Trust me when I tell you this.
This is not the time to rely on one source of income.
This is a generation whereby only the smart thinkers will live the life of their dreams. According to the United States labor department, 4.3% of people were out of unemployment by July 2017.
Others are in employment, but the salary is unsatisfactory. Standards of living have gone up yet money is scarce.
Have you ever wondered why some have a decent life than others yet time and season happens to them all?
They live in the same world, breath the same air and have the same amount of time.
I have something to tell you.
Think outside the box! Start a side hustle.
You don’t have to rely on a single source of income. While there might be other offline ventures you might try, it’s a high time for you to venture into online hustles.
Below are some side hustles that could make you earn some bucks
1. Create a Blog
Maybe this is not what you expected from me, but it works. Though it is not a get rich quick scheme, if you work hard and be patient you will reap desired results. This guide shows you how to create a blog in less than 10 minutes.
You can use hosting from Bluehost and get a free domain. If you have a blog, you might be wondering how you can increase your earnings from it.
You can market other products from websites that give commission on every sale that you make. An online store like Amazon.com has affiliate programs that you can earn money.
Remember, you can still run a blog while working a full-time job.
2. Become a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is someone who is self-employed and offers technical, administrative and social assistance to clients. A VA works remotely.
If you are an expert in any administrative services like bookkeeping, customer service, website management or research that can be offered remotely, you can pitch to online companies.
3. Sell Online
Did you know that you can become an online entrepreneur? There are different ways of doing this. The first way is to create a product.
Do a research and find out the products that most people buy online. Most of them include eBooks. You can create eBooks on different topics that solve people’s problems and sell it.
The second way is to create an online store where you can sell products. You can buy products, e.g., jewelry or fashion items and post their photos on your website.
You can provide a small description of the product and give the buyer an option of ordering. Charge the price together with the shipment fee.
Market your products on social media groups so that people can be aware of them.
4. Become a Freelance Writer
Freelance writers are writers who write about different topics.
You can learn how to write blog posts, product reviews, press releases, email newsletters, adds, social media posts.
Some sites accept new writers like Upwork.com, Guru.com, skyword.com, Fiverr, and writersacces.com, among other sites. Before signing up on any platform, ensure that you read their terms and conditions.
You can also get writing clients through pitching to websites and asking them if they are in need of new content.
A good website that talks about how to pitch and win clients are www.writersincharge.com.
Some clients looked for writers on Facebook and LinkedIn. When you use the Facebook search button, you can get posts related to clients in need of writers. Type words like “Content writers needed.”
LinkedIn is a great platform to get clients. Create a powerful LinkedIn profile demonstrating your skills in writing and experience.
5. Become An Online Tutor
Did you know that you can earn online by sharing your knowledge? One of the best ways of doing this is through teaching English to non-native English kids. The famous site that offers these jobs is Hioffer.
However, you need to have something that proofs you can teach English such as a diploma or degree certificates. Create an account with them, and you can upload your documents, an introduction video introducing yourself and a good bio.
Make sure that you read their terms and conditions.
Another way of tutoring online is creating online courses. If you are an expert in Social media management, you can teach others how to become good social media managers.
It depends on your area of expertise. You can either sell your courses in the form of Youtube videos or written content.
6. Sell Photos Online
Selling photos online is something that most people haven’t thought about doing. Are you a photo addict?
If you love taking photos everywhere you go, you could turn them into money by selling them on the following websites.
Here are some of the best place to sell photos online:
Shutterstock rewards up to $120 for every image downloaded. Even though its pricing structure is quite complicated, you can earn a lot from it.
IStock is a good site to join although it vets its photographers thoroughly to ensure that they are a good fit. You can find their application form to register your details.
Even though Etsy is known for selling wedding decorations and other stuff, you can sell them photos too.
Most photographers sell the images here. For every license sold, you can get a net of 70%.
7. Online Surveys
People make money online by giving out their opinions through online surveys. However, you can’t make a lot of money through online surveys because most platforms don’t pay a decent income. It can be a right side hassle if you are planning to earn part-time. Check out this list of survey sites you can use to earn money.
Swagbucks gives “Swag bucks” if you take their surveys, watch videos or do some online searches. You can redeem the swag bucks in the form of Amazon gift cards.
Earning online is a great venture to increase your income. If you work hard, you might make more than what you earn from your offline job. The secret to earning online is to try different platforms. Before attempting to register on any site, make sure that you have the skills needed.
What’s your side hustle?