If you’re wondering how to make money without a job, you’ve come to the right place.
These are the best side jobs for introverts from the readers of The Ways to Wealth, which saw over 2.5 million visitors in 2018.
The best part?
All of these ideas are working GREAT in 2019!
Let’s dive in!
# 1) The Perfect Side Job for People Who Love to Read
Love to read?
Proofreading is an excellent example of a job that needs no certification. A job where if you wanted to, you could land your first client today. With the explosion of web content, it’s also a job that’s highly in demand.
As a proofreader, you’ll be taking content others have written and read it over with a fine-toothed comb.
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 working 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.
How it works is you sign up for free for a survey site and then you’re notified by email when a qualifying survey is available.
For example, here’s a survey opportunity recently emailed to me.
Not all offers are this good, which is why you want to sign up for a few sites, but every once in awhile you’ll get one like this.
If you’d like to earn extra cash taking surveys, sign up for each of the sites below.
Each site has an A-rating by the Better Business Bureau (definitely avoid sites not certified by BBB or TrustPilot).
With over 5,000,000 members, SurveyJunkie is one of the largest survey sites around. You’ll be happy to know SurveyJunkie has an 8.9/10 rating on TrustPilot, which is highest among survey companies.
They also are known for their fun surveys, such as rating new music.
It takes less than a minute to sign up and get started. Then, you’ll be sent qualifying surveys via email.
And of course is 100% free.
Swagbucks is a favorite of mine, as well as readers of The Ways To Wealth. In total, Swagbucks has paid out over $275 million in rewards and has an 8.4 rating on TrustPilot.
You even get a $5 sign-up bonus if you sign up through our Swagbucks $5 Sign-Up Bonus Link.
Instead of getting emailed opportunities, you log in to see what opportunities are available. What’s nice is you can sort the opportunities by payout, to take the highest paying surveys first.
It only takes a minute to sign up. And again, it’s 100% free!
# 3) Start a Blog
When it comes to my favorite job for introverts — blogging tops my list. It’s how I now support my family working from home.
Blogs are fun to work on, yet they’re not an instant money machine. What’s nice however is that they take very little time, money, and knowledge to get started (read 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 7-day email course: How To Make Your First $1K Blogging.
In 7 days, you’ll learn all about how to launch your blog the right way from the technical side to marketing. Here’s what you can expect:
- Day 1: Reasons you should (or shouldn’t) start a blog
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# 4) Get Paid to Watch Videos, Play Games, & Discover Deals
Beyond surveys, Swagbucks allows you to earn money watching videos, searching the Internet, or playing games online.
If you’re doing these activities anyways, why not make some money?
And here’s a pro tip for earning money watching videos: Turn the sound off on your computer, open a new tab, and keep the videos going in the background.
Here’s a quick video you can watch to learn more:
# 5) Launch Your Career as a Part–Time Bookkeeper
How does earning $80-an-hour sound with the freedom to choose when, where and how much you work?
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 launch their bookkeeping businesses.
And no, you don’t need to be a CPA or have prior experience in accounting. All you need are 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
This is 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
Next time you go grocery shopping, download the app iBotta beforehand.
iBotta will pay you to buy groceries. All you have to do is scan your receipt and product barcodes after you make a purchase. What’s nice is a lot of the “coupons” inside the app are for any brand items. So, it’s not always necessary to change 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 worth the effort. What’s also nice is you can use a receipt that’s up to a week old. So, if you have an old grocery receipt on hand, get started now.
# 7) Start Investing With Free Money
While you start your side job, you can also make your money work for you with investing.
And if you’re new to investing, consider opening an account with Acorns.
What’s nice about Acorns is it makes it super-simple for first-time investors to get started.
And, you don’t even need money to start investing!
Tell Acorns your financial goals, and it gives you a customized portfolio that’s optimized to meet them.
Then, use Found Money, which allows you to earn cash that invests into your Acorns account when you shop at specific retailers (like Walmart, Airbnb, Lyft, Nike & more).
For example, say you spend $100 a Walmart. Acorns takes a percentage of that $100 (which can get up to 10% for some retailers) and invests it automatically.
Another feature I love about Acorns is the ability to invest spare change. For example, you can round-up purchases to the nearest dollar. Say you were to make a purchase for $17.20, Acorns would then set side .80 to invest.
So just using found money and investing your spare change, you can build up a nice portfolio.
With a rating of 4.7 with 337K+ reviews in the app store (4.3K and 57K+ reviews on Android) and over 4,000,000 users Acorns is one of the fastest growing financial apps around.
# 8) Manage Social Media for Local Businesses
The # 1 thing local businesses want is new, high-quality leads. That means if you can generate these leads, you can get paid a lot of money.
The best social media managers charge $10K+ per month, plus a slice of revenue. Good social media managers cost $3K to $5K per month.
To the surprise of many, some beginners get paid $1,ooo to $2,000 each month. So, even if you’re starting from scratch, with the right training, you can have a profitable business quickly.
What’s also great about becoming a social media manager is it’s one of the steadiest sources of income.
I know social media managers who have five or so clients, each paying them $1,000 to $2,000 every month. And after the work is done to get their campaigns set up, they work only a few hours per week on each client.
If you’re interested, 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 for a fun time, plus the opportunity to learn a valuable skill, check out her free webinar here.
#9 – Get Paid to Write About What You’re Passionate About
It’s easier than ever to earn a full-time income or more writing about what you’re passionate about.
Businesses of all types need content, and they’re willing to pay good money for it.
For example, my friend Gina Horkey was able to replace her high five-figure salary in about 6-months as a freelance writer–even as she had a full-time job and kids at home.
What’s great about freelance writing is you can write about the topics you’re passionate about. So, if you love gardening, cooking, or frugality–there are plenty of opportunities available.
Picking a quality niche is one of the secrets to success as a freelance writer.
To help you out, the above mentioned Gina Horkey has a list of 200+ quality freelance writing niches for beginning freelance writers.
If you’re considering getting started as a freelance writer, I highly recommend you check it out.
Bonus: Find A Better Bank
If you’re not looking for a side job right now, but still want to grow your bank balance, consider finding a better bank. Not only can you earn more in interest, but you can also save by avoiding fees.
Head over to Even Financial, which is a free search engine that helps you find the bank that pays the highest interest rate in your area. No personal information is required, enter your zip code to get the results.
When I did this, I found a bank that paid 22X the national average on their savings accounts!
See what banks are paying around your area—check out Even Financial today.