If you are ready to break free from the 9-5 grind, there are lots of ways that you can switch from working in a cubicle to making money at home. One of the easiest ways is to ask your current employer about telecommuting. You might actually save them time and money by be willing to work from home, in your own space, with your own equipment. Especially if you have a long commute every day, exploring this option might be perfect for you. If you really want to disengage from the grind, however, you might be looking for other ways to start making money from home. Here are some suggestions:
- Turn your creative passion into your dream job. Are you a writer? There are lots of opportunities for skilled writers to work from home—you just need to know where to look. While there are companies specifically looking for telecommuting writers, you can become a freelance writer and work for lots of different companies. If you are an artist, you can work on commission, if you are a crafter, you can sell you craft on one of the many handmade good selling websites.
- Sell your stuff. Do you have a home full of extra stuff? Do you have an eye for great deals? You can easily sell the extra stuff you have lying around your home online. Lots of people make money by going around to garage sales, buying things cheap, and then turning around and selling them online. You may even be able to find stuff set out for the garbage that you can fix up and sell. There are lots of venues for selling these items and if you have enough of them, you can make a great deal of money off of this practice. You could even set up a business helping other people sell their items online!
- Earn money by browsing and buying. There are lots of websites that pay you just for browsing the website and for making purchases on certain websites. You usually have to sign up for one of these programs, but once you are signed up and figure out the system, it should be very easy for you to make a little extra money just by searching the internet and buying items you would normally buy from the websites you would usually buy from.