Love to Draw? This Work-From-Home Side Gig Could Earn You Some Extra Cash

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Remember those stamps you’d get on your spelling tests in elementary school?

A smiling lady bug. A dog with perky ears. A bubble-lettered “Congrats!” The rudimentary puns were my favorite: Egg-cellent job! Purr-fect! Berry good!

But the rubber stamp world far exceeds this realm. Take, for instance, Stamp Press. Its rubber stamp categories cover everything: events and occasions, fantasy and science fiction, love and relationships, food and drink, fashion and jewelry, vintage… the list goes on.

Ever wonder who brainstorms and designs all of these stamps?

Well, it could be you.

Become A Work-From-Home Rubber Stamp Designer

Before you start putting down your artistic ability, thumb through your sketchbook, those doodles on the back of receipts and even the absent-minded designs you craft while helping your kids with homework.

Those could be stamps.

Stamp Press isn’t looking for a professional artist. In fact, it encourages those who simply enjoy doodling and sketching to consider the opportunity:

“So if you’re always doodling after putting the kids to bed or you have a sketchpad of things you’ve drawn for art college then we’d be really interested in hearing from you.”

As a freelance, work-from-home designer, this won’t be your full-time gig. It’s something you can do on the side — a fun activity for you to mold around your existing schedule.

You can email your sketches for consideration to [email protected]. Worst case scenario: The company can’t use your creation. 

Best case? You pocket some commission. For each item sold with your design, you collect 5% of the profit.

Each month, you’ll be paid via PayPal. And even if you don’t have time to submit drawings, you might still might get paid if any of your previous designs sell.

Visit Stamp Press to get more information and check out existing stamps.

You might be surprised. That swirly snail you just drew while reading this article could be the next big thing.

Your Turn: What designs will you submit?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents. She specializes in smiley face drawings.