If you’re wondering how to make money without a job, you’ve come to the right place.
In fact, this short guide on side jobs for introverts has now been shared over 100,000 times on social media.
The best part?
All of these ideas are working GREAT in 2019!
Let’s dive in!
Best Jobs for Introverts
#1) A side job for people who love to read
Love to read? Proofreading is an excellent example of a job that needs no certification. It’s a job where if you want to, you can land your first client today. And with the explosion of web content in recent years, it’s also a job that’s in high demand.
As a proofreader, you’ll take content other people have written and read it over with a fine-toothed comb, checking for typos, grammar mistakes, and punctuation errors.
Caitlin Pyle, the creator of Proofread Anywhere, has a free daily workshop: Learning the Skills You Need to Start Your Freelance Proofreading Hustle.
Caitlin earned a full-time income while working only part-time, so her free workshops are worth checking out. See when the next class is here to turn your love for fixing others mistakes into a profitable business.
#2) Do this while you’re watching TV
If you’re looking for a flexible and fun way to earn money from home, start with online surveys.
Here’s how it works: you sign up for a survey site (for free), and then you’re notified by email when a survey is available.
For example, here’s a survey opportunity that was recently emailed to me.
Not all offers are this good, of course. But every once in a while you’ll get one like this.
If you’d like to earn extra cash by taking surveys, then sign up for Survey Junkie.
With over 5 million members, Survey Junkie is one of the largest survey sites around.
Survey Junkie also has an 8.9/10 rating on TrustPilot, which is the highest among all survey companies.
They also are known for offering fun surveys, such as rating new music.
It takes less than a minute to sign up and get started. Then, you’ll be sent surveys via email.
And of course, it’s 100 percent free.
Tip: To maximize your income from online surveys, it’s best to sign up for a few other top paid survey sites. This gives you the best chance to land higher-paying surveys. But, definitely don’t overdo it here. We’ve found 3-5 sites was ideal.
#3) Launch your career as a part-time bookkeeper
How does earning $60 an hour sound? How about $60 an hour plus the freedom to choose when, where and how much you work?
If you’re researching jobs for introverts, you’re probably looking for more control over your time and schedule. If that sounds like you, then bookkeeping could be a real winner.
Those are the potential benefits of starting your own bookkeeping business, according to Ben Robinson, an accountant and business owner who has helped over 3,000 people do just that.
And no, you don’t need to be a CPA or have prior accounting experience. All you need are a few basic computer skills and a love for numbers.
What’s also great about becoming a part-time bookkeeper is that the business has:
- Low startup costs
- High profit margins
- Consistent demand
That’s why Entrepreneur magazine recently listed bookkeeping as America’s most profitable business.
If you’re interested, check out Ben’s free class: How to Start Your Own Virtual Bookkeeping Business Without Going Into Debt.
#4) Take pictures of your receipts
If you’re looking for ways to make money without a job, you’ll almost certainly like this one. Before you go on your next grocery run, take a minute to download the Ibotta app first.
Ibotta pays you to buy groceries. I know, that sounds crazy. But I promise it’s legit.
All you have to do is scan your receipt and the product barcodes when you get home. What’s nice is that many of the “coupons” inside the app are for any brand of items. So it’s not always necessary to change from your favorite brands.
I’ve been using the app for about a year, and have found the 30 seconds it takes to redeem the coupons to be well worth the effort. With a 4.7/5 rating and 390,000+ reviews, Ibotta easily made our list of the best money making apps.
What’s also nice is that you can scan a receipt that’s up to a week old. So, if you have an old grocery receipt on hand, get started now.
#5) Start Investing in Real Estate for Only $500
Real estate is one of the primary ways wealthy people make money. However, investing in real estate takes a lot of time, has huge upfront costs, and comes with significant risks.
But now there’s a way for everyday people to avoid those obstacles and invest in real estate regardless of their bank account’s value — making some of the most attractive potential returns available through crowdfunding platforms.
One of the largest crowd-funded real estate sites — and the one I choose to personally invest with — is Fundrise.
What’s great about Fundrise is that it allows you to start investing with just $500.
Fundrise then does all the heavy lifting when it comes to buying and selling. There’s no talking to agents or lenders, and there’s no negotiating. The expected returns are 8% to 11% per year.
I recently wrote an in-depth review of the platform, which you can read here.
What I personally like best about Fundrise is that you’re allowed to see the properties you’re investing in. For someone like myself who wants to eventually get into local real estate, this is a great way to learn what makes for an ideal investment.
Fundrise has strict standards for the types of properties it allows on the platform, so with each investment, I’m learning why that property was attractive in the first place.
For example, my current portfolio contains 35 different investments.
I can then click on each investment to learn more about the property itself, as well as get a full-market analysis of the area:
If you’re not satisfied with your investment for any reason within the first 90 days, Fundrise will buy back your investment at the original price.
Interested? Learn more about Fundrise here.
#6) Deliver with Postmates
The gig economy has allowed thousands of people to make money in their spare time. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft get a lot of attention, but let’s face it: driving people around all day isn’t ideal for introverts.
Fortunately, there are other quality opportunities to earn beyond ridesharing. One app that has really good reviews is Postmates. With Postmates, you deliver groceries, takeout, or even office supplies to local businesses.
There are no service fees, booking fees, or transaction fees with Postmates. In addition, Postmates recommends users tip 20% on their orders, which you keep 100% of.
What’s nice about Postmates is that not only can you deliver by car, but also by bike, scooter or even on foot.
To get started, create your account. Postmates will send you a welcome kit with a delivery bag and a debit card (which you’ll use to pay for customer orders). Then, just download the app and go online — you’ll get a notification whenever there’s a delivery in your area, and you’ll have the option to accept or decline.
If you need money fast, Postmates allows you to get paid instantly for a small fee of 50 cents per cash-out.
#7) Start a blog
When it comes to my personal favorite job for introverts, blogging tops my list. It’s how I now support my family while working from home.
Blogs are fun to work on, but they’re not an instant money machine. What’s nice, however, is that they take very little time, money, and knowledge to get started. (See: The Ways To Wealth’s Insanely Simple Guide To Starting A Blog.)
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If you’re interested in starting a blog, I have a free seven-day email course: How To Make Your First $1K Blogging.
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#8) Get paid to watch videos, play games and discover deals
Swagbucks allows you to make money without a job just by watching videos, searching the internet, and playing games online.
If you’re doing these activities anyway, why not make some money at the same time?
And here’s a pro tip for earning money watching videos: turn off your computer’s sound, open a new tab, and keep the videos going in the background.
#9) Teach From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Common personality strengths shared by introverts include being a good listener (especially in a one-on-one setting), creativity, and being self-reflective about their work. While these traits are important in all lines of work, they have even greater importance in one of our society’s most important roles — a teacher.
If you enjoy working with children, yet don’t like the idea of standing in front of a classroom, consider teaching online — specifically, becoming a tutor.
Companies like Education First allow you to make good money teaching English online to children overseas.
You’ll get some pretty nice benefits, such as:
- Paying customers, lesson plans and course materials are ALL provided for you
- Earn up to $20 per hour to start
- Work from wherever you want, with no need to worry about marketing your services as students are waiting for you
- No startup costs or application fees
- Start making money in as little as two weeks
Before applying, there are some requirements to become an EF tutor you need to be aware of:
- Eligibility to work in the United States or the United Kingdom
- Must possess a bachelor’s degree in any field
- Native English ability
What’s nice about Education First is that prior teaching experience isn’t required. During your application process, EF Education will look at your entire professional background to determine whether you’re a fit. Experience in tutoring or teaching certainly helps, but applicants without it will still be considered.
You’ll also need to get your TEFL certification (a 40-hour course), which EF Education will pay for if you don’t already have it. As such, it’s not required to have it at the time of application.