Looking for a way to earn money from home in 2023? I’ve compiled a list of business ideas, companies that are hiring virtual assistants, and other ideas of ways to make money from home right now.
Teach on Outschool
Is there a subject you’re really good at? Have a topic you’re passionate about? Consider becoming an online or in-home tutor. Outschool is a free platform you can teach on (they take 30% of your earnings). They say on their site, “We encourage you to teach classes on topics you are passionate about and experienced with, and ideally that you have taught before. We welcome classes on all subjects and in all formats, for learners up to age 18. We generally suggest offering a range of classes including short-form introductory classes that meet 1-4 times, as well as longer form semester-long classes.” Find out more here.
Work for SimplrFlex
This site offers connects businesses needed customer service help with individuals willing to help. You can work anytime, anywhere. Find out more here. One of my instagram followers said, “I have worked for SimplrFlex for three years. It’s an online customer service job answering emails and chats. It’s literally work whenever you want from home, even if that’s 2-4 a.m. There is a process getting hired, and it takes about 3 weeks. But the pay is weekly, and it’s as much as or little as you want to work. Some want just $100/week and others can make $1,000/week. There is a learning curve, but it’s fantastic work family and job.” (Note: They currently have a waiting list.)
Post on Social Media
Post on social media that you are looking for virtual assistant type jobs (or other jobs you are willing to do) for someone who has their own business or just needs some extra help and has tasks you could do from home (online shopping, research, data entry, answering emails, helping with social media, making phone calls, etc.)
Love to shop at thrift stores/used clothing stores? I know multiple people who make a part-time or full-time income reselling items — either that they got at thrift stores, yard sales, or overstock from local stores. You could sell on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark, or Mercari.
Become a Pet Sitter
Many people are regularly in need of someone to either keep your pet and take care of it at your house while they are out of town or to go over to their house once or twice a day to feed/care for their pet. One of my followers on Instagram said, “I made $2500 in 2 1/2 months dog sitting as a side hustle on the occasional week or weekend that it worked for my schedule.” You can find jobs for dog sitting on Rover.com.
Bid on UpWork
UpWork (also known as FiverR.com) lists all sorts of jobs you can bid for to do for other businesses. These could be things like graphic design projects, data entry, and much more. One of my Instagram followers said: “You basically make a profile and submit bids on jobs. There are literally thousands of jobs in any category to bid on. Pay and hours vary; it’s pretty much up to you. I’ve been able to replace my outside-the-home job income by working 18-25 hours a week (I work before my son wakes up, during afternoon nap time, and after my son goes to bed).”
Apply with Belay
This is a company that connects businesses needing a virtual assistant help with qualified virtual assistants. They are looking to hire virtual assistants, bookkeepers, website specialists, and social media managers. You can apply here. Rebekah said, “I started working for them when my husband got sick. You can do virtual assistant work and bookkeeping work. Once you are hired, they post jobs on a board and you apply for any that you think would be a good fit. I highly recommend it.”