Five Side Hustles for Digital Hustlers

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/9/2019, 8:07 a.m.

Given that more than one-third of Americans have a side hustle and more than half of all millennials are supporting themselves with one, too, you might be interested in knowing more ways to hustle. Here are the top five easiest and most fun side hustles that don’t require leaving your house—or desk (shh).

1) Share Your Opinion

For anyone who has opinions and wants to put them to work, Crowdtap is a dream come true. This insight company rewards members for their honest feedback and offers up to thousands of questions for members to answer every day—which earns them rewards like gift cards, subscriptions to entertainment platforms.

2) Transcribe

If you can type 60 words a minute like a good millennial and also thrive on deadlines and persnickety accuracy, transcribing could pay at least a $100 per week for 7-8 hours of work. According to PayScale, the median transcriptionist wage is $15.68 per hour, while Life and a Budget notes that advanced transcriptionists can earn $25-$30 per hour.

3) Online Tutor

Tutors can earn decent money, but it's a lot of work to keep up the client list and make sure people pay you on time. A better option (that pays $14-$22 per hour) is online tutoring with VIP Kid. They hire teachers to do one-on-one English instruction for Chinese students via video conferencing. While it does require a bachelor's degree, it doesn't have to be a teaching degree.

4) Be an Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketers earn commissions by promoting other companies’ products. You can become an affiliate marketer by creating a blog and writing product reviews or sharing information about a particular product, service, or pastime. For example, if you love cooking, you might start a blog where you share your favorite recipes but include links to certain ingredients or kitchen tools you’re looking to promote. If your readers click on those links and make purchases, you’ll earn a commission. It’s really that simple.

5) Become a Virtual Assistant

With more and more people working online, the demand for virtual assistants is on the rise. If you’re into this side hustle, there are services you can apply to join or you can go it alone. A virtual assistant can do any jobs or tasks that don’t require anyone's full attention: like scheduling posts, managing email lists, managing calendars—those sorts of things.