While making money blogging is for some people, it’s not for everyone. It takes a lot of work and can even be a full-time commitment. That’s why I created today’s post all about side hustles that aren’t related to blogging at all.
Here’s a list of 20+ side hustles that are flexible and have the potential to earn a lot of money, and even replace your current job!
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1. 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. However, 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.
Are you interested in becoming a freelance proofreader? My friend Caitlin is a successful freelance proofreader who turned her side hustle into a full-time business. Her first year of being a freelance proofreader, she made over $43,000 working 30 hours a week.
A proofreader serves as the last set of eyes on a piece of content before it’s published. They make sure there are no spelling, punctuation, grammatical, or formatting errors, and they ensure the content is as polished as possible.
Proofreaders can work remote and work from anywhere in the world. Having a computer and reliable internet access is a must.
Caitlin has a tip for future proofreaders: Make sure that proofreading is something you want to do. You have to have a passion for finding errors and polishing content.
3. Sell Printables
Are you looking for a simple side hustle that earns you a few hundred dollars a month? Selling printables on Etsy is a great option then.
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 and wants to work from home. Julie created printables in the bachelorette niche and saw her side hustle take off.
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!
Below is an example of Julie’s bestselling bachelorette scavenger hunt printable. Something as simple as this has earned her thousands of dollars.
4. Picking up litter in parking lots
Did you know you can make money by cleaning parking lots? My friend Brian Winch started a cleaning service in 1981. He cleans commercial properties like parking lots, sidewalks, or landscapes. He’s even now teaching people how to replicate his business and do the same!
I know what you’re thinking, how do you even get started doing something like this? This is why Brian created CleanLots. CleanLots is a how-to affordable guide that teaches you how to start and run a litter removal business. There’s a lot of money to be made in this space because let’s face it, parking lots can become a huge mess and it reflects poorly on the business.
Look at what a recent student of CleanLots shared about his success. A reader of Fitnancials named Geremy recently received his first contract with 20 properties. Amazing!
5. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Do you have a creative side or enjoy supporting small businesses? If so, you should consider becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. A Pinterest Virtual Assistant is in charge of helping businesses thrive on the Pinterest platform.
Businesses need to be on Pinterest because there’s a lot of money to be made on that platform, which is why Pinterest VA’s are in such high demand. For example, I’ve gotten millions of page views from Pinterest which has lead to thousands of new readers, customers, and followers!
Pinterest Virtual Assistant’s are in charge of Pinterest pins, descriptions, SEO, making sure their clients get a ton of traffic and leads from Pinterest, and so much more.
If you’re interested in becoming a Pinterest VA, here is a free workshop: How To Become A Pinterest Virtual Assistant And Land Your First Client.
Below is a Pinterest VA named Susie. She works part-time making $2,000 and gets to stay home with her kids!
6. Virtual Assistant
If you prefer working for someone else and getting tasks assigned to you, becoming a virtual assistant is a fantastic remote job.
Virtual assistants complete tasks like answering emails, scheduling social media posts, creating graphics for Pinterest and Facebook, managing social media platforms like Instagram, and many other tasks depending on the business. I was a virtual assistant in college and it was a great way to learn how a successful business runs. Not to mention it was pretty easy and great money.
If you are interested in learning how to become a virtual assistant, my friend Kayla teaches people everything they need to know to find jobs and make money doing this.
She even has a free workshop called 5 Steps To Become A Virtual Assistant that teaches you how you can earn consistent VA income with the skills you already have.
7. 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.
8. Flipping items for profit
Did you know you can make money by buying items and reselling them? You can earn even more money by fixing up an item and restoring it to a higher quality item.
If you want to learn how to buy and resell items for profit, Flipper University is an affordable way to learn how to create a profitable selling business in less than 14 days. The creators of this course created a side hustle that made them $42,000 their first year of side hustling and now make them over $133,00 a year.
A student of Flipper University made $373 in her first month. A few months later, her sales jumped to $1,505, the following month $3,598. She added up her total sales and made $60,307 since starting her side hustle. Really incredible.
9. Find a remote job on FlexJobs search engine
If you want a remote part-time or full-time job, FlexJobs is an online job marketplace similar to Indeed. FlexJobs is a step higher than Indeed because each job on FlexJobs goes through a thorough check to make sure it’s not a scam.
To browse and apply to jobs on FlexJobs, there’s a small fee since each job is scanned for quality and safety.
However, if you don’t find a job, you can ask for a full refund, no questions asked. I personally tested FlexJobs, bought a 1-week membership to test out the site, and even asked for a refund. I highly recommend FlexJobs for remote jobs.
10. Writing for both small & large publications
If you have a talent for writing or think it’s something that you’d enjoy, becoming a freelance writer is a great idea. I was a freelance writer in college and found it be an easy way to earn extra money by writing articles for websites.
If you’re interested in learning more about making money as a freelance writer, I have two helpful articles from women who freelance write full-time.
If after reading those articles you find yourself seriously interested in freelance writing but need help getting stated, Earn More Writing is a great course that teaches you everything you need to know to become a successful writer. There is also a free workshop I recommend signing up for called How To Build A Six-Figure Writing Career.
A Tasker is someone does quick jobs for people and gets paid for their services. These services include jobs like grocery shopping, minor home repairs, moving, snow removal, computer help, and anything else you can think of that is a task
You can go to Task Rabbit and click Become A Tasker in the bottom left corner. Search for your city and task that you’re best at and see what the going rates are.
12. Make and sell crafts
If you have a talent for making crafts, you can make money selling them. Crafts that make money include soaps, candles, bath bombs, jewelry, crochet/knit patterns, macrame hangings, hair accessories, furniture, and so much more.
I even recently created a post on the many side hustles on Etsy. I’ve bought so many unique items from Etsy shops which goes to show you can turn any craft into a profitable business.
Places to sell your crafts:
- Farmers markets
- Facebook marketplace
Here are a couple posts to give you craft ideas to make money.
13. Amazon FBA
If you’re interested in reselling items, Amazon is also a great place to sell items. My friends earn a six-figure income reselling items via Amazon FBA and find that it’s the easiest and best place to resell items.
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.
They even have a free Amazon FBA starter course to help if you decide if selling on Amazon is right for you.
A bookkeeper is in charge of filing receipts, recording sales, organizing expenses, and more. Bookkeepers earn up to $25 an hour and can earn much more depending on experience and qualifications.
Building an online bookkeeping business isn’t easy, but that’s how any business is. To make things easier, I found a free workshop for people who need some assistance getting started: Start A Successful Bookkeeping Business.
15. 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.
17. Facebook Ad Manager
A Facebook Ad Manager is exactly what it sounds like, you manage Facebook ads for businesses.
You can earn $1,000-$2,000 with this side hustle, with many people going full-time and earning up to $10,000 a month. Local businesses hire Facebook Ad Managers because there’s a lot of money in Facebook. You can reach millions of people and make a lot of money by getting new customers and clientele to your business.
This is a unique side hustle that I’m seeing people have a lot of success with. It makes sense because finding businesses that want to make more money isn’t that hard. Once you show a business the value you can provide and the results they can expect to see, it’s a no brainer!
Some Facebook Ad Managers are making $10,000+ a month, but the typical range is $3,000 a month. It really depends on how much work you want to do and how much you want to hustle.
18. Grocery shopping
Grocery shopping may seem like an easy task, but many people are no longer able to go to the grocery store due to safety reasons. Others simply do not have time to go grocery shopping and want to hire out the task.
To make money grocery shopping, become an Instacart Shopper. You get to set your own schedule and earn money on your time. To get started, you need to pass a background check, be at least 18 years old, have legal authorization to work in the U.S., lift 40 pounds with accommodation, and have access to a car and smart phone.
Coaching has become widely popular in recent years for good reason. With a one-on-one coach, you can excel in a certain area of your life and create amazing results. For example, you could be an online fitness coach who helps people create healthier habits and take care of their body better. Think about an area where you particularly excel or know a lot of information about, you could become a coach!
You can also be a coach for:
- Habits and productivity
For example, my life coach Candice Toone is a relationship life coach, but I also work with her on so many other things such as my business and chronic illness. If you believe you have a skill for coaching and can have people out with a certain topic, coaching is a great option.
You’re not going to get rich from completing surveys, but they do provide extra cash when you need more money to buy groceries or household supplies.
To make money with surveys, all you do is fill out a quick profile sharing a little about you and then you can start answering questions and giving your opinions. You can also sign up for several survey site websites to see which survey site you like best and to see which one can earn you the most cash.
The top survey sites are:
After you get done completed Swagbucks surveys, you can redeem your “points” for gift cards (seen below).
You don’t have to start a blog in order to make extra money. There’s endless opportunity to earn extra cash, and get new skills!
P.S. If you are looking for more info on blogging, you can get that here.
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