Over the past year, our Side Hustle series has highlighted ways to make money outside of your day-to-day career. Plus, some people just weren't made for the 9-to-5 lifestyle so putting together a couple side hustles can work great in that case! These jobs often offer more flexibility when it comes to hours and where you work as well.
While working from home used to seem like a rarity, when a global pandemic hit remote work became the norm instead of the exception. Many side hustles offer the chance to work outside of a traditional office which can save money (hello, gas prices!) and time (no commute!)
Here are 10 side hustles to consider if working from home is a must for you.
Virtual assistants assume responsibility for tasks that used to be handled by a personal assistant, with the notable difference being that virtual assistants handle these tasks entirely online. Typical responsibilities include schedule management, travel arrangements, file organization, answering calls, maintaining records, and billing. All of which can be done from home!
Freelance writing can be a great way to make some extra cash on the side. There are several job boards and sites available that allow you to get started right away. There’s no shortage of work for freelance writers who can produce well-researched, high-quality written content. Freelancers often work from home and can easily take their work with them to enjoy a day in the park or even write on the road if they go on vacation.
If you have strong organizational and customer service skills, a side hustle as an online shop owner might be profitable. Shopping online gives customers the freedom to shop at any time of day, allows a retailer to make sales all over the country or even the globe, and provides shoppers with the convenience of making their purchases from home.
In addition, there are plenty of website-creating platforms that make it quick and simple to create an online shop. Even with no coding experience, you can set up an eCommerce store in one afternoon. And, of course, this can all be done from home!
Do you like to try out different products and keep them? If so, a side hustle as a product reviewer can help you earn extra cash and gift cards. Companies, book authors, and other organizations need reviewers for several reasons.
The job involves receiving products for free or purchasing them on your own for reimbursement. You usually have a specific amount of time to get the product, try it out, and then write your review.
Millions of people pass their time playing video games. Some people prefer to watch others play whenever they’re not playing themselves. The best part about video game streaming is that you can do it on your own time. The more you play, the more you can earn from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re looking to make a little bit of cash and tap into your creative side, blogging might be your perfect side hustle. As a blogger, you can write and create content that’s meaningful to you. With a little bit of luck and some determination, you can reach an audience that finds your words relevant and impactful. This is a great on-the-go job that doesn't tie you to one location.
Medical coders help keep the financial side of a healthcare practice going. Without someone to translate medical documents and writeups into insurance codes, the clinic can’t earn revenue for its services.
Even though the job may not be the most exciting profession, medical coders have a solid place in healthcare. Some of these jobs may require going to an office, but keep an eye out for the ones that offer remote work.
Do you have a knack for floral design? Perhaps becoming a part-time florist is the perfect side hustle for you. Depending on your living space this job can be done in your home or garage for added flexibility.
If you enjoy being healthy and active and love sharing your knowledge to help others, offering fitness trainer services in your spare time can be lucrative. You don't need an office to do this job, of course. You can meet clients at parks and other outdoor locations or can even go to them. If you have equipment at home, clients may also be willing to come to you.
These days, it seems like everyone is working hard to monetize their hobbies and passions to make a few extra dollars. If you’re an animal lover, why not give pet sitting a try?
There are lots of ways to incorporate pet sitting into your life. Some people provide vacation care by taking others’ animals into your home for days while they travel or even staying at someone else’s house to care for their pets. Alternatively, you might simply stop by during the workday for a walk and some playtime. However you go about it, you definitely won't be sitting in on an office for this side hustle!