Becoming a small business owner can be difficult and daunting. With so many government regulations and requirements, starting your own business can seem almost out of reach. However, there are simple and easy ways you can start making some extra money right from the comfort of home, without making the decision to start a full-blown business.

Being in control of both your time and your money is important to owning your life. Here are some ways you can make money without even leaving your home:

Sell your stuff: Remember those old treasures collecting dust in the attic? You may have forgotten about that stuff but lucky for you, there’s probably someone who would love to take it off your hands! Whether it’s a second-hand store or an online shop like Ebay, Poshmark, or Craigslist, it’s super easy to re-sell stuff that you no longer want. Make sure it’s squeaky clean before you sell, post a great picture, and then watch the money start to flow in.

Start a DIY shop: Have you ever seen something expensive and think, “I could make that!”? Well here’s your chance! A lot of people will pay good money for something handmade. It is time to get your creative juices flowing! All it takes is a little elbow grease and some online promoting on sites like Etsy or Made it Myself. Let’s get crafting!

Start an antique shop: Antiques are extra trendy right now so it’s the perfect time to start your own vintage shop. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy; it can be right inside your home or simply listed on a website. You could list antiques from your grandmother, from a consignment shop, anywhere! Customers love when items have a story so keep an eye out for all those historical teacups!

Create a blog: While this might not generate immediate return, starting your own blog can definitely build an at home business for you. Plus, you can write about anything you’re passionate about. It could be beauty, cooking or baking, saving money, travel, anything you want! Once you start building an audience, advertisers will want to display on your site which will help bring in some revenue. The best part? You’ll have lots of fun doing it.

Take surveys: This is a super easy way to make a quick buck. Lots of businesses want customer feedback to help improve their company processes. You could be paid to take company surveys.  Most of these surveys are just a few questions and can offer $5+ per survey. It might take up a bit of your time but once you get used to it, you can make quite a bit of money every day just for giving your opinion!

Starting a side-business or making money from home can be enjoyable and rewarding. You are in control of your life and the money you make so why not make some extra cash in the comfort of your own home? Here’s to a more prosperous, and successful future!