12 Top Side Hustles You Can Do From Home, According to Career Experts
Taking on a side gig is a great way to help you achieve your financial goals faster, whether you want to pay off debt, build an emergency fund or grow your retirement nest egg. And there are many lucrative side gigs that you can take on without having to even leave the house.
Sell Stock Photos
If you have a photographic eye, you can turn that skill into cash by taking pictures of scenes around your home.
"Companies like Shutterstock need stock photos of pretty much everything," said Mitchell Stern, owner of the blog SideHustle.Tips. "You could take pictures of yourself cooking a meal, lounging at [home] or of your kids playing with toys, and then sell those pictures for cash."
Rent Out Your Computer's Processing Power
The rise of crypto has led to this relatively new side hustle you can do from home.
"Cryptocurrency miners will pay you to simply leave your computer running overnight," Stern said. "Basically, you're renting out your processor during the time that you aren't using it yourself. It's also completely secure."
Rent Your Personal Property
Turn the unused items around your house into extra cash by renting them out.
"You probably have over $5,000 worth of assets sitting around your house right now," Stern said. "These include things like power tools, baby gear, camera equipment, lawnmowers and camping gear. There are online peer-to-peer lending platforms that help facilitate these transactions."
Create and Sell Informational Products
If you have expertise in an in-demand area, there are likely people willing to pay for this knowledge.
"Consider creating a product that teaches someone how to do something valuable," Stern said.
"One of the best side hustles that you can do at home is search engine evaluation," said Suzanne Howell, founder of . "It's a great side gig because it doesn't require any special experience and it is very flexible."
"You can do this side hustle anytime," said Kerry Francis, owner of the blog , which shares information about legitimate online jobs for stay-at-home moms. "All you need is a PC, stable internet connection and excellent grammar skills to spot errors."