In Your Spare Time



Side jobs can help you earn extra money in your spare time. Whether you need to find a way to earn extra money to pay off student loan debt or want to save up for a down payment (this is what I did) on a house, all of these ideas will earn you extra money. Most of these side jobs you can do from home. The great thing about each of these side jobs that you can do from home is that they can be done in your spare time.

Side jobs should be fun and something that you enjoy. If you are already working another job or going to school full time then you definitely want your side job to be enjoyable.

Some of these ideas are simple, like Rover, just set up your profile online and see if you get any dog sitting requests. Other ideas might take a little more effort but once you put the initial effort in, you can start earning money with the side job of your choice.

Online jobs and work from home side hustle jobs are a real legitimate thing. These are not scams but real ways that you can make money from home!

 

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Pet sit through Rover
I was able to make a lot of extra money for years by being a Rover sitter. This is something that you can do in your spare time. You make your own schedule and choose whether or not you want to take a dog after you set up a pet meet. Rover collects all of the money from the clients and pays you after each booking. The other great thing is that you set your own price for your services. At first, keep your price on the low end. When you build up a lot of reviews you can increase your price. This is what I did and it totally paid off!

If you have already been doing pet sitting for friends and family then you can ask some of them to write you a testimonial. Having a few reviews to start out will likely get your requests coming in right away. Make sure that you upload a lot of good clear photos of various animals having fun in your care. Just check out Rover for yourself here!

 

Side jobs to help you earn extra money.

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When you drive with Lyft, you make your own hours and get paid when you want. For a limited time, you’ll also get a $250 bonus after your first 100 rides. Terms apply.

Drive for Lyft or some of the other for-hire vehicle apps. Lyft will give new drivers a sign-up bonus of $250 or more. Most cities allow you to drive without any special license or certification. To get started, Lyft or any of the other driving apps will help you determine if your city has any special requirements. You can make money in your spare time whenever you feel like it. If you are a night owl, then drive for a few hours a night and make extra money! Morning person? No problem, there is money to be made at any time of the day or night! My friend makes 60k by just driving 5 days a week. He does not have a set schedule. Each day he just drives when he feels like it and the money comes!

 

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Do you love cats? Start a side business cat sitting. Most people that hire you for cat sitting are asking you to come by once a day to feed the cat, scoop the litter, provide play time, and give the cat company. How do you find people who need cat sitters? Here are a few ideas: word of mouth, start telling friends and family that you are available. Another idea is to make flyers and start plastering them around your neighborhood. Of course, you can also use social media to get the word out.

 

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Do online surveys. Online surveys is definitely not a way to make a significant amount of side income but if you enjoy taking surveys, then why not participate in ones that pay you!
This company PanelPlace.com will provide you with a list of paid surveys companies.

Another one where you can Get Paid For Your Opinion is American Consumer Opinion.

A third option is Survey Junkie, they are a popular survey company that pays you to share your opinion and helps brands deliver better products.

 



5.
Do you enjoy teaching others? Become a tutor through Wyzant Tutoring
You can tutor anything from Japanese to Biology. Whatever you are good at, why not make it into a side job that you can do from home? This side hustle is a great way to help others learn about topics that you are an expert in.

 

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Become a transcriptionist!

Learn how to transcribe with this free mini-course.

Transcribing is one of those side jobs that you can do from just about anywhere. You could be sitting on a beach in the Caribbean and earning money as a transcriptionist!
Most successful transcribers have taken some sort of course free or paid on how to do it. There are lots of brands, businesses, and schools that use transcribers on a regular basis. This free mini-course will give you tips on how to find the right people who need a transcriber as well as what you need to start making money. Like any successful business venture, you’ll need knowledge and practice.