1. Virtual Assistant
If you’d like a flexible side hustle that can pay pretty well, you might consider being a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant (VA) is just what it sounds like—it’s an assistant that works virtually from home.
A virtual assistant’s duties can vary depending on who they’re working for, but typically VAs help manage some of the administrative tasks for a business owner. For example, a virtual assistant might manage email accounts, perform research, schedule meetings, upload content, and more.
Nearly all business owners could use some help with administrative tasks, so this side hustle isn’t going out of style any time soon. And as some entrepreneurs may need help just a few hours a week, you can decide just how much time you want to dedicate to this gig.
2. Freelance Writer
Do you have a knack for words? If you can write, there are many side hustles that you can do from home. You can write:
If there are words involved, you can write it! Freelance writing can be a great side hustle that you do on your own time.
Let’s be honest: You’re probably spending a good chunk of your day on social media already. Why not actually get paid to post on social media? In today’s digital world, having social media accounts is a must.
Unfortunately, social media marketing can be a huge time-suck for business owners and distract them from the core of their business. You can take that burden off some busy entrepreneur’s shoulders and help ensure they’re always marketing, promoting and engaging.
If you have quick fingers and a good ear, transcription work may be the side hustle for you. Transcription work is the process of listening to audio text and transcribing it to written text. Accuracy and speed are key. Transcriptionists can make money transcribing video or podcast content, business meetings, and more.
If you think that’s something you can do, give it a try! One positive of this particular gig is that you don’t have to be an expert right away—but as you can better at transcribing, you’ll be able to make more per hour.
What you need: Computer, internet, fast typing skills, and headphones.
5. Graphic Design
Graphic design is one of the most in-demand skills in today’s visual-based culture. If you have graphic design skills, why not make some extra money on the side? There are many uses for graphic design, including:
Social Media Posts
You can work with a range of groups from nonprofits to small business owners, bloggers to entrepreneurs. All of this can be done at home, in your own time if you have the right tools.
If you're looking for quick cash, this might not be your best option.
But if you put in the time and offer value to readers, blogging can actually be quite profitable.