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Making money without leaving your house has always been appealing, and as the world continues to change, there are more options now than ever. These options can mean appealing to specific talents and skills you already have, while others can be achieved by just about anyone who might be interested in taking on the task.
To help navigate the increasingly diverse world of remote work, freelance income, and the gig economy, GOBankingRates talked to a number of experts about what type of income to look for, and where to start looking for it. Here’s what they had to say.
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Recycle Old Electronics
There’s nothing like working from home while helping clean it out in the process. Especially if you’ve got a stash of unused electronics collecting dust. “Making money from home doesn’t have to take up all your time and can be simple and straightforward, plus you’re helping the environment,” Stewart McGrenary, managing director at Freedom Mobile said.
“While the average person only uses recycling sites to sell their own devices for a bit of cash, this can also be pursued as a lucrative side hustle,” McGrenary added. “There are many companies that will buy old phones, iPads, and other outdated electronic devices. You can make a decent income out of acquiring unwanted stuff from people and selling them this way.”
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Sell Your Used Items
Electronics aren’t the only thing that can help bring in cash while you’re at home. Piggybank.ca Marketing Strategist Bonny Albo recommended selling gently-used items on “websites like VarageSale, thredUP, Poshmark and Kijiji are all great bets. The added bonus here is that “you can have cash in hand later today.”
For anyone who’s already prone to hanging around at home with their phone or laptop, online surveys can be a lucrative money-maker. “It might sound like a scam, but Swagbucks is a legitimate company with legitimate payouts,” Albo explained. She even cited her own weekly earnings “doing things like answering questions about my PPE equipment and playing games like CandyCrush.”
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Test New Products
Similar to taking surveys, companies are always on the lookout for consumer input on their new products. And, as Oak View Law Principak Attorney Lyle Soloman pointed out, these new inventions “are usually subjected to numerous rounds of testing,” which …….