Stay-at-Home? Here Are Some Ways to Earn Money While Having Fun

Let’s admit it; waking up at dawn and commuting to the office is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of having fun. You might really love your current job, but why not explore some alternative ways to pursue it—preferably ways that involve pj’s, relaxing break-time showers and a whole lot of freedom? Here are some options to consider if you are seeking to turn your me-time into a fruitful occupation.

Home Office

Whatever field you trained in, there is probably a way to adapt it to the computer age that we live in. You can create an informative, user-friendly website to cover your services, and even hire people from around the world to lighten your workload. Many branding and advertising startup, for example, don’t hire offices anymore; you can arrange client meetings on Skype, build a strong communication network via emails and messaging apps, and let the Internet and social media take care of the rest!

The same approach may work in sales, retail, accounting, real estate, visual arts, consultation services, even food & beverage businesses! You can search online for websites and platforms designed to bring together freelancers and employers, such as Fiverr, Upwork and Indeed; or take it one step further and start your own online business.

Blogging and Vlogging

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A short while ago, people would think you’re insane if you told them you’d make a living from sharing your life with random strangers. Now, it’s the reality of our times and the dream job for many. You can start a blog or a vlog about practically anything that interests you—travel, cooking, fashion, movies, gardening, home décor, makeup, you name it! If you are good enough at it to stand out from the crowd, it’ll just be a matter of time before you make it big and start making a profit through ads and sponsors.


Writing for a living has always been associated with being in a room alone, trying to get over the next creative block; but now there is a greater number of fun options to make money out of the written word.

The Internet produces immense amounts of new content every day, and the demand for good copywriters and content creators is at an all-time high. If you consider yourself one, you can personally spread the word and look for some freelance projects to work on, or become part of an online community for continuous opportunities. You can earn money by writing academic essays for; and if you prefer fiction, you can spread your next work through Wattpad or Inkitt. But remember; with high demand comes high competition—you shouldn’t pay any less effort or attention to your writing just because you’re doing it on your couch, in front of your TV.

Arts and Crafts

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Another great stay-home activity for the talented ones is designing and creating their own artifacts to sell them online. It can range from making simple candles for oil paintings, to 3D-printed artistic objects. Jewelry, clothes, furniture—once again, the sky's the limit here. Go ahead and turn a room in your home into a small workshop to let the creative juices flow. Needless to say, Etsy will be your best friend when you’re ready to put your art out into the world, and make money off of your favorite hobby.


Are you that one person in your group of friends, whose baked goods bring cheer and joy to every special occasion? Maybe there’s more to your talent than whipping up a batch of cookies at the peak of your midnight cravings—besides, that sugary goodness should not go unrecognized by the rest of the world. If you have the time and energy to take your baking game up a notch, you can start making customized cakes, cupcakes and all sorts of pastries to deliver them upon order. A simple Instagram account should be enough to get you started, and in the future, you can expand your business and cater to special diets by introducing gluten-free, keto and vegan options.

Pet Sitting

One of the many advantages of working from home is to be able to spend more time with your family, and that includes your pets if you own one. And even if you don’t, you can turn your love for animals into a source of income by signing up as a pet sitter with one of the designated websites and apps.

Here’s how it works: a pet owner who has to go to work but doesn’t want to leave poor Fido home alone searches the online platforms for a suitable, trustworthy doggie daycare. Your profile comes up, and if both parties agree, they drop their beloved pooch off to your home for a full day of playtime, food, fresh water and fun walks. Or, a family who’s about to go on a vacation doesn’t really feel comfortable with commercial pet hotels, so they bring their kitty over to stay with you for a short while. It’s a win-win situation—you get all the love and companionship for a certain fee, and pet parents get to spare themselves the worry and the guilt.


Knowledge is power, and it grows when shared. If you have the natural aptitude and the necessary patience for teaching, you can add it to your list of potential stay-at-home activities. Traditional classroom settings are fading day by day; people want to be able to learn from experts without going through all the hassle. Great online platforms are on the rise to make this possible, like Udemy and Skillshare. If you have expertise in a certain field, sign up as an online tutor and reach inquisitive crowds. The job satisfaction is likely to be high, and it could broaden your horizons along the way.

Home Sweet Home

In the end, not all of us possess the ambition to build a stellar career at a multinational corporation, or the aspirations to pursue an active job out there in the field. You may opt for a lifelong stay-at-home career just because it suits you better, want to make a few extra bucks alongside your main occupation, or you may be in need of a temporary income to pay the bills while getting ready for a new chapter in your life. Whatever the case, the face of the business world is changing, and you will hopefully be able to find the perfect opportunity to excel in your job from the comfort of your own home!