Side jobs, or side hustles, are ways to make extra income outside of a person’s main form of employment, and often allow for an extremely flexible schedule. Pre-COVID popular side jobs may have included signing up to do Doordash, Uber, or a grocery delivery service like Instacart. But these options would require you to be around a lot more people, and during a global pandemic that might not be something you want to do. The best thing about side jobs, though? They can be just about anything you want them to be. Read on to learn about some work from home side jobs that will allow you to make extra money while staying safe during COVID-19.
You listen to people all day anyway, so why not get paid for it? With a transcription service such as TranscribeMe! you can by signing up to be a transcriber. It’s simple: you listen to short 2-4-minute audio files and type up a transcription for them. You do have to take an English entrance exam, but the only technology you need is a computer or laptop with Google Chrome. As for your schedule? That’s completely up to you. You get to choose when and how often you work. TrascribeMe! currently pays $15-$22 per audio hour and offers room for advancement through their Special Teams which can pay higher rates.
Teach a Class
If you have a skill or a hobby you’re good at you could make money by teaching others how to do it. With services like Zoom and Skype you can teach these classes from the comfort of your home. Classes can be on almost anything – such as cooking, knitting, learning an instrument, or even building resumes. You don’t have to be an expert on it as everyone starts at a different level and someone could benefit from the knowledge you have. Teaching your own class would allow you to set your own schedule and your own prices. The only downside would be you have to do your own advertising to get the word out about your classes. To get started you could post the information to Facebook or Twitter and ask your friends and family to share.
Sell Your Crafts
If you have a knack for crafts, you could make a side job out of selling them. It’s probably something you already enjoy doing anyway, right? You can sell anything from photography, knitted or crocheted items, paintings or drawings, homemade jewelry, and so much more. A great place to sell your crafts is on a website such as Etsy, which is a site that focuses on the sale of handmade and craft items. If you’re stuck and need ideas, you could also look at items for sale on Etsy and see if there’s something you would be able to do. You can make items when you have the time to do so and set your own prices for what you’re selling.
Side jobs are a great way to make some extra income, but it may take time for your funds to build up. If you’re ever in a pinch with an unexpected expense and need some fast cash, remember you can always log in to your Cash Central account to request a loan, and if approved, usually receive funds by the next business day* for your payday or installment loan.
*Exact funding time depends on the terms of your financial institution.