Here is a list of side hustles you can do along with your day job. There are so many legitimate ways to make money online, that I wanted to list a few more side hustles for you. If you want to make some extra cash by starting your own online business, but want to start slowly, here are some side hustles to get you started.
This post is a continuation of the last blog post.
One type of side hustle is freelancing. If you have experience in graphic design, teaching, web development, content writing, resume' writing, and the list goes on and on. You can pretty much find freelancing jobs for anything you can think of. Most work in marketing and communications, creative arts and information technology. Freelancers are self employed and not tied to any particular company long term.
Here are some tips by Freelancer Ryan Robinson on how to earn more your first year of freelancing, by having your own business.
CHOOSE A NICHE
GET CLEAR ON YOUR SERVICE OFFERINGS
DEFINE WHAT YOUR IDEAL CLIENT LOOKS LIKE
CREATE A HIGH QUALITY PORTFOLIO SITE
START FREELANCING BEFORE YOUR QUIT YOUR DAY JOB
LEVEL UP YOUR SKILLS
BUILD YOUR CREDIBILITY
DETERMINE YOUR PRICING
LEVERAGE YOUR NETWORK FOR INTRODUCTIONS
PERFECT YOUR PITCHING
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Another way to freelance is to sign up on a website that specializes in freelancing. They find your customers for you. The top 8 Freelancing Websites are:
Check these sites out if you are interested in getting started in Freelancing.
Online Writing Jobs
Next are online writing jobs. This is a little like freelancing but you are being hired by one company that helps other companies find workers who want to write online. This company would connect you to one of its client companies to do work for. When you are finished with one client, they will find you another. This method is much easier to get started. All you have to do is fill out an application for being a contracted writer with the mother company. The link below will take you to "Online Writing Jobs" if you are interested in applying to write blog posts. They will train you on how to research and write blog posts for $35/ hour.
A virtual assistant is a self-employed worker who specializes in offering administrative services to clients from a remote location, usually a home office.
Typical tasks a virtual assistant might perform include scheduling appointments, making phone calls, making travel arrangements, and managing email accounts.
Some virtual assistants specialize in offering graphic design, blog writing, bookkeeping, social media, and marketing services.
For an employer, one advantage of hiring a virtual assistant is the flexibility to contract for just the services they need.
Virtual assistants work from their "virtual office" - their home office or anywhere in the world they want to work. This part of the job is what is so enticing to a lot of people. Many people want to work from home so they can spend more time with their families, save the cost of gas and the commute time.
Virtual Assistant Qualifications
While there are no real educational requirements to become a virtual assistant, many clients will look for virtual assistants who have some higher-level education or specialized training. A few online companies and community colleges offer courses and certification for virtual assistant skills.
A virtual assistant should be tech-savvy, having a wide range of computer skills and a high level of proficiency with software and business programs. A virtual assistant who specializes in bookkeeping should be skilled at basic accounting tasks,
In a study of over 50 career categories, FlexJobs found virtual administration was one of the top 10 fastest-growing remote career categories.
Besides virtual assistants, you could also check out the sites below to be a social media manager, content writer, graphic designer, transcriptionist and many other jobs.
As working from home has become more accepted for both workers and employers, the demand for skilled virtual assistants is expected to grow. Therefore, if you have the qualifications and skill set to be a virtual assistant, this may be the online job for you.
There are several online companies that people go to to hire or get hired as a virtual assistant. Some of these are:
Print On Demand
If you are a crafty person or someone who can paint or draw, then Print on Demand is a great choice for an online side hustle.
Print on Demand is also a very low risk, low overhead, way to get started on the internet and sell your custom made products. It is also a very "green" or ecological business to be in.
Print-on-demand is a process for creating products with little to no waste. Instead of printing thousands of copies of a book, shirt, or other product, print-on-demand creates the product as it’s ordered. Inventory is a thing of the past.
Print-on-demand leverages digital printing to make books, textbooks, manuals, yearbooks, magazines, and other printed goods. Other print-on-demand sites allow you to print your design on a number of different items, such as, t-shirts, hats, mugs, bottles, signs, shoes, bags, stickers etc.
You have the choice to sell to retailors on a print-on-demand site or sell directly through your own website or social media channels. You can print quantities of custom merchandise with no inventory management by sending it directly to customers. This fulfillment model allows a customer to buy products in your shop and the order goes directly to the Print Provider. This eliminates the need for order fulfillment and storage space.
Read more at: https://printify.com/print-on-demand/
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Creating and selling custom products have five easy steps :
Choose your product. Each print-on-demand site has hundreds of products to choose from to put your design on. Reduce shipping costs and fulfillment times by using providers closer to a product’s final destination.
Use their design mock up generator to put your design on the products that you chose. You will be able to see what it will look like on a t-shirt or mug or whatever you chose. You can easily upload designs and change colors.
3. Preview or Sample
You then preview your sample at different angles until you're sure it's perfect to put online. Or you can order samples that are sent to you so that you can see the product in person before
putting it online.
4. After you’re happy with a final product, it can be published to eCommerce platforms via automatic integrations. You can get it in front of thousands of buyers with a few clicks of a button.
5. Advertise your products. You can track products through your chosen account.
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Here are some Websites that do Print-on-Demand to help you get started.
There are many more. Which one you choose will also depend on what you want to put your design on. Some do just books, some do t-shirts and some do a variety of things.
The next Blog post will conclude this 3 post series on "Making Money Online" . It will be mostly about ways to start your own business online, for people who may one day want to work exclusively for themselves.
I hope you will join us!