Lot of teenagers as well as adults think of becoming financially independent. This is where side hustling comes into picture,
Side hustling gives you a chance to earn extra or passive income. As the world is coming closer through internet and mobiles there are a lot of side hustles to opt for. Considering the situation of 2021, online hustles are mostly preferred.
Some of the Best Side Hustle Options
There are a lot of content creator and even photographers who would like to hire someone to edit their photos using different softwares like adobe photoshop or lightroom. You can offer you services online to get in touch with these clients. You can earn upto $5 to $25 per photo depending on your quality of work and experience.
Starting a blog has become quite easy due to AI. There are many platforms that will help you make websites virtually without having any knowledge of html or CSS. If you are the one who like writing on topics related to particular niche then blogging is a better option for you.
To start a blog you must decide a niche you want to write in and then you can go for creating a blogging website using wordpress or wix. You can buy a domain and select a host for your website. You can earn by registering your website on Google Adsense or by collaborating with brands for promotions. Driving traffic to your website will be quite hard initially so be consistent and don’t give up.
3. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a way to earn by promoting different E commerce products on your website or you tube channel or social media. If you want to earn through affiliate marketing start building an audience. Once you have enough traffic and engagements on your website or social media. You can register as an affiliate on amazon affiliate program.
After registering you will get your affiliate links for different products which you can use to sell that product through your social media, you tube or website. You will get a decent commission.
Freelancing is fastest growing field in 2021. Freelancing allows you to offer your skills online and pitch the client in need. You can even work with international clients through freelancing. You can open your freelancing account from websites like freelancer, fivver, upwork, peopleperhour, etc. The services that you can offer are graphic designing, consulting, copywriting, ghost writing, UI/UX design, etc.
5. Social media management
There are many small businesses and brands that have social media accounts over all platforms. Social media has become a primary tool of marketing, advertising and branding. So handling these social media account is very important. If you can handle these for any company or brand, if you can make intagram or facebook stories and posts then you should opt for social media management. There are tonnes of job available for social media manager today.
6. Becoming a virtual assistant
Virtual assistant is the one who manages and helps a business with work like scheduling calls, preparing trivial reports, answering emails, etc. It is nothing but virtual form of secretary. Many entrepreneurs and businessmen don’t have time for doing these things in an organized way. Those people can always like some help for these things. You can earn from $10 to $40 per hour depending on the work you do as virtual assistant and your experience.
7. Content writing
Content writing is another very versatile field of hustle. It is required for building website, social media marketing, articles, blog posts, You Tube and podcast. So if you can write on a given topic than you should opt for content writing. Some content writers earn $1000 per month or even higher. You can charge for $10 to $30 dollars per article or blog post at the beginning.
8. Proof reading
There are lot of documents, papers and articles generated everyday. The one who writes the document or article don’t have time for proof reading all the pages and correcting them. That’s where a proof reader comes into picture. You can read the given document and correct the grammatical and spelling mistakes you find while reading. You can also suggest some more creative construction of sentence as a replacement. A proof reader charges from $20 to $50 per hour depending on the amount of work and experience.
9. Web designing
Many businesses and even local brands are trying to go online to keep their business running. This job require you to have knowledge of Html or CSS to design a website but you can also become a web designer by having knowledge or experience in figma or Adobe XD. These platforms help you to design website virtually. This hustle can even become your primary source of income if you took an effort. A web designer can even get $1000 to $3000 depending on the size of the project and the one offering it.
Podcasting has become easy due to digital advancement. There are many apps like anchor that help you prepare and publish your podcast for free. Spotify podcasts are gaining a lot of attention as we are moving forward into 2021. Some experts say that there will be a massive increase in audio content craze in coming years. You can earn by sponsorship promotions on your posdcast.
11. Selling on eBay or Etsy
There are a lot of products and accessories that are dumped after a certain period of time even if they are usable. So, instead of just throwing these things away, you can turn them into a source of income. Platforms like eBay and Etsy help you sell your products online. You can earn upto $100 to $3000 per month depending on the amount of products you sell. There is no limit to earn in this field. It purely depends on whatever you sell.
12. Starting a You Tube channel
Starting a you tube channel is one the most opted path of hustling when it comes to online hustling. However many people give up on you tube after starting the channel. The prime reason of this is that its easy to get started on you tube but it requires dedication, hardwork and most importantly consistency to grow a you tube channel. You can start earning on you tube only after you have 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours for your content. The most important source of income on you tube is brand promotion and ads from adsense.
13. Online tutoring
If you have good teaching skills then you can become a online tutor. There are platforms like Chegg, TutorMe, Brainfuse, etc that will help you start online tutoring. An online tutors charge from upto $20 to $ 50 per hour depending on the experience.
14. Website testing
Website testing can be great side hustle for you considering the number of websites that need testing online. In website testing job you are paid for using a website and sharing your reviews. There are platforms like UserTesting, Userlytics, WhatUsersDo, etc that pays you test the website. A website tester can get paid form $5 to $20 depending on company of website.
15. Becoming a transcriptionist
Transcriptionist is the job of creating text form audios. There are a lot of audio and video content online that need transcriptonist to prepare text of their audio content. This helps them to prepare subtitles. There are platforms like TranscribeMe, Scribie, Verbal Ink that pay you to transcribe.
A transcriptionist get paid upto $30 per audio hour. However it may take longer than hour to transcribe the audio.
Everybody is searching for some extra source of income. Side hustles help you to create some extra income to satisfy your basic needs. There are a lot other side hustles like selling eBooks, selling courses that will help you earn a decent amount of passive income. Due to this world going digital a lot of opportunities are created to earn online but what we need is dedication, determination and perseverance to grab that opportunity.
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