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.
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Below are jobs pay up to $65,000 a year with no college degree needed. Let’s get started!
1. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Pinterest has over 290 million active users. This is important to note because businesses want to take advantage of Pinterest and the free or inexpensive ad traffic it can bring to their business. This is why Pinterest Virtual Assistants are in high demand.
A great Pinterest Virtual Assistant can take a business from making some money, to making a lot of money. Pinterest VA’s are in charge of creating eye-catching pins, descriptions, and so much more.
You may be wondering how to get started as a Pinterest VA, where to find clients, how much to charge, and more.
Become A Pinterest VA Today is a course teaches you all of these things. You can live and work anywhere in the world to do this. You’ll see many Pinterest Virtual Assistant testimonials here of women who work from home.
You can 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 full-time Pinterest VA after taking Become A Pinterest VA Today! She’s earning $7,500 a month as a work-from-home Pinterest Virtual Assistant.
2. Selling printables on Etsy
Selling printables is my favorite side hustle on this list because it’s almost entirely passive income, meaning you do the work in one sitting, and then get paid for it for months and years to come. With just a few hours of work, my friend Julie has made over $5,000 selling printables. She loves this side hustle and recommends it to anyone who is short on time, wants extra money, and wants to work from home.
Are you wondering how to get started selling Etsy printables? Julie even made a free guide which includes a secret list of best-selling products by month and how to capitalize on seasonal trends to make sales. It’s a free download and SO good!
I did an amazing interview with Julie that you can check out here. She shares pictures of her printables, revenue dashboard, and exactly how you can get started selling printables.
Julie recently created a course called E-Printables where she shows you exactly how to make money selling printables online. I’ve gone through the course myself and plan on adding this as a side hustle myself because it’s one of the easiest ways to make passive income.
Here’s an example of a student who is has made thousands after taking the E-Printables course. She’s only been on Etsy for a year and already has over 2,000 sales!
3. Freelance writing
I had no idea what freelance writing was (or that you could make money from it) until I met my friend Holly. I was even more shocked to see how much she makes as a freelance writer. Holly makes six-figures with her freelance writing career; $225,000 a year to be exact.
There are hundreds of freelance writing jobs out there, but getting those freelance jobs isn’t easy, which is why Holly created Earn More Writing.
I used the course Earn More Writing to help me get started in the freelance writer field, which helped me land on sites like GoBankingRates and many others. I went from charging $50 to $250 per article and now, I know I can charge much more than that with my writing experience.
This work from home opportunity is legit, lucrative, and lets you work anywhere in the world. Holly travels (a ton!) and works all around the world.
In her free workshop, she shares her techniques she’s used to make six-figures freelance writing. You can check out her course and free workshop here.
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.
5. 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.
If you’re wondering how to get started, the Facebook Side Hustle course teaches you exactly how to become a successful Facebook Ad Manager. Over 1,500 students have taken the course. Here are 15 video testimonials from real students who are now Facebook Ad Managers.
You can learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager in less than 28 days with the Facebook Side Hustle Course.
A bookkeeper’s job is to keep records of financial transactions of a business. Bookkeepers can make between $30,000-$60,000 per year.
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.
7. 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? You can contact Kristin via email. Get her free workshop here and see if this side hustle is for you.
8. 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
10. Virtual Assistant
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
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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
14. 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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