Lets go over some of my favorite side hustles that pretty much ANYONE can do, In their spare time, from home, to make an extra $50-$1000 per month.
First Side Job: Focus Groups.
I’d used to do these every other week, typically schedule it in the late evening or early morning, and they’d pay anywhere from $50-$500 for 1-3 hours of your time. To do this, I went to FocusPointeGlobal .com, and then I’d fill out any applications they would email to me. I probably got selected for 1 out of every 5, and they were honestly pretty fun to do.
Second Side Hustle: Credit Card Churning
Many credit cards will offer what’s called a sign up bonus. This means when you go and apply for the card, then meet the minimum spending on that card in the first few months, they’ll give you a certain number of points. Those points are them redeemable for free travel, free hotels, or cash back. So all I do is sign up for the card, meet the minimum spending requirement for money I was going to be spending ANYWAY, then just enjoy the free travel.
The trick to doing this successfully is to ALWAYS pay off your credit card balance in full, NEVER charge money to the card that you wouldn’t have otherwise spent, and NEVER spend money you don’t already have in your bank account. Basically, treat the credit card as though it were cash – except by doing this, you’ll get all free stuff instead of getting nothing.
Third Side Hustle: Bank Account Churning
This is EXACTLY like credit card churning, except with bank account churning, they’ll offer you a sign-up bonus for opening a new checking or savings account. The good thing about this option is that these offers usually come up every few weeks, so as long as you have some savings you don’t mind moving around from bank to bank, you can easily make some extra money literally working from your bed, in the time it takes you to watch a full ad on youtube.
Now because this takes a little more work to sign up for and keep track of, I don’t recommend going for ALL of them at once… but doing one every other month or so with the spare cash you have lying around could be a great way to make some extra side money with about 15-20 minutes worth of work!
Fourth Side Hustle: Affiliate Marketing
And the easiest way to do this is through the amazon affiliate program, which anyone can sign up for and use. You can make videos here on youtube reviewing your favorite products, or things that you use on a daily basis, and then make a small commission each time someone buys through your link.
In addition to that, there are so many other products out there that pay affiliate commissions. Ronbinhood, the stock trading app, is one of them – you can make up to $500 for any referrals who use your link. Or WeBull pays up to $1000 for anyone you get to sign up. There are HUNDREDS of different options out there. But I am absolutely adamant that YouTube is such a great way to reach an audience, completely free, entirely organically, who you can share your thoughts with and get paid. And this is something you can do any time of the day, as much as you want, or as little as you want, you are your own boss.
Fifth: Teaching / Tutoring / Consulting
To do this, you need to have some type of skill that you can articulate and teach to someone else…then, one of the BEST ways to start doing this is through your own network – ask through friends and family if they know anyone who might need your services. You can also post ads through Craigslist, or post on college bulletin boards. The good news is that word of mouth works REALLY quickly once you get a small group of students who are happy – you bet they’ll tell their friends, and their friends will tell their friends, and it will grow over time. This could be a really great way to make an extra $20-$50 per hour around your own schedule.
This is a little more time intensive, BUT the payout can be much, much greater. I know several people who rent out their spare bedrooms around Los Angeles and many of them can make an extra $100 PER DAY with very minimal work. And once this gets up and running and you get a backlog of positive reviews, it could be a GREAT side hustle to make some relatively passive income around your schedule.