What do you do if you need money in a hurry but can’t leave your home to work? In many cases, people take out emergency loans, but there is a catch. These loans come with huge interest rates and large fees. This can lead to a number of problems that last far beyond the initial financial emergency.
But what are you to do if you need money and, for whatever reason, you can not work out of the home? We may have some solutions for you. Take a look at some great ways to earn some extra cash from your home, save some money and avoid emergency loans.
Do Some Freelancing
These days we do just about everything online and there are ways to profit from this fact. If you have any skills that translate to the digital age, put them to use freelancing. This could be anything from web design, to social media management to content writing. Don’t have any of these skills, take the time to learn them. Social media management, for example, can be picked up in a matter of days. You probably already know all about social media and all that you really need to pick up on is the business aspect of it.
As far as finding a market for these skills, turn to places like Upwork, Fiverr and similar websites. You might have to start out on the lower end of the price range, but once you earn a reputation, your income can skyrocket.
Survey Taking Websites
Yes, you really can make money doing surveys, it is just not as much as they say.
Expect to make around $100 a month doing surveys if you take it seriously. No, this is not huge money but it might just be what you need to balance that budget of yours.
You can make more money than this from survey websites, but it will not be from doing surveys. Many of these websites also give you incentives for signing up for trials. This can net you substantially more money than a simple survey but you need to be careful. Do not let yourself get tricked into signing up for a service where you pay more than you get back in rewards.
Customer Service Jobs
After the pandemic, a lot of companies left the office and never came back. That means that entire customer service departments are now fully remote. Even better, these jobs pay well and require little in the way of previous experience. Have a good phone voice and decent typing skills? This could be your new job.
Customer service positions have a number of benefits. First is the fact that most companies provide all of the equipment that you need. Get the position and they simply ship it all to you. In addition, the hours can often be slightly flexible. It may not be a come and go as you please position, but you can often choose a start time that suits your needs. Finally, you have good pay and benefits.
Sell On Ebay
Believe it or not, eBay is still a thing. Although not as hyped as it used to be, you can still make money on this website selling small goods.
The easiest market to get into with eBay is collectables. Find an inventory by visiting garage sales, thrift stores or even Craigslist listings. Yes this does mean leaving the house, but the outside work is minimal. The real work happens online.
Post your items on eBay and hopefully turn a profit. As you continue to work at it, you will realize what is and is not in demand and you can make adjustments. Then, the ability to profit will greatly increase.