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 sites. This gives you the best chance to land higher-paying surveys. But, defiantly don’t overdo it here. We’ve found 3-5 sites was ideal. When we ranked the best survey sites, next on the list after Survey Junkie was Swagbucks and InboxDollars.
#3) 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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- Day 1: Reasons you should (or shouldn’t) start a blog
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#4) 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.
#5) Launch your career as a part-time bookkeeper
How does earning $80 an hour sound? How about $80 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.
#6) 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.
#7) Manage social media for local businesses
For most business owners, social media is time-consuming and fails to get results. That’s why quality social media management is in such demand in 2019.
They pay is pretty good, and it’s a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms because it offers tons of location and scheduling flexibility. Freelance social media managers who simply post updates and monitor for brand mentions get paid around $500 per month, per client.
So, even if you’re starting from scratch, you can build a profitable business quickly with just a little bit of training.
What’s also great about becoming a social media manager is that it’s one of the steadiest sources of income available. I know social media managers who have five or six clients, each paying them between $500 and $2,000 every month. And after the work setting up client campaigns is finished, they only have to work a few hours per week for each business.
If you’re interested in making money as a social media manager, Liz Benny has a free-webinar: How To Become A Social Media Manager, Without Knowing A Thing About Social Media.
Liz has a great personality and her work as a social media manager has appeared in places like CNN, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and Entrepreneur. If you’re looking to laugh, plus have the opportunity to learn a valuable set of skills, check out her free webinar here.
#8) Become an online stock photographer
Photography is a hobby many introverts love. And this creative hobby can also be used as a way to make money without a job.
If you enjoy taking pictures, consider getting started as a stock photographer. The business of selling still stock photos is expected to exceed $4 billion by 2020, according to Technavio.
If you’re unfamiliar with how stock photo sites work, here’s a quick primer. The photos for sale are uploaded by thousands of people just like you. When someone buys the photo you uploaded — perhaps because they want to use it in a blog post or in an advertisement — you get a percentage of the sale price. A good goal is to have about 100 sales each day that generate $1 each. If you were able to do that, you’d have an income of $3,000 a month.
Plus, once you upload a photo, it can be purchased over and over again. So, this is a nice source of passive income as well.
If you want to learn how to make money as a stock photographer, check out the course Shooting for Stock Photography. In this course, successful stock photographer Geo Rittenmyer shows you how to create and sell stock photography.
Shooting for Stock Photography is just one of the many photography courses available on Creative Live.
How Creative Live works is that their live classes are 100 percent free. Then, if you want recordings of the course, there is a reasonable fee for the video.
Once or so a month, Creative Live offers big discounts on their courses to email subscribers, which you can become one of for free.
So, if you’re on a tight budget, just wait for the sale and then start taking their free classes to enhance your skills as a photographer.
Bonus: Become a graphic designer! If you like the idea of using your creativity to make money, graphic design is another career path worth considering. See the upcoming free graphic design classes at Creative Live here.
#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 VIPKid 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 on average $19.50 an hour according to Glassdoor
- Work when you want, where you want, with no need to worry about marketing your services as students are waiting for you
- No startup costs or application fees
Side note: For any fellow basketball fans, Kobe Bryant is one of the lead investors at VIPKid (his fund invested $100 million!)
Before applying, there are some requirements to become a tutor you need to be aware of:
- Eligibility to work in the US or Canada
- Bachelor’s degree in any field
- You need some teaching experience, but it doesn’t have to be a formal teaching background. For example, previous tutoring experience or volunteer work as a Sunday school teacher.