Side hustling is taking up a new meaning especially in the era of the Pandemic and so much loss of work.
The idea of side hustling isn’t new; however, technology has made it much easier and simpler to start at the click of a mouse and in some cases you can successfully transition a side hustle to being your main source of income.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that many individuals today out of work and desperately looking for a source of legit income have looked at side hustle options; however, with a caveat that personal safety comes first in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For most side hustles, the biggest investments will be a laptop or desktop and an internet service. Depending on the side hustle your cell phone or tablet may suffice.
Next depending on the industry, you will want to list your services on industry specific directories, free websites like craigslist, Fiverr, Upwork, Facebook Community Groups of course being mindful of their self-promotion guidelines, so you don’t get banned, etc., Make sure your profile is professional and if you don’t have a website, create a profile on platforms like LinkedIn, Reddit or build a landing page using platforms like Wix or WordPress. Make sure you optimize this landing page with well researched keywords.
Twelve side hustles you can start today that takes into consideration one of the many concerns in our current climate of fostering no contact and still count on bringing in an income are as follows:
Teach English to ESL students or Online Tutoring
Think about a subject you know you’re very good at and offer your teaching service by posting your availability on sites like Craigslist, word of mouth, local paper, or speak to your local elementary / high school offices and ask to include your services in their weekly newsletters to
parents or better yet sign up with an online tutoring provider like VipKid.com and your customer base just got global. You can earn anywhere from $20 per hour to $40 per hour depending on the subject and skill level elementary, high school or university. For standardized tests like PSAT or SAT or ACT you’ll be surprised that you can command $50 per hour and more. You can also teach English language to foreign students and easily get certified on websites like https://www.internationalteflacademy.com/
Teach Mastery of Social Platforms like Instagram / Instagram Reels / Facebook / Pinterest / LinkedIn/ Tik Tok etc.,
This is a great expertise to have and could bring in a pretty penny depending on how you market yourself. There are myriads of businesses trying to be seen and heard as they transition online and having these skills as well as digital marketing expertise in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a big bonus and could command a lot more than the average social media manager. Teach clients how to grow their followers in order to expand their customer base or simply research and teach how to use the right hashtag for specific industries or teach how to successfully post online. Some of these tasks may seem insignificant, but to the average small business owner this is one more task they’d rather not be bogged down with. Your mastery and ability to help the business in one or more of these social platforms will make a big difference on their bottom line. Besides most small business owners can’t afford to hire a full-time staff, so having someone handle these based on agreed on terms is an incentive. In addition, you can be referred to other small business owners within their network and if you’re very good that side hustle could easily become your full-time gig as the average earnings is $800 for a 60 day commitment.
If you’re a great photographer then put those skills to use as you go for your walks in the era of social distancing. Take time slow down and literally smell the roses, that may just be your next source of income. Companies like iStockPhoto, Fotolia; Bigstockphot; Shutterstock; Pexels will pay and you earn residual income for your original photo.
p.s. You can find the list of more remote side hustles in an article here
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