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3 side jobs to earn thousands of dollars from home in lockdown

The economy has been badly affected due to Covid-19 and many people need to earn some extra cash more than ever. Here are three side hustles that could help you earn good even from home during lockdown.

More and more people want to work from home after it became the new normal during the lockdown. A survey shows that over 60 million people in the US are looking to start a side hustle or do a side job this year. Younger generations are more likely to have side hustles. But, older generations are also experimenting with the trend. 

If you are keen to do a side job, there are so many things you can, even with minimal skills. Here are three side hustles that could help you make thousands of dollars every month.

Become a content writer or proofread if you are good in English

If your English is good and you are excellent in catching grammar mistakes, consider become a proofreader. If you don’t know how to do it, you can learn from Udemy courses and become a content writer. You can join Fiverr, and Upwork and start selling gigs related to proofreading and content writing on those platforms.

Start selling things online

You may have amassed a collection of technology, apparel, and domestic products, some of which you might do without. Glantzadvises getting “in the habit of selling” unneeded items in your life. Here are three sites where you can sell things online, but first check fees each of them takes from sellers. 

You can sell collectibles, which are one of the most popular commodities on eBay. A vinyl copy of Prince’s “Purple Rain” sells for $23, while a skateboard signed by Tony Hawk goes for $400.

Vintage Christmas decorations are currently selling for $36 on Mercari, while vintage china is selling for $22. Dallas Wolford, a seller who made $2,400 on the app in a few months, recommends listing modest items such as kitchenware and apparel.

Poshmark makes it easier to sell clothing, shoes, and accessories. On it, a Levi’s jacket is now selling for $50, and a Louis Vuitton bag is selling for $2,150.

Rent out your home or apartment

You may own a home, or you may have upgraded to a larger or more luxurious home or apartment. In any case, try renting out your property for hours, days, or even weeks at a time.

According to the financing site Earnest, Airbnb hosts earn an average of $924 each month. Peerspace and Splacer hosts charge rent ranging from $75 per hour for a residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to $1,000 per hour for a loft in Manhattan. Check your local rules regarding short-term rentals, as you may discover that this is not an option where you reside.

There’s a long list of small jobs that could help you earn from home. But, the above side hustles are something that most people can do to a good amount.


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