3 Ways to Make Money From Home (Make up to $60/Hour)

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Who couldn’t use some extra money? Exactly. We all could. But instead of getting a second job, have you considered making extra money from home?

Not only is it much more convenient (and comfortable), it’s also perfect for retirees, stay-at-home parents or people with disabilities. 

Whatever your situation, we’ve rounded up the most legitimate ways we’ve found to make money from home.

The best part? You can earn up to $60 an hour. 

1. Turn Your RV Into Extra Cash When You’re Not Using It

The job: Got an RV? Don’t live in it full time? Rent it out through an online peer-to-peer rental marketplace, like RVshare. Think of it like Airbnb… but for RVs.

Requirements: An RV, its VIN and photos

Potential earnings: We chatted with Patrick and Karla Atherton, a California couple who rent out a travel trailer and two motorhomes through the site. In 2018 alone, the couple made $37,850.55 with RVshare. Not bad, right?

How to get started: To see how much you could earn by renting your RV out, get a free income estimate in just a few minutes. Then snap photos of your RV, upload your insurance and boom — you could be making money, too.

2. Earn up to $60/Hour to Help Small Business Owners

The job: Working as a virtual bookkeeper is one of the best ways to make serious money from home. Ben Robinson is a certified public accountant and business owner who teaches others to become virtual bookkeepers through his online course, Bookkeeper Business Launch. He says it’s a great way to work remotely and help others succeed at the same time.

Requirements: You don’t need to be a professional accountant to be good at this. In fact, all you really need are decent computer skills and a knack for helping business owners tackle real-world problems.

Average earnings: The average full-time bookkeeper earns nearly $40,000 per year (almost $19/hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But Robinson points out that as a freelancer or contractor, you can actually earn a higher hourly rate while working fewer hours. He says to aim for $60 an hour.

How to get started: Check out Bookkeeper Business Launch to see if the career is right for you.

3. Earn Money to Invite People Over

The job: We get it. Your home is your sanctuary. Some days, you don’t even want to have your own family over — let alone people you don’t know.

So, the idea of listing your place on Airbnb is daunting for a lot of folks. But if you’re willing to share your space with guests — even for just a few days — we’ve found it’s one of the best ways to earn extra income. 

Requirements: Hosting laws vary from city to city. Please understand the rules and regulations applicable to your city and listing. You’ll want to do some research and make your space available during high-demand times in your area. Think concerts, conventions and sporting events.

Be a good host and make sure your place is stocked with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.

It also helps to be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

Average earnings: Use Airbnb’s price calculator to see how much money you could make in your area.

How to get started: Sign up to be a host on Airbnb’s website. It will walk you through the steps to get started and point out anything you need to know in your area.