There are various reasons why one might want to earn extra income from home. Maybe it’s because you’re trying to prepare for the future, or because you want to purchase something that is currently out of your pay grade, etc.
No matter the cause, being able to earn on the side is an advantage regardless of what you use the money for.
Below is a list of 30 different ways you can make extra money on the side.
Test websites and give feedback
This method is exactly as it sounds. You would be required to simply click on the website of your employer and test certain things out, and then give a detailed report with everything that you thought wasn’t unto par. This is an incredibly easy method to earn money, and it requires minimal effort.
Do voice-over work
If you are someone who has a crisp and clear voice then you can do this job easily. All you would have to do is read out written material provided to you by your employer. There are many different kinds of companies that might want to hire you. However, you should be aware of how to express yourself through your voice.
Carry out micro jobs
Apps like Fiverr, etc. are apps that people go to to find other people who can do miscellaneous tasks for them. They can range from perhaps finding a photo on the internet, or making a ppt with the provided information, or designing a logo, etc.
This job will give you the freedom of being able to do a different kind of job every day if you so please, and will also not bind you in a contract so you can take a break whenever you wish.
Complete online surveys
There are a surprising amount of companies and websites that offer money for simply completing surveys that they provide. Websites like opinionworld.in allow you to find such surveys and earn money by filling them out.
Become a Proofreader
Websites like Scribendi, Prompt, etc. hire proofreaders. Essentially, they give you written material that you need to read and correct the grammar of. It’s easy and an almost effortless way of making money. If you are someone who has good English skills, or someone who reads regularly, this one is for you.
If you’re a writer but you don’t have the time to take a full or part-time job, then you can go into freelance writing. In this job you would be required to either write articles and sell them to blogs, websites, etc. or you can take up an on your own time job where you write articles, etc. for a website whenever you please in the day and submit them.
Trade in the Stockmarket
Trading in the stock market requires knowledge about how stocks work, and investment to kick you off the start. After that, you have nothing to do but wait and see what the result is.
Solve Captcha puzzles
There are websites available that pay you to simply solve Captcha puzzles. It’s nothing even slightly complicated, and it has a decent amount of payout. The biggest advantage is that each puzzle barely requires a minute or two to complete, making it the perfect side-hustle.
Ghostwriting is a fairly popular method of earning. This usually takes place on social platforms like Twitter and Facebook, etc. You would essentially be required to write, a tweet for example, though your name wouldn’t be mentioned. In exchange for owning what you write, the company/employer pays you.
Websites like freelancetypers.com for example, employ people to turn audio into script. This job simply requires you to be a relatively fast typer, and good at understanding English without subtitles. You would have to listen to the provided audio and type out the subtitles for it.
This is more of self-employment than working for someone else. Blogging would simply mean having a portal to express yourself. Check out our article on how you can make one. After you have a blog set up, you can start affiliate marketing once you have a decent amount of followers.
An editor can be of two types. One can be someone who reads and edits text, much like a proofreader, and the other can be someone who watches and edits videos. To be able to upload on YouTube, some parts of a video often need to be edited out, but not everyone has time to sit down and do so. This is why they hire people to do it for them. Not just YouTubers, all kinds of companies and people hire editors. If you’re decent with the common video editing apps like iMovie, etc. then you should be able to do this job easily enough.
This one is fairly self-explanatory. If you have a degree in any subject, you can teach it to young students who are looking to do what you did. Even if you were particularly good at something in school, like math or English, etc. then you can do this. This can be a side-hustle, and a full-time job depending on how many students you take on.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular methods of earning in today’s digital world. To be able to become an affiliate marketer, however, you will need a social platform like a blog or an Instagram account, etc. with a substantial amount of followers. If you have the above mentioned, then you can make a good amount of money through this method. In affiliate marketing, you would partner up with a company and advertise their product on your social platform. In exchange, all the customers that you convinced to go to the company, the company will give you a certain per cent of whatever they earn from the customer. For example, if a follower of yours heard you talk about Skillshare and decides to subscribe to their services, then Skillshare will give you an agreed-upon percentage of the money the customer (your follower) gives them.
Become a YouTuber
This, even though it can make you a lot of money eventually, takes some effort. You will have to spend time creating content almost every day, be active, and respond to comments, etc to be able to build your channel. After you have done that, YouTube will begin paying you depending on the number of followers and views per video you have.
In today’s online world, graphic designing is one of the big careers. Due to the fact that almost everything is now done online, companies are often looking for people to design things like logos, PPTs, flyers, etc. If you are adept at online editing apps like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, etc. then you should be able to do this job with ease.
If you love shopping and have a good sense of style, then you should definitely go for this job. Retail and marketing companies hire these individuals to go and shop at specific places and then report on the overall experience, and if there were any complications.
This is a way of knowing and monitoring customer service and product quality, etc without letting the company employees know that they are being tested. The companies usually reimburse you for the money you spent shopping and a little extra something.
Even though this job isn’t completely online, there are elements of it that you can do from home.
Essentially, the job of a consultant is to provide their experience and knowledge to help their employers. Consultants are hired by individuals, and even companies occasionally.
However, you need to have expertise in the field you wish to be a consultant of.
There are websites that give you money simply to watch advertisements. AdWallet, for example, gives you a certain amount of money for every ad you watch. All you need for this job is some free time and a laptop.
Become an influencer
Becoming an influencer can earn you a substantial amount of money, however, it does take some effort. Much like blogging and starting a YouTube channel, once you have a substantial amount of followers, the social platform you’re using will pay you depending on how many likes/views/retweets and followers you have. For example, influencers can be paid $100 dollars per post on Instagram.
Sell hand-made products
If you’re a creative person and often delight in making your own things, you can open a small online shop and earn money. Even if you’re making simple things like bookmarks, you can sell them. For this, you can either use the obvious Amazon, but even Instagram, eBay, Etsy, etc.
The internet is an endlessly vast space, which means that sometimes finding something specific can be a serious test of your patience. Due to this reason many companies, authors, and even individuals, hire people to research for them. Freelancing in this field would mean that you could be hired by an employer for a single project, and then you can go to another employer if you wish after the job is done, with no contracts.
Answer questions for JustAnswer
JustAnswer is a popular website that pays you to answer questions in your field of expertise. You can work anytime, anywhere, and all you would have to do is answer questions that you have probably been asked before. If you have a degree and remember what you studied or have experience working in the field, then this should be incredibly easy for you.
If you know two languages, English and Hindi perhaps, then you can easily do this job. You would be required to translate a text from one language to another. This job pays fairly well and has a relatively high demand.
If you know to code, either through a degree or a course, you can use that skill and earn some money. A freelance coder would be enlisted by companies and individuals to complete small coding projects like building an app perhaps. After you’re completed with the project, you can move on to a different employer if you so wish.
If you’re someone who plays video games often, you can make money by live recording when you’re playing. Once you have a substantial following, video game developers will pay you to play their games on your channel and advertise their product to your followers.
Due to the intense competition in the entertainment industry in today’s world, video game developing companies pay people, usually ones on the younger side, to play their games and give a detailed report on everything that requires improvement. The more experience you have in working in this job, the higher the pay.
If you’re good with Microsoft Excel and numbers, then you can earn money easily simply by entering the provided data in Excel and making it more organised. Companies often have so many clients and little time to spend on organising everything. This is why they hire data enterers to do the job for them.
If you’re a fast typer, then you can become someone who earns money by typing out different material provided to you. Companies like Quikr and MonsterIndia offer simple typing jobs and pay you money according to how quickly and accurately you can type out the text provided to you.
Become a user tester
Companies and websites hire money to use and test out their products. You would be required to write a detailed analysis on product quality, your experience with the product, etc. The job is easy and requires little, plus it grants you products for free.
Whatever reason for which you wish to start a side-hustle, the money you earn from any of the jobs mentioned above will be an added benefit. The list above is full of mostly easy and barely demanding work from home jobs to help you out in your search for a suitable side-hustle for you. Happy working!