How to Supplement Income for Home-based Business

Times are changing and more businesses are becoming home-based. This might be as a direct result of increasing costs of hiring a warehouse. It could also be down to unavailability of white-collar jobs. Whichever the reasons this is an undeniable factor. Being able to save on costs allows businesses to be flexible in their spending.

I say this with a lot of conviction seeing as I have been there before. Soon after the company I was employed at downsized, I was let go and had to build my own home-based business from the ground up. I had to face many hurdles but the biggest bugbears proved to be effective leadership and monetary issues. While I may not be a guru in good leadership, I can help ease your financial burden.

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There are multitudes of ways to go about supplementing your business income. If you’re a senior citizen a reverse mortgage could work wonders for you. Unlike a normal mortgage where you make payments to the bank, with this mortgage you receive payments. Here are other ways to supplement income for home-based businesses:


Personal transportation has moved into a new era. What with ride service companies such as Uber and Lyft? You could turn your car into a taxi, with minimal ease. During downtime, you could use your car to supplement income earned from your business. Due to the convenience of the applications, they are wildly popular. Therefore, you could earn serious income. A bonus is you get to market your company or products to new people each time someone gets into your car.

Outsourcing skills

Are you equipped with skills such as web design, web hosting, data mining, video editing, or any other relevant skills? You have an opportunity to make money off these skills by signing up to freelance sites. Here you will get an opportunity to interact with a client in need of your skills. Once you agree on the price, you can embark on your task. This method has become so popular of making extra income; you could turn it into your full-time job.


The internet has made life easier for everyone. You can now rent out your house or car when out of town. Sites such as Airbnb allow you to rent out your home for the period you will be away. The money you earn is dependent on your location. Having a house in a pricey area will correlate to the amount you earn.

What’s more, you could also rent out your car when out on vacation or business trips. Applications such as Getaround allow you the opportunity to earn from your car when you aren’t using it.

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Affiliate marketing

Retailers are constantly looking for new customers. Online and physical retailers use affiliate marketers to help them grow their customer base. Companies such as Wal-Mart, and Amazon, use the services of affiliate marketers.

All you have to do is sign up to be one of their affiliate marketers. You are then provided with a sign-up code. Share the sign-up code with your family and friends. Once any person signs up using your sign up code, you get a commission. This is an easy way of earning free money.


While these are not the only ways of supplementing income from your home based businesses, they are easy and hustle-free. In addition to that, you will not be required to pay to access these methods.