12 Jobs Where You Can Be Your Own Boss

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After working a regular job under the authority of others for years, I’ve come to realize the benefits of being your boss.

You get to create your schedule, you don’t have to ask permission for days off, and someone isn’t bossing you around and telling you what to do.

I started blogging full-time and now I’m my own boss. It’s amazing. Running a business is really hard work, but has been so rewarding and freeing. 

Below are 12 jobs where you can be your boss.

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1. Sell Etsy Printables

Julie from the blog Millennial Boss is killin’ it in the side hustle world by selling Etsy printables.

This side hustle is almost entirely passive, 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, Julie’s made over $5,000 selling printables on Etsy.

Julie recently created Etsy Printables where she shows you exactly how to make money selling Etsy Printables. I’ve gone through it myself and plan on adding this as a side hustle myself because it’s one of the easiest ways to make passive income. 

Are you wondering how to get started selling Etsy printables? This free guide here has 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.

2. 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.

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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!

3. Pinterest Virtual Assistant

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 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 teaches you all of these things. You can live and work anywhere in the world to do this. In fact, you’ll see many Pinterest Virtual Assistant testimonials here of women who work and travel. 

You can even 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!

4. 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 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. 

5. Bookkeeper

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. 

6. 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 short terms, Facebook Ads can really help businesses grow.

There are over 27 million businesses in the U.S. with over 500,000 new businesses starting every month. Out of 27 million businesses, all you need is 1-2 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.

Over 1,500 students have taken the course. Here are 15 video testimonials from real students.

Many Facebook Ad Managers take on 10 clients a month, which can be roughly $10,000 a month.

This is more than possible with the Facebook Side Hustle Course. What you make is ultimately up to you.

You can learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager in less than 28 days with the Facebook Side Hustle Course.

7. 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. She even says you don’t need to have any prior skills, you do not 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.

 

8. Proofreader

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. 

9. Instacart

Instacart is a great side hustle for people looking into making extra money. I’m sure you’ve seen Shoppers picking up groceries at the store – they’re usually in a bright green shirt with green Instacart bags in their hands.
 
What’s great about Instacart is you don’t even need a car. As an in-store shopper, you take shop orders only. If you want to make a little extra money, you can sign up to be a full-service shopper, whose job is to shop and deliver orders. 
 
 

10. Rent a room or apartment out on Airbnb

People can make a decent amount of money through Airbnb.

If you often travel and have a vacant house, I recommend putting your apartment or house on Airbnb.

Always make sure to check the rules and guidelines of your apartment regarding renting a room out.

Here is a $40 sign up code for Airbnb.

11. Host your services on Fiverr

Do you offer freelancing services like web design, editing, marketing, or other services?

Create a profile on Fiverr where thousands of people come to hire people to do work for them.

I’ve hired logo designers and more all from Fiverr and recommend it!

12. Sell on Amazon

There are more than 100,000,000 (yes, million) Amazon Prime members. More than 50% of all Amazon sales come from third-party sellers. 

Selling on Amazon is a legit way to make great money and isn’t going away any time soon. And if you’re completely lost on how to even get started selling on Amazon, bear with me for a sec.

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 7-day course that tells you everything you need to know in a simplified way to get started selling on Amazon. This side hustle (or full-time job) isn’t going anywhere as Amazon selling has only touched the surface of what’s possible.

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Kelly

    I would love to try other items on the list, but starting a blog has taken over my life. Definitely a good list and I will send it to my friend who has been unemployed for over a year, but refuses to start a blog with me.

    1. Alexis

      Starting a blog definitely takes a lot of work!

    1. Alexis

      Thanks Brian!

  2. Divine Mwimba

    All amazing tips Alexis.

    I love blogging and the fact that I can work from home doing what I love.

    1. Alexis

      Same here!

  3. Alexis

    Thank you, Ashley!

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