15 Part-Time, Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay $1,000+ Per Month

Money can’t buy you happiness.

But it can create freedom, allow you to do things you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise, and forge a sense of financial security.

For most people, creating a life that excites them includes making a lot of money… and that’s perfectly fine!

It’s easier than ever before to make a little extra money (or a lotta’ extra money) online without leaving the comfort of your sofa. You just need a computer, some determination, and an idea.

Heck — I’m traveling the world with my wife and two-year-old daughter, making more money than I’ve ever made in my life.

It is certainly possible.

And, in this article, I’m going to show you 15 part-time jobs you can do from home to make $1,000 or more per month. I’ve also rated them anywhere from one to five 💸 to show you how lucrative each job is.

Note: I link to multiple paid courses within this article, but none of those are affiliate links. I only recommend courses I’ve personally found useful or those recommended to me by friends and colleagues I trust.

1. Amazon Dropshipping

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I’ve been doing Amazon Dropshipping for a little over a year now. It consistently makes me $1,000 per month with an hour or two of work per day.

If you’re new to the concept, dropshipping is when the supplier ships products directly to your customer. There are two big benefits to dropshipping. First, you don’t have to pay for inventory until a customer buys something from you. And second, you don’t have to package and ship anything yourself.

For Amazon dropshipping, start by choosing a store name and get yourself an Amazon Seller account for $39.99 per month. I chose the store name, Best Bargains ‘n Deals, for example.

Next, you search Amazon for products that have a good sales rank (anything above 100,000 is probably worth your time). This indicates a product that is already selling on Amazon.

You can find the sales rank for an item at the bottom of the Amazon product page…

Then you try to find that product for cheaper on other ecommerce websites (Walmart and eBay are common ones I use, for example).

And finally, you list that product under your own Amazon store for a price that will make you at least a 10% profit. When someone buys from you on Amazon, you order the product from the cheaper store and ship it directly to your customer. You keep the difference as profit.

From my experience, the most time-consuming part is finding products that have a good sales ranking and sell for cheaper elsewhere. But with a little practice, you can list up to 10 products in just a couple of hours.

How To Get Started

Although dropshipping on Amazon gets a lot easier with practice, the process is a bit more complicated than I have time to explain here. I highly recommend purchasing a course to learn more about this before diving in. Just be careful — there are thousands of “gurus” selling Amazon dropshipping courses and many of them are terrible.

I bought Katie Melissa’s course and it was decent; the course content does a good job of guiding you through the setup process and she’s always available to answer questions, which I appreciated. You might also check out Rexx Cummings course — I haven’t used it, but he has a good following and a reputable public image.

2. Create a Course Or Digital Product

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Do you have a skill you could teach other people?

Maybe you could teach people how to improve their diet? How to play the guitar? How to create an exercise routine? How to have a better marriage? How to be a better parent?

One of the best ways to make money online right now is through digital online courses — and you can create a course about almost anything you want.

How To Get Started

Start by jotting down what specific skills you could teach people.

For instance…

  • Guitar
  • Singing
  • Foreign Language
  • Writing
  • Dancing
  • Diet & Exercise
  • Public speaking
  • Business
  • Overcoming addiction

Then choose one of those items off your list which meet these two very important criteria:

  1. You’re confident you could help people with the skill.
  2. You would have a lot of fun teaching people the skill.

Once you’ve chosen, make an outline for your digital course. How will you take people from point A to point B? How many modules will you have and what will each one be about?

Teachable is a platform for creating and hosting your online course (I’ve never used it, but I’ve heard great things about it).

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Also decide on how much your course is going to cost; you can charge anywhere from $50 to $5,000 for your course depending on the people you’re targeting and the value you’re providing.

Unless you have a large email list or a big social media following, consider learning Facebook ads so you can run paid traffic to your course and start making money right away. Here’s a helpful guide from Teachable on doing just that.

The other option is to sell a digital product rather than a course (such as ebooks, meal plans, exercise programs, etc). On that vein (and by way of offering advice from a true expert on the topic), I asked Talia Koren — the founder of Workweek Lunch — what she would do if she had to start over from the beginning. Here’s what she told me…

“If I had to start all over, I would do a lot of things the same: I would have still invested in a course about how to build an online business and launch courses (it’s called Zero To Launch). I would have still started the process by building my audience FIRST, then thinking about what to make for them. But if I had a do-over, I would have launched courses even earlier. I made my first dollar 15 months after starting my blog (which is still fast) but I could have created a basic course sooner and sold it to a smaller audience. The sooner you start, the sooner you make mistakes and the sooner you can learn from them and find success. You can still launch a course to an audience of 100 if they’re super engaged and find your free content helpful.”

3. Craigslist Arbitrage

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I love the simplicity of this strategy.

Anyone with a few bucks in their pocket and access to the internet can make money with Craigslist arbitrage. This strategy hinges on the saying that, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Basically, you find free stuff on Craigslist or cheap items at yard sales and sell them for a profit on eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook’s marketplace. It’s dead-simple and you can make $1,000 or more per month if you’re consistent.

How To Get Started

Gary Vaynerchuk has an awesome guide explaining this type of arbitrage in detail.

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4. Become a Freelancer

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95% of my own income is from freelancing. I’m a freelance writer and content marketer for various businesses, but you can also design, consult, video edit, or even become a virtual assistant.

The best part is, you can make a lot of money as a freelancer. Not to mention that you can work from the comfort of your home, as much or as little as you want. You can charge what you want. Heck — you can even freelance if you’re a stay-at-home mom or already have a full-time job. I make well over 6 figures per year working about 5 hours per day. You could work just a few extra hours per day and make some hefty pocket change (the more experience you get, the more money you’ll make).

How To Get Started

The ultimate question: how does someone get started as a freelancer, without any work history?

Well, first you have to decide what you want to do as a freelancer. Do you want to write? Design? Develop? Here’s a quick overview of your options.

Next, you’ll need to figure out a strategy for finding your first clients. Personally, to get started, I networked like a mad-man. I messaged all of my social media friends to tell them what I was doing, I hopped on calls to chat with people who I thought would be valuable connections, and I followed up on every possible lead.

You can also try…

Finally, a good friend of mine who makes lots of dolla’ bills as a freelancer (and now teaches freelancers to do the same thing), Jacob McMillen, offered this advice when I asked him how someone with no experience could find their first client (his advice is specifically for writers, but it relates to all freelancers):

“The best way to land your first writing client is to find someone in your network who either has their own blog or works for a company that has a blog, and then ask them to pay you $20 to write a blog post or ask them to connect you with whoever runs their company’s blog.”

5. Shopify Dropshipping

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I love Shopify. They’ve made creating an ecommerce store and selling products easier than any other company. They also have tons of free online resources and guides that walk you through creating and designing your store, even finding products to sell.

And the best part is, Oberlo — a service that partners with Shopify — allows you to drop ship products with the click of a button. This means you can build your ecommerce store, sell, and ship products without ever leaving your house.

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How To Get Started

Here’s an awesome guide by Oberlo that walks you through how to create a Shopify store in 10 steps. Shopify has a 14-day free trial, too. So why not give it a go for 14 days and see how far you can get?

The biggest barrier to entry will be driving traffic to your ecommerce store — for that, you’re going to need to use some form of paid advertising (Facebook ads are probably the easiest — here’s a guide).

And if you’re wanting to buy a course to walk you through the steps, a friend I trust recommended Lucas Jackson’s course, and I while I typically don’t trust people who show off their blue Lamborghini on their sales page… results don’t lie. 😉

6. Take Paid Surveys

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I won’t lie to you — I kinda hate paid surveys.

They’re usually boring as hell and they don’t make that much money.

But it’s hard to write an article about making money from home without mentioning them — because let’s be honest, they’re easy AF.

How To Get Started

Since this topic has been beat to death in other online articles, I’m not going to spend much time on it. You can take surveys, peeps pay you, done deal. Here’s a long list of places that will pay you to answer their (often pretty mundane, but super easy) questions.

7. Teach Classes

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If you want to make money by teaching other people a skill, I recommend checking out idea #5 — you can make a lot more money by creating a digital course than you can by teaching an in-person class.

Still, if you hate technology and want to make money without fiddling with Facebook ads or creating a website, then why not just start a paid weekly class at your home? You could teach piano, tutor college students, or even give conversational language lessons at a nearby coffee shop.

And if you really want to avoid your computer, you can even just post fliers around coffee shops in your city to find students.

How To Get Started

First, decide what you’re going to teach people and how much you’re going to charge. Then put up fliers around your city, add it the Facebook Marketplace, post it under “Classes” on Craigslist, or call friends and tell them what you’re doing. The more people you message and places you advertise your class, the faster you’re going to find students.

8. Sell Your Art

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A lot of artists think they could either never sell their art or they’re not good enough to sell their art.

But the fact is, good art is usually just good marketing. That is, people usually don’t think art is great because it is, but because of whose name is on it or how much it costs.

I’m not telling you to go sell your kid’s finger-paintings for $500 a pop, but if you consider yourself a decent artist, then you’re probably better than you think.

How To Get Started

Choose three of your best art pieces that you’re okay with selling. Then decide how much you want to sell them for — start high and you can decrease price later if you’re struggling to sell.

You can list your art on Etsy and run paid ads to your store to speed up the selling process. You could even ask local cafes to hang your art on their walls with a price tag. If you’re a photographer, then you might consider submitting your work to Shutterstock to get paid whenever someone downloads your image.

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But that’s all coming from a guy who’s never even painted a decent picture in his life (me).

So I asked Elizabeth McDonnell — an artist who actively sells on Etsy — what strategies she would recommend to a beginner looking to do the same. Here’s what she told me…

“There are so many ways to make money with your art… you can have an online shop (either on your own website or somewhere like Etsy), you can put your art on products or license your designs to companies, you can do craft shows or wholesale your work to retailers. You can get commissioned to do artwork for businesses or magazines.

Because there are so many avenues available to artists, do some experiments to see what resonates most with you before jumping head first in any one direction. Ask yourself some starter questions to get the ball moving… do you like working collaboratively or would you rather sell a finished product? Would you rather sell original paintings or have you always dreamed of seeing your artwork on stationery? Having some initial ideas in place can help you figure out where to focus your time first.

Do as much art as you can and set up a simple website to showcase your portfolio, talk to potential customers about your art and pay attention to what they say. Keep your heart open and flexible and connect to other creative people who are asking similar questions.

Before you sell anything, look up the laws where you live regarding taxes and registering as a business. Start small, stay curious, and if you get overwhelmed, take a step back and regroup. You can create something new and amazing and the first step may be as simple as buying some paper and a few paints to play with at the kitchen table. You can do this!”

Also, here’s a great article with advice from people who successfully sell their artwork on Etsy.

9. Become a Coach

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You can make a ton of money as a coach. I pay my current coach $1,100 per month. If you factor in how often we meet, he’s making about $360 per hour, and that’s pretty damn cheap in the coaching world!

Of course, what you charge largely depends upon how you help people and who you target.

You could coach people on physical fitness, addiction, lifestyle, business, meditation, or pretty much anything else you can think of.

But remember, this is a more personal way to make money — you’ll be having one-on-one calls with your students and they’ll be paying you a lot of money for that time — so make sure you’re ready for a big commitment.

How To Get Started

I haven’t purchased this course myself, but I’ve heard great things about Consulting.com. It’s definitely worth checking out.

But the basic formula is…

  1. Decide what you’re going to help people with.
  2. Decide who you want to coach and how much you’re going to charge.
  3. Create a curriculum for your coaching program.
  4. Network like crazy on social media to find clients (message people, ask questions, comment, and provide free value). This is by far the best way to find coaching clients.
  5. Rinse and repeat.

10. Become a Virtual Assistant

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A virtual assistant is exactly what it sounds like: an assistant who helps with daily or weekly to-dos but provides their service virtually or remotely.

This technically falls under the umbrella of freelancing (which I already mentioned), but I think being a virtual assistant deserves its own section.

The best part about this option is that you don’t need any special expertise to get started. So long as you have basic competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, and email, and you’re a fast and diligent learner than you can get paid to help business owners accomplish recurring tasks. These tasks often include (but aren’t limited to) data entry, answering the phone, organizing emails, responding to emails, and pretty much anything else that the client needs help with.

The other great thing about being a virtual assistant is that it pays well. Depending on the client you’re working with and how experienced you are, you can charge between $25 and $100 per hour.

How To Get Started

If you want to find clients the traditional way, then you might create a compelling resume with your list of skills and talents — include everything you can think of. Also, include your work history and a quick “About me” section.

Or, instead, consider using that time to create a profile on UpWork — here’s a helpful guide for optimizing your UpWork profile. There are tons of virtual assistants on UpWork, but don’t let that discourage you — there are also a ton of people looking to hire a VA. Apply for jobs consistently (try doing a few every day) and eventually you’ll land your first gig.

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11. Work For a Transcription Service

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Pretty much anyone can do this — if you type at a decent speed and you don’t mind sitting at your computer for a few hours, then consider working for a transcription service.

Basically, that means you’d transcribe other people’s videos (turn the audio into a written document) to the tune of $15 and $35 per hour. You can do it from the comfort of your couch and you can typically work whenever you want.

I mean… it’s not the most exciting job in the world. But if you want an easy way to make a little extra cash, then this certainly fits the bill.

How To Get Started

There are tons of different transcription services you might consider applying for. Here are some of the top one (the hyperlinks go to their application pages).

  • 3 Play Media — No experience required. Pays between $10-$30 per hour.
  • Aberdeen — Must know Spanish and English and type at least 45 words per minute. Pays $12-$15 per hour.
  • Appen — No experience required. Pay varies.
  • BabbleType — No experience required. Pay varies.
  • Birch Creek Communications — No experience required. Pay varies.
  • Cambridge Transcriptions — One year of experience required. Pay varies.
  • Castingwords — No experience required. Must live in the U.S.
  • CrowdSurf — No experience required. It offers super flexible working arrangements.
  • Quicktate — Experience required. They also run a background check.
  • Rev.com — No experience required. Flexible working arrangements.

12. Apply For a Part-Time Remote Job

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If you don’t want to create your own private stream of income, then you might consider sending your resume to companies that hire remote workers (meaning they let you work from anywhere you want).

The experience you’ll need to land a remote job will heavily depend on the job you’re applying for. Some positions — like customer service, for instance — don’t require much past experience. Other positions — like marketing or advertising — will require a more robust work history.

How To Get Started

All you need to do is apply! Here’s a list of some of the top remote work companies around right now (each hyperlink goes to the careers page of the corresponding company).

  • Appen is a huge company in the artificial intelligence sector with tons of different remote work positions.
  • Lionbridge has job openings for corporate associates, testers, raters, and curators, translators and agencies, and interpreters.
  • VIPKid is looking for people who want to teach English online. They advertise that you can pick your own hours, be your own boss, and make up to $22 per hour.
  • Liveops is perhaps the biggest remote call center in the world, employing about 20,000 different customer service agents.
  • Working Solutions is another company that employs customer service agents from all around the U.S.

13. Join TaskRabbit

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This doesn’t really apply as something you can do “from home,” but it’s still worth a mention.

TaskRabbit is a website and app that you can sign up for to do various small-jobs for people in your community (clean the house, mow the lawn, move boxes, etc).

If you have a little free time and you’re able to leave the house, why not pull up TaskRabbit and make a few extra bucks doing other people’s chores?

How To Get Started

Sign up over here.

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14. Become a Pet Sitter

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Do you like animals?

Well, it doesn’t get much more chill than watching people’s pets — and fortunately, most people who pay for pet sitters have well-behaved pets. You can charge between $20 and $40 per day per pet.

How To Get Started

All you need to do is call friends and family with pets they might want you to watch and post fliers in coffee shops or on street signs with your phone number. You’ll slowly but surely find people who want you to watch their pets.

Also, consider adding walking or bathing to your pet-watching routine so that clients are even more inclined to work with you.

You might sign up for these apps, too, to find clients faster and more consistently.

15. Start a Daycare

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You might be surprised to learn that the average cost of daycare in the U.S. is about $11,600 per kid per year (unless, of course, you pay for daycare…).

Yes — that means that if you have 4 kids in your daycare, you’re already making over $40,000 per year.

Not bad, eh?

If you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, then starting a daycare might feel pretty natural. You’re already taking care of one kid, why not add a few more to the mix to the tune of $10k per year per kid in extra income?

How To Get Started

First, you need to research daycare laws and regulations in your state and city. Some places will require you to get a license. Other places require a background test. And most places have some sort of max kids/adult ration that you have to keep in check.

But starting a daycare is a bit of a process. Here’s an extremely thorough and helpful guide.

Conclusion

Money creates freedom.

By using these part-time strategies to make money from home, you can invest in creating a life that excites you, you can steadily escape the 9-5 grind, you can save for retirement, or you can save for your child’s future.

With enough money, you can do anything you want!

Money can’t buy you happiness. But it can give you the freedom to do the things you love doing.


Mike Blankenship

Mike is a writer for SUCCESS, AdWeek, and Addicted2Success. He’s been quoted on Forbes and Entrepreneur for his expertise in marketing and personal development. He’s also the owner of Get Your Gusto Back where he helps people reignite their inner fire.

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