Want something really cool to do at home while you try to stay safe, keep busy or just become antisocial and introverted? Here are some ways people are renovating their lives to be masters of the stay-at-home life.
Adding up the Points
There are a lot of websites and services that allow you to earn a fraction of a dollar for each small task you complete. If you take a survey on MySurvey, Inbox Dollars and a number of other sites, you can earn points to be redeemed for cash or to be used across multiple sites. You can earn points from Microsoft and Bing when you complete surveys or do other small tasks. These can add up over time, and right now many people have tons of time on their hands.
Going Out for the Night at Home
You can also experience the joy of a night out on the own without having to go anywhere. Maybe you like to visit the casino. You can get that experience through sites like Casino777 and similar places online. Playing blackjack, poker, slots and more is really easy, and you can compete with other players and play with a live dealer. You might be surprised at how similar this is to the authentic casino experience.
All your favorite restaurants are offering order out and delivery services. Even if they don’t delivery personally, you can use Door Dash, Grubhub or whatever else is available in your area to get the food you want for a small extra fee. Decorate your home to create a home cinema experience or a restaurant atmosphere even when you don’t feel like going out.
Learn a New Skill
If you have time on your hands and you are stuck at home, why not take advantage of that to take some classes, watch instructional videos, and learn how to do something new that you will enjoy and that could be monetized in time? You can learn a new language, learn how to play an instrument, learn a professional skill or just get better at something you already know. There are so many resources out there for people who want to learn and who want to grow. In many cases, you don’t even need to pay for that education, as there are lots of people willing to share their expertise for free by taking advantage of advertising dollars on the site that hosts them.
Do Freelance Commissions
There is a lot of freelance work available right now that you might not be aware of. Some of it may be stuff you already know how to do. You can write reviews, edit resumes and articles, provide graphic design assistance, and become part of a team to work on projects. Use sites like Freelancer.com, Fiver, or Upwork to get started. It may take some time to find a job there, but you can work at your pace, set your own rates and take advantage of the extra at-home time you might have available to you.
Take a Virtual Vacation
Maybe you can’t afford to travel anywhere exotic but you still want to feel like you are going out and about. There are virtual vacations available and lots of ways to enjoy them. You could follow a GoPro channel to feel like you are right in the action. You can take a virtual tour on Google Maps to put yourself on some of the greatest streets, paths and tourist destinations in the world. Some art museums offer virtual tours too, and you can take your time to see each painting or sculpture without ever having to leave your house. You can get a lot of the same benefits and feel that sense of exploration travel gives you without having to go anywhere physically.
Create a Blog
It may not make you much money at first, but you can have so much fun writing a blog. Just think of a subject that you know a lot about or that is interesting to you. If you like it, then you can get others to read about it, because your passion will show through in your writing. Who knows- tt might be the beginning of a new career path.