If your 9-5 job isn’t cutting it and you’re looking to make some extra money, it may be time for a side job. Plenty of us have been there, even if we don’t have traditional careers and are considering a passion project, it’s great to learn how you can monetize from that. It’s not impossible to tackle more than one job at a time, and there are a good amount of options that offer flexibility and good side money. Ahead, I’ve gathered a few side hustles to keep on your radar if you’re looking for extra cash or a distraction from your regular schedule.
If you’ve always dreamt of being a writer, now is your chance. Freelance online writing gigs are available now more than ever, and you don’t need a ton of experience for a lot of them. If you have a story to tell, try submitting it to a site with a relevant audience and brand voice. If you have some more time on your plate, consider becoming a weekend or evenings writer for websites that have different shifts. Keep an eye out for editors who are accepting pitches and don’t be afraid to cold email. An excellent resource for finding digital editors is Twitter, and they usually take to the web to post any open opportunities.
Open An Etsy Shop
If you have a knack for crafting or can offer a particular service, consider selling it on Etsy. The online marketplace allows shop owners to sell anything from vintage clothing to home décor. Another major bonus about Etsy is that web designers can also sell pre-made site themes and other branding services through their online store.
Become an Airbnb Host
Do you have an upcoming trip planned or a desire to get out of your place more? Try turning your home into an oasis for guests by becoming an Airbnb host. If you live in a big city such as New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, your home can become a hotspot for interested guests. You’ll get to do some traveling of your own while making a quick buck.
Surprisingly, there are plenty of part-time sales gigs that you can try. Depending on the industry you’re interested in, you’re bound to find something either online or independent sales. These are typically for commission only, but you’ll learn how to make a great sale. For example, Beautycounter hires consultants across the country and gives them each their own website and customized training, starting at earning 25% commission.
Participate In A Focus Group
Joining a focus group is an excellent way of getting paid to share your opinion or experience. Focus groups can be found locally, but some are also conducted via telephone or online. You can earn money for reviewing consumer goods, clinical trials, and much more. Some focus groups offer more than $500 for participating in studies.