Extra Pocket Change

Who can’t use some extra pocket change? I know I always can. Many Moms I know work part time or even many I know who work full time have had hours cut by their companies to avoid doing layoffs. Regardless, with the economy nowadays there are not many people who couldn’t use some extra money. There are a lot of work-from-home jobs that Moms can do as a full time or part time job but if you already have a job you are happy with outside the home, don’t discount work-from-home jobs as a way to get some extra cash when needed. There are many work-from-home companies that offer work that can be done in your free time, late at night after the kids are in bed or on the weekends. Some of them can be done as much or as little as you would like with little to no commitment which is great when you need some extra spending money.

  • Sites like Odesk.com, Elance.com and Livework.com are great places to find short term assignments. You can choose assignments relative to your experience and apply to as many or as few as you would like. The first few assignments you apply for on these sites are the hardest ones to get until you get positive feedback on your profile and then the better paying assignments will be easier to get.
  • If you have a college degree you can work as an online essay grader for standardized testing. These companies hire readers to grade the essay portion of many standardized tests and the job is very seasonal. Some of them have testing periods several times a year followed by grading for a couple of weeks, mostly in the spring and early summer. The shifts are during a certain time frame you have to commit to but you can sign up for as few shifts as you would like. Check out Educational Testing Services and Pearson
  • Perform easy tasks on Cloud Crowd or answer questions on LiveAnswer, ChaCha, or KGB
  • Do website testing for Userlytics or UserTesting

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