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Take a look at your bank account. Could you use a little extra money from time to time for certain expenses?

Do you have free time at home to make that money?

If you're a stay-at-home parent, or simply someone looking for a way to make money on the side, here are 10 great tips to make extra money from the comfort of your couch.

1. Become a Babysitter

If you spend a lot of time at home with your kids, there's a great chance another parent in your neighborhood could use the help.

Simply offer up your babysitting services at local community meetings like church or other events. Or, put up signs around town with info about the service.

Your kids will love the playmates, and your wallet will love the extra money!

2. Give Your Opinions

If you ever find yourself sitting around and doing nothing but watching TV on the couch, start turning that free time into profit!

Websites like Survey Junkie and Vip Voice allow users to take surveys for 10 to 15 minutes and make several dollars each time. By the end of the month, you can make some serious money on the side!

3. Sell Your Stuff

Take a look around your house. Like most Americans, you probably have a sizable DVD or CD collection gathering dust!

Websites like eBay, Decluttr, or Amazon allow you to sell your collection to others for a good amount of cash. Or you can download an app like Letgo to see if anyone in your area wants to purchase them.

Plus, you can sell all your old electronics, appliances, and even clothing. You never know what kind of money you have lying around the house in the form of unused clutter!

4. Get Good in the Kitchen

Think about it, you have a factory capable of producing products that can sell like hot cakes right in your home -- your kitchen!

If you teach yourself to cook food items that people in your community might enjoy, you can rake in some serious dough. Everything from baked goods to holiday dinners will sell at a decent price, so offer up your cooking skills to your community!

5. Trade in Your Old Electronics

Do you need two old iPhones? Are you ever going to use your iPad from 2014 again? The answer to those questions is probably no, and you can make extra money by trading them in. Plenty of stores and online entrepreneurs buy old electronics, which they refurbish and sell. Look through your house for things you can trade in, such as: 

  • iPods
  • Laptops
  • Gaming systems

6. Sell Your Freelance Services Online

You can learn how to make money from home by trying out a new career. If you have ever dabbled in creative writing, edited friends' papers for school, or worked for a radio station, for instance, you may have skills you can sell online. You can find freelance positions for writing, editing, podcasting, and a slew of other specialties. 

These jobs usually take a few hours but don't require a full-time commitment. You may eventually find you're so successful at making extra cash from home, you want to make freelancing your primary job. 

7. Rent Out a Spare Bedroom

Here's one of the easiest ways to make extra money from home. If you have more space than you can use in your home, consider renting out your spare room on Airbnb or another rental site. You can make cash without putting in much effort, and you also get to meet new people. 

8. Rent Out Your Car

You probably know you can make money working for a ride-share service. But your car can also help you create extra income from home, without ever leaving the house. You can rent your car out to other people so they can use it to pick up groceries or drive to work. Sign up through a company that will connect you with the renter and take a small slice of the fee. It's mostly passive income you do nothing to earn. 

9. Offer Tutoring Services

Whether you're a math whiz or you speak perfect Spanish, your expertise could help a student who needs extra assistance. You can tutor children of any age as well as college students in your home. Using word of mouth or social media to advertise your services can generate a lot of initial interest. Then others will refer you to their friends as you improve your reputation. 

10. Start a Blog

If you have a passion for a subject and a minimal understanding of technology, you can start a blog. You'll be able to make money from home by sharing your thoughts and opinions with people who also care about what you love. You can find blogs on all types of subjects, including: 

  • Fitness 
  • Books
  • Sports
  • Parenting

You don't have to be an expert writer or photographer to become a successful blogger. An interesting point of view, unique insights and relatability are much more critical to building a blog following. Once you have some readers, you can make money by selling advertising for your site or adding affiliate links.

Now that you know these 10 ways to make extra money from home, decide which one is right for you and dive in. And remember, if you haven't put enough money back to cover emergency costs like home or auto repairs or an unexpectedly huge bill, Atlas Credit can help.

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