With stagnant wages, scarce job postings, and decreasing job security, more people are opting to work from home. If you have a skill that you can leverage, money loans should be the last resort to access funds. Do you want to start earning money from home without leaving your kids? Here are some of the best ways to do so:

De-clutter and Sell Unwanted Stuff

Before you start monetizing your skills, you should start by organizing your home. Selling unwanted things is the best way to de-clutter your home and make some money. Before you start working from home, you should ensure that your home is organized.

Get rid of old kids’ toys, out-of-fashion clothes, non-sentimental keepsakes, and big-ticket items such as an old car. You can either sell your unwanted items on sites such as eBay or hold a garage sale. This will give you some extra cash to pay your bills.

Freelance Writing

The internet has made it much easier for writers to earn a living from the comfort of their own homes. If you have a passion for writing, you should pursue it. The better your writing skills are, the higher your rates will be.

As a freelance writer, you can choose from a number of markets, including online, print, and magazines. You can also set up your own site and start blogging about your life; the market for new articles is always growing. If you are considering a freelance writing career, you should look at this checklist:

Job boards – if you are a beginner, you need to look at online job boards. You can bid on projects from sites such as Elance. The jobs will start rolling in once you do the first few jobs properly.

Samples – you should write a few article samples and use them to market your skills. Consider the market that you want to approach then write a few samples.

Commitment and persistence – when looking for freelance writing jobs, you will need to be persistent. You should always do your best to produce solid and error-free articles to please your clients.

Tools – to be a successful freelance writer, you need to have a computer and fast internet connection. You also need to have Microsoft Word on your computer because most clients will ask you to submit a Word document. You might also need a Skype account to talk to your clients.

Sell Your Sewing Handiwork

If you are good at sewing, you can do alterations and design custom clothes from your house. You can also make custom bedding, upholstery cushions, and bags.

Here are the things that you should consider before starting a career in sewing:

Advertising – you need to let people know about your new sewing business. You can start by informing your family and friends about your new business and telling them to spread the word. You can also place fliers in local fabric stores.

Equipment – you need to invest in a high-quality sewing machine. The other tools that you require depend on your specialty: if you want to make curtains, you need a serger.

Skills – you should ensure that your skills are above average before you pursue a sewing career. If your skills are below par, you should take the time to improve them before you start earning money as a tailor. If you want people to trust you with their wedding dresses, you should have the utmost skill.

If you want to try any of the above jobs, you should create a smart schedule that will allow you to focus on your work and take care of your kids.

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