So when your monthly bills are coming too close to (or even more than) you bring in every month, it's time to start think of ways to increase your income. Getting a raise or finding a new job that pays more is perhaps the most obvious way. Problem is, that is very a often lot easier said than done.
In this situation, many people turn instead to starting a home business or doing extra work from home to increase their income.
So for the purpose of this article, we're simply going to cover how to increase your income by working a job or starting a business from home, not the other ways to make more money. For more on that, see How to Ask for a Raise and Job Searching.
However, starting a home business isn't necessarily easy either. Often it takes time for a home business to become profitable. And sometimes it's necessary to build up your savings before launching a home business.
Keep in mind the legitimate work-at-home opportunities that take the least amount of start-up time and money, often promise only a minimal amount of extra income (be wary of anything that promise a lot of money fast as it is like a work-at-home scam). However, these opportunities can be a good starting point for those moonlighting or stay-at-home moms looking to bring in some extra cash.
Here are a few quick, low-cost ways to make extra money from home:
- Start a Virtual Call Center
- Sell on eBay
- Start a Home Party Business
- Try Microjobs
- Make Money With Your Cell Phone
- Serve on an Online Jury
- Test Websites in Your Spare Time
- Do Short Tasks From Home