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These 7 side hustles require little or no cost up front

Marie Rossiter  |  June 13, 2023

Starting a side hustle can be an easy way to bring in extra cash. Here's what you need to know about salary and taxes before you start.

Tech skills that can get freelancers more than $100 per hour

Emily O'Brien  |  May 25, 2023

If you're looking to become an independent worker, you may may be able to leverage these tech skills to bring in a good income.

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Cruise company wants remote workers to work from sea for 3 years

Taylor Kuether  |  April 25, 2023

The cruise company is targeting remote workers for a 135-country cruise aboard which passengers can work their remote jobs the whole time. 

ChatGPT users can make up to $20K with Bug Bounty Program

Scripps News  |  April 13, 2023

The program went live Tuesday and offers users between $200 and $20,000, depending on the severity of the issues they find and report.

In sleep streams, people live stream themselves asleep for money

Tricia Goss  |  March 20, 2023

Though some sleep streamers are creating a calming, ASMR-like experience for those with insomnia, others let viewers pay to wake them up.

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How to make money doing laundry with SudShare

Tricia Goss  |  March 8, 2023

Looking for a way to earn money while also spending more time at home? If you have a vehicle, a washer and a dryer, SudShare could be a side hustle that lets you do both. Touted as the “Uber for…

You can get paid $1,000 to watch movies like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘A League of Their Own’

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 6, 2023

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you…

Scammers are luring job-hunters with fake remote jobs

John Matarese  |  February 6, 2023

Whether full-time or part-time, work-from-home job postings are still in high demand, especially as more companies ask workers to return to the office in 2023. Unfortunately, scammers are taking notice. If you are hunting on popular job sites, the Federal…

How to find remote jobs that let you work from anywhere

John Matarese  |  October 26, 2022

Work-from-home jobs offer a lot of flexibility, but not as much as some coveted “work-from-anywhere” jobs, where you can work anywhere in the world, on your own schedule. But finding one of these jobs is not as easy as many…

You can get paid $600 to watch TikTok videos

Tricia Goss  |  October 13, 2022

Is sending TikTok videos to family and friends your love language? Is your idea of the perfect day off curling up with a drink and some snacks to scroll your For You page all day? If so, we might have…

You can get paid $5,000 to eat cereal for dinner

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2022

If you’re having trouble coming up with dinner ideas after a long workday, Kellogg’s is offering up some serious cash if you’re willing to have breakfast for dinner. Specifically: a bowl (or two) of cereal. Now through National Breakfast Day…

Lazy person watching streaming TV

You can get paid $1,000 to give up streaming services for a month

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 25, 2022

If you’ve been looking for a good reason not to watch so much TV, how does exchanging your screen habit for $1,000 sound? The company Myprotein is looking to pay one person $1,000 to give up streaming services for a…

Woman watching TV on couch

You can get paid $1,000 to binge-watch 10 hours of ‘Full House’

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 24, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It may…

Asian woman works from her home office.

13 work-from-home essentials to boost productivity and comfort

Marie Rossiter  |  July 27, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Working from…

Woman watching TV on couch

You can get paid $1,000 just to watch TV the way you always do

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 25, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If watching…

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Rent out your backyard to dogs and make easy cash

Tricia Goss  |  June 11, 2022

If you’re an animal-lover with even a small backyard, you could earn passive income hosting dogs and their human parents. And you don’t even have to be home to do it. Anyone can list space with Sniffspot, which provides the…

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Airbnb’s jobs page visited 800,000 times after work-from-anywhere news

Tricia Goss  |  May 6, 2022

After two years of working remotely throughout the pandemic, many companies have begun requiring employees to return to the workplace. However, a considerable amount of those workers have expressed unhappiness about the move. According to a recent report from Apollo…

Actor Betty White in 2010

You could get paid $1,000 to celebrate Betty White’s 100th birthday

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The iconic…

Woman watching TV on couch

You could get paid $1,000 to watch iconic ’90s rom-coms

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2021

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of guilt about your laziness when a streaming app asks if you’re still watching, take note: there’s a new opportunity that could allow you to earn money for your binge-watching habits. Jewelry website Shane…

Get paid about $7,000 to binge watch ‘The Simpsons’

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 18, 2021

If you’re a fan of “The Simpsons,” you have an opportunity to get paid for your love for the long-running animated show. Die-hard fans are likely well aware of the theory that the show, which is now in its 33rd…

Amazon sign on building in Santa Clara, Calif.

Amazon says its corporate employees can work from home indefinitely

Marie Rossiter  |  October 12, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Many Amazon…

Young man watching scary TV at night

You could get paid $2,400 to watch paranormal documentaries for 24 hours

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 30, 2021

It’s officially the season of horror movies, ghost-hunting shows and paranormal documentaries. If you’re anything like me, however, you don’t need it to be October to watch some spooky TV. I binge all things ghostly year-round, and if you’re obsessed…

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How to make money selling plant cuttings

Tricia Goss  |  August 3, 2021

If you have a green thumb and are looking for a side hustle that could easily net some extra cash, consider selling plant cuttings.

Hawaii is offering free round-trip tickets to some remote workers

Tricia Goss  |  December 11, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Even before…

Google will let employees work from home until at least next summer

Kate Streit  |  July 30, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, more employers are adapting to allow their staff to work remotely. Google plans to let its employees work at home until at least July 2021. The majority of the company’s 200,000 staffers around the world…

Tech company is hiring work-from-home customer service representatives

Tricia Goss  |  June 9, 2020

If you have a knack for helping others solve problems but would rather not work in a call center or retail setting, a virtual customer service job might be ideal. A company called OneSupport Technology Advisors has supported remote employees…

Twitter employees can now work from home ‘forever,’ CEO says

Jenn Fields  |  May 13, 2020

Employees of Twitter will now be able to work from home “forever,” the company’s CEO said in an email on May 12. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, dropped the news that people could work from home permanently in an email to…

Come up with a new beer flavor and you could land a $40/hour internship with Natty Light

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 8, 2020

While COVID-19 has affected pretty much every part of our lives, it’s even more stressful for anyone looking for an internship or summer job. If you’re currently trying to find employment during the pandemic, Natural Light has a work-from-home opportunity…

You can now buy a $7,650 desk that lets you work horizontally

Kathleen St. John  |  January 21, 2020

Remember when standing desks were the hottest new thing? We must be due for a backlash against working too hard because, apparently, there’s now a laying-down desk. A company called Altwork now offers a desk-and-chair workstation that’s fully reclinable. You…

People are actually making money by sharing photos of their creative cheese boards on social media

Marie Rossiter  |  December 30, 2019

Mark Twain once wrote, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” With the internet changing the way people make a living, finding that dream job is becoming more of…

Hilton is hiring 700 work-from-home employees

Kate Streit  |  December 10, 2019

Working from home definitely has its perks. If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to work in your pajamas, now may be your chance. Hilton is hiring 700 work-from-home employees to fill a number of customer service and reservation positions.…

Gametime is hiring remote customer service workers

Kate Streit  |  January 11, 2018

Working from home is on a lot of workers’ wish lists these days. Who wouldn’t love ditching their commute and being able to work in their sweats? If you’re looking for a job that gives you these benefits, Gametime, a…

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American Express Is Hiring Work-From-Home Customer Service Reps—And The Pay Starts At $15.73 Per Hour!

Augusta Statz  |  November 15, 2017

Important Update 11/19 12:15PM:  Looks like these American Express jobs are no longer available. However, some of the Jackson Hewitt jobs mentioned below are still available.  Whether you need extra money this holiday season or, you know, all year long,…

These 20 companies are looking to fill part-time, work-from-home jobs

Haley Otman  |  October 23, 2017

Interested in bringing home some extra cash without dragging yourself into a stuffy office? You might want to consult this employer cheat sheet.

Lindt Chocolate has part-time, remote jobs open in 20 states

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 13, 2017

The Lindt Chocolate company is looking for more than a dozen employees for remote work and you could be one of them.

You could get paid to drink beer (yes, really!)

Augusta Statz  |  October 4, 2017

Secret Hopper is a company that’s determined to make your beer-drinking experience even better. If you thought going to a brewery and having a couple of beers was already fun, you’re going to love this even more. This service will…

This work-from-home job is perfect if you love surfing the internet

Augusta Statz  |  September 29, 2017

This is going to go down at the very top of your “dream job” list—and it’s a position you never knew existed. Leapforce is hiring people to test out search engines. So, if you consider yourself a Google search pro,…

17 ways for introverts to make and save money

Carina Wolff  |  September 25, 2017

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It’s hard…

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This Work-From-Home Scam Is Using Names You Trust To Lure You In

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 22, 2017

A new scam is targeting those looking to work from home by using names you trust to lure you in. How can you avoid becoming a victim to these crooks.

App Car Service Startups Continue To Irk Traditional Cab Companies And Regulators

This couple with 5 kids makes up to $1,500 a week as Lyft drivers

Kate Streit  |  September 19, 2017

While you might think that you can't make enough being a Lyft driver to cover your daily latte habit, let alone support of family of seven, Sam and Susen Meteer will prove you wrong. They manage to pull in between $800 and $1,500 a week working for the burgeoning company.

Recent College Graduate Struggles To Find Full Time Employment In Tough Economy

Love to learn new things? This online research job pays $13 an hour

Jessica Suss  |  August 29, 2017

If you're a lifelong learner who is looking to earn some extra cash, doing freelance research could be the perfect job for you!

This company is hiring lots of entry-level, work-from-home transcription positions

Kate Streit  |  August 25, 2017

The idea of working at home is certainly alluring. Whether you’re looking for more flexibility to balance your responsibilities as a parent, or just want to ditch your daily commute, making your house double as your office definitely has its…

Kaplan is hiring for tons of work-from-home jobs right now

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  August 25, 2017

If you’ve been searching for a work-from-home opportunity with amazing benefits, you need to check out the latest positions available at Kaplan. As one of the largest providers of education and testing preparation services, they have a lot of work…

How one man used his bargain-hunting skills to pay off $50,000 in debt

Winona Dimeo-Ediger  |  August 25, 2017

When Glen Zubia graduated from college in 2010, his student loans, car loan and credit card debt added up to a daunting $50,000. Working as a graphic designer, Zubia could barely cover his minimum monthly payment, so he decided to…

This Dream Nanny Job Pays $129,000 A Year And Includes Access To The Family Maserati

Augusta Statz  |  August 23, 2017

This is the ultimate nannying gig. Way better than any babysitting you did in high school—that's for sure! It pays $129,000 along with many other perks.

Work-From-Home Jobs That Don’t Require Talking On The Phone

Carina Wolff  |  August 13, 2017

A work-from-home job is perfect if you have kids at home, but so many of these jobs require talking on the phone. And for many people, this isn’t an option. Whether you’ve got a lot of background noise, your work…

Have a great love story? You could get paid $300 to share it

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2017

Everyone loves a good love story. If you have a rom-com-worthy relationship story to share, you may be able to cash in on it.

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Apple has dozens of work-from-home jobs open right now

Carina Wolff  |  August 8, 2017

Some people love going to the office, while others much prefer working from home. Good remote jobs can be hard to come by, so it’s especially exciting when super reputable companies list work-from-home jobs on their website. Apple has a…

This woman’s side gig is now making her $1 million a year

Carrie Murphy  |  August 3, 2017

Need inspiration to get that side hustle going? Look no further than the story of Luisa Zhou, who quickly grew her coaching business to $1 million in just seven months—all while working a full-time job. Luisa recently spoke with Forbes…

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Disney is hiring work-from-home customer service reps in select states

Kate Streit  |  July 30, 2017

If you’ve always dreamed of working for Disney, now’s your chance! If you’re lucky enough to live in Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Florida or North Carolina, Disney Store is hiring guest service representatives in those states. Even better, you can do…

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