Freelancing has become more and more popular. The want and need to control your income has a higher demand than it did say...5 years ago. Numerous websites have now made it easier for people to work from home doing freelance work and control their income at their convince.
Websites like Elance and Guru are a great resource to find jobs available. Wether it's online from home or a job available near you.
Popular freelance jobs are photography, writing, and web designing.