8 Side-Hustle Ideas For Remote Workers

8 Side-Hustle Ideas For Remote Workers

Here are 8 awesome side business ideas for new remote workers.

1. Freelance Writing

One of the most popular work-at-home jobs a parent could have is freelance writing.

You can help others write resumes, emails, blog posts, website content, white papers, social media, lead or sales pages, and more! It’s incredibly lucrative, with copywriting being in such high demand.

Give freelance writing a try if you’ve always had a knack for the written word!

2. Home-Based Food Company/Bakery

Love being in the kitchen? You might, considering you’re a remote worker who stays home.

Use this to your advantage. Take your cooking or baking acumen and create a website with various recipes, kitchen gadgets, tips, tricks, and more. Bake goods and sell them (with proper licensing), hold local cooking classes, write a cookbook.

If your resume would be splattered with hundreds of hours over a stove or oven, this avenue might just be the ticket.

3. Vlogging

Vlogging has been a mainstay since the beginning of this decade, and it isn’t going anywhere.

If you have a good quality camera, a clear message and target audience, consider recording your own vlogs. Build up an audience, help them accomplish their goals, and eventually monetize your channel.

The amount of assistance online when it comes to monetizing your vlog is nuts. Whether you go with affiliate marketing, sponsored videos, or promote your own products/services, once you have those raving fans, it’s game over – you’ll make income and a decent amount at that.

5. Online Marketplace

Simple, quick, and super lucrative, opening an online marketplace is a tremendous way to make an extra buck or two.

The beauty of opening an online marketplace is you can do it numerous times. As many as you can, in fact. Open a Shopify store, put the products on there, and market your site through SEO and social media.

If it’s affiliate products, you’ll receive a commission for bringing customers to the site and purchasing. More marketplaces = more visitors = more commission.

You hear that? That’s the cash register going crazy when you begin your online marketplace business.

6. Transcribing/Proofreading

When all else fails and none of the options sound good, sometimes a simple task is what you’re looking for.

This is where transcribing or proofreading comes into play. Super intuitive, tons of work, and easy to do, transcribing is usually taking video and writing the script. As for proofreading, if you have a background in editing or the English language, it’s a paint-by-numbers type of job.

If you want simplicity at its basic, start with these two options for your work-at-home entrepreneurial business.

7. Event Planning

If you love setting the mood or scene, this is the right place for you.

Event planning allows for flexibility, creativity, and variety, things all stay-at-home parents crave and need. From weddings to birthdays to graduations to company holiday parties, you can create everything from decorations to itinerary to feel.

Basically, you are in control of everything (while the same may not be said for everything at home).

Help people make arrangements with vendors and other businesses to make the event of the season. Get some excitement in your life lived from home!

8. Photography

This idea is for those who love to capture memories. You have an old camera (or a high-quality new one) and the desire to take photos for others. So utilize that for your business venture.

Photography is always in high demand; there will always be weddings, birthdays, and other important events happening (see above). You can charge a decent amount for amazing photography. Make your work absolutely stunning, because reputation is everything in this industry.

Stop procrastinating on your passion and get into the photography business!


Use these eight business ideas to kickstart your new income stream from your home office! Feel free to contact us for your tax and accounting needs. 

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