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Supplemental income: 22 Ideas to help you earn extra money from home!

Interested in making a little supplemental income?

Many people I speak to are interested in how to earn a little extra cash on the side.

Some mention to me that they just desire a little extra spending cash for that weekly night to the movies or that latte on the way to work. Others are looking for a way to ease out of their 9-5 jobs and have more time

and freedom to pursue their true interests and hobbies.

If you are looking for a true 9-5 job that can be done from home, check out my page on virtual jobs!

For many, supplemental income is just that; a way to supplement an income that is already steady. They may already have a full time job and so are not looking to pick up more hours at work or pick up a second part time job.

However, they wouldn't mind having a way to bring in some extra income if it was a possibility.

Supplemental Income:
So, what's the solution?

Many may not have the extra time, perhaps, to invest a few more hours a week on a consistent basis for more income, and yet, even a couple of hundred dollars a month extra may be just the amount of supplemental income that is needed.

The good news is that earning extra money from home can take many different shapes and forms.

If you wish to bring in just an additional $100-$200 a month, then I am glad to tell you that there are many opportunities that can help you do that quite easily!

These opportunities will help you bring in that extra supplemental income you need and most will not cost you much in the way of time! They are also legitimate and can also be fun and rewarding activities for you as well.

I will be adding to this page often so don't forget to pop back in from time to time to see all the new updates!

Here are some opportunities for those of you that are looking to make a little extra money a month!

Again, these will not make you rich but may be a fun and rewarding way for you to earn extra money from home

 1. Earn extra money from home as a pet sitter

If you have a knack for getting pets to love you (and even if you don't but you love them anyway) you may want to look at being a pet sitter! 

Most jobs are pretty simple and just consist of hanging out with  someone's beloved pet for a special date night..

Pet sitters have the option of making $1000-$2000 in extra income per month through companies like and

For more information, click here to visit my page on how to get started !

2. Check out available jobs on Freelance Job Boards

There are many freelance job boards which can  match up job seekers with prospective employers.

Whether you are looking for part time work or full time work, there are a variety of jobs available.

For example, employers can search for qualified graphic designers, web developers, writers and software programmers.

Registration is usually free, whether you are a business owner looking to hire people or you are an independent contractor looking for jobs.

These job boards state that there is plenty of work available so that a qualified contractor can work full time . However, if you are simply looking for part time work, then this may be a great way to make some supplemental income in your spare time.

For more information check out my pages on:

Freelance Writing Job Boards

Freelance Job boards for IT professionals

3. Make a little extra cash through Pay Per Task Sites

There are many legitimate sites out there that will give you opportunities to make some supplemental income through a variety of means, whether online or through your smartphone. 

Of course, the problem has always been how to determine whether these companies are truly legitimate or if they're simply another one of the countless scams that have plagued the internet. 

Via my research, I have been able to put together a nice list of pay per task sites , check out my list by clicking on the link below:

Make Cash online via Pay PerTask Sites

4. Sell your crafts on Etsy

I know that there are many people that got taken in by a scam alleging to pay you money for assembling crafts.

That may have been a scam but that doesn't mean that the idea isn't a good one.  There are many people who can create beautiful and unique items, whether it be jewelry, clothing, quilts, seasonal decorations, you name it, you can find it on Etsy.

Etsy is an online marketplace where sellers can sell their unique items and it only costs a flat rate of .20 per item to post it on the site.  In fact, you are given your own site to sell your item as well!

This may be a perfect opportunity for stay at home moms, college-age students or retired folks who have a unique talent (and a little extra time) to make some extra money.

One resource that I recommend for getting your business on Etsy started is the following book:

Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business

And check out my page on Etsy which you can find here

5. Find work as a ChaCha Guide

Being a ChaCha guide allows you to work from home basically using yuor computer to assist others who are looking for answers to obscure questions.  You should have a general to advance knowledge of researching on the internet and  an ability to type quickly!

For more  details on this opportunity, visit my page on being a ChaCha guide here

6. Find work as a website tester

Companies such as and Amazon Mechanical Turk offer yet another way to earn extra cash online , this time as a website tester.

What is a website tester?

Simply put, you will be earning a fee to test out how usable a website is.  Sounds kind of fun right?

Click here to find out more about how easy it is to work as a website tester as well as a list of companies that are looking for workers.

Also- see my updated page on this type of work- here.

7. Work as a Merchandiser

Although this is technically not a "work at home job", it is still a great way to make some supplemental income whether it be on a part-time or full-time basis.

Working as a merchandiser may mean setting up store displays, verifying prices for certain items, or making sure all signage is correct.

Visit my page on this to get all the details you need on how to get set up as a merchandiser and start working right away!

Click here to visit my page on how to start working as a merchandiser

8. Mystery Shopping

Mystery shopping can be a fun way to earn extra money.

However, it can also be one of the biggest scams on the internet.

So how do you know which company is a scam and which will lead you to legitimate "shops" or gigs?


Check out my pages on mystery shopping to get started:

All About Mystery Shopping

Getting set up as a mystery shopper

The different types of Mystery Shops available

Is certification necessary to work as a Mystery Shopper?

How to write a great Mystery Shop report

9. Work as a data collector!

This can be a great and easy way to make a supplemental income.

Data Collectors basically gather pricing information from different stores in their area.

You would work as an independent contractor and make a decent wage. You can choose your own hours to work, as long as you meet your weekly or monthly deadlines.

For more details and pay rates, simply click here!

10. Courthouse Research

Courthouse researchers can make a nice supplemental income working out of their home(travel to local courthouses is required) and also working within the home (uploading and submitting the information collected to the companies you work for).

For more information, check out our page on courthouse research

11. Share Your Car!

Ok, so maybe you don't have a stock car..... still...

Car sharing is an interesting concept most recently being promoted by a company named: RelayRides.

This company offers car owners the option of listing their cars on their site at an hourly rental rate .

People who wish to rent your car for a certain period of time can then contact you and you can either approve or deny their request to rent your car!

RelayRides takes care of up to $1 million in insurance and also takes care of roadside assistance if needed. If this is something that interests you, make sure to check out their website at :

12. Sell on eBay

One of the more Mom-friendly things you can do is sell on eBay to bring in some nice supplemental income.

Selling on the behemoth site is not as difficult as you think but there are still some tricks to it that might make you a little more successful  right off the bat. 

In fact, did you know that the secret to selling on eBay (once you have cleaned out your garage, that is) is to "flip" items being sold on retail sites such as and and sell them on eBay for a profit?

13. Search Engine Evaluators

Many companies are on the lookout for savvy internet researchers who are willing to work part-time from home as a search engine evaluator.  What does a search engine evaluator do exactly?  Basically, they improve search engine results by improving (whether it be by correcting the spelling of a search term, or simply finding a more efficient yet effective search term.

Whichever the case may be, the training may be detailed and rigorous but if this is they type of work you are interested in, then visit my page on search engine evaluators by clicking here.

14. Online Surveys

So many have given up on surveys because it seems to be a scam laden business but what if I gave you the truth about online surveys

(really it's not all bad)

and what if I gave you information on a little known type of survey that really does live up to the all the hype.... (this could really get you some serious pocket cash) 

Check out another way to make some supplemental income below:

Paid online Surveys

Free Online Surveys

Free list of Legitimate Survey Companies

Paid Survey Scams

15.  Work as a Call Reviewer for Humanatic

The work offered by Humanatic involves listening to recorded calls and evaluating them quickly for pay.  

The pay is not great but the work seems to be easy and you can log in whenever you want to work and make some extra money. 

For more information on this company, please the page listed below:

16.  Data Entry Work from home

Does data entry work from home really exist as a legitimate work at home opportunity? 

I give you the whole truth and nothing but the truth below:

Click here to see info on Data Entry Work from home.

17.  Supplemental Income:  Work as an online stylist for Stitch Fix

I wish I didn't have so many jobs.  If I had one less online job, I would so jump on this right now.

Once upon a time there was a company named Stitch Fix. 

They offered work at home positions for those 18 years and older, with perhaps a little, or a lot, of customer service experience to work 15 hour per week, during hours of their choosing as an online stylist.

And, oh yes, they pay  their stylists $15 per hour:

See more here.

18.  Make extra money as a Greeting Card Writer

Make extra money as a Greeting Card writer?

Who knew?

On the following page (see link below), you will see a list of 15 companies that will pay you for your genius Greeting card creation:

See the company names and websites here.

19.  Get Paid to be a mock juror

I give you the truth about whether you can make a little extra supplemental income as a mock juror online.

See more via the page below:

Can you get paid to be an online juror?  Find out here.

20.  Drive- Make some Extra Cash Quickly

If you need to be making some serious cash in the space of the next few weeks, this is probably your best bet.  See which company can get you $700-$800 per week:

Drive- Make Cash

21.  Find Babysitting jobs that Pay $15-$18+ an hour

Babysitting jobs that pay well

Babysitting is not for the faint of heart.  It's hard work!

You earn every penny that you make with this job. But it can also really be fun if yo love kids.  I happen to think it can be a pretty awesome gig for stay at home moms with young children of their own to care for.

It allows you to be home with your own children. It gives your children other kids to play with. And it give you extra cash to boot.

Find out which companies will help you get business via the page below:

Find Babysitting jobs

22.  Crowdsourcing Sites

Crowdsourcing jobs from home

Crowdsourcing sites can be a perfect way for many to start working from home.  Many of these tasks are offered worldwide, require little to no experience, no background or credit check and may pay quickly.

Of course, there's a catch,  the pay is not great.  Still, many makefrom $15 to even $30 an hour on some of these sites. 

See my list of crowdsourcing sites by clicking on this link.

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