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8 Side Hustles at Home: Make an Extra $1000 Dollars per Month

I have found 8 easy side jobs from home that will make you $1,000 dollars or more per month!

An extra 1000 in a month could be life-changing for you and your family. You could pay off debt faster, save money, pay for preschool, or anything else your family needs! What would you do with an extra $1000?

These high-paying side hustles are legit jobs and are REAL ways you can earn money online and work from anywhere.

~ This article may contain affiliate links. I only suggest product or services I believe will benefit my readers. All opinions are 100% mine! ~

How to Make 1000 Dollars a Month with a Side Hustle

#1 Get Paid to Teach English Online

Teaching English classes online has become a popular way to make money from home.  Native English speakers with experience working with kids and a Bachelor’s degree can sign up to work with companies that provide English immersion classes for Chinese students ages 5 – 12.  You can earn $2000 per month working an average of 3 – 5 hours per day.


HAWO American Academy

Classroom with Online Teaching

The classroom is similar to Skype or Google Hangouts. You can see your students, and they can see you. You both can see the lesson online, and students can interact with the lesson by drawing or writing on the pages.

Flexible Work Schedule

I usually work early morning hours from 5 am – 8 am EST which is 6 pm – 9 pm Beijing time. No time is spent planning a lesson.. every lesson is planned for you. I usually spend 10 – 15 minutes looking over the lessons before teaching so that I have all the props ready to go for my lessons.

This is such a great side hustle opportunity for anyone who is looking to add flexible income. Another aspect that I love about teaching English online is that I can choose when I teach my classes. I try to stick to a routine so that my students can choose to work with me regularly, but if my husband is traveling or working early mornings, then I don’t schedule openings for those days.

Are you ready to get started teaching English online?!


Remember to schedule your video interview after completing your application immediately. This is the single most important component of the application process. You will be asked to confirm a time for a live video interview with a VIPKID teaching team member. Live interviews must be scheduled and typically will happen within a couple of days (sometimes up to a week) from the time a candidate applied.
A majority of the teacher hiring & support teams are based in China. Sometimes during the interview process, candidates may receive emails early in the morning or late at night due to the time difference. These teams are amazing/overly-friendly people who put a tremendous value on treating prospective teachers with respect. Some will communicate with nonstandard English (ie: no American or Canadian slang) but are able to answer all questions during the process.
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#2 Get Paid to Deliver Groceries

Instacart is a grocery store delivery service that makes it easier than ever for customers to get their groceries. Think of it as the Door Dash or Uber of grocery service. Workers make money by shopping at local stores that partner with Instacart and then deliver the groceries to the customer.

You can sign up as an independent contractor, set your own schedule, and cash out weekly. In order to work with Instacart, you need…

  • 18 years or older
  • Car and a driver’s license
  • Smartphone
  • Pass a background check

Independent contractors are paid based on commission depending on the size of the order and the number of deliveries made. You can also earn tips as an independent contractor with Instacart. Commissions are usually higher during busy shopping times like Sundays, during major sporting events, and right before big holidays.

Sign up with Instacart Today and Start Shopping!

#3 Get Paid to Deliver Food

Door Dash is a food delivery service that lets you make money while working a flexible schedule. Door Dash partners with restaurants that don’t currently have their own delivery service and provides “Dashers”  to make the deliveries. You must meet these requirements to become a “Dasher”…

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a smartphone to access the app for delivery assignments
  • Have valid driver’s license, insurance, and good driving record (if applicable). Some locations don’t require that you have a car
  • Provide your Social Security number for a background check

Door Dash has confirmed that the average earnings come out to $15 – $25 per hour. I love that Door Dash offers extra earning opportunities on top of the average pay. You can make more money by working during peak times, the “Busy Pay” period, when deliveries are more popular. Earn an extra $50 – $100, depending on your location,  by referring your friends to work for Door Dash. The flexibility of this job makes it an ideal side hustle, and obviously, the more you work, the more money you can make!

Sign up with Door Dash here! 

#4 Proofreading Jobs

Calling all grammar experts!

Proofreading jobs are a flexible and  in-demand job where you can work part-time or full-time hours from home (or anywhere!)

Proofreading requires that you use your eagle eyes to catch every mistake in written copy. Today every business, both big and small are publishing more content online in the form of emails, blog posts, ebooks, and social media.

You can help companies look their very best by providing excellent proofreading skills so that the business can present an uncluttered message to their clients and potential clients.

Where can you find legit proofreading jobs online?

Free Gig Sites

Look for proofreading jobs on free gig sites like Fiverr and Upwork.

You will have to start out accepting a lower fee for your work until you create a name for yourself with the site. But once people see that you provide excellent work, you will be able to build a list of returning clients and a stellar reputation.


FlexJobs is a subscription site that offers curated work from home jobs from a variety of industries. The cost of the subscription is $15 per month. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

Check out 8 Proofreading Jobs Online with FlexJobs.

Proofreading for Bloggers and Online Business Owners

You can also find editing/proofreading jobs for bloggers and online businesses with Problogger. Search for proofreading jobs and start applying for freelance work opportunities.

If you are an entrepreneur at heart and owning your own proofreading business sounds like the perfect work-from-home side hustle, then make sure you check out this workshop on how to start a business as a Proofreader.


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#5 Click Funnels Affiliate

Russell Brunson is an online sales marketing guru. He (along with a team) has created Click Funnels, which is a sales funnel marketing software designed so that anybody can create effective online marketing. The Click Funnels product includes everything needed to make a sales funnel from the landing pages, squeeze pages, special offers, and tons of training, so anybody can create effective sales funnels.

You may be wondering how this can make you money???

Click Funnels will pay you an affiliate commission to share their product with business owners who need to do online advertising, which is basically every company! The affiliate commission is at no additional charge to the customer, but you make money for basically introducing the business owners to the amazing products that Click Funnels has to offer.

If you are at all interested in online marketing, then I highly suggest you sign up for the training provided to Click Funnels affiliates called the Affiliate Bootcamp. The Affiliate Bootcamp training is completely FREE, and it comes with a plan laid out for you to start making money as a Click Funnels affiliate. The value of the course is $997, but they give it away for FREE.

Once you learn about the Click Funnels product, you can start targeting businesses in your local area that need to improve sales. You can send them an email or call their office. When you are targeting businesses, you want to choose companies that sell products or services that are between $300+ per visit. Some ideas are dentists, dermatologists/skin care specialists, plastic surgeons, hotels, real estate companies, etc.

There are different tiers of commission for each product that is sold, but if you were to sell roughly 10 products you could earn $1,000 per month as a part time Click Funnels affiliate.

If you want to take your commission to the next level, then you can become a Click Funnels Certified Partner. As a Click Funnels Certified Partner you go through an extensive training program where you learn how to create sales funnels for multiple niches with different types of sales funnels. The process is rigorous, but the outcome is pretty amazing. You will be able to build sales funnels for businesses and charge anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 per month to build and maintain sales funnels.

Yes! I want to be a Click Funnels Affiliate!  

side hustles that will make you 1000 dollars or more per month

#6 Merch by Amazon

Merch by Amazon is a place where you have access to the millions of Amazon customers to sell Print On Demand t-shirts. The Merch by Amazon platform is in the very beginning stages, and the sales growth opportunities are just beginning!

Here’s how it works:

You have to apply for an invite to the Merch by Amazon platform. This can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6+ months. Once you receive your invitation, you can upload t-shirt designs to the platform. When a shirt is sold earn a royalty fee based on the price of the shirt.

A t-shirt that sells for $19.99 will earn you a royalty fee of $7.19. If you sell 140 shirts per month you can make $1006.60 in royalties from Amazon!

Join Merch by Amazon here.

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How to Make Passive Income with Amazon

#7 Freelance Writers

There are hundreds of thousands of pieces of NEW content being created daily. Business owners don’t exactly have time to run their business and create new content on a daily basis. In order to keep a website fresh and up to date in search engines, businesses need people to create their content.

I got my start in freelance writing by networking with two local businesses. They knew about my blog and were able to see the type of writing I could craft.

Here’s how it works:

You can get started freelance writing without a blog! Even though eventually, you should start a blog so that you can grow your freelance writing business. If you just simply want to get started with freelance writing, I highly recommend taking a course like 30 Days to Freelance Writing Success.

30 Days to Freelance Writing Success covers everything you need to know about freelance writing like where to find jobs, how to negotiate your price, what to charge, and more!

So if you want to make $1,000 per month with freelance writing, you can write 10 articles and charge $100 per article.

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How to Become a Freelance Writer

#8 Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants have strong administrative skills, are highly organized, and are familiar with blogging/social media. There are several different ways that virtual assistants are used for businesses. Some businesses use a VA to keep up with emails, customer service online, blogging updates, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Here’s how it works:

You can specialize in one area to maximize your skills and time. If you can get really good at a specific skill like Pinterest, then you can become an authority in your niche and build a booming business.

Pinterest  VAs work for both businesses and bloggers. The typical rate for running Pinterest for a company is $250 per month. This can include pinning pins, joining group boards, creating pins, promoting pins, and more.

You would need to sign up for 4 accounts to make $1,000 per month.

Related Reading:

How to break into VA work

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#8 Start a Blog

Starting a blog is an amazing way to make extra money from home. Blogging is a way to help people solve their problems in any niche. Bloggers are paid 3 different ways; ads, affiliate programs, and sponsored posts.

Here’s how it works:

Ads income: Bloggers work with ad networks like Google Adsense to post ads that will appear on their blog. Different ad networks have requirements for the number of pageviews or sessions that a blog must have before a blogger can be accepted into the program. This is a passive way to earn income from blogging.

Blogs can earn pennies up to thousands of dollars from blogs alone. The amount of money earned from ad income all depends on the number of pageviews a blog has per month.

Affiliate Programs: You can earn money through affiliate programs by recommending a product. When someone clicks on that product and purchases it the blogger earns a commission at no extra charge to the customer. The amazing thing is that almost every product you use has some sort of affiliate program, which makes it easy to share with your audience. Once you have blog posts created with affiliate links this is another passive income opportunity for blogging!

My favorite affiliate programs:

Amazon Affiliate


Flex Offers

Bloggers have to meet a certain minimum in order to receive their payout from affiliate programs. This could range from $20 to earn an affiliate income from Amazon to $100 from  Flex Offers. Bloggers can earn pennies to thousands of dollars from affiliate programs per month.

Sponsored posts: A blogger will agree to write a post about a certain product or service for an amount of money. This is a great way to earn income, but you do have to create a newly written post to earn the money, so it’s not entirely passive.

Sponsored posts pay anywhere from $50 to $1,000+ per post. The pay depends on the company sponsoring the post, how big the blog is (based on pageviews), and negotiating factors.

While you can make money from these different sources, it’s important that you only promote products or services that are relevant to your audience and are authentic recommendations.

It’s so not worth earning a few bucks for a product or service that will cause you to lose your audience.

By focusing on providing your audience with answers to their problems, you will be able to grow your audience (pageviews) and your income.

You can make $1,000 dollars in a month or more as a blogger. There are many bloggers who have quit their jobs to blog full time!

Final Thoughts

Each of these jobs has the potential to make $1,000 or more per month. You have to be willing to put in the hard work to earn the money, though. These are not get-rich-quick ideas! You will probably be working late nights, early mornings, and through nap time. There will probably be a huge learning curve. And sometimes, you might wonder if all the effort is worth it until you start to see your earnings grow.

So, do you think you would want to work one of these jobs from home?

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