In the work from home world, we call our multiple work from home money earners our “eggs.” This post is going to cover various work at home “eggs” or side hustle ideas that you can use to make money when the work at your main job dries up. And if you’ve worked at home for any length of time, you know this happens on occasion!
It’s never a good idea to rely on just one job as a home-based worker, because you never know what’s going to happen.
I have personally experienced companies laying off/laying off employees, changes in available workloads, and pay rates suddenly dropping so much that the job was no longer worth my time. So you have to be prepared.
I polled my readers on Facebook a while back and asked the forums to find out what sites and different industries most people use for work from home backup jobs. There is a collection of readers from certain sites mentioned below.
Note – Keep in mind that some of these are good for extra money, and some are probably part time home based jobs.
Side Hustle Ideas – 12 Legit Options
1 – Doordash
If you’re okay with a job outside the home as long as it’s flexible, you can deliver food orders for DoorDash! It’s actually something my own sister does in her spare time and enjoys for the occasional side hustle.
It’s possible to make over $20 an hour, plus you get to keep 100 percent of your tips.
Go here to sign up with DoorDash, or read our DoorDash review first.
2 – Rover
If you love animals, you might consider signing up as a pet with Rover. Essentially, Rover is an intermediary — helping to connect pets with people who need services in your area.
Although they take a portion of your earnings since they offer a platform to help you find clients, it can still be useful if you’ve struggled to find clients for pets in the past.
Pet sitting can be considered a “side hustle” because you call the shots. You decide which appointments to take, when to work, and according to Rover, earning $1,000 per month is entirely possible.
Obviously, $1,000 a month isn’t enough to pay someone’s bills to count as a full-time job, but it certainly counts for significant side money.
Go here to sign up for Rover or read our Rover review first.
3 – Fiverr
So many are listing side gigs on Fiverr and earning.
For many, it’s a little extra money here and there. But for others, Fiverr pays the bills!
If you don’t know what to list there, check out this post with ideas on what to sell on Fiverr. I found some Fiverr pro-tips in another post after interviewing people who have made money with the site.
Go here to try it.
4 – Cambli
This is a work from home position for people who want to teach non-English speakers how to speak English conversationally.
Basically you do the work via webcam, interacting with people who have Cambly app installed. You don’t need any professional experience, but you must be a native speaker of English.
To learn more about Cambly go here or to sign up.
5 – Slice the pie
This is another one that I personally put on the back burner for extra money, and it was mentioned by a few people I polled.
It’s very simple — you just listen to snippets of songs and then rate/review them in a few sentences. Once you earn $10 you can get paid.
Payouts are made on Tuesdays and Fridays. Again, this is just extra money. However, being active on the site means regular cash outs are possible.
Go here to read more about Slice the Pie or Register here.
6 – fancy hands
Many have suggested fancy hands, and this is a site I’ve used myself. Basically it is task-based virtual assistance. Each job pays a different amount and you might be doing anything from checking to see if a store is open to reserving airline tickets.
Go here to read about fancy hands or Sign up here.
If you’re interested in making a full-time income as a virtual assistant, I have a very inexpensive e-book that goes into great detail on how it all works! You can check out Here’s your guide to working from home as a virtual assistant.
7 – fast
This company hires remote transcribers, and is ideal for transcription beginners as the work is quite simple and you don’t need any practical experience. You just need to clear one test.
This is a company that has been around for a long time and I have never heard anything bad about them. Salary is low so most people depend on it for extra money.
To read more about Quicktate or go here Sign up here.
There are many more details about working at home as a general transcriber in my e-book, Your guide to working from home as a general transcriber. It also includes a huge list of over 70 companies that hire.
8 – TextBroker
I admit this has been a go-to site for extra money for me for quite some time now. You get paid to write articles for many of TextBroker’s clients. It’s not hard to take at all, but unfortunately unless you’re at 4-star level, there’s not much to do.
TextBroker pays reliably on Fridays every week if your account has the minimum $10 required to cash out. I found the writing quite easy.
At the time of this writing, they are closed to new applicants but they should open applications again this spring!
To learn more about Textbroker go here or To sign up as a writer here.
9 – Amazon MTurk
It is a short task site where various types of tasks are available at any time. You can find everything from data entry to transcription and even some article writing.
I myself have used this site many times in the past and like to log in occasionally and do a few small tasks. For some it is just extra money but there are many people who get more than extra from it.
To learn more about Amazon Mechanical Turk or visit here Sign up here.
10 – Clickworker
My personal experience with Clickworker is very limited, but it is frequently mentioned in forums and by my followers on Facebook. It is task based work. Salary varies depending on the project you are doing.
To read more about Clickworker go here or Register here.
11 – Humanitarian
Work from home review calls for Humanatic. Basically you listen to recorded phone conversations and tag the calls you heard based on whether or not they were sales-related.
I did it sparingly and the pay was extremely low (less than $5 an hour for me), but it was kind of fun and I liked to review calls here and there in between other jobs. It adds up over time and they pay weekly.
Go here to read more about humanities Register here.
Best type of job for fill-in/back-up work at home
Back up work at home jobs are the best kind almost always Something is going to be flexible so you can pick it up or drop it as needed depending on how you’re doing with other tasks.
Freelance writing is always very flexible and so is replication. These are two additional fields you can enter with little or no experience!
A person on my Facebook page suggested mystery shopping as a good industry to get involved in for side money. Mystery shopping isn’t done at home, though — except for the work of a telephone mystery shopper — It is very flexible, independent work.
Good luck with whatever you choose to pursue!
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