Nearly 6 million Americans primarily work from home and more than 13 million Americans spend at least one day a week in a home office.
1. Start your own business.
Visit the Curtis Money Neighborhood for books on Entrepreneurship.
2. If you love writing…
Many websites need part-time writers. Examiner.com pays people to write reviews for restaurants, shops, parks and concerts in their area.
If reviews aren’t quite your thing, ProBlogger has listings of sites that are willing to pay semi-professional writers. Over time, good writers have found this sort of freelancing can be quite lucrative. Every website has a different application process, so log on and get paid.
Curtis offers Public PCs with Microsoft Office and free wi-fi.
3. If you are artistic..
There are plenty of sites to let your arty side shine and make some money in the process.
Etsy.com is a virtual marketplace where the craftier among us can sell their wares to shoppers from all over the world for a percent transaction fee.
Café Press allows you to design and sell your own graphic T-shirts, mugs and other printables from home for the cost of materials.
Digital images of your works can be uploaded to these websites from Curtis’ Public PCs. Curtis also has a Crafters Meetup group which meets Mondays, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
If you have a special skill — whether it’s the ability to play an instrument well, paint like Picasso or explain calculus in a way anyone can understand — you may be able to #make money sharing it with others. For example, you could earn about $15 to $30 an hour tutoring individual kids or college students if you speak a second language or have great math, science or writing skills.
Curtis offers tutoring and meeting rooms.
Websites like TaskRabbit, Odesk, and Craigslist offer opportunities to avid freelancers to pick up programming, design, and marketing jobs on the side. Working on a per-project basis lets your balance your side job with your current one. Sites like Freelancer.com can also offer a leg up.
In addition to the Library’s public PCs and wi-fi, you can access the Curtis Library’s extensive business and financial reference section, use the Library’s meeting rooms and function spaces (some with a small fee), sharpen your skills by attending free Tech Meetup sessions, and more.
Curated from http://www.nerdwallet.com