Can we interest you in more side hustles? Whether you’re a little tight for money, looking to buy a new gadget, or simply have a lot of time on your hands, side hustles are a great way to not just earn more money but develop skills you never knew you needed. There are side hustles in pretty much every niche and we’re cracking Pandora’s Box wide open. Here’s a list of how you can earn money online.
1. Remote jobs
If you’ve already grown accustomed to doing work in your pajamas, remote jobs are definitely for you. A lot of jobs on websites like Remotive, We Work Remotely, and flexijobs focus on tech, creative, and customer service skills, with the option of working full-time, part-time, or contractually. Their lists and categories run a mile long so you’re not at risk of running out of options.
2. License photos and videos
Know any graphic designers? Then you should know that high-quality stock images are always in high demand. Whether it’s a stylized photo of your #aesthetic desk, just some hands against a plain white background, or a video of a sunset, no photo or video is too simple (or frankly too weird) to go on these websites, you can even get your friends involved! Sell your photos and videos on websites like Shutterstock, Fotolia, and iStock. You can also check them out to see what kind of photos do well.
3. Make money surfing the web
It’s not a secret that people play fast and loose with our data nowadays but how would you like to get paid for sharing your (publicly available) data? Honeygain is a website that gets you paid for doing what you already do every day: being on the internet. It gathers publicly available data for web statistics that they sell to credible companies as market research. Earn money for all the traffic you share and get payouts through PayPal or Bitcoin. Easy enough, right?
4. Test out programs
trymyUI is a remote usability testing for apps, websites, programs, and more. So where do you come in? Well, you can get paid to be an opinionated digital guinea pig. The only things you need are 20 minutes, a decent device, and a stable internet connection. Each test pays $10 and you get bragging rights for helping make the internet a more user-friendly place as an easy side hustle!
5. Answer paid surveys
Maybe the most classic way to earn extra money is by answering surveys. Superpay.me has a quick registration process with hundreds of new surveys every day. Aside from answering surveys, you can also watch videos or complete paid offers. Payment is often given within eight hours through PayPal, Bitcoin, or Skrill but you also have an option to exchange it for Tango gift cards that you can use at retailers like Amazon, Starbucks, Nike, and more.
6. Create an online course
Are you an expert at something? It’s time we turn all that into an online course. Websites like Udemy and Skillshare not only have teaching programs you can apply to, but they also have guides to get you started and get you on your way to earning and educating as a side hustle. You just start by thinking of a topic, which can be as simple as a basic skill in your niche, a full introduction course, or something a little more expert-level, and then create a lesson plan, script, and activities to make it all the more fun and interactive. If this sounds like a lot, the brunt of the work is only in the beginning because after your course gets published, with proper promotion and a growing audience, you can sit back and wait for the royalties to roll in.
If you’re camera-shy, Respondent looks for professionals in web development, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Participants will get interviewed by business-to-business researchers with a payout that ranges from $150 – $700 hourly. Check out if you qualify here.
7. Create names for businesses
Branding is a very lucrative art, which is why Squadhelp helps businesses launch naming contests and helping you get paid for your ideas. Start by signing up and submitting your ideas for names, slogans, and/or logos to contests. You then get paid for every idea that gets selected by companies. Receive feedback from companies, get your ideas rated, and earn badges and points along the way. Sign up here.
8. Make digital downloads
If you consider yourself an organized person, consider making planner templates. Plenty of entrepreneurs have found success in selling digital/printable templates on platforms like Etsy and CreativeMarket. Create individual templates like habit trackers and weekly spreads or bundle them as an ultimate planner pack. You can also extend it to digital assets like graphic elements of just about anything. Pro-tip: if you don’t know how to use professional programs, Canva is always a good platform to use.
9. Turn books into audiobooks
Got a nice voice and a knack for reading? ACX allows authors to turn their books into audiobooks with the help of talented professionals. With over 200,000 ACX-produced audiobooks on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, all you have to do is sign up, upload samples, and choose how you want to get paid (per-finished-hour rate or 50% of royalties). They have over 2,000 open auditions for voice actors. Read all about it here.
10. Provide services
You already know websites like Upwork and Fiverr. Get ready to meet SEOClerk. It’s a niche platform that allows you to monetize marketable SEO and content skills as a side hustle. Lookup thousands of jobs that fall under art & design, content writing, SEO, programming, and virtual assistance. The big difference between SEOClerk and other sites is that it advertises your services rather than posting jobs.
What side hustle are you itching to try out? Let us know!