Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, if you wanted to make a little extra cash you could look into part-time jobs, sell a few items on Craigslist, or even set yourself up to become a Lyft driver. Now? These are a little more complicated.
The good news, though, is that with so many companies working 100% remotely, there are more online opportunities for you to make some extra cash than ever before. Here are four ways you can money from home with just your handy-dandy laptop.
- Take on a remote job. If you’re one of the many Americans who have been furloughed or let go during the COVID-19 crisis and you’re looking for a part-time or full-time job, it’s worth your while to check out job listings online. There are about 5.6 million companies and 113,000 non-profit arts organizations in the United States. Many companies and non-profit organizations in major cities like New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago are hiring remote workers right now. That means that the jobs that used to be unavailable to you because your location are now on the table. Update your resume and get to applying.
- Sign up on Fiverr. If you’re looking to set up a few gigs, consider selling your work on Fiverr. You can sign up for free, set up your gig, and begin offering your work through the website’s global audience. You’ll get notified when an order comes through and you’ll get paid when you complete it. The different jobs available on Fiverr include social marketing, logo designing, advertising, editing, and more.
- Write reviews. You can get paid to write reviews on dozens of different websites and services including LifePoints, InboxDollars, American Consumer Opinion, and more. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, between 25% and 45% of new products fail, so businesses rely on reviewers like you to get their new products trending.
- Go contactless when selling items. Selling and pawning our items is one of the top solutions that come to mind when we need money fast. In fact, 0.7% of Americans pawn precious metal or stones when they need cash. The good news is that, while the COVID-19 pandemic may have made selling your items a little more challenging, it hasn’t made them impossible. You can still sell your items online through eBay, Amazon, and other online markets without even making physical contact with your buyers.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to keep many of us at home, you can’t take on many of the projects, gigs, and jobs you would otherwise do for extra money. But by following the tips above, you can still find ways to bring in additional cash without even leaving your house.