One of the biggest money mistakes you can make in life is working your full-time job, and only that. There are actually tons of super easy ways you can make money on the side that hardly require any work whatsoever... you can basically do them from the comfort of your couch or your bed.
The internet has made it so easy to do work or sell things remote. Use this to your advantage and make some extra mullah on the side! Whether you have a lot of spare time or very little of it, this list has something for you that will fit your schedule somehow. You just have to go and do it... actually, you don't have to go anywhere. Just do it. Right here. Right now. While you're in your PJs. In your bed.
1. Sell your clothes online
More likely than not, you have a ton of old clothes you've completely forgotten about just collecting dust in the back of your closet. If you haven't worn certain items for more than two seasons, it's likely that you'll never wear them again. In other words, it's time for a closet purge.
As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Sell your old clothes on apps like Poshmark, ThredUp and Tradesy. While you might have to get out of bed to check what clothes you have, you can definitely create a profile and sell all your clothes through your phone while in bed.
2. Be a customer service representative
Customer service is a field where more and more companies are allowing their customer service reps to work mobile. You can check out agencies like LiveOps which will pair you with companies that will allow their customer service reps to work from home.
3. Review websites, apps and programs
Companies are always looking for people to test their website, apps and programs. You can become a user experience tester where you simply give feedback on how a program runs.
You can start out with websites like Userlytics, Userfeel, and Usertesting. These websites will pay you anywhere between $3 to $20 per test, and if you're really diligent about doing these tests, you can make up to a few hundred dollars a month!
4. Manage social media for small business
More and more people are doing social media management these days than you could imagine. If you are really great with Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, you can actually do this not just for yourself, but for local small business.
Look at the coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and other small business around you to see whose social media needs some TLC. This is particularly common with older business owners or anyone who started their business before social media was even an important part of marketing. You can come up with social media packages that can be as simple as teaching them how to use it, to as hands-on as running the platform for them. Then pitch these packages to the local small businesses around you!
While you can definitely do this in person, you can also do all of this totally online if you prefer.
5. Become a virtual assistant
Being a virtual assistant can include anything from answering emails, making phone calls, to scheduling meetings. There are tons of tedious jobs small business and individuals want to outsource to make their lives easier. Simply go online and search up virtual assistant jobs or check out Remote.co.
6. Open up an online store
7. Try copywriting
If you think you're really good at writing essays, blogs, or even social media posts, copywriting might be a really great side hustle option for you. Basically, copywriting is "ad-writing". It's super easy to set up an online portfolio on websites like Contently where you can show off the type of writing that you can do, and you can seek out clients or they can come find you.
8. Become an online language tutor/conversation partner
There are tons of people all over the world who are looking to learn English or even practice their English language skills with a native speaker. You can check out websites like Wyzant who will pair you with people across the world who want to learn English strictly online. If you speak other languages fluently, all the better.
9. Take online surveys
There are tons of websites online where you can get paid to take surveys. However, there are a lot of fake survey websites, so make sure that you do your research and only take surveys with legitimate and reputable websites.
Check out this source to read more information on online surveys.
10. Sell your old books and textbooks
If you're a bookworm and have tons of old books laying around your apartment, or simply have shelves of old textbooks you want to get rid of, you can sell them online! It's a great way to make a little extra money on the side with hardly any effort.
You can set up online stores on websites like Bookscouter or Bookfinder, or just simply sell them on Amazon or Ebay. But do note that most of these bookselling platforms to take a cut of the books that you sell.
11. Search for online jobs that are "remote"
Monster.ca and Indeed.ca aren't just for looking for daytime jobs. You can actually use these websites to find tons of "remote" and "from home" jobs, you simply have to enter them into the keyword searches to find them.
Now go forth and make that mullah!
Source: The Financial Diet