12 Side Hustles You Can Do From Bed | The Financial Diet

Hi, I’m Chelsea. And I’m Lauren. And we are The Financial Diet. So today we’re going to
be talking about side jobs that you can have from the
comfort of your own bed, which is awesome. Because a few weeks
ago we did a video that was a lot of money mistakes
that you might be making, and we’ll link that
in the description. And one of them was not
having any side income at all, which we think is a mistake. And a lot of people were
like, but it’s too hard. You have to like
go an extra place and it takes up too much
time, et cetera, et cetera. And a lot of people
were asking what are the side hustles
that you guys know of or you like that anyone
can do from anywhere? So the jobs that we pick that
we’re going to share with you today, they tap into
different skill sets. But they have in common
the fact that A, obviously you can do them from bed. But they’re really flexible to
work with different existing work or school schedules,
different physical abilities or limitations. And they’re something that you
can do just even a couple hours a month. So without further
ado, here are 12 side hustles you can do from the
comfort of your own bed. So you can do something simple,
like a closet inventory, and then sell your
old clothes online. So winter is coming, and
there’s no better time to do a closet purge to
give yourself a little bit more space in your closet. You can use websites and
apps like Poshmark, Vaughan and ThredUp to help sell
your clothes online. And we’ll have those
links in the description, along with all the links we’re
going to talk about today. Oh, and in before the
comment that’s like, you have to get out of bed
to go through your closet, which touché, but the actual
selling and going through the app and all that stuff, you
can even be on the train and do it. So next is customer service rep. Now customer service is a field
where more and more companies everyday are allowing
their representatives to be based from home
and to kind of figure out their own schedules. You have agencies
like LiveOps, which will pair you with a
company if they approve you to be part of their system. And they’ll put
you with people who allow you to work from home. Or you can even go
directly to the clients that you’re interested in,
the companies that you think you might want to work for,
even the industry in general, and see who’s hiring
remote workers. You’ll be surprised,
the amount of companies that allow their
customer service people to work from home. Next, you can review
websites, apps and programs. So I have personal
experience with UserTesting, where you essentially
troubleshoot websites and you leave a voice recording
as you go through the website. So these websites pay anywhere
from $3 to $20 a test. And if you’re really
diligent about it, you can make several
hundred dollars per month. Just a few of the
sites you can look at to get started in the
website, app reviewing game are places like Userfeel,
Userlytics and UserTesting. Another great job is
social media management for small businesses. As some of you might remember,
our former managing editor, Maya, actually
used this very gig to get herself some
extra money in college. Essentially, if
you’re someone who’s really good at social media
yourself but is just using it for yourself, it would
be a really good idea to look around you at the
small businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, dry
cleaners, boutiques, wherever you can see someone
who’s got a great business but is not using social media
to their fullest benefits. This is especially common
with older business owners or business owners who opened
before social media was even an important part of the
game, and who just aren’t sure how to use it to promote
and increase their business. So essentially,
what you need to do is figure out what your
packages might be– anything from teaching the business
owners the basics of promoting themselves in SEO and all
that stuff, all the way up to running the platforms
for them if they want to. Put together some basic business
cards and a little presentation of the different
things that you offer, and start pitching it to
business owners around you. Obviously, this is
something that could happen in person, as well. But a lot of it can be done
purely online, and thus from the comfort of your bed. Another idea is to be
a virtual assistant. So virtual assistants
do everything from emailing, making
calls, setting up meetings, those kind
of tedious tasks that people are looking to
outsource in their busy work day. There are a lot of agencies
that will hook you up for companies that are looking
for virtual assistants, and we’ll link to a few of
those in the description below. Individuals are also often
looking for assistance, even short-term ones. We had to hire a temporary
assistant for doing our book. Another great from-home
job is copywriting. If you are someone who is great
at writing things like essays, articles, blog posts, even
great social media posts, you might be great
at copywriting. And since it’s so easy to
set up an online portfolio as a freelance
copywriter, there’s no reason not to go for it. I’ve personally used a site
called Contently, which is great for setting up
a profile of the kind of copywriting that you can do,
where clients come and find you and you can seek
out freelance jobs. And just in case
you were curious, copywriting is ad writing. Another idea is to design
and sell something online. So I’m actually in the
process of launching an e-shop for The Financial
Diet, which is really exciting. And it’s a great way
to make an investment for the long-term that will earn
you money as you do other work. Obviously, this is going
to require you to have some creative abilities first. And it is an investment
of your time. But once you get it set
up, it’s pretty automated. E-commerce platforms
like Etsy and Shopify are just some of the
most common ones, but there are a ton out there. And if you work with a third
party for your packaging and shipping, the money just
basically takes care of itself while the e-shop sits there. Next is to become an online
language tutor/conversation partner. Before I was a writer, I
used to make a lot of money on the side using a site called
Wyzant, where I tutored French. And then when I moved to
France, I tutored English. Some of my clients
were in person, but I actually had
a ton of clients that I only met
via Skype/typing. If you speak a foreign
language, all the better. But if you don’t,
there are plenty of people all over
the world looking for tutors and conversation
partners in English strictly online. You may have to put on a little
makeup or comb your hair, but you can still be in bed. So another idea is to sell
used books or textbooks online. So selling old books
and textbooks online is a great way to make a
little extra money on the side. And it’s also a great way
to de-clutter your home. You can set up a professional
bookselling account on things like
BookScouter or BookFinder or you can use websites
like Amazon or eBay. But keep in mind that
most of these websites do take a cut of
whatever book you sell. Another option is to become
a general online tutor in whatever you specialize in. This really applies if
you have a college degree, and particularly if you have
a college degree in something that you’re not
really actively using. For example, if you
have a degree in history or English or
chemistry and you’re doing something that’s
maybe not totally related, a great way to really
use that degree is to go through online
tutoring programs and tutor K-12 students in those subjects. We’ll link to a few
great sites where you can be certified to be an
online tutor in the subjects of your choosing. Another idea is to
take surveys online. So there are a ton
of websites online that you can use to take
surveys and get paid for them. And I actually found a
great round up on a mom blog that I linked to in
the description below. Make sure, though, that you do
find a legitimate and reputable source. A lot of those fake,
scammy surveys out there. When I heard surveys, I
was like, those are scams. And she was like,
no, they’re not. And she showed me,
and they’re not. But some are, so– the last and most general one
is to search on any job listing website wherever key terms
like remote, work from home, home-based, et cetera. Whether you’re on
Monster or Craigslist or a specific industry site,
always search for those terms. And keep your eye
out for anything that you can do from home,
especially part-time if you’re looking for a side hustle. And on sites like LinkedIn,
you can set alerts so that any time
there’s a new job posted with those specific details,
you can get an email about it. And lastly, as our friend
Steph always says, and slash, said in an extremely
vintage TFD video, always make sure to
check on Craigslist, that scammy looking gigs tab
all the way at the bottom that looks totally fraudulent
and like you’re going to end up murdered from it. But it’s not. It’s not. There’s tons of great jobs on
there, a lot of them from home. Go check it out. So as always, thank
you for watching. And don’t forget to hit
the Subscribe button and go to
thefinancialdiet.com for more. Bye.


  1. **+&

  2. I don’t see the links for virtual assistant jobs…

  3. What’s the url for Virtual assistants?

  4. You don't want to be a virtual assistant. People who want this usually are just fucking nuts and are running a failing business, and they have no idea what they want. Also the pay is obscene. If you're going to do this, don't apply to a posted job, set up your own agency and screen clients for sanity and rich people bulllshit.

  5. I don't get the video. Here's some actual stuff Amazon Flex, Uber, Lyft, Task Rabbit, Upwork, Instacart.

    If you have a job that hands out OT, take it.

  6. how many of these jobs are in really high demand that one can just go out and apply? My guess is really non-existent. True side hustles i recommend are the trades, autocad drafting, security, etc. Most of the recommended ones sound great, but they are pipe dreams for the average joe unless you are really outgoing with people.

  7. Side income, in the UK you get taxed more if you have two jobs. It so might not be worth it.

  8. Cool. Not sure about from bed, but this guy lives on an island and teaches stuff step by step. Might help. www.imibClub.com

  9. UK only but matched betting is one of the best ways if you have no monetizable skills and you like working in bed. There is a blogger doing a competition/giveaway at the moment, for a service where you can learn, get all the tools, help etc etc for just £1. Well worth a look: https://katykicker.com/a-step-by-step-guide-to-making-money-from-matched-betting-and-a-giveaway/

  10. Be a cam girl. Even better, be Twitch thot and have a Patreon. All from the comfort of your bed.

    Looking for a manager to get started? Hit me up, with plenty of pics. ☻👉👌

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  12. Forgot an easy one: prostitution! LOL.

  13. Hey could you share links for virtual assistant jobs? Thanks

  14. So awesome! ThredUp though is not worth it. I won't buy from them either after going through the seller side and receiving less than $10 for a giant bag of brand new name brand items Inshould have taken to the consignment store.

  15. I don't know about America, but in England you can sign up for loads of surveys as I have done. There are problems with this, though. They don't give you regular work, I started with a well known supermarket with about one every three weeks. It gradually became less and less. I eventually got enough points for ten pounds! This was well over a year! I was considered one of their regulars but, I suppose, if they can hang it out as long as possible they don't have to pay you so often.

  16. You might want to mention side hustle remote jobs can also be a 1099 and that n means they don't take the taxes out so you could be owing taxes at the end of the year

  17. Yo just peeped, Chelsea is gorgeous.(also peeped she reminds me of an ex)

  18. I don’t know if this works or not, but I’m making well over $1k a week with this: Atoce . c om I’m still searching for an easier method to make money from home and nothing comes close to it. I highly recommend this site. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ”

  19. Instead of having an extra job, form a union at your current job and go on strike until they pay you enough to afford a comfortable lifestyle. The money is there, it is just being held captive by the rich.

  20. surveys are the worst "side hustle". each survey takes hours and is completely mind numbing. the gig also definitely pays well below minimum wage

  21. Clean your closet isn't a side hustle. It isn't sustainable income.

  22. Look into Qmee.

  23. whats user testing ? would u plz give me some example ?

  24. OH MY GOSH ITS CHELSEA! I have been following you since Thought Catalog and then of course following your website, and I just found this channel and I’m so EXCITED!!!! I still have some of your OG thought catalog posts saved in my browsers because they helped me so much through the first part of my twenties! 💕 the first time you made a list like this on your website is what helped me find poshmark which I have been making money from for quite a while!

  25. Thx ladies.

  26. Girl on the right looks like she can take a mean . .

  27. Well..I found a faux mink coat for 4 bucks at the Goodwill that I am selling for over 400% more…will I get it? Ya.

  28. Great video!

  29. Watching your videos at 30 makes me realise how much I did wrong in my 20’s – so fucking broke.

  30. Thredup gives you almost no cash. Research them before you sell to them.

  31. chelsea looks bomb in glasses doe

  32. How does each of these side hustles earnings get taxed at the end of the year that I need to think about? Thank you.

  33. Okay, so step one, get internet. Got it. Great video! Lots of good info here.

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  35. I buy good clothes from the thrift store and sell them at a slightly higher price. I make about $5,000 a week just by spending $500a week in thrift clothes.

  36. The Chanel is very helpful but I think that the Videos are too long

    Keep up the great work!

  37. This was so, so helpful. Thank you!

  38. Selling your cloths is not a job

  39. That denim dress is so cute.

  40. 13. selling foot pics

  41. Thanks for a good video! Kinda disappointed at first with the standard "sell used clothes" but then it got much better! 🙂 Did not know about liveops and the user testing. Thanks again!

  42. How about a side hustle that will give you a chance to enrich the internet with your opinions and knowledge.
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  43. What a waste of time.

  44. Thank you!

  45. surveys are just endless rounds of the same questions….disappointing

  46. I sold discount cards as a side hustle but ended up leaving my job because it took off in my first year of doing so. The business model is awesome and an easy pitch because the advertiser gets free advertising, the customer makes a steep profit for their fundraiser and I would put 3K in my pocket for each customer. This was semi-passive income. Even though It had to put in a little work the following years it was minimal because all of the leg work was done on my first year. Everyone keeps coming back for business. I wrote an E-Book to teach others how to to this. IF interested you can access the E-Book for free on my blog makecentsdude.com

  47. Thanks so much for sharing this. I needed to know where I could sell old textbooks. This is helpful!❤️

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  49. Thank you!

  50. What happened to lauren?

  51. Stop using 'like' as a filler for other words, just a small critique. It's sloppy english

  52. Any side hustle that can be done internationally

  53. What if I dont have any skills outside of my field of work? I dont even use social media

  54. If you plan your week right you can get these side hustles off the ground
    You can download a free side hustler's week planner here http://bit.ly/sidehustletime

  55. Where is the virtual assistant link

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  57. 1. Make YouTube videos talking about stupid ideas that aren't side hustles

  58. Wait wait wait… You compared someone that "is good a social media" with a freaking Community Manager?

    I'm out. That was hella offensive.

  59. what a fucking waste of time.

  60. These are great hustles! Thank you so much!!

  61. I’m going to add one I do: tutor through Chegg. No contract and all your own hours. Work as much or as little as you want.

  62. I was a tutor while I was looking for a more solid job. I still tutor in person for ~$15 more an hour than I make at my programming job (which is salaried). I only do it once a week for one hour, but I could pick up more. It's good money as a side job when you think about the value for your time. It doesn't seem like a lot when you compare it to your paycheck, but when you look at the hourly rate, it's completely worth it. It requires a negligible time commitment, and it pays my gas and parking fees every week. There is the stipulation that you have to know the subject you are tutoring in very well, and you have to be able to teach it.

  63. Bullshit ideas

  64. You need to use your work email for the test sites and the surveys are more work than pay off.

  65. You spoke my mind when you mentioned "History". My History degree has been gathering dust and I so wish I could do something with it.

  66. I've been designing and selling t-shirts, totes, pillows, etc which I can do completely from my bed.

  67. copywriting is a fulltime job, and creating a GOOD portfolio takes months, if not years, it's not something you just plop in and do..

  68. Love the Tips, but personally, I wouldn't really consider selling old clothes and books you don't need/want a side hustle. These are usually things you can do only once in a certain period of time until you do the next purge of your closet/bookshelf

  69. My bed 🤔

  70. how is selling items you own a side hustle?

  71. The audience on this channel is too mature to reference a certain topic, but I had a very sophomoric idea for a side hustle from bed. SMH

  72. The real problem in the US workplace is that we even need a side hustle.

  73. COLLEGE STUDENTS: you can also upload lecture notes online for some extra cash. I use oneclass. About 20 lecture notes will translate to about $10 which is pretty good for uploading notes youre taking anyway

  74. The girl with glasses is so classy and pretty

  75. Weird question, how would you claim this income on your taxes? For example, the surveys, would you get a W4?
    Thanks for all you do! Love the channel!

  76. Can you do an update on this topic? Thank you.

  77. Sell your feet pics online

  78. Good luck selling books with super garbage margins and inventory sitting around for months….. Textbook are another story but you can only get them below market value by tricking dumb people into selling them to you.

  79. Prostitution should be on this list xD

  80. I can't believe someone would even complain of having to get out of bed those people if they physically can get out of bed they should be grateful.

  81. Thread UP is NOT a place to sell your clothing especially reliably. They strive to give you pennies on the dollar for your clothing and its a gamble if they'll take what you want. If they don't want it/take it they give it to Africa not back to you. If they do take it you don't get much for it I heard a story of a woman who sent in items that were worth thousands and got $10 for her whole lot she was furious. Also you might not want to buy either as their inspection of the clothing you buy can be sent out to you soiled with blood, human body stains, tares, ect they don't catch everything especially in the crotch and armpits of clothing.  Also a shop online is a full time job especially Etsy there isn't a set it and forget it with that.

  82. Bank account promotions

  83. i feel like a lot of comments are somewhat misinformed as to what a side hustle is. no youre not gonna make a ton of money from any of these unless you go full time basically- if you put 40 hrs a week into something yeah youll get results! but if you only have 1 hrs a wekk you can STILL have a side hustle because a side hustle is just extra money. i currently have a side hustle that makes me like $15 a month. is that gonna turn into a vacation or pay for any major expense? no, but it covers my hulu subscription and thats all i use for tv so it covers my home entertainment nicely. there were a couple youtubers that arent huge and they make about $50 a month for their ads. a side hustle can be a little money or a lot- with my job the hours fluxuate, so in the slow months i can put more effort into side hustles. dont be so harsh just because you cant make $500 sitting in bed and noodling on the computer for an hour. anything that makes you money requires a bit of effort

  84. 2 other easy side hustles are jobspotter from indeed.com, all you do is take pictures of hiring signs, and rev.com where you transcribe audio and video

  85. You can do this from the bed ( I know cause thats how I usually do it ) I make over 50 bucks daily from this and I only "work" on this for like 1-2hrs a day. You can check it out here: GotBizOpp. com 🌗🌗

  86. This all depends upon your tax bracket. If you earn more, you're taxed more, which defeats the purpose.

    If you don't want to work more, learn to go without and spend more time taking good care of the things you have so that you don't have to repurchase. Try a studio apartment close to work.

    For example, my minimal wardrobe, kitchenware and furniture are more than 25 years old. Everything I have is still like new, because I took the time to take good care of everything I own.

    I worked part-time throughout my entire career. Saved lots of money. Comfortably retired.

    Up until now, I just didn't realize that minimalism was a special way to live life. I really enjoyed my time off. Freedom is everything.

  87. Consigning in a local shop is a lot less work than trying to sell online. Online, you have to take pictures, write descriptions, answer emails, go to the post office, deal with returns. With consignment, you just drop off and cash out when you pick up. Don't waste your time.

  88. I consign crocheted purses and jewelry in a dozen different local shops. Such as convenience stores, general stores, gift shops, craft stores, clothing stores and regular consignment shops. Some shops take all of their products to craft shows as well.

    I'm disabled and fairly bedridden. I crochet in bed. My boyfriend delivers and picks up. Never have to deal with customers. No specific deadlines.

  89. A solid side hustle for me is I have three part time easy jobs. I make extra 1400 dollars a month by working extra on the weekends moonlighting as a Security guard working in a warehouse house off hours all I do is hourly rounds and guard the facility I am the only one in the facility. I bring my iPad and watch movies in between. I work for two different security companies on the weekends. My third part time I teach three hour drug education class on Saturday morning and make extra 450 dollars per month. For me its simply to have solid stress free part time job so you know what your income will be. I am on a four year debt free journey to payoff my mortgage in four years. The key is to find solid stress free part time job with consist income jobs that's a no brainer.

  90. Very useful information! Thank you so much!

  91. God bless you

  92. Thank you!

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  95. I have watched several of these videos by now. My question is always the same: how do these "side hustles" work tax-wise? I have registered to translation/writing websites and at least in my country in order to do many of these you actually have to, tax-wise, open activity as "freelancer" , and the taxes you pay make it really not worth it unless you do it as a full-time job. Plus if you happen to have a job already can you even register your activity as a freelancer? How can you get profit from these side hustles after taxes? Is this a "U.S. only" thing?

  96. The 13th way is this legit money making website for most of you to check out.


  97. Pimp: Hey baby, I got a side hustle you can do from bed…

  98. I started my side hussle two years ago and invested a lot of time and energy to launch my photography workshops. In my first year I grossed $7-8k and now in my second year I grossed $17k not bad, right? Now I get to fret over dealing with my upcoming taxes next April, yeah LOL jus kidding no not really 😉

  99. I tried online surveys and you can’t make $10 in 3 hours online with those… it’s not an actual side hustle unless there is a way to trick the surveying algorithms

  100. Most prostitutes do their main hustle in bed.

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