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Long gone are the days of a man going off to work a 9 to 5 job while the missus stays home and raises a family.

Granted, there are still instances where this does happen–and even in reverse, with the mister staying home and the lady going off to work outside the home. This new age has brought to light some interesting job opportunities and people have shed the traditional work day for a change and additional cash. Here are a few ideas on how to bring in a little extra income. 

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It’s all the rage, working from home

You might know someone working from home right now and you might wonder how they got to do it, especially on those grueling days when you despise your daily commute. Working from home has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s all in how you look at it. Setting up a place in your home where you can focus on your daily job is your primary task. Being able to separate yourself from distractions will allow you to be more productive and, in turn, possibly bring in more money. Check out these tips on how to boost your productivity, if you are struggling. Beyond that, you’ll need a dedicated place to get your work done. Writing articles or blogs, digital art design and Youtube video production all require internet access and a reliable computer.

Being able to work at home does come with a cost but typically you’re already paying for good or great bandwidth where available, so using it to recoup some cash is awesome. Plus, being able to work from home at least part-time allows you to make some extra money and take care of daily responsibilities at home as well. Being able to bang out an article or post a new cooking video between doing loads of laundry is great. If you live in places like Southern California where bugs and other pests can quickly become problematic, working from home allows you to both make an appointment with Moxie Pest Services in Riverside CA and be home to let them in on the day of your appointment  — without having to worry about missing work! 

Odd jobs

The idea of working at home may appeal to many but the truth is, it’s not for everyone and that’s fine. Maybe you want to bring in some additional funds but you also want to enjoy some fresh air or put your personality to good work. Side jobs can be found on a wide variety of apps that cater to single day or single task jobs. Depending on your location and app, you can waiter, host, or be a server in the hospitality field or you can shop for groceries for people that are too busy to do so, the choice is up to you. Then there is the ever-popular dog walking job. It’s wild to think that so many people need this in the first place but it has become a good source of money for some. Don’t think it’s possible? There are people out there capable of making hundreds of dollars monthly, using a dog walking app. This job gets you outside and, as a bonus, you get to meet new furry buddies. Being able to walk dogs or provide companionship while their owners are away for the weekend can bring a little extra cash your way if you are a pet lover.   

Reselling is a thing

The last subject to be covered in the side hustle money-making field will be reselling. Finding deep discounts on products in your area can cost you some time and money upfront but can net you some serious cash when you resell those same products online. Clothing, sneakers, board games and more can be found in thrift stores or at your local big box store and resold online if the demand is high enough. Being able to turn a $5 or $10 investment into a $20 gain can be really enticing. So, the next time you see a deal at your local store that just seems too good to pass up, don’t! See if you can resell it online for a handsome sum of money. Hey, a little extra income never hurts, right?

These are just a few ways that you can bring in some extra income when you need it. With a little bit of searching, you can probably turn up dozens more.