5 Ways to Make Money from Home During a Pandemic

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5 Ways to Make Money from Home During a PandemicThe world is turned upside down due to an outbreak. People are at home. You need money. What can you do?

Keep reading while we share these 5 ways to make money from home during a pandemic!

Finding Work from Home Gigs

First of all, finding a legit work from home job is like finding a needle in a haystack. You wouldn’t think it would be THIS hard, especially today, but it can be. You can be roped into an MLM or a service program where you have to pay a fee.

Not saying those kinds of opportunities are not legit but when I hear someone say they want a work from home job, they want a job, not an opportunity.

Opportunities are great and can lead to fruitful destinations but, the time to learn the skill, get good at it, start generating leads and income, it’s all on a timeline. It could take you 4 months to start making money and that may be on the fast track.

That’s not what you’ll find in this list.

Take a look!

1. Babysitting

Do you love kids? Are you responsible and would like a low-key kind of job where you don’t have to wear a uniform and be formal. Babysitting!

Get paid to watch the kids of others.

A family friend did this, well sort of, she did an at-home daycare where she charged $400/head and was making around $3,500 per month a few kids. Prices were more for babies.

This is an idea.

Or, watching kids for a few hours at $20 to $30 per hour gets you quick cash in your pocket and can easily get you to few hundred (or a few thousand extra per month).

If you want full-time pay, you can work full-time for even more money.

Consider this and if you’re interested, in addition to spreading word to your neighborhood, community, and peers, you can join sites like Care or Sitter City.

2. Data Entry

This is the golden goose. What everyone looks for: data entry.

Here are some companies to get you started:

3. Personal Shopper

Get paid to shop for someone else. This one isn’t work from home. But, I had to include it in the list because it’s such a cool opportunity. Make money shopping. Can’t beat it!

Try these companies:

4. Teaching English Online

You will teach kids English that are in China.

You sit at home at your desk, put on a headset and spend under an hour with just one student.

You can make up to $25/hour doing this and I’ve heard of people making $1,600/month to $2,500/month or so from this gig.

Requirements apply based on the company.

  • VIPKid
  • Qkids
  • SayABC
  • NiceTalk

5. Virtual Assistant

Get paid to assist people online.

Your tasks will vary based on your client but think, data entry, note taking, email replies, calendar and email management, etc.

Here are some companies to check out!

Final Word

There you go! Hope this was helpful. Let me know what you think down below in comments.

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Credit Firm

Credit is something that you definitely need in life.
It affords most people the ability to buy house and buy a car as well as finance other large expenses and sometimes even unexpected costs that can arise.
Even if you have no plans to make a large purchase in the near future it’s still a great idea to make sure your credit is in check. There are so many little things that can impact your credit and often times you may be unaware Of these things impacting your credit score.
A high credit score of forts you a low interest-rate and a low payment where as a low credit score can mean the exact opposite and sometimes not even qualifying for that purchase you’re looking to make.
So with a choice of paying more or paying less, of course you want to pay less in to do that you want to make sure that you have the best credit score possible.
So take a look at Credit firm, which is a company that can help you review and improve your credit. It’s really great to have experts on your side and to take away the overwhelm and stress of trying to manage your credit on your own.


If you’re in a pickle and looking to make a few hundred dollars extra this month, look at online panels. I’ve done multiple panels, earning $100+ for each one. They are free to join and pay anywhere from $40 to $400+.
The most I’ve earned has been $400 on a single panel. It’s like taking a survey but you’ll be doing it interview-style, talking to the researcher on the phone, via email or online.


Did you know that you can save money on your online shopping? It’s like getting paid to shop. All you do is install the free cashback browser extension from Rakuten and you’ll get a popup when you land on a partner retail website. Click “Activate” to activate your cashback and after checkout, it will be applied to your Rakuten account. I earned around $28 very quickly after joining.
It’s not part-time income kind of money but it is extra money that you can get absolutely free, for doing what you’re doing anyway, online shopping.


Considering investing? Not sure where to start?
Acorns helps you invest your spare change on autopilot.  They round up your purchases and invest the difference for you. It’s fully automated investing, right at your fingertips. Take control, grow your money and more. This is one of my favorite investment companies.


Looking for an online bank? Today, there are so many available, it’s tough to pick one.
I joined Chime within the last 6 months and I absolutely love them!
They send me daily balance notifications, alert me when a charge is declined, they have savings accounts and much more. I love their overdraft protection feature and it’s easier than ever to transfer money to friends and family. Their apps is one of the most streamlined, easy-to-use online banking apps I’ve encountered.
I found them through a discussion in a Facebook group I was spying on. It was a business group and the discussion was about how the girls in the group used Chime for their business banking for their sole proprietorship and it’s helped them separate business and personal expenses.
It’s a great use for that and also perfect for your personal banking.

5 Ways to Make Money from Home During a Pandemic

Jenn Leach, MBA

Jenn Leach is a Houston-based MBA with over a decade of experience in the banking industry. She writes at Millennial Nextdoor where she writes finance, money, business, and lifestyle content to help millennials create additional income streams online. Join her on Substack at https://jennleach.substack.com.

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