Are you trying to make a little (or a lot) of extra money on the side? There are a ton of ways you can make money online and I’m sharing 30 ways you can make money at home (*woot *woot* for not even having to leave the house!). All of these side hustle ideas you can start today and they’re perfect for bloggers, influencers, YouTubers, and content creators.
30 side hustle ideas to make money online (and all can be done at home)
1. Write a book, guide or create a template
We’re all an expert at something…. why not write a book or guide about that topic and make some extra cash? With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.
This month I released my Influencer With Income Toolkit a vault of resources to help aspiring & current influencers work with brands! Every day I’ve made a sale!
Your books don’t have to be 500 pages sharing how to solve world hunger either! They can be as simple as how to flirt, how to drive a car or your favorite 10 recipes.
2. Affiliate income
I love affiliate marketing. Seriously.
Affiliate marketing is basically when you earn a commission for marketing another person’s or company’s product. This month I’ve had an increase in affiliate income simply by linking my outfits in a blog post and sharing my ebates link on my YouTube videos!
The great thing about affiliate programs is that you don’t need a large following to start. My top 4 favorite affiliate programs for influencers: Amazon associates, Magiclinks, Reward Style, and Shareasale,
The majority of affiliate programs are free to join and if you already love the product and rave about it, why not earn a commission from it?
3. Host a virtual event
Yup, that’s right! Host an event that doesn’t even require you or attendees to leave the house! I’ve paid to attend virtual conferences and workshops and it’s a great way you can make money online.
If you’re an expert at something, why not host a virtual conference teaching that expertise? For example, you can host a “branding for bloggers” virtual workshop!
4. Design your own swimsuits, shoes, shirts and more!
What’s print on demand? It’s a process where you work with a supplier to customize white-label products (like shirts or tote bags) with your own designs and sell them on a per-order basis under your own brand.
This means you don’t pay for the product until after you’ve actually sold it! This is great because it prevents you from having to buy in bulk or hold any inventory yourself. Plus it’s usually free to use!
5. Trade Stocks
Did you know many millionaires started with day trading as a side hustle? Stock trading has unlimited earning potential and can be very lucrative! When starting off I believe a key to successfully trade stocks is to get access to a free broker account (if you have a tiny amount of money to invest).
I like Robinhood because it’s completely free to use and has ZERO COMMISSIONS. It also does not have a minimum account balance – which trust me is awesome!
6. Create a course
Did you know online courses are a billion-dollar industry? Yup, you heard right! Just like writing a book, you can create a course on practically anything!
Create a blogging course, cooking course and yes, even a how-to flirt better course. Create courses can be as simple as recording on your phone, uploading to course websites like Teachable and getting paid whenever someone enrolls in it!
7. Sell your stock photos
If you’re a blogger, Youtuber or influencer who takes your own photos and records your own videos, why not sell extra footage and photos?
People are always looking for stock photos and videos they can use. You can sell on websites such as iStockPhoto, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, 123RF, or Getty Images.
8. Write blog post (for others)
Love writing blog post? Why not write for others! You can make $100+ writing articles and blog posts for other businesses!
I recommend signing up for upwork and looking for available writing work to make money online.
9. Edit videos (for others)
Are you great at editing videos? Just like writing blog post, you can also edit videos for others! Again, I recommend joining upwork to look for available work!
Yall know sponsorships are my jam.
I feel like this one is pretty obvious for bloggers, YouTubers, and influencers but sponsorships can be pretty substantial. You can get paid to post and promote products/services.
Use influencer marketing platforms and don’t be afraid to pitch to companies. If you’re a new influencer then I recommend starting off local. Reach out to local businesses and restaurants for brand deals.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorships, I highly recommend my Influencer with Income toolkit.
It includes a ton of resources, templates, guides, videos and even scripts you can use to pitch to brands!
11. Speaking engagements
I know what you’re thinking…. Breonna, I thought you said these are gigs we can do from home and make money online from?
Guess what? You can also do speaking engagements at home too! Last year I got paid to speak at virtual conferences and teach different webinars for companies. You can too!
12. Coaching & consulting
This is how I earned a bulk of my money last year for Breonna Queen. I work with entrepreneurs and influences who want to monetize their expertise online.
If you can solve a person’s problem, why not provide them 1-on-1 services such as coaching or consulting? One way you make money online consulting is meeting with your clients via Zoom, google hangouts or Skype.
Oh and #shamelesspromotion here…. if you would like 1-on-1 help monetizing your expertise online then you can totally book a session with me. I have over 10 years in the game as a marketing expert and have worked with countless companies and individuals to elevate their brand!
13. Run ads for others
Are you great at running ads? There are always companies looking to run ads on Facebook, Instagram, Google, Youtube and even Pinterest!
Leverage that expertise and run ads for others! This can be a very lucrative side hustle and I know individuals who quit their full-time jobs just to run their own ad-agency!
If you’re not that great at running ads but would like to get paid to run ads for others, I recommend taking a course Skillshare. They have tons of courses on running ads on different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Google & more!
Are books more of your jam? Check out kindle unlimited for tons of ebooks on running ads
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14. Proofread from home
Did you know there are many people who work from home as editors and proofreaders? If you have a good eye for errors in text and know your grammar inside and out then proofreading can definitely be a great side hustle for you!
You can start your own proofreading side hustle, join websites like upwork to find people looking for proofreaders or join proofreading websites such as American Journal Experts, Cambridge Proofreading, and srcibidi.
15. Teach English to kids online
Did you know you can get paid to teach English to kids online?
Generally, you’ll need to be fluent in English and have your bachelor’s degree to get started but the perk is you can make your own schedule and can get paid well! Check out websites such as Teach away, VIPKID, and gogokid.
If you’re on social media all day…. why not manage others and get paid? Being a social media manager can be lucrative and I have plenty of blogger friends who made so much managing companies social media profiles that they were able to quit their job, pay off debt and more!
Check out these courses on how to start/run your own social media agency! Sign up using this link and you can watch these courses for free!
17. Create a dropshipping store
What is dropshipping? It’s basically a business model where you sell a product to a customer, but the supplier stores, packages, and ships the product to your customers on your behalf. You don’t have to think about storing inventory or shipping the item yourself.
Sell items on Amazon and use the dropshipping method where you don’t have to physically ship out anything yourself. You can also use sites like Oberlo which gives you access to millions of products that you can add to your dropshipping store.
18. Get Paid for searching the web
Pssstttttttttt…. there are search engines that will actually pay you to search the web?
For example, Swagbucks in known for surveys, polls, and videos, but did you know that Swagbucks will also pay you to search as well? Search by setting Swagbucks as your default browser, or search directly from their website. Swagbucks will award you based on certain keywords and if you happen to search the right keyword, you’ll get rewarded with swagbucks!
Just make sure to download the Swagbucks mobile app and their browser extension so you can easily see your earnings!
You also use these other websites to get paid to search:
- Bing Rewards
- QmeeYou’re already searching online… might as well make money online from it, right?!
19. Take online surveys
Taking paid surveys online is an easy task way you can earn money in your spare time. Survey companies work with businesses that need insight and opinions on new ideas before they hit the market. You earn cash for answering questions that will help the businesses improve.
Here a few websites that pay you to take surverys:
- Swagbucks (one of my favorites!)
- Survey Junkie
- Panda Research
- Opinion Outpost
- Survey Club
- Vindale Research
- Pinecone Research
- American Consumer Opinion
20. Do small gigs on fiverr
You can do quick gigs on fiverr such as creating pinterest pins, updating wordpress websites, provide relationship advice and even doing voice overs
You can change $5+ and it’s an easy side hustle that allows you to make your own hours!
21. Get cash back
22. Sell your crafts and paintings on Etsy
Are you great at making crafts?
Maybe you create beautiful paintings?
Why not sell them on websites like Etsy?! I love Etsy because you don’t have to market as much as you would with a freestanding website story and there are so many perks like reviews, coupons, shipping deals, and even email marketing options! Etsy allows you to make money online selling your items without needing a fancy website or tech knowledge!
23. Lease your music
Do you produce amazing beats? Are you the stuff when it comes to creating music? As a fellow Youtuber, I can tell you that I’m always looking for Royalty-free music that I can add to my videos.
24. Do one on one tutoring
Did you know you can tutor kids and adults alike online?!
Here are a few online platforms you can find tutoring jobs on:
- Tutor Me
- Chegg Tutors
25. Do Transcription Work
26. Sell your clothes and shoes on poshmark
How often do you clean our your closet and get rid of items you no longer wear? A great way to make a little extra money and declutter your closet is by selling gently used and brand new fashion items on poshmark!
27.Become an Extreme Couponer
Yes, you can use coupons to help save you a few dollars but you can also use coupon websites to make money online For example, Coupon Chief offers a Pays to Share program where you’ll receive 2% of sales from the coupons you share on their platform. You’ll just have to add coupons that haven’t already been shared and in return, you’ll make a 2% commission back. Over $1.4 million in commissions have already been paid out!
28. Sell Domains
If you regularly buy domain names (*cough* guilty *cough) and then don’t use them (*cough* guilty *cough), you can always try to sell them for a profit.
One-word domains, trendy terms, and words that have high search volume sell extremely well. You can sell your domains on Go Daddy’s Domain Auction.I recommend looking through the domains with the highest bids to see what type of domains sell well!
29. Create an audiobook
Create audiobooks and sell them on iTunes and audible! You can create audiobooks around your expertise, fiction, and nonfiction. Just like regular books, audiobook ideas are endless and an awesome way to make money online.
I recommend ACX for turning your book into audio format.
30. Become a Pinterest virtual assistant
This is something I’m actually considering doing because lately, Pinterest has been my jam! Pinterest is now the third-largest search engine and if you’re great at Pinterest, you can definitely leverage this expertise to make money!
Common task for Pinterest virtual assistance include:
- Creating pins
- Optimizing images
- Developing a Pinning schedule
Doing keyword research
So here are 30 ways you can make money online and at home! Do you know anyone who would like to earn some extra cash on the side without having to leave their home? If so, be sure to share this post with them!
What are some ways you earn extra money? Which side hustles on the list do you currently do or interested in doing? Let me know below your recommendations when it comes to how you make money online!