Back in 2015, I started dabbling into a bunch of different side hustles. I did so many things to make extra money, some jobs I hated and some I really loved.
One of my side hustles even turned into a full-time job and paid off my student loans, bought me an awesome car, and helped me start my retirement fund early at just 25 years old. It hasn’t been easy side hustling, but it’s so worth it.
I love side hustles because they open you to new career paths and skills. I would never be where I’m at today unless I started diving into side hustles.
Here are the four side hustles that make me $10,000 a month. I’m also sharing extra side hustles you can get started with today that are fully remote and allow you to be your own boss.
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I started this blog back when I was only 19 years old. It was initially a fun hobby in my free time that eventually blossomed into my full-time job.
If you’re wondering how I make money on this blog, it comes from affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, ad revenue, and selling my own products. It’s a lot of fun, but running a blog is also a full-time business with a lot of work.
Blogging has been one of the hardest jobs I’ve had and it’s not for everyone. I essentially worked for free for a long time and have to try out new things to see what works. I thought about quitting my blog many times, but I’m happy I didn’t because now I’m a full-time blogger (still crazy to me!).
I even made $80,000 my senior year of college (that’s me in my first major feature by Forbes). I work from home, spend time with my family and dogs, and I get to take my family on nice trips and donate to my favorite charities. I’m even working on building a second blog to bring in extra income. I’m so excited to have 2 blogs that make a lot of money.
If you think blogging is something you’d like to do, you can 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. I also recommend the course Launch Your Blog Biz with over 70 lessons that goes over everything from getting tons of traffic, setting up your beautiful blog, creating content that makes money, Pinterest, YouTube, and many other important things.
If you need extra help starting your blog, I have a free How To Start A Successful Blog 5-Day Course that shows you step-by-step what to do. This thorough but simple course is filled with a ton of value giving you everything you need to get started.
I had no idea what freelance writing was (or that you could make money from it) until I met my friend Holly at a blogging conference. Holly makes six-figures with her freelance writing career; over $200,000 a year.
I was a freelance writer in college and enjoyed the work. I got paid a lump sum for each article (so I wasn’t paid hourly or anything). There are hundreds of freelance writing jobs out there, but getting those freelance jobs isn’t easy, which is why Holly created the course Earn More Writing.
She teaches men and women how to create a successful freelance writing career. 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.
I used Earn More Writing to help me get started in the freelance writer field, which helped me land on popular websites. I went from charging $50 to $250 per article and now, I know I can charge much more than that with my writing experience.
Holly even offers a free workshop, where she shares her techniques she’s used to make six-figures freelance writing. You can check out her course and free workshop here.
3. 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 blog, which allows me to see how a successful, profitable business works. Not only that, I get paid well for assisting a small business owner. 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
There are tons of ways to make money from apps, and my favorites are below.
1) Ebates is a website that pays cash back for purchases made online through hundreds of websites like Walmart, Best Buy, Kohls, Ulta, and hundreds more. Create an Ebates account here. Make an online purchase of $25 and get $10 as a welcome bonus! So easy.
Ebates even has a free browser extension that automatically applies the best coupons to your purchases and activates cash back. There are so many times I forget to use Ebates when I’m online shopping – so the Ebates button reminds me every time I go online shopping. It’s a must.
2) Ibotta is an app that pays cash back for groceries, clothes, toiletries, and a lot more.
Get $10 in your account by signing up here. If you’re downloading Ibotta on your phone, the app will ask if you have a referral code. Use my referral code: lwyxxrb and you’ll get $10 for signing up.
One time I got $12 cash back for a purchase I made through Groupon. Currently, there are deals like $1-$ two off pasta, toothpaste, yogurt, milk, soda, and a lot more.
[pictured below: insider view of my Ibotta app]
Here are other side hustles I recommend if you’re looking to be your own boss, work from home, or simply make some extra money.
Sell Etsy Printables
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. My friend Julie earns over $1,000 a month 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!
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.
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
Transform your passion for words and reading by becoming a professional proofreader.
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.
This is a great side hustle that can definitely turn into a full-time job. You work entirely remote and typically set your own schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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