Deb Dutta

10 side hustles from home in 2023

Grow your business
Nov 17th 2022

Are you looking for ways to make money on the side? We've got some fun ideas for you, including making money writing, speaking, teaching and more, all from home.

Become an Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is a form of online marketing in which you earn commissions by promoting someone else's products. You can do this on your own website or blog, or by joining an affiliate program—either way, it's easy to get started and you could be earning money in no time!

  • Become an affiliate marketer: If you have a blog or website that gets good traffic, you can start making money by selling other people’s products as an affiliate. Basically, when someone clicks through one of your links and makes a purchase at the retailer’s site (like Amazon), they will receive credit toward their next purchase after the referral fee has been taken out of the original sale. For example, if I referred someone who bought $100 worth of stuff at Amazon using my link, then I would receive $10 as commission for that sale! In order to become an affiliate marketer all you need is some knowledge about how blogging works and how it relates to search engines like Google so that people can find your content easily when searching for specific terms related to what interests them most."

Make Money Blogging

A blog is a website that you write and publish content to. It can be about anything, from fashion to finance to food. Whatever your interests are, there are millions of people out there who share them with you!

You probably already know this, but blogging is a side hustle. A side hustle is something you can do outside of your full-time job that will get you paid money or help advance your career in some way. Side hustles don’t have to be hard work either; they just require good planning and execution!

Affiliate marketing is when someone pays commissions based on sales made through their affiliate links (or links). This means if someone buys something after clicking through one of your links then you get paid commission by the company whose product was purchased by this customer!

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Take Surveys to Make Extra Money

Making money through taking surveys is a great way to make a little extra cash. There are many survey sites out there, and they're all looking for people just like you!

Some survey sites will pay you in cash, others will send gift cards. Some have a minimum payout amount, while others let you get paid as often as once a week. The more questions you answer on the site, the more money you'll earn—so be sure to read the privacy policy of each site before signing up.

Start a Podcast

Podcasts are essentially audio or video files that you can upload to the internet and share with others. You can start a podcast about anything, from business advice to history to current events.

There are several ways you could go about starting your own podcast:

  • Get yourself an audio or video recorder and start recording whenever inspiration strikes! It's as simple as that!
  • You could use the free recording software Audacity (available for both Mac and PC) instead of buying expensive equipment.

Note: If this sounds like too much effort, don't worry—there are plenty of sites out there where people make money by creating podcasts for other people who just want them done in their name but don't have time or expertise themselves! And if they're good enough at it, they'll probably be able to get paid pretty well by doing so.

Create and Sell Online Courses

Create and sell online courses.

If you have a topic or skill that you're passionate about, consider creating an online course. If the subject of your course is something that people are interested in learning about and paying for, then you could make some pretty good money from it.

If you don't have time to create a whole course from scratch, there's no shame in using someone else's structure and filling in the gaps with information based on your own experiences. In fact, this strategy worked quite well for Shane Snow (author of Smartcuts), who made $40k selling his own version of Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Work Week book without having to write anything himself!

Be a Virtual Assistant

If you’re looking for a side hustle that lets you work from home, become a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants assist with everyday tasks like scheduling meetings and sending out emails for clients. You can provide services as varied as helping with meal planning and travel arrangements to proofreading and researching content for websites.

The best part of this side hustle is that it doesn’t require any previous experience or education; all you need is basic computer skills (such as Microsoft Office), excellent writing ability, exceptional attention to detail, and extreme patience! In fact, many people have started out by taking on small jobs such as answering customer service calls before moving onto more complex tasks like creating presentations or designing websites. Most virtual assistants start earning around $10 – $15 per hour but can earn up to $25 per hour depending on how much they work while they build their client base!

Sell Your Stuff

  • Sell your stuff on Etsy.
  • Sell your stuff on Instagram or Facebook marketplace.
  • Sell your stuff on Amazon.
  • Sell your stuff on Criya.
  • Sell your stuff on Poshmark, which is like a fancier version of Craigslist for selling clothes and accessories.
  • Go to Letgo, which is like the high-tech version of a yard sale: You can post pictures of what you want to sell, and people come by at their leisure to pick things up from you at whatever price you've decided (and if no one buys anything, that's okay too).

Become a Search Engine Evaluator

If you're not into the idea of cold calling, or if you'd rather be at home working in your pajamas, this could be the side hustle for you.

  • How much money can I make as a search engine evaluator? According to Payscale, the average pay is $12.50/hour.
  • What kind of work does it involve? The job requires that you complete surveys and provide feedback on product quality. However, there are other tasks involved with evaluation as well—such as content creation and data entry—depending on which company you work for.
  • What training is required for this opportunity? None! Many companies will train their employees via email once they've been hired; others may require that applicants complete an online application process before being considered for employment with them (which includes taking a short quiz). If neither sounds like your cup of tea, many communities have websites dedicated to connecting people looking for jobs with opportunities available around them; try searching Google using keywords such as "search engine eval," or visit [Link]. You might just find something perfect!

Get Cash Back Shopping Online

If you shop online, here's a side hustle to consider: get cash back shopping online. There are many cash back sites that will pay you a percentage of your purchase (usually around 1%) when you shop at specific retailers. Some of these sites include Ebates, Swagbucks, and TopCashback.

If you're interested in this type of side hustle, there are two ways to make money with these sites:

  • Use them for your regular shopping needs so that every time you shop at an approved retailer, the site gives you cash back for doing so (similar to how credit card rewards work).
  • Use the cashback site as an additional source of income on top of whatever else it is that brings home the bacon—i.e., your main gig (or gigs).

Tutor and Teach Kids Online

Teaching is a great side hustle because it's flexible, can be done from home, and can be applied to a variety of ages. If you have any kind of background in teaching—whether it's as a professional teacher or just as the parent of young children—you may already know this!

Here are some options:

  • Tutor one-on-one online.
  • Teach online classes to groups.
  • Teach adult students online courses.
  • Teach kids' classes online (for example, teach English language lessons online).
  • Teaches specific subjects such as math or science through an app like Duolingo or Khan Academy (you'll need to become certified first).

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These are some ideas for making money on the side.

  • Be realistic about your time. Some of these jobs require a lot of free time and can be demanding, so it's important to know your limits before committing to one.
  • Do what you love. If you're going to work for yourself, then it may as well be something that makes you happy and fuels your passion—otherwise, what's the point?
  • Make sure it's legal! While some side hustles aren't technically illegal (like Airbnb), others might get you in trouble with the government or put your safety at risk (like driving people around). It's important to research any potential side hustles thoroughly before signing up for them or putting them into action.


Hopefully, this list has helped you come up with some new ways to make money on the side. It’s not always easy to find a good side hustle, but these 10 ideas should get you started!