Going the college route may be for some people, but it’s not for everyone.
With the average student loan debt reaching $37,172, people are thinking about their options instead of heading straight to college.
You dream career may not even require a bachelor’s degree. Many jobs require an associates, certifications or on the job training.
Best ways to make extra money now
- Sell printables – Selling printables is the #1 side hustle to make money. This can be done on your own schedule and turn into passive income! You can earn over $10,000 a year selling printables.
- Sell dog treats – Make $1,000+ selling dog treats from the comfort of your home. One of the most successful side hustles right now!
- Proofreading – Earn $20+ an hour proofreading from home. Be your own boss and set your own schedule.
- Surveys – Make money filling out surveys. You can take as many surveys as you want and earn up to $5 per survey.
Below are jobs pay up to $65,000 a year with no college degree needed. Let’s get started!
Selling printables on Etsy
Are you looking for a stress-free and profitable side hustle that makes up to $10,000 a year?
Selling printables on Etsy is the best side hustle out there right now. Tons of women are making between $100-$1000+ a month selling printables online (see their success stories here).
This is the side hustle for you if you’re looking for something stress-free to start from home that also makes passive income.
You don’t need any previous experience to do this, you don’t need to be a graphic designer, and you don’t even need to be tech savvy for this. This is a great side hustle for someone low on time but wanting to make extra money.
Find out what kind of printables to make (so you can make the most money) and how to start an Etsy shop in this free workshop.
Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Do you love Pinterest? Pinterest has over 290 million active users. Over 24% of the United States uses Pinterest.
This is huge for businesses. Pinterest is a must for small and large business owners, which is why Pinterest Virtual Assistants are in high demand.
A great Pinterest VA can take a business from being “okay” to being seen by thousands online. Pinterest Virtual Assistants can make businesses A LOT of money, which is why businesses hire Pinterest Virtual Assistants.
You can live and work anywhere in the world to do this.
Attend a free workshop here to learn more about how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant today.
P.S. Here’s an example of one student who is now a Pinterest VA after taking Become A Pinterest VA Today! She just started and she’s already making money from it.
Are you a writer who has trouble finding paid work or a stay at home mom who wants to turn her writing skills into a career?
Freelance writing is a great option for fully remote work that can either be part-time work or a full-time gig.
My friend Ariel is a full-time freelancer and even teaches others how to work from home making up to $5,000 a month.
Learn how to make money from home as a freelance writer with the course Big Money Writer.
This is a 40 day program that teaches you a step-by-step process on exactly what you need to know to be successful at this.
This works even if you have no college degree, no writing experience or have never even earned online income before.
My friend Leila changed careers and recently got a job as a Salesforce Professional.
You can learn all about her experience here. She found her first job through a recruiter reaching out to her on LinkedIn, and now she’s earning $60,000+ at home with amazing benefits.
People are leaving their day jobs and moving into the tech world as Salesforce Professionals.
A Salesforce Professional is someone who is trained to improve business processes with something called Salesforce.
You don’t need any previous experience or college degree for this and almost all of these jobs are remote so you can work from home.
The average starting salary of a Salesforce Professional is between $60,000-$80,000 and some people even land first jobs making over $100,000.
See if a Salesforce career is right for you by taking the free 5 Day Salesforce Challenge to better understand the Salesforce career path and how you can get started.
Transform your passion for words and reading by becoming a professional proofreader, and help people like me who are terrible at proofreading.
I hire a proofreader for special projects which has been a must in my business. Proofreaders are a must for books, magazines, websites, and tons of other projects, so they’re always in demand.
Proofreaders can earn between $17-$30 per hour and offers competitive pay and flexible hours while working from home.
Here is a free workshop that will show you if proofreading is right for you. It’s not for everyone (I definitely wouldn’t be good at it, but you might be).
My friend is a freelance proofreader and while she said it was hard to find work at first, she now has a steady stream of clients and makes a great living working at home.
She said there’s oftentimes more work offered than she can even accept.
Facebook Ad Manager
Did you know you can become a Facebook Ad Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000+ a month with just 1 client? Facebook Ad Managers are in charge of running ads for businesses to increase their customer base and income.
In easy terms, Facebook Ads can really help businesses grow.
There are over 27 million businesses in the U.S. with that number rapidly growing. Out of 27 million businesses, all you need is 1 or 2 clients to make $1,000 a month.
If you want to go all in on this side hustle, you can take on 5 clients, which can be roughly $5,000 a month.
Many Facebook Ad Managers take on 10 clients a month, which can be roughly $10,000 a month.
There’s even a free training that teaches you which side hustles to avoid and why becoming a Facebook Ad Manager is one of the best side hustles.
You also get access to a 3 step process to find clients that will hire you and how you can do this even if you’re brand new to advertising. Get the free training here.
A bookkeeper’s job is to keep records of financial transactions of a business.
Bookkeepers can make between $30,000-$60,000 per year.
Becoming a bookkeeper has several benefits, such as low startup costs, high profit, and ability to work remotely.
If you’re eager to learn more about becoming a bookkeeper, check out this free training that will show you the quickest and easiest way to start and run a successful virtual bookkeeping business.
Make dog treats at home
Did you know you can make $1,000+ a month part-time working at home with a dog treat business? You can even make $5,000-$8,000 from your home kitchen if you do it full-time.
You can get your kids involved, work from home, create your own schedule, and make treats for dogs. I don’t think it gets better than that.
My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home and perfected the craft of selling dog treats.
She even teaches others how to replicate her success in her course Diva Dog Bakery.
I know you have a ton of questions about this and want to learn more before signing up for a course. That’s why Kristin offers a completely FREE workshop to answer all of your questions.
Have more questions that aren’t covered in the workshop?
Get her free workshop here and see if this side hustle is for you.
Start a blog
I created this blog and made over $80,000 in my senior year of college (that’s me in my first major feature by Forbes!).
Blogging isn’t easy and takes a lot of hard work. It’s not for everyone.
I had to work for free for a long time to build this business from the ground up. If you feel that you can help people with a blog and inspire others to live better lives, a blog is a great way to do that.
I make money with ad revenue, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and selling my own digital products.
Start a blog today for just $2.95/month with my step-by-step tutorial here. It’s easy, painless, and takes less than 20 minutes to start a blog of your own. With my link, you get a discount from $7.99/month to $2.95/month.
If you need a little more help starting your blog, I even have a free How To Start A Successful Blog quick 5-day course that shows you step-by-step what to do AFTER you started your blog.
This quick course is filled with a TON of value giving you everything you need to get started the best way.
Are you not sure where to start on creating a profitable blog?
I recommend checking out this course roadmap to figure out where you should get started first!
Filling out surveys to make money is an easy way to make money by simply providing your opinion to questions.
I genuinely enjoy surveys because I love sharing my opinion on things.
I’ve always been into taking quizzes and surveys, so naturally, I love this method of making some extra cash.
Here are a few of my favorite surveys:
- Swagbucks ($5 bonus for signing up)
- Opinion Outpost
- Survey Junkie
- MyPoints ($5 bonus after 5 surveys)
- Springboard America
Aside from this blog, I’m a virtual assistant, and it’s been a life changing experience – here’s why.
I’m a virtual assistant for a 7-figure business, which allows me to see how a successful, profitable business works.
With businesses going online, this career space is growing rapidly.
If you want to learn how to become a virtual assistant, take the free workshop called “5 Steps To Become A Virtual Assistant”.
This free workshop includes:
- Simple step-by-step process to become a Virtual Assistant
- How to earn a consistent income using skills you already have
- Why you don’t need to be a tech expert or go back to school to be a Virtual Assistant
- The shortest path to earning a legit living from anywhere
Sign up for the free Virtual Assistant workshop here.
Sell digital stickers on Etsy
Another great side hustle related to Etsy is selling digital planners and digital stickers.
My friend Michelle sells digital planners and stickers on Etsy. Michelle personally uses digital planners and digital stickers, so she decided to sell them herself. She made over $700 her first month in profit. In her second month, she made over $1,000 in profit.
She even created an affordable course teaching others how to do the same, which you can see here.
You don’t need to have prior skills nor need a background in drawing, no special software required, and anyone can do this. This is a great side hustle for people looking to make some extra money every month.
I love side hustles like this because you put in a few hours of work, upload your digital products to Etsy, and then earn extra money for months to come. You can check out the Digital Stickers Course here.
Become A Tax Preparer
Did you know you can get trained online to become a Tax Preparer?
This in-demand remote job can be done from anywhere in the world. A Tax Preparer prepares, files, and assists in general tax forms.
To get started in this field, take a high-quality tax preparation course.
Do your research to find the best one for you. After doing my research, I found that the TaxBiz Course is one of the best.
You learn a step-by-step method to start and run a successful tax business. TaxBiz is a certified provider through the IRS, so you have the opportunity to indicate your authority as a Tax Preparer.
I know you have so many questions about starting a digital tax business.
You’re probably wondering if something like this is for you. That’s why there’s a free workshop to answer all of your questions.
You can also read reviews from graduates and students on Better Business Bureau and Facebook.
Customer Service Associate
Amazon is currently hiring customer service associates. Customer Service Associates are in charge of helping out Amazon customers with their questions and concerns about their products.
Working for Amazon also poses many benefits, such as an employee discount, health care, time off, stock, and more.
The basic requirements for this job are:
- Computer skills
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Customer focus
- High school diploma
- One year of experience in a related area
You can check out Amazon’s hiring board here.
Sell on Amazon
Selling on Amazon is a legit way to make great money.
Not sure what Amazon FBA even means?
An Amazon FBA business is an online store, but in this case, Amazon handles a lot of the stuff that causes headaches for most e-commerce store owners. “FBA” stands for “Fulfillment by Amazon.”
So you find the inventory, while Amazon stores the product for you, packs and ships it, and handles customer service. Amazon then keeps a portion of the sales as a commission & service fee.
And like I mentioned earlier, my friends earned over $100,000 from reselling items via Amazon FBA.
My friend Jessica and her husband have perfected the art of selling on Amazon and have made well over $100,000 profit (their first year in the biz). Now, they make much more than that.
Jessica even has a free course that tells you everything you need to know in a simplified way to get started selling on Amazon.
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