Side Gigs From Home That Really Pay

It seems more people these days are finding ways to earn a decent living working from home. With advancements in technology and a younger society eager to make the most of their lives, the typical 9-to-5 jobs are no longer the norm. Listed below are a few examples of jobs you can do from the comfort of your home. 

Massage Therapist 

If you like to make people feel good, a career as a massage therapist may prove good for your soul and your wallet. The requirements vary per state, however, typically schooling can take a year or two and at the end you must pass a final exam to receive the certification. You can work from home or purchase a mobile massage table and supplies and travel to your client’s homes too.

Beautician 

Beauticians love to style hair, apply makeup, do eyebrows, and decorate nails. If performing these tasks daily appeals to you, becoming one gives you the ability to create your own hours and gain a following of loyal customers. In less than a year of cosmetology school, you can start this rewarding career.

Freelance Writer 

Do you enjoy writing? If so, there are many online companies and individuals who need the help of writers to produce content for their websites and blogs. And, the best part is that you create your hours and you decide which jobs you want to take. You can work part-time or full-time. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Pet Groomer 

People love their pets. In fact, many people decide to have pets instead of children. Pets are part of the family, so it’s completely normal to want them to always look and feel their best. As a groomer, you can work from home or travel to your client’s homes. Courses that teach you the basics, such as cleaning ears, clipping nails, and cutting hair, take anywhere from six months to one year to complete. While a dog grooming license is not a requirement, you will need to acquire a license from the state to conduct business from your home.

Child Caregiver 

People have to work and they often need someone to watch their children while they are away. If you love children and want to make money working from home, consider a career as a child caregiver. You will need to meet government and state requirements, pass a home inspection and learn first aid and CPR, but in a relatively short period of time, you can start your new career.

Graphic Designer 

There is a growing need for web design by companies. And, while schooling to become a web designer can take up to four years, there are many people that are self-taught who enjoy a lucrative career. If you have a creative mind and want to use your talent to make money, a career in this field can earn you $50,000 or more per year. It’s a growing field where the need currently exceeds the demand.

Customer Service 

With companies farming out much of their jobs, the traditional customer service representative that once occupied a seat with many others in an office now works from home. For this career, all you need is a separate phone line, an internet connection, and good communication skills.

Blogger 

Is there something you are passionate about? Do you enjoy certain hobbies? If so, why not start a blog? It’s easy to do and very inexpensive to go live. After you gain a following you will attract companies to place ads on your site, and pay you for doing it.

If you want to break free of working for a company on their schedule and begin working from home, there are many job opportunities available.