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1. BECOME A TINKERGARTEN LEADER
From $300 per class
Tinkergarten is a perfect job for a stay-at-home parent because it is enriching for your child and your pocketbook. Basically, this paid position consists of leading a Montessori-style outdoor class that your own child enjoys in the company of peers. To get started as a Tinkergarten leader, invite parents in the community to enroll their children in your class (scheduled at a time, day and location of your choosing). Once you get your students to show up, all you have to do is lead them around on their nature adventure and employ the teaching materials that Tinkergarten provides you with—so no extra time spent making lesson plans. You don’t need a special license before you can start work, there is no upfront fee and you can begin earning money as soon as you organize your first excursion. Tinkergarten leaders can make $300 to $800 per eight-week class, and many leaders run multiple classes per session.
2. AIRBNB YOUR OWN PLACE
Average rate of $160 per night
Let’s say you’re the one taking a long weekend trip to visit the in-laws. Why not make a pretty penny by renting your space via Airbnb while you’re away? Check out local listings to get a better sense of what you can charge, but the average home rents for about $160 a night, according to the site. Just be sure you’re clear on the short-term rental laws in your location and remember that hosting does mean you’ll have to get your pad in tip-top shape. (No juice stains on the furniture, you hear?)
3. WRITE ONLINE DATING PROFILES
From $70 per profile
Who likes long walks on the beach, doing the Sunday crossword and earning extra Benjamins for her witty, charming voice? You, of course! It’s a little offbeat, sure, but online profile writing is definitely not boring. Go through a legit agency for a steady supply of freelance profile writing work and impressive pay (fees range from $70 to $120 per profile), but the folks at e-Cyrano want you to know that only the skilled succeed, so don’t think you can write any hokey schmoop just to make a buck. Still, if you speak, and write, the language of love, this might be the job for you.
4. CREATE AND SELL AN ONLINE COURSE
From $50 per course
This moneymaking opportunity is quite similar to consulting in that you identify a marketable skill (macramé? Photoshop?) and profit from sharing your expertise—for the masses and via your home computer. The work involved is frontloaded and initially unpaid. You …….