Side hustles that will help you earn extra income.
Maybe the income you get from your full-time job is not enough. You recently discovered that you need extra income to take care of your needs and wants.
An online side hustle can help you earn extra income. In fact, you only have to invest little or no amount of capital to start and you are free to do most of them at your own convenient time.
That’s the thing. Online side hustles just have so many advantages.
Here are 15 online side hustles (some of which you might not know) that can earn you extra money this year.
Coding is now a well-known career as so many people are going into the ‘code world’ (as I like to call it).
It is now a very lucrative online side hustle. Coders can create websites, apps, and software for clients.
One aspect of closing that is rapidly growing this year is Artificial Intelligence with the rise of ChatGPT.
You can find coding jobs on sites like Toptal, Turing, Arc.dev, Fiverr, and Upwork.
There is a large spectrum of freelance jobs you can find on Fiverr. Fiverr is one of the most popular online freelance platforms.
Some freelance jobs are writing, doing voice-overs, graphic design, video editing, and many more. Just decide which freelance job to do and get started, you will get clients who need your service.
The work of an affiliate marketer is to advertise or recommend someone else’s products or services and receives a commission from any sale that comes from his/her referral. The referral I usually in form of a special link or code.
So, if you have a large audience, affiliate marketing can be a fitting online side hustle for you. It’s possible to earn $2000 to $3000 a month as an affiliate marketer.
To become an affiliate marketer, you can register and get started on sites like ClickBank, ShareASale, CJ Affiliate, and Amazon Affiliate Program.
Tip: Make sure you promote products that suit your audience.
YouTube now has more than two billion users who watch 250 million hours of videos every day.
Starting a YouTube channel is also a lucrative side hustle to engage in. You can record and post videos that entertain or educate viewers on a certain topic.
A phone with a good camera and a good microphone is just enough for you to start.
You’re probably wondering how long it takes to get 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours in the last 12 months or 10 million public Shorts views in the last 90 days before you can monetize your channel. It takes longer to reach that goal but there are also other ways to make money on YouTube: affiliate marketing, sponsored videos, and premium content.
Blogging is another popular side hustle but you have to work hard to create quality content and build an audience. Most bloggers generate income through affiliate marketing, displaying ads, and creating sponsored content.
If you can stick to it, create content consistently, and of course, promote your blog, then, success is just around the corner.
Popular sites that allow you to create your website are Wix, WordPress.org, WordPress.com, Weebly, Squarespace, Web.com, and Blogger.
You have wide knowledge about a topic, you are free to create online courses about that topic. You can earn extra income by selling your knowledge.
Udemy, Teachable, and Skillshare are the top platforms where you can sell your course.
Writers are now also in high demand. You have the opportunity to get paid to write for others. You can ghostwrite, write yourself, write articles for others, and get paid hundreds of dollars.
You can get writing jobs on Constant Content, Freelancer, and Fiverr. You can also write on platforms like Medium, Ghost, Vocal, and Substack.
More and more apps and websites are created every day but a designer is needed to design the look and feel of the app or website. That is where UI designers are needed. You can design or redesign the User Interface (UI) of apps and websites for clients and get paid hundreds of dollars.
Figma is an excellent popular tool that UI Designers use. Another popular tool is Adobe XD.
There are ways you can sell digital products online. If you have your self-created digital products; it could be an e-book, WordPress plugins, themes, fonts, audio files, or digital templates. You can create your online store and sell them.
Shopify, WooCommerce, Amazon, and Gumroad offer services that enable you to sell digital products online.
You can get paid over and over again for the content you create or the work you do. There are newsletter or subscription tools that can help you earn recurring income. People pay you on a particular set basis (weekly, monthly, yearly) to have access to your exclusive content or work.
You are also free to set your subscription or membership prices.
Patreon, Ko-fi, and Substack are tools that you can use to create paid memberships and paid newsletters.
Do you have an extra house or spare room? You can earn more money by renting them out to travelers or vacationers.
You can earn up to $1000 per month by renting out your house or a room.
Airbnb, Agoda, and Plum Guide (available only in the UK) are the most popular way to rent out your home.
No company wants to launch its website or app that is loaded with issues or features that don’t work properly. That’s why they hire testers to help them make sure that everything is working well before they hit launch.
Don’t be surprised! You can also get paid for that. Some gigs offer up to a hundred dollars.
UserTesting, Userlytics, UTest, UserCrowd, and Enroll will offer you website and app testing opportunities.
Some companies need statistics to know the best way to produce their products, while some just want to know what the public thinks about their products and services.
You can get paid for participating in surveys online. You only need to spare a few minutes and you are done. Surveys may not pay you enough money, but you can earn enough money to enjoy the weekend at a bar or restaurant.
Swagbucks, Toluna, One Poll, Google Opinion Rewards, and Life Points are some of the best survey platforms.
There are a lot of sites that serve out images to graphic designers, website designers, and other people that need them.
You can sell your photos on sites like Shutterstock, Unsplash, Getty Images, Burst, Pexels, and Freepik.
Do you love games? Are you good at playing games? There’s an opportunity for you to earn extra money.
You just need to simply play games, make gaming tutorials or review games to earn extra money.
YouTube and Twitch are excellent platforms to play games with friends.
How can I make time for a side hustle?
You can engage in a side hustle in your spare time. The advantage of a side hustle is that you can do at your can do it at your own convenient time.
You don’t have to turn your side hustle into a compulsory task in your daily life.
How can I choose a side hustle to engage in?
Here’s a simple answer I tell most people — follow your passion.
Here are simplified steps on what to do.
- Know what you are passionate about and list them out.
- Check if you have enough spare time to engage in it.
- Conduct research and learn the best ways to get successful at it.
- Make your plans on how to make money from it.
- Execute your plan.
- Which of the above-listed side hustles would you like to engage in?
- Are you facing any problems in your side hustles? What are they?
- Do you have any more side hustle ideas?
- Do you have any more questions?
Let me know in the comments section.