Let’s be honest, if you’re like the rest of America, you could use a little extra cash. So, I wanted to share 7 side hustles I’ve been using to put more $ in my pocket (and no, I don’t mean door dash or uber eats). These suggestions are strictly for creatives who would like to put their talents to use. Oh, they’re also strictly online because that’s way the world is set up right now. However, all of these websites have been in formation since way before the quarantine so, no worries about them going away any time soon.
If you’re a writer or aspire to be, Medium is a great platform to get your writing out there. They already have subscribers, so you don’t need to garner a following yourself (thank God). Once you create an account, choose to be in the Medium Partner Program where you can receive money for your work. (see some of mine by clicking here). Your income will be based on how many people read your piece so make sure to advertise, promote and use relevant tags and categories when submitting your stories. Click here for the link to join Medium.
If graphic design, photography, editing, ghost writing, website design or virtually any kind of freelance job is your thing then Fiverr might be one of the best resources for you. All you need to do is create an account and your profile is open to thousands of people who are looking for your kind of expertise. Make sure your profile is creative and portrays what service you provide clearly, kind of like a resume and portfolio. Click here for the link.
In a similar fashion, Upwork provides freelance services where specialized talent and agencies to connect to. If you already have a business that employs people then Upwork may work for you, too. Like Fiverr, they connect you to thousands of people looking for the services you provide so make sure your profile is top notch and really displays your work. Click here for the link to create an account.
Rev is a fairly new business that provides transcription, caption, and translation services. I would only recommend this if you are tedious and can dedicate some time to it as it requires such. Rev requires a test and practice questionnaire with the application. But if you are accepted it is good money for the work. Also note that they have a long waiting list. I applied in June, was hired, and still have yet to start. If you’re willing to traverse through, then click here to apply.
If tutoring, education, or writing essays are your forté then Academia-Research is meant for you. They connect you to people who need homework help, mainly in the field of writing essays, editing papers and they even have some coding and dissertation options too. They pay is a set rate by the support team; however, there are options for you to request an increase. They also have incentives for writers who earn the most money month by month. If this sounds like you, then apply by clicking here.
- We Work Remotely
Is a website offering remote business through their platform. As the website boasts, they have over 2.5 million visitors monthly. The website team services freelance individuals who are skilled in array of skills including programming, writing, engineering, sales/marketing, education, design and many more. We Work Remotely is for people who are looking for part-time of full-time work for a determined period of time. Because the businesses and companies who are a part of this website are looking for longer term clients, the pay is exceptionally well. All you have to do is create a profile and make it sound great. Click here to start searching.
- Chegg Tutors
This side hustle is best for tutors or those who have some academic skills in the core subjects. The tutor platform will pair you up with students who need help in virtually any subject including resume writing and SAT, PSAT, ACT test prep. Apply to this job by clicking here.
This is not an exhaustive list but I am pretty sure one of these opportunities will fit you and your creative genius.
Keep Being Honest.