5 Side Jobs To Make Money Fast – Working From Home!

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If you do a search for side jobs you can find plenty but I’ve made a list of 5 side jobs to make money fast that are legitimate. You have to be careful to not get into anything that may be a scam.

There is a lot out there, good and bad. I’ve done my research and since I’ve been working from home as a blogger for a number of years, I’ve figured out a thing or two of what is out there.

All of these 5 side jobs can be done by anyone but for moms working from home it’s perfect if you are a stay-at-home mom! Even if you are not, maybe you want to earn a little more money on the side. You won’t get rich but these are 5 side jobs to make money fast. Some of them even have the potential to make you a full-time income such as becoming a virtual assistant or work from home teaching if you are willing to put in the time and effort.

Related article: 20 Legit Work From Home Jobs For Moms – Part-Time or Full-Time

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5 Side Jobs To Make Money Fast – Working From Home

1. Paid Surveys

There are companies that will pay you for you opinion. All you have to do is fill out a survey with your honest opinions and answers. Before I started blogging, I signed up for a few survey sites to make some extra cash on the side. I could have made more money had I stuck with it and completed more surveys. It is a bit time-consuming for making a few dollars per survey, but it does add up at the end of the month. You could always fill out surveys while you are watching television in your pajamas:).

If you have some free time, I recommend joining Survey Junkie. The points you earn can be redeemed for cash or gift cards. They pay extremely fast as long as you’ve reached the minimum payout of $10 which you can make fairly quickly. You must live in the United States, Canada, or Australia to sign up. Join Survey Junkie here!

Another survey site is Inbox Dollars. Inbox Dollars is a totally free and popular survey site that is established with top companies that want to hear your opinions about certain brand names, things you have purchased, your shopping habits, lifestyle and more.This site is perfect for stay at home moms that want to make some money while still looking after their kids. Currently it is only open to residents of the United States. Use my link and earn $5 just for signing up! 

Update! If you live in the United Kingdom there’s a version of Inbox Dollars just for you. It’s called Inbox Pounds. You can sign up here!


A third legitimate survey site is iSurveyWorld (US). It is another free service with surveys that are fun to do. You earn money by completing surveys based on your profile. If you live in Canada, use this link. Members receive $5 when they sign up! For UK residents, use this link for iSurveyWorld (UK).

If you want to do surveys as part of your strategy with side jobs to make money fast, I suggest you sign up for at least 3-5 different survey sites to ensure you get enough surveys on a daily basis.

Related Post: 17 Survey Sites That Pay Through PayPal

2.  Become a Virtual Assistant

As a Virtual Assistant or VA, you’re helping a blogger or small business owner. Depending on your experience, you may respond to emails, edit and proofread, and do other administrative work. VAs often wear many hats and get to work on a variety of projects.

Working as a VA is awesome because the work hours are often flexible and you get to work on a variety of interesting tasks.

Review your resume and start by going through your business contacts for any potential opportunities. You can find work even if you only have 10-15 hours you could dedicate to this side job.

If you’re not sure what services you could offer when becoming a VA, grab this list of 150+ services you could offer. This will help spark some ideas on what you are good at and what people will actually pay you to do!

To read more about this side job from home, read my How To Become a Virtual Assistant With No Experience article.

3. Become a Dog Sitter

If you’re a dog lover, this side job may be perfect for you! You could earn up to $1000/month playing and looking after dogs in your own home or at the dog owner’s home. is a large network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Dog lovers from coast to coast can start their own businesses using Rover’s platform which connects dog owners with dog sitters.

4. Teaching English Online

Teaching English online is one of the most awesome work-from-home side jobs to make money fast. It’s a flexible and fun job that pays well!

Essentially, you teach English to kids in China for a half hour each class with a company called VIPKID.

You do require a Bachelor’s degree, but it can be in any field. You must also have some informal or formal teaching experience. This could be either tutoring, classroom teaching, working as an educational assistant, or another form of teaching kids.

VIPKID hires online English teachers and pays between $14-22/hr. VIPKID was ranked by Forbes as number 1 on ‘The Top 100 Work From Home Companies for 2017″.

There are teachers who are working just a few hours a week and making some extra spending money while there are other VIPKID teachers who choose to work more hours and are making 75k/year!

If you’d like to work for VIPKID and meet the requirements, you can submit your application here.

5. Day Care, Babysitting, or Tutoring

You can easily make a few hundred dollars a month (or more!), by setting up a day care to look after a few kids during the day. It doesn’t have to be complicated and you can use a guide like, Start and Run Your Own Home Day Care, to get setup step-by-step.

If you can’t work a few hours during the day, you may want to consider working in the evenings during the week or the weekends by doing some babysitting or tutoring kids.

You don’t need to be a teacher to tutor children. You do need to have a good grasp of a subject matter such as Math, Science, or English and an interest in helping kids succeed.

I used to tutor English a few years ago and loved helping the kids learn while making a part-time income. I did this on the side while teaching during the day.

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Which one of these side jobs to make money fast are you most interested in pursuing? 

5 Side Jobs To Make Money Fast


  1. Hi
    I love the sound of all the options but live in the UK; would I be able to participate?

    1. Hi Janie, yes, it’s possible. I just added a survey company for the UK in the post!

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