The world is going through a challenging time period due to inflation, wars, lack of food supplies, bad governance, and several other factors which have made things very expensive. If you only have one income these days then you are in big trouble. It is time to get out of your comfort zone and build a second or even third income to survive. Everyone can benefit if they could earn more money.
Just imagine what an extra $500-1000 per month would do for you. You could pay off your student loans, pay your electricity, grocery, and other household expenses with ease, and you could go on a weekend trip to reenergize yourself and relax. Or even you could set aside some money and invest in assets such as stocks, crypto, or make other investments to build a passive income.
For this article, I asked over 100 entrepreneurs from around the world about what are the best side hustles people can do to earn more money. I got some great responses from all the entrepreneurs but had to cut the list down to the top responses.
If you are struggling in a job and want to start a side business in order to earn more money then this list is for you. You should make a plan and focus on one of the ideas listed below and work and focus on it till you move to the next one. Everything takes time, patience, and perseverance. Do not give up, please believe in yourself and you will achieve success.
Austin Fain, CEO at Perfect Steel Solutions
Create a Website: Do you have any experience creating websites? So why don’t you use that talent to make money? HTML is not required. Nowadays, you can create a website in a matter of minutes. WordPress, Godaddy’s website builder, or Namecheap’s one-pager are all options for building a website.
Marketing Through Affiliates: A personal website or blog is required. Without a website or blog, you are doomed to fail in the long run. It is possible to include affiliate links to products on your website, and if your viewers make a purchase after clicking on an affiliate link, you will receive a commission.
Paid Game Tester: You can earn more money online by playing games for the money but finding legitimate organizations to work for is an impossible task.
Laura Rike, Pinterest Coach
There are a few things that busy people can do to earn more money just on the weekends. One is an eCommerce or drop-shipping business. The barrier of entry to starting an online business is incredibly low at this time, and moms can take advantage of a print-on-demand or drop-shipping service to market items on their blogs, and share them via social media. Another option is to create printables or planners that they’d use themselves, and sell them on Etsy or on their blogs. They can refine things they are already doing or using, and help others benefit from the same organization, record-keeping, or documentation.
Paw, COO at Financer
A second income is a great way to earn more money, and there are many different ways to go about it. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you are optimizing your skills and strengths so that you can be as successful as possible. Start an online course or teaching workshop. With this approach, you can teach people what you know in a fun and engaging format while earning a commission for every sale made through your Learning Portal. This type of venture requires little up-front investment (other than time) but has the potential to provide long-term financial security if done well.
Sanket Shah, CEO at InVideo
Video Editing as a side hustle is a lucrative source of income for people with full-time jobs. You can start by creating and editing short videos for building up your portfolio. Once you know the basic know-how of video editing, start creating videos for brands as part-time gigs. Video content has seen a sharp rise in engagement and popularity and hence most brands out there want to invest more into video content marketing.
Jack Kanefield, Founder of Onno T-Shirt Company
Freelancing has changed the game for many people since the pandemic spawned the new age of working from home. If you are a skilled professional, if you’re studying to become one, or if you simply know how to perform a certain job and are good at it, offer your services on a freelance platform.
From translation, transcription, and virtual assistance, to teaching; freelancing is a great way to have a side income. You can choose how much to charge and how many hours you’re available to work, so you can adjust it to your everyday life. Freelancing can help you earn more money anywhere from a couple of hundreds to thousands depending on what you offer.
Adam Ng, CEO at Trusted
Deliver Food And Groceries: Right behind ridesharing is delivering food and groceries. This has become one of the fastest-growing trends worldwide, and as such, it’s also one of the best side hustles. If you don’t like people in your car, but still want to make extra money on your own terms, this is a great way to do it. The only drawbacks are you can’t do it all the time (restaurants aren’t usually open at 2 am), and you may make less than traditional ridesharing. However, it’s still a great way to earn more money!
Start a Wholesale Business If you like the idea of running an online business but would prefer to be a little more hands-on, starting an online store using wholesale could be perfect for you. This business model means you buy products in bulk at a lower price and then sell them at a higher retail price to your customers. Because you’re hands-on with your products and suppliers, you’re able to keep a close eye on the quality of your products.
Tutoring If you’re a teacher, or really anyone with a college degree, you can get paid to tutor kids online. One of the hottest growing areas of demand right now is teaching English as a second language online to children overseas. One of the benefits of this is time zone differences. Our nighttime here in the United States is typically the day in other counties – meaning that this is the perfect side hustle if you’re looking for something you can do at home, on your computer, at night.
Christopher Sioco, COO at Parachor Consulting
Micro Tasker: Making money with these microtasks won’t take you too long. It won’t be easy to take down the big bucks with them, but they will add up over time since you have plenty to choose from.
Microtasks include work like Moderating content, Editing, Research online, Sorting data, Audio transcription, and text creation, and Video/audio/photo services.
Creating resumes: As so many resumes are being submitted to recruiters and companies, it is important to make sure the resume contains the right information and is formatted correctly to help land the job. It’s here that your side hustle comes in, making people’s resumes interesting so that they are hired! An average resume writer makes approximately $20/hour, so it’s a pretty decent pay rate.
Joshua Wood, CEO at Bloc
Bloc is a very different kind of side income all people can take advantage of. The basic premise is that Bloc pays people for attending venues and events that they’re attending anyway. Every single venue in the world is on Bloc so people can check in to any venue they’re attending. The average user is earning around 500 per month and some up to £3000. If people are attending these venues anyway, e.g. the cafe before work, people might as well get rewards for going and earn more money from it.
Kate Kandefer, CEO at SEOWind
Proofreading for various languages is in extremely high demand online, with demand for English proofreading sky high anytime there is a major international event like the Olympics or the World Cup. Freelance proofreaders just need to make accounts on popular services like Scribbr and can enjoy a fairly substantial source of income when compared to time spent.
Granger McCollough, CEO at Elite Patio Direct
If you live in a suburban neighborhood, then power washing is a great way to quickly earn more money on the side. Simply go door to door with a pressure washer, and you can charge anywhere from $100-$300 depending on the house size for a couple of hours of work.
Jim Campbell, CEO at Honeymoon Goals
Flipping clothes from thrift stores have become a very popular side hustle for people who know anything about clothing. If you know what good brands look like, you can spot them in thrift stores and sell them on eBay for a good profit. Most thrift flippers earn about $300 profit a month from selling clothes.
Thalita Ferraz, Founder & Lead Creative Force at Her Bones
I think one of the best investments and areas of side income that you can buy into in 2022 is aged-domain website building. You can buy an old, unused website and redesign it to the point where it starts making you money. It’s like house flipping only without all the trash. The internet is a business now, and if you’re wanting to set up a side income, refurbishing an old website is a great way to do so.
Vida de Olivier, CEO at Vidart & Life
Become a virtual assistant: As businesses increasingly move online, the demand for virtual assistants is also on the rise. If you have strong administrative and communication skills, then becoming a virtual assistant could be a great way to earn more money.
Laura Jimenez, Founder at Ishine365
Photography: Photography is a very in-demand skill and it helps me to make some side money too. If you’re a talented photographer, set up a mini studio in your home to do product photography. Another option is to do event photography which doesn’t require you to maintain a studio since you’ll be traveling to wherever the events are.
Dmitriy Bobriakov, Marketing Manager at Virto Commerce
Selling Things: Selling items you no longer need is a great way to declutter your home and make some extra money. Have a garage sale, sell items online, or donate to a consignment shop.
Stock Photos: Do you have a knack for taking great photos? Sell your photos as stock photography or start your own photography business
Blog Writer: If you enjoy writing, you could start a blog or become a freelance writer. There are many ways to monetize your writing, such as advertising, or selling e-books and courses.
Harrison Hosking, Marketing Manager at KEAK
Everyone’s risk tolerance is different, but co-vesting on a platform like PrimeXBT with a proven trader has proven to be a very effective side hustle for me. Select a trader whose risk tolerance aligns with your own, deposit a small amount of money (always money that you can afford to lose) and sit back and let them work for you. With some very successful traders providing 1-10% weekly, this compounds very quickly and can provide an excellent second source of income. It is a riskier tactic, however, so always be prepared.
John Tian, Co-Founder at Mobitrix
Become a voiceover artist. Voiceovers are used consistently in video content and advertising, whereby most companies outsource their voiceover creation to freelancers. The voiceover projects are easy to find online, so it’s worth a shot if you are a smooth talker.
Brian Barde, Owner at Kindlewood Camping
In my opinion, a second side hustle has the benefit of extra money but, maybe, more importantly, is a huge confidence builder because it allows you to see there are many ways to make money and gain fulfillment. You can create your side hustle if you have an RV or Camper. Think Airbnb for your camper. Sites like Outdoorsy, RVShare, and others make it easy to rent your camping/RV. That is what we did. It also had the benefit of showing my sons that business ownership is a possibility that could be very beneficial for them later in life.
Harry Hughes, CEO & Co-Founder at Dangler
If you know how to write programs in the language of computers, you can easily turn these highly skilled online jobs into work you can do from home. From there, all you need is a computer and access to the internet to build and test websites and apps or write software. How much extra equipment and software you need would depend on the work you offer or take on.
Gerrid Smith, CEO at Joy Organics
Make YouTube tutorials: The top result on Google for ‘how to knot a tie’ is a YouTube video. A normal-looking guy has filmed himself tying a tie in this video, which includes an audio explanation. He didn’t use any gimmicks, and the video is only about six minutes long. It’s been viewed over 66 million times. Assuming that the majority of people follow this video all the way to the finish, this expert tier has made between $200,000 and $450,000 solely from the YouTube advertisements that appear at the beginning of his video.
However, there are some prerequisites to being able to monetize a YouTube channel in this manner. You’ll need over 1,000 subscribers and over 4,000 minutes of channel watch time in the last 12 months, which will take some time. Use tools like ‘TubeBuddy‘ to help you find content gaps and then fill them.
Andrew Makhovskyi, CEO at Effy
The best way to earn more money is to have some sort of passive income, such as rent money. You don’t need to have entire homes to rent – perhaps you can rent a room, basement, or garage. These are always needed and may bring you stable side income in the long run.
Bryan Clayton, CEO at GreenPal
GreenPal is best described as Uber for Lawn Care. Our system has over 32,500 vendor partners throughout the county. Many of our lawn care vendors are part-timers some are firemen, some teachers use our app in the summer to make extra money, and others are college students that work afternoons and weekends, and it is the perfect way for them to make extra money. Our average vendor makes around $55 per hour mowing lawns on our system.
They set their own hours and pick the clients they want to work for, it is the perfect side job for the summer for college students. Moreover, my advice to college students looking to cross the chasm between side gig and full-time business is to look for a marketplace that is a focus on their niche to drive their demand.
Rameez Usmani, CMO at WebHostingAdvices
Coaching or Consulting Online: According to Statista, a data reporting organization, the online training, and education business will be worth $243 billion in 2022. If you are skilled and/or experienced in a certain subject, you could make substantial money as a side hustle coaching or counseling others online. You can become certified or contribute your knowledge and experience. If you enjoy problem-solving and dealing with people, online coaching can be a perfect fit. Running an online coaching side hustle has a low expense, and you may charge per hour or per month to generate regular revenue.
Frederic Linfjard, Director of Growth Marketing at Planday
Writer: Are you studying communications? There are numerous side hustles available to you that will allow you to advance your talents. Journalism majors, for example, could work as freelance writers or editors for companies in need of writing assistance. Similarly, I feel that marketing majors may provide local companies with social media solutions like developing content for a number of social media platforms and sharing what they know about engaging audiences, and analyzing content performance. Public relations students can advise and build public relations strategies for small businesses. Depending on their preferences, communications majors may work in this side hustle on campus or at the corporation.
Adam Garcia, Owner at The Stock Dork
TikTok Niche Pages: From my point of view, making niche pages on TikTok is a side job that is made much easier by the way things are right now. However, for the proper person, this might be a lucrative side job. The objective, in my opinion, is to develop content on sites such as TikTok and then monetize your audience.
The trick is to begin on rapidly growing platforms such as TikTok, Instagram Reels, or YouTube Shorts. From here, you should post content that is relevant to a specific niche on a regular basis. If you’re not comfortable showing your face in the content, don’t do it; instead, deliver value to your audience.
Tim Parker, Director of Marketing at Syntax Integration
Participant in an Online Focus Group: Focus groups are similar to internet surveys in that you share your feedback on products and services; however, they usually involve in-person attendance. However, as more and more things shift to video communication, this is changing. Due to the Pandemic, the majority of traditional in-person focus groups have been moved online. People can get paid for their opinions without leaving their homes if they have a computer (or even a smartphone), according to me the majority of focus groups will pay you $75-$125 per hour of your time.
Dr. Frederik Lipfert, CEO at VPNCheck
Accountant on the side: Accounting is the type of work that any business owner requires, but it is rarely something they enjoy performing on their own. That makes it an ideal side hustle for someone with the necessary skill set, especially given how easily this task can be outsourced. Since the great resignation, most firms have looked into professional freelancing websites. If you have an accounting degree but don’t want to utilize it full-time, this is a terrific option to supplement your income without the stress of a 9-5 office job.
Professional Gamer: Professional gaming isn’t for everyone; you have to be incredibly skilled at video games, for starters. We’re not talking about casual gaming here; we’re talking about the top 1% of the population. Sponsorships, tournament awards, and revenue from live streaming can all help professional gamers make money. Depending on the game, skill level, and the number of followers, they can earn anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per month. With a large Twitch following, though, an influential gamer can earn more money.
Marc Stitt, CMO at FMX
The Online Course Creator: I feel that the market for online courses is exploding. The eLearning business is expected to rise by $21 billion between 2020 and 2024, according to experts. This is your chance to join in the fun and design your own course. It’s not easy to create a valuable course, but it’s now easier than ever. Are you stumped as to where to begin? It’s no problem. To learn everything you need to know, follow our 7-step method for creating an online course. We’ll take you through the entire process step by step.
Kavin Patel, CEO at Convrrt
Micro-Influencer: I believe influencer marketing isn’t just for singers and socialites. Brands wanting to reach smaller, more precisely targeted audiences are in great demand for micro-influencers with a few thousand followers. Starting an Instagram or TikTok account and uploading compelling content is all it takes to become a micro-influencer. To begin, all you need is some time and effort. Micro-influencers who are successful usually develop or curate material for very specialized niches or genres.
Max Whiteside, SEO & Content Lead at Breaking Muscle
Teaching a Skill: You may teach a range of non-academic skills. If you have a talent that you are passionate about, it might be a terrific option for a side business. This may involve artistic abilities such as sculpting, as well as vocations such as carpentry and woodworking. Even something like martial arts or a sport in which you excelled might be taught. My parents paid for a college swimmer to teach me to swim when I was little.
On Saturdays, he taught me while using the campus pool. To earn more money, he just needed to show up and instruct me in swimming for one hour during his leisure time. It doesn’t get much better than this in terms of quick and simple side business ideas. To locate customers, you may run local advertisements (paper fliers, Facebook ads, Craigslist posts, and other social media sites). You may provide either private or group classes. With group lessons, you may be able to make more money, but they are more time-consuming to plan.
Tanner Arnold, CEO at Revelation Machinery
Become a Customer Service Rep: In my opinion, the more successful a company grows, the more customer support requests they receive. Rapidly expanding businesses are continually seeking fresh customer service representatives to join their teams. The compensation depends on your level of ability and experience. Prices per hour range from $10 to $50.
The nicest aspect of this side gig is that it requires little to no expertise or experience to begin. Most firms train their new customer service representatives before sending them out into the field. This task may frequently be performed remotely and only requires a computer, headphones, and a reliable internet connection.
Nick Rubright, Digital Marketing Specialist at SuperCan Bully Sticks
Rent Your Vehicle: I’d like to point out that a side hustle can significantly increase your monthly income with a time commitment of only a few hours per week. It can also provide you with additional funds when unexpected work circumstances arise.
You could make extra money by renting out a vehicle that you don’t use very often. Turo, HyreCar, and Hagerty DriveShare are apps that allow you to list your car for rent in specific cities. Consider these services to be similar to Airbnb, but for your car. Every time we traveled, we would select a rental car category and never get the car we desired. If you don’t need to use your car all the time, renting it out could be one of the best side hustles for you.
Joe Troyer, CEO at ReviewGrower
Become a Tasker: Task marketplaces allow people to earn more money by performing activities for others. These jobs could range from transporting something to a different location to cleaning up after a party. Although these jobs aren’t the most lucrative, they are a wonderful way to supplement your income on a monthly basis.
The best aspect about these chores is that they don’t require much expertise. These are usually jobs that people don’t want to perform or are too busy to do on their own. It could be as basic as shopping locally for someone who doesn’t have the time to do so.
Travis Lindemoen, Managing Director at Nexus IT Group
Copywriting: Copywriting and content writing are often confused by those looking for writing side jobs. Many people believe they are in the same field of employment. While this isn’t entirely incorrect, there is a significant difference between copywriting and content writing. Keep in mind that, for the most part, you just have one task as a content writer: to enlighten. You’ll probably have to write things to entertain people at most. When it comes to copywriting, the goal is to persuade the audience.
Consider copywriting to be the written equivalent of a salesperson. Copywriters are in charge of creating content that entices customers looking for a product or service to buy it. Your content’s ultimate goal will be to persuade these customers to purchase a product or service. If not, your material should at the very least lead to a call to action, instructing the reader to call or contact a company. Because the United States has millions of business websites, it’s reasonable to say that copywriters are in high demand.
The skills required to be a copywriter are similar to those required to be a content writer. However, in order to obtain a large number of clients, you’ll also need to be able to write persuasively. Your goal as a copywriter is to get people to buy something or call you. As a result, simply providing useful information will not suffice. Copywriters and content writers make almost the same amount of money per hour.
Kenny Kline, President & Financial Lead at BarBend
Get Paid To Test Websites & Apps: To develop their apps and websites, businesses require feedback from their target audiences. You can earn more money by assisting these companies by providing feedback on their websites and applications. A computer, a webcam, a microphone, and a good internet connection are all you’ll need for this online side employment. The majority of these jobs entail using platform-provided software to record your screen and webcam. Most of the time, all you have to do is give your initial opinions and tell them whether or not all of the information on the list is understandable.
Promote a Business: A new software called Drum enables “Drummers,” as they are known, to broadcast specials on social media or by email and text from businesses offering everything from mattresses to fruit. Typically, drummers receive a portion of any sales resulting from their promotional efforts. Drum predicts that the average commission for a successful referral will be between $10 and $12.
Sep Niakan, Managing Broker at Condo BlackBook
Web Development or Web Design: Every company requires a website. Businesses that already have one will need to enhance, optimize, or maintain their website. For many of these organizations, hiring in-house web developers and designers can be too expensive.
As a result, a large number of them have chosen to outsource web design and development. This is fantastic news, especially if you know how to build websites. As a result of this trend, an increasing number of web designers and web developers are now working from home to earn more money in the process.
John Lee, CEO at Loopie Laundry
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