[Infographic] Side hustles you can do from home

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Susan Meyer

Senior Editorial Manager

  • Licensed Insurance Agent — Property and Casualty

Susan is a licensed insurance agent and has worked as a writer and editor for over 10 years across a number of industries. She has worked at The Zebr…

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Ross Martin

Insurance Writer

  • 4+ years in the Insurance Industry

Ross joined The Zebra as a writer and researcher in 2019. He specializes in writing insurance content to help shoppers make informed decisions.

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Seize your opportunity for a remote side gig

Nearly half of Americans supplement their income with a second job. But these days, as people stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many commonly held side gigs – driving a rideshare, tending bar, walking local dogs – are off the table. Not to worry: There are still ways to line your pockets that don’t involve leaving the house. 

Not only is technology making lockdown more bearable for us personally (streaming services, video calls with friends and family, online grocery ordering) – the tools we’re using to stay connected can also be helpful professionally, whether you’re looking to add to your main income or find a viable gig to do full (or fullish) time.

Think about the skills or interests you already have that could translate into additional take-home pay. If you’ve got tech smarts, you could consider building an app that generates revenue. Fluent in another language or great at standardized tests? Try tutoring via teleconference. And, if you’re crafty, now could be the time to start selling your wares. Feel free to invest as much (or as little) time as you’d like; the beauty of a lot of these jobs is that you call the shots.

We’ve put together a list of seven easy (and legit) ways to make money without leaving your house. Check them out below.



Ready to start making some extra cash? Fire up that internet connection, hunker down on the couch and get to earning – safe from the comfort of your home.