12 Really Strange (but Effective) Ways to Make Money in Utah

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Working at home is the jam. Not only do work-from-home jobs sometimes let you set your own schedule, but you get to skip tedious tasks like scraping ice off your car at the crack of dawn, getting stuck in rush-hour traffic and making small talk with your coworkers.

And doesn’t wearing sweatpants all day sound cozy?

Since working from home is a goal for a lot of our readers, we’ve rounded up awesome work-at-home jobs just for Utah residents.

We’ve included a variety of full-time jobs as well as side gigs on this list. Even better? Only two of them require a college degree.

Keep reading to learn about our favorite work-at-home opportunities in Utah in 2016.

1. Sew Some Magic as a Seamstress

Talk about the perfect side gig for sewers!

We found two work-at-home seamstress jobs located in Utah — both of them involve creating simple items for small designers.

Read more about them here: LipStain and Legos Seamstress Job / Paisley Palooza Seamstress

2. Surf the Internet

I love this one, because you just set it and forget it.

Did you know that Bing will pay you every time you make a search on your computer or phone? You just have to sign up for Bing Rewards which is free and takes 30 seconds.

It’s not a lot of money, but I usually earn about $100-$200/ year in passive income doing this. Easy work though — can’t complain.

3. Get Paid $225/Month While Watching Movie Previews

If we told you that you could get paid while watching videos on your computer, you’d probably laugh.

It’s too good to be true, right?

But we’re serious. By signing up for a free account with InboxDollars, you could add up to $225 a month to your pocket. They’ll send you short surveys every day, which you can fill out while you watch someone bake brownies or catch up on the latest Kardashian drama.

No, InboxDollars won’t replace your full-time job, but it’s something easy you can do while you’re already on the couch tonight, wasting time on your phone.

Unlike other sites, InboxDollars pays you in cash — no points or gift cards. It’s already paid its users more than $56 million.

Signing up takes about one minute, and you’ll immediately receive a $5 bonus to get you started.

4. Get Paid to Download Apps

Lots of companies, including Google, will pay you to install their apps on your cell phone. And there’s more: They’ll also pay you for every month you keep those apps installed.

Why? Because the apps collect data from your cell phone, which companies use to better understand web and mobile usage — gathering information such as what times of day people browse, how long they stay on websites and use apps, and what types of sites and apps are popular (or not).

Here are a few of our favorite companies that will pay you to download their apps:

– Media Insiders Panel – If you’re male or 44 years of age or older, this company will pay you $5 a month to keep their app on your phone. Plus, you can install it on up to 3 devices, making your total possible earnings up to $200 a year.

Read more about these opportunities here: How to Earn $495 By Downloading These 6 Apps

5. Set Your Own Schedule as a Transcriptionist

If you want a work-at-home job that doesn’t require sales experience or a college degree, transcription might be a good fit. This gig requires listening to audio files and typing out what you hear; you can work as little or as much as you want.

Though the work can be repetitive (think: listening to the same audio files over and over), it pays well and offers a ton of flexibility.

Read more about it here: Earn $25/Hour as a Transcriptionist

6. Use Your Marketing Skills at Aetna

Want to use your marketing mojo to create healthier communities? Aetna is looking for you!

The company requires you have a bachelor’s degree, plus three to five years of experience in the healthcare or technology fields.

Read more about it here: Marketing Communications Specialist

7. Rock the Phone Lines as a Temp-to-Hire

Though this position starts out as an in-person role in Draper, Utah, you’ll be able to work at home once hired as a full-time employee.

You’ll take inbound calls from contractors and residents and locate addresses on a grid map; the only requirement is six months of previous customer service experience.

Read more about it here: Customer Service Representative

8. Sell Frozen Treats for The Jolly Llama

This job requires you to be in the office some of the time, but the company (and ok, its name) sound so cool that we had to include it.

As a sales administrator for The Jolly Llama, you’ll provide sales support to a national dairy-free frozen dessert brand. Its office is in Park City, and you’d be able to work from home two or three days per week. A bachelor’s degree is required.

Read more about it: Sales Administrator

9. Start a Work-at-Home Career With Full Creative

Work-at-home positions abound with Full Creative.

We read a few reviews that said compensation wasn’t great — but if you’re looking to break into a work-at-home career, it could be a good place to start. Just be sure to negotiate your salary before accepting anything!

Read more about it: Customer Billing Specialist

10. Make Furry Friends as a Pet Masseuse

You’ve probably never thought about pet massages before, but animals develop sore muscles just like we do. And a growing number of pet masseuses are here to help them feel better.

To work as a pet masseuse, no specific license is required, though a few schools do offer certification programs. You can run this business out of your home, or visit local pet businesses to ply your services.

Read more about it here: How to Earn Money as a Pet Massage Therapist

11. Provide Great Service for Response Marketing Group

In this position, you’ll act as a sales rep for people interested in the Response Marketing Group’s real estate seminars.

Before being able to telecommute, you must attend a two-day training at their headquarters in Lindon. A high-school degree or GED is also required.

Read more about it: At-Home Registration Consultant

12. Help People With Their Finances at efolks

Want to chat with people about how to repair their credit? efolks is hiring phone representatives to discuss personalized credit solution packages with its clients.

You must live within 45 miles of its Provo or West Valley offices, but no other education or particular experience is required.

Read more about it: Financial Solutions Advisor