Side hustles are the best. They can help you pay your bills, save for retirement, or just give you a little extra cash each month to spend on yourself. But they’re not always easy to come up with. That’s why I’m here!
Below is a list of ideas you can use as inspiration for your own side hustle. From writing articles online to selling used stuff on Craigslist or eBay—or even Airbnb hosting—there are so many ways to make some extra money on the side that it’s hard not to get excited about them all!
Secret shoppers are individuals who are hired by companies to test their products and services.
To get started, you need to find a company that hires secret shoppers and fill out an application. Once you’re accepted into the program, they will provide you with instructions on how to conduct your “shopping” assignments.
Typically these involve going into stores or restaurants and pretending like everything is fine while secretly taking notes on how well the employees perform their duties (e.g., greeting customers).
You might also be asked to shop online or over the phone for certain items or services provided by the company in question–whatever it takes for them to determine whether their customer experience meets their standards!
When starting out as a secret shopper, expect pay rates between $10-$25 per hour depending on where/how long each assignment takes place; however, some work may require longer hours so keep this in mind before accepting any offers from potential clients because overtime pay isn’t always offered by every organization out there so make sure that yours does offer some type of compensation package which includes benefits such as health insurance coverage etc.
Affiliate marketing is a form of online marketing in which you earn a commission by promoting other people’s products or services.
Affiliate marketing can be very profitable, but it does take time and effort to get started. If you have an established blog or website with high traffic, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!
To get started with affiliate marketing:
- Create an account on Amazon Associates or other similar programs so that your site will have links to all sorts of products from different companies (like Audible).
Crowdfunding is a way to raise money for a project or cause. There are many crowdfunding platforms available, but Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the most popular.
Most crowdfunding platforms are free to use, so anyone can try their hand at crowdfunding! You can use the platform to raise money for anything from a new product to a charity.
Airbnb hosting is a great way to make extra money, and it’s easy if you know how. Here are the basics:
- Become an Airbnb host
- Sign up for an Airbnb account (it’s free) and create your listing(s).
- You can list as many properties as you want–your home or apartment, vacation home or cabin–as long as they’re legal and safe for guests. The most important thing is getting good photos that show off what makes each place unique!
- Set up your listing(s).
- Manage guest feedback/complaints – This part isn’t always fun but it’s necessary if there are any problems during stay dates; taking care of these issues quickly will keep both parties happy before anything else happens!
Freelance Editing and Proofreading
Freelance editing and proofreading is a great side hustle for anyone who has an eye for detail. You know that friend who always catches typos in your emails? They’re probably a good candidate for freelance work.
Freelance editing pays between $15-$50 per hour, depending on how much experience you have and the kind of project you are working on. If you’re just getting started with this type of gig, try finding low-paying jobs first to build up your portfolio before moving onto bigger projects where there’s more competition (and higher pay).
Become a Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are people who perform administrative tasks for others, usually via the Internet. They may do things like book flights, answer emails and schedule appointments.
A virtual assistant can be an excellent side hustle because it requires little start-up capital (you don’t need any equipment), doesn’t require your physical presence in the office and allows you to work from home.
The skills required for this job include:
- Communication skills – You need to be able to communicate clearly with clients via email or phone calls so that they understand what you’re doing for them.
- Computer skills – You’ll need basic knowledge of computers and how they work in order to complete tasks efficiently and accurately; this includes knowing how to use programs such as Word and Excel as well as more advanced technologies such as Dropbox or Google Docs (which allow you access all your documents from any computer).
Sell Your Art Online
If you’re an artist, this is an easy way to make some extra cash. There are a number of sites that allow people to sell their artwork online, including Etsy and Society6 (which also has its own marketplace).
You can even sell on eBay or Craigslist if you want to go that route!
The important thing is that people know about your work, so get out there and start promoting yourself by showing off your portfolio at local markets and fairs. If there aren’t any nearby events in your area, try setting up a booth at craft fairs–they’re great places for beginners because they’re usually very friendly environments where everyone wants everyone else’s success!
Sell Used Stuff on eBay or Craigslist
- Sell used stuff on eBay or Craigslist.
- Get a job at a restaurant, coffee shop or bar.
- Tutor students in your area of expertise (math, science, etc.)
Start a Freelance Business Blogging for Other Companies
- Start a freelance business blogging for other companies.
- Know what you’re getting into: Blogging is a lot of work, and it can be hard to make money in the beginning. You’ll have to figure out how much time you have available each week and how much money you need in order to consider this as an option. If this sounds like something that would be worth doing, keep reading!
- Learn how to write a blog post: It might seem like something simple–but it’s actually pretty complicated! There are so many ways that people can write their content and make sure it’s engaging enough for readers not just now but also months from now when someone revisits their site after seeing an ad somewhere else online (which happens quite often). The best way for me was taking courses on Udemy where I learned about various topics including SEO strategy along with how social media platforms work together with search engines such as Google or Bing/Yahoo!.
Dropshipping for Extra Cash
Dropshipping is a business model where you don’t have to purchase or store inventory, which means you can start selling almost immediately.
Amazon dropshipping is an example of this.
You also don’t need to worry about shipping costs, since the customer will be charged when their order ships. Dropshippers are able to make money by charging a fee for every sale made through their website or store.
Dropship businesses are often started with very little capital, but there are still some risks involved–you won’t be making any money unless your products sell!
It’s important to do your research before starting one of these side hustles so that you know what kind of products will sell well in your niche market and which ones won’t work out so well for your business model
If you’re looking for ways to earn extra money on the side, there are plenty of options out there. From selling stuff on eBay or Etsy to becoming a virtual assistant, you can find something that suits your interests and skill set while earning some cash along the way.
If none of these ideas sound appealing, don’t worry–there are plenty more where they came from! The key is just finding something that works for you so that it doesn’t feel like work at all.