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Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy. There can be incredible wins (being your own boss? Enjoying not paying rent on a workspace? Being around for your family if they need you?) but there can be challenges, too. When your main hustle isn’t paying out enough during a certain period or you’re facing an unexpected expense, then you need to find other ways to make money.
Use your extra space
If you have a bedroom in the house that isn’t currently being used, then consider all the options there. You could take in a lodger or even rent the room out. If you have an annex or loft space, now could be the time to start up an Airbnb — you’ll be surprised how in-demand spare rooms are. This works especially well if you live in a city or beautiful countryside. Consider using a commercial linen service to save you the time and effort of doing all the laundry yourself.
Do you run a social media account for your business? Sort your own marketing? Write copy for your own site? Well, then you’ve got skills that so many other businesses will covet. If you need to make some extra cash, then market yourself in the same way that you would your business, and see how you reap the rewards. If you’re keen on picking up work quickly, without the marketing, then there are loads of freelance websites that you could join quickly and easily.
You may not have felt the calling to be a teacher (that’s reserved for a special few), but tutoring can be a great way to earn extra money. You don’t have to be a professional — helping children learn to read or do their times tables is something that most adults can manage. Thanks to the recent world health crisis, much of this is now done online, so you can continue to work from home.
Taking surveys online for money isn’t a huge money-spinner, but it’s quick, easy, and you usually get paid very quickly. All you need to do is to give your views or asses products and answer questions. It’s that simple. There are hundreds of sites to choose from online – just make sure to do a quick check on the legitimacy of the websites before you provide your details.
You’ll be surprised how much money you can make by selling unused or unwanted items found in your home — you could be sitting on a gold mine. In this venture, sites like eBay or Depop (for clothes) are your friend. Just snap pictures, list them, and get familiar with your local post office! There are sites online dedicated to helping online sellers, so check them out to ensure you’re being as efficient and savvy as possible.
Hopefully, this list has given you a little inspiration on the things you can do to make some extra money, while you’re still working from home.