20 SIDE HUSTLES-ONLINE ONLY
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We’re talking side hustles today!
Who wouldn’t want some extra money on the side?
In my quest for finding additional ways to earn a little side hustle, I found it kind of difficult to find online only options. I want an opportunity where I can have flexible hours, work from the comfort of home and bank some extra bucks.
So, my research began and I found 20 side hustle opportunities-online only!!
Here we go:
I know what you’re thinking: “surveys, yeah right?” But really, you can make some good money from answering surveys.
This is grocery and saving money not get rich money, keep in mind. If you’re super all over it, you can make four figures monthly, no problem. My favorites for surveys based on ease of using the site, rewards/money earned, and pay schedule are: American Consumer Opinion, Harris Poll, Swagbucks, Survey Points, Opinion Outpost.
2. FOCUS GROUPS
Same here as surveys. You’ll be making movie money and shopping money but focus groups do tend to pay more than surveys. Think $75-$250 range per focus group. They take more time. There are in-person and online focus groups. The online focus groups are what appeal to me. Some companies that faciliate these are:
- 20/20 Panel
- Pinecone Research
- Opinion Outpost
3. WEBSITE FLIPPING
This involves some investment upfront. It’s not as difficult as it sounds though. You simply buy a site low and flip high. You can visit Flippa, select a site or blog of your choosing, make improvements (this can be website design, improve SEO, etc.) and then flip it for a profit. You can go back to Flippa to sell or select a web broker like Latona’s.
4. FREELANCE WRITING
Do you love writing? Can you write on just about any topic or have a passion for writing for a specific niche? Well, I have news for you friend, there are TONS of writing opportunities available. Here are some of my favorite writing job opportunities sites that offer jobs for copywriting, blog post writing, ghostwriting, and more:
- Problogger Job Board
- Freelance Writers Den
5. AFFILIATE MARKETING
You can earn a great living promoting other company’s products and services. You can promote just about anything: ebooks, digital downloads, apparel, shoes, appliances, web hosting, and more.
There are some super affiliates that even earn up to and over $50,000 per month just from affiliate sales. Check out this income report from Michelle Schroeder’s Making Sense of Cents for proof. Wanna follow in Michelle’s footsteps? Her affiliate course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is for you! Check out my review.
6. START AN ECOMMERCE STORE
You can start a store selling just about anything. Check out my post on Starting a Profitable Online Store to get started. Some must have resources to tap for this:
- Shopify, for setting up your online store
- Aliexpress, for sourcing products
- ConvertKit, for popup subscriber box and newsletter
You might enjoy: How to Open a Dropshipping Business
7. SELL YOUR STUFF ON EBAY
Slightly less complicated than starting an online store, you can sell your stuff on ebay. Go through your closets and do some serious seasonal cleaning. Take some stellar pictures with your smart phone or camera and list on ebay. Easy peasy!
8. DO ONLINE TASKS
You can sell your skills and do online tasks like writing an article, answering customer service emails, writing product descriptions, creating a logo or online graphic and much more. Some sites for this:
- Mechanical Turk
9. BECOME A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Virtual assisting is a super cool job that lets you do administrative and customer service/support-type tasks online. Lots of employers hire virtual assistants to assist them in their everyday duties. You can visit job search engines like Indeed or Careerbuilder to find opportunities. Also check out Upwork and Outsource. You’ll love being a VA because it’s flexible work usually and the pay can be pretty rewarding.
10. CREATE INFORMATION PRODUCTS
Information products like ebooks, digital downloads, etc. are an awesome opportunity to bank some extra cash. Hold a webinar to promote it and you can bank up to SIX FIGURES or more! No joke here, some of my favorite bloggers and business professionals have made over $100,000 from 1 webinar promoting their latest online product. Some examples:
- Ebooks-You can self publish on Amazon’s Kindle Direct program or sell through sites like SendOwl or EJunkie
- Teach courses through udemy
- Create digital downloads which you can sell on Etsy, Creative Market, or Ebay
11. SELL YOUR PHOTOS
Are you a photographer or have a love for picture taking? Sell your photos on sites like these:
If you have a talent for styling photos, consider posting on sites like Creative Market, eBay, and Etsy.
12. SELL YOUR RECIPES
Share your recipes with the world AND get paid for it! Here are some clever ways to earn money for your recipes:
- Start a food blog: Check out my post on The Foolproof Way to Start a Blog and check out one of my favorite food bloggers who banks five-figures monthly for their blog.
- Publish an e-cookbook
- Submit your recipe articles to content mills (paid) for publishing
13. SELL HANDMADE PRODUCTS
Join handmade marketplaces like Etsy or Creative Market where you can showcase and sell your handcrafted masterpieces.
14. SELL ON MARKETPLACES
There are a TON of online marketplaces where you can sell products. There are differences between marketplace selling and having your own online store. With an online store, you have the freedom and flexibility to sell what you want, create your own store policies, etc.
A marketplace will have rules and restrictions on your store which can include only accepting certain fulfillment models, restrictions on certain products, photos, shipping times, etc. With a marketplace however, you have the benefit of having huge exposure. Some even have marketing plans where you can pay extra to get even more exposure like frontpage placement, newsletter placement, etc.
These sites usually get millions of views daily or monthly. There’s no working for traffic like you would have to with your own online store. Some examples:
- Country Outfitter
You might enjoy: How to Make Six Figures Selling Thru Marketplaces
15. GET PAID TO TWEET
Yes, you read that right. Get paid to tweet! Check out PaidPerTweet and read one of my favorite articles on the topic (shown below):
16. SELL ON SOCIAL MEDIA
So, I discussed above selling on ebay, selling in your own online store, and selling in marketplaces. Have you considered selling on social media? I used to run successful Instagram sales on my former IG account. I held daily sales using Spreesy and sold out all the time. I made this my full time income. You can sell on Instagram, Pinterest, Wanelo, Facebook, and more.
17. BECOME AN ONLINE PROOFREADER
Check out Proofread Anywhere. They are an awesome resource to learn proofreading and how to get proofreading opportunities.
18. CALL CENTER WORK
Yes, you can work in a call center online. I did it for years actually. I worked for a company that decided to explore work from home options and I had the opportunity to work from my home office doing call center work. It was pretty awesome. Here are some companies that offer positions:
19. TECH SUPPORT
Along the same vein as call center work, tech support is amazing because there are plenty of opportunities today that offer flexible positions for phone, chat, and email. Here are some examples: Convergys, Apple, Dell
20. SOCIAL MEDIA COACH
Are you Instagram famous or a Youtube sensation? Get paid to coach others-individuals and businesses to help them grow their social media followings! I know of several bloggers that offer this service and they earn four figures monthly from it! This would be starting a business so make sure you get your business documents, tax ID number, etc. in place.
Because this would be a service-based business, startup costs would be relatively low compared to a product-based business. Check out some courses on uDemy if you’d like to educate yourself more about this field or starting a business.
That wraps it up friends. What’s your side hustle?
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