If you love to cook for others, but don’t want to work in a restaurant or have people to your home, you can make money cooking for take-out. However, there are precious few national platforms that can help you market this service. That’s partly due to state laws that restrict food service operations, largely for health reasons. But it’s worth searching locally — and signing up for the one national platform that does support cooking for take-out.

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TaskRabbit, which allows freelancers to determine what services they offer and what they charge, is the one national platform that supports home cooks, hoping to sell their services on an hourly or for-delivery basis. The site is freelancer-friendly, only charging site fees to customers. Learn more about TaskRabbit here. 

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People in cities and states where local home cooking sites are unavailable can market their home-cooked meals through neighborhood website Nextdoor. Nextdoor has both free peer-to-peer discussions and neighborhood advertising. Ad rates vary based on geographic reach.

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