Make A Living While Working at Home: Part 3
I am LOVING this series, what about you? For those of who have missed out, this week we are doing a week-long series of ways to make a living, working at home! Check out my work from home ideas post from Monday and Tuesday’s post had a lot of ideas of starting a home based business with a small investment. Many of our FF readers work at home and I have LOVED reading their responses in the survey. All of you are so inspiring and remind me why I love the opportunity I have to work at home and run this blog. It has made such a difference in my family and that is why I am devoting the ENTIRE WEEK to help each of you find a way that you can increase your income and do so while being active in your kids life!
I have been saving up A LOT of awesome information for you and I cannot wait to share it today! Our theme for today is: Using what you already have to make extra money! This requires no investments! These simple jobs could pay your mortgage each month or even just buy all your groceries! The profit gain potential is CRAZY! I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried any of these OR if you are currently doing them!
I also will share with you more quotes from our readers and we will highlight some of the benefits of working at home! Please comment below with ANY questions or comments that you have! I have learned so much from each of you over this survey and I love getting to know the struggles and blessings you all experience each day!
So, let’s get started and find even more ways to add a little extra to your monthly budget!
10 Ways to Make Money Using What You Already Own
Most of you have probably heard of Airbnb… I’ve actually booked a few rooms in a home on Airbnb in the past and have really loved the experience and the savings! Have you ever thought of renting out your house while you go on spring break? The extra cash could pay for half your vacation!! Airbnb is an online service where people can rent out either a room or an entire home. It is all done online and becoming a host is super easy! First you just need to decided what you are wanting to rent out… maybe just a bedroom in your home, your basement, or your entire home! I know people, who by renting out a bedroom in their home a few times a month, that are able to pay almost HALF their mortgage! Or what if you decide to convert your basement into an apartment? That could pay your ENTIRE mortgage each month. If you live in an area where rent in extremely expensive, hotel prices most likely will be too so people will be begging to find Airbnb’s in your area. All you need to do is head over to the Airbnb Website and create your listing for free. They have a screening process to go through (which is great for those of us using Airbnb). Once people book your listing, they will pay online (you will never have to deal with the money) and Airbnb will deposit it right to you 24 hours after the guest checks in. Airbnb does take 3% of the total, but still, that is such a profit and you have to literally sign up and wait for people to book you! I think once I have some rooms available in my home, I’ll be trying this out!
If you have little kiddos running around, then you could put your home on Kid & Coe! It is the Airbnb for parents with children who are looking for kid proof houses! If your home already is kid proof, why not make even more money renting it out here! The process is similar, except you will pay an initial fee of $50 just to list your property on the site. It is more expensive, but they help you with the copy on your listing, fact checking, and photo editing. Your home will look better online, but you will be paying a little extra to get it on the site. Once your listing is on the site, you will pay a 10% processing fee for each booking. Yes, that is more than Airbnb, but the homes on Kid & Coe tend to sell for more money per night than Airbnb.
Let’s do a little math! Let’s say you own a 2 bed/2 bath home in Seattle! You want to go on vacation with your family so you decide to rent it out for a week while you are gone. You can rent out this property for $495.00 a night, for a week the total is $3,465.00. Once you subtract the 10% fees, you will make a profit of $3118.50 while you are on vacation! So, this is all in your hands! If you want to rent to families, rent to families! Or if you would like to rent out to the Airbnb general public, do that! Whatever works best for you and your family. But seriously, this has huge potential to make you a pretty extra penny in your pocket!
Or what about your car? Let’s say your husband is going out-of-town for the week on business… all you have to do is contact Getaround (don’t worry, it has a great insurance backup so your car will be safe!), and you can get cash for renting your car out when you wouldn’t be using it otherwise! I have looked into Getaround quite a bit and it seems SO easy to use. It scares me to think of another person driving my car but this company does everything so you have a positive experience. All drivers get checked by the DMV to make sure they have a good history and they offer plenty of services to help you and the renters along the way. So let’s get started! All you need to do is head on over to Getaround and click List Your Car. You will be guided through the process of setting up your account and personal URL so people can rent your car. After that, they will help you get started! They cover you with insurance, roadside assistance, and 24 hour help desk! They do take 40% of your rental, but that is only so they can pay for the insurance and all other features listed! You choose the days that you want your car to be available so that you can always have your car when you need it! The average person makes around $6000 annually with Getaround. Think, this could pay your car insurance each month and MORE! You will get paid the 15th of each month and Getaround will take care of all the hard things for you. This is worth looking in to people! It is said that the average car in America sits off for 22 hours a day. Why not just use that idle time to make money when you aren’t using it.
Do any of you have a boat? Well don’t worry, you can rent that one out too! Just go to Boatbound and you will be able to hand-pick who rents your boat and make sure they are qualified. As much as we would like to, we cannot take the boat out EVERYDAY so might as well rent it on the days you can’t use it! Boatbound comes with the right insurance to keep you safe and the best support to make sure that only licensed boaters can rent from their site. Sign up is SUPER easy! Just head to Boatbound and click List Your Boat. As long as your Boat is up to date with regulations and is something the users would want to use, you will get quickly approved and will get money in your hand soon after. This way, you will be able to gain some extra cash from your garage ornament that you only get to take out around 5 times a summer! You can be making an income off of it for the other 20 weekends that it sits idle. Boatbound has awesome reviews and the users all seem to be thrilled with this service! If I had a boat, I would definitely use this service!
All of these options are a perfect way to get some extra cash when you are not using things such as your house, car, or boat! You could also look into renting your garage, attic, and more! Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
I am sure many of you have heard of Uber or have even taken one! Everytime I go on vacation, I always take an Uber to and from airports or even just to get around. It is an affordable way get around BUT, have you ever considered it as a job? We have a deal JUST for you Frugal Readers! First off, you need to sign up to be an Uber Driver! It is super simple!! After that, you need the tools to run your business! Uber allows you to work independently, so I’ve found the tools you need to make this business successful. UberKit.Net has come out with a kit that will help MAXIMIZE how much you can make being an Uber Driver. Whether you are wanting to just drive one Uber Vehicle around a few hours a day, or you would like to own various different Uber Vehicles and employ different Uber Drivers, this Kit will give you the insider’s look on how to beat your competition and make the maximum profit you can. This kit is valued at around $350 dollars and you can get it for just $47! (look for a coupon code below!)
- UberX Business Model Assessment Report
- UberX Quick Start Summary Guide
- Financial Workbook Customized for UberX Drivers and Owners
- UberX Financial Workbook Guide
- New Driver and Owner UberX Startup
- Exclusive UberX Insurance Provider List
- UberX Sample Driver Standards Agreement
- UberX Sample Drivers Log for Profit Tracking
But guess what, we have coupon codes below so you can get it for LESS than $40!!
All the tools that Uber forgot to mention on how to make even more of a profit, UberKit will tell you! All you need to decide is which service you would like to provide. You can choose either UberX (which is just the regular Uber) or UberBlack (which is the more luxurious Uber). Your car will need to fit the standards of whatever service you choose and you will buy your kit depending on which service you would like to work for.
From my research, driving UberX can make you around $38,000 annually and driving UberBlack can make you around $76,000 annually. Now, keep in mind that your car investment will be more for an UberBlack car, so factor that out when you are deciding which service you would like.
This Kit will help you jumpstart your business so that you are not in the dark at the beginning. You will know where to find insurance, how to make a driving log, how to maximize rides, and how build professionalism RIGHT from the beginning. PLUS, so much more! You are paying $47 just so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The founders of this Kit have been right where you are and are just wanting to help things go smoothly for you on this new journey!
Because we love you, we have coupon codes JUST for you! How does 20% your ENTIRE order sound? Thats right, whether you pick UberX or UberBlack, we can get your order 20%. That means you will only be paying $37.60 for your UberX Kit and $39.20 for your UberBlack Kit!
Use Coupon Code at the Checkout:
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And for those of you who really don’t want to drive people around, would you like to just be a delivery driver? UberEats is a service where people can order take out from certain restaurants, and the UberEats drivers deliver the food right to your door. All you have to do is drive food around! If you’re interested, get more info and sign up here!
I’ve mentioned this the last two days, but it’s worth mentioning again! Because all you need is $50 and a smartphone to start earning money! Divvee Social is new and I’ve been a part of their beta testing. It utilizes many surveys and offers that we’ve shared with you on the blog. Of course we make a commission when you sign up for these sorts of things. The difference with Divvvee Social is that you will get a portion of that commission from everyone below you that is doing the offers. It is set up similar to a network marketing company, but it’s different in the fact that you aren’t depending on getting people to buy products or place orders every month in order to make some income. It’s combining the power of networks (that’s me, that’s you, and that’s everyone else that signs up) and advertising/marketing. We’re basically forming a large group who will give feedback and change the way we are marketed to! It’s pretty simple really. With Divvee, each day you download apps or take surveys to receive points that can be redeemed as cash, gift cards, air miles or more. It could take as little as 15 minute or as long as an hour of your day. Divvee is still in the beta testing mode and is allowing affiliates to sign up early. The sooner you sign up, the higher up you are on the chain. Head on over to GetDivvee Social to watch a 4 minute video that will explain more about this awesome NEW company. Then enter your email in the form and you’ll be one of the first to know as soon as you can enroll. This is one of those things where it is smart to get in on it EARLY! This start-up has the potential to be something SO great and I want you to be a part of it.
Most of us love to sit down, relax, and watch a good TV show, but how would you feel if you were getting PAID to do exactly this? Well, Viggle’s slogan is “Watch TV. Get Rewards!” SO, you now can watch TV and get PAID to do so! How awesome is that! Viggle uses a software (a lot like that of Shazam’s) where it can recognize whatever TV show you are watching and for how long you are watching it. Viggle will keep track of your progress and the points that you earn. You will receive points for the amount of time you watch the show (you can end halfway through and you will still get points for the half you watched). Also, you will receive points based on what show you are watching. Certain shows are worth 100 points while others could be 300-400 points! You can also watch commercials to get extra points! You can redeem your points when you have enough to purchase whatever it is that you would like! You may use your points to claim either a prepaid debit card, PayPal deposit, over 1000+ different gift card options, or prizes! You watch TV anyways so might as well get something extra out of it, am I right?
This one is a NO BRAINER for me, you need to sign up for this! You all know how much I love amazon right? Well this website will pay you $36 a year just for shopping on Amazon! ShopTracker wants to know what products people are buying on Amazon so when you sign up, you offer to simply share your order history with them each month! Each month you do so, you will get a $3 visa gift code in your inbox! Simple as that! Those $3 will add up fast and by the end of the year, you’ll have $36 extra dollars lying around. All you have to do is go to ShopTracker and sign up! You will have to take a brief little survey indicating that you actually do use Amazon. Once you are qualified, you have to download the app, set it up (which takes only a few minutes!) and then enjoy the extra $3 in your bank account each month. Simple as that! Also, just a FYI. They will not take your private information, all they want to know is what products people are buying and how much they are spending on them. SO, might as well get paid for the shopping you ALREADY do!
Unfortunately this money-making opportunity is only available to California residents… so if you live in California, we have an AWESOME deal for you! How would you like to get paid to simply use less energy! Ohmconnect is committed to a cleaner, greener planet so that is why they invented their business. When too many people are using energy at the same time, they have to resort to using dirty power plants to supply all the electricity people are demanding. What Ohmconnect does is notify people when these high demanding power moments are happening and then PAYS you to wait a few extra minutes before drying your hair or plugging in your phone. You can make up to $75 JUST for signing up and if you do it throughout the year you will get up to $300 (including your $75 for signing up). You will be getting paid to use less! Not only will your power bill be smaller, but you will get an extra chunk of cash on the side! Sign up is super easy! All you have to do is sign up with Ohmconnect and sync your online utility account through SDG&E, PG&E, or Southern California Edison. You must have an online account with one of these electric companies to qualify for OhmConnect. After that, you will get notifications during Ohmhours (high energy consumption hours). Then you can choose to turn off your lights, tv, etc. to save energy until the time period is up! Once you are ready to cash out and get your money, you can either receive it in cash form OR donate it straight to your favorite charity! It is that easy!
Which one stood out to you? Which one are you itching to try? With these companies, there is NO risk in signing up! But there is so much to gain!
What I love the most about this series is the possibilities. There is everything from full time jobs to tedious little tasks. BUT both have the ability to make a huge difference in your wallet. I feel like sometimes we think that we could never be that successful. We look at the super cool Doterra lady who is making six figures and think it could never be me, but WHY CAN’T IT? You have all the potential and all you need to do is put your mind to it.
Benefits of Working At Home
Working at home has been one of the greatest blessings! I honestly want every parent to have this opportunity because for the most part, I have always been able to be there for my kids when they needed me. In fact, it’s something that I’m VERY passionate about! Over the years I’ve been privileged to provide an income for several women who can earn a part time income while working from home. That is one reason I am encouraging people to join my doTERRA team AND now to join me in the Divvee Social movement! I LOVE that women can earn an income while still being at home with their kids! And yes, it can have it’s challenges (we looked at a few of those yesterday), but for me, I believe the blessings far outweigh the challenges.
Here are some comments from Fabulessly Frugal about benefits of working from home:
I agree with each one of these. Like any job, there are a few setbacks. There are days when you can’t focus and sometimes you may get lonely sitting in your home, but being able to be there everyday when my kids get off the bus or being able to go to each basketball game makes all the difference. I am the one raising my children, not a babysitter. I am forever grateful for this opportunity I have to work inside the walls of my home and I want all of you to be able to have this opportunity too!
Out of all the jobs we have mentioned over the past 3 days, which one stands out the most to you? Are you going to take that leap and get started? Let us know and comment below!
Coming Up Next
Tomorrow I will:
- Highlight NUMEROUS jobs available just for English Speakers (and even more for bilingual English speakers)
- Give some advice from our readers about how to be successful in a stay at home job
- Share a little bit of my story of how I started my journey as a SAHM
Want to contribute? You Still Have Time!
I’d love to hear about YOUR work from home experience, OR maybe you have a friend that works from home. You can share that too! Just answer a few questions on this form, I’d love to hear about it AND the company that you are working for (if you are able to). https://goo.gl/forms/QgQAcEx7DTcXd3c82