Updated: Apr 20
Unfortunately, companies are not handing out raises anytime soon. Many Americans are giving themselves a raise with side hustles that allow them to make money from home and spend more time with family.
Studies show that:
At the same time, one-third run a side hustle because they need to supplement their income
So what are some lucrative side hustles trending in 2023 that will give you ways to make money from home?
Manage Social Media for Small Businesses
Clean Houses or Offices
Sell Products on Amazon
For example, planners made by Canva, self-published, and sold through Amazon. Your product is also eligible for Amazon Prime, so it’s a great online job to work from home.
If you create a planner or a cookbook, you can self-publish using KDP, allowing you to offer your product in paperback or hardcover on Amazon.
Create an Authors page to connect with people, and make a few videos promoting your excellent product that generates income.
Another way is to use Amazon to sell physical products through Amazon Big E-commerce. If you want to sell or resell physical products, this may be something that you will enjoy.
You can purchase items wholesale from places like Dollar Days, then open your Amazon seller's account to start selling things.
Freelance writing for Websites
These companies allow you just about anything; you can sell products, but what stands out is that you can sell your talents and services.
Making this successful means, you’ll offer services that have an enormous amount of value to others.
So do your research to see what that is in your area. People are making six-figure salaries working with these companies.
Trust me. These jobs are jobs to work from home that are legit!
Start an Airbnb
I know many teachers I used to work with renting out rooms and homes on Airbnb to make money on the side.
The cool thing about Airbnb is you can start small with just a room in your home, off to the side of your home, over the garage, etc.
Have a home left to you by a family member, and you don’t want to get rid of it just yet, or maybe you don’t want the hassle of long-term renting?
Airbnb is the way to go! Some have been so successful this is now their primary source of income.
Make sure you research what Airbnb’s selling for in your area to determine what works for you.
Start a Youtube Channel
Starting a YouTube channel is still an amazingly lucrative way to earn income. Everyone I know goes to YouTube to learn how to do anything they want.
YouTube never fails because you will, 99% of the time, find what you are looking for on YouTube.
Another thing to think about, most people are visual learners, so watching a how-to video is the first thing they’ll do when they want to learn.
If you have a skill or talent you want to share with the world, try starting a YouTube channel.
Work at Home as a Call Center
Most companies realize that answering calls and scheduling are jobs employees can do from home. Thanks for something, Pandemic!
I know many ladies that work from home answering and scheduling for companies right from the comfort of their living room or office.
First, check your area to see if local companies offer at-home call center work.
If you can’t find any, try these companies:
There is a misconception that you need a teaching certificate to tutor online, which is far from the truth.
Many online tutoring jobs teach English as a second language and don’t require a certificate or teaching experience.
Often, an online tutor is just teaching conversational English to an international student. So no worries if you don’t have a background in academics.
The only thing they require is that you speak fluent English.
Become a Photographer
You can become a photographer whether you have former training or not. It depends on the level you want to take your business to.
Most people that pursue this career have an “eye” for visual arts; this might be you.
Others need some training and polishing, so they invest in photography classes.
Either way, this is a good job that allows you to work less and stay home more.
So if you like to drive and shop, you may want to look into delivering groceries as your work-from-home job.
If you don’t have these more prominent companies in your town, you can ask your local grocery stores if they offer freelance grocery delivery.
Manage Social Media for Small Businesses
If you're tech-savvy and love social media, you can land a job as a social media manager for small businesses.
Social Media manager is a great way to show off your talents, stay home and play on social media all day.
Research your area, create a media kit and ask local companies if they need your services to help grow their business.
If they're not working with someone, they’re likely not going to turn you down.
Who wouldn’t want to grow their business?
Start a Blog
Starting a blog is a slow, sure way to make income. Notice I said slowly; this does not happen overnight.
The average blog takes about six months to a year to yield real profits. But if you have a topic you're passionate about and want to share with the world; you’ll love starting a blog.
Do your research because you have to know how to get your blog noticed by search engines to get viewers, but you can do it.
But with a few hours of work per week, you will have a side hustle that could turn into primary income.
Create Online Courses
You can create an online course if you want to teach someone a skill you have or teach a subject.
There are so many online course platforms, so make sure you research the one that works for you.
Once you create your course, you can promote what you have to offer on your social media platforms.
Write an Ebook
Instead of waiting for a big publishing company to see you in the crowd, self-publish your ebook in multiple forms using KDP.
Who knows, the fantastic sales record you get from self-publishing may cause significant publishing companies to notice your work.
It’s a start!
Become a personal chef
Are you a talented good? You could become a personal chef by offering to cook and prep meals for others.
You can advertise your expertise on social media, as you have undoubtedly seen yourself on Instagram and TikTok, and start there.
If you don’t want to hustle on your own or want to build a portfolio, you can try one of the many personal chef companies out there.
In particular, I know of HireAChef; people can request your services, and you cook for them.
Joining these platforms is a great way to get experience and references.
But research which avenue is right for you.
Clean Houses or Offices
You can tackle this in many ways. You can clean people's homes while they are home, clean houses waiting to be purchased, or clean offices during or after work hours.
It all depends on what you want to do. You can work for a company or start your own cleaning company. I know friends that have done both and are very successful.
Doing something like creating your cleaning products with natural ingredients helps you to stand out.
Cleaning is still a very lucrative career.
Affiliate marketing is one of those jobs where everyone wins. You get paid for the things you already buy and use in your life.
It’s no extra cost to the customer for using your link to purchase an item, and the company gets cheap but effective advertisements.
So how does this all work? Well, you would sign up for a company like ShareASale or Impact, find a store or brand you often use, get a link and create eye-catching content to promote on social media encouraging others to use the product.
You can promote these products and brands on your blog or your YouTube channel if you don’t have a blog.
Sell products on Etsy
You can sell crafts and homemade items on Etsy.
Usually, when people shop on Esty, they are looking for unique pieces. Esty is one of the enormous avenues for selling homemade crafts.
You can also sell digital items that you created on Canva.
Become a virtual assistant
If you’re highly organized and have lots of time to spare, you might enjoy being a virtual assistant.
You want to be careful, though, because if your goal in staying home is to have more time for your kids, this may not be the right option for you.
Virtual assistant jobs can be demanding and almost as involved as full-time jobs.
However, this may be the right fit if you have the time and prefer a full-time stay-at-home gig.
Become a transcriptionist
If you have excellent typing skills and are a great listener, you might want to look into being a transcriptionist.
You have to be trained and certified to pursue this job, but learning a new skill maybe just be what you need for a new career change.
Transcriptionists are in high demand in medical, legal, and corporate.
To get started with research programs offering transcription certifications, you can check out companies like Rev to find jobs.
People love video content. Many people that make videos don’t know how to edit them.
Working as a video editor or producer can be lucrative in this day and age.
You can freelance your services, work with various creators, or decide to work for a company.
Either way, you won’t go hungry editing videos.
Website Testing Jobs
There are so many websites, and they all need customer feedback. They love for the input to be as organic as possible.
Being a website tester could earn you $10 a test. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete a test.
But these jobs aren’t that consistent so make sure you use this as a side hustle. Don’t go retiring just yet.
How to Find A Stay at Home Job Fast
A quick way to find legit work-from-home jobs is to join a work-from-home Facebook group.
The jobs mentioned in these active groups are from people the community has verified, so you’ll know they're legit.
Word of mouth still works; let others know what you're looking for, and new jobs pop up daily.
You’d be surprised what’s waiting for you out there.
Major Take Away
If you desire to work from home, don’t give up on your dream; millions of people are finding new and creative ways to make it happen.
Some of these jobs can stay a side hustle or become your main hustle.
With some time and research, you’ll find the right work-from-home job.