Thursday, October 22, 2009

Simple ideas for additional part-time income

Most of us would like to make more money - especially in these days and times. Or maybe we need to supplement a reduced family income or we're retired and want to do something interesting and profitable. Below is a list of relatively simple ideas for part-time income. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions or success stories!

  • Home demonstrations/parties
  1. Lia Sophia
  2. Tastefully Simple
  3. Pampered Chef
  4. Tupperware
  5. Avon
  6. Adult novelties
  7. Cash for gold
  8. Usbourne Books

  • Free-lance writing
  1. Magazines
  2. Newspapers
  3. Internet blogs

  • Crafts - perhaps you make a hobby of knitting, crochet, or needlepoint. Create interesting and inexpensive items that can be sold either via local craft shows or via a web site.
  • Residential and/or small business computer installation and repair. Provide rates at lower than the big players and market yourself to local communities. This idea may require business insurance to cover any losses or coincidental problems caused.
  • E-Bay selling. Do you have a collection of 'stuff' you want to get rid of? Or perhaps know others that want to sell their 'stuff'? Offer to take the pictures, put listings on E-Bay (either for a percentage of the selling price or a flat fee) and ship the products.
  • Teach a class in your field of expertise at a community college or for a local ongoing education (often offered by municipalities) program.

The point here is opportunity exists - even in difficult economic times - to find some kind of part-time work and make a little extra. Or, maybe get your retired husband/wife/significant other out of the house!


- AJ


  1. Good stuff - I actually created training DVD for the industry I spent the better part of my career in and we ship them all over the world. It also generated seeding money for my newest venture. The best thing about this is that when you return to a "regular job" you can still sell your products for added income.

  2. Thanks for this idea, Bud. Most appreciated!