33 High-Paying Side Hustle Ideas That You Can Do At Home

Apr 18, 2020 | Make Money | 0 comments

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Need to start earning extra money? Use these 33 side hustle ideas to start earning extra money at home. Perfect for moms, men, and women. Turn your hobbies into cash with these side hustles! #sidehustle

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Let me guess:

You’re just like me and would love a little (or a lotta) extra cash in your pocket each month.

Well, in that case, I have good news for you.

There are tonsss of ways to make money on the side throughout the month to skyrocket your income.

Just keep reading to find 33 side hustle ideas that you can do from home!

1.  Open An Etsy Shop

You can create and sell endless things on Etsy, such as t-shirts, jewelry, decor, planners, beauty products, etc.

If you have a skill such as knitting or painting, consider opening your very own Etsy shop to list your unique products and earn money online!

Other products that have success on Etsy include:

  • printables or digital planners
  • graphic t-shirts
  • handmade jewelry
  • wedding & party invitations
  • digital prints
  • paintings and other art
  • handcrafted furniture
  • homemade skin care products

Or literally anything that is handmade.

Bottom line?

If you’re crafty you need to open an Etsy shop and start profiting off of your skill!

Hint:  Learn how this Etsy shop owner earned over $53,000 in her first year by clicking here.

2.  Affiliate Marketing

Nowadays, most companies have an affiliate program that you can join for free.

Now, you might be wondering:  “What is an affiliate program?”

An affiliate program is when you promote a product or service for a company, and when somebody makes a purchase using your unique affiliate link, you receive a commission.

For example, let’s say you love Erin Condren’s LifePlanner.  You can sign up to become an affiliate and promote her products on Pinterest, Instagram, via email, and more.  Then, when somebody buys a planner using your unique link, you’ll earn a profit!


These are the best affiliate programs to join to start earning extra cash:

  • ShareASale – An affiliate network with hundreds of merchants to promote including Erin Condren, Cricut, Reebok, Master Class, Blueprint, Freshbooks, and more.  Click here to join the ShareASale affiliate program!
  • Amazon Associates – Promote and earn commissions on any product listed on Amazon.com.  Sign up here!
  • Commission Junction – Another affiliate network with merchants in the finance, food, family, and clothing niches.  Click to join!
  • Aragon Premium – An affiliate network that includes merchants in the money, lifestyle, and shopping niches.  Join today to start earning!

Once you’ve joined a few affiliate programs, you can start sharing your link via blog posts, Instagram posts, on Facebook, through email, and more.

Always remember to follow affiliate networks rules’ when promoting them!

3. Start A YouTube Channel

Did you know that you can earn millions of dollars by filming yourself and posting it on YouTube?

Whether you have a skill to share or you simply film your day to day life, there is tons of money to be made in the land of YouTube.

To get started with one of the most profitable side hustle ideas on this list, watch this video explaining everything you need to know to make money on YouTube!

4.  Create Digital Products

Digital products are a hot seller right now including things like printable planners, wall art, coloring pages, homeschooling worksheets, and more.

And, get this:

You don’t need to be a super experienced graphic designer to create awesome digital products.

Simply sign up for Canva and use their templates to create printables, checklists, eBooks, worksheets, templates, and more.

Then, sell your digital creations on Creative Market, Etsy, or your own website.

Don’t wanna create digital products from scratch?

You can buy planner templates from Creative Market (like the one below) and sell them in your shop!

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5.  Become A Consultant

Are you currently working in a field such as accounting or legal?  Or maybe you’re an expert in gardening or blogging.

You can turn your knowledge into a consulting gig to earn extra money!

Simply market yourself on Craigslist, LinkedIn, or your own website.

6.  Sell Your Stuff 

Every so often, go through your entire home and declutter.

Then, have a yard sale or list your items on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to turn a profit.

7.  Rent Out Space On Airbnb

I know somebody who makes $12,000 A MONTH by renting out extra space in their home on Airbnb.

If you have an extra bedroom or an entire apartment available, start listing it on Airbnb to put major cash in your pocket.

And, there’s more:

You can also list experiences on Airbnb, so if you know how to surf or can host yoga, you can turn your passion into a job!

8.  Drive For Lyft Or Uber

If you dream about being able to control your schedule and how many hours you work each week, then driving for Lyft or Uber is definitely for you.

When you sign up for Lyft or Uber, you decide when you want to work, making this the perfect side hustle.


Need to start earning extra money? Use these 33 side hustle ideas to start earning extra money at home. Perfect for moms, men, and women. Turn your hobbies into cash with these side hustles! #sidehustle

9.  Deliver Food For Postmates Or Grubhub

Delivering food for services like Postmates or Grubhub is the perfect side hustle for two reasons:

  1. You don’t have to go through a lengthy application process and can start almost immediately
  2. You get to control your schedule

I’ve personally delivered food for Postmates and highly recommend it.

Hint:  You can earn up to $25/hour!

10.  Start Freelancing

Freelancing using a skill you already have is a great way to earn a living from home.

For instance, you could design websites for clients, manage social media accounts, or handle the accounting for a small business.

These are the best places to find freelancing gigs:

  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Toptal
  • Simply Hired
  • People Per Hour
  • Task Rabbit
  • 99 Designs
  • Freelancer
  • Flexjobs

11 (a).  Start A Blog

Running a blog is a lot of work but has a very high payout if you do it correctly.

On average, bloggers make anywhere from $1,000/month to $10,000/month.  However, some bloggers are making over $100k per month!

So, as you can see, blogging can be a very (and I mean very) smart investment if you want to work from home full time.

And, the good news is this:

Starting a blog is very affordable and will only cost you about $5.95/month to begin.

Then, once you have your blog set up, you can earn money by creating content that contains affiliate links, launching new products, writing sponsored posts, and generating ad income.

Most bloggers see a full-time income from their blogs within 1-3 years, so patience and consistency are KEY.

Hint:  The most profitable blog niches are health & fitness, personal finance, personal development, parenting, and travel.  Start your blog today for just $5.95/month!

11 (b).  Buy A Blog

Don’t feel like starting a blog from scratch and waiting 12-48 months to see a full-time income?

Well, you’re in super-duper luck!

There are tons of blogs for sale on places like BlogsForSale.co and Flippa that are already earning a full-time monthly income.

So, if you can afford to invest in an established blog, you will be able to earn a full time living at home instantly.

11 (c).  Flip Blogs

Another way to make money in the blog world is to flip blogs!

To do this, you would create a blog and then sell it for profit.

You can sell an established blog (one earning a full-time monthly income) for $25,000+ and starter blogs for $500+.

12.  Take Surveys

Taking surveys for extra money is the perfect side hustle!

I love taking surveys when I am waiting in the doctor’s office, in line at the store, or waiting for the bus to drop the kiddos off.

These are the places I recommend taking surveys for money:

Inbox Dollars:  Earn extra cash by taking surveys, watching TV, playing games, and more.  Click here to get started for free.

Swagbucks:  Make money from home taking surveys, searching the web, and playing games.  Sign up here to earn a $10 bonus!

Prize Rebel:  Take surveys to earn money!  Click here to become one of many earning hundreds of dollars a month.

Vindale Research:  Earn up to $25/survery!  Sign up now to get started.

Survey Junkie: Take short surveys to earn rewards that you can cash out via PayPal!  Get started here.

13.  Proofreading

Proofreading opportunities have skyrocketed lately, which is awesome news for all of us!

On average, you can earn $20+ per hour proofreading, depending on education level and experience.

These are the best places to check for high-paying proofreading jobs:

  • ProofreadingServices.com
  • Scribendi
  • Proofreading Pal
  • WordVice
  • Kirkus Media
  • Gramlee


14.  Teach English

There is a huge demand for teaching English online.

You can find opportunities at VIPKid starting at $22/hour!

15.  Tutor

Use that big brain of yours to tutor kids in high school or college.

You can apply to become a tutor with Tutor.com or Chegg and earn up to $20/hour!

16.  Design Websites

Make a side hustle out of your love for graphic design by designing websites, blogs, and shops.

Market yourself on Pinterest, Fiverr, and Craigslist!

17.  Virtual Assisting

With so many people starting their own online businesses, the need for virtual assistants is growing.

A virtual assistant does things like answering emails, writing blog posts, managing clients, social media marketing, and more.

You can find virtual assistant jobs here:

  • Zirtual.com
  • Upwork
  • Guru
  • Craigslist
  • Indeed.com
  • LinkedIn
  • Belay


18.  Transcribing

Transcribing is the act of listening to a recorded conversation, meeting, phone call, etc. and writing it down verbatim.

If that’s up your alley, find opportunities at these places:

  • Rev Transcription
  • GMR Transcription
  • GoTranscript
  • CastingWords
  • Transcribe Me
  • Daily Transcription


19.  Create Online Courses

Share your knowledge by creating online courses.

Then, list your courses on Skillshare or Udemy to start earning money!

20.  Become An Influencer

Obsessed with social media?

Use your addiction to Instagram and Tik Tok to grow your audience and become an influencer.

Then, once you’ve gained a following you can start earning money through commissions, ads, and partnerships!

21.  Dropship Merch

Did you know how easy it is to create custom T-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, and more to sell for a profit?


All you have to do is create a design in Canva, then upload it to a dropshipping site like Printify or Printful.

Once you’ve selected the T-shirts, hoodies, etc. that you want your merch to appear on you can start selling it on Etsy, Instagram, or Shopify!

Hint:  Read this in-depth guide to starting a dropshipping business for beginners!

22.  Start A Coaching Business

If helping people is your passion, starting a coaching business is perfect side hustle idea for you.

For example, if you have a background in health & nutrition you could coach clients through their weight loss journey by providing meal plans, workout ideas, and motivation.

23.  Become A Handyman Or Cleaner

On handy.com, you can earn up to $22/hour as a cleaner and up to $45/hour as a handyman.

Simply sign up to become a pro and start this side hustle idea instantly.

24.  Do Odd Jobs

You wouldn’t believe how much money you can make doing odd jobs that you find on Craigslist.

My hubby used to do this and would come home with $300 after four hours of work…on a slow day!

25.  Write Resumes & Cover Letters

Offer a resume and cover letter writing service as a side hustle!

You can earn $100+ per client for just a few hours of work.  To find clients, list your services on Craigslist.

26.  Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Start walking dogs or pet sitting in your spare time to earn extra money.

To start your pet side hustle, check out Rover.com and become a sitter to earn up to $1,000/month.

27.  Babysitting/Nannying

Easily find babysitting and nannying jobs on Sittercity.com.

You can earn up to $1,000/week with this side hustle idea!

28.  Flip Furniture

The side hustle idea I’m most likely to start up:

Flipping furniture.

I love the idea of buying second-hand furniture, transforming it and earning money in the process.

Not only is this the perfect way to earn extra money, but you’ll also be doing the environment a favor by recycling!

Scour yard sales, estate sales, and thrift stores for furniture (or clothing) to flip.

29.  Offer Music Lessons

Know how to play an instrument?

Teach others and earn money in the process with this side hustle idea!

30.  Offer Dance Lessons

Have a love for dance?

Offer dance lessons in your home to kids, teens, or adults!

31.  Use Your Car As Advertisement

This may be one of the best side hustle ideas:

Wrap your car in an advertisement and get paid for driving as you normally would!

Talk about passive income.

Popular car wrapping companies include:

  • Carvertise
  • Nickelytics
  • Wrapify


32.  Share Your Car

Have a car that goes unused a lot?  Share it with others and earn money, too!

Simply sign up for getaround to start sharing your car and making money.

33.  Earn Cash Back

If you shop and go to restaurants frequently, earning cash back can become your side hustle.

Using apps like Rakuten, Ibotta, and Dosh, you can earn up to 20% cash back on purchases you’re already making!

34.  Photography

You can earn money through photography a few ways:

1.  Offer your photography skills and take newborn photos, holiday photos, prom photos, headshots, and more.  Don’t worry about having a studio – outdoor photography is all the rage right now.

2.  Sell your photos online.  These 5 websites pay $100+ per image!

If you love photography, you can turn your hobby into a side hustle that’ll earn you thousands of dollars per month.

Need to start earning extra money? Use these 33 side hustle ideas to start earning extra money at home. Perfect for moms, men, and women. Turn your hobbies into cash with these side hustles! #sidehustle
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Need to start earning extra money? Use these 33 side hustle ideas to start earning extra money at home. Perfect for moms, men, and women. Turn your hobbies into cash with these side hustles! #sidehustle
Need to start earning extra money? Use these 33 side hustle ideas to start earning extra money at home. Perfect for moms, men, and women. Turn your hobbies into cash with these side hustles! #sidehustle

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