Chances are this year hasn’t been quite what you were expecting. Hopefully your life hasn’t been too dramatically impacted by all that’s going on, but if you’re reading this article I’m guessing there’s a good chance you’re in need of some extra cash. Maybe your working hours having been impacted due to closures or reduced demand, or maybe you’ve found your expenses have increased without your usual support system. Whatever your motivation for earning a little extra, I hope these tips help you find a good side hustle. Here are my top 5 ways to make extra cash in 2020 without leaving your house:
1. Consider Being a Virtual Assistant
If you don’t have a specific obvious skillset that transfers well in the online world, such as marketing, social media management or even freelance writing, then there’s still a good chance you could pick up some extra hours and extra cash. If you think you could handle some basic admin work, or assistant style tasks, then this could be a great option for you. One of the reasons I like this as an option for ways to make extra money in 2020 is that you can do it without leaving your house! You just need to make an account on a site like UpWork and start applying for jobs. If you want my advice, set your first bids low when you have no feedback, and as you gain more increase your rate until you’re somewhere you’re happy with. If you employ the help of a virtual assistant staffing agency they can help you with your resume and getting a job faster.
2. Playing Games Online
This can be surprisingly profitable – from the Youtubers who stream their games, and make millions, right through to the average Joe who enjoys gambling and makes some extra cash while having fun playing casino games. There are so many options out there, and the one best suited to you will depend on your interests. If you’re thinking about gambling more, always be sure to only spend what you can afford to lose, and consider options that provide a no deposit bonus to make it easy to get started.
Filling in surveys can be a great way to make a little extra cash on the side. The truth is, each survey probably doesn’t pay much, but it can add up quickly. The other good thing about getting paid to fill in surveys is that you don’t have to spend a cent to make some back. This is a great option for someone who doesn’t have time to wait around applying for jobs, and isn’t in a position to “spend money to make money.” If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make money from surveys, check out this great article that will help you get started.
4. Start a Blog!
You knew this was going to feature on my list, didn’t you? Of course I love blogging – that’s why I have my own blog. Blogging is also tons of fun, a great way to meet likeminded people and a cool way to document your life and/or interests. Unfortunately making money through blogging doesn’t come fast, it can take months – or more likely years – to build up the kind of readership that would allow you to make money. However, if it’s a passion of yours, then I think the best time to start is yesterday.
5. Clear Out Your Closet
Spring cleaning is good for your soul. I think we all feel better when our lives are not filled with junk, and we’re focusing on what we really need each day. Not only does it feel great to get rid of those small clothes you no longer fit, and to clear up the clutter that’s weighing you down, but it’s also a great way to make a little extra money. You can sell things you’re no longer using on Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, or even your local classified websites. You’d be surprised by how much money you can make and how much better you’ll feel!
2020 has been a tough year for all of us, but hopefully these tips give you some ideas of how to make extra cash from home.