I'm interested in adding a little to my family's income, so I've been researching ways to make money from home. The thing that immediately popped into my mind was selling for a company like Tupperware. Unfortunately, I'm not really the social type and we live in a small town with limited prospects. I'm also not that into the up-front investment.
So far I've found two websites through which I can make at least a little bit of money. Amazon Mechanical Turk (weird name, I know) offers "HITs" or short jobs for pay. I try to snatch up short articles to write. Those will make me $2-4, and it only takes me 10-15 minutes. Not too bad.
I've also joined Associated Content, where I can get paid for writing articles. The idea is to get paid for page views of your articles, but so far I've only done assignments that also have an up-front payment (usually of only $1).
Then I also do some online surveys and stuff. I've done that for a long time, and it's not much, but it's something.
Over the last two days I've made about $20. If I could make $10 a day, five days per week, that would take a huge chunk out of our grocery budget!
What I'd really like to do is sell candy or baked goods. I'm not an expert by any means, but I think I'm a decent baker. I also enjoy making things like chocolate covered Oreos. Nothing too fancy.
Turns out it's a little complicated. I don't exactly have a commercial kitchen in which to prepare these items, and that makes getting a food license a little difficult. I'm still exploring my options.
Too bad it's the middle of winter; otherwise I could have gotten a table at a local farmer's market.
So I'm still looking around, asking questions, and generally making myself a nuisance to the state health department!
Labels: Making Money From Home